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									                                                                                               July — September 2006

Carpenter   NEW ENGLAND   A Publication for Carpenters, Pile Drivers, Shop and Millmen and Floorcoverers
                       of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters
                                                                                                        Volume X, No. 3

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                                                                                                         July –September 2006
                                                                                                             Volume X, No. 3

CarpenterNew England
                                             A Publication for Carpenters, Pile Drivers, Shop and Millmen and Floorcoverers of the
                                             New England Regional Council of Carpenters

     Feature Story:                          3      A Look Back at the First Decade
                                             7      The Investment in Training
     NERCC at 10                                    Nobody does it better than the Carpenters union and now
                                                    it’s being done even better. Upgraded facilities and curriculum
     The New England Regional Council               show the union puts its money where the need is.
     of Carpenters was created by the
     UBC ten years ago. In combining         8      The Regional Agreement
     all the members and local unions               Language negotiated in the ‘97 Massachusetts agreement was
     in a six state region, the Council             spread region-wide and has proved the glue that binds the
     held tremendous potential, but not             Council.
     without some hurdles to clear.
                                             9      The Union Goes Back to Woodframe, Residential
     In this issue, we’ll take a look back          Work
     at some of the notable events and              Traditional work, long given second class status, regains the
     accomplishments of the first ten                attention of the union.
     years and some of the people who
     played a part.                          9      The 1099 Plague
                                                    Tax cheats cost the states, the federal government and every-
                                                    one that plays by the rules. NERCC shines a light, collects
                                                    the numbers and makes the case for enforcement.

                                             10     Connecticut Drywall Campaign Shows Council
                                                    It was the first regionally coordinated campaign and a learn-
                                                    ing ground for new organizers. And it worked!

                                             12     Carpenters Show Off Political Skill, Region-wide
                                                    From City Halls to the White House, carpenters have
                                                    shown they have what it takes to influence elections and

                                             16     Democracy in Action
                                                    In ten years, delegates have voted for regular change among
                                                    the Executive Board and in the corner office. A look at who’s
                                                    been there and who’s there now .

                                             18     It’s All in the Numbers
                                                    Numbers, stats and trivia from the first ten years.                                                                             New England Carpenters              1
    Table of Contents

                                                                                                                         July–September 2006
                                                                                                                             Volume X, No. 3

The New England Carpenter is
created and published by the
Carpenters Labor Management
                                          Carpenter New England

Program and the New England
Regional Council of Carpenters.
                                          Union News
Address:                                  21 New Delegates Elected
803 Summer Street, 2nd floor,                       This year local unions elected their representatives to the New
South Boston, MA 02127-1616                        England Regional Council. A complete listing of current delegates
                                                   and alternates is included.
(617) 268-3400                            32 UBC Establishes Millwright Council in New England
Executive-Secretary Treasurer:                     With an eye toward sharpening the focus on millwright organizing
Mark Erlich                                        and servicing, the UBC has established a separate regional council
The New England Carpenter Staff:                   for millwrights in New England.
Editor: Bert Durand                       36 2006 Scholarships Handed Out
Assistant Editor: Molly Higgins
                                                   Children of NERCC members were awarded $100,000 in scholar
Design & Layout: Linda Roistacher
                                                   ships to further their education. Excerpts from essays by the top two
                                                   winners and a complete listing of winners is included.
        The internet home for the         Political and Legislative News
         New England Regional             27 Boston Breaking Ground for Urban Renewal
         Council of Carpenters.
                                          28 Taking It to the Next Level in New Hampshire
       Visit for contact information
     for local unions, training centers   29 Kennedy Fights for Workers Retirement Savings
             and benefit funds;
          meeting schedules and           Organizing News
               updated news.
                                          31 Museum Workers Get First Contract
      Visit Member Resources > VOC
                   Login at

                to sign up for            38 Blue Care Line: 24/7 Care
        bulletin board access and
            join discussions with
           other union members.
                                          Regular Features
                                          Message from the Executive Secretary-Treasurer .........................................................4
                                          NERCC in the Community ..........................................................................................22
Address changes or death notices          Names, Faces, People, Places ...................................................................................26
should be reported to the appropriate
                                          Contractors Corner ...................................................................................................30
Local Union not the NERCC or the
New England Carpenter.                    Training Opportunities ..............................................................................................34
                                          Trial Committee Reports ...........................................................................................35
                                          New Members...........................................................................................................37
                                          In Memory ................................................................................................................38
                                          Benefit Fund Contact Information .............................................................................39
                                          Union, VOC Meeting Schedules..................................................................................40

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                                                                          Feature: NERCC at 10

                              en years ago, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
NERCC at                      Joiners of America formed the New England Regional
                              Council as part of its reorganization of the Brotherhood.

                          Newly elected UBC General President Doug McCarron felt
                       the move was necessary to respond to an increasingly regional
                       construction industry. It was the latest extension of basic union
                       tenets; the larger the group of workers cooperating to negotiate
                       on their behalf, the greater their success.
                          So six states -– Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachu-
                       setts, Connecticut and Rhode Island – with 26 locals and some
                       22,000 carpenters, millwrights, pile drivers, mill cabinet workers,
                       floorcoverers and asbestos workers were affiliated with the new
 A Look Back           council and given the mandate to work together to raise standards
     at the            for members and increase market share for union contractors.
                                                                            Continued on page 6
 First Decade
                                                            When the Council was established,
                                                            one of the first concerns was letting
                                                            members know what was happening
                                                            and how it would affect them.
                                                            Going forward, there would also be
                                                            a need to let members know about the
                                                            activities of the union throughout the
                                                            six states.
                                                            The Massachusetts Carpenter news-
                                                            letter was expanded and adapted
                                                            to serve as the main communication
                                                            vehicle for the Council.
                                                            In the last ten years, it has changed
                                                            sizes, paper type and added color,
                                                            first just a little, now a whole lot. The
                                                            original two or four page “newsletter”
                                                            grew to 8, twelve, sixteen and then 24
                                                            pages. In 2003, the format changed to
                                                            a magazine style publication with a full
                                                            color cover.
                                                            This issue of the magazine is 40 pages
                                                            of full color. That means more activity
                                                            communicated to members.                                           New England Carpenters                 3
      From the Desk of Mark Erlich

                                                 After Ten Years, No Doubt
                                                 Council Is A Success
                                                 A Message from Mark Erlich, Executive Secretary–Treasurer
                                                 of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters

T        he New England Regional Council
         of Carpenters is ten years old.
         Formed in 1996 as part of the UBC’s
plan to respond to the changing realities
of the modern construction industry, the
                                                 and contractor relations has been the glue
                                                 that has held the six states together.
                                                     We have been through a boom and a
                                                 return to a lower but stable level of con-
                                                 struction spending, but the indicators of
                                                                                                 our benefit funds are stable, solvent, and
                                                                                                 well administered. There can be no ques-
                                                                                                 tion that any carpenter who wants health
                                                                                                 insurance and retirement security has only
                                                                                                 one real choice – the Carpenters union.
councils have come to represent the best         success continue to be positive. Member-        Many have already come to realize that
practices of unionism – local representa-        ship has grown and there are now over           a long-term career as a carpenter should
tion for the membership, regional organiz-       1600 contractors – big and small – with         include family health coverage and the
ing capacity, coordinated political action,      Carpenter agreements.                           prospect of a viable pension and annuity.
and improved benefit services.                        We are a worker organization. That              Our training programs continue to be
     I have been fortunate enough to see         means that our first obligation is to negoti-    the best in the business as we constantly
these remarkable changes up close and            ate good contracts and ensure that the          strive to stay ahead of the curve and
personal. I was part of the original Council     conditions on a job are safe and fair for       incorporate changing tools, techniques
Executive Board that was charged with            working carpenters. But we also recognize       and technology. We have added to and
bringing six states together and develop-        that the contractors that hire us are our       expanded all of our training facilities and
ing the rules that would guide our future.       partners. If they don’t get the projects,       upgraded the curriculum so that we can
This was a serious task taken up by dedi-        we don’t do the work. We advocate for           deliver on our promise of the most highly
cated individuals and I believe that I can       union carpenters and the entire union           skilled carpenters in the industry.
speak for everyone who has served on that        construction industry and maintain                  Critics of the labor movement say
Board when I say that we are proud of what       professional and productive relationships       unions are slow to adapt. We believe that
we have accomplished.                            with our employers.                             the New England Carpenters disprove that
     I began as Organizing Director in 1997          The most important index of success,        view. Fully half of our current membership
and had to implement the mandate to              however, is market share, i.e., how much of     entered the union after the Council was
kick up our organizing efforts and now,          the construction dollar is spent on union-      formed! Those are new realities that we
as Executive Secretary-Treasurer, it is my       built work. Our Labor-Management group          welcome and celebrate.
responsibility to direct all the activities of   tracks these statistics for union carpenters        There is an old saying that the only
our 25,000-member strong organization.           closely and the results are impressive.         human who doesn’t mind change is a baby
For all of the debate and discussion that        We have maintained and consolidated             with a soiled diaper. As difficult as it may
have taken place over the last decade, it        our presence in strong union markets and        be, staying ahead of change is our only op-
is clear that the New England Council has        we have extended our reach into small           tion. The world is in constant flux and the
worked well and is poised for even better        commercial, retail, and institutional work      organizations that survive and thrive are
days in the future.                              throughout New England. We are a growing        those that embrace and guide change, not
     In 1997 we negotiated a truly regional      factor in the overwhelmingly non-union          those that hide from it.
agreement, meaning contractors could             suburban residential market and have                 I am confident that your Council is
no longer work union in one area and             re-established our role in previously weak      ready for that challenge. I anticipate an
nonunion in other areas. The agreement,          geographical areas.                             even better next ten years. ■
which has bolstered efforts for organizing           Even with the rising cost of health care,

  4       July–September 2006                                                                                               Volume X, No. 3
                                                                                                    Del Escritorio de Mark Erlich

Después de Diez Años, No Hay Duda que
El Concilio Es Un Exito
Un Mensaje de Mark Erlich, Secretario-Tesorero Ejecutivo del Consejo Regional de Carpinteros
de Nueva Inglaterra

E        l Concilio Regional de Carpinteros
         de Nueva Inglaterra lleva diez años
         de existencia. Formado en 1996
como parte del plan de UBC para respond-
er a las nuevas realidades de la industria
                                                    Hemos experimentado un nivel muy
                                                alto, pero también hemos regresado a un
                                                punto más bajo y estable relacionado con
                                                nuestros gastos de construcción. Sin em-
                                                bargo, las señales del éxito siguen siendo
                                                                                                    Aún con el costo aumentado del
                                                                                               seguro de salud, nuestros fondos de
                                                                                               beneficios están estables y bien admi-
                                                                                               nistrados. No cabe duda que cualquier
                                                                                               carpintero que desea seguro medico y
de carpintería moderna, los Concilios han       positivas. Nuestra membresía ha crecido        seguridad de júbilo tiene una sola opción
llegado a representar las mejores prácticas     y ahora tenemos más de 1600 contratistas,      – el Sindicato de Carpinteros. Muchos ya
del sindicato–membresía de represent-           grandes y pequeños, con acuerdos de            han llegado a darse cuenta que una car-
ación local, capacidad de organizar region-     carpinteros.                                   rera de largo plazo como carpintero debe
almente, acciones políticas coordinadas y           Somos una organización de traba-           incluir un plan de seguro de salud familiar
servicios de beneficios mejorados.               jadores. Esto quiere decir que nuestra         y la posibilidad de una pensión y un plan
    He tenido la suerte ver estos cambios       primera obligación es llegar a tener           de anualidades.
tan increíbles de una manera muy per-           buenos contratos y asegurarnos que las              Nuestros programas de entrenamiento
sonal. Yo fui parte de la Junta Ejecutiva del   condiciones en los sitios del trabajo son      siguen siendo los mejores de la industria.
Concilio original, la cual tuvo la responsab-   seguras y justas para los carpinteros. Pero    Nos esforzamos para ser lo más avanzado
ilidad de reunir seis estados y de desar-       también reconocemos que los contratistas       y para incorporar nuevas herramientas,
rollar las reglas que iban a guiar nuestro      que nos contratan son nuestros socios. Si      técnicas y tecnología. Hemos expandido
futuro. Ésta fue una tarea seria aceptada       ellos no obtienen los proyectos, nosotros      nuestros edificios de entrenamiento y
por individuos dedicados, y creo poder          no podemos hacer el trabajo. Abogamos          hemos mejorado el programa para cumplir
hablar por todos los que han servido en         por carpinteros del sindicato y por la indu-   nuestra promesa de proveer a los carpin-
esta Junta cuando digo que estamos orgul-       stria de construcción de sindicatos entera     teros con más destreza en la industria.
losos de lo que hemos logrado.                  y mantenemos relaciones profesionales y             Las críticas del movimiento laboral
    Empecé como Director Organizador            productivas con nuestros empleados.            dicen que los sindicatos son lentos para
en 1997 y tuve que implementar el reto              El indicador más importante del éxito,     adaptar. Creemos que los Carpinteros
de aumentar nuestros esfuerzos organiza-        sin embargo, es el “market share” – la         de Nueva Inglaterra son evidencia que
dores. Ahora, como Secretario-Tesorero          cantidad del dólar de construcción que         esto no es verdad. ¡La mitad de nuestra
Ejecutivo, mi responsabilidad es dirigir        se gasta en el trabajo que no se hace por      membresía entró al sindicato después de
todas las actividades de nuestra orga-          medio del sindicato. Nuestro grupo de          que se formó el Concilio! Estas son nuevas
nización de 25,000 miembros. A través de        Gerencia Laboral investiga estas estadísti-    realidades que celebramos.
todo el debate y discusiones que hemos          cas para los carpinteros del sindicato con          Hay un dicho antiguo que dice que el
pasado durante la última década, es claro       mucha atención y los resultados son bien       único humano al cual no le molestan los
que el Concilio de Nueva Inglaterra ha          impresionantes. Hemos mantenido y              cambios es un bebé con un pañal sucio.
funcionado bien y que está listo para días      consolidado nuestra presencia dentro de        Tan difícil que sea, manteniéndonos a
aún mejores en el futuro.                       un mercado fuerte de sindicatos. Y hemos       la fecha con los cambios del mundo es
    En 1997, llegamos a un acuerdo ver-         extendido nuestro alcance a trabajo com-       nuestra única opción. El mundo siempre
daderamente regional, lo cual quiere decir      ercial, de negocios y de instituciones por     está cambiando y las organizaciones
que los contratistas ya no podían trabajar      toda Nueva Inglaterra. Somos una entidad       que sobreviven y tienen éxito son las
– unos con el sindicato en un área y otros      creciendo dentro del mercado residencial       que abrazan los cambios – no los que se
sin sindicato en otra área. El acuerdo          de los suburbios sin sindicatos. Hemos         esconden de los cambios.
ha aumentado esfuerzos para organizar           reestablecido nuestra presencia en áreas            Me siento seguro que tu Concilio está
y relaciones de contratistas. Ha sido el        geográficas donde nuestra presencia ha          listo para este reto. Anticipamos ver otros
pegamento que ha mantenido estos seis           estado débil.                                  próximos diez años aún mejores. ■
estados juntos.                                                                                  New England Carpenters           5
  Feature: NERCC at 10

NERCC at 10: A Look Back at the First Decade continued from page 3
                                                    “There was a lot of apprehension on        relationships between developers and

      he early days were filled with solving
      administrative and organizational        behalf of everyone,” Palmisciano recalled.      union contractors and between union
      challenges. Besides superficial tasks     “Some people had their own agendas and          contractors themselves. Its position at
like ordering new letterhead and business      were very territorial. There was concern        the regional council allows contractors to
cards, leadership was faced with creating      about how the funding of the council and        work smoothly with local unions through-
new financial accounts and accounting           its operations would be structured and          out the region.
systems as well as taking on the personnel     where control over certain things would             “I don’t think there’s any doubt that
management that had previously been            be held. We had bargaining agreements           we’ve become a more professional, pro-
split 26 ways.                                 that were all over the table in terms of        gressive and effective union,” said Erlich.
    Then there were the issues central to      language and areas that were significantly       “We’ve been able to use our collective
the council’s mission: developing plans to     stronger or weaker than others.”                power to organize more work, develop bet-
coordinate organizing, training, political          Palmisciano said the turning point         ter and more cost effective benefit plans
action and all the other functions of the      started to come in early 1997 during            and make a dent in some of the problems
union. Some of those challenges contin-        discussions about creating a regional           the industry faces in New England.”
ue to evolve to this day, but it didn’t take   agreement, starting with Massachusetts              This issue of the New England Carpenter
long for the Council to show its worth in      negotiations later that year.                   will take a look back at some of the chal-
the field.                                           “A lot of the resentments and bad          lenges and successes of the first ten years
    Coordinated organizing campaigns           blood between local unions, I think, was        of the New England Regional Council.
across local union jurisdictions increased     based in the fact that contractors would            To be certain, some details have
pressure on renegade contractors.              move around and work union in one area          changed within the New England Region-
Centralized planning and management            and nonunion in other areas. Once that          al Council over the years.
helped resolve long-standing issues be-        started to get addressed and the dues               Asbestos Workers Local 511 and its
tween unions. And consistency in policies      checkoff to fund staff and operations           members were transferred to the Painters
made dealing with the union less cumber-       were being put into agreements, it be-          and Allied Trades Union and a handful
some and more productive for contrac-          came apparent that the regional council         of small paper mill locals in Maine that
tors employing union carpenters.               might not be a bad thing.”                      had been affiliated with the UBC, but not
    “They were exciting times, for sure,            Progress in regional language and          the NERCC, formally affiliated with the
but not without a great deal of uncertain-     funding coincided with the retirement           Council.
ty and sort of feeling around for our way,”    of some existing staff and the hiring of a          A local union—Local 118—was char-
says Executive Secretary-Treasurer Mark        new wave of organizers who were eager           tered in New Hampshire. More recently,
Erlich, who was on the original NERCC          to be a part of rebuilding the union. In        the UBC formed a new council to serve
Executive Board. “There were all these         the meantime, the growing familiarity           millwrights. The Northeast Regional
great opportunities to move the union          between locals helped them identify com-        Council of Millwrights has assumed
forward and eliminate many of the ob-          mon problems that could be addressed            jurisdiction over millwright work in New
stacles that had held us back in the past.     by a larger, regional body.                     England, with Local 1121 covering
Over time, I think everyone has worked              In years since, language in each of        Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode
together to accomplish that.”                  the state and craft contracts has been          Island and newly chartered Local 1891
    Erlich has served at virtually every       changed to be more consistent from area         covering Maine, New Hampshire and
level within the Council from Organizing       to area. That consistency has helped con-       Vermont. Both will be affiliated with the
Director and Senior Assistant Adminis-         tractors more easily navigate the industry      Northeast Regional Council of Millwrights.
trator to Council Representative and his       as union contractors with the Carpenters            The idea that union carpenters
current position as day-to-day head of the     union.                                          throughout New England could join
organization. He is one of three members            Another development that has helped        together to improve themselves, their
of the originally appointed executive          union contractors develop and maintain          work and their lives has been proven
board who has remained a member of             their relationship with the union is the        and continues to be the mandate of the
the body in some capacity for its entire       Contractor Relations Department. The            New England Regional Council and its
history. David Woodman, now Vice-              department, now headed by Al Peciaro,           members. ■
President, and Trustee Dave Palmisciano        talks to contractors considering affilia-
are the other two.                             tion with the union. It also helps facilitate

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                                                                                                                     Feature: NERCC at 10

    Begins with
    First class facilities, experienced
    instructors and industry–leading
    curriculum make the Carpenters
    union training programs the
    industry leader.

          ince its inception, the New England       the central training center for all of New     early 2001, an expansion project began
          Regional Council of Carpenters has        Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. In an           that doubled the size of the facility. The
          put a substantial focus on training       effort to make training more accessible for    training area expanded from 42,000 square
    throughout New England. These efforts           members living in Maine, a training facility   feet to 87,000 square feet. The facilities
    involve ensuring that all members have          was opened in Augusta in 2002. This facil-     offered over double the amount of dormi-
    access to training facilities that offer cur-   ity offers 5,000 square feet of carpenter      tory rooms, from 14 to 35, the number of
    riculum and resources that are continually      and millwright training space, consisting of   classrooms was significantly increased, as
    monitored and updated to keep up with           2,500 square feet of shop space and 2,500      was the size of the kitchen, cafeteria, and
    evolving construction trends.                   square feet of classroom training space.       recreation area. The expansion project
        In 1999, Locals 24, 43, and 210 in              On February 3, 2005, an additional         also included the addition of a 288-seat
    Connecticut merged their three apprentice       training space was opened in Burlington,       auditorium/lecture hall with modern video
    and training funds to create one statewide      Vermont, with the help of a grant from         projection and sound capabilities.
    training fund. The resources of the three       the UBC. The Vermont Training Center also          Nearly $8 million is spent per year
    funds were consolidated into one facility       has 5,000 square feet of training space. At    on state-of-the-art training at facilities
    located in Yalesville, CT. Since the funds      this size, training can be held year-round.    throughout New England, including, but
    first merged, four new classrooms have           Training that is typically held outdoors can   not limited to, those mentioned above.
    been added to the training facility and the     be brought inside if the weather warrants      NERCC is focused on providing the best
    shop area has been remodeled to create a        such a move.                                   trained work force in the industry and
    more efficient training environment.                 The New England Carpenters Train-          adapts the training programs to align
        When the NERCC was established in           ing Center located in Millbury, MA, has        with construction trends and advancing
     1996, the Dover, NH, training facility was     seen substantial expansion since 1996. In      technologies. ■                                                                                  New England Carpenters            7
Feature: NERCC at 10

Regional Agreement Key to Uniting Six States
    n 1997, Massachusetts Carpenters           tractor would be granted to every other,
    negotiated a collective bargaining         union contractors no longer had to worry
    agreement that included a number           about undercutting each other by getting
of milestones for the development and          special arrangements from the union.
success of the New England Regional                Below are the three articles of the
Council: mobility, regional language and       Massachusetts contract as they currently
a “most favored nations” clause. The           exist.
identical language for regional agree-
ments would later be included in all              ARTICLE 5
contracts throughout the region.
                                                  Mobility of Manpower
    Mobility and the regional contract
were tied together in negotiations. The               . . .the Employer shall have the right to employ any carpenter who is a member in
union wanted contractors to be consis-            good standing of any local affiliate of the New England Regional Council of Carpen-
tent throughout the region. Too often,            ters pursuant to the following conditions:
contractors had signed an agreement in                The carpenter employee has worked a minimum of three (3) weeks for the
one area, but continued to use nonunion           employer in the previous five (5) months.
carpenters or subcontractors in other                 If the Employer fails to notify a local union prior to commencing work on a
area. By supporting substandard practices         project in that local’s geographical jurisdiction, the Employer shall lose the mobility of
in one area, they were effectively under-         manpower privileges for the duration of the project for the first violation and for 12
mining standards even in the stronger             months on all projects for the second and subsequent violations, and the Employer
union areas.                                      shall be restricted in its employment of carpenters to those carpenters who normally
    Contractors agreed to the language
                                                  work in the geographical area of the local union where the project is located. This
in exchange for mobility language, which
                                                  penalty may be appealed to the E.S.T. of NERCC.
allowed them to maintain a crew of car-
penters key to their projects. Contractors
can only travel with carpenters they con-         ARTICLE 29
sistently employ. Supplements to those            Applicability of Agreement
crews are still required to be dispatched             Section 5. Most Favored Nations Clause - The Union agrees that in the event it
from the local union where the job is tak-        grants more favorable terms or conditions, other than those contained in this agree-
ing place and contractors lose the right          ment, to any employer or association, the Union will extend those same terms and
to mobility if they do not call in a job to       conditions to the parties to this agreement. The Union further agrees that it will not
the local union hall. Carpenters have also
                                                  enter into any project labor agreements or side letter agreements that contain more
benefitted from mobility by being able
                                                  favorable terms than those contained in this agreement without offering those same
to maintain consistent employment with
                                                  terms to the parties to this agreement. If any project labor agreement or agreement
contractors on jobs in different areas.
    The regional council structure was            to grant relief on a particular project contains more favorable terms, the offering of
crucial to the contractors’ faith in signing      those terms to other contractors will be limited to that particular project.
throughout the region, both in terms
of dealing with consistent practices and          ARTICLE 29
knowing that weaker union areas would             Applicability of Agreement
benefit from cooperation with stronger
                                                     Section 1. All work in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Ver-
                                                  mont and Western Massachusetts shall be performed in accordance with the terms
    A further level of confidence was
established through the “most favored             and conditions of the local area agreement of the Carpenters Local Union in the area
nations” clause. By guaranteeing that any         where the work is performed.
conditions allowed for one union con-

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Carpenters Return to Woodframe,
Residential Markets
          hen people think carpenters,          couple of factors. Unfortunately,
          they think wood. But the associa-     one of them is the fact that the
          tion between union carpenters         union’s absence had allowed the
and wood frame construction, particularly       worst contractors in the industry
in the residential segment of the indus-        to reduce standards for wages
try, had faded over the years. The union        and working conditions.
walked away from much of the work in                The other was a booming
favor of the lucrative, long-term work          housing market, both for larger
opportunities in the commercial building        multi-unit developments and sin-
sector.                                         gle family housing. The demand
     But in the last ten years, the union has   for qualified framers combined
returned to its roots in carpentry. Aided       with the union’s stepped up pres-
by the strength of a regional approach,         ence gave those already in the in-
members and staff have begun to work            dustry the confidence to demand
within the industry to improve standards        their worth for their work.
for wages and working conditions for                The union and union
carpenters.                                     contractors have demonstrated
     The union’s work hasn’t just been          their commitment and ability to
self-serving, though. Union training            perform. General contractors
programs and the regional council’s fo-         and developers no longer ignore
cus on helping contractors and develop-         union woodframers and non-
ers build the highest quality projects have     union framers are slowly increas-     The NERCC has made major strides in regaining market share
made a positive influence on the entire          ing wages and improving working       in the residential woodframe sector, to the benefit of all parties
industry.                                       conditions in order to keep their     involved.
     Union efforts have been boosted by a       crews together. ■

Fighting the 1099 Plague                                                                         A 2004 study by UMass Boston and
                                                                                                 Harvard College of misclassification

       or as long as there has been a               The New England Regional Council
                                                                                                 of construction workers as indepen-
       competitive construction industry,       has been working hard throughout the
       there have been scheming contrac-        region to raise awareness of the problem         dent contractors estimated that
tors that will do whatever it takes to lower    and get stepped up enforcement against           Massachusetts was annually losing
their prices, with little regard for whether    cheating contractors.                            close to $200 million in unpaid taxes
it is legal or not.                                 In 2004, the Council worked with             and unemployment payments and
     The most popular scheme in the last        researchers from Harvard University and
                                                                                                 another $90 million because of failure
few years has been misclassifying employ-       UMass, Boston to study the effects mis-
ees as so-called “independent contractors.”     classification has on the state. The study        of companies to provide workers
This status puts an undue burden on em-         found that Massachusetts was likely losing       compension insurance.
ployees while allowing employers to lower       close to $200 million in unpaid taxes and
their business costs significantly. It also      unemployment payments.                        carpenters union, the New Hampshire
cheats state and federal tax collectors as          Companies that would otherwise be         legislature is undertaking a study to
well as insurance carriers out of hundreds      supplying workers compensation insur-         review the tax revenue loss associated
of millions of dollars annually.                ance are losing at least another $90 mil-     with misclassification.
     For many workers, the status is forced     lion annually.                                    States tax collectors and developers
upon them by employers who require it               Repeating the Harvard-UMass study         are taking notice, causing at least one
as a condition of employment. The prob-         in other New England states has shown         major nonunion company to attempt a
lem often goes hand in hand with the            misclassification to be a similarly signifi-    vigorous defense of the use of “indepen-
abuse of undocumented immigrants.               cant problem. At the suggestion of the        dent contractors.” ■                                                                                   New England Carpenters                  9
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Carpenters Rockin’ Connecticut
       ne of the earliest coordinated organizing efforts under-
       taken by the New England Regional Council was the
       Connecticut Drywall Campaign; nicknamed “Carpenters
Rockin’ Connecticut.”
     Existing staff in the state were given a boost by a wave of
newly hired organizers as well as experienced and newly hired
organizers from other states, who rotated into the campaign.
The goal was to recapture market share in the drywall industry
in the state and train organizers in both bottom-up and top-
down organizing industry-wide.
     The campaign was headed by a mix of UBC Representatives
Jerry Rhoades and Howard Bingel and NERCC Organizers
Justin McNary, Bill Callahan and Aaron Sojourner. The enthusi-
asm of the new organizers mixed with the backing of a regional
council and industry conditions that were ripe for an organizing
     The presence of a new regional council helped organizers
convince former members, nonunion carpenters and contrac-
tors that this wasn’t just the same old union putting on the same
old organizing campaign. Organizers didn’t make promises and
tell workers what to do: they listened and offered help. Though
many in the industry were skeptical, the organizing team’s dedi-
cation to take a long view and prove themselves paid off. Slowly,              perfect. But carpenters and contractors alike take the union
but surely, more carpenters turned to the union when they had                  seriously. They know the union is serious about helping workers
a problem. Contractors saw the union as a serious player and                   being exploited and working as a serious partner with honest
began to return phone calls and have open conversations.                       contractors. Following is a letter sent to the New England
     Nine years later, the drywall industry in Connecticut isn’t               Carpenter that ran in the April-May 2001 issue. ■

                          land Ca     rpenter:
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    “I truly believe that
         if someone wants
         to have a successful
         business, and they value
         producing quality work,
         the carpenters union
         is a very good partner.”
                                                            Beth Sturtevant, President/Owner
                                                            CCB Inc., Westbrook, ME

         Without the growth and success of union contractors, the New England Carpenters Union couldn’t
         possibly thrive as it does today. The 25,000-member union partners closely with general contractors
         and subcontractors on every job in order to provide world-class quality, dependability and outstanding
         Þnancial value. This beneÞts the individual carpenters, the contractors on the job, and the owner/
         developer. In the long run, it’s a win-win relationship for everyone. For more information, call
         1-800-275-6200 or visit

                             The New England Carpenters Union. Well trained. Highly trusted.                                                                  New England Carpenters      11
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   From the Campaign Trail to the Legislative Halls

                                 he Carpenters union has always been a politically active organization
                                 and nowhere is that more true than in New England. While grassroots
                                 campaigning has increasingly become a matter of sending a tidal wave
                        of e-mail, union carpenters are one of the few remaining groups that put real
                        people on the ground, making phone calls, knocking on doors and stocking
                        visibilities with live, enthusiastic bodies.
                           It’s one of the reasons an endorsement from the Carpenters union still
                        means more than an opportunity for a campaign to issue a press release and
                        why lobbying efforts have been successful. Under the regional council struc-
                        ture, that political activism has only grown stronger. Staff, and rank-and-file
                        members now reach out to members in their area more than ever, no matter
                        what locals they belong to.
                           Stories about some of the more memorable political and legislative efforts
                        by union carpenters are recounted on the following pages.

Carpenters Create Orange Crush
      n the year 2000, not many expected
      New England to play a pivotal role in
      the presidential election. People and
even state names were being forgotten in
place of the seemingly permanent blue
state-red state labels. New Hampshire was
the only state in the region that wasn’t
already assigned to one camp or the
     But with a relatively small pot of elec-
toral votes and the “every vote counts”
mentality cemented by images of Florida
recounts still unimagined, there wasn’t
as much campaigning on the ground as
there was in other battleground states.
     Still, New England Carpenters had
a prime opportunity to give a lesson on
grass roots political muscle when Demo-
crat Al Gore and Republican George W.
Bush came to the campus of the Univer-
sity of Massachusetts, Boston for a nation-     main streets leading to the debate site.      steadfast and effective campaigners when
ally televised debate.                          Along the way they were joined by the         he sees them, none other than Al Gore
     Having secured a nearby elementary         Reverend Jesse Jackson and Brothers and       stopped his motorcade to step out and
school parking lot and gym as a base of         Sisters from other labor unions.              shake hands with rank-and-file carpenters
operations, more than 5,000 union car-              Following a pre-debate rally, members     on his way into the debate.
penters gathered to support Gore and his        returned to the elementary school where           Following the debate, carpenters
Vice Presidential nominee, Connecticut          giant projection screens had been set up      greeted speakers that were both old and
Senator Joe Lieberman.                          to televise the event.                        new friends alike, including Massachusetts
     Clad in eye-popping orange T-shirts,           But while they were waiting, a surprise   Senator Ted Kennedy and Gore support-
members marched en masse along the              guest stopped by. Knowing a group of          er Christy Brinkley. ■

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Responsible Employer Legislation:                                                                New England Cities &
Large Scale Impact on a Local Level                                                              Towns that Have Adopted
                                                                                                 Responsible Employer

         esponsible Employer Language is the Carpenters union’s signature piece of
         local legislation. Now passed in dozens of cities and towns, it ensures only            Legislation
         contractors who uphold decent industry standards are rewarded with publicly
funded construction projects. It does not discriminate between union and nonunion                  Connecticut
contractors, just reputable and disreputable ones.                                                 Danbury
    Below is model language presented for consideration. Though it is often adapted                Hartford
to meet local conditions, it sets a basic guideline for the types of companies with which          Middletown
awarding authorities want to do business. Also included is a list of cities and towns              New Britain
throughout New England where Responsible Employer language has been adopted.                       New Haven
It has also been adopted in varying forms by owners and developers who regularly                   Stamford
build in New England.                                                                              West Haven

                                                                                                   Rhode Island
 Model Responsible Employer Language                                                               Warwick

             The bidder and all subcontractors under the bidder must maintain and par-             New Hampshire
        ticipate in a bona fide apprentice training program for each apprenticable trade            Derry Cooperative School
        or occupation represented in his or her workforce that is approved by the Division           District No. 1
        of Apprentice Training of the Department of Labor and Industries and must abide
        by the apprentice to journeymen ratio for each trade prescribed therein in the
        performance of the contract.
             The bidder and all subcontractors under the bidder must furnish, at its or their
        expense, hospitalization and medical benefits for all their employees employed
        on the project and /or coverage at least comparable to the hospitalization and/or          Cambridge
        medical benefits provided by the health and welfare plans in the applicable craft           Chelsea
        recognized by laws used in establishing minimum wage rates.                                Everett
             The bidder and all subcontractors under bidder must properly classify employ-         Fall River
        ees as employees rather than as independent contractors and treat them accord-             Lawrence
        ingly for purposes of workers’ compensation insurance coverage, unemployment               Lowell
        taxes, social security tax, and income tax withholdings.                                   Lynn
             Any bidder or subcontractor under the bidder who fails to maintain through-           Malden
        out the entire duration of the construction project compliance with any of the             New Bedford
        conditions set forth above as qualified to bid shall be subject to one or more of the       Quincy
        following sanctions:                                                                       Revere
             1.    Cessation of work until compliance is obtained                                  Salem
             2.    Removal from project altogether                                                 Springfield
             3.    Withholding of payment until compliance is obtained                             Waltham
             4.    Liquidate damages on the value of the contract                                  Weymouth
             In addition to the sanctions outlined above, a general contractor shall be liable     Whitman Hanson Regional
        for any violations by its subcontractors. Contractors who have been determined              School District
        to have violated any of the qualifications set forth above shall be debarred form           Woburn
        performing any work on city-owned projects for three years.                                Worcester                                                                               New England Carpenters        13
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Kerry Counts on Carpenters, Part I

       efore he ran for President, John
       Kerry was simply the “other”
       senator from Massachusetts. Long
in the shadow of Senator Ted Kennedy,
one of the most recognizable politicians
in the country and a longtime favorite of
the Carpenters union, Kerry had yet to
be recognized as the polished, effective
politician-legislator he is.
    Many point to his 1996 re-election
campaign against Governor Bill Weld
as a coming out party for Kerry. Weld
was a popular and affable politician
who was thought to have the common,
personal touch Kerry lacked. With a
closely divided Congress and rumors that
a win could be a stepping stone to bigger
things for Weld, national political observ-      carpenters gathered by the thousands           workers, marched to Faneuil Hall where
ers watched the race closely.                    at Boston City Hall Plaza. A boisterous       Kerry would put some of the final nails in
    Carpenters dove right into the               rally featured Teresa Heinz-Kerry, who        Weld’s coffin on the way to a surprisingly
campaign, highly visible anywhere Kerry          had come to love the Carpenters union         decisive election win.
campaigned, no small task since Kerry            in her previous hometown of Pittsburgh            The determination and skill Kerry
showed more energy and determination             and found the New England members             showed in the ‘96 campaign would
than many expected.                              as much to her liking, and Connecticut        resurface when Kerry was able to win the
    The highlight of most statewide              Senator Chris Dodd, who immediately           Democratic nomination for President
campaigns in Massachusetts in recent             looked forward to his next campaign           in 2004. By his side again were union
years has been the final televised debate         event featuring union carpenters.             carpenters, not only in New England,
held at historic Faneuil Hall. Before the            Following the rally, thousands of         but across the nation. ■
Weld-Kerry showdown at Faneuil Hall,             carpenters, joined by other trades

New Hampshire “Right to Work” Defeated in 2003, ‘06

       erhaps nowhere in New England             back twice, in 2003 and again in 2006.        bill came up again, we already had a rela-
       have union carpenters increased           Impressively, it was defeated by a larger     tionship and had educated them on the
       their political influence more than        margin the second time around.                issue. It was just a matter of reinforcing
in New Hampshire.                                    The cornerstone of the efforts were       their support.”
     On both the electoral campaign and          small meetings whereby members living              In 2004, union carpenters took
legislative sides, increased activity by rank-   in a district met directly with their state   advantage of the poor performance of in-
and-file members has led to improved              house and state senate representatives.       cumbent Governor Craig Benson to help
results.                                             Brother Joe Donahue coordinated the       elect Democrat John Lynch. During his
     Most notable has been their staunch         meetings in 2003 and said they proved         campaign, Lynch had vowed to veto any
resistance to out-of-state efforts to pass so-   to be key in building relationships with      Right to Work legislation that reached
called Right to Work legislation. Popular        representatives over the short and long       his desk, a threat that became moot
with anti-union leaders groups across            term.                                         when the bill went down to a surprisingly
the country, the bill would have weak-               “Not only did our members realize         resounding defeat in the legislature.
ened the ability of unions to effectively        how much their representatives listen              They are supporting Lynch’s re-elec-
represent workers. The effort to pass the        and pay attention, the legislators learned    tion campaign this year while also work-
bill in New Hampshire, which was largely         more about our members and the issues         ing to bolster the number of Democrats
pushed by a Virginia group, was beaten           we care about,” he said. “When the same       in the state senate. ■

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Jim Maloney 2002 Re-election Campaign

    n 2000, two-term incumbent Demo-
    cratic Congressman Jim Maloney
    found himself in a difficult fight for
re-election. His previous election against
Republican Mark Nielsen had been a
close one and Republicans were hopeful
that a second run by Nielsen might knock
Maloney out of D.C.
    Carpenters, led by the late Bob
Trueblood, mounted a tremendous cam-
paign, first within the union to mobilize
members and then on the streets of the
district. Re-energizing what even some
national Democrats feared was a lost
cause, union carpenters helped carry
Maloney to a double digit victory.
    Though he was succesful in his
campaign, Maloney was unable to fend
off fellow congressional incumbent
Nancy Johnson, a Republican who ran            Re-energizing what even some national Democrats feared was a
against Maloney when their districts were      lost cause, union carpenters helped carry Maloney to a double
merged during Republican controlled
                                               digit victory.
redistricting. ■

Union Heat Ends Connecticut Freeze

      or years, the state of Connecticut          That changed in the winter of 2002,           Finally, after passing the House,
      unintentionally discouraged con-       when union carpenters united their ef-         Senate and no less than five conference
      struction workers from taking jobs     forts and made an unprecedented push           committees by wide margins, it came up
on state projects. It was due to a wage      for reform. With a commitment from             for a final vote in May. Fighting off last
freeze on prevailing wage projects that      then Governor John Rowland to sign the         minute amendments intended to derail
prevented even collectively bargained        bill if it came to his desk, carpenters went   the bill, carpenters shepherded the bill to
prevailing wages from being increased        to work.                                       passage. Governor Rowland then signed
beyond the wage rates posted when the             That year’s legislative session opened    the bill in to law.
job began.                                   with more than 800 union carpenters in             Jim Lohr, the Deputy Director of the
    In an age where public projects are      the increasingly familiar orange t-shirts      New England Carpenters Labor Manage-
increasingly complex, and long, many         on the front lawn of the capitol. The          ment Program, helped coordinate much
workers preferred private jobs where they    effort continued with a flood of post-          of the effort between members, contrac-
could count on regular increases negoti-     cards not only from union members, but         tors and elected officials. After the victory
ated in the collective bargaining agree-     friends, family and neighbors.                 he said; “A lot of carpenters and contrac-
ment. As a result, union contractors had          Phone calls and individual meet-          tors worked on getting it passed and we
a difficult job convincing union members      ings with Representatives and Senators         were able to swing a lot of people from
to work for less, sometimes significantly     followed as carpenters and contractors         both sides of the aisle. That was the dif-
less.                                        worked to convince lawmakers that the          ference between getting it to the one yard
    Despite numerous attempts to elimi-      wage freeze was detrimental to the state’s     line [the previous year] and putting it in
nate the wage freeze, organized labor was    ability to complete projects on time and       the end zone.” ■
unable to have it rescinded.                 at the highest level of quality.                                                                               New England Carpenters            15
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     The Formative Years:
     The First NERCC Executive Committee
                                                                                       Back row, left to right:
                                                                                       Kirt Fordyce, Joe Raymond,
                                                                                       Mark Erlich, Andy Sarno, Marty
                                                                                       Ploof, David Saldibar, David
                                                                                       Woodman, Dave Palmisciano,
                                                                                       Billy Holmes, John Estano and
                                                                                       Bruce King
                                                                                       Seated: Dave Dow, UBC First
                                                                                       District Board Member Sal
                                                                                       Pelliccio, and John Cunningham

            NERCC Executive Secretary-Treasurers: 1996 – Present
        2005 – Present                    2001 – 2005                  1997 – 2001                  1996 – 1997

          Mark Erlich                  Tom Harrington                 David Bergeron                David P. Dow

         President                            Conductor                              Executive Committee
         John Cunningham, 7/1996- 11/96       Kirt Fordyce, 1996-2003                Members (five positions)
         Joseph Raymond, 12/1996-1/97         John Murphy, 2003-2005                 Mark Erlich, 1996-2005
         David Dow, 1997-2000                 Joseph Power, 2005-Present             Martin Ploof, 1996-1997
         Bruce King, 2000-2005                                                       Joseph Raymond, 1996
                                              Trustees (3 positions)
         Richard Monarca, 2005-Present                                               Bruce King, 1996-2000
                                              David Palmisciano, 1996-Present
                                                                                     William Holmes, 1996-2005
         Vice President                       David Saldibar, 1996-1997
                                                                                     James Gleason, 1996-1998
         John Estano, 1996-1997               Andrew Sarno, 1996-1997
                                                                                     Jack Lynch, 1997-1999
         David Woodman, 1997-Present          Brian Richardson, 1997-Present
                                                                                     Glenn Marshall, 1998-Present
                                              Richard Monarca, 1997-2005
         Warden                               George Meadows, 2005-Present
                                                                                     Charles Appleby, 1999-Present
         David Woodman, 1996-1997                                                    George Meadows, 2000-2005
         Simon James, 1997-Present                                                   Bryan Bouchard, 2005-Present
                                                                                     Richard Dean, 2005-Present
                                                                                     Gary DeCosta, 2005-Present

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                              NERCC Leaders On the Move
                                     Regional Leaders Stepping Out
Chris Heinz served as an organizer                                      Local 40 carpenter Bill Irwin was the
with the Boston District Council before                                 Administrator of the Boston Carpenters
moving up the ranks as an organizing                                    Apprenticeship and Training Program
director, political director and                                        when NERCC was formed in 1996. He
Executive Director of the Carpenters                                    later became the Adminstrator of the
Labor Management Program with                                           New England Carpenters Training
the New England Regional Council of                                     Center in Millbury, Massachusetts in
Carpenters. In 2000 he was hired by the                                 1999. After overseeing an ambitious
United Brotherhood of Carpenters as                                     expansion of the facility, the UBC hired
the national Political and Legislative                                  him to guide training at their own
Director. He continues in that capacity                                 newly constructed state-of-the-art
today.                                            Chris Heinz           facility in Las Vegas in 2003.                       Bill Irwin

                              Tony Graziano was the Business            Also leaving NERCC to work in other UBC Councils were:
                              Manager for Millwrights Local 1121        Matt Capece, a former Local 210 Represenative who is working for
                              in Massachusetts. He is now an            the International in Florida.
                              International Represenatative for the     Aaron Sojourner, who came to
                              UBC, travelling the county to service     Carpenters Local 210 in Connecticut as
                              millwright contractors and members.       a research specialist and later became
                              He was recently appointed President of    an organizer and senior organizer. He
                              the newly formed Northeast Regional       left the NERCC in 1999 to work with
                              Council of Millwrights.                   the UBC and the Carpenters union in
        Tony Graziano                                                   Chicago.
                             Jim Gleason was a Business Repre-          Tom Balog was hired by the New
senative for Local 210 in Western Connecticut who became a member       England Carpenters Labor Manage-
of the NERCC Executive Board before leaving to become the Organiz-      ment Program to do research and also
ing Director for the Rocky Mountain Regional Council of Carpenters      evolved into an organizer for NERCC. In
in 1998. He is currently the Executive Secretary-Treasurer for the      2002 he took a job closer to his native
Mountain West Regional Council, a successor of the Rocky Mountain       home in Maryland with the Mid Atlan-               Tom Balog
Council, with jursidiction in Colorado, New Mexico and the western      tic Regional Council of Carpenters. ■
portion of Texas.

                                          NERCC Women Moving Up

    n 1996, when the New England Regional Council                                      And though she was the first woman hired, she wasn’t
    was formed, there were dozens of agents and                                        the last: currently Elizabeth Skidmore and Margarent
    organizers on staff, but none of them were women.                                  Conable are staff members in New Hampshire Local
That changed in 1998 when pile driver Michele Ayers,                                   118 and Connecticut Local 24, respectively.
who had long been active in Local 56 was hired after                                   Both have also been very involved with womens’
participating in a “three day” evaluation process.                                     committees on a local, regional and national basis. The
Not only did she become a full time staff member, she                                  committees have been highly successful groups in
spent many nights teaching labor history classes to                                    which women members can talk about ways to recruit
apprentices at the Boston Carpenters Training Center in                                and retain female members by sharing experiences
Brighton.                                                                              and working toward solving problems faced in today’s
                                                                Michele Ayers          construction industry. ■                                                                                     New England Carpenters              17
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It’s All In the Numbers
823 –1596                                                                        11,509
Number of contractors                                                            Members initiated since
signatory in New                                                                 the Council was formed
England in January of                                                            in 1996:
1997 compared with the                                                              Initiations per year
number of contractors                                                                1996:         282
currently signatory with                                                             1997:         774
NERCC.                                                                               1998:        1088

                                                                                     1999:        1388
                                                                                     2000:        1636
                                                                                     2001:        1475
                                                                                     2002:        1008
                                                                                     2003:         831
                                                   118                               2004:        1024

Organizing                                         Local Union chartered by
                                                   the United Brotherhood
                                                   of Carpenters in 2006 to

597                                                service members in New
                                                   Hampshire.                 Number of current members who
Broad Street address of Local 24’s New
                                                                              have been initiated since the
London hall, which reopened for meetings
                                                                              Council was formed in 1996.
and member servicing in 1998.
3,846                                                                         $900
                                                                              Approximate monthly
Number of new
                                                                              pension a Connecticut
accounts in the
                                                                              carpenter could have earned
                                                                              if he/she worked an average
Funds in 2000, the
                                                                              of 1550 hours per year from
highest number of
                                                                              96-06. If they had worked an
new accounts in
                                                                              average of 1,726 or more per
any of the years
                                                                              year, it would be approxi-
from 1996-2006.
                                                                              mately $1,080 per year.

12,434,043                   The average participant age in                   $97,619.31
                             the Connecitcut State Carpen-
Total remitted hours                                                          Amount a carpenter could have
                             ters Health, Pension and
in Rhode Island from                                                          accumulated in a Massachusetts
                             Annuity Funds as of March
January 1997 through                                                          annuity account if they worked an
                             2005. There were 3,024 active
June 2006.                                                                    average of 1550 hours from 1996
                             participants, 2,807 retirees, and
                                                                              through 2005.
                             1,090 who were vested termed.

18     July–September 2006                                                                         Volume X, No. 3
                                                                                             Feature: NERCC at 10

Training                                              785/11,357
                                                      The number of classes the
                                                      Boston Carpenters Apprenticship
                                                      program has run since 1996 and
                                                                                               The increase in the
                                                                                               number of journey
                                                                                               level classes held
                                                      the number of members who have           in Connecticut from
                                                      participated.                            96-06.

                                                      Training centers are available           2,515
                                                      for members in Northern New
                                                      England. A facility in Vermont           Number of members
                                                      was opened in 2005, while a              in Southeastern
                                                      facility in Augusta, Maine center        Massachusetts who
                                                      opened in 2002. A facility in            have taken OSHA 10
                                                      Dover, NH has been in use                or 30-hour construc-
                                                      since 1986 and could soon be             tion safety courses
                                                      replaced by a newer space.               at the Randolph

    The number of apprentices who have graduated                                               95%
    from NERCC affiliated training programs in the                                              Attendance rate
    last ten years.                                                                            for apprentices in
                                                                                               Floorcoverers Local
    7                                                                                          2168.

    Class offerings being added for members in
    northeastern Massachusetts at the Wilmington
    location. They include UBC Foreman Training,
    First Aid/CPR, Finish and Cabinet Installation,
    Construction Math, Acoustical Ceilings, Basic
    Computers and Builders level/transit level.

    The number of
    square feet of train-
    ing space available                                               Number of members of Local 2168 who
    at the New England                                                have received INSTALL certification since
    Carpenters Training                                               the program was fully implemented.
    Center in Millbury.
    The school was
    expanded to its                                                   1999
    current size from                                                 The year Connecitcut Locals 24, 43 and 21
    42,000 square feet                                                merged training funds to form one statewide
    starting in 2001.                                                 program that has expanded from 300 to 500
                                                                      apprentices.                                                                 New England Carpenters      19
“My life and the
     success of my business
     have been greatly
     enhanced by my
     relationship with
     the carpenters union.”
                                                        John Kendzierski, President
                                                        Professional Drywall Construction
                                                        SpringÞeld, MA

     For decades, the New England Carpenters Union has been a powerful partner to both contractors and
     developers. Of course it all begins with providing a qualiÞed and professional workforce for projects
     across New England. We also help contractors with networking and new business opportunities.
     And for developers, we can refer them to contractors who are the best Þt for their needs and ensure
     the best overall value. To learn more about how the carpenters union can help you, call 1-800-275-6200
     or visit

                         The New England Carpenters Union. Well trained. Highly trusted.
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                                                                                                                                   Union News

Delegates and Alternates to                                     In accordance with the UBC Constitution and Council By-laws, Local unions affiliated
                                                                with the New England Regional Council recently elected delegates to represent them.
the New England Regional                                        The number of delegates and alternates each local is entitled to elect are based on a
Council of Carpenters                                           formula set forth in the Council By-laws.

Carpenters Local 24          Carpenters Local 43            Carpenters Local 107            Carpenters Local 218            Local 1302 (Electric
Charles J. Appleby, Jr.      Martin Alvarenga               Daniel Applin                   Richard Pedi                    Boat)
Richard S. Monarca           William Baker III              David Basilio                   Louis DiCicco                   Stephen Adams
William R. Callahan, Sr.     Richard Christ                 Sandra Lizotte                  Paul Hughes                     Michael Malone
Bruce Lydem                  George Meadows                 James Duncan                    Joseph Fleming                  *Michael Rourke
John A. Zupan                Timothy Moriarty               Richard Crompton                Jeffrey Donahue                 *Robert Tardif
Robert A. Beauregard         J. Dennis Rice, Jr.            *Barry Semenuk                  *James Barr
Samuel J. Barile             *Dean Pallotti                 *Joseph DelGizzi                *Ross Wile, Jr.                 Carpenters Local 1305
Margaret L. Conable          *Ethan Eckel                                                                                   Mike Nelson
Andrew J. Hendrickson, Sr.                                  Carpenters Local 108            Carpenters Local 275            Gary DeCosta
                             Shop and Millmen Local Daniel Bulmer                           James Carey                     Dave Roy
Roger A. Doyon
                             51                     Scot Goulding                           Richard Dean                    Steve Loomis
Steven J. Sipperly
                             Henry Welsh                    Ronald Lefevre                  Kevin Kelley                    *Len Atwood
Jeff V. Wolcheski
                             John Little                    Paul Bulmer                     *John Brennan                   *Gary Machado
Gary Bingham
                             Francesco Pettorossi           Robert Carter                   *Thomas Cooney
*Timothy J. Sullivan                                                                                                        Local 1612
                             *Walter Majkut                 Simon James
*John Rivera                                                                                Carpenters Local 424            (Katahdin Paper Co.)
                             *Richard Manganaro             *Steve Carrington
Carpenters Local 26                                                                         Richard Braccia                 Michael Berry
                             Piledrivers Local 56           *Anthony Jeff Dube
Kenneth Amero                                                                               John Anthony Knox
                             Michael J. Davey                                                                               Carpenters Local 1996
Nicholas DiGiovanni                                         Carpenters Local 111            Frank W. Baxter IV
                             Danny R. Kuhs                                                  *Jason Curran                   Bryan Bouchard
Harry Dow                                                   Joseph Gangi, Jr.
                             Brian S. Richardson                                                                            John Leavitt
Michael Kennedy                                             Jeffrey Marcoux                 *David Shurtleff
                             *Vincent A. Scalisi                                                                            Dana Goldsmith
*Joseph O’Neil                                              Al Centner
                             *David A. Woodman              Bryan Martin
                                                                                            Carpenters Local 475            Matthew Durocher
*Mark Donnelly                                                                              Charles Ryan                    Royce Sposata
                             Carpenters Local 67            David Skeirik
Carpenters Local 33                                                                         Chris Iarussi                   *Paul Boyer
                             Christopher M. Shannon         *Anthony Conceicao
John P. Murphy, Jr.                                                                         David Grange                    *Robert Burleigh
                             G. Steven Tewksbury            *Anthony Carelli
Richie Neville                                                                              *Richard Anketel
                             James W. Buckley, Jr.                                                                          Floorcoverers Local
Neal O’Brien                                                Carpenters Local 118            *John Kasaras
                             Thomas J. Flynn                                                                                2168
Rich Scaramozza                                             Robert E. Anderson
                             John A. Estano                 John P. Jackson
                                                                                            Carpenters Local 535            Mynor Perez
Paul J. Greeley                                                                             John Manning                    Thomas Quinlan
                             *John J. Glynn, Jr.            Elizabeth Skidmore
Peter McLaughlin                                                                            Joseph Broderick                Daniel Lovell
                             *Victor Carrara                *John B. Kummerfeldt
Tucker McLean                                                                               Dennis Trebino                  Paul Navarro
Dennis McClain               Carpenters Local 94            *Michael W. Lowry
                                                                                            *Dennis O’Donnell               *Paul Vilela
Danny Flynn                  David F. Palmisciano           Carpenters Local 210            *Timothy Farrell                *Doug Frazier
John Kerrigan                William F. Holmes              Glenn Marshall
Jimmy Cronin                 W. Paul Lander                                                 Carpenters Local 624            Local 2400
                                                            Richard Warga
Richard W. Trahan            Thomas J. Savoie                                               Richard Anderson                (Domtar Paper)
                                                            Lou Cocozza
Bert Monte                   Charles A. Johnson                                             Richard Nihtila                 David Call
                                                            John Cunningham
*Matt Montanino              Michael Antunes                                                James Burba                     *Clayton Blake
                                                            Al DelFavero
*David Leonhardi             David A. Hart                                                  *Richard Barbieri
                                                            Tom Klucik                                                      Local 3073
                             William R. Cloutier                                            *Dennis Lassige
Carpenters Local 40                                         Mike Magut                                                      (Portsmouth Navy Yard)
                             Jeannine Giguere               Bob Meyernick                   Carpenters Local 658            Larry Gould
Joseph Power
                             Robert H. Landry               Glenn Miller                    (Katahdin Paper Co.)            *Paul Michaud
Frank Petkiewich
                             Frank Taraborelli              Ron Nelson                      Rodney Daigle
Mark Erlich                                                                                                                 Local 3196
                             *Paul J. Elgar                 *Bill Senft                     *Richard Brown
Mark Sutherland                                                                                                             (South Africa Pulp and
                             *Angelo Stott                  *Dan Goodnow
Thomas Puglia                                                                               Carpenters Local 723            Paper, Inc. )
Timothy Perkins                                                                             Charles MacFarlane              Ed Nowe
David Tamborella                                                                            John O’Connor                   *Fred Hirning
*Patrick Connerty               *indicates Alternate Delegate
                                                                                            *David Gidari
*Robert Thompson                                                                            *Thomas Akers                                                                                             New England Carpenters             21
  NERCC in the Community

Brockton Habitat for Humanity
Benefits from NERCC Women
M      embers of the NERCC Women’s Committee in eastern
       Massachusetts returned to a Habitat for Humanity Project
in Brockton that is being done entirely by women.
    In the spring, members built a staircase to the second floor
and sheathed the second floor in the rain. This time out, the
weather cooperated and the carpenters installed flooring, siding
and worked on the porches, including roofing them.
    The house was completed and dedicated in a ceremony on
August 19th. Sister Elizabeth Skidmore reports that Gretchen
Chalums, a union custodian who participated in this and
another project with members on the home of Sister Alice
Green, is strongly considering a career as a carpenter. ■             Pictured above at the Brockton site are: Phyllis De’Licien (Local 67),
                                                                      Alice Green (Local 40), Mary Strahan (Local 535), Gretchen Chalums,
                                                                      Sandra Lizotte (Local 107), Liz Skidmore (Local 118), Meg McCormick
                                                                      (Local 33), Mary Ann Cloherty (Local 40), Robin Fisher (Local 56).

Local 275 Raises Money for
Children’s Hospital Diabetes Program
O     n June 17th, members of Local Union 275 participated in the
      seventeenth annual diabetes collections in Newton, Natick,
Waltham and Watertown. The collection is held every year on
Father’s Day weekend. This year $5,728.32 was raised for diabe-
tes research.
    Proceeds from this year’s event went to the Children’s
Hospital Boston Diabetes Program located in Waltham, MA.
The goal of the Diabetes Program at Children’s Hospital is to em-   Johnson, George Benjamin, Austin Dean, Jessica Dean, and
power children to live active, healthy lives despite their diabe-   Judy Dean. The event raised $7,904.24 for diabetes research.
tes. The program also supports diabetes research and training           Local 275 is grateful to all who volunteered and donated to
programs that rank among the best in the world.                     both of these events and would like to extend a special “thank
    The following Friday, Local 275 held the eighth annual          you” to Local 26 for donating the clambake dinner at the golf
Diabetes Drive golf tournament at the Wayland Country Club.         tournament.
Unfortunately, the hot and stormy weather allowed only an aver-         A total of $13,632.63 has been raised so far for the Children’s
age of 12 holes to be completed by most players.                    Hospital Diabetes Program. At print time Local 275 was still an-
    The weather was unable to completely discourage the chari-      ticipating that the 6th Annual Motorcycle Ride for Research, which
table efforts of those involved. One hundred and sixteen golfers    was scheduled for August 26th, would add substantially to their
turned out and along with volunteers Juan Mejia, Rick Ilsley, Rob   fundraising efforts. ■

                                     Local 424 VOC at Crossroads
                      M      embers of Local 424 recently volunteered to build a new changing room at a
                             summer camp in Duxbury, MA. The facilities were built for the Crossroads for Kids
                      program, which is a two-week program held at Camp Wing in Duxbury for deserving, at-
                      risk kids from the inner city.
                          Member Brian DuBois spearheaded the efforts with the help of Adam Bubier,
                      Tim Samway, Vincent Scalisi, John Tonge, and VOC Chairman, David Shurtleff. ■

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                                                                                                           NERCC in the Community

Carpenters Rebuilding Again
L   ocal 111 participated in another successful Rebuilding
    Together project in Haverhill. The non-profit group helps
neighbors in need with renovations and repairs that allow
them to stay in their homes. Joining members this year were a
number of children of Local 111 members, who used the
opportunity to meet the community service requirement for
NERCC scholarships. ■

                                                                      1st Row (L-R): Katelyn Williams, Stephanie Panos, Andrea Strazdins,
                                                                      Danielle Panos, Nia Burgin, Jack Downing
                                                                      2nd Row (L-R): Sarah Lopresti, Dale Norman, Gerard Croteau,
                                                                      Jay Reynolds, Co Panos, Vincent Carroll, Nick Burgin, Shaun
                                                                      MacLauchlan, Jeff Marcoux
                                                                      3rd Row (L-R): Micke Lopresti, Jeff Williams, John Dufresne, Allison
                                                                      Marcoux, Dana Savageau, Nick MacLauchlan, Dan MacLauchlan, Guy
                                                                      Gobeil, John Davey, George Dionne

 1st row (L-R): Katelyn Williams, Nia Burgin, Sarah Lopresti, Nick
 MacLauchlan, Dan MacLauchaln, Allison Marcoux, Jeffrey Marcoux.
 2nd Row (L-R): Jeffrey Williams, Nick Burgin, Mike Lopresti, Shaun
 MacLauchlan, Glenn MacLauchlan, Co Panos, Andrea Strazdins,
 Danielle Panos, Stephanie Panos.

Annual Dock Installation
D     espite the unusually high water levels, members of Local
      111 turned out once again for the annual dock building for
the Greater Lawrence Community Boating Program.
     This private, nonprofit summer program is committed to
providing safe, affordable boating for all Merrimack Valley resi-
dents. The program teaches sailing, canoeing, kayaking, rowing,
and wind surfing. Members of Local 111 have been installing the
docks each year since the program’s inception.
     This year’s volunteers included: Neal Marion, Glenn Adams,
A.J. Gangi, Joe Gangi, Jr., Guy Gobeil, Jeff Davis, Gery Croteau,
Matt Croteau, Brad Lamothe, Nick MacLauchlan, Frank Connor,
Jean Marion, Rich Vigent, Jerry Theriault, Dave Lamothe, George
DiMambro, Dan MacLauchlan, Joe Giniewicz, Walter Giniewicz,            Members work on the docks (l-r) Jean Marion, Glenn Adams,
Al Centner, and Jason Fielding. ■                                      Jery Theriault, Neal Marion, and Gery Croteau.                                                                                 New England Carpenters                  23
  NERCC in the Community

Answering the Call                                                  Carpenters Raise the Barn in
                                                                    Volunteer Effort
C    arpenters Local 1305
     recently received a
phone call from Senator
Joan Menard request-
                                                                    T    his past June, mem-
                                                                         bers of Carpenters
                                                                    Local 26 along with vol-
ing their help. A member
                                                                    unteers from the
of the community had
                                                                    community joined
fallen on hard times and
                                                                    together to help rebuild
Senator Menard was hop-
                                                                    a barn at a local farm.
ing the Local could help
                                                                        In February, a fire
ease the burden.
                                                                    completely destroyed a
    Evelyn Bolen and her son, Tim, live together in a modest
                                                                    barn at Brooksby Farm
home in Somerset, MA. Although past retirement age, Miss Bolen
                                                                    in Peabody, MA. It is be-
continues to work at a local nursing home. Her son had recently
                                                                    lieved that the fire start-
developed blood clots in his legs and lost both just below the
                                                                    ed when a heater, used
knees as a result. Their home, however, was not easily accessible
                                                                    to keep the animals’ wa-
for Tim Bolen, as it was not equipped with a ramp.
                                                                    ter from freezing, was
     Hearing this story, Senator Menard contacted Bristol Elder
                                                                    knocked over against a
Services seeking out donations for materials, a request the Elder
                                                                    wall. Four months later,
Services gladly fulfilled. Carpenters Local 1305 then volunteered
                                                                    volunteers began working to rebuild the barn.
the labor and requested the help of Quality Concrete, who
                                                                        The volunteer effort was led by a local Boy Scout, Kyle
donated the final materials needed to complete the project.
                                                                    Desmond, who coordinated volunteers as part of his Eagle Scout
    The project had an even deeper impact as volunteers soon
                                                                    project. Local member Stanley Sample, friend of the manager
discovered that Evelyn Bolen has a handicapped daughter who
                                                                    at Brooksby Farm, heard of the volunteer opportunity and soon
had been unable visit for sometime do to the lack of proper ac-
                                                                    members of Local 26 were working alongside various community
cess into the home.
                                                                    volunteers including the Scouts, and members of a local AARP.
    Local 1305 would like to thank all of those who contributed
                                                                        The new barn is being built to code and includes a concrete
to this project including: Ron Rheaume, Len Atwood, and Frank
                                                                    foundation wall that will be fireproof, to prevent another acci-
Casimiro, who led the volunteer efforts; volunteers Mike Nelson,
                                                                    dent, like the one that occurred in February, from happening
Kevin Quimet, John Cabral, Tom Cleverly, and Rick Vangel; as
                                                                    again. The barn also has an alarm system that will automatically
well as Joan Menard and Joe Martin, of Quality Concrete. ■
                                                                    notify the Fire Department if another fire were to start. It is
                                                                    expected that the project will be complete in September.
“Living Wall” Comes to Quincy                                           Thanks to the union carpenters and their family mem-
                                                                    bers who helped make this project a success: Stanley Sample,
                                                                    and sons Jason, Chris, and Stephen; Nick DiGiovanni; Adam
                                                                    DiGiovanni; Ken Amero; Mark Brings; Mark Donnelly, and son
                                                                    Mathew; Glenn Vienneau; Jack Fenton; Bob Keegan; Scott
                                                                    Baybutt; Tom DeStefano; Scott Morse, Jr.; and George Bailey. ■

                                                                        The VOC of Carpenters Local 424 organized a team of volun-
                                                                    teers to erect and dismantle the exhibition. Retired Senior Agent
                                                                    Kirt Fordyce, of Local 424, took the opportunity to lay a plaque of
                                                                    respect to a member with whom he served in Vietnam and who
                                                                    received the Medal of Honor; Sgt. William Seay.
                                                                        Many thanks go out to all members involved in the proj-

T   he “Living Wall” a traveling replica of the Vietnam memorial
    in Washington DC came to Adam’s Field, in Quincy, MA, this
past June. In addition to the wall, the exhibit includes various
                                                                    ect. The volunteers, some of whom served in the war, included:
                                                                    Frank Baxter, George Berdos, Dave Blake, Adam Bubier, Robert
                                                                    Donovan, Brain DuBois, Mike Loud, Scott Moore, Tim Samways,
pictorial and documentary artifacts memorializing the sacrifice of   Dave Shurtleff, and Russ Wilbur, of Local 424; Richard Holbrook
the men and women who served the nation during the war.             and John Tonge, of Local 624; and Paul Gorham of Local 26. ■

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                                                                                                            NERCC in the Community

                       Supporting a Cure Fore Ovarian Cancer
T   he New England Carpenters Labor Management Program,
    along with First Trade Union Bank, recently held the nine-
teenth annual Carpenters Cure Fore Ovarian Cancer Classic.
    For the past eight years the Research Foundation for the
Treatment of Ovarian Cancer, Inc. has been the funded charity for
this tournament, raising a net of $1,123,853. This year’s tourna-
ment, held at the Pinehills Country Club in Plymouth, MA, raised
$201,000 dollars for ovarian cancer research.
    While the country club can accomodate 288 golfers, this year’s
tournament drew a larger number, so some had to be put on a
wait list. The event also drew 167 contributors. This includes
financial contributors as well as those who donated prizes for raf-
fle and silent auction items.                                          A check for $200,000 was presented for Ovarian Cancer Research.
                                                                      Pictured (l-r) Thomas Flynn, NECLMP Executive Director; Bill Buker,
    Contributions to the event came from various supporters
                                                                      President, First Trade Union Bank; Richard Kronish, First Trade Union
including the New England Regional Council of Carpenters, local       Bank Chairman; and Mark Erlich, NERCC Executive Secretary-Treasurer.
unions, the UBC, union contractors, and other businesses associ-
ated with the union and the bank.                                    tributed to the fundraising efforts, including volunteers, spon-
    The New England Carpenters Labor Management Program              sors, players, and those who donated items for raffle and silent
and First Trade Union Bank extend their gratitude to all who con-    auction. ■

     Top Contributors Carpenters Cure                                 Benefactors
                                                                      Anchor Capital
     Fore Ovarian Cancer Classic:                                     Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts
                                                                      Columbia Management Group
     Angels                                                           Empire State Carpenters Local No. 11
     Empire State Council Charitable Trust Fund                       Great Point Investors, LLC
     Empire State Regional Council of Carpenters                      Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins, LLP
     First Trade Union Bank                                           Meketa Investment Group, Inc.
     New England Carpenters Labor Management Program                  Tishman Speyer Properties, LP
     New England Regional Council of Carpenters                       United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners International
                                                                      Vitech Systems Group, Inc

Celebrating the Fourth
F   amily and friends joined members of Locals 424 and 624 to
    celebrate the Fourth of July on parade routes in their local
    Members of Local 624 marched a five-mile route in Plymouth,
MA handing out candy and balloons to spectators. This year
marked the eleventh consecutive year that members of Local
624 participated in the parade.
    Local 424 members marched in Hingham, MA, along a 1.5
mile route. 1,500 balloons were handed out by the participants
in Hingham.
    Both Locals would like to thank the New England Carpenters
Labor Management Program for helping to make participation in        Local 424 members handed out 1,500 balloons along the parade route
these parades possible. ■                                            in Hingham, MA.                                                                                  New England Carpenters              25
   Names, Faces, People, Places

                                                 CT Floorcovering Apprentices Spruce Up UConn
                                                 The Floorcovering students from the
       NAMES                                     Connecticut Carpenters Apprenticeship and
                                                 Training Program recently had the

       F A C E S                                 opportunity to work on a unique project.
                                                 The apprentices installed an 8’ x 12’ Husky
                                                 logo in the lobby of the Student Union Build-
       PEOPLE                                    ing on the University of Connecticut Campus.
                                                 The logo was installed using hand cut and
       PLACES                                    fitted VCT tile in the official UConn Husky
                                                                                                    Apprentices (L-R) Neftali Casillas, Jesse
                                                 Flooring instructor Bill Jordan has trained        Linthicum, Michael Ellis, Omar Maitland,
                                                 apprentices to construct various logos in          Andrew Smith, Matthew Dorsey, James
                                                 class to stimulate interest and improve hand       Maguire, Jeff Gardner, Dan Wilson with
LU 56 Member’s Wins                              skills. Apprentices have created Red Sox,          Instructor Bill Jordan(standing) with newly
                                                                                                    created UConn Husky logo.
Industry Scholarship                             Yankees, UConn and other team logos as
The Labor Relations Division of Construction     well as the UBC crest and various organizing     image of the Husky logo onto large pattern
Industries of Massachusetts recently awarded     symbols including the bulldog.                   paper. The following day the class met at the
scholarships for the upcoming school year.       Jordan contacted Chuck Morrill at the Uni-       University and began the time consuming
Michael D. Corbelle was one of seven             versity Office of Student Affairs and inquired    process of transferring the pattern onto the
winners of a $5,000 scholarship.                 about the possibility of installing the UConn    VCT floor. Each piece had to be cut and fitted
Corbelle’s father, Michael, is a 27-year         Husky logo on campus. Mr. Morrill made the       by hand. The apprentices were meticulous in
member of Piledrivers Local 56. His grand-       necessary arrangements, including seeking        their work and aimed to make every joint and
father, Henry “Hank” Corbelle is a lifetime      permission from the UConn Athletic Depart-       seam as tight as possible.
member with 56 years in Local 56. Corbelle       ments, and plans were made for the installa-     The finished product was well worth the
also has three uncles, Don, Ralph, and Chris,    tion to take place in the lobby of the Student   effort and will be on display for years to come
who are members of the Local. The family has     Union Building.                                  for all visitors to see. The University plans on
a combined 148 years of service in the Local.    Jordan and his students met at the Training      installing a plaque in the lobby adjacent to
Corbelle was notified of his award in a letter    Center in Yalesville on a Monday morning         the logo acknowledging the apprentices and
in which Counsel member John D. O’Reilly, III    and constructed a pattern by projecting the      the training program. ■
stated “while all of the applications reflected
an extremely high standard of academic           Staff News
achievement, [Corbelle’s] was exceptionally      Executive Secretary-Treasurer Mark Erlich has    Bruce Lydem will serve as Senior Organizer
impressive...”                                   announced the following changes to staff ap-     for Connecticut.
Congratulations to Michael Corbelle and his      pointments, approved by the Executive Board:     Bill Callahan will serve as a Business Repre-
family! ■                                        Glenn Marshall will serve as Regional            sentative/Organizer for Local 24.
                                                 Manager of Connecticut.                          On the basis of his successful participation
Cranshaw Union Again                             David Palmisciano will continue to serve         in the recent 3-day training and ealuation
Cranshaw Construction has resigned with          as Regional Manager for Rhode Island             program, Bob Beauregard will serve as
the New England Regional Council. The            and will take on an assignment to collect        Business Representative/Organizer for
Newton, Massachusetts-based general con-         and coordinate information relating to           Local 24. ■
tractor/construction manager terminated its      jurisdictional practices around the Council.
agreement with the Council in the summer
of 2005. Discussions to have them resigned
                                                                                                    El Concilio Regional de Nueva Ingla-
had been ongoing since that time.                   The New England Regional Council
                                                                                                   terra busca Organizadores bilingües
The signing means that all 25 companies on         is seeking bilingual organizers for full
                                                                                                   interesados(as) en posiciones a tiempo
the Boston Business Journal’s list of largest      time positions. If you are qualified and
                                                                                                   completo. Si usted califica y esta
general contractors in Massachusetts are           interested, please contact Diane Walker
                                                                                                   interesado(a), por favor comuníquese con
once again union with the Carpenters. ■            at the Council by calling 617-301-5198.         Diane Walker del Concilio llamando al 617-

 26        July–September 2006                                                                                                   Volume X, No. 3
                                                                                                                         Union News

Breaking Ground in Urban Renewal
       fter over twenty years of planning,
       Mayor Thomas Menino, along with
       other elected officials, commit-
tee members, and residents, gathered
to break ground at the Olmsted Green
development, the former Boston State
Hospital site located at the corner of three
residential Boston neighborhoods of Mat-
tapan, Dorchester and Jamaica Plain.
    The Boston State Hospital, which
consists of two parcels of land totaling 42
acres, closed its doors in 1979. Planning
for the site began in 1983 and two years
later the Boston State Hospital Citizen
Advisory Group (CAC) was formed to
assist with redevelopment planning. At
the groundbreaking ceremony twenty-
one years later it was evident that this
committee was still an integral part of the
                                               Mayor Thomas Menino along with members of Lena Park CDC and Lena New Boston break ground at
planning process.
                                               Olmsted Green.
    The Olmsted Green project is an equal
partnership between the Lena Park Com-         ing. The community will also include a          Erlich, “this will be a great opportunity
munity Development Corporation (Lena           four season health and fitness facility, a       for the Carpenters union on many levels.
Park CDC) and New Boston Development           job training and education center, and          It will give us the chance to be involved in
Partners (Lena New Boston), a Boston           programs and services including child-          the development of a site that has been
venture capital firm. Lena New Boston was       care, youth and senior programs and             undeveloped for a very long time.
selected as the developer in the winter of     homebuyers’ classes.                                “It will be an opportunity for signa-
2004. Boston-based, signatory contrac-             $150 million is expected to be spent        tory contractors based in the surround-
tor, Thomas Construction Co., Inc. is the      on development of this project resulting        ing areas of Olmsted Green to gain
general contractor for the project.            in an estimated 400 construction jobs           access to a large project. It will also be an
    Upon completion, Olmsted Green             as well as many permanent positions for         opportunity to work with the community
will consist of 287 market rate townhous-      members of the community.                       to enhance the role of minorities in our
es and condos, 153 affordable rentals,             “If all goes according to plan,” notes      union.” ■
and 83 units of affordable senior hous-        Executive Secretary-Treasurer Mark

Local Tragedy Affects Local Member
    n June 14th, four people were killed
O   and many others were injured in a
fire at a three-story Fall River building.
                                               the scene, the building was engulfed in
                                               flames. Brother Raposo, his girlfriend,
                                               and three young children climbed out a
                                                                                               the family get back on their feet. “The
                                                                                               response has been heartwarming,” notes
                                                                                               Business Manger Ron Rheaume. While
Located on the first floor of the building       window onto a flat roof on the back of           over $1500 has been raised to date,
were the offices and prayer hall of Our         the building where they were rescued by         Brother Raposo is currently living with
Lady of Light Society, where thirty mem-       firefighters. His Aunt, Isabelle Raposo,          relatives. He hopes to be able to find
bers had gathered in preparation for an        however, did not make it out of the build-      residence for his family soon.
annual feast. The floors above contained        ing and died in the fire.                            Donations can be sent c/o Carpen-
residences, including the second-floor              The Raposo family lost a loved one,         ters Local 1305, P.O. Box 587, Fall River,
apartment of Local 1305 member                 their home, and all of their belongings         MA 02720. Checks should be made pay-
Nelson Raposo and his family.                  in the fire. Members of Local 1305 have          able to Nelson Raposo. ■
    By the time firefighters arrived on          stepped up to try and raise money to help                                                                                   New England Carpenters            27
 Political & Legislative News

Taking It to The Next Level in New Hampshire
          embers in New Hampshire are         in more of these races and that has           already been endorsed by Carpenters
          looking to take the next step       increased the Carpenters union’s visibility   Local 111 in her race for an open seat
          in political action as they work    on the political scene. It all boils down     against Mike Downing. Republican
to re-elect a Democratic Governor and         to their willingness to get involved and      Chuck Morse is vacating the seat to run
increase support in the State Senate from     whenever they’re asked, they respond.         for Governor’s Council.
eight to 10, 12 or even 15 of the 24 seats.   They understand the connection between             Republican Mike Downing—whose fa-
    Governor John Lynch is looking like       their activity and what happens in the        ther once held the seat as a Democrat—is
a fairly sure bet to win a second term,       workplace.”                                   the Republican candidate. He was a
with public approval ratings in the 80-                                                     Democrat himself when he held a State
90% range. Union carpenters are some                                                        Representative’s seat, but voted mostly
of his biggest fans.                               The chief priorities for                 along the Republican party line.
    Brother Joe Donahue, who works on              union carpenters have been                    Roth has worked as a nurse, mental
political and legislative education in New         increasing enforcement                   health professional, educator and attor-
Hampshire says Lynch is one of their big-                                                   ney during her professional life. Carpen-
                                                   against misclassification
gest allies in the capital.                                                                 ters got to know and respect Roth when
    “He has been absolutely as supportive          of employees as so-called                both worked on John Kerry’s presidential
as he could be in the last two years,” Do-         “independent contractors”                campaign in 2004.
nahue said. “Whenever we’ve had a bill             and enactment of a law                        In Manchester, incumbent State
pending he has written personal letters                                                     Representative Betsy DeVries is running
to the committee chairs asking for their           that would require OSHA                  against incumbent Republican Senator
support on our bills.”                             10-hour construction safety              Andy Martell. DeVries is a retired fire-
    The chief priorities for union carpen-         training for anyone working              fighter who has served three terms as an
ters have been increasing enforcement                                                       Alderman in Manchester and as a mem-
                                                   on state-funded projects.
against misclassification of employees as                                                    ber of the Manchester Planning Board.
so-called “independent contractors” and                                                          While Martell has pledged his support
enactment of a law that would require             Donahue said the target for carpen-       to carpenter-supported bills, Donahue
OSHA 10-hour construction safety train-       ters in this year’s election is increasing    said he has too often failed to follow
ing for anyone working on state-funded        the number of Democrats in the Senate,        through when it was time to vote. DeVries
projects. Closing in on a majority in the     without question.                             figures to be a consistent and steadfast
Senate would be a major symbolic and              He says bills the union has supported     ally.
strategic victory for Democrats in what is    have gone through House committees                 Donahue said Democrats should hold
traditionally a Republican state.             with overwhelming support and then            at least 10 seats in the Senate and could
    The union has been extremely              passed the House floor almost unani-           even win 12, bringing them even with
successful in raising the profile of the       mously. They have then passed Senate          Republicans. Some extreme optimists in
“independent contractor” issue.               committees with strong support, but face      the state are hoping Democrats will win a
Donahue noted that while a few years          trouble on the Senate floor.                   majority, by increasing their numbers to
ago few elected officials recognized the           “Considering there are only eight         as many as 15. Donahue said that may not
issue, there is now a legislative commit-     Democrats in the Senate, we’ve done           be realistic, nor is it necessary.
tee studying the impact it has on workers     pretty well,” Donahue said. “There are             “Because our members have worked
and the state’s economy and drawing up        Republicans that work with us, but they       so hard and established relationships in
plans to put a stop to it.                    aren’t always there. So we’re looking for     the last few years through the efforts to
    Local 118 Representative John             more Democrats and more of a commit-          defeat Right to Work, we have Repub-
Jackson says the increased success of         ment from Republicans that do remain.         licans who respect and agree with our
the union in New Hampshire is almost              Donahue said that increasing the          positions,” he said. “The Governor’s
entirely attributable to rank and file         number of Democratic-held seats from          popularity and strong support combined
members.                                      eight to 10 is likely because of the          with our work means we can usually get
    “New Hampshire members have               strength of the incumbents and very           some support across the aisle. ■
stepped up and done more than they            good prospects to win seats in Salem and
have in the past. They’ve gotten involved     Manchester.
                                                  Salem Selectwoman Beth Roth has

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                                                                                                       Political & Legislative News

Massachusetts Budget Included $80k for LU 56 Training

       ile Drivers Local 56 will receive        fund it. State Senator Jarrett Barrios, who   and Senate Budget.
       $80,000 from the state of Massachu-      is chairman of the Public Safety Commit-           When Govenor Romney vetoed the
       setts to train divers and pile drivers   tee and has the Distrigas LNG facility in     item Borrus, Joyce and organizers Vin
to meet new federal requirements for gas        the heart of his district, offered to spon-   Scalisi, Steve Dolan, and Steve Falvey
pipeline constructors. In recent years,         sor the proposal as a budget request for      began intense lobbying for an override.
LU 56 members have worked well over             the 2007 state budget. This was definitely     Every single senator and representative
100,000 hours on local offshore pipe-           a long shot, especially since Govenor Mitt    received a visit and an information packet
lines, and several members worked on            Romney has line item veto powers.             with support letters form the Maritime
projects in Alaska as well.                         Borrus worked with Steve Joyce from       Trades Council and the Foundation and
    New US Department of Transporta-            the New England Carpenters Labor–             Marine Contractors Association.
tion regulations enacted since September        Management Program and Rebecca                    The proposal was passed July 20 on a
2001 require all pipeline workers to have       Edmonds from Senator Barrios’ office to        veto–override vote of 36-0 in the Senate
trade specific training, and register in a       develop a lobbying plan. Starting in Feb-     and 142-11 in the House.
national database. The only way for con-        ruary, they begain building a base of sup-        The funding couldn’t come at a bet-
tractors and workers to stay competitive        port with senators and representatives.       ter time-three pipelines are planned in
in the industry was to get the training.        Representative Martin Walsh sponsored         Massachusetts waters in 2007, and contac-
    Organizer Dave Borrus originally            the request in the House. In March, the       tors have already contacted the local for
wrote a grant proposal for the training,        proposal was incorporated into the Sen-       crew requirements. Training will begin
but had no luck finding an agency to             ate Budget and passed the joint House         this September. ■

Kennedy Fights for Workers Retirement Savings
        assachusetts Senator Ted                of corporations that have left long-term          The legislation covers multiemployer
        Kennedy led another impor-              employees with little or no retirement        pension plans, which includes most
        tant fight for American workers          security just when they begin to need it.     construction industry pension plans, as
recently when he helped pass a pension              Under the Pension Protection Act,         well as other traditional pensions and
protection bill that had been bogged            workers would have more opportunities         401(k) plans. It would require trustees
down in a conference committee.                 to build retirement savings and compa-        or employers to keep the plans in strong
   For the last two years, Kennedy has          nies will no longer be allowed to force       financial shape, reducing the burden on
been working to pass legislation that           workers to keep their retirement savings      a federal agency that has had to bail out
would prevent the continuing activities         in company stock.                             numerous plans in recent years. ■

         Election season is here!
         Learn about candidates and their positions on issues
         important to you. Attend union meetings and VOC
         meetings and get involved with political activity in your
         local union or where you live.                                                                                 New England Carpenters          29
   Contractors Corner

                                                New       Signatory Contractors
                                                       he New England Regional Council of Carpenters continues to sign companies to
     To learn more about these and                     collective bargaining agreements, showing that union construction is not only
         other union contractors                       the right thing to do, but makes good business sense as well.
         that can help you build                    Growth in the number of contractors choosing to do work with union carpenters
            a winning team,                     is not only good for members and the union, but good for other union contractors as
               contact the                      well. The more contractors that uphold industry standards, the more level the playing
          Contractor Relations                  field becomes for honest contractors. It also allows union general contractors more of
               Department.                      a selection in building teams for their projects and gives union subcontractors a larger
                                                group of general contractors to work for.
      Throughout New England, call                  The expanded listing of new contractors below is intended to help members and
       1-800-275-6200, ext 5112 or              existing union contractors identify and consider newly signed contractors for upcom-
         617-268-3400, ext 5112                 ing work. Contractors are listed in the chronological order they signed collective
                                                bargaining agreements.

X-Tile, LLC                                     Wallco Installations, LLC                         Sans Construction, LLC
E. Pittsburg, PA                                Fairfield, CT                                      City, State
Specialties: Tile, Flooring                     Specialties: Installation of specialty products   Specialties: Framing, drywall, acoustical
                                                Bidding range: Up to $100,000                      ceilings
New England Millwork Installations, LLC
Bedford, NH                                     CT Scaffolding, LLC                               Frias Concrete Floors, Inc.
Specialties: Finish carpentry, architectural    East Haven, CT                                    Hudson, MA
woodwork, door & windows                        Specialties: Scaffolding                          Specialties: Concrete flatwork
Bidding range: Up to $200,000                   Bidding range: $10,000-$1,000,000                 Bidding range: Up to $1,000,000
Walgreen Company                                Ice Builders                                      Walker Specialties
Deerfield, IL                                    Liverpool, NY                                     Boston, MA
                                                Specialties: Ice rinks, rubber flooring            Specialties: Acoustical treatment, window
Floor Logic, Inc.
                                                                                                   treatment, visual display boards
Plainfield, IL                                   Sierra Construction
                                                                                                  Bidding range: $1,000-$250,000
Specialties: Gym floor installation              Hopewell Junction, NY
                                                Specialties: Wood framing, window & door,         American Bridge
Precision Maintenance, Inc.
                                                 steel structures, drywall                        Coraopolis, PA
Pittston, ME
                                                                                                  Specialties: Bridge, highway, heavy
Specialties: Maintenance support and            M&A Architectural Preservation, Inc.
 outage                                         Lawrence, MA
Bidding range: Up to $100,000                   Specialties: Restoration carpentry, window &      Interior System Solutions
                                                 door restoration                                 Concord, NH
A&L Siding Co.
                                                Bidding range: $50,000-$1,000,000                 Specialties: Wood framing, siding, finish
Tewksbury, MA
Specialties: Siding, retail                     R.L. Yale Construction
                                                                                                  Bidding range: Up to $500,000
Bidding range: $10,000-$250,000                 Pitcher, NY
                                                Specialties: Wood floors                           KJS Industries
Capitol Construction Service, Inc.
                                                Bidding range: $15,000-$200,000                   Scituate, MA
Everett, MA
                                                                                                  Specialties: Interior specialties
Specialties: Retail, entrances & storefronts,   Flynn Construction & Building Co., Inc.
                                                                                                  Bidding range: $1,000-$100,000
 finish install, demolition                      Boston, MA
Bidding range: $100,000-$3,000,000              Specialties: General contracting, painting,       B. D. Construction Managers, Inc.
                                                 flooring, tile                                    Seminole, FL
New England Drywall, LLC
                                                                                                  Specialties: Construction Manager
North Haven, CT                                 Workspace Interior Solutions, Inc.
Specialties: Metal stud framing, drywall,       Bridgeview, IL
 acoustical                                     Specialties: Shelving installation

 30        July–September 2006                                                                                                  Volume X, No. 3
                                                                                                                     Contractors Corner

Check the Contract
        embers and contractors in Massachusetts have had some              If you have a problem on a jobsite, check the contract
        questions lately about contract language regarding stew-       and call the hall. Following is the language in the Massachu-
        ards on jobsites. Fortunately, questions and disagree-         setts collective bargaining agreement pertaining to stewards.
ments don’t have to take up valuable time on a jobsite or lead         If you have a question about your contract that you would
to hard feelings. Whenever there is a question, the collective         like to see addressed in the New England Carpenter, email
bargaining agreement can be checked and discussed.            ■

        ARTICLE 16: Stewards Clause
        Section 1. The Council Representative shall furnish or        by this Article, including all overtime. Said steward shall
        appoint a steward for a job or a shop when the Council        be the only steward on the project and be a working
        Representative deems it necessary. It is compulsory that      steward. The steward shall be notified twenty-four (24)
        the steward shall work and that he/she shall be quali-        hours before he/she is to be laid-off, except when he/she
        fied to perform the work to which he/she is assigned           is the last carpenter on the job with the exception of
        and that he/she shall not be discriminated against or         the carpenter foreman when the foreman is performing
        discharged for the performance of his/her duties as           punch-list work only.
        steward. The steward shall be allowed to see that proper      In the event of additional shifts, the Council Representa-
        care and attention has been given to any carpenter            tive, at his/her discretion, may require the steward to
        employee taken sick or being injured on the job and to        work a maximum of two (2) hours, or he/she may furnish
        properly take care of his or her tools without loss of pay.   or appoint a steward for the additional shifts.
        Section 2. The Council Representative shall have the im-      Section 3. In the event of a total temporary layoff, the
        mediate right to furnish or appoint a steward whenever        steward will be the first carpenter to be recalled. The
        work covered by this Agreement is being performed. In         NERCC Council Representative shall be notified to recall
        all circumstances, no matter whether the first carpenter       the steward so that in case the steward is unavailable to
        foreman is employed by a general contractor or by             return to the job or shop, the NERCC Council Representa-
        a subcontractor, the second carpenter employed on             tive will replace him or her.
        the jobsite shall be the steward. The steward may be
        assigned to a carpenter subcontractor on the project          Section 4. The steward shall be permitted time to
        with the prior approval of the Council Representative,        investigate any carpenter grievance on his or her job
        which shall not be unreasonably withheld, so long as          during working hours with no loss of pay.
        the general contractor does not employ carpenters on          Section 5. Employers or their representatives shall
        its payroll except for a carpenter foreman. However, the      inform the stewards of all new carpenters on the project
        general contractor shall have the ultimate responsibility     on a daily basis.
        to make certain that a steward is present when required

Museum Workers Get First Contract
T  he first contract for workers at the
   Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has
been finalized and ratified by members.
                                                 standardized work hours and added pen-
                                                 sion benefits.
                                                     Though contract negotiations took a
                                                                                                 heavy and odd shaped pieces for the
                                                                                                 setup of exhibitions. During negotiations,
                                                                                                 arrangements were made so that they
Twenty-six workers at the museum or-             long time, both labor and management            could take a certified rigging course with
ganized under the Area Trades Council            worked hard to maintain mutual respect          Pile Drivers Local 56.
in Massachusetts, of which Carpenters            and a lack of acrimony.                             The agreement was ratified by an
Local 51 is a participant, in the summer             One of the workers’ requests during         overwhelming vote in May. ■
of 2006.                                         the organizing campaign was to receive
    The contract allowed for equalization        training in rigging. Many of them require
of pay for people doing the same jobs,           the skills in order to move and hang                                                                                     New England Carpenters           31
      Union News

UBC Establishes Millwright Council in New England
         he United Brotherhood of Carpen-                                “Accordingly, pursuant to my author-              Allston and will be opening a satellite office
         ters has established a new Council                         ity under UBC Constitution Section 6 (A),              in Connecticut that will also service Rhode
         in New England that will service                           a millwright regional council is hereby                Island.
millwrights throughout the six-state area,                          established with geographical and exclusive                Dalton said the new council will allow
removing them from the jurisdiction of the                          millwright trade jurisdiction for the states of        millwrights throughout the region to benefit
New England Regional Council of Carpen-                             Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts,              from the same training and servicing.
ters. In addition to existing Local 1121, to                        Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.”                         Millwright members have already
which millwrights in Connecticut and Rhode                               The move follows extensive discussions            received a mailing announcing a three day
Island will be encouraged to transfer into,                         between NERCC and the UBC and among                    evaluation session to hire a new represen-
the Council will include a newly established                        NERCC locals representing millwrights                  tative/organizer.
Millwright Local Union 1891, which will have                        themselves to improve the servicing,                       Erlich said that while the millwrights are
millwright jurisdiction in Maine, New Hamp-                         dispatch and training of millwrights on a              no longer officially affiliated with the New
shire and Vermont.                                                  regional basis.                                        England Regional Council of Carpenters, the
    General President Douglas McCarron                                   In a letter to millwrights, Local 1121            two groups will work to make the transition
notified New England Regional Council                                Business Manager Jim Dalton, who was                   as easy as possible for both councils.
of Carpenters leader Mark Erlich of the                             appointed Executive Secretary-Treasurer                    “During the current period of transi-
newly chartered Local 1891 and Northeast                            of the new Millwright Council, noted that              tion for the millwrights, we will offer them
Regional Council of Carpenters in a hand                            a centralized dispatching system for the               any experience we have gained in our ten
delivered letter dated July 14, 2006.                               geographical and millwright trade jurisdic-            years as a regional council from which they
    McCarron wrote that: “After review and                          tion would be established and that three               can benefit,” he said. “Beyond that, the
consideration, I have determined that it                            offices would cover the region. Local 1891              New England Regional Council of Carpen-
would be in the best interests of the UBC                           will operate at the Augusta, Maine building            ters and the Northeast Regional Council of
and its members to establish a millwright                           that houses Carpenters Local Union 1996.               Millwrights will work together as closely as
regional council and a millwright local                             Local 1121 and the Council will continue               possible to our mutual benefit." ■
union...”                                                           to operate at the Locals current office in

       Northeast Regional Council of Millwrights                                                Local Union 1891
       President ...............................................  Anthony Graziano              President ............................................... Allen Wyman
       Executive Secretary-Treasurer ...                          James Dalton                  Vice President ..................................... Daniel Perkins
       Vice President .....................................       John Farren                   Financial Secretary-Treasurer ..... Clark Wormell
       Conductor .............................................    Patrick O’Connell             Recording Secretary ........................ Jeff McQue
       Warden ................................................... James Donovan
                                                                                                Warden ................................................... Trevision Harding
       Executive Committee ......................                 James Dalton
                                                                  Anthony Graziano              Conductor ............................................. Steven Ramstrom
                                                                  John Farren                   Trustees ................................................. John Barlow
                                                                  Alan Wyman                                                                               Terry Zlotnick
                                                                  Charlie Ochs                                                                             Jason Flanagan
                                                                  Mark Marcarelli
       Trustees ................................................. Arthur Angolano
                                                                  Stanley Swenson
                                                                  Thomas McFayden

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                                                                                               Union News

                       Will I lose my pension if I transfer?
   Frequently          No. Depending on where you live, you will either transfer to Local 1121 or Local 1891
                       and you will need to choose a home fund. Once you choose your home fund and you
   Asked               work out of the area you normally work, (in New England) the funds will be set up so
                       that the contributions will automatically be sent back to your home fund. The same
   Questions           would apply to your health benefits and annuity.
                       What is a home fund?
   about               A home fund can be the fund you currently belong to or the fund you want to designate
   the new             to have your contributions sent for your pension, health and welfare and/or annuity. If
                       your current pension fund has a “30 years and out option” you may want to continue to
   Millright           have the contributions sent to that fund. The choice is entirely up to you. You should
                       contact the funds office so they can assist you.
   Council             Will there be a satellite millwright office in Connecticut or Rhode Island?
                       There will be a Local 1121 satellite office in Connecticut. The millwright council is
                       currently looking for a satellite office. Members will be notified when the new location
                       has been selected. For members of Local 1121, the main office is located at 90 Brain-
                       tree Street, Allston, MA 02134. The phone number is 617-254-1655.
                       Where will the Millwright Local Unions 1891’s office for Northern New
                       England be located?
                       60 Industrial Drive, Augusta, ME 04330. The phone number is 207-621-8160, ext. 14.
                       Will there be training for millwrights throughout New England?
                       Yes, the Northeast Regional Council of Millwrights Training Fund will provide train-
                       ing throughout New England for the millwright. The millwright council will be looking
                       for satellite training locations and you will be notified when the locations have been
                       What if I decide not to transfer to one of the millwright locals’? What will
                       happen when the turbine card I received expires?
                       The Northeast Regional Council of Millwright Training Fund will continue to update the
                       cards when the UBC member requests a renewal.
                       Will the Northeast Regional Council of Millwrights have multiple out-of-work
                       lists for the millwrights?
                       Initially, there will be three out-of-worklists: one list in Massachusetts, one list in
                       Connecticut/Rhode Island, and one list in Northern New England. Millwrights in Local
                       1121 and Local 1891 will have the option of signing any or all three out-of-work lists.
                       Do I have to transfer my book?
                       No. Members of the Northeast Regional Council of Millwrights (Local 1121 and Local
                       1891) will get preference for millwright work in New England. A millwright member who
                       did not transfer would be eligible for employment if additional millwrights are needed.
                       Will the members of Northeast Regional Council of MIllwrights (Local 112
                       and Local 1891) have to go to the union office to sign the out-of-work list?
                       No, members can call their local and place their name on any or all of the three lists.
                       What will the wages be for millwrights in New England?
                       The current contracts that are in place in the amalgamated locals for millwrights will be
                       honored.                                                         New England Carpenters              33

Carpenter Training Opportunities
Connecticut Carpenters                                 Massachusetts Floorcovers Local                        Boston Carpenters Apprenticeship
Training Center                                        Union 2168 (continued)                                 and Training (continued)
500 Main Street                                        flooring, Stair treads, Carpet, Upholstery, Sewing      pervisors License (Building Code), Door Hardware,
Yalesville, CT 06492                                   and VCT.                                               Door Installation, Ergonomics for Construction,
Contact: Richard Christ                                                                                       Ergonomics for Train the Trainer, ESL (English as a
                                                       Classes held Saturdays at the New England Car-
Phone: 203-284-1362                                                                                           Second Language, ESL (OSHA 10-hour Spanish),
                                                       penters Training Center in Millbury.
Blueprint reading, Builders Level and Transit, Total                                                          Finish Carpentry, First Aid/CPR (for Construction
Station, Concrete Formwork, Insulated Concrete         Pile Drivers Local 56                                  Industry), Labor History, Math for Carpenters,
Forms, Stairs, Metal Framing and Drywall, Sus-         Marine Industrial Park/EDIC                            Mentoring, Metal Stud & Drywall (Training and
pended Ceilings, Solid Surface Installation, U.B.C.    22 Drydock Ave, 3rd Floor                              Certification), OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety,
32-Hour Rigging Certification, Forklift Training,       Boston, MA 02210-2386                                  OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety, Rafter Layout
Lift & Boom Training, Fall Prevention, O.S.H.A.-10     Contact: Ed Nickerson                                  I & II, Scaffolding 16 & 32 Hour Training and Certi-
Safety Awareness and O.S.H.A.-30 Construction          Phone: 617-443-1988                                    fication, Steward Training (NERCC & Floorcovers)
Safety, Basic Welding and D.O.T. Welding, C.P.R.&      CPR and First AID: ongoing; call for dates and         Survey/Project Layout, Total Station, UBC Foreman,
First Aid, Powder Actuated Tools, U.B.C. Forman        times; Journeyman upgrade welding: Wednesday           Welding & Certification.
Training, Floor Covering, Ingersoll Rand Door Hard-    evenings. OSHA 10 Hour Safety: ongoing; call for
ware Certification, U.B.C. Scaffold Certification.       dates and times. UBC Rigging: dates and times to
                                                                                                              New England Carpenters
Course catalogues with dates, times and course         be announced Blue Print Reading: dates and times       Training Center
descriptions are available through the Training        to be announced.                                       13 Holman Road
Center.                                                                                                       Millbury, MA 01527
                                                       Northeast Massachusetts                                Contact: Richard Nihtila
NNE Local 1996                                         Carpenters Apprenticeship Fund                         Phone: 508-792-5443
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont                                                                                 30-hour OSHA Construction Safety, 10-hour OSHA
                                                       350 Fordham Road, 201
Contact: Dana Goldsmith                                Wilmington, MA 01887                                   General Industry, First Aid, CPR, Understanding
Phone: 207-622-6664                                    Contacts: Jeff Marcoux/Connie Faro                     Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), Permit
Scaffold Training - 32 Hr Accelerated or 40 Hr;        Phone: 978-752-1197                                    Required Confined Space, Blue Print Reading,
UBC Rigging Qualification Training, Dial Indica-        Moving forward into the 21st century, we are put-      Construction Supervisors License (Building Code),
tor Shaft Alignment, Laser Shaft Alignment,            ting into place a website ( ) which     Framing Square, Hazardous Waste Worker,
Millwright Qualification Refresher, Stepping up to      will be operational in the fall, allowing members to   Hazardous Waste Worker Refresher, Lead Paint
UBC Foreman, OSHA 10, OSHA 30, Millwright 16           sign up for courses online.                            Abatement Worker, Welding, Drywall, Drywall
hr Safety Course,GE Gas Turbine Familiarization        New classes to be offered this fall are: UBC Fore-     Certification, Cabinet Making, Solid Surface Instal-
Course,Drywall Certification, Blueprint Reading,        man Training, First Aid/CPR, Finish and Cabinet In-    lation, Scaffolding, Transit Level, UBC Foreman
16 Hr Welded Frame and Mobile Tower, First             stallation, Construction Math, Acoustical Ceilings,    Training, First Aid/CPR, Finish and Cabinet Installa-
Aid/CPR, Systems Refresher                             Basic Computers, Buiders level/Transit Laser.          tion, Construction Math, Acoustical Ceilings, Basic
                                                                                                              Computers, Builders level/Transit laser.
SE Massachusetts Training                              Other classes: Blue Print Reading 1, Blue Print
                                                       Reading 2, OSHA-10 hour, OSHA-30 hour, 16-             Classes for floorcoverers only:
21 Mazzeo Drive                                                                                               Vinyl Sheet Goods, Forbo Linoleum Installation and
Randolph, MA 02368                                     hour Scaffold, 32-hour Scaffold, 8-hour Scaffold
                                                       Refresher, 30-hour Massachusetts Construction          Welding, Plastic Laminate Flooring Certification,
Contact: Rick Anderson/Ann-Marie Baker                                                                        Scaffolding Users, Linoleum Seam Welding Only.
Phone: 781-963-0200                                    Supervisors License Prep Course, Metal Stud and
                                                       Drywall, Door and Hardware Installation or 24-hour     The New England Carpenters Training Center is
30-hour OSHA Construction Safety, 10-hour OSHA                                                                also offering 32-hour scaffolding classes on an as
                                                       Certification, Steward Training (offered at Local
Construction Safety, 32-hour scaffolding, Steward                                                             needed basis. The class will allow for the certified
                                                       Level only)
Training, Stepping Up to UBC Foreman and Con-                                                                 worker to work and erect tubular welded frame,
struction Supervisors License (Building Code)          Boston Carpenters Apprenticeship                       systems and tube and clamp scaffolds.
Massachusetts Floorcovers Local                        and Training                                           If there are no power plants in your area, you may
Union 2168                                             385 Market Street                                      want to participate in the 16-hour tubular welded
803 Summer Street, 2nd Floor                           Brighton, MA 02135                                     frame scaffold class only. Certification is good for
South Boston, MA                                       Contact: Benjamin Tilton                               3 years. ■
Contact: Tom O’Toole                                   Phone: 617-782-4314
Phone: 617-268-6318                                    Blueprint Reading for Construction, Cabinetmaking,
Classes for floorcoverers only:                         Ceiling Installation,
Flash cove, Vinyl sheet goods, Forbo linoleum          Computer Aided Drawing and Design (CAD), Com-
installation and welding, Laminate flooring, Sports     puter Literacy, Computer Spanish, Construction Su-

  34        July–September 2006                                                                                                                 Volume X, No. 3
                                                                                                                         Union News

Trial Committee Reports                                                                    UBC Constitution
    Brother Robert Feola, a 6-year                Brother Carlos Cardoso, a 6-year         Offenses and Penalties
member of Local 2168 was accused of           member of Local 2168, was accused of         Section 51
violating Section 51(A), Articles 6 and       violating Section 51 (A), Article 1 of the   Any officer or member found guilty after being
13 of the UBC Constitution and Bylaws         UBC Constitution and Local Bylaws page       charged and tried in accordance with Section
                                                                                           52, for any of the following offenses, may be
Section 2 by Brother Tom Quinlan. He          16 (A) by Brother Mynor Perez. He was
                                                                                           fined, suspended or expelled only by a majority
was accused of working with the tools and     accused of having members work overtime      vote of the members of the Local Union present
accepting pay without benefits on numer-       at regular wage rates. He was found guilty   at a regular meeting, or of the delegates to
ous occasions. He was found guilty by a       by a trial committe. The NERCC Execu-        the District Council having jurisdiction of the
trial committe. The NERCC Executive           tive Board recommended $50 fine with          offense. In cases of Industrial Councils, fines
Board recommended expulsion and the           $500 held in abeyance for a 12-month         or suspensions of membership rights may be
Delegate Body concurred.                      perod to begin after delegates have taken    imposed by majority vote of the Executive
                                                                                           Committee. Expulsions may be ordered only by
    Brother Alan Cassidy, an 18-year          action. The Delegate Body concurred.
                                                                                           majority vote of the delegates to the Industrial
member of Local 2168 was accused of               Brothers Trung Van Do, an 11-year        Council.
violating Section 51 (A), Article 13 of the   member, Cang Ngoc Pham, an 11-year           1) Causing dissension among the members of
UBC Constitution and Local 2168 Bylaws        member, Mot Huynh, a 4-year member,               the United Brotherhood.
page 16, paragraph A and page 24, para-       Tri Nguyen, a 4-year member, Toan Dao,       2) Advocating division of the funds of the
graph A, by Brother Mynor Perez. He was       a 6-year member, Hoang Huynh, a 4-year            United Brotherhood or any subordinate
accused of working behind a picket line.      member, all of Local 2168 and Local 42            body thereof.
                                                                                           3) Advocating separation of any subordinate
He was found guilty by a trial committe.      members Brothers Toan Doan, a 7-month
                                                                                                body from the United Brotherhood.
The NERCC Executive Board recom-              member, and Hoang Nguyen, a 7-month
                                                                                           4) Misappropriating the funds of any subordi-
mended expulsion and the Delegate             member, were accused of violating                 nate body, or any moneys entrusted to him
Body concurred.                               Section 51 (A), Articles 1, 6, and 13 of          or her by a member or candidate for the
    Brother Chalres Auditore, a 7-year        the UBC Constitution, Council Bylaws              account of any subordinate body.
member of Local 2168 was accused of           Section 37 (A) and (M) and Trade Rules       5) Improper harassment of any member of the
violating Section 51 (A), Articles 1 and      Article 5, Sections 1 and 2 by Brother            United Brotherhood.
13 of the UBC Constituion and Council         Christopher Mattioli. Charges indicated      6) Defrauding the United Brotherhood or any
                                                                                                subordinate body.
Bylaws Section 38 (A) and Local Bylaws        that on several occasions and more than
                                                                                           7) Furnishing to any unauthorized person,
page 16 (A) by Brother Mynor Perez.           one jobsite the members were informed             without the consent of the Local Union, a
Several members had reported that             that their employer, Floor Sanders, was           list of the membership.
Brother Auditore was working for cash. A      no longer signatory with the Floorcovers     8) Divulging to any unauthorized person, the
review found that he had only 16 benefit       Local 2168 and as members they should             business of any subordinate body without
hours paid. He was found guilty by a          cease performing work. The members                its consent.
trial committe. The NERCC Executive           then showed up after regular work hours      9) Divulging the quarterly Password for any
                                                                                                purpose other than to enter the meeting.
Board recommended expulsion and the           and weekends and continued to work for
                                                                                           10) Crossing or working behind a picket line
Delegate Body concurred.                      the company without receiving benefits             duly authorized by any subordinate body of
    Brother David Mills, a 6-year member      or overtime pay.                                  the United Brotherhood.
of Local 2168 was accused of violating            They were found guilty by a trial        11) Failure to deposit Transfer Card before
Council Bylaws Section 38 (A) and Local       committe. The NERCC Executive Board               going to work in a locality where a strike or
Bylaws page 16 (A) by Brother Mynor           recommended expulsion and a $250 fine              lockout is pending or in effect.
Perez. He was accused of not calling in a     for each charge. They also recommended       12) Lumping for any owner, builder, contractor,
                                                                                                manufacturer or employer.
job to the local union hall. He was found     Toan Doan and Hoang Ngueyn be
                                                                                           13) Violating the Obligation.
guilty by a trial committe. The NERCC         expelled and fined $250 for each charge,
                                                                                           14) Soliciting or accepting contributions, by a
Executive Board recommended expul-            plus a $250 charge for not showing for            candidate for any elective office or position,
sion and the Delegate Body concurred.         the trial. The Delegate Body concurred. ■         from other than members of the United
                                                                                                Brotherhood.                                                                             New England Carpenters                         35
       Union News

                                             2006 NERCC Scholarship Winners
Excerpts from the
Winning Essays:                              Announced

“Labor unions were founded on the                    he New England Regional Council of Carpenters recently announced the
principles that humans are entitled to               winners of the annual scholarship program. $100,000 in scholarships was
the most basic respect and dignity. They             awarded to 145 applicants.
were founded on the indispensable                To qualify for a scholarship award, applicants provided a transcript, completed
premise that all humans, regardless of
                                             a four-hour work requirement at the Local level, and wrote an essay. This year’s
race or religion, are deserving of just
wages, fair hours, and safe working          applicants were asked to write an essay on the following topic: “What challenge
conditions. Furthermore, no human has        does the influx of undocumented workers present to labor unions, and what paths
the right to diminish any other fellow       should labor unions take to address such a challenge?” Each essay was numeri-
human to merely an economic tool             cally coded, with the name of the applicant removed, and presented to the
seen as a means for personal profit.         scholarship committee for grading.
Illegal immigrants continue to be
                                                 The top two scoring applicants were selected for special awards and invited to
subjected to the same social injustices
                                             the June Delegates meeting to read their essays. Michael Robinson, son of Local
felt by the early laborers of the workers’
movement.”                                   94 member Kenneth Robinson, Sr., was the first place applicant and received
                     — Michael Robinson      a $5,000 scholarship. Kyla Cloak, daughter of Local 26 member Jeffrey Cloak,
                                             received the next highest honor and was awarded a $2,000 scholarship.
“Political intervention is the key to            Congratulations to all 145 scholarship winners!
changing the relationship between
undocumented workers, employers, and         Ashley Albano, Matthew Allen, Mallory Angell,     LaCoss, Brad Lamothe, Eric LaPre, Justin
the union. As long as there is a surplus     Veronica Areias, John S. Azevedo, Adam Basi-      Lebel, Mitch Lefeure, Sarah Lefrancois, Andrew
of undocumented workers in America,          lio, Jaqueline Bathelt, Jessica Baybutt, Maggie   LeTellier, Jessica LoDico, Sarah LoPresti,
the unions will be the ones missing out      Baybutt, Tim Bean, Erica Beauchemin, Ashley       Rachel Losordo, Kady Loubier, William Lydon,
                                             Beaudry, Paul Bianchi, Amber Bitso, Kathryn       Victoria Lynch, Daniel MacLauchlan, David
on job opportunities. It is in the best
                                             Bizier, Erica Boswell, Benjamin Bouchard, Ra-     Macloon, Jonathan Madore, Dmitriy Makarov,
interest of the union that we attempt
                                             chael Bovat, Rachel Brean, Andrew Bucior, Nia     Lauren Mangelinchx, Bjorn Mann, Allison Mar-
to control the influx of undocumented
                                             Burgin, Nicole Burnor, Jocelyn Burnor, Gisel      coux, Daniel Marshall, Ashley Mastrorilli, Kerri
workers…and raise awareness of the
                                             Cahoon, Taylor Callahan, Richard Callahan,        McAteer, Caitlin McClain, Bernard McCormack,
many benefits that come along with
                                             Jared Canny, Christine Cardoza, Amanda Car-       Mary McCormack, Kristy Lee McKillop, Paul
joining the union.”
                                             ney, Hannah Chastain, Nicholas Christiansen,      McLean, Christina Menyo, DeAndre Montgom-
                              — Kyla Cloak
                                             Cara Christolini, Kyla Cloak, Brieann Concan-     ery, Casey Moran, Robert Muckle, Ryan Mur-
                                             non, Brian Corcoran, Ryan Cramton, Matthew        phy, Elizabeth O’Brien, Kristin O’Brien, Robert
                                             Croteau, Mark Dabrowski, Alicja Dabrowski,        O’Neill, Danielle Panos, Joe Pasquantomo,
                                             Jennifer Daly, Amanda DaSilva, Aaron Desro-       Nicholas Peciaro, Kim Peck, Katelyn Quinn,
                                             siers, Bradley Desrosiers, Stephen DiPaolo,       Joseph Repetto, Jr., Brian Reynolds, Amanda
                                             Gina Donahue, Amanda Donahue, Katrina             Rizzi, Amanda Robinson, Michael Robinson,
                                             DuPont, Shannon Falvey, Brian Favreault,          Kenneth Robinson, Jr., Rachael Sampson,
                                             Mark Favreault, Shannon Ferguson, Francis         Jeremy Sampson, Brian Savoie, Jessica
                                             Ferguson, II, Lauren Ferraro, Jason Fielding,     Scaramozza, Richard Scaramozza, Jr., Carole
                                             Eric Fleming, Hayley Frederiksen, Darrah          Shannon, Natasha Shilo, Amanda Souza, Jen-
                                             Gangemi, Joseph Geniewicz, Caron Grealish,        nifer Stortulski, Kaitlin Stubbert, Julie Sullivan,
                                             Anne Greenwood, Carey Gumaer, Kara Hamm,          Heather Sweeney, Theodore Szarzynski, III,
                                             Christopher Hanks, James Hanks, Barry             Frank Taraborelli, Jr. , Kristen Thomas, Katie
                                             Hansen, Jr. , Kayla Harris, Joi Haynes-Headley,   Vaillancourt, Scott Vantour, Anthony Verrochi,
                                             Michael Holmes, Michael Horgan, Gwenda            Michelle Verrochi, Britney Weihn, Katelyn Wil-
                                             James, Rebecca Jodrey, Eric Johnson, Evan         liams, Paul Wolfer, Brett Zupan ■
                                             Kaps, Kathryn Kench, Amy King, Shane

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                                                                                                                                                       Union News

New Members                                                                                                                    THE OBLIGATION
      Christopher Affonso, Scott Aker, Ramon Alicea, Eric
Almeida, Jarred Anderson, Antonio Andrade, David Angell,
                                                                Mark LeBlanc, Philip LeCheminant, Matthew Lefevre,
                                                                Craig Lemire, Sean Lennon, Jonathan Lepage, Jose Levis,
                                                                                                                                   do, of my
                                                                                                                                   own free will
                                                                                                                                   and accord,
                                                                                                                               solemnly and
                                                                                                                               sincerely prom-
Nelson Arce, Douglas Arlands, John Arndt, Leo Arsenault,        Ricardo Lewin, James Libby II, Roberto Lima, Marcos
Raul Avila                                                      Lima, Lawrence Little III, Joseph Litwin, Kevin Long, Erik     ise on my sacred
      Robert Bakoian, Anatolie Balaur, Wilson Baldao,           Luciano Sr., Dennis Lucken, Carlos Lugo, Patrick Lyons         honor that I will
Michael Baldwin, Andrew Barber, Khalil Bashir, Thomas                  Andrew MacLeod-Hagberg, Clark Maddock, Joseph           never reveal by
Bassett, Corey Batchelder, Renata Beard, Joseph Benoni,         Maher, Philip Maher, Brian Malone, Eugene Mankoski Jr,         word or deed any of the business of
Brian Bethea, Alan Bianculli Jr, Paul Bisson Jr, Brian          Michael Marshall, Russell Martocchio, Nicholas Massey,
Blanchard, Dany Blanchette, Brendon Bodinizzo, John             Robert McDonald, Shawn McGarry, Michael McGonagle,
                                                                                                                               this United Brotherhood unless legally
Botelho, Francis Bowers, Robert Bradbury, Helio Brandao,        Thomas McGrath, Thomas McGurn, Timothy McLaughlin,             authorized to do so.
Scott Brochu, Linwood Buczala Sr., Jason Buduski                Michael McMahon, Stephen McNamee, David McQuarrie
      Luis Cabral, Scott Cafro, Joseph Cahill, Robert Cahill,   Jr., Jeremy Mechlin, Roberto Meighan, Jason Mello, Michael     I promise to abide by the Constitution
David Cail, Michael Callahan, Nelson Camara, Andrew             Melucci, Robyn Miller, Joshua Millerick, Steven Milotte Jr,    and Laws and the will of the majority,
Cameron, Mark Camp Jr., John Campanelli, Trevor                 Brad Mitchell, Jonathan Mitchell, Larry Mondy, Luis Mon-       observe the By Laws and Trade Rules
Campbell, Nicholas Canny, Eduardo Carmelo, Daniel               toya, Deane Moores, Raymond Morin, Thomas Morris Jr.,          established by Local Unions and Coun-
Caron, Samuel Carpenter, Jayson Carrero, Kathy Carrier,         Peter Murphy, Michael Murray, Thomas Murray Jr.
Justin Castelino Sr, Angel Castillo, James Chalwell, Adam              Shawn Nedorostek, Vasily Nesmelov, Joseph Neveu,        cils affiliated with the United Brother-
Chamberlin, Rocco Chambrello III, Miguel Chang, Kevin           Christopher Newell, Sean Nicholson, Robert Nisbet,             hood and that I will use every honor-
Charlonne, Michael Checkon, Oscar Chiguila, Romel               Christopher Nocella                                            able means to procure employment for
Chuquilla, Andrew Ciriello Jr, Thomas Coady Jr, David                  Michael O’Brien, Mark O’Brien, Robert O’Connor,         brother and sister members.
Colon, John Connelly, Raymond Cook, Jimi Cooper,                Marcio Oliveira, Ryan Oliver, Juan Olvera, Nery Ortiz, Paul
Christopher Correia, Adam Cote, Christopher Cote, Jillian       Osborne, Philip Osgood Jr, William Osterhout                   I agree that I will ask for the Union
Cournoyer, Byron Cowan, Mark Crossman, Jose Crucetts,                  Denis Paim, Jeramia Parana, Marcos Paredes, John
                                                                                                                               Label and purchase union-made
Juan Cruz                                                       Parker, Stanley Pa’u, Evan Payne, Justin Peabody, Roger
      Jackson Da Silva, Michael Dadmun, Michael D’Alleva,       Pelletier Jr, Drew Perry, Wade Pezzullo, Robert Piccolo,       goods and employ only union labor
Warren Davis, David DelBuono, Thomas Deleel, Francis            Kurt Pichette, Ryan Pinard, David Pineda, Christopher          when same can be had. And I further
DeLoreto, Stephen DelTufo, Alfredo Demers, David                Pleckaitis, Stephen Poggio, Eric Pond, Victor Principe,        agree that if at any time it should be
Demers, Brian Derosier, Kevin Deyo, Alfonso Diaz, Robert        James Prokos                                                   discovered that I have made any mis-
DiFranco, Jean Dionne, Garrett Doehling, Robert Dono-                  Elson Raposo, Oscar Rauda, Bruce Reck, William
van, Ralph Dowers III, James Dube, Donald Dufour, Jason         Redmond II, Peter Reynolds, Julio Reynoso, Ramell Ricks,       statements as to my qualifications for
Dufour, James Dumont Jr., Richard Duncan, Chris Dunphy,         Michael Rico, Brian Riley, Matthew Risley, Karla Rivera,       membership, I shall be forever debarred
Douglas Durfee IV, Stephen Dwyer                                Matthew Roberto, Keron Robinson, Javier Robles, Antonio        from membership and donations in
      Michael Evans                                             Rodrigues, Roberto Rodriguez, Nathan Rodriquez, Joey           this order.
      Jeffrey Fago, Steven Faneuf, Joseph Faricelli, David      Rogers, Frank Rogers III, Jose Romero, Charles Rooney,
Farrell, Robert Fatorma, Otto Fercec, Joshua Ferguson,          Victor Rosado, Lee Roy, Martin Ryan                            I pledge myself to be obedient to
Dana Fernald, Daniel Fernandes, Reinaldo Fernandez,                    Aymer Saavedra, Alfred Sabella, Abe Sanders, Michael
                                                                                                                               authority, orderly in the meetings,
Troy Ferrebee, Michael Ferruzzi, Stephen Feyler, David          Santagata Jr., Kenneth Santana, Rolando Santana Jr,
Fisher, Charles Fitzpatrick, Dean Flint, David Flynn, Errol     Nicholas Sartori, Scott Schaaf, William Schultz, Wendall       respectful in words and actions and
Flynn, Stephen Fortier, John Fournier, Kjel Franchi,            Scott, Jeremy Scott, Miller Settlemeyer, Keaton Settlemeyer,   charitable in judgment of my brother
Christopher Francis, Robert Frank, David Frazier, Edward        George Sharpe, Daniel Sheehan, Scott Sheldon, Glenn            and sister members.
Freeman, Matthew Fritz, Shaun Funchinho                         Sherman, Robert Shumaker, Wellington Silva, Joseph Silva,
      Robert Gambe, Nelson Garcia, Kyle Gardner, Vladimir       Ricardo Silva, Gabe Simmons, Nicholas Sirois, Stephen          To all of this I promise and pledge
Gargun, Craig Gauthier, John Gervasini, Jesse Giarratano,       Smith, Tyrone Smith, Dean Smith, Gregory Smith, Mark           my most sacred word and honor to
Albert Gimpelson, David Gladstone, Steve Golden, James          Smith, Rui Soares, John Soldan, Alexandr Sologubov, Re-
                                                                                                                               observe and keep and the same to bind
Gombas, Todd Goncalves, Marcus Gonzalez, Joseph Gonza-          becca Speer, Lawrence Sprague, Guy St George Sr, Court-
lez, Bryan Goode, Kevin Goyette, Pedro Gracias, Matthew         ney St Marie, Matthew Stanley, Richard Steinkamp, Robert       me as long as I remain a member of the
Grant, Brian Gravito, Glenn Greenaway, Richard Greika,          Sterner, Keith Stewart, Charles Straub III, David Syrene       Brotherhood.
Michael Greus, Mark Grickis, Anthony Griffin, Peter Grillo,             Ilirian Tabaku, Kyle Talbot, Martial Tanguay, Derek
Leonard Guerrero, Paul Gurtowski, Oswald Guy                    Tavares, Jeremy Terminesi, Patrick Theran Sr, John              And I further affirm and declare that I
      Robert Hale, John Harnois, Joseph Hart, Matthew           Theriault, Jeffrey Thomas, Scott Toler, Albert Topjian,        am not now affiliated with and never
Hayden, Thomas Healy Jr, Allen Hendershot, Matthew              Francisco Torres, Anthony Tourville, Peter Trahan, Wil-        will join or give aid, comfort or support
Hendershot, Donald Hersey III, Kevin Higgins, Martin            fredo Traverso, Kenneth Trudeau, Bryan Trudeau, Jayson
                                                                                                                               to any organization that tries to disrupt
Higgins, Robert Holland, Charles Hopkins, Christopher           Trumpetto, Scott Tucker
Hughes                                                                 Benjamin Valentin, Ronald VanGorden, James Van-         any Local Union, District Council, State
      Keith Irwin                                               horn, Brian VanSlyke, Rafael Vargas, Michael Varoudakis,       or Provincial Council or the Interna-
      Curtis Jackson, Kayval James, Chad James, Ray Jenkins,    Vitaly Vdovichenko, Jason Veazie, Frank Veveiros III, James    tional Body of the United Brotherhood
Andres Jerez Sr, Calvin Johnson, John Johnson Jr, Leoncio       Viera, Robert Virga, Vladislav Vorobei
                                                                                                                               of Carpenters and Joiners of America.
Jovel                                                                  Nathaniel Walker, Thomas Walsh, Harold Walton,
      Michael Kalisz, David Kampfman, Dwight Kennedy Jr,        Dominick Warner, David Warren, Ryan Weadick, David
Internim Kica, Walter Kilcourse Sr, David Klingensmith,         Werner, Elias Wetzel, Richard Wheeler Jr, Justin Whiting,
Michael Kohn, Kirill Konovalov, Joseph Kosinski, Leonard        Matthew Wilichoski, Randy Williams, Jonathan Witkins,
Kowalski Jr, Timothy Kuhn,Joseph Kurtz                          Clark Wormell, Adam Wright
      Carl Lallier Jr, Christopher Landry, Alexandr Lapin,             Jerret Zwicker ■
Duane Larsen, Keith Lawton Jr, Christopher Leblanc,                                                                                                               New England Carpenters                  37
     Union News

                                                                               Blue Care Line:
                                 In Memory                                     24/7 Care
 The New England Regional Council of Carpenters would like to recognize             As reported in an earlier issue of
 the service of the following members who have passed away recently.           the New England Carpenter (Jan-March
 Our condolences to their families, friends and those who worked with them.    2006), effective February 1, 2006, Blue
                                                                               Cross and Blue Shield became the
                                                                               network provider for services to covered
 Member                  Years    Age   Member                   Years   Age   members.
 Local 24                               Local 107                                   One of the services provided to cov-
 Richard A. Dinino         7       43   Raymond D. Carlson        58      83   ered members is access to the Blue Care
 Otto R. Kyder            49       82   Jonathan Metcalf           1      21   Line. This toll free number gives members
 Anthony E. Micewicz      36       59   Local 108                              access, twenty-four hours a day, seven
 Robert J. Monaco         27       51   William E. Card           56      80   days a week, to specially trained regis-
 Joseph J. Srednicki      56       91                                          tered nurses who are available to answer
                                        Local 111
 Local 26                               John R. Davey             27      61
                                                                               members health questions. The line also
 Charles E. Fitzgerald    46       71   Roger Lacasse             26      65   has pre-recordeed health tips that mem-
 Albert J. Perry          60       90                                          bers may listen to.
                                        Local 210                                   The Blue Care Line provides members
 Local 33                               Aldo R. Bottino           52      82
 Bryant G. Bates          42       72                                          with answers to various health questions
                                        John A. Hodges            43      88   and is a quick way to determine whether a
 William Duzan            58       82   Louis Imbrogno            55      79
                                                                               trip to the emergency room is warranted,
 Local 40                               Paul Schoonmaker          19      47
                                                                               or if the best course of action is home
 Stephen P. Matczak       64       91   Local 218                              treatment.
 Richard L. Primmer       40       82   Anthony P. Farina         55      87        Members may call the Blue Care Line
 Local 43                               Gerald F. Fitzgerald      45      76   at 1-888-247-BLUE (2583) for confidential
 John A. Cloud            56       82   Richard J. Melvin         65      92   health advice at any hour of the day. ■
 Steven P. Leamy           7       40   Joseph P. Navarro         47      74
 Local 94                               Local 424
 Ezell W. Bailey          53       85   Leonard C. Barrows        47      85
 Costanzo Bianco          57       78   Thomas J. Belton Jr       45      85
 William Cheshire Jr      41       80   Local 475
 Narzio Delbonis          64       94   James V. Bucchino         39      63
 Anthony A. Diorio        55       82   Bernard W. Orrill         65      99
 Arthur J. Dorsey         46       90
 Jason Dowling             2       22   Local 624
 William E Frawley        51       77   Stanley Mach              64      82
 Joseph Govey             64       88   Local 1305
 John J. Morris           67       92   Merton S. Hartley         65      98
 Ray G. Normann           32       58
 Leo A. Rancourt          59       86   Local 1996
 Robert J. Sankey         71       95   Philippe A. Asselin       53      81
 Arthur Travers           54       86   Richard T. Matthews Sr     5      70
 Thomas A. Wood           44       81

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                                                                             Massachusetts State Carpenters Health Benefits Fund
                                                         Contact             Health Fund Administrator: Jim Buckley
                                                         Information for     Massachusetts State Carpenters Pension and Annuity Fund
                                                                             Pension Fund Administrator: Harry Dow
                                                         Benefits Funds
                                                                             Massachusetts State Carpenters Collection Agency
                                                         Offices in           Collection Agency Director: Harry Dow
                                                         New England             Address:                       Telephone:
                                                                                 350 Fordham Road               800-344-1515
                                                                                 Wilmington, MA 01887           978-694-1000
                                                                                 For Health Fund, mail to:      On the web:
                                                                                 PO Box 7075          
                                                                                 Wilmington, MA 01887

                                                                           Western Massachusetts Carpenters Health Benefits Fund
                                                                           Fund Director: Carol Burdo
                                                                                 Address:                       Telephone:
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                                                                                 29 Oakland Street              413-736-0486
                                                                                 Springfield, MA 01108           800-322-0335 (in MA only)

                                                                             Connecticut State Carpenters Health, Pension & Annuity Fund
                                                                             Fund Administrator: Rich Monarca
                                                                                 Address:                       Telephone:
                                                                                 10 Broadway                    800-922-6026
                                                                                 Hamden, CT 06518               203-281-5511

                                                                             Rhode Island Carpenters Fringe Benefit Fund
                                                                             Fund Manager: Betty Pacheco
                                                                                 Address:                       Telephone:
                                                                                 14 Jefferson Park Road         401-467-6813
                                                                                 Warwick, RI 02888

                                                                             Northern New England Carpenters Benefits Fund
                                                                                 Address:                       Telephone:
                                                                                 250 Center St., Suite 361      800-545-6377
                                                                                 Auburn, ME 04210               207-777-1141

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     Meeting Schedule

Schedule of Monthly Union Meetings
Carpenters LU #24 / Eastern & Central Conn.                   1st Wednesday, 7:00 pm                  Odd months at New London Hall
                                                                                                      Even months at Yalesville Hall
Carpenters LU #26 / Salem / North Shore                       3rd Thursday, 5:00 pm                   Knights of Columbus, Wakefield
Carpenters LU #33 / Downtown Boston                           Last Wednesday, 5:00 pm                 Florian Hall, 55 Hallett Street, Dorchester
Carpenters LU #40 / Cambridge / Brighton                      4th Tuesday, 4:00 pm                    Cambridge VFW Hall, 688 Huron Ave.
Carpenters LU #43 / Hartford / North Central Conn.            3rd Thursday, 5:30 pm                   885 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford
Shop and Mill LU #51 / MA Statewide                           1st Monday, 7:00 pm                     500 Gallivan Blvd., Dorchester
Piledrivers LU #56 / MA Statewide                             Last Monday, 5:00 pm                    K of C, West School St., Charlestown
Carpenters LU #67 / Dorchester / Milton / Dedham              2nd Wednesday, 4:30 pm                  Florian Hall, 55 Hallett Street, Boston
Carpenters LU #94 / Rhode Island                              4th Wednesday, 7:00 pm                  14 Jefferson Park, Warwick
Carpenters LU #107 / Worcester / Central Mass                 2nd Thursday, 5:00 pm                   Italian-American Victory Club, Shrewsbury
Carpenters LU #108 / Springfield / W.Mass                      3rd Thursday, 5:00 pm                   108 office, 29 Oakland, Springfield
Carpenters LU#108 / Berkshire County                          4th Wednesday, 5:30 pm                  150 North Street, Suite 57, Pittsfield
Carpenters LU #111 / Lowell / Lawrence / Methuen area         2nd Tuesday, 5:00 pm                    Lodge of Elks, 652 Andover St., Lawrence35
Carpenters LU #118/New Hampshire                              2nd Wednesday, 7:00 PM                  17 Freetown Road,R aymond
Carpenters LU #210 / Western Conn.                            1st Tuesday, 7:00 pm                    35 Pulaski St., Norwalk
Carpenters LU #218 / Logan / Charlestown /                    3rd Thursday, 7:30 pm                   VFW, Mystic Ave, Medford
  Medford / Malden
Carpenters LU #275 / Boston Metro-West area.                  2nd Wednesday, 5:00 pm                  Newton Post 440, California St., Newton
Carpenters LU #424 / Quincy / S. Shore                        3rd Wednesday, 5:00 pm                  Elks, Rte 53, Weymouth
Carpenters #475 / Framingham-Marlboro                         1st Tuesday, 5:00 pm                    Ashland American Legion, 40 Summer St.
Carpenters LU #535 / Norwood / Attleboro / Milford            1st Wednesday, 7:00 pm                  Italian-American Club, Walpole
Carpenters LU #624 / Brockton / Cape Cod                      2nd Monday, 6:30 pm                     K of C Hall, Kingston, MA
Woodframe LU #723 / MA–Statewide                              2nd Tuesday, 5:00 pm                    120 Quarry Street, Quincy
Local Union 1302                                              2nd Thursday, 2:45 pm                   171 Thames Street, Groton
Carpenters LU #1305 / Seekonk / Fall River / Wareham          3rd Wednesday, 7:00 pm                  239 Bedford St., Fall River
Carpenters LU #1996
          Maine:                                              2nd Wednesday, 7:00 pm                  60 Industrial Drive, Augusta
          Vermont:                                            2nd Wednesday, 7:00 pm                  5 Gregory Drive, S Burlington
Floorcoverers LU #2168 / MA–Statewide                         1st Wednesday, 5:00 pm                  K of C Hall, 323 Washington St., Brighton
Connecticut Shop Carpenters / CT–Statewide                    Last Tuesday, 5:30 pm                   LU 43, 885 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford

Schedule of VOC Meetings                          Following is a schedule of meetings for Volunteer Organizing Committees held in Local Unions
                                                  throughout the Council. If there is a regular VOC meeting in your local union or hometown, please
Plymouth County, Mass.                            let us know by sending an email to:
First Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the
Plymouth Library.                                 Local 107                                           Local 424
Contact: Ron Reilly or Dennis Lassige through     Wednesday after regular union meetings at 5:30      Second Wednesday of the month at 5pm at the
Local 624.                                        pm at the Local 107 Union Hall on Endicott Street   Randolph Union Hall. All members in SE Mass
                                                  in Worcester.                                       are invited. Contact: Council Rep
Local 26                                          Contact: VOC Chair Wayne Boulette or Council
First Thursday of the month at 5pm at the Local   Rep Art Sisko at Local 107.                         Local 535
26 Union Hall in Wilmington.                                                                          First Wednesday of the month before regular
                                                  Local 275                                           monthly union meetings at the Italian American
Contact: Council Rep. Ken Amero at Local 26.      Third Wednesday of the month at 4pm at the          Club, Walpole.
Local 43                                          Local 275 Union Hall on Lexington Street in
First Thursday of the month at 5pm at the Local   Newton.                                             Local 1996
43 Union Hall.                                    Contact: Brother Bruce Whitney through              Second Wednesday of the month at 4 pm in
Contact: Marty Alvarenga at Local 43.             Local 275.                                          Vermont; 5 pm in Maine. Meetings are held at
                                                                                                      Local Union halls. Contact: Randy Evarts (ME)
                                                                                                      and Matt Durocher (VT).

  40        July–September 2006                                                                                                      Volume X, No. 3
Local Unions Affiliated with The New England Regional Council of Carpenters
Carpenters Local 24                         Carpenters Local 94                           Carpenters Local 424                       Carpenters Local 1996
500 Main Street                             14 Jefferson Park Road                        21 Mazzeo Drive, Suite 201                 60 Industrial Drive
Yalesville, CT 06492                        Warwick, RI 02888                             Randolph, MA 02368                         Augusta, ME 04330-9302
Council Representatives: Chuck Appleby,     Council Representatives: David Palmisciano,   Council Representative: Richard Braccia    Council Representatives: Bruce King,
  Bruce Lydem, Jay Zupan                      William Holmes, Paul Lander, Tom Savoie     Phone: 781-963-0200                         John Leavitt
Phone: 203-265-6242, 203-265-6236           Phone: 401-467-7070                           Fax: 781-963-9887                          Shop Agent: Bob Burleigh
Fax: 203-265-4556                           Fax: 401-467-6838                                                                        Phone: 207-621-8160
597 Broad Street
                                                                                          Carpenters Local 475
                                                                                                                                     Fax: 207-621-8170
New London, CT 06320                        Carpenters Local 107                          200 Turnpike Roat, Suite #1
Council Representatives: Chuck Appleby      29 Endicott Street                            Southborough, MA 01722                     Carpenters Local 1996
Phone: 860-442-6655                         Worcester, MA 01610                           Council Representative: Charles Ryan       5 Gregory Drive
Fax: 860-437-3353                           Council Representative: Jack Donahue,         Phone: 508-486-0040                        S. Burlington, VT 05403
                                              Art Sisko                                   Fax: 508-486-0043                          Council Representative: Bryan Bouchard
Carpenters Local 26                         Phone: 508-755-3034                                                                      Phone: 802-862-9411
350 Fordham Road                                                                          Carpenters Local 535
                                            Fax: 508-752-6714                                                                        Fax: 802-863-4327
Wilmington, MA 01887                                                                      21 Mazzeo Drive, Suite 201
Council Representatives: Nick DiGiovanni,   Carpenters Local 108                          Randolph, MA 02368                         Floorcoverers Local 2168
  Steve Falvey                              29 Oakland Street                             Council Representative: Joe Broderick      57 Savin Hill Avenue
Phone: 978-658-5520                         Springfield, MA 01108                          Phone: 781-963-0200                        Dorchester, MA 02125-1422
Fax: 978-658-3878                           Council Representative: Simon James,          Fax: 781-963-9887                          Council Representative: Mynor Perez,
                                              Jason Garand                                                                            Tom Quinlan
Carpenters Local 33                                                                       Carpenters Local 624
                                            Phone: 413-736-2878                                                                      Phone: 617-825-6141
12 Channel Street, Suite 604                                                              21 Mazzeo Drive, Suite 201
                                            Fax: 413-781-1640                                                                        Fax: 617-282-5047
Boston, MA 02210                                                                          Randolph, MA 02368
Council Representatives: Richard Neville,   150 North Street, Suite 30B                   Council Representatives: Rick Anderson,    Local 2400 – Domtar Paper
  Neal O’Brien, Richard Scaramozza          Pittsfield, MA 01201                            Jim Burba                                 P.O. Box 995
Phone: 617-350-0014, 617-350-0015,          Phone: 413-441-7439                           Phone: 781-963-0200                        Baileyville, ME 04694
  617-350-0016                              Carpenters Local 111                          Fax: 781-963-9887                          President: David Call
Fax: 617-330-1684                           13 Branch Street                                                                         Phone: 207-427-3844
                                                                                          Carpenters Local 658 –
Carpenters Local 40                         Unite 215                                     Katahdin Paper Co.                         Local 3073 – Portsmouth Navy Yard
10 Holworthy Street                         Methuen, MA 01844                             90 Canyon Drive                            PO Box 2059 Pns
Cambridge, MA 02138                         Council Representatives: Joe Gangi, Jr.,      Millinocket, ME 04462                      Portsmouth, NH 03801
Council Representatives: Tom Puglia,          Al Centner                                  President: Rod Daigle                      President: Michael Chase
  Joseph Power                              Phone: 978-683-2175                           Phone: 207-723-9163                        Phone: 207-439-4281
Phone: 617-547-8511, 617-547-8512,          Fax: 978-685-7373
                                                                                          Carpenters Local 723                       Local 3196 – South Africa Pulp and
  617-547-8537                              Carpenters Local 118                          803 Summer Street, 2nd floor                Paper, Inc.
Fax: 617-547-0371                           17 Freetown Road, Suite 2                     South Boston, MA 02127                     105 Pennsylvania Avenue
Carpenters Local 43                         PO Box 1498                                   Council Representative: Charles MacFarlane South Portland, ME 04106
885 Wethersfield Avenue                      Raymond, NH 03077                             Phone: 617-269-2360                        President: Fred Hirning
Hartford, CT 06114                          Council Representatives: John Jackson,        Fax: 617-464-3319                          Phone: 207-883-5524
Council Representatives:                     Elizabeth Skidmore
                                            Phone: 603-895-0400                           Local 1302 (Electric Boat)                 Carpenters Labor Management
  George Meadows, Martin Alvarenga                                                        171 Thames Street                          Program
Phone: 860-296-8564                         Fax: 603-895-0474
                                                                                          Groton, CT 06340
Fax: 860-296-8010                           Carpenters Local 210                          Council Representative: Robert Tardif      Boston
                                            427 Stillson Rd, P.O. Box 668                                                            803 Summer Street, 4th Floor
Shop and Millmen Local 51                                                                 Phone: 860-449-0891
                                            Fairfield, CT 06824                                                                       South Boston, MA 02127-1616
760 Adams Street, 2nd floor                                                                Fax: 860-445-6384
                                            Council Representatives: Glenn Marshall,                                                 Executive Director: Tom Flynn
Dorchester, MA 02122                                                                      Carpenters Local 1305                      Phone: 617-268-0014
Council Representative: Henry Welsh           John P. Cunningham, Richard Warga
                                            Phone: 203-334-4300                           P.O. Box 587
Phone: 617-265-3444                                                                       Fall River, MA 02722                       Connecticut
Fax: 617-265-3437                           Fax: 203-334-4700                                                                        2 North Plains Industrial Road
                                                                                          Council Representative: Ron Rheaume,
                                            Carpenters Local 218                                                                     Wallingford, CT 06492
Piledrivers Local 56                                                                         Mike Nelson
                                            35 Salem Street                                                                          Phone: 203-679-0661
Marine Industrial Park/EDIC                                                                 Phone: 508-672-6612
22 Drydock Avenue, 3rd Floor                Medford, MA 02155                             Fax: 508-676-0771                          Research Department
South Boston, MA 02210—2386                 Council Representatives: Paul Hughes,                                                    803 Summer Street, 2nd Floor
                                              Richard Pedi                                Local 1612 – Katahdin Paper Co.
Council Representatives: Dave Woodman,                                                                                               South Boston, MA 02127-1616
                                            Phone: 781-391-3332                           P.O. Box 706
 Dan Kuhs                                                                                                                            Phone: 617-268-7882
                                            Fax: 781-391-3542                             Howland, ME 04448
Phone: 617-443-1988                                                                       President: Joey Devau
Fax: 617-443-4566                           Carpenters Local 275                          Phone: 207-746-5482
Carpenters Local 67                         411 Lexington Street
760 Adams Street, 2nd Floor                 Newton, MA 02166
Boston, MA 02122                            Council Representatives: Richard Dean,
Council Representatives: Steve Tewksbury,    Kevin Kelley
  Chris Shannon                             Phone: 617-965-6100
Phone: 617-474-7879                         Fax: 617-965-9778
Fax: 617-474-9484
New England Regional Council of Carpenters
                                              Non Profit Org
803 Summer Street, 2nd Floor
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Boston, MA 02127
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