1 Jan 11, 16:29
anon: Here is a scenario,you are a carpenter from a california local, sent by the owl to a job in Brooklyn where you come across laborers building scaffolding. You call your steward who is from local 157. He calls the Business Agent appointed to this job who happens to be a local 45 guy. The Business Agent reports back to the council who file a grievance. How effective do you feel local 926 were in resolving this conflict?
Ok, here is the scenario, you are on a job in Manhattan and you come across laborers doing carpenters work, your steward happens to be walking by and you point it out to him. He tells you to help them.
You call the Business Agent and he tells you that it is a PLA job and that all he can do is go to the AFLCIO controlled arbitrater and that they are none too fond of the carpenters union. How well did your local represent you on that one?