– Re: The Carpenters Union Now Allows (Company Men) To Act as Shop Stewards......
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This is not a new rule only for carpenters. the dockbuilder portion of 1556 has been getting away with this for over a year now. the rep comes down and appoints who ever is on the job as the shop steward experience and loyalty to the union need not apply. they sighn the criminal background letter and they are good to go. Most of our contractors will not take a steward off the list for obvious reasons. These companies will keep the job down to 2 men and have the laborer do the rest this will cost jobs and man hours. This happens every day in dockbuilder world. Dennis Walsh started allowing this at Mike Bilellos request because this was a non starter in the negotiations in the gca contract. A few of us have complained to Walsh and one has written a letter to judge berman. This fell on deaf ears on both counts.