IBEW Tells Carpenters’ Head: Stop the Raids

Posted on December 15, 2011 3:35 pm

IBEW Local 1 in St. Louis has provided the best trained and most professional electrical work force to the Gateway City since 1891.

But now local Carpenters' union head Terry Nelson, with the support of UBC President Doug McCarron, is attacking Local 1 and trying to stealing its work.

Instead of organizing nonunion carpenters, Nelson is signing sweetheart deal with nonunion electrical contractors and lowering wage and benefit standards set by the IBEW over generations.

But the IBEW and the Building Trades are fighting back, telling Nelson and McCarron to do their jobs and stop wasting rank-and-file carpenters' dues money raiding other unions.