Skip to comments.Union uses homeless for protests: Carpenters are waging a "shame" campaign
Posted on 03/21/2009 11:24:13 AM PDT by FourPeas
The carpenters union has hired dozens of homeless people to stand in for union members to wage a "shame" campaign against a nonunion contractor, a Tulsa World investigation shows.
The Local 943 Carpenters Union has organized a 2-year effort to coerce Green Country Interiors Inc. to pay union wages and benefits to its construction workers, said David Hannagan, president and part owner of Green Country.
Beginning in April 2007, the carpenters union began placing personnel and large banners at businesses that had hired Green Country for construction work. At the first site, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 100 E. Second St., the banner states: "Shame on Crowne Plaza" and "Labor Dispute."
"I guess they want to impugn my reputation to force us into signing a union contract, and I am not going to do that," Hannagan said. "We pay wages and benefits that are comparable with or above area standards. The personal attacks are over the top."
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When you’re too lazy to even do your own protesting...
Not a shame campaign, a sham campaign. One too many letters!
Why pay union wages when we can just hire illegal immigrants...err...undocumented workers. You can thank your democrat party representatives if you are homeless. All part of the progressive service.
I guess all the onion carpenters are too busy working to protest.
Makes you wonder where the Union got the money to pay these “temporary” workers. Let me guess, OTHER REAL UNION WORKERS! Wake up, people.
Unions could give a damn about homeless people.Unions ONLY object in life is money and power.
Union members, this is the kind of shit your dues money pays for!
I bet they’re not paying prevailing wages either.