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    :: Saturday, August 06, 2005 ::

    Teamsters, Carpenters Get The Boot - Working Life Daily Blog
    This is not shocking news--on July 29th, the head of the Building and Construction Trades Department, Ed Sullivan, sent a letter to all its affiliated councils in the U.S. and Canada in which he gives the heave-ho to the Teamsters and Carpenters.

    It's not shocking in that everyone knew it was coming and it's consistent with John Sweeney's position about participation of disaffiliated unions in AFL-CIO bodies. But, it's part of the hardball approach being taken by the AFL-CIO leadership. I say hardball because the Carpenters had disaffiliated from the AFL-CIO in 2001 but no one had wanted to push them out of the BCTD. Over the past few years, a variety of resolutions and threats and negotiations volleyed back and forth between the Carpenters and AFL-CIO Executive Council about the Carpenters relationship with the BCTD. But, John Sweeney did say earlier this year that if the Carpenters didn't come back into the Federation by the July convention, they'd be kicked out of the BCTD.
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