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    :: Friday, December 14, 2007 ::

    Nails in Their Stockings - by Tom Robbins, The Village Voice
    "Nobody knows what the hell is going on," griped a veteran carpenter who called this newspaper in a vain attempt to find something out.

    A couple of phone calls quickly established that yes, the city's carpenters union was again embroiled in a corruption scandal, and yes, the parent union had stepped in, and yes, heads had already rolled.

    You'd think that in the age of computers and mobile phones (which I can confirm are possessed by the vast majority of the city's rank-and-file carpenters), the details of this coup would have already been shared with the membership. But here it is, three weeks later, and the key information has yet to be imparted by the New York City District Council of Carpenters to these hardworking New Yorkers.
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