TITLE

Mechanical Crafts Unite To Protect Turf

PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
ENR: Engineering News-Record;9/19/2005, Vol. 255 Issue 11, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that six building trade unions in the U.S., representing mechanical crafts have formed a new division within the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations' Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD). The unions, including the plumbers, boilermakers, electrical workers, ironworkers, asbestos workers and sheet metal workers, want their Mechanical Allied Crafts unit, or MAC, to present a unified front to owners and contractors. Together, the MAC unions count 1.4 million members. In addition to calming owners' jitters, the group hopes to ward off jurisdictional raids, particularly from the carpenters' union which has left BCTD.
ACCESSION #
18361565

 

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