Wall-to-Wall Agreements are bad for Construction Workers
The BTA has always opposed the approach of wall-to-wall agreements as they lead to lower wages, lower pensions and decreased benefits. This will not stop with carpenter jurisdiction. They have made promises to contractors that they can supply labour for other trades’ jurisdiction in hopes that other trades people will be desperate enough to work for less.
Share your voice!
Historically, the labour movement succeeds when workers make their voices heard. We have prepared a letter for you to send to Doug McCarron, the General President of the International Carpenters Union and Joiners of America (UBCJA) and Jason Rowe, Canadian Director of the UBCJA. Fill out the short form below and help send the message that we as workers will not stand for the degradation of our industry.
National Construction Council
The National Construction Council (NCC) was developed by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. It was set up as a coordinating council for the local unions in the region to direct them. The National Construction Council (NCC) was developed by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. It was set up as a coordinating council for the local unions in the region to direct them and to get them to take common action. The focus of NCC seems to be to find a way to allow them wall-to-wall certifications or bargaining relationships.
Local 1999 was granted a charter by the International Brotherhood of Carpenters in 2021. They have no jurisdictional boundaries Local 1999 does not really have members, the Local Unions do and the NCC forces the Locals to supply people to the jobs on which they have made deals. Their “deals” use the tested, tried and true pattern pioneered by the Christian Labour Association (CLAC). The Officers of Local 1999 are not elected they are appointed by the Canadian Director of the UBCJA; Jason Rowe. There is no union democracy in Local 1999.