The borough council is certainly outsenting repellent, but visibly concerned about the criticism of the classification. About 600 workers held a rally last week outside the district council office to protest the vote on the new contract and after Schreiner rally activists convened a planning meeting for high-ranking carpenters on July 28. The latter fact is at the heart of the problem. Union officials who do not work as carpenters do not see themselves as workers, but as “unions”. To avoid further incisions in the future and not to undo the damage caused by this new contract, carpenters working on the tools must reject this idea. New York carpenters face a disastrous two-class contract full of incisions for new workers. Carpenters must defend themselves against the union leaders who planted their throats on the ground. The new concession contract was put to a vote almost immediately after the rank and file carpenters lost all their seats at the delegates` meeting. The provisional agreement was infiltrated on 4 July, but was never officially made available to membership. The carpenters had no voice on their contract. Instead, it was approved six days after the leak by the Delegates Committee, which currently has few MPs as voting members. In its recent attempt to compete with the growing influx of union workers, the New York cabinetmakers` union on Wednesday approved a controversial agreement with interior construction contractors.
Two-tier systems create unions to negotiate against themselves in future negotiations. Of course, lower-level workers want the bargaining team to negotiate the same salary and benefits for them as for their colleagues who do the same work. That is why union negotiators have to spend a lot of energy to bring pay closer to the lower level of the original stage. So why did the New York City District Council of Carpenters, which represents more than twenty thousand carpenters in nine local unions in New York, vote in favor of a new two-class agreement with bosses, full of discounts for union carpenters? Three years ago, at Local 157, the largest of the nine district council members representing more than 8,600 carpenters, a number of 38 delegates were elected. Over these three years, the Caucus of Rank and File Delegates has been able to fend off large cuts, concessions and animals. The 100-seat District Council Delegates` Assembly, representing workers from nine carpenters` unions, is the supreme decision-making body for contracts and other high-level matters. Delegates operate for three years; Unlike most trade unions, high-level members and trade unionists can participate in delegate elections and be elected as delegates. In recent years, the assembly has been dominated by delegates who work either as employees of the borough council, or by superseeds and foremen (front-line leaders) and not by delegates who work as carpenters.
During the union`s negotiations with the employer, the Association of Wall-Ceiling – Carpentry Industries of New York, the employees had no say and received very little information about how the negotiations took place, according to several carpenters. Incoming and current carpenters of all races and genders face the same incisions. But the willingness of district officials to accept lower wages and benefits for new workers during a historic construction boom has expressed skepticism about the extent of solidarity for these officials. The proposed agreement shows that the contract is part of the effort to “fight the effects of non-union construction in indoor carpentry and in the effort to regain this market for the benefit of the trade union union”. Carpenters and other unions have worked with developers and contractors to find a middle ground in the face of non-market construction growth in the