Project Labour Agreement in BC

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Project Labour Agreement in BC

Has anyone seen the list of 19 unions that are in the agreement?

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4749023

 

NorthReport

There are 14 affiliates in the BC Building Trades and a few others but the rat union, which has been banned from at least one other province, obviously will not be participating.

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I found the list in the text of the agreement: (A Community Benefits Agreement between BC Infrastructure Benefits Inc. and Allied Infrastructure and Related Construction Council of British Columbia). As an Ontarian, I find it interesting that there is no Unifor or Steelworkers on the list. Also, that CMAW is the only non-CLC affiliate. CMAW is affiliated to CCU.

1. British Columbia Regional Council of Carpenters
2. Construction Maintenance and Allied Workers Council
3. International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers Local
Union 97
4. International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators & Asbestos Workers local Union 118
5. International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Local Union
280, Local Union 276
6. International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Shipbuilders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and
Helpers Lodge 359
7. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 213, Local Union 993, Local
Union 1003, Local 230
8. International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Union 213
9. International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local Union No. 2
10. International Union of Operating Engineers Local Union 115
11. International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council 38 Painters 138, Glaziers 1527,
Drywall Finishers 2009
12. Labourers International Union of North America Construction and Specialized Workers Union
Local 1611
13. Move Up – A Movement of United Professionals Local 378
14. Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association of the United States and
Canada Local Union 919
15. United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing & Pipefitting Industry of
the United States and Canada Local Union 170, Local Union 516, Local 324
16. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Floorlayers Local Union 1541
17. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Millwrights, Machine Erectors &
Maintenance 2736
18. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Piledrivers Local Union 2404
19. UNITE‐HERE Local 40

NorthReport

 All Organized Labour in Canada should belong to, or at least affiliated with one national body. There is one main reason why so many of our unions in Canada are International (read: USA Head Office and Decision-Making Location). The moment any international union got wind of their Canadian section wanting to leave the Canadian local (s) would immediately be put under trusteeship and the Business Manager and the entire Executive Board would be fired on the spot, and EBoard members of course will always look after themselves first brfore the rank and file. For confirmation of this look at all these tiny unions that should have merged many moons ago but didn’t, and won’t, because it would mean the EBoard members losing their personal power and positions.

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lombardimax@hotmail.com wrote:

I found the list in the text of the agreement: (A Community Benefits Agreement between BC Infrastructure Benefits Inc. and Allied Infrastructure and Related Construction Council of British Columbia). As an Ontarian, I find it interesting that there is no Unifor or Steelworkers on the list. Also, that CMAW is the only non-CLC affiliate. CMAW is affiliated to CCU.

1. British Columbia Regional Council of Carpenters
2. Construction Maintenance and Allied Workers Council
3. International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers Local
Union 97
4. International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators & Asbestos Workers local Union 118
5. International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Local Union
280, Local Union 276
6. International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Shipbuilders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and
Helpers Lodge 359
7. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 213, Local Union 993, Local
Union 1003, Local 230
8. International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Union 213
9. International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local Union No. 2
10. International Union of Operating Engineers Local Union 115
11. International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council 38 Painters 138, Glaziers 1527,
Drywall Finishers 2009
12. Labourers International Union of North America Construction and Specialized Workers Union
Local 1611
13. Move Up – A Movement of United Professionals Local 378
14. Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association of the United States and
Canada Local Union 919
15. United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing & Pipefitting Industry of
the United States and Canada Local Union 170, Local Union 516, Local 324
16. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Floorlayers Local Union 1541
17. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Millwrights, Machine Erectors &
Maintenance 2736
18. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Piledrivers Local Union 2404
19. UNITE‐HERE Local 40

That is pretty much the traditional list for the building trades in BC. Unifor and the Steelworkers have no affliates in the construction industry in this province so why do you find it strange they are not on a list of construction unions?