Members of the building trades pledged Monday to support our union as we face the most difficult contract talks since our founding 75 years ago.
Guild President Tim O’Brien was invited to speak to a weekly meeting of leaders of 15 different building trades. Everyone from the carpenters to the boilermakers were there.
The packed room at the Albany Labor Temple was disturbed to hear about the Company’s threat to cancel our contract April 9. They vowed to do all they could to support us.
“Do you want us to boycott the newspaper?” one leader asked.
O’Brien explained that was not allowed under the contract, but that could change April 9.
A leader of the carpenters union asked: “Do you want to borrow our rat?”
We hope the Company will wise up and drop its threat. But if not, yes, we would like to borrow that rat.