Carpenters 57 undercuts area standards!

The Saint Louis Carpenters District Council has chartered an electrical union that pays less than the area standards established for electric work in the Saint Louis region. The Carpenters new union (dubbed "57") allows the General Contractors to promote 100% union construction whilst paying below the area standards. Many customers believe that informational pickets are established based on union affiliation - this common misconception is false. Anyone paying less than the area wage rates established for a region can be picketed REGARDLESS of whether they are union or non-union. According to the National Labor Relations Board, projects that use the Carpenters Local 57 can still be picketed even though they claim a 100% union project!

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