I don't know if any of you still check in here from time to time. Hopefully you do, and Brothers, I have some news. I am currently working on the Naperville Marriott project.
My understanding is that, the Glaziers (Local 27) will start picketing the job tomorrow. I heard an "On The Job" rumor today, that if there's a picket, some of the painters will cross.
That's right! Local 147 members are prepared to cross the picket. This is a cowardly, and gutless deed performed by men who I see as SWAC's. They only care about themselves, and don't give a shit about anyones' families, but their own.
They should immediately be brought up on charges, and have their cards revoked. Unfortunately, I am not part of any governing body that gets to decide the fate of the local 147 membership.
However, I do have a resolve and have made a few calls stating such. If their is a picket tomorrow, and the painters cross. Fuck 'em........Their contract is up in '12. As I told the B.A. I spoke too. "If your members cross, I will never respect a Local 147 picket again. EVER!"
I will update tomorrow. Stay strong brothers and sisters.
Remember, think with your minds, not your pocketbooks...............................