Union hypocrisy? Labor group pickets fellow unionís construction project
Work on the United Food and Commercial Workers Union credit union is being performed by non-union labor because union labor is cost prohibitive and other unions are pissed about it.A Pennsylvania construction local has found an unlikely target for its latest picket -- a credit union run by a fellow labor organization.
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) was carrying signs and chanting slogans in front of the future site of the United Food and Commercial Workers federal credit union in downtown Pittston.
IUPAT union representative Bob Griffiths said he never expected a fellow union to bypass organized labor to save a buck.