Representing more than 500,000 members, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) General President Douglas J. McCarron and Political and Legislative Director Tom Flynn met with Pres. Donald Trump and other labor leaders on Mon., Jan. 23, to advocate for members and discuss core UBC issues.
As described in a UBC press release distributed today, during the meeting Trump told union leaders that he is renegotiating trade deals to get Americans back to work. The meeting with General President McCarron and other union leaders follows Pres. Trump signing a memorandum to end U.S. involvement in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which the UBC has long opposed. The meeting also follows a gathering at the White House of executives of large companies to discuss strategies on how to revitalize the U.S. economy.
“The UBC represents middle-class American workers and today we were collectively represented in the White House,” stated General President McCarron. “Our meeting with President Trump focused on the UBC’s continuing efforts to support and protect the working class and their families.”
Building on 135 years of history, the UBC supports an infrastructure plan with prevailing wages.
“Our union of more than a half million men and women stands ready to put their skilled hands to work at the task of rebuilding our nation and middle-class families,” said UBC Political and Legislative Director Tom Flynn.
The New York Times reported on the meeting in the story Union Leaders Meet With Trump, Construction on Their Minds.