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1/9/2008SF LaborTV UBC 22 Members Fight Against Discrimination & the Firing of Jim Salinas
by Labor Video Project
Friday Jan 2nd, 2009 10:04 PM
United Brotherhood of Carpenters UBC San Francisco Local 22 rank and file members are protesting discrimination and the lack of enforcement of residency hiring agreements. Also interviewed is fired San Francisco UBC business agent Jim Salinas. Rank and file carpenters are charging that Bobby Alvarado the head of the Northern California District Council of Carpenters is hiring business agents who have never worked as carpenters and also these business agents are not enforcing the contracts and allowing discrimination.
1/9/2008 SF Labor TV On UBC 22 Members Fight Against Discrimination and the Firing of UBC business agent Jim Salinas

Labor On The Job
Friday January 9, 2009 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM PST
San Francisco Comcast Channel 29
Streamed on the web at
Channel 1

Labor On The Job

Join Labor On The Job as we cover the angry battle against discrimination and the cover-up of discrimination by Bobby Alvarado against Women, Black and other UBC Local 22 carpenters from San Francisco. Local 22 carpenters charge that they are not getting jobs that have been guaranteed for residents under residential hiring programs and instead some are being told to go to Stockton to work. At the same time under the control of Northern California District Council of Carpenters head Bobby Alverado, new business agents have been assigned in San Francisco who have never been carpenters to positions as business agents in San Francisco. The program also interviews fired San Francisco business agent Jim Salinas who was discharged allegedly for supporting Mark Sanchez for supervisor in San Francisco. Salinas explains what happened and why he is fighting for justice in the 40,000 member district council.
These issues have heightened as a result of the growing mass unemployment in the construction industry and the growing affect on working carpenters.
Joining the show are
Jim Salinas, Fired Business Agent UBC Local 22 and member
Louise Williams, member UBC Local 22
Miguel Gomez, member UBC Local 22
Paula Diseth, member UBC Local 22
Lloyd Thibeaux, member UBC Local 22
Also the show will include a picket of San Francisco UBC Local 22 offices by rank and file members on December 18, 2008
UBC Local 22 SF Carpenters Picket Union Hall To Protest Discrimination
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"Labor On The Job" is programmed the very 2nd and 4th Friday at 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM of the month on San Francisco Cable Comcast Channel 29. "Labor On The Job" is also the longest running labor cable show in the United States for more than 25 years. It is produced and programmed by the Labor Video Project in San Francisco. Labor On The Job is also programmed on Philadelphia Drexel TV 54 every Wednesday 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM and St. Louis cable systems on on cable ch. 22 in the "City" of St. Louis Fridays at 9:00 PM The Labor Video Project also produces labor documentaries and is part of the Union Producers and Programmers Network (UPPNET)
You can watch Labor Video Productions on Google Video by searching Labor Video Project & and searching Laborvideo

Labor Video Project
P.O.Box 720027
San Francisco,CA 94172
Phone (415)282-1908
lvpsf [at]

§UBC Local 22 Carpenters At SF Labor Council
by Labor Video Project Friday Jan 2nd, 2009 10:04 PM
UBC Local 22 rank and file carpenters went to the San Francisco Labor Council to report on the unfair firing of long term business agent Jim Salinas
§UBC N. CA Head Bobby Alvarado
by Labor Video Project Friday Jan 2nd, 2009 10:04 PM
San Francisco rank and file carpenters are angry that Bobby Alvarado who is the head of the Northern California District Council of Carpenters is not enforcing the contract and allowing discrimination against Women, Black and other carpenters. They also charge that his appointed business agents are also refusing to enforce residency hiring requirements and telling some carpenters to go to Stockton to work.

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