This site speaks to the dispute between Mike and Doug McCarron of the Carpenters Union
It has been alleged that Mike McCarron abused the vacation pay policy.  This is patently false.  In fact the highest vacation pay out in the history of the Southwest Regional Council was in 1995 for approximately $50,000.00.  Guess who received this pay out ... that's right, Doug McCarron did. 
 India Griffin speaks to members at Local 409 and is shut down by President Mark Johnson
Yesterday, the federal district court judge denied my request for an TRO.  

The denial was issued without decision and not based on the merits of the case.  This was an expected result.  Under federal law trusteeships are presumed valid, even when they are not and are very hard to attack.  Nonetheless, I felt I had to take a shot and to get my side of the story out through court declarations.  Over 14,000 people have seen my declarations.  This is just one battle in a war that is far from over.   

I thank you for your support and well wishes.  

Sincerely, Mike McCarron
Please read the TRO Application and more importantly the Supporting Declarations by Mike McCarron, Michael Olds, Lindsey Maldoon and Kathy McCarron, which explain the situation in its entirety.      

Mccarron Press Release 10.7.2013
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In 2011 the International gave Odom Construction located in Knoxville, TN and Standard Drywall located in Corona, CA a total of $385,000 in the form of market recovery grants. This is not a loan. This is free money compliments of the membership.
Attention Members and Supporters: Don't miss this exchange between Mike and Doug on the floor of Local 1506 on 9.20.2013.
I was just informed that I was found guilty on all charges by the UBC Kangaroo Court.

At trial, I introduced 630 pages of documents and had nine witnesses testify on my behalf.  In spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary of the charges, Frank Spencer, Jim Smith and Dave Tharpe did what they were told by my loving brother, dictator Doug.  Shame on all of you!  Shame also on Mike Draper, Justin (the minister) Weidner, and Doug’s director of real estate, Randy Sowell.

I would also like to thank the behind the scenes henchmen for the three documented instances of witness tampering and intimidation, as well as the introduction of falsified documents.