Union Strong

This is Carpenters Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, built in 1770 by the Carpenters’ Company of Philadelphia, this country’s oldest trade union.

Union carpenters offered the use of this building to the members of the First Continental Congress, which started meeting there in September 1774.

That same Carpenters Union had earlier organized the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773.

Now about the only time you’ll see a union carpenter up in arms is if someone threatens to end Davis-Bacon.

Sigh.

Posted by Dave (That’s me standing at the front door.)

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