The Lone Sun Blog
The latest updates on the assault from the Carpenters Local 1319

Mar
08

Please go to our “In the Press” page for a complete list of articles.

Dateline 2010 Mar 08

Blasting the BanneringBlasting the Bannering – Divisive Union Campaign Irks Community

Please visit Albuquerque Journal (Business Outlook)

Dateline 2010 Mar 08

Picketing Campaign ExpandsPicketing Campaign Expands

Please visit Albuquerque Journal (Business Outlook)

Dateline 2010 Mar 08

Pickets Kill Hotel Andaluz Campaign Visit for BidenPickets Kill Hotel Andaluz Campaign Visit for Biden

Please visit Albuquerque Journal (Business Outlook)

Dateline 2010 Feb 15

Union Campaign DecriedLetters to Outlook – Picketing Tactic Deplored

Please visit Albuquerque Journal (Business Outlook)

Real Estate Review Karnas Tackles Carpenters Union
Mar
08

Please read Bret Jacobson‘s article “Shame On You, Big Labor“, which is featured on BigGovernment.com.

“There are serious protests going on in Albuquerque by a local Carpenters union. But one company is fighting back…”

Feb
15

Below is a response to Rick Thaler’s letter to Albuquerque Journal’s Business Outlook of Feb 15, 2010.  The original article can be found on our “In the Press” page or click here.  You may also click the letter below for a larger view.

Response to Letters to Outlook

Response to Union Campaign Decried

Feb
12

Take a look at this KOB 4 news broadcast segment (click the image for the video).

Who is behind Albuquerque protests?

Get Answers: Who is behind Albuquerque protests?

You’ve probably seen them around town holding banners, claiming there’s a labor dispute. Some of you have asked us about the “Shame On You” protestors. “who” or “what” are they protesting? And “why” are they doing it so much? Jeremy Jojola hit the picket lines to get answers — and found despite their public demonstrations — these protestors don’t seem to like media attention. [Courtesy of KOB.com]

Feb
11

Response to McCarron’s Resolution 70 Statement

United Brotherhood of Screwed Carpenters, a statement of a rank and file UBC member in response to Douglas McCarron’s delusional response to AFL-CIO Resolution 70 (click here)
By Richard D Dorrough
After Sep. 17, 2009

Welcome to the Business-Friendly Carpenter’s Union

Douglas McCarron’s Brand of Cutthroat Unionism (click here)
By David Correia
Sep. 11-13, 2009
Feb
09

Friends, relatives, co-workers,

If you don’t know who I am, my name is Harley Karnas, just a college student making a living at a pizza place. My fathers name is Chet Karnas and he is the President of a company called Lone Sun Builders. Currently the Carpenters Union Local 1319 is protesting at multiple job sites that my fathers company has worked on. However the protests are based on lies. They have shown unethical behaviors (such as telling our film crew to go F*** their mother), in some cases have done illegal acts (trespassing and stealing), and most importantly told out right lies. Not to mention the shame they have brought to the community. Please consider the following:

Lone Sun has an unsurpassed benefits package that pays for 92% of their employee’s health and dental benefits, a life insurance plan, 401K, pension, training, and competitive wages. Yet, this renegade union claims companies like Lone Sun do not provide benefits, which is an outright lie.

In all, I am asking for support. My father has been actively fighting this for months, and it’s only gotten worse. He has not just sat around and let someone bring shame to his business. In fact he has gone out to the sites, and personally addressed the issue. I’ve been saying he needs help, however now I say WE need help. I have now become involved, because it simply cannot go on. It’s slanderous, and unethical. The union is going against everything they stand for!

If you’re in or around Albuquerque tell these people how you feel, tell them to go home, to find the truth, to find who the real rat is! (Local 1319)
A few locations these individuals can be found:

Tamarind Institute on Stanford and Central,
La-Z-Boy on San Mateo
Al Unser Museum on Montano
New Dion’s on Fourth
Heart Hospital

If you’re not from Albuquerque, you can still help show your support, call the union bosses demanding an explanation, ask for the PROOF they have! Write on the blog. Forward this to your friends, get the word out. Help us prove that our community does NOT support this.

Harley Karnas

Feb
08

As you are driving on Paseo near Jefferson, please look over at my building on the north side, just east of General Mills. We recently hung a banner there that says “Shame on Carpenters Union 1319. OGB and the Construction Community Support Lone Sun Builders…Stop the Lies”

I have repeatedly tried to contact you by phone to get a clear idea of what you are trying to accomplish with your picketing campaign and have gotten no response. As far as I’m concerned you are welcome to try and organize the work force in Albuquerque. If you can offer something better than the status quo you will have success. But your phony picketing campaign and slanderous leaflets are only doing damage to good Albuquerque businesses and to the reputation of your own union. It is interesting that you are only attacking and slandering smaller subcontracting companies on these projects, rather than the general contractors who have bigger operations and are much more able to defend themselves.

I repeat my challenge to you to speak honestly to me, to the contractors and subcontractors of Albuquerque and to the press about what you are trying to accomplish, and I ask you to stop the phony picketing, the slander and the lies.

Rick Thaler
President
OGB Architectural Millwork

Feb
03

Local contractor speaks out against the rogue carpenter’s union who has wrongfully targeted businesses and is destroying a community.  Lone Sun has an unsurpassed benefits package that pays for 92% of their employees health and dental benefits, a life insurance plan, 401K, pension, training, and competitive wages.  Yet, this renegade union claims companies like Lone Sun do not provide benefits, which is an outright lie.  These sort of organizing tactics of deceit and lies is slanderous and unethical and the community does not support it. **BE SURE TO WATCH PART 2 OF THE SEGMENT BELOW**

Feb
02

OGB and the construction community show their support as seen in these images below:

Banner at OGB Close-up

Close-up of Shame On Carpenters Union 1319 Banner at OGB

Shame On Carpenters Union 1319 Banner at OGB

Jan
09

This is a copy of a letter sent to New Mexico’s Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish.

Click this link:  Letter to Diane Denish