Mike McCarron of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Files Suit Attacking the Improper Trusteeship Imposed on the Council by his brother and General President Doug McCarron.
On Friday, October 4, 2013, Mike McCarron
and two other members of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
(SWRCC) filed suit, in Federal Court in the Central District of California [Case no.
Today, Mike McCarron
and the two other members filed an ex parte application for a Temporary Restraining Order and a Preliminary Injunction dissolving the trusteeship and staying any further trusteeship proceeding.
Mike McCarron is the elected Executive Secretary-Treasurer (EST) of the SWRCC.
Doug McCarron is abusing his position as General President to gain leverage over Mike
and push him out of the union.
On July 22, 2013, Doug caused the UBC
to impose an improper emergency trusteeship on the SWRCC
, effectively removing Mike
from his elected position.
The court documents further allege the dispute between Doug and Mike
erupted in December 2011, over a $66,000.00 raise to Doug's girlfriend.
Relations were further strained when Mike
found out that Doug was collecting his Southern California Carpenter pension in spite of UBC summary pension plan rules to the contrary.
Many throughout the Brotherhood considered Mike to be the top contender for General President, and the only person who could overthrow Doug's reign as General President.