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Carpenters union pickets Union over college’s choice of contractor

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A short-lived picket at Union College on Wednesday was in response to a hiring dispute between the school and the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters. According to union representative Kevin Smith, the college’s choice to preform the renovation of its Wicker Wellness Center — Wainschaf Associates Inc. — is known to pay less than the area standard of wages. So the council decided to place its sign and protest outside the gates of the college ...

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