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Ousted carpenters chief decries ‘hostile takeover’ of St. Louis union | Politics
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Ousted carpenters chief decries ‘hostile takeover’ of St. Louis union | Politics

ST. LOUIS — The former head of the St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council says the national union’s decision to put its Chicago office in charge of St. Louis was “nothing more than a political coup d’etat,” that “illegally” gave it control of “tens of billions” in assets held by the union’s pension and benefit funds.Al Bond’s answer, filed last week in a federal lawsuit brought against him by the Chicago office of the Carpenters’ union, is his first public defense since officials with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters suddenly ousted him, dissolved the St. Louis council and put its operations under Chicago’s control.In his answer, Bond alleges that “six or so” people in the St. Louis office complained to national union officials in the hopes of ousting Bond a...