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Carpenters union targets customers of DWA

If you've exhibited in or attended one of our shows, you probably know that the carpenters union has been holding protest signs against DWA, our contracted decorator for Farwest Show and the Yard, Garden and Patio Show (YGP). The union has been trying for years to get into DWA, whose employees have opted not to join because they pay employees fair wages and provide good benefits (click here for details). The union has now upped its bullying tactics and hired temporary employees to hold banners outside the OAN office in Wilsonville and the headquarters and one retail location of YGP Show sponsor Dennis' 7 Dees. This is an attempt to strong-arm customers of DWA, who have nothing to do with the issue, thinking that bullying customers will influence DWA employees to join the union ("Bannering" is one of several tactics used by construction labor unions. Visit for more information.)

The OAN will continue to use DWA as the official show decorator for Farwest and the Yard, Garden & Patio Show. They provide excellent service and have been praised by many exhibitors over the years for their professionalism and ease with which to work. We're also proud to report that Dennis' 7 Dees will continue its strong support of the Yard Garden and Patio Show, which gives the community a terrific way to kickoff the spring gardening season. If you have any questions about the banner-holders, please contact Patti Beyer of DWA Trade Show & Exposition Services, at 503-228-6800.

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