John Reimann is a retired carpenter and the former recording secretary of Carpenters Union Local 713 (Hayward, CA). He always opposed the pro-employer policies of the union leadership and was expelled from the union for that and for his role in the 1999 SF Bay Area wildcat strike of some 2,000 carpenters. He has visited the workers movement throughout the United States, from the West Virginia teachers' strike to the movement in Ferguson after Michael Brown was killed and internationally in Pakistan, Venezuela and in Egypt during the Arab Spring. He maintains a blog site at