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Striking oil workers, Shell to resume talks on Wed - Wednesday, March 04, 2015
The United Steelworkers union, representing 30,000 oil workers in contract talks, will resume negotiations next week with Royal Dutch Shell Plc, prolonging the biggest refinery strike in 35 years.

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Now is the Time to Speak Out - Friday, February 13, 2015
Fast Track is a set of rules that speeds massive trade deals through Congress without changes. No deal – no matter how bad – has ever been stopped under Fast Track rules. Make sure you’re informed and that each and every Steelworker knows just how bad Fast Track could be. Please share this InfoAlert in your workplace, talk to your members and speak out!

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Spreading Oil Worker Strike Biggest in U.S. in 35 Years - Tuesday, February 10, 2015
More than 5,400 workers at 11 oil refineries from the West Coast to the Midwest have walked off the job to protest what they say are unfair labor practices and dangerous working conditions.

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Oil workers begin largest strike since 1980 - Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Some 3,800 union oil workers began Feb. 1 their largest strike since 1980. The United Steelworkers Union called for its refinery workers to stage their walkout after negotiations with Shell Oil Co. broke down less than two weeks after they began.

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U.S. ruling on Chinese tire imports goes into effect - Friday, January 30, 2015
Good read. As you read this remember the USW filed this trade case and fought for our brothers and sisters in the tire industry. Along with your help thru the Rapid Response Action Call we were successful. Thanks for all you do.

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Dear Sisters and Brothers, On September the 1st , I'am going to Retire

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Good Friday / Easter Holiday

Why does the 8-hr. shifts celebrate Good Friday as a Holiday and 12-hr. shifts celebrate Easter as a Hoilday? Traditionally,the 8-hr. shifts observed Good Friday as a Hoilday because they were off on Sunday ...then in July 1992 we went to 12-hr. shifts and some members decided they perferd Easter off instead of Good Friday. This action would interfere with the Annual Good Friday Fishing Tournament which was a "huge tradtion" with many members.

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Hello Sisters and Brothers, Hope everyone has made it with out damage from the storms. I'm doing good with my L-Knee this will be 6weeks Wed. and I see the Dr. , hope to be back at Union Hall soon. Brother Lou

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Out Of Office

My Doctor is back and ready to do my left knee re-placement sch. for Wed March the 9th . I will have my lap top at home and stay in contact with everyone at the Union Hall. Lou

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Union-Made in America Halloween Candy Shopping List -

If you want your Halloween to be all treats and no tricks, make sure all your candy is union-made in America. The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor's resource site, Labor 411, has a list of union-made candies, as does Union Plus. Here are some highlights, featuring sweets made by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).

Katie McGinty Is the Best Choice for Pennsylvania's Working Families -

Pat Toomey’s biggest problem is his voting record in the U.S. Senate. On issue after issue, he has carried water for Wall Street and voted against working people. But Katie McGinty is committed to protecting jobs, wages and a good retirement for Pennsylvanians.

The Working People Weekly List -

Every week, we bring you a roundup of the top news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here’s this week’s Working People Weekly List.

A Billionaire’s Guide to Increasing Profits Through Our Broken Immigration System -

"[Temporary work visas are] something that I frankly use and I shouldn't be allowed to use it. We shouldn't have it. Very, very bad for workers." —Donald Trump

Racial and Social Justice: The Intersection Between Professional Athletes and the Labor Movement -

This is a historic moment at the intersection of sports and politics. While the anthem protests of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick against police violence are the most visible manifestation of this, we are witnessing an unprecedented number of athletes—from the pros to the NCAAs to high school and even to middle school teams—using their hyper-exalted platform and community standing to try and say something about the issues of racial and social justice. This new generation of “jocks for justice” has been inspired to act by struggles in the streets like the #BlackLivesMatter movement, as well as the ability of athletes to leverage social media in order to go around traditional sports media filters to speak directly to fans. They also are inspired by impatience and the guiding principle that justice delayed is justice denied.

How Donald Trump's Agenda Hurts Real People: The Case of the Nabisco Workers Who Used to Make Oreos -

In this new video, we hear the stories of Ladonna and Michael, two Nabisco workers who made Oreos in Chicago. They are hardworking people who put their heart and soul into making products that provide joy for many Americans. When Mondelēz International, Nabisco's parent company, announced that 600 jobs would be leaving the country, the ensuing stress made Ladonna lose her hair. Literally.

Gubernatorial Candidate Roy Cooper Will Stand with North Carolina's Working Families -

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has "signed enough bad legislation to fill a library, and his administration has enacted one misguided policy after another," according to The Charlotte Observer, and working people agree. 

U.N. Special Report: U.S. Workers Restricted in Exercising Basic Union Rights -

A new report finds that the United States fails to uphold the most basic rights of workers, particularly in the South, where some states "support or collude with employers to infringe upon workers’ rights to peaceful assembly and association." The report cited examples such as Tennessee officials’ opposition to unionization at a Volkswagen plant and the "government of Mississippi [which] touts the lack of unionization as a great benefit when courting potential employers."

Working Families Respond to the (Thankfully) Last Debate -

In the (thankfully) last debate, Donald Trump was his typical dishonest, disrespectful self, while Hillary Clinton made it clear she was on the side of working people. She's with us, so we're with her.

Working Families in Action -

When they aren't on the job, working people put their time and effort into helping our community and working for the issues and political leaders who fight for us. Here are some recent examples of working people in action.


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