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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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Retirement


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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Recovery


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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AFL-CIO Now Blog

 

Union Summer Hits the Doors After Learning Lessons in Solidarity and the Spirit of the South -

Union Summer, the cadre of young activists that is training to be the future leaders and union organizers of the labor movement, are hitting the doors hard. After a couple of weeks on the ground, Summeristas have visited 300 workers one-on-one and engaged 100 of them to commit to forming a union.


Made in America Week: Personal and Beauty Products -

It's Made in America week, and we'll be spotlighting a different product area every day so that working families can show their solidarity for their sisters and brothers. Today, we take a look at personal and beauty products.


$1.3 Trillion. 42 Million People -

With the problem this big, it’s no wonder so many people are talking about student debt.


Trade or Human Rights? Integrity of State Department Trafficking Report Still an Open Question -

The State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons report is a powerful tool to hold governments accountable for their failures to prevent human trafficking. The report ranks governments worldwide into one of three tiers based on their efforts to combat and prevent trafficking and forced labor, with the lowest ranking of tier three carrying economic sanctions. The release of the 2016 report has been met with mixed reviews from labor and anti-trafficking groups.


The Grifters -

This sentence from Hillary Clinton’s Columbus, Ohio, speech should be tacked on bulletin boards in every union hall: "Interestingly, Trump’s own products are made in a lot of countries that aren’t named America: Trump ties are made in China, Trump suits in Mexico, Trump furniture in Turkey, Trump picture frames in India and Trump barware in Slovenia."


Made in America: Pet Treats and Products -

It's Made in America week, and we'll be spotlighting a different product area every day so that working families can show their solidarity for their sisters and brothers. Today, we take a look at pet treats and other pet products.


Trumka On Trump On Trade -

In a new video, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka calls out Donald Trump for his complete hypocrisy on trade. While Trump makes grand promises on trade, his history tells us a different story.


Made In America Week: Take a Made-in-America Vacation -

It's Made in America week, and we'll be spotlighting a different product area every day so that working families can show their solidarity for their sisters and brothers. Today, we take a look at vacations.


Made in America Week: Beer and Wine -

It's Made in America week, and we'll be spotlighting a different product area every day so that working families can show their solidarity for their sisters and brothers. Today, we take a look at beer and wine.


How Much Is College Going to Cost This Year? -

It’s that time of year. Families are preparing to send students off to college for the 2016-2017 school year, shopping for union-made school supplies and doing the really fun things, like filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.


 






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