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Union-Made St. Patrick's Day Shopping List - Thursday, March 06, 2014
We’re all Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and we can celebrate Ireland’s patron saint who drove the snakes off the Emerald Isle (some say on to planes, but that’s another story) with union libations and hearty fare. You can propose a St. Patrick’s Day toast with these fine whiskies—including some tasty single barrels—from the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) represented distilleries.

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UAW files appeal on VW Chattanooga plant election - Friday, February 21, 2014
If you haven’t heard, some GREAT news broke this afternoon. UAW has filed an appeal to last week’s election, citing interference by politicians, among some other things. This is an article from the Chattanooga Times Free Press with some basic information about what’s happened so far. This is FAR from over!

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Volkswagon Vote - Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins election.

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Red Wing Shoe Recall - Monday, January 13, 2014
Red Wing Shoes Recalls Steel Toe Work Boots Due to Impact Hazard

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Contract and P&I Agreements - Monday, November 18, 2013
Download copies of the Production and Maintenance CBA and P&I agreements.

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Local 1055 7 Day Event Calendar

Annual Labor Day Picnic -Monday, September 01, 2014
Our Local's Annual Labor Day Picnic will be Sept 1,2013 at our local Union Hall.

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Free Tax Assistance

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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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When Workers Come Together, We Win: Working Families Victory Roundup -

Working people scored major victories over the past several months, organizing new workplaces and winning fights to raise wages.

Check out some highlights of recent working families victories after the jump. 

Economic News Roundup -

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) and the Center for American Progress (CAP) have released important research about the economy in the past few weeks. Here's a look at some of their key findings (after the jump).

13 Things You Need to Know About Social Security Disability as Republicans Try to Dismantle It -

Earlier today, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) spoke at a Center for American Progress event about Republican attempts to use Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) as a way to cut and undercut the whole Social Security system. Rather than sticking with the conventional wisdom that Republicans, the media and even some Democrats cling to, Brown argues that what we should be doing now is not just protecting Social Security and SSDI, we should be expanding the programs.

Building Trades Surpass $50 Million Raised for Diabetes Research -

In 2014, North America's Building Trades Unions will raise some $1.3 million for diabetes research, bringing their total to more than $50 million since they became involved in the effort in 1986. The money goes to the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami, which recently announced the development of the "BioHub," which mimics the pancreas, producing insulin for patients with diabetes who can't produce the necessary levels of insulin for themselves.

Low-Wage Villains of the Week: USPS and Staples -

In our new regular feature, we'll be taking a look at the villains who are doing their best to prevent the United States from raising wages for all or some Americans. In this series, we're going to look past the usual suspects—for example, while it is true that too often elected officials get in the way of a fair economy, we want to dig deeper.

States that Have Raised the Minimum Wage this Year Have Faster Job Growth -

In the 13 states that saw their minimum wage rise on Jan. 1, 2014, job growth has been higher so far this year than in states where the minimum wage stayed the same. Extreme pro-business interests often argue that raising the minimum wage will lead to job losses, but once again, the evidence suggests otherwise.  The Center for Economic and Policy Research looked closely at the data and found states that raised their minimum wage increase have seen an average increase in employment of 0.99%, while the static states saw an increase of only 0.68%.

That's Not Funny: Winners and Losers of the Week -

In our regular weekly feature, we'll be taking a look at the winners and losers of the week in the struggle for the rights of working families. The winners will be the persons or organizations that go above and beyond to expand or protect the rights of working families, while the losers will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights.

Your Favorite Made-in-America Products? Here's What You Said -

On July 4, we asked our mobile supporters what their favorite made-in-America products are. We saw some of the usual suspects, including beer and work boots, but check out some highlights below. 

Want union-made lists sent to your phone? Text MADE to 235246. 

Archie Bunker’s Brilliant (?) Summary of What Equal Pay Would Do to America -

Remember when conversations like this happened in every household? Even worse, 10 or 20 years before this, it was just automatically assumed that the wage disparity was fine and dandy. How far we've come...and how far we have yet to go!

Remember, full-time women workers still make only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men.

Sacramento Unions Keep It Rolling in Toilet Paper Drive -

Once again, unions from the Sacramento Central Labor Council joined forces with the United Way California Capital Region in the community group’s annual toilet paper drive that collected more than 161,000 rolls this year.


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