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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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Happy Thanksgiving from America's Unions -

America's working families want to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving! Tell us what you are thankful for this year....

Stay Union, Stay Strong: N.J. State AFL-CIO Calls for Solidarity in Face of Friedrich’s U.S. Supreme Court Case -

Strong unions empower working people to fight for justice, fairness, dignity and respect. No matter the challenges that we face, your solidarity will ensure a strong and enduring labor movement for generations to come.

Fed Up: Stop Breaking Up Families to Undermine Worker Organizing -

In 2014, President Barack Obama said that U.S. immigration enforcement policies should focus on actual threats to our security and not interfere with workers' rights. Yet some employers have used immigration law as a way to bust union organizing and collective bargaining efforts. UNITE HERE represents workers at the Ruprecht Co., based in Mundelein, Ill. Watch the video to see what's been happening to working people at the company.

'Lunch Ladies Rock': 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 or working people who have fought for or won a significant victory. The losers will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights or the working people who have lost a right or a battle for expanding or keeping their rights. 

Gebre: 'I Don't Think We Can Afford as a Country to Say No to These People' -

AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre spoke with The Huffington Post last week about the Syrian refugee crisis and what it was like when he was a refugee himself, fleeing his home in Ethiopia at the age of 14.

It's Not Playing the Victim When You Are Attacked -

Last week, the Republican Party had drifted too far into attack mode for the health of American Democracy and the pluralistic society we pride America to be.  America prides itself as a nation that is not based on country of origin, race or religion; but a nation meant to stand for the principles of liberty and justice and for all. The unchecked rhetoric of the Republican-controlled House and the extremes of the Republican presidential candidates are a threat to that consensus; as they seek to redefine the nation in terms of religion, race and country of origin.

UAW-Ford Members Ratify National Contract -

The members of the UAW-Ford unit in Michigan ratified a national agreement, joining the workers at the other Big Three automakers who ratified contracts earlier.

Student Loan Debt Is a National Problem That Needs a Solution -

This month, the class of 2015 will start to receive their student loan repayment schedules now that the six-month grace period is over. This graduating class of undergraduates owes close to $70 billion in student debt, averaging out to around $35,000 a person, making the class of 2015 the most indebted class ever.

The Working People Weekly List -

Every Sunday, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here's this week's Working People Weekly List.

What You Need to Know About Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association -

We've shared a lot this week about the upcoming Supreme Court case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case of major importance for working people. Here is a round-up of our recent stories about the case so you have the facts you need


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