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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


United Way VITA site

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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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USW Media Center


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AFL-CIO Now Blog

 

Leading by Example: 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.


Chicago Rail Car Bidders Must File U.S. Jobs Plan -

When the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) begins modernizing its fleet with more than 800 next generation rail cars to replace its aging rolling stock—an estimated $2 billion project—bidders on that work will have to provide the number and type of new U.S. jobs they will create related to the production of the new rail cars. The U.S. employment provision is the result of the new Build Chicago partnership agreement reached between the CTA and the Chicago Federation of Labor.


Low-Wage Villain of the Week: Drug Manufacturers Mylan and AbbVie -

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.


Here’s What We’re Reading: Monday News Roundup -

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).


The High Cost of Walmart's Low Wages in One Handy Graphic -

We've all heard about the negative impact of Walmart's low wages, but this handy graphic from Sum of Us lays it out nicely. 


The Top 10 Reasons Why Some Folks Claim We Don't Need Unions Anymore. Bless Their Hearts -

Hat tip to cartoonist Barry Deutsch and the Workonomics team at Upworthy for lifting up this gem of a comic. 


Survey: Incoming College Football Players Support Unionization -

In an ESPN survey of the top incoming college football recruits for the 2015 season, well over half of the respondents (60%) favored the right of college athletes to form unions to address their concerns as student-athletes. More than 85% said athletes should receive stipends from the schools they play for. ESPN sent the survey to the top 300 recruits for 2015 and more than 150 responded.


Border Crisis Spurs AFL-CIO, Honduran Labor Movement to Call for Renewed Attention to Labor Rights Violations in Honduras -

As thousands of unaccompanied minors have arrived at the United States’ southern border in recent weeks, right-wing politicians and activists have used the refugee situation to push their anti-immigrant agendas, roll back protections for potential trafficking victims and stoke xenophobia among the general public by focusing on gang violence and disease.


Tell President Obama It’s Time to Provide Administrative Relief for Immigrant Workers and Families -

This week working families are urging President Obama to take executive action to stop the crisis that is tearing apart immigrant families. 

Sign a petition calling on Obama to provide broad administrative relief for our families.


Here’s What We’re Reading: Friday News Roundup -

Here are some headlines from the working family’s news we're reading today (after the jump).


 






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