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ATK Lake City Update 12/09/14

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Please pass this update on to your Brothers and Sisters!

 

 

 

 

WE WILL HAVE SOLIDARITY DAYS ON EVERY THURSDAY UNTIL WE VOTE ON THE CONTRACT. 

 YOU CAN WEAR YOUR GEAR ON ANY DAY, BUT THURSDAYS IS YOUR DAY TO SUPPORT YOUR COMMITTEE AND FELLOW BROTHERS AND SISTERS. 

IT IS TIME YOU SHOW THE COMPANY THAT YOU WANT A GOOD CONTRACT AND WANT IT NOW. 

 THE MORE YOU SHOW YOUR SUPPORT, THE BETTER THE CONTRACT CAN BE.

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR PAST SUPPORT AND FOR THE GROWING SUPPORT IN THE FUTURE.

YOUR NEGOTIATING COMMITTEE THANKS YOU!

 

 

 

 

Young Machinists Meeting

Next meeting will be Jan. 15, 2015 at 4:30pm.  The location for this meeting is Minsky's Pizza in Lee's Summit

 

Minsky's Lee's Summit

816-524-3112

632 NE State Route 291
Lee's Summit, MO 64086

 

A Novel Idea—Let's Expand Social Security 12/17/14

Moo Cluck Moo, for showing that a restaurant can pay its workers $15 an hour and still make profits...read

 

7 Reasons Fast Track Is Off Track 12/17/14

...corporate interests are pushing for a Fast Track process that would not only hurt working families in the United States, but in the other countries involved in any final deal...read

 

NLRB Rules Employees Can Use Work Email for Organizing 12/17/14

Workers were given a potentially significant tool when the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that employees can use work email accounts in union organizing activities, as long as they do it on their own time...read

 

Unions Just Got A Big Legal Victory Handed To Them By… Clarence Thomas? 12/12/14

A buzz is growing among Union leadership and lawyers who represent their labor organizations, that the outcome in the Amazon workers' decision may stymie RTW enforcement...read

 

SEC Caves in to Pressure and Postpones Finalizing Rule Requiring Companies to Disclose the Ratio of CEO-to-Worker Pay 12/8/14

SEC decided to postpone implementing the requirement despite receiving more than 128,000 comments from investors on its proposal...read

 

321,000 New Jobs Added in November, Jobless Rate Remains 5.8% 12/8/14

even with better job growth this year—wages remain stagnant...read

 

Wisconsin Republicans plan to push right-to-work bill in January 12/8/14

right-to-work law would allow employers to divide workers against each other...read

 

McCaskill seeks to curb influence of Missouri mega-donor 12/8/14

Sen. Claire McCaskill, the real campaign-finance bogeyman is Rex Sinquefield, Missouri's own mega-donor...read

 

Moocher CEOs 12/8/14

It is CEOs, not the working poor, who deserve public scorn for their dependence on government handouts...read

 

The Battle to Protect the Vote 12/8/14

Voter Suppression Efforts in Five States and Their Effect on the 2014 Midterm Elections...read

 

Inside the Koch data mine 12/8/14

Koch operations are the most important nonparty political players in the U.S. today...read

 

Machinists Slam Congress Over Sneak Attack on U.S. Pension Law 12/4/14

In a stunning betrayal of America’s highly vulnerable retiree population, lawmakers are preparing legislation for the lame duck session of Congress that would overturn a key tenant of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and allow drastic cuts to the pensions of current retirees and surviving spouses...read

 

Are Cities the Next Front in the Right’s War on Labor? 12/4/14

a klatch of high-level representatives of some of the most anti-union groups in the country gathered on a stage at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC...read

 

Several Giant U.S. Corporations Pay CEOs Richly While Avoiding Federal Taxes 12/4/14

Seven of the nation’s 30 largest corporations paid their chief executives more than they paid in U.S. federal income taxes in 2013...read

 

GOP: Thanks for Electing Us, and Screw You 12/4/14

Congress wasted no time last week in doing what they do best -- screwing America's middle class and working poor...read

 

Koch-Tied Group Pushes New Union-Busting Bill in Wisconsin 12/4/14

Just weeks after Wisconsin's controversial Governor Scott Walker was elected to a second term, a group with ties to the billionaire Koch brothers has launched a new effort to destroy unions...read

 

In Wisconsin, Dark Money Got A Mining Company What It Wanted 12/4/14

billionaire Chris Cline's company bought an option to mine a swath of northern Wisconsin in 2010, the company touted the project's potential to bring up to 700 well-paid jobs to a hard-pressed part of the state...read

 

UnioNation Receives High Praise for ‘Rocking Solidarity Music 12/2/14

wrote Schniderman. “This is a collection of voices which represent the values, the spirit, and the caring-for-each-other attitude of the everyday heroes and heroines who are America's working class"...read

 

Mitch McConnell Rider Could Roll Back Campaign Finance Laws 12/2/14

Sen. Mitch McConnell is trying to use a massive appropriations bill to loosen campaign finance rules...read

 

The Driving Force Behind Runaway Inequality 12/2/14

transformed the corporate ethos of "retain and reinvest" into "downsize and distribute...read

 

This is why the middle class can’t get ahead 12/2/14

Only Americans who make less than $23,660 a year are automatically eligible for time-and-a-half pay after working 40 hours a week...read

 

In advance of union election, Capital Bikeshare worker fired for organizing 12/2/14

These are the most vicious, nasty bastards in the business...read (scroll down the page to find)

 

We should all be thankful for labor unions’ successes 12/2/14

When union membership began to decline, wages stagnated and executive pay began to spike exponentially...read