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ATK Lake City Update 05/28/15

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ATK Frequently Asked Questions Page - http://lodge778.org/atk-faq.htm

Updated 5/22/2015

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

June General Meeting

The General Meeting in June will be held on the second Thursday of the month - which is June 11.

 

The location will be the IAM Lodge 778 Union Hall. Steward's meeting will be at 5pm and the General meeting will begin at 5:30pm.

 

The Executive Board Meeting will be held the day before the general meeting.

Young Machinists Meeting

Next meeting will be in June.

 

MAKE A CALL TO STOP FAST TRACK 03/27/15

If Fast Track passes, it would virtually guarantee the passage of trade deals that will ship jobs overseas and sell out US workers for corporate profit. read

 

Senate votes to block union election rule 03/04/15

Congressional Republicans opened a new front Wednesday in their fight against Obama administration regulations, with the Senate voting to strike down a contentious rule meant to speed up union elections... read

 

Judge: Chris Christie Broke His Own Law By Cutting Pension Contributions 02/24/15

New Jersey judge on Monday ruled that Governor Chris Christie broke his own law when he decided to cut $1.6 billion of contributions from its public pension system... read

 

IL Governor Rauner Gets $750,000 Tax Break, Proposes Slashing Services to Middle Class and Poor 02/24/15

Illinois' new GOP Governor, Bruce Rauner, will personally receive a $750,000 per year tax cut as a result of his decision not to continue the state's temporary 1.25% income tax surcharge that expired last year... read

 

How Right-To-Work Laws Hurt Unions 02/23/15

If the measure passes and is signed by Gov. Scott Walker (R), Wisconsin would become the 25th state in the country with a right-to-work law on its books... read

 

Why We're All Becoming Independent Contractors 02/23/15

The rise of "independent contractors" is the most significant legal trend in the American workforce -- contributing directly to low pay, irregular hours, and job insecurity... read

 

Obama creates monument in Chicago 02/20/15

President Obama created a trio of national monuments Thursday that he said will preserve places important to the fights for civil and labor rights, as well as natural landscapes... read

 

Staffers Quit Tea Party News Network, Say Site Sees Readers As 'Unsophisticated Simpletons' 02/20/15

A number of staffers have resigned from the Tea Party News Network, slamming the company's “despicable practices” as "immoral and unethical,"... read

 

New Report Details Kochs' Plan to Target Latino Voters 02/20/15

With much of its funding coming from the Kochs, Libre has the resources it needs to try to run an aggressive campaign aimed at making inroads in the Latino community... read

 

The Oily Heart of Austerity and Tea Party Economics 02/19/15

It turns out that in many states tax cuts for the wealthy were paid for with oil tax revenue... read

 

Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise 02/19/15

In a move that could alter the minimum wage debate and improve the image of the world's largest retailer, Walmart announced it will raise the baseline wage of its current store employees to $10 per hour... read

 

FOX CT Newsroom Votes To Join A Union 02/19/15

mployees in FOX CT's newsroom voted 35 to 17 on Wednesday to join a union... read

 

Can Labor Survive Nevada's Republican Party? 02/19/15

Republican legislators talked about wanting to end collective bargaining in the state, about wanting to force unions to re-sign members every year, about eliminating binding arbitration... read

 

Juan Williams: Dems will splinter on trade deals 02/16/15

Votes on potentially large U.S. trade deals hold the potential for a storm that will scatter the band of brothers and sisters known as Senate Democrats... read

 

As Scott Walker mulls White House bid, a spotlight on his jobs agency 02/16/15

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, a public-private body set up by Walker shortly after he took office in January 2011, was supposed to help the state climb out of recession... read

 

Coming soon: A change in who gets overtime pay 02/16/15

The Obama administration is expected to move forward soon on its plan to provide overtime pay protections to low-salaried managers who don't qualify for them... read

 

Social Security debate reignites 02/16/15

Social Security is surging to the forefront of the political debate ahead of the race for the White House in 2016... read

 

Right-to-work laws are every Republican union-hater's weapon of choice 02/11/15

Anti-union laws don’t help the economy, don’t create jobs and don’t end ‘compulsory union membership’... read

 

Should you join a union? The research says yes. 02/11/15

A recent study showed that wages declined in newly unionized firms -- but most research still says that you're better off in one than not... read

 

Republicans put the screws to labor board 02/11/15

The new Republican majority in the Senate is turning up the pressure on the National Labor Relations Board, with a series of hearings and legislative attacks against policies that make it easier for workers to unionize... read

 

Will the Recovery Finally Translate into Better Wages? 02/10/15

The creation of 257,000 new jobs in January is surely good news, as is the long-awaited increase in wages... read

 

Back to the 19th Century 02/10/15

My recent column about the growth of on-demand jobs like Uber making life less predictable and secure for workers unleashed a small barrage of criticism from some who contend that workers get what they're worth in the market... read

 

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Blocks Unions From Collecting 'Fair Share' Fees 02/10/15

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) continued his campaign against labor unions on Monday, using executive authority to block public employee unions from collecting mandatory fees from workers... read

 

A Bad Deal: TransCanada Can't Change the Facts About Keystone XL 02/09/15

TransCanada on Wednesday announced they would be entering the oil-by-rail business to help further their tar sands investments...read