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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!

 

 

 

 

 

The Pay Gap Is Much Wider Than Most Americans Think: Study 9/30/14

Americans may not know just how well-off the nation’s rich are...read

 

A Supreme Failure 9/30/14

Roberts Court has continually favored the rights of business over the rights of employees and consumers and all of us...read

 

The Middle-Class Squeeze 9/30/14

A Picture of Stagnant Incomes, Rising Costs, and What We Can Do to Strengthen America’s Middle Class...read

 

Billionaire donors to watch 9/29/14

The midterm elections are pitting billionaire against billionaire...read

 

Analysis: Ky. Senate race paid for by outside donors 9/29/14

$37 million in identified contributions supporting the two candidates so far in the race shows about 85% has come from out of state...read

 

When is a voter not a voter? 9/29/14

It might sound like a silly riddle, but it's the rather serious business pollsters and campaigns are engaged...read

 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Citizens United Was The Current Supreme Court's Worst Ruling 9/2914

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg expressed her extreme regret over several of the current Court's rulings...read

 

Bridging the Chasm 9/29/14

Too many politicians of both parties would rather talk about deficit reduction...read

 

Koch brothers-backed group ties Kansas independent to Obama 9/25/14

A major Republican outside group is wading into the Kansas Senate race, declaring “a vote for [independent] Greg Orman is one more vote for Barack Obama”...read

 

G.O.P. Error Reveals Donors and the Price of Access 9/25/14

error by the Republican Governors Association recently resulted in the disclosure of  their corporate donors and the size of their checks...read

 

Walmart Targets The Poor With New Checking Accounts 9/25/14

Walmart is one of the few options available to poor customers looking for a cheap bank account...read

 

Inside the Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire 9/24/14

Koch Industries is not entirely opaque, congressional investigations, Department of Justice consent decrees, civil lawsuits and felony convictions...read

 

Lawmakers take in $608 per hour for the time they work in DC 9/23/14

Congress will be in session for only eight days during a 102-day span between Aug. 1 and Nov. 12, their hourly wage for those eight days amounts to $608 per hour, presuming 10-hour workdays...read

 

GOP’s scorched-earth Kansas plan 9/23/14

Republicans are planning a scorched-earth offensive to frame Sen. Pat Roberts’s (R-Kan.) independent opponent, Greg Orman, as a shady businessman...read 

 

Feds crack down on companies moving abroad to dodge taxes 9/23/14

administration is moving to deter companies from reincorporating abroad to lower their U.S. taxes...read

 

Long story short: Courage in D.C. is in short supply 9/23/14

Bob Schieffer says that today's Washington politicians shirk responsibility when there's no guarantee of success...read

 

China fireworks factory explosion kills 12 9/23/14

Workplace accidents are common in China because of lax enforcement of safety regulations...read

 

1 In 5 Workers Laid Off In Past 5 Years Still Unemployed, Survey Finds 9/23/14

Twenty-two percent of workers laid off in the past five years are still unemployed...read

 

Walmart's Plan To Encourage Political Donations Violates Election Law, Groups Claim 9/23/14

Walmart is violating campaign finance law by encouraging workers to donate to a PAC...read

 

More Proof That Anti-Obamacare States Desperately Need Obamacare 9/23/14

Seven of the 11 large metro areas where the uninsured rate was higher than the 14.5 percent national average last year are located in states that refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act...read

 

Elections Matter: Republican Leaders Introduce Bill to Cripple the NLRB 9/23/14

National Labor Relations Board Reform Act," would add a sixth board member and require the board to consist of three Republicans and three Democrats Read...can you say stalemate

 

Sheldon Adelson Gives $10 Million To Karl Rove Group, Just One-Fifteenth Of 2012 Contributions 9/18/14

casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who spent somewhere in the neighborhood of $150 million over the course of the 2012 election...read

 

Koch Central Bank Freedom Partners Distributed Millions In Dark Money In 2013 9/18/14

Freedom Partners, founded under the radar in 2011, emerged in 2012 as the main bank for Koch-related political operations...read

 

Republican Proposal For Labor Law Reform 'A Disgrace,' Says Labor Leader 9/18/14

a bill that would make sweeping changes at the National Labor Relations Board...read

 

Fundraising dropped sharply for key Koch group 9/17/14

Koch brothers' far-reaching political network saw its revenue and spending decline sharply...read

 

Billionaire boom: Where the money is now 9/17/14

The world has 155 new billionaires, pushing the worldwide total to 2,325...read

 

Marriott Skewered For Asking Guests To Help Pay Its Hotel Maids 9/17/14

customers peeved at Marriott for skimping on workers’ wages...read

 

American Airlines, US Airways Workers Vote Overwhelmingly To Join Union 9/17/14

Nine thousand of those workers were previously non-union employees...read

 

Meet the Koch Sisters: ‘So Not Related to Those Guys’ 9/11/14

You’ve probably heard of the Koch brothers, Now it’s time to meet the Koch sisters...read

 

Too strong for McConnell to resist 9/11/14

proposed amendment to the Constitution is an assault on our right to free speech...read

 

Scott Walker targeted in fall union offensive 9/11/14

“We have a score to settle with Scott Walker,”...read

 

Independent Walks Tightrope in Senate Bid in Kansas 9/11/14

Greg Orman, the suddenly relevant independent candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas...read

 

Chipotle Workers Shut Down Store Over 'Borderline Sweatshop Conditions' 9/11/14

“Ask our corporate offices why their employees are forced to work in borderline sweatshop conditions,” the sign read. “Almost the entire management and crew have resigned.”...read

 

Sinquefield Group a "Six Figure" Sponsor of ALEC Conference 9/11/14

Rex Sinquefield is footing a more than $2 million advertising campaign in Missouri...read

 

Regulators blew chances to bring labor scofflaws in line 9/11/14

Cheaters across the United States used a scheme that was staggering in its simplicity: wrongly treating employees as independent contractors to avoid paying taxes...read

 

Why Are So Many U.S. Corporations Trying to Invert? 9/11/14

almost weekly a U.S. corporation announces that it is merging with a small foreign firm and re-incorporating in the foreign country...read

 

Departed Brother Don Long honored by Missouri House of Representatives 9/11/14

A resolution by the Missouri House of Representatives honoring our departed friend and brother IAM Local 778 activist Don Long was presented to Don's wife and son at the Missouri State Council of Machinists conference in August...read

 

Koch Brothers' Real Fear Revealed In Secret Audio: Liberal Money 9/10/14

Kochs may be annoyed at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has made it his mission to elevate the billionaire industrialist brothers to the highest level of political villainy...read

 

Andrew Cuomo spent almost 40 times as much for his votes as Zephyr Teachout 9/10/14

he's spent almost $20 million on his race...read

 

GOP Legislator Says He'd 'Prefer More Educated Voters' Over Black Early Voters 9/10/14

he'd rather have "more educated voters than a greater increase in the number of voters."...read

 

Walmart Workers Complain They Can't Afford New Dress Code 9/10/14

The sad truth is that I do not have $50 laying around the house to spend on new uniform clothes...read

 

America's 'Job Creators' Would Rather Do Anything But Create Jobs: Survey 9/9/14

U.S. business leaders would rather build robots, outsource work or use part-time employees than hire workers full-time...read

 

The United States Needs More and Better Jobs 9/9/14

the labor market is not yet creating enough jobs for all who want work...read

 

Why America’s Workers Need Faster Wage Growth—And What We Can Do About It 9/9/14

hourly wages fell for workers in nearly every decile—even for those with a bachelor’s or advanced degree...read

 

A 21st century labor movement 9/8/14

Against this bleak backdrop, it shouldn’t be hard to see that strong union contracts are as important as ever for the American workforce...read

 

Obama to press Congress on minimum wage boost 9/8/14

Obama used his most recent weekly address to prod Congress to increase the $7.25 federal minimum wage...read

 

Fast-Food Workers and Allies Arrested in Nationwide Strikes 9/8/14

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) was among numerous people arrested as fast-food workers and their supporters rallied in more than 150 cities on Thursday...read

 

Biden Praises Shipyard Workers as ‘Best in the World,’ Cites Apprenticeships, Training 9/8/14

Biden said apprenticeship and training programs at the facility are a model for private enterprises and for America’s path to revitalizing the middle class...read

 

Court Rules That Those People Working for FedEx Are, in Fact, FedEx Employees 9/8/14

According to FedEx, the driver is an "independent" contractor and not a FedEx employee...read

 

It's time for Congress to investigate corporations, again 9/8/14

Large corporations are paying too little in taxes and too much in campaign contributions...read

 

America's Wealth Gap 'Unsustainable' According To Harvard Study 9/8/14

The widening gap between America's wealthiest and its middle and lower classes is "unsustainable", but...read

 

 

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