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ATK Lake City Update 11/14/14

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

Administration Warns Employers: Don't Dump Sick Workers From Plans 11/26/14

employers try to minimize expenses under the health law, paying high-cost workers to leave the company medical plan and buy coverage elsewhere...read

 

Dozens killed in China mine disaster 11/26/14

China's mines are the most dangerous in the world...read

 

U.S. economy resilient in third quarter as global growth cools 11/26/14

The U.S. economy grew at a much faster pace than initially thought in the third quarter...read

 

A Landmark Retail Workers 'Bill of Rights' Passes Unanimously In San Francisco 11/26/14

the retail workers bill of rights," the law, requires the city's large chain retailers to post workers' schedules at least two weeks ahead of time...read

 

How Thanksgiving Is Dividing The Nation In Two 11/26/14

20 percent of people in households making $40,000 a year or less said someone in their family will be working on Thanksgiving...read

 

Victory! We Stopped Fast Track (for Now) 11/25/14

Congress heard more than 1 million voices against Fast Track...read

 

Dividing the Spoils 11/24/14

he framers debated the meaning of corruption at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, and Americans have been arguing about it ever since...read

 

Workers who died at Dupont Texas plant lacked respirators: lawyer 11/24/14

Four workers killed at a chemical plant in Texas on Saturday did not have access to safety equipment like respirators...read

 

Whatever Happened to Overtime? 11/21/14

average salaries have actually dropped since the early 1970s...read

 

Unions aren't the problem for Alabama workers 11/21/14

You can scream all you'd like about the corruption of unions, about how they force dues on workers and yada, yada, yada...read

 

Falling Wages at Factories Squeeze the Middle Class 11/21/14

real wages for manufacturing workers fell by 4.4 percent from 2003 to 2013...read

 

Walmart Holds Food Drive For Own Employees 'In Need' 11/21/14

Walmart holds interoffice food drives for hungry employees "rather than agree to pay a decent wage or provide full-time hours."...read

 

Over Bentley's objections, Golden Dragon plant votes for union 11/21/14

Gov. Robert Bentley sent a letter to employees before the vote urging them to reject the union...read

 

And Now the Richest .01 Percent 11/19/14

the richest one-hundredth of one percent of Americans now hold over 11 percent of the nation's total wealth...read

 

Republicans Sure Love to Hate Unions 11/19/14

Republicans are willing to go to great lengths to weaken the union movement, especially at the state level...read

 

ObamaCare's whopping Cadillac tax under fire 11/19/14

whopping 40 percent Cadillac tax on the more generous employer-provided health care plans, which often are union plans...read

 

Pentagon to spend billions upgrading nuclear forces 11/19/14

investigators found that maintenance crews on the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) force had access to only one wrench required to tighten bolts on the warhead end of Minuteman 3 missiles. The one wrench was used by three ICBM crews in three different states (sounds like Honeywell's HOS)...read

 

Question Before the Court: Can Corporations Betray Retirees? 11/18/14

Heaven ended in 2007 for retirees...read

 

5 Reasons the Senate Must Protect Our Communities from the Keystone XL Pipeline 11/18/14

Keystone threatens our air and water and would intensify the climate change...read

 

Rush Limbaugh Is Emblematic of Our Political Rot 11/18/14

Rush Limbaugh says Republicans weren't elected "to make Congress work...read

 

Right to Work group asks feds to apply labor law at VW Chattanooga 11/18/14

foreign union groups may be conspiring to force workers into union ranks...read

 

The Seeds of a New Labor Movement 11/18/14

If anyone has the right to be upbeat about the prospects of the American labor movement, it should be David Rolf...read

 

Our Joe Capra, Directing Business Representative Will Receive Seth Slocum Union Advocate of the Year for 2015 11/17/14

Joe 

 

IAM Takes First Place For Organizing Wins 11/17/14

The IAM had the highest representation election win rate among the 10 largest U.S...read

 

Another Widening Gap: The Haves vs. the Have-Mores 11/17/14

The wealthy now have a wealth gap of their own, as economic gains become more highly concentrated at the very top...read

 

We Are the Most Unequal Society in the Developed World... And We Don't Know It 11/17/14

why Americans aren't more upset about rising inequality...read

 

Biden: 'Unions Are the Reason We Have the Best Workers in the World' 11/14/14

organized labor has been responsible for the United States becoming the greatest economic power in the 20th century...read

 

Got Unfair Labor Practices? Put ’em to Use 11/12/14

A union that plays its cards right can use Unfair Labor Practices to help win contract campaigns, strikes, and other confrontations...read

 

Remember Who Held Election's Purse Strings As Congress Sets 2015 Agenda 11/12/14

The Chamber of Commerce spent $35 million in independent funds from undisclosed donors to help the GOP take control of the Senate...read

 

Progressive Dems: Obama Should Push Economic Executive Actions After Midterm Losses 11/12/14

The president is in a pivotal position to go assertively with executive orders to create a political balance and an economic balance...read

 

IAM Honors Veterans, Introduces New Veterans Services Program 11/10/14

As a union, the IAM recognizes the unique situation and needs of our members who have dedicated their lives to their country...read

 

Death by Typo 11/10/14

it now appears possible that the Supreme Court may be willing to deprive millions of Americans of health care on the basis of an obvious typo...read

 

2015 Per Capita Tax Announced 11/6/14

The Grand Lodge monthly per capita tax for 2015 will be...read

 

On Money in Politics, 2014 Shows What's Wrong -- and What's Right 11/6/14

a tiny fraction of our country was calling the shots...read

 

What Americans could have bought instead of a $4 billion election 11/3/14

Tuesday's elections are projected to be the most expensive midterms in history...read

 

A Flood of Late Spending on Midterm Elections, From Murky Sources 11/3/14

stealthy coterie of difficult-to-trace outside groups is slipping tens of millions of dollars of attacks ads...read

 

In Big-Money Move, Corporations Seek to Make Congress a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary 11/1/14

two reports show us exactly how corrupted our political system has become...read

 

Ginsburg Was Right: Texas' Extreme Voter ID Law Is Stopping People From Voting 11/1/14

A Texas voter ID law is doing exactly what Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned it would do: stopping Americans from voting...read

 

Lessons for Other States from Kansas' Massive Tax Cuts 11/1/14

Kansas’ huge tax cuts have left that state’s schools and other public services stuck in the recession, and declining further...read

 

 

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