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February 05, 2016
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West Virginia mine wars tonight on PBS
Organizing a union is never easy – but if there was one place marked by decades of bloody struggle, it was the West Virginia coal fields. Isolated in rural coal camps, with company-owned homes and stores, establishing democratic rights to a voice on the job and in the community was a forty year efforts by miners, often marked by epic battles with coal companies and their private armies. Read More...
How the Friedrich case could decimate public employee unions
Here's a set of articles & links on this pending Supreme Court case. http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/18745/friedrichs-v-california-teachers-association-supreme-court-unions
LIUNA 393 on WCMY Radio, Ottawa IL

Here's an interview from January 4, 2016 with LIUNA Local 393's Victor Mancilla on WCMY, Ottawa, Illinois, as part of the Illinois Valley Labor-Management monthly program.

http://www.ottawaradio.net/pages/22334899.php

US Labor Secretary - Collective Bargaining is essential
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez had the following column in the Detroit Free Press,  In 2008, two of the Detroit Three automakers came to the federal government requesting a multibillion-dollar package to avoid bankruptcy and catastrophic job losses. But all three also needed their employees to buy into the changes necessary for survival. Read More...
Spending bill has labor friendly items
“Congress has displayed a great example of true bipartisanship…. Let’s hope this spirit of patriotic teamwork continues into the New Year. Read More...
LIUNA rallies for Clinton as she announces infrastructure plans
To unionized workers, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is one of their own. And so his endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday at a rally in his city’s historic Faneuil Hall served as a call to action for union members nationwide who are the foot soldiers of the Democratic Party. Read More...
LIUNA endorses Hillary Clinton for President
Washington, D.C. Read More...
"We build Iowa" video
Our Iowa LECET has put together a great video about LIUNA and what it has to offer in Iowa.  View it at https://vimeo.com/harbingeroutreach/review/143420714/f7c0e07ded
Working Women's Survey
The AFL-CIO is doing a survey of working women and their concerns, releasing the results during Women's History Month in March 2016.  To take the survey, go to https://aflcio.typeform.com/to/yaQqdV
Revitalizing infrastructure has never been cheaper
With an interest rate of roughly 2%, the costs of investing in our infrastructure are as low as they have ever been. A recent report showed unexpectedly slow job growth over the summer, raising the odds of a stall in the already sluggish U.S. economic recovery. Read More...
LIUNA 393 aids Starved Rock State Park
Laborers Local 393 and United Auto Workers Local 145 recently donated their labor to enhance the Starved Rock State Park  http://newstrib.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=126&ArticleID=46929
General President O'Sullivan praises Hillary Clinton's stance on the "Cadillac tax"
LIUNA General President Terence M. O'Sullivan said on September 30: "LIUNA members and their families thank Secretary Clinton for opposing this unfair tax that harms middle class workers who have fought and bled for good wages and benefits, only to see them put at risk by a short-sighted proposal in the Affordable Care Act. Read More...
Dakota Access Pipeline using union contractors, local manufacturers
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Congress approaches traffic jam with highway bill
Funding for the nation’s crumbling roads and highways is about to run out in two weeks, and Congress is in disarray on how to prevent it: House Republicans are pushing a plan that GOP senators oppose, Democrats are scrambling for a unified response, and both parties are grasping for a way out. Read More...
Most workers are employees, not independent contractors
by E. Tammy Kim   @etammykim The federal Department of Labor has signaled its concern that workers are being unlawfully excluded from key protections on the job. On Wednesday, the agency’s wage-and-hour division released a 15-page document clarifying who should be considered an “independent contractor” versus an “employee. Read More...
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