Archive for the ‘TAKE ACTION!’ Category

Sep
2016
23

IBEW Members Leading Strike at TX Electrical Co. Following Unfair Labor Complaint, Retaliation

IBEW Members Leading Strike at TX Electrical Co. Following Unfair Labor Complaint, Retaliation
  Ten electrical workers have gone on strike in Corpus Christi, Texas. The electricians were hired to work on the Hector P. Garcia Clinic by a company called T.L. Electric. Last Friday, the workers staged a walkout to protest unfair labor practices. They returned on Monday to find they had been replaced: The men on strike said [&hellip...
Sep
2016
23

“Our motivation in this partnership is quite simple. We see tremendous value in the diversification of our workforce.”

  In Alberta, Canada, a job creation partnership between Women Building Futures (WBF), North West Redwater Partnership (NWR), and the Alberta Carpenters Training Centre is putting women to work in the trades. Seven carpenter-slash-scaffolder apprentices who graduated from the WBF program began work at the NWR Sturgeon Refinery in August:...
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Sep
2016
23

In Tight NC Race, AFL-CIO Sees Its Outreach, Union and Non-Union, As a Difference Maker

In Tight NC Race, AFL-CIO Sees Its Outreach, Union and Non-Union, As a Difference Maker
  North Carolina is a key battleground state in this November’s election. That is why union organizers there are receiving an influx of money and resources from the AFL-CIO as they gear up for the largest mobilization of organized labor in the state’s history. The national AFL-CIO has elevated North Carolina to “Tier...
Sep
2016
13

Reckless, Extreme Nature of Long Island University Teacher Lockout Stuns Onlookers

Reckless, Extreme Nature of Long Island University Teacher Lockout Stuns Onlookers
  Long Island University (LIU) has locked out four hundred unionized faculty members from its Brooklyn campus over an ongoing contract dispute. LIU professors have been barred from campus, are not being paid, and have lost their health insurance. The dispute centers on disparities between salaries at the Brooklyn campus and the suburban Long...
Sep
2016
13

LiUNA 423 Sets Record with $5 Million Donation to Ohio State University

LiUNA 423 Sets Record with $5 Million Donation to Ohio State University
  Local 423, an affiliate of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), has donated $5 million to Ohio State University. The donation comes as part of the Ohio Scholarship Challenge. Local 423’s gift will be matched by the college, effectively doubling the contribution.  Both the union and the university are excited...
Sep
2016
9

Man’s Fight to End Youth Homelessness Reveals Pipefitters Union Secret: Extensive Charitable Efforts

Man's Fight to End Youth Homelessness Reveals Pipefitters Union Secret: Extensive Charitable Efforts
  Joe Roberts, CEO of the multimedia company Mindware Design Communications, is pushing a shopping cart across Canada. He is doing it as part of a charity initiative called The Push For Change. His goal is to end youth homelessness. Roberts, who was formerly homeless himself, has seen an outpouring of support across Canada. But no one...
Sep
2016
7

Under Armour CEO Still Defiant; Baltimore Labor, Church Groups Stand Up for Workers, Housing

Under Armour CEO Still Defiant; Baltimore Labor, Church Groups Stand Up for Workers, Housing
  Two weeks ago, the Sagamore Development Company began negotiating with three coalition groups over $660 million in public financing for a project in Port Covington, Baltimore. Build Up Baltimore, PORT3, and Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD) represent well over 100 labor, housing advocacy, consumer rights, anti-racism,...
Sep
2016
1

Union Outreach Program Landing 100s of Inner-City NJ Workers in Construction…Without Gov’t Funding

Union Outreach Program Landing 100s of Inner-City NJ Workers in Construction...Without Gov't Funding
  Earlier this week, the Jersey Journal published an opinion piece about an effective outreach program called Project IMPACT. Based in Hudson County, the organization focuses on preparing inner-city workers for jobs in the construction trades. It highlights just how much Project IMPACT has accomplished in a short period with limited funding:...
Aug
2016
25

Sierra Club, IL Pipe Trades Pen Op-Ed to Heighten Awareness of Lead’s Danger to U.S. Health

Sierra Club, IL Pipe Trades Pen Op-Ed to Heighten Awareness of Lead's Danger to U.S. Health
  The Illinois Sierra Club and the Illinois Pipe Trades Association formed an encouraging alliance this week. In an opinion piece for Crain’s, the two organizations teamed up to highlight the dangers posed by lead piping and the importance of identifying and removing it immediately. “There is lead in the water of many cities,...
Aug
2016
23

SD Courts to Hear Building Trades’ Complaint Regarding Transparency, Community Benefits

SD Courts to Hear Building Trades' Complaint Regarding Transparency, Community Benefits
  Back in July, we wrote about a lawsuit levied by the Building Trades against a nonprofit company called Civic San Diego. CivicSD approves and processes ministerial and discretionary land-use applications in parts of downtown San Diego and surrounding communities. San Diego is the only municipality in the state that outsources these kinds...
Aug
2016
18

Contractor for Coast Guard, Navy Reluctant to Recognize Employees’ IUPAT District 11 Union Effort

Contractor for Coast Guard, Navy Reluctant to Recognize Employees' IUPAT District 11 Union Effort
  J. Goodison employees held a rally at a Rhode Island shipyard last week. They were trying to get management to recognize their efforts to unionize. Currently there are over 30 employees who have signed union cards with International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District 11: 32 Goodison employees have signed union cards, said...
Jul
2016
28

Building Trades Partner Up for Apprenticeship Program in Renewable Energy Sector

Building Trades Partner Up for Apprenticeship Program in Renewable Energy Sector
  North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) are trying to make it a little easier being green. The two organizations have teamed up to create an apprenticeship program centered around investments in renewable energy. As the economy moves toward energy efficiency, both...