Posts Tagged ‘Georgia’

Jul
2016
20

Leaflet My People Go: Teamsters Arrested in GA for Distributing Info About XPO Logistics Misclassification

Leaflet My People Go: Teamsters Arrested in GA for Distributing Info About XPO Logistics Misclassification
  Three union organizers were ticketed by police last month for leafletting in the city of Port Wentworth, Georgia. Ben Speight and two of his fellow Teamsters brothers stood outside the gates of XPO Logistics — a recent foe of the union — in orange blaze safety vests. They were handing out flyers to truckers exiting the...
May
2016
13

GA Becomes 4th State to Implement “Move Over” Law for Utility Workers; IBEW Applauds Move

GA Becomes 4th State to Implement
  Georgia has become the 4th state to pass legislation requiring drivers to slow down and “move over” when utility workers are performing their duties on the side of the road. They join Tennessee, North Carolina, and Indiana in enacting such laws. HB 767, known as the “Move Over for Linemen Law,” was passed with [&hellip...
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Jul
2015
10

Former Member Says Corporations, Lawmakers Vote Side-by-Side on Laws at ALEC Retreats

Former Member Says Corporations, Lawmakers Vote Side-by-Side on Laws at ALEC Retreats
  When the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) recently met at a resort hotel in Savannah, Geogia, investigative reporters from NBC 11Alive decided to find out what was really going on. They reserved hotel rooms at the resort and attempted to speak to lobbyists and legislators. The resulting news report is almost Daily Show-esque in...
Jun
2015
23

GOP Support Makes GA the Latest Unlikely State to Consider Misclassification Legislation

GOP Support Makes GA the Latest Unlikely State to Consider Misclassification Legislation
  As we have written many times in the past, politicians on the right side of the ideological aisle are taking an increasing interest in preventing employee misclassification. Despite their motives differing from the pro-labor Democrats’ who originally spearheaded raised awareness of this issue, the signs of bipartisan agreement are...
Mar
2015
5

Georgia Passes Bipartisan Anti-Misclassification Bill Following Powerful Teamster Testimony

Georgia Passes Bipartisan Anti-Misclassification Bill Following Powerful Teamster Testimony
  A bill has passed through the Georgia House Labor and Industry subcommittee which aims to combat employee misclassification by strengthening two existing practices and writing them into law.  HB 500, introduced by State Rep. Ronnie Mabra, directs Georgia’s Department of Labor to create a website for workers to report instances of...
Sep
2014
10

The “Largest Job-Producing Project in Georgia” is Union Strong Under a Project Labor Agreement

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  The Vogtle power plant construction project in Georgia has reached its predicted peak workforce of 5,000 workers according to Georgia Power. The current workforce is the largest at the nuclear plant since its first two reactors were erected in the mid-1980’s, but the numbers could swell again as the project continues towards completion....
Sep
2014
8

Weekend Warriors: Union Tradesmen Volunteer Man Hours on Georgia State Park Project

Weekend Warriors: Union Tradesmen Volunteer Man Hours on Georgia State Park Project
  This is a cross post from the United Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA)… Visitors to the recreational lake at Georgia’s Hard Labor Creek State Park will find a new kayak shed along its shoreline, thanks to the hands-on, volunteer support of union electricians and elevator constructors who put their talents to work with Union...
Apr
2014
23

OSHA, Georgia Organizations Form Alliance to Fight Silica Dust Inhalation

OSHA, Georgia Organizations Form Alliance to Fight Silica Dust Inhalation
  In hopes of educating Georgia workers about the dangers of working with silica dust, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signed an alliance with several organizations to advance research and safety measures that will help avoid overexposure to the substance.  In Atlanta, representatives of OSHA, the Georgia Tech...
Dec
2013
18

Georgia Nuclear Unit Construction Experiencing Great Success Under Project Labor Agreement

Georgia Nuclear Unit Construction Experiencing Great Success Under Project Labor Agreement
  Construction of units 3 and 4 at the Vogtle nuclear project in Georgia is ahead of schedule according to Georgia Power officials, another hallmark success story for Project Labor Agreements (PLAs).  The nuclear units are the first to be built in the United States in nearly three decades and, as we reported last year, [&hellip...
May
2013
23

Budding Film Industry Results in Growing Union Membership…IN GEORGIA?!

Budding Film Industry Results in Growing Union Membership...IN GEORGIA?!
  When one thinks of a bright spot for organized labor, Georgia is not often at the tip of the tongue. The South as a whole has low union density and a generally negative attitude toward unions due to the long-term effects of legislation such as “Right-to-Work.”  However, Georgia has a flourishing film and television [&hellip...