Posts Tagged ‘Steelworkers’

Aug
2015
26

Beryllium Exposure Could be Cut by 90 Percent if Proposed OSHA Rule Change Takes Effect

Beryllium Exposure Could be Cut by 90 Percent if Proposed OSHA Rule Change Takes Effect
  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a proposed rule change which would cut worker exposure to the metal Beryllium by 90 percent.  The proposal was entered into the federal register on August 7th and comments can be submitted until November 5th.  If there is enough reaction to the rule, public hearings will...
Jul
2014
28

With One Case Before State Supreme Court, 2nd IN Judge Rules “Right-to-Work” Unconstitutional

With One Case Before State Supreme Court, 2nd IN Judge Rules
  An Indiana Judge has ruled that the state’s “Right-to-Work” law is unconstitutional, the second such blow to the legislation since its passage in 2012. Lake County Circuit Judge George Paras decided against the state in United Steelworkers vs. Zoeller on July 17th, ruling that the law was “null and void in its entirety” and...
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Oct
2013
2

CA Building Trades Pres. Defends Apprenticeship Bill Against Steelworkers District Director Claims

CA Building Trades Pres. Defends Apprenticeship Bill Against Steelworkers District Director Claims
  Guest commentary in the Contra Costa Times by Building and Construction Trades Council of California President Robbie Hunter seeks to clarify the purpose of Senate Bill 54, written by Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley.  The op-ed comes in response to a piece written by United Steelworkers District 12 Director Robert LaVenture which Hunter...
Jul
2013
5

USW, Lawmakers Express Outrage Over Chinese Steel Being Used on Verrazano Bridge Renovation

USW, Lawmakers Express Outrage Over Chinese Steel Being Used on Verrazano Bridge Renovation
  First, the good news: The Verrazano Bridge, a double-decked suspension bridge which connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn, is getting a face lift.  Now, the bad news: The MTA has decided it will be done with Chinese steel.  Cue the backlash. United Steelworkers’ Vice President Tom Conway lamented the decision saying,...