Archive for the ‘VIDEO’ Category

Jun
2013
21

Citing Unwillingness to Undo Trans-Pacific Partnership Secrecy, Sen. Elizabeth Warren Publicly Rejects Obama’s Trade Rep. Nominee

Citing Unwillingness to Undo Trans-Pacific Partnership Secrecy, Sen. Elizabeth Warren Publicly Rejects Obama's Trade Rep. Nominee
  Sen. Elizabeth Warren has announced she will oppose President Obama’s nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, Michael Froman, in part due to his stance on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  Seeking transparency in the free trade agreement, Warren argued that Froman will continue the Obama Administration’s course of secrecy…
May
2013
23

VIDEO: Fast Food Forward Workers Surround Domino’s in Brooklyn Following Wrongful Termination

  After parking my car this early afternoon I encountered dozens of Fast Food Forward-affiliated protestors preparing to take action against a Domino’s Pizza on Graham Avenue in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Activists explained that an employee named “Gregory” had been wrongfully terminated and that the group planned to shut…
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May
2013
17

VIDEO: Union Electricians are Responsible for Maintaining Los Angeles’ 911 Emergency System

VIDEO: Union Electricians are Responsible for Maintaining Los Angeles' 911 Emergency System
When something goes terribly wrong in Los Angeles, citizens call 911. But who does 911 call when they have an emergency of their own? Union workers, that’s who. A new video highlights this fact with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 45 members describing their work to keep 911 running at maximum efficiency…
May
2013
15

KC Southern Railway Bucks Bargaining, Unilaterally Installs Surveillance Cameras in Trains

KC Southern Railway Bucks Bargaining, Unilaterally Installs Surveillance Cameras in Trains
Claiming “management perrogative,” officials from the Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS) have announced that they will install inward facing cameras on all of their locomotives in the upcoming weeks. As this represents a signal of distrust and managerial overreach, worker representatives are not pleased. In a meeting with the…
May
2013
3

Baseball Phenom Bryce Harper Credits Union Ironworker Father With His Limitless Work Ethic

Baseball Phenom Bryce Harper Credits Union Ironworker Father With His Limitless Work Ethic
Nurture versus Nature. It is the age-old philosophical question of human development that has been asked of countless people who display out of the ordinary physical ability, moral positions or social proclivities. Were you born that way? Or were you taught to be that way? Any baseball fan who has had the pleasure of watching [&hellip…;
Apr
2013
8

VIDEO: San Diego IBEW Members Discuss Union-Owned, Union-Operated Affordable Housing

VIDEO: San Diego IBEW Members Discuss Union-Owned, Union-Operated Affordable Housing
Tom Lemmon, Business Manager for the San Diego Building and Construction Trades Council (SDBCTC), recently gave an interview in which he describes his experiences growing up in the National City Apartments. The apartment complex, now owned and operated by local unions, provides affordable, quality housing for low-to-moderate income families….
Mar
2013
7

Watch the YouTube Video Explaining Income Equality That Went Viral

Watch the YouTube Video Explaining Income Equality That Went Viral
When it comes to YouTube views, socio-economic information isn’t exactly a chart-topping topic. But a video explaining the severity of income equality in our country has gone viral due in large part to its simple and effective design. The video suggests no solutions but asks the kind of questions that start meaningful conversations such as,…
Mar
2013
6

Warren: “I am really concerned that too-big-to-fail has become too-big-for-trial.”

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To the dismay of her critics, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s debut on the Senate Banking Committee has put on display the effective, no-holds-barred approach to affecting change that made her so popular among voters. While questioning federal banking regulators in what has been dubbed “the St. Valentine’s day massacre,”…
Feb
2013
25

Oregon Building Trades Roll Out Testimony Videos Ahead of Today’s Potential I-5 Bridge Replacement Vote

Oregon Building Trades Roll Out Testimony Videos Ahead of Today's Potential I-5 Bridge Replacement Vote
Today could be the day Oregon legislators vote on HB2800, the I-5 bridge replacement bill. This project is currently the central focus of the Oregon Building and Construction Trades Council (ORBCTC) because of the 1,900 jobs it will create during construction alone. ORBCTC has been effective in using its website to message on this issue [&hellip…;
Jan
2013
22

MUST WATCH: In MLK Award Acceptance Speech at WI Capitol, Woman Gives Gov. Walker Hell to His Face

This. Is. Awesome. In a public ceremony yesterday at the Wisconsin Capitol, Dr. Margaret Rozga accepted the MLK 2013 Heritage Award for her husband, the late Father James Groppi. She used her acceptance speech to deliver a pointed attack on Governor Scott Walker as he sat just feet from her Among the countless highlights of [&hellip…;
Jan
2013
16

DOL Video Celebrating 75 Years of Apprenticeship Earns MARCOM Award

The video used to kick off the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ “OutEducate, OutBuild, OutInnovate” Education and Action Summit was named a gold medal winner in the Video/Film/Government category of the MARCOM awards. The awards are presented by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The…
Jan
2013
11

Video Features Pair of Military Servicemen Turned Construction Workers via Helmets to Hardhats

Video Features Pair of Military Servicemen Turned Construction Workers via Helmets to Hardhats
LAANE’s Construction Careers Project and the UCLA Labor Center’s California Construction Academy (CCA) have teamed up to present “From the Ground Up,” a monthly video collaboration that highlights real life stories related to construction. The series will profile diverse individuals in the construction trades and the…