Archive for the ‘VIDEO’ Category

Aug
2012
22

Workers Stand for America Releases Heart-Warming Rally Recap Video

Workers Stand for America Releases Heart-Warming Rally Recap Video
I don’t know if it’s the rock piano that enters early on or the look on people’s faces, but this quick-hitting video recap of the Workers Stand for America rally got my red, white and blue juices flowing. Be the first among your friends to see it and share it. For footage of the event [&hellip…;
Jun
2012
26

VIDEO: Military Vets Rebuild the World Trade Center Through the Helmets to Hardhats Program

Some of the first military veterans to ship out after 9/11 came back with the goal of rebuilding the World Trade Center, either symbolically or physically. The Building and Construction Trades’ Helmets to Hardhats program (H2H) gave many of these veterans a chance for the latter as well as a pathway into a union career. [&hellip…;
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Jun
2012
1

IBEW Members are Working in Afghanistan to Wire the War Zone

Union members have long displayed an allegiance to United States military servicemen and women, frequently donning American Flag stickers and other forms of Army, Navy and Marine support on their clothing and equipment. Some members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) are sent to Afghanistan to share their special skills…
May
2012
30

We Are Wisconsin’s Political Version of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” Is a Winner

As Democrats and Republicans try to mobilize a broad voter base in the lead up to next week’s Wisconsin Recall Election, We Are Wisconsin has dropped a solid political take on the Jay-Z smash, “99 Problems,” that ostensibly aims to get out the urban youth vote. [Jay-Z’s original at the bottom of this post] Political…
May
2012
24

The AFL-CIO’s Virtual Phone Banking Tool Will Be Crucial to Get Out the Vote

The AFL-CIO's Virtual Phone Banking Tool Will Be Crucial to Get Out the Vote
The AFL-CIO has put out a video demonstrating how people can do virtual phone banking using the contacts they already have through a new FAN (Friends and Neighbors) tool. It appears to be a great way for workers around the country to show solidarity with their brothers and sisters and will be an invaluable method [&hellip…;
May
2012
18

VIDEO: Union Members, Open Shop Supporters Issue Public Comments in Meridien, CT PLA Debate

VIDEO: Union Members, Open Shop Supporters Issue Public Comments in Meridien, CT PLA Debate
The debate over whether or not to use a Project Labor Agreements on a $250 million Meridien, Connecticut school project has been raging for months, but it appears that it will finally be settled next Monday night. Two months ago, 1500 people turned out in favor of the PLA and last night public comments were [&hellip…;
May
2012
15

Former Four-Term Tennessee Congressman Files Voter Suppression Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of 70,000 People

Former Four-Term Tennessee Congressman Files Voter Suppression Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of 70,000 People
Lincoln Davis, a former four-term Congressman from Tennessee, went to vote in the 2012 primaries only to find out he had been illegally purged from the voter records. Despite having his proper ID, mandated by newfangled “Voter ID” laws — we refer to them affectionately as Voter Suppression laws — he was not given the…
May
2012
14

VIDEO: Romney Speech Proves He’ll Do More Damage to Labor than Bush I, Bush II or Reagan Ever Did

Posting about a video like this is a bittersweet foray. On the one hand, the degree to which Mitt Romney is willing to spew falsehoods regarding organized labor is so outrageous that it must be answered. On the other hand, helping broadcast his smear to even one more viewer (at the time of publication this [&hellip…;
May
2012
9

Fox News “Expert” Says Giving Women the Right to Vote Was “One of the Greatest Mistakes America Made”

Fox News “Expert” Says Giving Women the Right to Vote Was “One of the Greatest Mistakes America Made”
Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, Tea Party activist and founder of the conservative religious group, Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny (BOND), has some ideas on where things went wrong with America and they seem to be centered around the 19th amendment. Yes, that 19th amendment. According to Rev. Peterson, the problem is that we let [&hellip…;
May
2012
7

IBEW Local 110 (MN) Helped Set Up Middle School Solar Program Now Run by Students

IBEW Local 110 (MN) Helped Set Up Middle School Solar Program Now Run by Students
Two years ago in Minnesota, IBEW Local 110 volunteers helped install Solar Panels for Project Independence. The clean energy station is the brainchild of Pat Collins, a Life Science Teacher at Chisago Lakes Middle School, who has helped his students take ownership of the operation. Collins has a way of getting his students directly involved…
May
2012
3

Obama: “I believe the economy is stronger when collective bargaining rights are protected.”

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This video contains highlights from President Barack Obama’s speech at the Building and Construction Trades Department’s 2012 Legislative Conference. The speech was given at the Washington Hilton on Monday, April 30th and has naturally garnered plenty of online attention. The most notable quote in terms of workers’ rights comes…
Apr
2012
27

OSHA, NIOSH, CPRW Announce Construction Fall Prevention Campaign

A news release (PDF, below) from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and CPWR (The Center for Construction Research and Training), indicates that construction falls “continue to be the leading cause of work-related injury and deaths in…