Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Internships are open to young adults, 18 years of age or older. Selection preference is given to children of members of the United Steelworkers International Union.
Steelworkers’ Summer is committed to uniting students, workers, and community activists to bring about social justice through work place and community organizing.
What kinds of qualifications are needed to participate in Steelworkers’ Summer?
Applicants should have a strong commitment to social and economic justice, as well as openness to working with a broad cross section of people. This includes people of various races, ethnicities, religions and orientations. Participants need to be people-oriented, enthusiastic, energetic, flexible and willing to work long hours on an unpredictable schedule. A college degree is not required. Previous union experience is not necessary. Volunteerism or activism is a plus.
You can download an Application and get more information here
For More Information, Contact
USW Organizing Department
Five Gateway Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Source: USW website
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Jill Long Thompson's campaign for Governor announced it has selected an original score composed by three Montgomery County brothers as its official theme song.
Written and produced by Carl, Troy and Alan Thompson (no relation to Jill) all of Ladoga, the country theme song entitled "Enough is Enough" will be used at various campaign events.
"Jill is the real deal," added Carl. "She's smart, she's tough and she's got the kind of common sense that will allow her to clean up Mitch's mess, protect our jobs and put Indiana back on track."
There's two on the ballot but not hard to choose
A vote makes a difference could mean win or lose
The state of Indiana is in distress
Vote Jill Long Thompson to clean up the mess
Vote Jill Long Thompson so Indiana will make it
We need a change she's the one to change it
Enough is Enough and this is how we'll say it
Enough is Enough Vote Jill Long Thompson
Who's the one to fix our state
Plain and simple the best candidate
Jill Long Thompson she'll work for you
All that know her know it's true
Enough is Enough Vote Jill Long Thompson
Enough is Enough Vote Jill Long Thompson
Let her be our voice Governor Jill Long Thompson
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Has anyone else noticed that John McCain has been keeping Senator Joe Lieberman within whisper shot?
At least twice now, McCain has screwed up when responding to questions concerning foreign affairs, and Lieberman had to bail him out both times.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
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Saturday, March 15, 2008
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Wednesday, March 12, 2008
The AFL-CIO Voting Record lets you know where your lawmakers stand on working family issues such as strengthening Social Security and Medicare, freedom to join a union, workplace safety and more.
All votes were selected for inclusion because of their importance to working families. The graph below show the percentage of the time that each of these Representatives and Senators voted correctly ie; a pro-working families, vote. The Voting Record also shows each member's lifetime record of support for working families.
You can find this information, not only for the above but for all the members of congress by going to the AFL-CIO website.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sometime this week, possibly as soon as tomorrow, the U.S. House will vote on whether or not to override the President's veto. It is very difficult to override a veto (it requires a two-thirds majority in both houses of Congress), so the attempt to override may not be successful. That said, we want to make every effort to convince as many Members of Congress as possible to vote for the override.
Please call your Representative in Congress and urge him or her to vote to override the President's veto of H.R. 2082, the Intelligence Authorization bill. To contact your Member of Congress you can call the Capitol switchboard at (202)224-3121 and ask to speak with your Representative.
Thank you for your efforts to end U.S.-sponsored torture and the conservatives who want to cause as much human pain, misery, suffering and death to as many people as they can before they get thrown out of Washington.
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Source: ARA Friday Alert
Thursday, March 06, 2008
USW Condemns Outsourcing of Air Force Fuel Tankers; Condemns McCain's Lobbying; Calls on Congress to Defund
Condemns McCain's Lobbying; Calls on Congress to Defund
For Immediate Release March 4, 2008
USW International President Leo W. Gerard pointed out that the DOD’s choice of Airbus undermines our country’s economic and national security. Gerard expressed grave concern over the fact that McCain lobbied so relentlessly for Airbus instead of
"Senator McCain's insistent lobbying for Airbus reveals he's no different than George Bush when it comes to putting the interests of corporate profits ahead of concern for American workers and their communities,” Gerard said. “In other words, the only thing that will change for workers under McCain is that things will get worse."
“With tens of thousands of jobs at stake over the next 20 years,” Gerard said, “this decision will have a deep, damaging and enduring impact on the aerospace industry and supporting industries, such as aluminum, glass, rubber and advanced materials and electronics, among others where many USW-represented workers will feel the impact.
Finally, the union joined the AFL-CIO, whose executive council this week called on Congress to exercise its Constitutional authority by conducting a complete review of the nation’s procurement policies, including any and all waivers of the “Buy American” provisions granted by the Bush Administration to date.
“Given the breadth and depth of the potential negative consequences of this contract award,” Gerard said, “the USW urges Congress to defund this project in its entirety until the investigation is complete.”
The USW represents 850,000 workers in the
Contacts:Tony Montana (USW) – 412-562-2592
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
André Carson, Democratic Candidate for Congress in Indiana's 7th District, met Wednesday with members of several area senior groups and promised them that he will fight to protect and strengthen Social security.
"Social Security is a promise we made to our seniors and one we must keep," said Carson. "Unlike my opponent, I would never privatize Social Security. Our seniors and future generations cannot afford to have their guaranteed benefits left to the whims of the stock market."
At the meeting, which included representatives from Alliance for Retired Americans, United Senior Action, the Generations Project, and local union retirees, Carson signed a pledge to oppose any attempt to partially or fully privatize Social Security.
Signing this pledge to oppose any legislation that would partially or fully privatize Social Security, clinched the Alliance for Retired Americans endorsement of Andre' Carson for Congress in Indiana's 7th CD.
Monday, March 03, 2008
You are invited to attend
March 5, 2008 5:00pm CST
At USW 6787
1100 n. S.R. 149
All of us have been devastated by the recent fatality and what this means to linemen and the work we perform at NIPSCO.
We need to come together and discuss what we can do to keep ourselves safe.
We need to do this for our families, our apprentices and our customers.
There will be a second meeting later in the week for our Linemen on the east end of our service territory
Saturday, March 01, 2008
"NIPSCO has commissioned a third-party investigation into the accident.
NIPSCO director of communications Colleen Reilly said any time there is a serious injury or fatality, the utility calls in a third-party inspector to investigate.
"Every job has a safety protocol," Reilly said."
Isn't the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) a third party? And can anyone remember NIPSCO ever accepting their findings and taking responsibility?
NIPSCO's only "safety protocol" is to find the accident victim at fault. The NIPSCO management team will not accept any responsibility for its failed safety program. Lies, lies, and more lies. Sort of reminds you of the Bush administration, doesn't it?