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Passed Away: 8/15/2016
Robert “Robby” Joseph Hoke
Robby Hoke, 40, of Robertsville, Missouri passed away Monday, August 15, 2016 due to work related accident in St. Louis.
Robby was born on June 10, 1976 in Rolla, MO. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Tara Kerby and together they shared a romance that began as teenagers. They were blessed with two beautiful children, Caden and Chloee. Robby was a dedicated husband and father whose family was everything to him. He and Tara enjoyed riding their motorcycle and even had taken many trips including; Sturgis, Yellowstone, and South Dakota. Robbie was known as a hardworking man, tough but kindhearted and someone who would help anyone. He had helped many people through the years out of trouble spots. He was very intelligent and was always determined to figure any and everything out. Robby will be missed by his family and many friends. Read more here...
Visitation: 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan
Funeral : Memorial Service: 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan
Click on images below to get printable PDF's of the LU110 Labor Day Parade Lineup.
Election season is upon us! That means it’s time to pound the pavement and protect our friends. Many of you have participated in Front Porch Meetings over the past couple of years, and we have gotten a ton of positive feedback from these meetings. Front Porch Meetings consist of union members speaking specifically with union members about the upcoming elections and ways in which we can help re-elect those who stand with us. The Primary Elections are August 2… That’s less than a month away. The Front Porch Meetings will be conducted in districts currently held by our Republican friends that received Primary challenges from anti-worker Republicans; Many of which were recruited and financed by anti-worker mega-donor, David Humphreys. His aim is to pass Right-to-Work and gut our Prevailing Wage. We cannot allow that to happen.
Please mark your calendars to come out and help with one or more of these Front Porch Meetings. If you haven’t participated before and are nervous, remember that all participants go out in teams, meaning you will not be going alone. If it is your first time you will be paired up with someone who has experience. These meetings don’t take long, and you will find that union members truly value having other members stop and talk to them.
Listed below are three upcoming Front Porch Meeting actions:
July 12, 2016 – Tuesday – 5:30pm – Meet in Aldi’s Parking Lot – 320 Park Ridge Rd., Sullivan, MO 63080 – Candidate: Nate Tate (House District 119)
July 14, 2016 – Thursday – 5:30pm - Meet at 36 Gravois Station Road, House Springs, MO 63051 – Candidate: Shane Roden (House District 111)
July 21, 2016 – Thursday – 5:30pm – Meet at Tri-County Labor Legislative Club, #10 Droeste Square, St. Charles, MO 63301 – Candidate: Anne Zerr (Senate District 23)
It is incredibly important that we win in these districts. Please take an hour and a half or two hours out of your schedule to help protect against Right-to-Work and cuts to Prevailing Wage. Our fate is in our hands.
For more information or to sign up contact Clinton McBride at the hall at 314-892-0777.
LiUNA, Local 110
Government Affairs Director
Have you been hearing the anti-union radio ads? So have we. Here is the kicker... It's all about money. In fact, some of the stations airing the anti-union ads have even called to various unions asking if they would like to pay to advertise in response... Did you catch that? They are taking money from anti-worker billionaires, then turning around and saying, "Well the best way to push back against those ads would be to pay to advertise with us." That is wrong.
These radio stations will try to give you some line about how they have to run these ads because of federal guidelines, but that is totally untrue. Actually it is up to the reps that sell ads on whether or not an ad gets pulled off of the air. KSHE already pulled the ads off of the air due to overwhelming backlash from listeners. Many of the other stations are refusing.
When you hear the ads take a moment to call in and express your dissatisfaction with the greed the radio station is demonstrating. Here are a few of the numbers.
The bull - 314-621-0400
W.I.L. - 314-983-6240 (Ask for Scott)
The Point - 314-969-3833
Washington, D.C. (April 28, 2016) – LIUNA Local Unions in the United States and Canada are working to collect donations and support relief efforts in Ecuador following the devastating earthquakes, which left hundreds dead and thousands missing. A disaster relief team of twenty LIUNA Local 78 members and a six-person technical assessment team from Local 79 are now in Ecuador assisting in assessment, clean up, and recovery efforts. LIUNA Locals 78 and 79, which represent construction workers in New York with specialized training in structural assessments, demolition and hazardous materials remediation, are providing skilled assistance on the ground in Ecuador removing debris, remediating dangerous substances, searching for survivors, and setting up temporary housing. The Ontario Provincial District Council and LIUNA Local 183, based in Toronto, Canada, are making financial donations to the relief effort and Local 183 is sponsoring an event to collect donations for victims in Ecuador this Sunday afternoon.
“On behalf of the half-million men and women of LIUNA and our entire General Executive Board, I want to express our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims in Ecuador. We hope that our volunteer team and donations can bring some measure of relief to the survivors,” said LIUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan.
An Update from General President Terry O’Sullivan
As the April 28th Workers Memorial Day commemoration approaches, we can proudly highlight what we can accomplish when we have the best training programs and the right safety regulations in place.
Nationwide, workplace deaths and injuries have trended dramatically downward. For example, in 1970, 38 workers died from workplace-related causes each day. In 2014, the most recent statistic available, that number fell to 13. Workplace-related illnesses and injuries have fallen as well, from 10.9 incidents for every 100 workers to 3.2 incidents per 100 workers.
It’s good news, but not good enough. Despite our progress, the fact remains that 750 workers are expected to lose their lives this year on construction jobsites. Injuries resulting in lost work time are expected to number 75,000.
Let’s honor the brothers and sisters we have lost by commemorating Workers Memorial Day and saying loudly and clearly that the cost of going to work each day should never be death or injury on the job. I invite every LIUNA member to help send this message by joining a week-long conversation about safety for workers on LIUNA’s Facebook page starting on April 25.
As union workers, we know that with the proper safety training, effective safety programs on jobsites and a workforce free to speak out about hazards, most deaths and injuries are preventable. That’s why we make training and safety programs a cornerstone of union construction sites. In fact, according to a University of Michigan study, states with high union membership have construction fatality rates 50 percent lower than states with low union membership.
We still have work to do to reduce risks ranging from traffic hazards in highway work zones, to the lack of fall prevention on building construction sites, to inadequate safety equipment to prevent illnesses that are all too common in our industry.
As we approach Workers Memorial Day, let’s build on our accomplishments and fight for safe jobs so that every worker returns safely home at the end of a workday.
Learn more at www.liuna.org/TMO
Today, I spent a total of $___________ at Schnucks. I shop here because it is important to support businesses that employ Union workers and provide good, stable middle-class jobs in our community.
If Schnucks continues with its plan to lay off 190 long-term, hardworking warehouse workers and transfer their jobs to a non-union global corporation that doesn’t share my values or those of this community, I will spend my hard-earned dollars elsewhere.
(When you have filled in the total amount spent, please hand this card to the cashier or to a store manager before leaving the store).
Click below to get your PDF to print or stop by LU110 offices:
There are openings for the March 19, 2016 Traffic Tech Course to be held in St. Charles. Openings will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
You can print off a class application here:http://lu110.com/training/forms.html
Washington, DC (February 6, 2016) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers’ International Union of North America - today made the following statement regarding reports of the President’s proposed modification to the health benefits tax, also known as the “Cadillac Tax,” in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget:
The President has at last recognized that the tax on health care plans known as the “Cadillac Tax” is flawed. However, there is no tweaking the tax to make it fair and reasonable, or to avoid the disastrous impacts it will have on the health care of working men and women. It needs to be repealed, and anything other than full repeal robs working people of the health care they have earned.
The half-million members of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – are on the forefront of the construction industry, a powerhouse of workers who are proud to build America.
Attached is the 2016 Free, Low-Cost, or Sliding Scale Clinics for the St Louis Metro Area provided by our friends at the National Kidney Foundation (STL). I hope you will find this information useful. If you have questions, updates, or additions to the list, please contact Suzanne McComb at:
Suzanne McComb RD, LD -Program Manager - National Kidney Foundation
1001 Craig Rd. Suite 480, St. Louis, MO 63146
Washington, D.C. (December 2, 2015) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – theLaborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today on Secretary Clinton’s infrastructure proposal announcement:
We applaud Secretary Clinton’s focus on significant new investment in our nation’s criticalinfrastructure and for making it front and center in the Presidential campaign. As she pointsout, investing in our nation’s roads, bridges, transit and other fundamentals is a key toeconomic growth, public safety, creating good jobs and rebuilding the middle class.
Her plan is realistic and thoughtful and is a solid down-payment on the country’s needs,which, due to years of neglect is now estimated to total trillions of dollars, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers.
With her proposal and leadership, Secretary Clinton has shown that she has the politicalwill to address the dire state of America’s infrastructure. The hard-working, skilled menand women of LIUNA stand ready, willing and able to get to work rebuilding thetransportation systems and other critical infrastructure we all rely on every day.
Undercover Tonneau Cover for a Ford F-150. Fits model years 2009-2014 Crew cab 5.5' bed. In excellent used condition. Local pick up only. $490.
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The Training Centers’ new website is now LIVE!! Please share this with your membership that they can get course applications off the website and also see the Fall 2015/ Winter 2016 schedule.
Now members can get their applications on the training school website and then email to the local via the website. Also, apprentices can fill out their work reports off the website and direct email to apprentice@ email.
Pre-filing of bills started today in our state’s capitol. And once again, workers are under attack. Today, two so-called ‘right-to-work’ bills were filed by both Representative White and Representative Burlison (HB1407 and HB1462). ‘Right-to-work’ states have lower wages on average, higher poverty rates, higher infant mortality rates, invest less in education, and have higher workplace fatalities. Today, Representative White also filed a bill that would cut our state’s prevailing wage law (HB1406). Studies have shown that workers who are paid theprevailing wage are more productive, and higher productivity can lower construction costs without lowering wages. Prevailing wage laws benefit blue-collar workers and their communities by:
1. Encouraging training
2. Lowering the rate of injuries
3. Promoting health care coverage
4. Minimizing disruption to local labor markets
5. Ensuring that minority and female workers receive prevailing wages
6. Encouraging their participation in apprenticeship programs
These attacks on workers are simply wrong. Missouri needs to invest our time and energy creating quality jobs for all Missourians.
-President Mike Louis
Local 110 is an affiliate of LIUNA—the Laborers’ International Union of North America—the most progressive, aggressive and fastest-growing union of construction workers, and one of the most diverse and effective unions representing public service employees.
Laborers' Local 110 is made up of 2822 members: 2146 of those being active members and 676 retirees.
Highway 270 blasting; Fred Weber
The Right to Work Education Committee meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Union Hall. Before the Lu110 normal monthly meeting.
WE NOW ACCEPT
DEBIT CARD, VISA, MASTERCARD,
AND DISCOVER CREDIT CARDS
MAKING IT EASIER TO PAY YOUR DUES
Laborers' Local 110