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We must demand better pay for these fast-food workers! Stop eating at these fast food restaurants until they pay employees better. Tax-payers are footing the bill for companies that are too greedy and won't offer employees a living wage or benefits.
See for yourself how McDonalds encourages employees to take advantage of public assistance programs to make up for the gap between actual pay and a living wage.
With profits like McDonalds makes wouldn't you think they have enough money to pay employees a wage they can actually survive on?
Read more about how the minimum wage in Missouri is less than welfare:
It wasn’t always about the hot dogs. Originally, believe it or not, Labor Day actually had something to do with showing respect for labor. Read more...
Governor Perry, you have more important issues to deal with:
Gov. Perry is bragging about the business climate in Texas and how much better it is than Missouri’s business climate. Take a look at the following articles. Is this how you want Missouri to do business?
Schnucks has generously offered to help Union families who are in need of a little help with bills through the $5 for the Fight Fund. It costs you nothing to help! All you need to do is continue shopping at Schnucks, and if you spend over $100 you scan a key fob and Schnucks will donate a portion of that back to the $5 for the Fight Fund through United Way.
Read below for a little more information on the $5 for the Fight Fund:
The “$5 for the Fight” Fund was originally established in 1996 by the St. Louis Labor Council, AFL-CIO, to assist union members and their families during a financial crisis while they supported a collective bargaining action. It was redirected in 2009 to support unemployed union families, who through no fault of their own, had fallen on hard times because of the down economy. Last year alone the Fund helped over 500 Union families from 75 different Unions.
Lt. Governor Peter Kinder says at the ALEC convention in Chicago that he thinks Right-to-Work (for less) will be on the Missouri Ballot next year… We are gearing up for a big fight! Be ready!
Please read the attached regarding IBEW and share with any of your members who have questions or concerns. Click here for the PDF.
Laborers Local 110 was trying to organize Reinhold Electric for at least five years before they signed our standard Laborers agreement in 6/8/10 (no special wage rates). We did not and will not ask permission from other trades to organize companies Union or nonunion who we believe are preforming Laborers work. Our interest in Reinhold was the civil work they performed for their customers. In June of 2010 Reinhold started with three laborers, and as of this post they have over 20 Laborers in their employment; needless to say this has been a good relationship for Laborers. As of this post there are two Local One contractors that have agreements with the Laborers, and between the two they currently employ 4 Laborers.
When we bought the current property we solicited bids from four architect companies after choosing an architect company we had pre-bid meeting with 12 to 14 general contractors. At that meeting they were told that Reinhold would be the only Local 57 company allowed the bid this project. Reinhold would bid and pay at prevailed Local One rates. They were told they did not have to use Reinhold, if they had a Local One contractor they liked use them. The bidding process was fair and blind.
Going back two months I met with Tom George (Local One Political Director) at the pipe line rally in downtown St. Louis to clear the air about the rumors that Reinhold was working on our new hall. At that time we did not even have general contractor selected. I told Tom that Reinhold would be the only 57 contractor allowed to bid our project for the above mentioned reasons and that they would not be given anything. Reinhold would have to bid for the work as everyone else. Shortly after that I had a similar conversation with the Local One Sec. Tres. and about a week and a half ago I talked with Frank Jacobs, the Local One Bus. Mgr. I told Frank we are not looking to pick a fight with electricians but we were not walking away from Reinhold if they were selected by the winning GC. Frank said he was going to the International and that he would run the laborers off any job they could and do Laborers work where they could. Actually the latter statement is nothing new. The Laborers have had to fight all the trades off from doing our work, the point is there are no Saints to be found anywhere in this business. It is rumored that the Carpenters gave target money to Reinhold to win the bid. I find that statement to be complete BS. Local One could have done the same with their contractors if they want to try and keep Reinhold off Our project, but the idea of giving money for a Laborers Union Hall must have been worse than seeing Reinhold doing the work. I also believe Local 110 was used as a convenient whipping boy to deflect any dissatisfaction at the Local One contract meeting this week.
We don’t expect any Local One member to like the outcome of Reinhold working on Our New Hall and don’t want to see a loaf of bread or a mortgage payment missed by any Union Trade man or woman, but the truth is this business is not black and white. Local Two, the same International Union as Local One, does the work of all the Trade Unions, where is the public outcry for what Local Two is doing? The electrical package at our new is about $300,000.00 and 50% of that is for lighting and material, no one likes to lose $150,000.00 worth of man hours but winners don’t always cheat and cheaters don’t always win. The Laborers did not start this fight over Local 57, but in the course of doing our job as Union leaders (organizing and protecting jurisdiction) some might think we are driving on the shoulder; truth is we (ALL UNIONS) have bigger enemies to fight in this State at this time and the Laborers in Missouri will fight alongside with the Electricians and all the Unions of this state to protect right of all workers and the dignity God gave us all.
No ill will or malice intended:
Laborers Local 110
11000 Lin Valle Drive
St. Louis Missouri 63123
Most people like getting outside in the sun, but ultra-violet rays (UV) should be a concern for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re on the job site, working in the yard or at the pool, everyone should protect their skin.
What risks are you taking without proper protection? Here are just a few:
· Pre-cancerous and cancerous skin abnormalities
· Discolored skin
The Mayo Clinic recommends the following summer tips for healthy skin:
1) Protect yourself from the sun – use sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and re-apply every two hours
2) Seek shade, avoid the sun between 10 am and 4 pm when the sun’s rays are the strongest
3) Wear protective clothing – cover your skin with long sleeves, long pants and wide-brimmed hats. Also consider laundry additives which give clothing an additional layer of UV protection.
Following these tips will go a long way to protect your skin from the sun. Please contact your Midwest Region Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund at 800-218-2253 if you would like additional information about sun safety.
One in nine US bridges - more than 66,000 in total - are structurally deficient, a report has found.
Since 2008, the pace at which the US repairs bridges has slowed threefold compared to 1992-96, the...
Read the article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/22976594
Union labor is helping Mississippi Power and its Southern Co. Services affiliate get the utility's troubled Kemper County integrated gasification combined-cycle project back on track. In its earlier stages, the now $4-billion-plus Kemper project was being built almost entirely by contractors with non-union workforces....
The Koch Brothers are going to spend tens of millions of dollars to influence elections between now and November of 2014. Check out this video about what types of things they are advocating for… It’s certainly not you! We’ve got to educate ourselves so that we can educate those around us. Greed is ruining our country, and these brothers have taken it to a whole new level.
After you watch it, share the link with all of your friends to get the word out!!
As of Monday, May 20 Laborers' Local 110 will no longer be striking at Independent Concrete Pipe. Negotiations have gone well, and we're ready to get back to work on Monday.
Want to learn more about the organization pushing Right-to-Work (for less), Paycheck Deception, and to repeal Prevailing Wage?
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is pushing those bills in Missouri as well as many other states around the country. Click here to learn the disturbing truth about this corporate organization and what they want to do with our country.
Take a moment to read the following article from NPR. This is what happens when big business and deregulation prevail over safety and security. It is 2013, and it’s disgusting. Workplace deaths should not be going up… they should be going down. This is a travesty. Contact your elected officials and let them know your safety is on the line, and deregulation is NOT the way to go. Big business already makes enough profit. This is not China!
An excellent updated listing of Health Center and Clinic Resources in St. Louis and surrounding counties for low-income, Medicaid and uninsured. Veteran’s Administration clinics are also included. This list and MANY other useful resources are available online at the Mercy Neighborhood Ministry website.
Senate floor leader Ron Richard says Senator Dan Brown has been negotiating with a Democrat senator, and he thinks a paycheck deception compromise is in the works that can be passed without a lot of trouble this week.
Let’s be clear: there can be no compromising on attempts to silence working Missourians - the everyday heroes who keep us safe, teach our children and take care for our veterans.
Extremists like Birther Speaker Tim Jones are trying to ram paycheck deception bills through the General Assembly because they're "a way to get to the ultimate goal of so-called right to work." These bills are designed by and for radical ideologues who want even more control over our political system.
Call 1-888-907-9711 -- to demand that your Senator STAND UP for Missouri's workers, and reject any fraudulent 'compromise' that hurts working Missourians.
During this new legislative session, there is a clear choice between legislators who support our state's working families and those who demonize them.
Missourians need legislators who will focus on getting our state back to work, instead of prioritizing their political payback for CEOs and big corporations with extremist legislation like the "Paycheck Deception" bill that makes it more difficult for teachers, nurses and other public workers to have a voice on the job.
Sign our petition and tell our legislators that it's time to stand up for Missouri's working families!
Our lawmakers need to come together in support of our state's workers and push for the type of legislation that Missouri's middle-class families deserve.
Please, take a moment and let our legislators know that we're watching and relying on them to fight for our middle-class families and values throughout the 2013 legislative session.
WE HAVE A COUPLE OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEAMS TO PARTICIPATE IN TWO DIFFERENT TRAP SHOOT EVENTS THAT WILL BE SPONSORED BY LOCAL 110. SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE SUBMISSION FORM...
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.
Right to Work Education Committee Meeting
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.
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