UWUA E-News 8/18/2015

UWUA News

UWUA Local 369 Heroes Resuscitate Unconscious Baby Share
Two Eversource power company workers are being hailed as heroes this morning after stopping to perform CPR on a baby found not breathing following an apparent bathing accident. Read More

UWUA Welcomes New Members From JF Kiely Construction Company Share
The Utility Workers Union of America organized a new group of members at a natural gas construction company – JF Kiely Construction Company, doing work for UGI in Pennsylvania. A first contract was negotiated, and this group is being incorporated into Local 409. Welcome! Read More

2017 Utility Workers Union Of America Scholarship Applications Share
This scholarship program was established by the UWUA for the sons and daughters of active UWUA members. The annual competition is conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, an independent, not-for-profit organization. The current program is accepting applications from students who will be graduating high school in spring 2017, and starting college that fall. Read More

Labor News

Your Voice In The Workplace Matters Share
Throughout our history, one necessary ingredient of shared prosperity is working people banding together and raising their voices. The labor movement has made our country better. Read More

Join Your Union Family for the 1st Richard L. Trumka Sporting Clays Shoot Share
Please join AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) for the 1st annual Richard L. Trumka Tri-State Shoot on Saturday, August 29, 2015, at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays in Coplay, PA. Read More

Utility Industry News

7,000 Lose Lights Each Month; Elected Officials Co-Host Utility Rights Education Effort Share
In 2014, Con Edison issued more than 7,600 electricity shutoff notices per day, and a total of approximately 7,000 households had their energy supply terminated each month. Read More

COPE (Political Education)

FactChecking the GOP Debate Share
The first prime-time Republican presidential debate featured the top 10 candidates, according to polling, and they twisted some facts. Read More

All Three AFL-CIO Candidates Win Their Special Elections in PA Share
Ed Neilson in the 174th State House District; Joanna McClinton in the 191st State House District and Donna Bullock in the 195th State House all had victories in the Special Elections held on Tuesday August 11. Read More

Right-to-Work for Less

Rally Against RTW in Columbus, Ohio Share
Our brothers and sisters in Ohio need our help to send a clear message that Ohioans reject Americans For Prosperity’s anti-worker message.
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Ohio Lawmaker Optimistic State Can Pass Right-to-Work Law Share
Rep. Tom Brinkman, R-Cincinnati, plans to introduce a right-to-work bill this fall. Read More

Human Rights

Obama Appeals To Congress To Restore Voting Rights Act Share
President Obama urged the Congress to restore the historic 1965 law, removing legal barriers that prevented African-Americans from exercising their right to vote. Read More

New Overtime Proposal Would Increase Salary of 3.2 Million Women Share
Some 36% of working women who were formerly exempt under the outdated overtime laws will be eligible now to receive overtime pay if they work longer than the standard 40-hour work week. Read More

Veterans Affairs and Information

US Department of Labor – Jobs for Veterans Share
Search for jobs by state or use one of the conveniently listed sites to find jobs specifically for veterans. Read More

Retirement Today

Expand Social Security. Don’t cut it. Share
80 years later, we need Social Security more than ever. People are hitting their retirement years with less savings and more debt. Read More

Labor’s Day in History

August 14, 1935 Share
FDR signed the Social Security Act on August 14, 1935 creating Social Security. Social Security provides a foundation of retirement protection for nearly every American. Read More

August 22, 1980 Share
Joyce D. Miller, a vice-president of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, became, at age 52, the first woman to serve on the AFL-CIO‘s Executive Council. Read More