In the wake of a significant electoral victory in Ohio Tuesday, unions and their supporters are energized and eager to flex their newly honed political muscles. But the path to greater electoral clout in 2012 could lie in a partnership with young voters and followers of the Occupy movement. Read more at The Atlantic.
Proud members of the IUPAT are featured on today’s edition of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. We’re in town in force to make certain we win the vote to protect the collective bargaining rights of our fellow union members! See it HERE.
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Labor unions are making their biggest campaign stand of 2011 in Ohio, hoping to steal momentum from efforts nationally to scale back union rights by decisively defeating a law here limiting public-employee bargaining. Read more at The Wall Street Journal.
IUPAT vows to get out the NO vote on Issue 2 This past week, Jim Watroba, business manager for IUPAT District Council 6, joined Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga and IUPAT members for a tele town hall meeting to discuss the need to vote NO on Issue 2/SB5 either now, through early voting, or on … Read more
For all the political posturing and handicapping by pundits over President Obama’s American Jobs Act, too little attention is being paid to the economic costs if Congress fails to act on bold measures to spark job creation and growth over the next 12 to 18 months. Read more at The Wall Street Journal.
LAS VEGAS – The near-weekly ritual of Republican presidential debates took a raucous turn Tuesday night as the unsettled field of candidates ganged up on one another in a series of attacks more intense and personal than any in their previous appearances together. Read more at The Washington Post.
Occupy Miami garnered public support from local unions today. South Florida Jobs for Justice, together with local labor unions, held a press conference this morning announcing their support for Occupy Miami. Read more at The American Independent.
In the past month, the National Labor Relations Board has come under furious attack from Republicans in Congress, and decades-old workers’ rights are at risk. Backed by a well-financed lobbying and publicity offensive, Republicans are using a recent labor-law complaint against Boeing to achieve a radical goal that goes far beyond the legal issues in … Read more
Union members packed an Indiana Statehouse hearing Thursday in their uphill fight against “right-to-work” legislation that sparked a five-week walkout by House Democrats earlier this year. Members of the General Assembly’s Interim Study Committee on Employment spent most of the day listening to supporters and opponents of the measure, which would prohibit workers from being … Read more
Great news in our Cape Coral Primary Election! Our four screened and endorsed candidates made it into the November 8th city council race general election. Three of the four candidates are members of fellow AFL-CIO affiliates and one is an IUPAT retiree from Local Union 2301! If you live in Cape Coral, Florida, contact IUPAT District Council 78 … Read more