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District Council 3-Kansas City Coatings and Corrosion Expo

In February 2015, District Council 3 held its first Kansas City Coatings and Corrosion Expo. Prior to the expo, DC 3 launched, a website designed to promote the event, coatings application specialist training, and corrosion awareness. With over 80 professionals invited to the expo, it was a great success. Many of the attendees were … Read more »

House Votes to Stand with Working Families on Trade

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement after the House of Representatives failed to advance the package of trade deals: “The House of Representatives has done the right thing, but the fight isn’t over. This is a significant day.  American workers came together and spoke with one voice about the path their country and … Read more »

New AFL-CIO ‘Show Us the Text, Show Us the Jobs’ Banner Displayed

(Washington, DC, Tuesday, June 2) – Today, under the backdrop of a huge “Show Us the Text, Show Us the Jobs” banner, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre gathered with critics of Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to reinforce the message that working people won’t stand for another bad … Read more »

Free Download: DODGE Guide on Writing a Winning Bid

Dodge Data & Analytics has just released a free guide with direction on how to write a winning bid. The editorial staff covers all subjects about the process and how to save time by implementing key practices in your bidding efforts. Download the free guide here – 8 Tips to Write a Winning Bid.  

UPDATE: Busy Wash DC Bridge Lane Closure Due to Corrosion: Will Lawmakers Think About an Infrastructure Plan as They Sit in Traffic?

It doesn’t take much of an imagination to picture the traffic nightmare that will follow today’s lane closures on the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, DC.  The 83-year old bridge sees over 60,000 daily crossings of cars and trucks (and let’s not forget limos) between Washington, DC and Virginia.   The six-month scheduled closure is the … Read more »

DOL’s Weil Addresses Labor Leaders at IUPAT Headquarters

As reported by the DOL News Brief Adapting With the Workforce The Wage and Hour Division must adapt its outreach and enforcement strategies to the changing workplace to protect workers’ rights and give employers a fair and level playing field, Administrator Dr. David Weil told those attending the AFL-CIO’s Secretary-Treasurers’ Conference. Weil shared his views … Read more »

An AT&T Wireless Discount – Just because you’re union!

FCA International Announces CREST Award Winners

Chicago – FCA International announced the winners of its fifth-annual CREST Awards on Friday, May 8 during its Annual Awards Event in Chicago. Of the companies who entered, 23 received international recognition announcing them as the safest contractor in their respective categories, and 16 other companies were recognized as Top 10 Finishers. Winners and Top … Read more »

Falls: General Protection and Awareness

Falls are the leading cause of injuries at work sites. Falls can occur from ladders, scaffolding, vehicles, heavy equipment, aerial lifts, openings, platforms and roofs. Fall Protection Guardrails are required on work surfaces when workers are exposed to falls over six feet. Guardrail must be 42 inches high. A mid-rail is required. The fall protection … Read more »

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance 3rd Annual SMART New Jersey Sporting Clays Shoot Breaks Records, Honors Military Heroes

Nashville, TN – The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) 3rd Annual SMART New Jersey Sporting Clays Shoot held on May 2 at Red Wing Sporting Clays in Port Republic, NJ, shattered the previous year’s gross earnings by $10,000, raising $75,000 to support the USA’s conservation mission. It also broke its previous participation record with 125 shooters … Read more »