As We normally do we have changed the monthly meeting to match our xmas party date.  This year it will be on the 20th of December.  please check back in to this post for uptodate info on time and activites !

USW Mourns Passing of District 12 Director Bob LaVenture

It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that District 12 Director Bob LaVenture passed away today.

Bob was a tireless union activist who always fought on the side of working people, first in his home state of Wisconsin and later on behalf of our members in District 12.

Please support The Veterans Project .Dinner tickets are $35 each and Raffle tickets are 6 for $5 so far there are over 45 raffle prizes to win. There will also be a Silent Auction with All kinds of things to bid on from Family fun, sports, fitness, events, wine tasting, local getaways and a destination getaway. Please see Steph De La Rosa in the Tin Lab if you would like to buy  Dinner tickets or Raffle tickets to this awesome cause!
About the Warren Notice (letter of intent of lay off) :

We have been receiving questions on the Warren notice that was sent out by mail.

Everyone should have received the Warren notice if not you should see it soon. It is for the possibility of an upcoming Holliday Vacation shutdown during the slow times at the end of they year. This is business as usual during the 4th quarter and the company is required by law to give notice in advance to any possible lay offs of more than 50 people.

We have signed a contract extension tell Dec 31.

USS & POSCO are under pressure to have a signed supply agreement by their lenders. Until that is finalized both sides have agreed to wait on finalizing the contract talks. According to the USW the parent companies are talking about what the agreement will be, but are confident they will reach an agreement in the near future.

Any questions please contact Ben Salazar at [email protected]

For a quarter-century, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has failed workers. CEOs continue to shutter factories in the U.S. while pursuing low wages and lax environmental standards as they set up shop in Mexico. For those U.S. workers who hang on to their jobs, there is still downward pressure on wages and benefits from this lopsided playing field. In Mexico, workers struggle to make gains.

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