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Why "Right to Work" is Wrong for Workers

 

 Click here: Understanding what Right To Work is


Fomer Secretary of Labor Robert Reich gives a short video on why RTW is wrong.Click the link below.

https://youtu.be/lLV4P5Pq0_0


 

Local 10 and Local 480 Hold Joint Steward Training

Stewards are at the front line of support for the membership of Local 10 and Local 480. Proper knowledge and training for them has always been important.

International Director of Production Mike LaFave and IA Organizer Tim Hintz presented valuable information and training for over 30 stewards of Local 10 and Local 480 here at Local 10 meeting hall. Knowledge of grievances reporting to contact understating to workman comp was presented to the stewards. 

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"LABEL IT * SCAN IT * REPORT IT" 

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Our Union label is a tool for protecting union jobs, wages, and benefits. And it’s an essential tool for enforcing contracts. The labels encourage employers to use union-made prod­ucts. For individual sheet metal workers, it means more work, better pay, and healthier benefits.

 The blue label is used on production products. The yellow label represents building trades products.

Wage equalization removes the incentive for employers to use yellow-label products fabricated by union workers getting lower wage rates. By scanning the labels to report which shop produced a product, everyone in the process from fabricators to installers gets the highest average crew cost rate.

Everyone benefits from wage equalization. From a fab­ricator in a lower-rate local who gets a boost in pay from wage equalization benefits to the higher-rate sheet metal workers by removing the incentive contractors have to look for fabricated products from areas with a lower average crew cost. Otherwise, contractors could pursue a race to the bottom that puts pressure on all locals to accept lower wages.

For more information: smart-label-toolkit

 


 

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Members Ken Young, Tom Osborne, Ron McGuire and Bob Wewers along with MN Sen Al Franken enjoying the MN state fair while volunteering at the Local 10 booth.


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