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      On July 24, 2015, Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) announced it will end US production in November 2015.  This announcement shocked UAW 2488 members and the surrounding communities.  What makes it more difficult is that there was no advanced warning.  In fact, members recently received a union-negotiated Team-share bonus and the company just hired some new employees.
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      On June 30, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 752 staged an informative protest at the regular monthly meeting of Connect Transit Board of Trustees.  About 40 union members, supporters, and bus patrons filled the meeting room at Uptown Station.
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      by E. Tammy Kim   @etammykim The federal Department of Labor has signaled its concern that workers are being unlawfully excluded from key protections on the job. On Wednesday, the agency’s wage-and-hour division released a 15-page document clarifying who should be considered an “independent contractor” versus an “employee.
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      With the temperature rising, don't forget our Laborers out in the hot sun...a WJBC Forum http://www.wjbc.com/2015/07/16/wjbc-forum-dont-forget-the-laborer/

      The theme for the 2015 Bloomington Labor Day Parade is "For more than ourselves," emphasizing community service and involvement.  A registration form is attached. The Parade marches on Monday, September 7 at 10 a.m., line up at 9 a.m. on Front Street in Downtown Bloomington.
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      Download: 2015 LaborDayParadeRegistrationForm.pdf


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      Mitsubishi shut-down - a worker's reflection

      On July 24, 2015, Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) announced it will end US production in November 2015.  This announcement shocked UAW 2488 members and the surrounding communities.  What makes it more difficult is that there was no advanced warning.  In fact, members recently received a union-negotiated Team-share bonus and the company just hired some new employees.
      Read More...

      ATU 752 members question Connect Transit and its attitude

      On June 30, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 752 staged an informative protest at the regular monthly meeting of Connect Transit Board of Trustees.  About 40 union members, supporters, and bus patrons filled the meeting room at Uptown Station.
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      Most workers are employees, not independent contractors

      by E. Tammy Kim   @etammykim The federal Department of Labor has signaled its concern that workers are being unlawfully excluded from key protections on the job. On Wednesday, the agency’s wage-and-hour division released a 15-page document clarifying who should be considered an “independent contractor” versus an “employee.
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      Don't forget the Laborer - WJBC commentary

      With the temperature rising, don't forget our Laborers out in the hot sun...a WJBC Forum http://www.wjbc.

      Community Service 2015 Labor Day Parade theme

      The theme for the 2015 Bloomington Labor Day Parade is "For more than ourselves," emphasizing community service and involvement.  A registration form is attached. The Parade marches on Monday, September 7 at 10 a.m., line up at 9 a.m. on Front Street in Downtown Bloomington.
      Read More...
      Download: 2015 LaborDayParadeRegistrationForm.pdf


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