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      April 28, the anniversary of the Occupational Health & Safety Act (OSHA) is Workers’ Memorial Day, an observance the AFL-CIO has held since 1989. In Bloomington, the April 28 observance will be at the Law & Justice Center, 104 W Front Street in downtown Bloomington.  The ceremony will begin at 6:00 a.m.
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      Download: 2016+WMD_clipart-nb.pdf

      If there is an on-the-job dispute, a good union member  reaches first for the contract.    “What does the contract say?” quickly decides what happens when labor and management disagree. But what if the court says you don’t have to live by the contract? On March 24, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled on two labor questions.
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      A new hotel and conference center, adjoining the Colesium, is under discussion for Downtown Bloomington.  The complex would use the Front & Center block, re-using the Commerce Bank Building and the old Montgomery Ward's store.  For more information, see http://www.webelieveinbloomington.com/

      You work hard, you pay your taxes, you take care of your children -- yet it seems you are always falling behind. A recent corporate merger announcement reminds us again of how messed up our economic system is. Two giant, profitable drug companies announced a merger, a $160 billion  proposition.  Pfizer (Lipitor, Viagra) and Allergan (Botox) are going to combine their companies.
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      Here is a flickr photo file of yesterday's send off for Mitsubishi Motors workers, members of UAW 2488.  Thank you to everyone who came out and our best wishes and heartfelt thoughts for a talented and hard-working group that are losing their jobs.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/59632003@N07/albums/72157661665998055


      When it comes to trade agreements American workers in the manufacturing sector often get the shaft/(S)NAFTA, resulting in numerous job losses. Studies show since 2001 over 8 million manufacturing jobs have been permanently moved overseas to other countries. Why? Because most trade agreements have little language that allows for an equal playing field.
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      Workers Memorial Day April 28

      April 28, the anniversary of the Occupational Health & Safety Act (OSHA) is Workers’ Memorial Day, an observance the AFL-CIO has held since 1989. In Bloomington, the April 28 observance will be at the Law & Justice Center, 104 W Front Street in downtown Bloomington.  The ceremony will begin at 6:00 a.m.
      Read More...
      Download: 2016+WMD_clipart-nb.pdf

      Doesn't Illinois have to live by its word?

      If there is an on-the-job dispute, a good union member  reaches first for the contract.    “What does the contract say?” quickly decides what happens when labor and management disagree. But what if the court says you don’t have to live by the contract? On March 24, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled on two labor questions.
      Read More...

      Downtown Bloomington Hotel could spur jobs

      A new hotel and conference center, adjoining the Colesium, is under discussion for Downtown Bloomington.  The complex would use the Front & Center block, re-using the Commerce Bank Building and the old Montgomery Ward's store.  For more information, see http://http://www.webelieveinbloomington.

      Big Pharma merger - no wonder people are angry

      You work hard, you pay your taxes, you take care of your children -- yet it seems you are always falling behind. A recent corporate merger announcement reminds us again of how messed up our economic system is. Two giant, profitable drug companies announced a merger, a $160 billion  proposition.  Pfizer (Lipitor, Viagra) and Allergan (Botox) are going to combine their companies.
      Read More...

      Mitsubishi - UAW 2488 farewell on Nov 24

      Here is a flickr photo file of the Nov. 24 send off for Mitsubishi Motors workers, members of UAW 2488.  Thank you to everyone who came out and our best wishes and heartfelt thoughts for a talented and hard-working group that are losing their jobs.  https://www.flickr.

      Trans-Pacific Partnership promotes geographic discrimination

      When it comes to trade agreements American workers in the manufacturing sector often get the shaft/(S)NAFTA, resulting in numerous job losses. Studies show since 2001 over 8 million manufacturing jobs have been permanently moved overseas to other countries. Why? Because most trade agreements have little language that allows for an equal playing field.
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