Local 614 is a utility local representing members employed by Exelon/PECO Energy and Veolia Energy.
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P.O. Box 32 Woodlyn, PA 19094 – Office: 610-876-4912 – Fax: 610-876-4913
Brothers and Sisters,
LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
We want to remind everyone that we are fearfully and wonderfully made and that no modern, technological medical miracle can ever fully restore us to that condition whereupon we first entered the world. Please let LIFE and SAFETY be your first and lasting choice throughout this busy day. For without Life; Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness are mere vapors in the wind…
2,200 steelworkers still locked out by AT Technologies
Locked out workers at ATI’s Baghdad mill in Leechburg, Pennsylvania. Alan Braden in on the left and Greg Jubic is on the right
A locked out worker at ATI’s Baghdad plant in Leechburgh, Pennsylvania told the WSWS, “We are victims of corporate greed. The CEO received a 70 percent, $4.7 million, pay raise. Why did he get that if the company is in so much trouble? They preach everyone here is one big family and call on us to sacrifice, so why does he get such a big raise?”
The demands by ATI are setting the precedent for the draconian concessions US Steel and ArcelorMittal want to extract from 30,000 workers whose contract expires on September 1.
In its latest article on the lockout, dated August 22, the USW writes, “ATI apparently seems more interested in bussing out-of-state replacement workers into our facilities than they are in bargaining a fair contract with our union. The USW remains available to meet with ATI management to continue bargaining and reach a fair and equitable agreement.”
In fact, ATI has been preparing for this confrontation for years. Management sees any temporary loss in profitability as a down payment on future profits it will gain from a lower-paid, more highly exploited workforce.
ATI has hired a small army of private security guards, along with a contingent of strikebreakers and salaried employees to continue production throughout the lockout. Although it will likely be months before the strikebreaking workforce is able to run the plants at full capacity, the company is well-prepared for a waiting game.
Workers at ATI’s Brackenridge plant report that the company has stockpiled enough steel to last perhaps six months or a year, and that the construction of this stockpile was a major reason for the large amounts of forced overtime in the lead up to the contract expiration.
Fast Track end around by House: How your Congressman betrayed the American People and what you can do!
The House passed a key component of the President’s secretive and controversial trade deal by a vote of 218 to 208, by attaching it to the unrelated HB 2146, a reprehensible procedural move as Representatives approved Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) which “fast tracks” Foreign Trade Treaties. This is why we need reject it!
This is not a Democrat / Republican party fight. It’s a fight to preserve our very National Sovereignty. This battle is just as real as a foreign power physically attacking our very shores. This four-alarm legislative “fire” is still raging, which means it’s more important than ever for your Senator to hear from you! Take immediate action to urge your two Senators and other key lawmakers to stop this legislative threat to liberty, limited government and our National Sovereignty!
Send them a message that you consider it a treasonous act to even consider selling off the constitutional rights that they’ve sworn an oath to support and defend along with the blessings that God has poured out on this nation to the highest bidder who’s identity is, and always has been, a diabolical fixation on personal greed and power bathed in a self-serving hatred for mankind. Please call your Senator Now and demand they oppose Fast Track!
Sen. Robert Casey: 202-224-6324
Sen. Pat Toomey: 202-224-4254
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: 202-224-3135
YET ANOTHER ATTACK ON THE WORKING CLASS BROUGHT TO YOU BY YOUR FAVORITE RETAILERS
Learn how your favorite retailers are trying to take away your rights.
Some major retailers are quietly funding a multi-state campaign to dismantle workers’ compensation.
The lobbying group behind this effort is the Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers’ Compensation (ARAWC). Their goal is to make it more difficult for injured workers to receive quality medical care and lost wages, and they have succeeded in passing legislation in Tennessee.
Walmart, Lowes, Nordstrom, Safeway, Macy’s and Kohl’s are all supporting this lobbying group. Shopping at these stores is indirectly supporting their efforts to corrupt workers’ compensation.
Let them know how their callous decisions are taking away your right to workers’ compensation. Contact them now on their facebook page linked below!
NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER, NEVER LOOK DOWN UNLESS IT’S TO HELP…
LU 614 Supports & Sponsors the Delaware County Veterans Memorial and Pays Homage to the Recent Recipients of the Freedom Medal Award.
“Award of the Bronze Star Medal for Heroism”
“For heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force in the Republic of VietNam: Corporal Pratt distinguished himself by valorous actions on 12 May 1967 while serving as a member of a highway security patrol during an ambush by a Viet Cong force. With fearless determination, Corporal Pratt exposed himself to the hostile machine gun fire by leaving his vehicle to assist wounded patrol members. He quickly moved between vehicles to help injured drivers and became instrumental in moving the patrol to a safe area. Upon reaching safety, Corporal Pratt immediately began administering first aid to his wounded comrades and then led them to the nearest hospital. Corporal Pratt’s personal bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army. By direction of the President under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962.”
” TO ALL WHO MAY SEE THESE PRESENTS, GREETING: THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AUTHORIZED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER, 24 AUGUST 1962 HAS AWARDED THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL TO STAFF SERGEANT JORGE RIVERA, TASK FORCE WARRIOR FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE: while serving as a member of the Combined/Joint Task Force – 180 in Afghanistan. Staff Sergeant Rivera’s technical and tactical proficiency, selfless service and commitment to mission accomplishment in a combat zone, under the most extreme of circumstances, greatly contributed to the success of Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sergeant Rivera’s outstanding performance of duty reflects great credit upon him, The Combined/Joint Task Force – 180, and The United States Central Command.”
LU 614 is grateful to all who have sacrificed in service to our nation and those who are still active and on station at home or abroad. God Bless you and keep you until you safely return!
Make sure to reach out one last time to your State Representative, thank them for standing with labor, or urge them to continue to do so! E-Mail Your Representative Now!
Your collective action so far in 2014 has played a huge role in keeping HB1507 from getting a vote on the House floor. This so called “paycheck protection” bill, as you know by now, is nothing but a power grab by out-of-state billionaires who want to bankrupt unions so they can pass a whole buffet of anti-worker legislation without opposition. Read More
Tell them that you see through these games, and that you want them to oppose ANY Bills that will take away your collective bargaining rights; and to oppose ANY bill that includes these types of amendments.
Have you heard of the 4th verse of the National Anthem? This former marine stuns the crowd and bursts them into thunderous applause! Please view the photo/link below lest we forget…
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LU 614 State Legislative Update:
Just a sampling of the Tuesday, January 28th turnout at the Harrisburg AFL-CIO News Conference / Rally opposing HB 1507 and SB 1034 the so called “paycheck protection legislation” that is being pushed by “the Commonwealth Foundation,” ALAC, and every other enemy of the working man whether organized or not. Proud to be Union!
House Bill 1507 is what ALEC and the Koch brothers call a “Paycheck Protection” bill. They have already been targeting direct mail into the state to spread lies in support of this bill, claiming that taxpayers are paying for union dues collection for public employees, and that teachers and state workers are forced to contribute to political and legislative activism.
The facts are clear, even though you won’t hear them in the commercials that the Koch brothers are financing. Automatic payroll deduction of dues is not mandated by any law, rather it is bargained for during contract negotiations. This deduction does not cost taxpayers money. Unions already agreed to reimburse the state for costs associated with deductions of PAC funds, but according to the State of Pennsylvania, there is no measurable cost to be reimbursed.
While the reasons that the other side gives for pushing this legislation are dishonest, their true goal is obvious. It’s simple. This legislation would force unions to spend resources to collect union dues, and make it nearly impossible to collect the fair share fees that non-members must pay to cover their union representation. At the end of the day that means unions will be weakened, and have less ability to advocate for employees in the workplace and in the legislature. This would open the flood gates for a wide range of anti-worker legislation that would be sure to follow.
There is no doubt that the passage of HB 1507 would mean that Pennsylvania would become the next right to work state. Don’t be silent on this issue. We expect this bill to move very quickly, with significant resources flooding into Pennsylvania to back this latest attack on the middle class.
Please tell Congress NOT to DESERT UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS.. Call Congress now at 845-809-4509 and tell them to get to work and EXTEND UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS! Our economy is fragile – millions of people remain without work and good jobs are still hard to come by. Now isn’t the time to leave jobless workers out in the cold…
Oppose undermining Prevailing Wage!
“Now it’s time to practice hanging tough. That’s a necessity, because every accomplishment, every success, has to go through tough times… Patience is the possibility thinker’s all-powerful secret weapon.”
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THE IBEW COPE FUND
Unions across the country are under attack!
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Raising Political Money – The name of the game in political action is fundraising.
The bigger IBEW-COPE gets, the bigger our voice in Washington, D.C., as well as in the State Houses.
Contributions to the IBEW C.O.P.E. FUND help gain passage of favorable legislation; support candidates for office who demonstrate concern for working men and women and objectives of the entire trade union movement.
The International IBEW recommends that each member contribute only $3 per month….$36 per YEAR!!
Contact your shop steward to sign a COPE card and hand it back today
Truly a …. “if we all do a little, no one has to do a lot” situation
The IBEW Code of Excellence
The IBEW Code of Excellence is turning heads around the industry. In this video feature, President Hill talks about using a common language to deliver on our promise to the customer – quality, professionalism and giving 8 for 8.
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