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USA : How IBM Is Quietly Pushing Out Aging Workers

LabourStart US - Sat, 2018-04-21 11:56
Source: ProPublica

USA : NLRB Sides With OCOPE in Suit Against Oberlin College

LabourStart US - Sat, 2018-04-21 11:46
Source: Oberlin Review

Celebrate Working People This Earth Day

AFL-CIO Weblog - Sat, 2018-04-21 11:12
Celebrate Working People This Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual event that celebrates our planet’s natural beauty and calls for the protection of our natural treasures and mitigation of the damage human activity can inflict on our planet. Across the country, working people are a key part of those efforts. Here are some key examples of how working people are making our world a cleaner, safer place every day.

  • AFGE represents workers at the Environmental Protection Agency, National Park Service and the Department of the Interior.
  • Transport Workers (TWU) represents members at various observatories and zoos.

  • At NASA, Machinists (IAM) members build and launch the satellites and rockets that explore Earth from above. The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) represents the scientists and engineers at NASA.

  • A large percentage of U.S. Forest Service workers are represented by IAM-NFFE.

  • AFSCME represents water quality workers, solid waste and sewage treatment plant processors who keep the Earth clean. Also represented by AFSCME are parks and recreation employees throughout the country, as well as city/county/state parks workers, including those who monitor fishing and game licenses, animal control, watershed rangers, vehicle emissions testers, public transportation and port workers.

  • Communications Workers of America (CWA) represents working people at state and municipal parks who maintain our natural treasures and make sure they are accessible to the public.

  • Transit and other workers who are part of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) provide cheaper and more planet-friendly travel options to millions of Americans.

  • Members of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) are farm workers throughout the country who harvest our food and get it to our tables.

  • Among the working people represented by the Utility Workers (UWUA) are those who clean the water in St. Louis for Mid-American Water, city recycling workers, arborists who save trees and parks employees.

  • International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) members not only produce the energy-efficient air and heating systems that keep homes and business healthy and comfortable, they manufacture electric buses and team up with various groups to make buildings more environmentally friendly.

  • Electrical Workers (IBEW) are at the forefront of the clean energy revolution, particularly in the growth of wind and solar energy and managing the electrical grid to accommodate more clean energy production.

  • UAW members produce electric cars, lithium battery packs, fuel cells and autonomous vehicles. Members also work at places such as Sierra Club headquarters and Lansing, Michigan’s Forestry Division and Potter Park Zoo.

  • Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD) union members install wind turbines and solar panels, and operate the best training programs for renewables installation.

  • Heat and Frost Insulators improve energy efficiency in thousands of buildings large and small.

  • Plumbers and Pipe Fitters (UA) members install high efficiency HVAC systems that reduce emissions, and assembled 400 volunteers to change water lines and faucets in Flint, Michigan.

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to working people working at jobs that are friendly to our planet. Did we miss something? Email us at website@aflcio.org and we’ll add to this list!

Kenneth Quinnell Sat, 04/21/2018 - 11:12

USA : UAW wins election at Harvard; student workers organize

LabourStart US - Sat, 2018-04-21 11:03
Source: The Free Press

USA: How IBM Is Quietly Pushing Out Aging Workers

LabourStart - Fri, 2018-04-20 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: ProPublica

Global: World Bank recommends fewer regulations protecting workers

LabourStart - Fri, 2018-04-20 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Guardian

Most Shocking Revelations Of The Comey Memos

The Onion - Fri, 2018-04-20 17:06

A series of memos written by former FBI director James Comey and released to Congress Thursday by the Justice Department provide more insight into his relationship with President Donald Trump, as well as offer information pertinent to the ongoing investigation into his administration’s ties to Russia. The Onion

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North, South Korea In Talks To Announce End To 68-Year Korean War

The Onion - Fri, 2018-04-20 15:46

An intelligence source revealed that an upcoming talk between Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in could result in the announcement of an end to the Korean War 68 years after the conflict began. What do you think?

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‘Politics Was Never This Toxic In The 2010s,’ Says Future American While Watching Candidates Battle In 2048 Debate Pits

The Onion - Fri, 2018-04-20 15:11

NEO-SEATTLE—Decrying the lack of decorum on display, an American from decades in the future remarked that politics was never this toxic “back in the 2010s,” shaking his head as he watched the leading presidential candidates of 2048 fight to the death in blood-soaked debate pits.

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DNC Files Lawsuit Alleging Nation Should Never, Ever Stop Focusing On 2016 Election

The Onion - Fri, 2018-04-20 14:25

WASHINGTON—Demanding greater accountability for the race’s outcome, the Democratic National Committee reportedly filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday alleging that the nation should never, ever stop focusing on the 2016 presidential election. “Our lawsuit lays out, in no uncertain terms, that the nation should…

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