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LIUNA, UAW Members Guests of First Lady at State of the Union

LIUNA, UAW Members Guests of First Lady at State of the Union

Two union members, one representing the benefits of union training and apprenticeship programs and the other the resurgence of the U.S. auto industry were guests of first lady Michelle Obama during last night’s State of the Union address.

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Trash Haulers Strike and Stand Together, Win New Contract

Trash Haulers Strike and Stand Together, Win New Contract

After a 13-day strike, followed by two meetings with a federal mediator, trash haulers employed by Unity Disposal in Montgomery and Howard counties in Maryland have ratified a new four-year collective bargaining agreement.

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Potomac Disposal: ‘More for Me, None for You’

Potomac Disposal: ‘More for Me, None for You’

Under a contract with Montgomery County, Md., Potomac Disposal, Inc. collects trash from more than 40,000 households. Now Potomac is asking the county for a raise. But the company’s CEO says he has no intention of sharing any additional money it may receive from the county with its workers, members of Laborers (LIUNA) Local 657.

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At Last, Sunday Football! And It Comes with a Union Label

Photo by Craig Hawkins via Flickr/Creative Commons

The first Sunday of the NFL season is here—the world champion Seattle Seahawks kicked off the action Thursday with a 36–16 win over the Green Bay Packers. But while we are settling into our recliners and couches or at our favorite sports bar, thousands of union members, on and off the field, are making sure the games run as smoothly as Peyton Manning’s two-minute drill.

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Pay Attention! Work Zone Ahead

Pay Attention! Work Zone Ahead

As we gear up for our July 4 and beyond summer travels, remember, we’re not the only ones on the road. Tens of thousands of men and women—many who are members of the Laborers (LIUNA), Operating Engineers (IUOE), Electrical Workers (IBEW) and other unions—go to work every day on construction and repair projects on and along our highways, roads and bridges. Pay attention!  

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 609 people died in highway work-zone crashes in 2012—an increase of 19 fatalities compared to 2011.

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LIUNA: Fix Our Bridges, Roads; Fund the Highway Bill

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With the Highway Trust Fund running out of money, thanks to congressional inaction, crucial highway and bridge repair projects could be shut down starting this summer. On Monday, the Laborers (LIUNA) launched a 22-city “Getting Schooled in Infrastructure” tour to spotlight the need to pass a long-term, full-investment highway bill this year in order to keep the nation’s roads and bridges from falling into even more dangerous disrepair.

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In Unity, There’s Unity

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Nearly 100 workers at Unity Disposal & Recycling in Howard and Montgomery counties in Maryland recently voted to join Laborers (LIUNA) Local 657. The workers began their fight for a voice in October, when they went on strike after one worker was allegedly fired for advocating union representation.

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No Fancy Commercials, but Super Bowl is Brought to You by Union Members

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Sunday was the first outdoor, cold weather site Super Bowl in the game’s 48-year history. The frigid weather in the weeks leading up to the game didn't  stop the thousands of union members who brought you the game. On the scene at MetLife Stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands or behind the scenes at many facilities in the Metro New York-New Jersey area, union members made the nation’s national party day possible.   

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Boston Elects Labor Leader as New Mayor

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Working people saw many victories this Election Day, but for Bostonians, Tuesday was especially poignant. Martin J. Walsh, a longtime labor leader and state representative, swept to victory to become the city’s first union mayor.

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Maryland Sanitation Workers Reach Agreements to End Strikes

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Workers at two Montgomery County, Md., sanitation companies are back on the job this morning after two-week strikes. About 50 workers, members of the Laborers (LIUNA) at Potomac Disposal, voted Tuesday to approve a three-year agreement that includes pay raises, an additional holiday and sick and vacation days.

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