Thursday, January 29, 2009

Stats and Examples


According to the Department of Labor,
workers in unions earn 30% higher wages --
taking home $863 a week,
compared with $663 for the typical nonunion worker -- and are
59% more likely to have employer-provided health insurance than their nonunion counterparts.

Examples abound. In 2007,
12,000 janitors in Providence, R.I., New Hampshire and Boston,
represented by the Service Employees International Union,
won a contract that
raised their wages to $16 an hour,
guaranteed more work hours and
provided family health insurance.

In an industry typically staffed by part-time workers with a high turnover rate,
a union contract provided janitors with full-time, sustainable jobs that they could count on to raise their families' -- and their communities' -- standard of living.

In August,
65,000 Verizon workers,
represented by the Communications Workers of America,
won wage increases totaling
nearly 11% and
converted temporary jobs to full-time status.

Not only did the settlement preserve fully paid healthcare premiums for all active and retired unionized employees, but
Verizon also agreed to
provide $2 million a year to
fund a
collaborative campaign
with its unions to
achieve meaningful
national healthcare reform.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Look at 5.

NOW there are 5 examples -
WYNN dealers are UNIONIZED = 5-13-07.

Steve Wynn may have done MORE for the Union Movement than anyone is recent memory.

There are 4 examples, I can think of, where Union Representation Helped UNION Workers.

A-1. Unions shut down the City Center Project because 9 people had died there,
and the owners were NOT enforcing Safety rules.
Would NOT let Fed or Union inspectors on the job.

A. When the Sands closed, the workers were given 2 weeks severance pay.
It is a FEDERAL LAW - the should have gotten 4 weeks. The UNION sued, and won for the 2 Extra weeks pay. But they ONLY sued. AND WON, for UNION Members.
Non-union members would have had to sue on their own, and for 2 weeks pay it was NOT worth it. So NON-Union workers got less than union workers.

B. When
Binion's closed - there was some Health Insurance that had NOT Been paid into.
The UNION Sued, and WON - to have that insurance paid.
But, again they ONLY paid for UNION MEMBERS. It wasn't worth it for Non-Union members to sue. So NON-Union workers got less than union workers.

C. When
A Teacher in the National Guard came back from Iraq, he was told, he would have to wait till the NEXT SCHOOL YEAR to be rehired.
He was a Member of the Teachers union - the UNION sued and he got his job back at once.

4. Stations END -
its matching contributions for its employees' 401(k) retirement plans.

5. When Anheuser-Busch cut 1,400 jobs
unionized workers
at the company's twelve North American breweries were not affected.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Stations END - its matching contributions for its employees' 401(k) retirement plans.

To station workers.



Sunday, September 2, 2007

Exec Paywatch

Go to - http://www.aflcio.org/corporatewatch/paywatch/

You can even put in a Ticker Symbol for a Specific Company.
XOM - Exxon -Rex W. Tillerson
Chief Executive Officer
Exxon Mobil Corporation The proxy statement for Exxon Mobil Corporation uses the new SEC executive compensation rules.
In 2006, Rex W. Tillerson raked in $13,009,495 in total compensation according to the SEC. However, according to the AFL-CIO's calculation method*, he raked in $22,440,807 in total 2006 compensation.



Saturday, September 1, 2007

Blocking Notification - WHY???

Why is the AFL/CIO BLOCKING - notification of more serious penalties for knowingly hiring illegal immigrants???


Thursday, May 17, 2007

This is what the ANTI-UNION LVegas RJ says = The teacher union grip on our Democrat-dominated state Assembly


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Worker conversation with Wynn - BEFORE THE UNION VOTE.

Worker = Mr. Wynn, may I talk to you about your split tips idea.

Wynn = Sure. YOU ARE FIRED.

Steve Wynn may have done MORE for the Union Movement than anyone is recent memory.


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