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    May Day – International Workers’ Day!

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 30-2019

    On May 1, workers around the world gather together to renew the fight for workers’ rights. It is International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day, the annual holiday commemorating the universal struggle of all working people. 

    If you take part in an event, please send pictures of you, your family and/or co-workers to communications@apwu.org for a chance to be featured on the APWU website or in future publications. Remember to wear your union gear!

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    APWU Honors Workers Memorial Day

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 31-2019

    On April 28, APWU members wore stickers to honor Workers Memorial Day. The stickers had a simple but strong message, Safety is every workers right!

    If you honored Workers Memorial Day, please send pictures to communications@apwu.org.

     

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    Bakersfield Area Local

     

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    Charleston Local #133 Elected Officers

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    By Apwu133,

    At the State convention Charleston Local #133 elected officers had the honor of being sworn in by our Eastern Regional Coordinator, Mike Gallagher. 

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    How to Participate in Workers Memorial Day

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 28-2019

    1912_WMD_EngPoster_8x11-page-001.jpgEach year on Workers Memorial Day (April 28), working people throughout the world remember those who were hurt or killed on the job, and recommit to the struggle for a safe workplace.

    Virtually every safety and health protection on the books today exists because union workers fought together to win them, the most notable being the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

    On April 28, 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Act became effective and the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was formed. Since the law was passed, significantly fewer workers have been killed on the job each year; however, there is still a long way to go. Right now, the federal government is reversing safety regulations and slashing resources for safety enforcement.

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    Salmon Co. Drivers in El Paso, TX Unanimously Ratify Collective Bargaining Agreement

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 28-2019

    Drivers from the newly unionized Salmon Co. in El Paso, TX unanimously ratified the terms of their first Collective Bargaining Agreement. These APWU new members received most of the terms of the negotiated Salmon contract for the Dallas Area Local.

    Due to the organizing efforts and continued support of Texoma Local representatives Sonny Castleman and Michael Robinson, the members now have bargaining rights and proper representation. These members are happy to now deal with the company on an even playing field. 100 percent of the membership voted to ratify the terms.

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