Support Union Businesses and American Workers This Holiday Season!
From the UAW Website:
It’s that time of the year to celebrate the holidays. As you shop for gifts, consider buying union-made or Made in USA presents. These products represent quality, jobs and support of our communities. Here are some resources for you to check out as you shop:
- UAW Shopping Guide
- Alliance for American Manufacturing Gift Guide
- Labor 411 Gift Guide
- Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union
- Union Label of AFL-CIO
- Workers United/SEIU
And then don’t forget to add a gift tag to let your loved one know that your present is doubly thoughtful. Click here to download the gift tags.
The UAW, in partnership with Labor411, has launched a campaign called BuildBuyUSA. Our goal is to build a coalition of consumers who use the power of their wallets to effect change. Please follow us on Facebook and join the conversation!
Online Dues Payments
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Local 595 Member On-Line Payments
Local 595 Members now can pay their membership dues on-line using a credit card or debit card. In order to access your on-line account, you must first have a valid email account on file with the Union Hall Office. You can contact the office at 925-556-0595 if you need to have this information verified or if you have any questions regarding logging onto the system. The online payment link can be found on the right panel of our website or under Member Resources.
First-time on-line payment users: select the “Registration/Login Request” tab in the Register Window.
Return Users: select Sign-in
Cal Energy Grant
“IBEW 595 member, JATC instructor and owner of CalEnergy Corp., Collin Weiner explains the CA. Energy Commission grant that is helping electricians learn the latest demand response technology”
Indiana GOP Leader Admits Repealing Prevailing Wage 'Hasn't Saved a Penny'
A video has surfaced from a forum April 24 in Milwaukee, WI where Republican Indiana House Assistant Majority Leader Ed Soliday angrily reveals that similar legislation passed in Indiana which went into effect in 2015 "hasn't saved a penny."
"We got rid of prevailing wage and so far it hasn't saved a penny," Soliday says during the question and answer session last week hosted by the Wisconsin Transportation Development Association in Milwaukee. "Probably the people most upset with us repealing [prevailing] wage were the locals. Because the locals, quite frankly, like to pay local contractors and they like local contractors to go to the dentist in their own town."
In the video obtained by One Wisconsin Now, Republican Soliday also mocks the outrageous claims about savings made by right-wing organizations like Americans for Prosperity. In Indiana, anti-worker groups claimed prevailing wage repeal would save taxpayers 22 percent on construction costs.
"The exaggerations in those hearings that we were going save 22 percent," Soliday says. "Well, total labor costs right now in road construction is about 22 percent, and I haven't noticed anyone who's going to work for free. [They claim] there's some magic state out there that's going to send all these workers into work for $10 an hour and it's just not going to happen. There's not 22 percent savings out there when the total cost of labor is 22 percent. It's rhetoric."
Soliday adds, "So far, I haven't seen a dime of savings out of it."Paused
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