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“Brothers and Sisters, our best days are ahead of us, not behind us. We have shown time and time again that we have the strength, the courage, and the wisdom to meet any challenge placed in front of us. We took this union from a small group of courageous immigrant and minority workers that no one else wanted to the powerhouse it is today”
- LiUNA General President, Terry O’Sullivan.
Remember when Representative Vescovo came to one of our job sites to yell at our members... We find it ironic that someone whose salary comes from tax dollars refuses to pay taxes. Nobody likes takes, but we pay what we owe, and our elected officials should be held to the same standard. Those tax dollars that he refuses to pay could help build roads or fund education. Rob Vescovo does not care about Missouri or Missourians.
Robert “Bob” Butler, a worker-friendly Democrat running against incumbent State Representative Rob Vescovo (R-Arnold) for the District 112 seat, is challenging his opponent’s legal qualifications to remain on the November ballot.
Bulter has filed a lawsuit in the Jefferson County Circuit Court alleging that Vescovo is not qualified to appear on the ballot because he is delinquent in paying taxes. As stated in the declaration of candidacy, candidates for state representative cannot be delinquent in the payment of any state income tax or personal or property taxes on the place of residence.
“I find it troubling that Representative Vescovo signed a sworn statement that he had no outstanding taxes,” Butler said. “He clearly knew this was not true.”
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A lot of Donald Trump supporters seem to cite his business acumen as a/the reason they will vote for him. This echoes the oft-argued perspective that the government should be run like a business. I guess to some that sounds good, comfortable and safe. Success should equal success.
But that is absolutely wrong — we don’t want our government run like a business. Especially a Trump business.
First, government is not supposed to make a profit. If the government is making money, it is doing it wrong. Businesses are built to acquire and build wealth. Governments should make wealth available to all.
She didn’t think heroin would take hold of her the way it did. “At first, I would do it just to have fun,” said Tamara Collins, 35. But she quickly found herself unable to function without it, running out on her lunch break at a mortgage company to buy more. “It became part of my daily routine,” Collins said, “just like getting up and brushing my teeth.”
Last fall, she found out she was pregnant. She wanted to continue the pregnancy and stop getting high. Once again, however, she underestimated heroin’s power. She tried to quit twice and failed. The severe stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea and sweats were unbearable.
Read more at St. Louis Post-Dispatch...
As some of you may be aware, SEIU has begun the process of organizing part-time faculty, full -time non-tenure track faculty and tenure track faculty at UMSL. We have been met with an anti-union campaign waged by an anti-union St. Louis attorney who has been hired by the University to fight the unionization. Could you please add your name to the attached petition letting the professors know that you support them forming a union?
Furthermore, please forward to UMSL alumni and other friends/family that you have who would be willing to sign as well.
Nancy E. Cross
Hello Laborers Local 110,
In support of American made, union made work boots, please share this 27% off union member discount code with your members. Our Thorogood work boots are made in Central Wisconsin by UFCW Locals 688 and 717. You can find a link to TheUnionBootPro.com on the bottom page of the AFL-CIO main website by scrolling left and right.
Please share this code with your members via your website, newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Post a link to TheUnionBootPro.com on your website. Check out our media kit for union hall materials.
"There's a simple solution - Buying American. Employs Americans.”
How The Discount Works
*Get 27% OFF our suggested retail price, 24/7, 365 days a year…either as an active or retired union member.
No annual renewal required, discount good for life. Union member savings will vary depending on the boot purchased.
Discount offered ONLY on our selection of American-Made, Union-Made, work and uniform boots available
We feature Thorogood™ footwear MADE IN USA by the Weinbrenner Shoe Çompany - one of America's oldest
manufacturers of quality constructed, handcrafted, job-fitted safety work boots.
Union Relations Manager
You don’t have to be in a union for your paycheck to feel the impact of organized labor’s long decline.
A new report from the Economic Policy Institute, a research group that advocates on behalf of low- and middle-income workers, calculates how much more nonunion private-sector workers would have earned in 2013 had private-sector union membership remained at 1979 levels.
For men, wages would have been 5 percent higher, an average of $2,704 annually, and those with less education would have seen greater impact, the report said....
Today, I spent a total of $___________ at Schnucks. I shop here because it is important to support businesses that employ Union workers and provide good, stable middle-class jobs in our community.
If Schnucks continues with its plan to lay off 190 long-term, hardworking warehouse workers and transfer their jobs to a non-union global corporation that doesn’t share my values or those of this community, I will spend my hard-earned dollars elsewhere.
(When you have filled in the total amount spent, please hand this card to the cashier or to a store manager before leaving the store).
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There are openings for the March 19, 2016 Traffic Tech Course to be held in St. Charles. Openings will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
You can print off a class application here:http://lu110.com/training/forms.html
Washington, D.C. (December 2, 2015) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – theLaborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today on Secretary Clinton’s infrastructure proposal announcement:
We applaud Secretary Clinton’s focus on significant new investment in our nation’s criticalinfrastructure and for making it front and center in the Presidential campaign. As she pointsout, investing in our nation’s roads, bridges, transit and other fundamentals is a key toeconomic growth, public safety, creating good jobs and rebuilding the middle class.
Her plan is realistic and thoughtful and is a solid down-payment on the country’s needs,which, due to years of neglect is now estimated to total trillions of dollars, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers.
With her proposal and leadership, Secretary Clinton has shown that she has the politicalwill to address the dire state of America’s infrastructure. The hard-working, skilled menand women of LIUNA stand ready, willing and able to get to work rebuilding thetransportation systems and other critical infrastructure we all rely on every day.
Undercover Tonneau Cover for a Ford F-150. Fits model years 2009-2014 Crew cab 5.5' bed. In excellent used condition. Local pick up only. $490.
Call the hall for details.
The Training Centers’ new website is now LIVE!! Please share this with your membership that they can get course applications off the website and also see the Fall 2015/ Winter 2016 schedule.
Now members can get their applications on the training school website and then email to the local via the website. Also, apprentices can fill out their work reports off the website and direct email to apprentice@ email.
Pre-filing of bills started today in our state’s capitol. And once again, workers are under attack. Today, two so-called ‘right-to-work’ bills were filed by both Representative White and Representative Burlison (HB1407 and HB1462). ‘Right-to-work’ states have lower wages on average, higher poverty rates, higher infant mortality rates, invest less in education, and have higher workplace fatalities. Today, Representative White also filed a bill that would cut our state’s prevailing wage law (HB1406). Studies have shown that workers who are paid theprevailing wage are more productive, and higher productivity can lower construction costs without lowering wages. Prevailing wage laws benefit blue-collar workers and their communities by:
1. Encouraging training
2. Lowering the rate of injuries
3. Promoting health care coverage
4. Minimizing disruption to local labor markets
5. Ensuring that minority and female workers receive prevailing wages
6. Encouraging their participation in apprenticeship programs
These attacks on workers are simply wrong. Missouri needs to invest our time and energy creating quality jobs for all Missourians.
-President Mike Louis
Local 110 is an affiliate of LIUNA—the Laborers’ International Union of North America—the most progressive, aggressive and fastest-growing union of construction workers, and one of the most diverse and effective unions representing public service employees.
Laborers' Local 110 is made up of 2822 members: 2146 of those being active members and 676 retirees.
Highway 270 blasting; Fred Weber
The Right to Work Education Committee meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Union Hall. Before the Lu110 normal monthly meeting.
WE NOW ACCEPT
DEBIT CARD, VISA, MASTERCARD,
AND DISCOVER CREDIT CARDS
MAKING IT EASIER TO PAY YOUR DUES
Laborers' Local 110