October 25, 2014

Nigro: Unity envisioned in merger coming to fruition

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By Joe Nigro, SMART General President –  Recently, SMART Sheet Metal Division Local 9 and Transportation Division Local 202 came together to honor the memory of the victims of a massacre that occurred 100 years ago. On April 20, 1914, the Colorado National Guard joined with security guards hired by a local mining company to launch [...]

We will not back down

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By UTU International President Mike Futhey and SMWIA General President Joe Nigro –  We are just months from one of the most important Election Days in our careers. Not in our lifetimes has organized labor been under attack as we are today from corporate-funded anti-worker conservatives in state legislatures and Congress who are attacking collective [...]

UTU political strength praised in retirement fight

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Among the numerous political challenges facing working families is preservation of Railroad Retirement and Social Security, which are both under attack by political conservatives. As the UTU’s Portland, Ore., regional meeting commenced June 18, the labor member of the Railroad Retirement Board, Walt Barrows (pictured at left) told attendees, “You can be very proud of your [...]

Merger update: Moving forward constructively

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By UTU International President Mike Futhey “Stay calm and carry on” has always been the best advice during challenging times.  It is appropriate advice for UTU members and employees as we move forward following the October 10 merger arbitration award. That arbitration ruling makes the merger look very similar to the merger we were initially promised [...]