Plan on attending the next scheduled Union meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for January 21th at 7pm
The Boilermakers Local 85 training center will be offering a Osha 30 class on February 1st through 4th. If you need the 5hr refresher class you can attend the first day and 2 1/2 hours of the second day to get credit.These classes are required to stay eligible to sign and be dispatched through the A List and B List. We currently have a lot of members that have become ineligible after the January 4th, 2016 deadline because they haven’t completed these courses. Contact Abe or Paul to check to see if you are unsure if you need these classes asap. Space is limited for this class so you will need to reserve a spot in advance.
We need to take action:
Protect Ohio’s working people. Protect Unemployment benefits Corporate CEO’S and their allies are pushing extreme legislation written by Big Business to balance Ohio’s unemployment program on the backs of working people. While previous changes to the system have been worked on cooperatively between business and labor. House Bill 394 cuts worker benefits while lowering how much corporations pay. Even though independent experts have made clear that the problem with the system is that corporations aren’t paying their fair share, this bill only goes after the benefits working people have been promised.
This extreme change will hurt not just workers, but Ohio’s economy overall, as unemployment benefits are one of the best ways to counter a recession and prevent families from falling into poverty. Without fair unemployment benefits, the next recession in Ohio will be worse than the last one. Legislators should be passing legislation that will help our economy, not creating new problem and rolling back fair compensation for working people.
CALL YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS AT 1-844-213-8172
TELL THEM TO OPPOSE HB 394 AND PROTECT THE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS PROGRAM
Don’t let corporate CEOS cut unemployment benefits. Tim Barker will be going to Columbus next week to attend meetings on Right to Work and HB 394, contact him if you are interested in coming along and getting involved.
(Here is a link to the letter the Northwest Ohio Building Trades sent to the Chairman of the House Insurance Committee)
We Have a date for the Boilermakers Local 85 Walleyes Dinner out. The date for the game will be January 23rd at the Huntington Center the time will be announced at a later date. Tickets will be $20 and that will include a dinner buffet and the game ticket. This is a great way to spend time with your Union brothers and sisters in a fun environment. We have had great luck in the past with good turnouts, and hope to get even more people to attend this year. There is a signup sheet at the union hall to reserve a ticket for yourself and your guest. Please sign up on the sign up sheet at the Union Hall as early as possible so we can get a accurate count to the caterer prior to the event. We hope to see you all there.
Common Arc 2016 Annual test date with be February 15th, 16th and 17th. Contact Abe Babcock at the hall to reserve your spot. In order to be eligible to take Common Arc you must have already had Common Arc papers, or have came to the hall to practice and go approved by Ron Hammond. Reserve your spot early to guarantee a spot for this years Common Arc
I AM A BOILERMAKER.
I AM A SKILLED CRAFTSPERSON AND A MEMBER OF A TEAM.
I SERVE A BROTHERHOOD WHOSE EXCEPTIONAL LEGACY SPANS OVER 130 YEARS.
I HONOR THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE ME, MY MENTORS.
I HONOR THEIR STRUGGLE TO PROVIDE ME WITH A UNION OPPORTUNITY.
I RESPECT THEIR KNOWLEDGE, LEADERSHIP AND INTEGRITY.
I WILL SHOW UP ON TIME, READY TO WORK.
I WILL GIVE QUALITY WORK FOR QUALITY PAY.
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