The most recent edition of UFCW Local 400’s award-winning Union Leader magazine is now available online as a digital magazine, complete with page-turning sound effects. This edition features stories about minimum wage fights, new contract agreements as well as spotlights on members like shop steward Michelle Lee, who says “My ministry is to help people, and serving as a shop steward is a way of applying my ministry in my job and in my community.”
The first-ever National Apprenticeship Week is the featured cover story in the current issue of IBEW Local 26's quarterly magazine, In Charge. "It was the first time programs like the apprenticeship program we offer at Local 26, and those offered by our fellow trade unions throughout the Building Trades, received the recognition they deserve for their proven success and benefits to apprentices and contractors alike." Local 26 hosted U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez "for a tour of our state-of-the-art training facility in Lanham, MD, on November 3, 2015," says the report. Click here to download.
“About half our problems would go away overnight if everybody in this country who wanted to work had a job.”
Seventy food service and physical therapy employees at state hospitals in Maryland are fighting for their jobs after being targeted by Maryland governor Larry Hogan, reports their union, AFSCME 3. The workers did a round of visits to state lawmakers last week to ask them to "find $3M out of $40B+ budget not to fire 70 cooks and physical therapy aides that serve Maryland's most vulnerable patients," the union said. The cooks and aides works at the state's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH). A Lobby Night on the issue scheduled for Monday has been rescheduled for February 8.
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