Fight Back Pittsburgh Update

Ferguson Grand Jury to hand down decision today-as a part of a national response, we will rally in front of the City-County Building, and wear black in Solidarity. Is this email not displaying correctly?
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Join us for a special update from the Fight for $15 campaign

We will hear from fast food workers continuing to fight for a $15/hr wage and a union.

Monday, December 1st at 630 PM

This month we will hold the business portion of our General Membership meeting, starting at 630 PM. Stick around to hear updates from the Fight for $15 campaign and museum workers, and learn how you can help these amazing workers in the coming months. There will be food and beverages provided.

Today at 5 PM, as apart of the Ferguson National Response, we will rally in front of the City-County Building, wearing black in solidarity. For continued updates on Pittsburgh response efforts, please visit Pittsburgh for Justice online, by clicking here.

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Brown Bag and Benefit Show–Solidarity with Locked Out Steelworkers

Locked out members of USW Local 7-669 will be in Pittsburgh on Friday, December 5th. Come out to the brown bag lunch or benefit show to show your support! Is this email not displaying correctly?
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The members of USW Local 7-669 at Honeywell’s uranium conversion facility in Metropolis, Illinois have been locked out of their jobs since August 1. The company is demanding that workers agree to changes in their contract that would allow management to operate large portions of the facility with contractors, eliminating as many as 100 local family-sustaining jobs.

Workers are concerned that allowing outside contractors to operate key aspects of the facility could be dangerous, creating confusion and increasing the risk of an accident. Workers at the facility handle large amounts of hazardous and radioactive material on a regular basis and a small error could create a release that would put thousands of people at risk.

Locked out workers will be in Pittsburgh on December 5th! Come out to meet some of these workers and show your support!

Brown Bag Lunch—12:00 noon on Friday, December 5th in the Lobby Conference Room

Meet members of Local 7-669, hear stories from their fight for a fair contract at Honeywell, and find out how you can support their struggle! E-mail John Lepley (jlepley) to RSVP.

Acoustic Open Stage Benefit Show—8pm at Zano’s Pub House—3806 Acorn Street.

Live music, food and fun. Free admission, donations to the Local 7-669 Lockout Fund are greatly appreciated!
[Interested in playing a few songs, email Ray at groovyopenstage]
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Immigration Event, Noon Today

Don’t forget about today’s event
at noon in the USW lobby!

Show Support for Immigrant Families

Don’t forget: Today (Friday, November 21) at noon, Vice President Fred Redmond will join with Pittsburgh LCLAA and other labor, faith and community organizations at a press conference in the lobby of the USW building to show support for President Obama’s decision to take executive action and extend temporary legal status and work authorizations to millions of undocumented workers and their families.

Please come to the lobby at noon to show your solidarity to those immigrant families in our community who will benefit from this long-awaited action. (If you can’t use your lunch break to attend, be sure to get your supervisor’s permission.)

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FBP/Organizing Nov. 2014

Fight Back Pittsburgh/USW Local 3657 Organizing Committee Monthly Report
November 2014

It’s been another busy month for Fight Back Pittsburgh. As the Children’s Museum continues to organize, we held an action on Free Day where we handed out literature and coffee and talked to the museum workers. We supported Pittsburgh Student Solidarity Coalition on November 19th in their “Students Not Customers” rally as a part of a global week of action focused on the student debt crisis and corporatization of the university system.

Rachel Nunes, our intern funded by the Berger Marks Foundation, as a part of her grant launched a “share.connect.rise.” Facebook group and we is preparing for a large women’s caucus meeting on November 30.

Additionally, we have been preparing for the arrival if the Honeywell Road Warriors on Dec. 4. We have been organizing a benefit show to raise funds to help our brothers and sisters locked out at Honeywell. And we have been organizing our December GMM where we will hear from workers at the children’s museum about their campaign as well as the Fight For Fifteen Workers who are going on strike on December 4th!

It’s been a month of planning and action and we are excited for our upcoming GMM!

Civil Rights Report Nov. 2014

USW Local 3657
Civil Rights COMMITTEE
Committee Report for November 2014

The Committee met this month and reports the following:

1. AFL-CIO Mass Incarceration Training – We’ve spoken with the lead staffer on this issue from the AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department and have been informed that a three-day train-the-trainer will be held in early December (dates t.b.a. later this week). The goal of the training is to organize labor/community presentations of these materials throughout the U.S. which deal with the role that organized labor must play in addressing the new Jim Crow that our current system of mass imprisonment of African Americans and Latinos represents. The CRC endorses Doug Ward and Guillermo Perez to attend the training on behalf of Local 3657 with the Local covering lost time and expenses.

2. EEOC Report – We briefly discussed the Local’s making an information request for the most recent EEOC report from the international this December.

3. LCLAA – Pittsburgh LCLAA will be holding a press conference with faith and community allies to endorse President Obama’s taking executive action to grant temporarily legal status and work authorization for millions of undocumented families. Also, the chapter will be organizing another celebration of Three King’s Day at the PFT Headquarters on January 10 will be request financial support from the Local at next month’s membership meeting.

4. AFL-CIO 2015 MLK Civil and Human Rights Conference Jan. 15-19 Atlanta, GA. The committee endorses Doug Ward and Rachel Serbin to attend the Conference on behalf of Local 3657.

5. PAW (Pride at Work) – Their first conference call was held November 18th 2014. USW, SEIU, PAW an UFCW was represented on the call. USW Joshua Rafsky was nominated as Treasurer for PA Chapter. Their discussions included Labor Equality index, Discrimination laws, Hate Crimes, becoming more co-active with labor federations, etc. The PA chapter has gotten support from Jack Shea, Rick Bloomingdale and Director Bobby Mac.

6. CRC was thrilled to welcome Elizabeth Laux from District 2 as the newest member of the committee.

Communication Report Nov. 2014

USW Local 3657
Communication
Committee Report

The communications committee would like to make sure all of our members, including the ones in the field, are able to successfully watch the live stream of the meetings. However, a majority of our offices in the field have slow internet and some staff may have slower machines so if you find that you are having difficulty watching the meetings LIVE you will have the ability to watch the recording once the meeting is complete. Just visit http://www.uswlocal3657.org and open the story for this month’s membership meeting. As always if you have questions about the live streaming, please contact a member of the communications committee.

Also, the local has launched a closed Facebook group that all members can join. Search for USW Local Union 3657. This will be a place to share information in a quick and easy way! Not sure how to join Facebook or join a group? Contact Mollie Relihan at mrelihan@usw.org or 412-562-4345.”