Wednesday, May 30, 2012

CMAW Convention delegate photo

CMAW Convention in Kelowna a great success

CEP 470 is now CMAW 2020 - back in the Driver's seat

Construction, Maintenance and Allied Workers Union, Local 2020 -and- Construction, Maintenance and Allied Workers Bargaining Council consisting of Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 470 and British Columbia Provincial Council of Carpenters on Behalf of its Constituent Locals -and- Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 470 -and- Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada -and- Certain Members of the CEP Local 470 Executive Board

BC LRB Decision as pdf

Thursday, May 24, 2012

CMAW 1928 is CEP 1928 - LRB Decision says fair ball

Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada -and- Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 1928 -and- Construction, Maintenance and Allied Workers Bargaining Council Consisting of Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada Local 470 and British Columbia Provincial Council of Carpenters on behalf of its Constituent Locals -and- Construction, Maintenance and Allied Workers Bargaining Council Consisting of Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada Local 470 and British Columbia Provincial Council of Carpenters on behalf of its Constituent Locals, Local 1928

BC LRB Decision as pdf

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Thank a Union: 36 Ways Unions Have Improved Your Life

full text at Daily Kos
36 Reasons Why You Should Thank a Union

Weekends
All Breaks at Work, including your Lunch Breaks
Paid Vacation
FMLA
Sick Leave
Social Security
Minimum Wage
Civil Rights Act/Title VII (Prohibits Employer Discrimination)
8-Hour Work Day
Overtime Pay
Child Labor Laws
Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
40 Hour Work Week
Worker's Compensation (Worker's Comp)
Unemployment Insurance
Pensions
Workplace Safety Standards and Regulations
Employer Health Care Insurance
Collective Bargaining Rights for Employees
Wrongful Termination Laws
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Whistleblower Protection Laws
Employee Polygraph Protect Act (Prohibits Employer from using a lie detector test on an employee)
Veteran's Employment and Training Services (VETS)
Compensation increases and Evaluations (Raises)
Sexual Harassment Laws
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Holiday Pay
Employer Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance
Privacy Rights
Pregnancy and Parental Leave
Military Leave
The Right to Strike
Public Education for Children
Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011 (Requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work)
Laws Ending Sweatshops in the United States

(note: many apply to Canada in modified form)