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Delaware State AFL-CIO Endorses Candidates for 2014 General Election

09.30.14

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release Contact: Samuel E. Lathem
September 27, 2014 (302) 283-1330 or 740-5151

Delaware State AFL-CIO Endorses Candidates
2014 General Election

The Delaware State AFL-CIO concluded a Special Endorsement Convention where delegates unanimously cast their ballots for candidates in federal, state, and county races to be held this November.

Samuel E. Lathem, President of the Delaware State AFL-CIO and Vice-President James Maravelias, presided over the convention representing the 30,000 members of this state’s largest organized labor organization.

The convention was the culmination of a lengthy and scrutinizing selection process that began in December, 2013. The Delaware State AFL-CIO’s Political Education Committee chaired by Michael Harrington, IATSE #284, conducted a long and arduous review of the qualifications of candidates. According to Harrington, “The candidates selected are the ones who have deserve our support and loyalty.”

AFL-CIO President Lathem enthusiastically echoes Harrington: “We feel the candidates chosen at this time; will represent the sincere interest of the working families’ throughout the state and in our local communities. We are proud to stand together as a unified labor movement with these endorsements and pledge our loyalty to their campaigns.” President Lathem emphasizes that “because these candidates support not only labor causes but the health and welfare of all our citizens, they have earned the support of our members and all Delawareans.”

With 40 (forty) days remaining in this campaign season, these endorsements will enable each candidate to mobilize our resources and integrate Organized Labor into their respective campaign strategies.

DELAWARE STATE AFL-CIO SPECIAL ENDORSEMENT CONVENTION
September 27, 2014

Recommendation Office Party Name
Endorse United States Senator D Christopher A. Coons
Endorse Representative in Congress D John C. Carney, Jr.
Endorse Attorney General D Matthew Denn
Endorse State Treasurer D Sean Barney
Endorse Auditor of Accounts D Brenda R. Mayrack
Endorse Senate District 2 D Margaret Rose Henry
Endorse Senate District 3 D Robert I. Marshall
Endorse Senate District 4 D Sarah L. Buttner
Endorse Senate District 6 D R. Claire Snyder-Hall
Endorse Senate District 10 D Bethany Hall-Long
Endorse Senate District 11 D Bryan Townsend
Endorse Representative District 2 D Stephanie T. Bolden
Endorse Representative District 3 D Helene M. Keeley
Endorse Representative District 4 D Gerald L. Brady
Endorse Representative District 6 D Debra Heffernan
Endorse Representative District 8 D S. Quinton Johnson
Endorse Representative District 9 D Jason Horitz
Endorse Representative District 10 D Sean Matthews
Endorse Representative District 11 D Lynne W. Newlin
Endorse Representative District 12 D Jeffrey Porter
Endorse Representative District 13 D John L. Mitchell, Jr.
Endorse Representative District 15 D Valerie Longhurst
Endorse Representative District 16 D James Johnson
Endorse Representative District 17 D Michael Mulrooney
Endorse Representative District 18 D Michael Barbieri
Endorse Representative District 19 D Kimberly Williams
Endorse Representative District 21 R Michael Ramone
Endorse Representative District 24 D Edward S. Osienski
Endorse Representative District 27 D Earl Jaques
Endorse Representative District 29 D William Charles Paradee, III
Endorse Representative District 30 D Jonathan E. Gallo
Endorse Representative District 31 D Sean M. Lynn
Endorse Representative District 32 D Andria Leigh Bennett
Endorse Representative District 33 D John Kevin Robbins
Endorse Representative District 37 D Paulette Ann Rappa
Endorse NCCo Recorder of Deeds D Michael E. Kozikowski
Endorse NCCo Council District 1 D Joseph M. Reda
Endorse NCCo Council District 3 R Janet Kilpatrick
Endorse NCCo Sheriff D Trinidad Navarro

DELAWARE STATE AFL-CIO SPECIAL ENDORSEMENT CONVENTION

08.04.14

DELAWARE STATE AFL-CIO SPECIAL ENDORSEMENT CONVENTION

Office Party Name

State Treasurer D Chip Flowers, Jr.
Senate District 3 D Robert I. Marshall
Representative District 10 D Dennis E. Williams
Representative District 15 D Valerie Longhurst
Representative District 18 D Michael Barbieri
Representative District 19 D Kimberly Williams
Representative District 31 D Ralph Leroy Taylor, Jr.
New Castle County Council District 3 R Janet Kilpatrick

These are the endorsed candidates.

UAW Local 1183 Flea Market this weekend (698 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, Delaware)

06.27.14

Set up along the edge of the parking lot. Bring your own tables. Only costs $10 and money goes to the UAW Local 1183 food bank that helps feed struggling hungry people in surrounding communities.

Saturday & Sunday if weather permits.

You can start setting up as early as 7am.

Thousands of CD’s Used & New (2 Day Sale) at UAW 1183 flea market in Newark, Delaware

06.27.14

http://delaware.craigslist.org/emd/4542650786.html

Thousands of used CD’s. You pick $3 each or 2 for $5. New ones (never opened) for $5. Been buying these for years and now ready to sell. Rock, Country, R&B, Gospel, Hip-Hop, Blues, Bluegrass, Reggae and more.

Used ones are in great shape.

Some multiple CD sets. Either $5 or $8. Used & New in both price ranges.

One of the biggest selection you will find in the tri-state area. You can build a collection really fast with high quality music. I bought dozens of personal collections and thousands of individual CD’s while building this huge collection. More than a thousand artists represented.

I have a number of movie DVD’s at $3 each. Perfect shape or brand new.

Setting up Saturday (June 28th) and Sunday (June 29th) at the UAW 1183 union hall flea market located around the edge of the main parking lot at 698 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, Delaware 19702. Should be selling by 9am both days if weather permits.

Steve (443-907-2367)

Gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf promises to support labor community if elected

05.19.14

APRIL 2014, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton Edition of The Union News

Gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf promises to support labor community if elected

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSSWB@AOL.COM

REGION, April 2nd- According to a recently released poll of likely voters Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf is far ahead of the four remaining contenders for their party nomination in the May 20th Primary election.

Besides Mr. Wolf, the other candidates still seeking the Democratic nomination are: U.S. House of Representative Allyson Schwartz (13th Legislative District); Katie McGinty; and current Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord. All four candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination to attempt to deny anti-union Republican Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett a second four-year term.

The labor community has put a high priority on defeating Mr. Corbett in 2014. Labor will be active during the election season.

Some of the largest unions in Pennsylvania have endorsed Mr. McCord including; the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District 13 in Harrisburg; The Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters; and The United Food and Commerical Workers (UFCW) Union Local 1776 in Plymouth Meeting.

Congresswomen Schwartz, which represents the 13th Legislative District, in Washington, has also been endorsed by several labor organizations. The 13th Legislative District includes the City of Philadelphia.

Representative Schwartz endorsements include: the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Union Local 98 in Philadelphia; the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Union Local 926 and Local 249; the United Mine Workers Union (UMW); the United Steelworkers (USW) Union Local 10-1; the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Union Local 13; the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP); the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, which is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers Union (AFT); and the Pennsylvania State Council of Sheet Metal Workers, which Sheet Metal Workers Local 44 in Wilkes-Barre is affiliated. Local 44 represents members of the Sheet Metal Workers International Union (SMWIU) throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The Franklin and Marshall College poll released on April 2rd indicated that York Businessman Tom Wolf leads his closest opponent Ms. Schwartz by sixteen points. Mr. McCord trailed by seventeen points and Ms. McGinty was nineteen points behind Mr. Wolf.

The newspaper is not aware of any labor organization that has endorsed Mr. Wolf but he has been meeting with labor representatives throughout the state including in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

According to his political campaign, Mr. Wolf if elected would support issues important to the labor community including: improving oversight of charter and cyber charter schools; protect the right of workers to unionize and collectively bargain; veto any legislation that restricts the rights of workers, including repealing the agency fee, doing away with union dues deduction, eliminating the right of school employees to strike, and any change to the prevailing wage law.

Mr. Wolf stated he has shared between 20 percent and 30 percent of his company’s profits with employees. Mr. Wolf operates a American made kitchen-cabinet design and distribution business in Indiana.

His campaign also stated he would push as governor to close the Delaware loophole and allows 70 percent of the companies that do business in the state to not pay corporate net income taxes. He feels the loophole shifts the tax burden unfairly to small business and individual citizens.

Organized labor supporting raising federal minimum wage

05.19.14

MAY 2014, LEHIGH VALLEY Edition of The Union News

Organized labor supporting raising federal minimum wage

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSABE@AOL.COM

REGION, April 16th- The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) labor federation in Washington DC, have began to rally support for the raising of the federal minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSAct).

The current minimum wage, which covers most workers employed within many industries excluding some retail and service establishments and farms and also employ students at wages of no more than 15 percent below the minimum with proper certification from the Department of Labor, is $7.25.

The AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka recently attended a pro-minimum wage increase rally in New Jersey, and Philadelphia stating that increasing the federal minimum wage would be good for workers and the community where they work. The AFL-CIO has participated in rallies with a bus with the slogan painted in blue with the words on its side “Give America a Raise.”

Meanwhile, New Jersey and New York have increased their minimum wage above the federal level, in Pennsylvania the wage remains at $7.25 an hour. The federal minimum wage has not been raised since 2009. President Obama wants to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

On April 7th, Pennsylvania neighboring state Maryland voted to raise their minimum wage above the federal standard. Maryland lawmakers voted to gradually raise the wage to $10.10 an hour. The pro-business, anti-worker Maryland legislators were able to delay the full phase-in of the $10.10 minimum wage until 2018. Pennsylvania will have a lower minimum wage than three of it’s neighboring states, Maryland, New York and New Jersey. Maryland was the fourth state in the nation to approve wage increases above the federal standard in 2014.

Currently, there are more than 20 state’s and the District of Columbia that have a higher minimum wage than the federal standard. New Jersey’s minimum wage increased in January to $8.25 an hour.

Several legislative bills have emerged that would increase the Pennsylvania minimum wage in 2014 but the bills will likely not see any action because Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett does not support increasing the wage. Pennsylvania Senator Christine Tartaglione (Democrat-2nd Legislative District) and Minority Caucus Secretary, has introduced a bill that would increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

The United States economy has lost almost 6 million manufacturing jobs since 2000 while the American worker productivity increased during the time and many of the lowest paid workers are employed by large companies that have given huge raises to their executives after they recovered from the great recession but most have been reluctant to increase their workers wages.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Delaware has increased the state minimum wage above the Federal rate this year with the strong support of organized labor.

Hurricane Sandy message from Richard Trumka- President, AFL-CIO

10.29.12

I’m in Washington, D.C., right now and conditions are getting progressively worse.

I hope you and your family are staying safe. We wanted to share with you some resources and tips for dealing with Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath.

Click here to check out this information now.

I also wanted to take a minute to thank all the workers who began preparing for the storm early, will be working through it and will keep up their work long after it passes to help repair and rebuild our communities.

Mario Cilento, president of the New York State AFL-CIO, said it best in a statement yesterday:

We’re hopeful that preparations will prove unnecessary, but we have peace of mind knowing that union workers–public sector, private sector and building trades–will be there for us: supermarket and retail workers making sure that supplies are available; utility and communication workers laboring day and night to keep the lights and phones on; police officers, firefighters and EMS professionals maintaining our safety; transportation workers preserving our subway, commuter rail and bus infrastructure; state, county and municipal employees keeping the roads clear; construction workers repairing our homes, businesses and communities; hospital workers providing care to our family, friends and neighbors; teachers and child care workers keeping our children safe until we can be with them; and hotel workers making sure there is a place to stay for those who cannot remain home.

Their work and the work of others will get our communities back up and running.

Find important resources and information for dealing with Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath at the link below:

http://go.aflcio.org/Stay-Safe

We hope you and your family and friends stay safe. Thanks for all you do.

In Solidarity,

Richard Trumka
President, AFL-CIO

How to help UAW Local 1183 keep their community food bank running

06.26.12

UAW Local 1183 once represented thousands of active Chrysler auto workers in the now closed Newark, Delaware assembly plant. The plant has been torn down and the local has only a few hundred actively working members althoughthere are thousands and thousands of retirees. Exceptional management by the union leaders have kept the local active in helping the community in these difficult times.

The local somehow has managed to stay open. Hats off to their elected leaders for this accomplishment!

One of their greatest services to residents in northern Delaware along with those in nearby counties in Maryland and Pennsylvania is their community food bank. It is serving up to 10 times as many people or more than before the Great Recession hit. Thanks to the tireless work of UAW Local 1183 Financial Secretary Alena Bandy, they are helping the poor and hungry feed their families. This is being done with only a small fraction of dues paying members as before the Chrysler plant closed!

They need financial help. They need your help. You or your union can send donation checks if that is possible to: UAW Local 1183, attention: Alena Bandy, 698 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, Delaware 19702.

Or you can support the weekly Flea Market fundraiser by shopping it or setting up to sell your unwanted items. All the table rents go to the UAW Local 1183 Food Bank. If you can, please help us spread the word about this worthy cause as widely as possible.

UAW 1183 “Food Bank Fund Day” every Sunday this summer

Flea Market Fundraiser- Weekly all Summer

When: every Sunday –weather permitting

Where: UAW 1183 (union hall parking lot) at : 698 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, Delaware 19702

Space rental is $15 (cash only) -
Bring your own tables

Time: 8am until 2pm (seller set-up time starts at 7am)
Additional Contributions: UAW 1183 Food Bank, 698 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702

UAW 1183 phone number is 302-738-4500.

LiUNA! Local 199 Rally- Wilmington Renewable Energy Biosolids Facility Vote

06.21.12

Labor activists and friends from Delaware, Maryland, Philadephia & southeast PA and southern New Jersey please attend if possible.

LiUNA! Local 199 Rally
June 21, 2012 – 5:15pm
Wilmington Renewable Energy Biosolids Facility Vote
Information Fact Sheet

You have answered the call; you have come out with your other union brothers and sisters on this hot summer day to stand united for our jobs. We want members of Local 199 to be informed about this $35 million project. If passed, this project will:

• Create 100 constructions jobs employing Local 199 members
• Reduces the city’s wastewater expenses
• Reduces the city’s electrical needs
• Reduces harmful greenhouse gas emissions
• Saves the city money, allowing spending on other city-issues
• Make the city more environmentally-friendly

It is not every day that the city can vote on a project that will both create jobs and help the environment. We stand united in orange for this project that will get people back to work and better the city we live in. You being here today will send a message to the City Council that you care about jobs for the community, want a better Wilmington, and will fight for our future.
At the Plaza between 800 and 820 French Street in Wilmington, Delaware.

UAW Local 1183 begins weekly Sunday summer flea market to help fund their community food bank

06.11.12

UAW 1183 “Food Bank Fund Day”

Fundraiser- Weekly all Summer

Flea Market

When: every Sunday –weather permitting

Where: UAW 1183 (union hall parking lot) at : 698 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, Delaware 19702

Space rental is $15 (cash only) -
Bring your own tables

Time: 8am until 2pm (seller set-up time starts at 7am)

Additional Contributions: UAW 1183 Food Bank, 698 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702

Sen. Carper Votes for President Obama’s American Jobs Act

10.12.11

Sen. Carper Votes for President Obama’s American Jobs Act

WASHINGTON – Tonight, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) released the following statement on his vote for President Obama’s American Jobs Act (S.1660):

“The American people want their elected officials in Washington to do what’s right to help our country continue to recover from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. One of the greatest challenges facing the First State and the nation in the near-term is getting Delawareans and Americans back to work. Today, we had an opportunity to meet that challenge by moving forward to consider the American Jobs Act, President Obama’s job-creating initiative that would provide tax relief to American businesses and workers in order to grow our economy. The bill would also encourage new hiring through tax credits; invest in infrastructure projects to modernize schools and rebuild homes; protect the jobs of hundreds of thousands of teachers and first responders; and reshape the unemployment insurance system to include innovative, work-based reforms.

“These measures would all help foster what I refer to as the nurturing environment for job creation that businesses need to expand and create jobs right here at home. It’s also worth noting that the commonsense measures included in the American Jobs Act have enjoyed bipartisan support in the past and the cost of the legislation is fully paid-for so it doesn’t interfere with our efforts to curb our federal debt and deficit. At the end of the day, putting Americans back to work and growing our economy are also central to the effort to reduce our massive federal deficit. I believe that creating jobs today and working to reduce our debt and deficits in the long-run can be complementary, and Congress should not shy away from either challenge.

“While I’m disappointed that more of my colleagues didn’t join me today in voting to support the American Jobs Act, we can’t afford to postpone actions to help spur job preservation and creation in Delaware and across the country. We should continue our efforts to pass the Jobs Act as soon as possible by whatever means we can – even if that means taking a piece-by-piece approach. Clearly, there’s a lot of work to be done to address our fiscal challenges, whether it’s creating jobs and growing our economy or whether it’s reining in our federal debt and deficit. In Delaware, our elected leaders work closely together and don’t shy away from compromise in order to find the common ground necessary to strengthen our local economies. Just last week, I was in Delaware City with leaders from the federal, state, and local government – as well as from the business and labor communities – to reopen its local refinery, which has created and will create hundreds of jobs. This project exemplifies the spirit of unity that pushes Delaware’s leaders to do their best for their constituents. It’s time for those of us in Congress to show that we too are capable of governing effectively by putting aside partisanship and enacting strong measures to help move our economy forward again.”

DELAWARE LABOR DAY PARADE & RALLY

09.02.11

DELAWARE LABOR DAY PARADE & RALLY

Monday, September 5, 2011

Public Welcome

Parade Starts at: 10:00 A.M.

Assembly begins at 8:30A.M.

Where:12th 8c King Street, Wilmington

Free Parking-Bus Station Lot

Rally: After Parade

Tubman-Garrett Parks

Contact: 302-283-1330

Candidate for County Council President Thomas Kovach’s Work for Developers Poses a Serious Conflict of Interest

01.05.11

PEOPLE FOR SHELDON

TIMOTHY P. SHELDON for NEW CASTLE COUNTY COUNCIL PRESIDENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jim Farrell 302/689.3281

January 5, 2011 jafarrell2003@yahoo.com

Candidate for County Council President Thomas Kovach’s Work for Developers Poses a Serious Conflict of Interest

con·flict of in·ter·est

A term used to describe the situation in which a public official or fiduciary who, contrary to the obligation and absolute duty to act for the benefit of the public or a designated individual, exploits the relationship for personal benefit, typically pecuniary.

(Wilmington, DE) – The campaign of Tim Sheldon today revealed that Republican candidate for President of New Castle County Council, Thomas Kovach, has a conflict of interest that raises questions about his fitness for office. Kovach, a Director at a prominent law and lobbying firm, represents powerful real estate developers to county government decision makers. Additionally, candidate Kovach failed to file the required statement of personal financial interests with the New Castle County Ethics Commission. The disclosure is mandatory for all County office candidates, in order to inform the public of any potential issues, which Kovach clearly has. The violation also carries penalties.

“Thomas Kovach has potential conflicts of interest that will require him frequently to recuse himself from County Council discussions and decisions. His firm legally represents and lobbies for big land developers, and also polluters like BP and Sunoco, who may be coming before the Council seeking favorable decisions. Will he be serving the public interest or his law firm’s clients when he votes on land use issues? I think the public interest would be put at risk if Mr. Kovach were to become Council President,” said Tim Sheldon, Democratic candidate for Council President.

Kovach himself concedes his conflict of interest problem. According to the New Journal, “Kovach said he will recuse himself if he has a client with a project in the county, or might even refuse to represent such clients altogether.” 12/18/10

“There is real concern whether Mr. Kovach can impartially represent the best interests of communities, given his profession of advocating for developers, and his pro-business and pro-development bias,” added Tim Sheldon.

On its website, Kovach’s firm boasts of its ‘state-wide real estate and land use practice involving both commercial and residential land use issues, zoning, transactions and disputes,’ and that it ‘provides representation on commercial and residential development projects, shopping centers, malls, recreational facilities, office buildings and marinas.’ Many of these areas are under the control of the County Council.

It was also learned today that Kovach, who has been a candidate since at least November 17th, has gone more than 40 days without any financial disclosure to the public. Candidates for county elective office must file a statement of their financial interests not later than seven (7) days after the last date for giving notice of candidacy for public office under the State of Delaware election laws.

On WILM Radio’s ‘Glenn Urquhart’ show on Monday when asked about the conflict-of-interest problem, Kovach brushed off any question of impropriety by announcing that he had now become a ‘consultant’ to his law firm, and said he relinquished his position as Director of the firm. The firm’s website still lists him as a ‘Director’ on January 4th, 2011, however. Without any public financial disclosure statement, it is difficult to evaluate Kovach’s claims.

“I find Mr. Kovach’s explanation frankly too slick by half. It won’t wash with voters,” said Tim Sheldon. “And when is he going release his financial interests publicly? I imagine some voters would like to see them before they cast their ballots. We need to know what conflicts his personal finances might contain.”

When explaining his candidacy in November, Kovach declared that “having more openness and transparency in the county’s decision-making process will be the first-step towards a better, more trusted government”. Tim Sheldon observed that those words now must ring ironic for voters after today’s revelation.

FORMER DELAWARE UNION PRESIDENT SEEKS MARYLAND JUDGESHIP

10.29.10

Press Release: FORMER DELAWARE UNION PRESIDENT SEEKS MARYLAND JUDGESHIP

For more information contact: Herbert Welch 410-920-4011

A former union President at the General Motors Boxwood plant near Wilmington and child advocate with deep ties to Delaware is seeking a Judgeship position in nearby Cecil County. Herbert “Herb” W. Welch is running for Cecil County Judge of the Orphans’ Court. He served in this position 32 years ago.

Welch served as President of UAW Local 435 in the 1970’s. At the time, he was the youngest union local president ever elected. He had only been working in the factory for 7 years when elected.

Since retiring, Welch has been very active in his community. Among the groups he has been very active with are the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Moose Lodge 851 and the Cecil County Democratic Party. He has served as manager of the Kiwanis Little League team. Recently, Welch was elected to the Cecil County Democratic Central Committee.

Welch is a well known as an advocate in Annapolis for children’s rights. One of the main themes in his campaign has been to “eliminate inheritance taxes for children.”

Welch stated, “I will use my position to lobby in Annapolis to change inheritance tax laws. The State of Maryland needs to help preserve the inheritance of children in order to take care of their material and educational needs.”

Legislation passed to combat fly-by-night contractors

10.28.10

NOVEMBER 2010 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton edition of The Union News

Legislation passed to combat fly-by-night contractors

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSSWB@AOL.COM

REGION, October 13th- Legislation was signed into law by Pennsylvania Democratic Governor Edward Rendell that was praised by members of the Building and Construction Trades Unions. The law will enable the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, as well as county district attorneys and the State Attorney General, to crack down on construction firms that classify their employees as “Independent contractors,” thereby avoiding responsibility to pay Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation and Workers Compensation taxes.

House Bill No. 400 was amended by the Pennsylvania Senate on September 21st, and was signed by Mr. Rendell on October 13th.

Under the legislation, no employer shall require or demand that an individual enter into an agreement or sign a document which results in the improper classification of that individual as an independent contractor.

A violation shall be punishable by an administrative fine of not less than $1,000 and not more than $2,500. Each violation shall be considered a separate offense under the law.

“It shall be unlawful for an employer, or an officer or agent of an employer, to discriminate in any manner or take adverse action against any person in retaliation for exercising rights protected under this act. Rights protected under this act include, but are not limited to, the right to file a complaint or inform any person about an employer’s noncompliance with this act,” states the legislation.

Twenty other states, including Delaware, New York, New Jersey and Maryland, have passed similar laws in the past eighteen months.

“For too long, the state was powerless to act against these fly-by-night firms that skirted Pennsylvania law to the detriment of everyone else. With the governor’s signature on House Bill 400, honest firms will no longer be outbid and undercut simply because they obey the law and pay their taxes,” stated Jack Brooks, Secretary-Treasurer of the Pennsylvania State Council of Carpenters.

UAW Community Outreach Care Fair

08.17.10

UAW Community Outreach Care Fair

Free Event…. Lots of Giveaways!
Fun for all Ages.

Food • Health Screenings
Games • Music

THURSDAY • AUGUST 19 • 10 A.M. – 6 P.M. @
UAW Local 1183 • 698 Old Baltimore Pike • Newark, DE

Do not miss the UAW-GM Buy American Racing Car Tour Display. NASCAR fans will love this!

Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) town hall & dinner in Delaware

06.16.10

The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), a non-partisan partnership of leading U.S. manufacturers and the United Steelworkers.

Every citizen in the state of Delaware, the city of Newark and the surrounding region, no matter what their income, education, position, or political leaning should join us to put the critical need to rebuild a new manufacturing economy on the top of the policy agenda. Economists and the public agree that America must have high-quality jobs if we are to have long term prosperity and save America’s middle class. The solution is to rebuild our manufacturing jobs by seizing the opportunity to make green and sustainable products and meet our infrastructure needs. Now is the time, manufacturing is the solution, and you can help make it happen for our nation.

The United States has lost more than 5 million manufacturing jobs in the past decade, and more than 50,000 factories have closed. Manufacturing is critical to the nation’s economic growth and our lawmakers must take action to grow good American manufacturing jobs. Together we can “Keep it Made in America.”

Executive Banquet & Conference Center
205 Executive Dr.
Newark, DE 19702

Tuesday, June 29
6:00-9:00 pm

Speakers followed by a panel discussion. Written questions will be submitted from the floor.

Complimentary Dinner Will Be Served

WHO: Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) & you
WHAT: Delaware Town Hall & free dinner
WHEN: Tuesday, June 29: 6:00-9:00
WHERE: Executive Banquet & Conference Center, 205 Executive Drive, Newark, DE 19702
WHY: “Manufacturing a Solution for America’s Economic Woes” is vital for America today and in the future!

FREE EVENT!

Please RSVP to 866-365-2203
For Information Contact: Gwen Miller 302-283-1330 or Stephen Crockett 443-907-2367.

RSVP is a must. We need an accurate count for the dinner.

Alliance for American Manufacturing Town Hall in Delaware on June 29th

06.14.10

Alliance for American Manufacturing Town Hall in Delaware on June 29th

Time: 6-9pm

Location: Plumbers & Pipefitters (UA 74) Hall
201 Executive Drive
Newark, Delaware 19702

Contacts: Gwen Miller 302-283-1330
Stephen Crockett 443-907-2367

Speakers followed by a panel discussion. Written questions taken from the floor. Representatives from labor, business, community, government and more.

I will post the list as soon as it is finalized.

All your members are invited.

Free dinner but you will need to RSVP so we get an accurate count. This is going to be a good meal.

I will post the RSVP phone number on the Mid-Atlantic Labor.com Facebook page and on the main website.

Email me at demlabor@aol.com if you want updates and a PDF of the flyer to distribute to your membership and fellow leaders.

In solidarity,

Stephen Crockett

Richard Korn for Delaware State Auditor Announcement Tour

05.18.10

Please join Richard, Maggie and Alexandra on Richard’s Three County Announcement Tour for State Auditor

Richard Korn for State Auditor Three County Announcement Tour (Sussex)

Saturday, May 22nd 12:00 noon

The Brick Hotel on the Circle

Eighteen The Circle

Georgetown, Delaware 19947

Richard Korn for State Auditor Three County Announcement Tour (Kent)

Saturday, May 22nd 2:30pm

Belmont Hall State Conference Center‎
512 South Dupont Boulevard (new Route 13)
Smyrna, DE 19977

Richard Korn for State Auditor Three County Announcement Tour (New Castle)

Sunday, May 23rd 4:00pm

Sheetmetal Workers Local 19 Union Hall

911 New Road (Next to Corpus Christi Elementary School in Elsmere)

Wilmington, DE 19805

UAW Pancake Breakfast & Flea Market in Delaware on Saturday, May 15th

05.11.10

FLEA MARKET

SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2010
7AM – 2PM

SPACE WITH TABLE RENTAL $ 15.00
SPACE – WITH YOUR TABLE $ 10.00

Pancake Breakfast 8-11am $ 6.00

Contact: UAW Local 1183
302-738-4500 x 11 – Alena Bandy
To Reserve your Space!
Reserved Spaces must be paid for in Advance!

698 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, Delaware 19702.