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UE Local 684 Secures Solid Gains in New Contract

October 12, 2018

After settling for small wage increases in their last contract due to a downturn in their company’s business, UE Local 684 members were determined to make up for lost ground in their contract negotiations this year – and they did.

UE Local 684 members work for Electric Materials, formerly known as The Electric Materials Company (TEMCO). Electric Materials, a subsidiary of United Stars, Inc., manufactures custom copper products for the electrical equipment industry.

Support Bold Action by Locked-out Workers in Canada

September 26, 2018

This morning, hundreds of members of our Canadian partner union Unifor blockaded D-J Composites in Gander, Newfoundland, where 30 Unifor members have been locked out for 646 days by their Kansas-based employer.

Show your support for these brave workers by calling D-J Composites’ CEO Rezaul Chowdhury at 316-775-1212 and tell him to accept Unifor’s offer to settle the lockout.

You can also keep reading for other ways to show your support.

UE Stands in Solidarity with Locked-out Canadian Workers

September 26, 2018

UE's officers sent the following letter of solidarity today to members of Unifor Local 597, who have been locked out by their Kansas-based employer for 646 days. Today, joined by hundreds of Unifor members from across Canada, member of Local 597 locked out their employer, blockading entrance to the plant. More information on Unifor's website.

26 September 2018

To Our Sisters and Brothers in Unifor Local 597, Gander

Local 1008 Wins Massive Back Pay Settlement

September 6, 2018

Detailed preparation and refusal to back down helped Local 1008 win 54 months’ worth of back wages for three UE members who had been misclassified.

Local 1008 members Duy Nguyen, Ho Tran and Bridget Morrison had not been receiving the pay rate that they should have been, given that they work directly and communicate directly with officers of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

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