Local 553’s Family picnic is coming up quickly!

If you haven’t already, make sure you call, text or email us if you can make it out for a day of food, fun, and fellowship with your fellow union members and their families. With plenty of games, activities, and lots of yummy morsels to munch on, it will be a grand old time! We will also be selling T-shirts. Please join us here at the union hall on October 10th from 12-4 PM!

*PLEASE RSVP BY SEPTEMBER 30TH IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND*.

Our T-shirt design!

Anti-Union Candidate Drops Out Of Presidential Race

Due to faltering poll numbers and lackluster support during a vigorous and competitive campaign season, Republican Presidential candidate Scott Walker has dropped out of the race. Walker was advocating criminalizing federal workers that organize in unions, and would also have dismantled the NLRB(National Labor Relations Board)if he were elected. He is the first Republican candidate to drop out of the race.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland. The American Conservative Union held its annual conference in the suburb of Washington, DC to rally conservatives and generate ideas. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/21/politics/scott-walker-drops-out-2016-election/

Hillary Clinton Endorses Union-Backed Bill

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has come out in support of a recently introduced bill endorsed by labor unions around the nation. The WAGE act (Workplace Action for a Growing Economy), Introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D) of Washington and given the green light by the AFL-CIO, makes labor organizing a civil right with full federal protections. It would allow workers or organizers fired for voicing grievances in the workplace the right to sue their previous employer in Federal court- much like cases of racial or other discrimination. With Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders also giving the bill his blessing, the prospects look good for labor under a Democratic Presidency.

*Note: The IBEW does not endorse candidates for political office during the primary season*

http://www.ibtimes.com/hillary-clinton-endorses-wage-act-union-backed-labor-law-reform-bill-2108523

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