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Mercer Country Central Labor Council Officers
Mercer County Central Labor Council Officers are at your beckon call. Below is a list of our offcers:
Presdient Andrew Harkulich USW 1660
Vice Presdient Doug Robbins IBT 261
Financial Secretary Anna Rickert USW 5306 724~253~4842
Treasurer Todd Clary USW1016
Recording Secetary Bob Buckley IBT 261
Trustee Dominic Vadala USW~SOAR
Trustee Sam Shilling UBC 268
Trustee Frank Thompson USW 1660
Trustee Gerard Handley USW 5306
Trustee Mike Kalpich PSEA Sharpsville
Sergeant of Arms Dick Glavey USW 5306
NWPA ALF Meeting/Special Election
Official Notice of the Special Election of Officers of the
Our Chairman John Zanetti announced his retirement and his decision to resign as Chairman. We also had the loss of a Vice-Chair as a result of loss of delegate status which has not been filled. As a result we are officially notifying you of a special election to fill both positions at our 3rd Quarter meeting, on September 30, 2015.
Nominations and Election for the vacancies in our Officers
The offices elected are as follows:
The above listed officers shall be elected by the delegates (in good standing) present at the 9-30-15 NWPA ALF Meeting for the completion of the terms of office until our next annual meeting in 2016.
Below are some sections of our constitution that our delegates should be aware of prior to the nominations and elections:
(b) No person shall be eligible to serve as a delegate to the annual meeting, an officer of the Executive Board, a member of any committee of the Area Labor Federation, or as a representative, agent or employee of this Board who consistently pursues policies and activities directed towards the achievement of the programs or purposes of authoritarianism, totalitarianism, terrorism and other forces that suppress individual liberties and freedom of association.
Section 6. No delegate shall be seated at the annual meeting except upon submission of the proper credential from an affiliated organization in good standing. This credential shall be received, examined and attested to by the Credentials Committee, which shall determine the eligibility of the delegate and the standing of the organization sending the delegate. No voting shall be conducted at the annual meeting until the Committee has had adequate opportunity to present the credential committee report.
Our Secretary-Treasurer, David A. Bielski is a member of AFSCME. We want to inform everyone that there is an exception in the eligibility to run for the Chair in the election process, you can see this exception in:
Locals that are in arears so significantly that they can be suspended and will not be eligible to vote shall be notified in writing, thus giving them an opportunity to submit their per capita payments prior to the election.
Available in the NWPA ALF Office is a list of the NWPA ALF Officers, the NWPA ALF Affiliated Local Union List, Officers list of affiliates as provided to Rosann, a list of the voting strength and delegate entitlement of each affiliated local union, and the names and mailing addresses of the Delegates.
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We invite you to join us at our 5th Annual NWPA ALF Golf Outing on Friday, Sept. 11th for a day of fun, food, and Solidarity. We have selected a venue at one of the top 10 Public Golf Courses in the state of Pennsylvania and ordered good weather.
Thank you in advance for your participation
5th Annual NWPA ALF Golf Scramble
Whispering Woods Golf Course
Grubb Rd Erie, PA
Friday, Sept. 11th
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John Renwick is the President of ATU 568. Their local lost a member, Jake Schwab, as a result of an accident at work. They are public sector workers at the Erie Metropolitan Authority and thus not covered by OSHA. After Jake's death President Renwick and the members of ATU 568 began lobbying our state legislators to assure all public sector workers benefit from the protection and oversight of OSHA.
Rep. Pat Harkins has written and introduced a bill for that purpose, it is PA House Bill 1082. To learn more about how you can help click the read more link below.
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NWPA ALF Labor Day Parade
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While much of the Internet this week was focused on escaped llamas, figuring out what color a dress is or mourning the loss of SAG-AFTRA member and Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy, we can forget that legislation is still being pushed that would make the lives of working families worse. Whether it is the "right to work" policies pushed by the allies of Gov. Scott Walker (Wis.), who likes to compare workers to terrorists, and in other states like New Mexico and West Virginia, or the ongoing negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) using the Fast Track process, we need to stay alert. Read more >>>
Friends of the Feathered
As part of the Union Sportsmen's Alliance's (USA's) Work Boots on the Ground project, New Jersey union members built and painted 52 pheasant and 10 quail transport boxes to support the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, which raises and releases some 50,000 pheasants and 11,000 quail annually across the state. Read the full article>>>
Share of Households Earning Middle-Class Income
Income inequality became a hot topic of economic conversation in 2014, and publications like The Atlantic have taken notice. In 17 Things We Learned About the Economy in 2014, the authors explore the growth of low-income jobs, stagnant wages for families and shrinking wages for younger workers, the racial and gender wage gap, taxes and the dwindling middle class.Read more >>>
History of Labor Day
It's pretty frustrating seeing all the headlines that claim the economy is alive and kicking. Sure, there is economic growth and a steady increase in jobs, but what kind of jobs are we talking about exactly? Well, they aren't the kind of jobs we think of first when it comes to steady, middle-class jobs. No big surprise here, low-wage service sector jobs like those in the fast-food industry are seeing the biggest gains. Bryce Covert at The New Republic has a nice summary of what America's workers are up against when it comes to wages. Read more >>>
When President Barack Obama first announced his candidacy for president, he said: “I am running in this race because of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called ‘the fierce urgency of now.’ Because I believe that there’s such a thing as being too late. And that hour is almost upon us.” Like Dr. King, our president was calling on America to make real the promises of our democracy. That fierce urgency of now is here for thousands of refugee children from Central America. I know many of these kids’ stories because it is my story, too. Read more >>>
The Northwestern Pennsylvania Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO has 10 Central Labor Councils (Beaver-Lawrence CLC, Butler CLC, Clearfield-Elk-Cameron-Jefferson CLC, Erie-Crawford CLC, Greater Westmoreland CLC, Indiana-Armstrong-Clarion CLC, McKean-Potter CLC, Mercer CLC, Venango CLC and Warren-Forest CLC) and hundreds of affiliated Local Unions within the 19 counties of its jurisdiction in Pennsylvania since 2006.
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Mercer County Central Labor Council Meetings
The Mercer County Central Labor Council Meetings are where the leaders and activists in our region, meet, share ideas, issues and concerns as they network and plan actions in Solidarity. The members of the Executive Board extend a warm welcome to all.
Our meetings are:
The Central Labor Council is the grassroots level of the AFL-CIO (organized labor). When we work together we win. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.
Mercer County Central Labor Council Web Site inow has two webmasters they are:
Presdient Andrew Harkulich
Financial Seretary Anne Rickert
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We Need To Organize A New Generation of Workers
This information came from Don Siegel of IBEW, which he recently sent to his members, I have taken the liberty to edit it to be more inclusive to the entire labor movement.
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