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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
America's Next Top Role Model
As a 14-year-old, Sara Ziff faced situations most adults find difficult to manage. But as a model barely out of middle school, sexual harassment and fighting for wages owed to her were all too common. She found out she wasn’t alone. Other models faced the same challenges, and many were pressured to drop out of high school to make the most of a short-lived career.
They banded together to address these concerns collectively, to establish fair and ethical standards in the workplace. In 2012, Ziff formed the Model Alliance to bring dramatic and lasting change in the fashion industry. We spoke with Ziff this month about the fashion industry and the initiatives at The Model Alliance. Read the full article>>>
All this is fine as far as it goes. But we need to be more ambitious. We should be raising the federal minimum to $15 an hour. Here are seven reasons why: 1. Had the minimum wage of 1968 simply stayed even with inflation, it would be more than $10 an hour today. But the typical worker is also about twice as productive as then. Some of those productivity gains should go to workers at the bottom. 2. $10.10 isn’t enough to lift all workers and their families out of poverty. Most low-wage workers aren’t young teenagers; they’re major breadwinners for their families, and many are women. And they and their families need a higher minimum. Read more >>>
It’s good to be a CEO, at least paywise. According to the 2014 AFL-CIO Executive PayWatch, released today, it’s 331 times better to be a CEO than an average worker. PayWatch finds that the average CEO of an S&P 500 company pocketed $11.7 million in 2013, while the average worker earned $35,293. The gap between CEOs and minimum wage workers is more than twice as wide—774 times. Read more >>>
The Northwestern Pennsylvania Area Labor Federation and two of our Central Labor Councils offer scholarships which your members can apply for if they meet the eligibility requirements. 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.
We have developed a brochure to help people better understand our functions and responsibilities. More information to follow...
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We are proud to announce the availability of our Scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year. The NWPA ALF will again be offering 3 scholarships: The NWPA ALF Scholarship, The David A. Bielski educational Scholarship, and the Dr. David Ferster Educational Scholarship.
We are asking our union leaders to assist in outreach to eligible applicants. To learn more about the various scholarships click the link below...Read more >>>
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
One of our goals is to assist local affiliates, if your local has any announcements, events, issuses, or action that we can publish on this web site please let us know. Send infomation to firstname.lastname@example.org
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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