Registration is open for the 70th Metal Trades Department Convention to be held October 5-6, 2016 at Bally’s Las Vegas Jubilee Tower.

ATTENTION: If you have already registered for the Convention but have not yet mailed your check, please note that we have changed our registration policy.

CHECKS SHOULD NOW BE MADE PAYABLE TO:

KRUEGER EVENT MANAGEMENT, LLC
149 Winterburn Road
Beaver Falls, PA. 15010

REGISTER TODAY!

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Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July

We at the Metal Trades Department would like to wish you a happy, healthy and safe 4th of July. Freedom is a gift, given to us by our freedom fighters. They had to struggle to win Independence and sacrificed their whole lives so that we could live in a free country....

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Last night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, President Obama lifted up the spirit of America's working people and our courage to fight for a better life.

Posted: July 28, 2016, 4:25 am

Update: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe set the record straight:

 

.@TerryMcAuliffe corrects the record: @hillaryclinton is against #TPP #DemsInPhilly pic.twitter.com/vSCXkUSEst

-AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) July 27, 2016
Posted: July 27, 2016, 7:00 am

Today at 2 p.m. ET live from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will join carwash workers, Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers ( BCTGM ) Local 300 member  Michael Smith Fight for 15  and working people to discuss organizing to win for a better life. 

The livestream will happen on our Facebook page:  facebook.com/aflcio  and on Twitter:  twitter.com/aflcio .

Posted: July 27, 2016, 6:59 am

The Union Advantage

Union members earn better wages and benefits than workers who aren’t union members. On average, union workers’ wages are 27 percent higher than their nonunion counterparts.

Unionized workers are 60 percent more likely to have employer-provided pensions.

More than 79 percent of union workers have jobs that provide health insurance benefits, but less than half of nonunion workers do. Unions help employers create a more stable, productive workforce—where workers have a say in improving their jobs.

Unions help bring workers out of poverty and into the middle class. In fact, in states where workers don’t have union rights, workers’ incomes are lower.

  • Wages are 27% higher than non-union 27%
  • Unionized workers are 60 percent more likely to have employer-provided pensions 60%
  • More than 79 percent of union workers have jobs that provide health insurance benefits 79%

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