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

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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My name is Michael J. Smith . I am an American worker and, up until March 23, I worked at the Nabisco bakery located on the South Side of Chicago. I worked there nearly five years, and I am unemployed today because Mondelēz International/Nabisco sent my job and 600 others to Mexico where workers earn in one week what I made in several hours.

My wife and I live in Tinley Park, and we have four children and five grandchildren. We attend the apostolic church where I teach Sunday school. I believe in America and am proud to live in America.

Posted: July 23, 2016, 6:00 am

Working people in unions are uniquely positioned to demand and defend democracy—government by all the people. Working people know that only in a democracy do we have a chance to be heard.

And so today, after the end of the Republican National Convention, what should people in unions, who above all care about the health of our democracy, make of this spectacle?

Posted: July 22, 2016, 7:00 am

Donald Trump will speak later tonight at the close of the Republican National Convention and, in case you missed it, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka took to Twitter today to remind everyone about Trump's troubled record with working people (after the jump). 

Posted: July 21, 2016, 12:00 pm

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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