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    Stewards Corner: Pushing Back

    by  • December 23, 2014 • Stewards Corner

    ”Today, we say that when you pick a fight with any of us, you pick a fight with all of us! And that when you push us, we will push back!” -speech by Richard Trumka, secretary-treasurer, AFL-CIO, 10/26/1995 The American Labor Movement has progressed slowly and painfully through the last century. From this effort...

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    Stewards Corner: Weingarten Rights

    by  • August 22, 2014 • Articles, Education, Member Contributions, Stewards Corner

    IATSE Local 205

    One of the most valuable protections a worker has is the right to representation when called in by your employer or management. A steward’s presence as an union advocate can sometimes mean the difference between someone being railroaded out of a job or falsely accused, and not having justice prevail. Weingarten Rights are key when discussing representation....

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    Stewards Corner: Sexual Harassment

    by  • August 22, 2014 • Articles, Education, Stewards Corner

    IATSE Local 205

    As a steward faces many challenges daily, there is an important topic that they must learn to handle in a professional manner: it’s called sexual harassment in the workplace. And the responsibility falls not only on stewards but all of the members of the union, as well. Incidents involving sexual harassment are particularly challenging. The incidents involve strong emotions,...

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    #StagehandView: Buying (sort of) American Made

    by  • March 24, 2014 • Blogs, Stagehand View

    Everybody got the run-off election results, right? Thanks again to Sister Miller for keeping on what’s seeming to be an endless process. Anyway, the results in case you haven’t heard: Treasure, Rita Kelso; BA, Lupe Perez; Convention Delegate, Rachel Magee (with one more to be determined at the April meeting). Congratulations to all and...

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