Video tribute to Al Chesser, former UTU General President who was instrumental in uniting the railroad crafts under the banner of the United Transportation Union. (View video)
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SMART delegates hold discussion on 2 person crews and local autonomy at the First SMART General Convention. This open discussion happened on the afternoon of Friday, August 15. Both sheet metal and transportation delegates took part in the discussion. Click here to view the video.
SMART Transportation Division’s Alternate National Legislative Director John Risch appeared on America’s Work Force daily labor radio program Dec. 23 to discuss the country’s support for Amtrak and other issues.
America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in America and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports.
Through the support and participation of the labor community, America’s Work Force radio program features regional, national and international labor leaders and advocates, as well as politicians, civic leaders and industry professionals discussing issues important to the labor movement.
To listen to Risch’s interview, visit http://awfradio.com/blog.
To learn more about John Risch, view his biography here.
A short video explaining the benefits of UTU membership, which was presented at the 2011 UTU regional meetings and the 2011 quadrennial convention, is now available online at www.utu.org.
The video notes the history of labor unions in the United States, which originated in the railroad industry, and the positive role the UTU plays in the transportation industry and in government.
“UTU: Stronger Than Ever” also examines the UTU’s role in public policy and its efforts to protect collective bargaining rights through the union’s Collective Bargaining Defense Fund. The Collective Bargaining Defense Fund was instrumental in working against political extremists in Wisconsin and Ohio, where politicians were recalled and anti-worker legislation was overturned.
The video is available through the UTU’s homepage at www.utu.org by selecting “About UTU” at the top of the page, then choosing the “UTU Publications and Videos” link.
To view the video, click here.
DECATUR, Ill. — Carl Draper, the legislative representative of Local 768 at Decatur, Ill., was a guest on radio station WZUS’ Labor’s Voice radio show Friday, Feb. 25.
The show is dedicated to working people and their issues and discusses everything from community outreach to charity to workers’ rights.
It is hosted by Mike Nixon, a union member, and is funded by union-friendly sponsors.
The show may be downloaded by visiting www.decaturradio.com and clicking on the Tara Nickerson at Noon link.
For more information about the program, visit “Labor’s Voice Radio Show” on Facebook.