Members of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers using airline travel throughout the United States may have noticed a commercial touting the efforts of their labor organization.
The video is appearing on monitors at the gates of all American and U.S. Airways flights at the 48 airports listed on this attachment during CNN broadcasts in August and September.
The video was produced by Clearwind Media to brand the name and acronym of the new organization and to provide a positive message to the public.
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.