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Local 525 Moving World Trade Center Beam From KSC to Viera, Fl

Posted on February 21st, 2017 by Kevin Smith
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In June of this year, TWU Local 525 and the Management Company of "The Avenues" of Viera will move the Locals 2-ton World Trade Center I-Beam from Kennedy Space Center to the Viera Mall. The decision to move this historic artifact came after realizing the I-Beam was … [Read more]

TWU Local 525 Memorial I-Beam from World Trade Centers

Posted on September 22nd, 2015 by Kevin Smith
TWU Local 525 Memorial I-Beam from World Trade Centers

https://youtu.be/z-VZeoa5Dgg … [Read more]

2015 Transport Workers Union – Michael Quill Scholarship Winners

Posted on May 28th, 2015 by Kevin Smith
2015 Transport Workers Union – Michael Quill Scholarship Winners

2015 Michael J. Quill Scholarship Winners – $4800 (paid out per year for 4 years) Name  Andrew J. Preus 101 Joseph E. Berry 510 Sean R. Capper 225 br4 Jennifer M. Jarosz 507 Lily Clegg 513 Alphonso M. Williams 100 Vlad M. Dubossarskiy 100 Jeanine … [Read more]

5 Reasons to Join a Union

Posted on May 6th, 2015 by Kevin Smith
5 Reasons to Join a Union

  5 Reasons to Join Working together, union members have the strength to win better wages, affordable health care, a secure retirement, and safer workplaces. The “Union Advantage” is substantial. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, … [Read more]

2015 General Elections Complete at Local 525

Posted on April 22nd, 2015 by Kevin Smith
2015 General Elections Complete at Local 525

On April 7th, 2015 the Local's new Executive Officer and Executive Board assumed their roles at the Local's Executive Board Meeting. The Locals new Vice President, Randy Monroe will be sworn in later this month. Other than the change in the Vice President's position, … [Read more]

Airport companies move workers onto employer health plans — like it or not

Posted on January 16th, 2015 by Kevin Smith
Airport companies move workers onto employer health plans — like it or not

By Nicholas Nehamas nnehamas@miamiherald.com 01/15/2015 3:55 PM 01/15/2015 6:21 PM   Two companies that employ baggage handlers and other workers at Miami International Airport forced employees to sign up for company-sponsored healthcare plans and … [Read more]

33 Years of Satisfactory Work Overlooked in Drug Case

Posted on November 19th, 2014 by Kevin Smith
33 Years of Satisfactory Work Overlooked in Drug Case

In the current Steward Update newsletter 33 Years of Satisfactory Work Overlooked in Drug Case A company’s failure to consider an employee’s 33 years of discipline-free service prompted an arbitrator to overturn the worker’s discharge for violating the company’s … [Read more]

Contractors Face Uncertainty Amid New Labor Law-Related Requirements

Posted on October 21st, 2014 by Kevin Smith
Contractors Face Uncertainty Amid New Labor Law-Related Requirements

On July 31, 2014, President Barack Obama issued yet another executive order addressed to roughly 24,000 federal government contractors.1 The order, entitled "Fair Pay and Workplace Safety," imposes significant new regulatory requirements and administrative burdens on … [Read more]

Florida State Conference Meets in Local 525 Office

Posted on October 17th, 2014 by Kevin Smith
Florida State Conference Meets in Local 525 Office

TWU"s Florida State Conference met today in our office to discuss November's Elections. The group finalized its strategy to elect those politicians that support the Working Families in Florida and to plan for next weekends event to support Polk County's "My Ride - My … [Read more]

TWU Local 525 and Keolis Management Continue Negotiations

Posted on September 12th, 2014 by Kevin Smith
TWU Local 525 and Keolis Management Continue Negotiations

Wednesday marked the 4th session between TWU Local 525 and Keolis management as they continue to work towards a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. On Wednesday, September 17th the Union will meet with the membership to discuss a few items to ensure that the Union … [Read more]