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Whether you're a student, parent or retiree, computers and technology can make your life at home easier - and fun! Surf the net, manage your finances and do school research quickly and easily.

The Union Plus Computer Discount with Dell and HP offers a discount up to 30% for union members and their families on selected products.

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Receive discounts up to 15% off your bill and services, plus new signer options and special offers. Check out the website to see if AT&T, the only all union wireless service, is right for you!

 

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FEMA preparedness video

Power outages can happen at any time. Brown outs in the summer, Black outs in the winter, thunderstorms, flooding, and many other conditions can cause the power grid to go down. This short article is not meant to cover every circumstance, that is something that a homeowner can learn to cover in time. This is a general list that may seem obvious, but these are things that you sometimes don't think of until it is too late, and you find yourself in an emergency situation. Read more >>>

To Honor and Impower Wounded Warriors

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following these tragic events.

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This years scholarship winner is Haley Zorger, daughter of Robert Zorger 22 year member of Local 123 and the current Secretary Treasurer of our executive board.

The IUE Local 123 office is looking to extend to all of our plants our Occupational Health and Safety information as it  becomes available. This is a work in progress, so expect to see changes frequently as we continue to improve our training and information services.  Read more >>>

Recently, the office of the IUE Local 123 sent out a mass email to our registered members asking for the names of any Military personnel, past or present, who are either in our Union Brotherhood or are related to us. Read more >>>

We bring you the unfortunate news about the more than 140 workers from UWUA Local 180 who had been locked out from their jobs at FirstEnergy just days before Thanksgiving. As the lock-out continues, the UWUA has set up a Branch Local 180 Relief Fund, to help support our Brothers and Sisters as their maintain a picket line and fight to return to their jobs. Read more >>>

Pennsylvania is one of the lowest in the country for standards of renewable energy requirements for our power production. That is, the state has one of the lowest percent standard requirements for energy produced by sources such as Wind, Solar, Geo-Thermal, and others. Especially when compared to the Tri-State area states of  New Jersey, and Delaware.Some PA officials are trying to change this. Read more >>>

With the Holidays on the way, take the time to think about that ice cold one that your considering drinking. Read more >>>

Pennsylvania's Prevailing Wage Law was enacted in 1961 to protect construction workers from out-of-state competition, mandating that contractors pay the wages that "prevail" in each region on all government construction projects more than $25,000. Read more >>>

Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters Read more >>>

ChemHAT, the Chemical Hazard and Alternatives Toolbox, is a new internet database designed to offer up easy to use information that we can use to protect ourselves, our families and our co-workers against the harm that chemicals can cause. Read more >>>

Though much of the coverage of the government shutdown has focused on the drama unfolding in Washington, D.C., the effects are being felt widely across the country. Read more >>>

Ed Asner has done a voice over in an animated short that has the politicians pulling their hair out! Read more >>>

For the first time in a decade, the National Labor Relations Board has five Senate-confirmed members Read more >>>

Just what is the TPP anyway? It’s a trade agreement between the United States and Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has called it “an ambitious, 21st-century” agreement. Read more >>>

In a ground breaking election, Pennsylvania Democrat Kathleen Kane has become the first woman to hold the Attorney General position in history, and also is the first Democrat to hold the position in the position's history of over thirty years. Read more >>>

On Tuesday, the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Department of Labor declined to implement changes to the law related to tracking very small measures of time off, but did finalize congressional amendments which included expanding benefits to veterans and civilian pilots and flight crews. Read more >>>

February 5, 2013

Twenty years ago today, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act, making a landmark shift in the nation’s employment leave policy. Allowing for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave upon the birth/adoption of a child, tend to a personal illness, or care for a sick spouse, parent or child, the law is being hailed today as a net success — yet even the law’s biggest champions acknowledge that the law’s limits still hamstring both employers and employees two decades later.

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What is a Right to Work State?

A right to work state's definition can vary but generally a right to work state is a state whose legislature has passed what is commonly known as a “right to work” law. A right to work law prohibits an agreement between an employer and a labor union that makes membership in a union or payment of union dues a condition of employment. Thus, a state’s right to work protects the right of a person/employee to make their own decision about joining a union.

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IUE-CWA Local 123 and the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a perfect blend! Read more >>>

President Clark honored by White House for spearheading the union's manufacturing energy efficiency program. Read more >>>

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