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On June 6, 80 employees at Certain Teed wallboard plant in Proctor, West Virginia voted “Yes” to join the International Chemical Workers Union Council of the UFCW. In December an activist from Local 45c, Lance Heasley, was at a local restaurant and overheard workers talking about problems that their employer was giving them with increased healthcare costs as well as giving the workers very little respect on the job and he began speaking to the workers about his union. In April an organizing drive began in earnest. The company immediately hired Jackson Lewis for their anti-union campaign. International Reps. Ron Moore and Ted Deloach assisted Lance and filed the petition with the support of the workers organizing committee. The workers held together and won representation to better themselves and their families in Local 45c for years to come. Congratulations to the workers at Certain Teed! Good job, Lance, Ron, and Ted and Organizing Director George Ortiz!





On Wednesday, June 4 President Cyphers and Vice-President Hurocy picketed with Local 1034c members employed by Kobelco Stewart Bolling Industries in Hudson, Ohio. Local 1034c had been without a contract since May 1st and are still without a contract today. The issues the union is having with Kobelco are the company proposing severely increased costs for medical insurance while their non-bargaining unit employees pay nothing at all for that same insurance, and the company insisting on taking away overtime after 8 hours. As of June 18 the local is still working without a contract and trying to get the company back to the bargaining table. If necessary the ICWUC/UFCW will be soliciting further support from our membership for these brave brothers and sisters. We will keep you posted on this situation.

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44th Annual Southern Regional Mine Rescue Association Contest

International Chemical Workers Union Council/UFCW locals 3, 27, and 29 took part in the 44th annual Southern Regional Mine Rescue Association contest held in New Iberia, LA which is held each May. A full week is set aside each year for the contest which consists of a field exercise, first aid test, captain’s test along with other written team test followed by an awards banquet.

The Southern Regional Mine Rescue Association was formed in 1968 and the first contest was held in 1971 in Lafayette, Louisiana, and is the oldest metal/non-metal mine rescue association in the United States. This contest continues to be the largest regional contest, and has the reputation of having the hardest field problems along with the toughest written test of all (IMSHA) International Mine Safety and Health Administration regions.  IMSHA assists each year in the field excises and written test.

This regional association was formed in response to a salt mine explosion March 1968 disaster that occurred at the Belle Isle, LA mine in 1968 where 21 miners lost their lives.

Local 3 Morton Salt Grand Saline, TX sponsored one team, Local 27 Cargill Salt Avery Island, LA sponsored two teams and Local 29 Morton Salt Weeks Island, LA sponsored one team. Each team has six rescuers along with a trainer, team captain, and two mappers all extremely trained in the underground rescue process. These teams are made up of Union Brothers, Union Sisters and Management to assist Union Brothers and Sisters if a disaster occurs in their underground mine.

Over all there were thirteen teams from all over the United States that competed in the 44th annual Southern Regional Mine Rescue Association contest, and ICWUC local 3-C was awarded 2nd place Team Technician Competition, and 5th place Field Competition.

Locals 3-C, 27-C and 29-C are International Chemical Workers Union Council/UFCW Region 6 members represented by ICWUC/UFCW International Representative Kerry Phillips.





2014 Inter-Union Gas Workers Conference

The 2014 Inter-Union Gas Workers Conference is scheduled for Monday, September 8 through Thursday, September 11, 2014.  The Utility Workers of America, AFL-CIO (UWUA) will be hosting the conference at the Disney's Yacht Club, 1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830.

This year's conference registration as well as your hotel registration, may be made online at:  www.interuniongasconference.com.  It is essential that you register for he conference and make your hotel reservations by August 20, 2014.

A block of rooms at Disney's Yacht Club has been reserved at the special rate of $159.00 per night. These rates are available September 7 through September 11. Prospective registrants are encouraged to stay at the conference hotel. Hotel space may be limited, so please book early to help us secure a sufficient room block. Ifnecessary, you may call the hotel directly at: (407) 934-7000

Remember to refer to the "Inter-Union Gas Workers Conference" when making your reservation.

Conference registration should be done utilizing the registration link above. Please be advised that the conference registration fee is $135.00 per delegate. Payments may be made online with a major credit card, or by check. If you wish to pay by check, make it payable to UWUA with "2014 Gas Conference" placed on the memo line of the check and mailed by September 1. Mail your payment to: Krueger Event Management, 72 Winterbrook Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Highlights this year: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will be the keynote speaker on Monday afternoon. Reception/Dinner will be on Monday evening.