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the Boilermaker Reporter

Volume 39, Number 5
Sep 2000 to Oct 2000

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Boilermaker endorsements; Summer training; Area apprentice competitions; Temporary workers' organizing campaign; Making the tax system fair; Five steps to winning a grievance; Recent contract settlements; and much, much more ...

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U.S. Workers Demand The Right To Organize

Charles W. Jones, International President Emeritus

U.S. labor laws deny workers the most fundamental workers' rights — to organize, to bargain collectively, and to strike

Human Rights Watch (HRW), the nation's premiere human rights watchdog, issued a historic report on August 31, 2000. After a year-long investigation into freedom of association among American workers, HRW concluded that U. S. workers are being denied the most fundamental internationally-recognized human rights at the workplace.

Their research showed that U.S. workers are not free to organize, bargain, or strike.

Reporter  V39N5

Five Steps To Winning Grievances

There's no magic bullet, but carefully following these basic steps can give you a great dvantage

1. Listen carefully to the facts from the worker. Listening is a lot harder than most people realize. It is not a passive act. You will probably need to ask questions to get the facts clear and to get important information that the worker leaves out.

Reporter  V39N5

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