Bloomington Labor Rally
-First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me--
and there was no one left to speak out for me.
-Pastor Martin Niemolle (Berlin, 1939 - Concentration Camp Survivor)
Thanks to members Jody Allen, Kevin Brooking, Frank Helt, Patrick Smith, Wayne Sullivan, Joe Kerr, and Charlie Nettles for showing support and coming out to the rally! Thank you for your act of solidarity and interest in your union.
View pictures and info from the Herald-Times.
Bloomington Herald-Times Coverage (Click to view in PDF)
Click Here to see Photos from a Rally in Bloomington Saturday (From the Indiana State AFL-CIO)
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WFHB Radio has run numerous stories in the past about labor unions and working families. They have been a great supporter of our union specifically. Below are a few samples of their work. If you have a chance, please support and listen to them at 91.3 FM or on-line. Their web site has more detailed information.
IBEW Local 725 also underwrites and gets recognition for Workers Independent News (WINS) on WFHB. They run a two minute story on daily labor news at 5:25 pm for broadcast throughout the Monroe, Brown, and Owen Counties Monday through Friday.
Daily Local News - June 2, 2009
27:18 minutes (15.63 MB)
(At 4:40 minutes into the news) local union leader Tom Szymanski says the local chamber of commerce isn't being honest about its motives for lobbying against the Employee Free Choice Act.
"Firehouse Feedback" - NLRB Debate Comment @ 23:30 minutes into the news.
Overworked and Underpaid: Unions Unite
59:54 minutes (34.28 MB)
As our country struggles to pull itself out of an economic recession, local labor unions come together to rally support for workers and their families. More than half a dozen labor advocacy groups converge to talk about the Employee Free Choice Act, workers? wages at Indiana University, healthcare reform, and more. Peter Kaczmarczyk is President of the Communications Workers of America Local 4730, representing support staff at IU. Carven Thomas is head of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2249, with an update on the situation at the Bloomington General Electric plant, where closure has been imminent for nearly a year with hundreds of jobs hanging in the balance. Milton Fisk represents Hoosiers for a Common Sense Health Plan, speaking on healthcare reform for working families. Keynote speaker Ken Zeller is President of the Indiana AFL-CIO.
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