USWU organizers and JAD members celebrate after Local 1212’s victory in their election to represent ticket agents and tour guides at City Sights/Gray Lines.
Congratulations to Koeppel Nissan shop steward Franklyn Kerr who is retiring after 30 years as lead parts counterman in the Koeppel Parts Department, and as shop steward for Local 355 for the last fifteen years.
Franklyn has been a key player in everything Local 355 has been able to accomplish at Koeppel Nissan over the years.
The USWU and IUJAT wish Franklyn the best in his retirement and thank him for all his contributions to the Union.
Please join USWU Local 455 in congratulating First Transit Region 5 shop steward Robert McRae for receiving a plaque of recognition from his fellow members at a recent membership meeting.
Robert has been a diligent advocate for his fellow drivers throughout his tenure as shop steward and is a valued member of the Local 455 team.
When the men at Esposito Construction LLC were looking for a union to represent them, they came to the right place. After speaking to our Local 339 members at recently organized Mazzara Trucking & Excavation in Freehold NJ, they contacted the USWU.
IUJAT International Representative Christopher Kuehne and Director of USWU’s Construction Division Kevin Barry met with the men and showed them the benefits of having one union represent all the workers under one contract. The men agreed and of the 70 men involved, they overwhelmingly demanded USWU Local 339 represent them. With a "One Union - One Contract" approach, negotiating an agreement with the employer was much less complicated.
The men now enjoy a contract that guarantees them wage increases, fully paid medical, paid vacation and holidays, paid sick leave, UWF Security Fund, Employer 401(k)contributions.
Thanks for choosing USWU Local 339!
Have you ever been on the Atlantic City Boardwalk and spotted the friendly people in lime green shirts? Or spoken to one of them for directions or a recommendation on where to have breakfast?
These Atlantic City Ambassadors are proud members of Local 255, USWU. These members patrol and assist tourists on the boardwalk, greet you and thank you for visiting Atlantic City, and are always there to lend a hand.
Next time you visit Atlantic City’s famous boardwalk, introduce yourself to your fellow members. I’m sure they’ll tell you a thing or two about the town that you’ll find interesting!
On June 3, Local 363 celebrated its graduation dinner. There were nearly 30 graduates this year. As 363 continues to grow through our aggressive organizing, we expect these graduating classes to continue to turn out well-skilled electricians. Thanks for everyone’s continued support.
–Chuck Shimkus, Business Manager