It is with great sadness that I inform you that, President Emeritus Harold “Sonny” Hall has passed away. Sonny served as TWU International President from 1993 until 2004, when he retired.
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Riverdale on Hudson Funeral Home
6110 Riverdale Ave., Bronx, NY
The Words of Martin Luther King Jr. Reverberate in a Tumultuous Time
Credit : New York Times
Dr. King’s speeches have particular resonance today amid a year of sickness and death, Black Lives Matter protests and the storming of the Capitol.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 10, 2022
To the Local 591 Membership:
Urgent, today is the last day to take action on your UBP benefits, If you have not done so please contact your EAP/MAP representative listed below.
Union Benefits Planners Action for 2022!
UBP is consolidating the TWU Local-Sponsored voluntary benefits direct deposit process.
TWU Local 591 President Gary Schaible is joined by AMT Executive Board Member Russ Dittmer to discuss the 401(k) eligibilty, and most importantly getting the maximum company match that was negotiated:
Statement from Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh on Supreme Court ruling on OSHA emergency temporary standard on vaccination, testing
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the Supreme Court ruling on the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency temporary standard on vaccination and testing:
“I am disappointed in the court’s decision, which is a major setback to the health and safety of workers across the country. OSHA stands by the Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard as the best way to protect the nation’s workforce from a deadly virus that is infecting more than 750,000 Americans each day and has taken the lives of nearly a million Americans.
“OSHA promulgated the ETS under clear authority established by Congress to protect workers facing grave danger in the workplace, and COVID is without doubt such a danger. The emergency temporary standard is based on science and data that show the effectiveness of vaccines against the spread of coronavirus and the grave danger faced by unvaccinated workers. The commonsense standards established in the ETS remain critical, especially during the current surge, where unvaccinated people are 15-20 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than vaccinated people. OSHA will be evaluating all options to ensure workers are protected from this deadly virus.
“We urge all employers to require workers to get vaccinated or tested weekly to most effectively fight this deadly virus in the workplace. Employers are responsible for the safety of their workers on the job, and OSHA has comprehensive COVID-19 guidance to help them uphold their obligation.
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