Monthly Archives: January 2018
Brothers & Sisters:
On February 24th a coalition of public sector Unions, the AFL-CIO, Jobs With Justice and community groups are calling for a Working Peoples' Day of Action. Rallies are currently planned in eleven cities with more cities expected to join in the coming days. Following the day of action, on February 26th, oral arguments will be heard in the Janus v. AFSCME U.S. Supreme Court case. Labor will be there in force on the steps of the Supreme Court. Our message is clear: Corporate elites, their extremist allies, and the politicians who do their bidding cannot be allowed to destroy working people lives and the Unions that represent them in order to line their own pockets and empty ours. The ADHOC committee on Janus formed out of the TWU convention has recommended that the International support this effort and mobilize as many members to participate in rallies across the nation and in DC. The fight for decent working conditions and justice on the job is on-going and TWU will be there every step of the way.
Rallies are currently planned for February 24th in these cities: Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, Columbus, San Diego, Washington DC, Miami, St. Paul, and Memphis.
Interested in going? Reach out to your local’s leadership for specifics on TWU’s participation.
Together, we are United Invincible.
Applications are now available for the John Sara Memorial Scholarship. The Scholarship is for one college bound student in the amount of five hundred dollars to the winner who continues on after high school. The scholarship is for any college or trade school. The winner of the scholarship will be determined by a public drawing to be held on May 11th 2018 at our local union meeting.
Rules of the Scholarship
Sons and daughters of present, retired, or deceased TWU Local 2019 members who are now high school seniors (2018 graduates) and who will enter an accredited college or trade school of their choice beginning with the 2018 fall term are eligible. (Must be claimed as a dependent with the IRS).
The Scholarship money is paid by September 2018 directly to the student after proof of enrollment. Application can be secured by mailing the request form. The applicant must be certified twice. First, TWU Local 2019 must certify to the facts that make the applicant eligible. Second, the principal of the high school from which the applicant graduates must attest to the fact that the applicant is capable of doing college work. The applicant must comply with the rules of the Scholarship.
Questions & Answers
Who is eligible?
Sons and daughters and dependent brothers and sisters (claimed with the IRS) of present, retired, or deceased TWU Local 2019 members who are now high school seniors (2018 graduates) and who are entering an accredited college or trade school of their choice beginning with the fall term 2018 are eligible.
What is the deadline?
All applications must be received at the Local by May 11th, 2018 meeting.
How does a person apply?
Fill out a coupon like the one on this page and an official application form will be sent to you.
How is the winner decided?
By drawing, to be held at the May, 11th union meeting. Winner and alternate will be notified after drawing.
How does the applicant qualify? The applicant must be certified twice. First: TWU Local 2019 must certify to the facts that the applicant is eligible. Second: the principal of the high school will verify to the fact that the applicant is capable of doing college work.
Other questions contact a local officer.
TO: John Sara Scholarship
TWU Local 2019
3690 Warren Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44111
_______ I am a high school senior;
_______ I am a son, a ______ daughter;
_______ Dependent brother or sister of a
present _____ deceased _____ retired _____
TWU Local 2019 member.
Please send an application to me at the following address:
City or Town ______________________________
Members Name ___________________________
EAST SIDE MEETING LOCATION
FOR LOCAL 2019