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Ironworkers Local 512 jurisdiction covers all of Minnesota, all of North Dakota, and 21 counties in western Wisconsin. We have 1,363 journeyman members and 281 apprentices in this local which is divided into three regions.
According to a new AFL-CIO report, Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, 60 workers were killed in Minnesota in 2011. Minnesota had one of the lowest worker fatality rates in the country, 2.3 workers per 100,000 workers. Nationally, 4,693 workers died on the job in 2011, a rate of 3.5 deaths per 100,000 workers, down from the previous year’s figures of 3.6. North Dakota, with a rate of 12.4 deaths per 100,000 workers, was the state with the highest workplace fatality rates followed by Wyoming, Montana and Alaska. Wisconsin ranked 19th at 3.3 deaths. Read more HERE or click the link below for the full report.
IMPACT and the National Training Fund will soon be publishing the new Superintendent Training for Ironworkers manual and conducting a blended-learning course based on the manual. Click HERE to read more.
A new web paged has been added under the Members tab. This page will explain the Journeyman upgrade classes that are offered. Click HERE to go to the page.
"This toolkit will provide workers with essential tools and information," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits Security Phyllis C. Borzi. "By working together, our three agencies were able to create a comprehensive source for a diverse collection of resources that will help America's workers make informed decisions that are vital to their financial security throughout retirement."
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This article by Les Leopold is reposted from www.AlterNet.org
America is the richest country on Earth. We have the most millionaires, the most billionaires and our wealthiest citizens have garnered more of the planet's riches than any other group in the world. We even have hedge fund managers who make in one hour as much as the average family makes in 21 years!
This opulence is supposed to trickle down to the rest of us, improving the lives of everyday Americans. At least that's what free-market cheerleaders repeatedly promise us.
Unfortunately, it's a lie, one of the biggest ever perpetrated on the American people.
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