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Eight automotive department employees at a Walmart near Ottawa won an arbitrator-imposed contract after voting for UFCW representation, becoming the giant retailer's only location in North America with a collective bargaining agreement. Two months later the company closed the department. Three years earlier Walmart had closed an entire store on the same day the government announced an arbitrator would impose a contract agreement there. Union Communication Services

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Updated On: Jun 25, 2013

(Click image to enlarge.) First row, L-R:  Dave Krug (YRC), Pam Albertson (UPS), Troy Fleagle (UPS), Brent Smiley (Franklin County, PA), Doug Delaughter (UPS Freight). Back row, L-R: Larry Brake (Cinetic Landis), Josh Switzer (Cinetic Landis), Tina Bowman (UPS Freight), Ron Woodcock (Cinetic Landis), Daryl Jamison (UPS), Ronnie Wharton (UPS Freight), Jerome Phillips (Smith's Baking), Steve Starliper (UPS), Jeff Sechrist (Kellogg's).

June 25, 2013

On Saturday, June 22, 2013, Local 992 shop stewards attended a day-long training session in Hagerstown, Md., designed to provide new and veteran stewards with critical information and specialized skills to help them represent their coworkers more effectively.

Stewards received intensive training on their roles and responsibilities in the workplace, education regarding their legal rights as union representatives, procedural information on grievance handling and arbitration, their legal obligations under the Duty of Fair Representation, and valuable guidance about discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

In addition, stewards received valuable instruction about other relevant federal laws and statutes important in their understanding of their role, and the rights of their members.

"Education is power," said Secretary-Treasurer Tom Krause at the beginning of the morning session. "What you do every day - the role you play in the day-to-day struggle with employers - is critically important for your members."

At the conclusion of the seminar, attendees were presented with completion certificates from Tom Krause and Local President Bob Fahenstock.

Additional photos are available in the photo gallery.

Pictured above (L-R): Local Union attorney Jon Axelrod, Local 992 Principal Officer Tom Krause, Local 992 President Bob Fahenstock. Right, Ron Woodcock (Cinetic Landis).







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