Our mission is to work collectively to transform the labor market in Northeast Indiana
Visit the following website to see a story about the Machinists Unions' efforts in organizing the unemployed.
Economic Development: Data and Questions
For data about the Allen County Tax abatements click here to download a spreadsheet.
For more information about economic development, click here.
Our Questions about Economic Development
TIPS FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTER
FROM YOUR SISTERS AND BROTHERS
We are in the media! Click below for a story about organizing the unemployed.
UAEWI will meet January 19, 2010, at 5:00 p.m., at the IBEW 723 Hall, 5401 Keystone Drive, Fort Wayne.
Last week we got the first information that the "Roll Back" is beginning. Vanderburg County will begin a pilot project Dec. 15. If you know anyone who has a horror story to tell, we need these stories. The General Assembly meets in January and I know of two bills being drafted for introduction. BOTH bills would "Roll Back" privatization to State jurisdiction effective July 1, 2010.
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FORUM
MAKING THE CASE FOR CHANGE
"But you were always a good man of business, Jacob," faltered Scrooge, who now began to apply this to himself.
"Business!" cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. "Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!"
Do you know who your boss is? The growth of the infomal economy of the underworld of the construction industry brings about more and more cases of workers who do not know who their boss is, especially at the levels of small subcontractors who occupy the bottom rungs of the pyramid. These workers are often paid in cash, if at all, and are often unaware of who issues the check, often delivered to an itermediate agent posing as a subcontrator who cashes it and distributes the cash to the individual workers after giving himself a generous commission.