South Central Federation of Labor update


Say No to TPP Fast Track

"Are you sick of good-paying jobs being shipped out of state and overseas? Do you want workplace safety jeopardized?  Is it a good idea to have multinational corporations making decisions that over-ride your individual rights and undermine our democracy?  Halliburton, Wal-Mart, and other big corporations sure are trying to do so!  It’s why such corporate behemoths are trying to pass what they call the Trans Pacific Partnership: the newest, baddest, unfair trade deal that will do just that, and much more.”

There’s still time to act and make a difference locally and nationally.

Resolutions will be voted on by the

Dane County Board

Oct 17  – City County Building 7p.

Madison City Council on Oct 29thmore info to follow.

Email your City Alders and County Board members to let them know you support the TPP Resolution.

allalders@cityofmadison.com

county_board_recepients@co.dane.wi.us

Mayor Paul Soglin

Email: mayor@cityofmadison.com

 

County Executive Joe Parisi

Email:  parisi@countyofdane.com

*Click to Urge Congress not to Fast Track the TPP.

See links for more information:

Trans Pacific Fact-sheet

Fast Track Factsheet

 

 Support H.R. 3040 The Safe Freight Act

 

Take action now!

 

On July 6, 2013 a runaway train carrying 72 tank cars of crude oil derailed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, just 10 miles from the Maine border. Subsequent explosions and fires killed nearly fifty people, destroyed more than forty buildings, and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in environmental damage. Prior to the derailment, the nearly mile long train carrying hazardous material had been operated by asingle-person before it was left unattended for the night with the locomotive running. Since the accident, lacking sufficient liability insurance, the railroad has filed for bankruptcy . Layoffs and subsequent service disruptions have caused economic ripple effects for hard working families and businesses throughout Maine.

The tragedy in Lac-Megantic highlighted the significant dangers of single-person train crews. Freight railroads are present in nearly every district and they play an integral role in the American economy. Industries throughout the country depend on rail for the daily shipment of raw goods and hazardous materials. But as the hazardous shipments they carry traverse our cities, towns, and communities, we must make safety the highest priority. The Safe Freight Act will improve railway safety by eliminating the risky practice of single person train crews. It would ensure each train is operated by a crew of at least two people, including a certified engineer and a certified conductor.

Please contact your Representative to urge them to support the Safe Freight Act.

South Central Federation of Labor • 1602 S. Park St. #228 • Madison WI 53715

Visit our website at www.SCFL.org

 

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