Verizon workers to stay on job without new contract

...are scheduled.The wireless carrier and leaders of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers announced the decision early Sunday, shortly after a contract covering 39,000 workers expired...

Robert Clark Jr.

...craft. He served as a member of the United States Army Reserve for several years. Bobby joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #1579 in 1957 and founded S&R Electrical Contractors in the late 1960's. As he worked...

Rachel Ann Hilton - Neal Evan Turner

Hilton - Turner Graniteville, S.C. - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hilton of Graniteville, S.C., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Rachel Ann Hilton to Mr. Neal Evan Turner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Turner of

Electrical workers plan downtown expansion

...two-story expansion to the back of its Reynolds Street building.Officials for Local 1579 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers want to use it to train more apprentices for jobs it expects at Plant Vogtle and Savannah River Site...

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Union celebrates 60th anniversary

About 250 people gathered at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers' Local Union 1579 building on Reynolds Street on Saturday to celebrate the local union's 60th anniversary. "We began with...

Richmond Neighbors | Savannah River Site | Augusta Economy
Blue-collar associate's degree

At Gold Mech Inc. on Broad Street, half a dozen employees gather around a table to get a quick seminar on harness safety. It is dark outside, and the front door has been locked.

Local Business | Business | Cross Creek High School | Savannah River Site | Augusta Economy
Halloween, Election Day make for a spooky combination

Here it is Halloween and two days before the election. I don't know which is spookier. Politicians are promising us treats, but will give us tricks and taxes. They'll promise us skeleton budgets that don't have a ghost of a chance.

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Unions condemn trade plan

...the secretary and treasurer of the Georgia AFL-CIO, speaking at a news conference at Augusta's International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers headquarters. President Bush has pushed for trade-promotion authority since taking office this...

Across the area

AIKEN COUNTYNo arrests made in man's shooting The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is investigating a domestic dispute Saturday night in Salley that sent a man to the hospital with a bullet wound. Kelvin Jackson, 37, of the 500 block of Julian Taylor Drive, was shot in the lower-right back between 8 and 9 p.m. Saturday, according to the sheriff's office. Mr. Jackson had been arguing with his common-law wife, the office reported.

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Value of organized labor depends on perspective

Whether unions are a healthy force in industry depends on one's perspective. Union leaders say it's the only guaranteed way to make sure employees' voices are truly heard. "You have a say in your work place," said Kenneth E. Hilbish, Atlanta Teamsters president. "Speaking your opinion in your job can get you fired. We're the only thing that stands between management and the workers." "Georgia is a right-to-fire state, too," he said, commenting on Georgia law, which allows employers to terminate workers for any or no reason at all.