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Ethredge Rooks

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, Mr. Ethredge Lamar Rooks, 87, loving husband to Nina Chalker Rooks. Mr. Rooks was a native of Jefferson County. He served in the United States Navy CBs. He attended Believers
Workers confront cloudy future

AIKEN - Mike Reilly found fulfillment with the training work he did at Savannah River Site through most of the 1990s. It's the anxiety that came with working there that he doesn't miss.
Metro | Savannah River Site
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.
Union donates to fairgrounds

AIKEN - When the Aiken County Jaycees decided to enlarge the fairgrounds on U.S. Highway 1 outside Aiken, they called on members of Local 470 of the International Union of Operating Engineers to do the job.
Network questions detention

...he advocated a pro-union position at a company meeting. Mr. McClain is fighting to bring in the International Union of Operating Engineers to unionize the Beech Island plant. Sheriff Sellers defended the action, saying Tenneco officials...
Failure to release reports sparks suit

...suit. During a recent meeting with company officials, Mr. McClain campaigned for unionization by the International Union of Operating Engineers. After the meeting, Tenneco officials said, they called the sheriff's office about safety concerns...
Pro-union worker sent to mental hospital Tenneco Packaging, advocating a pro-union position. Mr. McClain is fighting to bring in the International Union of Operating Engineers to unionize the Beech Island plant. He said the company struck back at him. "They are trying to build...
Study to reveal nuclear hazards

For years, some workers at the nation's nuclear-weapons plants, including Savannah River Site, said they became ill as a result of the chemical hazards of their work. On Thursday, federal officials agreed.
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Volunteers support monument

BURNETTOWN -- The first nail was hammered into the boards of the gazebo of Horse Creek Valley Veterans Park by volunteers from Carpenters Local 283 on Friday. Other volunteers laid cement pads for the picnic tables and the monument that will rise in honor of Horse Creek Valley's sons and daughters who have served their country's military.
Jobless lacking skills

...train for one. Forty percent of applicants to the four-year apprenticeship program offered by the International Union of Operating Engineers in Aiken don't meet the basic requirements to be admitted, said Lane Parker, business representative...