Local 53 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers serves over 2000 men and women working in the greater Kansas City area, plus portions of the state of Missouri. Chartered in 1917, we represent outside workers in line clearance and tree trimming, utilities and radio and television. Our regular meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month. Please let us know how we can serve your needs!Be Sure To Vote on August 5th
Remember voting is a freedom that needs to be exercised!General Meeting rescheduled to July 23, 2014
Reminder the General Meeting was changed from July 16th to July 23rd. See you then.Please sign the petition to ask President Obama to extend administrative relief to 11 million aspiring Americans:
When I think about immigration, I think about boats. I think about boats coming to America long ago, filled with hopeful workers in search of a better life.
And I think about what those boats would look like now. Theyíd be turned in the other direction, deporting those hopeful workers and separating our families. Because America doesnít welcome her children nowóour broken patchwork of policies turns them away.
Families are being separated because Congress has failed to act on a commonsense immigration process. The crisis on our worksites and in our communities canít wait. Thatís why Iím calling on President Obama to extend administrative relief to Americans in waiting. Sign the petition to join me.
Some 11 million aspiring American workers, millions of them workers, are waiting for the President to act. And in the meantime, they are being deported at record numbers, ripped apart from their families and their homes.
The labor movement never stands by when workers are mistreated. We donít stand by when immigrant workers arenít paid fair wages on the construction site, or when employers use shady tactics to fire hotel workers based on their immigration status when they stand up for their rights. And when we know there are jobs on the table, like the 800,000 new jobs that would be created by immigration reform, we fight like hell for every single one.
Thatís what immigration is about. Itís about work. About being paid fairly and bringing it home to support your family. About making a better life. And about knowing that if you can just work hard at a good job, your life will be better.
Please sign the petition to ask President Obama to extend administrative relief to 11 million aspiring Americans: