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How Union Employees Keep Sappi Safety-Focused and Successful

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“We are all in it together,” says Jay Arnston, fiberline control room operator and president of the USW Local Chapter 11-63 at the Cloquet Mill. “It wasn’t always that way,” he says, describing his many years of union involvement with Sappi and previous owners of the mill. “But we’ve come a long way. There is a lot more transparency, and we are informed about a lot of the decision making.”

All Star Andrew McCutchen Making a Difference in Pittsburgh

Pirates star goes to bat for several area causes
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Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star outfielder, Andrew McCutchen, has become the face of the Pirates franchise over the course of his nine big league seasons.

‘Cutch’ took home the 2013 National League Most Valuable Player honors and has been elected to the NL All-Star team five times in his career, however, perhaps the most significant accolade he has received is the 2015 Roberto Clemente Award. The award, which shows a player’s sportsmanship, community involvement and contributions to his respective team, is voted on by the fans and members of the media.

Major League Baseball Players Trust Announces Recipients of 2016 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies

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NEW YORK, Monday, February 22, 2016/3BL Media/ The Major League Baseball Players Trust today announced the five recipients of a 2016 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies, established by Major Leaguers to honor the life and work of the Major League Baseball Players Association’s late executive director.  

The 2016 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies recipients are:

Stephanie Ainbinder – Northeastern University School of Law

Brian Callaci – University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Together We’re a Powerful Match

By Tina Morefield
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What do you get when you merge AT&T and DIRECTV, two of the nation’s most community-minded companies?   An even greater impact on the communities where we live and work – not to mention a union that will redefine our industry. 

Our shared values – including our commitment to advancing education and fostering a culture of employee volunteerism– make us a powerful match. 

Michael Weiner Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Akasha Perez

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Like the man in whose honor the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies was founded, Akasha Perez has a burning passion to support people who join together to represent themselves in the workplace.

“There is an African Proverb that says: ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together,’” Perez said recently. “This quote puts into words a principle that Michael Weiner embodied throughout his career: the power of collective action. I too believe that the best way to create change is through the empowerment of others.”

Helping Train a New Generation of Pipeline Welders

Enhancing Talent in the Most Elite Welding Category
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Some little girls grow up dreaming about being princesses or models. Not Erin Rideout. For as long as she can remember she has always wanted to travel and get her hands dirty working outside. She’s recently discovered working on pipeline construction projects can tick all those boxes. After roaming around Australia, Mexico and Costa Rica, the tall blonde Ontarian enrolled in a plumbing college. Following a recommendation from one of her teachers, she took a test to get into a pipeline-welding training program organized by the United Association (UA) union in Toronto.

Inside The European Union’s Aggressive 20-20-20 Renewable Energy Goals

Can Europe's fragmented renewable energy market get to 30% clean energy by 2020?
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With the lack of progress of a comprehensive federal renewable energy policy at the U.S. Capitol, it was heartening to hear about real progress being made in Europe during my recent trip to Brussels at the end of March. The European Union (E.U.) has adopted aggressive climate and energy goals—the “20-20-20” targets that aim to derive 20% of EU energy consumption from renewable resources by 2020. But the EU is struggling with developing an effective voluntary market for renewable energy to complement these government efforts, and without this market, may not make its goal.

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With the lack of progress of a comprehensive federal renewable energy policy at the U.S. Capitol, it was heartening to hear about real progress being made in Europe during my recent trip to Brussels at the end of March. The European Union (E.U.) has adopted aggressive climate and energy goals—the “20-20-20” targets that aim to derive 20% of EU energy consumption from renewable resources by 2020. But the EU is struggling with developing an effective voluntary market for renewable energy to complement these government efforts, and without this market, may not make its goal.

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