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10/5/98

IUE Local 141 still exists!. The information concern the local is as follows:

IUE Local 141 Tom Flocco, President 2912 Henley Road Norristown, PA 19401 Phone 610-275-2298 (Tom's Home number)

Company L. Frank Markel-Sons Norristown, PA 610-272-8960

Hopefully this is the information you are looking for.

If I can be of any further assistance please contact me Bill Gray Director of Information Services IUE, AFL-CIO 202-785-7271 Bill.Gray@iue.org

10/2/98

Sir :

Back in 1970 to 1972 I was president of local union 141 IUE at a factory in Norristown, pa. The company name was Markels. Do you know if this local union still exist? I been living in Little Rock Arkansas since 72 an been out of touch. Thank You Tony Frisco

JUNE 14,1998 From: "Mr.O'cain" To: JOSEPH TORO Subject: Generated Help Hi thanks for your reply and help. Unfortunately I haven't heard from anyone yet. I went to the UAW web page and wrote the web master. She replied with a letter telling me to refer my request to the international, but they are part of the problem. You can leave the message on your page or take it off. What you did was show me that there are people out there willing to help other people ,it means a lot to myself and to the Local 4927. We are keeping our heads heald high. THANKS again Local 4927 Member

June 14,1998

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Dear Joseph,

Thank you so much for your letter of encouragement! The Brothers and Sisters on the line are getting stronger by the day, hearing from so many good folks such as yourself. My name is CJ Hamilla, I am a member of UAW Local 659, and recieved a copy of your letter from our local president, Duane Zuckschwerdt. I am writing you, to ask your permission to post your comments on the news group, alt.society.labor-unions. I have been attempting to post strike updates on some sort of regular basis, though I have gotten a little behind. (It's been kind of hectic lately) I also invite you, and your Brothers and Sisters to post commentsyourself to the newsgroup. I believe we can turn the tide that is now against us by sticking together, and the internet is onemore tool we can use to demonstrate our solidarity. I am hoping you can help us with your cooperation.

fraternally,

CJhomeof@the.sitdowners

or if that's not workingc

cjhamill@tir.com

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Name: Rodney & Helen Johnson Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: westwego, LA Time: 1998-05-09 20:24:00 Comments: I am a Pilots Agree member and I wanted to say hello. You have a great site here. Thanks for the encouragement. Keeping the Faith Rodney & Helen Johnson

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Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 23:24:00 -0500 From: Mark Haury To: JOERT@mail.dvnc.net Subject: Signed Guestbook

Hi Joe, Just wanted to drop you a line and say thanks for coming by the site and for linking us to the other union sites around the country. We have received letters of support from many other unions,contributions for our strike fund from some, and the well wishes from people all around the globe as we take on the giants of the towing industry. This movement has been a little herky-jerky right from the start due to the fact that none of us knew anything about unions much less how to start one! But with the help of the MM&P and others, we are slowly starting to make headway. We have not received all the help we would like from the ILA, but have probably received all we deserve. Many of our members could not work up the nerve to walk when it was time to do so, and this has crippled us to no small degree. But slowly, we are beginning to get organized and become an effective force. From what I understand, we are the first union to start right from ground-level and fight our way into existence in over a century. Many union men that I have communicated with seem to be backing us for this reason if no other. But we will continue to fight the good fight for as long as it takes. Thank your union brothers us for their prayers and encouragement.

In solidarity, Mark Haury-Webmaster-Pilots Agree

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Tuesday,May 5, 1998

From: "Ronnie J. Miner" Reply-To: rminer@iamerica.net To: JOERT@mail.dvnc.net Subject: Signed Guestbook Mr. Toro, There could not possibly be anyone that could do a better Job,I'm an expilot for A>D>M> ARTCO, over 60 days off now, Youcan't Imagine how much yourefforts lift our spirits, I will try to send in any thing I can, THANKS MILLIONS Ron Miner-P.S. I'm in Alexandria, La.

Name: Bill Southerland Website: Referred by: From LinkExchange From: Time: 1998-04-12 17:44:00 Comments: Excellent site!!! It combines alll the info you want from different unions on one site. Keep up the good work.

APRIL 2,1998

Brother Toro, Thanks for including our site on your links; it is appreciated. I will be revising our "Union Links" page shortly and will add your URL for the benefit of all.

Herb Biskup webmaster@ualocal228.org Marysville, CA

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Date: Sun, 15 Mar 1998 05:45:16 PST Dear Brother Toro My name is Jim Tharp I am the president of UAW local 413 in Menominee MI, I work for a outdoor furniture manufacturer. Across the border in Marinette WI, we have one of those non-union BUDD plants, these people believe they have the greatest thing going since sliced bread. We have talked to some of the employees about organizing but like I said they think they have it great. I know for a fact their wages a benefits are not even close to what other organized BUDD plants are. If it is possible I would like to get a copy of your labor agreement to prove to these people that to be unionized is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I figure that if the non-unionized plants are going to take work away from us we better do a better job of getting them organized, better to have them with us than against us. If I could get a copy of your labor agreement you can send it to James Tharp President UAW Local 413 W-6146 Co. Rd. 346 Wallace, MI 49893

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Fri, 13 Mar 1998 18:08:23 -0600

Joe:

Thanks!

I checked it out. Thanks also for the complements on the site. I have a program that does a lot of the work for me. I am a computer dummy. I can see you have a great site and a few smarts about computing. John

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Name: Greg Derouin, President C.E.P. Local 630 Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Campbell River, BC Canada Time: 1998-03-06 16:46:00 Comments: I just linked to your site and noticed the link to our site. We are keeping up the good fight after over eight months on strike. It is good to know that we have such good support from our brothers and sisters to the south. In solidarity, Greg Derouin

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Name: Larry Johnson Website: Referred by: From LinkExchange From: Kokomo Indiana Time: 1998-02-26 20:24:00 Comments: Enjoyed your page. I am Secretary of my Local Union and I put out 2 Newsletters per month. I am on the lookout for good labor news.

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1/7/98 Greetings: I am a lead organizer for UNITE. I am also a musician who is active in restoring a meaningful place for cultural work within the labor movement. I have recently established a web site - Hard Miles Music This real audio site features my CD, UNITE's Whiteville Apparel Choir, and a gallery of union art from various campaigns. It is one of the very few sites devoted to the labor movement and the arts. You can read more about it in the January 5 issue of Work In Progress. I would very much appreciate having a link from your site. In Solidarity, Phil Cohen Special Projects Coordinator UNITE!

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Hey Brother,

Got your e-mail and I am still in the process of talking my 
exec board into a web site,and of course their main concern 
is the cost and maintenance.  I am going to try and utilize 
the offer you have made and send you some info about our
local 2382 UAW.   I personally am very excited about the 
possibilities for our new local, chartered in April 97.  
And am very hopeful that we will become a good example for 
the other plants in our community of Greencastle,IN.
I checked out your site and it's impressive, great job.  
Write to ya later,with more info.
---Mike O'Neal
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name: Ryan Kelly comment: Why is Ford Discontinuing the Ford Aerostar?Some say they are stupid-I agree.But others-also like me-think that they don't listen too their customers as much as they used too (or dealers).I have been giving them so much advice on what they should add things where and how they should put them there.But they still don't listen.I personally want Ford to keep the Aerostar going, because I have always been a loyal Ford Aerostar fan and driver.I have experenced 4 all- together!!!!If Ford still decides to drop the Aerostar then they should be informed that they are making a BIG and HORRIBLE mistake.But they should also know that if they do drop it from the Ford line-that they lost the battle V.S. the main competitor (GM)-the Astro and the Safari. ==================

Hi Joe: We have just included your link on our website at www.atu1700.org/textlinks.htm Thanks for the invitation. Richard Jenkins, Jr. Communications Officer, Region 3 Visit ATU 1700 ONLINE NOW AT THIS SPOT -- Without Drivers. Where would you go?

Date: Tue, 21 Oct 97 19:53:31 -0400 From: charliea To: "Joseph R..Toro" You got it Brother ------- The Boston Bull's Union News is has now got a link from USWA Local 12775 & USWA Local 13796. Good sight you got there. We've just recently obtained a tentative contract with our employer "NIPSCO" which is now being voted on. We will have the results tomorrow. Thanks. Fraternally, Charlie Averill Treasurer, USWA Local 12775 Charlie Averill

Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 22:32:56 -0700 From: Mike McGuigan To: "Joseph R..Toro" Subject: Re: You are Linked Hi, Nice to here from you Joseph, I would be more than happy to link you to my web page, but i cant find a local number for you. Or are you just linking unions local together? If so i will make it seperate from my page with utu locals on it. Mike http://skyenet.net/~charliea/union/union.html

From: "David Moorhouse, Secretary Treasurer" Subject: Re: YOU ARE LINKED How can I refuse? Sure I'll link you next update. Hope you don't mind a little constructive criticism? The purple background is a little hard on the eyes. Keep the faith, brother!

Hi Joe, Greg Attaway, Recording Secretary for Local 1309 and Web Master, This is great idea Joe, we are doing the same thing here for ATU Locals.

From: Mike McGuigan To: "Joseph R..Toro" Subject: Re: You are Linked Hi, Nice to here from you Joseph, I would be more than happy to link you to my web

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...................................................................... name: Dianne Krulick dinek@juno.com comment: Thanks for the update on the UPS situation. We're all hoping the strike ends very soon!! Dianne Krulick Ellenville TA Webmaster ................................................................... Good morning Joe, Thanks again for the link. I'm thrilled to be a part of anyone's web site. We've been up and running mid April. The trend is growing and hopefully all locals will one day be on the net. For the IBEW, I believe it is the tramp guide of the future. I feel the electronic brotherhood is growing and I'm glad to be a part of it. Thanks again for the link. Free free to sign our book. We have the same free guestbook server. Fraternally, Gregg R. Bilger IBEW LU 969 Grand Jct, Co ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Joseph, Thanks for the mention. We appreciate it. --Mark Lesch-- NALC Branch 1439 mlesch@primenet.com click here ---------------------------------------------------------------- Joe, I forwarded your E-Mail to Mike. I also checked out the Boston Bulls Union News and signed your Guestbook, Everything Looks Great - Keep Up The Good Work! Joe Monahan Local 103 - Boston - I.B.E.W. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Joe,Thanks a lot for the link. No problem on getting your link on my page. It's there now. Check it OUT!!! I have checked out your site and I really enjoyed it. I must have missed it but what Union are your in? Thanks again for the link. Take care of yourself. Good luck. Later........................... David N. Letson davidl@airnet.net click here ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello Joseph, Thank you! I will link you this weekend. Jim JWFoster97@aol.com -------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanx for the link! I will try to add a link to your site this weekend. Please be aware that I am in the process of moving my site to Here The new site is up, but still being fine tuned. I also have a site on America Online at This site I plan to add a Netmeeting Chat room to the Sylvaninfo site, probably next week. Again, Thanx. -- Allen C. Witt Allen Witt AlienI on America Online 71363,656 on Compuserve Home Page > ------------------------------------------------------------------- . Name: george t. scavello Website: Referred by: Net Search From: the phoenix machine shop Time: 1997-05-12 22:23:00 Comments: just remember joe, we lost the saturn door but they like us ................................................................ Name: Linda Livingstone for USWA 12004 Local Website: USWA 12004 Local Referred by: Word of Mouth From: Southboro, Massachusetts Time: 1997-05-30 08:51:00 Comments: On behalf of USWA 12004, it's good to see more and more unions on the net... We will be adding a link to your site when we return our usual link page to the site. It is currently being revised and will reappear soon. Linda ...................................................................... Name: Randy Pilgrim Good looking page, always good to see another labor site out there educating the public as to what we are all about. Cheers, CWA Local 9430 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Gregg R.Bilger Website: IBEW LU 969 Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Grand Junction, Co. Time: 1997-05-29 04:07:00 Comments: Good morning Boston Bull, Thanks for adding our link to your site. We're proud to be a part of your union web site. Excellent job! Keep up the good work, brothers! ....................................................................... Name: Brad Nelson Website: IBEW Local 354 Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Salt Lake City, Utah Time: 1997-05-29 07:38:00 Comments: Thanks for contacting me to let me know about your website. Good job! ....................................................................... Name: Kim Francisco Website: Utility Workers Union of America,AFL-CIO, Local 223 Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Detroit, Michigan Time: 1997-05-29 17:46:00 Comments: Joe, Just want to let you know that there will be a gigantic labor march June 20,21 inDetroit to show solidarity to the Detroit Newspaper strikers who are now locked out for 2 years by unfair labor practices. Alink for their home page would be great and the address is:Click here and the page is called Action Motown 97. The home page gives airplanes,hotels, and updates. Let's make this a national labor success. It is supported by the AFL-CIO. Also, please remember us utility workers who are in the begginnings of deregulation in the electric power industry and the gas industry for many jobs will be lost and the price will go up for consumers. We have many brothers and sisters in the Boston area and our national president is from the Boston area. Keep up the good work. Kim Francisco Chief Steward Utility Workers Union of America,AFL-CIO Local 223 Detroit ................................................................... Subject: links Date: Sun, 01 Jun 1997 22:29:37 +0000 From: Bruce Koldys To: joert@mail.dvnc.net Please add a link to the Dearborn Federation of School Employees AFT Local 4750 in Dearborn Michigan. Our url is http://www.rust.net/~dfse Click here thanks bruce koldys dfse vice president bruce@koldys.com http://www.koldys.com/ ................................................................... Joe, Thanks for the link. We are happy to reciprocate. Tim LeBlanc NABET/CWA Local 17 Webmaster http://www.nabet17.com ..................................................................... oe, just wanted to let you know I have added the link to your page from my personal page, and will add the link from my two other pages ASAP(hopefully by this weekend when I have a lot of updates on the other two pages to do). Mille grazie for the GREAT write-up on your page with the link to mine! You have my head "swelling up"!!! Now I have to show your page to my wife so she will understand that some people DO VISIT my site and leave nice comments etc. Thanks again and keep up the good work!!! Yours in Unionism, Spence F. 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But Boston Bull is linked back! >From CAW2213 - airBC http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/8814/ Thanks' Johnny .....................................................................Name: Edward Hatley Website: Referred by: Word of Mouth From: Time: 1997-06-02 16:05:00 Comments: Hey Joe, Your homepage looks real good. A lot of hard work and time to put this togetter. See Ya Later Ed ................................................................ Name: David Website: PIctures Via the Internet and Email Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Colton, CA Time: 1997-06-07 23:38:00 Comments: Hey POP....Great WEB page. Thanks for linking me with you. Keep up the good Work....David ...................................................................... Name: David E. EDwards Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: I.B.E.W. #80 Norfolk, Va. Time: 1997-06-12 16:01:00 Comments: Glad to see the brothers having a presence on the internet. We need good exposure. Being from the south union is almost a dirty word. It has really been a struggle keeping things together without a strong union presence around us. We celebrate our 100th birthday in 99. That really says someting for us I feel. David E. Edwards LU80 Norfolk, VA -------------------------------------------------------------------- >From <> Sun Jun 15 21:34:18 1997 Date: Sun, 15 Jun 1997 21:35:18 -0400 To: bostonbull Reply-To: joert@mail.dvnc.net From: Tripod Form Submission Subject: Results from http://members.tripod.com/~bostonbull/index-4.html name: Linda Mathews comment: Thanks for the link. I will be adding it to both our Local's Web Page and my personal page. Glad to see so many of us are using this great communication tool. In Solidarity, Linda Mathews, President IBEW Local 1613 how: Union cheese: yup submit: Send it in! >>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>> .>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<>> Serious stuff!!! Subject: Re: Scab List? Date: Tue, 17 Jun 1997 18:22:18 -0500 From: wrinkles@cedar-rapids.net To: Joseph Toro At 01:59 AM 6/17/97 -0700, you wrote: >I see your list of scabs and wonder if they are still working ? and >where? And how? > Joe Toro Joe, Thanks for addin' my page to your links list. I'll do the same for yours. Here's the story on the scab list: I live in Iowa, a "right to work" state. For that reason, people who work at a "union" shop don't have to belong...but we have to represent them. I'm sure you're aware of such backwards-thinking states. We have a good Union local here that has done a fairly good job of representing us the last 50 years or so. But since people don't "have to" join, a large number of them have chosen to mooch off the rest of us. As they would say, "why pay for somethin' I can get for free." Whatta a bunch of freeloadin' asses.... For years our local wouldn't confront these people or publish their names. Over the last few years, with the help of some "inside info", I've found out the member status of everyone workin' at my place of employment. Since the Union wanted no part of naming the scabs, I felt the need to do it and to also let everyone who DOES pay Union dues know their co-workers who choose to be freeloaders. It's pissed off a good deal of the people on the list. They claim they're not "scabs" - "we haven't crossed a picket line." They are then told to read the dictionary......there are multiple definitions of "scab", and refusing to join a union is one them. There's one definate way to get off the list though, join....... So the answers to your question are: yes, they're still working, they're working at Rockwell International in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and they can do it since they get full representation without having to pay one damn cent for it. Wrinkles by the way, how'd ya stumble upon my page.....just curious as to how people find it. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Subject: Re: Bill Webb Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 17:17:38 -0700 From: "Dan Tate" To: "Joseph Toro" Hello Joe- Bostonbull is linked to Local#279's page- Thanks Dan *********************************************************** Dan Tate, Real Estate Broker Lingle Real Estate, Inc. 801 North "A" Street PO Box 1948 Richmond, Indiana 47375-1948 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Call Me for Residential/Commercial/Relocations & Consulting Moving/expanding to Indiana?--CALL ME ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 800-903-5531 Pager 800-473-0072 Ext: 332 765-962-1489 Ext: 332 ************************************************************ E-Mail or visit my homepage! E-Mail dtate@infocom.com Homepage http://www.infocom.com/~dtate ............................................................. Subject: Re: You are linked Date: Sat, 21 Jun 1997 12:38:09 -0500 From: "Plumbers & Steamfitters U.A. Local 136" To: joert@mail.dvnc.net Mr. Toro: We are linked........ Thank you!! Randy Brown ..................................................................... Joe Toro Wednesday 25 June 1997 Thanks for the link...added a link back also... Later MC -- Melvin A. Chapin Phone: (612) 625-7855 w/voice mail Student Shop Supervisor Fax: (612) 626-0342 (preferred) AFSCME Steward Fax: (612) 624-1398 (Main Office) e-mail: mchapin@maroon.tc.umn.edu http://www.menet.umn.edu/~mchapin University of Minnesota Mechanical Engineering 111 Church Street SE Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0150 ................................................................... ubject: Re: You are linked Date: Sat, 21 Jun 1997 12:38:09 -0500 From: "Plumbers & Steamfitters U.A. Local 136" To: joert@mail.dvnc.net Mr. Toro: We are linked........ Thank you!! Randy Brown --------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Rebecca Tarantine Website: Ohio Education Association Referred by: Word of Mouth From: Time: 1997-06-27 10:33:00 Comments: Thanks for the email message and putting us on your site! --------------------------------------------------------------------- Subject: Re: Correction-You are linked Date: Sun, 29 Jun 1997 03:00:49 -0400 (EDT) From: Nbnwebhead@aol.com To: joert@mail.dvnc.net Thanks for linking. Will try to put in link for you soon. Elmer Ploetz, Buffalo Newspaper Guild -------------------------------------------------------------------- From: "Woody Allshousse" To: "Joseph Toro" Subject: Re: You are linked Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 08:22:44 -0700 X-MSMail-Priority: Normal Thank you for the link. I will have your site linked to ours. Woody

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