Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Metal Trades Department

The Metal Trades Department is a trade department of the AFL-CIO. It was chartered in 1908 to coordinate negotiating, organizing and legislative efforts of affiliated metalworking and related crafts and trade unions. Twenty national and international unions with a total membership of over 5,000,000 are affiliated with the MTD today. More than 100,000 workers in private industry and federal establishments work under contracts negotiated by MTD Councils. Workers retain membership in their own trade unions.


Ron Ault, President said...

March 1, 2007

The House of Representatives today voted to restore credibility and some degree of fairness to the National Labor Relations Act by passing the Employees Free Choice Act. Without this vital piece of legislation, I would have advocated the repeal the National Labor Relations Act and all the associated ammendments to it and just let us slug it out in the streets with employers in organizing campaigns. That is because the National Labor Relations Act has been prostituted so far from its original intent that it promotes and protects employers unlawful intimidation, unlawful discharges of union supporters and anyone they thought might vote for a union. If they get caught, tried and convicted of labor law violations, (a really big IF under this Board) they get a slap on the wrist and told, "don't do that again" (until next time). Today the National Labor Relations Board is essentially,working hand in glove with anti worker organizations like the National Right To Work Committee to prevent employees from forming unions. No law at all would be better than a law that is tilted totally in favor of big business. How can this be you might ask? If the President of the United States appoints all the members of the National Labor Relations Board from organizations like the National Right to Work committee, the Heritige Foundation, and senior partners of law firms that specialize in representing employers against unionizing, what do you expect? These parasites burrow down deep in all the layers of the National Labor Relations Board, filling every cabinent level and sub cabinent position that not only makes policy, but also carries out and enforces policy. Believe it, corporate Ammerica has completely taken over our federal government and they are influencing every government policy in favor of corporate America and against our citizens.

Today, our House of Representatives acknowleded labor law in America is not fair and took a giant step to fix it. Thank you, Members of Congress for having the courage to stand up for America's workers and stand against the powerful and wealthy Chamber of Commerce and corporate America's lobby.

Now, the 64 dollar question is what will the Senate do? If the stalled minimum wage bill is any example, nothing! There are still too many Senators who put big corporate money over our citizens' interests. We took back the Senate last November by the narrowest of margins. Next election we have to vote obstructionist Senators out of office, if we are to save America.

That goes for either party who votes against our citizens' interests. I thank the 13 Republicans who voted for the citizens of this country. They deserve not only our thanks but also our votes in the next election. Not the same story for Democrats who voted against us....vote against them; give them their "pink slip." They don't deserve your vote. I say vote your pocketbook...don't be fooled by politicans using emotional issues like gay rights, smokers rights, abortion...these are all smoke screen "wedge" issues to divide the average citizen. Each party uses them against us. Vote your job! Vote your economic interests! Let's change the rules in politics and get back to the basics. Vote your own self interests...you better believe the bankers, drug companies, medical industry, oil companies, and Wal Mart, all do...

Purdie said...

In metalworks contains lots of parts as Meta spinning,Metal forming and press work etc...

Here process of metal forming

Forming of dished ends is achieved in one of three ways:

1. Completely spun - Ends formed using this technique are spun over a tool, which has both the spherical and the knuckle radii. This allows the end to be formed entirely on one spinning machine.

2. Press and Flanging - A contract specific spherical radius is formed using specialist hydraulic Boldrini presses. Following this the required knuckle radius is spun using Boldrini flanging units.

3.Spin and flanging - Unlike pressing, the spherical radius is formed by spinning the plate blank against a fixed forming tool. Forming of the knuckle radius is made in the same way as pressed ends.


For spinning

Power Spinning
Hand Spinning

All the process with image details here