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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
GET YOURS TODAY!
THE MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL JOINT BOARD AWARDS FIVE (5) SCHOLARSHIPS ANNUALLY. AS A MEMBER OF THE JOINT BOARD, YOUR CHILD OR GRANDCHILD CAN BE THE RECIPIENT OF ONE OF THE FOUR SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED. AS A MEMBER OF THE JOINT BOARD, YOU ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR ONE OF THESE SCHOLARSHIPS. OUR HIGHEST SCHOLARSHIP, THE BRUCE DUNTON/PETER NADASH AWARD IS A $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP PAYABLE FOR 4 CONSECUTIVE YEARS. OUR NEXT SCHOLARSHIP, THE DIANE DUNTON AWARD IS A $2,000 SCHOLARSHIP. wE ALSO OFFER TWO SCHOLARSHIPS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,000 EACH, THE WILLIAM CANNON AND JOSEPH COPONI AWARDS. AND THE SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTED TO ONE OF OUR MEMBERS IS THE JOE BOCK AWARD IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,000.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MAY 31, 2020.
Bowling for Gold Union Tournament
MARJB Strike Force
MARJB had two teams participate in the 28th Annual "Bowling for Gold" Union Bowling Tournament which took place on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at the Crofton Bowling Center, Crofton, MD.
This event is sponsored by the Community Services Agency of the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO. Participants enjoyed spending a day of fun with other union brothers and sisters, family and friends while helping to raise money for the Community Services Agency and its Emergency Assistance Fund for needy working families!
This is the first time our Joint Board has participated in this event, but we are definitely looking forward to next year's tournament!
MARJB Holds Golf Scramble
to benefit the Scholarship Fund
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Joint Board and The Greenbrier Resort co-hosted a golf scramble on Monday, November 4, 2019, on the Meadows Golf Course in White Sulphur Springs, WV to raise money to benefit our Scholarship Fund. The event was well attended with registered participants totaling 108. There were 96 golfers making up 24 foursome Teams and the 12 remaining participants took advantage of a new option this year and enjoyed other resort amenities while the Tournament was in progress.
Leadership of the Mid-Atlantic Region was represented by Director Patrick Jones Sr., who addressed the attendees and expressed appreciation for everyone's support of the Scholarship Fund. In attendance representing the Executive Board were President Antoinette Brown, Vice President Larry Bryant, Secretary Jamie Rhodes and Associate Director Patrick Jones Jr. In attendance representing Staff were Ines Vargas, Kathy Glover, and Peter Bostic. Member Volunteer Pam Callison, Local 863 Vice President, also attended and helped with the event.
The Winning Team with a low score of 45 (-25) was the W.V. & Appalachian Laborers District Council, 2nd Place with a score of 47 (-23) was the Cook Family and 3rd Place with a score of 50 (-20) was the Southwestern District Labor Council.
The event raised approximately $14,000 for the Scholarship Fund and will go a long way to support our efforts to offer annual scholarships to our members and their children and grandchildren.
Veterans on the Rise Event
On Veteran's Day, Monday, November 11, 2019, Chris Roell, Delegate to the Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO, volunteered to participate in Operation Outreach DC. This event was sponsored by Veterans on the Rise, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a holistic system of care to fight veteran homelessness in the Washington DC metroplex. Volunteers were organized into teams and were joined by professional case managers to create Outreach teams of 3 to 5 persons each. These teams then split up to visit street encampments in Washington DC to distribute personal care kits consisting of caps, gloves, socks, tooth brushes, tooth paste, dental floss, and hand sanitizers. They also distributed literature that identifies pathways to VA and District of Columbia programs and facilities for homeless and at-risk veterans. Veterans on the Rise believes that no military veteran should be homeless in the shadow of the National monuments and memorials that were built to honor their service and their mission is to provide the resources and opportunities for each homeless or at-risk veteran to meet the personal and housing challenges they face in order to achieve maximum self-sufficiency.
Delegates attend Joint Board Meeting in Gettysburg PA
Delegates to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Joint Board, Workers United, gathered at the Wyndham Hotel in Gettysburg PA on September 20-21, 2019 for its annual Joint Board Meeting. Delegates in attendance discussed the business and affairs of the Joint Board. Larry Bryant, Vice President, led the meeting due to the illness and absence of President Antoinette Brown.
Matt Areman, Attorney, made a presentation on the Duty of Fair Representation, former Joint Board President Bernard Fauntleroy led an education session on Leadership, Joint Board Representatives Diana Wingler and Ines Vargas spoke of the Membership Training they have been conducting across the Region, and Charly Carter, Political Consultant, spoke on the importance of voting and supporting strong pro-worker candidates.
On Friday afternoon, delegates boarded a bus and took a trip to the Gettysburg Diorama for a presentation on the history of the Civil War. That evening, they enjoyed fellowship with their brothers and sisters during dinner, karaoke and dancing.
The weather was perfect, the hotel was grand, our solidarity is strong, and...we even discovered we have some talented singers in the Region. ,
MARJB Executive Board and Staff attend training in Philadelphia
Mid-Atlantic Regional Joint Board Executive Board members and staff representatives attended a training session in Philadelphia, PA on July 24, 2019. The training was led by Stephen Richman and Matthew Areman, Attorneys at the law offices of Markowitz and Richman and focused on contract administration, duty of fair representation, unfair labor practices, and legal developments.
2019 Scholarship Winners
Bruce Dunton / Peter Nadash
is a member of our
Local 806 -
Jos. A. Bank
in Hampstead, MD
is a member of our
Local 1700 -
in Bloomsburg, PA
Hannah Gladfelter received the
is a member of our
Local 371 -
in Mt. Union, PA
Do You Know Your Weingarten Rights?
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a worker is entitled to have a union representative present when a supervisor asks for information which could be used as the basis for discipline. Management has no obligation to tell workers their rights. Stewards should make sure all workers know their rights and know that they can request union representation before or during questioning by management.
If called to a meeting with management, read the following statement to management before the meeting starts:
If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my union representative, officer or steward be present at this meeting. Without representation present, I choose not to participate in this discussion.
Doug Rolon, Local 4 President (Marshalls Distribution Center-Bridgewater, VA) presenting a donation to Dawn Nyce, representative of the North River Library where Local 4 holds their membership meetings.
Some staff and members of the MARJB attended a week long training session called Union Camp on July 28—August 2nd, 2019 at Lock Haven University.
Training was sponsored by the PA Joint Board and focused on grievance handling, organizing, negotiations, and building strength among union members.
Attendees enjoyed meeting other leaders from across the Union and received training to further develop their leadership skills and knowledge of the Union.