Local 701 is one of the largest mechanics' locals in the United States representing auto and truck mechanics, heavy equipment, excavating and paving, road building, forklifts, high-rise equipment, tank washers, fuelers, trailer body, marine, container and barge line industries.
Tell Congress to Extend Federal Unemployment BenefitsFederal unemployment benefits will stop for approximately 1.3 million jobless Americans just after the Christmas holiday on December 28, 2013. Another 1.9 million are expected to lose their benefits by June 2014.
Tell the Senate to Confirm Yellen for Fed Reserve ChairJanet Yellen’s nomination signals a continuation of the Federal Reserve’s efforts to stimulate the economy. Yellen expresses a unique concern for the unemployed. She is the champion America’s unemployed and underemployed have been waiting for.