Wednesday, January 30, 2008

What is a Union

A union is a group of workers who come together to form an organization to gain:

Better wages and benefits
Respect on the job
Equal rights for all workers
A counterbalance to the unchecked power of employers
A voice on the job

Millwright Ron

Millwright Work

Installs machinery and equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, and other drawings in industrial establishment, using hoists, lift trucks, handtools, and power tools: Reads blueprints and schematic drawings to determine work procedures. Dismantles machines, using hammers, wrenches, crowbars, and other handtools. Moves machinery and equipment, using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks. Assembles and installs equipment, such as shafting, conveyors, and tram rails, using handtools and power tools. Constructs foundation for machines, using handtools and building materials, such as wood, cement, and steel. Aligns machines and equipment, using hoists, jacks, handtools, squares, rules, micrometers, and plumb bobs. Assembles machines, and bolts, welds, rivets, or otherwise fastens them to foundation or other structures, using handtools and power tools. May operate engine lathe to grind, file, and turn machine parts to dimensional specifications. May repair and lubricate machines and equipment. May install robot and modify its program, using teach pendant. May perform installation and maintenance work as part of team of skilled trades workers.
Millwright Ron

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Millwright Work

Millwright Work
Millwrights install, repair, replace, and dismantle the machinery and heavy equipment used in many industries.
The wide range of facilities and the development of new technology require millwrights to continually update their skills—from blueprint reading and pouring concrete to diagnosing and solving mechanical problems.
The millwright's responsibilities begin when machinery arrives at the jobsite.
New equipment must be unloaded, inspected, and moved into position.
To lift and move light machinery, millwrights use rigging and hoisting devices, such as pulleys and cables.
With heavier equipment, they may require the assistance of hydraulic lift-truck or crane operators to position the machinery.
Because millwrights often decide which device to use for moving machinery, they must know the load-bearing properties of rope, cables, hoists, and cranes.
Millwrights consult with production managers and others to determine the optimal placement of machines in a plant.
When this placement requires building a new foundation, millwrights either prepare the foundation themselves or supervise its construction.
As a result, they must know how to read blueprints and work with a variety of building materials.
To assemble machinery, millwrights fit bearings, align gears and wheels, attach motors, and connect belts, according to the manufacturer's blueprints and drawings.
Precision leveling and alignment are important in the assembly process, so millwrights measure angles, material thickness, and small distances with tools such as squares, calipers, and micrometers.
When a high level of precision is required, devices such as lasers and ultrasonic measuring tools may be used.
Millwrights also work with hand and power tools, such as cutting torches, welding machines, and soldering guns, and with metalworking equipment, including lathes and grinding machines.
In addition to installing and dismantling machinery, many millwrights work with mechanics and maintenance workers to repair and maintain equipment.
This includes preventive maintenance, such as lubrication and fixing or replacing worn parts.
Increasingly sophisticated automation means more complicated machines for millwrights to install and maintain.
For example, millwrights may install and maintain numerical control equipment—computer-controlled machine tools that fabricate manufacturing parts.
This machinery requires special care and knowledge, so millwrights often work closely with computer or electronics experts, electricians, engineers, and manufacturers’ representatives to install it
Millwright Ron
Proud Member Of The Union Millwrights

Illegal Immigration

By draining public funds, creating unfair competition for jobs with America’s workers and thereby lowering wages and working conditions, and by imposing unwanted strains on services designed to provide assistance to Americans, illegal immigration causes harm to Americans and legal residents.

Millwright Ron

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Saturday, January 19, 2008


"The strongest bond of human sympathy, outside the family relation, should be one uniting all working people of all nations and tongues and kindreds.”
--Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, 1864
Millwright Ron

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Unions Protect Bad Workers

Unions protect bad workers:

Without a union or a contract, your employers can fire you for no reason or just a suspicion, anytime they want. A Union contract generally requires: 1. that in a layoff, you go by seniority; or 2. that the employer has to prove "just cause" to fire or discipline you. We believe that protecting seniority also protects experience and expertise. Those are good things! "Just cause" just means the employer has to have convincing proof that a worker has done something wrong before he ruins someone's career. What's so bad about that? The truth is that bad workers are usually protected by bad or lazy management. All the Union does is make sure the employer has proof.
Millwright Ron

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Unions are corrupt

Unions are less corrupt:
Several studies have been done that have demonstrated that less than 1% of locals had corruption problems. Contrast this with investigation into corporate corruption by Fortune magazine that found that corporate corruption ran at 11%.
Millwright Ron

Work in Florida

I heard that the hall in Tampa is looking for Millwrights.
Millwright Ron

Monday, January 14, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

100 Years

A hundred years from now,They will gaze upon our work, and marvel at our skills,but will never know our names.
And that will be good enough for me.
Union Millwrights
Millwright Ron

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Highest Skilled

For the Best-Trained, Highest-Skilled Workforce Available Anywhere....Union Millwrights ......The Trade Of All Trades .... GUARANTEED!
Millwright Ron

Union Millwrights

A hundred years from now,They will gaze upon our work, and marvel at our skills,but will never know our names.
And that will be good enough for me.
Union Millwrights
Millwright Ron

The Oldest Engineering Trade

The Millwright is the oldest engineering trade being the forerunner of the modern mechanical engineer. historically many famous engineers and companies started out as Millwrights and many machines were created and developed by them. Water mills have existed since the roman period , Millwrights have been looking after them ever since.
Millwright Ron

Tuesday, January 01, 2008