Yesterday, on January 29th, Williams Kherkher hosted a Labor Luncheon at their Houston office where they invited respected immigration expert and attorney Katheryn Karam to discuss immigration matters with the union leaders in attendance. You can read more about this important event by clicking here.
This weekend, Williams Kherkher is proud to be a Silver Sponsor at the 2014 Harris County Labor Day Weekend Celebration. The event will be held on Friday and Saturday at the Pasadena Fairgrounds and will feature an array of events throughout the weekend. We are excited to join in on the event in support of our union friends.
During the Labor Day weekend celebration, the whole family can participate in the BBQ cook-off, a raffle benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association, live music, a petting zoo, and pony rides. There are plenty of ways to get involved in the celebration and show your support for Houston’s workforce. Facilitators are still looking for volunteers to help with various projects during the celebration. To learn more about how you can get involved, click here.
The team at Williams Kherkher is committed to supporting the Houston community. Come out and join in the fun this weekend!
Partner Jim Hart is scheduled to speak at the United Steelworkers’ Local 13-2001 Scholarship Event tomorrow, May 21.
USW Local 13-2001 is the largest union to represent employees at the ExxonMobil Chemical Plant and Refinery in Baytown, Texas. Since 1963, the union has been working to ensure that the operations, instrument, lab, and technical employees at this plant receive the treatment they deserve at work, including fair pay and safe working conditions.
Our team at Williams Khekher is proud to work with the United Steelworkers’ Union and be affiliated with those working to achieve fair working conditions for chemical plant and refinery workers. To learn more about USW Local 13-2001 or this scholarship, visit their website.
Recently, Williams Kherkher partner Jim Hart and attorneys Jim Soto, Eloy Gaitan, and Margret Lecocke conducted a steward training presentation for local electrical workers to help explain some legal areas of interest for the group. Jim Hart explained the grievance process and how best to prepare a grievance file for arbitration. Jim Soto covered critical aspects in developing an effective will. Eloy Gaitan covered workers’ comp, changes in the law, and what people need to know to protect their rights. Finally, Margret Lecocke gave an update on pharmaceutical and medical device recalls. The meeting was well attended, and our presenters answered questions from the audience throughout the session. Williams Kherkher is proud to show our support of unions.
A local union member lost the tip of his index finger at work, and when he met with a local law firm he was told that his injury was only worth about $4,000.00. A union representative told him to call Jim Hart, and through Jim’s efforts, the worker was able to secure a $40,000.00 settlement. The union representative says that the injured worker was very appreciative for all of Jim’s hard work.