Rep. Osienski joined members of SEIU Local 32BJ to show support with their on-going struggle with Optima Cleaning Systems in Wilmington, DE. In 2009 LU 32BJ filed an unfair labor practice against Optima with the NLRB. The case accused Optima of violating National Labor Relations Act by discriminating against employees in terms of hiring, tenure, and conditions of employment.
This thereby discouraged its employees from becoming members in a labor organization. The case was settled and seven employees received back pay totaling nearly $25,000.
Rep. Osienski was on hand to hear the exciting news that Delaware has received a $10 million U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER IV grant for the Newark Regional Transportation Center Station Improvement Project. The grant will enable the transformation of the Newark Train Station into a multi-modal hub.
Representative Osienski visited the Amazon.com Distribution Center in Middletown to meet with a group of Delaware sprinkler fitters installing the fire sprinkler system in the 1.2 million sq. ft. warehouse.
They were happy to be back to work after long periods of unemployment.
Representative Osienski attended the FMC BioPolymer 50 year anniversary at their Newark plant. FMC is a great example of how a local manufacturing facility can be successful in Delaware. In fact, they are so successful that they are currently expanding and adding new jobs in Newark.
Ed is also a member of the FMC Community Advisory Panel.
May 15, 2012– House Bill 314, sponsored by Rep. Ed Osienski, has passed the House of Representatives. The bill deletes all references in the Delaware Code to the Margaret S. Sterck School for the Deaf and now references the Statewide Programs for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind.
Rep. Osienski had the chance to sit down with Comcast Newsmakers earlier this month and discuss meeting new constituents as well as a DSWA hazardous household waste disposal event taking place on June 16.