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Congress to Privatize the VA
05/21/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
There is pending legislation on Capitol Hill that could lead to a total  dismantling and privatization of the healthcare system our veterans want and  need. Last week, the House of Representatives voted 347-70 to pass S. 2372, the VA  Mission Act. Now the bill goes to the Senate.
SHAP Bluetooth Speaker Policy
05/21/18 - UAW Local 1700
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Columbia County UPSEU Members Ratify 4 Year Contract by a Landslide
05/21/18 - UPSEU

Columbia County UPSEU members loudly and solidly ratified their new 2018 four (4) year agreement by 92% of the votes cast.

The UPSEU negotiating team put forth a comprehensive four (4) year package to their members that included enhancements in numerous areas and contained no concessions for current workers.

TWU International Equity Related Update
05/21/18 - TWU Local 568
As we are moving closer to the next round of equity distribution, it is imperative that each member validate the information American Airlines shows on “jetnet” is current. This includes each member’s address and tax information, which will be used in the distribution process.
One Second After The Union Is Decertified - Fatigue Protections Disappear
05/21/18 - IBT Local 1108
Your Union contract with the company protects pilots who must call off due to fatigue while on duty. §28: Hours of Service states … “Making a legitimate fatigue call shall not subject the Pilot to discipline but the Company may inquire as to the causes of fatigue and discuss with the Pilot proper rest management practices.
A Note from the Business Agents 5/21/2018
05/21/18 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers and Sisters, I would like to thank all for an awesome job at the Taylor Swift Concert this past weekend at the Rose Bowl. I.A.T.S.E. Local 33 put on their own show, we received "Thank You’s" and "Appreciations" from the production company on down to the Lighting Director and the Road Crew. The L.D.
Supreme Court Deals Defeat to Workers Rights, Upholds Arbitration for Individuals Only
05/21/18 - Teamsters local 570
May 21, 2018  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Supreme Court has sharply restricted the rights of American workers to join with others to challenge their company for allegedly violating federal laws on wages, overtime pay or civil rights.
Remembering President Emeritus William Burrus
05/21/18 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Former APWU National President Emeritus William Burrus passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the age of eighty-one. William Burrus served as elected National President of the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO from 2001-2010. He was the first African-American to be elected president of any national union in direct balloting by the membership.
William Burrus
05/21/18 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
It is with sad news that I announce to you that our retired A.P.W.U. National President, William Burrus, passed on yesterday. Please take the time to read an article about this great legacy.  After retiring, he was named PRESIDENT EMERITUS.
Rudy & Betty Schware Scholarship
05/21/18 - CWA Local 7777
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Louis DGreenwald 22nd Golf Outing
05/21/18 - NJLESA
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John F. Brady Memorial Scholarship Fund
05/21/18 - NJLESA
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Supreme Court Deals Defeat to Workers Rights, Upholds Arbitration for Individuals Only
05/21/18 - Teamsters Local 992
May 21, 2018  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Supreme Court has sharply restricted the rights of American workers to join with others to challenge their company for allegedly violating federal laws on wages, overtime pay or civil rights.
Officer Ambush and Lethal Environment Recognition - Training
05/21/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
The "Public Agency Training Council" and the "Colorado Fraternal Order of Police" have partnered to bring you this important, relevant, and outstanding officer safety training. The seminar is open to all law enforcement personnel; both line officers and management. You do not need to be a member of the FOP to register/attend.
Usher at Emerson Colonial Theater Posting
05/21/18 - IATSE Local B4
Openings are becoming available for ushering positions at the Emerson Colonial Theater. If you or anyone you know would be interested in applying, please contact our Business Agent, Carol Arlauskas by email at carolarlauskasb4@gmail.com, or by phone at 617-594-1077, by Tuesday, May 29th.  Please refer to the attached job description.
UPS/UPSF Strike Vote
05/21/18 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is conducting a strike vote.
City of Brawley Craft Meetings
05/21/18 - Teamsters Local 542
2018 City of Brawley Craft Meetings Craft Meetings for Teamsters Local 542 members employed with the City of Brawley, CA are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month starting at 3:30 p.m. in Public Works back lounge.
Strike Authorization Vote Underway at UPS
05/21/18 - Teamsters Local 162
BALLOTS MAILED MAY 15th Nationwide, Teamsters Local Unions Approve Strike Authorization Vote On May 8th Local Unions from across the country voted to authorize a strike authorization vote of the UPS membership.  On May 15th the Teamsters International will begin mailing each of you a voting guide and voting instructions.
LE friendly legislation passed!
05/21/18 - Vancouver Police Officer's Guild
Tthese Union friendly laws were passed by the legislature this year and effective June 2018. Neil http://apps2.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=6229&Year=2017&BillNumber=6229&Year=2017   (this bill is effective June 2018). Re Union Orientation http://apps2.leg.wa.gov/billsummary.
CWA endorses Rhodes
05/21/18 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
For too long, working men and women in this country have had no voice in Congress. We have been left behind. That's why today, as President of the Communication Workers of America Local 1120, I was proud to stand with members and endorse Gareth Rhodes to take on John Faso this November.
Supreme Court Deals Defeat to Workers Rights, Upholds Arbitration for Individuals Only
05/21/18 - Teamsters Local 888
May 21, 2018  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Supreme Court has sharply restricted the rights of American workers to join with others to challenge their company for allegedly violating federal laws on wages, overtime pay or civil rights.
2018 AFSCME 2067 Officer Election
05/20/18 - AFSCME Local 2067
Ballots have been mailed for the 2018 AFSCME 2067 Officer Election and must be returned by June 13. All members are invited to observe the ballot tallying at Union Hall starting at 5 p.m. on June 13. Two candidates are running for President of our local, Matt Starbuck and Robin Jennings.
One Second After The Union Is Decertified - You May Lose Your Retirement Match
05/20/18 - IBT Local 1108
Without the collective bargaining agreement, your retirement benefits will have no contractual protections.. Management will have the right to reduce or eliminate matching contributions altogether, as they have done in the past. Under your current MCBA, pilots are guaranteed the following retirement contribution match … “29.
Cedar Point discount tickets
05/19/18 - Teamsters Local 964
Cedar Point discount tickets 2018 Cedar Point discount tickets for all Teamster members active and Retired, Tickets available at Teamsters Joint Copuncil No.
Protect Your Pay Increase - "A Fist Inside a Velvet Glove".
05/19/18 - IBT Local 1108
A Fist Inside a Velvet Glove Protect Your Pay Increase Management announced salary increases for International Red Label (“ILC”) pilots. ILC pilots deserve a raise, and so does every pilot represented by the Union. How do we guarantee that management won’t take it back or refuse to grant increases in the future.
Taylor Swift Parking Information Update
05/19/18 - IATSE Local 33
Rose Bowl Call Time and Parking Information Verification and Updates The Call time is still at 10:30 pm. If you want to park onsite you must be there by 9:30 pm. After that, all inbound roads to the stadium will be closed and you must park off-site and walk in.  Parking is in Lot F. Overflow parking is Lot J West.
CWA Enters into 2 Weeks of Early Bargaining
05/19/18 - CWA Local 1103
As you know, our current collective bargaining agreement with Verizon does not expire until August, 2019, a little less than 15 months from now. However, Verizon, CWA and IBEW are jointly announcing today that we will be entering into two weeks of bargaining beginning June 18, 2018 to determine whether it is possible to agree on the terms of a contract extension.
Next CWA Local 1103 General Membership Meeting June 7
05/19/18 - CWA Local 1103
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Verizon Bargaining Update 5/18/18
05/18/18 - CWA Local 1123
TO:            Verizon Local Presidents FROM:     Dennis G.
In Case You Missed It
05/18/18 - Teamsters local 570
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In Case You Missed It
05/18/18 - Teamsters Local 355
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Workers Need a Way to Rise Up
05/18/18 - Teamsters local 570
May 18, 2018 | JOBS | The falling U.S. unemployment rate is not creating a path to prosperity for low-wage workers who continue to struggle to make ends meet. A recent staff report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York finds that the nation’s 65 million workers currently scraping by in low-paying service jobs have few ladders to career success.
Workers Need a Way to Rise Up
05/18/18 - Teamsters Local 355
May 18, 2018 | JOBS | The falling U.S. unemployment rate is not creating a path to prosperity for low-wage workers who continue to struggle to make ends meet. A recent staff report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York finds that the nation’s 65 million workers currently scraping by in low-paying service jobs have few ladders to career success.
Verizon Bargaining
05/18/18 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
TO:            Verizon Local Presidents   FROM:     Dennis G.
Early Bargaining
05/18/18 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
CWA and IBEW are jointly announcing today that we will be entering into two weeks of bargaining beginning June 18, 2018 to determine whether it is possible to agree on the terms of a contract extension. This development reflects an improved relationship with the company since the conclusion of our strike just about two years ago.
Association, American to Meet
05/18/18 - TWU Local 568
American Airlines recently changed course by contacting the TWU-IAM Association leadership seeking dates to discuss minor issues that remain open in our negotiations. The Association views all discussions between us and the company as important to achieving our goal of a tentative agreement.
In Case You Missed It
05/18/18 - Teamsters Local 992
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VA Benefit Schedule & More
05/18/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
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Workers Need a Way to Rise Up
05/18/18 - Teamsters Local 992
May 18, 2018 | JOBS | The falling U.S. unemployment rate is not creating a path to prosperity for low-wage workers who continue to struggle to make ends meet. A recent staff report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York finds that the nation’s 65 million workers currently scraping by in low-paying service jobs have few ladders to career success.
One Second After The Union Is Decertified - Find a Good Lawyer
05/18/18 - IBT Local 1108
If your union is decertified, you will be financially responsible for defending any and all management violations of your so-called individual employment agreement. Management says arbitrators cannot reinstate you under these fake agreements, if you choose to appeal a decision, you are also on the hook for these costs.
A Note from the Training Committee 5/18/2018
05/18/18 - IATSE Local 33
A Note from the Training Committee The Gradall class was postponed to June 2 @ 7:00 a.m. If you have questions about this class, please use the e-mail link listed below. Do not call the office.
Unity Conference 2018
05/18/18 - Teamsters Local Union No 50
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Alexander's Plead Guilty
05/18/18 - Teamsters Local Union No 50
Belleville couple pleads guilty to embezzling money from Local 50 Teamsters Union.  Please click link below to access article from the Belleville News-Democrat and WJBD Radio http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article211366669. http://www.wjbdradio.com/local-news/2018/05/18/exteamsters-union-officials-plead-guilty-to-embezzlement-fraud
In Case You Missed It
05/18/18 - Teamsters Local 888
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Workers Need a Way to Rise Up
05/18/18 - Teamsters Local 888
May 18, 2018 | JOBS | The falling U.S. unemployment rate is not creating a path to prosperity for low-wage workers who continue to struggle to make ends meet. A recent staff report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York finds that the nation’s 65 million workers currently scraping by in low-paying service jobs have few ladders to career success.
May 2018 Gendarme
05/18/18 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
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District 142 General Chair Election
05/17/18 - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Exercise your RIGHT to VOTE! This is a VERY important District election for the position of General Chair. It is HEAVILY suggested that ALL Members VOTE, this election will have a direct affect on the negotiation and administration of YOUR contracts. -When: Friday, June 8th, 2018 -Polls: Open from 6am to 6pm -Location: Local 2202 (IBEW77 Building) 19415 International BLVD -Questions.

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SHAP Bluetooth Speaker Policy
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TWU International Equity Related Update
TWU Local 568
One Second After The Union Is Decertified - Fatigue Protections Disappear
IBT Local 1108
A Note from the Business Agents 5/21/2018
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