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Raise the Wage Act Would Hike Pay for 40 Million
02/15/19 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 15, 2019 | WAGES | Backed by a wide range of unions and women’s groups, veteran lawmakers have reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act — a measure designed to put enforcement “teeth” into the nation’s 56-year-old equal pay law.
FRA Publishes Railroads' 2018 Quarter 4 PTC Data
02/15/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a status update regarding railroads’ self-reported progress toward full implementation of positive train control (PTC) systems as of December 31, 2018.
Taxes..... are fun
02/15/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
It’s that time again! Just a few reminders when you are filing your taxes this year. Union Dues are no longer tax deductible (thank the new administration) If you have the Union Health Care Program the 1095 Forms (Health Care Tax Forms) will begin to hit the mail the week of February 25th.
Raise the Wage Act Would Hike Pay for 40 Million
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 15, 2019 | WAGES | Backed by a wide range of unions and women’s groups, veteran lawmakers have reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act — a measure designed to put enforcement “teeth” into the nation’s 56-year-old equal pay law.
Raise the Wage Act Would Hike Pay for 40 Million
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 15, 2019 | WAGES | Backed by a wide range of unions and women’s groups, veteran lawmakers have reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act — a measure designed to put enforcement “teeth” into the nation’s 56-year-old equal pay law.
Freight Negotiating Committee Update
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 414
Please see attachment for detail of the update.
A Record Number of US Workers Went on Strike in 2018
02/14/19 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 14, 2019 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Last year’s labor unrest started with strike in West Virginia and ended with Marriott workers picketing across four states. A record number of US workers went on strike or stopped working in 2018 because of labor disputes with employers, according to new data released Tuesday by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
RRB Announces Spring 2019 Pre-Retirement Seminars
02/14/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced its schedule of Pre-Retirement Seminars for the spring of 2019. Designed for railroad employees and spouses planning to retire within five years, Pre-Retirement Seminars will familiarize attendees with the retirement benefits available to them, and also guide them through the application process.
Sign the Petition! Protect Public Safety!
02/14/19 - IBEW Local 332
Brothers and Sisters, please read the information and sign the petition urging the CSLB to ensure that battery energy storage systems are installed by skilled and qualified C-10 licensed contractors! Please follow the link below. https://safeenergystorage.
2019 Barracudas Night
02/14/19 - IBEW Local 332
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Benefit for Lois Huereña-Chavez’s nephew
02/14/19 - CWA Local 7777
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A Record Number of US Workers Went on Strike in 2018
02/14/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 14, 2019 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Last year’s labor unrest started with a teachers strike in West Virginia and ended with Marriott workers picketing across four states. A record number of US workers went on strike or stopped working in 2018 because of labor disputes with employers, according to new data released Tuesday by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Rest In Peace, Brother
02/14/19 - IUEC Local 10
It is with a sad heart that I inform the Officers and Members of Local #10, International Union of Elevator Constructors, of the passing of Honorary Brother Ronald C. Best on February 11, 2019.  Officers and Members may call at the Demaine Funeral Home, 10565 Main Street, Fairfax, VA on Friday, February 15th at 11 am where services will be held.  Interment at noon.
A Record Number of US Workers Went on Strike in 2018
02/14/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 14, 2019 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Last year’s labor unrest started with strike in West Virginia and ended with Marriott workers picketing across four states. A record number of US workers went on strike or stopped working in 2018 because of labor disputes with employers, according to new data released Tuesday by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Steps to Becoming a Local B4 Union Member
02/13/19 - IATSE Local B4
Members, especially and Shop Stewards & Chief Ushers: I thought I would share on our website a document that our illustrious Secretary, Florence provided at our Q1 2019 General Business Meeting.  Steps on How a Special becomes a Union Member.  I think it is a thorough step-by-step explanation of how the process is generated with B4, then ties in to IATSE NY aand D3, and back to B4.
Green Taxi is Hiring a new Manager
02/13/19 - CWA Local 7777
WE ARE NOW HIRING MANAGER WANTED FOR IMMEDIATE HIRE JOIN OUR TEAM Manager with Taxi experience.  Must be responsible, experienced and know the city.
Proposed Changes to Seniority - Article 11
02/13/19 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
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2019 Union Miracle Bowl
02/13/19 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
Download Registration Form here.
notice for pre-paperwork forms for the project (Trailblazers) at the Ebell Theatre
02/12/19 - IATSE Local 33
Members,         The business Agents would like anyone who receives or accepts a call later this week for a project called “ Trailblazers” at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre to please go on-line and fill out paperwork for payroll. Paperwork will still be available on-site but to speed up the process this would be appreciated.
Unions See An Opening In The Wake of ‘Janus’ Ruling
02/12/19 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 12, 2019 | U.S. LABOR MOVEMENT | The last year has been a whirlwind for the labor movement. There have been unexpectedly positive developments, like the forceful rise in teacher activism across the country, and negative ones, like the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v.
Unions See An Opening In The Wake of ‘Janus’ Ruling
02/12/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 12, 2019 | U.S. LABOR MOVEMENT | The last year has been a whirlwind for the labor movement. There have been unexpectedly positive developments, like the forceful rise in teacher activism across the country, and negative ones, like the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v.
Funeral Services for Retired Detective Medardo Ortiz Jr.
02/12/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective Medardo Ortiz Jr., #67, who passed away on February 11, 2019 at the age of 84.  (Ret.) Det. Ortiz served with the El Paso Police Department for 22+ years, from February 1958 until his retirement in September 1980. Funeral Services for (Ret.) Detective Medardo Ortiz Jr.
EPPD Promotion/Achievement Ceremony
02/12/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages all members to attend the El Paso Police Department's Promotion/Achievement Ceremony on Monday, February 18, 2019.  The ceremony will be held at 10:00 AM in the large conference room at Police Headquarters, 911 N. Raynor St.
Negotiations Begin
02/12/19 - AFSCME Local 1180
Brothers and Sisters, Negotiations for our AFSCME Contracts with the City of Tulsa Begin Febuary 27th. Those who are planning on serving in the negotiation process or have ideas and suggestions for Negotiations are asked to attend a special negotiations meeting Wed, Feb 20th from 6-8PM. At the Union Hall located at 1285 S Detroit Ave
Unions See An Opening In The Wake of ‘Janus’ Ruling
02/12/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 12, 2019 | U.S. LABOR MOVEMENT | The last year has been a whirlwind for the labor movement. There have been unexpectedly positive developments, like the forceful rise in teacher activism across the country, and negative ones, like the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v.
Happy St Valentine's Day, everyone
02/12/19 - IUEC Local 10
Just taking a moment to remind everyone that this Thursday, February 14, 2019, is St Valentine's Day.  I would like to wish all of our members and officers, as well as their families, a very Happy Valentine's Day.
Graduation and Pin Ceremony
02/12/19 - IBEW Local 291
Friday February 15th is the last day to RSVP for the ceremony.
Local 162 Member Bill Anderson Retires After 40 Years
02/12/19 - Teamsters Local 162
40 year Local 162 member Bill Anderson has retired from UPS.  Bill was a feeder driver, Union activist and regular attendee at Local 162 monthly general membership meetings.  We appreciate the loyalty and support Bill has always demonstrated to his Union and his dedication to his trade and craft at UPS.  Congratulations Bill!
$15 minimum wage...Local 755 Leads the way!
02/12/19 - Local 755 UNITED SERVICE WORKERS UNION
In 2017, Local 755 worked with our County Executive, Jim Tedesco III, before the completion of our present contract, to put in place a $15 minimum wage increase.  Bergen County then became the first County in the state of New Jersey to provide this for full time government employees. Our UNION led by example, and showed the rest of the State that this is possible.
Unions See An Opening In The Wake of ‘Janus’ Ruling
02/12/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 12, 2019 | U.S. LABOR MOVEMENT | The last year has been a whirlwind for the labor movement. There have been unexpectedly positive developments, like the forceful rise in teacher activism across the country, and negative ones, like the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v.
Unions Need to Think Small to Get Big
02/12/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 11, 2019 | OPINION | Organized labor can reverse its decline by focusing on smaller workplaces – and using digital tools to organize. New research shows that most workers are unionized in smaller workplaces. Of the nearly 700,000 private-sector employees who joined a union in the past decade, almost two-thirds were unionized in shops with fewer than 250 workers.
Senator Bob Casey, Jr. visits UPS
02/11/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Recently Local 776 President Ed Thompson had the pleasure of touring the UPS Hub in Harrisburg with State Senator Bob Casey, Jr.....
February Meeting Notice
02/11/19 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
This months meetings will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the Argosy Casino, located at 777 NW Argosy Casino Parkway, Riverside, MO 64150.  The Executive Board Meeting will be held at 4:00 PM and the Delegate Meeting will be held at 5:30 PM in the Athens Room, located on the 2nd Floor of the Casino.
H&R Block - My Free Tax Program
02/11/19 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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Meeting Postponed
02/11/19 - IBEW local 2325
*** Due to the impending snow storm, tomorrow's Central Unit meeting is postponed until next Tuesday 2/19 in Framingham.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17
02/11/19 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
Unions Need to Think Small to Get Big
02/11/19 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 11, 2019 | OPINION | Organized labor can reverse its decline by focusing on smaller workplaces – and using digital tools to organize. New research shows that most workers are unionized in smaller workplaces. Of the nearly 700,000 private-sector employees who joined a union in the past decade, almost two-thirds were unionized in shops with fewer than 250 workers.
Please Help a Retired Brother In Blue and His Family
02/11/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is requesting your assistance for a retired "Brother in Blue" and his family.  Four years ago, the wife of (Ret.) Officer Lorel E. Cluff #559 was diagnosed with Superficial Siderosis, a very rare neurological disease.
Blog: Delay and Distort: The Truth About What Really Happened During Our Negotiations With Southwest
02/11/19 - AMFA
February 11, 2019 -- As we wrote in our member update Friday, the AMFA negotiating committee was “prepared to receive the Company’s counterproposal this week and advised the Company we wanted to reach a deal,” however “the Company is not currently engaged in good faith negotiation.” Likewise, Southwest Airlines wrote an employee update of its own, and described the talks as “tough and disappointing” in its characterization. We agree — but what followed in Southwest’s update so egregiously mischaracterized the facts of both the last week and really the last six years, we must address them head-on.
Quick Thinking UPS Driver Saves Customers Life
02/11/19 - Teamsters Local 455
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/quick-thinking-ups-driver-saves-customers-life-no-reason-man-alive-today-002310124.
Brandon E. Elvey Elected NRAB Vice President
02/11/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
On Monday, February 11, 2019, The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) held an election to fill the Vice President NRAB position. This position was recently vacated by Johnathan D. Bragg, who resigned on February 5 to accept the position of Labor Member of the Railroad Retirement Board. Brandon E. Elvey was unanimously elected to the NRAB position to fill the unexpired term.
Unions Need to Think Small to Get Big
02/11/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 11, 2019 | OPINION | Organized labor can reverse its decline by focusing on smaller workplaces – and using digital tools to organize. New research shows that most workers are unionized in smaller workplaces. Of the nearly 700,000 private-sector employees who joined a union in the past decade, almost two-thirds were unionized in shops with fewer than 250 workers.
Unions Need to Think Small to Get Big
02/11/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 11, 2019 | OPINION | Organized labor can reverse its decline by focusing on smaller workplaces – and using digital tools to organize. New research shows that most workers are unionized in smaller workplaces. Of the nearly 700,000 private-sector employees who joined a union in the past decade, almost two-thirds were unionized in shops with fewer than 250 workers.
AFL-CIO Legislative Update 2-8-2019
02/11/19 - Laborers' Local 231
Throughout J.B. Pritzker's campaign and following his overwhelming election as governor of Illinois, Governor Pritzker has made a $15 minimum wage for workers in Illinois as one of his top priorities.  The Illinois Senate took the lead this year on passing a minimum wage increase.
Log-in Member Access
02/10/19 - United Steelworkers Local 13-1
**If you have requested a log-in to the website please check back and try to logon periodically.  You will not receive an email when access is approved.  Requests are verified against the seniority list for your group multiple times a day and access is approved.
2019 St. Patrick's Day Law Enforcement Fundraiser
02/09/19 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
The Greater Boston Police Softball League and The Winchester Elks Lodge Lodge #1445 will be hosting the Fifth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Law Enforcement Benefit on March 16, 2019.  The event will take place at the Winchester Elks located at 375 Cambridge Street Winchester starting at 6:00 PM.  Tickets for the event are $20.00.
National Director's Letter to SWA CEO Regarding Safety
02/08/19 - AMFA Local 32
Dear Mr. Gary Kelly: The degradation of Southwest’s aircraft maintenance safety culture has been recognized by the FAA, reputable media sources, and Landon Nitschke himself. Your personal involvement in restoring Southwest’s safety culture is long past due.

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