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Officer Jimmy Inn Memorial Fund
05/13/21 - Stockton Police Officers' Association
On Tuesday May 11th, 2021, Stockton Police Officer Jimmy Inn was murdered in the line of duty after responding to a call for service. Officer Inn leaves behind a wife and three young children. All funds raised will go directly to Officer Inn's family.
Americans Are More Pro-Union–and Anti-Big Business–Than Any Time in Decades
05/13/21 - Teamsters Local 570
May 13, 2021 | OPINION | Today, public feeling toward labor is more positive, and public feeling toward big business more negative, than at any time in five decades.
Walk with the 332 Team June 22-24!
05/13/21 - IBEW Local 332
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a local community event hosted by YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley. It’s a light hearted event bringing attention to a serious issue of domestic violence and sexual assault. Funds are raised to provide services to support survivors through therapy, emergency shelter, legal services, support groups and more.
US Unions File First Trade Labor Complaint Against Mexico
05/13/21 - Teamsters Local 992
May 13, 2021 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | U.S. and Mexican unions on Monday filed the first labor complaint against Mexico under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade pact. The complaint argues that Mexico has not lived up to its pledge under the trade accord, known as the USMCA, to guarantee workers the right to freely organize and join the union of their choice.
Local 602 donates items to EVE on Mother's Day
05/13/21 - UAW Local 602
UAW Local 602 members and our Women's committee donated some items to EVE (End Violent Encounters) for Mother's Day. Flowers, a wreath, chocolate covered strawberries, homemade cookies for them decorate, a ham dinner with veggies, collard greens, chicken, Mac n cheese and a turtle cake for dessert.
CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS FILE FEDERAL LAWSUIT CHALLENGING FLORIDA’S ANTI-PROTEST LAW
05/13/21 - CWA Local 3176
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AMFA–SWA Appearance Technician Survey Notice
05/13/21 - AMFA
May 13, 2021 -- AMFA National is conducting a survey of the Appearance Technician membership at Southwest Airlines. Your Negotiating Committee will utilize the feedback gathered by this survey to prepare for the upcoming negotiating process.
K9 IVAR Retirement
05/13/21 - Vancouver Police Officer's Guild
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Mystic Lake 2021
05/13/21 - UAW Local 4911
Are you interested in sending your children/grandchildren to Mystic Lake 2021?  Please contact your UAW Community Service member(s):  LaYvonn LaYvonn.Beatty@Sparrow.org or Rose rose@uawlocal4911.org    You can also call Becky at the Union Hall 517-372-7201 Tues-Thurs for information.
Workers Are Essential to the Future of Freight Industry
05/13/21 - Teamsters Local 355
May 13, 2021 | HEALTH & SAFETY | A Teamster official told members of a Senate subcommittee yesterday that the safety and wellbeing of workers must not be overlooked by lawmakers as they continue to weigh the movement of freight traffic across the country at a time when the public is increasingly relying on the transport of goods to their homes.
US Unions File First Trade Labor Complaint Against Mexico
05/13/21 - Teamsters Local 888
May 13, 2021 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | U.S. and Mexican unions on Monday filed the first labor complaint against Mexico under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade pact. The complaint argues that Mexico has not lived up to its pledge under the trade accord, known as the USMCA, to guarantee workers the right to freely organize and join the union of their choice.
ETCP Rigging Arena Test Prep 4-Day Class
05/12/21 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers & Sisters- ETCP Rigging Arena Test Prep 4-Day Class Wed-Sat, June 2-5 @ 8am This is a virtual (zoom style) class. Using a computer will be your best experience, you may also use an iPad, tablet, or phone. If interested please email the Training Committee at Training@ia33.
Aramark Hiring Warehouse Workers
05/12/21 - Teamsters Local 41
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US Unions File First Trade Labor Complaint Against Mexico
05/12/21 - Teamsters Local 570
May 11, 2021 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | U.S. and Mexican unions on Monday filed the first labor complaint against Mexico under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade pact. The complaint argues that Mexico has not lived up to its pledge under the trade accord, known as the USMCA, to guarantee workers the right to freely organize and join the union of their choice.
Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement at First Student Through 2026
05/12/21 - Teamsters Local 570
May 12, 2021 | Teamster leaders from local unions that represent First Student workers voted unanimously to endorse the tentative National Master First Student Agreement, paving the way for members to vote on the agreement in the near future. A sole no vote was inadvertently cast but was immediately rescinded after the meeting.
Bellingham Bells
05/12/21 - IBEW Local 191
IBEW LU 191 Members, Come out and support the Bells and enjoy some baseball.
New Insert Accordion Feature
05/12/21 - support.unionactive.com
There is a new button available above all page, article, and custom module editors labeled "Insert Accordion". This button allows you to insert an accordion box directly into any page, article, or module. An accordion is a clickable box that revels additional hidden content when clicked.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, MAY 16
05/11/21 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Masks are required. Hope to see you there.
LOCAL 179 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP PICNIC CANCELED
05/11/21 - Teamsters Local 179
Due to the Illinois Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings and for the unmost concern and well-being of our staff, members and their families, the Teamsters Local 179 Executive Board has canceled this year's Local 179 Annual Membership Picnic.
US Unions File First Trade Labor Complaint Against Mexico
05/11/21 - Teamsters Local 355
May 11, 2021 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | U.S. and Mexican unions on Monday filed the first labor complaint against Mexico under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade pact. The complaint argues that Mexico has not lived up to its pledge under the trade accord, known as the USMCA, to guarantee workers the right to freely organize and join the union of their choice.
Biden’s Good-Paying Union Jobs? Here’s How to Get Them
05/11/21 - Teamsters Local 355
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Democrats’ Postal Reform Bill Would Give DeJoy a Free HandDemocrats’ Postal Reform Bill Would Give DeJoy a Free Hand
05/11/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
Democrats’ Postal Reform Bill Would Give DeJoy a Free Hand Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s bill includes a waiver that allows the Postal Service to set its own delivery standards and weakens congressional oversight.
Sad News
05/11/21 - IBEW Local 659
Dear Members, It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Journeyman Lineman Kelly Marvin who passed away on January 10, 2021.  Kelly was an active member of the IBEW and worked throughout Local 659 and Local 125 jurisdictions.  He has been an IBEW member since August 1, 1991.
Fall Protection Authorized User Certificate classes
05/11/21 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers & Sisters: Local 33 is offering a Fall Protection Authorized User Certificate class on either Monday, May 17, or Tuesday, May 18 @ 8:30a.m. If interested in attending please email the Safety & Training Committee attraining@ia33.
CORRECTED: USPS Emergency Federal Employee Leave FAQs
05/11/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
CORRECTED: USPS Emergency Federal Employee Leave FAQs These were developed by the Postal Service. The APWU was not consulted in the development of this document. Sharing of this document?DOES NOT suggest or imply the APWU is in agreement with the Questions and Answers contained in the document.?  These are being proved as informational only.
Why the PRO Act Is a Game-Changer for Labor and the Economy
05/10/21 - Teamsters Local 355
May 10, 2021 | LEGISLATION | Among the many reasons behind the recent failure of Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, to form a union was their employer’s intimidation tactics about what a union would mean for workers.
May Membership Meeting
05/10/21 - Teamsters Local 776
The May 2021 Membership Meeting will be Sunday May 16, 2021 at the Harrisburg Union Hall, commencing at 10:00 AM. Come to learn about your....
ESNA Unanimously Approves Tentative Agreement for Successor Contract
05/10/21 - UPSEU

In March 2021, after a long, difficult, and ultimately successful negotiation, the Enfield BOE Nurses (also known as “ESNA”) unanimously approved a tentative agreement for a CBA covering the years 2020 to 2024. This was ESNA’s first negotiation with UPSEU representation, and the results speak for themselves.

Weekly News Wrap-Up: 5/8/2021
05/10/21 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Please buy this newspaper   • May Day: Made in the U.S.A.   • U.S. labor shortage? Unlikely. Here’s why.   • Amazon plans to raise the wages of 500,000 worker   • Opinion: Get rid of no-strike clauses and stop begging   • Labor Dept.
May Meetings Cancelled
05/10/21 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
This months meetings scheduled for Tuesday, May 11,2021 are CANCELLED! We will be in person for the June Meetings, at Argosy Casino. We will also have a virtual option, as well. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our office. See you June 8th.
NEASO TREASURER VACANT POSITION
05/10/21 - NEASO
ATTENTION NEASO! NEASO is looking to fill the vacant Treasurer position. If you are interested, please send your name to jmondejar@neaso.org by close of business this Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
Health Dynamics Promo Page
05/10/21 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
We are pleased to share with you the Health Dynamics new “Promo Page! The Promo Page introduces the HD Program to all members who have not taken advantage of this program.  It gives you a glimpse of what services are included and what to expect, and it allows you to find the closest location.
Why the PRO Act Is a Game-Changer for Labor and the Economy
05/10/21 - Teamsters Local 888
May 10, 2021 | LEGISLATION | Among the many reasons behind the recent failure of Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, to form a union was their employer’s intimidation tactics about what a union would mean for workers.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 5/8/2021
05/10/21 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Please buy this newspaper   • May Day: Made in the U.S.A.   • U.S. labor shortage? Unlikely. Here’s why.   • Amazon plans to raise the wages of 500,000 worker   • Opinion: Get rid of no-strike clauses and stop begging   • Labor Dept.
IATSE ALERT: Election Rules and Job Decription
05/09/21 - IATSE Local B4
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NYC ATU's ENDORSE Eric Adams For Mayor
05/07/21 - ATU Local 1056
I Am YOU!! The People’s Candidate, Eric Adams Like so many New Yorkers, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams grew up with adversity—and overcame it.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 5/8/2021
05/07/21 - Teamsters Local 570
  • Please buy this newspaper   • May Day: Made in the U.S.A.   • U.S. labor shortage? Unlikely. Here’s why.   • Amazon plans to raise the wages of 500,000 worker   • Opinion: Get rid of no-strike clauses and stop begging   • Labor Dept.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 5/8/2021
05/07/21 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Please buy this newspaper   • May Day: Made in the U.S.A.   • U.S. labor shortage? Unlikely. Here’s why.   • Amazon plans to raise the wages of 500,000 worker   • Opinion: Get rid of no-strike clauses and stop begging   • Labor Dept.
Sports Unions Come Together to Fight for the PRO Act
05/07/21 - Teamsters Local 992
May 7, 2021 | SOLIDARITY | The sports unions for basketball, baseball, football, and hockey have combined forces – and the labor movement is stronger for it. The PRO Act is about as important a piece of labor legislation as we’ve seen in some time. It holds the potential to open the door for workers and organizers to step up and reverse 40 years of losses for organized labor.
Sports Unions Come Together to Fight for the PRO Act
05/07/21 - Teamsters Local 570
May 7, 2021 | SOLIDARITY | The sports unions for basketball, baseball, football, and hockey have combined forces – and the labor movement is stronger for it. The PRO Act is about as important a piece of labor legislation as we’ve seen in some time. It holds the potential to open the door for workers and organizers to step up and reverse 40 years of losses for organized labor.
Sports Unions Come Together to Fight for the PRO Act
05/07/21 - Teamsters Local 355
May 7, 2021 | SOLIDARITY | The sports unions for basketball, baseball, football, and hockey have combined forces – and the labor movement is stronger for it. The PRO Act is about as important a piece of labor legislation as we’ve seen in some time. It holds the potential to open the door for workers and organizers to step up and reverse 40 years of losses for organized labor.
Don't Miss Out! Annual UA Local 44 Golf Tournament
05/07/21 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
Networking opportunities don't get any better than this! Whether you bring a group of clients or colleagues to play in the tournament, host an activity on the course or simply take advantage of one of our sponsorship opportunities, the UA Local 44 tournament offers everyone a way to gain exposure and promote their business.
KCFD Hiring Fire Communication Specialists
05/07/21 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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Sports Unions Come Together to Fight for the PRO Act
05/07/21 - Teamsters Local 888
May 7, 2021 | SOLIDARITY | The sports unions for basketball, baseball, football, and hockey have combined forces – and the labor movement is stronger for it. The PRO Act is about as important a piece of labor legislation as we’ve seen in some time. It holds the potential to open the door for workers and organizers to step up and reverse 40 years of losses for organized labor.
Forklift & MEWPS (aerial-lifts) certificates class
05/06/21 - IATSE Local 33
Hello Brothers & Sisters: Local 33 is offering a Forklift & MEWPS (aerial-lifts) certificates class on Tuesday, May 11 @ 7a.m. If interested email the Safety & Training Committee at training@ia33.
16 Secrets of Amazon Warehouse Employees
05/06/21 - Teamsters Local 355
May 6, 2021 | WAREHOUSE | When we last checked in with Amazon warehouse workers in November 2015, the consensus was that life as an employee at one of the company’s 110 domestic fulfillment centers was physically challenging but financially rewarding.
16 Secrets of Amazon Warehouse Employees
05/06/21 - Teamsters Local 570
May 6, 2021 | WAREHOUSE | When we last checked in with Amazon warehouse workers in November 2015, the consensus was that life as an employee at one of the company’s 110 domestic fulfillment centers was physically challenging but financially rewarding.
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Officer Jimmy Inn Memorial Fund
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Americans Are More Pro-Union–and Anti-Big Business–Than Any Time in Decades
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Walk with the 332 Team June 22-24!
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US Unions File First Trade Labor Complaint Against Mexico
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