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El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association urges voters to approve Public Safety Bond
10/19/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Imagine for a moment going to a professional domain that has leaky pipes dripping down on your personal workspace, or security systems that are failing and unreliable. Many of our local police officers operate out of aging retail centers that were repurposed for regional police command centers.
Supporting our Union Brothers
10/19/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Going on strike against an employer is not taken lightly; tension and emotions run high. In the absence of a paycheck individuals ask themselves “How will I support my family? What about my healthcare? When will we get back to work.
OCTOBER MEETING UPDATE - NO SHREVEPORT MEETING
10/19/19 - IATSE Local 478
Brothers, Sisters, and Kin, Please find attached the Newsletter for the October 20, 2019 Membership Meeting to be held at 1:00 pm. There will be no Shreveport meeting. IATSE Local 478 511 N Hennessey St New Orleans, LA 70119
Real News - October 2019
10/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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Presidents Column
10/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Coming Through in Times of Need  For the second time in as many years, our colleges — our community colleges— served the communities in which they reside. In response to the recent Saddleridge Fire, Pierce College served the community as a refuge for large animals (a good reason to leave the Pierce Farm as open space, not as developed space, as has been proposed).
Meet New EDD Coordinator Anthony Amey
10/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
The Guild’s new EDD Coordinator, Anthony Amey, is well-versed on the ins and outs of applying for unemployment benefits. After being laid off by Bank of America and having to leave the financial sector during the economic downturn, he found work as an office assistant at East L.A.
Health Benefits & Retirement Conference
10/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Guild Conference Draws Over 400 Members AFT 1521 set its sights toward the future at its annual Health Benefits & Financial Awareness Conference on September 27th.
AFGE 1834 E-Dues
10/18/19 - AFGE Local 1834
AFGE 1834 is now participating in the e-dues system you can join the union right from your computer or smartphone.  Follow this link https://join.afge.org/L1834 and select the agency you work for.
AFGE 1834 E-dues
10/18/19 - AFGE Local 1834
AFGE 1834 is now participating in the e-dues system to join or to change your membership follow this link https://join.afge.org/L1834. And select the agency that you work for if it's Army or DeCA.
Strike update #32 - Contract informational rollout
10/18/19 - UAW Local 602
Roll out meeting is for UAW Local 602, 652, and 1753 active members only, no family members. All those attending must have GM or union card to get in.
2019 Endorsements
10/18/19 - Teamsters Local 455
Please see Political Page for City Endorsements by DALF and BALC
Upcoming Events
10/18/19 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
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El Paso officer found 'not guilty' of manslaughter in deadly shooting of Lower Valley man
10/18/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
An El Paso police officer was found not guilty of manslaughter Thursday afternoon in the deadly shooting of a Lower Valley man in the back in 2015. It was the second trial for Officer Mando Gomez; his first trial earlier this year ended in a mistrial after a prosecutor collapsed in court.
Blog: Southwest Airlines Begins Foreign Outsourcing Once Again
10/18/19 - AMFA
October 18, 2019 -- I wanted to let all AMFA members, Southwest Airlines flight crews, and most importantly the flying public know something that occurred this week. On October 14, Southwest Airlines (SWA) flew an empty aircraft to San Salvador at El Salvador International Airport in order to accomplish a heavy maintenance check on that aircraft. A heavy maintenance check is the most labor-intensive check performed on an aircraft during its flying life.
Report: Trump’s NLRB Has ’Systematically’ Damaged Workers’ Rights
10/17/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 17, 2019 | NRLB | President Donald Trump's National Labor Relations Board has catered to the requests of a prominent business lobbying group and "systematically" eroded workers' rights, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute released Wednesday.
Bellingham Police Guild Endorses Seth Fleetwood for Bellingham Mayor
10/17/19 - Bellingham Police Guild
The Bellingham Police Guild is pleased to offer our endorsement of Seth Fleetwood for Bellingham Mayor.
Strike update #31 Contract Highlights
10/17/19 - UAW Local 602
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Report: Trump’s NLRB Has ’Systematically’ Damaged Workers’ Rights
10/17/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 17, 2019 | NRLB | President Donald Trump's National Labor Relations Board has catered to the requests of a prominent business lobbying group and "systematically" eroded workers' rights, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute released Wednesday.
CLC 2019 General Election Endorsements
10/17/19 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
Dear Union Brothers and Sisters of Labor,  Southwest Washington General Elections are November 5, 2019.
UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
10/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
Candidates Grow Bolder on Labor, and Not Just Sanders
10/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 16, 2019 | VOTE2020 | When Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016, his campaign was strikingly pro-labor. He proposed a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which was much further than most mainstream Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, were willing to go. He denounced a trans-Pacific trade deal that was anathema to many unions.
UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
Protecting the right to organize Colorado
10/16/19 - CWA Local 7777
Today is a national day of action for CWA. Make calls to Senator Gardner on the PRO Act.
UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
Candidates Grow Bolder on Labor, and Not Just Sanders
10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 16, 2019 | VOTE2020 | When Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016, his campaign was strikingly pro-labor. He proposed a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which was much further than most mainstream Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, were willing to go. He denounced a trans-Pacific trade deal that was anathema to many unions.
Strike information update #30 - tentative agreement
10/16/19 - UAW Local 602
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Football at the Hall / CUPP Event
10/16/19 - Carpenters Local 555
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Candidates Grow Bolder on Labor, and Not Just Sanders
10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 16, 2019 | VOTE2020 | When Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016, his campaign was strikingly pro-labor. He proposed a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which was much further than most mainstream Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, were willing to go. He denounced a trans-Pacific trade deal that was anathema to many unions.
BlizzCon 2019 General Information & Parking Information
10/16/19 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Brothers & Sisters- FOR ALL DISPATCHED CREW DRESS CODE: 1. TECH BLACKS (Black pants & Black shirt WITHOUT OFFENSIVE (Logos / Artwork / Slogans) 2. NO SHORTS! 3.
Ex-EPPD police officer sentenced in deadly hit-and-run crash
10/16/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A former El Paso police officer who killed a man with his vehicle on New Year's Day was sentenced. Roberto Garcia struck Eduardo Vasquez, 37, who was walking on the shoulder of Interstate 10 in Vinton, with his personal vehicle and then drove off.
Candidates Grow Bolder on Labor, and Not Just Sanders
10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Oct. 16, 2019 | VOTE2020 | When Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016, his campaign was strikingly pro-labor. He proposed a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which was much further than most mainstream Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, were willing to go. He denounced a trans-Pacific trade deal that was anathema to many unions.
UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Oct. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
Union Member Trap Shoot - November 9, 2019
10/15/19 - AFSCME Local 2067
Kick off the Fall season with a Trap Shoot with your Local 2067 brothers and sisters!  Local 2067 members are invited to a fund day of Trap shooting. We are providing a lunch of cheeseburger, fries and a drink for all participants. Prizes will be awarded for 1st through 5th place.  Date: November 9, 2019 Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
2019 EPMPOA Installation & Service Awards Banquet and Dance
10/15/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association will hold its annual Installation and Service Awards Party and Dance on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Memorial Hall, 3601 Rutherglen St.  The evening will start at 6:00 PM with a social gathering featuring cocktails and finger foods.
Mack Trucks on Strike
10/15/19 - Teamsters Local 776
More than 3,600 hourly workers at Mack Trucks Inc., in Florida, Maryland and Pennsylvania...
AT&T Mobility Grace Street 2020 Benefit Enrollment
10/15/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
THIS UPDATE ONLY APPLIES TO IBEW AT&T MEMBERS WORKING AT THE AT&T GRACE STREET MOBILITY CALL CENTER (YELLOW CONTRACT). The Annual Enrollment period for AT&T Grace Street Mobility Call Center Employees began on Monday, October 14th at 7 a.m. and will continue through Friday, November 15th at 7 p.m.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
10/14/19 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, October 20th at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
Please help support your fellow SEIU union members working for Jackson county get a fair contract by following the link and voicing your support!"
10/14/19 - IBEW Local 659
Please help support your fellow SEIU Union Members by clicking the link below: https://act.seiu.org/onlineactions/Q-_zqzDjAkym12pI0HEiBQ2 Thanks you for your support.
Survey, Mother Jones, Financial Class
10/14/19 - UAW Local 602
Two doctoral students from MSU, Assistant Professors Maite Tapia and Christian Ibsen from the MSU School of Human Resources & Labor Relations, have asked us if they could anonymously survey our members about the strike of 2019. They are doing a thesis to document the lessons learned for future generations.
There's still time to sign up for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk!
10/14/19 - Teamsters Local 743
                                There’s Still Time to Register & Help Local 743 Make Strides Against Breast Cancer! ? The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is just 5 days away.
Ratification Results
10/14/19 - Association Employees Union
The Bargaining Committee is happy to report that the ratification of the 19-20 salary re-opener negotiations, Zoom and Freshservice Effects and Policy 104 Payment Authorization Effects all passed through ratification. The Bargaining Committee is so pleased to share that we had 76.1% of our bargaining unit members participate in this ratification, which is a record high.
Mack Truck Workers Strike in Maryland, Two Other States
10/14/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 14, 2019 | STRIKES | Thousands of Mack Truck workers were on strike Sunday at plants in three states, the first such walkout in decades. United Automobile Workers union members walked out of plants in Baltimore; Hagerstown; Middletown, Pennsylvania, and Jacksonville, Florida, the union said.
Mack Truck Workers Strike in Maryland, Two Other States
10/14/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 14, 2019 | Thousands of Mack Truck workers were on strike Sunday at plants in three states, the first such walkout in decades. United Automobile Workers union members walked out of plants in Baltimore; Hagerstown; Middletown, Pennsylvania, and Jacksonville, Florida, the union said.
Aviation Industry Whistleblower Stakeholder Meeting
10/14/19 - AMFA
October 14, 2019 -- On October 8, 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) held a public meeting to solicit comments and suggestions from stakeholders on issues facing the agency in the administration of the whistleblower protection provisions under the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21). OSHA is interested in obtaining information from the public on key issues facing the agency’s whistleblower program. AMFA National Safety and Standards Director Scott King was in attendance and had the opportunity to provide the following feedback to questions posed by OSHA...
Rookie El Paso police officer placed on leave after shooting teen robbery suspect
10/14/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A rookie El Paso police officer is on administrative leave after shooting and wounding a teenage robbery suspect over the weekend. The wounded 17-year-old male is hospitalized in stable condition at University Medical Center of El Paso, Sgt. Robert Gomez, a police spokesman, said Monday.
Strike information update #29 - Strike pay
10/13/19 - UAW Local 602
The United Auto Workers International Executive Board voted in a motion Saturday morning to authorize increased strike pay to $275 per week for all UAW members on strike and allow members striking at General Motors and Aramark to take on part-time jobs without reducing their strike pay – as long as they perform their picket duty.
Roy Nixon Honored at 2019 KC NAACP Banquet
10/13/19 - Teamsters Local 41
On Saturday, October 12, 2019 the Kansas City NAACP held its 52nd Annual Freedom Fund Banquet at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center.

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El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association urges voters to approve Public Safety Bond
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Supporting our Union Brothers
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OCTOBER MEETING UPDATE - NO SHREVEPORT MEETING
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