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COVID Relief WA Governor and Legislator Letters
05/30/20 - IATSE Local 488
IATSE 488, along with affiliated entertainment unions and guilds, has sent these letters to the indicated legislators and political leaders. This is part of our ongoing effort to ensure the needs of entertainment workers are being considered in the economic relief and policy making process in our capitols.
Resume Normal Hours
05/30/20 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
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Happy Retirement to Arnold Morin
05/30/20 - Association Employees Union
AEU wants to wish Arnold Morin, CSEA Executive Coordinator, and long time AEU Activist a very happy retirement. Arnold began his service to AEU in 2001 and his efforts have truly made AEU a better, stronger, union. Arnold will be sorely missed, but we coudn't be happier for him.
Ernie Soehl, National Freight Director Update
05/29/20 - Teamsters Local 776
Here are some facts. This is not fake news. These are cold hard facts that we have to grapple with....
In Case You Missed It
05/29/20 - Teamsters local 570
  • Who are essential workers.
Message From The President
05/29/20 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
IMPORTANT UPDATE A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Friday, May 29, 2020   I hope this message finds you and your families healthy and safe.    Unfortunately we learned of another positive test of one of our members. This was in the Town of Saugerties DPW. That makes 6 members testing positive for Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.
In Case You Missed It
05/29/20 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Who are essential workers.
In Case You Missed It
05/29/20 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Who are essential workers.
EDBF #130
05/29/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
We regretfully inform you of the passing of Brother Robert Hupp on Tuesday, May 12th.  He was a member of the Electricians Death Benefit Fund and has been assigned #130.  His beneficiary was paid a benefit based on 234 members.  Members utilizing the recurring payment option will be charged on June 20th. No service arrangements are planned.
COVID-19 Task Forces Must Have Aviation Industry Labor Representation
05/29/20 - AMFA
May 29, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many elements of our country and our world — and will affect the aviation ecosystem for years to come. Creating a workable plan for this “new normal” is crucial. Several federal agencies are putting together internal task forces, while Congress has proposed legislation enacting similar advisory groups, most notably the collaborative task force established by the Restoring Safety in the Skies Act introduced by Senators Markey (D-MA) and Blumenthal (D-CT) and supported by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA).
June 2020 Meeting Postponed
05/29/20 - Teamsters Local 89
JUNE 2020 MEMBERSHIP MEETING POSTPONEMENT Local 89 has continued to operate throughout this unprecedented time and was not subject to complete closure by the Governor of Kentucky’s March 22nd, 2020 Executive Order.
Video Message From Alice Phillips
05/29/20 - IBEW Local 483
Business Manager, Alice Phillips Email: alice@ibew483.org Phone: 253-312-9282 Assistant Business Manager, Byron Allen Email: byron@ibew483.org Phone: 253-677-2090 Assistant Business Manager/Organizer, Rose Mitchell Email: rose@ibew483.
Union: More Than 3,000 Meatpacking Workers Infected in Outbreak
05/29/20 - Teamsters local 570
May 29, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | More than 3,000 U.S. meatpacking workers have tested positive for COVID-19 and at least 44 workers have died, the country’s largest meatpacking union said on Thursday, reflecting an increasing toll on plant employees.
Union: More Than 3,000 Meatpacking Workers Infected in Outbreak
05/29/20 - Teamsters Local 355
May 29, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | More than 3,000 U.S. meatpacking workers have tested positive for COVID-19 and at least 44 workers have died, the country’s largest meatpacking union said on Thursday, reflecting an increasing toll on plant employees.
Union: More Than 3,000 Meatpacking Workers Infected in Outbreak
05/29/20 - Teamsters Local 992
May 29, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | More than 3,000 U.S. meatpacking workers have tested positive for COVID-19 and at least 44 workers have died, the country’s largest meatpacking union said on Thursday, reflecting an increasing toll on plant employees.
This Map Shows the Staggering Number of Reported OSHA Complaints
05/29/20 - Teamsters Local 992
May 27, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The health and safety of workers in the United States has never come under more scrutiny in the history of this country than it has in recent months during the COVID-19 pandemic, for good reason.
International Emergency Resources
05/29/20 - IUOE Local 302
International Substance Abuse & Other Resources At this link you will find information and testimonials produced by the International to aid our members with substance abuse, suicide prevention, and many other valuable resources.
EDBF #129
05/29/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
We regretfully inform you of the passing of Brother Hugh Sykes on Wednesday, May 27th.  He was a member of the Electricians Death Benefit Fund and has been assigned #129.  His beneficiary was paid a benefit based on 234 members.  Members utilizing the recurring payment option will be charged on June 20th.
In Case You Missed It
05/29/20 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Who are essential workers.
NEASO Salary Schedule 2020-21
05/28/20 - NEASO
NEASO Salary Schedule 2020-21 The across the board increase of $2425, noted in the column titled Salary 6/1/20 + $2425, will be effective for the pay period of 5/30 – 6/12. The increase will first be reflected in paycheck 6/19. To assist you with interpreting the new salary schedule we have provided column headers and definitions below.
DFW Airport Badge Revalidation is Required
05/28/20 - TWU Local 513
AA Management has informed us that we have 50 members that have not revalidated their yellow badge. Please visit the DFW Badge office for revalidation prior to May 29, 2020.
Support for Local 9 Brother Wright
05/28/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Local 9 member and Union Pacific Signal Maintainer Dave Wright was struck by a motorist while working at a crossing in Racine, Wisconsin on April 20, 2020.  He was air lifted to Froedtert Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition. Local 9 has established a GoFundMe page to help raise money and messages in support for Brother Wright.
LOCAL 179 UNION OFFICE TO RESUME NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS ON JUNE 1
05/28/20 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 union office will resume normal business hours beginning Monday, June 1.  Anyone entering the building is REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK as part of any business conducted at the office, including members who which to come in to pay their union dues. Hours will be Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
LOCAL 179 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP PICNIC CANCELED
05/28/20 - 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.
Congratulations IBEW 21 Graduates & Scholarship Winners
05/28/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
While life has been put on hold for many of us your IBEW 21 Officers, Staff and Executive Board would like to congratulate all of our IBEW 21 graduates and their parents. The Scholarship Committee met and we congratulate our 2020 Scholarship Winners: Margaret Collum, Mary Collum, Sara Engel, Erin Keeny, Jasmine Nickerson, Ethan Reattoir, Audrey Trevino. We are proud of all of you.
2020 Virtual Town Hall Meeting
05/28/20 - IBEW Local 6
EWMC SF Chapter, GGWC, and RENEW are hosting a virtual  town hall meeting for you to meet the candidates. Please submit all your questions by midnight June 1, 2020 to local6women@gmail.com or SanfranciscoRENEW@gmail.com.   Then join us on June 3rd to hear the candidates answers.
California Casualty
05/28/20 - TCSOA
California Casualty Enter to Win $5000 in STIHL Tools
Letter from IUEC Safety Director
05/28/20 - IUEC Local 10
Brothers and Sisters, OSHA has just issued COVID-19 guidance for the construction industry.  This guidance closely mirrors the requirements in the NABTU/CPWR standards adopted by the Governing Board of The American Building Trades Unions (NABTU) last month with your input, which CPWR used to produce and present the CPWR/COVID-19 Awareness Training.
This Map Shows the Staggering Number of Reported OSHA Complaints
05/27/20 - Teamsters local 570
May 27, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The health and safety of workers in the United States has never come under more scrutiny in the history of this country than it has in recent months during the COVID-19 pandemic, for good reason.
This Map Shows the Staggering Number of Reported OSHA Complaints
05/27/20 - Teamsters Local 355
May 27, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The health and safety of workers in the United States has never come under more scrutiny in the history of this country than it has in recent months during the COVID-19 pandemic, for good reason.
2020 CENSUS
05/27/20 - Teamsters Local 542
Dear Teamsters Local 542 Member, As of today the self-response rates of the 2020 Census Count are as follows: National - 60.1% or 88.9 Million households responded. California - 61.3% or 9.3 Million households. San Diego - 65.
Inside $5 Allocation Results
05/27/20 - IBEW Local 332
Brothers and Sisters, The Inside Allocation vote concluded on Tuesday at 5pm with 790 total votes, or 34% of the Inside membership. Option #1 came out on top with 361 votes. Option #2 had 258 votes, and option #3 had 171 votes. The allocation is as follows: $3 to wages, $1 to pension part B, $.50 to HRA / Navia, $.35 to Health and Wellfare, $.15 to JATC.
Residential Contract Vote Results
05/27/20 - IBEW Local 332
Brothers and Sisters, The proposed residential contract has been voted down, by a vote of 23 - 19. The negotiating team will be meeting with NECA to continue negotiating on your behalf. More information will be posted and shared as it becomes available. Thank you.
Conference Call
05/27/20 - CWA Local 2222
There will be a Conference Call Thursday May 28th @ 8pm to discuss the June 1st return to business as usual.
Take Action!!!!
05/27/20 - Teamsters Local 249
TAKE ACTION! The shutdown of the U.S. economy in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic has greatly amplified the pension crisis facing many Teamster members and retirees. Multiemployer pension plans are on an even faster path to insolvency, further jeopardizing the benefits that Teamster retirees, and active workers, have earned.
Union Demands Ford Close Dearborn Plant, Test All Workers for COVID-19
05/26/20 - Teamsters local 570
May 26, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The local union that represents workers at Ford Motor Co.'s Dearborn Truck Plant is asking the automaker to shut down the assembly line until all plant workers are tested for the coronavirus. The union also is asking for additional break time at the plant that builds the best-selling F-150 pickup.
Union Demands Ford Close Dearborn Plant, Test All Workers for COVID-19
05/26/20 - Teamsters Local 355
May 26, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The local union that represents workers at Ford Motor Co.'s Dearborn Truck Plant is asking the automaker to shut down the assembly line until all plant workers are tested for the coronavirus. The union also is asking for additional break time at the plant that builds the best-selling F-150 pickup.
Plans for new El Paso Police command center move forward
05/26/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The City of El Paso is moving forward with its plans to build the El Paso Police Department's Eastside Regional Command Center. City council is expected to discuss and vote on offering the design contract to MNK Architects, Inc. for $2,379,046.48 Tuesday morning. In total, the project will cost $38,600,000 and be paid for through the 2019 Public Safety Bonds.
June 7th Local 162 General Membership Meeting Cancelled
05/26/20 - Teamsters Local 162
In order to continue to comply with the orders of the Oregon Governor during this pandemic, and in the best interests and safety of the membership, Local 162’s upcoming Sunday, June 7th General Membership and Initiates Meetings are cancelled.
Union Demands Ford Close Dearborn Plant, Test All Workers for COVID-19
05/26/20 - Teamsters Local 992
May 26, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The local union that represents workers at Ford Motor Co.'s Dearborn Truck Plant is asking the automaker to shut down the assembly line until all plant workers are tested for the coronavirus. The union also is asking for additional break time at the plant that builds the best-selling F-150 pickup.
Collective Bargaining for Colorado State Employees: We Need YOU to Act!
05/26/20 - Teamsters Local 455
Collective bargaining for state employees needs to happen now! It has been a priority for the Colorado AFL-CIO for two years, and we need you to please send emails this week to the members of the State Senate. Here is a social media toolkit with sample emails, facebook and twitter posts, graphics, and links to an everyaction page: https://docs.google.
Pascrell Demands Investigation of USPS Mayhem
05/26/20 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-9) today called for an immediate investigation of turmoil at the United States Postal Service (USPS), purportedly stemming from a pattern of interference engineered by the Trump administration in its efforts to destabilize the post office, he said.
Over 60 Labor Leaders Urge Congressional Leaders to #SaveThePostOffice
05/26/20 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
On May 11, over 60 Labor leaders sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, copying both the Postal Board of Governors and the Postmaster General, urging them support the United States Postal Service.
Letter Carriers Launch ‘Heroes Delivering’ Campaign
05/26/20 - Teamsters Local 776
The workers of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) are needed now more than ever, keeping us connected and delivering lifesaving.....
Workers Helping Workers
05/25/20 - IATSE Local 488
Workers Helping Workers  Unions are coming together to distribute food boxes to members on Saturday, June 6th, the from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.at LIUNA Local 737 (Laborers Union), 17230 NE Sacramento St in Portland. If you and your family would like a food box please come out.
Memorial Day 2020
05/25/20 - National Correctional Employees Union
On this Memorial Day let's commemorate the men and women who died while in the military service of their country by remembering and honoring the countless veterans who have served the United States throughout the country’s history. On behalf of the NCEU family, a sincere thank you to the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Memorial Day
05/25/20 - IBEW Local 73
Wishing everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day
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Resume Normal Hours
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