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JOIN CWA in Battle with AT&T
08/24/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
The CWA union are holding pickets around town, the main one they're asking folks to congregate at is at 4100 Southstream Blvd Charlotte, 28217.The action is expected to continue tomorrow and possibly the next several days.CWA workers have filed an unfair labor charge as AT&T has not been willing to sit down and negotiate with it workers.
Time for Accountability
08/24/19 - Deputy Sheriff's Association of Bexar County
It's time for the Sheriff to stop making excuses for his failed leadership by whining to the press. He needs to hold himself accountable and be the leader we expected him to be when we endorsed him in 2016.
In Case You Missed It
08/23/19 - Teamsters local 570
  • The future for labor   • Nonprofit workers need unions, too   • Immigration is for rich people   • I was skeptical of unions. Then I joined one.   • How will autonomy affect the trucking industry.
In Case You Missed It
08/23/19 - Teamsters Local 355
  • The future for labor   • Nonprofit workers need unions, too   • Immigration is for rich people   • I was skeptical of unions. Then I joined one.   • How will autonomy affect the trucking industry.
CWA Picnic
08/23/19 - CWA Local 1111
CWA Picnic Sep 28, 2019   Time: 12:00 PM Location: Harris Hill Youth Camp 599 Harris Hill Road Elmira, NY 14903 Details: Please Join us for our Union Family Picnic Sign up at work or by calling the Hall (607) 733-1111 by Friday September 13, 2019 Inflatables, Face Painting, Food, Drinks, DJ, and More.
SCAM ALERT
08/23/19 - IUOE 302
Scam Alert / Heads Up Robo Calls for Apprenticeship Contrubtions We have received reports that members have been solicited for money for the "IUOE Apprenticeship Program". This is not sanctioned by the IUOE and is a scam, do not give them any contributions.
Boston Lyric Opera is seeking a dedicated group of outgoing, hard-working people to work Front-of-House
08/23/19 - IATSE Local B4
Front-of-House Staff (Part-Time/Temporary) Description: The Audience Services team at Boston Lyric Opera is seeking a dedicated group of outgoing, hard-working people to work Front-of-House for its upcoming production of Pagliacci from September 25th-October 6th at the DCR Steriti Memorial Rink locations at 561 Commercial Street, Boston.
Raise Your Voice
08/23/19 - CWA Local 1111
Brothers & Sisters, Thousands of our jobs have disappeared thanks to big corporations like AT&T, CenturyLink, and Wells Fargo sending work overseas in order to boost profits at the expense of our members and other working people. Call your member of Congress TODAY to demand action and keep good jobs in the U.S.
In Case You Missed It
08/23/19 - Teamsters Local 992
  • The future for labor   • Nonprofit workers need unions, too   • Immigration is for rich people   • I was skeptical of unions. Then I joined one.   • How will autonomy affect the trucking industry.
How the Media Should Cover Corporations Now
08/23/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 23, 2019 | OPINION | […] Here’s a suggestion to the business page editors of American newspapers: Now that shareholder value isn’t the be-all and end-all of corporate purpose, you need to supplement your business coverage with indices of more than a corporation’s share prices.
How the Media Should Cover Corporations Now
08/22/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 22, 2019 | OPINION | […] Here’s a suggestion to the business page editors of American newspapers: Now that shareholder value isn’t the be-all and end-all of corporate purpose, you need to supplement your business coverage with indices of more than a corporation’s share prices.
How the Media Should Cover Corporations Now
08/22/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 22, 2019 | OPINION | […] Here’s a suggestion to the business page editors of American newspapers: Now that shareholder value isn’t the be-all and end-all of corporate purpose, you need to supplement your business coverage with indices of more than a corporation’s share prices.
AMFA WELCOMES HORIZON AIR MECHANICS AND RELATED EMPLOYEES
08/22/19 - AMFA Local 32
AMFA WELCOMES HORIZON AIR MECHANICS AND RELATED EMPLOYEES Centennial, CO – August 22, 2019 – The National Mediation Board (NMB) officially announced today that the Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) at Horizon Air voted to elect the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), to be their exclusive collective bargaining agent.
Labor Day Parade 2019
08/22/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Labor Day Parade will be held on September 2, 2019 starting at 11am. The route is down Tryon Street from 10th to 3rd Streets.
Bernie Sanders’s ambitious plan to double union membership, explained Bernie Sanders wants to end “at-will” employment, and bring industry-wide wage boards.
08/22/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign has put out a new plan for workers that reflects a growing progressive labor movement dedicated to reinvigorating the country’s dwindling unions.
Press Release: AMFA Welcomes Horizon Air Mechanics and Related Employees
08/22/19 - AMFA
August 22, 2019 -The National Mediation Board (NMB) officially announced today that the Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) at Horizon Air voted to elect the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), to be their exclusive collective bargaining agent.
Charlotte Mayor & City Council Endorsements
08/22/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
The local has conducted interviews with candidates running for Mayor and City Council of Charlotte and make the following recommendations.
RIP Brother Tony Carito
08/21/19 - IBEW Local 648
Rest In Peace Brother Tony Carito. The visitation for Tony will be at Queen of Peace on Friday, August 23rd from 10:00-11:30, followed by a mass at 11:30. IBEW services will be held at the sight of the funeral at St. Mary's in Lindenwald on Pleasant Ave at 1:00.
Review: Unions Keep Watch on Corporations
08/21/19 - Teamsters local 570
Aug.
Interest Arbitration Panel for New Contract Appointed
08/21/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg has been appointed as the impartial chair of the tri-partite interest arbitration panel and scheduled the opening day of the hearings for September 4, 2019.  When the APWU and USPS are unable to reach a new collective bargaining agreement through negotiations, the law requires interest arbitration.
House Majority Supports H.R. 2382
08/21/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
On August 16, the USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382) achieved a bipartisan majority of cosponsors. This critical milestone is the direct result of a successful, day of action held on July 23 and our ongoing work with the AFL-CIO, and our sister postal unions.
MEWP Trainings & Certifications
08/21/19 - IATSE Local 488
Please join us for the following trainings: Mobile Elevated Work Platforms(MEWP) New Operator Certification: TBD / MEWP Operator Recertification: Portland, September 15 / MEWP 2.0 Experienced Operators GENIE SPECIFIC RIGGING & Operation Certification : Spokane: September 21-22 & Portland: September 28-29 Coordinators, Keys and Bests can get their Equipment Supervision Certification by attending just Day 1 of MEWP 2.0.
Review: Unions Keep Watch on Corporations
08/21/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug.
EPMPOA Sponsored "Wing Drive" Benefit for Officer S. Cataldi #1877
08/21/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a "Wing Drive" lunch to benefit Region VI (Headquarters) Motor Officer Stephen Cataldi #1877 and his family.  This event is to raise money to assist with medical expenses and other unplanned expenses.
Express 19-04
08/21/19 - Denver Metro Area Local APWU
How To Request To See A Steward by Bobby Rollins, President In lieu of the escalating number of grievances being filed by the Denver Metro Area Local and in order to be able to pass on consistent information to our members and provide them with the best representation possible, it is imperative that all APWU represented employees follow the proper procedure to see a steward.
Tentative Agreement
08/21/19 - IBEW Local 199
Dear Brothers and Sisters,   The Union and the company have reached a tentative agreement, the Negotiating Committee is recommending the package. Details of the agreement can be downloaded from the Website for the members to look over. There will be an open meeting in Fort Myers and Sebring FL.
GREAT TURNOUT FOR LOCAL 179'S 10TH ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP PICNIC
08/21/19 - Teamsters Local 179
Teamsters Local 179 held their 10th Annual Membership Picnic on Saturday, August 10th.  Over 750 attendees enjoyed great food, drinks, music and a photo booth and popcorn wagon as well as a face painter, an inflatable water slide and jump houses for the kids.  Once again, Attorney Jim Ridge of Ridge & Downes provided the incredible raffle prizes.
Review: Unions Keep Watch on Corporations
08/21/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug.
August 2019
08/20/19 - IUPAT local 10
Resolution passed throught the general membership from July 2019: Resolved: In the event that supermarket workers in UFCW Local 555 should strike or be locked out, Local 10 will dispatch one or more picket flying squads to aid our sisters and brothers at local supermarkets. This resolution shall be made public immediately and communicated to UFCW Local 555.
PLEASE ACT NOW !!
08/20/19 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
Dear Local 266 Members,   Your immediate action is needed! Please see attached letter from the IBEW International President, Lonnie Stephenson.   As lined out in the attached letter - It is very important for our union apprenticeships that all of our union members mobilize in support of the construction industry exemption, regardless of your classification.
Memo: New Web Page For AMFA Members Only About Legal Affairs
08/20/19 - AMFA
August 20, 2019 -- Many of you know from my August 8 update about the failure to reach agreement with Southwest Airlines in mediation that we hoped would have ended all of the federal litigation between AMFA, some of its current and former officers, and the company. AMFA must now defend itself from two separate federal lawsuits by Southwest against its own Mechanics and Inspectors filed before we reached agreement on the new contract.
Meatpacking - the problem isn't immigrants, it's companies recruiting them
08/20/19 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Eric Schlosser Author of Fast Food Nation Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press The immigration raid last week at seven poultry plants in rural Mississippi was a perfect symbol of the Trump administration’s racism, lies, hypocrisy, and contempt for the poor.
Teamster Pride
08/20/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Last month Local 776 received an order of new Tee Shirts displaying "Teamster Pride". If you got one send a photo of yourself with the shirt or any Teamster shirt, hat, beanie, etc. and we'll post it for everyone to see your Teamster Pride! Send your photo to: info@teamsterslocal776.org.
‘New’ NAFTA Fails Workers on Both Sides of Border
08/19/19 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 19, 2019 | ECONOMY | When an American corporation, GM or Nabisco or Carrier, builds a factory in Mexico, NAFTA protects the company from tariffs when it imports the Mexican-made cars or Oreos or furnaces back into the United States.
‘New’ NAFTA Fails Workers on Both Sides of Border
08/19/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 19, 2019 | ECONOMY | When an American corporation, GM or Nabisco or Carrier, builds a factory in Mexico, NAFTA protects the company from tariffs when it imports the Mexican-made cars or Oreos or furnaces back into the United States.
First Responders Bike Through Texas in Support of El Paso Victims
08/19/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A group of first responders made a stop in San Antonio Sunday morning to gather support for El Paso victims and fellow first responders who responded to the deadly shooting that killed more than 20 people. "We get forgotten, what we go through. We’re not just one event though. We’re many events.
‘New’ NAFTA Fails Workers on Both Sides of Border
08/19/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 19, 2019 | ECONOMY | When an American corporation, GM or Nabisco or Carrier, builds a factory in Mexico, NAFTA protects the company from tariffs when it imports the Mexican-made cars or Oreos or furnaces back into the United States.
This Week’s Union Meetings - Time is Running Out Get Your Tickets
08/19/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
There will be union meetings this week in Alton, Springfield and Danville.  If you are considering going to the IBEW 21 Union Day Game with the White Sox on Sunday, September 8th time is running out to get your tickets.  Bob P. will be placing the ticket order by the end of this week. Union Day with the Fighting ILLINI is on Saturday, September 21st.
‘New’ NAFTA Fails Workers on Both Sides of Border
08/19/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 19, 2019 | ECONOMY | When an American corporation, GM or Nabisco or Carrier, builds a factory in Mexico, NAFTA protects the company from tariffs when it imports the Mexican-made cars or Oreos or furnaces back into the United States.
2019 Gerald L. Randall Memorial Luncheoun
08/17/19 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
MISSOURI ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS GERALD L. (RED) RANDALL MEMORIAL LUNCHEON Honoring: Bill Richardson Friday, October 18, 2019 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM at Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa 777 NW Argosy Parkway Riverside, MO 64150 Tickets $40.
Celebrating 125 years of Labor Day
08/17/19 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
As Labor Day comes, many will enjoy firing up the grills, a cold one and perhaps a day of fishing or the kids enjoying the pool.  Enjoy it – it is well deserved. It is well deserved because we Americans are a hard-working people.  Many don’t take their full vacation allocation and thanks to cell phones, sometimes we never escape work.
CEO pay up 940%, worker 12%
08/17/19 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
From the Economic Policy Institute   https://www.epi.org/publication/ceo-compensation-2018/.
What The Future Holds for Labor Unions
08/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 16, 2019 | BOOKS | (Excerpt from “Beaten Down, Worked Up” by longtime labor reporter Steven Greenhouse) In the United States, a country that by many measures is the world’s richest, life has taken a wrong turn for millions of workers. For far too many, the land of opportunity has turned into a land of downsized hopes and shrunken mobility.
Did you know?
08/16/19 - AFA-CWA Local 61
A Flight Attendant who is unable to perform her/his assigned duty due to illness or injury will be credited for the trip(s) missed and will have the value of the trip(s) missed deducted from her/his sick leave credit. A Flight Attendant who flies a portion of a trip shall be credited with the portion flown.
In Case You Missed It
08/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
  • The new servant class   • Md. recalls 8,000 Real ID driver’s licenses   • Why it’s immigrants that pack your meats   • Supreme Court: Storm clouds on the horizon   • Sysco South Florida workers vote Teamsters YES   • Justice Dept. challenges immigration judges’ union   • U.S.
In Case You Missed It
08/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
  • The new servant class   • Md. recalls 8,000 Real ID driver’s licenses   • Why it’s immigrants that pack your meats   • Supreme Court: Storm clouds on the horizon   • Sysco South Florida workers vote Teamsters YES   • Justice Dept. challenges immigration judges’ union   • U.S.
SAVE THE DATE - Sept 27th - Financial Awareness Conference
08/16/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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