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Transportation Labor Proudly Carries Dr. King's Legacy Forward
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Chicago Blackhawks Union Member Ticket Discount!
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Vote For Activist Of The Year
Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Helping Government Employees
Teamsters Local 776
Union Stewards Minimum rule/requirements
Teamsters Local 743
Updated Stewards Minimum Qualifications
Teamsters Local 743
 
     

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Transportation Labor Proudly Carries Dr. King's Legacy Forward
01/21/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision for a more just and fair society was driven by a belief that America can and should be a place where all people prosper together. By focusing on what unites us, rather than what divides us, Dr. King showed us there is strength in unity, and taught us the immeasurable power working people have when they join together.
Vote For Activist Of The Year
01/20/19 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
VOTE HERE
Helping Government Employees
01/20/19 - Teamsters Local 776
With a partial federal government shutdown that has left 800,000 government workers...
Union Stewards Minimum rule/requirements
01/19/19 - Teamsters Local 743
Thank you for serving as a Union leader at your worksite. Please be advised that the ground rules and requirements for Local 743 union stewards implemented by the Executive Board in 2012 have been updated.
Updated Stewards Minimum Qualifications
01/19/19 - Teamsters Local 743
Thank you for serving as a Union leader at your worksite. Please be advised that that the 2012 ground rules/requirements for union stewards implemented by the Teamsters Local 743 Executive Board have been updated.
Winter Park Bargaining Report
01/19/19 - CWA Local 3176
Winter Park Bargaining Report 01/18/19 CWA Brothers and Sisters: After four days of negotiations, this is the bargaining teams first report to the membership, as you would expect the company is once again playing Hardball with Winter Park group.
Hoffa, Teamsters call on Congress to Reopen Government
01/18/19 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 18, 2019 | PUBLIC SERVICES | Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa joined other labor leaders at a rally today in the nation’s capital to call for an end of a partial federal government shutdown that has left 800,000 government workers without a paycheck for nearly a month.
From the Desk of the Business Agents 01/18/19
01/18/19 - IATSE Local 33
From the desks of the Business Agents: THE FOLLOWING RULES WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY AND WILL BE IN THE DISPATCH WORKING RULES; “Any individual who has been notified by the Business Office that they are no longer allowed to work for an employer (who has received a letter of non-referral for just cause)
In Case You Missed It
01/18/19 - Teamsters Local 355
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Black History Mobile Museum in Lansing
01/18/19 - UAW Local 602
The East Lansing Public Library is thrilled to host the Black History 101 Mobile Museum on Tuesday, January 22 in honor of Black History Month! The exhibit will be open from 10am-6pm with a lecture by Khalid el-Hakim at 1pm.
Blog: With Hawaii on the Horizon, Focus Shifts To Contract Negotiations
01/18/19 - AMFA
January 18, 2019 -- Southwest’s proposed service to Hawaii is projected to account for almost half of the carrier’s 2019 growth. It would seem natural that this growth would lead to benefits for their employees.
Hoffa, Teamsters call on Congress to Reopen Government
01/18/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 18, 2019 | PUBLIC SERVICES | Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa joined other labor leaders at a rally today in the nation’s capital to call for an end of a partial federal government shutdown that has left 800,000 government workers without a paycheck for nearly a month.
The Impact Of A Government Shutdown On Public Safety
01/18/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
As the Trump administration and Congress continue to spar over $5 billion in funding for a new border wall, the resulting government shutdown has reached day 26. On Jan. 12, it officially became the longest shutdown in American history, with no indication of an end in sight. Here’s how a government shutdown affects public safety personnel and first responders.
Start up of "Dues Check Off"
01/18/19 - IUEC Local 10
Effective June 1, 2019, the IUEC Dues Check Off will go into effect.  If you are interested in participating, you must sign the "Authorization for Check-Off of IUEC Dues Form".  Your employer will then commence the deduction of those dues beginning with the second pay period following receipt of a signed and dated authorization form.  The employer shall deduct $14.
Pritzker Sworn In - Signs PLA's Day One
01/18/19 - Laborers' Local 231
Gov. JB Pritzker and all state constitutional officers took the oath of office Monday, January 14, 2019, during a ceremony in  Springfield attended by thousands, including many union members and labor leaders.
Hoffa, Teamsters call on Congress to Reopen Government
01/18/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 18, 2019 | PUBLIC SERVICES | Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa joined other labor leaders at a rally today in the nation’s capital to call for an end of a partial federal government shutdown that has left 800,000 government workers without a paycheck for nearly a month.
UPS Supplemental Agreements
01/17/19 - Teamsters Local 776
The seven Teamster local unions that represent UPS Teamsters covered by the Upstate and Western New York Supplement have reached...
IBEW 21 Mourns the Loss of Our Brother Jeffrey Harris
01/17/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of our Brother Jeffrey Harris, who worked at AT&T, in the Joliet Garage.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and coworkers.
Should Federal Workers Walk Off the Job?
01/17/19 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 17, 2019 | OPINION |  [...] For the most part, federal employees deemed essential are required to still turn up and do their jobs and they are doing just that. After all, if they don’t, they could be fired and their unions fined.
Should Federal Workers Walk Off the Job?
01/17/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 17, 2019 | OPINION |  [...] For the most part, federal employees deemed essential are required to still turn up and do their jobs and they are doing just that. After all, if they don’t, they could be fired and their unions fined.
11 PSE's to be Converted, 1/19
01/17/19 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT… A.P.W.U.’s efforts have resulted again in Cleveland’s most senior Clerk Craft PSE’s being converted to career employees.   Effective Sat., January 19, 11 PSE’s will enjoy the benefits and security of full-time status. I am proud to say that the National, along with our Officers and Stewards of the A.P.W.U.
National Day of Action
01/17/19 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
Hello Local 1107 member, , Join me for a National Day of Action today to fight for a fair democracy! Corporate CEOs and the wealthiest 1% have spent decades rigging the system to reduce our power and make it harder and harder to pass legislation that helps working people. It’s time to do something about it.
124th El Paso Police Academy Graduation Ceremony
01/17/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association invites members and their families and the general public to attend the graduation ceremony for the El Paso Police Department’s 124th Police Academy Class.  The event will take place on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM at the Bowie High School Auditorium, 801 S. San Marcial St.
Update on the operation and equipment moves at the Mid-C P&DC
01/17/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Update on the operation and equipment moves at the Mid-Carolina P&DC * I met with management on January 15, 2019. The manual clerk operations at the Mid-C P&DC will be done away with in the coming weeks. The mail from the manual operation will be worked on the USS machine. The staffing for the USS machine will be clerks and mail handlers.
UPDATE: Suspect shot by EPPD officers dies
01/17/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Police say the man shot by El Paso Police officers Monday morning has died. He has been identified as 25-year-old Louis Jose Burrus. Burrus was in critical condition after he was shot just before 5:00 a.m. Monday on the 2900 block of Trawood Drive, near George Dieter Drive.
A.P.W.U. Night w/ the Cavs Feb. 5
01/17/19 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
Dear A.P.W.U. Member: Below is the link to the ticket link for the American Postal Workers Union Night @ the Q! 15 kids that purchase through this link ( ages 5-18 )will be partnered with a Cavs player on the court during the National Anthem!
Advocacy Day for Statewide Film Industry on Monday, March 18 in Olympia
01/16/19 - IATSE Local 488
It’s time once again for IATSE 488 Members from around the state and our jurisdiction, to come to Olympia to make sure we #KeepFilmInWA!
Teamsters: Fed Workers Deserve Respect – and Pay – for Their Jobs
01/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 16, 2019 | WAR ON WORKERS | Some 800,000 Americans who work for the federal government are closing in on a month of going without pay. And that is not good news for this country. As it stands, the U.S. government currently owes federal workers some $5 billion in back wages. The effect of the federal furlough reaches far beyond these government workers, however.
Teamsters: Fed Workers Deserve Respect – and Pay – for Their Jobs
01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 16, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Some 800,000 Americans who work for the federal government are closing in on a month of going without pay. And that is not good news for this country. As it stands, the U.S. government currently owes federal workers some $5 billion in back wages. The effect of the federal furlough reaches far beyond these government workers, however.
Supreme Court Ruling Gives Truckers a Victory and a New Weapon in Labor War at L.A. Ports
01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 16, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS |  A U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for drivers to sue trucking companies could have a major impact on the labor battle that has raged for years at Southern California’s ports, according to worker advocates.
Electrical State Certification
01/16/19 - IBEW Local 100
The State of California has required state certification for all electricians for many years now.  Most contractors will not hire you until your state cert is validated.  If you already have a state cert, please DO NOT forget to renew it in a timely manner!  The State has a backlog of about 8-10 weeks before it shows on their database as being renewed.
Supreme Court Ruling Gives Truckers a Victory and a New Weapon in Labor War at L.A. Ports
01/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 16, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS |  A U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for drivers to sue trucking companies could have a major impact on the labor battle that has raged for years at Southern California’s ports, according to worker advocates.
NMFA-YRCW CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS TIME TABLE
01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 71
Steve Bishop, Business Agent for YRC and Holland will be in contrace negotiations during the following weeks: Monday, February 11, 2019 through Friday, February 15, 2019. Monday, February 25, 2019 through Friday, March 1, 2019. Monday, March 11, 2019 through Friday, March 15, 2019. Monday, Marchh 18, 2019 through Friday, March 22, 2019.
Supreme Court Ruling Gives Truckers a Victory and a New Weapon in Labor War at L.A. Ports
01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 16, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS |  A U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for drivers to sue trucking companies could have a major impact on the labor battle that has raged for years at Southern California’s ports, according to worker advocates.
Attention Local 162 Members: Aflac Open Enrollment
01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 162
AFLAC OPEN ENROLLMENT Open enrollment for Local 162 members to sign up for Aflac insurance is taking place the entire month of March 2019.  At the request of Local 162 members, your Union leadership continues to negotiate group discounted rates with Aflac for accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity insurance.
FIRST STUDENT DRIVERS AND MONITORS IN NAPERVILLE WIN WAGE THEFT SETTLEMENT
01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 179
First Student drivers and monitors in Naperville who are members of Locals 179 and 673 have won a 2015 class action lawsuit against the company for wage theft.  Drivers and monitors in other locations also took part in the lawsuit. In total, 400 workers will be receiving $687.00 each for a total of $274,800.00.
Teamsters: Fed Workers Deserve Respect – and Pay – for Their Jobs
01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 16, 2019 | WAR ON WORKERS | Some 800,000 Americans who work for the federal government are closing in on a month of going without pay. And that is not good news for this country. As it stands, the U.S. government currently owes federal workers some $5 billion in back wages. The effect of the federal furlough reaches far beyond these government workers, however.
2019 Election Results
01/15/19 - IATSE Local 488
Please welcome your new officers! Thanks to all who ran for office and congrats to those who won the vote to leadership. May we all prosper by the actions you take on behalf of the Membership of IATSE 488, Studio Mechanics fo the Pacific Northwest!
2019 TEAMSTERS LOCAL 71 SCHOLARSHIP
01/15/19 - Teamsters Local 71
ALL MEMBERS OF TEAMSTERS LOCAL 71 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FOR CHILDREN & GRANDCHILDREN OF ELIGIBLE MEMBERS Dear Brothers and Sisters: Local 71 is taking applications for the College Scholarship for Children and Grandchildren of eligible members who will graduate from High School in 2019.
New BRS Leadership Elected
01/15/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
FRONT ROYAL, VIRGINIA, January 15, 2019 — Per the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen Constitution, the General Chairmen and Grand Executive Council gathered today and elected Jerry C. Boles as President of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the previous President.
IBEW Local 21 Day With the Bulls
01/15/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
IBEW Local 21 Member Day with the Bulls on Sunday, March 3rd - 2:30 p.m. IBEW Local 21 members, family and friends are invited to watch as the Bulls battle the Hawks. On this special day, all IBEW Local 21 members, retirees, family and friends can purchase discounted Chicago Bulls tickets.
One person hospitalized after an officer-involved shooting in east El Paso
01/15/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
El Paso police are investigating an officer-involved shooting.  It happened on Trawood Drive near George Dieter Drive Monday morning.  Darrel Petry, spokesman for the El Paso Police Department said they received several calls about shots fired in a neighborhood nearby.   He said they pursued a man who they believed was involved in the incident.
Voting Rights Act
01/15/19 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
January 4, 2019 Dear Colleagues: For many years now, our union has recognized the urgency of fixing our broken democracy. Corporate CEOs and the wealthiest 1% have spent decades rigging the system to reduce our power and we have been finding it harder and harder to engage and win political fights.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, JANUARY 20
01/15/19 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, January 20th at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you at the meeting.
2019 CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF WILL & GRUNDY COUNTIES SCHOLARSHIP
01/15/19 - Teamsters Local 179
Since 1996 the Contractors Association of Will and Grundy Counties has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to the sons and daughters of Will/Grundy union building tradesman and/or CAWGC member companies' employees. The CAWGC will again sponsor a scholarship program this year.
DO WE HAVE YOUR CORRECT ADDRESS?
01/15/19 - Denver Metro Area Local APWU
DO WE HAVE YOUR CORRECT ADDRESS? by Rita Burns, Office Manager DO YOU WANT TO VOTE IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION? CONTACT RITA OR LINDI WITH YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS AT 303-365-1524 EXT. 11 OR 10 BALLOTS WILL BE MAILED TO YOUR ADDRESS ON RECORD.
APWU Health Plan During Shutdown
01/15/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Do you know someone affected by the Shutdown.

 
 
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