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Statement on Negotiations
04/28/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
Statement by the Communications Workers of America on Negotiations with Verizon Thursday, April 28, 2016 Responding to Verizon’s refusal to drop proposals that would hurt the families of nearly 40,000 striking workers, Dennis G.
COBRA REQUESTS FOR STRIKING MEMBERS
04/28/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
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A Special Message on Workers’ Memorial Day
04/28/16 - Horizon Air AFA-CWA
April 28, 2016 Dear AFA-CWA Members: Today, pause to recognize Workers’ Memorial Day. In 1970, the AFL-CIO declared April 28th as Workers’ Memorial Day, remembering those who have died on the job and redoubling our efforts to maintain and promote safety at work.
Regional Bargaining Report #52
04/28/16 - CWA Local 1103
Regional Bargaining Report # 52 Thursday April 28, 2016   Today, Verizon presented what it described as its “last, best, and final offer” to your bargaining teams in Philadelphia and Westchester. Unfortunately, their “last and best” was little more than the “same old bullshit.
VZ Bargaining Report #52
04/28/16 - CWA Local 1111
Regional Bargaining Report # 52 Thursday April 28, 2016 Today, Verizon presented what it described as its “last, best, and final offer” to your bargaining teams in Philadelphia and Westchester. Unfortunately, their “last and best” was little more than the “same old bullshit.
REGIONAL BARGAINING REPORT #65
04/28/16 - CWA Local 2222
REGIONAL BARGAINING REPORT #65 Thursday April 26, 2016 The Mid-Atlantic Regional Committee met with the Company in Philadelphia this afternoon. The Company passed a comprehensive proposal, calling it the best and final proposal, which still fails to address many of our members’ concerns.
Price Memorial Service - 4/19
04/28/16 - NJLESA
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Steward Training HUGE Success
04/28/16 - IUE-CWA Local 301
Union Hall transformed into a 3 shift training center this week as Stewards classes were held. Stewards are the foundation of any good Union and are on the front lines of issues daily. In total nearly 100 Stewards, Board members and Officers from 4 different sites went through an 8 hour course on how to better represent their members.
MEMBERS SAY NO!
04/28/16 - Teamsters Local 814
LOCAL 814 MEMBERS ARE STANDING STRONG AGAINST CONCESSIONS -- NO CHANGES TO SENIORITY & NO CHANGES TO THE RATIO! DEPENDING ON THE OUTCOME of today's negotiations we will EITHER be meeting Tuesday May 3rd to vote on a fair new contract or we will be voting to authorize a strike to get the contract we deserve.
BECOMING A STEWARD: A WAY TO HELP YOURSELF AND OUR UNION
04/28/16 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Brothers & Sisters of AFSCME Local 328, I have been a steward for AFSCME Local 328 for about eight years and am now your chief steward. I have served in all levels of the steward program — investigatory, grievance, lead and chief steward.
2016 NALC Food Drive
04/28/16 - Teamsters Local 542
 2016 National Assotiation of Letter Carriers Food Drive As in every year the National Association of Letter Carriers will be picking up from your mail box on Saturday, May 14, 2016 all donated food which will be distributed throughout the year by Union United to Union families in need.
Workplace Safety is Still an Elusive Goal for Many on the Job
04/28/16 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 28, 2016  | HEALTH & SAFETY |  Today is Worker's Memorial Day, a time to remember and honor our fallen brothers and sisters in the labor movement all across the globe.
Touch a Truck
04/28/16 - Teamsters Local 776
On Saturday, April 23, 2016 Local 776 participated in the "Touch A Truck" event sponsored by the Rolling Acres PTO. The event was held at Alloway Creek Elementary School in Littlestown, Pa. Kids in attendance had the opportunity to see over 40 vehicles first hand.
Imperial County General Membership Meeting
04/28/16 - Teamsters Local 542
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AFT Convention 100th Anniversary
04/28/16 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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Police Explorers Gun Raffle
04/28/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
See attached flyer for more information.
Police Explorers Golf Tournament
04/28/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
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What Happened to America's Good Jobs?
04/28/16 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 28, 2016 | ECONOMY | As the picket lines swell with more and more Verizon workers, the company’s chief executive, Lowell C. McAdam, asserted that Verizon wanted to protect "good" jobs. But what are good jobs? The tech workers at Verizon are not objecting to the introduction of new technology.
Memo From AMFA-SWA ASAP ERC Representatives
04/28/16 - AMFA Local 32
Memo From AMFA-SWA ASAP ERC Representatives April 27, 2016 Southwest Airlines recently issued a memorandum covering the Voluntary Disclosure Reporting Program (VDRP). This is a program by which Southwest can self-disclose noncompliance issues to the FAA. The use of the VDRP only protects the Company.
Employees at Advantage Logistics South in Fountain, Colorado went out on strike this morning at 5:00 a.m.
04/28/16 - Teamsters Local 455
Employees at Advantage Logistics South in Fountain, Colorado went out on strike this morning at 5:00 a.m. The two major striking issues are heath and welfare and pension.
Regional Bargaining Report # 64
04/28/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Regional Bargaining Report # 64 Wednesday, April 27, 2016 As reported yesterday, the Mid Atlantic Regional Bargaining committee will be meeting with the Company tomorrow afternoon. This is day 15 of the strike and will only be the third meeting with the Company since the strike was called. The other 2 meetings yielded no agreement. No one should be convinced that this meeting will either.
Correct Email Address
04/28/16 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 494
Please make sure we have your correct email address on your membership registration for the IBEW Local 494 website. When we send emails out, if your email address is wrong, it will not get delivered.
Goodbye-Goodbye-Goodbye
04/28/16 - OPWU
Today (April 28) I leave for the OPWU Convention is Columbus.  This is my last covention as president and I am concluding my life as an active union officer.  I call it "retiring" but in reality I am just not running for relection.   I have been blessed to serve this organization for the last 29+ years.
On Safety
04/28/16 - IATSE Local 477
Remember those lost on the El Faro and others
Workplace Safety is Still an Elusive Goal for Many on the Job
04/28/16 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 28, 2016  | HEALTH & SAFETY |  Today is Worker's Memorial Day, a time to remember and honor our fallen brothers and sisters in the labor movement all across the globe.
What Happened to America's Good Jobs?
04/28/16 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 28, 2016 | ECONOMY | As the picket lines swell with more and more Verizon workers, the company’s chief executive, Lowell C. McAdam, asserted that Verizon wanted to protect "good" jobs. But what are good jobs? The tech workers at Verizon are not objecting to the introduction of new technology.
Regional Bargaining Report # 64
04/27/16 - CWA Local 2222
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 As reported yesterday, the Mid Atlantic Regional Bargaining committee will be meeting with the Company tomorrow afternoon. This is day 15 of the strike and will only be the third meeting with the Company since the strike was called. The other 2 meetings yielded no agreement. No one should be convinced that this meeting will either.
Remembering John Hare
04/27/16 - CWA Local 2222
On April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. To find and event visit: http://www.aflcio.
Continuing Medical Coverage
04/27/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
TO: CWA Members on Strike Against Verizon FROM: Edward F. Mooney, Vice President District 2-13 Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO RE: VERIZON STRIKE: Continuing Medical Coverage While on Strike DATE: April 26, 2016 There have been many questions raised related to continuing medical coverage during the strike.
Informative Bulletin 4-27-16
04/27/16 - IUE-CWA Local 83761
Free Mavericks Playoff Tickets
04/27/16 - APWU local 67
Missouri Mavericks Playoff Tickets Free to Union Members The Missouri Mavericks have the best won-lost record in the ECHL, and swept the first round of playoffs against the Quad City mallards. The Second round has the Mavericks hosting games one and two on the home ice at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena 19100 E. Valley View Parkway, Independence Mo.
Phone Banking Cancelled
04/27/16 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
4/27/16 To members, the phone banking scheduled for tonight, 4/27/16 has been cancelled. It will resume next Wednesday, barring any changes.
CENTRAL STATES PENSION FUND UPDATE
04/27/16 - Teamsters Local 568
TREASURY GUIDANCE UPDATE -- The Central States Pension Fund Trustees are currently reviewing final guidance issued on Tuesday, April 26 by the U.S. Department of the Treasury regarding the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA) and its effect on the development and implementation of Central States Pension Fund’s rescue plan. This guidance is more than 100 pages in length.
Early Voting Starts Today, April 27th
04/27/16 - Teamsters Local 175
Early voting starts today, April 27th.  Make sure you get to the polls.  See the link below to see where and what time early voting is in your county. http://www.sos.wv.gov/elections/Vote/EarlyVoting/Pages/default.
The Grapevine-April 2016
04/27/16 - AMFA Local 32
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Montgomery County Members | The Council voted to send us back to the table...
04/27/16 - UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO, AFL-CIO
Despite your union’s best efforts the council voted unanimously to send all of the us, fire fighters, police and school board unions back to the bargaining table. The parties must come to an agreement by May 10.
James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund
04/27/16 - Teamsters Local 449
We want to announce the start of the application period for the annual Essay Contest.  Winners of the Essay Contest will receive a one-time grant of $1,000.  Winners will be chosen from each of the five regions of the union (Eastern, Southern, Central, Western and Canada).
Organizer
04/27/16 - BACWI
The BAC District Council of WI is accepting resumes for an Organizer  Looking for a competent & trustworthy self~starter. Excellent communication & computer skills are a necessity. Being able to understand and speak Spanish is a plus. Becoming proficient in federal & state labor laws a must.  Must be able to maintain a varied schedule with the potential for long hours.
Jerry Brown's office mocks Rick Scott trip to California
04/27/16 - IATSE Local 477
California Gov. Jerry Brown's office is sarcastically welcoming Florida Gov. Rick Scott . .
Regional Bargaining Report # 63
04/27/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Regional Bargaining Report # 63 Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Earlier this evening the company reached out to the bargaining committee and requested to meet. The meeting will take place Thursday afternoon. Keep the picket lines strong at the wireless stores and the public engaged in our fight.
Retirement Party for Party for Robert Mastrogiovanni (Bobby Mustache)
04/27/16 - Local One I.U.E.C.
  Retirement Party for Party for Robert Mastrogiovanni (Bobby Mustache) June 10th 5pm-8pm Twins Irish Pub 421 9th Ave (Between West 33rd & West 34th Street) New York, NY 212-643-1688 $60.
Remembering Those Who Died or Were Injured
04/27/16 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Tomorrow, we are asking all IBEW 21 members to observe a moment of silence and to wear a Union shirt, pin or other union item to honor our Sisters and Brothers and all workers who may have died or were injured while at work. Please also take the time to talk about working safely.   April 28th is Workers Memorial Day and also the day OSHA was established in 1971. As Mother Jones famously said, “We pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.”
Save The Date
04/27/16 - IBEW Local 332
Save the Date Thursday May 12, 2016 Stay Informed (It’s Your Money)             I.B.E.W.
Attention UPS Members
04/27/16 - Teamsters Local 568
Encourage Teamster Member Shareholders to VOTE FOR PROPOSAL #3 in support of improved lobbying disclosures and board oversight on the company’s proxy ballot.  The proposal was co-sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Currently UPS does not disclose to shareholders (YOU) its lobbying expenditures or rationale for contributing to groups such as ALEC and the U.S.
Continuing Medical Coverage While on Strike
04/27/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
TO:                 CWA Members on Strike Against Verizon   FROM:           Dennis G.
Regional Bargaining Report # 63
04/27/16 - CWA Local 2222
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Earlier this evening the company reached out to the bargaining committee and requested to meet. The meeting will take place Thursday afternoon. Keep the picket lines strong at the wireless stores and the public engaged in our fight. We remain committed to reach a fair contract and need to continue to stand together.
TEAMSTERS ANNOUNCE 2016 PRIMARY ENDORSED CANDIDATES
04/27/16 - Teamsters Local 175
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