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CONTRACT EXPLANATION CALL
05/30/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
We will be holding a Verizon and Verizon Wireless NY/NE contract explanation call on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:15 pm ET. District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor will review the the tentative agreement, answer questions about the agreement and discuss the ratification process. Click here to register for the call or text NYNECALL to 69866.
MEMORIAL DAY
05/30/16 - Teamsters Local 264
                  We wish all of our members and their families a safe & Happy Memorial Day. Our heartfelt thanks and prayers go out to all who have and continue to serve.
A Message from Teamsters Local 688
05/30/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
Hello, We're in a battle with Schnucks Markets, please help our Brothers and Sisters in Teamsters Local 688 to stop these attacks on Teamster Members! Some of you may have already signed but I'm sending to everyone I know !! One of the largest grocery retailers in the St. Louis area has announced plans to eliminate 190 union jobs and subcontract their work to a non-union operation.
Memorial Day 2016
05/30/16 - TWU Local 513
Loss of our brother
05/30/16 - UAW Local 1700
With our deepest sympathy, Local 1700 mourns the loss of Brothers Ed Chezick.
READ THE CWA BARGAINING REPORT FOR VERIZON CONTRACT HERE
05/30/16 - CWA Local 1103
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FINAL BARGAINING REPORT
05/30/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
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Verizon Strike BACK TO WORK Agreement
05/30/16 - CWA Local 1103
BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT For CWA District 1 NY and NE May 29, 2016  Employees whose tours begin Tuesday night, May 31, 2016, and extend into Wednesday, June 1, 2016, will report to work for those tours.  All other employees will return to work for their tours that are scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
CWA Verizon Memo of Understanding
05/30/16 - CWA Local 1103
The CWA Bargaining Report & Summary, MOU, and Back to Work Agreement for the Verizon Contract are available in the Download section of this website you can access it by clicking: Downloads The Memo of Understanding for the Verizon Contract can also be access by clicking the PDF here.
Memorial Day Holiday
05/30/16 - Working Families' Friend
Today we honor the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT
05/30/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
D2-13 AND D1 NJ NOTICE: BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT For CWA Members in Verizon Mid-Atlantic ? Employees whose tours begin Tuesday night, May 31, 2016, and extend into Wednesday, June 1, 2016, will report to work for those tours. ? All other employees will return to work for their tours that are scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT
05/30/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT For CWA District 1 NY and NE May 29, 2016 Employees whose tours begin Tuesday night, May 31, 2016, and extend into Wednesday, June 1, 2016, will report to work for those tours. All other employees will return to work for their tours that are scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
05/30/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
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VZ Final Bargaining Report
05/30/16 - CWA Local 1111
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MOU
05/30/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
Please follow the link to read the full MOU.
CWA District 1 NY/NE Bargaining Report
05/30/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
CWA District 1 NY/NE May 29, 2016 39,000 CWA and IBEW members struck Verizon on April 13th because after 10 months at the bargaining table, management had totally refused to address the most important issues for our members.
Highlights to the Tentative Agreement
05/30/16 - CWA Local 2222
Please review the attached document for highlights of the Tentative Agreement.  When the actual agreement is received, it will be posted to this site.  There will be a town hall conference call tomorrow Tuesday, May 31st at 7:00 PM.  The direct dial number is 877 229-8431.  This call is to further explain the agreement.
Back to Work Notice
05/30/16 - CWA Local 2222
NOTICE: BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT For CWA Members in Verizon Mid-Atlantic ? Employees whose tours begin Tuesday night, May 31, 2016, and extend into Wednesday, June 1, 2016, will report to work for those tours. ? All other employees will return to work for their tours that are scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
Finalized Back To Work Agreement
05/30/16 - CWA Local 1111
BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT For CWA District 1 NY and NE May 29, 2016 Employees whose tours begin Tuesday night, May 31, 2016, and extend into Wednesday, June 1, 2016, will report to work for those tours. All other employees will return to work for their tours that are scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
Return To Work Agreement
05/30/16 - CWA Local 1123
BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT For CWA District 1 NY and NE Employees whose tours begin Tuesday night, May 31, 2016, and extend into Wednesday, June 1, 2016, will report to work for those tours. All other employees will return to work for their tours that are scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT
05/30/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT For CWA District 1 NY and NE May 29, 2016 Employees whose tours begin Tuesday night, May 31, 2016, and extend into Wednesday, June 1, 2016, will report to work for those tours. All other employees will return to work for their tours that are scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
Memorial Day Holiday
05/29/16 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
Honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
Memorial Day Holiday
05/29/16 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
Our Office will be closed on Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day Holiday.
Florida Keys Tourism Boom Inspired by Netflix Series
05/29/16 - IATSE Local 477
How Netflix's "Bloodline" made the Florida Keys a must-visit destination.
Teamsters Local 767 Companies
05/28/16 - Teamsters Local 767
These are the companies that we represent at Teamsters Local 767. With over 6000 hard working members we are the largest local Union in the state of Texas. We are Teamster Proud.
Return to Work Date
05/28/16 - CWA Local 2222
We will be returning to work on Wednesday June 1st. There will be no extention to this date.  Anyone who has outstanding circumstances that would prevent them from returning on Wednesday MUST contact their boss.  Please wear your RED and please WALK IN TOGETHER!  Soon, we will be able to see in writing the power of our efforts as a Union.
Power Outage schedule for Local 33 Office
05/28/16 - IATSE Local 33
Hello Everyone Please see the attachment regarding Burbank Water and Power's announcement that they will be shutting down power to our office on Thursday, June 2,  2016. The Local 33 Call Office will still be operating because they are on a different phone system than the main office, so you can still contact the Call Office.
2016 Summer Institute on Union Women
05/28/16 - IATSE Local 33
2016 Summer Institute on Union Women - Breaking Down Barriers and Borders For Decades, United Association for Labor Education (UALE) Summer Schools have provided leadership, skill-building, networking and educational programs to train and empower women to take on leadership roles in labor organizations.
LATTC Labor Schedule Fall 2016
05/28/16 - IATSE Local 33
LATTC Labor Studies Schedule Fall 2016 Attached is the LATTC Labor Studies Schedule for Fall 2016.  Develop Union Leadership Skills Earn an AA Degree or Certificate in Labor Studies Network with Union Activists & Leaders? There are many levels of classes offered for your Labor education needs.
Solidarity is a Weapon
05/28/16 - CWA Local 2222
As your Local President, I would like to personally thank each of you for your steadfast committment to our strike.   Verizon was intent on breaking OUR UNION and to only give us a contract that would allow them to continue reaping grotesque profits by abusing workers through mismanagement.  They did not suceed.
In Case You Missed It
05/27/16 - Teamsters local 570
  • Teamsters oppose beer mega-merger.   • Striking Verizon workers win big gains.   • How Facebook warps our worlds.   • Unions can help close the salary curve.   • Why pursue the TPP when we know it won't work?   • Union members don't oppose environmental protections.
Joint Association Update 5-27-16
05/27/16 - TWU Local 513
UAW Local 4911 Nomination Results
05/27/16 - UAW Local 4911
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Inside Wiremen
05/27/16 - IBEW Local 191
Inside Wiremen Wage Increase: June 1, 2016 Westside $1.15 Wages, $0.60 H&W Eastside  $1.25 Wages, $0.
45 DAYS ON STRIKE & THE DAY IS OURS!!!!!!!!!
05/27/16 - CWA Local 1103
Union to take down pickets; company agrees to add good union jobs on the East Coast First contract for retail wireless workers; improves workers’ overall standard of living Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers who have been on strike since April 13 are celebrating big gains after coming to an agreement in principle with the company.
Regional Politics
05/27/16 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
JCBA Update 05.27.16
05/27/16 - TWU Local 568
The Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met with the company during the week of May 23rd in Dallas. Although we have not reached tentative agreements on specific, open joint contract articles, we have worked very hard and have made progress. When we exchanged our initial proposals with the company regarding open articles, we found several differences that needed to be resolved.
In Case You Missed It
05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Teamsters oppose beer mega-merger.   • Striking Verizon workers win big gains.   • How Facebook warps our worlds.   • Unions can help close the salary curve.   • Why pursue the TPP when we know it won't work?   • Union members don't oppose environmental protections.
Office Closed Memorial Day
05/27/16 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
To the membership: The Local APWU union office will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 and will reopen Tuesday, May 31. Have a safe and happy holiday.
Labor Economics
05/27/16 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
It’s time to fix America’s rigged economy WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 25, 2016) — It’s been more than eight years since Wall Street sent us into the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
The Gig Economy is Ripping Out Floor Below Middle Class
05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 355
May 27, 2016 | ECONOMY | …In what's called the gig economy, companies like Uber hire people to use their own cars as taxis; property owners use firms like AirBnB to rent homes and rooms; and the well-off use firms like Instacart for on-demand shopping.
Maryland Enacts Tough Equal Pay Law
05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 355
May 27, 2016  | WAGES | …The Maryland equal pay law outlaws pay discrimination on the basis of sex or - and this is new - gender identity. It also closes loopholes employers now use to justify pay inequity. Ever since the original federal equal pay law, in 1962, firms have used those loopholes nationwide to keep women's pay far below that of men in equal jobs.
The Gig Economy is Ripping Out Floor Below Middle Class
05/27/16 - Teamsters local 570
May 27, 2016 | ECONOMY | …In what's called the gig economy, companies like Uber hire people to use their own cars as taxis; property owners use firms like AirBnB to rent homes and rooms; and the well-off use firms like Instacart for on-demand shopping.
An Agreement Has Been Reached Between CWA and Verizon
05/27/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
U.S. Department of Labor | May 27, 2016 U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announces agreement in principle on a new contract for Verizon workers WASHINGTON – U.S.
An Agreement Has Been Reached Between CWA and Verizon
05/27/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
U.S. Department of Labor | May 27, 2016 U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announces agreement in principle on a new contract for Verizon workers WASHINGTON – U.S.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announces agreement in principle on a new contract for Verizon workers
05/27/16 - CWA Local 2222
    News Release U.S. Department of Labor | May 27, 2016 U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announces agreement in principle on a new contract for Verizon workers WASHINGTON – U.S.
Strike Press Release
05/27/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
News Release U.S. Department of Labor | May 27, 2016 U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announces agreement in principle on a new contract for Verizon workers WASHINGTON – U.S.
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