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APWU Takes PRC to Court Over Refusal to Enforce Service Standards
07/01/15 - Central Florida Area Local
APWU Web News Article #:  138-2015 06/29/2015 - The APWU has taken the Postal Regulatory Commission to court, challenging the commission’s decision to dismiss its complaint that the Postal Service is failing to meet service standards.
Labor Stands for Equal Voting Rights
07/01/15 - Teamsters Local 888
July 1, 2015  | CIVIL RIGHTS |  thehill.com In the midst of good news coming out of the Supreme Court this week, many of us have also been recalling that yesterday was the two year anniversary of Shelby v. Holder, when this same Court decided the need to protect the rights of African Americans to vote was no longer needed in the South.
July 2015 Worker to Worker
07/01/15 - UAW Local 4911
The July 2015 Worker to Worker is now available... UAW 4911 Bargaining and Membership Surveys due August 1; What is the Weingarten Act?; Union Family Fair Day August 6 - Discount Tickets available now; UAW Membership Appreciation Cookout August 11 and 13.
Holiday-Office Closed
07/01/15 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Notice The Local APWU Union Office will be closed Friday, July 3, 2015 in observance of the Fourth Of July Holiday. The office will reopen on Monday, July 6, 2015. I wish all members a happy and safe July 4th celebration, and a special prayer and thanks to our brothers and sisters serving in the military who are working day and night to keep us free.
Six Flags Discount Tickets
07/01/15 - Teamsters Local 386
Dear Member: Congratulations! General Teamsters Local 386 is now signed up for savings! Just log into your own Six Flags site to buy tickets with substantial savings off the main gate price.
July 1, 2015 Raise
07/01/15 - Wyoming General Employee Union
Just a reminder that as of today, July 1 - we are receiving our $0.
Laborers 264 Host Koster Breakfast
07/01/15 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
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Regional Bargaining Report # 6
07/01/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
Regional Bargaining Report # 6 June 30, 2015 CWA DISTRICT 1 NY/NE CWA District 1 NY/NE and IBEW NY/NE Regional and Local Bargaining Teams  met with the Company today at the Rye Town Hilton in Rye, NY. The Regional Committee presented proposals to the Company including a proposal to eliminate all Contracting and to stop plans for future contracting.
CLC Meeting tonight!!!
07/01/15 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
2212 NE Andressen 6pm See you all there.
Foss Negotiating Committee Election
07/01/15 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Labor Stands for Equal Voting Rights
07/01/15 - Teamsters local 570
July 1, 2015  | CIVIL RIGHTS |  thehill.com In the midst of good news coming out of the Supreme Court this week, many of us have also been recalling that yesterday was the two year anniversary of Shelby v. Holder, when this same Court decided the need to protect the rights of African Americans to vote was no longer needed in the South.
Labor Stands for Equal Voting Rights
07/01/15 - Teamsters Local 355
July 1, 2015  | CIVIL RIGHTS |  thehill.com In the midst of good news coming out of the Supreme Court this week, many of us have also been recalling that yesterday was the two year anniversary of Shelby v. Holder, when this same Court decided the need to protect the rights of African Americans to vote was no longer needed in the South.
Hot August Nights Charity Clay Shoot
07/01/15 - IBEW Local 659
You are formally invited to the 2nd Annual Hot August Clay Shoot! Please join us at this labor event and help raise money for two amazing Local charities that make a difference in our region and our communities! It is our goal to raise $15,000 and 100% of the proceeds from the event go to Labor’s Community Service Agency and Sunrise for Children.
Labor Stands for Equal Voting Rights
07/01/15 - Teamsters Local 992
July 1, 2015  | CIVIL RIGHTS |  thehill.com In the midst of good news coming out of the Supreme Court this week, many of us have also been recalling that yesterday was the two year anniversary of Shelby v. Holder, when this same Court decided the need to protect the rights of African Americans to vote was no longer needed in the South.
Quench Your Thirst with a Union-Made-in-America Brew
07/01/15 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Like the song says, “Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the streets.” Then you can cool off with a made in America and union-brewed cold beer. There’s a wide range of union-made beers to please any palate, from the ubiquitous Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch to the hard to find Talon Double IPA from Mendocino Brewing Co. to organic brews from Butte Creek Brewing and the classic “Land of Sky Blue Waters” Hamm’s from Miller/Coors.
Vz Bargaining Report #7
07/01/15 - CWA Local 1111
Regional Bargaining Report # 7 July 1, 2015 CWA DISTRICT 1 NY/NE     CWA District 1 and IBEW Regional Bargaining Committees met with the Company today at the Rye Town Hilton in Rye, NY.   In the morning and afternoon we were given a presentation on the utilization of the Medical and Prescription plans.
Union Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge
07/01/15 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
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Joe Paul's General Membership Meeting Report June 11 2015
07/01/15 - Central Florida Area Local
NLRB Strikes Major Blow to USPS-Staples Deal
07/01/15 - Central Florida Area Local
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House Panel Approves Amendment To Restore Postal Service Standards
07/01/15 - Central Florida Area Local
Next Step: Win Support for House Resolution 54 News Service Bulletin 11-2015 (74.09 KB) 06/30/2015 - The vote by a House Committee on June 17 approving an amendment that would restore postal service standards “is a big step forward for postal workers and our customers,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein.
Verizon Abuses
06/30/15 - CWA Local 1111
CWA Urges FCC to Address Verizon Abuses Speedmatters.org In meetings with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officials, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) urged the agency to move forward quickly to update its rules to protect consumers during this period of transition from copper to fiber networks.
New Stewards Training
06/30/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Brothers and Sisters; The Local will be conducting "New Stewards Training" on Tuesday, July 14, and Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The time is 6:00pm - 8:30pm. All interested members should contact the Local (202-291-1500) to advise us of your intent to participate. We thank you in advance.
Millions More Americans Eligible for Overtime
06/30/15 - Teamsters Local 888
June 30, 2015  | WAGES | nytimes.com President Obama announced Monday night a rule change that would make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay. The rule would raise the salary threshold below which workers automatically qualify for time-and-a-half overtime wages to $50,440 a year from $23,660, according to an op-ed article by the president in The Huffington Post.
Potomac Local Bargaining Report #2 Tuesday June 30, 2015
06/30/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Potomac Local Bargaining Report #2 Tuesday, June 30, 2015 The Potomac Local Bargaining committee met with the Company today. The company asked questions related to the proposals the Union passed yesterday.
Pressure to cut employee benefits threatens labor peace.
06/30/15 - CWA Local 1111
Pressure to Cut Employee Benefits Threatens Labor Peace Looming 'Cadillac tax' on health plans, corporate pension burdens likely to complicate talks with unions by Vipal Monga & Kimberly S Johnson, Wall Street Journal   Many big companies are pushing to cut spending on employee benefits-from pensions to health insurance-and could face labor strikes as a result.
Potomac Local Bargaining Report #1. Monday June 29, 2015
06/30/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Potomac Local Bargaining Report #1 Monday, June 29, 2015 Local Potomac Bargaining opened today to discuss issues related to the Potomac contract.  Proposals were presented by both the Union and the Company.
Report #6
06/30/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
Regional Bargaining Report # 6 June 30, 2015 CWA DISTRICT 1 NY/NE   CWA District 1 NY/NE and IBEW NY/NE Regional and Local Bargaining Teams  met with the Company today at the Rye Town Hilton in Rye, NY. The Regional Committee presented proposals to the Company including a proposal to eliminate all Contracting and to stop plans for future contracting.
Vz Bargaining Report #6
06/30/15 - CWA Local 1111
Regional Bargaining Report # 6 June 30, 2015 CWA DISTRICT 1 NY/NE   CWA District 1 NY/NE and IBEW NY/NE Regional and Local Bargaining Teams  met with the Company today at the Rye Town Hilton in Rye, NY. The Regional Committee presented proposals to the Company including a proposal to eliminate all Contracting and to stop plans for future contracting.
SWA FMT Negotiations Update #19
06/30/15 - AMFA Local 32
AMFA/Southwest Airlines FMT Negotiations Update Update #19 June 29, 2015 The Negotiating Committee is providing this update to the AMFA Membership at Southwest Airlines. This report is the only official authorized written source of negotiating communications by the Committee.
JATC Instructor Needed
06/30/15 - IBEW Local 768
The Montana JATC is seeking applicants for the full time position of 1st through 3rd year instructor. Resumes will be accepted by the JATC until July 17th, 2015. LOCAL 768 has mailed the job description to all Jouneyman Wiremans address on record.
AMFA SWA Technician Negotiations Update # 32
06/30/15 - AMFA Local 32
AMFA/Southwest Airlines AMT Contract Negotiations Update Update # 32 June 29, 2015 The Negotiating Committee is providing this update to the AMFA Membership at Southwest Airlines. This report is the only official authorized source of negotiating communications by the Committee.
NEW VZ UPDATE PAGE & MASS RALLY
06/30/15 - CWA Local 1103
Follow Verizon Bargaining on the NEW Verizon Bargaining Page.  Click on the Verizon Bargaining Link under the Home Link (Upper Left of this page).  CWA Local 1103 will be filling this page with Bargaining Updates, Events, and responses to Verizon throughtout our contract fight.
IATSE Health Care Seminar
06/30/15 - IATSE Local 33
Spread the news far and wide among our Sisters and Brothers. The place to be on July 25th from 10:00 to 12:30 to meet and hear amazing stories and get answers regarding Retirement and Healthcare.
IBEW Local 332 Annual Picnic
06/30/15 - IBEW Local 332
IBEW 21 Mourns the Loss of Brother Jerry Burns
06/30/15 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
June 30, 2015 IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of Brother Jerome P. "Jerry" Burns, Customer Systems Technician - Morris, Illinois. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.  Arrangements are as follows: Visitation: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 9:00 a.m. until the services begin at 11:00 a.m. First Christian Church 455 W. Southmor Rd. Morris, IL.
Happy Birthday, America
06/30/15 - IUEC Local 10
The Officers, Members, and Staff of Local #10 would like to wish America, and everyone who lives here, a very Happy Birthday this July 4th.   The Hall will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, in observation of the Holiday. Be safe, in whatever you choose to do this holiday.  Enjoy the fireworks, family, and fun.
Picnic - BIG SUCCESS
06/30/15 - IUEC Local 10
A BIG THANK YOU to the Local #10 Picnic Committee.  Everyone had such a great time at the picnic.  There was something for everyone.  The weather was great, and if you thought it was too hot, you could sit in the beautiful hall with the air blowing on you.  A number of people just wanted to sit on the deck in a rocker and watch what all was happening.
Regional Bargaining Report #5
06/30/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
Regional Bargaining Report # 5 June 29, 2015 CWA DISTRICT 1 NY/NE CWA District 1 and IBEW met with the Company today in Rye New York where the Company made a presentation on Excise tax, which is a potential tax on health care plans related to the Affordable Care Act.
Millions More Americans Eligible for Overtime
06/30/15 - Teamsters local 570
June 30, 2015  | WAGES | nytimes.com President Obama announced Monday night a rule change that would make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay. The rule would raise the salary threshold below which workers automatically qualify for time-and-a-half overtime wages to $50,440 a year from $23,660, according to an op-ed article by the president in The Huffington Post.
Millions More Americans Eligible for Overtime
06/30/15 - Teamsters Local 355
June 30, 2015  | WAGES | nytimes.com President Obama announced Monday night a rule change that would make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay. The rule would raise the salary threshold below which workers automatically qualify for time-and-a-half overtime wages to $50,440 a year from $23,660, according to an op-ed article by the president in The Huffington Post.
VOLTA Scholarship
06/30/15 - IBEW Local 659
We are pleased to announce the availability of 4 scholarships for women and minorities.
Potomac LOCAL Bargaining Report #1
06/30/15 - CWA Local 2222
As negotiations with CWA and Verizon continue, there will be issues that are dealt with at the Regional table and at the Local tables.  To date, all issues discussed have been at the Regional level.  This week, the parties begain negotiations on Local issues.  Below is the first report from the Potomac Local bargaining table.
Candidate Interviews TONIGHT!
06/30/15 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
Date: Tuesday June 30, 2015 Time: Interviews start at 6:00 and last one is at 7:30pm Where: OPEIU 11 - 3815 Columbia Vancouver, WA 97213 6:00 Bart Hansen - City Council 6:30 Mike Delasandro - County Chair 7:00 Candy Bonneville - Battleground City Council  7:30 Marc Boldt - County Chair In Solidarity, Shannon Shannon A.
Vz Regional Bargaining Report #5
06/30/15 - CWA Local 1111
CWA DISTRICT 1 NY/NE Regional Bargaining Report #5 June 29, 2015 CWA District 1 and IBEW met with the Company today in Rye New York where the Company made a presentation on Excise tax, which is a potential tax on health care plans related to the Affordable Care Act.
Labor Night 2015 (August 22, 2015)
06/30/15 - Greater Lansing Labor Council
The Lugnuts have put together a great day that recognizes mid-Michigan Labor Unions and creates a special day of fun and entertainment for everyone.
Local 301 Members vote to Ratify 2015 Contract
06/30/15 - IUE-CWA Local 301
The votes have been counted and the IUE-CWA Local 301 membership voted in overwhelming favor to pass the the 2015 National contract. The final vote was passed by a count of 840 to 435.
Millions More Americans Eligible for Overtime
06/30/15 - Teamsters Local 992
June 30, 2015  | WAGES | nytimes.com President Obama announced Monday night a rule change that would make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay. The rule would raise the salary threshold below which workers automatically qualify for time-and-a-half overtime wages to $50,440 a year from $23,660, according to an op-ed article by the president in The Huffington Post.
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