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James R. Hoffa Memorial College Student Essay
06/01/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 677
2017 ESSAY CONTEST James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund All Applications must be sent to the Local Union Hall for approval by June 1, 2017. 1871 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, CT 06706 (Printable applicaiton below) GOOD LUCK.
Protect Medicaid
02/28/17 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
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New Secretary Treasurer
02/27/17 - CWA Local 2222
Last Tuesday evening, a due notice meeting was held in Culpeper, VA to accept nominations for a new Secretary Treasurer for CWA Local 2222. There was only one candidate nominated, therefore no election needs to run, and Jeff Schmidt is our new Secretary Treasurer of the Local. His term will run until the end of this year when the general election takes place.
Auto Workers’ Union to Launch ‘Buy American’ Campaign
02/27/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 27, 2017 | LABOR | …These have not been the easiest times for America’s labor unions, which have been seen as losing influence.
Auto Workers’ Union to Launch ‘Buy American’ Campaign
02/27/17 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 27, 2017 | LABOR | …These have not been the easiest times for America’s labor unions, which have been seen as losing influence.
2017 International Women's Day Event
02/27/17 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
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Teamsters 89 Response to HB 404 Memo
02/27/17 - Teamsters Local 89
Feb 27, 2017 - It has come to our attention that a memo was passed out, via courier, to Kentucky legislators that included logos for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and UPS. This memo purports that a “new compromise” has been reached in regards to House Bill 404.
2017 Polar Bear Plunge (Seaside, NJ)
02/27/17 - NJLESA
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Auto Workers’ Union to Launch ‘Buy American’ Campaign
02/27/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 27, 2017 | LABOR | …These have not been the easiest times for America’s labor unions, which have been seen as losing influence.
FMLA Arbitration Victory at Zenith Logistics
02/27/17 - Teamsters Local 89
Feb 27, 2017 -  In a major victory for Teamster members at Zenith Logistics, last week an arbitrator ruled in favor of Local 89 in an FMLA dispute that had arisen last year with the Company.
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE - February 26, 2017
02/27/17 - NAPSO / CWA Local 9110
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE - February 26, 2017 Click here:   http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Legislative-Update---2017.html
Auto Workers’ Union to Launch ‘Buy American’ Campaign
02/27/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 27, 2017 | LABOR | …These have not been the easiest times for America’s labor unions, which have been seen as losing influence.
Salesman Of The Year
02/26/17 - Teamsters Local 264
Congratulations to Shaun Waziak on his selection as Schwebel Baking 2017 Salesman Of The Year.
Tom Perez new DNC chair
02/26/17 - McLean County Democratic Party
The former labor secretary Tom Perez was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Saturday, after a fiercely fought campaign. He will now lead a party still divided after the surprising election of Donald Trump but energized by the liberal backlash to his presidency.
Welcome American Red Cross Employees!
02/26/17 - Teamsters Local 414
Welcome to Teamsters Local 414!  Although you are not officially members yet, with some work we can make it happen.  We will be setting up meetings in the near future.  Attached is the National Addendum for you to look at.  Once we get enough cards signed we will request an election under Article 6 of the Addendum.
The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017
02/25/17 - South Shore Area Local #3844
A Positive Step Forward WEB NEWS ARTICLE #:  14-2017 02/07/2017 - On Feb. 7, a hearing was held before the full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). The legislation, introduced on Jan.
Recording Secretary election
02/24/17 - UAW Local 4911
Results as follows: Sharon wey- 47% Charlene Watson-21% Joe Douglas-20% Kristina Brice-9% Deb Alton-3% Run-Off election between Sharon Wey and Charlene Watson on March 3rd from 7am-8pm at 1010 River St.
Right To Work Legislation
02/24/17 - Teamsters Local 776
A National Right to Work bill has been introduced in the House. This legislation, H.R. 785, will have real consequences for working....
SF Project Labor Agreement Rally
02/24/17 - IBEW Local 6
PROTECTED CONCERTED WORK ACTIONS (CENTURYLINK NEGOTIATIONS)
02/24/17 - CWA Local 3176
To all CenturyLink Employees, During Negotiations, the union may call upon its employees to participate in PROTECTED CONCERTED ACTIVITIES which is protected by law under the NLRA (Sec. 7 & 8 (a)(a)) and will not be considered a violation of the contract. Please click the link below from the NLRB to read about the laws.
In Case You Missed It
02/24/17 - Teamsters local 570
  • Proposed amendment would take big money out of politics.   • Labor organizers brace for a federal right-to-work law.   • We stopped Puzder from becoming the next labor secretary.   • Bank workers protest to form their first union in the US.   • Trump’s inroads in union ranks have labor leaders scrambling.
In Case You Missed It
02/24/17 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Proposed amendment would take big money out of politics.   • Labor organizers brace for a federal right-to-work law.   • We stopped Puzder from becoming the next labor secretary.   • Bank workers protest to form their first union in the US.   • Trump’s inroads in union ranks have labor leaders scrambling.
JCBA Update 02-24-17
02/24/17 - TWU Local 568
The Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met with the company during the week of February 20th in Dallas/Fort Worth.
Association joint update 2-24-17
02/24/17 - TWU Local 513
In Case You Missed It
02/24/17 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Proposed amendment would take big money out of politics.   • Labor organizers brace for a federal right-to-work law.   • We stopped Puzder from becoming the next labor secretary.   • Bank workers protest to form their first union in the US.   • Trump’s inroads in union ranks have labor leaders scrambling.
Be a Winner!
02/24/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
The IBEW Local Union 21 Scholarship Committee is accepting 2017 scholarship applications from IBEW 21 members and their immediate family.  Applicants must submit an application and a 1000 word essay or show their creativity on the “Pros and cons of increasing the minimum wage”.  All materials must be received by Friday, May 5, 2017.
Withdrawl of Charges against Ken Hall
02/24/17 - Teamsters Local 414
The IDO has withdrawn charges recommended for Ken Hall, IBT secretary-Treasurer.
International Election Certified
02/24/17 - Teamsters Local 414
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In Case You Missed It
02/24/17 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Proposed amendment would take big money out of politics.   • Labor organizers brace for a federal right-to-work law.   • We stopped Puzder from becoming the next labor secretary.   • Bank workers protest to form their first union in the US.   • Trump’s inroads in union ranks have labor leaders scrambling.
Union officials, civic leaders call for “care, not chaos” in effort to save the Affordable Care Act
02/24/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
An early top priority of the month-old Trump administration is replacing Obamacare. That continues to evoke concern among many who say despite its problems, the Affordable Care Act is working. During a Thursday rally outside Monticello Village Hall, organized by the Hudson Valley Central Labor Council AFL-CIO, several speakers said dismantling the ACA without a better replacement would hit this region hard.
Updated Entryway To 492 Union Hall
02/23/17 - Teamsters Local 492
New Entryway Remodel We recently updated the Teamsters Local 492 Union Hall entry way thanks to the handy work of two of our Business Agents Trey White & Melissa Malcom painting and hanging the moulding on their own free time. We also had “Spence the Painter” come by and free-hand paint a mural on two of the walls with images from the IBT history books.
Read On | February 2017
02/23/17 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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Retirement incentive presentations on the campuses
02/23/17 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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Unions Challenge Trump to Rewrite NAFTA ‘In Favor of Workers’
02/23/17 - Teamsters local 570
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Unions Challenge Trump to Rewrite NAFTA ‘In Favor of Workers’
02/23/17 - Teamsters Local 355
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SWA AMT Contract Negotiations Update #52
02/23/17 - AMFA Local 32
The Negotiating Committee is providing this update to the AMFA Membership at Southwest Airlines (SWA). This report is the only official authorized source of negotiating communications by the Committee.
February 15, 2017 Front Page
02/23/17 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
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Unions Challenge Trump to Rewrite NAFTA ‘In Favor of Workers’
02/23/17 - Teamsters Local 992
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Health Security Supporters
02/23/17 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
House Debate on Health Security The Health Security Act (HB 101) is 9th on the house of representatives' schedule of bills today. The house will convene at 11:30 today and will probably break around 1:00 for committee meetings, with plans to reconvene sometime in the late afternoon (most likely after 4:30).
Iowa’s New Union-Busting Bill Is Worse Than Wisconsin
02/23/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Republicans in both houses of the Iowa state legislature have introduced a bill that is aimed at destroying public sector unions and the rights of public employees in that state.
Unions Challenge Trump to Rewrite NAFTA ‘In Favor of Workers’
02/23/17 - Teamsters Local 888
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Sheriff's Civil Service Informational Meeting
02/22/17 - Collin County Deputies Association
Please come out on Feb. 28th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm for an informational meeting hosted by CCDA and TMPA.  Please bring any and all questions you may have for TMPA Rep. Tony Rike regarding civil service and how it affects you.
New Evaluation Form for 2016-2017
02/22/17 - Hillsborough School Employee Federation
This 2016-2017 School Year will bring a new evaluation tool that is based on a point system that will help our members to take a more active role in their work performance. Your peers, your Union, and Human Resources (HR) came together to simplify the evaluation process and give employees ownership of their performance.
AMFA - SWA Technician Negotiations Update #52
02/22/17 - AMFA
February 22, 2017 -- We met with the Company on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, for a scheduled three-day Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) negotiation session. As we completed the Maintenance Controller specific language last week, we returned to work on the Maintenance Technical Instructor language. Unlike the Controllers who will have an Appendix in the back of the book for their unique language, the Instructors will not require an Appendix as their current rules are more aligned with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
Unions Can Reverse Racial Wedge Politics That Divide Workers
02/22/17 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 20, 2017  | HEALTH & SAFETY | It went nowhere in the prior, Republican-run Congress, but House Democrats who specialize in workers’ issues have reintroduced their bill to strengthen the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
UPS Tries Arming Its Drivers With an Octocopter Drone
02/22/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 22, 2017 | TECHNOLOGY | United Parcel Service Inc. sees a day when your latest purchase may be dropped off not by a brown-clad delivery driver, but by an octocopter drone. The world’s largest courier took a step closer to that future Monday launching an unmanned aerial vehicle from the roof of a UPS truck about a quarter-mile to a blueberry farm outside Tampa, Florida.
Unions Can Reverse Racial Wedge Politics That Divide Workers
02/22/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 22, 2017  | THE FUTURE OF LABOR | It would be an understatement to say that the past few years of witnessing public displays of racial injustice against black and brown communities have been devastating.
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