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    US Senate Passes Cancer Registry Act
    05/22/18 - Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation
    May 10, 2018:  Today the US Senate unanimously passed legislation that was co-authored by Representatives Chris Collins (R-NY) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ): Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018.  The US House of Representatives passed this legislation in September 2017.
    Teamsters at UPS Take a Strike Authorization Vote
    05/22/18 - Teamsters Local 231
    Voting is underway for a strike authorization vote at UPS. With negotiations progressing at a snail’s pace, the National Negotiating Committee has called for this strike authorization vote to send a clear message to the Employer that our Teamster members are willing to stand in solidarity and take action if it becomes necessary to achieve a fair agreement.
    Charge dropped against former Fort Bliss soldier accused in El Paso constable's death
    05/22/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    A judge approved an amended dismissal motion Monday to drop an aggravated assault charge against a man accused of causing the death of a constable. The decision came after defense lawyers claimed the original motion was unfair and vindictive. The original dismissal motion had an indictment for capital murder attached.
    2018 Rick Aceves Memorial Scholarship Recipients
    05/22/18 - Teamsters Local 542
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    Primary Elections
    05/22/18 - IBEW Local 100
    Please remember to get out and vote in our Primary Elections on Tuesday, June 5th!  Not only will we be selecting our choice for the next Governor of California, we will have several important offices up for grabs that can help shape the face of politics across the nation for the next decade.  Every vote counts, so exercise your right to be heard at the ballot box.
    New AEU Bargaining Team Established
    05/22/18 - Association Employees Union
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    Passing of President Burrus
    05/22/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    In Memoriam Remembering President Emeritus William Burrus December 13, 1936 - May 19, 2018 WEB NEWS ARTICLE #:  50-2018 05/21/2018 - Former APWU National President Emeritus William Burrus passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the age of eighty-one.
    Rough Terrain -Telehandler/ Forklift Class VII Certification May 31-June 1
    05/22/18 - IATSE Local 488
    Thursday & Friday, May 31 & June 1 8 AM - 4 PM You must have a Certification for Forklifts Class IV & V to take this class. Currently we only have 4 members with the Rough Terrain & Telehandler Certification. Download the Application and Sign Up Today! Space is Limited for this class.
    MM Bargaining Alert
    05/22/18 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
    MM Bargaining Alert 05-22-2018...
    Congress to Privatize the VA
    05/21/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    There is pending legislation on Capitol Hill that could lead to a total  dismantling and privatization of the healthcare system our veterans want and  need. Last week, the House of Representatives voted 347-70 to pass S. 2372, the VA  Mission Act. Now the bill goes to the Senate.
    Columbia County UPSEU Members Ratify 4 Year Contract by a Landslide
    05/21/18 - UPSEU

    Columbia County UPSEU members loudly and solidly ratified their new 2018 four (4) year agreement by 92% of the votes cast.

    The UPSEU negotiating team put forth a comprehensive four (4) year package to their members that included enhancements in numerous areas and contained no concessions for current workers.

    TWU International Equity Related Update
    05/21/18 - TWU Local 568
    As we are moving closer to the next round of equity distribution, it is imperative that each member validate the information American Airlines shows on “jetnet” is current. This includes each member’s address and tax information, which will be used in the distribution process.
    One Second After The Union Is Decertified - Fatigue Protections Disappear
    05/21/18 - IBT Local 1108
    Your Union contract with the company protects pilots who must call off due to fatigue while on duty. §28: Hours of Service states … “Making a legitimate fatigue call shall not subject the Pilot to discipline but the Company may inquire as to the causes of fatigue and discuss with the Pilot proper rest management practices.
    A Note from the Business Agents 5/21/2018
    05/21/18 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers and Sisters, I would like to thank all for an awesome job at the Taylor Swift Concert this past weekend at the Rose Bowl. I.A.T.S.E. Local 33 put on their own show, we received "Thank You’s" and "Appreciations" from the production company on down to the Lighting Director and the Road Crew. The L.D.
    Supreme Court Deals Defeat to Workers Rights, Upholds Arbitration for Individuals Only
    05/21/18 - Teamsters local 570
    May 21, 2018  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Supreme Court has sharply restricted the rights of American workers to join with others to challenge their company for allegedly violating federal laws on wages, overtime pay or civil rights.
    Remembering President Emeritus William Burrus
    05/21/18 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Former APWU National President Emeritus William Burrus passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the age of eighty-one. William Burrus served as elected National President of the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO from 2001-2010. He was the first African-American to be elected president of any national union in direct balloting by the membership.
    Arrangements for Mr. William Burrus
    05/21/18 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    William Burrus, Retired A.P.W.U. National President Emeritus, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at The Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, 4606 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011 [(202) 882-7345]. Visitation 12 noon Service 1pm – 2pm Please send flowers directly to The Nineteenth Street Baptist Church. Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Ethelda Burrus and Family, 13201 Fox Bow Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774. Please take the time to read an article about this great legacy.  After retiring, he was named PRESIDENT EMERITUS.
    Rudy & Betty Schware Scholarship
    05/21/18 - CWA Local 7777
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    Supreme Court Deals Defeat to Workers Rights, Upholds Arbitration for Individuals Only
    05/21/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 21, 2018  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Supreme Court has sharply restricted the rights of American workers to join with others to challenge their company for allegedly violating federal laws on wages, overtime pay or civil rights.
    John F. Brady Memorial Scholarship Fund
    05/21/18 - NJLESA
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    Supreme Court Deals Defeat to Workers Rights, Upholds Arbitration for Individuals Only
    05/21/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 21, 2018  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Supreme Court has sharply restricted the rights of American workers to join with others to challenge their company for allegedly violating federal laws on wages, overtime pay or civil rights.
    Officer Ambush and Lethal Environment Recognition - Training
    05/21/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    The "Public Agency Training Council" and the "Colorado Fraternal Order of Police" have partnered to bring you this important, relevant, and outstanding officer safety training. The seminar is open to all law enforcement personnel; both line officers and management. You do not need to be a member of the FOP to register/attend.
    Usher at Emerson Colonial Theater Posting
    05/21/18 - IATSE Local B4
    Openings are becoming available for ushering positions at the Emerson Colonial Theater. If you or anyone you know would be interested in applying, please contact our Business Agent, Carol Arlauskas by email at carolarlauskasb4@gmail.com, or by phone at 617-594-1077, by Tuesday, May 29th.  Please refer to the attached job description.
    UPS/UPSF Strike Vote
    05/21/18 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
    The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is conducting a strike vote.
    City of Brawley Craft Meetings
    05/21/18 - Teamsters Local 542
    2018 City of Brawley Craft Meetings Craft Meetings for Teamsters Local 542 members employed with the City of Brawley, CA are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month starting at 3:30 p.m. in Public Works back lounge.
    Strike Authorization Vote Underway at UPS
    05/21/18 - Teamsters Local 162
    BALLOTS MAILED MAY 15th Nationwide, Teamsters Local Unions Approve Strike Authorization Vote On May 8th Local Unions from across the country voted to authorize a strike authorization vote of the UPS membership.  On May 15th the Teamsters International will begin mailing each of you a voting guide and voting instructions.
    LE friendly legislation passed!
    05/21/18 - Vancouver Police Officer's Guild
    Tthese Union friendly laws were passed by the legislature this year and effective June 2018. Neil http://apps2.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=6229&Year=2017&BillNumber=6229&Year=2017   (this bill is effective June 2018). Re Union Orientation http://apps2.leg.wa.gov/billsummary.
    Local 776 Retirement Seminar
    05/21/18 - Teamsters Local 776
    Keeping with our commitment to provide additional services to our members Local 776 is sponsoring a retirement seminar on June 23, 2018.
    Supreme Court Deals Defeat to Workers Rights, Upholds Arbitration for Individuals Only
    05/21/18 - Teamsters Local 888
    May 21, 2018  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Supreme Court has sharply restricted the rights of American workers to join with others to challenge their company for allegedly violating federal laws on wages, overtime pay or civil rights.
    2018 AFSCME 2067 Officer Election
    05/20/18 - AFSCME Local 2067
    Ballots have been mailed for the 2018 AFSCME 2067 Officer Election and must be returned by June 13. All members are invited to observe the ballot tallying at Union Hall starting at 5 p.m. on June 13. Two candidates are running for President of our local, Matt Starbuck and Robin Jennings.
    One Second After The Union Is Decertified - You May Lose Your Retirement Match
    05/20/18 - IBT Local 1108
    Without the collective bargaining agreement, your retirement benefits will have no contractual protections.. Management will have the right to reduce or eliminate matching contributions altogether, as they have done in the past. Under your current MCBA, pilots are guaranteed the following retirement contribution match … “29.
    Cedar Point discount tickets
    05/19/18 - Teamsters Local 964
    Cedar Point discount tickets 2018 Cedar Point discount tickets for all Teamster members active and Retired, Tickets available at Teamsters Joint Copuncil No.
    Protect Your Pay Increase - "A Fist Inside a Velvet Glove".
    05/19/18 - IBT Local 1108
    A Fist Inside a Velvet Glove Protect Your Pay Increase Management announced salary increases for International Red Label (“ILC”) pilots. ILC pilots deserve a raise, and so does every pilot represented by the Union. How do we guarantee that management won’t take it back or refuse to grant increases in the future.
    Taylor Swift Parking Information Update
    05/19/18 - IATSE Local 33
    Rose Bowl Call Time and Parking Information Verification and Updates The Call time is still at 10:30 pm. If you want to park onsite you must be there by 9:30 pm. After that, all inbound roads to the stadium will be closed and you must park off-site and walk in.  Parking is in Lot F. Overflow parking is Lot J West.
    CWA Enters into 2 Weeks of Early Bargaining
    05/19/18 - CWA Local 1103
    As you know, our current collective bargaining agreement with Verizon does not expire until August, 2019, a little less than 15 months from now. However, Verizon, CWA and IBEW are jointly announcing today that we will be entering into two weeks of bargaining beginning June 18, 2018 to determine whether it is possible to agree on the terms of a contract extension.
    Next CWA Local 1103 General Membership Meeting June 7
    05/19/18 - CWA Local 1103
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    A Note from the Business Agent Theatre 5/18/18
    05/18/18 - IATSE Local 33
    Attention to those working the Taylor Swift load-out at the Rose Bowl: Although Hard Hats and Work Boots are not required, they are strongly encouraged during the load-out If you would like to fill out paperwork prior to arrival at the venue, paperwork is located here: www.ia33.c2clabor.com    Parking passes will be available at 8:00 p.m.
    Verizon Bargaining Update 5/18/18
    05/18/18 - CWA Local 1123
    TO:            Verizon Local Presidents FROM:     Dennis G.
    In Case You Missed It
    05/18/18 - Teamsters local 570
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    In Case You Missed It
    05/18/18 - Teamsters Local 355
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    Workers Need a Way to Rise Up
    05/18/18 - Teamsters local 570
    May 18, 2018 | JOBS | The falling U.S. unemployment rate is not creating a path to prosperity for low-wage workers who continue to struggle to make ends meet. A recent staff report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York finds that the nation’s 65 million workers currently scraping by in low-paying service jobs have few ladders to career success.
    Workers Need a Way to Rise Up
    05/18/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 18, 2018 | JOBS | The falling U.S. unemployment rate is not creating a path to prosperity for low-wage workers who continue to struggle to make ends meet. A recent staff report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York finds that the nation’s 65 million workers currently scraping by in low-paying service jobs have few ladders to career success.
    Verizon Bargaining
    05/18/18 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
    TO:            Verizon Local Presidents   FROM:     Dennis G.
    Early Bargaining
    05/18/18 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
    CWA and IBEW are jointly announcing today that we will be entering into two weeks of bargaining beginning June 18, 2018 to determine whether it is possible to agree on the terms of a contract extension. This development reflects an improved relationship with the company since the conclusion of our strike just about two years ago.
    Association, American to Meet
    05/18/18 - TWU Local 568
    American Airlines recently changed course by contacting the TWU-IAM Association leadership seeking dates to discuss minor issues that remain open in our negotiations. The Association views all discussions between us and the company as important to achieving our goal of a tentative agreement.
    In Case You Missed It
    05/18/18 - Teamsters Local 992
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    VA Benefit Schedule & More
    05/18/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
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