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MEMBER BENEFITS AND DISCOUNTS
12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 179
Member Benefits & Discounts In addition to job protection, benefits and wages provided for in Teamster Contracts, the International Union provides additional services offered at a discounted cost to the membership.
As They Pitch the Teamsters, Democratic Presidential Candidates Try to Avoid 2016 Pitfalls
12/09/19 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 9, 2019 | VOTE2020 | [....] "This time," [Hoffa] said before a Teamsters' forum with six Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa on Saturday, "we're seeing a lot more dialogue (from Democrats). And a lot more interest from the principal candidates.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH
12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, September 15th at 10:00 a.m. at t he Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. We will be accepting donations for the Lamb's Fold Center for Women and Children located in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
2020 JAMES R. HOFFA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND APPLICATION PROCESS OPEN
12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 179
College and Trade/Vocational Financial Support for Sons, Daughters and Dependents of Teamsters The application process is now open for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund's 2020 college and vocational scholarship programs for the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamsters.  In 2019, $1.
Health and Wellness update
12/09/19 - Duluth Police Local #807
We have had two meetings this last week and a half.  We are working on program design, contract language for Dr. Rose-Carlson for the peer support group and Wellnes check-in, and possible incentives.  We would like to see this as a year round culture change to enhance everyone's physical and mental wellness.
As They Pitch the Teamsters, Democratic Presidential Candidates Try to Avoid 2016 Pitfalls
12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 9, 2019 | VOTE2020 | [....] "This time," [Hoffa] said before a Teamsters' forum with six Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa on Saturday, "we're seeing a lot more dialogue (from Democrats). And a lot more interest from the principal candidates.
As They Pitch the Teamsters, Democratic Presidential Candidates Try to Avoid 2016 Pitfalls
12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 9, 2019 | VOTE2020 | [....] "This time," [Hoffa] said before a Teamsters' forum with six Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa on Saturday, "we're seeing a lot more dialogue (from Democrats). And a lot more interest from the principal candidates.
SAVE OUR PENSIONS: ACT NOW
12/09/19 - IBEW Local 768
Sisters and Brothters, The republicans in the Senate have released their proposal for addressing Multiemployer Pension Plan issues. It is worse than the proposal received last year from the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pensions. If is passes it will cut benefits to retirees, raise premiums, and tax our health pensions.
Children's Christmas Party
12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 776
On Saturday December 7, 2019 the Union Hall became Santa’s Christmas Land as Local 776....
Judge overturns 80 Hr. suspension & rules a disparate treatment & obvious formal privilege that rank has at Arlington Police Department.
12/09/19 - Arlington Municipal Patrolman's Association
Members,      Recently one of our members recieved an 80 Hr. suspension for several policy violations.      On Aug. 14 & 15 2019 our member attended his arbitration hearing, represented by Attorney Randall Moore. On Dec. 6, 2019 the arbitrator overtured the entire suspension for a number of reasons, which are explained in detail in the attached ruling.
Happy Holidays
12/08/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
On Behalf of the Charlotte Area Local Executive Board Happy Holidays.
Amtrak Substation Electrician Fatality Injured in Bronx
12/08/19 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
On December 6, 2019, BMWED/IBEW Brother Jarrett Erhart (27), a substation electrician was fatally injured in a tragic accident at Amtrak’s Sub #46 in the Bronx. Brother Jarrett started his railroad career in 2017, first with the BMWED and recently with the IBEW. Those that were lucky enough to know him were blessed. His smile and kindness touched those in his presence.
In Case You Missed It
12/06/19 - Teamsters local 570
  • Why are drug prices so high.
In Case You Missed It
12/06/19 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Why are drug prices so high.
National Director's November 2019 Update
12/06/19 - AMFA
December 6, 2019 -- We celebrated not one, but two holidays in the month of November -- Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving. These holidays go hand-in-hand as they are both focused on thankfulness and appreciation. As a Veteran, I want to thank all who have ever served for your service, your commitment, and your family’s sacrifice to this Great Nation. Our Nation’s soldiers serve every day to protect our country and its ideals. Additionally, I hope you all enjoyed time celebrating Thanksgiving with your family and friends. God Bless!
In Case You Missed It
12/06/19 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Why are drug prices so high.
December Meeting Cancelled
12/06/19 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
The December Board Meeting and Delegate Meeting have been cancelled due to the Argosy Casino being booked.  You are invited to attend the Arnold, Newbold, Sollars & Hollins, PC Holiday Party which will be held on Tuesday, December 10th in the upstairs Ballroom from 4:30 PM till 7:00 PM at the Argosy Casino.
EDD Unemployment Workshop
12/06/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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In Case You Missed It
12/06/19 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Why are drug prices so high.
Hoffa Scholarship Information
12/05/19 - Teamsters Local 776
The application process for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has opened for 2020. The deadline for submission is March 2, 2020. The Fund is established solely to provide scholarships to the child or dependent of a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
PA Ballet Nutcracker Tree received Local 8 Love.
12/05/19 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
The Pennsylvania Ballet's Nutcracker tree received a $100k makeover. The project was completed by Proof Productions Inc,, and PAB crew members.
Letter from the International Office
12/05/19 - IUEC Local 10
Good afternoon: Enclosed is a very important letter from the General Officers in regard to the current status of the proposal on Pension Reform and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). Please read it carefully.
NLRB Decision
12/05/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
National Labor Relations Board issues a Decision and Order that requires the postal service to establish processes which will expedite request for information presented by the union. This decision came about when the local filed 30 plus separate Labor Charges against the employer. Some charges were resolved when information was provided.
Teamsters Take Action!
12/04/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Did you know that the U.S. Postal Service is the most popular federal agency? USPS provides critical services....
Wages Have Risen Due to Minimum Wage Hikes, Fed's Obama Policies
12/04/19 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 4, 2019 | WAGES |… The data on this are very clear. The weekly wage for the median worker, a worker in the middle of the wage distribution, has outpaced prices by just under 5 percent over the last four years, translating into an annual rate of real wage growth of 1.1 percent.
Local 32 National Convention Delegate Election Results
12/04/19 - AMFA Local 32
Local 32 Members: The nomination and election period for our National Convention Delegates has come to a close. Our Local was allotted four (4) Primary Delegates and we have elected to have two (2) Alternate Delegates. We had a 13.33% participation rate. The results are as follows: 1. Ken Patrick (primary) 82 votes 2. John Butkiewicz (primary) 81 votes 3.
Wages Have Risen Due to Minimum Wage Hikes, Fed's Obama Policies
12/04/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 4, 2019 | WAGES |… The data on this are very clear. The weekly wage for the median worker, a worker in the middle of the wage distribution, has outpaced prices by just under 5 percent over the last four years, translating into an annual rate of real wage growth of 1.1 percent.
Wages Have Risen Due to Minimum Wage Hikes, Fed's Obama Policies
12/04/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 4, 2019 | WAGES |… The data on this are very clear. The weekly wage for the median worker, a worker in the middle of the wage distribution, has outpaced prices by just under 5 percent over the last four years, translating into an annual rate of real wage growth of 1.1 percent.
2019-2020 OTIC and Teamsters Local 436 Negotiation Meeting Dates Schedule
12/04/19 - Teamsters Local Union No. 436
2019-2020 OTIC and Teamsters Local Union #436 Negotiation Meeting Dates Schedule: All meetings start at 10:00 a.m.
Stand with Striking Steelworkers at ASARCO
12/04/19 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
We encourage all members to make a donation to the Steelworkers who are on STRIKE at ASARCO, in Amarillo.
Give Your Time or Donate to Help a Kid
12/04/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in Chicago is asking for IBEW volunteers to fill their remaining slots at their Aftercare Christmas party on Thursday, December 12th from 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. We realize this is short notice if you cannot volunteer and would like to brighten the holidays for a child in need please donate to the IBEW 21 & 1220 Toy & Coat Drive.
Online Form Signing
12/04/19 - support.unionactive.com
Do you have a PDF form that you want to turn into an online form? We can turn just about any PDF form into an online form that even allows member signatures with a mouse or finger. The online form can output a PDF file with the user submitted information and signature image arranged in your current format.
Just a Reminder....
12/03/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776 will be kicking off the Holiday Season with our Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday December 7, 2019. Hope to see you there.
2019 Open House Holiday Party
12/03/19 - IBEW Local 332
2019 Annual Open House Holiday Party! Pictures with Santa! Snacks and drinks! Kids arts and crafts!
Fatal Accidents InvolvingBoom/Crane Usage on RMMs
12/03/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The FAMES Committee reviewed available data from 9 fatal railroad accidents occurring since 1997 in which a boom on an RMM was in use. Roadway workers and machine operators can become engrossed in their tasks when assigned to work with or near boom-equipped RMMs  and various tasks often require ground workers to be in close proximity to the swing radius.
Holiday Food Drive
12/03/19 - CWA Local 2222
The CWA Local 2222, is now accepting non-perishable/ canned good items for the less fortunate. We have placed donation boxes in the following garages: Gallows Edsall Ashburn Herndon Fordson Winchester We will be accepting donations at these locations until 12/23/2019. All donations will be donated to the Haymarket Food Pantry.
2019 Alva. M. Fravel Scholarship winner
12/03/19 - CWA Local 2222
CWA local 2222, would like to congratulate Kelly High as the 2019 Alva. M.  Fravel Scholarship award winner.
2019 BRS Elections and Appointments
12/03/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
FRONT ROYAL, VIRGINIA, December 2, 2019 — Per the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) Constitution, the General Chairmen and Grand Executive Council gathered and elected Tim M. Tarrant as Vice President Headquarters of the BRS to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the previous Vice President Headquarters, Kelly A. Haley.
Corporate Spies Are Watching Organized Labor
12/03/19 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 3, 2019 | LABOR UNIONS | Google’s computers are spying on its workers. Anytime a Google employee uses an online calendar to schedule a meeting involving more than 100 co-workers, management gets an alert—a great way for the anti-union corporation to sniff out union organizing efforts.
Jimmy Hoffa Helped Create the American Middle Class. Unions Today Should Learn From Him.
12/03/19 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 3, 2019 | OPINION | Jimmy Hoffa used to say he’d be forgotten 10 years after his death. This was an uncharacteristically unintelligent judgment.
Medicare for All Saves Money. Elizabeth Warren’s Plan Ensures That Working Families Get The Savings.
12/03/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, on Senator Elizabeth Warren’s newly released Medicare for All plan: “Medicare For All doesn’t cost money.
Corporate Spies Are Watching Organized Labor
12/03/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 3, 2019 | LABOR UNIONS | Google’s computers are spying on its workers. Anytime a Google employee uses an online calendar to schedule a meeting involving more than 100 co-workers, management gets an alert—a great way for the anti-union corporation to sniff out union organizing efforts.
Christmas Cards!!
12/03/19 - IBEW Local 191
We have Retiree Christmas cards at all our Local Offices.....Come in and pick a few up to delivery. Enjoy conversations with our retired members.
Jimmy Hoffa Helped Create the American Middle Class. Unions Today Should Learn From Him.
12/03/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 3, 2019 | OPINION | Jimmy Hoffa used to say he’d be forgotten 10 years after his death. This was an uncharacteristically unintelligent judgment.
Corporate Spies Are Watching Organized Labor
12/03/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 3, 2019 | LABOR UNIONS | Google’s computers are spying on its workers. Anytime a Google employee uses an online calendar to schedule a meeting involving more than 100 co-workers, management gets an alert—a great way for the anti-union corporation to sniff out union organizing efforts.
E-Board Nominations
12/03/19 - IUEC Local 10
It has been brought to our attention that one of the nominees for E-Board was printed in the November newsletter but was not printed in the December newsletter.  Mr. Jon Greulich WAS NOMINATED AND IS RUNNING FOR THE E-BOARD.  He will be on the ballad for the elections.  Our apologies go out to Jon on this mishap.
Corporate Spies Are Watching Organized Labor
12/03/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Dec. 3, 2019 | LABOR UNIONS | Google’s computers are spying on its workers. Anytime a Google employee uses an online calendar to schedule a meeting involving more than 100 co-workers, management gets an alert—a great way for the anti-union corporation to sniff out union organizing efforts.
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