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What The Future Holds for Labor Unions
08/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 16, 2019 | BOOKS | (Excerpt from “Beaten Down, Worked Up” by longtime labor reporter Steven Greenhouse) In the United States, a country that by many measures is the world’s richest, life has taken a wrong turn for millions of workers. For far too many, the land of opportunity has turned into a land of downsized hopes and shrunken mobility.
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08/16/19 - AFA-CWA Local 61
A Flight Attendant who is unable to perform her/his assigned duty due to illness or injury will be credited for the trip(s) missed and will have the value of the trip(s) missed deducted from her/his sick leave credit. A Flight Attendant who flies a portion of a trip shall be credited with the portion flown.
In Case You Missed It
08/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
  • The new servant class   • Md. recalls 8,000 Real ID driver’s licenses   • Why it’s immigrants that pack your meats   • Supreme Court: Storm clouds on the horizon   • Sysco South Florida workers vote Teamsters YES   • Justice Dept. challenges immigration judges’ union   • U.S.
In Case You Missed It
08/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
  • The new servant class   • Md. recalls 8,000 Real ID driver’s licenses   • Why it’s immigrants that pack your meats   • Supreme Court: Storm clouds on the horizon   • Sysco South Florida workers vote Teamsters YES   • Justice Dept. challenges immigration judges’ union   • U.S.
SAVE THE DATE - Sept 27th - Financial Awareness Conference
08/16/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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In Case You Missed It
08/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
  • The new servant class   • Md. recalls 8,000 Real ID driver’s licenses   • Why it’s immigrants that pack your meats   • Supreme Court: Storm clouds on the horizon   • Sysco South Florida workers vote Teamsters YES   • Justice Dept. challenges immigration judges’ union   • U.S.
Tell Senator Gardner: END OFFSHORING
08/16/19 - CWA Local 7777
Thousands of our jobs have disappeared in the past several years thanks to big corporations like AT&T sending work overseas in order to boost profits at the expense of all working people.  We need common sense legislation to keep American workers employed and our communities strong. The U.S. Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act (S. 1792 and H.R.
What The Future Holds for Labor Unions
08/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 16, 2019 | BOOKS | (Excerpt from “Beaten Down, Worked Up” by longtime labor reporter Steven Greenhouse) In the United States, a country that by many measures is the world’s richest, life has taken a wrong turn for millions of workers. For far too many, the land of opportunity has turned into a land of downsized hopes and shrunken mobility.
NGS Picnic
08/16/19 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
The Valley hall will be closed Friday, August 16th at 10am. We are traveling to Page for the NGS picnic. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, August 19th. NGS Brothers & Sisters, We are looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday, August 17th from 11am-3pm at PERA on Haul Rd for the final NGS picnic.
UPS Secret
08/16/19 - Teamsters Local 455
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In Case You Missed It
08/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
  • The new servant class   • Md. recalls 8,000 Real ID driver’s licenses   • Why it’s immigrants that pack your meats   • Supreme Court: Storm clouds on the horizon   • Sysco South Florida workers vote Teamsters YES   • Justice Dept. challenges immigration judges’ union   • U.S.
Residential Job Fair
08/15/19 - IBEW Local 332
Brothers and sisters, please help spread the word about our residential job fair coming up on Saturday September 7th, at the JATC from 8:30am - 12pm. The first one in January was a huge success and attracted dozens of journeyman and apprentice applicants. We tracked how the applicants heard about the job fair and it was overwhelmingly by word of mouth from our members.
CWA 7777 Denver Public Schools Custodians Win Raises
08/15/19 - CWA Local 7777
After years of fighting for fair wages, CWA 7777 Custodians at Denver Public Schools (DPS) won significant wage increases in the 2019 bargaining. In 2016, CWA political activists worked with AFL-CIO and community allies to pass the Colorado Amendment 70 to increase the state minimum wage to $12 by 2020.
Real News - August 2019
08/15/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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President's Message - Challenges and Opportunities
08/15/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Challenges and Opportunities With the fall semester about to begin, we welcome our new tenure-track and adjunct faculty to our ranks, bringing the total to 4,500 faculty districtwide. We encourage the new faculty to attend the orientations offered by the campuses.
Julio Tsuha – Guild Activist Promotes Unionism at Pierce
08/15/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
At each LACCD college, faculty step up to be part of the Guild’s Contract Action Team, helping to maintain a strong union presence at that campus. At Los Angeles Pierce College, that team member is sociology professor Julio Tsuha, an AFT 1521 Executive Board delegate who just finished his fourth year as a full-time faculty member.
NATIONAL OFFICER ELECTIONS - NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
08/15/19 - UAW Local 2320
Attached below is the NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS for UAW Local 2320 National Officer Elections.
CEOs Rake in 940% More Than 40 Years Ago. Workers, 12%
08/15/19 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 15, 2019 | WAGES | The chasm between what the country's corporate leaders and their workers earn is widening to Grand Canyon-like proportions, according to new research that shows CEO compensation surged 940% between 1978 to 2018 while the average worker saw a meager 12% pay hike over the same 40-year period.
Blog: Corporate Bullying and American Airlines
08/15/19 - AMFA
August 15, 2019 -- American Airlines, with the help of the U.S. federal court, made the skies more dangerous with their latest lawsuit and subsequent ruling. The airline sued its own mechanics and made it more difficult for them to report safety issues, creating fear of punishment and retaliation — having a chilling effect that hurts the airline and flying public.
FMCSA Rule Change Would Put Road Safety at Risk
08/15/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 15, 2019 | HOURS OF SERVICE | A proposed rule change unveiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) this week addressing hours of service changes for truckers would lead to reduced roadway safety for drivers and the traveling public at large, said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in a statement.
CEOs Rake in 940% More Than 40 Years Ago. Workers, 12%
08/15/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 15, 2019 | WAGES | The chasm between what the country's corporate leaders and their workers earn is widening to Grand Canyon-like proportions, according to new research that shows CEO compensation surged 940% between 1978 to 2018 while the average worker saw a meager 12% pay hike over the same 40-year period.
FMCSA Rule Change Would Put Road Safety at Risk
08/15/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 15, 2019 | HOURS OF SERVICE | A proposed rule change unveiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) this week addressing hours of service changes for truckers would lead to reduced roadway safety for drivers and the traveling public at large, said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in a statement.
Member Memorial Wall Dedication
08/15/19 - IUEC Local 10
Attached, below, is an important letter from General President Christensen regarding the formal dedication of the IUEC Member Memorial.  Please take a moment to read the details. Your efforts to attend this important event are appreciated.
CEOs Rake in 940% More Than 40 Years Ago. Workers, 12%
08/15/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 15, 2019 | WAGES | The chasm between what the country's corporate leaders and their workers earn is widening to Grand Canyon-like proportions, according to new research that shows CEO compensation surged 940% between 1978 to 2018 while the average worker saw a meager 12% pay hike over the same 40-year period.
OFFICE PHONE LINES ARE DOWN
08/15/19 - IBEW Local 659
Office phone lines are down, due to a cut wire.  We do not know how long this will take to repair.  If you need to contact the hall please do so via email. Mike Scarminach: mike@ibew659.org Jon Flegel: jon@ibew659.org Don McElroy: don@ibew659.org Jeff Brown: jeff@ibew659.org Mark Nelson: mark@ibew659.org Kathy McUne: kathy@ibew659.
CEOs Rake in 940% More Than 40 Years Ago. Workers, 12%
08/15/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 15, 2019 | WAGES | The chasm between what the country's corporate leaders and their workers earn is widening to Grand Canyon-like proportions, according to new research that shows CEO compensation surged 940% between 1978 to 2018 while the average worker saw a meager 12% pay hike over the same 40-year period.
Twitter Anyone?
08/15/19 - AFA-CWA Local 61
Check out the AFA-CWA twitter social media account. Follow! You can also follow AmericanAirlines, Piedmont Airlines, FAA, NTSB, ALPA, PSA, Envoy and many more for you aviation nerds out there.
Member Breakfast
08/14/19 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
SAVE THE DATE September 7, 2019 Member Breakfast We look forward to seeing everyone there! Please contact the Hall at 509.624.5101 if you have any questions.
Big Changes Are Coming to the TSP Get ready for a bunch of upgrades and new options.
08/14/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Times are changing for the Thrift Savings Plan—and for all of the federal employees and retirees who have invested their retirement savings in it. One recent change was the formal announcement that the TSP will no longer require a separate election for catch-up contributions for those age 50 and older.
Anti-Labor Group Urges Federal Government to Stop All Existing Union Payroll Deductions Group's argument has already been rejected by a federal appellate court in decision that did not set a precedent.
08/14/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
A prominent anti-labor advocacy organization this week urged the Federal Labor Relations Authority to call on agencies to cancel all existing agreements to deduct union dues from employees’ paychecks, claiming the agreements violate the First Amendment.
Why Labor Unions Are Increasing Influence
08/14/19 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 13, 2019 | LABOR UNIONS | […] Last year saw the most American workers go out on strike since 1986. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018 there were twenty major work stoppages… Labor leaders and historians agree that worker militancy is rising.
Why Labor Unions Are Increasing Influence
08/14/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 13, 2019 | LABOR UNIONS | […] Last year saw the most American workers go out on strike since 1986. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018 there were twenty major work stoppages… Labor leaders and historians agree that worker militancy is rising.
Why Labor Unions Are Increasing Influence
08/14/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 13, 2019 | LABOR UNIONS | […] Last year saw the most American workers go out on strike since 1986. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018 there were twenty major work stoppages… Labor leaders and historians agree that worker militancy is rising.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY AUGUST 18
08/14/19 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Please join us.
IBEW 21 Solidarity Event with the ILLINI
08/14/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Join your IBEW 21 Brothers & Sisters and their families on Saturday, September 21th on Union Day as the Fighting Illini take on Nebraska at Memorial Stadium. Tickets for IBEW 21 members and their families are $25. If you have questions or need more infomation contact IBEW 21 Recording Secretary Bob Przybylinski at 630-960-4466 ext 447, bobp@ibew21.org.
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08/14/19 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Brothers & Sisters: You must bring your Union Membership Card to ALL General Membership Meetings.
Heart Saver First-Aid AED CPR class
08/14/19 - IATSE Local 33
Hello Brothers & Sisters- Heart Saver First-Aid AED CPR class, Saturday August 17, at 8:00 a.m.
The US Labor Shortage, Explained
08/14/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 13, 2019 | JOBS | The US economy doesn’t have enough workers.  There’s no better time for working-class Americans to demand better wages, benefits, schedules, and work conditions. It also means immigration reform is more urgent than ever.
Take The Teamsters 2020 Presidential Survey
08/13/19 - Teamsters Local 492
The Teamsters unveiled a new national 2020 presidential election survey Thursday that will allow members to give the union input on the issues that matter most to them so that the Teamsters in turn can get answers from contenders that it can then share with the membership. By going to www.teamsters2020.com Teamsters can access an online version of the survey.
District 2 Monthly Meetings Update
08/13/19 - IUOE 302
District 2 Monthly Meetings Update District 2 membership meetings for August (August 15th, 2019) and September (September 19th, 2019) have been suspeneded per motion by the membership.
The US Labor Shortage, Explained
08/13/19 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 13, 2019 | JOBS | The US economy doesn’t have enough workers.  There’s no better time for working-class Americans to demand better wages, benefits, schedules, and work conditions. It also means immigration reform is more urgent than ever.
Hazardous MaterialsTraining Program
08/13/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
RAIL WORKERS — Hazardous Materials Training Program — Peer trainers dedicated to providing quality education & awareness of hazardous materials, empowering rail workers & communities.
The US Labor Shortage, Explained
08/13/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 13, 2019 | JOBS | The US economy doesn’t have enough workers.  There’s no better time for working-class Americans to demand better wages, benefits, schedules, and work conditions. It also means immigration reform is more urgent than ever.
The US Labor Shortage, Explained
08/13/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 13, 2019 | JOBS | The US economy doesn’t have enough workers.  There’s no better time for working-class Americans to demand better wages, benefits, schedules, and work conditions. It also means immigration reform is more urgent than ever.
Maryland IUEC Member stalks British Columbia Bruins
08/13/19 - IUEC Local 10
I got an article this morning that I thought the Brothers and Sisters might be interested to read.  Seems our own Brother Gordie Ingram went on a little hunt with the Sportsmen Alliance group not too long ago.  Brother Ingram went to British Columbia with USA's Brotherhood Outdoors TV to try and get a trophy black bear.
MS 1 Settlement and Implementation
08/13/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
On August 8, 2019 the parties signed off on changes to the MS-1. The entire document is attached here.
TEAMSTERS VOTE 2020 **WORKERS WIN**
08/13/19 - Teamster Local Union No. 886
TEAMSTERS VOTE 2020 **WORKERS WIN** Teamsters 2020 Survey To Identify Top Issues Working Americans are facing numerous challenges. Despite top line economic numbers that may look favorable, many workers' paychecks are not growing. Add to that concerns surrounding pensions and health care benefits, and uncertainty looms for the U.S. middle class.
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