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Oregon Lobby Day
02/20/18 - AFSCME Local 2067
Register for Oregon Lobby Day on February 20, 2018! You're invited to join AFSCME members from around the state to talk to state legislators about protecting PERS and maintaining high quallity healthcare for state employees.  If you want to attend, help with collecting letters from your co-workers or working the phones, contact your union stewards and officers or call/text 503-510-0241.
Get the facts on Janus
02/19/18 - AFSCME Local 2067
Get the facts on Janus. A case before the Supreme Court threatens the rights of all public sector workers to organize and have a voice on the job. Every single AFSCME member needs to know what’s at stake, so check out the Council 75 guide to Janus to learn the facts.
Charlotte Bus Driver & Union Member
02/17/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Debra Franklin a union member and a CATS bus driver gives back to those less fortunate. Please read about her efforts. http://aflcionc.
Healthcare for all Forum
02/16/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Tomorrow, Feb 17th at 11am  you can attend a Forum on Health Care.
ABF NEGOTIATIONS - TEAMSTERS MAKE PROGRESS
02/16/18 - Teamsters Local 492
TEAMSTERS MAKE PROGRESS THIS WEEK AT ABF NEGOTIATIONS This week, the Teamster National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and ABF Freight resumed bargaining for a new national collective bargaining agreement and the Union reported progress on some of the issues. The current agreement is set to expire on March 31, 2018.
In Case You Missed It
02/16/18 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Now arriving at America’s airports: Unions.   • How unions help immigrants resist deportation.   • NY Teamsters form ‘sanctuary union’ to fight ICE agents.   • Freedom Foundation not a friend to working-class families.   • A new generation is driving the future of the labor movement.
In Case You Missed It
02/16/18 - Teamsters local 570
  • Now arriving at America’s airports: Unions.   • How unions help immigrants resist deportation.   • NY Teamsters form ‘sanctuary union’ to fight ICE agents.   • Freedom Foundation not a friend to working-class families.   • A new generation is driving the future of the labor movement.
Scholarship Available
02/16/18 - IBEW Local 483
2018 Jerry Beckendorf Community Service Scholarship is Now Open!   Are you a graduating senior, have a parent or guardian that is a Union member, and live in Pierce County. Apply today! Every year we grant approximately $10,000 to students who demonstrate a dedication to community and social service.  Applications are due on March 15th, 2018.
UPS & UPS Freight National Negotiations Update
02/16/18 - Teamsters Local 89
Feb 16, 2018 – Moments ago, we received notification that Teamsters Local 89 Business Agent Mike Rankin had been removed from his positions on the UPS and UPS Freight National Negotiating Committees by Denis Taylor, Package Division Director for the IBT.
Premise Technician Overtime Payment Issue Fixed
02/16/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
During 2017 bargaining improvements were made in the overtime language for Premise Technicians (Appendix C Article 5.03).  Personal Days and Floating Holidays are now included in the calculation of hours counted towards weekly overtime.  The language took effect on June 25, 2017 but the company’s payroll systems were not updated to include this provision. We are happy to announce the issue has been resolved. Premise Technicians who were affected will be receiving a retroactive overtime pay correction on either their February 16th or February 23rd check, depending on their pay cycle.
New Federal RailroadAdministrator Confirmed
02/16/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Ronald Batory as Federal Railroad Administrator. Batory has a 46-year career in railroad operations, with his most recent position being Chief Operating Officer and President of Conrail leading up to his retirement on March 31, 2017.
In cCase You Missed It
02/16/18 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Now arriving at America’s airports: Unions.   • How unions help immigrants resist deportation.   • NY Teamsters form ‘sanctuary union’ to fight ICE agents.   • Freedom Foundation not a friend to working-class families.   • A new generation is driving the future of the labor movement.
Letter: ‘Right to Work Laws’ Defy Common Sense
02/16/18 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 16, 2018 | OPINION | You want to play a round of golf? Pay at the clubhouse. You want to go to a bar that has a live band? Pay the cover charge. Are you a business owner who wants to reap the benefits the Chamber of Commerce has to offer? Pay your dues. Do you see a pattern here? There is no such thing as a free lunch… limaohio.
Letter: ‘Right to Work Laws’ Defy Common Sense
02/16/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 16, 2018 | OPINION | You want to play a round of golf? Pay at the clubhouse. You want to go to a bar that has a live band? Pay the cover charge. Are you a business owner who wants to reap the benefits the Chamber of Commerce has to offer? Pay your dues. Do you see a pattern here? There is no such thing as a free lunch… limaohio.
Special Offer from Hoy VW for EPMPOA Members and Other First Responders
02/16/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Hoy Volkswagen located at 1122 Airway Blvd., has a special offer for First Responders.  As a small token of their appreciation for helping to make El Paso one of the safest cities in America, through the end of February 2018 they are offering rebates on top of any other incentives, on the purchase of a new Volkswagen vehicle.
AFL-CIO LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 2-16-2018
02/16/18 - Laborers' Local 231
February 16, 2018, is the deadline for bill introductions in both chambers.  The next few weeks will be used for committees to study and decide which bills should be advanced to the floor for consideration.  The Senate will convene on Tuesday, February 20th and will be the only chamber in session.
President Trump's Budget Cuts Amtrak Funding in Half Despite a String of Deadly Crashes
02/16/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
President Trump unveiled his budget for fiscal year 2019, along with a 55 page infrastructure plan. And despite his calls to increase railroad safety, his budget proposes cutting federal grants to Amtrak by over 50%.
Working People's Day of Action
02/16/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
On February 24th, thousands of working people and their allies will stand together to demand an end to the rigged economy and defend our freedoms. Wealthy special interests, backed by the Trump Administration, want the Supreme Court to rig the economy even more in their favor with a case called Janus v. AFSCME.
FRA Announces $73 Million Available for Rail Capital Projects and Operating Assistance
02/16/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced that it is accepting applications for $73 million in grant funding for projects that can strengthen intercity passenger rail, support capital projects and boost safety initiatives that may include the implementation of positive train control, improved highway-rail grade crossings, and congestion mitigation.
All hands meeting PORTLAND
02/16/18 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Informational meeting tomorrow, 2/17/18 for all employees working under the  Vigor CBA being negotiated, from 11am-1pm at the Portland Hall location, (2515 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland, OR 97211) to answer any questions you may have.  if our parking lot is full you can use the Kings Deli parking lot a half block down from the local. In Solidarity.
In Case You Missed It
02/16/18 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Now arriving at America’s airports: Unions.   • How unions help immigrants resist deportation.   • NY Teamsters form ‘sanctuary union’ to fight ICE agents.   • Freedom Foundation not a friend to working-class families.   • A new generation is driving the future of the labor movement.
President's Holiday
02/15/18 - IBEW Local 332
The Union Office and Dispatch Hall will be closed Friday, February 16th and Monday February 19th for the President's Holiday. We will be back first thing Tuesday morning on a regular schedule. See the Holiday/Agreement calendar for designated holiday's.
Former student opens fire at Florida high school, killing 17
02/15/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets in the nation’s deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
R.I.P Rich Gulley
02/15/18 - Teamsters Local 814
REST IN PEACE to our TEAMSTER BROTHER RICHARD "RICH" GULLEY On Friday Febrauary 9th, long time Local 814 member Richard "Rich" Gulley died suddenly at his home.  Rich joined the union in 2002 and worked as an extra in the moving & storage industry, often for Central, Globe and Eagle.  He had a great work ethic and was a genuinely good guy.
New Contracts Available on Site
02/15/18 - IATSE Local 33
Two new contracts have been added to the website.  Microsoft Theatre 2017 - 2020 Staples Center 2017 - 2020 You must be a member in good standing and logged into the website to see contracts. Use the Contracts tab located in the upper right area of the site.
Brother Eliborio M. Alarcon Services
02/15/18 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers and Sisters Brother Eliborio M. Alarcon services are as follows: Visitation: Friday, February 16, 2018 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm Rosary: Friday, February 16, 2018, at 6:00 pm Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at 9:00 am... Committal Service: Saturday, Feb.
Brother Scott McConnell
02/15/18 - IATSE Local 96
 Brother Scott McConnells uncle is missing, Anyone with information about Mr.
No Love for Working Families
02/14/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 14, 2018 | OPINION | Love is in the air. Or so marketers want us to believe, as Valentine’s Day ads sweep the nation in a frenzy of buying flowers, greeting cards, and confections to communicate or affection. Washington is less forthcoming with the adoration, especially for working people.
Layoff of AT&T Prem Techs – STOPPED!
02/14/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
We are pleased to announce that AT&T will not be moving forward with their contemplated Premise Technician force reduction. On February 2, 2018, AT&T notified IBEW Local Union 21 they were contemplating a Premise Technician Layoff.  Since then there have been multiple conversations between AT&T’s Labor Relations Department and representatives from IBEW 21. The contemplated layoff of IBEW 21 Premise Technicians has been STOPPED!
2018 Workers Revival Fest Event
02/14/18 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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Nicole Galloway Breakfast Fundraiser
02/14/18 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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My Free Taxes
02/14/18 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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MO AFL-CIO International Women's Day Event
02/14/18 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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President Maclver Attends AFSCME New Mexico Convention
02/14/18 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
Our President Lorie Maclver, District1199NM, met with AFSCME's National President Lee Sanders, at the AFSCME- New Mexico Convention this past weekend.
What is Just Culture?
02/14/18 - AMFA Local 32
What is Just Culture? February 14, 2018  Just Culture is a behavioral-based system that is designed to identify where vulnerability may exist in the event a task or duty has gone awry. To put it simply, this system utilizes a flowchart to determine the most likely cause of what may have led to the outcome of a particular event.
What is Just Culture?
02/14/18 - AMFA
February 14, 2018 -- Just Culture is a behavioral-based system that is designed to identify where vulnerability may exist in the event a task or duty has gone awry. To put it simply, this system utilizes a flowchart to determine the most likely cause of what may have led to the outcome of a particular event.
Video: AMFA Economist on Retro and Recent Info Distributed by SWA
02/14/18 - AMFA
Working Families Rally to Support Public Employees
02/14/18 - Teamsters Local 175
Please come help support public employees union. General Secretary Treasure Ken Hall of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters will be speaking. Additionally, we need volunteers to help at the rally. If you are interested in volunteering, please call 304-744-2193. Let us know ASAP! YOU’RE INVITED! Working Families Rally to Support Public Employees Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Front Steps of the State Capitol – Kanawha River Side PLEASE JOIN US TO HELP STOP THE WAR ON WORKING FAMILIES.
Kate for Mayor
02/14/18 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
"Early voting begins this Wednesday February 14 from 8-5 at City Hall and 9-6 at the Genoveva Chavez Center. We're asking supporters to vote on Valentines Day, take a selfie and post it on social media with #LoveYourVote, and then come celebrate with us and make some calls at our HQ from 5:30-7:30. Please RSVP on Facebook, and let us know if you can join in.
AMFA Economist Video About Your Retro Pay
02/14/18 - AMFA Local 32
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231 Laborer completes Associates degree through apprenticeship
02/14/18 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
A Laborers’ apprenticeship is not only a decent career path, it’s also a higher education path. Tracy Coats, who completed her Laborers apprenticeship in November 2017, also completed an Associates degree at Heartland Community College in December.  The community college recognized her Laborers training hours as equivalent to college credit.
No Love for Working Families
02/14/18 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 14, 2018 | OPINION | Love is in the air. Or so marketers want us to believe, as Valentine’s Day ads sweep the nation in a frenzy of buying flowers, greeting cards, and confections to communicate or affection. Washington is less forthcoming with the adoration, especially for working people.
No Love for Working Families
02/14/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 14, 2018 | OPINION | Love is in the air. Or so marketers want us to believe, as Valentine’s Day ads sweep the nation in a frenzy of buying flowers, greeting cards, and confections to communicate or affection. Washington is less forthcoming with the adoration, especially for working people.
The Laborers stand with immigrant workers
02/14/18 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
We are a nation of citizens. Citizenship unites us and can strengthen our unions. The Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) was founded more than a century ago by immigrants struggling for citizenship and to improve their lives. These proud men and women have helped build our nation, just as many immigrants do today. Our current immigration policy is failing both citizens and immigrants.
No Love for Working Families
02/14/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 14, 2018 | OPINION | Love is in the air. Or so marketers want us to believe, as Valentine’s Day ads sweep the nation in a frenzy of buying flowers, greeting cards, and confections to communicate or affection. Washington is less forthcoming with the adoration, especially for working people.
Hold the Date
02/13/18 - IUEC Local 10
It is getting to be that time of year again.  I have been informed that the Annual Family picnic is scheduled for Saturday June 16, 2018.  It will be at Camp Letts, but I have not gotten any other information as of now.  Please save the date for a day of fun with your brothers and sisters. I will print more as the information is given to me.
Fast-Food Workers to Stage Rallies Across Country, Demanding Living Wage & Union Rights
02/13/18 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 13, 2018 | WAGES | Fast food and other low-paid workers across the country, with a focus on the South, are staging walkouts and demonstrations on Monday to call attention to the fight for a minimum wage of $15 per hour and the right to unionize.

 
 
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