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Military veteran & Laborer - a great combination
06/28/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Discipline, hard work and a “can do” attitude –  the perfect ingredients for a good construction worker – and for the U.S. military. Many military veterans are found on construction sites, where military skills, but most appropriately, military attitude, translate into a successful career.
National Director's June 2017 Update
06/28/17 - AMFA
June 28, 2017 -- We are pleased to announce that the AMFA National Office has been relocated to 7853 East Arapahoe Court, Suite 1100, Centennial, CO 80112. The phone and fax numbers will remain the same. The move was completed this past week, and we are up and running and fully operational.
Hoffa: Reject Senate Health Care Bill
06/28/17 - Teamsters local 570
June 28, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | In a letter sent to Capitol Hill yesterday, Teamsters General President James P Hoffa. called on the Senate to oppose the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” if brought to a vote. Hoffa called the legislation “flawed” and predicted that, if passed, will cost tens of millions of Americans to lose health insurance over the next decade.
Hoffa: Reject Senate Health Care Bill
06/28/17 - Teamsters Local 355
June 28, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | In a letter sent to Capitol Hill yesterday, Teamsters General President James P Hoffa. called on the Senate to oppose the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” if brought to a vote. Hoffa called the legislation “flawed” and predicted that, if passed, will cost tens of millions of Americans to lose health insurance over the next decade.
L.A. Opera Payroll Information 6/28/17
06/28/17 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Friends Effective this July 1st, L.A. Opera will be moving to a new Payroll Provider.  This change will not require anyone to do anything differently in reporting hours worked and time off.  There are enhanced features that will allow employees to make changes in deductions on-line.  Specific information about the new features will be provided in the next few weeks.
Hoffa: Reject Senate Health Care Bill
06/28/17 - Teamsters Local 992
June 28, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | In a letter sent to Capitol Hill yesterday, Teamsters General President James P Hoffa. called on the Senate to oppose the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” if brought to a vote. Hoffa called the legislation “flawed” and predicted that, if passed, will cost tens of millions of Americans to lose health insurance over the next decade.
Mariner Baseball-Union Solidarity Night
06/28/17 - IBEW Local 191
Union Solidarity Night at the Mariners. July 7th Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics 7:10 PM. Discounted tickets go to; Mariners.com\union for information and to purchase tickets.
Arvada Fire Dispatchers Win Union!
06/28/17 - AFSCME Council 76
Arvada Fire Dispatchers won union recognition! It couldn'tve been done without the hardwork, relentless appeals, and courageous personal testimonies of these brave workers, or without the tremendous support from Arvada citizens, Fire Fighters, and AFL-CIO brothers and sisters! Woooo.
2017 Fred Baker Memorial Golf Tournament
06/28/17 - NJLESA
?NJLESA represents at the 2017 Fred Baker golf tournament.  Since conception, over $200,000 has been awarded in scholarships all around the state of New Jersey.
What Unions Dues Do.....
06/28/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Retirement Seminar in Wilmington, NC
06/28/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
In Sympathy
06/28/17 - Teamsters Local 231
It is with deep sadness that we report that retired Teamsters Local 231 Secretary-Treasurer, Chuck Eggert, passed away on June 25, 2017. He worked at Whatcom County as a Field Engineer and then at Intalco, where he became a Shop Steward.  He was hired as a Business Representative in July 1988 and worked his way up to Secretary-Treasurer in July 2002.  He retired in February 2011.
Letter to Postmaster General Brennan
06/28/17 - APWU local 67
Right To Work Rally
06/28/17 - Teamsters Local 776
Teamsters from all across the State came by the bus full to the state Capitol to let lawmakers know that right-to-work (RTW) and paycheck deception measures currently being considered by the Legislature are wrong for all workers in the state.
Hoffa: Reject Senate Health Care Bill
06/28/17 - Teamsters Local 888
June 28, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | In a letter sent to Capitol Hill yesterday, Teamsters General President James P Hoffa. called on the Senate to oppose the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” if brought to a vote. Hoffa called the legislation “flawed” and predicted that, if passed, will cost tens of millions of Americans to lose health insurance over the next decade.
Press Release: SWA Mechanics to Hold Informational Picket At Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
06/27/17 - AMFA
June 27, 2017 -- Bret Oestreich, National Director of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), released the following statement: “After almost five years of unproductive negotiations with Southwest Airlines led by CEO Gary Kelly, more than 100 members of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association Local 32 will be conducting an informational picket at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on Friday, June 30."
Team Todd Fundraiser (Fighting Cancer)
06/27/17 - IBEW Local 659
Brother Todd Freitag, Local Union 659, Journeyman Lineman, working for City of Bandon is fighting for his life against Stage 2 Pancreatic Cancer.  Todd is currently at OHSU and had surgery on Friday, June 23, 2017.  We are asking for donations to help with the expenses incurred. Also, attached please find a fundraising event to be held on August 12, 2017 in Bandon, Oregon.
Payroll
06/27/17 - Hillsborough School Employee Federation
ATTENTION All District Employees!! July 7th check will be received on June 30th, 12 month employees will receive a full 10 days check and 10 month employees that worked for the summer will be paid for 4 days. 12 month and 10 month summer employees will receive their next check on July 21st.
2016-2017 Contract Signing Event
06/27/17 - AFSCME Local 1180
Hello members, on June 20th, 2017, our negotiating committee in conjunction with the City of Tulsa signed and completed the contract negotiations for the FY16-17. We made gains across the board for all the bargaining units. OT-AT have had their holiday policy updated and are now eligible for fatigue pay just to cite one change.
4th of July Hall Closure!
06/27/17 - IBEW Local 483
ATTENTION!!! The Union Hall will be CLOSED Monday, July 3rd & Tuesday, July 4th in observance of  Independence Day!!! We will reopen Wednesday, July 5th at 8:00 a.m.
So How Much Is Too Much?
06/27/17 - Teamsters local 570
June 27, 2017 | ECONOMY | O.K. We live in a capitalist country. I get that. As a matter of fact, much to the chagrin of some of my more leftist friends, I’m glad we do. I’ve never had any desire to be a monk; never took a vow of poverty. I like owning my own home, and a car and a couple of good suits. I really enjoyed my last vacation, and I like going out to dinner and a movie too.
So How Much Is Too Much?
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 355
June 27, 2017 | ECONOMY | O.K. We live in a capitalist country. I get that. As a matter of fact, much to the chagrin of some of my more leftist friends, I’m glad we do. I’ve never had any desire to be a monk; never took a vow of poverty. I like owning my own home, and a car and a couple of good suits. I really enjoyed my last vacation, and I like going out to dinner and a movie too.
Will & Grundy Counties Area Construction Rates Effective June 1, 2017
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 179
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So How Much Is Too Much?
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 992
June 27, 2017 | ECONOMY | O.K. We live in a capitalist country. I get that. As a matter of fact, much to the chagrin of some of my more leftist friends, I’m glad we do. I’ve never had any desire to be a monk; never took a vow of poverty. I like owning my own home, and a car and a couple of good suits. I really enjoyed my last vacation, and I like going out to dinner and a movie too.
Tickets Available!!!
06/27/17 - IBEW Local 191
Local 191 has tickets available for the Everett Aquasox MVP Club.
Solidarity Event to Help our Sister
06/27/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
The IBEW 21 Michael A. Kunas Beneficiary Committee will be holding a solidarity fundraising event to help our Sister Amanda Johnson and other IBEW 21 members who have endured major setbacks or losses.  Join us on Sunday, August 6th at a Gary Southshore Railcats Baseball Game. The proceeds of the event will benefit our Sister who lost her husband to a sudden heart attack shortly before the birth of their first child. If you can’t make it to the game you can also help by purchasing 50/50 Split the Pot Raffle tickets. Your chance to win is only $5 per ticket or you can purchase five tickets for $20.
LOCAL 179 WINS MAJOR ARBITRATION CASE AGAINST PACE BUS
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 179
Teamsters Local 179 has won a major arbitration case against Pace Bus in Joliet. The arbirator ruled that the Local 179 member must be put back to work with almost a year of back wages and benefits.
Hall 4th of July Hours
06/27/17 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Brothers and Sisters,  Please be advised, that in observance of the July 4th Holiday, and the schedule of our international offices, both of our offices - Portland and Seattle, will be closed on July 3rd and July 4th this year.
President's Report
06/27/17 - APWU Local
Clerk Craft Employees                      Brothers and Sisters, By now you have heard and or been notified of the USPS Plans to Excess employees from the Craft and or Installation. This is a nationwide impact that is affecting the entire Southern region.
LOCAL 179 MEMBERS RATIFY 4-YEAR AREA CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 179
On Sunday, June 25, Local 179 members working under the Will & Grundy Counties Area Construction Agreement ratified a new 4-year agreement by a nearly 4-1 margin. The new contract includes a 3.25% increase per year and will cover the health & welfare and pension increases as well as wage increases for each year.  Language improvements were also negotiated into the new contract.
OFFICE CLOSURE 2017
06/27/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 57
IBEW LOCAL 57 WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, JULY 3RD AND TUESDAY JULY 4TH, 2017,  IN OBERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY.  WE WILL REOPEN AT 7:00 AM WEDNESDAY, JULY 5TH, 2017.
Local 776 Golf Tournament
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 776
Attention all you golfers, hackers, and duffers! It’s that time of the year again; the local 776 golf...
So How Much Is Too Much?
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 888
June 27, 2017 | ECONOMY | O.K. We live in a capitalist country. I get that. As a matter of fact, much to the chagrin of some of my more leftist friends, I’m glad we do. I’ve never had any desire to be a monk; never took a vow of poverty. I like owning my own home, and a car and a couple of good suits. I really enjoyed my last vacation, and I like going out to dinner and a movie too.
How Union-Busting Bosses Propel the Right Wing to Power
06/26/17 - Teamsters Local 355
June 26, 2017 | LABOR HISTORY | U.S. bosses fight unions with a ferocity that is unmatched in the so-called free world. In the early days of the republic, master craftsmen prosecuted fledgling unions as criminal conspiracies that aimed to block their consolidation of wealth and property.
How Union-Busting Bosses Propel the Right Wing to Power
06/26/17 - Teamsters local 570
June 26, 2017 | LABOR HISTORY | U.S. bosses fight unions with a ferocity that is unmatched in the so-called free world. In the early days of the republic, master craftsmen prosecuted fledgling unions as criminal conspiracies that aimed to block their consolidation of wealth and property.
Victims of UPS’s Deadly Drive for Profit
06/26/17 - Teamsters Local 355
June 26, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | On June 14, a 38-year-old United Parcel Service driver, Jimmy Lam, shot and killed three co-workers, wounded two others and then killed himself at the UPS hub in San Francisco in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. This tragedy is obviously upsetting for those of us who work at UPS, along with our family and friends.
Protect Your Healthcare NOW!
06/26/17 - OPWU
Protect your healthcare by calling or emailing Senator Rob Portman today. The Senate may vote on the Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)this week. Call Senator Portman and tell him to vote NO ont the republican healthcare bill.
Spaghetti Lunch Fundraiser
06/26/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Save your lunch plans for Friday!  The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages members to participate in a Spaghetti Lunch fundraiser being sponsored by the El Paso Police Wives Association to benefit MVRC Officer Gomez and his family.   The spaghetti lunch will be held on Friday, June 30, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Angel D.
How Union-Busting Bosses Propel the Right Wing to Power
06/26/17 - Teamsters Local 992
June 26, 2017 | LABOR HISTORY | U.S. bosses fight unions with a ferocity that is unmatched in the so-called free world. In the early days of the republic, master craftsmen prosecuted fledgling unions as criminal conspiracies that aimed to block their consolidation of wealth and property.
Victims of UPS’s Deadly Drive for Profit
06/26/17 - Teamsters Local 992
June 26, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | On June 14, a 38-year-old United Parcel Service driver, Jimmy Lam, shot and killed three co-workers, wounded two others and then killed himself at the UPS hub in San Francisco in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. This tragedy is obviously upsetting for those of us who work at UPS, along with our family and friends.
Fleet Memo for June 24 2017
06/26/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
How Union-Busting Bosses Propel the Right Wing to Power
06/26/17 - Teamsters Local 888
June 26, 2017 | LABOR HISTORY | U.S. bosses fight unions with a ferocity that is unmatched in the so-called free world. In the early days of the republic, master craftsmen prosecuted fledgling unions as criminal conspiracies that aimed to block their consolidation of wealth and property.
2017 JCAESP/AFSCME Local 4011 Negotiations
06/25/17 - Jefferson County Association of Educational Support Personnel
Gasmet Webinar
06/24/17 - Fairfield County Hazardous Incident Response Team
Gasmet DX4040 inservice Mon, Jun 26, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PDT Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/301505357 You can also dial in using your phone. Canada: +1 (647) 497-9410 Access Code: 301-505-357 First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://care.citrixonline.
In Case You Missed It
06/23/17 - Teamsters local 570
  • ‘Philando can be any of us.’   • Veto the cold-hearted health bill.   • U.S. workers are under attack, says new U.N. report.   • New Baltimore law protects subcontracted worker.   • Court: Non-majority union organizing can continue.   • Trump takes steps to undo Obama legacy on Labor.
AMFA - SWA Technician Negotiations Update #58
06/23/17 - AMFA
June 23 2017 -- We concluded this week’s mediated session working diligently as a Committee in an effort to finalize a counterproposal to the comprehensive proposal the Company delivered earlier this week. Unfortunately, this proved to be a very time consuming task as the Company’s proposal did not identify the language it had removed from current book or previous passes. This forced your Committee to undertake the lengthy process of comparing the Company’s latest proposal word-by-word against current book and prior proposals.
In Case You Missed It
06/23/17 - Teamsters Local 355
  • ‘Philando can be any of us.’   • Veto the cold-hearted health bill.   • U.S. workers are under attack, says new U.N. report.   • New Baltimore law protects subcontracted worker.   • Court: Non-majority union organizing can continue.   • Trump takes steps to undo Obama legacy on Labor.
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