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Gov. Walker Wants to Lower Worker Pay in Wisconsin
03/03/15 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 2, 2015 | RTW4LESS | washingtonpost.com - … Let's be clear about what goes on in non-RTW states, as anti-union forces consistently distort current reality. In non-RTW states, no one has to join a union. There have been no "closed shops" in America for more than 20 years.
Town of East Windsor Employees Vote UPSEU
03/03/15 - UPSEU
In a secret ballot election conducted by the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations (CSLRB) on March 2, 2015, the Town of East Windsor Municipal Employees voted with a 75% margin to join UPSEU. The Town of East Windsor Municipal Employees were previously represented by AFSCME and became tired of the lack of representation that they were receiving.
Gov. Walker Wants to Lower Worker Pay in Wisconsin
03/03/15 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 3, 2015 | RTW4LESS | washingtonpost.com - … Let's be clear about what goes on in non-RTW states, as anti-union forces consistently distort current reality. In non-RTW states, no one has to join a union. There have been no "closed shops" in America for more than 20 years.
Gov. Walker Wants to Lower Worker Pay in Wisconsin
03/03/15 - Teamsters Local 888
Mar. 3, 2015 | RTW4LESS | washingtonpost.com - … Let's be clear about what goes on in non-RTW states, as anti-union forces consistently distort current reality. In non-RTW states, no one has to join a union. There have been no "closed shops" in America for more than 20 years.
Gov. Walker Wants to Lower Worker Pay in Wisconsin
03/03/15 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 3, 2015 | RTW4LESS | washingtonpost.com - … Let's be clear about what goes on in non-RTW states, as anti-union forces consistently distort current reality. In non-RTW states, no one has to join a union. There have been no "closed shops" in America for more than 20 years.
If We're Going to Defend Social Security We Need to Understand It
03/02/15 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 2, 2015 | SOCIAL SECURITY | nationofchange.org - The Republican-dominated Congress, with the help of a cadre of sell-out conservative Democrats in both chambers, are gearing up to attack Social Security, under the guise of "saving" the program.
Nomination & Interim Election
03/02/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
**** NOTICE **** Nomination & Interim Election For Local Business Agent CXM Group CWA Local 1107 Election Results Ed Fitzgerald 28 Bob Milone 17 Dennis Leahy 14 Since no one candidate received 51% of the ballots a runoff election will be held on March 20th at the Union Hall between Ed Fitzgerald and Bob Milone.
IATSE LOCAL B4 - Request of Nominations for the office of President and Treasurer
03/02/15 - IATSE Local B4
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American Airlines Mechanic Killed in Accident at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
03/02/15 - TWU Local 568
By Frank Heinz - Mar 2, 2015- A mechanic who had worked for American Airlines for 30 years died Monday after falling from a jet bridge at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. NBC 5 has learned the mechanic was closing and locking the door on a Boeing 767 at about 10:30 a.m. when he somehow slipped and fell about 14 feet from the jet bridge to the ground below.
National FOP Joins Colorado & Denver FOP's Demand for the Resignation of Denver Chief White & Safety Director O'Malley
03/02/15 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
The below and attached letter was sent by National FOP President Chuck Canterbury to the Denver Post last week for publication concerning National FOP's position on the desecration of the Denver Police Memorial and supporting the Denver and Colorado FOP's call for the removal or resignation of Chief of Police Robert White and Director of Safety Stephanie O'Malley.
State to offer early retirement deals; layoffs may follow
03/02/15 - National Correctional Employees Union
Baker to start by offering enhanced-pension deals, hopes for 4,500 takers Facing the prospect of a daunting state budget gap, Governor Charlie Baker will file legislation this week aimed at enticing thousands of state employees to retire early. But if the move does not generate the expected savings, workers will be laid off, a top official said Sunday.
Elizabeth Smith Rossiter 2015 Honoree for "Touching the World" Awards Dinner
03/02/15 - Teamsters Local 264
— ELIZABETH (LIZ) SMITH-ROSSITER — Project Director She has worked advocating on behalf of and alongside low-wage workers since 2011 as the Project Director of the Western New York Worker Center, a project of the Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health (WNYCOSH) a non-profit organization in Buffalo, NY.
Booster Campaign
03/02/15 - USW Local 7-1
Please share this Booster Campaign flier with your friends and family. This is an easy way to raise money for our Brothers and Sisters in need.  Over 50% of the proceeds will go to our Local 7-1 Strike and Defense Fund.
Hot off the Presses
03/02/15 - Association of Civilian Technicians
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MD-80s to be gone from American Airlines fleet by end of 2017
03/02/15 - TWU Local 568
Terry Maxon-Published: March 2, 2015 1:47 pmPermalink --> American Airlines filed information on financing it plans for new aircraft, and the info includes a time line for eliminating the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 from its fleet. The 140-seat aircraft, long the most numerous in the AA fleet, was finally passed by the Boeing 737-800 in 2012.
Joint Council 25 Women's Committee 3rd Annual Gala Dinner Dance Saturday, March 21st
03/02/15 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women's Committee will host their 3rd Annual Gala Dinner Dance to Benefit the Continuing Education of Teamster Women on Saturday, March 21, 2015. The event will be at the Victoria Beau Jolie, Le Grand Salon in Schiller Park, Illinois.
When's it your Turn?
03/02/15 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
If you have a friend or family member who is struggling for fair wages and benefits please share this video with them.
AFSCME President Saunders says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker 'owes the nation an apology'
03/02/15 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Walker compared Wisconsin labor protesters to ISIS Middle East terrorists
MUST READ - For Wisconsin union, a final blow from Gov. Scott Walker
03/02/15 - Teamsters Local 767
The talk of the town last week was the rush to pass a bill that would effectively and finally cripple union power in Wisconsin. None of this should have come as a surprise to anyone paying attention over the last several years. Gov. Scott Walker told billionaire supporter Diane Hendricks exactly what his plan was all the way back in 2011.
Region Rockers Relief Fest
03/02/15 - USW Local 7-1
Help spread the word about this Saturday's fundraiser... the Region Rockers Relief Fest at Whiting Knights of Columbus from 4pm to midnight!  $5 Cover, live music and cash bar.
Nominations will be held at the next Union meeting 3/10 at 7:00 p.m.
03/02/15 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
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Go Fund Me-Blue Christmas
03/02/15 - Collin County Deputies Association
We have set up a Go Fund Me account for Blue Christmas.  Please visit the association Facebook account and share the link.  Obviously, if you are interested in helping that is appreciated as well. Also, for all members that have not "liked" the association Facebook page; please do so.  We send out updates and information through Facebook too.
Call Your U.S. Representatives-Ask to Support HR-749
03/02/15 - TWU Local 568
The TWU represents members that work for Amtrak. The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a bill (HR-749) tomorrow, Tuesday March 3, which will protect the work of our TWU brothers and sisters and provide funding for coming years to the Amtrak rail system. TWU asks members to phone their representatives and ask them to support this bill.
Reinventing the Postal Service
03/02/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
It's safe to say the Postal Service is in financial shambles after losing $5.5 billion in fiscal 2014 and already coming out of the first quarter of fiscal 2015 with a $750 million loss. And there are no shortage of ideas from the Congress, the White House and the agency itself.
Fewer Labor Unions Means More Income Inequality
03/02/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Lower rates of workers belonging to unions are strongly associated with more income going to the wealthiest, according to a new paper from International Monetary Fund (IMF) economists Florence Jaumotte and Carolina Osorio Buitron.
If We're Going to Defend Social Security We Need to Understand It
03/02/15 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 2, 2015 | SOCIAL SECURITY | nationofchange.org - The Republican-dominated Congress, with the help of a cadre of sell-out conservative Democrats in both chambers, are gearing up to attack Social Security, under the guise of "saving" the program.
If We're Going to Defend Social Security We Need to Understand It
03/02/15 - Teamsters Local 888
Mar. 2, 2015 | SOCIAL SECURITY | nationofchange.org - The Republican-dominated Congress, with the help of a cadre of sell-out conservative Democrats in both chambers, are gearing up to attack Social Security, under the guise of "saving" the program.
St. Patrick's Day Parade
03/02/15 - Teamsters Local 449
We will be participating again this year in the St. Patrick's day Parade.  We will gather Down Town somewhere between City Hall and the New Federal Building around 12 noon.  All Teamster Families are invited to participate in this years Parade.
AFL-CIO LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FEB. 2015
03/02/15 - Laborers' Local 231
ILLINOIS LABOR COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER TO LOBBY AGAINST RIGHT TO WORK:  Labor leaders from around the state converge on Springfield to fight back against Rauner attacks - Governor Bruce Rauner has made a habit of speaking to groups about his need to create Illinois "right to work" zones.
WV WORKERS RALLY
03/02/15 - Teamsters Local 175
Despite the fact the Senate claims Right to Work will no longer be persued this session, the Rally on Saturday, March 7th, is still scheduled.
If We're Going to Defend Social Security We Need to Understand It
03/02/15 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 2, 2015 | SOCIAL SECURITY | nationofchange.org - The Republican-dominated Congress, with the help of a cadre of sell-out conservative Democrats in both chambers, are gearing up to attack Social Security, under the guise of "saving" the program.
We mourn the loss
03/02/15 - IBEW Local 191
We mourn the passing of Rusty Wilson. Rusty passed away Friday 2/27/2015. Memorial service will be held on Friday, details will be noted when received.
New York State leads in unionization
03/02/15 - HVALF AFL-CIO
New York State had the nation’s most unionized workforce in 2014, thanks largely to its very heavily unionized public sector. The level of union membership among New York public and private employees came to 24.6 percent, compared to the national rate of 11.2 percent, according to the latest data at unionstats.com, a project of researchers at Georgia State University and Trinity University.
FOP DAY on the HILL
03/01/15 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
The 2015 Missouri FOP Day on the Hill is scheduled for March 18th.  Members are needed to travel to Jefferson City to lobby state law makers regarding pending legislation.  Transportation will be provided and will leave at 0630 from the SLPOA hall.  We will return in the early evening.  If you are intersted in attending contact Ed Clark at 808-3098 or ed.clark@slpoa.org.
Fishing Tournament
03/01/15 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 952
IBEW LOCAL 952 CHARITABLE ACTIVTY LEAGUE PRESENTS FISHING TOURNAMENT JULY 2015 Friday 17th & Saturday 18th OVERNIGHT FISHING TRIP Departing 10pm Friday Returning 6-8pm Saturday PACIFIC ISLANDER WWW.PACIFICISLANDER.US $180.
Retirement Dinner for Majors Jon St. Hill & Sheree Culvert
02/28/15 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
Any Member in Good Standing wishing to attend the Retirement Dinner for Majors Jon St. Hill & Sheree Culvert on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Paris Banquet Hall (7 PM – 11 PM) in Berlin, NJ. Please see attached flier for additional information.   Must send RSVP to Matthew.Kyle@NJLECOA.org by March 6, 2015.
Do film incentives work?
02/28/15 - IATSE Local 477
The Florida legislative session begins Tuesday . .
National Director’s Monthly Update for February 2015
02/28/15 - AMFA Local 32
National Director’s Monthly Update for February 2015 Dear Members: This month the National Secretary/Treasurer and I traveled to Washington, D.C. for our first face-to-face meetings with our new our lobbyist from The Keelen Group, Mr. Frank McCarthy. Mr.
AMFA-SWA FMT Negotiations Update
02/28/15 - AMFA Local 32
AMFA-SWA FMT Negotiations Update # 15 The Negotiating Committee is providing this update to the AMFA Membership at Southwest Airlines. This report is the only official authorized written source of negotiating communications by the Committee. We met with the Company in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 17-18, 2015.
February/March 2015
02/27/15 - IUPAT local 10
Local 10 welcomes our newley voted officers. Effective 1/21/15  Bryan Meyers has replaced Tom Williams as the Treasurer. Daric Williams has replaced Bryan Meyers as Trustee.
602 Bake Sale March 8
02/27/15 - Lansing Labor News
UAW Local 602 Community Services Committee BAKE SALE Sunday, March 8, 2015 Before and after General Membership meeting UAW Local 602 Union Hall 2510 W. Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48917 6:00 pm -- until it’s all gone! Treat yourself to something sweet and help others, too. Contact Alexis Littlejohn at 517/703-7465 if you wish to donate time or goods.
Reuther Movie March 8
02/27/15 - Lansing Labor News
UAW Local 602 Education Committee Presents Dinner and a Movie Come join your Brothers and Sisters for this special viewing of Brothers on the Line by Sasha Reuther.   This is an award winning documentary about Walter, Roy and Victor Reuther. March 8, 2015 3:00pm for pizza and soda 4:00pm the movie begins 6:00pm General Membership Meeting at UAW Local 602 Union Hall 2510 W.
Right To Work Information for LU 494 Members
02/27/15 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 494
February 27, 2015 To:  All 494 Members Right-to-Work was fast tracked and passed by the Senate, will soon pass in the Assembly and will be  signed into law by Governor Walker quickly. So what does this mean as a member of Local 494? To 99%  of our members, this means absolutely nothing. It is business as usual.
Right to work rally info
02/27/15 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 159
In Case You Missed It
02/27/15 - Teamsters local 570
  • Wage hikes: Better than tax cuts.   • ALEC's local strategy for attacking unions.   • Welcome to what the Supreme Court wrought.   • Trade groups launch campaign to attack NLRB.   • Hoffa: Presidential veto of pipeline hurts middle-class.   • Fewer labor unions mean more income inequality.
In Case You Missed It
02/27/15 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Wage hikes: Better than tax cuts.   • ALEC's local strategy for attacking unions.   • Welcome to what the Supreme Court wrought.   • Trade groups launch campaign to attack NLRB.   • Hoffa: Presidential veto of pipeline hurts middle-class.   • Fewer labor unions mean more income inequality.
Oppose Right to Work
02/27/15 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 494
Please click onto this site and vote against RTW the republicans in the assembly are trying to pull a fast one. They’ve started a web page asking people to vote for RTW legislation with a misleading statement. We need to fight back please sign on to State Rep. Peter Barca’s page opposing the bill.  Click link below to Oppose RTW. http://1.usa.
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