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AFA AirTran Leaders To Visit Flight 592 Memorial
08/01/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
A month from today, September 1, 2014 will mark the annual Labor Day holiday in the U.S. Labor Day is an opportunity to recognize the American Labor movement, as well as a moment to pause to remember those who have lost their lives while working in their chosen profession.
LaborFest to be held on September 1st
08/01/14 - DISTRICT COUNCIL 1
HEALTHX
08/01/14 - Employer-Teamsters Local Nos. 175 & 505 HW/Pension Funds
Need a copy of an Explanation of Benefits or to see if a claim has been paid, but it is after hours or on the weekend?  Curious about whether your employer has made your pension contribution for the month?  Well don't fret you can access this information by clicking on the HEALTHX link below or on the right hand side of the home page.  https://secure.healthx.
Teamsters Praise Obama Crackdown On Companies That Abuse Workers
08/01/14 - Teamsters Local 264
(WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters strongly supports President Obama’s executive order to crack down on corporations that break laws but still win government contracts. Two members of the Teamsters Union stood with President Obama today to announce the new policy.
2014 Vacation Buy Back
08/01/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
The Company recently approached Union leadership regarding concerns over possible AirTran staffing levels during the holidays at the end of this year. As this will be a critical time for AirTran as we enter the very last days of the operation we have agreed to a program that will allow the Company to "buy back" three holiday vacation periods from Flight Attendants who choose to do so.
'Right to work' Not Decreasing Union Membership
08/01/14 - Teamsters local 570
July 31, 2014 | LABOR | Two years after Indiana became a right-to-work state, the membership decline unions feared hasn't happened. Unionization slipped from one in nine Hoosier workers in 2011 to one out of 11 in 2012, when right-to-work took effect. But union membership has been sliding for years before that, and in the first full year of right-to-work, membership actually rebounded.
LIRR Contract Ratified
08/01/14 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen received enough votes to ratify a new contract agreement with the Long Island Rail Road on July 29, 2014.
Labor Day Picnic - Pierce County Central Labor Council
08/01/14 - IUOE Local 286
Aviation Professional News
08/01/14 - Teamsters Local 455
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McDonald’s Ruling Could Open Door for Unions
08/01/14 - Teamsters local 570
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McDonald’s Ruling Could Open Door for Unions
08/01/14 - Teamsters Local 992
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'Right to work' Not Decreasing Union Membership
08/01/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 1, 2014 | LABOR | Two years after Indiana became a right-to-work state, the membership decline unions feared hasn't happened. Unionization slipped from one in nine Hoosier workers in 2011 to one out of 11 in 2012, when right-to-work took effect. But union membership has been sliding for years before that, and in the first full year of right-to-work, membership actually rebounded.
New Website Additions
08/01/14 - Teamsters Local 767
We have recently added more Member Resource Menu Item to serve you better. Including information on FLMA, DOT Hours of Service, Weingarten Rights,and New Important Links. The links include the new UPS Contract,  401K Plan,and a few others to help give you the information you need. So log in and check it out. If you havent registered yet, take a minute to sign up.
The August 2014 Gendarme
07/31/14 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
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Paramus, Tedesco's home base, may play Key role in County Executive election.
07/31/14 - Local 755 UNITED SERVICE WORKERS UNION
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Workplace Bullying
07/31/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
CWA Brothers and Sisters, CWA Local 2222 is sponsoring a training class titled Workplace Bullying for Unions. The training is for one day on Saturday August 2, 2014 at 8:30am. The training will be held at the Local 2222 Membership Hall located at 4308-F Evergreen Lane Annandale, Virginia 22003.
Amended Pass Travel Policy/First Come-First Serve Implementation/25-45 Retiree Travel
07/31/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
As your MEC Grievance Chairperson for both the East 2005 Contract and the current 2013 Contract, I am tasked not only with representing individual Flight Attendant Grievances at the System Board level, but also with processing MEC Grievances covering Company violations of Contractual language from both Agreements.
National Director’s Monthly Update for July 2014
07/31/14 - AMFA Local 32
Dear Members: As mentioned in last month’s update, the National Executive Council (NEC) is pursuing a Safety Initiative to remind our members of the vital role we all play in aviation safety, and why it is imperative we remain compliant as we preform our jobs.
NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS - AUGUST 5, 2014 starting at 5:30pm.
07/31/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
RAIN GEAR DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE-MIA RAMP
07/31/14 - TWU Local 568
THE COMPANY WILL ISSUE NEW RAIN GEAR TO ALL FLEET SERVICE CLERKS RAMP-SIDE BEGINNING AUGUST 13, 2014. PLEASE VIEW THE ATTACHED NOTICE FROM THE RAMP EMPLOYEE SERVICE CENTER FOR LOCATION AND TIMES FOR DISTRIBUTION. MIAMI CARGO DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULES WILL BE SHARED AS SOON AS AVAILABLE.
AMERICAN AIRLINES ADJUSTS INTERNATIONAL WINTER SCHEDULE
07/31/14 - TWU Local 568
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Cardinale Urges Sick Leave Reform
07/31/14 - Local 755 UNITED SERVICE WORKERS UNION
July 25, 2014 Senator Gerald Cardinale (R-Bergen, Passaic) today urged action on legislation ending abusive sick leave payouts, following news that Bayonne taxpayers are on the hook for a $444,450 payout to the retiring police chief.
Volunteer to Make Signs - Civil Rights
07/31/14 - UAW local 602
Cho Endorsed By Central Labor Council
07/31/14 - Local 755 UNITED SERVICE WORKERS UNION
By droseman  | July 25th, 2014 - 11:58am   CHO ENDORSED BY BERGEN COUNTY CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL Fifth District Candidate Earns Backing of 50,000 Union Members Ridgewood, NJ -- Roy Cho, candidate for Congress in the 5th District, today announced the formal endorsement of the 50,000-member Bergen County Central Labor Council, one of the largest in the state.
MN FOP Journal
07/31/14 - South Metro MN Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14
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Protect Your Voting Rights – Sign an APFA Card Today!
07/31/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
Protect Your Voting Rights – Sign an APFA Card Today! The time is fast approaching that APFA will be certified as our Union. Without the APFA membership and dues forms submitted, you won't have the credentials to vote and exercise your voice in shaping our future at the new American. The form was mailed to your home and stuffed in your Company mailbox.
Recurrent schedule updates
07/31/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
Inflight Training will be modifying the remaining Recurrent Training classes scheduled for AirTran in 2014. Those Flight Attendants due to attend Recurrent Training in September and October will be scheduled for September classes, and will be able to access the Recurrent elearning modules in August.
FOP of Ohio Endorses Ed FitsGerald for Governor
07/31/14 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 The Ohio Fraternal Order of Police, the state's largest police organization representing 25,000 active and retired law enforcement officers, today endorsed Ed FitzGerald for the office of Governor. The endorsement was made by the 313 delegates attending the 80th annual conference in Dublin, Ohio.
Officer Scott Patrick Fund Established
07/31/14 - South Metro MN Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14
Affinity Plus has established the Officer Scott Patrick Memorial Fund.
Contract Information
07/31/14 - Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers Union
Contract
07/31/14 - Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers Union
Meet and Greet 09-07-14
07/31/14 - UAW local 602
National Director's July 2014 Update
07/31/14 - AMFA
July 31, 2014 -- As mentioned in last month’s update, the National Executive Council (NEC) is pursuing a Safety Initiative to remind our members of the vital role we all play in aviation safety, and why it is imperative we remain compliant as we perform our jobs. As part of this initiative, the July issue of “The Grapevine,” which you should have already received in the mail, was dedicated to safety and compliance.
'Right to work' Not Decreasing Union Membership
07/31/14 - Teamsters Local 355
July 30, 2014 | LABOR | Two years after Indiana became a right-to-work state, the membership decline unions feared hasn't happened. Unionization slipped from one in nine Hoosier workers in 2011 to one out of 11 in 2012, when right-to-work took effect. But union membership has been sliding for years before that, and in the first full year of right-to-work, membership actually rebounded.
Meet the Candidates September 7
07/31/14 - Lansing Labor News
UAW Local Citizenship & Legislation Committee Presents Meet the candidates! Sunday, September 7 8:00 am—Noon UAW Local 602 Union Hall 2510 W Michigan Ave Lansing MI  48917 www.local602.org Gather the information you need to make your informed decision! (In conjunction with the Union Label Pancake Breakfast & Women’s Committee Ice Cream Social) Questions.
602 needs volunteers to make signs for Pride March
07/31/14 - Lansing Labor News
UAW Local 602 Civil & Human Rights Committee is looking for volunteers on Sunday, August 10 beginning at 12:00 pm(before the Executive Board Meeting). Help create signs/banners to carry with union brothers and sisters at the Pride March at the Michigan Capitol on Saturday, August 23. Materials will be provided, please feel free to bring your creativity and enthusiasm.
Statement from Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO President Ault on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order
07/31/14 - Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO
I am honored to be at the White House to witness the signing of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order.  The Metal Trades Department and its affiliated unions have been advocating for and supporting this action for many years.
Industry Leading 5 year Contract at WinCo
07/31/14 - Teamsters Local 386
On 7/31/14, WinCo Distribution Center Drivers & Warehouse members voted unanimously to approve a new industry leading, 5 year contract!! Congratulations WinCo members.
Machinists Overwhelmingly Approve New Contracts at US Airways
07/31/14 - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced that approximately 11,000 maintenance training specialist, fleet service and mechanic and related employees approved new contracts by 96, 86 and 67 percent respectively at the "new" American Airlines.
Mendota Heights Officer Killed
07/30/14 - South Metro MN Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14
A suspect was shot and wounded by police late Wednesday before being taken into custody during a dramatic manhunt that followed the fatal shooting of a Mendota Heights police officer. Officer Scott Thomas Patrick, 47, of Mendota Heights, was killed about 12:20 p.m. during what began as a routine traffic stop on Dodd Road near Smith Avenue in West St.
Ebola Guidance for Airlines
07/30/14 - AFA Air Safety, Health and Security Dept.
Given the worldwide concern over the ongoing outbreak of Ebola and its potential for spread to other continents through air travel, health authorities such as the CDC and WHO are providing ongoing updates and issuing guidance to various stakeholders. Below are several useful links to information that may help protect you, your families, friends, coworkers, and the traveling public.
"Right to Work" for Less Wrong for NH
07/30/14 - NH AFL-CIO
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Pacifica American Little League AllStars
07/30/14 - IBEW Local 6
The Pacifica American little league All-Stars have made history by winning District 52, Section 3, and Division 2 tournaments. We are now Northern California champions heading to San Bernardino, playing for the right to go to the Little League World Series.
vice president
07/30/14 - Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers Union
july 30 baraging
07/30/14 - Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers Union
Rail Workers Hazmat Training Program
07/30/14 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is pleased to announce the following HazMat/Chemical Emergency Response Training Programs.
Time is Running Out
07/30/14 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
July 30, 2014- You can still help!  The IBEW 21 Days of Giving School Supply Drive ends this Saturday, August 2nd.  If you were planning on donating or may have forgotten you still have time to bring in your donations.  Your contributions will benefit members in need, My Joyful Heart, and the Vermilion County Salvation Army. We are asking all stewards to contact your Chief Steward or Business Representative and make arrangements with them to get the donations collected in your area into the Union Hall as soon as possible. Read more by clicking the headline above.
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