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Shop Steward Seminar
09/21/14 - Teamsters Local 71
Shop Steward Seminar As most of you may recall we had a very successful Shop Steward Seminar Seminar this past February at the Union Hall.  Since that time we've had overwhelming requests to have another "make-up" seminar for those of you who were unable to attend or who have been newly elected as Shop Stewards.
CWA-CSC BARGAINING UPDATE
09/21/14 - CWA Local 2222
CSC BARGAINING UPDATE Sunday September 21, 2014 CWA-CSC Members,             Your Bargaining Committee spent last week fighting off HUGH take-backs demanded by CSC. The Company wants concessions in everything from Healthcare and Wage increases to drastic cuts or elimination of the Severance and EAIP plans.
Ohio AFL-CIO Convention
09/21/14 - OPWU
Ohio AFL-CIO Convention - Cincinnati, Ohio The Ohio AFL-CIO recently completed their 29th Biennial Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.  A total of 416 delegates and 132 guests were in attendance.  The OPWU was represented by Secretary/Treasurer Helmer Semjonovs and myself.
2014 Membership Appreciation Day
09/20/14 - Teamsters Local 492
Teamsters Local 492 would like to thank everyone who attended the 2nd annual Membership Appreciation Cookout held on September 20th, 2014. Click Here to see all of the photos.
Moving Expenses
09/20/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
We know many of you have questions about Moving Expenses upon crossing the SWA partition after completing SMT.  We've compiled previously published information into one communication to help.  If, after reading this information, you still have questions, you may contact TWU for contractual questions at communications@twu556.
ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUESTS
09/20/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
HOW TO REQUEST ABSENTEE BALLOTS   As a reminder, the General Election will be held Tuesday, November 4. The last day to register to vote is Monday, October 6. Many Flight Attendants anticipate being away from home on Election Day, and it's quite simple to request an absentee ballot. Follow the link below, and follow the directions.
Merger Update - Fleet / Staffing / Operations
09/20/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
Following lengthy meetings with various departments this past week, we have some operational information you may find helpful during the final quarter of the AirTran operation.  NOTE:  This is a forecast only and subject to change.
CWA President Larry Cohen Announces He Will Not Seek Another Term
09/20/14 - CWA Local 1103
Dear Sisters and Brothers: After much thought, I have decided not to seek reelection next June as President of our union. I informed the Executive Board at our meeting today. I am confident that our Executive Board can support a strong candidate but this is not a campaign note and that decision is up to you.
Merger Update - AirTran's Final Months
09/19/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
Through a series of meetings this week with Corporate Safety & Regulatory Compliance, Labor Relations, Cabin Services, and Crew Resources, your Union leaders continued discussions with the Company regarding items important to AirTran Flight Attendants in the final weeks of the AirTran operation.
New GOP Bill Would Paralyze National Labor Relations Board
09/19/14 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 19, 2014 | NLRB | This week, Republican Senators introduced a bill they call the "The National Labor Relations Board Reform Act." Its chances ar very slim, but that's beside the point: The GOP wants to emphasize its displeasure with President Barack Obama's appointments of labor-friendly members who thwart businesses' attempts to keep unions out of their workplaces.
PBS Classes Available in CLT, PHL and PHX
09/19/14 - OurAmerican
PBS Classes in CLT Preferential Bidding System (PBS) classes will be offered from September 23rd through September 30th in CLT at the Flight Training Center (FTC).   The class time is from 9:30am – 12:30pm at the CLT FTC Room 156.   The class will be 2-hour of lecture and hands on followed by 1-hour of questions and answers.
In Case You Missed It
09/19/14 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Historic Teamster organizing victory: FedEx Freight.   • 500 truck drivers sue Walmart.   • Why Labor has a stake in fighting for racial equality.   • UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers.   • Boehner warns business: NLRB is 'coming right at you.'   • AA and USAirways vote Teamsters-CWA in 6-1 margin.
In Case You Missed It
09/19/14 - Teamsters local 570
  • Historic Teamster organizing victory: FedEx Freight.   • 500 truck drivers sue Walmart.   • Why Labor has a stake in fighting for racial equality.   • UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers.   • Boehner warns business: NLRB is 'coming right at you.'   • AA and USAirways vote Teamsters-CWA in 6-1 margin.
Workers Deserve to Benefit From Their Productivity, Too
09/19/14 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 19, 2014 | OPINION | The fight to increase America's stagnant incomes is, at long last, growing more serious. Thursday, with the explicit backing of the House Democratic Caucus, Maryland Rep.
Out of State Electricians
09/19/14 - IBEW Local 191
Out of state Electricians wishing to work in Washington State need to aquire a Washington State Electrical License. The test is given by a national testing company and can be taken in multiple locations throughout the US. For information on applying for and obtaining your license, visit The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries at:http://www.lni.wa.
Clerical Staff Positon Opening
09/19/14 - IBEW Local 191
I.B.E.W. Local 191 Everett Hall Clerical Staff Position September 2014 I.B.E.W. Local 191 is looking for a full-time, 40 hour per week front office clerical staff person.  This is a Union affiliated position, which will include health insurance, vision and dental, as well as employer provided retirement plans.
Representative/Organizer Position Opening
09/19/14 - IBEW Local 191
IBEW Local 191 is looking for a full time Representative/Organizer for the West side of our jurisdiction.  Resumes will be accepted immediately until September 26th, 2014. Qualifications:  Must be a member of IBEW Local 191 in good standing, and have computer experience.
Thank You for Attending General Membership Meeting
09/19/14 - CWA Local 1103
Thank you to all of our Members who attended last night's General Membership Meeting.  The meeting was well attended, lively and respectful. Much information was discussed and an overview of our union at the national and Local level was provided.
Vote 2014
09/19/14 - IBEW Local Union 48
VOTE 2014 "Your Paycheck Depends on Your Vote!" Elections are close, and we hope every 48 member will take advantage of their right to vote. The Political Action Committee is looking for volunteers to help spread the word. Email vote2014@ibew48.com to find out how you can help us help you elect leaders to protect our good union jobs.
New GOP Bill Would Paralyze National Labor Relations Board
09/19/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 19, 2014 | NLRB | This week, Republican Senators introduced a bill they call the "The National Labor Relations Board Reform Act." Its chances ar very slim, but that's beside the point: The GOP wants to emphasize its displeasure with President Barack Obama's appointments of labor-friendly members who thwart businesses' attempts to keep unions out of their workplaces.
In Case You Missed It
09/19/14 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Historic Teamster organizing victory: FedEx Freight.   • 500 truck drivers sue Walmart.   • Why Labor has a stake in fighting for racial equality.   • UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers.   • Boehner warns business: NLRB is 'coming right at you.'   • AA and USAirways vote Teamsters-CWA in 6-1 margin.
The number of Oregonians with some form of health care insurance jumps to 95 percent
09/19/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Despite Cover Oregon issues, the state still ranks in the U.S. Top 10 for coverage
American Airlines, flight attendants very close to post-merger contract?
09/19/14 - TWU Local 568
By  Terry Maxon We understand that American Airlines Group and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants are very close to a tentative agreement on a new contract that replaces the existing agreements of American Airlines and US Airways. In fact, we may have an announcement Friday.
Colorado FOP Endorses Don Quick for Attorney General
09/19/14 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
The State FOP Political Action/Endorsement committee has endorsed Don Quick for election as Colorado's Attorney General. Both candidates were interviewed and the endorsement decision was finalized based on who we believe best understands the issues surrounding public safety and is most qualified for the office.
Joint Negotiating Committee Update – September 12, 2014
09/19/14 - OurAmerican
Your JNC began these unique 150 days of negotiations on April 24, 2014, and we are committed to achieving an Industry Leading Contract for all 24,000 Flight Attendants at the new American. September 15, 2014, will begin our final week in negotiations with the Company in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
FCFS Travel Rollout- Difficulties
09/19/14 - OurAmerican
We realize there are more questions than answers regarding the new travel policy. Many of us are all trying to fully understand how this process works. We have already heard from many of you with problems trying to list and check-in for your flight, especially those of you who set the alarm very early in the morning; and were unable to check-in.
Brother James "Jim" McCloud
09/19/14 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers and Sisters, It is with extreme regrets to have to inform you that Brother James McCloud passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. The family has informed the union that there will not be any services, but there will be some kind of memorial in the future. They will inform the Local when they have that information. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.
Take Back Our State
09/19/14 - UAW Local 602
Teamsters Election at Selland Auto Transport
09/19/14 - Teamsters Local 455
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New GOP Bill Would Paralyze National Labor Relations Board
09/19/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 19, 2014 | NLRB | This week, Republican Senators introduced a bill they call the "The National Labor Relations Board Reform Act." Its chances ar very slim, but that's beside the point: The GOP wants to emphasize its displeasure with President Barack Obama's appointments of labor-friendly members who thwart businesses' attempts to keep unions out of their workplaces.
Workers Deserve to Benefit From Their Productivity, Too
09/19/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 19, 2014 | OPINION | The fight to increase America's stagnant incomes is, at long last, growing more serious. Thursday, with the explicit backing of the House Democratic Caucus, Maryland Rep.
ATT MEMBER DISCOUNT
09/19/14 - Teamsters Local 455
Union members get a 15% discount using code 5769384. Union members just need to show a union membership card or proof of a unions dues paying document. This is a simple process and they can save a great deal of money. This is a great benefit you can offer to the members. Even if they have existing service with AT&T mobility they could go into the store and get the discount.
Washington AFSCME members reach TA with state that includes first raise in six years
09/19/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
AFSCME Council 28 represents about 30,000 Washington state employees
National Voter Registration Day
09/19/14 - Teamsters Local 264
Tuesday, September 23rd is National Voter Registration Day, a day when volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will "hit the streets" to create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities. In 2008, 6 million Americans didn't vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn't know how to register.
Doug Bailey
09/19/14 - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Its with a heavy heart that we announce that our Brother, Doug Bailey, unexpectedly passed away last week. Doug was a past Shop Steward and a strong Labor Unionist. He went to work for Alaska Airlines in 2000 in Seattle, Washington and later transferred to Washington DC in 2006. Doug moved back to Seattle, Washington in May of 2014. Doug will always be remembered and missed greatly.
New Office Hours
09/18/14 - Teamsters Local 71
New Office Hours Please be advised that the new office hours for Teamsters Local 71 are: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday This change will go into effect on Monday, September 22, 2014.
LCR ( left, center right) Event
09/18/14 - Aluminum Cans for Burned Children
Aluminum Cans for Burned Children 5th Annual LCR (left, center, right) Tournament Saturday, November 8, 2014   Number of Tickets 1- $25.00 USD 2- $50.00 USD 3- $75.00 USD 4- $100.00 USD 5- $125.00 USD 6- $150.00 USD 7- $175.00 USD 8- $200.00 USD 9- $225.00 USD 10- $250.
CenturyLink Plant Contract Update
09/18/14 - IBEW 396
Sisters and Brothers, For those of you who work under the CenturyLink Plan Agreement we have posted a new update regarding the ongoing contract negotiations in the secured CenturyLink tab to the left of the page. You will have to register on the website to gain access. We have also sent a copy of the update to each of you who are already registered on the site via email.
'Bring Haley Home' campaign gains traction
09/18/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Watch the Ch. 12 news report here
Here's Why Protecting Wages and Standards Should be Important to YOU
09/18/14 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 18, 2014 | OPINION | Often when on a picket or banner line people notice union members with protest signs or the large inflatable rat and they're curious as to why we're there demonstrating. One question that I'm always answering from passerby is, "why are you out here.
Workers Deserve to Benefit From Their Productivity, Too
09/18/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 18, 2014 | OPINION | The fight to increase America's stagnant incomes is, at long last, growing more serious. Thursday, with the explicit backing of the House Democratic Caucus, Maryland Rep.
September 19th Front Page
09/18/14 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
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Labor Board Under Attack
09/18/14 - IBEW 396
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans say they have a plan to save U.S. labor law from partisanship and dysfunction. But their prescription for reform could make for even more gridlock -- and critics say that's the whole idea. On the Senate floor Tuesday, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.
Crack in the Anti-Union Armor
09/18/14 - Teamsters Local 61
For the First Time in North America, Teamsters Successfully Organize Workers at FedEx Freight   In a historic first, dock associates at FedEx Freight in Surrey, British Columbia have joined Teamsters Local 31. Read Teamsters Canada press release, here. It’s a North American first for these workers at FedEx.
Here's Why Protecting Wages and Standards Should be Important to YOU
09/18/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 17, 2014 | OPINION | Often when on a picket or banner line people notice union members with protest signs or the large inflatable rat and they're curious as to why we're there demonstrating. One question that I'm always answering from passerby is, "why are you out here.
D'Feet Breast Cancer Team
09/18/14 - United Steelworkers Local 13-1
Brothers & Sisters: In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the USW 13-1 would like to invite all of our members, families, and friends to join us on October 18th for the D’Feet Breast Cancer "Celebration of Life" 5K walk.  This is our 5th year for our team to participate in this event.  It gets better every year.
Volunteer Work!!!!
09/18/14 - IBEW Local 648
If any one of you is interested in helping in some of our volunteer work with the city of Hamilton, please contact the hall. We will need some help on Saturday, September 27th with doing some yard work on a couple of houses, and on October 3rd Operation Pumpkin will need help serving beer.
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