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In Case You Missed It
07/01/16 - Teamsters local 570
  • Should American workers be worried about Brexit?   • The case for unions to support a universal basic income.   • The rich get richer; the poor gets drug tested.   • Organized labor launches first salvo in fight for Senate.   • Teamsters prepare for what could be a major union leadership battle.
Joint Association Update 6-30-16
07/01/16 - TWU Local 513
Work Family programs
07/01/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
Hi Everyone, The Work Family Committees has begun the process of starting up the Work Family programs again. In the coming weeks we will be meeting to make decisions about the current programs but since school has ended we wanted to get the ball rolling on the Summer Camp program.
The Choice of Patriotism
07/01/16 - Teamsters local 570
July 1, 2016  | OPINION |  We hear a lot about patriotism, especially around the Fourth of July. But in 2016 we're hearing about two very different types of patriotism. One is inclusive patriotism that binds us together. The other is an exclusive patriotism that keeps others out. Through most of our history, we've understood patriotism the first way.
Local 602 Diversity Fair July 17
07/01/16 - Lansing Labor News
The Local 602 Civil & Human Rights Committee is presenting "A Taste of Diversity Fair" on Sunday, July 17 at the Local, from 2-5 p.m. There will be cultural exhibits, face painting, treats, etc.
JCBA Update 06.30.16
07/01/16 - TWU Local 568
The Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines this week in Dallas/Fort Worth to continue joint contract negotiations. During this week’s talks, we made progress on issues which have previously bogged us down. A TA was reached on Work Schedules and significant progress has been made on Overtime.
The Choice of Patriotism
07/01/16 - Teamsters Local 355
July 1, 2016  | OPINION |  We hear a lot about patriotism, especially around the Fourth of July. But in 2016 we're hearing about two very different types of patriotism. One is inclusive patriotism that binds us together. The other is an exclusive patriotism that keeps others out. Through most of our history, we've understood patriotism the first way.
In Case You Missed It
07/01/16 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Should American workers be worried about Brexit?   • The case for unions to support a universal basic income.   • The rich get richer; the poor gets drug tested.   • 2016 Fourth of July events in the Baltimore area.   • Organized labor launches first salvo in fight for Senate.
New Foundation to help Puyallup community
07/01/16 - Puyallup Police Association
Employees of the Puyallup Police Department have created a Foundation to help a variety of causes encountered by officers in their daily work, but for which there is no existing means to provide relief.
Exposing Trump's Trade Appeal to Working-Class Voters for What It Is
07/01/16 - Teamsters Local 355
July 1, 2016  | TRADE AGREEMENTS |  Donald Trump is selling himself as the champion of working-class voters. He says Democrats and their presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton, are selling them out with trade deals. But Trump is a fraud. Unfortunately, President Obama is pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and Clinton is not confronting him for doing so.
Exposing Trump's Trade Appeal to Working-Class Voters for What It Is
07/01/16 - Teamsters local 570
July 1, 2016  | TRADE AGREEMENTS |  Donald Trump is selling himself as the champion of working-class voters. He says Democrats and their presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton, are selling them out with trade deals. But Trump is a fraud. Unfortunately, President Obama is pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and Clinton is not confronting him for doing so.
Solidarity Family Day Picnic Aug. 7 at Round Up Lake!
07/01/16 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
Directions for Round Up Lake
07/01/16 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
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David's Hates Brides
07/01/16 - Teamsters Local 264
Teamsters Local #264 and community group leaders demonstrated in Solidarity outside David's Bridal, Blasdell NY, in support of our Brothers and Sisters at US Foods.   These demonstrations nationwide are in conjuction with nationwide actions supported by our International Union. David's Bridal and US Foods share the same financial backers.
KCMO PSE Seniority List
07/01/16 - APWU local 67
Here is the current PSE Seniority List (via pdf. file).
In Case You Missed It
07/01/16 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Should American workers be worried about Brexit?   • The case for unions to support a universal basic income.   • The rich get richer; the poor gets drug tested.   • 2016 Fourth of July events in the Baltimore area.   • Organized labor launches first salvo in fight for Senate.
Exposing Trump's Trade Appeal to Working-Class Voters for What It Is
07/01/16 - Teamsters Local 992
July 1, 2016  | TRADE AGREEMENTS |  Donald Trump is selling himself as the champion of working-class voters. He says Democrats and their presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton, are selling them out with trade deals. But Trump is a fraud. Unfortunately, President Obama is pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and Clinton is not confronting him for doing so.
Congratulations Brother Petrick Washington
07/01/16 - IUEC Local 10
Local #10 would like to Congratulate Brother Petrick Washington on his appointment to the DC Board of Industrial Trades.  Petrick worked very hard, for over a year, to get on the Board so that he could represent the trade that he loves so much.  The pictures, here with this article and on the rotator, are of Petrick when he was sworn in by DC Mayor, Muriel Bowser.
The Choice of Patriotism
07/01/16 - Teamsters Local 888
July 1, 2016  | OPINION |  We hear a lot about patriotism, especially around the Fourth of July. But in 2016 we're hearing about two very different types of patriotism. One is inclusive patriotism that binds us together. The other is an exclusive patriotism that keeps others out. Through most of our history, we've understood patriotism the first way.
In Case You Missed It
07/01/16 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Should American workers be worried about Brexit?   • The case for unions to support a universal basic income.   • The rich get richer; the poor gets drug tested.   • 2016 Fourth of July events in the Baltimore area.   • Organized labor launches first salvo in fight for Senate.
Exposing Trump's Trade Appeal to Working-Class Voters for What It Is
07/01/16 - Teamsters Local 888
July 1, 2016  | TRADE AGREEMENTS |  Donald Trump is selling himself as the champion of working-class voters. He says Democrats and their presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton, are selling them out with trade deals. But Trump is a fraud. Unfortunately, President Obama is pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and Clinton is not confronting him for doing so.
National Director's June 2016 Update
06/30/16 - AMFA
June 30, 2016 -- May 31 to June 2, 2016, Alaska Airlines contract negotiations continued near San Jose, California, where we worked on Scope, Status, and Job Security. Due to the vital importance of these matters in our contract, this session became quite contentious as we debated our perspectives on the issues within these articles. The Committee’s full update has been posted to the National Website. We are also meeting this week, June 28 to June 30, 2016, to start preliminary discussions on the topics of medical benefits and retirement.
FRSTee 2016 Charity Golf Outing
06/30/16 - Aluminum Cans for Burned Children
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Red Tail Golf Club We still have openings left, so be sure to register either online or via mail so that you don’t miss out on a great event.
2016 Graduate Edition
06/30/16 - UAW Local 602
Once Again We Wish to Honor the Graduation Achievements of our  Fellow Team Members and the Children of our Team Members. Email the Graduate’s picture along with their name, graduating school, plans after school, and the name of the LDT parent/spouse to: graduate@local602.org. Please have the picture file named after the graduate. Example – smith_joe.jpg.
Cherry Point Industrial Zone
06/30/16 - IBEW Local 191
  Last Minute Meeting Notice The Whatcom County Council is holding a Special Committee Meeting Tuesday, July 5th, at 9:30 am to address proposed amendments to the Comp Plan. It is urgent that we show up early and testify against Carl Weimer’s proposed amendments.
Rest in Peace!
06/30/16 - IBEW Local 191
Retired 497 member Paul Ronald Messer passed away on June 24, 2016. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Teamsters Local 175 Flood Relief Efforts
06/30/16 - Teamsters Local 175
Please join us in assisting the WV residents in our flood relief efforts.  Below you will find a link to Amazon where we have set up a Wish List. This list represents the current immediate needs. As the need changes, we will update the list. Please remember deliveries to Teamsters Local 175 must be made by a Union carrier.
Teamsters Vow More Organizing at Sysco, US Foods
06/30/16 - Teamsters local 570
June 30, 2016 | ORGANIZING | Delegates to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters convention June 28 approved a pair of resolutions calling for continued organizing of port truck drivers and the warehousing industry, including at Sysco Corp.
Job Fair
06/30/16 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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Donald Trump has profited from trade practices he now scorns
06/30/16 - McLean County Democratic Party
Donald J. Trump vowed on Tuesday that as president he would put an end to policies that send American jobs overseas, threatening to impose tariffs on Chinese imports and promising to punish companies that relocate their manufacturing to countries with cheaper labor. “It will be American hands that remake this country,” said Mr.
Teamsters Vow More Organizing at Sysco, US Foods
06/30/16 - Teamsters Local 355
June 30, 2016 | ORGANIZING | Delegates to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters convention June 28 approved a pair of resolutions calling for continued organizing of port truck drivers and the warehousing industry, including at Sysco Corp.
WV FOP asking for Disaster HELP!
06/30/16 - FOP Tulsa Lodge 93
Urgent Request Assisting law Enforcement members who are flood victims     The following email has been received by the National FOP after we had inquired about providing assistance.
PICNIC TIME
06/30/16 - Wyoming General Employee Union
See the notice.  Hope you and your family can make it! We would love to see you there.
Teamsters Vow More Organizing at Sysco, US Foods
06/30/16 - Teamsters Local 992
June 30, 2016 | ORGANIZING | Delegates to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters convention June 28 approved a pair of resolutions calling for continued organizing of port truck drivers and the warehousing industry, including at Sysco Corp.
July Meetings
06/30/16 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
The July Executive Board and Delegate Meetings have been canceled.  We look forward to seeing you in August.  Have a safe Independence Day Holiday.
Loadline 2016 2Q
06/30/16 - IUOE 302
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Online Re-Sign!
06/30/16 - IBEW Local 639
Online Re-Sign is Here! Local 639 is happy to announce our new Online Re-Sign.  Starting in the Month of July 2016 Re-Sign is now available. Re-sign is required monthly beginning on the 10th and ending at 11:59 p.m. on the 16th of each month (all times are Pacific). Re-sign can still be mailed, faxed, or signed in person, but it will now be available online.
2016 EPMPOA Picnic @ Wet-N-Wild
06/30/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association will hold its annual picnic on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Wet-N-Wild Waterworld.  Tickets are now on sale, so make plans to join your fellow brothers and sisters in blue for a great day of fun.
Teamsters Local 175 WV Flood Relief
06/30/16 - Employer-Teamsters Local Nos. 175 & 505 HW/Pension Funds
Teamsters Local 175 has set up an Amazon Registry to assist with the WV Flood Relief.  Relief items can be purchased on Amazon and delivered to the Local who will distribute the items to the WV Flood Relief.  Please see the information below: Members & affiliates can go to… Amazon.
Letters to Oregon's Congressional Delegation from IBEW 48
06/30/16 - IBEW Local 659
Brothers and Sisters: As you know, the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline associated with the Jordan Cove LNG terminal will create 1,400 construction jobs at peak doing a two year construction period. That means work for our members and members of our brothers and sisters in other unions. Oregon Congressmen Peter DeFazio and Greg Walden and U.S.
Teamsters Vow More Organizing at Sysco, US Foods
06/30/16 - Teamsters Local 888
June 30, 2016 | ORGANIZING | Delegates to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters convention June 28 approved a pair of resolutions calling for continued organizing of port truck drivers and the warehousing industry, including at Sysco Corp.
Sergeant Wing Woo
06/29/16 - KCPOG
Sgt. Wing Woo was seriously injured in an accident on 6/24 while vacationing with his family on Maui. Wing and his 14-year old son, Tony, were body surfing when he was hit by a large wave.  He hit his head on the ocean floor sustaining life threatening injuries.  Wing was knocked unconscious before being found by his son moments later, lifeless and unresponsive.
2016 Working Families’ Friend Annual Golf Tournament
06/29/16 - Working Families' Friend
Thanks to Governor Stumpy’s and all of our friends and sponsors that helped support our 8th Annual Golf Tournament held at the Deuce on June 21st.  152 golfers attended, which is more than what is typically considered a full tournament, and some teams had to be turned away. We rely on a successful golf tournament to be one of our three major fund raisers each year.
2016 Class 273 NJDOC Graduation
06/29/16 - NJLESA
President William Toolen seated on the stage represented the NJLESA at the NJDOC Graduation on June 28, 2016 at the Trenton War Memorial where 177 recruits walked the stage, accepting their badge and Graduating from the Training Academy of the New Jersey Department of Corrections.
July 4 Holiday Closing
06/29/16 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Dear members, The Local union office will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016 in observance of Independence Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday, July 5. Have a safe and happy fourth of July and please remember our veterans and military servicemembers.
Javits Memo to Membership
06/29/16 - TWU Local 568
MEMORADUM To: All American Mechanic and Related, Stores, and Fleet Service Employees Represented by the TWU/IAM Associations From: Joshua M. Javits, Neutral Date: June 27, 2016 Subject: Seniority Integration Process I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself to all of you. I am Joshua M. Javits, a full-time professional mediator and arbitrator.
Javits Memorandum to Membership
06/29/16 - TWU Local 513
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