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Elections
04/26/15 - Jefferson County Association of Educational Support Personnel
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Openings
04/26/15 - Jefferson County Association of Educational Support Personnel
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Final week of session will be busy - and not final
04/26/15 - IATSE Local 477
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Do You Live Here?
04/25/15 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
April 25, 2015 Earlier this week we asked IBEW 21 members to attend meetings where local governments were considering passing a resolution that would be harmful to all workers in Illinois. We would like to start by saying thank-you. You made a difference. In every community where IBEW Local 21 members made their voices heard the harmful resolutions were not adopted. The struggle for working families is not over. Next week (4/27-5/1) more communities are considering the Governor's Turnaround Agenda.
Training Announcements For Members
04/25/15 - IATSE Local 33
Training Announcements For Members: The Training & Safety Committee is offering these classes to the Members of I.A.T.S.E Local 33. Forklift / Scissor Lift: May 2nd 2015 Audio Visual Training: May 12th 2015 Basic 101 Lighting Class: May 26th 2015 SPRAT Certification: June 15th-June 19th (5 day class with test on the last day) Please submit your letters to I.A.T.S.
The Grapevine | April 2015
04/25/15 - AMFA Local 32
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Zombies of 2015
04/25/15 - McLean County Democratic Party
Last week, a zombie went to New Hampshire and staked its claim to the Republican presidential nomination. Well, O.K., it was actually Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. But it’s pretty much the same thing. You see, Mr. Christie gave a speech in which he tried to position himself as a tough-minded fiscal realist.
A Desecrated Police Memorial & Flag and a Dysfunctional Denver Police Administration.
04/25/15 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
The events reported in this story happened several weeks ago.  We withheld publicizing the story because we needed time to verify and fact check the information we had. We have completed our investigation and are confident this is an accurate review of a very troubling incident involving five honorable officers of the Denver Police Department and the inexcusable actions of a Deputy Chief of that department.
Tribune Publishing joins the Apple Watch fray
04/24/15 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 24, 2015 | The Apple Watch is officially out today, but the so-called wearable has already sparked an arms race among media companies vying for attention on your wrist, Ad Age reports.
In Case You Missed It
04/24/15 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Corporations to workers: "We own you."   • The call to boycott Driscoll's berries.   • The ugly image behind the free trade illusion.   • Court: Union not responsible for Facebook threats.   • April 28th is Workers' Memorial Day.   • You really should take a closer look at the ALEC.
The TPP - Fast Track Is The Wrong Track
04/24/15 - Teamsters Local 767
TPP a.k.a. Trans-Pacific Partnership from teamster.org, Hoffa: Fast Track Is The Wrong Track Here in the U.S., thousands of jobs would be shipped overseas to places like Vietnam that pay workers less than $3 a day. It would be a continuation of the gutting of the middle class that began under NAFTA.
House, Senate Budget Resolutions Call for Dramatic Changes in Retirement, Health Benefits
04/24/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Dramatic cuts in federal employee and retiree compensation could come about through FY 2016 budget bills passed by the House and Senate late last month. While the details of the House and Senate bills differ, both call for lower compensation for federal workers and retirees, dramatic cuts to agency spending and huge reductions in the federal workforce.
Collective Bargaining
04/24/15 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Organizing Drive at Ruan Transportation
04/24/15 - Teamsters Local 89
     The Teamsters Local 89 Organizing Division is currently engaged in an effort to bring more brothers and sisters into our union. An organizing drive is underway at the Ruan Transportations facility in Jeffersonville, Indiana. This Ruan terminal is a tank haul trucking facility that transports milk from the Fair Oaks Dairy in northern Indiana.
TWU International Clips
04/24/15 - TWU Local 568
Date:       April 24, 2015 From:     Office of the President Air Clips American Airlines reported first-quarter earnings above Wall Street expectations Friday, but the strong dollar and capacity growth hurt revenue.
2015 LOCAL UNION 659 PICNIC
04/24/15 - IBEW Local 659
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Help Needed
04/24/15 - USW Local 7-1
Brothers, Sisters, Please mark this on your calendars and help if you can, Sat. May 23rd at 10:00am, at Oak Hill Cemetery 6445 Hohman Ave. Hammond, IN They are looking for volunteers to place flags at over 560 Veteran's gravesites.
Ameristar Rally
04/24/15 - USW Local 7-1
Brothers, Sisters, Please find time and join in solidarity to support Local 1 on Sat. April 25th from 2pm to 5pm at the Ameristar Casino in gaining a fair contract. The assault on workers must stop and it is time all workers stand together shoulder to shoulder to have our voices heard.
Workers Memorial Day
04/24/15 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
On Tuesday, April 28th, Workers Memorial Day we ask all IBEW 21 members to remember those whose lives were lost and those who were injured as a result of workplace accidents.  Honor their memory by talking about safety in your workplace and renewing your vow to work safely.  Please also wear your union pin, shirt or hat to work.
Master Labor Agreement Update - Washington
04/24/15 - IUOE 302
Master Labor Agreement Update - Washington The Master Labor Agreement negotiations are underway for Washington.  We will continue to update this post throughout the negotiations to keep the members informed. 
MoCo GO Committee approves CBA; Moves to full council for vote
04/24/15 - UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO, AFL-CIO
Councilmembers Navarro, Reimer, and Katz of the Montgomery County Government Operations Committee voted to approve the collective bargaining agreement and DROP retirement plan for uniformed officers and deputy sheriffs on Thursday, April 23. Around 80 members attended the hearing to show their support for the agreement.
Road to Recovery 5K Fun Run/Walk May 23 Milford NH
04/24/15 - New Hampshire Police Association
The Road to recovery 5K Fun Run/Walk to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project will be held on Saturday, May 23 at 0900 in Milford, NH. This race was initiated as a Senior Project by Wilton-Lyndeboro Senior Emily Yurcak. Any questions contact Ms. Yurcak at: http://yurcake@gmail.com For more information or to register for the race, click here. Check out their Facebook page:https://www.
Hundreds rally in show of UNITY for upcoming contract!
04/24/15 - IUE-CWA Local 301
Hundreds of current members and retirees showed up at GE P&W in Schenectady and GE GRC in Niskayuna for a rally in a show of unity to draw attention to the upcoming contract negotiations. The rallies, which were joined by every represented GE location in the country, coincided with the GE Shareholders meeting in Oklahoma that same day. We would like to thank all those who came out in a show of solidarity.
Inside Milwaukee Special Meeting
04/24/15 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 494
Just a reminder: Inside Milwaukee Special Meeting Monday April 27, 2015 at 6:00pm at:  Serb Hall 5101 W.
2015 Midwest School for Women Workers
04/24/15 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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Jerry Kepner Jr.
04/24/15 - UA Local 296
Brother Jerry Kepner Jr. Passed asway Monday April 20th, 2015.  Jerry's Funeral services will be held Monday April 27th, @ 1:00pm.  The services will be at Reynolds Funeral Chapel in Twin Falls.  The address is 2466 Addison Ave. E.  Twin Falls, Idaho.  RIP Brother Jerry.  You will be missed by so many.
Training of Trainer opportunities
04/24/15 - AFSCME Local 132
The OregonASK Expanded Learning Partnership and The Oregon Center for Career Development (OCCD) in Childhood Care and Education at Portland State University are excited to announce an initial recruitment for Trainers of TALE: Training for Afterschool Literacy Education.
Meet Brother Stanley Carr, 75 Year Member of the BAC
04/24/15 - BAC Local 2 Washington Idaho Montana
Meet Brother Stanley Carr, pictured here with his 75 year plaque from the International Union of BAC. Brother Carr joined Local 2 here in Seattle in 1939, at the age of 20. He is a third generation bricklayer. His grandfather was a mason contractor in England and his father, Uncle and brother were also bricklayers. When Stanley joined the Union his beginning hourly wage was $.
6.9 acre 801 Brannan St./One Henry Adams St. make for San Francisco's largest land deal of the year
04/24/15 - IBEW Local 6
One Henry Adams St. has two new 6-story, 68-foot tall buildings consisting of 239 dwelling units, approximately 11,770 sq. ft. of ground floor reatail and 164 parking spaces. 801 Brannan St. will consist demo of the existing structure and construction of a new 6-story, 68-foot tall building with up to 432 dwelling units, and aproximately 19,650 sq. ft.
ALAMEDA LABOR COUNCIL NEEDS OUR HELP IN SENATE DISTRICT 7. PHONE BANKING DURING THE WEEK AND PRECINCT WALKS EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM NOW UNTIL ELECTION DAY, TUESDAY MAY 19th
04/24/15 - IBEW Local 6
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TEAR DOWN THE WALL
04/24/15 - CWA Local 1123
EVERY Verizon worker has a stake in winning fair contracts - across the company.
Letter from International Rep/AA System Coordinator David Virella
04/24/15 - TWU Local 568
Workers March On The Capitol
04/23/15 - Teamsters Local 767
Low-wage federal contract workers on strike storm Capitol Hill from the Up to a thousand low-wage contract workers in Washington, D.C. took part in a one-day strike Wednesday for living wages and a union. The workers, organized by Good Jobs Nation, are janitors, cafeteria workers and others who make up the subcontracted workforce in federal buildings.
[VIDEO] Watch Pres. Lombardo's Full Testimony on Transit Funding, Delivered Thurs. on Capitol Hill
04/23/15 - TWU Local 568
Click the link below to watch the full hearing, as broadcast live earlier today. President Lombardo's testimony begins at 37:33. http://www.banking.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.
TWU International Clips
04/23/15 - TWU Local 568
Air Clips American Airlines chief executive Doug Parker explained to workers that he will no longer receive a cash salary and instead will be paid only with company stock. Southwest Airlines Co. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $453 million. The Dallas-based company said it had profit of 66 cents per share.
AMFA/Southwest Airlines AMT Contract Negotiations Update #30
04/23/15 - AMFA Local 32
AMFA/Southwest Airlines AMT Contract Negotiations Update #30 The Negotiating Committee is providing this update to the AMFA Membership at Southwest Airlines. This report is the only official authorized source of negotiating communications by the Committee.
As Contract Deadline Nears, Union Gears Up for Action
04/23/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
With the Collective Bargaining Agreement set to expire in one month, APWU negotiators – and members – are preparing to turn up the heat! "As we enter the final month of bargaining, it will soon become clear whether management is serious about reaching a negotiated settlement," said President Mark Dimondstein.
A Living Wage When Working, a Poverty-Free Old Age When Retired
04/23/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Capitalizing on today's date, the Fight for $15 (i.e., 4/15) Campaign is holding rallies all over the country, and fast-food workers nationwide are going on strike in support of a federal minimum wage of $15 an hour and the right to unionize without fear of retaliation. Social Security Works is proud to stand in solidarity with the Fight for $15 Campaign.
Workers Allege Walmart Closes Stores To Retaliate Against Strikes
04/23/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Venanzi Luna says she was given just four hours notice that she was losing her job at Walmart. That day, she says everyone came to work around 7:00 in the morning. “We actually ended up finding out around 1:00 in the afternoon,” she recounted.
WORKER MEMORIAL DAY
04/23/15 - Teamsters Local 231
Northwest Washington Central Labor Council will have a remembrance ceremony for our brothers and sisters that have died or have been injured on the job this past year.
Bargaining Report - All Units
04/23/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
St. Lucie County School District – Compensation Mediation Report:  On April 22, 2015 CWA and the School District met in mediation over our 2014/2015 compensation package to try and resolve outstanding issues.  The District stated that they are done with 2014-2015 compensation and benefits.  They are not offering us any additional wage increases.
Local 179 Shows Opposition for Governor Rauner's Turnaround Agenda!
04/23/15 - Teamsters Local 179
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IATSE Local B4 - General Membership Meeting - Monday, April 27, 2015
04/23/15 - IATSE Local B4
The next General Membership Meeting will be held on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 6:00 PM at the Transportation Building, Conference Room #5, Stuart & Tremont Streets, Boston, MA.  (You might need to show a photo I.D. to get in.) I would strongly recommend joining us at this meeting.  Part of belonging to a Union is getting involved.
Bad Trade Policies Destroyed My Hometown; Now TPP is Coming for Yours
04/23/15 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 23, 2015 | OPINION | dailykos.com  …We need to stop Fast Track and we need to stop it now. All of our futures are at stake, and no one can afford to sit on the sidelines. Tell your elected leaders to do the right thing and negotiate trade deals that put people ahead of profits, and communities over corporations.
Bad Trade Policies Destroyed My Hometown; Now TPP is Coming for Yours
04/23/15 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 23, 2015 | OPINION | dailykos.com  …We need to stop Fast Track and we need to stop it now. All of our futures are at stake, and no one can afford to sit on the sidelines. Tell your elected leaders to do the right thing and negotiate trade deals that put people ahead of profits, and communities over corporations.
Pleasant Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Contract Ratified
04/23/15 - Teamsters Local 776
By a 2-1 margin Local 776 members working at the Pleasant Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (formerly the York County Nursing Home) ratified a new four-year collective bargaining agreement. Business Agent Dave Vrona held three separate ratification meetings, which allowed all of the members an opportunity to review the changes in the tentative agreement prior to voting on the agreement.
100 Days
04/23/15 - CWA Local 2222
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