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Contract Update 2-1-15
02/01/15 - USW Local 7-1
Today February 1, 2015 USW Local 7-1 withdrew it's strike notice and entered into an agreement for an extension on a rolling 24 hour basis.
MFY Legal Services Employees On Strike
02/01/15 - UAW Local 2320
Employees Demand Equity for Lowest Paid Workers, Parental Leave, and a Fair Contract That Will Ensure Quality Legal Services for Low-Income New Yorkers January 30, 2015, New York, NY – Today the unionized employees of MFY Legal Services, Inc. (MFY) rejected management’s contract proposal and declared a strike.
APL and POOL Unit Meetings on Friday, Feb. 13 at 6:00 pm prior to Joint Council Meeting
01/31/15 - UAW local 2200
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United Labor Credit Union
01/31/15 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
The Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO is proud to endorse the United Labor Credit Union as the official lending institution for Organized Labor in the metropolitan area.  United Labor Credit Union is located at 6320 Manchester Ave, Suite 41C, on the lower level of the Greater Kansas Firefighters Hall.
Nomination to fill vacancy for UAW LU 2200 Officer- Vice President
01/31/15 - UAW local 2200
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National Director's January 2015 Update
01/31/15 - AMFA
January 30, 2015 -- The New Year is off to a very busy start around the Association, we had three new local presidents sworn into office in January: Dan Burgess at Local 4, Dale Dixon at Local 11, and Frank Amore at Local 32. Congratulations to our new local presidents and a genuine thank you to Jim Kinnerk, Lyndon Heffernan, and Eric Hambacher for their past service supporting their local members
Wage board: Raise tipped workers wage to $7.50 an hour
01/31/15 - HVALF AFL-CIO
A state board today recommended that the hourly wage paid to restaurant servers and other tipped workers should be increased from $5 an hour to $7.50 an hour by the end of the year. The state’s Wage Board voted in favor of raising the so-called tipped wage amid calls that New York’s minimum wage be increased overall from the $9 an hour it is set to reach at year’s end.
American Airlines’ 2015 Fleet Plan
01/30/15 - TWU Local 568
Earlier this week, American released its official 2015 Fleet Plan; even though the airline plans that its total mainline aircraft will shrink by about 30, it will take delivery of more than seven dozen mainline aircraft and retire more than 100 mainline. A319: American will take delivery of four A319s in the first quarter and three in the second quarter.
February 2015 Worker to Worker
01/30/15 - UAW Local 4911
The February 2015 Worker to Worker is now available.
Meeting with CEO Evans
01/30/15 - Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
Date: 1-30-2015  Please see the following memo regarding a meeting with the CEO.
In Case You Missed It
01/30/15 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Charts: The shrinking middle class.   • Numbers show it still pays to be a union member.   • Labor law alone won't save us.   • In defense of members-only unionism.   • If you haven't been paying attention up 'til now, it's time!   • GOP introduces a bill to reform the NLRB.
Special Steward's Training Class...
01/30/15 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
Classes will be held on Monday, February 9th The sessions are as follows: 6:00 a.m .- 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m., at the Union office.
Oregon State Hospital hosts open house for new Junction City facility, AFSCME members excited
01/30/15 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
As in Salem, both doctors and registered nurses at the new campus will be AFSCME members
QUILL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE-APPLY NOW
01/30/15 - TWU Local 568
http://www.twu.org/Portals/0/scholarship%20app_1.pdf TWU is now accepting applications for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer fifteen (15) college-bound dependents of TWU members with a scholarship worth $4800.00. This scholarship will be paid out, per year in the amount of $1200.00 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four (4) year course.
Does Merit- or Performance-Based Pay Work at OHSU?
01/30/15 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Does Merit- or Performance-Based Pay Work at OHSU? Many comments in our recent bargaining-priorities survey suggested that we should negotiate contract language permitting managers to give merit bonuses/increases to employees for exemplary work. The following language has been in our contract since 1998. Unfortunately, it is rarely used.  8.
What Is Reclassification?
01/30/15 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Reclassification Recently you may have seen a survey that the local put out for AFSCME members to participate in.  One of the themes we saw is that employees think that a reclassification process would be a good thing.  As it happens so did the 2012 bargaining team and a streamlined reclassification process was negotiated.
American Airlines pilots approve new contract, with nearly two thirds in favor
01/30/15 - TWU Local 568
by Terry Maxom-Jan 30, 2015--American Airlines pilots have approved a new five-year contract that gives them 24 percent pay raises this year and small pay raises in future years. The Allied Pilots Association said 65.68 percent voted in favor of the deal, with 34.32 percent against. Of those eligible, 94 percent cast votes. Only the Miami pilot base had a majority voting against the deal.
American Airlines adding more flights from MIA
01/30/15 - TWU Local 568
By Hannah Sampson 01/29/2015 6:16 PM American Airlines announced on Thursday that it will add two more routes from Miami International Airport, where it is the largest carrier. The airline plans to add daily direct flights between Miami and Barranquilla, Colombia and service six days a week between Miami and Monterrey, Mexico. Both routes are scheduled to kick off on June 4.
In Case You Missed It
01/30/15 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Charts: The shrinking middle class.   • Numbers show it still pays to be a union member.   • Labor law alone won't save us.   • In defense of members-only unionism.   • If you haven't been paying attention up 'til now, it's time!   • GOP introduces a bill to reform the NLRB.
U.S. SENATE AUTHORIZES CONSTRUCTION OF KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE
01/30/15 - Teamsters Local 455
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International Women's Day 2015 Celebration Brunch
01/30/15 - Teamsters local 419
Teamsters Local 419 will be sponsoring one table at the International Women's Day 2015 Celebration Brunch on March 1 2015.  Anyone interested in attending please contact Karen at 905-670-4190 ext. 224.
James R. Hoffa 2015 Memorial Scholarship
01/29/15 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
Please note that the JRH Memorial Scholarship Fund application packets must be received (postmarked) by March 31, 2015. Applications not postmarked by that date will not be processed by IBT. Therefore, time is of the essence.
Special Election Notice
01/29/15 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
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RTW Bill Passes NM House Committee
01/29/15 - Teamsters Local 492
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Swearing In Ceremony
01/29/15 - McKinney Police Association
LA Raise the Wage Campaign
01/29/15 - IATSE Local 33
It's time to show City Hall that we're serious about raising the minimum wage. Join us for a rally, music, and press conference on Friday, January 30th to publicly launch the LA Raise the Wage Campaign.  We want a $15 minimum wage that brings workers out of poverty, and an end to wage theft through effective enforcement and earned sick leave for all workers.
Manchester Police Patrolmans Association to host info session on recent NH Supreme Court decisions affecting Group II
01/29/15 - New Hampshire Police Association
On February 9, 2015 at 1600 hrs., the Manchester Police Patrolmans Association will be hosting an informational session on recent NH Supreme Court decisions dealing with the Group II Retirement System.  This meeting will take place at the Manchester PAL building,  409 Beech St Manchester NH.
IAM/TWU Alliance Update
01/29/15 - TWU Local 513
Brothers and Sisters, The Association is prepared to proceed with negotiations as soon as possible after NMB certification.
What Benefit Is Our Union
01/29/15 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
Dear Sisters and Brothers: Ever wonder what the benefit is to being in a union? Well here’s a big one: On average, union members make $207 more dollars a week than non-union workers. That’s $10,000 more each year, according to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Local 602 Florida Picnic
01/29/15 - Lansing Labor News
Local 602 Hourly & Salaried Retirees Annual Florida Picnic March 3, 2015 (First Tuesday of March) 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Doors open early Duff’s Original Buffet 6010 14th St. W Bradenton, FL $7.00 – $8.
January Labor News online
01/29/15 - Lansing Labor News
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First Responders Night January 31 at the 401 Tavern
01/29/15 - New Hampshire Police Association
The First Responders Night will be held at the 401 Tavern in Hampton on January 31st.  This event is to help raise money for the Maloney Foundation.  They will have on site registration for the ToughMudders event there as well. (https://www.eventbrite.com/teams/maloney-mudders/1144065) Check out this video on last year's event: https://www.youtube.com/watch.
Equity Lawsuit Update
01/29/15 - TWU Local 513
Brothers and Sisters, The following is a status update on the lawsuits challenging the TWU/AA Equity Distribution Plan from International Represenitive Sean Doyle.
Local 602 Election Results 1-29-15
01/29/15 - Lansing Labor News
The Local 602 Alternate Disrict Committee results are in. Grant Arnold was elected in District 3 and Brett Carswell in District 8.
EQUITY DISTRIBUTION LAWSUIT UPDATE
01/29/15 - TWU Local 568
PLEASE VIEW THE ATTACHED LETTER FROM INTL VP DOYLE REGARDING THE EQUITY DISTRIBUTION LAWSUIT.
NVAC President Briefing - New Parental Leave Policy
01/29/15 - AFGE Local 0003
AFGE Local 0003 wants to make sure that its members understand the new parental leave policy issued by President Obama.  If you read the memo referred to in the article (it is hyperlinked) it specifically says that the additional 6 weeks of paid leave that is allowed to employees for various reasons is advanced leave.
NVAC President Briefing - Employee Morale
01/29/15 - AFGE Local 0003
How bad is federal employee morale? The good news tells the story. In the 2014 government-wide survey of federal employees, positive responses dropped for 35 questions and increased for just 10 compared with 2013. As bad as that is, it’s a marked improvement compared with the three-year trend in the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.
Sysco's $8.2B U.S. Foods Merger May Spoil: Source
01/29/15 - Teamsters Local 455
Click Link for More Info: http://nypost.
Winterfest 2015 Feb 13-15
01/29/15 - Lansing Labor News
WINTERFEST 2015 February 13-15 GRAYLING, MI Host Hotel: RAMADA INN 989-348-7611 2560 S. I-75 Business Loop, Grayling, MI 49738 Kids/Adult fishing contests Bingo Prizes And much more! Grayling, MI – Lake Margrethe For more information check out the website at www.oldsmobileoutdoorclub.
Region 1D Bowling Tournament
01/29/15 - Lansing Labor News
UAW  Region 1D Bowling Tournament March 14 & 15 Royal Scot Lanes, 4722 W. Grand River Ave, Lansing, MI 48906 Singles & Doubles Events on Saturday, March 14 Team Event on Sunday, March 15 Deadline for registration is February 20 See Local 602 website for more information: www.local602.
Local 602 Taste of Black History
01/29/15 - Lansing Labor News
UAW Locals 602 and 2256 Civil and Human Rights Committees present 2015 Taste of Black History Sunday, February 15 3:00 p.m. – Doors open at 2:30 p.m. UAW Local 602, 2510 W. Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48917 With speakers Theresa Bullock, UAW International Civil and Human Rights, and Travis Erby, retired teacher and former UAW EAP Rep.
Oldsmobile Florida Picnic
01/29/15 - Lansing Labor News
OLDSMOBILE FLORIDA PICNIC UAW LOCALS 652, 1618, 1753 and LAFCU BOTH SALARY & HOURLY Tuesday, February 17, 2015 In Bradenton, Florida American Legion Kirby Steward Post 2000 75th Street West (Between Cortez & Manatee Ave.) Register at 11 a.m. Eat at Noon Meal and plastic tableware will be provided. Call Jere Auvenshine, (517) 626-2398, for information.
Now Open
01/29/15 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 159
We've Moved! Our Administrative Office is now open at 4903 Commerce Court in McFarland, WI! Office hours are from 7:30am to 4:30pm.
Kentucky is Rauner's model
01/29/15 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner may be looking to the Bluegrass State for inspiration when it comes to bringing right-to-work laws to Illinois. In Kentucky, where attempts to put a statewide law on the books have stalled, counties have taken the lead in recent weeks by moving forward with their own anti-union laws.
Lee Sanders Memorial
01/29/15 - IATSE Local 33
Please join Us & Lee's Family & Friends in Honoring Lee. Sunday, February 1, 2015 2pm. Zalk Theater, Besant Hill School of Happy Valley 8585 Ojai Santa Paula Rd Ojai, CA 93023 RSVP (805) 646 4343 as refreshments will be served.
Burbank City Federal Credit Union
01/29/15 - IATSE Local 33
Don’t miss out on a great financial opportunity! IATSE Local 33 membership comes with a number of perks; one of those perks is being eligible to bank at the award-winning Burbank City Federal Credit Union. As an IATSE Local 33 member, you have a democratic say in your job conditions. Similarly, our members have a voice at Burbank City Federal Credit Union.
Burbank City Federal Credit Union
01/29/15 - IATSE Local 33
Don’t miss out on a great financial opportunity! IATSE Local 33 membership comes with a number of perks; one of those perks is being eligible to bank at the award-winning Burbank City Federal Credit Union. As an IATSE Local 33 member, you have a democratic say in your job conditions. Similarly, our members have a voice at Burbank City Federal Credit Union.
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