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Discounts for Summer Fun
05/26/16 - Teamsters Local 264
Corrections officers suffer PTSD, study finds
05/26/16 - National Correctional Employees Union
Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan Corrections Organization partner to address problem (Photo: AP) LANSING - More than a third of corrections officers in state prisons likely suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, a new study has found, and now the state is partnering with its officers to address the problem.
ITHACA
05/26/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
Get your tickets for Family Night at the Volcanoes Game!!!
05/26/16 - AFSCME Local 2067
Don't forget to get your tickets for family night at the Volcanoes opener game on Frday, June 17th.
June General Membership Meeting
05/26/16 - CWA Local 7777
June Committee Meetings
05/26/16 - CWA Local 7777
Election Recommedations 2016
05/26/16 - Montgomery County Law Enforcement Assn.
MCLEA Elections Committee was formed at the request of President Kevin Williams. As a result of vetting interested candidates, the committee issued their recommendation for our Association elections. A big Thank You to Mike Traylor, John Schmitt, Tori Lowe, Denise Jimenez, and Dana Vailes for volunteering their time!
Cancer Survivors Celebration Day at Sparrow
05/26/16 - Lansing Labor News
Mid-Michigan’s 22nd Annual National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration Join us in a celebration of life and survivorship! Sunday, June 12 1 - 3 p.m. For cancer survivors and family members whose lives have been touched by a loved one with cancer. Our free luncheon picnic includes special speakers, a recognition of survivors, and live entertainment.
The U.S. International Trade Commission Report
05/26/16 - Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers Union
The U.S. International Trade Commission Report Last week, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) released “the” big, government study about the projected affects of the TPP — something that’s already gotten considerable attention from Congress and the media.
Meetings Cancelled
05/26/16 - Teamsters Local 568
13th Annual Teamsters Summer Picnic
05/26/16 - Teamsters Local 264
June 2 2016 General Membership Meeting
05/26/16 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
2016 Rick Aceves Memorial Scholarship Recipients
05/26/16 - Teamsters Local 542
 Teamsters Local 542 is proud and honored to announce the 2016 Rick Aceves Memorial Scholarship Recipients:   Kendall Marinesi daughter of Joseph Marinesi from Santee Costco will receive a four year, $1,000.00 per year scholarship. Anthony Duarte son of Maria Duarte from County of Imperial will receive a four year, $1,000.00 per year scholarship.
Open House Portland AFSCME Office
05/26/16 - AFSCME Local 132
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Alternate AMFA – SWA ASAP ERC Representative Election Notice and Candidate Profiles
05/26/16 - AMFA
May 26, 2016 -- The Alternate AMFA-SWA Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) Event Review Committee (ERC) Representative was recently elected to the Primary position, effective July 1, 2016. Therefore, AMFA National is conducting an election to fill the Alternate position for the duration of the term. The Alternate Representative will serve in the event the Primary is unavailable. This position is anticipated to be part-time. The term of service for the Alternate will commence on July 1, 2016, and will expire at 11:59pm et, June 30, 2017, or upon termination of the program, whichever occurs first.
CENTRAL STATES - NO NEW RESCUE PLAN
05/26/16 - Teamsters Local 568
CENTRAL STATES—NO NEW RESCUE PLAN, CALLS FOR LEGISLATION TO PROTECT PENSIONS On May 6, the U.S. Department of the Treasury denied Central States Pension Fund’s rescue plan application under the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA). As a result, proposed benefit reductions required to save the Fund from insolvency will not take place.
Quote From Herb Kelleher
05/25/16 - AMFA Local 32
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Thoughts of a Local Member
05/25/16 - CWA Local 2222
Please take the time to view the attached file.  Sometimes, it is not so bad being on strike for 43 days.
IFCF Cancer and Disease Detection Seminar in Leesburg, VA
05/25/16 - Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation
IFCF Urges Firefighters to Reduce Exposure to Harmful Materials Every time a firefighter enters a burning building, he or she is subjected to scores of carcinogens and other health hazards. Then they carry the toxins back to the station and even to their homes. That’s a familiar scenario that members of the International Firefighter Cancer Foundation wants to change.
PEC Meeting
05/25/16 - IBEW Local 191
The PEC meeting on June 9th will start at 5:30pm. Telephone interview with the incumbent Secretary of State.
Happy Memorial Day!
05/25/16 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
Supporting Women in the Building and Construction Trades
05/25/16 - IBEW Local 6
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Action Network Signup Integration
05/25/16 - support.unionactive.com
We now have the Action Network added to the UnionActive system. If you have an Action Network account you can have email addresses from new website signups added to your Action Network account automatically. Simply generate your Action Network API key from your account, then go to the admin area > settings tab > edit website settings link.
High Cost of Housing Hurts Workers
05/25/16 - Teamsters local 570
May 25, 2016 | INCOME INEQUALITY | Shelter is a necessity of life. But for too many everyday Americans, it is becoming increasingly difficult to cover the soaring costs of providing a home for themselves and their families… An article at apartmentlist.com states, "Faced with rising rents and stagnant incomes, most are not saving enough.
June 2016 Gendarme
05/25/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
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High Cost of Housing Hurts Workers
05/25/16 - Teamsters Local 355
May 25, 2016 | INCOME INEQUALITY | Shelter is a necessity of life. But for too many everyday Americans, it is becoming increasingly difficult to cover the soaring costs of providing a home for themselves and their families… An article at apartmentlist.com states, "Faced with rising rents and stagnant incomes, most are not saving enough.
FOP of Ohio Press Release on PTSD and Medical Marijuana
05/25/16 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
For Release: May 24, 2015 FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE OF OHIO STATEMENT ON PTSD AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA Earlier this month the Ohio House of Representatives passed HB 523 to allow for the use of Marijuana as treatment for certain medical conditions. One of the conditions for which medical marijuana would be prescribed is Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD).
High Cost of Housing Hurts Workers
05/25/16 - Teamsters Local 992
May 25, 2016 | INCOME INEQUALITY | Shelter is a necessity of life. But for too many everyday Americans, it is becoming increasingly difficult to cover the soaring costs of providing a home for themselves and their families… An article at apartmentlist.com states, "Faced with rising rents and stagnant incomes, most are not saving enough.
USPS Seeks Rate Hike in August 2016
05/25/16 - Youngstown, Ohio Area Local 443
USPS seeks rate hike for first class mail parcels effective August 2016 Posted on May 17, 2016 by postal       May 17, 2016 USPS has filed  a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to establish the 2017 Promotional Program in addition to adjusting certain prices in the First-Class Mail Parcels product.
USPS, NALC, Mailhandlers Union Continue Negotiations
05/25/16 - Youngstown, Ohio Area Local 443
      WASHINGTON , DC,, May 21, 2016 — The United States Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) have agreed to extend contract negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement.
School Supplies
05/25/16 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
While most of you are thinking about what to do with your kids while they are home from school, we are already thinking about sending them back.  If you have unused school supplies please consider donating them.  In July, we will be collecting supplies for our IBEW 21 Days of Giving Back to School Supply Drive. If you don’t want to hang on to them until then please bring them to a union meeting, the IBEW 21 Union Hall, give them to your Chief Steward or Business Representative, or contact IBEW 21 Recording Secretary Bob Przybylinski.
IBEW Verizon Unity Fund
05/25/16 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
We are still accepting donations to help our Sisters and Brothers who have been on strike at Verizon since April 13th.  Their fight is our fight.  Watch the video then donate.
Great America Discounts
05/25/16 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
IBEW members can purchase discounted tickets for admission to Six Flags Great America on 7/16, 7/17, 7/30 & 7/31. You can purchase tickets for $36 by visiting the Six Flags website. Once you get there, pick Six Flags Great America as your park and in the upper right corner enter promo code: IBEW16
Solidarity Remains STRONG VZ Stocks DROP!
05/25/16 - CWA Local 2222
STAY STRONG - - - Our strike is getting the attention of Wall St and we KNOW VZ only exists for them.
Local 776 Newsletter
05/25/16 - Teamsters Local 776
Recently Local 776 sent out the spring newsletter to the membership. Did the mailman lose yours?, did the dog chew it up? The newsletter is available for down load on the Member Resources page/downloads.
Local 776 Picnic
05/25/16 - Teamsters Local 776
Take me out to the ball game! Local 776 is holding it’s family picnic on June 12, 2016. Join the Teamsters and the Harrisburg Senators for a day of fun in the sun on Harrisburg’s City Island. Food, drinks, ice cream, and plenty of Cotton Candy are some of the menu items. What’s a picnic without plenty of Cotton Candy! DJ Logan Woodford will be spinning tunes.
High Cost of Housing Hurts Workers
05/25/16 - Teamsters Local 888
May 25, 2016 | INCOME INEQUALITY | Shelter is a necessity of life. But for too many everyday Americans, it is becoming increasingly difficult to cover the soaring costs of providing a home for themselves and their families… An article at apartmentlist.com states, "Faced with rising rents and stagnant incomes, most are not saving enough.
Resolution in Haverstraw
05/24/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
With the hard work of the Local's political coordinator Dan Caprara and the great turn out by the Local membership the Town of Haverstraw has adopted the Resolution Regarding the Verizon Strike.
2016 Union Sportsmen's Alliance Dinner
05/24/16 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
Download Event Flier here.
2016 Union Sportsmen's Alliance Dinner
05/24/16 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
Download Event Flier here.
America Must Renew Its Infrastructure Or Face Decline
05/24/16 - Teamsters Local 355
May 24, 2016  | JOBS | America is literally falling apart. In Flint, children were poisoned by the lead contamination of the water. In Washington, the subway system is plagued by fires and delays. Arlington Memorial Bridge – which connects the North to the South, the Capitol to Arlington National Cemetery – may have to be closed soon.
America Must Renew Its Infrastructure Or Face Decline
05/24/16 - Teamsters local 570
May 24, 2016  | JOBS | America is literally falling apart. In Flint, children were poisoned by the lead contamination of the water. In Washington, the subway system is plagued by fires and delays. Arlington Memorial Bridge – which connects the North to the South, the Capitol to Arlington National Cemetery – may have to be closed soon.
Obituary and Ceremony Information for the Late Jack McKenna
05/24/16 - IBEW Local 6
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Safety Supervisor State of Nevada, Reno NV
05/24/16 - IUEC Local 18
Brothers & Sisters, The state of Nevada, Division of Industrial Relations has posted a the position of Safety Supervisor over the Nevada State Elevator Inspectors. All the information you will need is on the application which is attached to this email.
Arnold/Jones/Evans 2016 Scholarship Fund 2016
05/24/16 - IUEC Local 18
Brothers & Sisters, The Nevada State AFL-CIO has announced its annual scholarship program for Nevada students. The ARNOLD / JONES / EVANS 2016 SCHOLARSHIP FUND offers $3,000 scholarships to 3 students entering college from union households. CLICK HERE to download an application. You can also find more information about the scholarship on our website here.
unemployement
05/24/16 - Jefferson County Association of Educational Support Personnel
 My Sister,     As I mentioned before, the members of Local 4011 who are going to experience a permanent layoff are eligible to apply for unemployment benefits after their last day of work. Let me know when you think the bulk of the affected membership will be contacting the UI office and I will have my contact in Frankfort alert the regional manager.
ELECTION DAY TUESDAY - Primary Runoffs
05/24/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 is Election Day for the Primary Runoffs.  The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association urges members and their families to please go to their polling place and cast your votes.
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