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Wage Theft Across the Board
04/23/14 - Teamsters local 570
April 23, 2014 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | When labor advocates and law enforcement officials talk about wage theft, they are usually referring to situations in which low-wage service-sector employees are forced to work off the clock, paid subminimum wages, cheated out of overtime pay or denied their tips. It is a huge and underpoliced problem.
KEN HALL AND IBT SELL OUT UPS MEMBERS BY IMPLEMENTING AIR SUPPLEMENT
04/23/14 - Teamsters Local 89
In perhaps the greatest display of failed leadership and cowardice by Ken Hall and his cronies, the IBT has implemented the UPS National Master Contract and all remaining riders and supplements, including Louisville Air Supplement.
Wage Theft Across the Board
04/23/14 - Teamsters Local 355
April 23, 2014 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | When labor advocates and law enforcement officials talk about wage theft, they are usually referring to situations in which low-wage service-sector employees are forced to work off the clock, paid subminimum wages, cheated out of overtime pay or denied their tips. It is a huge and underpoliced problem.
Support your Local Police Explorer
04/23/14 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Support your local EPPD Police Explorers by purchasing a $5 Dollars Career Card.  It is part of a local competition. For each $5.00 dollar discount card purchased, our explorers will receive $2.50 for fundraising. So do your part, help your local Police Explorers by purchasing one of their discount cards. Contact: Ofr C.
Inside Milwaukee Special Meeting Scheduled
04/23/14 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 494
Local 494 will be having a Special Membership Meeting for all members working under the Inside Milwaukee Agreement on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm at Serb Hall (5101 W.
Wage Theft Across the Board
04/23/14 - Teamsters Local 992
April 23, 2014 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | When labor advocates and law enforcement officials talk about wage theft, they are usually referring to situations in which low-wage service-sector employees are forced to work off the clock, paid subminimum wages, cheated out of overtime pay or denied their tips. It is a huge and underpoliced problem.
"LET THEM EAT CAKE" RALLY SATURDAY APRIL 26-10:30AM
04/23/14 - Teamster Local Union No. 886
LET THEM EAT CAKE RALLY SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 10:30AM GOVERNOR'S MANSION (Capitol Parking Area, West Side of Mansion) "Most minimum wage workers are young, single people working part-time or entry-level jobs."         --Gov.
Local 602 Brings Past Presidents Together
04/23/14 - Lansing Labor News
Local 602 recently pulled off a rather amazing reunion with their "Presidents' Social." Eight -- count 'em, eight -- past presidents joined current President Bill Reed for a luncheon and social gathering open to Local 602 members.
IBU President's Report (April 21, 2014)
04/23/14 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 886 CHARITY POKER RUN APRIL 26-REGISTRATION BEGINS 11AM
04/23/14 - Teamster Local Union No. 886
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 886 CHARITY POKER RUN APRIL 26, 2014--REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 11:00AM AT TEAMSTERS UNION HALL, 3528 W. RENO, OKLAHOMA CITY, (405) 947-2333. PARK ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE BUILDING. $30.00 PER DRIVER, $10.00 PER PASSANGER................... HIGHEST POKER HAND WINS $200.00 AND 2ND HIGHEST WINS $100.00 ALL FUNDS RAISED WILL GO TO CHARITY.
Staples and the Post Office
04/23/14 - NH AFL-CIO
Postal Workers to Protest Privatization at Concord Staples Store on Thursday, April 24 Local Activists Join National Day of Action Many Details of the Deal Between USPS and Staples Remain a Secret Concord, NH -- Members of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), Manchester Area Local , will protest on Thursday, April 24, against a sweetheart deal between the U.S.
First Quarter 2014 Loadline
04/23/14 - IUOE 302
Take a look at the First Quarter 2014 Loadline.
ACTION ALERT
04/23/14 - Sheet Metal Workers Local 4
URGENT ACTION NEEDED Next week, the U.S. House of Representatives will consider H.R. 4486, the Military Construction-VA Appropriations Act. Amendments may be offered to this bill that seek to either weaken or repeal the Davis-Bacon Act, as well as to prohibit Project Labor Agreements for federal construction projects.
Primary AMFA -Alaska/Soutwest Airlines ASAP ERC Representative Election Results
04/23/14 - AMFA Local 32
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San Jose's Workers' Memorial Day 2014
04/23/14 - United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 405
San Jose's Workers' Memorial Day 2014 San Jose, CA April 28, 2014 11:30AM to 01:00PM Event Description On Monday, April 28th at 11:30 am, working families and faith leaders will gather at Cesar Chavez Plaza for a mock funeral to commemorate those who have perished or suffered illnesses on the job, and call on local policymakers to create safe jobs for all working people.
LinkedIn seals deal to gobble up 222 Second St., 26-story office tower in San Francisco
04/23/14 - IBEW Local 6
After much speculation, professional networking company LinkedIn confirmed that it leased up all 450,000 square feet in 222 Second St. in San Francisco, a 26-story office tower that Tishman Speyer is building.
Warriors president explains new game plan for San Francisco arena
04/23/14 - IBEW Local 6
Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts spoke with the San Francisco Business Times today about why the team prefers to buy land in Mission Bay to build a new San Francisco arena instead of building atop Piers 30-32. Q: Is the Mission Bay site better than Piers 30-32? A: I would not say it’s better. It’s an equally terrific site.
Job Fair 2014
04/23/14 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 494
                                      Job Fair 2014      The Milwaukee Electrical Training Center JATC hosted the 2nd Annual Job Fair on April 17. The purpose of the event was to promote the Electrical and Data Industry and attract new potential candidates into these careers.
Stanton Begins Final Contract with El Paso Firemen & Policemen’s Pension Fund
04/23/14 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
EL PASO, April 22, 2014 – After 13 years of dedicated service to the El Paso Firemen & Policemen’s Pension Fund, Executive Director Robert J. Stanton will leave the Fund when his new contract expires in October 2015.
What Every Police Wife Wishes She Could Tell the Chief
04/23/14 - South Metro MN Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14
I am the widow of East Hartford, Connecticut Police Officer Paul S. Buchanan Badge Number 208, who died by suicide.  This is what I wish every police Chief would know about their officers. You are the leader of your organization.  Did you know that your officers want to look up to you and respect you?  They WANT you to be their leader.  A leader is the one who is in charge.
What Every Police Wife Wishes She Could Tell the Chief
04/23/14 - South Metro MN Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14
What Every Police Wife Wishes She Could Tell the Chief  by Trish Buchanan April 22, 2014 I am the widow of East Hartford, Connecticut Police Officer Paul S. Buchanan Badge Number 208, who died by suicide.  This is what I wish every police Chief would know about their officers. You are the leader of your organization.
Monthly Meeting: April 28, 6 pm
04/22/14 - IATSE Local 96
The monthly meeting will be held on Monday April 28th, 6pm at the DCU center.
Monthly Meeting: May 27, 6 pm
04/22/14 - IATSE Local 96
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Tacoma Power Light ballot
04/22/14 - IBEW Local 483
The Tacoma Power Light division ballot passed: 176 to accept 47 to reject Thank-you to all that voted.
April 18, 2014 Election Results
04/22/14 - UAW Local 4911
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AMFA SWA Techincain Neogotiations Update # 18
04/22/14 - AMFA Local 32
AMFA SWA Techincain Neogotiations Update # 18 On Wednesday April 16, 2014, we met in Phoenix, Arizona for a scheduled day and a half negotiation session. This session was initially planned as a full two day session back in January, but the Company requested that we reduce the second day to a half day in order to accommodate Good Friday travel schedules.
AMFA Quarterly Grapevine
04/22/14 - AMFA Local 32
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Pictures tell stories
04/22/14 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
This picture spoke to me.
Seniority Posting SCOUT unit
04/22/14 - Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
  Please see attached Seniority Posting for the SCOUT unit.   Cpl.
Local 602 Candidates Announced
04/22/14 - Lansing Labor News
Local 602 has sent us the list of candidates for the general election and election of delegates to the 36th UAW Constitutional Convention. The election will be held from 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 29 to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 30.
May LU 2200 Joint Council meeting, Friday May 9, 2014
04/22/14 - UAW local 2200
Greetings LU 2200 members:       Please be advised of the May 2014 LU 2200 Joint Council meeting will be held as scheduled:       Friday, May 9, 2014       6:00 p.m. Light Meal   6:30 p.m. Meeting       UAW LU 2200 Office   4th Floor, Main Library   (Woodward Ave.
The Middle Class is not 'Normal'
04/22/14 - Teamsters local 570
April 22, 2014 | ECONOMY | There is nothing "normal" about having a middle class. Having a middle class is a choice that a society has to make, and it's a choice we need to make again in this generation, if we want to stop the destruction of the remnants of the last generation's middle class.
The Middle Class is not 'Normal'
04/22/14 - Teamsters Local 355
April 22, 2014 | ECONOMY | There is nothing "normal" about having a middle class. Having a middle class is a choice that a society has to make, and it's a choice we need to make again in this generation, if we want to stop the destruction of the remnants of the last generation's middle class.
Hull House Bankruptcy Update 4/22/14
04/22/14 - UAW Local 2320
AFSCME mourns the passing of former staff member Connie Wright
04/22/14 - Oregon AFSCME Corrections
Wright's husband Joe is an EOCI retiree; son Tom is a CO at TRCI
Authorities recover the remains of Local 3940's Ricky Flores
04/22/14 - Oregon AFSCME Corrections
Flores had been missing and presumed drowned since a March boating accident
Oregon AFSCME mourns passing of former staff member Connie Wright
04/22/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
For many years, she was the face of the Council's Pendleton office
AMFA - SWA Technician Negotiations Update #18
04/22/14 - AMFA
April 22, 2014 -- On Wednesday April 16, 2014, we met in Phoenix, Arizona for a scheduled day and a half negotiation session. This session was initially planned as a full two day session back in January, but the Company requested that we reduce the second day to a half day in order to accommodate Good Friday travel schedules. The session began with yet another Company PowerPoint presentation explaining that the Company will post a substantial quarterly profit, but that the Company still wants, through concessions in our CBA, to prepare for speculative bad times.
Special IBU Columbia River Report
04/22/14 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
The "Most American" Vehicles
04/22/14 - Lansing Labor News
Per the Wall Street Cheat Sheet: At the Kogod School of Business at Washington, D.C.’s American University, researchers have concocted perhaps the most complete system to determine just how “American” a car really is.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS READY MIX AND MATERIALS CONTRACT RATIFIED
04/22/14 - Teamsters Local 179
On Monday, April 21st, Teamster locals 179, 301, 330, and 673 narrowly accepted the Northern Illinois Ready Mix and Materials' contract proposal. The new agreement includes seniority protection, full back pay, and guaranteed raises over the next two years. The contract ratification ended a week-long strike and members returned to work today.
IT IS WITH SADNESS THAT I REPORT THE FOLLOWING
04/22/14 - IBEW Local 191
Retired Brother, Charles R.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR U.S. REPRESENTATIVES IMMIEDIATELY
04/22/14 - IBEW Local 191
Urgent Action Needed! Anti-Davis-Bacon and PLA Votes Expected in U.S.
Postal Service overhaul remains tenuous as Rep. Darrell Issa considers plans for new bill
04/22/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Rep. Darrell Issa may introduce a U.S. Postal Service overhaul bill next week that more closely tracks with a White House plan, a move that the California Republican hopes will help rally more Democrats, congressional aides say.
The Middle Class is not 'Normal'
04/22/14 - Teamsters Local 992
April 22, 2014 | ECONOMY | There is nothing "normal" about having a middle class. Having a middle class is a choice that a society has to make, and it's a choice we need to make again in this generation, if we want to stop the destruction of the remnants of the last generation's middle class.
What is WALCTP?
04/22/14 - IBEW Local 191
Washington Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program. BECOME A NALCTP CERTIFIED ELECTRICIAN NALCTP trains qualified electricians in effective techniques to install, tune, commission and maintain advanced lighting control systems. Why get Certified? NALCTP will dramatically increase the demand for lighting controls in commercial buildings.
What is WALCTP?
04/22/14 - IBEW Local 191
Washington Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program. BECOME A NALCTP CERTIFIED ELECTRICIAN NALCTP trains qualified electricians in effective techniques to install, tune, commission and maintain advanced lighting control systems. Why get Certified? NALCTP will dramatically increase the demand for lighting controls in commercial buildings.
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