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In Case You Missed It
07/25/14 - Teamsters local 570
  • Hoffa: Sufficient rest key to truck safety.   • Here's an idea: How about a Bad Boss Tax?   • Defending trade unions while the justices are away.   • The biggest lie ever perpetrated on the American people.   • 1934 Teamsters strike in Minneapolis remembered on 80th anniversary.   • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Bless this union.
Primary Election Palm Cards
07/25/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
Please print this Palm Card out and bring it to the polls with you.
IATSE LOCAL B4 Notice - General Membership Meeting, Mon. July 28, 2014
07/25/14 - IATSE Local B4
The next General Membership Meeting will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the Transportation Building, Room #4, 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.  Having 17% of the members in attendance at any one time, only leads to unanswered question and rumors.
Moving Expenses When Transitioning To SWA
07/25/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
There continues to be confusion and/or questions (and a few rumors) regarding moving expenses for AirTran Flight Attendants when transitioning to Southwest Airlines.  We hope this will help. Moving Expenses when transitioning to SWA: The Company will cover moving expenses per the TWU CBA.
Over 50 New members Join AFSCME
07/25/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
The organizing staff at Oregon AFSCME has scored a pair wins recently, and as a result, Council 75 is welcoming about 50 new members to the union.
Staffing Memo
07/25/14 - Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
  Please read the attached letter addressed to the Sheriff regarding staffing.
Open Spots in Forklift Class
07/25/14 - IATSE Local 33
We have seats available for the Forklift Class, being held tomorrow the 26th of July. Please call Glen Futter if you are interested in taking the class.
Equity Update Letter
07/25/14 - TWU Local 513
Districts 6 and 8 Alternate Election Posting
07/25/14 - UAW local 602
The Vote Is In
07/25/14 - AFA-CWA Frontier Airlines MEC/LEC
We are AFA, Get Involved.
Teamsters Local 179 and the Contractor's Association of Will and Grundy Counties Reach Tentative Agreement
07/25/14 - Teamsters Local 179
Teamsters Local 179 and the Contractor's Association of Will and Grundy Counties reached a tentative agreement on Thursday, July 24th.  The proposed changes to the Will & Grundy Counties Area Construction Agreement must be incorporated into the contract and approved by both parties as well as the Joint Council 25 Director of Construction prior to a ratification vote.
IBU Members with WSF at Anacortes
07/25/14 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Convention Video
07/25/14 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Convention Video
07/25/14 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
5 Things that Have Changed Since Minimum Wage Was Last Increased
07/25/14 - Teamsters local 570
July 25, 2014 | ECONOMY | The federal minimum wage was last increased on July 24, 2009, and since then, a lot has changed (don't forget tipped workers haven't seen a raise since 1991). There have been so many attacks on working families since that time that it would be difficult to catalog them all.
In Case You Missed It
07/25/14 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Hoffa: Sufficient rest key to truck safety.   • Here's an idea: How about a Bad Boss Tax?   • Defending trade unions while the justices are away.   • The biggest lie ever perpetrated on the American people.   • 1934 Teamsters strike remembered on 80th anniversary.
5 Things that Have Changed Since Minimum Wage Was Last Increased
07/25/14 - Teamsters Local 355
July 25, 2014 | ECONOMY | The federal minimum wage was last increased on July 24, 2009, and since then, a lot has changed (don't forget tipped workers haven't seen a raise since 1991). There have been so many attacks on working families since that time that it would be difficult to catalog them all.
Vice-President Kevin Drysdale Receives Award
07/25/14 - Teamsters Local 449
Assemblyman Sean M. Ryan presented Local 449 Vice-President Kevin Drysdale (Former Local 375 President) with the "Outstanding WNY Labor Leader" Award.   On behalf of the Good Neighbor Democrats, in appreciation of his continued leadership and commitment to the labor movement.
Exposure To Asbestos in the workplace
07/25/14 - CWA Local 2222
Attention members who may be required to work in areas that may have asbestos containing materials. Please be aware of your surroundings at all times. Should you believe that there are asbestos containing materials contact management immediately. If you have concerns regarding your health or your exposure to asbestos containing materials you should notify CWA Local 2222 immediately.
Convention Video
07/25/14 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
5 Things that Have Changed Since Minimum Wage Was Last Increased
07/25/14 - Teamsters Local 992
July 25, 2014 | ECONOMY | The federal minimum wage was last increased on July 24, 2009, and since then, a lot has changed (don't forget tipped workers haven't seen a raise since 1991). There have been so many attacks on working families since that time that it would be difficult to catalog them all.
Bruce Rauner is bad for Illinois
07/25/14 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
https://www.youtube.com/watch.
Mary Poppins needs a living wage!
07/25/14 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Mary Poppins needs a living wage! http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/07/24/funny-or-die.
EACH Has New Leadership
07/25/14 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release July 23, 2014 East Akron Community House 550 S. Arlington St. Akron, Ohio 44306 Akron Non–Profit Names George Johnson as President and Patricia Maher as the Vice President.
ARTICLE 12 ATTACHMENT 12.3-TRANSFER CHANGES-ELIMINATION OF THE 15 DAY WAIT
07/24/14 - TWU Local 568
THE TWU AND AA HAVE AGREED TO THE PROCESS WHERE THE LANGUAGE OF ARTICLE 12 ATTACHMENT 12.3 CAN NOW BE IMPLIMENTED.
APWU Convention Delegates Pass Resolution Calling for Resignation of PMG
07/24/14 - Youngstown, Ohio Area Local 443
The Trial and Verdict: Dump the Postmaster General 07/22/2014 – After noting that some have called Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s actions criminal, and a clear violation of the law that created and maintains the Postal Service as a fundamental right of the people, APWU President Mark Dimondstein called the PMG “Wall Street’s Trojan Horse, the privatizer from within.
AA RESPONSE TO THE 1114-JUNE 24 LETTER & TWU REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
07/24/14 - TWU Local 568
AT THE CONCLUSION OF THIS WEEKS PRESIDENTS COUNCIL IN DALLAS, LOCAL PRESIDENTS RECEIVED ELECTRONIC COPIES OF AA'S RESPONSE TO THE JUNE 24 LETTER FROM THE TWU REGARDING THE 1114 "COMPANY MATCH". THE TWU FOLLOWED AA'S RESPONSE BY REQUESTING AA PROVIDE DETAILS OF THE PLAN TUST FUND ACCOUNT. THE LETTERS ARE ATTACHED.
Labor Picnic Aug
07/24/14 - CWA Local 1103
CWA Local 1103 co-sponsors the Westchester Putnam Central Labor Body Picnic.  All Members, Retirees and families are invited to come.
Join us at Indy's 2nd Annual Labor Fest!
07/24/14 - AFSCME Indiana-Kentucky Organizing Committee 962
TO ALL AFSCME MEMBERS: Sisters and Brothers, This year the Central Indiana Labor Council in partnership with AFSCME will host the 2nd Annual Indianapolis Labor Fest, a FREE EVENT for the public to be held in the heart of downtown on Georgia Street. The event will take place on Saturday, August 30th from 11:00am to 6:00pm.
AA-TWU Retiree Prefunding & Response
07/24/14 - TWU Local 513
Above and Beyond
07/24/14 - IBEW Local 551
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Union Strength Video
07/24/14 - Association of Civilian Technicians
Belonging to a Union means STRENGTH for YOU...check out this short cartoon video...KTF, Terry http://youtu.
AFSCME President Jeff Klatke reports on the national union convention
07/24/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Over 100 Oregon delegates helped 'lead the way' at the International convention in Chicago
Why Do Other Rich Nations Spend So Much Less on Healthcare?
07/24/14 - Teamsters Local 355
July 24, 2014 | HEALTH CARE | Despite the news last week that America's healthcare spending will not be rising at the sky-high rate that was once predicted, the fact remains the the U.S.
Village of Tequesta Bargaining Information
07/24/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
We have been unable to reach an Agreement with the Village of Tequesta.  We have been in negotiations for over a year now and the Village Manager and Council Members are not willing to give the workers a fair and equitable contract.  Our contract expired on October 1, 2013.  Outstanding issues are Health Insurance and wages.
LABOR DAY AT THE ROCKIES
07/24/14 - ATU local 1001
Do you love baseball and unions as much as we do? We've got a fun way.......
AA 2nd Quarter Financial Results
07/24/14 - TWU Local 513
Local 602 Election Results
07/24/14 - Lansing Labor News
The Local 602 District Shop Committeeperson election on July 22-23 results are in. With 56% of the vote, Darryl Hill has been elected.
Why Do Other Rich Nations Spend So Much Less on Healthcare?
07/24/14 - Teamsters Local 992
July 24, 2014 | HEALTH CARE | Despite the news last week that America's healthcare spending will not be rising at the sky-high rate that was once predicted, the fact remains the the U.S.
ANNUAL PICNIC
07/24/14 - Teamsters Local 623
This summer will be over before you know it and what better way to spend it with family and coworkers at our annual picnic. This year's picnic  will again be held at Clementon Park/Splash World. Local 623 members and their immediate family are invited to join us in another fun filled day of good food, exciting rides and water rides.
Servisair Members Ratify a 3 year collective agreement
07/24/14 - Teamsters local 419
Servisair Members at Toronto’s Pearson Airport ratified a three collective agreement on July 23 2014 by 85%.   Teamsters Local 419 looks forward to continuing to represent all of our brothers and sisters at Servisair.   The Teamsters Union represents 125,000 members in Canada in all trades.
PBS CBT Deadline Extended/Phase 2 Merger CBT Now Available/Register New AA ID on Wings/Company Email Account
07/23/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
In conjunction with Monday's announcement of the new launch date for Preferential Bidding System (PBS) in February of 2015, the PBS CBT deadline has been extended. The PBS CBT must be completed by all Flight Attendants no later than Friday, October 31, 2014.
Memorial Golf Tournament
07/23/14 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
All, The SLPOA has created a Memorial Fund to assist in sending Officers to the National Police Week Memorial in Washington, D.C.  In an effort to fund this, a committee was formed and has elected to host a golf tournament to raise funds.  An article was recently published in the Gendarme detailing the committees plans.
Indiana Labor Endorsed Candidates
07/23/14 - AFSCME Indiana-Kentucky Organizing Committee 962
Today AFSCME 962 announces its labor-endorsed candidates for the 2014 General Election.   The decision of whom to vote for is a personal one. We understand that members have many different issues they care about and multiple factors come into consideration when deciding who will get their vote.
American Muscle and Antique Auto Show - September 13
07/23/14 - Lansing Labor News
Fourth annual American Muscle and Antique Auto Show - September 13   The only show devoted to American-made autos, hosted at Local 652. All proceeds go to the Lansing Labor News to help fund the paper you’re reading now. The show is open to the public and free to attend. It will be in the parking lots of Local 652 and 724 on Clare Street in Lansing.
Stop Right to Work for Less in Missouri
07/23/14 - IBEW local 453
District Shop Election Results
07/23/14 - UAW local 602
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