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    James R. Hoffa Memorial College Student Essay
    06/01/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 677
    2017 ESSAY CONTEST James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund All Applications must be sent to the Local Union Hall for approval by June 1, 2017. 1871 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, CT 06706 (Printable applicaiton below) GOOD LUCK.
    In Case You Missed It
    03/24/17 - Teamsters local 570
      • GOP pulls bill to repeal Obamacare.   • UPS Teamsters pitch in for coworker in need.   • Trump proposes $2.5B in labor cuts.   • Unions are wondering: Resist or assist?   • The fake freedom of American health care.   • Baltimore City Council passes $15 minimum wage bill.   • What slashing the Labor Dept.
    In Case You Missed It
    03/24/17 - Teamsters Local 355
      • GOP pulls bill to repeal Obamacare.   • UPS Teamsters pitch in for coworker in need.   • Trump proposes $2.5B in labor cuts.   • Unions are wondering: Resist or assist?   • The fake freedom of American health care.   • Baltimore City Council passes $15 minimum wage bill.   • What slashing the Labor Dept.
    Sue Mann and Pam Edgerley have retired!
    03/24/17 -
    Sue Mann and Pam Edgerley have retired. Both have been faces of this union for 20 plus years and we are sad to say goodbye. The two of them are looking forward to spending more time with their grandchildren and living a slow-paced life after years of hard work! All of us at Local 455 wish the two of them a wonderful retirement.
    REMINDER: APRIL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 9
    03/24/17 - Teamsters Local 179
    The Teamsters Local 179 April General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, April 9 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. The meeting has been rescheduled to the second Sunday of April because the original meeting date conflicted with Easter Sunday. Hope to see you there.
    In Case You Missed It
    03/24/17 - Teamsters Local 992
      • GOP pulls bill to repeal Obamacare.   • UPS Teamsters pitch in for coworker in need.   • Trump proposes $2.5B in labor cuts.   • Unions are wondering: Resist or assist?   • The fake freedom of American health care.   • Baltimore City Council passes $15 minimum wage bill.   • What slashing the Labor Dept.
    Worker Safety Takes Back Seat to Corporate Profits
    03/24/17 - Teamsters Local 992
    Mar. 23, 2017  | HEALTH & SAFETY | Congress in quick order has decided to renege on an Obama administration rule that allowed for more timely collection of data in order to track workplace injuries and illnesses. Evidently, modernizing the reporting system was a bridge too far for GOP lawmakers indebted to their corporate benefactors.
    Worker Safety Takes Back Seat to Corporate Profits
    03/24/17 - Teamsters local 570
    Mar. 23, 2017  | HEALTH & SAFETY | Congress in quick order has decided to renege on an Obama administration rule that allowed for more timely collection of data in order to track workplace injuries and illnesses. Evidently, modernizing the reporting system was a bridge too far for GOP lawmakers indebted to their corporate benefactors.
    Worker Safety Takes Back Seat to Corporate Profits
    03/24/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 23, 2017  | HEALTH & SAFETY | Congress in quick order has decided to renege on an Obama administration rule that allowed for more timely collection of data in order to track workplace injuries and illnesses. Evidently, modernizing the reporting system was a bridge too far for GOP lawmakers indebted to their corporate benefactors.
    Ringwood Employees Vote UPSEU
    03/24/17 - UPSEU
    In a PERC election held on March 22, 2017, Blue Collar Unit employees in the Borough of Ringwood voted overwhelmingly to join UPSEU. The unit had been represented by the Teamsters for many years. UPSEU represents the Ringwood Professional and White Collar Unit.
    Worker Safety Takes Back Seat to Corporate Profits
    03/24/17 - Teamsters Local 888
    Mar. 23, 2017  | HEALTH & SAFETY | Congress in quick order has decided to renege on an Obama administration rule that allowed for more timely collection of data in order to track workplace injuries and illnesses. Evidently, modernizing the reporting system was a bridge too far for GOP lawmakers indebted to their corporate benefactors.
    TCSOA Offers Scholarships
    03/23/17 - TCSOA
    The TCSOA Board of Directors voted to award six (6) Scholarships.  Three (3) $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded to children of members in good standing and two (2) $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to members in good standing,  and one  (1) $1000.00 scholarship; the Warren P. Young Humanitarian Award, will be awarded to a member of the community.
    In Ruling for Illinois Teamsters, Court Confirms Constitutionality of Fair Share
    03/23/17 - Teamsters local 570
    Mar. 23, 2017  | JUSTICE | The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday, March 21, protected the right of Teamsters Local 916 to collect fair share fees and dismissed a challenge brought on by the Right-to-Work Coalition. A 1977 ruling by the U.S.
    El Paso detective creates rescue for pets involved in animal-cruelty cases
    03/23/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    At three years old, Kona has experienced enough pain to last a lifetime. The Shar-pei mix was found on the streets of Juarez, Mexico after being hit by a car. After losing the use of his two front legs, the dog had been dragging himself along so long that bone was exposed. His injuries were so far gone that a vet made the decision to amputate Kona's front legs.
    2017 KCPOG Scholarship Program
    03/23/17 - KCPOG
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    AMFA National Survey
    03/23/17 - AMFA Local 32
    AMFA – SWA Aircraft Maintenance Technician Survey Notice The National Executive Council has called for a survey of the membership at Southwest Airlines (SWA) regarding contract negotiations. 
    In Ruling for Illinois Teamsters, Court Confirms Constitutionality of Fair Share
    03/23/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 23, 2017  | JUSTICE | The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday, March 21 protected the right of Teamsters Local 916 to collect fair share fees and dismissed a challenge brought on by the Right-to-Work Coalition. A 1977 ruling by the U.S.
    Town of Islip Recognizes 35 Year Employees
    03/23/17 - UPSEU
    Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter honored 35 year employees at the January 24, 2017 Town Board Meeting. Town of Islip employees who received recognition included Steven Aloia, Mike Aversano, Edward Carter, Bernadette Cassidy, Nicolina Charron, Bob Fergo, Kenneth Gesseck, William Mannix, Michael Vicinanza and Paul Christensen.
    President of the HVALF, Ron Diaz, WIll Take the Leap For Autism
    03/23/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    President Ron Diaz has pledged to Leap for Autism on APRIL 22, 2017 and is asking members to sponsors his jump. Every dollar counts so whatever amount you can give would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! To sponsor Ron Diaz click on the scroll down titled "Choose an Individual Fundraiser or Team Sponsor" look for Ron Diaz and then select the amount you would like to contribute.
    U.S. Court of Appeals Preserves Fair Share Fees, Dismisses Right-to-Work Case
    03/23/17 - Teamsters Local 992
    Mar. 23, 2017  | JUSTICE | The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday, March 21, protected the right of Teamsters Local 916 to collect fair share fees and dismissed a challenge brought on by the Right-to-Work Coalition. A 1977 ruling by the U.S.
    AMFA - SWA AMT Survey Notice
    03/23/17 - AMFA
    March 23, 2017 -- The National Executive Council has called for a survey of the membership at Southwest Airlines (SWA) regarding contract negotiations. This survey will be conducted via the TrueBallot Inc., WebVote® system. All active members in good standing employed by Southwest Airlines under the Aircraft Maintenance Technicians contract are eligible participate in this survey.
    Rest in Peace
    03/23/17 - IBEW Local 191
    LYNDEN, Washington – Leo Arthur Metz, age 80, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017, at Lynden Christian Health Care in Lynden, Washington. Graveside services for Leo will be held on Friday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at Lakeview Cemetery in Polson.
    In Ruling for Illinois Teamsters, Court Confirms Constitutionality of Fair Share
    03/23/17 - Teamsters Local 888
    Mar. 23, 2017  | JUSTICE | The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday, March 21, protected the right of Teamsters Local 916 to collect fair share fees and dismissed a challenge brought on by the Right-to-Work Coalition. A 1977 ruling by the U.S.
    St. Patrick's Day Parade
    03/22/17 - Teamsters Local 776
    “Not the best day for a parade, it was cold and damp, but that didn’t stop the Local 776 members....
    Increasing Rate of Cancer Deaths in Boston
    03/22/17 - Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation
    For over 15 years, members of the FFCF team have observed and noted the consistent and increasing numbers of Boston Firefighters diagnosed and lost to occupational cancer. Dr. Michael Hamrock and IAFF Local 718 continue to fight tirelessly to address the needs of the Boston Fire workforce and their families.
    Please Help Baby Girl
    03/22/17 - Local One I.U.E.C.
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    Please Support Benefit for Mark Williams, Son Inlaw of Teamster Member Doug Arlington. To be held on May 13th. Click on download for info.
    03/22/17 - Teamsters Local 449
    Follow us on Twitter
    03/21/17 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    We are now on Twitter! Follow us @ApwuCleveland72 for all the last information and news about your union.
    Events
    03/21/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 104
    2017 Events
    03/21/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 104
    Read On | March 2017
    03/21/17 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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    Grammar Quirk Wins Maine Truckers Overtime-Pay Lawsuit
    03/21/17 - Teamsters local 570
    Mar. 21, 2017 | JUSTICE | A comma missing from a Maine state law about overtime tipped a federal appeals-court decision that will give 75 truck drivers up to $10 million in back pay. On Mar. 13, the First Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court ruling and held that drivers at the Oakhurst Dairy in Portland, Maine, were eligible for overtime pay.
    Grammar Quirk Wins Maine Truckers Overtime-Pay Lawsuit
    03/21/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 21, 2017 | JUSTICE | A comma missing from a Maine state law about overtime tipped a federal appeals-court decision that will give 75 truck drivers up to $10 million in back pay. On Mar. 13, the First Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court ruling and held that drivers at the Oakhurst Dairy in Portland, Maine, were eligible for overtime pay.
    Area Meeting April 30
    03/21/17 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
    The Iowa Postals Union will be hosting an Area Meeting, April 30 at Patty's Place in Stratford, from 2 to 4 PM. For more info contact Kimberly Karol at Kimberly4apwu@gmail.
    Tri State 2017
    03/21/17 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
    IBEW & AT&T to Begin Bargaining Talks
    03/21/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    March 21, 2017 – Today the IBEW System Council T-3 (IBEW SCT-3) and AT&T agreed to begin “early bargaining" to renegotiate their collective bargaining agreement that is set to expire on June 24, 2017.  The agreement covers employees working for the company across the United States with the majority working in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. Bargaining will officially open tomorrow March 22, 2017. These will be challenging negotiations. All IBEW members should be prepared to do their part to support their bargaining team. Updates on bargaining will only be released when necessary.
    CWA Local 1103 Scholarships
    03/21/17 - CWA Local 1103
    CWA Local 1103 is proud to announce our 2017 Scholarship Application period is open to eligible children of Members, Retried Members or deceased Members in good standing of Local 1103.  Applications can be found in the downloads section of this website: Downloads or on the attached pdf here.
    Grammar Quirk Wins Maine Truckers Overtime-Pay Lawsuit
    03/21/17 - Teamsters Local 992
    Mar. 21, 2017 | JUSTICE | A comma missing from a Maine state law about overtime tipped a federal appeals-court decision that will give 75 truck drivers up to $10 million in back pay. On Mar. 13, the First Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court ruling and held that drivers at the Oakhurst Dairy in Portland, Maine, were eligible for overtime pay.
    New National Contract Formed at GE/Haier
    03/21/17 - Teamsters Local 89
    Mar 21, 2017 - Teamsters 89 recently worked alongside other Teamster Locals as well as five other International Unions across the United States to negotiate a brand new National Contract with GE/Haier. This new National Contract was overwhelmingly ratified by the Teamsters, as well as the other unions represented by the agreement, and will run through June of 2020.
    Postal Reform Act of 2017 Moves Forward
    03/21/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    On March 16, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee “marked-up” and approved the Postal Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). A mark-up is a formal process where a congressional committee can consider and amend a bill before advancing it to the full House of Representatives or Senate.
    Trumpcare’s $880 Billion Cut To Medicaid Is An Attack On Seniors
    03/21/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Trumpcare is officially known as the American Health Care Act, but that’s a lie. It isn’t a bill to provide health care, but exactly the opposite ? a bill to take health insurance away from tens of millions of Americans, especially those who are older, poorer, and sicker, in order to pay for massive tax giveaways for the wealthy and corporations.
    OPM warns of scam targeting federal annuitants
    03/21/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    The Office of Personnel Management is warning federal employees and retirees about a scam targeting annuitants. “The scammer threatens to end the annuitant’s retirement, threatens that a ‘magistrate’ will criminally prosecute, and demands an immediate payment.
    IBEW Local 332 Blood Drive
    03/21/17 - IBEW Local 332
    Hello Blood Donors; The spring IBEW Blood Drive will be happening on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm. Please click on the link below to make an appointment, and give the Gift of Life! As a thank you, each donor will receive a Baskin Robbins coupon good for a pint of your favorite flavor - a Pint for a Pint.
    Good Grievances Training March 23, 6:30-8:00p
    03/20/17 - AFSCME Local 3336
    Fantastic online training from Oregon AFSCME's Jen Chapman this Wednesday night.  See the flyer to RSVP for connection details.
    Teamsters Local 743 Member wins top award
    03/20/17 - Teamsters Local 743
    Local 743 member Courtney Tillman has been awarded the Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee first place scholarship. This year the top award was increased to $2500.00. Courtney is a Department Secretary at The University of Chicago.
    Share the Gift of Giving
    03/20/17 - Teamsters Local 743
    DONATIONS NEEDED Local 743 will be collecting donations for the Homeless at the Arpil 3rd membership meeting. We are requesting small or travel sized personal care products for men or women. Donations will be delivered to the homeless on April 29th.
    Having Good Health Insurance Shouldn’t Be Punished
    03/20/17 - Teamsters local 570
    Mar. 20, 2017  | HEALTH & SAFETY | Health care is a complex matter, one that Congress is attempting to tackle again with the rollout of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). But no matter how one might feel about the latest legislation, there should be something everyone can agree on – workers shouldn’t be punished for having high-quality health insurance benefits.
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