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In Case You Missed It
01/20/17 - Teamsters local 570
  • Teamsters vote to strike at San Francisco In’tl Airport.   • The racist, anti-Semitic origins of right-to-work.   • Trump team prepares dramatic cuts.   • Collective bargaining: That’s the target.   • NAFTA is Trump’s first trade priority.   • Firefighters look to Teamsters union for help with city.
Labor Unions - What’s Their Future Under Trump?
01/20/17 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 20, 2017  | LABOR | ...“It’s going to be the most challenging period for organized labor since the 1930s,” says Susan J. Schurman, a labor studies and employment relations professor at Rutgers University and former labor union leader.”It’s clear to everyone at this point that is conservatives had their way, we’d not have unions.
PRESIDENT'S REPORT - JANUARY 2017
01/20/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Legal Services Plan Info
01/20/17 - UAW Local 602
Association Update 1-20-17
01/20/17 - TWU Local 513
In Case You Missed It
01/20/17 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Teamsters vote to strike at San Francisco In’tl Airport.   • The racist, anti-Semitic origins of right-to-work.   • Trump team prepares dramatic cuts.   • Collective bargaining: That’s the target.   • NAFTA is Trump’s first trade priority.   • Firefighters look to Teamsters union for help with city.
Labor Unions - What’s Their Future Under Trump?
01/20/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 20, 2017  | LABOR | ...“It’s going to be the most challenging period for organized labor since the 1930s,” says Susan J. Schurman, a labor studies and employment relations professor at Rutgers University and former labor union leader.”It’s clear to everyone at this point that is conservatives had their way, we’d not have unions.
JCBA Update 01.20.17
01/20/17 - TWU Local 568
Brothers & Sisters,  The Association has released the following JCBA negotiations update. Fraternally, Sidney Brothers and Sisters: The Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met with the company during the week of January 16th in Dallas/Fort Worth.
In Case You Missed It
01/20/17 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Teamsters vote to strike at San Francisco In’tl Airport.   • The racist, anti-Semitic origins of right-to-work.   • Trump team prepares dramatic cuts.   • Collective bargaining: That’s the target.   • NAFTA is Trump’s first trade priority.   • Firefighters look to Teamsters union for help with city.
Labor Unions: What’s Their Future Under Trump?
01/20/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 20, 2017  | LABOR | ...“It’s going to be the most challenging period for organized labor since the 1930s,” says Susan J. Schurman, a labor studies and employment relations professor at Rutgers University and former labor union leader.”It’s clear to everyone at this point that is conservatives had their way, we’d not have unions.
OSHA 10 General Entertainment Safety
01/20/17 - IATSE Local 33
OSHA 10 General Entertainment Safety When: Monday, February 13th, 2017 & Tuesday, February 14th, 2017.
Funeral Services for (Ret.) Det. Ramon Macias
01/20/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective Ramon Macias #254.  He passed away on January 14, 2017 at the age of 84.     (Ret.) Detective Macias served the El Paso community as a peace officer for thirty-two (32) years.  He was commissioned in February of 1956 and retired in June of 1989.
Retirees lunch January 18, 2017
01/20/17 - IUEC Local 10
What a great day it turned out to be here at Local #10's Union Hall.  We love to get together with our Retirees as often as we can and Wednesday January 18, 2017 was one of those days.  It was great to see so many of our Retirees in attendance.  These are the men who have taught our next generation of Elevator Men everything they know.
In Case You Missed It
01/20/17 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Teamsters vote to strike at San Francisco In’tl Airport.   • The racist, anti-Semitic origins of right-to-work.   • Trump team prepares dramatic cuts.   • Collective bargaining: That’s the target.   • NAFTA is Trump’s first trade priority.   • Firefighters look to Teamsters union for help with city.
Labor Unions - What’s Their Future Under Trump?
01/20/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 20, 2017  | LABOR | ...“It’s going to be the most challenging period for organized labor since the 1930s,” says Susan J. Schurman, a labor studies and employment relations professor at Rutgers University and former labor union leader.”It’s clear to everyone at this point that is conservatives had their way, we’d not have unions.
Worker Advocates Are Getting Under Labor Nominee’s Thin, Thin Skin
01/19/17 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 19, 2017  | LABOR | Donald Trump proposes to put fast food Andy Puzder in charge of the Department of Labor, where he could bring his program of wage theft, automation, and sexism to workers nationwide. Unions and advocacy groups are not so enthusiastic about this proposal, and one of the ways they’ve tried to register their concern is by tweeting Puzder.
RE: City/SFMTA Contract Negotiations Update
01/19/17 - IBEW Local 6
January 19, 2017 RE: City/SFMTA Contract Negotiations Update Dear Members, As we noted in our posting from January 14th, the City and the SFMTA have approached IBEW Local 6 to discuss a two year extension of the current MOUs. They approached all of the Unions with MOUs expiring in 2017 with this extension offer.
Worker Advocates Are Getting Under Labor Nominee’s Thin, Thin Skin
01/19/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 19, 2017  | LABOR | Donald Trump proposes to put fast food Andy Puzder in charge of the Department of Labor, where he could bring his program of wage theft, automation, and sexism to workers nationwide. Unions and advocacy groups are not so enthusiastic about this proposal, and one of the ways they’ve tried to register their concern is by tweeting Puzder.
Worker Advocates Are Getting Under Labor Nominee’s Thin, Thin Skin
01/19/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 19, 2017  | LABOR | Donald Trump proposes to put fast food Andy Puzder in charge of the Department of Labor, where he could bring his program of wage theft, automation, and sexism to workers nationwide. Unions and advocacy groups are not so enthusiastic about this proposal, and one of the ways they’ve tried to register their concern is by tweeting Puzder.
IATSE Alert: There is discounted parking at the Wang & Shubert
01/19/17 - IATSE Local B4
Topic of where patrons can get discounts for parking was covered at training. Ushers should know the following parking lots offer discounts for patrons of the Wang and Shubert Theatres. 200 Stuart Street Garage 200 Stuart Street. Discounted parking is available $10.  Ask for voucher from ticketing representative or front of house staff.
Worker Advocates Are Getting Under Labor Nominee’s Thin, Thin Skin
01/19/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 19, 2017  | LABOR | Donald Trump proposes to put fast food Andy Puzder in charge of the Department of Labor, where he could bring his program of wage theft, automation, and sexism to workers nationwide. Unions and advocacy groups are not so enthusiastic about this proposal, and one of the ways they’ve tried to register their concern is by tweeting Puzder.
Death of Member
01/18/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
We regretfully inform you that member Nathan Kurtz passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. He was a member of the Electricians' Death Benefit Fund and has been assigned #115. A Celebration of life has been scheduled for Saturday, January 28th from 12-3:00PM at the Fresh Start Fellowship church in Keystone Heights.
UAW Bargaining Wins $1 Billion US Investment By General Motors
01/18/17 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 18, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | General Motors says it will invest another one billion dollars in U.S. auto plants in 2017. That’s on top of the $2.9 billion in U.S. investments GM announced last year. United Auto Workers Vice President Cindy Estrada says the GM announcement emerged as a result of the 2015 collective bargaining agreement with the UAW.
Will States Take Up the Mantle of Worker Protection?
01/18/17 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 18, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | …For labor advocates, the concern about this approach is what happens to people in states that are less adamant about enforcement.
Will States Take Up the Mantle of Worker Protection?
01/18/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 18, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | …For labor advocates, the concern about this approach is what happens to people in states that are less adamant about enforcement.
Block the Nominations of Puzder for Secretary of Labor and Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary
01/18/17 - CWA Local 7777
Hello Sisters and Brothers, This week we are featuring Mnuchin and Puzder.  Mnuchin’s hearing is scheduled for this week.  Please make calls to block both of these Cabinet picks. Puzder is EXTRA special to us!  Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Labor is Andy Puzder, who has a RECORD of UNION BUSTING Tactics.
UAW Bargaining Wins $1 Billion US Investment By General Motors
01/18/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 18, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | General Motors says it will invest another one billion dollars in U.S. auto plants in 2017. That’s on top of the $2.9 billion in U.S. investments GM announced last year. United Auto Workers Vice President Cindy Estrada says the GM announcement emerged as a result of the 2015 collective bargaining agreement with the UAW.
Will States Take Up the Mantle of Worker Protection?
01/18/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 18, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | …For labor advocates, the concern about this approach is what happens to people in states that are less adamant about enforcement.
9ª Conferencia Anual de Cuidado Infantil Viernes, 17 de febrero Sábado, 18 de febrero de 2017
01/18/17 - AFSCME Local 132
Read On | January 2017
01/18/17 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT...
01/18/17 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT… A.P.W.U.’s efforts have resulted again in Cleveland’s most senior Clerk Craft PSE’s being converted to career employees.   Effective Sat., Jan. 21st, 5 PSE’s will enjoy the benefits and security of full-time status. I am proud to say that the National, along with our Officers and Stewards of the A.P.W.U.
Time to Apply for EPMPOA Ben Ayala Scholarships
01/18/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association reminds members that the period to submit applications for the EPMPOA Ben Ayala Scholarships is here. All graduating high school seniors who are sons/daughters of association members in good standing are eligible to apply.
Miami is ready to star in a new TV series
01/18/17 - IATSE Local 477
A new TV show that would be set in Miami — and filmed here — is on the market at the NATPE Miami convention. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/tv/article126948654.
Will States Take Up the Mantle of Worker Protection?
01/18/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 18, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | …For labor advocates, the concern about this approach is what happens to people in states that are less adamant about enforcement.
Health Law Repeal Could Cost 18 Million Their Insurance, Study Finds
01/18/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Eighteen million people could lose their insurance within a year and individual insurance premiums would shoot upward if Congress repealed major provisions of the Affordable Care Act while leaving other parts in place, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday.
Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick, lauded as bold reformer, called unfit for job
01/18/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Democrats attacked Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s education nominee, calling her unfit for the job during a contentious confirmation hearing Tuesday evening, while Republicans defended her as a bold reformer who would disrupt the status quo in U.S. education.
These Trump Nominees Might Be in Big Trouble
01/18/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Given the prominence of the fight over the Affordable Care Act, there is no more pivotal figure in Donald Trump’s cabinet than Georgia Congressman Tom Price, the nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary. Trump has already predicated his bizarre vow of “insurance for everybody” on Price’s confirmation, saying he will not release his health care plan until that time. The Republican Congress, with no consensus of their own, awaits Trump’s directive, so any delay in Price’s confirmation puts what has become the top legislative priority in the first hundred days on hold.
Sources: Trump labor pick Andrew Puzder has voiced second thoughts about nomination
01/18/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
President-elect Donald Trump's choice to be labor secretary has voiced second thoughts in recent days, because of a relentless barrage of criticism from Democrats, labor unions and other liberal groups, a business ally and GOP sources tell CNN.
Lory Reimann’s memorial service
01/17/17 - IUOE 302
Lory Reimann’s Memorial Service Memorial services for Lory Reimann will be held at 11:00 a.m. on January 21, 2017 at the Kent Event Center in Kent. See Scarsella’s website for more information.
General Membership January 18, 2017
01/17/17 - AFSCME Local 3336
Please plan on attending the January 2017 General Membership meeting from a conference room in your office.  The call-in number will be provided by work email.
The Coming Crusade Against Public Education
01/17/17 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 17, 2017  | EDUCATION | Betsy DeVos, whose nomination for secretary of education will be reviewed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today, has never taught in a classroom. She’s never worked in a school administration, nor in a state education system, nor has she studied pedagogy. She’s never been to public school, and neither have her children.
The Coming Crusade Against Public Education
01/17/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 17, 2017  | EDUCATION | Betsy DeVos, whose nomination for secretary of education will be reviewed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today, has never taught in a classroom. She’s never worked in a school administration, nor in a state education system, nor has she studied pedagogy. She’s never been to public school, and neither have her children.
2017 Michael J Quill Scholarship
01/17/17 - TWU Local 568
Applications are now being accepted 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.
Internal Organizing Training Volunteer Jan 24th - 26th 2017
01/17/17 - CWA Local 3176
SUBJECT: Internal Organizing Training Volunteer Jan 24th - 26th 2017 FROM: The Executive Board To all, We are looking for a volunteer member to step up and become a part of our internal organizational team that will help with membership drives as well as distributing information to the bargaining unit to improve communications.
Fleet Memo for January 14 2017
01/17/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Christmas in April 2017
01/17/17 - IUEC Local 10
Christmas in April is quicky coming up and Local #10 is hoping that we will be well represented again this year.  Our Local has been involved with Christmas in April for right around 16 or 17 years.  This program gives us a chance to give back to the community that has supported us in the wonderful trade that we work in.  Mike Herrity Sr.
The Coming Crusade Against Public Education
01/17/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 17, 2017  | EDUCATION | Betsy DeVos, whose nomination for secretary of education will be reviewed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today, has never taught in a classroom. She’s never worked in a school administration, nor in a state education system, nor has she studied pedagogy. She’s never been to public school, and neither have her children.
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