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Association Negotiations Update - Week of 2/8/16
02/12/16 - TWU Local 513
Brothers and Sisters, The following update has been released by the TWU/IAM Association Negotiating Committee.
Wang & Shubert Contract Final Update
02/12/16 - IATSE Local B4
Final update unless things change between now and Monday February 22...We have been given permission by CitiCenter Mgmt to use the rehearsal hall of the Wang Theater as our venue for the ratification meeting. Access via Stage Door enterance on Stuart St across from Jacob Wurth Restaruant. We will check you in in the doorway to the room and hand out copies of the contract changes only.
2016 Construction Career Fair
02/12/16 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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Fireground Leadership Seminar - March 23, 2016 - Register Now!
02/12/16 - Fire Instructors & Officers Association of New Hampshire
Fireground Leadership Seminar Featuring Capt. Mike Dugan, FDNY Ladder Co. 123 (Retired) Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 0830-1630 hours Location: Primex 46 Donovan Street Concord, NH Cost: $85.
Weekend Labor History
02/12/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Weekend Labor History February 12 Abolitionist Frederick Douglass born into slavery near Easton, Md. - 1818 John L.
New Local 1360 President
02/12/16 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
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Quote of the Day:
02/12/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
John L. Lewis “The labor movement is organized upon a principle that the strong shall help the weak. The strength of a strong man is a prideful thing, but the unfortunate thing in life is that strong men do not remain strong. And it is just as true of unions and labor organizations as is true of men and individuals.
Metro Theater Presents St. Louis Superheroes
02/12/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
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Proposed Changes to Constitution and By laws
02/12/16 - IUEC Local 18
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New Milford BOE Paraeducators Nearly Unanimously Vote to Join UPSEU
02/12/16 - UPSEU
The New Milford BOE Paraeducators voted in a secret ballot election conducted by the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations on Thursday, February 11, 2016 to join UPSEU. The bargaining unit comprised of 95 members voted nearly unanimously to join UPSEU, with over 95% of those who casted a ballot voting for UPSEU.
Presidents' Day
02/12/16 - Teamsters Local 449
For a brief history of Presidents' Day click on the lead below. https://en.wikipedia.
For The First Time in Years, Labor Resistance Is on the Rise in America
02/12/16 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 12, 2016 | WORKING AMERICA | Industrial unrest in the United Stated was more frequent and widespread last year, according to annual data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were twelve "major work stoppages" measured by the BLS, up from eleven the year before. The disputes involved about 47,000 workers – a year-over-year increase of 13,000.
For The First Time in Years, Labor Resistance Is on the Rise in America
02/12/16 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 12, 2016 | WORKING AMERICA | Industrial unrest in the United Stated was more frequent and widespread last year, according to annual data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were twelve "major work stoppages" measured by the BLS, up from eleven the year before. The disputes involved about 47,000 workers – a year-over-year increase of 13,000.
Tips for Reducing the Risk of Firefighter Cancer
02/12/16 - Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation
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In Case You Missed These...
02/12/16 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Trade deal is an attack on our unions.   • 10 facts about the 1% percent (Numbers don't lie.)   • Union membership grows in the South.   • Why shouldn't education be free?   • Union members save on Valentine's Day.   • Maryland restores voting rights to 40,000 ex-offenders.
For The First Time in Years, Labor Resistance Is on the Rise in America
02/12/16 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 12, 2016 | WORKING AMERICA | Industrial unrest in the United Stated was more frequent and widespread last year, according to annual data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were twelve "major work stoppages" measured by the BLS, up from eleven the year before. The disputes involved about 47,000 workers – a year-over-year increase of 13,000.
CLEARWATER MARINE AQUARIUM HAS A $2 BILLION IMPACT ON LOCAL ECONOMY
02/12/16 - IATSE Local 477
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Regional Bargaining Report # 51
02/12/16 - CWA Local 2222
Thursday, February 11, 2016 The Mid-Atlantic Regional Bargaining Committee has been in Philadelphia this week reviewing the Company’s latest comprehensive proposal in detail. We met with the company yesterday and requested detailed explanations of various items to help clarify their intent and the impact they would have on both active and retired members.
Inside Wiremen-License Required
02/12/16 - IBEW Local 191
Wa State Electrical Licensing is required for all electrical work in Washington. Information for obtaining your Washington State Electrical License
STOP THE TPP!!!
02/12/16 - IBEW Local 191
In Case You Missed These...
02/12/16 - Teamsters local 570
  • Trade deal is an attack on our unions.   • 10 facts about the 1% percent (Numbers don't lie.)   • Union membership grows in the South.   • Why shouldn't education be free?   • Union members save on Valentine's Day.   • 4 reasons why raising SS retirement age cuts everyone's benefits.
In Case You Missed These...
02/12/16 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Trade deal is an attack on our unions.   • 10 facts about the 1% percent (Numbers don't lie.)   • Union membership grows in the South.   • Why shouldn't education be free?   • Union members save on Valentine's Day.   • Maryland restores voting rights to 40,000 ex-offenders.
For The First Time in Years, Labor Resistance Is on the Rise in America
02/12/16 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 12, 2016 | WORKING AMERICA | Industrial unrest in the United Stated was more frequent and widespread last year, according to annual data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were twelve "major work stoppages" measured by the BLS, up from eleven the year before. The disputes involved about 47,000 workers – a year-over-year increase of 13,000.
2015 National Fire Service Research Agenda
02/12/16 - Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation
The International Firefighter Cancer Foundation was honored to attend and contribute to the 2015 National Fire Service Research Agenda (RAS) hosted by the National Fallen Fire Fighters. The event was held in Arlington, VA and the RAS is the product of 3 days of intense discussion to identify and prioritize future fire service research and desired objectives.
Regional Bargaining Report # 51
02/11/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Regional Bargaining Report # 51 Thursday, February 11, 2016 The Mid-Atlantic Regional Bargaining Committee has been in Philadelphia this week reviewing the Company’s latest comprehensive proposal in detail.
Today in Labor History
02/11/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Mary Harris “Mother” Jones is arrested while leading a protest of conditions in West Virginia mines. She was 83 years old at the time - 1913 Some 1,300 sanitation workers begin what is to become a 64-day strike in Memphis, ultimately winning union recognition and wage increases. The April 4 assassination in Memphis of Martin Luther King Jr.
Quote of the Day:
02/11/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking at a March 18, 1968 rally in support of the striking Memphis sanitation workers: “You are demonstrating that we can stick together.
Right to Work for Less
02/11/16 - Teamsters Local 61
Hall: 'Our Fight in West Virginia Is Not Over'   Teamster Leader Denounces Right to Work as Power Grab by Outside Billionaires Press Contact Kara Deniz Email: kdeniz@teamster.org Phone: (202) 624-6911 (CHARLESTON, W.Va.
Love with a Union Label on Valentine’s Day:
02/11/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Love with a Union Label on Valentine’s Day: Why not give your valentine some union-made sweets this Feb. 14, toast your love with champagne that carries a union label or touch up your pheromones a bit with some smell-good union-made scents. It turns out there are many union-made treats you can give out on Valentine's Day.
UPSEU Secures Doubleheader Victories Against AFSCME
02/11/16 - UPSEU
In two (2) separate secret ballot elections conducted by the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, members voted to join UPSEU. The Town of Trumbull DPW Supervisors voted unanimously to leave AFSCME and join UPSEU.
VOTE 2016!
02/11/16 - BAC Local 2 Washington Idaho Montana
If we don’t fight for ourselves, who will? One of the most potent tools we have to influence what happens at the bargaining table and what goes into the bread box is through the ballot box. Make your voice heard. The 2016 U.S. elections will determine the next President, 12 Governors, 100 Senators, 435 Representatives and thousands of state and local officials.
POSSIBLE PRIVATIZATION OF SERVICES WITHIN DHHS! NOTICE OF TOWN HALL MEETINGS
02/11/16 - AFSCME Local 4041
POSSIBLE PRIVATIZATION OF SERVICES WITHIN DHHS.
Ryder Truck Rental – Bluegrass Shop Members Ratify New Contract
02/11/16 - Teamsters Local 89
Mechanics and servicemen Teamster members employed by Ryder Truck Rental overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year agreement on Sunday, January 31st of 2016. Among the highlights of the new agreement are substantial pay increases for all three years, including first year raises averaging $2.19 dollars per hour.
Women: The Future of the Trade Union Movement?
02/11/16 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 11, 2016 | ANALYSIS | Attacks on terms and conditions have lead women into unions, and into activism. Some of the most powerful fights of recent years have happened not in heavy industry, but in sectors employing lots of women: education, health, textiles, retail and cleaning. A whole new generation of women activists have entered the labour movement.
AFSCME COUNCIL 4 DISCLAIMS INTEREST IN RIDGEFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT UNIT
02/11/16 - UPSEU
The 40 member Ridgefield Police Department will join UPSEU/COPS as AFSCME, recognizing they would not recieve a single vote, decided that instead of losing yet another election to UPSEU, they would just walk away.  UPSEU/COPS has received recognition as the bargaining representative of the unit. UPSE welcomes Ridgefield PD to UPSEU/COPS.
Women: The Future of the Trade Union Movement?
02/11/16 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 11, 2016 | ANALYSIS | Attacks on terms and conditions have lead women into unions, and into activism. Some of the most powerful fights of recent years have happened not in heavy industry, but in sectors employing lots of women: education, health, textiles, retail and cleaning. A whole new generation of women activists have entered the labour movement.
Chintzy Florida losing its movie industry
02/11/16 - IATSE Local 477
Movie productions set in Florida have been lured to states with film industry tax incentives.
Bob Rawlings
02/11/16 - UA Local 296
Celebration of Life for Bob Rawlings March 19th, 2016 2:00-4:30 pm Playhouse events and Dinner Theater 8001 Fairview Ave.
Fight For $15 Rally in Kingston
02/11/16 - HVALF AFL-CIO
It's Time For Healthcare Workers to Win The Fight For $15 Rally in Kingston Wednesday, February 24, 2016 11:00 AM
Calling all Golfers - Save the date
02/11/16 - IUEC Local 10
The Annual Local #10 Russell G. Hansborough Memorial Golf Tournament will be on Friday, May 27, 2016, beginning at 8:00 am.  Please put the date on your calendars.  It will be a shot gun start, as usual.  All other details are still being put into place, and will be posted here as soon as they are available.
FAA Reform Bill Addresses Security Gaps
02/11/16 - AMFA Local 32
FAA Reform Bill Addresses Security Gaps First published in thehill.com on February 11, 2016 http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/268981-faa-reform-bill-addresses-security-gaps http://www.amfanational.org/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_article.
Chere Chaney Medical Fund via GoFundMe
02/11/16 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
Our friend and amazing supporter of labor, Democratic, and women's causes - Chere Chaney - was recently diagnosed with stage 4 lung and bone cancer. Chere's diagnosis is not curable, but it is treatable; she started chemo at KU the first week of February.  We could write so much about why we love Chere and want to help her; she has given back so much to us.
Women: The Future of the Trade Union Movement?
02/11/16 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 11, 2016 | ANALYSIS | Attacks on terms and conditions have lead women into unions, and into activism. Some of the most powerful fights of recent years have happened not in heavy industry, but in sectors employing lots of women: education, health, textiles, retail and cleaning. A whole new generation of women activists have entered the labour movement.
New study shows prevailing wage has benefits, does not add costs
02/11/16 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
A new "Smart Cities" study shows that prevailing wage laws don't increase costs, but actually benefit communities.  Read the complete study at http://www.smartcitiesprevail.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/PW-national-impact-study-FINAL2.9.16.
Treasury Department Announces Public Session for Feedback on Central States Pension Rescue Plan
02/11/16 - Teamsters Local 745
The Treasury Department announced public session in Kansas City, MO for Tuesday, February 16, 2016 for Central States Pension Fund Retirees and Participants to offer feedback on the proposed Rescue Plan.  To submit official public comments, retirees and participants need to visit www.treasury.gov/mpra and follow the instructions outlined there.
Walk For Warmth !!
02/11/16 - UAW Local 602
Capital Area Community Services (CACS) 26th Annual Walk for Warmth February 27, 2016 Capital Area Community Services, Inc. is inviting everyone to join us for the 26th Annual Walk for Warmth on Saturday, February 27, 2016.  The Walk for Warmth is a statewide fundraiser to help families in need through cold winter.
FAA Reform Bill Addresses Security Gaps
02/11/16 - AMFA
February 11, 2016 -- Last October, a Russian plane carrying 224 men, women, and children crashed in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt. All 224 people on board were killed. It is now suspected that an aircraft maintenance technician from EgyptAir planted the bomb on the plane. While many of the details surrounding this incident remain unclear, the fact that an aircraft maintenance technician could be involved should horrify all of us. The men and women I represent are fully committed to the safety and security of the passengers and planes we service. Our motto, “Safety in the air begins with quality maintenance on the ground,” underscores our commitment to the American flying public.
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