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Copies of the Retiree Enrollment Guides
10/21/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
  ? ?  The retiree enrollment period for changes to be effective January 1, 2015 runs from November 6- November 20. See Attached.
Breast Cancer Walk 2014
10/21/14 - Lansing Labor News
The annual walk to raise funds for breast cancer research was held on Saturday, October 18. There was a fine contingent of local UAW members, as shown in this picture. Region 1D Director Gerald Kariem was among those who attended. He is shown here in the middle of the front row, beside Local 652 President Mike Green.
Remember - Know What's In Your File!
10/21/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
For many years, we've encouraged all Flight Attendants to be aware of what's in their employment files.   As we enter the final stretch of the AirTran operation, it is more important now than ever.
OHSU On Excellent Financial Footing
10/21/14 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Below is the most recent financial update prepared for the OHSU Board of Directors. "Financial Update Lawrence Furnstahl presented the FY14 year end results, which show $90 million of operating income. This is $25 million above budget. We continue to build market share. Our working capital is up.
Steward Stories - What Motivates You??
10/21/14 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
by Nana Nash Korina Walters got motivated and at first, she didn’t know positions as Stewards existed. When asked what she would say to a Union member considering joining the Steward program is: “Stewards have a lot of empathy, sympathy and patience. You would need to be good with human interactions in order to excel at this and that’s just from the training that I have so far.
RIGHT TO WORK
10/21/14 - Teamsters Local 175
ATTENTION!  During the 2013/14 Legislative Session, the below Delegates co-sponsored "Right to Work" Legislation (H.B. 2596) "Right to Work" is a nasty play on words.  It should be "Right to Work” FOR LESS!   “Right to Work” legislation and the below legislators are VERY BAD for West Virginia working families.
Brother John Scanlan
10/21/14 - IUEC LOCAL 21
Honorary member, Brother John Scanlan passed away. Please see the message board for details.
Labor Secretary Says US Record on Paid Parental Leave is 'Dismal'
10/21/14 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 21, 2014 | WORKING FAMILIES | In a wide-ranging and progressive speech on jobs, Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Monday the path to more "shared prosperity" in the U.S. economy lies in a higher minimum wage, paid family leave for workers and stronger union density in the private sector. Perez argued that U.S.
Labor Secretary Says US Record on Paid Parental Leave is 'Dismal'
10/21/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 21, 2014 | WORKING FAMILIES | In a wide-ranging and progressive speech on jobs, Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Monday the path to more "shared prosperity" in the U.S. economy lies in a higher minimum wage, paid family leave for workers and stronger union density in the private sector. Perez argued that U.S.
MTD Celebrates Another Successful Conference
10/21/14 - Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO
Thank you to all who attended the Annual Metal Trades Department Conference. We hope you enjoyed the experience and will be able to incorporate some of what you learned at your Council. The Department would like to thank the speakers who took time to come and share their knowledge and experience with us. Their presence helped make our Conference a success.
IEC Apprentice's Shutdown is a Victory for Tradeswomen
10/21/14 - IBEW Local Union 48
IEC Apprenticeship’s shutdown is a victory for tradeswomen By NICOLE GRANT (Oct. 20, 2014) — Picture a construction worker and you likely imagine a strong, square-jawed man in a hard hat and Carhartts. Well, you wouldn’t be wrong. Less than 3% of all construction workers nationwide are women.
Attention Members: You're Invited!
10/21/14 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 159
Chad Saves The Day
10/21/14 - IUOE 302
Have a look at a video of one of our members in a rescue effort in Alaska.
Chad Hutchinson's heroic efforts are highlighted in the upcoming Loadline.
President Dimondstein invites you to join in on an important conference call Thurs. 10/23
10/21/14 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
There will be an important conference call to plan for the November 14 National Day of Action, on Thursday, October 23rd at 1:00 p.m., for details about the conference call, please call the Union office (216)431-1903.
Labor Secretary Says US Record on Paid Parental Leave is 'Dismal'
10/21/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 21, 2014 | WORKING FAMILIES | In a wide-ranging and progressive speech on jobs, Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Monday the path to more "shared prosperity" in the U.S. economy lies in a higher minimum wage, paid family leave for workers and stronger union density in the private sector. Perez argued that U.S.
LiUNA Local 32 featured on local TV
10/21/14 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
LiUNA Local 32 (Winnebago and DeKalb counties) was recently featured positively in local news coverage. http://www.wifr.com/home/headlines/Groundbreaking-for-New-AAR-Maintenance-Hangar-279505462.html http://www.wifr.com/home/headlines/NWIBT-Shows-Support-for-New-Rockford-Schools-279865082.
SRP Medical Open Enrollment Informational & BBQ
10/21/14 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
SRP Medical Open Enrollment Informational & BBQ Hosted by Local 266 Where: Local 266 Hall - 1650 N. 36th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008 When: Saturday, October 25th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Who: Members and their significant other Please RSVP either by phone 602-275-6222 or email ibew@ibewlocal266.
2014 Valley Picnic
10/21/14 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
2014 Valley Picnic November 1st from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your family out for a cool day at the PERA Club to enjoy some good food, fun and music Hope to see you there.
OFFICER NEEDS ASSISTANCE!
10/21/14 - Connecticut State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police
Officer Gerry Hollis, a decorated member of the Manchester CT Police Department was involved in an on-duty car accident on December 13, 2011. Soon after the accident, Officer Hollis began to experience reoccuring seizures and has been unable to return to duty. At this time, it is unclear if Officer Hollis will be medically cleared to return to work.
Avaya Outsourcing
10/20/14 - CWA Local 7777
Outsourcing of American Jobs Hurts all of us.      STOP THE WAR ON COLORADO WRKERS Avaya Inc is outsourcing Colorado Jobs.  Outsourcing hurts families, students, homemakers, taxpayers, local business and our economy.
Need a Union Taxi Driver?
10/20/14 - CWA Local 7777
Call Union Taxi for all of your transportation needs All are members of CWA Local 7777!     303.922.
Firefighter Candidate Endorsement
10/20/14 - IAFF Local 2086
MEMORANDUM October 16, 2014 TO: All CPFF Members FROM: Mike Rogers, President RE: November Election Beginning on October 14, 2014 CPFF firefighters and their families across the state will have begun receiving their mail ballots in the mail.
January 2015 SMT Bidding
10/20/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
The January 2015 SMT class schedule remains the same: Class 1: January 5-16 Class 2: January 12-23 Class 3: January 19-30 For those of you transitioning to Southwest in those classes, we know you have questions about the bidding process.  The most common question has been if the SMT bid will be class specific.
"Shahs of Sunset" Strike Over
10/20/14 - IATSE Local 477
Editors ratify deal . . .
District 3 Alternate Election
10/20/14 - UAW Local 602
The TTIP: A Brief History of an Agenda for Corporate Plunder
10/20/14 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 20, 2014 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | The corporate jargon surrounding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal is about ‘protecting' investment', reducing ‘unnecessary' barriers and ‘harmonizing’ regulations that supposedly deter free trade between the  US  and the EU.
F Y I: New Email for the Opera House
10/20/14 - IATSE Local B4
There is a new email address for the Opera House, For work at the Opera House email Ellen Cawley at bohschedules@gmail.com by 3:00 PM on Friday.  If you don't have email, you may call at 617-259-3429. Please do not walk in with a request and they prefer emails to phone calls.  Thank you.
State bargaining conference convenes with eyes on 2015 negotiations
10/20/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Most state contracts expire June 30, 2015; talks will start in earnest after Jan. 1
NEVADA DAY 150th Celebration
10/20/14 - AFSCME Local 4041
2014 Nevada Day Parade Celebration Friday, October 31, 2014 Our Local Chapters, Sierra Range Chapter, Washoe Chapter and our Retirees Chapter will have a float representing AFSCME Local 4041 and recognizing the Union's 61st year of active representation of State employees.
Women of Vision Award
10/20/14 - IBEW Local Union 48
Bridget Quinn, NECA/IBEW Training Center’s Workforce Development Coordinator, has won the Daily Journal of Commerce’s Women of Vision Award. The awards recognize women in Oregon and Southwest Washington who work in architecture, engineering, construction and other building industry fields.
Ebola - Extra Supplies
10/20/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
We have published a joint communication with the Company in the form of Must Read Memo #603 regarding extra items for Flight Attendants.  The same communication has been published as a Read Before Fly (RBF) on the Southwest side of the partition.
CWA Response to Verizons Special Incentive Offer
10/20/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
Two weeks ago, the Company approached CWA with a special incentive offer for certain members to leave the payroll.  This offer was identical to the offer that CWA rejected last year with a few exceptions.   Last year, the proposal was to make an offer to 4 titles in certain Force Adjustment Areas.
Transportation Division Meeting
10/20/14 - CWA Local 7777
Ebola Resources for Flight Attendants
10/20/14 - Horizon Air AFA-CWA
AFA continues to coordinate with key agencies overseeing aviation safety and health on enacting protective and response measures needed to support aviation’s first responders and safe air travel.
ELECTION NOTICE
10/20/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
  ELECTION NOTICE *NOTICE OF CANDIDATES* The Candidates for President are: Frank Fauci - fauci4president@gmail.com Chris Cafaldo - (518) 530-7417 The Candidates for Secretary-Treasurer are: J.P Graham - (845)482-3872 / email- jpgraham_us@yahoo.com John Zeolla - (845) 386-8039 / email- zeolla.1120@gmail.
Portland Local First to Join Electrical Vehicle Challenge
10/20/14 - IBEW Local Union 48
In 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy set a goal to make plug-in electrical vehicles as affordable and convenient for the American family as gasoline-powered vehicles within the next 10 years.
General Election Palm Card
10/20/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
Please download and print the Palm Card attached below and take it to the polls with you.
The TTIP: A Brief History of an Agenda for Corporate Plunder
10/20/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 20, 2014 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | The corporate jargon surrounding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal is about ‘protecting' investment', reducing ‘unnecessary' barriers and ‘harmonizing’ regulations that supposedly deter free trade between the  US  and the EU.
Join US for Labor Rally with Comptroller Tom DiNapoli & AG Eric Schneiderman - Oct. 24
10/19/14 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Join us for a Campaign Rally for NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Friday, Oct 24 at 3:00 and 5:30 pm 3:00 pm - Teamsters Local 445 - 15 Stone Castle Road, Rock Tavern, NY 5:30 pm - New Paltz Community Center - 3 Veterans Drive, New Paltz, NY Refreshments will be served. BRING YOUR BANNERS.
2014 Proposed Dues Restructurring
10/19/14 - IUEC Local 18
The 2014 video presentation given by IUEC Local 18 Business Manager, Tony Gazzaniga, about the proposed dues restructuring has been posted in the IMPORTANT UPDATES area of the website. Please take the time to watch the video, and let other members know that the video is on the site. You must have a login to the Local 18 website to view the video.
WSFOP Caribbean Cruise opportunity!
10/19/14 - FOP Local 7
Take advantage of special FOP group rates - available if you book before 31 October 2014. (rates go up after 1 November 2014) * The 7 day Royal Caribbean cruise will leave 1 November 2015 from Galveston, Tx. with ports of call in Cazumel, Mexico, Georgetown, Grand Cayman and Falmouth, Jamaica. * see attached flier for pricing and booking information.
Update on IPP incentive
10/19/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
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Durbin - Raise the minimum wage!
10/19/14 - McLean County Democratic Party
Here's a new campaign video from Senator Durbin about raising the minimum wage -- watch the final scenes for some McLean County shots! https://www.youtube.com/watch.
RECALL
10/19/14 - Connecticut Fire Equipment Mechanics Association
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October November 2014
10/18/14 - IUPAT local 10
  Local 10 solidaity  hits the headlines with a win.
PRESIDENT SUSLAK WILL SERVE ON THE RANK AND FILE BARGAINING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
10/18/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
With contract negotiations set to begin early next year, APWU President Mark Dimondstein  has announced the names of union members who will serve on the Rank and File Bargaining  Advisory Committee...
OPM Announces 2015 Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Premium Rates
10/18/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has announced the average premium rate for the 8.2 million people covered by the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program will increase by 3.2 percent in 2015. That percentage is lower than last year’s increase of 3.7 percent and represents the fourth consecutive year that FEHB rate increases have been below 4 percent...
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