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Contract Books
10/23/14 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
The updated Contract Books requested by the membership for Local 1360 are being handed out this month.  If you did not receive your copy, you can pick one up at the Union Hall.  You must sign for your book.  You cannot pick up anyone else's book and they cannot pick one up for you.  Call ahead 330-762-7351.
AFSCME IKOC 962-Endorsed Candidates for Kentucky
10/23/14 - AFSCME Indiana-Kentucky Organizing Committee 962
Below are the candidates for political office in Kentucky endorsed by AFSCME Indiana-Kentucky Organizing Committee 962 for the 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.
Endorsed Candidates for Election 2014
10/23/14 - IUE-CWA Local 83761
Please take the time to consider these friends of labor on your ballot this November. These candidates are willing to take steps to keep unions in our state and help keep our good paying jobs and benefits in being a union member. Your union endorses these candidates strictly because they are labor friendly and will help our union's remain a strong presence in our state.
The Letter of Agreement in the Tentative Agreement
10/23/14 - OurAmerican
This week it was announced that a new Letter of Agreement has been negotiated to improve the provisions of the Tentative Agreement currently out for ratification. This Letter of Agreement is now a part of the full Tentative Agreement subject to your vote.
DHS Rules Hearing
10/23/14 - AFSCME Local 132
We don't believe you received this notice from DHS. Please let us know if you did. Below is the email the Union received from DHS The Department of Human Services, Office of Self-Sufficiency Programs, is proposing to amend rules in chapter 461 governing public assistance programs. The changes would impact OSIPM, SNAP, TANF, and other programs.
Announcement of Candidates
10/23/14 - NEASO
PEC meeting cancelled!
10/23/14 - IBEW Local 191
PEC meeting scheduled for November 13th is cancelled.
Registered and Certified Rule Hearings
10/23/14 - AFSCME Local 132
Dear Providers , It was brought to my attention that there are lots of questions being asked about “the union’s” position and involvement in current rule-making of child care rules. “The union” is you and any position that “the union” takes is informed by you, the members who participate and vote on issues.
Registered and Certified Rule Hearings
10/23/14 - AFSCME Local 132
Dear Providers , It was brought to my attention that there are lots of questions being asked about “the union’s” position and involvement in current rule-making of child care rules. “The union” is you and any position that “the union” takes is informed by you, the members who participate and vote on issues.
Amended Complaint by Retirees
10/23/14 - TWU Local 568
SEE THE ATTACHED COURT DOCUMENT RECEIVED BY THE LOCAL TODAY OCT 23 REGARDING THE AMENDED COMPLAINT FILED BY RETIREES.
Amended Complaint Equity
10/23/14 - TWU Local 513
Brothers and Sisters, Attached is the 2nd amended complaint filed by the retirees in the class action compliant filed in the United States District Court Northern District of California San Francisco Division regarding the equity. The TWU legal counsel will again file a motion to dismiss the 2nd amended complaint under summary judgment.
Tony Carr Funeral
10/23/14 - Teamsters Local 41
Tony Carr, Business Agent/Organizer, passed away suddenly from a heart attack on Tuesday, October 21st.  Following are his arrangements: Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens 701 N 94th St. Kansas City, KS 66112 Visitation:  Saturday, October 25th,  Noon to 3:00 pm Service:    Saturday, October 25th, 3:00 pm He will be sorely missed.
US Senator Jeff Merkley Visits Local 48
10/23/14 - IBEW Local Union 48
Senator Jeff Merkley Visits Local 48 On October 22, 2014, Senator Jeff Merkley stopped in at the General Membership Meeting and spoke to the Members of Local 48. Merkley gave “Thanks” to Members for all of their support. His comments were well received.
Notes From The Woods N' Water
10/23/14 - IBEW Local 659
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2014 Local 602 Golf League Champions
10/23/14 - UAW Local 602
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Local 19 Meeting Date Changes
10/23/14 - BACWI
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Tools
10/23/14 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
IF YOU ARE WORKING ON THE EXHIBIT FLOOR AT THE CONVENTION CENTER YOU MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING TOOLS.
Sue Brimer
10/23/14 - IUEC LOCAL 21
Sue Brimer, mother of members Billy, Bobby and Buddy Brimer passed away.
Early Voting Reminder
10/23/14 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
October 23, 2014- It is getting down to crunch time and we need every IBEW 21 member to do their part by voting and volunteering to help elect the candidates that will support members of IBEW Local 21. For more information on early voting and registration please click here.
Local 34 Nomination & Election of Officers and Committees
10/23/14 - BACWI
BAC WI LOCAL 34 Nomination and Election of All Officers and Committees 2015 – 2017 Term NOMINATION MEETING DATE: Monday, November 10th TIME: 7:00pm PLACE: Baraboo Civic Center, 124 2nd St., Baraboo, WI ELECTION (IF NECESSARY) DATE: Monday, December 8th TIME: 7:00pm PLACE: Baraboo Civic Center, 124 2nd St.
Local 6 Nomination & Election of Officers and Committees
10/23/14 - BACWI
BAC WI LOCAL 6 Nomination and Election of All Officers and Committees 2015 – 2017 Term NOMINATION MEETING DATE: Wednesday, November 12th TIME: 6:30pm PLACE: Wausau Labor Temple, 320 S. 3rd Avenue, Wausau, WI ELECTION (IF NECESSARY) DATE: Wednesday, December 10th TIME: 6:30pm PLACE: Wausau Labor Temple, 320 S.
Local 7 Nomination & Election of Officers and Committees
10/23/14 - BACWI
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AT&T Benefit Enrollment Reminder
10/23/14 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
October 23, 2014- Don’t forget if you are a member currently working for AT&T and have not completed your 2015 Benefit Open Enrollment it ends tomorrow Friday October 24th, at 7:00 p.m. To enroll visit the AT&T Benefits Center website resources.hewitt.com/att or you can call the Benefits Center at 877-722-0020.
Local 5 Nomination & Election of Officers and Committees
10/23/14 - BACWI
BAC WI LOCAL 5 Nomination and Election of All Officers and Committees 2015 – 2017 Term NOMINATION MEETING DATE: Monday, November 3rd TIME: 5:00pm PLACE: BAC District Council of WI, 17125 W. Cleveland Ave., New Berlin, WI ELECTION (IF NECESSARY) DATE: Monday, December 1st TIME: 5:00pm PLACE: BAC District Council of WI, 17125 W. Cleveland Ave.
THE GRAPEVINE October 2014
10/23/14 - AMFA Local 32
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Read the Contract Changes & VOTE for Ratification
10/23/14 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Click here to read the SOUL version of the contract changes and vote YES to ratify! If you are a member and have not received a ratification ballot at your home address - contact Reyna Gonzalez at rgonzalez@aft1521.org or by phone ay (323) 851-1521 ext. 223 Not a member? Want to vote for contract ratification? Contact Reyna Gonzalez at rgonzalez@aft1521.
AMFA - SWA Technician Negotiations Update #25
10/23/14 - AMFA
October 22, 2014 -- On Wednesday October 15, 2014, we met with the Company in Dallas, Texas for a scheduled two-day Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) and Related negotiation session. Prior to this session the Committee exchanged correspondence with the Company as to the agenda for the session. The Company advised that it was working on proposals (counter) for articles 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 20, and 24, and that they wanted to reopen the previously tentatively agreed (TA’d) to Article 7 to address language specific to the Technical Instructors. With the exception of Article 10, all of these articles have been worked on extensively and have undergone multiple passes from both sides.
El Paso police name man suspected of killing woman, shooting officer
10/23/14 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
El Paso police officials have identified the people in connection with the killing of a woman and a shooting that wounded a police officer earlier this week. The suspected killer was identified as Frank Aparicio, 30, of the 12000 block of Sal Rasura Court in East El Paso, police said today.
*** Membership Meetings ***
10/23/14 - Teamster Local Union No. 886
General membership meetings are the second Saturday of each month.  Please join us at 10:00 am for fellowship and union information for our working families.  Stay in touch and participate, it's your Union.
WELCOME
10/23/14 - Teamster Local Union No. 886
Teamsters Local Union No. 886 is committed to negotiating and enforcing strong contracts for our current members, offering organizing opportunities to workers across Oklahoma and representing our workers politically to protect their interests.  Remember to always VOTE.
Tony Carr Funeral Arrangements
10/23/14 - Teamsters Local 41
Tony Carr, Business Agent/Organizer passed away suddenly from an apparent heart attack on Tuesday, October 21.  Funeral Arrangements for Tony are as follows: Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens 701 N 94th St.
Avaya Outsourcing
10/22/14 - 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.
BONUS BUCKS
10/22/14 - AFGE Local 2157
Jamilah Nasheed is Toxic For St. Louis
10/22/14 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
Forensic Evidence is Consistent with Officer Darren Wilson Statements
10/22/14 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
AMFA SWA Technician Negotiations Update 25
10/22/14 - AMFA Local 32
AMFA/Southwest Airlines Contract AMT Negotiations Update Update # 25 October 23, 2014 The Negotiating Committee is providing this update to the AMFA Membership at Southwest Airlines. This report is the only official authorized source of negotiating communications by the Committee.
AMFA/Southwest Airlines Contract FMT Negotiations Update #12
10/22/14 - AMFA Local 32
AMFA/Southwest Airlines Contract FMT Negotiations Update #12 The Negotiating Committee is providing this update to the AMFA Membership at Southwest Airlines. This report is the only official authorized written source of negotiating communications by the Committee.
Labor Endorsed Candidates
10/22/14 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
October 22, 2014 Dear Members, Attached please find the list of labor endorsed candidates for North Carolina and South Carolina. Please review the comparisons of the candidates in order to make an informed decision in the upcoming election. Please Vote. Do not let someone else decide who your elected officials will be.
ST. LOUIS POLICE WIVES' ASSOCIATION SEEKS DONATIONS
10/22/14 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
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IATSE Local B4 - General Membership Meeting - Monday, Oct 27, 2014
10/22/14 - IATSE Local B4
The next General Membership Meeting will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the Transportation Building, Conference Room #5, Stuart & Tremont Streets, Boston, MA.  (You might need to show a photo I.D. to get in.) We are having a guest speaker, John Gates, Secretary IATSE District 3 New England.
SLPOA "Officer For a Day" Training
10/22/14 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
Chad Saves The Day
10/22/14 - 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.
2014 Election Endorsements
10/22/14 - IUOE 302
2014 Election Endorsements Please click any link to login and view election recommendations
White House friendly to unions?
10/22/14 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
For most of President Obama’s tenure, the White House and the nation’s labor movement have been anything but best friends. Unions were disappointed when the White House refused to restructure banks during the financial crisis. They were exasperated by its unwillingness to protect union members’ gold-plated health care plans in the Affordable Care Act.
My Walk Has Never Been Average
10/22/14 - IBEW Local Union 48
My Walk Has Never Been Average My Walk Has Never Been Average is a multimedia presentation based on the lives of women whose stories are rarely told.
Teamster at Sapa Reaches 40 Year Milestone
10/22/14 - Teamsters Local 162
Business Agent Bill Elzie reports that Local 162 member Ron Van Bronckhorst recently celebrated his 40 year anniversary at Sapa.
AMFA-SWA Facilities Maintenance Technician Negotiations Update #12
10/22/14 - AMFA
October 22, 2014 -- We met with the Company in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, October 14 to resume Facilities Maintenance Technician (FMT) negotiations. The Committee crafted counter proposals in response to the seven (7) articles passed by the Company at our last session. We began by presenting a counter offer for Article 2: Scope where we added job protection language. We then presented Article 4: Classification in which we added a Lead Classification and broke down the FMT category into four (4) groups: general, HVAC, electrical, and locksmith.
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