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November 20, 2018
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Help Support Working Families Friend
11/20/18 - Teamsters Local 455
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BLOOD DRIVE
11/20/18 - International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 31
Local 31 is hosting Blood Drive Thursday Nov. 29th 1:30-5pm @ Union Hall 2626 Sutherland Houston.
2018 EPMPOA "Turkey Bowl" Flag Football Tournament
11/20/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is hosting its Annual "Turkey Bowl" Flag Football Tournament!  The 7-team tournament will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Ranchos Del Sol Park, 1100 Ted Houghton Dr.
Forget Elections – Labor Needs to Get Back to Its Roots
11/20/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 20, 2018 | SOLIDARITY | […] Partisan and competitive thinking insidiously affects behavior. Fifty percent plus one passes for solidarity. Unionists succumb to political speak, sounding like Washington rather than “folks ‘round here.” We blame workers for voting for Republicans. If they’d only voted how we told them, then we could get things done.
AMFA–Southwest Airlines AMT Contract Negotiations Update Update #70
11/20/18 - AMFA Local 32
Dear AMFA Brothers and Sisters: 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. Your Negotiating Committee convened in Dallas, TX this week.
UPSEU’s Town of Islip Park Rangers Anthony LaGrasta and John Rivera save a life.
11/20/18 - UPSEU
Law Enforcement Officers put their own lives on the line each and every day to protect and save ours.  Thank you to Anthony and John for your heroic efforts. Park Rangers Hailed as Heroes November 15th, 2018 – Two Town of Islip Park Rangers were praised today for their heroic efforts, after pulling a man from his partially submerged vehicle in an Islip canal this morning.
Police Officer Among 4 Dead In ‘Horrific' Chicago Hospital Shooting
11/20/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A Chicago police officer and two hospital workers were killed Monday by a gunman who carried out a grisly assault at a city hospital. Police identified the fallen officer as Samuel Jimenez, a young cop with less than two years with the department.
Happy Thanksgiving
11/20/18 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
Happy Thanksgiving!!!                                    Local 266 will be closed Thursday, November 22nd & Friday, November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  We hope you have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.
AMFA - SWA Technician Negotiations Update #70
11/20/18 - AMFA
November 20, 2018 -- Your Negotiating Committee convened in Dallas, TX this week. On Monday, November 19, 2018, we met with the mediator in advance of our scheduled one-day session with the Company. On Tuesday morning, November 20, we convened with the new Company Committee. The only two individuals from the Company’s previous committee are Bill Venckus and Mark Lyons. The rest of the Company Committee, including its lead spokesperson, are at the table for the first time.
Rest in Peace my friend
11/20/18 - IUEC Local 10
I have such a heavy heart.  It is, with great sadness, I must inform the membership of the passing of Brother Sam Guzman, Jr.  on Saturday, November 17, 2018.  Sam was a wonderful young man and God took him way too early.  His Brothers and Sisters will be waiting for him with open arms and golden elevator tools.
The Next Crash
11/19/18 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 19, 2018 | ECONOMY | […] The combination of stagnant wages with most economic gains going to the top is once again endangering the economy. Most Americans are still living in the shadow of the Great Recession that started in December 2007 and officially ended in June 2009. More have jobs, to be sure. But they haven’t seen any rise in their wages, adjusted for inflation.
AMFA-ASA Virgin America Transition Agreement Discussions Update #7
11/19/18 - AMFA
November 19, 2018 -- On November 15, 2018, AMFA and Alaska Airlines have reached a Tentative Agreement on an Alaska Airlines -Virgin America Transition Agreement. We also received a commitment letter from Kurt Kinder stating timelines that upon ratification of this agreement he will bring current outsourced line maintenance on Airbus aircraft under our Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
The Next Crash
11/19/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 19, 2018 | ECONOMY | […] The combination of stagnant wages with most economic gains going to the top is once again endangering the economy. Most Americans are still living in the shadow of the Great Recession that started in December 2007 and officially ended in June 2009. More have jobs, to be sure. But they haven’t seen any rise in their wages, adjusted for inflation.
AMFA – ASA Virgin America Transition Agreement Discussions
11/19/18 - AMFA Local 32
Update #7 November 19, 2018 On November 15, 2018, AMFA and Alaska Airlines have reached a Tentative Agreement on an Alaska Airlines -Virgin America Transition Agreement.
BOCH CENTER THEATERS CONTRACT RATIFICATION MEETING
11/19/18 - IATSE Local B4
 BOCH CENTER WANG AND SHUBERT THEATERS - 2018 - 2021 CONTRACT RATIFICATION MEETING SCHEDULED Negotiations between the Boch Center Management and IATSE Local B4 Union are at a stage where we are ready to present the details to the membership. We will hold a Ratification meeting on Monday, December 10 at the Transportation Bldg. at 6PM for this purpose.
Clerk Craft to convert 9 PSE's...
11/19/18 - 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.   The effective date(s) are:  Saturday, November 24, 2018,(corrected) where a total of 9 PSE’s will enjoy the benefits and security of full-time status.
The Next Crash
11/19/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 19, 2018 | ECONOMY | […] The combination of stagnant wages with most economic gains going to the top is once again endangering the economy. Most Americans are still living in the shadow of the Great Recession that started in December 2007 and officially ended in June 2009. More have jobs, to be sure. But they haven’t seen any rise in their wages, adjusted for inflation.
The Next Crash
11/19/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Nov. 19, 2018 | ECONOMY | […] The combination of stagnant wages with most economic gains going to the top is once again endangering the economy. Most Americans are still living in the shadow of the Great Recession that started in December 2007 and officially ended in June 2009. More have jobs, to be sure. But they haven’t seen any rise in their wages, adjusted for inflation.
Members Hard at Work
11/18/18 - Local 755 UNITED SERVICE WORKERS UNION
USWU Local #755 members began opening provisional ballots at 7:30am on Saturday, November 17th.
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 743 MEMBERS COME OUT IN FULL FORCE TO SUPPORT A WORTHY CAUSE.
11/18/18 - Teamsters Local 743
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 743 MEMBERS COME OUT IN FULL FORCE TO SUPPORT A WORTHY CAUSE. Teamsters Local 743 in partnership with the JC25 Women’s Committee raised over $13,000 dollars for the American Cancer Society’s 2018 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks.
In Case You Missed It
11/18/18 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Postal workers allege mistreatment by USPS   • Teamsters return to Hill to push for pension reform   • Steelworkers approve 4-yr pact with U.S.
In Case You Missed It
11/18/18 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Postal workers allege mistreatment by USPS   • Teamsters return to Hill to push for pension reform   • Steelworkers approve 4-yr pact with U.S.
In Case You Missed It
11/16/18 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Postal workers allege mistreatment by USPS   • Teamsters return to Hill to push for pension reform   • Steelworkers approve 4-yr pact with U.S.
IBEW - 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive Kicks Off Today!
11/16/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive kicks off today! As we enter the holiday season it is time for us to once again brighten the holidays for children who are assisted by charities in the areas where we live and work.  The IBEW - 21 Days of Giving Toy and Coat Drive kicks off today and will run through December 8th.
Shoes and Boots for Kids Old Newsboys Dec 6
11/16/18 - UAW Local 4911
Lansing Spoof Journal Old Newsboys providing new shoes and boots to school-age children on December 6.
NorCal Camp Fire
11/15/18 - IBEW Local 100
This message was sent to us from our Brothers in Local 340. Brothers and Sisters,                I am sending this email out to let you know we have a GoFundMe page setup to help our members and contractors affected by the Camp Fire. As you know this has been the deadliest fire in California’s history.
Board and 401k Trustee Ballots Mailed
11/15/18 - IATSE Local 33
Hello All, The ballots were mailed on November 14,  2018, for the Board of Directors and 401(k) Trustee positions.  The ballots need to be returned by a certain date so READ THE DIRECTIONS…..  Please….
Trump’s Nafta Plan Could Be Upended by Democrats’ House Takeover
11/15/18 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 15, 2018 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | […] Democrats and their allies in manufacturing unions — who have remained neutral on the proposed pact — maintain that the new requirements, while an improvement on the original Nafta, do not go far enough.
Trump’s Nafta Plan Could Be Upended by Democrats’ House Takeover
11/15/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 13, 2018 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | […] Democrats and their allies in manufacturing unions — who have remained neutral on the proposed pact — maintain that the new requirements, while an improvement on the original Nafta, do not go far enough.
Trump’s Nafta Plan Could Be Upended by Democrats’ House Takeover
11/15/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 15, 2018 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | […] Democrats and their allies in manufacturing unions — who have remained neutral on the proposed pact — maintain that the new requirements, while an improvement on the original Nafta, do not go far enough.
Amazon and America’s Real Divide
11/15/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 14, 2018 | AMERICA'S MIDDLE CLASS | […] As the Times’ Emily Badger has reported, the digital economy has been great for places like Seattle, New York, metropolitan Washington, and the other big talent hubs like San Francisco, Boston, and LA. But it’s left behind much of the rest of the country. The result is widening inequalities of place.
Are Labor Unions and Collective Bargaining Coming to Big Tech?
11/15/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 15, 2018 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | The surge of employee activism that is sweeping through Big Tech is looking less like an instance of well-meaning Millennials gone hopelessly culturally correct.
US Mail Not for Sale
11/15/18 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
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NO MEMBERSHIP MEETING IN DECEMBER
11/15/18 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
CWA wishes you and yours a safe and happy holiday sesson.
How can you Help those that are affected by the Northern California Wildfires?
11/15/18 - IBEW Local 659
Afternoon Brothers and Sister, I have been in contact with Brother Meredith at Local 340 and he forwarded me the link below for anyone that would like to donate to Brothers, Sisters and their families affected by the Northern California wildfires. https://www.gofundme.
Thank you to the LakeErieLoop Group
11/15/18 - Aluminum Cans for Burned Children
Many thanks to Joyce and Bill Murar for another successful year raising funds for young pediatric burn survivors at the LakeErieLoop. They have worked tirelessly since 2003 (15 years) to raise money for Camp Phoenix and for Fire Safety Education. Thank you from ACBC and all the young burn survivors who benefit from your generosity.
Trump’s Nafta Plan Could Be Upended by Democrats’ House Takeover
11/15/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Nov. 15, 2018 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | […] Democrats and their allies in manufacturing unions — who have remained neutral on the proposed pact — maintain that the new requirements, while an improvement on the original Nafta, do not go far enough.
Amazon and America’s Real Divide
11/15/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Nov. 15, 2018 | AMERICA'S MIDDLE CLASS | […] As the Times’ Emily Badger has reported, the digital economy has been great for places like Seattle, New York, metropolitan Washington, and the other big talent hubs like San Francisco, Boston, and LA. But it’s left behind much of the rest of the country. The result is widening inequalities of place.
Amazon and America’s Real Divide
11/14/18 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 14, 2018 | AMERICA'S MIDDLE CLASS | […] As the Times’ Emily Badger has reported, the digital economy has been great for places like Seattle, New York, metropolitan Washington, and the other big talent hubs like San Francisco, Boston, and LA. But it’s left behind much of the rest of the country. The result is widening inequalities of place.
Amazon and America’s Real Divide
11/14/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 14, 2018 | AMERICA'S MIDDLE CLASS | […] As the Times’ Emily Badger has reported, the digital economy has been great for places like Seattle, New York, metropolitan Washington, and the other big talent hubs like San Francisco, Boston, and LA. But it’s left behind much of the rest of the country. The result is widening inequalities of place.
The Freedom Foundation Wants Your Information
11/14/18 - IBEW Local 483
ATTENTION - CITY OF TACOMA EMPLOYEES!!! YOUR INFORMATION HAS BEEN REQUESTED BY THE FREEDOM FOUNDATION!!! The Freedom Foundation has filed a public disclosure request for your information from the City of Tacoma, and according to the City they are required to provide this information.
New Agent and Organizer added to the Stable Fighting for Indiana Teamster Working Families
11/14/18 - Teamsters Local 414
Geoff Lohman is an attorney who has represented Teamsters local unions and other unions throughout Indiana for over 18 years. Lohman has represented unions and their members in state and federal courts, and has substantial experience before the National Labor Relations Board.
AMFA – ASA Virgin America Transition Agreement Discussions update
11/13/18 - AMFA Local 32
This is a correction to Update #6 that was published on November 1, 2018.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18
11/13/18 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, November 18 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
AFL-CIO President: How Working People Defined the Midterm Election
11/13/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
This is an opinion piece from Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO. Trumka appeared on Yahoo's Finance All Markets Summit on November 13.
Today's Labor History
11/13/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week's show: Mark Dudzic remembers Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union activist Karen Silkwood, who died on November 13, 1974. And we look into the origins of Haymarket Martyr’s Day on November 11.
Healthcare and Labor Rights: Unions’ Congressional Wish List
11/13/18 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 13, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Health care, infrastructure, and education top labor’s immediate wish list now that Democrats have won control of the House, along with protecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from assaults euphemistically termed “entitlement reform.

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Forget Elections – Labor Needs to Get Back to Its Roots
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AMFA–Southwest Airlines AMT Contract Negotiations Update Update #70
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UPSEU’s Town of Islip Park Rangers Anthony LaGrasta and John Rivera save a life.
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