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June 14, 2021
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Mentoring Meeting for probationary helpers
06/14/21 - IUEC Local 10
Attached below is a reminder from Safety Committee Chairman/Business Agent Matt Rusch for ALL Probationary helpers.  This reminder has been emailed to all as well as posted here for your informaiton.  Please do not miss this meeting.  It is to your benefit to be present.
Death of Member - EDBF 132
06/14/21 - IBEW Local 1205
@media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} We regretfully inform you that retired member Clayton Hutto passed away on Saturday, June 12th.  We was a member of the Electrician's Death Benefit Fund and has been assigned #132.  His beneficiary has been paid on 220 members.  Please see his obituary in this article.
New Federal COVID-19 Safety Rules Exempt Most Employers
06/14/21 - Teamsters Local 355
June 14, 2021 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The Biden administration has exempted most employers from long-awaited rules for protecting workers from the coronavirus, angering labor advocates who had spent more than a year lobbying for the protections.
Amazon’s Labor Exploitation A Return to the 1920s – And Unions Are Our Best Hope Out
06/14/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 14, 2021 | ORGANIZING | There is perhaps no clearer manifestation of how America is failing the working class than Amazon.  In the blink of an eye, Amazon has become the largest and wealthiest logistics company the world has ever seen. Millions of Americans work in warehouse, shipping and package delivery jobs, where Amazon heavily dominates its competitors.
Chain Motor Class
06/14/21 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers & Sisters: Local 33 is offering a Chain Motor class on Tuesday, June 15 @ 9:00a.m. Setting Limits, Troubleshooting, Quick Repair, and Safe Operation. If interested in attending please email the Safety & Training Committee at; training@ia33.
New Federal COVID-19 Safety Rules Exempt Most Employers
06/14/21 - Teamsters Local 992
June 14, 2021 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The Biden administration has exempted most employers from long-awaited rules for protecting workers from the coronavirus, angering labor advocates who had spent more than a year lobbying for the protections.
Western WA Negotiations Update
06/14/21 - IUOE 302
Dear Western Washington Brothers & Sisters, Please head to the member home for a new message and update from your bargaining team as of 6/14/2021 for the NWCOA negotiations.
Elitch Gardens Pepsi Pass 2021
06/14/21 - Teamsters Local 455
CLICK LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://elitchtickets.parkezpay.
Safety Vests
06/13/21 - Teamsters Local 776
 Local 776 again is offering safety vests emblazoned wit the Teamster Logo. Show your Teamster Pride while being safe. The vests are available in: Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, 3XL, and 4XL for $25.00. The vests are available for pick up at the Harrisburg Union Hall during normal business hours. Be Seen, Be Safe.
CWA NATIONAL POSITION ON VACCINES
06/11/21 - CWA Local 3176
COVID-19 Vaccinations Now that several COVID-19 vaccinations are approved and vaccination programs are underway, we are making real progress toward reducing infections, illness, and death from the virus. But the danger is not over.
Ransomeware Attack Hit Teamsters in 2019 – They Refused to Pay
06/11/21 - Teamsters Local 355
June 11, 2021 | CYBERSECURITY | When the Teamsters were hit by a ransomware attack over Labor Day weekend in 2019, the hackers asked for a seven-figure payment. But unlike many of the companies hit by high-profile ransomware attacks in recent months, the union declined to pay, despite the FBI's advice to do so, three sources familiar with the previously unreported cyberattack told.
UPS Teamsters Will Get A COLA Increase in 2021
06/11/21 - Teamsters Local 492
UPS Teamsters Will Get A COLA Increase in 2021 In accordance with Article 33 of the National Master UPS Agreement and with the release of the May Consumer Price Index (CPI), there will be a .33¢ per hour (0.8250 cents per mile for mileage pay) Cost of Living Allowance on August 1, 2021 for all seniority employees who have completed their appropriate wage progression schedule.
BCS Update
06/11/21 - Teamsters Local 231
Please carefully read the information updates for Bellingham Cold Storage.
JUNE Unit Meetings
06/11/21 - IBEW local 2325
Due to scheduling difficulties caused by Covid, we will combine all 3 units for the month of June into one Unit meeting. We will then discuss meetings for the summer with a plan to return to our normal meeting schedule in September. The meeting for June will be Thursday June 17th at 5 pm at the Union office in Worcester. David S.
Transportation Labor Supports the Invest in America Act
06/11/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Washington, DC — Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in support of the INVEST in America Act: “We applaud the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for putting the needs of working families first by reintroducing the INVEST in America Act.
INVEST in America Act
06/11/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Washington, DC – On June 8, 2021, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) highlighted the provisions of the newly-introduced surface transportation bill that would make a historic $95 billion investment in passenger and freight rail in the U.S., including $32 billion for Amtrak, tripling its current funding.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 6/11/2021
06/11/21 - Teamsters Local 992
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Ransomeware Attack Hit Teamsters in 2019 – They Refused to Pay
06/11/21 - Teamsters Local 992
June 11, 2021 | CYBERSECURITY | When the Teamsters were hit by a ransomware attack over Labor Day weekend in 2019, the hackers asked for a seven-figure payment. But unlike many of the companies hit by high-profile ransomware attacks in recent months, the union declined to pay, despite the FBI's advice to do so, three sources familiar with the previously unreported cyberattack told.
Emergency Order Requiring Face Mask Use in Railroad Operations
06/11/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
On January 29, 2021, the CDC issued an order requiring the wearing of masks by persons on transportation conveyances and on the premises of transportation hubs to prevent spread of COVID-19 (CDC Mask Order).  On June 10, 2021, the CDC provided updated Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions, regarding the requirement to wear masks in outdoor spaces.
Local 776 Family Picnic
06/10/21 - Teamsters Local 776
Coming to the picnic on Sunday? From the looks of registration quite a few of you are! After the year it’s been what....
CWA Picnic Bash
06/10/21 - CWA 2201
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A note for Virginia Licensed Mechanics
06/10/21 - IUEC Local 10
I was sent a little information this morning that I think ALL Virginia Licensed mechanics should see.  We have a number of mechanics who will apply for their license, keep it for 2 years and let it expire.  3 - 5 years later, or longer, they reapply because they realize that their license has expired.
SB 1014 Update
06/10/21 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
Rick Poulette, President, CWA Local 3181 Hello everyone.  The Session is finally over in Tallahassee. First, I would like to thank all of you who participated in the defeat of SB 1014, anti-union bill. We could not have defeated this bill without everyone's support and help. So I personally thank each and everyone of you for a job well done.
OSHA Covid-19 Rule for Health Care to Be Released Today
06/10/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 10, 2021 | HEALTH & SAFETY | OSHA’s emergency rule to protect workers from Covid-19 infection will center on the health-care industry and be released by midday Thursday, U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said Wednesday.
LCPD offers thousands in hiring bonuses to boost recruitment amid officer shortage
06/10/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The Las Cruces Police Department said they need more officers to fight crime, but over the past couple years, applications have been lacking. LCPD Lieutenant Jeremy Story told KFOX14 the department is 60 officers short of being fully staffed. This does not include the upcoming officers who are getting ready to retire.
For a laugh!!!
06/10/21 - CWA Local 3176
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Code 3 Comedy Show
06/09/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is proud to presents the "Code 3 Comedy Show" at 7:00 PM on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at the EPMPOA Memorial Hall, 3601 Rutherglen St. Tickets: $15 each in advance / $20 at the door - Available from any EPMPOA Director or at the office.
2021 KC Labor Car & Bike Show Event
06/09/21 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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BCS Strike Authorization
06/09/21 - Teamsters Local 231
Bellingham Cold Storage Teamsters On Brink of Strike Strike by over 100 workers will cripple food supply chain in northern Washington Teamsters Local 231 members at Bellingham Cold Storage (BCS) have voted unanimously to authorize a strike against their employer, after months of contract negotiations have led nowhere.
IATSE Day at Revere Beach
06/09/21 - IATSE Local B4
Anyone up for a get-together here on Revere Beach?  Date: Saturday, July 10th (Rain date Sunday, July 11th)  Time: 2:00 (or whenever) p.m.  Place: Under the trees across from the ocean between Revere Beach Station and Wonderland (Blue Line) Bring your own chair. Bring your own food or visit one of the many stands in the area. Bring your own beverage(s).
Democrats Don’t Grasp That Unions Can Transform the Electorate
06/09/21 - Teamsters Local 992
June 9, 2021 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | […] unions are probably the single most powerful institution in America capable of actually changing people’s minds about what they believe. Most institutions, from churches to political parties, serve mostly to round up people that already agree and try to turn them into a strong, coherent army on the political battlefield.
Academy Sports & Outdoors - Discount
06/09/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Academy Sports & Outdoors is offering First Responders and Military personnel a 10% discount on purchases from now until July 5, 2021. Visit their local stores at 201 S. Americas Ave. or 801 S. Mesa Hills Dr. or show online at www.academy.com/discount.
June 2021 General Membership Meeting
06/09/21 - Teamsters Local 542
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Start Time
06/09/21 - CWA Local 2222
There is no reason that any technician should be starting work before there tour. That would include technicians that home garage. Nobody should be doing work without pay,do not drive a company vehicle off company time. These all could lead to discipline and is a violation of are contract. If you have any questions please call the hall @703-256-2200.
UPSEU Member Hailed as a Hero
06/08/21 - UPSEU
Thanks to some quick-thinking and a little bit of luck, Westhill High School security guard Keith Rosedom was in the right place at the right time.
JUNE MEMBERSHIP MEETING CANCELED
06/08/21 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting for the month of June has been canceled due to the Father's Day holiday. The next General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, July 18th.
Texas Women's Veterans Day
06/08/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Texas Woman's Veterans Day
Biden’s Delivering More Leverage for Workers, If Not the Way He Planned
06/07/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 7, 2021 | US LABOR | It's not by substantially strengthening the labor movement, as the self-described "union guy" intended. President Biden’s proposal to ease union organizing languishes in Congress; so do his plans to create high-paying jobs with infrastructure investments and enhance worker skills with expanded education opportunities.
Biden’s Delivering More Leverage for Workers, If Not the Way He Planned
06/07/21 - Teamsters Local 355
June 7, 2021 | US LABOR | It's not by substantially strengthening the labor movement, as the self-described "union guy" intended. President Biden’s proposal to ease union organizing languishes in Congress; so do his plans to create high-paying jobs with infrastructure investments and enhance worker skills with expanded education opportunities.
Biden’s Delivering More Leverage for Workers, If Not the Way He Planned
06/07/21 - Teamsters Local 992
June 7, 2021 | US LABOR | It's not by substantially strengthening the labor movement, as the self-described "union guy" intended. President Biden’s proposal to ease union organizing languishes in Congress; so do his plans to create high-paying jobs with infrastructure investments and enhance worker skills with expanded education opportunities.
Wage Increase
06/07/21 - CWA Local 1123
Verizon Members: The 2021 Wage Increase becomes effective June 20, 2021 with a 2.5% increase applied to all steps of the basic wage schedule.
Graduation and Pin Ceremony
06/07/21 - IBEW Local 291
SAVE THE DATE! 2020/2021 Apprentice Commencement Ceremony and 2021 Years of Sevice Pin Ceremony More details will be available as event nears.
BRS Family Members Awarded 2021 Union Plus Scholarships
06/07/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Washington, D.C. – Union Plus recently awarded $250,000 in scholarships to 199 students representing 37 unions, including two winners representing the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS). This year’s group of scholarship recipients includes university, college, and trade or technical school students from 42 states. The BRS winners are: Matthew Mehrtens of Roland, Iowa.
Pension Fund Update
06/07/21 - Teamsters Local 776
The Central PA Teamsters Pension Fund is now open with certain guidelines. Please see....
New CWA 3181 Classified Ads Page
06/06/21 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
C WA Local 3181 has just addes a new Classified Ads link to the Web site for Union Members Only.  Please click on the Member Resources Link at the top of this page and then click on the Classified Ads link.  Her you can publish items you are looking to sell.  Check it out.
ALERT - District 3 Invitation to Virtual Meeting
06/06/21 - IATSE Local B4
UPCOMING IATSE WOMEN’S COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR DISTRICT 3 HELLO To All District 3 Sisters, We sincerely hope you and your kin have survived this unprecedented time.  We look forward to sharing the following events with you. Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATES for 2 VIRTUAL IATSE District 3 Meetings.
June 5 2021
06/05/21 - IUPAT local 10
IUPAT local 10 make the front page of NW labor Press, under unfair labor practices and contract conflicts click here for the complete article.
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Death of Member - EDBF 132
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New Federal COVID-19 Safety Rules Exempt Most Employers
Teamsters Local 355
Amazon’s Labor Exploitation A Return to the 1920s – And Unions Are Our Best Hope Out
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