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OFFICIAL BALLOT
03/26/15 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
Budget Bills: Cut Postal, Federal Pay
03/26/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Two congressional committees are proposing to solve the nation’s financial problems in part by reducing pay for millions of postal and federal employees.
APWU Setting the Record Straight
03/26/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Three in-depth flyers and a brochure just published by the APWU dispel common misconceptions about the Postal Service.
Should the Postal Service go into banking?
03/26/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Consider this: Post offices sell money orders and conduct international transfers. Would it be such a big step to expand into the banking world via debit or prepaid cards? Postal Service Inspector General David Williams revived the debate during a discussion Wednesday at the Brookings Institution. As local bank branches close, post offices could step in, he said.
Republicans Propose Weakening Overtime Laws, Call It ‘Family Friendly’
03/26/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
On Tuesday, Republican senators reintroduced a bill intended to address the country’s lack of paid family leave. The bill, the Family Friendly and Workplace Flexibility Act, would let employers give their workers an option to put their earned overtime hours toward paid family leave, rather than getting paid time-and-a-half for them.
Wisconsin Lawmakers Go After Workers’ Weekends
03/26/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Two Wisconsin state lawmakers have proposed a bill that would roll back the state’s requirement that companies give workers at least one day off every seven days. Currently, state law mandates a 24-hour rest period every seven days for employees in factory and mercantile workplaces.
Wellness Incentive Gift Deadline - 3/31/15
03/26/15 - IBEW Local 483
If you complete the City of Tacoma compass - don't miss out on the incentive gift. There's some great items but you must complete the form and send it in by March 31, 2015. On the link below you will find the catalog and form. Happy shopping! http://wellness.cityoftacoma.
America Needs Unions
03/26/15 - Teamsters Local 888
Mar. 26, 2015 | U.S. LABOR | huffingtonpost.com … A report from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development finds that income inequality cost the U.S. economy 6 to 7 percentage points of growth during the first 10 years of this century.
Executive Board Election 2015
03/26/15 - NJLESA
Attention all Members: The 2015 Executive Board Election is coming up and we need to ensure that all address information in the database is current and up to date since ballots will be mailed to your home.  We are projecting the mailing to go out on May 18th so please inform our Office Manager, Nancy Thorpe via phone call, email, etc. if you have relocated recently.
Civil Service
03/26/15 - Collin County Deputies Association
It has come to our attention that some have interest in the effectiveness of the civil service program. Below is some information that may help answer questions. In May of 2012 the Civil Service Commission adopted Collin County Sheriff’s Office civil services rules. Not everyone has had the opportunity to examine the rules I wanted to shed some clarification.
2015 Special Bargaining Convention
03/26/15 - UAW Local 602
The 2015 Special Bargaining Convention was held March 24th and 25th in Detroit. The UAW represents members such fields as automotive, gaming, education, health care, defense, public sector, and construction equipment.
America Needs Unions
03/26/15 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 26, 2015 | U.S. LABOR | huffingtonpost.com … A report from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development finds that income inequality cost the U.S. economy 6 to 7 percentage points of growth during the first 10 years of this century.
2015 March of Dimes Campaign
03/26/15 - UAW Local 602
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America Needs Unions
03/26/15 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 26, 2015 | U.S. LABOR | huffingtonpost.com … A report from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development finds that income inequality cost the U.S. economy 6 to 7 percentage points of growth during the first 10 years of this century.
America Needs Unions
03/26/15 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 26, 2015 | U.S. LABOR | huffingtonpost.com … A report from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development finds that income inequality cost the U.S. economy 6 to 7 percentage points of growth during the first 10 years of this century.
Pro Publica Online News Series on Changes in Workers' Compensation Laws Nationwide
03/26/15 - Teamsters Local 814
The Journalism website, Pro Publica, is doing a news series about the changes being done to Workers' Compensation Laws nationwide. You can read about it at Pro Publica - "Insult to Injury: America's Vanishing Worker Protections", http://www.propublica.
Mark Greenberg Benefit
03/26/15 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local #77
There will be a benefit for Br. Mark Greenberg at Tailgaters Bar and Grill located at 337 W. White Horse Pike in Egg Harbor City on Monday, April 13 at 6:30pm  until 10pm. It is a $20 Buffet & Cash Bar. There will also be 50/50 tickets that can be purchased. Tickets will be available at the door.  For more info you can contact Br. Mike Tartaglio or Br. Frank Jacoby Jr.
TAKE ACTION NOW: Urge Your Representative to Vote "No" on H.Con.Res. 27
03/26/15 - Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are expected to vote Thursday, March 26,on H.Con.Res. 27, the proposed Concurrent Resolution on the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget. The IAM urges all members to contact their members of Congress and urge them to vote “No” on this budget bill.
Welcome New Members!
03/25/15 - International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees, Local 122 - San Diego
If/When you see these new members around, shake their hand and welcome them aboard. Then, tell them to get back to work.
Power from The People
03/25/15 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 25, 2015 | ECONOMY | imf.org  [Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from the International Monetary Fund's March issue of its Finance & Development Report.
MARCH WITH LOCAL 6 IN THE SF CESAR CHAVEZ PARADE
03/25/15 - IBEW Local 6
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Power from The People
03/25/15 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 25, 2015 | ECONOMY | imf.org [Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from the International Monetary Fund's March issue of its Finance & Development Report.
New bill could add two-year extension to federal timber payments
03/25/15 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Many AFSCME-represented counties have felt the pinch of cutbacks on federal forestland
Supreme Court Sides With Pregnant Workers
03/25/15 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 25, 2015 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | huffingtonpost.com … The case, Young v. United Parcel Service, hinged on whether or not UPS was justified in putting Peggy Young on unpaid leave after she became pregnant, even though other workers were commonly offered "light duty" for on-the-job injuries or to satisfy requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Supreme Court Sides With Pregnant Workers
03/25/15 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 25, 2015 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | huffingtonpost.com … The case, Young v. United Parcel Service, hinged on whether or not UPS was justified in putting Peggy Young on unpaid leave after she became pregnant, even though other workers were commonly offered "light duty" for on-the-job injuries or to satisfy requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
More Boeing Anti-Union Tactics
03/25/15 - Teamsters Local 767
Boeing’s anti-union campaign hits workers where they eat The Post and Courier - David Wren A trio of table toppers that have shown up in the Boeing Co.’s employee cafeteria are enough to give any supporter of organized labor a case of indigestion.
March of Dimes/March for Babies Walk
03/25/15 - UAW Local 412
DivorceCare Seminar
03/25/15 - UAW Local 412
Special Bargaining Convention in Detroit
03/25/15 - Lansing Labor News
The UAW Special Bargaining Convention is going on March 24-25. There's plenty of interesting information on it at http://convention.uaw.
EPMPOA Sponsored Benefit "Wing Drive"
03/25/15 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Please come and join us at the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center this Friday, March 27, 2015, for a “Wing Drive” luncheon sponsored by the El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association.  The event is to help raise funds to assist the family of fallen Officer Adrian Arellano. The "wing drive" starts at 1100 hrs.
Make the call please!!!
03/25/15 - AFGE Local 2157
Congress wants to cut your take-home pay by 6%. Call 1-888-775-3148 from your non-governmental phone NOW and say VOTE NO on the budget resolution.
MAKE THE CALL!!!
03/25/15 - AFGE Local 2157
Congress wants to cut your take-home pay by 6%. Call 1-888-775-3148 from your non-governmental phone NOW and say VOTE NO on the budget resolution.
Power from The People
03/25/15 - Teamsters Local 888
Mar. 25, 2015 | ECONOMY | imf.org [Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from the International Monetary Fund's March issue of its Finance & Development Report.
AMERICAN AIRLINES GROUP EXPECTS MERGER MILESTONE ON APRIL 8
03/25/15 - TWU Local 568
(Reuters) - American Airlines and US Airways expect to receive a single operating certificate from U.S. regulators on April 8, marking a milestone since their December 2013 merger, parent American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) told employees in a newsletter on Wednesday.
2nd Quarter Meeting
03/25/15 - Collin County Deputies Association
**NOAH'S OF FAIRVIEW** -- MEETING LOCATION April 7th at 6:00 pm The Collin County Deputies Association would like to invite you to our 2nd quarterly meeting of 2015.  The meeting location has changed to 301 Southwind Ln. in Fairview.  It is located inside the Villages of Fairview mall.
Colorado Legislature Introduces 12 Bills Affecting Policing in Colorado
03/24/15 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Fraternal Order of Police Legislative Position - Introduced Law Enforcement Reform Bills The Colorado Fraternal Order of Police has carefully reviewed the following 12 bills as introduced.  Our positions on these bills are as they were originally introduced, and we are well aware there are currently amendments in the works on most all of them.
AFGE 2157 TESTIFIES BEFORE OREGON STATE LEGISLATURE
03/24/15 - AFGE Local 2157
March Update
03/24/15 - AFA-CWA (ARW MEC)
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Corrected: AAMRQ holders may get some more stock soon
03/24/15 - TWU Local 568
By Terry Maxon-Mar 24, 2015 CORRECTED (explanation at bottom): American Airlines has asked U.S. Bankruptcy Sean Lane to let it reduce the size of the reserve it is holding to pay disputed claims in its bankruptcy case. If approved, American will distribute more than 9 million shares of American Airlines Group stock to people who held the old AMR stock at the close of trading on Dec.
How Unions Can Grow Stronger in Wake of RTW
03/24/15 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 24, 2015 | WAR ON WORKERS | inthesetimes.com … Ultimately, the labor movement needs to mount a philosophical, as well as a legal, defense of collective bargaining as a public good, increasing both democracy and equality.
AAMRQ holders, American Airlines unions may get some more stock soon
03/24/15 - TWU Local 568
By Terry Maxon-March 24, 2015 12:07 pmPermalink --> American Airlines has asked U.S. Bankruptcy Sean Lane to let it reduce the size of the reserve it is holding to pay disputed claims in its bankruptcy case. If approved, American will distribute more than 9 million shares of American Airlines Group stock to American’s unions and holders of old AMR stock.
How Unions Can Grow Stronger in Wake of RTW
03/24/15 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 24, 2015 | WAR ON WORKERS | inthesetimes.com … Ultimately, the labor movement needs to mount a philosophical, as well as a legal, defense of collective bargaining as a public good, increasing both democracy and equality.
Contact Your Wa State Senators
03/24/15 - IBEW Local 73
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Please contact your WA state senators and urge them to support HB 1590 that would require apprenticeship to become an electrician in WA State.
Negotiations Preparation Update
03/24/15 - TWU Local 513
Brothers and Sisters, Please click on the PDF link below and read the letter from the Director Air Transport Division Garry Drummond on negotiations preparation.
International Examiner Editoral
03/24/15 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Workers Rights
03/24/15 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
How Unions Can Grow Stronger in Wake of RTW
03/24/15 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 24, 2015 | WAR ON WORKERS | inthesetimes.com … Ultimately, the labor movement needs to mount a philosophical, as well as a legal, defense of collective bargaining as a public good, increasing both democracy and equality.
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