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Sad News: Sister Sally Kennedy has passed
07/29/16 - IATSE Local B4
There will be a memorial service for Sister Sally Kennedy, long time Wang Usher on August 6, 2016 at the Venezia Restaurant, 20 Ericsson St., Dorchester, MA from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
What are Advanced Directives?
07/28/16 - Employer-Teamsters Local Nos. 175 & 505 HW/Pension Funds
No one wants to think about end of life care.  But if something would happen to you does your family know your wishes?  Do you want to burden them with painful choices and guilt about whether they made the right decision and if they are honoring your choices?  You can ease their burden by completing Advanced Directives.
DOT CARDS
07/28/16 - ATU Local 1001
July 2016 Newsletter
07/28/16 - Employer-Teamsters Local Nos. 175 & 505 HW/Pension Funds
Check out the July Newsletter.  It contains great information on how to get a good night's sleep.
Union Picnic
07/28/16 - International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 31
The Union picnic will be August 20th at Regal Ranch, 4011 S. Main in Stafford. It is near 59S and the Sam Houston Tollway. Notify Matt Lewis at 713-825-3651 or Ryan Schuett at 713-301-9852.
2016 AUGUST PRIMARY
07/28/16 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 494
2016 AUGUST PRIMARY Election time is upon us once again leading up to the November elections.  Every election cycle you’re reminded by your Local, Local 494, of how important it is to get out and vote and to choose a candidate whose interests align with Labor.
Volunteer Program
07/28/16 - IBEW Local 191
Bargaining Update
07/28/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Members of CWA Local 6143 in San Antonio hit the streets for informational picketing to protest AT&T Internet Services' continuing demand for givebacks. Workers are standing strong for dignity and respect.
Wanted by the Texas Rangers
07/28/16 - Montgomery County Law Enforcement Assn.
https://www.facebook.com/TexasRangerHistory/posts/1742188506040795:0 WANTED - Information regarding the shooting death of Sgt. Craig ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson of the Travis County Sheriff's Office.
NCEU 2016 Golf Tournament
07/28/16 - National Correctional Employees Union
The National Correctional Employees Union (NCEU), is excited to announce its 1st Annual Golf Tournament. In honor of all the hard working men  and women in corrections who perform this very dangerous job day in and day out, our union is hosting a golf tournament to honor our members and to raise funds to donate to the NCEU Scholar­ship Fund.
Senate Cafeteria Workers Win $1 Million in Back Pay
07/28/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
  Senate Cafeteria Workers Win $1 Million in Back Pay: Hundreds of workers who prepare and serve meals for Capitol Hill lawmakers and their staffs in the U.S. Senate cafeterias will receive more than $1 million in back wages after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found their employers failed to pay prevailing wages required of federal contractors.
Rally For Respect
07/28/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
RALLY FOR RESPECT AND DEDICATED FUNDING Join Local 689 at our Rally for Respect & Dedicated Funding Local 689 is committed to safe, affordable and reliable Metro transit in this region.
Yes, Temps Can Unionize Too
07/28/16 - Teamsters Local 355
July 28, 2016  | ORGANIZING | If you're a temp worker, you likely live day by day, without a steady income, regular work schedule, and virtually no job security – never knowing where or when your next jobs begins and ends.
Yes, Temps Can Unionize Too
07/28/16 - Teamsters local 570
July 28, 2016  | ORGANIZING | If you're a temp worker, you likely live day by day, without a steady income, regular work schedule, and virtually no job security – never knowing where or when your next jobs begins and ends.
Clarification on Prior Notice
07/28/16 - IATSE Local 33
Hello First Off Everyone,  the post below was not directed at anyone in particular……..This notice was sent out as a reminder from the Board of Directors to everyone as a courtesy: it does not mean that if you work outside of Local 33 that you have to inform the office of such.
Yes, Temps Can Unionize Too
07/28/16 - Teamsters Local 992
July 28, 2016  | ORGANIZING | If you're a temp worker, you likely live day by day, without a steady income, regular work schedule, and virtually no job security – never knowing where or when your next jobs begins and ends.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SIX 2016 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!!!
07/28/16 - UFCW 1439
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SIX 2016 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!!! ??Maria Vigil, Logan Alvarez, Jasmine Brookshire, Joyia Squires, Morgan Griffin, & Kelsey White.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announces Police Protection Act
07/28/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Governor Greg Abbott today announced an effort to strengthen penalties for crimes committed against law enforcement officers – the Police Protection Act.
EPMPOA Sponsored "Wing Drive" to benefit Officer Luis Jurado
07/28/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a "Wing Drive" lunch to benefit Officer Luis Jurado, who is assisting his Mother with her care and medical expenses.  The wing drive will take place on Friday, July 29, 2016 starting at 11:00 AM, at the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center Conference Room.
Volunteers Needed
07/28/16 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 494
Volunteers Needed Jul 28, 2016 Volunteers Needed: Volunteers needed to help distribute literature for John Chisholm. When:  Saturday July 30, 2016 Time: 9am Place: 3411 S Illinois Ave., Bayview WI For more information please contact John@ibew494.
Yes, Temps Can Unionize Too
07/28/16 - Teamsters Local 888
July 28, 2016  | ORGANIZING | If you're a temp worker, you likely live day by day, without a steady income, regular work schedule, and virtually no job security – never knowing where or when your next jobs begins and ends.
Attention SLPOA members & retirees who live in St. Charles County:
07/27/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
DON'T BE DECEIVED! Things are heating up in the election for House District 108 which covers parts of O'Fallon, Wentzville & Lake St. Louis. One of the candidates is misrepresenting the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police. That's dirty pool. That's dirty politics! Let there be no mistake JEFF SCHWENTKER is the FOP Endorsed Candidate in House District 108.
Wolf Creek CBA
07/27/16 - IBEW Local 191
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NFOP Applauds Dismissal of Charges Against Baltimore Officers and Calls for State Attorney Mosby's Day in Court
07/27/16 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
FOP of Ohio Endorses for US Senate and Ohio Supreme Court
07/27/16 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
July 26, 2016 For Immediate Release: INDEPENDENCE -The Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, the state’s largest police organization representing 25,000 active and retired law enforcement officers today endorsed Rob Portman for the office of U. S. Senator. The endorsement was made by the 303 delegates attending the 82ND annual conference in Independence, Ohio.
Candidate Endorsement Survey
07/27/16 - Local 755 UNITED SERVICE WORKERS UNION
Local 755 invited all of the candidates for County Surrogate, Sheriff and Clerk to attend the June General Meeting. We have also posted information on the 'Meet the Candidates!' page. Please take a moment to read about the candidates and then take the survey.  The link can be found here, below OR at there is another link at the end of the articles on the Meet The Candidates! page.
Quarterly Meeting Aug 4th
07/27/16 - Collin County Deputies Association
Join us at Spring Creek BBQ in McKinney on Aug. 4th at 6:30 pm for our next quarterly meeting.  We will field any budget related questions and go over potential executive board opportunities for 2017.
Solar Truth
07/27/16 - IBEW 396
HUFFINGTON POST: Support Solar, But Not at the Cost of the Working Poor Posted on Jul 07, 2016 Recently, many people throughout the country celebrated the first day of summer and the longest day of the year by urging consumers and businesses to “Put Solar on It.
LiUNA on Bloomberg Politics' Infrastructurre
07/27/16 - Laborers' Local 231
Philadelphia, PA. (July 27, 2016) – Terry O’Sullivan, the General President of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) joined elected officials and business leaders today to discuss the future of American infrastructure at an event hosted by Bloomberg Politics and Building America’s Future during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE APPROVAL
07/27/16 - Laborers' Local 231
Washington, D.C. (July 26, 2016) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today regarding approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline by the U.S.
School Supply Drive Kicks Off
07/27/16 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
The IBEW 21 Days of Giving Back to School Supply Drive kicked off this week.  It is our goal to collect 500 backpacks filled with school supplies.  We will be helping children from Bethany Home in Rock Island, Mercy Home in Chicago, Crittenton Centers in Peoria and My Joyful Heart in Mokena.  Collectively, they have over 1000 children in need. Please bring your donations to your work location or make your donations through our IBEW 21 webpage. Please donate today.
President's Message to the Mayor
07/27/16 - Tacoma Police Union, IUPA Local #6
Madam Mayor Strickland and Tacoma City Council Members, Monday of last week President Obama reached out by way of an open letter to the law enforcement community to assure that he and his administration stood by us.  I am writing to see if you stand by us too..... In the open letter (see the letter attached or at this link- https://www.whitehouse.
Union Plus Scholarships
07/27/16 - IBEW Local 659
Union Plus Scholarships Online application now available! Details and online application available at: UnionPlus.org/Scholarships Flyer attached below.
ADOPT A HIGHWAY
07/27/16 - CWA Local 2222
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CT Health Insurance Companies Propose Hug Rate Increases
07/27/16 - UE Local 222, Connecticut Independent Labor Union/Connecticut Independent Police Union
Connecticut's health insurers have submitted requests to raise rates for individual and small group health plans in 2017.  The proposed rate increases range from 6.6% to 28.2%. Can you and other Connecticut families and small businesses afford to pay more for health insurance in 2017.
Americans Will Witness History...
07/26/16 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
At the opening of the Democratic convention, working people will see that “stronger together” isn’t just a campaign slogan. It’s what Secretary Hillary Clinton actually believes. Don’t take my word for it, though — read her just-released platform.

Secretary Clinton’s message? Working people matter.
Today We Unite
07/26/16 - TWU Local 513
Arcs & Sparks!!!!
07/26/16 - IBEW Local 191
The next Arcs & Sparks is scheduled to be out the first week in October. The Arcs & Sparks is the members newsletter. Submit your articles,jobsite photos, birth, marriage and whatever announcements by September 1st.
Dakota Access Pipeline great news for Laborers
07/26/16 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Washington, D.C. (July 26, 2016) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today regarding approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: The men and women of LIUNA applaud the U.S.
SAVE THE DATE - Leadership retreat
07/26/16 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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Oregon Labor Candidate School
07/26/16 - IBEW Local 659
To any interested parties -- We are actively recruiting members who live in specific geographic areas, but a good member leader from anywhere in the State is always welcome.  The areas to target your outreach are Clackamas, Lane, Washington, Deschutes, and Marion Counties.  In Multnomah County we can use more recruits from House Districts 33, 35, 41, 44, 48, 49, & 50.
IMPORTANT - PENSION
07/26/16 - NJLESA
JC 80 Scholarship Recipients
07/26/16 - Teamsters Local 577
We are proud to annouce the two Joint Council #80 Scholarship recipients for the year 2016, are: 1) Diana Le, daughter of Sony and Nguyet Le. Both parents are members of Teamsters Local 577 at Tyson Foods, Inc. 2) Par Hnem Cer, duaghter of Thawng Ceu and Pen Chin. Both parents are members of Teamsters Local 577 at Tyson Foods, Inc. Congratulations.
GOP Platform: Bad for Workers
07/26/16 - Teamsters Local 355
July 26, 2016  | WORKERS' RIGHTS |  …Party platforms are often filed and forgotten, and this platform may be no exception. But they do lay down the principles the party expects its candidates, from the presidency on down, to adhere to. With GOP platform writers coming from the business-oriented establishment wing, those principles are anti-union, anti-worker or both.
GOP Platform: Bad for Workers
07/26/16 - Teamsters local 570
July 26, 2016  | WORKERS' RIGHTS |  …Party platforms are often filed and forgotten, and this platform may be no exception. But they do lay down the principles the party expects its candidates, from the presidency on down, to adhere to. With GOP platform writers coming from the business-oriented establishment wing, those principles are anti-union, anti-worker or both.
SLC Ratification Notice & Proposals
07/26/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
CWA Local 3181 ALERT! We have reached a tentative agreement with St. Lucie County School District on Compensation and Benefits.  Attached are the Letters of Understanding that you will be voting to ratify.  Also attached is the Ratification Notice.
IBEW 21 Mourns the Loss of Brother Dennis D. Bathon Jr.
07/26/16 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
IBEW 21 mourns the loss of Brother Dennis D. Bathon Jr, Customer Systems Technician, Bellwood, IL. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Arrangements as follows, Visitation: Thursday, July 28, 2016, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Modell Funeral Home - 7710 South Cass Avenue,Darien, IL.
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