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2016 Class 273 NJDOC Graduation
06/29/16 - NJLESA
President William Toolen seated on the stage represented the NJLESA at the NJDOC Graduation on June 28, 2016 at the Trenton War Memorial where 177 recruits walked the stage, accepting their badge and Graduating from the Training Academy of the New Jersey Department of Corrections.
July 4 Holiday Closing
06/29/16 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Dear members, The Local union office will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016 in observance of Independence Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday, July 5. Have a safe and happy fourth of July and please remember our veterans and military servicemembers.
Javits Memo to Membership
06/29/16 - TWU Local 568
MEMORADUM To: All American Mechanic and Related, Stores, and Fleet Service Employees Represented by the TWU/IAM Associations From: Joshua M. Javits, Neutral Date: June 27, 2016 Subject: Seniority Integration Process I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself to all of you. I am Joshua M. Javits, a full-time professional mediator and arbitrator.
Javits Memorandum to Membership
06/29/16 - TWU Local 513
19th Annual Fred Baker Golf Event
06/29/16 - NJLESA
Vice President II, James Messier, Jr. represented the NJLESA at the 19th annual Fred Baker memorial Golf Event.  Pictured here, VP Messier receives a sponsorhip apprecation plaque on behalf of the NJLESA for our donation and continued support of the Fred Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Workers: Stand With Labor
06/29/16 - Teamsters Local 355
June 29, 2016  | UNIONS | … If wage growth is to become a reality again for most working families and income equality us to be reversed, the next administration must go beyond trying to appease unions with limited administrative reforms. And organized labor must be clear and united in its policy demands.
Workers: Stand With Labor
06/29/16 - Teamsters local 570
June 29, 2016  | UNIONS | … If wage growth is to become a reality again for most working families and income equality us to be reversed, the next administration must go beyond trying to appease unions with limited administrative reforms. And organized labor must be clear and united in its policy demands.
IBEW 21 Solidarity Event With the White Sox
06/29/16 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
IBEW 21 Solidarity Event Join us at U.S. Cellular on Union Day! White Sox vs. Mariners Special Ticket Pricing for Union Members! $5 - Upper Box Seats / $25 - Lower Box* $10 – Parking Pass / $7.
Local 602 Picnic - new place, new rules
06/29/16 - Lansing Labor News
Saturday, August 6 UAW Local 602 Family Picnic at Potter Park Zoo 1301 S Pennsylvania, Lansing MI 11am-4pm *FREE private entrance to Zoo *FREE Parking               *Adult BINGO    *Photo Booth LUNCH will be provided from 11am-3pm PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO GAIN ENTRY INTO THE PICNIC-NO EXCEPTIONS.
Workers: Stand With Labor
06/29/16 - Teamsters Local 992
June 29, 2016  | UNIONS | … If wage growth is to become a reality again for most working families and income equality us to be reversed, the next administration must go beyond trying to appease unions with limited administrative reforms. And organized labor must be clear and united in its policy demands.
Senate Bill 2699
06/29/16 - Association of Civilian Technicians
Please contact your elected officials and urge them to support this.  https://www.congress.
EPPD Holds Promotions Ceremony
06/29/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Police Department held a Promotions Ceremony on Monday, June 27, 2016 at the EPMPOA Memorial Hall. Thirteen members were promoted up the ladder!  David Gomez was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.
NLRB Ruling on Staples
06/29/16 - OPWU
Workers: Stand With Labor
06/29/16 - Teamsters Local 888
June 29, 2016  | UNIONS | … If wage growth is to become a reality again for most working families and income equality us to be reversed, the next administration must go beyond trying to appease unions with limited administrative reforms. And organized labor must be clear and united in its policy demands.
Delegate Election Results
06/28/16 - ATU Local 1001
BROTHER JAMES "JIMMY" CUEVAS
06/28/16 - Teamsters Local 814
REST IN PEACE TO OUR BROTHER JAMES "JIMMY" CUEVAS According to various sources, our brother James "Jimmy" Cuevas passed away in his sleep on Sunday June 26th.  He was 53 years old. Jimmy joined the local in 1993 and worked mostly as a driver.  He was a list a man at Capital and recently was working as an extra at several different 814 barns.
Recommended mid-Michigan candidates
06/28/16 - Lansing Labor News
The following list of recommended mid-Michigan candidates has been selected on either the merits of their past service or after a process of screening conducted by the Capital Area UAW CAP Council and the Greater Lansing Labor Council.  We strongly encourage all voters to research any and all candidates in the August primary. Thanks and please remember to vote in the August 2 primary.
Illegal Seizure of Union Property
06/28/16 - IBEW Local 659
June 27, 2016  “This is ultimately going to go to the U.S. Supreme Court, without question,” Sword said of the challenges to right-to-work laws. Eleven state labor unions filed petitions in Kanawha Circuit Court Monday challenging the state’s new “right-to-work” law as an illegal taking of union property and resources.
Labor unions file lawsuits challenging ‘right-to-work’
06/28/16 - Teamsters Local 175
Eleven state labor unions filed petitions in Kanawha Circuit Court Monday challenging the state’s new “right-to-work” law as an illegal taking of union property and resources. http://www.wvgazettemail.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article.
The Law That Changed the American Workplace
06/28/16 - Teamsters Local 355
June 28, 2016  | LABOR HISTORY |  Imagine a nation in which millions of children, some as young as 5, worked. They toiled in coal mines, glass factories and textile mills, some up to 18 hours a day. Imagine a nation in which employers paid workers as little as possible, many less than $1 per day.
The Law That Changed the American Workplace
06/28/16 - Teamsters local 570
June 28, 2016  | LABOR HISTORY |  Imagine a nation in which millions of children, some as young as 5, worked. They toiled in coal mines, glass factories and textile mills, some up to 18 hours a day. Imagine a nation in which employers paid workers as little as possible, many less than $1 per day.
NLRB Concludes Hearing on Staples
06/28/16 - OPWU
The Law That Changed the American Workplace
06/28/16 - Teamsters Local 992
June 28, 2016  | LABOR HISTORY |  Imagine a nation in which millions of children, some as young as 5, worked. They toiled in coal mines, glass factories and textile mills, some up to 18 hours a day. Imagine a nation in which employers paid workers as little as possible, many less than $1 per day.
Alternate AMFA – SWA ASAP ERC Representative Election Results
06/28/16 - AMFA
June 28, 2016 -- Votes for the Alternate AMFA – Southwest Airlines (SWA) Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) Event Review Committee (ERC) Representative Election were tallied on June 28, 2016. TrueBallot Inc. conducted the vote and tally by use of the TeleVote® and WebVote® systems, and the results of the election are as follows...
IBT 29th International Convention
06/27/16 - Teamsters Local 776
The IBT Convention kicked off on Monday June 27, 2016.
AmazonSmile Program and WFF
06/27/16 - Working Families' Friend

An airport official says a flight was diverted to the Seattle area after a male passenger aboard an Alaska Airlines flight tried to kiss a sleeping girl seated next to him on the airplane. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport spokesman Perry Cooper said Tuesday that Port of Seattle police arrested the 23-year-old California man for investigation of fourth-degree assault.
4th Of July
06/26/16 - Teamsters Local 767
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APWU: ‘Ruling Will Lift the Veil of Secrecy’ NLRB Orders USPS to Release More Info on Staples Deal
06/26/16 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
In a major ruling in favor of the APWU issued on June 15, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ordered the Postal Service to immediately provide the APWU uncensored copies of documents about the pilot program that established postal counters inside Staples stores – information the APWU first requested in 2013.
Deadline Nears for PSEs to Sign Up for Health Benefits
06/26/16 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Postal Support Employees (PSEs) represented by the APWU have until June 30, 2016, to enroll in health insurance through the USPS Health Benefits (USPSHB) Plan. Coverage will be effective on July 9, 2016. Under the terms of an agreement between the APWU and management, the Postal Service will contribute at least $125 per pay period toward the cost of the insurance.
Brexit Was Sold As A Victory For The Working Class. It Isn’t.
06/26/16 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Voters hoping for a shift in their fortunes when they opted for Brexit faced a rude awakening Friday morning. Britain’s vote to leave the European Union was celebrated by supporters as taking control of the economy — but while some are celebrating it as a victory against the elite, it’s clear that the effects of Brexit will likely hurt the working class far more.
Paul Ryan’s ‘New’ Tax Plan Is A Lot Of The Same Old Policies
06/26/16 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
As House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has been rolling out his “Better Way” policy agenda, he’s been promising new ideas. And the same was true when he unveiled the latest plank on tax reform, which he said offered “a new direction.” But the plan is packed full of ideas that Republicans have offered up over and over again.
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