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Voter Registration Applications
02/10/16 - Teamsters Local 743
With the Primary Election quickly approaching, the time is near for all completed voter registrations to be returned to this office in order for the voters to be eligible to vote on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
Justice in Campbellsville
02/10/16 - Teamsters Local 89
Her grievances were deadlocked by UPS and the IBT state panel system failed her, but Madonna Russell and Teamsters Local 89 still found a way to get justice in a small UPS facility in Campbellsville, Kentucky. A Teamster since 1985, Madonna was an exemplary employee who worked in a small UPS center in Campbellsville, where she served as a steward for seventeen years.
Brian Sullivan and Carmine Pallotolo announce their retirement
02/10/16 - IUE-CWA Local 301
Brian Sullivan, Business Agent of Local 301 and Carmine Pallotolo, President of Local 301 officially announced their retirements to a packed house of members Tuesday. They both thanked the membership for the years of support and said they are both looking forward to their retirement.
Is Kroger Cost Shifting?
02/10/16 - UFCW Local 455
Support College Age Dependents -- AA Scholarships
02/10/16 - TWU Local 513
Nozzle Forward - May 11, 12, & 13, 2016 - Register Now!
02/10/16 - Fire Instructors & Officers Association of New Hampshire
The Fire Instructors & Officers Association of New Hampshire is pleased to announce the next offering of the incredibly popular Nozzle Forward program presented by Aaron Fields from the Seattle Fire Department.  This year's course will be delivered in a special extended three-day format which will include an instructor development seminar.
UPCOMING EVENT
02/10/16 - Teamsters Local 568
STEWARD TRAINING COURSE.
From Ohio AFL-CIO
02/10/16 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
Dear Brothers and Sisters Last week, the West Virginia state legislature passed the deceptive, controversial “right to work” bill in a partisan vote.
Missing daughter of Local 514 Member
02/10/16 - TWU Local 513
RTW Tabled in NM
02/10/16 - Teamsters Local 492
We had a big night in Santa Fe! Thank you to everyone who came out today and has helped us along the way. It's really been a team effort. Here is the update:  Right to Work: The Senate Public Affairs Committee (SPAC) heard SB 269, The Employee Preference Act (aka right to work) on Tuesday night.
How TPP Could Make Our Economy Worse
02/10/16 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 10, 2016 | ECONOMY | The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a so-called “trade deal” that could cost 448,000 U.S. jobs, suppress U.S. wages, and irreparably weaken our democracy and sovereignty. Yet U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is trying to get your member of Congress to vote for it.
Central States Pension Fund Update 02/10/2016
02/10/16 - Teamster Local Union No. 886
TREASURY DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES KANSAS CITY, MO.
Community Service Classes 2016
02/10/16 - Lansing Labor News
This year's Community Service Classes sponsored by the Capital Area United Way and the Greater Lansing Labor Council have begun with a good turnout. The classes teach union members about resources and techniques for helping people in our community, whether they are union members or not.
Members at Spirit Services Ratify Contract
02/10/16 - Teamsters Local 89
Members at Spirit Services in Louisville and Bowling Green unanimously voted in favor of a new three-year contract on Monday, February 1 2016.
Attention All Verizon Retirees
02/10/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
We received the letter attached from Verizon concerning retiree medical contributions. This letter is for all retirees with the MEP HCN coverage. The coverage for the MEP HCN plan exceeded the plan cap amounts for 2016 and retirees are getting billed if they wish to remain in the MEP HCN plan. If you ignore the bill your coverage WILL BE TERMINATED.
PRESIDENT'S DAY
02/10/16 - Teamsters Local 568
ALONG WITH THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS IN WASHINGTON, DC, OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH FOR PRESIDENT'S DAY!
NOTICE
02/10/16 - Teamsters Local 568
General Membership Meeting is scheduled for February 28th beginning at 10am.
How TPP Could Make Our Economy Worse
02/10/16 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 10, 2016 | ECONOMY | The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a so-called “trade deal” that could cost 448,000 U.S. jobs, suppress U.S. wages, and irreparably weaken our democracy and sovereignty. Yet U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is trying to get your member of Congress to vote for it.
HAGGEN GROCERY-
02/10/16 - UFCW 1439
FYI- http://www.theheraldbusinessjournal.
Members at Atlantic Aviation Ratify Contract
02/10/16 - Teamsters Local 89
Members at Atlantic Aviation unanimously approved a new four-year agreement that includes a number of improvements, including a minimum of $1.90 an hour in raises throughout the life of the contract. Additionally, negotiations chair Kevin Evans and his committee were able to prevent any increases in costs for health insurance, which was a major concern for the affected members.
2016 Passport Expiration
02/10/16 - TWU Local 513
Andrew Gnoinski and Harry Durand set to retire
02/10/16 - IUE-CWA Local 301
Andrew Gnoinski, Assisant Business Agent and Harry Durand Safety Chairman both said their goodbyes to the members of Local 301 as they are both set to retire. They say they are both looking forward to retirement but will miss the job. We thank them both for their many years of dedicated service to bettering the lives of the men and woman of Local 301. We wish them well in their retirement.
Obama’s Budget Seeks to Ease Economic Fears for U.S. Workers
02/10/16 - HVALF AFL-CIO
At the center of the final budget of President Obama’s term is a concession that the major macroeconomic trends of the past two generations — particularly the loss of benefits that once went with formal employment relationships — are largely irreversible.
How TPP Could Make Our Economy Worse
02/10/16 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 10, 2016 | ECONOMY | The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a so-called “trade deal” that could cost 448,000 U.S. jobs, suppress U.S. wages, and irreparably weaken our democracy and sovereignty. Yet U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is trying to get your member of Congress to vote for it.
KEVIN BOYLE
02/09/16 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF THEATRICAL AND STAGE EMPLOYEES LOCAL 8 OFFICIALLY ENDORSES DEMOCRAT KEVIN BOYLE FOR PENNSYLVANIA STATE SENATE
DWIGHT EVANS
02/09/16 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF THEATRICAL AND STAGE EMPLOYEES LOCAL 8 OFFICIALLY ENDORSES DEMOCRAT DWIGHT EVANS FOR UNITED STATES CONGRESS
Why SCOTUS Should Leave Well Enough Alone, Let Workers Build Unions
02/09/16 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 9, 2016 | U.S. LABOR | …News reports regarding the [Friedrichs v California Teachers Association] case suggest that the main threat to unions and workers posed by the elimination of the agency fee is the draining of union resources that can be used for political action, a major objective of the political right.
February 12th, 2016 Joint Council Meeting
02/09/16 - UAW local 2200
Greetings UAW LU 2200 Joint Council officers, Retirees and Members:    Here is your reminder about the February Joint Council meeting.
Why SCOTUS Should Leave Well Enough Alone, Let Workers Build Unions
02/09/16 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 9, 2016 | U.S. LABOR | …News reports regarding the [Friedrichs v California Teachers Association] case suggest that the main threat to unions and workers posed by the elimination of the agency fee is the draining of union resources that can be used for political action, a major objective of the political right.
Service Emergency ENDS 2/9/165
02/09/16 - CWA Local 2222
Verizon notified CWA at 2:30 today that the Service Emergency will end today, February 9, 2016.  The Local fully expects that tomorrow or by the end of the week, Verizon will call a Long Term Service Difficulty.   Overbooking of service requests is the root of the consistant need for techs to work 12 hour days, 6 days a week.
Responsible Apprentice Reports
02/09/16 - IBEW Local 768
From the JATC The lack of comments regarding apprentice work performance by employers and supervising journeymen on the monthly work reports is starting to cause a difficult problem for the JATC in our efforts to maintain quality training for all of our apprentices.
Montana AFL-CIO Announces Endorsements
02/09/16 - Montana State AFL-CIO
Montana AFL-CIO Announces Endorsements (HELENA, MONT.) – Today the Montana AFL-CIO announced their endorsements for Governor, Attorney General, State Auditor, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Secretary of State. The Montana AFL-CIO represents 35 unions, 500 locals, and 50,000 working Montanans and their families.
PSC
02/09/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
Dear Verizon Local Presidents, We have just learned that the Chairwoman of the Public Service Commission in NY has contacted our attorney, Richard Brodsky, and informed him that the PSCplans to convene a formal, evidentiary proceeding on the issue of "copper abandonment" in the very near future.
MacDill could be setting of CBS drama
02/09/16 - IATSE Local 477
CBS orders pilot for TV drama based on Tampa military scene . .
Police Chaplain Volunteers 24/7
02/09/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Sam Faraone is someone who accompanies police officers whenever they have to notify a family that their loved one has died. Read entire article by Diana Washington Valdez in the El Paso Times.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE UFCW TRUST
02/09/16 - UFCW 1439
Details and contact information will be provided in the upcoming material being sent to you around February 10th, 2016.
City: Pedestrians won't be on Border Highway
02/09/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Pedestrians will not be permitted to gather on the César Chávez Border Highway during Pope Francis’ visit to Juárez, city officials reiterated Monday. Read article by Elida S. Perez in the El Paso Times.
Voter Registration Deadline
02/09/16 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
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Why SCOTUS Should Leave Well Enough Alone, Let Workers Build Unions
02/09/16 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 9, 2016 | U.S. LABOR | …News reports regarding the [Friedrichs v California Teachers Association] case suggest that the main threat to unions and workers posed by the elimination of the agency fee is the draining of union resources that can be used for political action, a major objective of the political right.
KATIE McGINTY
02/09/16 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF THEATRICAL AND STAGE EMPLOYEES LOCAL 8 OFFICIALLY ENDORSES DEMOCRAT KATIE McGINTY FOR UNITED STATES SENATE
New Jersey Transit Rail Labor Coalition
02/08/16 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
New Jersey Transit Rail members deserve a fair contract, a contract similar to those achieved by their Brothers and Sisters on neighboring commuter lines — Metro North and Long Island Rail Road. That is why, for the first time ever, every union on New Jersey Transit has come together in a bargaining coalition.
DC Teachers Say Imposition of Extended School Year Violates Contracts:
02/08/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
 The Washington Teachers’ Union is opposing the unilateral imposition of an extended school year.
Today in Labor History
02/08/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Today in Labor History Mary Kenney O'Sullivan is born in Hannibal, Mo.
Regional Bargaining Report # 50
02/08/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Regional Bargaining Report # 50 Friday February 5, 2016 In our previous Mid-Atlantic bargaining report, we communicated that your CWA bargaining committee made a proposal which addressed the needs of both the Company and the Union. One of the critical issues for the Company is the cost of healthcare.
Why Government Can't Be Run Like A Business
02/08/16 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 8, 2016 | OPINION | The mantra of every Koch-headed, right-wing politico is that "government should be run like a business." Welcome to Flint, Michigan. This impoverished, mostly African-American city has indeed been run like a private corporation ever since Gov.
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
02/08/16 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Ever want to help set a world record? You can, while at the same time you can help your neighbor, the older couple down the block, your children’s friends at school, or the family of the soldier serving overseas. We have the chance to do it with the “2016 Letter Carrier Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive”, on Saturday, May 14.
Communications Workers Take on Wall Street
02/08/16 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 8, 2016 | UNIONS | The Communications Workers of America (CWA) are taking on Wall Street, inaugurating a major and long campaign to cut and curb the outsize clout of the sector that trashed the U.S. economy and workers' jobs, homes and pensions. "Why do we want to take on Wall Street.
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