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    OWCP Appointments
    05/23/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    The local will be providing assistance with OWCP issues every 1st Thursday and 3rd Tuesday of the month. The attached posting explains the process and how to make an appointment.
    Memorial Day, May 27, 2019
    05/23/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    MEMORIAL DAY ORDER* Headquarters Grand Army of the Republic, Washington, D.C., May 5, 1868. GENERAL ORDERS    No. 11 I.
    Scabby the Rat Is Under Attack – And Needs Our Help
    05/23/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    May 20, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … a range of new threats to union protections is being met with large-scale protests and grassroots organizing, from picketing school teachers to striking ride-share drivers.
    A Tried and True Way to Fix Inequality: Unions
    05/23/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    May 23, 2019 | U.S. LABOR UNIONS | […] Unions help to reduce inequality by pushing for higher pay for typical workers, greater restraints on executive pay and increased taxes on the rich. Another study found that a 10% increase in the percentage of unionized workers in a US community is associated with a 3% to 4.
    Take Me Out To The Ball Game!
    05/22/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    Summer Time; warm sunny days, vacations, swimming pools, and Baseball! On July 13, 2019 join Local 776 for....
    Memorial Day
    05/22/19 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    The hall will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.
    NTSB: Inadequate Planning and Training Led to Fatal Amtrak Derailment
    05/22/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Failure to provide effective mitigation of a hazardous curve and the inadequate training of the locomotive engineer led to the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train near Dupont, Washington, in late 2017, the National Transportation Safety Board(NTSB) announced yesterday. Three of 77 passengers were killed and 65 others were injured on Dec.
    May 31 Deadline for Scholarship Applications
    05/22/19 - CWA Local 1103
    Deadline for CWA Local 1103 Scholarships is May 31, 2019.  You can download an application from the link below.
    Alternate AMFA – ASA ASAP ERC Representative Election Notice and Candidate Profiles
    05/22/19 - AMFA
    May 22, 2019 -- AMFA National is conducting an election for the position of Alternate AMFA – Alaska Airlines Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) Event Review Committee (ERC) Representative.
    Alternate AMFA – SWA ASAP ERC Representative Election Notice and Candidate Profiles
    05/22/19 - AMFA
    May 22, 2019 -- AMFA National is conducting an election for the position of Alternate AMFA – Southwest Airlines (SWA) Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) Event Review Committee (ERC) Representative.
    Two legged Robot delivering packages
    05/22/19 - Teamsters Local 455
    click below for more information https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/watch-fords-two-legged-robot-110000967.
    May is Mental Health Month
    05/22/19 - Local 755 UNITED SERVICE WORKERS UNION
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019, Michele Hart-Loughlin, Bergen County Program Coordinator Division of Mental Health Services, and with Joe Gautier, Local 755 Union President, along with several advocates,  celebrate "May is Mental Health Month", at the  Wellness Fair, held at 2 Bergen County Plaza.
    C.O.M.E.T. Training Class ( 3 Hour Class) *Update*
    05/22/19 - IATSE Local 33
    C.O.M.E.T. Class Come learn the Who, What, & Whys of a Union and how to better strengthen your Union. The importance of Organizing and Maintaining benefits Wed. June 19th, 2019 @ 1PM I.A.T.S.E. Local 33 Union Hall Approximately 3 hours Remember this is your Union, the future is in your hands! Class will be given by our International Representative Allison Smartt
    More on self driving trucks
    05/22/19 - Teamsters Local 455
    Click link below for full report. https://www.wired.
    From the desk of the B/A:
    05/22/19 - IATSE Local 33
    Greetings Brothers & Sisters- What a great Board of Directors day for Local 33. Councilman Joe Buscaino came to visit us and express his support personally for Local 33. His District is expecting to approve a beautiful outdoor amphitheater and he is going to back us all the way for the labor force. Joe will be attending one of our load-ins at his request to see the magic we do.
    Blog: Southwest’s Expert Aircraft Maintenance Technicians Get The Contract They Deserve
    05/22/19 - AMFA
    May 21, 2019 -- The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) is proud to announce our more than 2,500 members have overwhelmingly approved the new tentative agreement (TA) by a vote of 94.62% and with 93.62% participation, and the new contract with Southwest Airlines will be ratified immediately. Click here to read more.
    Lower Swatara Township Police Dept.
    05/21/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    In May 2018, a secret ballot election was held for representation of Lower Swatara Township’s full-...
    Teamsters Local 355 Mourns Passing of Brother Jim Deene
    05/21/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 21, 2019 | Teamsters Local 355 officers, staff and members are mourning the sudden loss of Jim Deene, a business agent for Teamsters Local 355 in Baltimore, Md., who passed away suddenly on May 17, 2019. Deene began his Teamster career as a driver for U.S. Foodservice. He served as a Local 355 shop steward from 1997 until 2002, when he became a business agent for the Local.
    Updated Negotiation Sessions
    05/21/19 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
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    The Association Letter to American Airlines
    05/21/19 - TWU Local 568
    May 21, 2019 Dear Ms. Vaughn, We are in receipt of your email regarding holidays on American Airlines. Your failure to personally contact any designated Association representative and your demand that we respond within two days is reflective of the disrespect you have shown your employees during this entire negotiations process.
    Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Actually Talking Union
    05/21/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 21, 2019 | ELECTION 2020 | During the past three decades, a running question raised by union activists about Democratic candidates for president has been, “Did s/he use the ‘U’ word?” Meaning, did the candidate even mention unions.
    Brother Gary LeMond's Departed Wife Fundraiser
    05/21/19 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers and Sisters, Thursday morning Brother Gary LeMond suffered the loss of his wife Kristine. Grief is hard enough without expenses, but they come. We are asking for help for the LeMond family to cover funeral expenses. Any additional money raised will go toward Kristine's hospital expenses.
    OSHA 10 (2 Day class) @ Microsoft Theater
    05/21/19 - IATSE Local 33
    OSHA 10 GES, Tuesday- Wednesday, May 28-29, @ 7 a.m.
    Passing
    05/21/19 - IUEC Local 18
      Brothers and Sisters, We regret to inform you of Brother Robert "Bob" Manny's passing. Services will be held on May 24th, 2019 from 10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. at Riverside National Cemetery. 22495 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside, CA 92518.
    Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Actually Talking Union
    05/21/19 - Teamsters local 570
    May 21, 2019 | ELECTION 2020 | During the past three decades, a running question raised by union activists about Democratic candidates for president has been, “Did s/he use the ‘U’ word?” Meaning, did the candidate even mention unions.
    Nate Silver - Union voters could be decisive in 2020 Presidential contest
    05/21/19 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
    Bulletpoint No. 1: The union vote could be key in both the primary and the general election In 2016, unionized workers were essential in helping Hillary Clinton maintain her lead over Bernie Sanders. Although a handful of major unions endorsed Sanders, most of the biggest ones — including the NEA, the SEIU, AFSCME, UFCW and the UAW — endorsed Clinton.
    IBEW - AT&T DIRECTV Call Center Article by Article 2019 Tentative Agreement Highlights
    05/21/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    This update contains more information on changes made to articles, appendixes, memorandums and letters to the IBEW System Council T-3 (SCT-3) and AT&T/DIRECTV  four-year tentative agreement covering employees working for the company in DIRECTV call centers. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask your IBEW representative. Your IBEW bargaining team approves of the proposed agreement and is recommending that you vote YES on the ballot that has been sent to your home address on file.
    Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Actually Talking Union
    05/21/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 21, 2019 | ELECTION 2020 | During the past three decades, a running question raised by union activists about Democratic candidates for president has been, “Did s/he use the ‘U’ word?” Meaning, did the candidate even mention unions.
    AMFA – SWA AMT Tentative Agreement Ratification Referendum Results
    05/21/19 - AMFA Local 32
    The votes for the AMFA – Southwest Airlines (SWA) Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Tentative Agreement (TA) Ratification Referendum were tallied on May 21, 2019.
    Memorial Service
    05/21/19 - IUOE 302
    Memorial Service for Former Business Manager Clyde Wilson: The family has asked us to inform the membership that the services for Clyde Wilson will be held on May 26th beginning at 10am at the Mill Creek Country Club (15500 Country Club Dr, Mill Creek, WA 98012) for anyone wishing to attend.   Our thoughts and prayers are with Brother Wilson and his family.
    AMFA – SWA AMT Tentative Agreement Ratification Referendum Results
    05/21/19 - AMFA
    May 21, 2019 -- The votes for the AMFA – Southwest Airlines (SWA) Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Tentative Agreement (TA) Ratification Referendum were tallied on May 21, 2019. Votes for this referendum were counted and certified by ElectionBuddy, and the results are as follows:
    Scabby the Rat Is Under Attack – And Needs Our Help
    05/20/19 - Teamsters local 570
    May 20, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … a range of new threats to union protections is being met with large-scale protests and grassroots organizing, from picketing school teachers to striking ride-share drivers.
    A Tried and True Way to Fix Inequality: Unions
    05/20/19 - Teamsters local 570
    May 20, 2019 | U.S. LABOR UNIONS | […] Unions help to reduce inequality by pushing for higher pay for typical workers, greater restraints on executive pay and increased taxes on the rich. Another study found that a 10% increase in the percentage of unionized workers in a US community is associated with a 3% to 4.
    Scabby the Rat Is Under Attack – And Needs Our Help
    05/20/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 20, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … a range of new threats to union protections is being met with large-scale protests and grassroots organizing, from picketing school teachers to striking ride-share drivers.
    A Tried and True Way to Fix Inequality: Unions
    05/20/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 20, 2019 | U.S. LABOR UNIONS | […] Unions help to reduce inequality by pushing for higher pay for typical workers, greater restraints on executive pay and increased taxes on the rich. Another study found that a 10% increase in the percentage of unionized workers in a US community is associated with a 3% to 4.
    Scabby the Rat Is Under Attack – And Needs Our Help
    05/20/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 20, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … a range of new threats to union protections is being met with large-scale protests and grassroots organizing, from picketing school teachers to striking ride-share drivers.
    A Tried and True Way to Fix Inequality: Unions
    05/20/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 20, 2019 | U.S. LABOR UNIONS | […] Unions help to reduce inequality by pushing for higher pay for typical workers, greater restraints on executive pay and increased taxes on the rich. Another study found that a 10% increase in the percentage of unionized workers in a US community is associated with a 3% to 4.
    Teamsters Local 142 Stewards Council Car and Bike Show
    05/20/19 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
    Teamsters Local 142 Steward Council is pleased to announce it has scheduled a CHARITY CAR AND BIKE SHOW scheduled for Sunday, July 14, 2019 at our Training Center located at 9050 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, Indiana, members and the public are all invited.
    How a cheap, brutally efficient grocery chain is upending America's supermarkets
    05/20/19 - Teamsters Local 455
    https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2019/05/business/aldi-walmart-low-food-prices/index.
    EPPD, Emergence’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) works to address crucial gap in Police response
    05/20/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The City of El Paso Police Department, in collaboration with Emergence Health Network and the County of El Paso, took a big step forward recetly in efforts to improve the behavioral health system of care. The department launched its Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) to serve El Paso residents experiencing a mental health crisis.
    2019 Political Primary Endorsements
    05/20/19 - Teamsters Local 89
    Please vote on Tuesday, May 21st for Labor endorsed candidates in the Kentucky primary election!
    Teamsters Local 577 Scholarship Awards
    05/20/19 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
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    Career Day at Hillside Elementary School
    05/20/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    On Friday May 10, 2019 Local 776 participated in Vehicular Career Day at Hillside...
    2019 New Mexico Truck Driving Championships
    05/19/19 - Teamsters Local 492
    TDC 2019 was another good year for the Teamster drivers that participated. There were five Teamsters that took home 1st place trophies, Donald Wood, Ricky Lucas, Kirk Weis, & Joseph Carrillo from ABF and Mike Johnson from YRC. These skilled Teamsters from New Mexico are all headed to the 2019 National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburg Pennsylvania.
    CANOE BLESSING ON MAY 22 HONORING IKAIKA MAHONEY
    05/17/19 - IATSE Local 33
    The blessing for our new unlimited canoe will be held on Wednesday, May 22, at 5:15 pm at Mother's Beach, and here's the story behind why... We were looking for a name for the new unlimited canoe that would tie in multiple generations of our club together, Kupuna to Keiki.
    Holiday Hours
    05/17/19 - IBEW Local 125
    Members are encouraged to plan their business accordingly due to closures.  The Local 125 business office will close at noon on Friday, May 24, 2019 and will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019 due to Memorial Day.
    In Case You Missed It
    05/17/19 - Teamsters local 570
      • American workers are not happy   • Teamsters stand with law enforcement officers   • Video game workers see power in a union   • Flight attendant union leader, Sara Nelson’s art of war   • Labor Board: Uber drivers are contractors, not employees   • Democrats have ambitious plan to save U.S.
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