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January 17, 2019

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Advocacy Day for Statewide Film Industry on Monday, March 18 in Olympia
01/16/19 - IATSE Local 488
It’s time once again for IATSE 488 Members from around the state and our jurisdiction, to come to Olympia to make sure we #KeepFilmInWA!
Teamsters: Fed Workers Deserve Respect – and Pay – for Their Jobs
01/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 16, 2019 | WAR ON WORKERS | Some 800,000 Americans who work for the federal government are closing in on a month of going without pay. And that is not good news for this country. As it stands, the U.S. government currently owes federal workers some $5 billion in back wages. The effect of the federal furlough reaches far beyond these government workers, however.
Teamsters: Fed Workers Deserve Respect – and Pay – for Their Jobs
01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 16, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Some 800,000 Americans who work for the federal government are closing in on a month of going without pay. And that is not good news for this country. As it stands, the U.S. government currently owes federal workers some $5 billion in back wages. The effect of the federal furlough reaches far beyond these government workers, however.
Teamsters: Fed Workers Deserve Respect – and Pay – for Their Jobs
01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 16, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Some 800,000 Americans who work for the federal government are closing in on a month of going without pay. And that is not good news for this country. As it stands, the U.S. government currently owes federal workers some $5 billion in back wages. The effect of the federal furlough reaches far beyond these government workers, however.
Supreme Court Ruling Gives Truckers a Victory and a New Weapon in Labor War at L.A. Ports
01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 16, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS |  A U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for drivers to sue trucking companies could have a major impact on the labor battle that has raged for years at Southern California’s ports, according to worker advocates.
Electrical State Certification
01/16/19 - IBEW Local 100
The State of California has required state certification for all electricians for many years now.  Most contractors will not hire you until your state cert is validated.  If you already have a state cert, please DO NOT forget to renew it in a timely manner!  The State has a backlog of about 8-10 weeks before it shows on their database as being renewed.
Supreme Court Ruling Gives Truckers a Victory and a New Weapon in Labor War at L.A. Ports
01/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 16, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS |  A U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for drivers to sue trucking companies could have a major impact on the labor battle that has raged for years at Southern California’s ports, according to worker advocates.
NMFA-YRCW CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS TIME TABLE
01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 71
Steve Bishop, Business Agent for YRC and Holland will be in contrace negotiations during the following weeks: Monday, February 11, 2019 through Friday, February 15, 2019. Monday, February 25, 2019 through Friday, March 1, 2019. Monday, March 11, 2019 through Friday, March 15, 2019. Monday, Marchh 18, 2019 through Friday, March 22, 2019.
Supreme Court Ruling Gives Truckers a Victory and a New Weapon in Labor War at L.A. Ports
01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 16, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS |  A U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for drivers to sue trucking companies could have a major impact on the labor battle that has raged for years at Southern California’s ports, according to worker advocates.
Attention Local 162 Members: Aflac Open Enrollment
01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 162
AFLAC OPEN ENROLLMENT Open enrollment for Local 162 members to sign up for Aflac insurance is taking place the entire month of March 2019.  At the request of Local 162 members, your Union leadership continues to negotiate group discounted rates with Aflac for accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity insurance.
Teamsters: Fed Workers Deserve Respect – and Pay – for Their Jobs
01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 16, 2019 | WAR ON WORKERS | Some 800,000 Americans who work for the federal government are closing in on a month of going without pay. And that is not good news for this country. As it stands, the U.S. government currently owes federal workers some $5 billion in back wages. The effect of the federal furlough reaches far beyond these government workers, however.
2019 Election Results
01/15/19 - IATSE Local 488
Please welcome your new officers! Thanks to all who ran for office and congrats to those who won the vote to leadership. May we all prosper by the actions you take on behalf of the Membership of IATSE 488, Studio Mechanics fo the Pacific Northwest!
2019 TEAMSTERS LOCAL 71 SCHOLARSHIP
01/15/19 - Teamsters Local 71
ALL MEMBERS OF TEAMSTERS LOCAL 71 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FOR CHILDREN & GRANDCHILDREN OF ELIGIBLE MEMBERS Dear Brothers and Sisters: Local 71 is taking applications for the College Scholarship for Children and Grandchildren of eligible members who will graduate from High School in 2019.
New BRS Leadership Elected
01/15/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
FRONT ROYAL, VIRGINIA, January 15, 2019 — Per the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen Constitution, the General Chairmen and Grand Executive Council gathered today and elected Jerry C. Boles as President of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the previous President.
IBEW Local 21 Day With the Bulls
01/15/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
IBEW Local 21 Member Day with the Bulls on Sunday, March 3rd - 2:30 p.m. IBEW Local 21 members, family and friends are invited to watch as the Bulls battle the Hawks. On this special day, all IBEW Local 21 members, retirees, family and friends can purchase discounted Chicago Bulls tickets.
One person hospitalized after an officer-involved shooting in east El Paso
01/15/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
El Paso police are investigating an officer-involved shooting.  It happened on Trawood Drive near George Dieter Drive Monday morning.  Darrel Petry, spokesman for the El Paso Police Department said they received several calls about shots fired in a neighborhood nearby.   He said they pursued a man who they believed was involved in the incident.
Voting Rights Act
01/15/19 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
January 4, 2019 Dear Colleagues: For many years now, our union has recognized the urgency of fixing our broken democracy. Corporate CEOs and the wealthiest 1% have spent decades rigging the system to reduce our power and we have been finding it harder and harder to engage and win political fights.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, JANUARY 20
01/15/19 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, January 20th at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you at the meeting.
2019 CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF WILL & GRUNDY COUNTIES SCHOLARSHIP
01/15/19 - Teamsters Local 179
Since 1996 the Contractors Association of Will and Grundy Counties has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to the sons and daughters of Will/Grundy union building tradesman and/or CAWGC member companies' employees. The CAWGC will again sponsor a scholarship program this year.
APWU Health Plan During Shutdown
01/15/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Do you know someone affected by the Shutdown.
Here’s Why LA Teachers Are Walking Out in a Historic Strike
01/14/19 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 14, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION |  After nearly two years of bargaining, public-school teachers in Los Angeles have initiated a strike in protest of their district’s policies. Starting today, teachers are picketing outside of their workplaces, underscoring an inveterate lack of investment in public schools made worse by a pro-charter-school “austerity agenda.
Here’s Why LA Teachers Are Walking Out in a Historic Strike
01/14/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 14, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION |  After nearly two years of bargaining, public-school teachers in Los Angeles have initiated a strike in protest of their district’s policies. Starting today, teachers are picketing outside of their workplaces, underscoring an inveterate lack of investment in public schools made worse by a pro-charter-school “austerity agenda.
2019 WSLC Legislative Agenda
01/14/19 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
Hello Sister and Brothers, please see attachment.
PATH TO POWER ~ RUN FOR OFFICE
01/14/19 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
Hi Friends, Happy New Year! Today’s the first day of Session in Olympia, and because of all the work you all did last year we’re looking at an even larger pro-worker majority in both chambers. I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead to win even more gains for Washington’s Working Families.
Here’s Why LA Teachers Are Walking Out in a Historic Strike
01/14/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 14, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION |  After nearly two years of bargaining, public-school teachers in Los Angeles have initiated a strike in protest of their district’s policies. Starting today, teachers are picketing outside of their workplaces, underscoring an inveterate lack of investment in public schools made worse by a pro-charter-school “austerity agenda.
El Paso Police Department Promotion Ceremony
01/14/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages all members to attend the El Paso Police Department's Promotion Ceremony on Monday, January 14, 2019.  The ceremony will be held at 10:00 AM in the large conference room at Police Headquarters, 911 N. Raynor St.
124th El Paso Police Academy Graduation Ceremony
01/14/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association invites members and their families and the general public to attend the graduation ceremony for the El Paso Police Department’s 124th Police Academy Class.  The event will take place on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM at the Bowie High School Auditorium, 801 S. San Marcial St.
Southern States Savings & Retirement 4th Qtr Decrement
01/14/19 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
Dear Tyson Members, Please be advised for those members hired prior to January 1, 2003, the Southern States Savings and Retirement Fund has posetd a 12.89% decrement to all members accounts for the fourth (4th) quarter, October 1 through December 31, 2018. Should you have any questions, see your Business Agent Alfredo Soltero or Robert Zanchettin.
YRC NEGOTIATIONS RESUME
01/14/19 - Teamsters Local 71
YRC NEGOTIATIONS RESUME, CONTINUED PROGRESS REPORTED The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) met this week tocontinue negotiations for a new National Master Freight Agreement covering YRC Freight, Holland and New Penn. The parties met for full days over the course of the week and discussed a wide variety of issues.
Here’s Why LA Teachers Are Walking Out in a Historic Strike
01/14/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 14, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION |  After nearly two years of bargaining, public-school teachers in Los Angeles have initiated a strike in protest of their district’s policies. Starting today, teachers are picketing outside of their workplaces, underscoring an inveterate lack of investment in public schools made worse by a pro-charter-school “austerity agenda.
Virginia General Assembly
01/13/19 - CWA 2201
House Bill 1798/Call Center Bill
Tell AT&T to Respect Workers - Sign the Petition
01/13/19 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson made a promise to invest in his workforce and create at least 7,000 jobs if the tax bill passed. Instead, AT&T has laid off over a thousand workers across the country in the past few months and keeps sending work to low-wage and overseas contractors, devastating families and communities across America. AT&T workers are fighting back.
YRC, New Penn Negotiations
01/13/19 - Teamsters Local 776
YRC, Holland, and New Penn negotiations continued last week. Details can...
Counterbalanced Forklift IV & V One Day Re-Certification Classes Feb. 1-3 PDX
01/13/19 - IATSE Local 488
Next classes in Portland on February 1st ,2nd, & 3rd. Click to see more info and the application!
Virginia General Assembly and Training
01/12/19 - CWA/NCPSO Local 2201
Bills and resolutions currently presented in the 2019 General Assembly Session. Training Scheduled for the 16th of January.
As Government Shutdown Goes On, Workers’ Finances Fray
01/11/19 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 11, 2019 | WAGES |  Since Dec. 22, furloughed workers and those working without pay have been living off their savings, credit cards and the last paychecks that landed in their accounts. But many of those wells are now dry.
This Is One of the Most Important Legal Battles for Labor in Decades
01/11/19 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 11, 2019 | JOINT EMPLOYERS |  […] Recently, the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a major ruling that was a win for workers, and now this issue seems destined for the Supreme Court. As the legal battle heats up, workers everywhere should be paying close attention, since their livelihoods—or unions—could be affected.
In Case You Missed It
01/11/19 - Teamsters Local 355
  • States lead the way on retirement security   • Port truck drivers awarded nearly $6 million   • Prison officer suing after working without pay   • I am a teacher in LA and I’m ready to go on strike   • Why federal workers still have to show up for work…   • Trump promised to bring jobs back.
As Government Shutdown Goes On, Workers’ Finances Fray
01/11/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 11, 2019 | WAGES |  Since Dec. 22, furloughed workers and those working without pay have been living off their savings, credit cards and the last paychecks that landed in their accounts. But many of those wells are now dry.
This Is One of the Most Important Legal Battles for Labor in Decades
01/11/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 11, 2019 | JOINT EMPLOYERS |  […] Recently, the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a major ruling that was a win for workers, and now this issue seems destined for the Supreme Court. As the legal battle heats up, workers everywhere should be paying close attention, since their livelihoods—or unions—could be affected.
UPSEU Sayville Custodial, Grounds And Maintenance Unit Members Approve New Agreement
01/11/19 - UPSEU

A new five (5) year agreement with annual wage increases and on time step increases was nearly unanimously approved by the UPSEU’s Custodial, Grounds and Maintenance unit members.

The agreement, in addition to annual wage increases, includes an annual longevity increases at 10, 15 and 20 years, with the 20 year longevity increasing by a more significant amount.

UPSEU's Town of Islip Lifeguards Secure New Agreement
01/11/19 - UPSEU

After many years of Teamsters representation, the Town of Islip Lifeguards decided to join with their Town of Islip co-workers who also left the Teamsters to join UPSEU. The Lifeguards unit, which consists of over 185 lifeguards, overwhelmingly approved the new contract with 95% of those participating voting in favor of the contract.

As Government Shutdown Goes On, Workers’ Finances Fray
01/11/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 11, 2019 | WAGES |  Since Dec. 22, furloughed workers and those working without pay have been living off their savings, credit cards and the last paychecks that landed in their accounts. But many of those wells are now dry.
This Is One of the Most Important Legal Battles for Labor in Decades
01/11/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 11, 2019 | JOINT EMPLOYERS |  […] Recently, the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a major ruling that was a win for workers, and now this issue seems destined for the Supreme Court. As the legal battle heats up, workers everywhere should be paying close attention, since their livelihoods—or unions—could be affected.
Febuary and March Membership Meeting
01/11/19 - UA Local 296
Our General membership meeting for February 2019 has been canceled due to Valentines day.  Please plan to attend the March 2019 meeting as we will be voting on where our raise money goes from our contract.  If you have any quesitons please contact the Office.
Febuary and March Membership Meeting
01/11/19 - UA Local 296
The Febuary 2019 General Membership meeting has been canceled due to Valentine's Day.  Please plan on attending the March 2019 meeting as we will be voting on where the money goes from our contract.
As Government Shutdown Goes On, Workers’ Finances Fray
01/11/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 11, 2019 | WAGES |  Since Dec. 22, furloughed workers and those working without pay have been living off their savings, credit cards and the last paychecks that landed in their accounts. But many of those wells are now dry.

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