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    Death of Member
    01/18/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
    We regretfully inform you that member Nathan Kurtz passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.  He was a member of the Electricians' Death Benefit Fund and has been assigned #115.  Funeral arrangements are pending but will be provided as they become available.
    UAW Bargaining Wins $1 Billion US Investment By General Motors
    01/18/17 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 18, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | General Motors says it will invest another one billion dollars in U.S. auto plants in 2017. That’s on top of the $2.9 billion in U.S. investments GM announced last year. United Auto Workers Vice President Cindy Estrada says the GM announcement emerged as a result of the 2015 collective bargaining agreement with the UAW.
    Will States Take Up the Mantle of Worker Protection?
    01/18/17 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 18, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | …For labor advocates, the concern about this approach is what happens to people in states that are less adamant about enforcement.
    UAW Bargaining Wins $1 Billion US Investment By General Motors
    01/18/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 18, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | General Motors says it will invest another one billion dollars in U.S. auto plants in 2017. That’s on top of the $2.9 billion in U.S. investments GM announced last year. United Auto Workers Vice President Cindy Estrada says the GM announcement emerged as a result of the 2015 collective bargaining agreement with the UAW.
    Will States Take Up the Mantle of Worker Protection?
    01/18/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 18, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | …For labor advocates, the concern about this approach is what happens to people in states that are less adamant about enforcement.
    Block the Nominations of Puzder for Secretary of Labor and Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary
    01/18/17 - CWA Local 7777
    Hello Sisters and Brothers, This week we are featuring Mnuchin and Puzder.  Mnuchin’s hearing is scheduled for this week.  Please make calls to block both of these Cabinet picks. Puzder is EXTRA special to us!  Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Labor is Andy Puzder, who has a RECORD of UNION BUSTING Tactics.
    UAW Bargaining Wins $1 Billion US Investment By General Motors
    01/18/17 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 18, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | General Motors says it will invest another one billion dollars in U.S. auto plants in 2017. That’s on top of the $2.9 billion in U.S. investments GM announced last year. United Auto Workers Vice President Cindy Estrada says the GM announcement emerged as a result of the 2015 collective bargaining agreement with the UAW.
    Will States Take Up the Mantle of Worker Protection?
    01/18/17 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 18, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | …For labor advocates, the concern about this approach is what happens to people in states that are less adamant about enforcement.
    9ª Conferencia Anual de Cuidado Infantil Viernes, 17 de febrero Sábado, 18 de febrero de 2017
    01/18/17 - AFSCME Local 132
    Read On | January 2017
    01/18/17 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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    Time to Apply for EPMPOA Ben Ayala Scholarships
    01/18/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association reminds members that the period to submit applications for the EPMPOA Ben Ayala Scholarships is here. All graduating high school seniors who are sons/daughters of association members in good standing are eligible to apply.
    Miami is ready to star in a new TV series
    01/18/17 - IATSE Local 477
    A new TV show that would be set in Miami — and filmed here — is on the market at the NATPE Miami convention. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/tv/article126948654.
    UAW Bargaining Wins $1 Billion US Investment By General Motors
    01/18/17 - Teamsters Local 888
    Jan. 18, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | General Motors says it will invest another one billion dollars in U.S. auto plants in 2017. That’s on top of the $2.9 billion in U.S. investments GM announced last year. United Auto Workers Vice President Cindy Estrada says the GM announcement emerged as a result of the 2015 collective bargaining agreement with the UAW.
    Will States Take Up the Mantle of Worker Protection?
    01/18/17 - Teamsters Local 888
    Jan. 18, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | …For labor advocates, the concern about this approach is what happens to people in states that are less adamant about enforcement.
    Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick, lauded as bold reformer, called unfit for job
    01/18/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    Democrats attacked Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s education nominee, calling her unfit for the job during a contentious confirmation hearing Tuesday evening, while Republicans defended her as a bold reformer who would disrupt the status quo in U.S. education.
    Sources: Trump labor pick Andrew Puzder has voiced second thoughts about nomination
    01/18/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    President-elect Donald Trump's choice to be labor secretary has voiced second thoughts in recent days, because of a relentless barrage of criticism from Democrats, labor unions and other liberal groups, a business ally and GOP sources tell CNN.
    Health Law Repeal Could Cost 18 Million Their Insurance, Study Finds
    01/18/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    Eighteen million people could lose their insurance within a year and individual insurance premiums would shoot upward if Congress repealed major provisions of the Affordable Care Act while leaving other parts in place, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday.
    These Trump Nominees Might Be in Big Trouble
    01/18/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    Given the prominence of the fight over the Affordable Care Act, there is no more pivotal figure in Donald Trump’s cabinet than Georgia Congressman Tom Price, the nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary. Trump has already predicated his bizarre vow of “insurance for everybody” on Price’s confirmation, saying he will not release his health care plan until that time. The Republican Congress, with no consensus of their own, awaits Trump’s directive, so any delay in Price’s confirmation puts what has become the top legislative priority in the first hundred days on hold.
    Lory Reimann’s memorial service
    01/17/17 - IUOE 302
    Lory Reimann’s Memorial Service Memorial services for Lory Reimann will be held at 11:00 a.m. on January 21, 2017 at the Kent Event Center in Kent. See Scarsella’s website for more information.
    General Membership January 18, 2017
    01/17/17 - AFSCME Local 3336
    Please plan on attending the January 2017 General Membership meeting from a conference room in your office.  The call-in number will be provided by work email.
    The Coming Crusade Against Public Education
    01/17/17 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 17, 2017  | EDUCATION | Betsy DeVos, whose nomination for secretary of education will be reviewed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today, has never taught in a classroom. She’s never worked in a school administration, nor in a state education system, nor has she studied pedagogy. She’s never been to public school, and neither have her children.
    The Coming Crusade Against Public Education
    01/17/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 17, 2017  | EDUCATION | Betsy DeVos, whose nomination for secretary of education will be reviewed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today, has never taught in a classroom. She’s never worked in a school administration, nor in a state education system, nor has she studied pedagogy. She’s never been to public school, and neither have her children.
    2017 Michael J Quill Scholarship
    01/17/17 - TWU Local 568
    Applications are now being accepted for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer fifteen (15) college-bound dependents of TWU members with a scholarship worth $4800.00. This scholarship will be paid out, per year in the amount of $1200.00 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four (4) year course.
    Internal Organizing Training Volunteer Jan 24th - 26th 2017
    01/17/17 - CWA Local 3176
    SUBJECT: Internal Organizing Training Volunteer Jan 24th - 26th 2017 FROM: The Executive Board To all, We are looking for a volunteer member to step up and become a part of our internal organizational team that will help with membership drives as well as distributing information to the bargaining unit to improve communications.
    Christmas in April 2017
    01/17/17 - IUEC Local 10
    Christmas in April is quicky coming up and Local #10 is hoping that we will be well represented again this year.  Our Local has been involved with Christmas in April for right around 16 or 17 years.  This program gives us a chance to give back to the community that has supported us in the wonderful trade that we work in.  Mike Herrity Sr.
    The Coming Crusade Against Public Education
    01/17/17 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 17, 2017  | EDUCATION | Betsy DeVos, whose nomination for secretary of education will be reviewed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today, has never taught in a classroom. She’s never worked in a school administration, nor in a state education system, nor has she studied pedagogy. She’s never been to public school, and neither have her children.
    CWA Joe Beirne Foundation's scholarship
    01/17/17 - CWA Local 2222
    Dear Colleagues: I want to let you know that we will be announcing the application process for the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation's scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. The Foundation's Board of Directors has approved the awarding of fifteen (15) partial college scholarships of $3,000 each for Two (2) years.
    Secretary-Treasurer Andrew A Marshall Resigns
    01/17/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 104
    American Announces Mobile Mammography
    01/17/17 - TWU Local 568
    Mobile Mammograms? We all know it can be difficult to find time for doctor appointments, especially when you're caring for others in addition to yourself. That's why American is proud to announce we are partnering with mobile mammography providers across the country to provide preventive screenings at many of our worksites.
    The Coming Crusade Against Public Education
    01/17/17 - Teamsters Local 888
    Jan. 17, 2017  | EDUCATION | Betsy DeVos, whose nomination for secretary of education will be reviewed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today, has never taught in a classroom. She’s never worked in a school administration, nor in a state education system, nor has she studied pedagogy. She’s never been to public school, and neither have her children.
    Fact Sheet 5: Article 15: Wage Rates
    01/16/17 - AMFA Local 32
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    Brother Alvin "Al" Wilson Services
    01/16/17 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers and Sisters It is with extreme regret to have to inform you that Brother Alvin "Al" Wilson passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017. Local 33 sends condolences to his family and Friends.  Services will be Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the New Hope Church, 10438 Oro Vista, Sunland, CA 91040. Refreshments will be served.
    Martin Luther King Was A Labor Leader
    01/16/17 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 16, 2017  | OPINION | Every year at this time, people across the United Stated celebrate D. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s many contributions to our country, and how he has shaped history. We lift up King the civil rights leader, Kind the moral crusader, King the brilliant orator, King the brave marcher, King the fearless activist. The list goes on.
    NOLSW Resolution on Resistance
    01/16/17 - UAW Local 2320
    The National Executive Board of NOLSW adopted the following resolution which advocates resistance to anticipated right wing attacks on progressive causes and social programs under the Trump administration.
    TWU LTD Letter
    01/16/17 - TWU Local 513
    Martin Luther King Was A Labor Leader
    01/16/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 16, 2017  | OPINION | Every year at this time, people across the United Stated celebrate D. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s many contributions to our country, and how he has shaped history. We lift up King the civil rights leader, Kind the moral crusader, King the brilliant orator, King the brave marcher, King the fearless activist. The list goes on.
    OT Issue Will Be One of the First Tests of Trump’s Pledge to Help Workers
    01/16/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 16, 2017  | WAGES | Donald Trump ran for president as the billionaire who would champion working people. As the president-elect put it in one of the major economic speeches of his campaign: “Too many of our leaders have forgotten that it is their duty to protect the jobs, wages and well-being of American workers before any other consideration.
    MLK Day: Law & Labor
    01/16/17 - CWA Local 1103
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lead the Civil Rights Movement and understood how law and labor were needed to affect the opportunity of working people to rise above and secure a decent standard of living.  On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated standing on a balcony at the Lorraine Motelin Memphis, Tennessee.  Dr.
    Martin Luther King Was A Labor Leader
    01/16/17 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 16, 2017  | OPINION | Every year at this time, people across the United Stated celebrate D. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s many contributions to our country, and how he has shaped history. We lift up King the civil rights leader, Kind the moral crusader, King the brilliant orator, King the brave marcher, King the fearless activist. The list goes on.
    OT Issue Will Be One of the First Tests of Trump’s Pledge to Help Workers
    01/16/17 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 16, 2017  | WAGES | Donald Trump ran for president as the billionaire who would champion working people. As the president-elect put it in one of the major economic speeches of his campaign: “Too many of our leaders have forgotten that it is their duty to protect the jobs, wages and well-being of American workers before any other consideration.
    T-Shirts
    01/16/17 - CWA Local 2222
    By memberhip action at our May 2016 meeting, the Local has ordered and received new red t-shirts.  These shirts should be worn on Thursdays if possible.  If you must wear a uniform, please wear the shirt any time you are representing CWA at rallies or meetings. Click the blue title for more information.  All members are entitled to a new shirt but we must know what size you need.
    Martin Luther King Day 2017
    01/16/17 - Teamsters Local 264
                   Today is the time set aside to honor Martin Luther King, the slain civil rights leader who message of equality and justice changed America.
    Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
    01/16/17 - IBEW Local 332
    The 3rd Monday of January is celebrated as MLK Day in the United States. The Union Office and the Dispatch Hall will be closed in remembrance.
    Employee Portals
    01/16/17 - TWU Local 513
    Time is Running Out for Illni Tickets & to Volunteer!
    01/16/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    We still need a few more volunteers to help us this Saturday, January 21st at 9 am at My Joyful Heart in Mokena.  We will be helping them move donations boxes in their warehouse.  We are volunteering our time because they operate on a shoe string budget and they no longer have anyone working in their warehouse. Tickets are still available for Union Day when the Illini take on the Golden Gophers but time is running out to get yours. On Saturday, February 4th tickets for the basketball game that tips off at 3pm are only $20 for Union members. For more info contact bobp@ibew21.org or 630-960-4466 ext. 447.
    Martin Luther King Was A Labor Leader
    01/16/17 - Teamsters Local 888
    Jan. 16, 2017  | OPINION | Every year at this time, people across the United Stated celebrate D. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s many contributions to our country, and how he has shaped history. We lift up King the civil rights leader, Kind the moral crusader, King the brilliant orator, King the brave marcher, King the fearless activist. The list goes on.
    OT Issue Will Be One of the First Tests of Trump’s Pledge to Help Workers
    01/16/17 - Teamsters Local 888
    Jan. 16, 2017  | WAGES | Donald Trump ran for president as the billionaire who would champion working people. As the president-elect put it in one of the major economic speeches of his campaign: “Too many of our leaders have forgotten that it is their duty to protect the jobs, wages and well-being of American workers before any other consideration.
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