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    Summer Fun at The Erie County Fair and a day at Darien Lake
    06/02/15 - Teamsters Local 449
    August 2nd Darien Lake Amusement Park and August 12th-23rd Erie County Fair tickets are now on sale at the Union Hall.
    Bruce Colvin
    06/02/15 - International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 31
    Honorary Brother Bruce Colvin passed away on May 31 after a brief illness. There will be a Celebration of Life in honor of Bruce on Saturday June 6 starting a 2pm. The celebration will be held at the Motel 6, 3010 Pasadena Hwy, Pasadena 77503. In leiu of flowers, Bruce's family will be taking a collection for the Houston Hospice and Special Olympics.
    Negron-Carroll Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament
    06/02/15 - NJLESA
    11th Annual Golf Outing - 6/17/2015
    06/02/15 - NJLESA
    TWU International Clips
    06/02/15 - TWU Local 568
    Date:       June 2, 2015 From:     Office of the President Re:         TWU International Clips Air Clips On Monday, Shares of Southwest Airlines Co., gained 2.37% to $37.
    National Fast Track Call-In Day 6-3
    06/02/15 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    June 2, 2015 IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson is asking all IBEW members to call in to help stop the Fast Tracking of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. If the agreement is passed using Fast Track no portion of the TPP could be amended.  Tomorrow June 3rd is National Fast Track Call- In Day.
    NATIONAL FAST TRACK CALL-IN DAY IS TOMORROW! MAKE SURE TO SUPPORT THE AFL-CIO AND VOICE YOUR SUPPORT
    06/02/15 - IBEW Local 6
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    PPMWS Long Time Administrative Assistant to Retire
    06/02/15 - cwa-ppmws.org
    After a career that has spanned five decades, long time administrative assistant for the Printing, Publishing and Media Workers Sector, Betty Shipe, is retiring. Betty, who has been with the Sector since 2003, will retire at the end of June.
    Fast Track Call-In Day
    06/02/15 - IBEW Local 659
    Sisters and Brothers: Please find attached important information regarding a national call-in day taking place tomorrow, June 3, 2015 to stop Fast Track legislation. I am asking all local unions participate and circulate this information to their membership. Please contact the Political/Legislative Affairs Department with any questions. Fraternally yours, Lonnie R.
    Fast Track and Bad Trade Deals
    06/02/15 - IBEW Local 659
    http://aflcio.shpg.
    2015 GE Negotiations Opening Statement 6/1/15 James Clark, President IUE-CWA
    06/02/15 - IUE-CWA Local 301
    http://www.geworkersunited.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/2015GEOpeningStatement_Preview-231x300.
    Texas court upholds labor board's union election rule
    06/02/15 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    The Obama administration should be allowed to speed up the process by which employees unionize, a federal judge ruled Monday. Judge Robert Pitman of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas tossed out a lawsuit from business groups challenging the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) union election rule
    2015 LOCAL UNION 659 PICNIC
    06/02/15 - IBEW Local 659
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    After Senate Loss, Fast-Track Fight Shifts to House
    06/01/15 - Teamsters local 570
    June 1, 2015 | TRADE DEALS | peoplesworld.org  After an expected Senate loss on so-called presidential "fast-track" trade promotion authority, workers, unions and their allies are increasing their attention on the GOP-run House, where the vote is expected to be much closer and up for grabs.
    General Membership Meeting Schedule
    06/01/15 - Teamsters Local 964
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    IUE-CWA Local 301 2015 Clambake
    06/01/15 - IUE-CWA Local 301
    The IUE-CWA Local 301 Clambake will be held at Krause's Grove on Saturday, August 15,2015 from 12:00noon - 5:00 pm. It is open to current members and retirees. Union Members & Retirees will be $20.00 (REFUNDABLE) and Non-Union Members will be $45.00 (NOT REFUNDABLE). Cash or check payable to Local 301 will be excepted and the $20.00 will be refunded to you at the door.
    Summer Union Meetings Suspended
    06/01/15 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    Per our last monthly Union meeting, (May 12th), the membership voted to suspend the summer Union meetings (June, July, August). We will resume with our Regular Union Meetings on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.
    Call In To Fight Fast Tracking
    06/01/15 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
    Good Morning; Wednesday is National Call-In Day to fight fast track.  Please take the time to call and notify your membership of this nationwide initiative.  Renacci has to be smothered in calls. Thanks for all you do. Fraternally yours, David E. Prentice Tri County Regional Labor Council, AFL-CIOg 720 Wolf Ledges Pkwy. Ste.
    Denver Deputies Union Calls for More Community Presence on Reform Group
    06/01/15 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    The Denver Sheriffs lodge #27 of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is calling on the Hancock administration to put representatives from the Colorado Latino Forum Denver Chapter, the Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance, and the NAACP Denver Branch as well as other community advocate organizations on the Implementation Team working on the reform of the Denver Sheriff Department.
    60 Days
    06/01/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
    60 DAYS.
    After Senate Loss, Fast-Track Fight Shifts to House
    06/01/15 - Teamsters Local 992
    June 1, 2015 | TRADE DEALS | peoplesworld.org  After an expected Senate loss on so-called presidential "fast-track" trade promotion authority, workers, unions and their allies are increasing their attention on the GOP-run House, where the vote is expected to be much closer and up for grabs.
    Keep Hillsborough and Florida in Film Game
    06/01/15 - IATSE Local 477
    Today, Hillsborough County is focused on the high-value market of the film and digital media industry . .
    Dean Warsh Business Manager
    06/01/15 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 494
    Today June 1, 2015. Dean Warsh was sworn in as Local 494’s Business Manager, by past Local 494 President, Richard Neimon.  Former Business Manager, John Bzdawka, will start today as International Representative for the 6th District.
    Safety Alert: Use of Electronic Devices
    06/01/15 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Electronic devices such as cellular telephones, notebook computers, electronic notepads, etc. are widely used in today’s culture. These devices can enhance railroad safety, operational efficiency, and communication when used appropriately, but may also introduce an element of distraction. Any distraction while performing a safety-critical task can be hazardous.
    Apprentice Graduating Class Of 2015
    06/01/15 - IBEW Local 768
    Congradulations to Local 768 members, Kevin Gelinas, Alvis "AJ" Miller, William "Will" Moore, and Billy Joe West for completing their apprenticeship program and achieving the status of Journeyman Inside Wiremen.
    OPERATION GIFT BASKET
    06/01/15 - AFGE Local 2157
    https://www.facebook.com/events/649353228529263/ Please check out this event if you wish to participate in providing a gift basket for Cancer Survivor Day... I have posted this at the request of a member! The Hospital Director may have determined that it is against regulations to solicit employees for support or gift baskets for cancer survivors, but as a Union, we can contribute.
    CenturyLink Plant Contract Vote
    06/01/15 - IBEW 396
    Dear Brothers and Sisters, We were able to make movement on some of the troubling language CenturyLink has been proposing throughout the time we have been in contract negotiations. Therefore we will be bringing out a package be voted on by the membership.
    APWU Contract Talks Hit Impasse – USPS Demands Cuts in Pay, Benefits, Job Security
    06/01/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Contract negotiations between the American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service ended without an agreement on May 27. The USPS scuttled any prospect of reaching a deal by insisting on severe cuts in pay and benefits, despite the fact that progress had been made on many non-economic issues, President Mark Dimondstein reported.
    APWU Outlines How Proposed Staples/Office Depot Merger Would Harm Consumers
    06/01/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    A report released today by the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) outlines the harm that would come to consumers, small businesses and government entities if regulators approve the proposed merger of Staples and Office Depot.
    Behind the Scenes, Corporations Influence Policy
    06/01/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    In the last 10 years, more than 100,000 living-wage clerk craft jobs have been eliminated. Service standards have been reduced, lines at the windows have grown longer, and many cherished local post offices have been forced to close their doors or reduce their hours.
    Letter from Councilmember Harrell
    06/01/15 - Seattle Police Officers' Guild
    To the SPOG Membership, I received the attached letter today from Councilmember Bruce Harrell. I wanted to share this with the membership, so as you can read his perspective regarding his comments regarding May Day at a City Council hearing on May 6th.  Our members performed admirably under strenuous circumstances on May Day! Take good care of each other and be safe.
    EPPD Reunion Party
    06/01/15 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Dear Fellow Partners and Colleagues, Well, the event you never thought you would see has finally arrived – the El Paso Police Department Reunion!! WHEN:  Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 5:00 to 11:00 PM WHERE:  El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Memorial Hall, 3601 Rutherglen St. TICKETS:  $20.00 per person (and if room available, $25.
    After Senate Loss, Fast-Track Fight Shifts to House
    06/01/15 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 1, 2015 | TRADE DEALS | peoplesworld.org  After an expected Senate loss on so-called presidential "fast-track" trade promotion authority, workers, unions and their allies are increasing their attention on the GOP-run House, where the vote is expected to be much closer and up for grabs.
    Local 3003 1st Annual Summer Cookout
    06/01/15 - USP Canaan Local 3003
    Local 3003 1st Annual Summer Cookout
    After Senate Loss, Fast-Track Fight Shifts to House
    06/01/15 - Teamsters Local 888
    June 1, 2015 | TRADE DEALS | peoplesworld.org  After an expected Senate loss on so-called presidential "fast-track" trade promotion authority, workers, unions and their allies are increasing their attention on the GOP-run House, where the vote is expected to be much closer and up for grabs.
    Our Thoughts & Prayers go out to the Family of our Teamsters Brother Raymond Lucca, Sr
    06/01/15 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    The Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of our Brother Raymond Lucca, Sr Teamsters Local 445 member.
    A New Mayor Takes The Oath Of Office
    05/31/15 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
    East CLC - City Council President Garry Moneypenny has become the first new Mayor of Akron since 1987.
    Central States Pension Fund Rescue Plan
    05/31/15 - Teamsters Local 71
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    Central States Pension Fund and MPRA
    05/31/15 - Teamsters Local 71
    Central States Pension Fund has launched a new website (www.CSPensionRescue.com ) for comprehensive, important and up-to-date information regarding the status of the Fund’s pension rescue planning process under the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA). You can learn more about MPRA and how it helps protect the long-term sustainability of the Fund and your benefits.
    AMFA – SWA, Alternate Outsourcing Liaison Representative Selection
    05/30/15 - AMFA Local 32
    AMFA – SWA Alternate Outsourcing Liaison Representative Selection On May 6, 2015, AMFA National requested names of volunteers willing to serve in the AMFA –Southwest Airlines Alternate Outsourcing Liaison Representative position from the affected locals.
    Denver Sheriff & Public Safety Officials Are Focus of Corruption Allegations
    05/30/15 - Longmont Fraternal Order of Police
    As the State FOP has said publically many times, there are serious integrity issues in the Hancock administration. In particular within the Department of Safety structure. It starts at the top with Director O’Malley and branches down into the upper levels of management in both the Police and Sheriffs’ Departments.
    Denver Sheriff & Public Safety Officials Are Focus of Corruption Allegations
    05/30/15 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    As the State FOP has said publically many times, there are serious integrity issues in the Hancock administration. In particular within the Department of Safety structure. It starts at the top with Director O’Malley and branches down into the upper levels of management in both the Police and Sheriffs’ Departments.
    STAND UNITED AGAINST BAD TRADE DEALS
    05/29/15 - Sheet Metal Workers Local 4
    ON JUNE 3RD, WE WILL STAND UNITED AGAINST BAD TRADE DEALS After being stalled for weeks, Fast Track authority on the Trans-Pacific Partnership was approved by the Senate late last week. The bill now goes to the House, where the vote is expected to be tight. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a 1,000 page, 29 chapter trade deal that is being negotiated in secret.
    In Case You Missed It
    05/29/15 - Teamsters Local 355
      • Overtime rules are being reviewed.   • Better pay comes only when we demand it (opinion).   • Listen to Prince's mastered version of "Baltimore."   • 8 ways robots are taking over our jobs and our world.   • America's workers have bigger problems than min. wage.   • Don't forget the sun screen.
    The Big Picture: Robert Reich
    05/29/15 - IBEW local 453
    In Case You Missed It
    05/29/15 - Teamsters Local 888
      • Overtime rules are being reviewed.   • Better pay comes only when we demand it (opinion).   • Listen to Prince's mastered version of "Baltimore."   • 8 ways robots are taking over our jobs and our world.   • America's workers have bigger problems than min. wage.   • Don't forget the sun screen.
    Christopher Hamelinck Memorial Fund
    05/29/15 - IUEC Local 18
    Brothers & Sisters, Click here to support Christopher Hamelinck Memorial Fund by Matt White Brothers and Sisters of the I. U. E.C., please take a few moments and donate what you're able to the family of I.U.E.C. Brother Christopher Hamelinck, who tragically lost his life while on the job this week. http://www.gofundme.
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