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    Thoughts of a Local Member
    05/25/16 - CWA Local 2222
    Please take the time to view the attached file.  Sometimes, it is not so bad being on strike for 43 days.
    Happy Memorial Day!
    05/25/16 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    Supporting Women in the Building and Construction Trades
    05/25/16 - IBEW Local 6
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    05/25/16 - support.unionactive.com
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    High Cost of Housing Hurts Workers
    05/25/16 - Teamsters local 570
    May 25, 2016 | INCOME INEQUALITY | Shelter is a necessity of life. But for too many everyday Americans, it is becoming increasingly difficult to cover the soaring costs of providing a home for themselves and their families… An article at apartmentlist.com states, "Faced with rising rents and stagnant incomes, most are not saving enough.
    May 18, 2016 System Board Results
    05/25/16 - AMFA Local 32
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    June 2016 Gendarme
    05/25/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
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    High Cost of Housing Hurts Workers
    05/25/16 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 25, 2016 | INCOME INEQUALITY | Shelter is a necessity of life. But for too many everyday Americans, it is becoming increasingly difficult to cover the soaring costs of providing a home for themselves and their families… An article at apartmentlist.com states, "Faced with rising rents and stagnant incomes, most are not saving enough.
    FOP of Ohio Press Release on PTSD and Medical Marijuana
    05/25/16 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
    For Release: May 24, 2015 FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE OF OHIO STATEMENT ON PTSD AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA Earlier this month the Ohio House of Representatives passed HB 523 to allow for the use of Marijuana as treatment for certain medical conditions. One of the conditions for which medical marijuana would be prescribed is Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD).
    High Cost of Housing Hurts Workers
    05/25/16 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 25, 2016 | INCOME INEQUALITY | Shelter is a necessity of life. But for too many everyday Americans, it is becoming increasingly difficult to cover the soaring costs of providing a home for themselves and their families… An article at apartmentlist.com states, "Faced with rising rents and stagnant incomes, most are not saving enough.
    USPS, NALC, Mailhandlers Union Continue Negotiations
    05/25/16 - Youngstown, Ohio Area Local 443
          WASHINGTON , DC,, May 21, 2016 — The United States Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) have agreed to extend contract negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement.
    School Supplies
    05/25/16 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    While most of you are thinking about what to do with your kids while they are home from school, we are already thinking about sending them back.  If you have unused school supplies please consider donating them.  In July, we will be collecting supplies for our IBEW 21 Days of Giving Back to School Supply Drive. If you don’t want to hang on to them until then please bring them to a union meeting, the IBEW 21 Union Hall, give them to your Chief Steward or Business Representative, or contact IBEW 21 Recording Secretary Bob Przybylinski.
    IBEW Verizon Unity Fund
    05/25/16 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    We are still accepting donations to help our Sisters and Brothers who have been on strike at Verizon since April 13th.  Their fight is our fight.  Watch the video then donate.
    Great America Discounts
    05/25/16 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    IBEW members can purchase discounted tickets for admission to Six Flags Great America on 7/16, 7/17, 7/30 & 7/31. You can purchase tickets for $36 by visiting the Six Flags website. Once you get there, pick Six Flags Great America as your park and in the upper right corner enter promo code: IBEW16
    CWA Local 6016 Verizon Strikers Support Rally
    05/25/16 - Teamster Local Union No. 886
    CWA Local 6016 has scheduled another informational picket this Friday, May 27, 2016, at the Verizon store located at 7199 SE 29, Midwest City, ffrom 3:00 to 5:00 pm.
    Solidarity Remains STRONG VZ Stocks DROP!
    05/25/16 - CWA Local 2222
    STAY STRONG - - - Our strike is getting the attention of Wall St and we KNOW VZ only exists for them.
    Local 776 Newsletter
    05/25/16 - Teamsters Local 776
    Recently Local 776 sent out the spring newsletter to the membership. Did the mailman lose yours?, did the dog chew it up? The newsletter is available for down load on the Member Resources page/downloads.
    High Cost of Housing Hurts Workers
    05/25/16 - Teamsters Local 888
    May 25, 2016 | INCOME INEQUALITY | Shelter is a necessity of life. But for too many everyday Americans, it is becoming increasingly difficult to cover the soaring costs of providing a home for themselves and their families… An article at apartmentlist.com states, "Faced with rising rents and stagnant incomes, most are not saving enough.
    Negotiation Update
    05/24/16 - Wyoming General Employee Union
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    Resolution in Haverstraw
    05/24/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
    With the hard work of the Local's political coordinator Dan Caprara and the great turn out by the Local membership the Town of Haverstraw has adopted the Resolution Regarding the Verizon Strike.
    2016 Union Sportsmen's Alliance Dinner
    05/24/16 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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    2016 Union Sportsmen's Alliance Dinner
    05/24/16 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
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    America Must Renew Its Infrastructure Or Face Decline
    05/24/16 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 24, 2016  | JOBS | America is literally falling apart. In Flint, children were poisoned by the lead contamination of the water. In Washington, the subway system is plagued by fires and delays. Arlington Memorial Bridge – which connects the North to the South, the Capitol to Arlington National Cemetery – may have to be closed soon.
    America Must Renew Its Infrastructure Or Face Decline
    05/24/16 - Teamsters local 570
    May 24, 2016  | JOBS | America is literally falling apart. In Flint, children were poisoned by the lead contamination of the water. In Washington, the subway system is plagued by fires and delays. Arlington Memorial Bridge – which connects the North to the South, the Capitol to Arlington National Cemetery – may have to be closed soon.
    Safety Supervisor State of Nevada, Reno NV
    05/24/16 - IUEC Local 18
    Brothers & Sisters, The state of Nevada, Division of Industrial Relations has posted a the position of Safety Supervisor over the Nevada State Elevator Inspectors. All the information you will need is on the application which is attached to this email.
    Arnold/Jones/Evans 2016 Scholarship Fund 2016
    05/24/16 - IUEC Local 18
    Brothers & Sisters, The Nevada State AFL-CIO has announced its annual scholarship program for Nevada students. The ARNOLD / JONES / EVANS 2016 SCHOLARSHIP FUND offers $3,000 scholarships to 3 students entering college from union households. CLICK HERE to download an application. You can also find more information about the scholarship on our website here.
    unemployement
    05/24/16 - Jefferson County Association of Educational Support Personnel
     My Sister,     As I mentioned before, the members of Local 4011 who are going to experience a permanent layoff are eligible to apply for unemployment benefits after their last day of work. Let me know when you think the bulk of the affected membership will be contacting the UI office and I will have my contact in Frankfort alert the regional manager.
    ELECTION DAY TUESDAY - Primary Runoffs
    05/24/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 is Election Day for the Primary Runoffs.  The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association urges members and their families to please go to their polling place and cast your votes.
    America Must Renew Its Infrastructure Or Face Decline
    05/24/16 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 24, 2016  | JOBS | America is literally falling apart. In Flint, children were poisoned by the lead contamination of the water. In Washington, the subway system is plagued by fires and delays. Arlington Memorial Bridge – which connects the North to the South, the Capitol to Arlington National Cemetery – may have to be closed soon.
    2016 Candidate Endorsements
    05/24/16 - AFSCME Local 4041
    Below is the 2016 Candidate Endorsement list for the 2016 Elections as recommended by AFSCME Local 4041 Law and Legislative Committee; also attached is a printable version of this list.
    The Results Are In & The Winners Are...
    05/24/16 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    We would like to congratulate our IBEW Local Union 21 Scholarship winners.  The scholarship committee met and have awarded scholarships to family members of eight IBEW Local Union 21 members.  Our scholars were awarded based on their interpretation of the role union members play as a positive force in the community. The winners are Jacob Bergman, Sarah Colberg, Natalie Cutrano, Katrina Kerr, Melissa Marcus. Samantha Reattoir. Amanda Rodriguez and Thomas Stancato.
    Raffle winners 5-22-16
    05/24/16 - IUE-CWA Local 83761
    THE WENATCHEE GROCERY AND MEAT AGREEMENTS FOR SAFEWAY, ALBERTSONS, HAGGENS, THE MARKETS, LLC AND FRED MEYER GROCERY ONLY CONTRACTS RADIFIED!
    05/24/16 - UFCW 1439
    THANKS TO ALL THAT SHOWED UP AND VOTED!   CONGRATULATIONS.
    Be Smart - Stay Strong
    05/24/16 - CWA Local 2222
    “Optics” over Principles
    05/24/16 - UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO, AFL-CIO
    Over the years, lots of Councilmembers have said “sacrifices” we’ve made are more than we should expect to bear. That sacrifices need to be shared. That hasn’t stopped them from continuing to abuse us, while taking home a 17 percent raise themselves.
    Teamsters 89 takes Matt Bevin's anti-worker agenda to court
    05/24/16 - Teamsters Local 89
    Governor Matt Bevin has begun to issue Executive Orders which are legally questionable. Recently Governor Bevin issued an Executive Order regarding the Workers Compensation Nominating Commission (WCNC) which is responsible for screening applicants for Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) for Workers Compensation cases. As you know, ALJs are assigned to resolve workers compensation cases.
    XPO LOGISTICS / CONWAY
    05/24/16 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
    Unions Join Together to Expose XPO for its Anti-Worker Practices by James P. Hoffa, General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters This morning in the upscale suburbs of Connecticut, rank and file union leaders from a continent away are joining U.S. truck drivers and the Teamsters outside a shareholders’ meeting for XPO Logistics to take the company to task for its treatment of workers both here and abroad. It is a historic uniting of U.S. and European workers and unions, brought on by a company that is keeping its workers and investors in the dark. XPO, new owners of Con-way Freight and port trucking companies Pacer Cartage and Harbor Rail Transport, are the nation’s second largest logistics company after UPS, but it’s mismanaging the integration of its new businesses, which is creating significant operational and financial risk for the company and its investors.
    NJ State Investment Council
    05/24/16 - NJLESA
    Attached is an article about the NJ State Investment Council. This Wednesday 25 May 2016, the NJ State Investment Council has scheduled a vote on how to invest the Pension money for the next fiscal year.  Please read and forward the article about this issue. We need to make sure every Sergeant contacts the NJSIC.
    Career Day
    05/24/16 - Teamsters Local 776
    On May 20, 2016 Local 776 was on display at Career Day at Hillside Elementary School in New Cumberland, PA. Local 776 driver Rich Stover and Organizer Mark Cicak were on hand to talk about the Teamsters Union and answer questions. Every student had the chance to get up in the truck and look around and imagine going down the road.
    AFL-CIO NEWS UPDATE 5-20-2016
    05/24/16 - Laborers' Local 231
    UNION MOVEMENT STANDS AS ONE, RESPONDS TO RAUNER'S ATTACKS, AS 10,000 DECEND ON SPRINGFIELD. When  Governor Rauner took office in 2015, he declared war on union members and the middle class.  On Wednesday, May 18th, labor, civil rights, and community groups made their voices heard at the capitol.
    America Must Renew Its Infrastructure Or Face Decline
    05/24/16 - Teamsters Local 888
    May 24, 2016  | JOBS | America is literally falling apart. In Flint, children were poisoned by the lead contamination of the water. In Washington, the subway system is plagued by fires and delays. Arlington Memorial Bridge – which connects the North to the South, the Capitol to Arlington National Cemetery – may have to be closed soon.
    Happy AMT Day 2016
    05/24/16 - AMFA
    May 24, 2016 -- Aviation Maintenance Technician Day is celebrated every year on May 24. This specific day was chosen as it is also the birthday of Charles E. Taylor, the father of our craft. He built the engine that the Wright Brothers used to fly that grand day, and is as important a factor as anyone in the US history of flight. AMT Day has been recognized by the US House of Representatives, and is also recognized by most US states.
    Wall Street Says VZ Strike Hurts
    05/24/16 - CWA Local 1103
    Wall Street says Verizon Strike having affect on profits, Read the whole story click the link Strike will trim 200 Million Vz Profits
    Computershare Account Fee Update
    05/23/16 - TWU Local 568
    An update on Computershare’s annual service fee, released by AA: "You may recall that when we kicked off the equity distribution process, we shared that Computershare’s annual service fee of $50 per account per year would go into effect 30 months after our first distribution date – which would be June 9, 2016.
    Stand up to verizon
    05/23/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
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    US Foods Teamsters Escalate Labor Actions Across U.S.
    05/23/16 - Teamsters local 570
    May 20, 2016  | STRIKES | Teamsters workings at US Foods facilities across the country are ramping up actions against the nation's second-largest fraud service provider, building off the efforts of fellow Teamsters in Severn, Md. who began an unfair labor practice strike against the company on April 27.
    May/June 2016
    05/23/16 - IUPAT local 10
    IMPORTANT!!   VAC Painter Contract Negotiation Sub-Committee Meeting!   IUPAT LU 10 Painter's contract is up on March 31st, 2017. Members Join the contract negotioation sub-committee and plan stategy and proposed language changes for the upcoming contrant aggreement.
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