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WSF 2015-17 TA'd Proposals Ratification Vote
Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
New PBS Implementation Timeline
AFA US Airways MEC
Mechanics, Fleet Service Clerks, others Approve New Contracts with US Airways
TWU Local 513
Poker Run This Weekend!
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 159
2014 Purchase of Leave Program
AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March Scheduled For WaterSaver Corporation
Teamsters Local 743
 
     

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New PBS Implementation Timeline
07/21/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
Based on feedback from the PBS Training Specialists and our members, the Joint Implementation Resolution Committee (JIRC) in consultation with company managers and US Airways IT have decided to revise the timeline for the implementation of PBS.  The new timeline will launch PBS with the February 2015 bid month. “Live” PBS bidding will therefore commence in January 2015.
Mechanics, Fleet Service Clerks, others Approve New Contracts with US Airways
07/21/14 - TWU Local 513
UPDATE: Here’s the press release from the IAM: The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced that approximately 11,000 maintenance training specialist, fleet service and mechanic and related employees approved new contracts by 96, 86 and 67 percent respectively at the “new” American Airlines.
Poker Run This Weekend!
07/21/14 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 159
Above is the design for the t-shirts for the First Annual Local 159 Poker Run. All funds raised will benefit Toys-4-Tots. Visit our Facebook event for more information or call the hall! All modes of transportation welcome to participate! $20/person.
2014 Purchase of Leave Program
07/21/14 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March Scheduled For WaterSaver Corporation
07/21/14 - Teamsters Local 743
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Workers Marching to Illinois Department of Human Rights to File Discrimination, Harassment Class Complaint Against WaterSaver Faucet Rally to be held at WaterSaver Faucet Co., on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 3:30pm, with a March to ILDHR to Follow.
Peace Officer PTSD Legislative Task Force 2nd Meeting Scheduled for 07-31-14
07/21/14 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
The second meeting of the Colorado Legislative Task Force on Peace Officer PTSD will be held at the State Capitol. The meeting will begin on Thursday, July 31st, at 1:00 PM, and will be conducted in one of the House Committee Rooms (room number to be determined). The House meeting rooms are located next to the elevators in the basement level of the State Capitol.
Port Drivers Take on Low Wages in an Industry Built on A Lie
07/21/14 - Teamsters local 570
July 21, 2014 | WAR ON WORKERS | Port drivers aren't independent contractors: they're employees of companies that pay them too little for long hours, with no benefits or worker protections. It's a David and Goliath story, only in this case there are 120 Davids taking on a hidden Goliath in an industry that every day touches everyone who is reading this in hundreds of ways.
Port Drivers Take on Low Wages in an Industry Built on A Lie
07/21/14 - Teamsters Local 355
July 21, 2014 | WAR ON WORKERS | Port drivers aren't independent contractors: they're employees of companies that pay them too little for long hours, with no benefits or worker protections. It's a David and Goliath story, only in this case there are 120 Davids taking on a hidden Goliath in an industry that every day touches everyone who is reading this in hundreds of ways.
Member2Member
07/21/14 - IBEW Local 483
So popular we've added another Member2Member Training Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 5:15 p.m. Dinner will be provided.
July 17, 2014 Front Page
07/21/14 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
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Teresa Hensley Fundraiser
07/21/14 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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Port Drivers Take on Low Wages in an Industry Built on A Lie
07/21/14 - Teamsters Local 992
July 21, 2014 | WAR ON WORKERS | Port drivers aren't independent contractors: they're employees of companies that pay them too little for long hours, with no benefits or worker protections. It's a David and Goliath story, only in this case there are 120 Davids taking on a hidden Goliath in an industry that every day touches everyone who is reading this in hundreds of ways.
NVEnergy Healthy Living Medical Program Update
07/21/14 - IBEW 396
July 21, 2014 Sisters and Brothers, For those of you who are participating in the Healthy Living Program please note, the NV Energy Healthy Living Program Informational Meeting scheduled for July 22nd is being rescheduled for August 19th at 6:30 PM to coincide with our NV Energy Unit Meeting.
July 2014 Gun Raffle Winners
07/21/14 - IAFF Local 1544
  Here are June's winners: 1. Traci P. - Ticket #180 - Glock 23 .40 S&W Pistol 2. Brandon P - Ticket #078 - Smith & Wesson AR-15 5.56/.223 16" Barrel 3. Ethan S. - Ticket #224 - Gift Card 4. Hank S.
Mark Your Calenders
07/21/14 - IBEW Local 6
IBEW Local 6 Picnic will be held on Saturday September 6th 2014 in Sigmund Stern Grove.
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07/21/14 - CWA Local 1103
Local 1103 Newsletter
2014 WOMEN'S CONFERENCE
07/21/14 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
SAVE THE DATES The 2014 Teamsters Women’s Conference will be held September 4-6 at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. The opening session will begin at 2 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 4 and the conference will adjourn no later than 5 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 6. REGISTER AT NO COST TO YOU.
BRS Election Results
07/21/14 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
JULY 16, 2014, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — More than 250 delegates to the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen’s 51st Regular Convention re-elected, by acclamation, W. Dan Pickett to lead the Signalmen’s union for the next four years. Pickett assumed the presidency of the BRS in 1992 after serving as the organization’s Southeast Region Vice President.
Preview of the 2014 Election Cycle
07/21/14 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
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Investing in Economic Growth
07/20/14 - IBEW Local 73
Our representatives are failing to make the real investments needed to create real economic growth and build the Middle Class.
NEED A UNION? BECOME A PROUD MEMBER OF TEAMSTERS LOCAL 179!
07/20/14 - Teamsters Local 179
FOR INFORMATION ON ORGANIZING YOUR WORKPLACE, CONTACT TEAMSTERS LOCAL 179 ORGANIZER BOB CONNERS AT (815) 741-2200.  ALL CONVERSATIONS ARE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.
Start Up Paperwork
07/20/14 - IATSE Local 33
The local 33 office would like to remind you that prompt processing of your start paperwork is important.  The I-9 form (identity verification) is included in ALL start packets. If you think you may need to fill out paperwork please be prepared to provide either a passport or both a state ID and a social security card.  All documents must be current.
OSHA 10 Classes
07/19/14 - IATSE Local 33
We've got 10 seats available for  the OSHA 10 class Monday and Tuesday morning. Plz call Jared Batty (818) 731-4369 for more info or email at ia33training@ia33.
CLEAT TRAINING
07/19/14 - TCSOA
CALLING ALL FEMALE TCSOA MEMBERS!!!!! TCSOA WILL BE SENDING 15 FEMALE MEMBERS TO THE CLEAT TRAINING "THE WINNING MIND FOR WOMEN."  FREE OF CHARGE.  THE CLASS WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 25,2014 AT THE APA HALL { AUSTIN POLICE ASSOCIATION HALL.} YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE 8 HOURS OF TCOLE CREDIT FOR THIS TRAINING CLASS.
APWU CONVENTION TIME
07/19/14 - OPWU
The APWU Biennial Convention begins on July 21 in Chicago.  Ohio will be well represented even though the cost has kept some of our locals from attending. The main issue to be debated will be the possible elimination of several APWU positions including one clerk business agent from the Cincinnati Division which includes Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
US Airways Update - 19 July 2014: Members Ratify US Airways Agreement
07/19/14 - TWU Local 568
UPDATE: Here’s the press release from the IAM: The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced that approximately 11,000 maintenance training specialist, fleet service and mechanic and related employees approved new contracts by 96, 86 and 67 percent respectively at the “new” American Airlines.
IAM members voting on US Airways contract
07/18/14 - TWU Local 568
By  Terry Maxon 3:53 pm on July 18, 2014 Mechanics, fleet service clerks and other ground workers at US Airways are voting Friday on a new contract. We’ll probably have results Saturday. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and the airline reached agreements on new tentative agreement in mid-June.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Tragedy
07/18/14 - Horizon Air AFA-CWA
As details of this tragedy unfold, our emotional connections are likely to deepen. Remember, your AFA EAP is available to help any member with thoughts and reactions to this incident.
Picnic Car Show
07/18/14 - UAW local 602
ALEC Protest
07/18/14 - TWU Local 513
Auto show at 602 picnic August 16
07/18/14 - Lansing Labor News
UAW Local 602 Constitution & Bylaws Committee presents… 2014 Annual Auto Show! Bring your collectible automobile to this year’s Annual Family Picnic at Eagle Park, Saturday, August 16! Trophies will be awarded in FIVE categories this year: BEST Bike BEST Truck BEST Olds BEST GM Product BEST in Show Voting will end at 3:00 pm for all five categories.
Postal Privatization Protest Is Having an Effect, so Staples Resorts to Trickery
07/18/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Staples says it is dropping plans to administer mailing services in retail stores, but Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union claims that the the company’s announcement terminating its no-bid deal with the U.S. Postal Service is a ruse.
Darrell Issa’s postal embarrassment: Momentum builds for cheap banking option
07/18/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Though the promising concept of postal banking has frustratingly stalled due to inertia from policymakers, this week things started to move. Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, which oversees the Postal Service, previously called postal banking “unacceptable” and a “massive expansion” of government power.
McDonalds Workers Say They Were Fired For Participating In Union Activities
07/18/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
McDonalds is under investigation for firing workers who were participating in union activities, according to documents obtained by Bloomberg News. In claims filed with the National Labor Relations Board, workers allege that their employer cut their hours, fired, and suspended them for engaging in union activities.
Five Ways Unions Are Trying To Get Their Mojo Back
07/18/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
ince the mid-1950s, the percentage of employed workers who belong to a union has dropped from more than 28 percent to less than 12 percent. Experts have tied the nation’s growing wage inequality with this decline.
Equality for All T-Shirts
07/18/14 - Lansing Labor News
The Local 602 Civil and Human Rights Committee is offering some mighty fine, colorful T-shirts that make a statement and raise funds for the committee. “Equality For All” T –Shirts $15 Each S-4XL Only (Men’s Sizes) Black Is Only Color All shirts are pre-order and are non refundable or exchangeable.
Local 513 In Motion Newsletter
07/18/14 - TWU Local 513
Unions Start with You(th)
07/18/14 - UAW Local 412
Unions and You(th)
07/18/14 - UAW Local 412
Formation of a UAW Region 1 Recreation Committee
07/18/14 - UAW Local 412
Baragin day 4
07/17/14 - Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers Union
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17/PBS Mock Bid #4/Register Your New American Airlines ID on Wings/Access Your New Company Email Account/Reciprocal Jumpseat Agreement
07/17/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
A Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in Ukraine today. The plane was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed near the border between Ukraine and Russia. Ukraine's Foreign Ministry claims that the plane was shot down. The Boeing 777 was carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew members. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide relevant updates.
What's it like being a corrections officer?
07/17/14 - National Correctional Employees Union
By Brian Dawe, American Cop Magazine Photos by Dave Douglas In fact, after 23 years in corrections I can honestly say I’ve never met anyone who planned to become a correctional officer. Like most kids growing up, I often spent days with my friends playing cowboys and Indians, soldier, fireman, and cops and robbers.
Chicago Tribune: "Union Cries Foul on 6 Minutes a Day For Bathroom Breaks
07/17/14 - Teamsters Local 743
6 minutes a day for bathroom breaks? Union cries foul July 10, 2014 | By Corilyn Shropshire | Tribune reporter A local union has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board against an employer who they claim is allowing them only 6 minutes a day to use the bathroom. Members of the Teamsters Local 743 who build sink stations at WaterSaver Faucet Co.
Correctional careers: A few rules for new hires
07/17/14 - National Correctional Employees Union
If you plan on making a career out of corrections, asking questions is key to your success. By Chris Jones, CorrectionsOne Columnist Nearly 10 years ago I started down the road to making adult corrections my career. At the time, it was a job until I settled on that one thing I wanted to do when I grew up.
Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney: When Women Succeed, America Succeeds Forum
07/17/14 - HVALF AFL-CIO
On Saturday, July 26th from 10 AM to 12 PM, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney will host the “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds” Economic Advancement Forum and Resource Fair to connect women in the Hudson Valley with information and resources on financial security, food and nutrition, healthcare, legal services, childcare services, elder care, job training programs, higher education and homeownership.
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