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    Press Release: SWA Mechanics to Hold Informational Picket At Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
    06/27/17 - AMFA
    June 27, 2017 -- Bret Oestreich, National Director of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), released the following statement: “After almost five years of unproductive negotiations with Southwest Airlines led by CEO Gary Kelly, more than 100 members of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association Local 32 will be conducting an informational picket at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on Friday, June 30."
    Team Todd Fundraiser (Fighting Cancer)
    06/27/17 - IBEW Local 659
    Brother Todd Freitag, Local Union 659, Journeyman Lineman, working for City of Bandon is fighting for his life against Stage 2 Pancreatic Cancer.  Todd is currently at OHSU and had surgery on Friday, June 23, 2017.  We are asking for donations to help with the expenses incurred. Also, attached please find a fundraising event to be held on August 12, 2017 in Bandon, Oregon.
    Payroll
    06/27/17 - Hillsborough School Employee Federation
    ATTENTION All District Employees!! July 7th check will be received on June 30th, 12 month employees will receive a full 10 days check and 10 month employees that worked for the summer will be paid for 4 days. 12 month and 10 month summer employees will receive their next check on July 21st.
    2016-2017 Contract Signing Event
    06/27/17 - AFSCME Local 1180
    Hello members, on June 20th, 2017, our negotiating committee in conjunction with the City of Tulsa signed and completed the contract negotiations for the FY16-17. We made gains across the board for all the bargaining units. OT-AT have had their holiday policy updated and are now eligible for fatigue pay just to cite one change.
    4th of July Hall Closure!
    06/27/17 - IBEW Local 483
    ATTENTION!!! The Union Hall will be CLOSED Monday, July 3rd & Tuesday, July 4th in observance of  Independence Day!!! We will reopen Wednesday, July 5th at 8:00 a.m.
    So How Much Is Too Much?
    06/27/17 - Teamsters local 570
    June 27, 2017 | ECONOMY | O.K. We live in a capitalist country. I get that. As a matter of fact, much to the chagrin of some of my more leftist friends, I’m glad we do. I’ve never had any desire to be a monk; never took a vow of poverty. I like owning my own home, and a car and a couple of good suits. I really enjoyed my last vacation, and I like going out to dinner and a movie too.
    So How Much Is Too Much?
    06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 27, 2017 | ECONOMY | O.K. We live in a capitalist country. I get that. As a matter of fact, much to the chagrin of some of my more leftist friends, I’m glad we do. I’ve never had any desire to be a monk; never took a vow of poverty. I like owning my own home, and a car and a couple of good suits. I really enjoyed my last vacation, and I like going out to dinner and a movie too.
    Will & Grundy Counties Area Construction Rates Effective June 1, 2017
    06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 179
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    So How Much Is Too Much?
    06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 992
    June 27, 2017 | ECONOMY | O.K. We live in a capitalist country. I get that. As a matter of fact, much to the chagrin of some of my more leftist friends, I’m glad we do. I’ve never had any desire to be a monk; never took a vow of poverty. I like owning my own home, and a car and a couple of good suits. I really enjoyed my last vacation, and I like going out to dinner and a movie too.
    Teamsters Call On Lawmakers to Prioritize Workers in Self Driving Discussion
    06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 455
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    Solidarity Event to Help our Sister
    06/27/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    The IBEW 21 Michael A. Kunas Beneficiary Committee will be holding a solidarity fundraising event to help our Sister Amanda Johnson and other IBEW 21 members who have endured major setbacks or losses.  Join us on Sunday, August 6th at a Gary Southshore Railcats Baseball Game. The proceeds of the event will benefit our Sister who lost her husband to a sudden heart attack shortly before the birth of their first child. If you can’t make it to the game you can also help by purchasing 50/50 Split the Pot Raffle tickets. Your chance to win is only $5 per ticket or you can purchase five tickets for $20.
    LOCAL 179 WINS MAJOR ARBITRATION CASE AGAINST PACE BUS
    06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 179
    Teamsters Local 179 has won a major arbitration case against Pace Bus in Joliet. The arbirator ruled that the Local 179 member must be put back to work with almost a year of back wages and benefits.
    Hall 4th of July Hours
    06/27/17 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
    Brothers and Sisters,  Please be advised, that in observance of the July 4th Holiday, and the schedule of our international offices, both of our offices - Portland and Seattle, will be closed on July 3rd and July 4th this year.
    President's Report
    06/27/17 - APWU Local
    Clerk Craft Employees                      Brothers and Sisters, By now you have heard and or been notified of the USPS Plans to Excess employees from the Craft and or Installation. This is a nationwide impact that is affecting the entire Southern region.
    LOCAL 179 MEMBERS RATIFY 4-YEAR AREA CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT
    06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 179
    On Sunday, June 25, Local 179 members working under the Will & Grundy Counties Area Construction Agreement ratified a new 4-year agreement by a nearly 4-1 margin. The new contract includes a 3.25% increase per year and will cover the health & welfare and pension increases as well as wage increases for each year.  Language improvements were also negotiated into the new contract.
    OFFICE CLOSURE 2017
    06/27/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 57
    IBEW LOCAL 57 WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, JULY 3RD AND TUESDAY JULY 4TH, 2017,  IN OBERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY.  WE WILL REOPEN AT 7:00 AM WEDNESDAY, JULY 5TH, 2017.
    Local 776 Golf Tournament
    06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 776
    Attention all you golfers, hackers, and duffers! It’s that time of the year again; the local 776 golf...
    So How Much Is Too Much?
    06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 888
    June 27, 2017 | ECONOMY | O.K. We live in a capitalist country. I get that. As a matter of fact, much to the chagrin of some of my more leftist friends, I’m glad we do. I’ve never had any desire to be a monk; never took a vow of poverty. I like owning my own home, and a car and a couple of good suits. I really enjoyed my last vacation, and I like going out to dinner and a movie too.
    ELECTION RESULTS
    06/26/17 - IBEW 396
    CONGRATULATIONS.
    How Union-Busting Bosses Propel the Right Wing to Power
    06/26/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 26, 2017 | LABOR HISTORY | U.S. bosses fight unions with a ferocity that is unmatched in the so-called free world. In the early days of the republic, master craftsmen prosecuted fledgling unions as criminal conspiracies that aimed to block their consolidation of wealth and property.
    How Union-Busting Bosses Propel the Right Wing to Power
    06/26/17 - Teamsters local 570
    June 26, 2017 | LABOR HISTORY | U.S. bosses fight unions with a ferocity that is unmatched in the so-called free world. In the early days of the republic, master craftsmen prosecuted fledgling unions as criminal conspiracies that aimed to block their consolidation of wealth and property.
    Victims of UPS’s Deadly Drive for Profit
    06/26/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 26, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | On June 14, a 38-year-old United Parcel Service driver, Jimmy Lam, shot and killed three co-workers, wounded two others and then killed himself at the UPS hub in San Francisco in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. This tragedy is obviously upsetting for those of us who work at UPS, along with our family and friends.
    Protect Your Healthcare NOW!
    06/26/17 - OPWU
    Protect your healthcare by calling or emailing Senator Rob Portman today. The Senate may vote on the Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)this week. Call Senator Portman and tell him to vote NO ont the republican healthcare bill.
    Spaghetti Lunch Fundraiser
    06/26/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Save your lunch plans for Friday!  The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages members to participate in a Spaghetti Lunch fundraiser being sponsored by the El Paso Police Wives Association to benefit MVRC Officer Munoz and his family.   The spaghetti lunch will be held on Friday, June 30, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Angel D.
    Victims of UPS’s Deadly Drive for Profit
    06/26/17 - Teamsters Local 992
    June 26, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | On June 14, a 38-year-old United Parcel Service driver, Jimmy Lam, shot and killed three co-workers, wounded two others and then killed himself at the UPS hub in San Francisco in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. This tragedy is obviously upsetting for those of us who work at UPS, along with our family and friends.
    Fleet Memo for June 24 2017
    06/26/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
    How Union-Busting Bosses Propel the Right Wing to Power
    06/26/17 - Teamsters Local 888
    June 26, 2017 | LABOR HISTORY | U.S. bosses fight unions with a ferocity that is unmatched in the so-called free world. In the early days of the republic, master craftsmen prosecuted fledgling unions as criminal conspiracies that aimed to block their consolidation of wealth and property.
    2017 JCAESP/AFSCME Local 4011 Negotiations
    06/25/17 - Jefferson County Association of Educational Support Personnel
    Gasmet Webinar
    06/24/17 - Fairfield County Hazardous Incident Response Team
    Gasmet DX4040 inservice Mon, Jun 26, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PDT Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/301505357 You can also dial in using your phone. Canada: +1 (647) 497-9410 Access Code: 301-505-357 First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://care.citrixonline.
    In Case You Missed It
    06/23/17 - Teamsters local 570
      • ‘Philando can be any of us.’   • Veto the cold-hearted health bill.   • U.S. workers are under attack, says new U.N. report.   • New Baltimore law protects subcontracted worker.   • Court: Non-majority union organizing can continue.   • Trump takes steps to undo Obama legacy on Labor.
    AMFA - SWA Technician Negotiations Update #58
    06/23/17 - AMFA
    June 23 2017 -- We concluded this week’s mediated session working diligently as a Committee in an effort to finalize a counterproposal to the comprehensive proposal the Company delivered earlier this week. Unfortunately, this proved to be a very time consuming task as the Company’s proposal did not identify the language it had removed from current book or previous passes. This forced your Committee to undertake the lengthy process of comparing the Company’s latest proposal word-by-word against current book and prior proposals.
    In Case You Missed It
    06/23/17 - Teamsters Local 355
      • ‘Philando can be any of us.’   • Veto the cold-hearted health bill.   • U.S. workers are under attack, says new U.N. report.   • New Baltimore law protects subcontracted worker.   • Court: Non-majority union organizing can continue.   • Trump takes steps to undo Obama legacy on Labor.
    NLRB Extends Worker Protections to Include Text Messages
    06/23/17 - Teamsters local 570
    June 23, 2017 | ORGANIZING | Employers can now find themselves liable for unfair labor practice charges for text messages sent to workers during union organizing campaigns after a historic ruling by the nation’s top arbiter. The National Labor Relations Board unanimously ruled in RHCG Safety Corp.
    Officer Election Results
    06/23/17 - IBEW Local 768
    The election results are in for the 2017 IBEW Local 768 Officers and commitees. Congradulations to our new leadership and thank you to those who ran for office but were not elected.
    NLRB Extends Worker Protections to Include Text Messages
    06/23/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 23, 2017 | ORGANIZING | Employers can now find themselves liable for unfair labor practice charges for text messages sent to workers during union organizing campaigns after a historic ruling by the nation’s top arbiter. The National Labor Relations Board unanimously ruled in RHCG Safety Corp.
    In Case You Missed It
    06/23/17 - Teamsters Local 992
      • ‘Philando can be any of us.’   • Veto the cold-hearted health bill.   • U.S. workers are under attack, says new U.N. report.   • New Baltimore law protects subcontracted worker.   • Court: Non-majority union organizing can continue.   • Trump takes steps to undo Obama legacy on Labor.
    Attention 6/23/2017
    06/23/17 - IATSE Local 33
    Attention: Members in good standing. There is a lot of available work over the weekend and Monday. Please call if you are available.
    Grocery Unions Slam Amazon Acquisition of Whole Foods
    06/23/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 23, 2017 | JOBS | Leaders of U.S. grocery-workers unions reacted angrily to the news June 16 that Amazon will acquire Whole Foods for $13.4 billion.
    NLRB Extends Worker Protections to Include Text Messages
    06/23/17 - Teamsters Local 992
    June 23, 2017 | ORGANIZING | Employers can now find themselves liable for unfair labor practice charges for text messages sent to workers during union organizing campaigns after a historic ruling by the nation’s top arbiter. The National Labor Relations Board unanimously ruled in RHCG Safety Corp.
    Grocery Unions Slam Amazon Acquisition of Whole Foods
    06/23/17 - Teamsters Local 992
    June 23, 2017 | JOBS | Leaders of U.S. unions reacted angrily to the news June 16 that Amazon will acquire Whole Foods for $13.4 billion.
    Congratulations Beth Kraus
    06/23/17 - NJLESA
    Congratulations to our Executive Board Secretary, Beth Kraus on her promotion to Lieutenant. Pictured below is President Will Toolen presenting Beth with a plaque of recognition for her dedication and contributions to the NJLESA Union.
    GoFundMe Account - Baby Licon Funeral Expenses
    06/23/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association asks that you please keep Officer R. Licon and the entire Licon family, and all others affected by the tragic loss of baby Azrael E. Licon, in your thoughts and prayers. A GoFundMe account has been established for those who wish to assist Officer Licon's family with the funeral related expenses.  Thank you.
    In Case You Missed It
    06/23/17 - Teamsters Local 888
      • ‘Philando can be any of us.’   • Veto the cold-hearted health bill.   • U.S. workers are under attack, says new U.N. report.   • New Baltimore law protects subcontracted worker.   • Court: Non-majority union organizing can continue.   • Trump takes steps to undo Obama legacy on Labor.
    NLRB Extends Worker Protections to Include Text Messages
    06/23/17 - Teamsters Local 888
    June 23, 2017 | ORGANIZING | Employers can now find themselves liable for unfair labor practice charges for text messages sent to workers during union organizing campaigns after a historic ruling by the nation’s top arbiter. The National Labor Relations Board unanimously ruled in RHCG Safety Corp.
    Grocery Unions Slam Amazon Acquisition of Whole Foods
    06/23/17 - Teamsters Local 888
    June 23, 2017 | JOBS | Leaders of U.S. unions reacted angrily to the news June 16 that Amazon will acquire Whole Foods for $13.4 billion.
    Port Truck Drivers, Gig-Economy Workers Have Much In Common
    06/22/17 - Teamsters Local 888
    June 22, 2017 | MISCLASSIFICATION | In a good year, port truck driver Jose Portillo says he can rake in $80,000 a year. But the barrel-chested grandfather says he takes home only $25,000 after paying gas, insurance, taxes and rental fees for the big-rig he drives. Portillo is an independent contractor.
    Union iron worker ready to run for Congress
    06/22/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
    Randy Bryce thinks Paul Ryan is vulnerable to a challenge that offers voters a genuine, working-class alternative to the gold-plated speaker of the House. The union ironworker, who is challenging the most powerful Republican in Congress, is onto something.
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