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    In Case You Missed It
    05/27/16 - Teamsters local 570
      • Teamsters oppose beer mega-merger.   • Striking Verizon workers win big gains.   • How Facebook warps our worlds.   • Unions can help close the salary curve.   • Why pursue the TPP when we know it won't work?   • Union members don't oppose environmental protections.
    Joint Association Update 5-27-16
    05/27/16 - TWU Local 513
    UAW Local 4911 Nomination Results
    05/27/16 - UAW Local 4911
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    Maryland Enacts Tough Equal Pay Law
    05/27/16 - Teamsters local 570
    May 26, 2016  | WAGES | …The Maryland equal pay law outlaws pay discrimination on the basis of sex or - and this is new - gender identity. It also closes loopholes employers now use to justify pay inequity. Ever since the original federal equal pay law, in 1962, firms have used those loopholes nationwide to keep women's pay far below that of men in equal jobs.
    Inside Wiremen
    05/27/16 - IBEW Local 191
    Inside Wiremen Wage Increase: June 1, 2016 Westside $1.15 Wages, $0.60 H&W Eastside  $1.25 Wages, $0.
    45 DAYS ON STRIKE & THE DAY IS OURS!!!!!!!!!
    05/27/16 - CWA Local 1103
    Union to take down pickets; company agrees to add good union jobs on the East Coast First contract for retail wireless workers; improves workers’ overall standard of living Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers who have been on strike since April 13 are celebrating big gains after coming to an agreement in principle with the company.
    Regional Politics
    05/27/16 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
    JCBA Update 05.27.16
    05/27/16 - TWU Local 568
    The Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met with the company during the week of May 23rd in Dallas. Although we have not reached tentative agreements on specific, open joint contract articles, we have worked very hard and have made progress. When we exchanged our initial proposals with the company regarding open articles, we found several differences that needed to be resolved.
    In Case You Missed It
    05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 355
      • Teamsters oppose beer mega-merger.   • Striking Verizon workers win big gains.   • How Facebook warps our worlds.   • Unions can help close the salary curve.   • Why pursue the TPP when we know it won't work?   • Union members don't oppose environmental protections.
    Office Closed Memorial Day
    05/27/16 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    To the membership: The Local APWU union office will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 and will reopen Tuesday, May 31. Have a safe and happy holiday.
    The Gig Economy is Ripping Out Floor Below Middle Class
    05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 27, 2016 | ECONOMY | …In what's called the gig economy, companies like Uber hire people to use their own cars as taxis; property owners use firms like AirBnB to rent homes and rooms; and the well-off use firms like Instacart for on-demand shopping.
    Maryland Enacts Tough Equal Pay Law
    05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 27, 2016  | WAGES | …The Maryland equal pay law outlaws pay discrimination on the basis of sex or - and this is new - gender identity. It also closes loopholes employers now use to justify pay inequity. Ever since the original federal equal pay law, in 1962, firms have used those loopholes nationwide to keep women's pay far below that of men in equal jobs.
    The Gig Economy is Ripping Out Floor Below Middle Class
    05/27/16 - Teamsters local 570
    May 27, 2016 | ECONOMY | …In what's called the gig economy, companies like Uber hire people to use their own cars as taxis; property owners use firms like AirBnB to rent homes and rooms; and the well-off use firms like Instacart for on-demand shopping.
    An Agreement Has Been Reached Between CWA and Verizon
    05/27/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
    U.S. Department of Labor | May 27, 2016 U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announces agreement in principle on a new contract for Verizon workers WASHINGTON – U.S.
    An Agreement Has Been Reached Between CWA and Verizon
    05/27/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
    U.S. Department of Labor | May 27, 2016 U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announces agreement in principle on a new contract for Verizon workers WASHINGTON – U.S.
    U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announces agreement in principle on a new contract for Verizon workers
    05/27/16 - CWA Local 2222
        News Release U.S. Department of Labor | May 27, 2016 U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announces agreement in principle on a new contract for Verizon workers WASHINGTON – U.S.
    Strike Press Release
    05/27/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
    News Release U.S. Department of Labor | May 27, 2016 U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announces agreement in principle on a new contract for Verizon workers WASHINGTON – U.S.
    Strike is OVER
    05/27/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
    From the President's Desk: The Strike is OVER. There is no return to work date as of yet but will be sometime next week. Picket lines are to be shut down.Go home and enjoy the holiday with your family.
    U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announces agreement
    05/27/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
    U.S. Department of Labor | May 27, 2016 U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announces agreement in principle on a new contract for Verizon workers WASHINGTON – U.S.
    Economy in Numbers
    05/27/16 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
    Bernie Sanders’ Health Care Revolution BY GERALD FRIEDMAN Health care has emerged as a major issue in the Democratic presidential nomination contest between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
    In Case You Missed It
    05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 992
      • Teamsters oppose beer mega-merger.   • Striking Verizon workers win big gains.   • How Facebook warps our worlds.   • Unions can help close the salary curve.   • Why pursue the TPP when we know it won't work?   • Union members don't oppose environmental protections.
    2016 Special Olympics
    05/27/16 - NJLESA
    The Gig Economy is Ripping Out Floor Below Middle Class
    05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 27, 2016 | ECONOMY | …In what's called the gig economy, companies like Uber hire people to use their own cars as taxis; property owners use firms like AirBnB to rent homes and rooms; and the well-off use firms like Instacart for on-demand shopping.
    Maryland Enacts Tough Equal Pay Law
    05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 27, 2016  | WAGES | …The Maryland equal pay law outlaws pay discrimination on the basis of sex or - and this is new - gender identity. It also closes loopholes employers now use to justify pay inequity. Ever since the original federal equal pay law, in 1962, firms have used those loopholes nationwide to keep women's pay far below that of men in equal jobs.
    Layoff Lists issues
    05/27/16 - UAW Local 1700
    Greetings, Unfortunately the lists are not available yet, several errors have been found and we are making sure that management makes the necessary corrections. Thus far, several dozen of our members will remain at Shap as a result of management's errors being discovered.
    Unionism is NOT a Spectator Sport
    05/27/16 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    Unions are far more than a kind of employment insurance policy for working people.
    In Honor of Memorial Day
    05/27/16 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    In Case You Missed It
    05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 888
      • Teamsters oppose beer mega-merger.   • Striking Verizon workers win big gains.   • How Facebook warps our worlds.   • Unions can help close the salary curve.   • Why pursue the TPP when we know it won't work?   • Union members don't oppose environmental protections.
    The Gig Economy is Ripping Out Floor Below Middle Class
    05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 888
    May 27, 2016 | ECONOMY | …In what's called the gig economy, companies like Uber hire people to use their own cars as taxis; property owners use firms like AirBnB to rent homes and rooms; and the well-off use firms like Instacart for on-demand shopping.
    Maryland Enacts Tough Equal Pay Law
    05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 888
    May 27, 2016  | WAGES | …The Maryland equal pay law outlaws pay discrimination on the basis of sex or - and this is new - gender identity. It also closes loopholes employers now use to justify pay inequity. Ever since the original federal equal pay law, in 1962, firms have used those loopholes nationwide to keep women's pay far below that of men in equal jobs.
    Discounts for Summer Fun
    05/26/16 - Teamsters Local 264
    Corrections officers suffer PTSD, study finds
    05/26/16 - National Correctional Employees Union
    Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan Corrections Organization partner to address problem (Photo: AP) LANSING - More than a third of corrections officers in state prisons likely suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, a new study has found, and now the state is partnering with its officers to address the problem.
    ITHACA
    05/26/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
    June General Membership Meeting
    05/26/16 - CWA Local 7777
    June Committee Meetings
    05/26/16 - CWA Local 7777
    Election Recommedations 2016
    05/26/16 - Montgomery County Law Enforcement Assn.
    MCLEA Elections Committee was formed at the request of President Kevin Williams. As a result of vetting interested candidates, the committee issued their recommendation for our Association elections. A big Thank You to Mike Traylor, John Schmitt, Tori Lowe, Denise Jimenez, and Dana Vailes for volunteering their time!
    Cancer Survivors Celebration Day at Sparrow
    05/26/16 - Lansing Labor News
    Mid-Michigan’s 22nd Annual National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration Join us in a celebration of life and survivorship! Sunday, June 12 1 - 3 p.m. For cancer survivors and family members whose lives have been touched by a loved one with cancer. Our free luncheon picnic includes special speakers, a recognition of survivors, and live entertainment.
    The U.S. International Trade Commission Report
    05/26/16 - Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers Union
    The U.S. International Trade Commission Report Last week, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) released “the” big, government study about the projected affects of the TPP — something that’s already gotten considerable attention from Congress and the media.
    Meetings Cancelled
    05/26/16 - Teamsters Local 568
    Lost film and entertainment incentives costing jobs
    05/26/16 - IATSE Local 477
    Lost film and entertainment incentives costing jobs . .
    13th Annual Teamsters Summer Picnic
    05/26/16 - Teamsters Local 264
    June 2 2016 General Membership Meeting
    05/26/16 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
    2016 Rick Aceves Memorial Scholarship Recipients
    05/26/16 - Teamsters Local 542
     Teamsters Local 542 is proud and honored to announce the 2016 Rick Aceves Memorial Scholarship Recipients:   Kendall Marinesi daughter of Joseph Marinesi from Santee Costco will receive a four year, $1,000.00 per year scholarship. Anthony Duarte son of Maria Duarte from County of Imperial will receive a four year, $1,000.00 per year scholarship.
    Open House Portland AFSCME Office
    05/26/16 - AFSCME Local 132
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    Alternate AMFA – SWA ASAP ERC Representative Election Notice and Candidate Profiles
    05/26/16 - AMFA
    May 26, 2016 -- The Alternate AMFA-SWA Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) Event Review Committee (ERC) Representative was recently elected to the Primary position, effective July 1, 2016. Therefore, AMFA National is conducting an election to fill the Alternate position for the duration of the term. The Alternate Representative will serve in the event the Primary is unavailable. This position is anticipated to be part-time. The term of service for the Alternate will commence on July 1, 2016, and will expire at 11:59pm et, June 30, 2017, or upon termination of the program, whichever occurs first.
    CENTRAL STATES - NO NEW RESCUE PLAN
    05/26/16 - Teamsters Local 568
    CENTRAL STATES—NO NEW RESCUE PLAN, CALLS FOR LEGISLATION TO PROTECT PENSIONS On May 6, the U.S. Department of the Treasury denied Central States Pension Fund’s rescue plan application under the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA). As a result, proposed benefit reductions required to save the Fund from insolvency will not take place.
    Quote From Herb Kelleher
    05/25/16 - AMFA Local 32
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