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    IBT 29th International Convention
    06/27/16 - Teamsters Local 776
    The IBT Convention kicked off on Monday June 27, 2016.
    CWA FAMILY NIGHT
    06/27/16 - CWA Local 6733
    CWA Family Night.
    Local 776 Golf Tournament
    06/27/16 - Teamsters Local 776
    FORE!!! It’s that time of the year again; the local 776 Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sunday August 7th 2016. Get your partners together, dust off those clubs, find your golf shoes and come on out for a day of golf with your fellow Teamsters. For full details follow the link below: Local 776 Golf Tournament Please note that the deadline for registration is August 1, 2016.
    Commuter Benefit Plan
    06/27/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
    To learn more about the D.C. Commuter Benefit Plan, log on to: https://education.benefitresource.com/cbp/index.php It could save you 40% on your taxes at years end.
    Complaints Persist About Mail Delivery From Post Office in Bethesda
    06/27/16 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Rep. Chris Van Hollen says his office is still receiving complaints about mail service in Bethesda, despite promises from U.S. Postal Service (USPS) officials three months ago that the problems related to late deliveries, deliveries to the wrong address and periods without any deliveries would be fixed.
    Ratification Bonus & GWI
    06/27/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
    2016 Ratification Bonus and General Wage Increase (GWI) for Eligible Employees  Key Dates:    June 19 – Effective date of the 3% GWI.   July 1 – GWI reflected in Verizon paychecks for eligible employees. July 1 – Ratification bonus reflected in separate Verizon paycheck for eligible employees.
    Brexit and the New Global Rebellion
    06/27/16 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 27, 2016  | ECONOMY |  Things are changing. A major crack has appeared in the edifice of globalization, and the neoliberal order that has dominated the world's economy since the end of World War II is now in danger. That's  not necessarily a bad thing, by any means. But poisonous weeds are just as likely as green shoots to grow up through those cracks.
    Brexit and the New Global Rebellion
    06/27/16 - Teamsters local 570
    June 27, 2016  | ECONOMY |  Things are changing. A major crack has appeared in the edifice of globalization, and the neoliberal order that has dominated the world's economy since the end of World War II is now in danger. That's  not necessarily a bad thing, by any means. But poisonous weeds are just as likely as green shoots to grow up through those cracks.
    Dates for Wage Increase/Ratification Bonus
    06/27/16 - CWA Local 2222
    2016 Ratification Bonus and General Wage Increase (GWI) for Eligible Employees  Key Dates:    June 19 – Effective date of the 3% GWI.   July 1 – GWI reflected in Verizon paychecks for eligible employees. July 1 – Ratification bonus reflected in separate Verizon paycheck for eligible employees.
    602 Team Solutions Unit Elections
    06/27/16 - Lansing Labor News
    Local 602's Team Solutions Unit will hold elections for six positions: committeeperson and alternate on each of the three shifts. Self nominations run from July 11 to July 15. Election will be July 27-28.
    2016 Tulsa FOP Endorsements
    06/27/16 - FOP Tulsa Lodge 93
    The Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed a number of candidates for the 2016 elections.  Click here to see the full list of endorsements http://tulsafop93.org/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/election_list.
    Lake County 911 Dispatchers Reach Tentative Agreement
    06/27/16 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    June 27, 2016 - Lake County, Indiana Emergency Call Dispatchers who voted to join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21) in June 2015 have reached a historic first contract with Lake County representatives.
    Summer Code of Excellence Class July 26, 2016
    06/27/16 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 494
     Attention All Local 494 Members.
    Bernie Sanders: I will vote for Hillary Clinton
    06/27/16 - McLean County Democratic Party
    Bernie Sanders crossed a verbal watershed in his slow march toward conceding the Democratic nomination contest on Friday by confirming he would vote forHillary Clinton in November’s election.
    Brexit and the New Global Rebellion
    06/27/16 - Teamsters Local 888
    June 27, 2016  | ECONOMY |  Things are changing. A major crack has appeared in the edifice of globalization, and the neoliberal order that has dominated the world's economy since the end of World War II is now in danger. That's  not necessarily a bad thing, by any means. But poisonous weeds are just as likely as green shoots to grow up through those cracks.
    ***UPDATE*** CWA AT&T Mobility NBBP Vote
    06/26/16 - CWA Local 3176
    Brothers and Sisters, Per Nick Hawkins/Dist 3 Asst. to the VP, if you have not recieved a post card in the mail or your card may have been sent to the wrong office, please notify Lesley Weaver or Samantha Crawford at the call center of your new address or you may send an email to admin@cwa3176.org with your name and new address.
    Alaska Airlines flight diverted after man tried to kiss sleeping teen girl
    06/26/16 - POSPD Officer's Bargaining Unit (affiliated with IBT - Local 117)
    An airport official says a flight was diverted to the Seattle area after a male passenger aboard an Alaska Airlines flight tried to kiss a sleeping girl seated next to him on the airplane. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport spokesman Perry Cooper said Tuesday that Port of Seattle police arrested the 23-year-old California man for investigation of fourth-degree assault.
    4th Of July
    06/26/16 - Teamsters Local 767
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    APWU: ‘Ruling Will Lift the Veil of Secrecy’ NLRB Orders USPS to Release More Info on Staples Deal
    06/26/16 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    In a major ruling in favor of the APWU issued on June 15, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ordered the Postal Service to immediately provide the APWU uncensored copies of documents about the pilot program that established postal counters inside Staples stores – information the APWU first requested in 2013.
    Deadline Nears for PSEs to Sign Up for Health Benefits
    06/26/16 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Postal Support Employees (PSEs) represented by the APWU have until June 30, 2016, to enroll in health insurance through the USPS Health Benefits (USPSHB) Plan. Coverage will be effective on July 9, 2016. Under the terms of an agreement between the APWU and management, the Postal Service will contribute at least $125 per pay period toward the cost of the insurance.
    Brexit Was Sold As A Victory For The Working Class. It Isn’t.
    06/26/16 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Voters hoping for a shift in their fortunes when they opted for Brexit faced a rude awakening Friday morning. Britain’s vote to leave the European Union was celebrated by supporters as taking control of the economy — but while some are celebrating it as a victory against the elite, it’s clear that the effects of Brexit will likely hurt the working class far more.
    Paul Ryan’s ‘New’ Tax Plan Is A Lot Of The Same Old Policies
    06/26/16 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    As House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has been rolling out his “Better Way” policy agenda, he’s been promising new ideas. And the same was true when he unveiled the latest plank on tax reform, which he said offered “a new direction.” But the plan is packed full of ideas that Republicans have offered up over and over again.
    Statement on 2016 Social Security Trustees Report: Just-Released Report Confirms that Expanding Social Security is Fully Affordable
    06/26/16 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Social Security has a large and growing surplus, according to the 2016 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds, released today. This year’s report projects that in 2016 Social Security will run an annual surplus of roughly $15.7 billion, bringing the accumulated surplus to about roughly $2.
    George Will leaving Republican Party
    06/26/16 - McLean County Democratic Party
    https://pjmedia.com/election/2016/06/24/this-is-not-my-party-george-will-goes-from-gop-to-unaffiliated/.
    Joint Association Update 6-24-16
    06/24/16 - TWU Local 513
    Results of Local 602's election
    06/24/16 - Lansing Labor News
    There will be an election results for District Shop, Education Committee Chairperson, Veteran's Committee Chairperson, and Skilled Trades Delegate are in.
    In Case You Missed It
    06/24/16 - Teamsters Local 355
      • US Foods' attack on workers is an attack on veterans.   • FedEx to settle driver lawsuits in 20 states for $240m.   • Hoffa is a designated delegate for Sanders in Michigan.   • Maryland’s minimum wage to rise again July 1.   • New analysis has better news for state, local public pensions.
    Unions unite to fight for Pension security
    06/24/16 - Local 755 UNITED SERVICE WORKERS UNION
    CWA represents a majority of NJ State employees.  The Legislature is voting to put a referendum on the ballot that would require the Governor to make quarterly pension payments.  This will save tax payer money and bolster the pension system that is in need of the funding that Governors have failed to put in.
    Association Seniority Integration update 6-24-16
    06/24/16 - TWU Local 513
    JCBA Update 06.24.16
    06/24/16 - TWU Local 568
    The Fleet Service Association Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines during the week of June 20th in Washington, D.C. The week began with a seniority integration meeting at the TWU International office, which included the Seniority Integration Committee, the Negotiating Committee and other representatives of the Association.
    In Case You Missed It
    06/24/16 - Teamsters Local 992
      • US Foods' attack on workers is an attack on veterans.   • FedEx to settle driver lawsuits in 20 states for $240m.   • Hoffa is a designated delegate for Sanders in Michigan.   • Maryland’s minimum wage to rise again July 1.   • New analysis has better news for state, local public pensions.
    Corporate Greed, American Unions, and Moving the Oreo to Mexico
    06/24/16 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 24, 2016  | JOBS |  … In a crude ploy to shift blame for the loss of jobs to the union, the plutocratic powerhouse [Mondelez International] claimed it had made an offer to Local 300 [bakery workers] to keep producing Oreos in Chicago, but that recalcitrant union officials refused.
    Corporate Greed, American Unions, and Moving the Oreo to Mexico
    06/24/16 - Teamsters local 570
    June 24, 2016  | JOBS |  … In a crude ploy to shift blame for the loss of jobs to the union, the plutocratic powerhouse [Mondelez International] claimed it had made an offer to Local 300 [bakery workers] to keep producing Oreos in Chicago, but that recalcitrant union officials refused.
    Corporate Greed, American Unions, and Moving the Oreo to Mexico
    06/24/16 - Teamsters Local 992
    June 24, 2016  | JOBS |  … In a crude ploy to shift blame for the loss of jobs to the union, the plutocratic powerhouse [Mondelez International] claimed it had made an offer to Local 300 [bakery workers] to keep producing Oreos in Chicago, but that recalcitrant union officials refused.
    Safeway Distribution Center Hiring Warehouse Positions
    06/24/16 - Teamsters Local 455
    Apply at:  http://www.careersatsafeway.
    Letter to Postmaster Seifer (RFI - LC Reversion) 6-24-2016
    06/24/16 - Central Florida Area Local
    Finally, APWU Gets Official Copy of MS-1 Handbook
    06/24/16 - Central Florida Area Local
    Web News Article #: 129-2016 06/22/2016 - The Postal Service finally provided the APWU with an official version of the new MS-1 Handbook on June 21, Maintenance Craft Director Steve Raymer has announced. It is now effective. The handbook has important implications for BEM staffing.
    Deadline Nears for PSEs to Sign Up for Health Benefits
    06/24/16 - Central Florida Area Local
    Web News Article #: 126-2016 06/20/2016 - Postal Support Employees (PSEs) represented by the APWU have until June 30, 2016, to enroll in health insurance through the USPS Health Benefits (USPSHB) Plan. Coverage will be effective on July 9, 2016.
    Letter to PM's - Tragedy Orlando 6-13-2016
    06/24/16 - Central Florida Area Local
    President's Report 6-9-2016
    06/24/16 - Central Florida Area Local
    In Case You Missed It
    06/24/16 - Teamsters Local 888
      • US Foods' attack on workers is an attack on veterans.   • FedEx to settle driver lawsuits in 20 states for $240m.   • Hoffa is a designated delegate for Sanders in Michigan.   • Maryland’s minimum wage to rise again July 1.   • New analysis has better news for state, local public pensions.
    In Case You Missed It
    06/24/16 - Teamsters local 570
      • US Foods' attack on workers is an attack on veterans.   • FedEx to settle driver lawsuits in 20 states for $240m.   • Hoffa is a designated delegate for Sanders in Michigan.   • Maryland’s minimum wage to rise again July 1.   • New analysis has somewhat better news for state, local public pensions.
    Corporate Greed, American Unions, and Moving the Oreo to Mexico
    06/24/16 - Teamsters Local 888
    June 24, 2016  | JOBS |  … In a crude ploy to shift blame for the loss of jobs to the union, the plutocratic powerhouse [Mondelez International] claimed it had made an offer to Local 300 [bakery workers] to keep producing Oreos in Chicago, but that recalcitrant union officials refused.
    Memorial Services for Brother David Small
    06/23/16 - IATSE Local 33
    Dear Members: it is with extreme regret that we inform you of the recent death of our Union Brother David Small who passed away on June 15, 2016. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at the Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery, TaNaCH Chapel.
    BRS Family Member Awarded2016 Union Plus Scholarship
    06/23/16 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    BRS Family Member Awarded 2016 Union Plus Scholarship Winner Honored for Achievement and Union Values Washington, D.C. — Union Plus recently awarded $150,000 in scholarships to 104 students representing 32 unions, including one winner representing the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS).
    Equity Reserve Update
    06/23/16 - TWU Local 513
    Brothers & Sisters, Attached is the latest information regarding the value of equity held in reserve due to a lawsuit and court order. This case is waiting to be heard in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
    Prescription Drug Carrier
    06/23/16 - IUOE 302
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