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Rally for HCPS Custodians April 2, 2019
03/26/19 - Hillsborough School Employee Federation
Our custodians & community are under threat of profit seeking companies taking over custodial operations in Hillsborough County Public Schools. Please join us as we rally for HCPS Custodians April 2nd at the School Board building!
The Great Postal Strike of 1970!
03/26/19 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
The Great Postal Strike of 1970 "The strike that stunned the country," read the headline in Time magazine. Maybe Time was stunned. But 200,000 postal workers had a different view. For them, the Great Postal Strike of 1970 was the moment they were "standing 10 feet tall instead of groveling in the dust," as a Manhattan letter carrier put it.
Annual Picnic is on its way
03/25/19 - IUEC Local 10
It is time to mark your calendars for another sensational picnic at YMCA Camp Letts, 4003 Camp Letts Road, Edgewater, MD 21037, on June 15, 2019.  Great entertainment, food, fun and fellowship is scheduled from noon to 5 PM.  Order forms must be in by June 12, 2019.  You may print a form below this article.
Special Election
03/25/19 - IUEC Local 10
Vote for one (1) Business Agent t fill the remainder of a three (3) year term: John P Matthews, Joe "Zeppy" Demmel, Linsey Thacker, and Rob Rhue The elections will be held on May 9, 2019 from 5:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Local #10 Union Hall, 9600 Martin Luther King Jr Highway, Lanham, MD 20706.
Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and the Women Who Fought for Labor Reform
03/25/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 25, 2019 | WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH | Around 4:30pm on March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the eighth floor of the Asch Building at Washington Place and Greene Streets, just as the young employees of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, who occupied the building’s top three floors, were preparing to leave for the day.
Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and the Women Who Fought for Labor Reform
03/25/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 25, 2019 | WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH | Around 4:30pm on March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the eighth floor of the Asch Building at Washington Place and Greene Streets, just as the young employees of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, who occupied the building’s top three floors, were preparing to leave for the day.
Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and the Women Who Fought for Labor Reform
03/25/19 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 25, 2019 | WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH | Around 4:30pm on March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the eighth floor of the Asch Building at Washington Place and Greene Streets, just as the young employees of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, who occupied the building’s top three floors, were preparing to leave for the day.
Steward Training for Monroe Bus Drivers
03/25/19 - UPSEU Local 1222
UPSEU Local 1222, bus driver members in Monroe, CT employed by All Star Transportation recently elected Stewards; the Chief Steward is Elizabeth Poppa and the two Assistant Stewards are Erica Carroll and Stacee Merz. While the While the Chief Steward has prior experience, both Assistant Stewards are new to this role in the unit. In March 2019, UPSEU provided steward training for these members.
UFCW Local 7 Negotiations Update
03/25/19 - Teamsters Local 455
UFCW LOCAL 7 HAS SECURED A FINAL OFFER WITH KING SOOPERS CITY MARKET.
El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Has Died
03/25/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association extends its deepest condolences to the family, loved ones, colleagues and friends of Deputy Peter Herrera #4928 of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.  Deputy Herrera died on Sunday, March 24, 2019, as a result of injuries he sustained after being shot multiple times after conducting a traffic stop on March 22.
UPS Meal Period
03/25/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Recently there has been discussion concerning the meal period for UPS package car drivers and temorary cover drivers.
Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and the Women Who Fought for Labor Reform
03/25/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Mar. 25, 2019 | WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH | Around 4:30pm on March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the eighth floor of the Asch Building at Washington Place and Greene Streets, just as the young employees of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, who occupied the building’s top three floors, were preparing to leave for the day.
Mission Statement
03/23/19 - Des Moines Police Guild
The Des Moines Police Officer’s Guild, represents all the Officers, Detectives, Sergeants, Community Service and Animal Control Officers of the police department. As a law enforcement agency in the state of Washington, we represent law enforcement personnel who are sworn to protect and serve the Des Moines community.
Lockout Clarification
03/23/19 - TWU Local 568
The TWU Intl VP Gary Peterson has released a letter clarifying the wording of yesterday's JCBA Update. Please download the full letter below.
Waste Management Ratification Vote
03/23/19 - Teamsters Local 231
March 23, 2019, Teamsters Local 231 Drivers and Mechanics employed at Waste Management of Skagit County voted Unanimously to ratify historic agreement! Secretary-Treasurer Rich Ewing partnered with Rick Hicks, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 174 to negotiate a multi-local common clauses agreement.
Support a Member in Need
03/23/19 - CWA Local 2222
Please help support our member, William Powers and his family during this time of need. His wife is pregnant with twins and has had complications and been hospitalized for a couple weeks. William has had unpaid time off and the babies will be born prematurely and will spend up to 10 weeks in the NICU.
Hershey Medical Center Contract Proposals
03/22/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776 has scheduled meetings with the Hershey Merdical Center membership to review the submitted contract proposals...
Galen Center load out parking
03/22/19 - IATSE Local 33
If you are working the Load Out for The Kids Choice at Galen Center on Saturday, parking is at 350 W 35th St. Los Angeles, 90007. it is on the opposite side of the freeway from Galen Center, between Hope and Grand. It is a USC structure.
Joint Memo: Update on the Tentative Agreement
03/22/19 - AMFA
March 22, 2019 -- After reaching an Agreement in Principle (AIP) on March 16, the Southwest and AMFA Negotiating Committees began finalizing the contractual language to turn the AIP into a Tentative Agreement (TA). By and large, this work has been completed, with only a few remaining issues. The TA calls for retro pay through March 31, 2019, and Southwest will provide AMFA with the final numbers around April 5. At that point, AMFA will determine how it plans to distribute the ratification bonus to each individual. The last remaining step is to combine all of the documents we’ve agreed to into one TA document for your review, and we plan to complete this work next week.
Maryland Heading for $15 Min. Wage by 2025
03/22/19 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 22, 2019 | WAGES | After strong campaigning by Fight for $15 and a Union, the Service Employees, and their allies, Maryland is apparently heading for an increase in the state minimum wage to $15 an hour – despite GOP Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto threat.
Godspeed Kevin Houck IBEW 396 VP
03/22/19 - IBEW 396
IN MEMORIAM KEVIN  “Biggin” HOUCK Kevin Houck was born July 1969 and joined the Company in June of 1995 as a Journeyman Lineman.    He worked his entire career in the Lines Department as a Lineman.  Kevin passed away unexpectedly March 19th in his home. Kevin leaves a tremendous void.
Maryland Heading for $15 Min. Wage by 2025
03/22/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 22, 2019 | WAGES | After strong campaigning by Fight for $15 and a Union, the Service Employees, and their allies, Maryland is apparently heading for an increase in the state minimum wage to $15 an hour – despite GOP Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto threat.
2019 Presidents' Scholarship Application
03/22/19 - Teamsters Local 743
Download the 2019 Presidents' Scholarship Application and Guidelines Forms Here
2019 Presidents' Scholarship Application
03/22/19 - Teamsters Local 743
Download the 2019 Presidents' Scholarship Application and Guidelines Forms Here
YRCW Negotiation Update
03/22/19 - Teamsters Local 776
The Teamsters National Negotiating Committee and YRCW have reached a tentative agreement on a new national agreement...
OSHA 10 Blitz: Seattle, April 1-2; Spokane, April 16-17; Portland, April 19-20
03/22/19 - IATSE Local 488
Join us for OSHA 10 General Entertainment Safety. IATSE Local 488 now require all members to have this certification. This course serves an overview of essential safety protocols and procedures for our industry, both in our shops and on set. It’s a baseline of critical knowledge for entry level crew members and seasoned Craftspeople. All Members who haven't had this course should sign up today!
TEAMSTERS NATIONAL FREIGHT
03/22/19 - Teamsters Local 71
The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and YRCW companies, YRC Freight, New Penn and Holland, have reached a tentative agreement in principle for a new collective bargaining agreement to succeed the current agreement which is expiring on March 31.
YRC Tentative Agreement Reached in Principle
03/21/19 - Teamsters Local 492
The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and YRCW companies, YRC Freight, New Penn and Holland, have reached a tentative agreement in principle for a new collective bargaining agreement to succeed the current agreement which is expiring on March 31.
Look for the Union … Edible
03/21/19 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 20, 2019 | ORGANIZING | […] The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is one of the unions pushing to organize weed workers. Its drivers already transport legal weed throughout the state; now the union is pushing out into the fields and warehouses. At 1.
It Just Became Easier for Employers to Dump Retirees’ Pensions
03/21/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 21, 2019 | RETIREMENT SECURITY | Traditional pensions are disappearing in America, and the federal government just made it easier for employers to get rid of them. With no fanfare in early March, the Treasury Department issued a notice that allows employers to buy out current retirees from their pensions with a one-time lump sum payment.
No Way Out? Blocked Exits at UPS Warehouses Pit Workers at Risk
03/21/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 21, 2019 | HEALTH & SAFETY | When Bill Davis complained about blocked exits at the United Parcel Service Inc.warehouse in Sharonville, Ohio, he says nobody at the company listened. But the Occupational Health and Safety Administration did. Davis’ complaint led to a proposed fine exceeding $200,000. On Friday, March 8, Davis was fired.
Look for the Union … Edible
03/21/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 21, 2019 | ORGANIZING | […] The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is one of the unions pushing to organize weed workers. Its drivers already transport legal weed throughout the state; now the union is pushing out into the fields and warehouses. At 1.
Pre-Retirement Seminars
03/21/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Designed for railroad employees and spouses planning to retire within five years, the Pre-Retirement Seminars we offer familiarize attendees with the retirement benefits available to them and guide them through the application process. Sponsored by the Office of the Labor Member, seminars are held at several locations annually. Union officials, auxiliary members, and their spouses are welcome to attend, as well as rail employees and spouses within 5 years of retirement. Registration is required
UAW 4911 Bargaining Update
03/21/19 - UAW Local 4911
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Look for the Union … Edible
03/21/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Mar. 21, 2019 | ORGANIZING | […] The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is one of the unions pushing to organize weed workers. Its drivers already transport legal weed throughout the state; now the union is pushing out into the fields and warehouses. At 1.
Look for the Union … Edible *
03/20/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 20, 2019 | ORGANIZING | […] The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is one of the unions pushing to organize weed workers. Its drivers already transport legal weed throughout the state; now the union is pushing out into the fields and warehouses. At 1.
Waste Management Ratification Vote
03/20/19 - Teamsters Local 231
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Today in Labor History
03/20/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
MARCH 20, 1865 — Michigan authorizes formation of workers’ cooperatives. Thirteen are formed in the state over a 25-year period. Labor reform organizations were advocating "cooperation" over "competitive" capitalism following the Civil War and several thousand cooperatives opened for business across the country during this era.
Congratulations Southern State!
03/20/19 - NJLESA
Congratulations Southern State! Undefeated against all other law enforcement agencies ~ Best of luck in the playoffs as you strive for the championship title.
IBEW 396 Receives The Edwin D. Hill Award
03/20/19 - IBEW 396
Locals That Battled Energy Deregulation Scheme  Share First-Ever Edwin D.
Aerial Lift Training and Certification
03/19/19 - IATSE Local 478
We have a couple of lift classes scheduled for Saturday March 23 and Sunday March 24. Each class is a one day class that lasts around 8 hours. The Class will take place at SGPS Showrig in Elmwood LA and will start promptly at 8am each day. See the attached application.
Remembering Brother John P. Scott and celebrating his life.
03/19/19 - IATSE Local 478
We are remembering Brother John P. Scott and celebrating his life. The funeral is private. A memorial service will be held at on Thursday, March 21, from 7-10pm at Southport Hall (200 Monticello Ave, New Orleans).
No Way Out? Blocked Exits at UPS Warehouses Put Workers at Risk
03/19/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 19, 2019 | HEALTH & SAFETY | When Bill Davis complained about blocked exits at the United Parcel Service Inc.warehouse in Sharonville, Ohio, he says nobody at the company listened. But the Occupational Health and Safety Administration did. Davis’ complaint led to a proposed fine exceeding $200,000. On Friday, March 8, Davis was fired.
Unions Back Effort to Block Deportations; Create Pathways to Citizenship
03/19/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 19, 2019 | POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE | Several major American unions have endorsed a bill introduced in the House March 12, that could protect more than 2 million people from deportation. The Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), sponsored by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), and Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.
Danbury BOE Secretaries & IT Employees Overwhelmingly Approve Tentative Agreement for Successor Contract
03/19/19 - UPSEU
Danbury BOE Secretaries & IT Employees overwhelmingly approved terms of the Tentative Agreement for a new successor collective bargaining agreement during a recent ratification process. A major item during these negotiations was the health insurance.
SPECIAL MEETING 03-20-2019
03/19/19 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
SPECIAL MEETING 03-20-2019 - We hope to see you Wednesday evening from 8pm to 9pm. Local 40 Executive Board would like to make some changes to the ByLaws but we need YOU to be there to approve the amendments. We look forward to seeing you at the Union Office!
AMFA Support Transport Workers Union Locals’ “American Airlines Should Care” Educational Campaign
03/19/19 - AMFA
March 19, 2019 -- The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) National Executive Council (NEC) fully supports the Transport Workers Union’s “American Airlines Should Care” Educational Campaign. AMFA appreciates and encourages efforts to educate the public on a user-friendly platform that exposes flaws in business practices that compromise safety.

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