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    In Ohio, Another Effort to Institute RTW
    11/21/18 - Teamsters local 570
    Nov. 21, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Some lawmakers in Ohio were up to their old tricks again last week when a hearing was held to discuss a so-called right-to-work (RTW) bill. But the Teamsters and other unions showed up and made it clear that the Buckeye State doesn’t need any more laws that infringe on the rights of workers. While state Rep.
    Forget Elections – Labor Needs to Get Back to Its Roots
    11/21/18 - Teamsters local 570
    Nov. 21, 2018 | SOLIDARITY | […] Partisan and competitive thinking insidiously affects behavior. Fifty percent plus one passes for solidarity. Unionists succumb to political speak, sounding like Washington rather than “folks ‘round here.” We blame workers for voting for Republicans. If they’d only voted how we told them, then we could get things done.
    In Ohio, Another Effort to Institute RTW
    11/21/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    Nov. 21, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Some lawmakers in Ohio were up to their old tricks again last week when a hearing was held to discuss a so-called right-to-work (RTW) bill.
    Happy Thanksgiving
    11/21/18 - CWA Local 7777
    A Special greeting of Thanksgiving to express our sincere appreciation for your confidence and loyalty! We are deeply thankful and extend to you our best wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day.
    In Ohio, Another Effort to Institute RTW
    11/21/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    Nov. 21, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Some lawmakers in Ohio were up to their old tricks again last week when a hearing was held to discuss a so-called right-to-work (RTW) bill.
    orget Elections – Labor Needs to Get Back to Its Roots
    11/21/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    Nov. 20, 2018 | SOLIDARITY | […] Partisan and competitive thinking insidiously affects behavior. Fifty percent plus one passes for solidarity. Unionists succumb to political speak, sounding like Washington rather than “folks ‘round here.” We blame workers for voting for Republicans. If they’d only voted how we told them, then we could get things done.
    A Note from the President 11/21/18
    11/21/18 - IATSE Local 33
    Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Board of Directors election has been stopped!  Do not mail your current ballot!   The Union found an error with the acceptance letters.   The local will have the accountant firm send new ballots with three names that were improperly left off the ballot.
    Reminder - Elections December 13, 2018
    11/21/18 - IUEC Local 10
    Just a reminder that Elections will be on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 5:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Local #10 union Hall, 9600 Martin Luther King, Jr Highway, Lanham, MD 20706.
    Unemployment and Out-of-Work List
    11/21/18 - IUOE 302
    Unemployment and Out-of-Work List Member Update and Reminder: Full referral union hall status is what affords our members the ability to be eligible for unemployment benefits without the weekly job search requirements.  In order to be eligible for unemployment benefits, you need to be a member in good standing and appropriately registered on the OWL.
    Teamsters Laying Wreaths Honoring Vets
    11/21/18 - Teamsters Local 492
    Date: December 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM Place: Santa Fe National Cemetery Come out and join Wreaths across America, LANL and Teamsters 492 in laying wreaths on this place of Honor for are veterans. If you would like to volunteer to come out and help. Please notify Brother Teamsters Ralph Martinez   505-221-3227 or Jesse Marquez 505-412-2799.
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING
    11/21/18 - IBEW Local 551
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    Happy Thanksgiving
    11/21/18 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
    On behalf of the Officers and Staff at District1199 New Mexico we would like to wish you and your family a very Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.  Our offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22nd and Friday, Nov. 23rd in observation of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
    Holiday Schedule
    11/21/18 - IBEW Local 332
    Union hall and offices will be closed Thursday 11/22, Friday 11/23 for Thanksgiving; also Monday 12/24, Tuesday 12/25 for Christmas; and Monday 12/31, Tuesday 1/1/19 for New Years. Happy and safe Holidays to all of our members and their families.
    2018 Open House
    11/21/18 - IBEW Local 332
    2018 Christmas Open House.
    In Ohio, Another Effort to Institute RTW
    11/21/18 - Teamsters Local 888
    Nov. 21, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Some lawmakers in Ohio were up to their old tricks again last week when a hearing was held to discuss a so-called right-to-work (RTW) bill. But the Teamsters and other unions showed up and made it clear that the Buckeye State doesn’t need any more laws that infringe on the rights of workers. While state Rep.
    Forget Elections – Labor Needs to Get Back to Its Roots
    11/21/18 - Teamsters Local 888
    Nov. 21, 2018 | SOLIDARITY | […] Partisan and competitive thinking insidiously affects behavior. Fifty percent plus one passes for solidarity. Unionists succumb to political speak, sounding like Washington rather than “folks ‘round here.” We blame workers for voting for Republicans. If they’d only voted how we told them, then we could get things done.
    APWU Health Plan Fairs
    11/20/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    The Charlotte Area Local will hold health fairs to familiarize members with the APWU Health Plan. This is the schedule.
    NJLECOA Holiday Party
    11/20/18 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
    Responses and checks must be submitted by November 24, 2018. Email Trevor.Beatty@njlecoa.org and Gregory.Paul@njlecoa.org.
    HALL CLOSURE!
    11/20/18 - IBEW Local 483
    Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday.
    BLOOD DRIVE
    11/20/18 - International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 31
    Local 31 is hosting Blood Drive Thursday Nov. 29th 1:30-5pm @ Union Hall 2626 Sutherland Houston.
    2018 EPMPOA "Turkey Bowl" Flag Football Tournament
    11/20/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is hosting its Annual "Turkey Bowl" Flag Football Tournament!  The 7-team tournament will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Ranchos Del Sol Park, 1100 Ted Houghton Dr.
    Forget Elections – Labor Needs to Get Back to Its Roots
    11/20/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    Nov. 20, 2018 | SOLIDARITY | […] Partisan and competitive thinking insidiously affects behavior. Fifty percent plus one passes for solidarity. Unionists succumb to political speak, sounding like Washington rather than “folks ‘round here.” We blame workers for voting for Republicans. If they’d only voted how we told them, then we could get things done.
    AMFA–Southwest Airlines AMT Contract Negotiations Update Update #70
    11/20/18 - AMFA Local 32
    Dear AMFA Brothers and Sisters: The Negotiating Committee is providing this update to the AMFA Membership at Southwest Airlines. This report is the only official authorized source of negotiating communications by the Committee. Your Negotiating Committee convened in Dallas, TX this week.
    UPSEU’s Town of Islip Park Rangers Anthony LaGrasta and John Rivera save a life.
    11/20/18 - UPSEU
    Law Enforcement Officers put their own lives on the line each and every day to protect and save ours.  Thank you to Anthony and John for your heroic efforts. Park Rangers Hailed as Heroes November 15th, 2018 – Two Town of Islip Park Rangers were praised today for their heroic efforts, after pulling a man from his partially submerged vehicle in an Islip canal this morning.
    Police Officer Among 4 Dead In ‘Horrific' Chicago Hospital Shooting
    11/20/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    A Chicago police officer and two hospital workers were killed Monday by a gunman who carried out a grisly assault at a city hospital. Police identified the fallen officer as Samuel Jimenez, a young cop with less than two years with the department.
    Happy Thanksgiving
    11/20/18 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    Happy Thanksgiving!!!                                    Local 266 will be closed Thursday, November 22nd & Friday, November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  We hope you have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.
    AMFA - SWA Technician Negotiations Update #70
    11/20/18 - AMFA
    November 20, 2018 -- Your Negotiating Committee convened in Dallas, TX this week. On Monday, November 19, 2018, we met with the mediator in advance of our scheduled one-day session with the Company. On Tuesday morning, November 20, we convened with the new Company Committee. The only two individuals from the Company’s previous committee are Bill Venckus and Mark Lyons. The rest of the Company Committee, including its lead spokesperson, are at the table for the first time.
    Rest in Peace my friend
    11/20/18 - IUEC Local 10
    I have such a heavy heart.  It is, with great sadness, I must inform the membership of the passing of Brother Sam Guzman, Jr.  on Saturday, November 17, 2018.  Sam was a wonderful young man and God took him way too early.  His Brothers and Sisters will be waiting for him with open arms and golden elevator tools.
    The Next Crash
    11/19/18 - Teamsters local 570
    Nov. 19, 2018 | ECONOMY | […] The combination of stagnant wages with most economic gains going to the top is once again endangering the economy. Most Americans are still living in the shadow of the Great Recession that started in December 2007 and officially ended in June 2009. More have jobs, to be sure. But they haven’t seen any rise in their wages, adjusted for inflation.
    AMFA-ASA Virgin America Transition Agreement Discussions Update #7
    11/19/18 - AMFA
    November 19, 2018 -- On November 15, 2018, AMFA and Alaska Airlines have reached a Tentative Agreement on an Alaska Airlines -Virgin America Transition Agreement. We also received a commitment letter from Kurt Kinder stating timelines that upon ratification of this agreement he will bring current outsourced line maintenance on Airbus aircraft under our Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
    The Next Crash
    11/19/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    Nov. 19, 2018 | ECONOMY | […] The combination of stagnant wages with most economic gains going to the top is once again endangering the economy. Most Americans are still living in the shadow of the Great Recession that started in December 2007 and officially ended in June 2009. More have jobs, to be sure. But they haven’t seen any rise in their wages, adjusted for inflation.
    AMFA – ASA Virgin America Transition Agreement Discussions
    11/19/18 - AMFA Local 32
    Update #7 November 19, 2018 On November 15, 2018, AMFA and Alaska Airlines have reached a Tentative Agreement on an Alaska Airlines -Virgin America Transition Agreement.
    BOCH CENTER THEATERS CONTRACT RATIFICATION MEETING
    11/19/18 - IATSE Local B4
     BOCH CENTER WANG AND SHUBERT THEATERS - 2018 - 2021 CONTRACT RATIFICATION MEETING SCHEDULED Negotiations between the Boch Center Management and IATSE Local B4 Union are at a stage where we are ready to present the details to the membership. We will hold a Ratification meeting on Monday, December 10 at the Transportation Bldg. at 6PM for this purpose.
    Clerk Craft to convert 9 PSE's...
    11/19/18 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT… A.P.W.U.’s efforts have resulted again in Cleveland’s most senior Clerk Craft PSE’s being converted to career employees.   The effective date(s) are:  Saturday, November 24, 2018,(corrected) where a total of 9 PSE’s will enjoy the benefits and security of full-time status.
    The Next Crash
    11/19/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    Nov. 19, 2018 | ECONOMY | […] The combination of stagnant wages with most economic gains going to the top is once again endangering the economy. Most Americans are still living in the shadow of the Great Recession that started in December 2007 and officially ended in June 2009. More have jobs, to be sure. But they haven’t seen any rise in their wages, adjusted for inflation.
    The Next Crash
    11/19/18 - Teamsters Local 888
    Nov. 19, 2018 | ECONOMY | […] The combination of stagnant wages with most economic gains going to the top is once again endangering the economy. Most Americans are still living in the shadow of the Great Recession that started in December 2007 and officially ended in June 2009. More have jobs, to be sure. But they haven’t seen any rise in their wages, adjusted for inflation.
    Members Hard at Work
    11/18/18 - Local 755 UNITED SERVICE WORKERS UNION
    USWU Local #755 members began opening provisional ballots at 7:30am on Saturday, November 17th.
    In Case You Missed It
    11/18/18 - Teamsters local 570
      • Postal workers allege mistreatment by USPS   • Teamsters return to Hill to push for pension reform   • Steelworkers approve 4-yr pact with U.S.
    TEAMSTERS LOCAL 743 MEMBERS COME OUT IN FULL FORCE TO SUPPORT A WORTHY CAUSE.
    11/18/18 - Teamsters Local 743
    TEAMSTERS LOCAL 743 MEMBERS COME OUT IN FULL FORCE TO SUPPORT A WORTHY CAUSE. Teamsters Local 743 in partnership with the JC25 Women’s Committee raised over $13,000 dollars for the American Cancer Society’s 2018 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks.
    In Case You Missed It
    11/18/18 - Teamsters Local 992
      • Postal workers allege mistreatment by USPS   • Teamsters return to Hill to push for pension reform   • Steelworkers approve 4-yr pact with U.S.
    In Case You Missed It
    11/18/18 - Teamsters Local 888
      • Postal workers allege mistreatment by USPS   • Teamsters return to Hill to push for pension reform   • Steelworkers approve 4-yr pact with U.S.
    In Case You Missed It
    11/16/18 - Teamsters Local 355
      • Postal workers allege mistreatment by USPS   • Teamsters return to Hill to push for pension reform   • Steelworkers approve 4-yr pact with U.S.
    IBEW - 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive Kicks Off Today!
    11/16/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive kicks off today! As we enter the holiday season it is time for us to once again brighten the holidays for children who are assisted by charities in the areas where we live and work.  The IBEW - 21 Days of Giving Toy and Coat Drive kicks off today and will run through December 8th.
    Shoes and Boots for Kids Old Newsboys Dec 6
    11/16/18 - UAW Local 4911
    Lansing Spoof Journal Old Newsboys providing new shoes and boots to school-age children on December 6.
    NorCal Camp Fire
    11/15/18 - IBEW Local 100
    This message was sent to us from our Brothers in Local 340. Brothers and Sisters,                I am sending this email out to let you know we have a GoFundMe page setup to help our members and contractors affected by the Camp Fire. As you know this has been the deadliest fire in California’s history.
    Board and 401k Trustee Ballots Mailed
    11/15/18 - IATSE Local 33
    Hello All, The ballots were mailed on November 14,  2018, for the Board of Directors and 401(k) Trustee positions.  The ballots need to be returned by a certain date so READ THE DIRECTIONS…..  Please….
    Trump’s Nafta Plan Could Be Upended by Democrats’ House Takeover
    11/15/18 - Teamsters local 570
    Nov. 15, 2018 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | […] Democrats and their allies in manufacturing unions — who have remained neutral on the proposed pact — maintain that the new requirements, while an improvement on the original Nafta, do not go far enough.

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