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James R. Hoffa Memorial College Student Essay
06/01/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 677
2017 ESSAY CONTEST James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund All Applications must be sent to the Local Union Hall for approval by June 1, 2017. 1871 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, CT 06706 (Printable applicaiton below) GOOD LUCK.
No one should be fooled by Trump’s campaign promise not to cut Social Security
04/27/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
As part of his tax package, Donald Trump reportedly is planning to propose replacing employee contributions to Social Security with general revenue. The proposal is a Trojan horse: It appears to be a gift, in the form of middle class tax relief, but would, if enacted, lead to the destruction of working Americans’ fundamental economic security.
Workers strike for a $15 wage, and this time with the support of the entire Democratic Party
04/27/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Daquan Jackson was supposed to be at work at 7 a.m. on Wednesday. By late morning, he should have been grilling the large amounts of chicken and steak required to feed customers during the lunchtime rush at the Qdoba Mexican restaurant in the Pentagon. Instead, Jackson joined roughly 400 other federal contract workers and low-wage employees with Good Jobs Nation striking outside the U.S.
602 run-off results
04/27/17 - Lansing Labor News
Doug Fox has been elected Recording Secretary in the Local 602 run-off election held this week.
Trump says he’s stopping jobs from going abroad. Here’s the truth.
04/27/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
At least 11,934 Americans have lost or are losing their jobs to production moved overseas since Inauguration Day. Susan Haines and Sharon Vanacker knew something was wrong when their CTS Corporation factory in Elkhart, Indiana shut down production one afternoon in June of last year. That “never happens, unless it’s a holiday or something,” Vanacker said.
Raffle to support NHDOC Officer's child
04/26/17 - New Hampshire Police Association
Signed Tom Brady Super Bowl LI Helmet Fundraiser Constantine Salce Constantine is the 9 year old son of Correctional Officer Dominic Salce and his wife Lu.  Constantine was born with the genetic disorder Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).  SMA is a genetic disease affecting the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement.
Workers Memorial Day is April 28Join an Event Near You!
04/26/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Each year, thousands of workers die and millions more are injured or sickened from dangerous working conditions.
May 1 2017
04/26/17 - IUPAT local 10
Join Local Ten in solidarity on May Day (International Workers Day).
When Wall Street Writes the Rules for Retirement
04/26/17 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 26, 2017  | WAGES | Democrats are uniting behind Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in a legislative push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. Sanders will reintroduce a $15 minimum wage bill Wednesday, attracting support from some Democrats such as Senator Patty Murray (Wash.), who previously supported a smaller minimum wage increase.
Sanders, Dems Introduce $15 Minimum Wage Bill
04/26/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 26, 2017  | WAGES | Democrats are uniting behind Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in a legislative push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. Sanders will reintroduce a $15 minimum wage bill Wednesday, attracting support from some Democrats such as Senator Patty Murray (Wash.), who previously supported a smaller minimum wage increase.
Teamsters 419 #Fairness Information Demonstration
04/26/17 - Teamsters local 419
Charlotte Area Local Return Ballot Instruction
04/26/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
April 26, 2017 Dear member, Please make sure that you sign your ballot return envelope legibly where you would normally enter your return address. Unsigned or illegibly signed envelopes shall be ineligible for the count.
Smiles Are Best At GMS!
04/26/17 -
Sanders, Dems Introduce $15 Minimum Wage Bill
04/26/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 26, 2017  | WAGES | Democrats are uniting behind Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in a legislative push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. Sanders will reintroduce a $15 minimum wage bill Wednesday, attracting support from some Democrats such as Senator Patty Murray (Wash.), who previously supported a smaller minimum wage increase.
IBEW – AT&T Reach Early Tentative Agreement
04/26/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 2:00pm (CST) - The IBEW System Council T-3 (SCT-3) and AT&T reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering approximately 5,000 employees working for the company nationwide primarily in Illinois and Northwest Indiana.
Join the People's Climate March
04/26/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Stand up for Our Communities and Climate Join American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO (APWU) members, as well as allies from labor, civil rights, environmental and political reform groups.
“Line of Duty” - written and performed by Jon Secada and Joel Someillan
04/26/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
61st Annual Montana AFL-CIO Convention
04/26/17 - Montana State AFL-CIO
The 61st Annual Montana AFL-CIO Convention will be June 1st - June 3rd at the Big Horn Resort in Billings Montana. More information to come.
New Tyson Fresh Meats Labor Agreement
04/26/17 - Teamsters Local 577
To All Tyson Fresh Meats Members,     The results of the vote over the Company’s Best and Final Offer are listed below.     Votes In Favor of the Proposed Contract: 1,785     Votes Against the Proposed Contract: 353    The terms of the new Labor Agreement will go into effect Sunday, April 30, 2017.
Press Release: 2017 AMFA Scholarship Recipients
04/26/17 - AMFA
April 26, 2016 -- The AMFA National Executive Council (NEC) is proud to announce the two recipients of the AMFA Scholarship for 2017. Those who applied had to be currently enrolled in a school to gain their Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license, had to be a US Citizen, and were required to submit a 500-word essay expressing why they chose aircraft maintenance as a career.
Sanders, Dems Introduce $15 Minimum Wage Bill
04/26/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 26, 2017  | WAGES | Democrats are uniting behind Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in a legislative push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. Sanders will reintroduce a $15 minimum wage bill Wednesday, attracting support from some Democrats such as Senator Patty Murray (Wash.), who previously supported a smaller minimum wage increase.
Red Cross Employees Choose Teamsters Local 414!
04/25/17 - Teamsters Local 414
American Red Cross workers in Fort Wayne, Indiana organized their union with Teamsters Local 414 on April 24, 2017, through an overwhelming majority on a card check agreement.  These workers contacted Teamsters Local 414 in December 2016.
Upcoming OSHA 10 classes
04/25/17 - IATSE Local 33
The Training and Safety Committee will be hosting an OSHA 10 class, Monday & Tuesday, May 15th & 16th, 9 am two-day class anyone interested email the training.committee@ia33.
May 1st Solidarity March
04/25/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
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When Wall Street Writes the Rules for Retirement
04/25/17 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 25, 2017  | RETIREMENT | … Limited access to retirement plans, combined with stagnating wages, fluctuating work hours and other factors, results in one in three working Americans having nothing saved for retirement at all.
When Wall Street Writes the Rules for Retirement
04/25/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 25, 2017  | RETIREMENT | … Limited access to retirement plans, combined with stagnating wages, fluctuating work hours and other factors, results in one in three working Americans having nothing saved for retirement at all.
Alert: Wang needs help for Thurs and Sat
04/25/17 - IATSE Local B4
Wang needs help Thursday, 6:30 call and Saturday, 7 pm call for Alvin Ailey. If you can work please contact Robin Jones at 617-723-2214.
When Wall Street Writes the Rules for Retirement
04/25/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 25, 2017  | RETIREMENT | … Limited access to retirement plans, combined with stagnating wages, fluctuating work hours and other factors, results in one in three working Americans having nothing saved for retirement at all.
Loud & Clear | Health Benefits Update
04/25/17 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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SLPOA meeting Wednesday
04/25/17 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
Members, The next General Membership meeting of the St. Louis Police Officers' Association is scheduled for this Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7pm.  Acting Police Commissioner Lt Col O’Toole will address those in attendance.
When Wall Street Writes the Rules for Retirement
04/25/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 25, 2017  | RETIREMENT | … Limited access to retirement plans, combined with stagnating wages, fluctuating work hours and other factors, results in one in three working Americans having nothing saved for retirement at all.
Message from AFSE President
04/24/17 - AFSE
From AFSE President Nas Afi: Dear AFSE Membership and Colleagues, I hope this communication finds you well, safe, and healthy. As you know, this week the AFSE Bargaining Team phased into the beginning of more Traditional Bargaining. That is, the parties are beginning to exchange proposals, with the rationale for them.
NCPSO and You
04/24/17 - CWA/NCPSO Local 2201
10th Annual RPFFW Reunion Golf Outing
04/24/17 - PFFWHG
10th Annual RPFFW Reunion Golf Outing See attached file.
Dues Office Closed Until May 1
04/24/17 - Carpenters and Millrights Local Unions
The dues office will be closed the week of April 24 through April 28 for administrative training. You can pay window dues with a credit card by calling 651-646-7207 or online at northcountrycarpenter.org. If you need other assistance please contact a business representative directly.
Sad News
04/24/17 - IBEW Local 659
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce Dino DeGrandis passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.  The Service for Dino is Friday, May 5th at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Anne Catholic Church 1131 NE 10th Street, Grants Pass, Oregon 97526.
FREE AND EXCLUSIVE TO UFCW MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES!
04/24/17 - UFCW 1439
Who is eligible for the UFCW Free College Benefit? A. UFCW members in good standing and their families. Family is defined as spouses, children, stepchildren, dependents and grandchildren.  Potential students’ membership will be verified by UFCW.
How Do NIH Cuts Affect Local 328 Members?
04/24/17 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
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Ken Nelligan
04/24/17 - Teamsters Local 449
Past Secretary Treasure/PEO Ken Nelligan has passed away.  Please keep the family in your prayers.
The Price for Killing Workers Must Be Prison
04/24/17 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 24, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | Every 12 days, a member of my union, the United Steelworkers (USW), or one of their non-union co-workers, is killed on the job. Every 12 days. And it’s been that way for years. These are horrible deaths. Workers are crushed by massive machinery. They drown in vats of chemicals. They’re poisoned by toxic gas, burned by molten metal.
The Price for Killing Workers Must Be Prison
04/24/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 24, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | Every 12 days, a member of my union, the United Steelworkers (USW), or one of their non-union co-workers, is killed on the job. Every 12 days. And it’s been that way for years. These are horrible deaths. Workers are crushed by massive machinery. They drown in vats of chemicals. They’re poisoned by toxic gas, burned by molten metal.
Unity at Nyack Hospital
04/24/17 - CWA Local 1103
If you didn't attend the meeting last week, you missed a lot. You missed the public support building for the Nyack Bargaining Unit as contract expiration is nearing. You missed the presentation of CWA 1103's mobilization plan.  And you missed the announcement of the initial bargaining date of May 17th.  It's our time to receive a fair contract.
Local 814 is Moving
04/24/17 - Teamsters Local 814
We Are Moving For the second time, our office in Long Island City has been purchased by developers to make way for new highrises.  The new landlord will be demolishing the building, and we must vacate by the end of the month.   Effective May 1, 2017, Local 814 will be moving into temporary space in downtown Brooklyn while we search for a more permanent location.
Colorado Law Enforcement Social in DC During Police Week
04/24/17 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
If you are Colorado Law Enforcement and are planning on being in Washington DC during "National Police Week 2017".....You are all invited.
Thank You for Your Participation in the AMFA-SWA AMT Survey
04/24/17 - AMFA
April 24, 2017 - The National Executive Committee (NEC) would like to thank everyone who participated in the AMFA–SWA Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Survey that concluded on April 20, 2017. The NEC continues to make improving communications a priority, and this survey is one means to facilitate this process.
The Price for Killing Workers Must Be Prison
04/24/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 24, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | Every 12 days, a member of my union, the United Steelworkers (USW), or one of their non-union co-workers, is killed on the job. Every 12 days. And it’s been that way for years. These are horrible deaths. Workers are crushed by massive machinery. They drown in vats of chemicals. They’re poisoned by toxic gas, burned by molten metal.
Candidates Statement
04/24/17 - NEASO
Dear NEASO Sisters and Brothers:                The NEASO RA Delegate Elections will be held at NEA Headquarters and NEA Member Benefits on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
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