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Q2 General Business Meeting Apr 30 and Special Meeting to Ratify the BOH and Emerson Colonial Contracts May 7
04/24/18 - IATSE Local B4
Our General Membership meeting is Monday, April 30 at. 6pm at Transportation building. There will also be Special Ratification Meeting on May 7at 6pm in theTransportation building to vote to ratify contracts for Boston Opera House and Emerson Colonial theatres. Those who work or are are interested in working at either or both theaters are encouraged to attend.
Please Help the Family of a Brother in Blue
04/24/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Officer Carlos Ponce's (#2153) father suffered a medical issue on Saturday, April 21, 2018.  He is currently sedated in the Intensive Care Unit at a local hospital.  Needless to say, hospital and doctor bills are beginning to pile up and cause a financial strain on the family,  Officer Ponce's mother had to quit her job to take care of her husband.
Why These Warehouse Workers Are Standing Up to Abuses
04/24/18 - Teamsters Local 355
April 24, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lent his support to the historic Memphis sanitation workers’ strike. Today, the safe working conditions that strikers fought for in 1968 remain elusive for low-wage workers in one Memphis warehouse.
Why These Warehouse Workers Are Standing Up to Abuses
04/24/18 - Teamsters local 570
April 24, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lent his support to the historic Memphis sanitation workers’ strike. Today, the safe working conditions that strikers fought for in 1968 remain elusive for low-wage workers in one Memphis warehouse.
White House Said to Freeze Labor Board Funding
04/24/18 - Teamsters Local 992
April 24, 2018 | WAR ON WORKERS | The Office of Management and Budget won’t let the National Labor Relations Board spend money allotted to the agency by Congress because the White House wants to take some of it back, sources familiar with the situation tell Bloomberg Law.
Results of the April Delegate Elections
04/24/18 - UAW Local 4911
The elected Alternate Delegate from the April 20, 2018 Technical Unit/Skilled Trades Unit/Sparrow Specialty Hospital Alternate Delegate Election is Paul Roettger.
GATS Numbers
04/24/18 - American Postal Workers Union
As we have decried for years, we really need GATS numbers for your case files. An increased number of cases don't have GATS numbers on the Step 2 Appeal to Arbitration or the Step 3 Appeal. In a number of cases it is because the local has failed to go into EGS and modify the Step 2 grievance form. Double-check your denials to see if the GATS number is on there.
Solidarity around our country
04/24/18 - IUEC Local 10
Below are a couple of videos showing some of the solidarity rallies going on around the county.  All of the Union Trades are very suppotive of each other all over the country and we would like to try and bring some of these to you here on the website.  I am just learning how to do this so bear with me while we all learn a little something together.  Thank you for your support.
Rest in Peace, Brother
04/24/18 - IUEC Local 10
The Officers and Members of Local #10, International Union of Elevator Constructors, are hereby notified of the passing of Honorary Brother Wilbur R. Walker on April 22, 2018.  Officers and Members may call at the Lee Funeral Home, 8200 Jennier Lane, Owings, MD on Wednesday, April 25th @ 10:00 am where services will be held at noon.
White House Said to Freeze Labor Board Funding
04/24/18 - Teamsters Local 355
April 24, 2018 | WAR ON WORKERS | The Office of Management and Budget won’t let the National Labor Relations Board spend money allotted to the agency by Congress because the White House wants to take some of it back, sources familiar with the situation tell Bloomberg Law.
Colonial Life Open Enrollment
04/23/18 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
The St. Louis Police Officers Association in partnership with Colonial Life offers voluntary insurance benefits (similar to Aflac) to our members at a very competitive rate.    The Colonial Life reps will be in various police buildings explaining the benefits and signing up members who are interested for the coverage.
Meet and Greet today 4-23-18
04/23/18 - IBT Local 1108
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IATSE Local b4 - Alert
04/23/18 - IATSE Local B4
Brothers and Sisters,  This coming Friday we are doing the premeditated violence and de-escalation training.  Krav Maga expert Gershon Ben Keren will lead the training.   I have training scheduled at the Wang 5pm to 7:30 if anyone is interested.   There is also one at 10am on the same day at the New England Conservatory if people are interested.
2018 NALC Food Drive
04/23/18 - Teamsters Local 542
Come and support Unions United and the San Diego Food Bank during the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive! Teamsters Local 542 have for years been a supporter of this event and 2018 will not be the exception! Come and join us on Saturday, May 12, 2018 starting from 5:00 p.m.
How the Loss of Union Power Has Hurt American Manufacturing
04/23/18 - Teamsters local 570
April 23, 2018 | JOBS | Want to make America great again and keep factories in the United States? Try strengthening labor unions. That may seem counterintuitive, and certainly contrary to the direction the country has been moving in lately.
One second after decertification, our job security will become the exclusive purview of management.
04/23/18 - IBT Local 1108
One second after decertification, our job security will become the exclusive purview of management. Without the just cause provisions of a contract, we become subject to termination for any offense or circumstance – real or contrived. Too many pilots in a fleet? The surplus is terminated with no regard for seniority. Furlough and recall rights.
Why Young People Are Joining Unions Again
04/23/18 - Teamsters local 570
April 23, 2018 | ECONOMY | […] Young people are at a tipping point. They are frustrated by a system whose cracks were etched into place by preceding generations, but have only fully metastasized for theirs.
How the Loss of Union Power Has Hurt American Manufacturing
04/23/18 - Teamsters Local 355
April 23, 2018 | ECONOMY | Want to make America great again and keep factories in the United States? Try strengthening labor unions. That may seem counterintuitive, and certainly contrary to the direction the country has been moving in lately.
FLOC Picket on April 26th
04/23/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Demand Justice for Farmworkers! The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) has rescheduled their picket for April 26th at 6pm at the Circle K, 4923 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC. Check them out on FB at https://www.facebook.
Office Closed for Training
04/23/18 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Please be advised the District Council 4 Office will be closed in the afternoon on April 24th due to training. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Why Young People Are Joining Unions Again
04/23/18 - Teamsters Local 992
April 23, 2018 | ECONOMY | […] Young people are at a tipping point. They are frustrated by a system whose cracks were etched into place by preceding generations, but have only fully metastasized for theirs.
How the Loss of Union Power Has Hurt American Manufacturing
04/23/18 - Teamsters Local 888
April 23, 2018 | JOBS | Want to make America great again and keep factories in the United States? Try strengthening labor unions. That may seem counterintuitive, and certainly contrary to the direction the country has been moving in lately.
Why Young People Are Joining Unions Again
04/23/18 - Teamsters Local 888
April 23, 2018 | ECONOMY | […] Young people are at a tipping point. They are frustrated by a system whose cracks were etched into place by preceding generations, but have only fully metastasized for theirs.
10th Annual Care Giver Conference
04/22/18 - Local 755 UNITED SERVICE WORKERS UNION
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El Paso Police Accepting Applications for Police Trainee
04/21/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Police Departement continues to accept applications for the position of Police Trainee.  This recruitment is for police trainees for an upcoming Police Academy class.
FROM THE EBOARD - AN ADMISSION
04/21/18 - IBT Local 1108
The company admits it ... Yesterday, Executive Vice President of Operations Jason Weiss told us exactly why management supports decertification of our Union. In his letter, he wrote, “It has the potential to give us all an extraordinary advantage over our competitors …” Facts are facts.
In Case You Missed It
04/20/18 - Teamsters local 570
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FROM THE PRESIDENT | Reckless & Irresponsible
04/20/18 - IBT Local 1108
Fellow Pilots, "We had no other option … " This statement is one the group attempting to undermine our professional interests, subvert our seniority rights and deny us job protection language has made again and again as the basis for their campaign to decertify Teamsters Local 1108. This statement is patently false. Our Union is a democracy.
Officers elected by acclamation, April 13, 2018
04/20/18 - UAW local 2200
Congratulations to the newly elected officers in the positions of POOL Unit Chair, POOL Westside Steward, Trustee, Delegate and Alternate Delegate! For official announcement click below:
LOCAL 302 SCHOLARSHIPS
04/20/18 - IUOE 302
2018 - 2019 LOCAL 302 SCHOLARSHIPS General Rules & Instructions for 2018 - 2019 School Year Applications will be accepted between April 1 and June 30, 2018 Please see the Rules and Information document for complete rules and instructions. Then select the appropriate application to apply.
IBEW 21 mourns the loss of our Brother Mark Reczek
04/20/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of our Brother Mark Reczek, who worked at AT&T, in the Westmont Garage.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
PRESS RELEASE - Jim Finnegan Elected as Vice President Commuter, Passenger, Transit/ Political Director for the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
04/20/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
FRONT ROYAL, VIRGINIA — On Friday, April 20, 2018, Brother Jim Finnegan was elected to fill the position of Vice President Commuter, Passenger, Transit/ Political Director for the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen. The Vice President Commuter, Passenger, Transit/ Political Director position was vacated by Dennis Boston, who retired on April 13, 2018.
In Case You Missed It
04/20/18 - Teamsters Local 992
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Read Frontline – Scholarships – Clothes
04/20/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Read Frontline- The ink hasn’t even hit the paper yet, but you can read your April 2018 issue of Frontline right now. Scholarship Deadline Nears - The IBEW Local Union 21 Scholarship deadline is Friday, May 4, 2018. Dress for Success Closet Clean Up Drive - Help the kids at Mercy Home and My Joyful Heart by donating your unwanted clothes.
Taking Care of Our Own: Mental Health Among Colorado Emergency Responders
04/20/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
In Colorado, three times more police officers died by suicide than other line of duty deaths combined; for firefighters, suicides outpaced other line of duty deaths by 50%. Now, a first-of-its-kind report is available, detailing the state of mental health supports for emergency responders in Colorado.
LEO Volunteers Requested - Tech and Virtual Reality in Mental Healthcare
04/20/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
ATTENTION: The Colorado FOP has been partnered with “Responder Strong” since its beginning and sits on its leadership committee as well as two other sub-committees. Responder Strong is the first endeavor in Colorado to mobilize mental wellness efforts across emergency responder groups – fire, law enforcement, EMS and dispatch.
No, Janus Is Not a Trojan Horse
04/20/18 - Teamsters local 570
April 20, 2018 | UNIONS | The Supreme Court is poised to bring “right to work” (RTW) to the public sector. Conservative, anti-labor forces see this as a blow to labor and are providing the financial and ideological support for the effort... Janus will be an enormous blow. But it does not have to mean the end of the labor movement.
No, Janus Is Not a Trojan Horse
04/20/18 - Teamsters Local 355
April 20, 2018 | UNIONS | The Supreme Court is poised to bring “right to work” (RTW) to the public sector. Conservative, anti-labor forces see this as a blow to labor and are providing the financial and ideological support for the effort... Janus will be an enormous blow. But it does not have to mean the end of the labor movement.
Press Release
04/20/18 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
Press Associates, Inc. (PAI) – 4/20/2018.....
IAFF Local 781 - 2018 Golf Tournament
04/20/18 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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Bergen County Animal Shelter
04/20/18 - Local 755 UNITED SERVICE WORKERS UNION
In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the volunteers of the Bergen County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center including Trustee Tara Prestigiacomo were honored at the Freeholder meeting on 4/18. Everyone who works at the shelter is appreciative of the assistance they provide us in finding forever homes for the animals that come into our care.
No, Janus Is Not a Trojan Horse
04/20/18 - Teamsters Local 992
April 20, 2018 | UNIONS | The Supreme Court is poised to bring “right to work” (RTW) to the public sector. Conservative, anti-labor forces see this as a blow to labor and are providing the financial and ideological support for the effort... Janus will be an enormous blow. But it does not have to mean the end of the labor movement.
Press Release: 2018 AMFA Scholarship Recipients
04/20/18 - AMFA
April 20, 2018 – The AMFA National Executive Council (NEC) is proud to announce the two recipients of the AMFA Scholarship for 2018. 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 explaining the difference between a craft specific and an industrial union.
PILOT PERSPECTIVE | Protect Your Future - Scott Dennison
04/20/18 - IBT Local 1108
Today marks the launch of A Pilot’s Perspective, a new communications series written by OneSky pilots for OneSky pilots. These narratives share individual pilots views on the importance of a union and the protections that come with one.
In Case You Missed It
04/20/18 - Teamsters Local 888
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No, Janus Is Not a Trojan Horse
04/20/18 - Teamsters Local 888
April 20, 2018 | UNIONS | The Supreme Court is poised to bring “right to work” (RTW) to the public sector. Conservative, anti-labor forces see this as a blow to labor and are providing the financial and ideological support for the effort... Janus will be an enormous blow. But it does not have to mean the end of the labor movement.
SOLIDARITY | A letter from APA President Carey
04/19/18 - IBT Local 1108
On behalf of the 15,000 American Airlines pilots represented by the Allied Pilots Association (APA), I am writing to express our strong support for International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1108 and the representation services it provides to the pilots of Flight Options and Flexjet.

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