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Queens Area Local APWU wins 2015 Honorable Mention Award for the Best Non-Professional Website
Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
NEW! Fillable Evaluation Forms
Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
State Chancellor's Task Force calls for new accreditor
Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Remaining Training Schedule for 2015
Fairfield County Hazardous Incident Response Team
Your New CBA - Understanding Changes To The Wage Schedule
Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
1st Annual Gerald L. "Red" Randall Awards Luncheon
Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
 
     

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Queens Area Local APWU wins 2015 Honorable Mention Award for the Best Non-Professional Website
09/01/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
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NEW! Fillable Evaluation Forms
09/01/15 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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State Chancellor's Task Force calls for new accreditor
09/01/15 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Chancellor’s task force calls for new accreditor to oversee state’s community colleges Rogue agency ACCJC handed a serious setback by report   Today the California Community College Chancellor’s office released its long-awaited task force report on accreditation and the practices of the Accrediting Commission for Community Junior Colleges (ACCJC).
Remaining Training Schedule for 2015
09/01/15 - Fairfield County Hazardous Incident Response Team
REMAINING TRAINING SCHEDULE FOR 2015 FOR FCHM TECHS September 28 - Bridgeport October 26 - Location TBA November 23 - Location TBA December 14 or 21* * Exact date and location will be determined based on site availability.  Keep watching email and this site for further info.
Your New CBA - Understanding Changes To The Wage Schedule
09/01/15 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
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1st Annual Gerald L. "Red" Randall Awards Luncheon
09/01/15 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
Gerald L. Randall Bio Gerald L.
Labor Day Parade
09/01/15 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
Dear Brothers and Sisters, IATSE Local 8 will be marching in this years Labor Day after a two year hiatus. Our growth in membership allows usto now staff the MIA load out and march with our Brothers and Sisters in the labor movement on the same day. Join us on the Philadelphia waterfront for a Labor Day celebration of America's workers and our labor movement.
SAD NEWS
09/01/15 - IBEW Local 659
On August 25th, an IBEW Local 465 member and Lineman from San Diego Gas & Electric suffered an undisclosed injury which resulted in his death on September 1, 2015.  Brother Thomas “Tommy” Hopewell is 31 years old and has 11 years of service with the Utility.  Brother Hopewell was extremely beloved beyond any fraternal relationship.
Dependent Care Reimbursement Fund
09/01/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
Effective September 1, 2015 the Work/Family Dependent Care Reimbursement Fund will be suspended because we do not have a new collective bargaining agreement. Members who participate in the fund will be notified through e mail from Beverly Steele, the fund administrator.
Brat Fry/ Union Meeting
09/01/15 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 494
Just a reminder.... This Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 5:30 pm Union Meeting and 50 plus year Membership Pin presentation. Brat Fry to follow. Come join in the fun for Brat's and refreshments, Packer Game will be broadcast.
Statement on Gov. Martin O’Malley’s Social Security Plan
09/01/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
“Governor Martin O’Malley, who is seeking to be the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, just released wise and thoughtful proposals, which effectively address the looming retirement income crisis, as well as a number of other challenges facing the nation.
As His Term Wanes, Obama Champions Workers' Rights
09/01/15 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 1, 2015 | ECONOMY | nytimes.com  With little fanfare, the Obama administration has been pursuing an aggressive campaign to restore protections for workers that have been eroded by business activism, conservative governance and the evolution of the economy in recent decades… Since he has not been able to advance legislation through the Republican-controlled Congress, Mr.
APWU’s Statement Regarding Senator Sanders Letter To PMG
09/01/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
In a sharply worded letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called the Postal Service’s decision to close mail processing centers and eliminate overnight delivery “a disaster” and urged her to “re-instate overnight delivery standards and speed up the delivery of mail as soon as possible.
Picnic Tickets
09/01/15 - IUEC LOCAL 21
The last day to request tickets for the Local 21 Picnic is 9/13/2015!
Join Us on Labor Day
09/01/15 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
September 1, 2015 IBEW 21 members will be marching in Labor Day Parades in Naperville and Springfield. Both parades start at 10a.m. on Monday, September 7th. At the Naperville parade IBEW 21 members working at Comcast need your help educating the public about their workplace issues.  For more information please contact Business Representative Jerry Rankins at 630-222-9100 Let’s show the public that IBEW 21 members are involved in the communities where we live and work by marching in the Springfield Labor Day parade. Join your sisters and brothers who will be gathering on Jefferson Street to march in the parade. For more information contact Unit 6 Executive Board Member Tim Strutz at 217-341-2016.
As His Term Wanes, Obama Champions Workers' Rights
09/01/15 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 1, 2015 | ECONOMY | nytimes.com  With little fanfare, the Obama administration has been pursuing an aggressive campaign to restore protections for workers that have been eroded by business activism, conservative governance and the evolution of the economy in recent decades… Since he has not been able to advance legislation through the Republican-controlled Congress, Mr.
Labor Day at the Zoo
09/01/15 - Jefferson County Association of Educational Support Personnel
Tickets available at our Union Hall 4315 Preston Highway $7 in advance, $8 day of event Greater Louisville United Labor Day Picnic at the zoo •Held rain or shine, this event is for Union Members and their families •Tickets include all-day admission to the Zoo, Picnic Food and Drinks, Car Show, Rides for Kids and music in the picnic area •Food & drinks Served from 11:00 a.m.
2015 Contest
09/01/15 - BACWI
The 2015 BAC/IMI International Apprentice Contest will be held September 11-12, 2015 at the John J. Flynn BAC/IMI International Training Center in Bowie, Maryland.  Click on the link below to watch the contest via live stream  to see how our 6 Wisconsin Members do.  We have 1 competing in Brick, 2 in Cement, 2 in Stone, and 1 PCC.  Best of Luck.
Contract Update and the Evolution to Privatization By Ron Suslak, President
09/01/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
  NO CONTRACT ….. NO SURPRISE Neither I nor most other Union Officials across the country were surprised that the parties could not come to terms on a new contract.    The APWU and USPS are diametrically opposed when it comes to the future of the Postal Service..
Young Workers Committee
09/01/15 - IATSE Local 33
Anyone interested in joining the Young Workers Committee for members 35 and younger. As recommended at the last District 2 convention. Should send an email to President Beebe @ president@ia33.org. Your participation is appreciated.
As His Term Wanes, Obama Champions Workers' Rights
09/01/15 - Teamsters Local 888
Sept. 1, 2015 | ECONOMY | nytimes.com  With little fanfare, the Obama administration has been pursuing an aggressive campaign to restore protections for workers that have been eroded by business activism, conservative governance and the evolution of the economy in recent decades… Since he has not been able to advance legislation through the Republican-controlled Congress, Mr.
Labor Day
08/31/15 - Teamsters Local 577
President Ahearn's Labor Day Message: As we celebrate this Labor Day, it is important to remember that Unions created the middle class; crusaded for Social Security and Medicare; pushed through the 40-hour week, overtime pay, the minimum wage and paid vacations; campaigned for civil rights; won the right to collectively bargain and the right to strike; fought for unemployment insurance and workers compensation, pensions and employee health coverage; and pushed through laws against child labor and workshop conditions. And gave us the weekend. "It is one of the characteristics of a free and democratic nation that it have free and independent labor unions." Franklin D. Roosevelt, addressing a Teamster convention in Washington, September 11, 1940.
Family Promise Needs Volunteers
08/31/15 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
Volunteer at Our Fluid Station Akron Marathon Represent Family Promise Summit County.
Please Budget for Police Training!
08/31/15 - Puyallup Police Association
City Council Members, Mr. City Manager, and Mr. Finance Director, As you know, the Police Department's overtime budget is the same in 2015 as it was in 2008.  Over that time period, Police Officer wages have increased 16%, almost exactly the same percentage as the compounded Consumer Price Index.
Verizon yields cable franchise in Chino Hills
08/31/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
The City of Chino Hills has consented to the change of control of its cable television franchise from Verizon to Frontier Communications Corp. Frontier, a Delaware corporation, is acquiring Verizons wired operations in California, Florida, and Texas.
Verizon Turns Down Millions in Broadband Expansion Funds
08/31/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Unlike CenturyLink and AT&T, Verizon has turned down millions in federal funding to help expand the company's fixed-line broadband network. A Verizon notice to the FCC (pdf) states that Verizon will be accepting $48.
Verizon customer charged $1,500 for nonexistent POTS line
08/31/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
A Verizon (NYSE: VZ) customer is going to receive a $1,500 refund from the telco after it charged every month for over five years for a POTS line that she thought she cancelled. Lauraine Hollyer, according to a report in NJ.com, asked Verizon to turn off the landline voice service in 2000.
MDAD EMPLOYEE BUS-SPECIAL "PICK-UP ONLY" BUSES
08/31/15 - TWU Local 568
YOUR LOCAL HAS BEEN WORKING WITH MDAD TO RELIEVE EMPLOYEE BUS OVERCROWDING. STARTING TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8 THE FOLLOWING CHANGE WILL OCCUR FOR THE PEAK SHIFT CHANGE PERIOD AT 1400-1420 HOURS ON THE GROUND LEVEL. FOUR (4) BUSES WILL BE UTILIZED FOR "PICK-UP" ONLY DEPARTING THE TERMINAL TO THE LOT. SEE THE COMMUNICATION FROM MDAD POSTED BELOW.
Labor Day Picnic!
08/31/15 - IBEW Local 191
Update from the Retiree Representative to the Central States Pension Fund
08/31/15 - Teamsters Local 964
  Susan Mauren UPDATE FROM RETIREE REPRESENTATIVE (#2) Retiree Representative to the Central States Pension Fund When I was appointed as the Retiree Representative for Central States Pension Fund’s pension rescue planning process, I retained the Leonard O’Brien law firm and the actuarial firm of First Actuarial Consulting, Inc. to assist me in this process.
Overworked and Out of Time: A Democracy Issue
08/31/15 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 31, 2015 | U.S. LABOR | counterpunch.org  .
Overworked and Out of Time: A Democracy Issue
08/31/15 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 31, 2015 | U.S. LABOR | counterpunch.org  .
Overworked and Out of Time: A Democracy Issue
08/31/15 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 31, 2015 | U.S. LABOR | counterpunch.org  .
IMPORTANT NOTICE!!
08/31/15 - Teamsters Local 577
August 31, 2015 Dear All Members Of Teamsters Local 577,     The Metal Trades Council which is the Union that does represent 1,100 members at the Pantex plant in Amarillo, did put picket lines up at 12:00 a.m. on August 29, 2015. They are on strike against the Pantex contractor, Consolidated Nuclear Security.
Police worry about their own safety after killings: 'It's a different world'
08/31/15 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
During his 21 years in law enforcement, Cpl. Wayne Curry hasn't worried much about the approach of strangers. The Texas officer, like anyone who wears a badge, said he has had his share of run-ins with those who harbor a dislike of the police. But when people have stepped up to him, he said, it is "more likely they want to buy me dinner." Curry is now thinking twice.
Slaying of Texas Deputy 'Senseless and Cowardly'
08/31/15 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Authorities have arrested a man who they say gunned down an unsuspecting sheriff's deputy as he was filling up his patrol car at a gas station. It was the latest fatal ambush of a law enforcement officer in recent months, and what Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman on Saturday called a "senseless and cowardly act." Officer.
Candidate Statements for Upcoming Election
08/31/15 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
The election for seats on the Local 328 executive board for the 2015-2017 term and for delegates to the 2015 AFL-CIO Convention will be held from 8:00 a.m. on September 3 through 5:00 p.m. on September 10. To vote, go to the EZONE-MEMBER ASSISTANCE link, log in and click Vote. The full list of executive-board nominees will be found at the above voting link. Below are the nominees who opted to submit a candidate statement for your consideration.
National Director's August 2015 Update
08/31/15 - AMFA
August 31, 2015 -- This month at Alaska Airlines the Contract Proposal Prioritization Survey closed on August 17, 2015, and the results have been delivered to our Negotiation Committee. Additionally, the Company presented the Airline Representatives with a formal notice that they would like to, “…consider the possibility of opening discussions of an extension of the current agreement.” I will keep you updated on developments in this regard. The contract becomes amendable on October 17, 2016, and contains provisions for initiating negotiations one-year prior to the amendable date. Therefore, currently we still plan to declare our intention for presenting openers in October.
Labor Day Event
08/31/15 - Teamsters Local 745
Overworked and Out of Time: A Democracy Issue
08/31/15 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 31, 2015 | U.S. LABOR | counterpunch.org  .
Another Officer Assassinated!
08/31/15 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
Chuck Canterbury, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, renewed his call to expand Federal hate crime laws to include those who target law enforcement officers.  He spoke yesterday in reaction to the unprovoked assassination of Harris County Texas Deputy Sheriff Darren H. Goforth while he was refilling his cruiser's gas tank.
Buffalo AFL-CIO Council's 2015 Labor Day Parade & Picnic
08/31/15 - Teamsters Local 264
Please join us to celebrate Labor Day on September 7th, 2015 at 11:00am in South Buffalo.
Time For Balance On Police Issues
08/30/15 - Puyallup Police Association
To understand police unions, one must first understand what it is like to be a police officer in today’s environment. Most of the time, officers are handling routine calls or are patrolling our neighborhoods.
Paperworkers Strike Over Kapstone’s Unlawful Conduct Workers Plan Orderly Shutdown of Longview Facility
08/29/15 - Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers Union
Paperworkers Strike Over Kapstone’s Unlawful Conduct Workers Plan Orderly Shutdown of Longview Facility AWPPW 153 Local members have gone on strike early this morning over unfair labor practices (ULP) at Kapstone Paper & Packaging in Longview, Washington.
AMPA addresses City Council with new Salary Survey and Healthcare Ideals
08/28/15 - Arlington Municipal Patrolman's Association
2016 budget discussions are underway.  On August 4th and again on August 25th, the AMPA board took the opportunity to address the Arlington City Council to provide information that we felt would help them to make informed decisions that could benefit our members when discussing compensation packages.
1-800-555-4359--MIA AA HURRICANE HOTLINE
08/28/15 - TWU Local 568
1-800-555-4359 has been activated by American Airlines MIA. Please call in for periodic updates on the MIA AA operation during the ERIKA weather event.
Mid-Atlantic Bargaining Report #30
08/28/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Mid-Atlantic Bargaining Report #30 August 27, 2015 The Bargaining committee met with the company today to reject its proposal from yesterday’s meeting. The company was also advised that since they had rejected our comprehensive proposal then all of our individual proposals were back on the table.
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