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Avaya Outsourcing
CWA Local 7777
Need a Union Taxi Driver?
CWA Local 7777
January 2015 SMT Bidding
AFA-CWA Local Council 57
"Shahs of Sunset" Strike Over
IATSE Local 477
2014 Election Endorsements
IUOE 302
District 3 Alternate Election
UAW Local 602
 
     

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Avaya Outsourcing
10/20/14 - CWA Local 7777
Outsourcing of American Jobs Hurts all of us.      STOP THE WAR ON COLORADO WRKERS Avaya Inc is outsourcing Colorado Jobs.  Outsourcing hurts families, students, homemakers, taxpayers, local business and our economy.
Need a Union Taxi Driver?
10/20/14 - CWA Local 7777
Call Union Taxi for all of your transportation needs All are members of CWA Local 7777!     303.922.
January 2015 SMT Bidding
10/20/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
The January 2015 SMT class schedule remains the same: Class 1: January 5-16 Class 2: January 12-23 Class 3: January 19-30 For those of you transitioning to Southwest in those classes, we know you have questions about the bidding process.  The most common question has been if the SMT bid will be class specific.
"Shahs of Sunset" Strike Over
10/20/14 - IATSE Local 477
Editors ratify deal . . .
District 3 Alternate Election
10/20/14 - UAW Local 602
The TTIP: A Brief History of an Agenda for Corporate Plunder
10/20/14 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 20, 2014 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | The corporate jargon surrounding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal is about ‘protecting' investment', reducing ‘unnecessary' barriers and ‘harmonizing’ regulations that supposedly deter free trade between the  US  and the EU.
F Y I: New Email for the Opera House
10/20/14 - IATSE Local B4
There is a new email address for the Opera House, For work at the Opera House email Ellen Cawley at bohschedules@gmail.com by 3:00 PM on Friday.  If you don't have email, you may call at 617-259-3429. Please do not walk in with a request and they prefer emails to phone calls.  Thank you.
State bargaining conference convenes with eyes on 2015 negotiations
10/20/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Most state contracts expire June 30, 2015; talks will start in earnest after Jan. 1
NEVADA DAY 150th Celebration
10/20/14 - AFSCME Local 4041
2014 Nevada Day Parade Celebration Friday, October 31, 2014 Our Local Chapters, Sierra Range Chapter, Washoe Chapter and our Retirees Chapter will have a float representing AFSCME Local 4041 and recognizing the Union's 61st year of active representation of State employees.
Women of Vision Award
10/20/14 - IBEW Local Union 48
Bridget Quinn, NECA/IBEW Training Center’s Workforce Development Coordinator, has won the Daily Journal of Commerce’s Women of Vision Award. The awards recognize women in Oregon and Southwest Washington who work in architecture, engineering, construction and other building industry fields.
CWA Response to Verizons Special Incentive Offer
10/20/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
Two weeks ago, the Company approached CWA with a special incentive offer for certain members to leave the payroll.  This offer was identical to the offer that CWA rejected last year with a few exceptions.   Last year, the proposal was to make an offer to 4 titles in certain Force Adjustment Areas.
Transportation Division Meeting
10/20/14 - CWA Local 7777
The TTIP: A Brief History of an Agenda for Corporate Plunder
10/20/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 20, 2014 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | The corporate jargon surrounding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal is about ‘protecting' investment', reducing ‘unnecessary' barriers and ‘harmonizing’ regulations that supposedly deter free trade between the  US  and the EU.
Ebola Resources for Flight Attendants
10/20/14 - Horizon Air AFA-CWA
AFA continues to coordinate with key agencies overseeing aviation safety and health on enacting protective and response measures needed to support aviation’s first responders and safe air travel.
ELECTION NOTICE
10/20/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
  ELECTION NOTICE *NOTICE OF CANDIDATES* The Candidates for President are: Frank Fauci - fauci4president@gmail.com Chris Cafaldo - (518) 530-7417 The Candidates for Secretary-Treasurer are: J.P Graham - (845)482-3872 / email- jpgraham_us@yahoo.com John Zeolla - (845) 386-8039 / email- zeolla.1120@gmail.
Portland Local First to Join Electrical Vehicle Challenge
10/20/14 - IBEW Local Union 48
In 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy set a goal to make plug-in electrical vehicles as affordable and convenient for the American family as gasoline-powered vehicles within the next 10 years.
General Election Palm Card
10/20/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
Please download and print the Palm Card attached below and take it to the polls with you.
The TTIP: A Brief History of an Agenda for Corporate Plunder
10/20/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 20, 2014 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | The corporate jargon surrounding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal is about ‘protecting' investment', reducing ‘unnecessary' barriers and ‘harmonizing’ regulations that supposedly deter free trade between the  US  and the EU.
Join US for Labor Rally with Comptroller Tom DiNapoli & AG Eric Schneiderman - Oct. 24
10/19/14 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Join us for a Campaign Rally for NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Friday, Oct 24 at 3:00 and 5:30 pm 3:00 pm - Teamsters Local 445 - 15 Stone Castle Road, Rock Tavern, NY 5:30 pm - New Paltz Community Center - 3 Veterans Drive, New Paltz, NY Refreshments will be served. BRING YOUR BANNERS.
2014 Proposed Dues Restructurring
10/19/14 - IUEC Local 18
The 2014 video presentation given by IUEC Local 18 Business Manager, Tony Gazzaniga, about the proposed dues restructuring has been posted in the IMPORTANT UPDATES area of the website. Please take the time to watch the video, and let other members know that the video is on the site. You must have a login to the Local 18 website to view the video.
WSFOP Caribbean Cruise opportunity!
10/19/14 - FOP Local 7
Take advantage of special FOP group rates - available if you book before 31 October 2014. (rates go up after 1 November 2014) * The 7 day Royal Caribbean cruise will leave 1 November 2015 from Galveston, Tx. with ports of call in Cazumel, Mexico, Georgetown, Grand Cayman and Falmouth, Jamaica. * see attached flier for pricing and booking information.
Update on IPP incentive
10/19/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
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Durbin - Raise the minimum wage!
10/19/14 - McLean County Democratic Party
Here's a new campaign video from Senator Durbin about raising the minimum wage -- watch the final scenes for some McLean County shots! https://www.youtube.com/watch.
RECALL
10/19/14 - Connecticut Fire Equipment Mechanics Association
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PRESIDENT SUSLAK WILL SERVE ON THE RANK AND FILE BARGAINING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
10/18/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
With contract negotiations set to begin early next year, APWU President Mark Dimondstein  has announced the names of union members who will serve on the Rank and File Bargaining  Advisory Committee...
OPM Announces 2015 Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Premium Rates
10/18/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has announced the average premium rate for the 8.2 million people covered by the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program will increase by 3.2 percent in 2015. That percentage is lower than last year’s increase of 3.7 percent and represents the fourth consecutive year that FEHB rate increases have been below 4 percent...
In Case You Missed It
10/18/14 - Teamsters local 570
  • FedEx Ground says its drivers aren’t employees.   • IKEA workers world-wide seek full time hours.   • Union nurses call for Hazmet suits and training.   • Rare move: 36 doctors vote to join a union.   • A Republican Senate? Expect a war on working families.   • Baltimore port hobbled with persistent trucker shortage.
Congresswoman asks PMG to reconsider plant consolidations of 82 facilities without public input f
10/18/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released a letter Norton sent to United States Postal Service (USPS)  Postmaster General Patrick R.
Unions tell PMG, BOG: Stop Delaying America’s Mail!
10/18/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The four postal unions are calling for a National Day of Action on Nov. 14 to send a message to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America’s Mail! “The Postmaster General is poised to make devastating cuts in service to the American people – cuts so severe that they will forever damage the U.S.
Blue Christmas 2014
10/18/14 - Collin County Deputies Association
The Deputies Association is preparing for our Blue Christmas event this year. We wanted to change things up a little from what we have done in the past. Usually we choose an underprivileged family and sponsor them to make the holidays a joy for the kids. This year we want to choose a family with law enforcement or military ties.
Nomination Meeting Results
10/18/14 - Teamsters Local 964
Teamsters Local Union No. 964 Nomination Meeting Results As a result of the Nomination Meeting held on Friday, October 3, 2014, the following Officers of Teamsters local Union 964 have been unanimously elected for the term of office commencing on January 1, 2015 and concluding on December 31, 2017.
Mary Botkin, longtime AFSCME lobbyist, will transition to new role on Jan. 1
10/18/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
The creation of Mary Botkin & Associates brings a formal end to 30 years at AFSCME
In Case You Missed It
10/18/14 - Teamsters Local 992
  • FedEx Ground says its drivers aren’t employees.   • IKEA workers world-wide seek full time hours.   • Union nurses call for Hazmet suits and training.   • Rare move: 36 doctors vote to join a union.   • A Republican Senate? Expect a war on working families.   • Baltimore port hobbled with persistent trucker shortage.
Walmart Workers Arrested In Protest For $15 Wage
10/18/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
A Black Friday protest outside of a St. Paul, Minnesota Walmart in 2013 CREDIT: Associated Press On Thursday, Walmart workers and supporters gathered in New York City and Washington, DC to protest low wages. Twenty-six of them were arrested in New York and 16 were arrested in DC. In New York, protesters marched to heiress Alice Walton’s penthouse.
Hate Government Spending? Here’s Why You Should Love A Higher Minimum Wage
10/18/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would give 1.7 million workers enough of a raise that they wouldn’t have to rely as heavily on public programs, reducing spending on those programs by $7.6 billion a year, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute.
Senate Finance Committee Meeting 10/21/2014 Corrections Officers statewide are encouraged to get on a bus and let the Senate Finance Committe know that the closing of facilities is opposed and is not acceptable.
10/18/14 - CWA/NCPSO Local 2201
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Senate Finance Committee
10/18/14 - CWA/NCPSO Local 2201
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Senate Finance Committee
10/18/14 - CWA/NCPSO Local 2201
In Case You Missed It
10/18/14 - Teamsters Local 355
  • FedEx Ground says its drivers aren’t employees.   • IKEA workers world-wide seek full time hours.   • Union nurses call for Hazmet suits and training.   • Rare move: 36 doctors vote to join a union.   • A Republican Senate? Expect a war on working families.   • Baltimore port hobbled with persistent trucker shortage.
Ebola - Coordinating with SWA and TWU
10/17/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
In addition to working with AFA and other AFA carriers to recommend a national airline response to Ebola, we are working with Southwest Airlines and our colleagues with the Transport Workers Union Local 556 to ensure a consistent message to both AirTran and Southwest Flight Attendants.
Ebola - AFA Response
10/17/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
With so much coverage in the media about Ebola, many of us have a heightened sense of concern regarding the safety of ourselves, families, and friends as the virus has spread in a limited manner beyond the initial outbreak in West Africa.  Although no Flight Attendant has contracted Ebola since the outbreak began, as Flight Attendants, we are in a position of even higher awareness.
Max Curtis
10/17/14 - International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 31
Funeral services for Retired member Max Curtis will be held at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 Normal Park Dr., Huntsville, Texas 77340  on Monday October 20th at 11 am.
AFSCME spearheads labor, business coalition to support Knight Cancer Challenge
10/17/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Council 75 Director Ken Allen sets the groundwork for 'Unite for the Knight'
Voting Timeline for Joint Labor Agreement
10/17/14 - IBEW Local 483
Message from Alice Phillips Business Manger and Chair of Tacoma Joint Labor: I am happy to announce that we have reach a tentative offer that the Tacoma Joint Labor Committee is recommending.  The time lines for voting are: Ballots will be mailed on October 22.
Chapter Meeting Minutes
10/17/14 - NTEU Chapter 143
The next Chapter Meeting will be on November 20, 2014 at 5:30 pm. Click on Meeting Minutes under Member Resources for the minutes of the October 16, 2014 Chapter Meeting.
Nominations for Office
10/17/14 - AFSCME Local 189
      The Nominations for AFSCME local 189 officers will take place at the rescheduled General Membership Meeting on November 18th 2014. The meeting will start at 6:15pm. Nominations will take place for President, Vice President, Chief Steward, Secretary-Treasurer, Recording Secretary, and Communications Editor. There wil also be nominations for all Chapter Chair positions.
Juarez Police Officer Shot and Killed
10/17/14 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association extends its deepest condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of the Juarez Department of Public Safety police officer who was attacked and killed on Thursday morning as he was driving home after work.
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