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James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund - 2016
Teamsters Local 767
Hey VERIZON - Hit us with your best shot!
CWA Local 2222
District 2-13 Strike Update Call TOMORROW, 6 pm ET
CWA Local 2222
Workers Memorial Day
Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
COBRA REQUEST - INCLUDE INFORMATION
Communications Workers of America Local 1120
Regional Bargaining Report # 67
Communications Workers of America Local 2336
 
     

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James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund - 2016
05/01/16 - Teamsters Local 767
James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund - 2016 Please read the information below if you have any questions, please email Secretary Treasurer Matt Laakso @ mlaakso@local767.com . Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2016. The topic of the 2016 Essay Contest has been announced:  "What has living in a Teamster household meant to me and my siblings?".
Hey VERIZON - Hit us with your best shot!
05/01/16 - CWA Local 2222
You can't scare me, I'm sticking to the Union, I'm sticking to the Union 'til the day I die. Verizon took our healthcare benefits at 12:01AM this morning but they will not win this battle if we all stick together.  Our GREEDY employer is  counting on their ability to bully us and divide us. WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED.
District 2-13 Strike Update Call TOMORROW, 6 pm ET
04/30/16 - CWA Local 2222
Reitrees and Active Members Join CWA District 2-13 Vice President Ed Mooney and members of the District 2-13 Verizon bargaining team for a bargaining update call tomorrow, Sunday May 1, at 6 pm ET. Text CWACALL to 69866. Please register NOW. Advance registration closes at noon on Sunday.
Workers Memorial Day
04/30/16 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
April 29, 2016, Philadelphia, PA, Remarks of General Chairman Dodd, Workers Memorial Day. As we gather here on Workers’ Memorial Day, I bring you greetings of solidarity and friendship from our Union, the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees a division of the Teamsters Union. Workers’ Memorial Day is a day in which we remember and honor our friends, coworkers and loved ones who were prematurely taken from us while working to earn a living for themselves and their families. It is a day that we have set aside to recognize that, despite the best wishes of management, the best efforts of our members and the verbal support from the politicians and government regulators, too many of our members — of America’s work force — are killed and injured while working to support their families.
COBRA REQUEST - INCLUDE INFORMATION
04/30/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
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Regional Bargaining Report # 67
04/30/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Regional Bargaining Report # 67 Friday, April 29, 2016 The Mid-Atlantic Bargaining committee met with the company at 3pm this afternoon. The Union responded to the Company’s latest proposal rejecting parts of its comprehensive package. The Union advised the Company we would respond to its other proposals as soon as the information requested earlier today was provided.
Statement by the Communications Workers of Americaon Negotiations with Verizon
04/29/16 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Responding to Verizon’s refusal to drop proposals that would hurt the families of nearly 40,000 striking workers, Dennis G. Trainor, Vice President, CWA District One and Ed Mooney, Vice President, CWA District 2-13, issued the following statement: Verizon workers remain on strike and are standing strong on the picket lines.
Association joint update
04/29/16 - TWU Local 513
May/June 2016
04/29/16 - IUPAT local 10
IMPORTANT!!   VAC Contract Negotiation Sub-Committee Meeting!   IUPAT LU 10 Painter's contract is up on March 31st, 2017. Join the contract negotioation sub-committee and plan stategy and proposed language changes for the upcoming contrant aggreement.
National Director's April 2016 Update
04/29/16 - AMFA
April 29, 2016 -- On April 4, 2016, Alaska Airlines announced that it is acquiring Virgin America Airlines. The deal still needs regulatory and shareholder approval before proceeding. Upon gaining these approvals, the process of integrating the labor groups begins. As outlined previously, the Virgin America Technicians are nonunion and the Alaska employees are covered by their collective bargaining agreement, and the groups will continue to work separately until operations are integrated into a single entity, which isn’t expected to happen until the 1st quarter of 2018. Operational integration will not be completed until there is an integration of seniority lists and the negotiation of a single collective bargaining agreement covering the combined work groups.
AMFA - SWA Technician Negotiations Update #41
04/29/16 - AMFA
April 29, 2016 -- Many of you have likely read the Company’s latest memorandum, which was emailed to all the affected AMFA employees. It is obvious the Company released this propaganda in an attempt to get 50% of our members plus 1 to buy into what it is peddling. After reading the propaganda piece a few times, it validates the account that was documented in AMFA–SWA Technicians Negotiations Update #40, from our Chicago sessions.
FED-EX Letters from VZ
04/29/16 - CWA Local 2222
We just left a bargaining meeting with the company.  While we were there we started receiving messages that our members were receiving FED EX packages that contained the companys proposal from yesterday. It's not enough that they spent thousands of dollars producing videos before they gave their proposal to the bargaining committee yesterday.
IT'S "Dump on Colorado Law Enforcement Week" AT THE COLORADO SENATE
04/29/16 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
We have already reported to you that on April 27th the Senate killed HB 16-1399 which would have opened the door for law enforcement officers in Colorado to file Workers Comp claims for diagnosed work induced PTSD as a workplace injury. What we did not report in that post was that earlier that same day the Senate killed another important bill for Colorado’s law enforcement community.
Contracts for Wang and Shubert are Posted
04/29/16 - IATSE Local B4
The new Wang and Shubert Theater contracts for 2015-2018 are now posted on the IATSE Local B4 website.  Please review them when you get a chance.
Trek Across Texas - Remembrance Ceremony
04/29/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association urges members and their families to attend the "We Remember - Memorial Bicycle Trek Across Texas" Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 7:15 PM at the Mission Valley Regional Command Center, 9011 Escobar Dr.
Southwest Airlines Reports Record First Quarter Profit
04/29/16 - AMFA Local 32
Southwest Airlines Reports Record First Quarter Profit $567 million !!!!! Gary C. Kelly, Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer, stated "My congratulations to our superb Employees on these tremendous results and their record first quarter profitsharing accrual of $155 million ". Show us the LUV .
Regional Bargaining Report # 66
04/29/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Regional Bargaining Report # 66 Friday, April 29, 2016 While the CWA Mid Atlantic Bargaining Committee was meeting with the company this morning questioning the Company’s latest proposal, CWA members across the region were receiving overnight packages from the Company.
Sad News
04/29/16 - IBEW Local 659
I regret to inform everyone that Local 369 lost another Line Clearance A trimmer Justin Miller on April 18th 2016. He worked for Asplundh Tree Expert Company, he tragically lost his life when he was electrocuted while trimming a tree in Whick, Kentucky. Justin was 23 years old he is survived by his wife Delanna Miller, son Justin Wayne Miller and daughter Kyndell Miller.
AMFA–Southwest Airlines AMT Contract Negotiations Update #41
04/29/16 - AMFA Local 32
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JCBA Update 04.28.16
04/29/16 - TWU Local 568
The TWU-IAM Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met this week with American Airlines in Washington, DC. To date, the Association Fleet Committee has exchanged the following proposals with the company: Sick Leave – Your committee exchanged its counter proposal to the company and is awaiting a response.
Brother Allen Paul "FOXY" Foxman
04/29/16 - IATSE Local 33
Dear IATSE Friends, Our brother Allen Paul Foxman sadly passed away this week. You may have known him as "Foxy". The funeral service will be held on Monday, May 2nd at 2:00 pm at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 93063.   Please share with others the following link for directions  to the funeral.
DON'T JUST VOTE FOR CANDIDATES - VOTE FOR ISSUES YOU CARE ABOUT
04/29/16 - Teamsters Local 175
You may remember that last year we partnered with Our Children, Our Future and requested our members to vote for their top issues for 2015 legislative session.   Because of the fantastic response of Teamster members and their families, Right-to-Work was number 3 and was lobbied against by OCOF.
1st Day in May
04/29/16 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Justices Rule First Amendment Protects Officer Demoted in Misunderstanding
04/29/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
WASHINGTON — It has long been established that public workers as a general matter may not be fired or demoted for speaking out on political topics. The Supreme Court on Tuesday (April 26, 2016) ruled on a case that involved a twist on that question: What if the official doing the demoting misunderstood what the worker had done.
NFL PLAYERS UNION
04/29/16 - CWA Local 2222
DON'T JUST VOTE FOR CANDIDATES - VOTE FOR ISSUES YOU CARE ABOUT
04/29/16 - Teamsters Local 175
You may remember that last year we partnered with Our Children, Our Future and requested our members to vote for their top issues for 2015 legislative session.   Because of the fantastic response of Teamster members and their families, Right-to-Work was number 3 and was lobbied against by OCOF.
Local 458M Golf Outing
04/29/16 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Local 458M Annual Golf outing will be on June 18, 2016 at the St. Andrews Golf & Country in West Chicago IL. Fee Per Golfer - $95.00 Fee Per Foursome (2 non-union members per foursome) - $380.00 Fee's include golf, cart, and lunch. If interested in attending this event please complete the attached Golf Entry Form and return it to the local office.
Looking for Employment Training?
04/29/16 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Illinois Teamsters Joint Council No.25 and Employers Apprenticeship & Training Fund will be accepting applications for admission into its Apprenticeship Program for the trade of Construction Driver. Minimum qualifications are as follows:          1.  Not less than eighteen (18) years of age 2.
Join the May Day Celebration & Food Drive
04/29/16 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
May Day, also known as International Workers Day, is a celebration of workers that takes places all across the world. Join your IBEW Sisters & Brothers,  the Chicago Federation of Labor, Illinois Labor History Society and Jobs with Justice at the site where it all began as we continue the fight for workers’ rights. Also The IBEW 21 Days of Giving Food Drive ends next Saturday. We are assisting families across our jurisdiction please donate today.
Regional Bargaining Report # 52
04/29/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
Regional Bargaining Report # 52 Thursday April 28, 2016     Today, Verizon presented what it described as its “last, best, and final offer” to your bargaining teams in Philadelphia and Westchester. Unfortunately, their “last and best” was little more than the “same old bullshit.
Statement on Negotiations
04/28/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
Statement by the Communications Workers of America on Negotiations with Verizon Thursday, April 28, 2016 Responding to Verizon’s refusal to drop proposals that would hurt the families of nearly 40,000 striking workers, Dennis G.
COBRA REQUESTS FOR STRIKING MEMBERS
04/28/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
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A Special Message on Workers’ Memorial Day
04/28/16 - Horizon Air AFA-CWA
April 28, 2016 Dear AFA-CWA Members: Today, pause to recognize Workers’ Memorial Day. In 1970, the AFL-CIO declared April 28th as Workers’ Memorial Day, remembering those who have died on the job and redoubling our efforts to maintain and promote safety at work.
VZ Bargaining Report #52
04/28/16 - CWA Local 1111
Regional Bargaining Report # 52 Thursday April 28, 2016 Today, Verizon presented what it described as its “last, best, and final offer” to your bargaining teams in Philadelphia and Westchester. Unfortunately, their “last and best” was little more than the “same old bullshit.
REGIONAL BARGAINING REPORT #65
04/28/16 - CWA Local 2222
REGIONAL BARGAINING REPORT #65 Thursday April 26, 2016 The Mid-Atlantic Regional Committee met with the Company in Philadelphia this afternoon. The Company passed a comprehensive proposal, calling it the best and final proposal, which still fails to address many of our members’ concerns.
Price Memorial Service - 4/19
04/28/16 - NJLESA
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Steward Training HUGE Success
04/28/16 - IUE-CWA Local 301
Union Hall transformed into a 3 shift training center this week as Stewards classes were held. Stewards are the foundation of any good Union and are on the front lines of issues daily. In total nearly 100 Stewards, Board members and Officers from 4 different sites went through an 8 hour course on how to better represent their members.
MEMBERS SAY NO!
04/28/16 - Teamsters Local 814
LOCAL 814 MEMBERS ARE STANDING STRONG AGAINST CONCESSIONS -- NO CHANGES TO SENIORITY & NO CHANGES TO THE RATIO! DEPENDING ON THE OUTCOME of today's negotiations we will EITHER be meeting Tuesday May 3rd to vote on a fair new contract or we will be voting to authorize a strike to get the contract we deserve.
BECOMING A STEWARD: A WAY TO HELP YOURSELF AND OUR UNION
04/28/16 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Brothers & Sisters of AFSCME Local 328, I have been a steward for AFSCME Local 328 for about eight years and am now your chief steward. I have served in all levels of the steward program — investigatory, grievance, lead and chief steward.
Workplace Safety is Still an Elusive Goal for Many on the Job
04/28/16 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 28, 2016  | HEALTH & SAFETY |  Today is Worker's Memorial Day, a time to remember and honor our fallen brothers and sisters in the labor movement all across the globe.
2016 NALC Food Drive
04/28/16 - Teamsters Local 542
 2016 National Assotiation of Letter Carriers Food Drive As in every year the National Association of Letter Carriers will be picking up from your mail box on Saturday, May 14, 2016 all donated food which will be distributed throughout the year by Union United to Union families in need.
Workplace Safety is Still an Elusive Goal for Many on the Job
04/28/16 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 28, 2016  | HEALTH & SAFETY |  Today is Worker's Memorial Day, a time to remember and honor our fallen brothers and sisters in the labor movement all across the globe.
Touch a Truck
04/28/16 - Teamsters Local 776
On Saturday, April 23, 2016 Local 776 participated in the "Touch A Truck" event sponsored by the Rolling Acres PTO. The event was held at Alloway Creek Elementary School in Littlestown, Pa. Kids in attendance had the opportunity to see over 40 vehicles first hand.
Imperial County General Membership Meeting
04/28/16 - Teamsters Local 542
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AFT Convention 100th Anniversary
04/28/16 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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Police Explorers Gun Raffle
04/28/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
See attached flyer for more information.
Police Explorers Golf Tournament
04/28/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
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