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Labor Nominee Has Long Record Opposing Pro-Worker Regulations
07/22/19 - Teamsters local 570
July 22, 2019 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Eugene Scalia has a decades-long record of challenging Labor Department and other federal regulations, as well as a famous last name. The combination proved irresistible to President Donald Trump. Trump selected Scalia Thursday to be his new labor secretary.
UPS Contracts Available Electronically
07/22/19 - Teamsters Local 162
All of the UPS contracts are now available online.  On the Local 162 website we have the JC37 Riders, West Region and National Master.  You can also download the UPS Rising phone app and have the contracts in a searchable format on your cellular phone.  Once we receive the printed contract books we will distribute them to the membership.
Multiemployer Pensions Act (H.R. 397)
07/22/19 - Teamsters Local 449
The Time is now to take action.  Please contact your Congressman and urge them to support HR397.
Labor Nominee Has Long Record Opposing Pro-Worker Regulations
07/22/19 - Teamsters Local 355
July 19, 2019 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Eugene Scalia has a decades-long record of challenging Labor Department and other federal regulations, as well as a famous last name. The combination proved irresistible to President Donald Trump. Trump selected Scalia Thursday to be his new labor secretary.
The 2019 Legislative Session - Expectations vs. Reality
07/22/19 - NAPSO / CWA Local 9110
Read here for a summary of our expectations vs. the reality of the 2019 legislative session (republished from the CWA 'Talking Union' newsletter, Summer 2019). /McCann%20article_2019%20session_Talking%20Union.
Labor Nominee Has Long Record Opposing Pro-Worker Regulations
07/22/19 - Teamsters Local 992
July 22, 2019 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Eugene Scalia has a decades-long record of challenging Labor Department and other federal regulations, as well as a famous last name. The combination proved irresistible to President Donald Trump. Trump selected Scalia Thursday to be his new labor secretary.
2019 Primary Election Endorsement Candidates
07/22/19 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
Every election cycle, Local 44's PAC endorses candidates who demonstrate a strong understanding and respect for the issues that are important to working families and labor unions.
UPDATED ON PENSION PROTECTION
07/22/19 - Teamsters Local 71
The Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act (HR 397) is headed to the full House of Representatives for debate and a vote on the floor next week.  This bill is vital to protecting the pensions of hundreds of thousands of active Teamsters members and retirees across the country.  Thanks to both Democratic and Republican allies, the bill is expected to pass out of the House.
SOMETHING ISN'T RIGHT
07/22/19 - Hillsborough School Employee Federation
A TALE OF TWO HCPS BUDGET REPORTS: A Lesson in How the Truth Can Be Manipulated... At the July 16, 2019 School Board meeting Member Steve Cona reported FALSE information produced by HCPS CFO Gretchen Saunders to the public focused squarely on Custodial Operations. Read more about what HSEF discovered!
Brother Harold “Hal” Balser passed away on July 18, 2019
07/21/19 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Brothers & Sisters- We regret to inform you that Brother Harold “Hal” Balser passed away on July 18, 2019. He was born on November 24, 1934.   He was a Gold Card member. Respectfullly, I.A.T.S.
Local 162 Members Take Reins of First New Sleeper Team Under New UPS Contract
07/19/19 - Teamsters Local 162
Local 162 member and senior UPS feeder driver Brian Runyon was awarded a new sleeper team run.  He selected Local 162 member and feeder driver Julio Lopez as his B driver.  The run was created by taking work off the railroad under the new UPS contract.
Air Division Podcast 7-19-19
07/19/19 - TWU Local 513
Dear TWU, A new episode of the Air Division podcast is out. Click here to listen! Leading consumer advocate and aviation industry expert William J. McGee joins host Brian Parker to discuss safety, security, and outsourcing issues which are plaguing the US aviation industry.
In Case You Missed It
07/19/19 - Teamsters Local 355
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Verizon Summer Camp Reimbursement
07/19/19 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
Verizon Summer Camp Reimbursement Program is Open! The 2019 Summer Camp includes summer day programs as well as overnight camp programs and is made available through the Local and NY/NE Regional Work & Family Committees, a joint Verizon/CWA program. Summer camp reimbursement and Dependent Care reimbursement are bargained for benefits.
Social Security Works Applauds Joe Biden’s Call for Social Security Expansion, Condemns his Fearmongering on Medicare For All
07/19/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, on Vice President Joe Biden’s unequivocal statement at today’s AARP Iowa forum in support of expanding Social Security benefits: “At today’s forum, Joe Biden stated: ‘We should be increasing, not decreasing, Social Security.
Take ACTION- U.S. Department of Labor Attacks IBEW Members
07/19/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Brothers & Sisters, IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson is asking that all IBEW members take action to fight a proposal under consideration in the U.S Department of Labor (DOL). The proposal would establish a system in which a non-union contractor could recognize its own “apprenticeship program” that would not be subject to many of the same requirements that IBEW DOL recognized apprenticeships are. Currently the construction industry is temporarily exempted from the proposal. There is great concern that this exemption will not be part of the final regulation. Nonunion builders are eager to eliminate it, opening up the industry to apprenticeships with lower standards and greater risks. All IBEW members are being asked to submit comments to the DOL in support of the construction industry exemption.
Hoffa: House Approval of Minimum Wage Long Overdue for Workers
07/19/19 - Teamsters local 570
July 19, 2019 | INCOME INEQUALITY GAP | Yesterday the House passed the Raise the Wage Act (H.R. 582) which would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. “Low-wage workers in much of the country have suffered through stagnant wages for more than a decade," said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in a statement.
Hoffa: House Approval of Minimum Wage Long Overdue for Workers
07/19/19 - Teamsters Local 355
July 19, 2019 | INCOME INEQUALITY GAP | Yesterday the House passed the Raise the Wage Act (H.R. 582) which would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. “Low-wage workers in much of the country have suffered through stagnant wages for more than a decade," said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in a statement.
NEW Medicare Advantage Offering for FOP Retirees and Spouses
07/19/19 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Dear FOP Members, Starting in August, Medicare-eligible Retirees of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and their spouses can enroll in an Aetna® Medicare Advantage PPO plan. Retired police officers have unique needs from years of hard work and challenging conditions.
UPS Drivers Face Health Risks in Trucks without Air Conditioning
07/19/19 - Teamsters Local 455
https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/nbc-news-investigation-some-ups-drivers-face-health-risks-in-trucks-without-air-conditioning-64108101883.
Teamsters Take Action!
07/19/19 - Teamsters Local 776
The Teamsters Union applauds the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means for its vote to approve H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, more commonly referred to as The Butch Lewis Act. This Critical Legislation Now Moves to the House of Representatives for a Vote.
AMFA-AS and Legacy VX Transition and Seniority Integration Agreements Referendum Results
07/18/19 - AMFA
July 18, 2019 -- The votes for the AMFA – Alaska Airlines (AS) and Legacy Virgin America (VX) Referendum were tallied on December 17, 2018. Votes for this referendum were counted and certified by ElectionBuddy, and the results are as follows...
Teamsters laud House for Passing Repeal of Excise Tax on Health Plans
07/18/19 - Teamsters local 570
July 18, 2019 | TAXES | General President Jim Hoffa issued a statement today about the passage of legislation that would repeal the 40 percent excise tax on comprehensive health insurance plans included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as the “Cadillac Tax.
New Top Labor Official Expected to Advance an Anti-Labor Agenda
07/18/19 - Teamsters local 570
July 18, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Mr. Pizzella, a genial lobbyist and government official who has spent years advocating the interests of businesses, is set to become the top Trump administration official protecting workers’ rights when he takes over as acting labor secretary this week.
Teamsters laud House for Passing Repeal of Excise Tax on Health Plans
07/18/19 - Teamsters Local 355
July 18, 2019 | TAXES | General President Jim Hoffa today issued a statement about the passage of legislation that would repeal the 40 percent excise tax on comprehensive health insurance plans included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as the “Cadillac Tax.
New Trump Top Labor Official Expected to Advance an Anti-Labor Agenda
07/18/19 - Teamsters Local 355
July 18, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Mr. Pizzella, a genial lobbyist and government official who has spent years advocating the interests of businesses, is set to become the top Trump administration official protecting workers’ rights when he takes over as acting labor secretary this week.
35th Annual IBEW Local 125 2019 Charity Golf and Softball Tournament
07/18/19 - IBEW Local 659
35th ANNUAL IBEW LOCAL 125 2019 CHARITY SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT & Charity Golf Tournament August 17-18, 2019 Skyline Sports Complex, 19617 Mountaineer Way, Bend, Oregon A fun family weekend to benefit the Oregon Burn Center For Tournament Format, fees, Softball Tournament Rules and Entry Form please print the attachments below.
SAVE OUR APPRENTICESHIPS: Make the Construction Industry Exemption Permanent
07/18/19 - IBEW Local 659
SAVE OUR APPRENTICESHIPS: MAKE THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY EXEMPTION PERMANENT A website has been set up for all rank and file members, their families, and friends to easily submit individualized comments to the DOL.  Comments are due by midnight on August 26, 2019.  Please direct your membership to www.saveIBEWapprenticeships.
Local 40 OPEIU Scholarship Winner
07/18/19 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
OPEUI Local 40 Scholarship Winner...
New Top Labor Official Expected to Advance an Anti-Labor Agenda
07/18/19 - Teamsters Local 992
July 18, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Mr. Pizzella, a genial lobbyist and government official who has spent years advocating the interests of businesses, is set to become the top Trump administration official protecting workers’ rights when he takes over as acting labor secretary this week.
AMFA - Alaska Airlines and Legacy Virgin America Referendum Results
07/18/19 - AMFA Local 32
AMFA - Alaska Airlines and Legacy Virgin America Referendum Results The votes for the AMFA – Alaska Airlines (AS) and Legacy Virgin America (VX) Referendum were tallied on July 18, 2019.
Bureaucrats in Washington are Trying to Destroy the UA Apprenticeship Program
07/18/19 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
The UA spends $250 million each year on training. In doing so, we’ve created the best workforce in the world of piping professionals. We’re Built on Excellence and that’s rooted in our apprenticeship training. We get the job done on time and on budget because of the level of skill our members bring to every job.
Working People Praise HouseRepeal of Tax Targeting WorkerHealth Care Plans
07/18/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
This marks an important step toward eliminating a painful tax that would take money out of the pockets of hardworking men and women while hollowing out the quality health care plans they’ve earned. This tax was ill conceived from the beginning, putting an undue burden on 181 million American workers who earn their health benefits on the job.
Work Safe! Heat-Related Illnesses Can be Fatal
07/18/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
With the lightening and heavy rains that are currently hitting our area that will be followed by the dangerous heat and humidity over the next few days we must remind all members to WORK SAFE!  Every year we hear stories of our members and others in our industry who are working hard to perform their jobs but fall victim to heat related injuries. Don’t take unnecessary risks.
New Top Labor Official Expected to Advance an Anti-Labor Agenda
07/18/19 - Teamsters Local 888
July 18, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Mr. Pizzella, a genial lobbyist and government official who has spent years advocating the interests of businesses, is set to become the top Trump administration official protecting workers’ rights when he takes over as acting labor secretary this week.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING THIS SUNDAY JULY 21
07/17/19 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held this Sunday July 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
Today in Labor History
07/17/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
JULY 17, 1944 — Two ammunition ships explode at Port Chicago, Calif., killing 322, including 202 African-Americans assigned by the Navy to handle explosives. It was the worst home-front disaster of World War II. The resulting refusal of 258 African-Americans to return to the dangerous work underpinned the trial and conviction of 50 of the men in what is called the Port Chicago Mutiny.
IBEW 21 Back to School Supply Drive Starts Monday
07/17/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
The IBEW 21 Back to School Supply Drive starts next week on July 22nd.  Please begin setting up collection areas in your work locations.  Your donations will benefit IBEW 21 members in need and school children in the areas where we live and work. We are trying something new this year. My Joyful Heart assists many students in the areas where we live and work. If you or those in your work group would like to help students at these schools you can purchase a backpack filled with supplies and we will make sure it gets to a student in your area. Also this year you and those you work with can sponsor My Joyful Heart children for a full or half year. If you or your group sponsors a child IBEW 21 will arrange for My Joyful Heart to send you information on the child you are sponsoring.
Erie County Fair Discounts!
07/17/19 - Teamsters Local 264
Log in and Click Here to access the info for 2019's Erie County Fair Discount tickets!
Safety - One OSHA Inspector for every 79,000 workers
07/17/19 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
The AFL-CIO released its 28th annual Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect report.  This year's report shows that 5,147 working people were killed on the job in 2017. Additionally, an estimated 95,000 died from occupational diseases. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (UMWA) called for action:  This is a national crisis.
Family, friends remember Kendall County Deputy Carlos Ramirez
07/17/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Deputy Carlos Ramirez was laid to rest at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery on Tuesday.  Graveside ceremony for Deputy Carlos Ramirez at Fort Bliss Cemetery The fallen deputy was an El Paso native who graduated from Burges High School. Ramirez was a U.S. Army Reserve veteran who served the Kendall County Sheriff's office for three years.
Informational & Educational Campaign
07/17/19 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
Dear Members: We will be hosting an A.P.W.U. Informational & Educational Campaign on Tues., July 30, Wed, July 31 & Thurs., 8/1, 12pm until 12am, each day, at the employee entrance of the P&DC. Please join us! Thank you.
Skagit County Fair Volunteer Oportunities
07/16/19 - IBEW Local 191
Earn your Volunteer Points!!! Volunteers needed to man the booth at the Skagit County Fair? Check the dates below and let us know which one.
Here’s Why Thousands of Auto Workers Could End Up on Strike Soon
07/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
July 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers union is set to start bargaining new contracts covering 150,000 workers at Detroit’s Big Three on Monday in what could be the most contentious negotiations the auto industry has seen in years. The union will be looking to make significant gains over the most recent four-year contracts with the companies, ratified in 2015.
Here’s Why Thousands of Auto Workers Could End Up on Strike Soon
07/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
July 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers union is set to start bargaining new contracts covering 150,000 workers at Detroit’s Big Three on Monday in what could be the most contentious negotiations the auto industry has seen in years. The union will be looking to make significant gains over the most recent four-year contracts with the companies, ratified in 2015.
Call Times are changing. *Please Read*
07/16/19 - IATSE Local 33
Hello All Effective Monday, July 22,  2019 the Call-In times will be changed and the following Call-In Times will be for Monday through Friday ONLY.    Saturdays Call-In Times will remain the same for now.
CBS Negotiations Committee, Are you interested in joining the Committee?
07/16/19 - IATSE Local 33
Hello Sisters & Brothers: Anyone interested in being on the CBS Negotiations Committee is to please contact President Wright or B/A TV  Valentine asap with their written request.  Their Email addresses are: jimmywright33@gmail.com and rvalentine@iatse33.
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