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Recognize the Union, You Disrespectful Monsters
12/15/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Dec. 15, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … A refusal to recognize a proper union request is the workplace equivalent of voter suppression. It is not a fair or legitimate way to settle differences of opinion—that’s what the bargaining table is for.
Recognize the Union, You Disrespectful Monsters
12/15/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 15, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … A refusal to recognize a proper union request is the workplace equivalent of voter suppression. It is not a fair or legitimate way to settle differences of opinion—that’s what the bargaining table is for.
Recognize the Union, You Disrespectful Monsters
12/15/17 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 15, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … A refusal to recognize a proper union request is the workplace equivalent of voter suppression. It is not a fair or legitimate way to settle differences of opinion—that’s what the bargaining table is for.
New Year's Day Party
12/15/17 - IATSE Local B4
New Year's Day Party at Mike and Gene's, 37 Tremlet Square, Dorchester, MA starting at 3 PM.
Recognize the Union, You Disrespectful Monsters
12/15/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 15, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … A refusal to recognize a proper union request is the workplace equivalent of voter suppression. It is not a fair or legitimate way to settle differences of opinion—that’s what the bargaining table is for.
Generation Screwed
12/14/17 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 14, 2017 | ECONOMY | … What is different about us [millennnials] as individuals compared to previous generations is minor. What is different about the world around us is profound. Salaries have stagnated and entire sectors have cratered.
Generation Screwed
12/14/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 14, 2017 | ECONOMY | … What is different about us as individuals compared to previous generations is minor. What is different about the world around us is profound. Salaries have stagnated and entire sectors have cratered. At the same time, the cost of every prerequisite of a secure existence—education, housing and health care—has inflated into the stratosphere.
Generation Screwed
12/14/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 14, 2017 | ECONOMY | … What is different about us [millennnials] as individuals compared to previous generations is minor. What is different about the world around us is profound. Salaries have stagnated and entire sectors have cratered.
2018 Scholarship Applications are here!
12/14/17 - UFCW Local 1473
In addition to our scholarships our International Union also offers a Scholarship, and in addition to that if you can also sign up for FREE College!
2018 BENEFIT IMPROVEMENTS
12/14/17 - Teamsters Local 71
NATIONAL AGREEMENTQuestions and Answers
12/14/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
On December 1, 2017, BRS President W. Dan Pickett signed the recently ratified National Agreement. The terms of the National Agreement will be implemented and effective beginning on January 1, 2018.
DOT Drug Testing
12/14/17 - Teamsters Local 776
The U.S. Dept of Transportation plans on January 1, 2018 to begin....
Generation Screwed
12/14/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Dec. 14, 2017 | ECONOMY | … What is different about us [millennnials] as individuals compared to previous generations is minor. What is different about the world around us is profound. Salaries have stagnated and entire sectors have cratered.
Tentative Agreement AT&T Mobility
12/13/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
AT&T Mobility Tentative Agreement After almost a year of hard bargaining and unprecedented mobilization, we have reached a groundbreaking tentative agreement for members under the Orange contract at AT&T Mobility. Never before have we seen this level of mobilization for a fair contract, and never before have we won so much at the bargaining table.
Awards Season Local Notices
12/13/17 - IATSE Local 478
Congratulations to all our locally produced films being honored this awards season! Scroll down for an incredibly comprehensive list of all the awards and nominations Local 478 productions are racking up.
Tentative Deal at AT&T
12/13/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
After almost a year of hard bargaining and unprecedented mobilization, we have reached a groundbreaking tentative agreement for 21,000 CWA members under the Orange contract at AT&T Mobility.
Retiree Christmas Cards
12/13/17 - IBEW Local 191
Members that wish to visit retirees and pass out Christmas Cards this year can pick them up in the Bellingham, Mt. Vernon and Everett Halls. Wenatchee cards will be available on Friday afternoon Dec. 15th or Monday Dec.
NAFTA Withdrawal Could Cost 14 Million Jobs
12/13/17 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 13, 2017 | JOBS | President Donald Trump could jeopardize a trillion dollars in trade and 14 million jobs if he withdraws from a massive trade agreement he is currently renegotiating, warned a report Monday.
NAFTA Withdrawal Could Cost 14 Million Jobs
12/13/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 13, 2017 | JOBS | President Donald Trump could jeopardize a trillion dollars in trade and 14 million jobs if he withdraws from a massive trade agreement he is currently renegotiating, warned a report Monday.
CWA Scholarships
12/13/17 - CWA Local 1103
Two CWA Scholarships are available right now.  There are deadlines to file.  CWA JOE BEIRNE Scholarship https://www.cwa-union.org/pages/beirne Union Plus Scholarship https://www.unionplus.
UAW Local 4911 Meetings Cancelled Today
12/13/17 - UAW Local 4911
UAW Local 4911 Membership and Executive Board Meetings have been cancelled today due to the weather. If you have any questions, contact Derrick McDuffey, President. Have a Happy and Safe Holiday.
NAFTA Withdrawal Could Cost 14 Million Jobs
12/13/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 13, 2017 | JOBS | President Donald Trump could jeopardize a trillion dollars in trade and 14 million jobs if he withdraws from a massive trade agreement he is currently renegotiating, warned a report Monday.
NAFTA Withdrawal Could Cost 14 Million Jobs
12/13/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Dec. 13, 2017 | JOBS | President Donald Trump could jeopardize a trillion dollars in trade and 14 million jobs if he withdraws from a massive trade agreement he is currently renegotiating, warned a report Monday.
Letter to Shandor (Closed Bids) 12-13-2017
12/13/17 - Central Florida Area Local
ACLARA DISPATCH
12/12/17 - IBEW Local 659
Local Union 659, IBEW AMI Meter Installers with Aclara Beginning December 4th, 2017 Local Union 659 will begin dispatching off our out-of-work books for AMI Meter Installers with Aclara.  At the peak of the project the company will need 70 Installers to remove and replace PP&L meters.
2017 Golf Donations
12/12/17 - Teamsters Local 264
We would like to Thank everyone who helped us raise $4,000 through the Golf Tournament this year.
Demand a Raise for Working People
12/12/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
There’s been a lot of noise in the media about the Republican tax bill. In fact, the administration repeatedly has claimed that its tax bill, if passed, would mean about $4,000 more in the pockets of working families because the corporate tax cuts would "trickle down" to working people from the top.
UPS Contract Negotiations Update
12/12/17 - Teamsters Local 162
Contract Negotiations Update Local 162 President Mark Davison chaired the Joint Council 37 UPS negotiations which took place on November 28, 29 and 30 in Portland.  These negotiations focused on the provisions contained in the Joint Council 37 Package and Sort Rider contracts.
UPS Makes Mockery of Employee Health and Safety and Implements 70-Hour Week
12/12/17 - Teamsters Local 162
Local 162 is opposed to the unilaterally implemented “70 hours in 8 days” workweek that UPS has imposed on package car drivers.  This was done without consulting with the Union and without our approval - two steps required under the law and your Union contract.
New NLRB General Counsel Seeks Reversal of All Pro-Worker Rulings
12/12/17 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 12, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Rulings on: discrimination against union workers during bargaining; holding joint employers—a corporate headquarters and its local franchise-holders—responsible for obeying, or breaking, labor law; use of company e-mail systems to announce union meetings.
New NLRB General Counsel Seeks Reversal of All Pro-Worker Rulings
12/12/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 12, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Rulings on: discrimination against union workers during bargaining; holding joint employers—a corporate headquarters and its local franchise-holders—responsible for obeying, or breaking, labor law; use of company e-mail systems to announce union meetings.
UPS Contract Update
12/12/17 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
December 12, 2017 UPS and UPS Freight Supplemental Committees Continue Talks With Company
"El Paso Cops Helping Kids" - Christmas Shopping Event
12/12/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
"El Paso Cops Helping Kids" along with the EPMPOA will host a Christmas shopping event on Saturday morning, December 16, 2017, to assist school children from the Ysleta Independent School District.  The event will be held at a local Wal-Mart (exact location is being finalized at this time).
Dwayne Michael Gellhaus Passes Away
12/12/17 - Teamsters Local 89
Dec 12, 2017 -  We are saddened to report Brother Dwayne Michael Gellhaus has passed away.  Dennis worked at UPS Air for 11 years on the 2DA ramp. His daughter, Shelby Gellhaus, is also a Teamster member at UPS Air in 1DA Wing E. Please keep Brother Gellhaus’ family, friends and fellow Teamsters in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
December Membership Meeting
12/12/17 - Teamsters Local 776
At the conclusion of the December monthly membership meeting the members in attendance were treated...
New NLRB General Counsel Seeks Reversal of All Pro-Worker Rulings
12/12/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Dec. 12, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Rulings on: discrimination against union workers during bargaining; holding joint employers—a corporate headquarters and its local franchise-holders—responsible for obeying, or breaking, labor law; use of company e-mail systems to announce union meetings.
Tax Bill Favors Adding Robots Over Workers, Critics Say
12/11/17 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 11, 2017  | JOBS |  Republicans call their tax bill the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. But critics say maybe it should have been named the Tax Cut and Robots Act. That's because it doesn't create new tax incentives that specifically encourage companies to hire workers and create jobs, some employers and economists say.
Why We Do Politics
12/11/17 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
New blog article: Why We Do Politics - your comments are welcome.
Tax Bill Favors Adding Robots Over Workers, Critics Say
12/11/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 11, 2017  | JOBS |  Republicans call their tax bill the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. But critics say maybe it should have been named the Tax Cut and Robots Act. That's because it doesn't create new tax incentives that specifically encourage companies to hire workers and create jobs, some employers and economists say.
2017 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Winners
12/11/17 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
I am pleased to announce the following member's children have won a 2017 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $10,000.
Pro Union Contracting Training February 8th - 10th 2018
12/11/17 - IBEW Local 332
February 8th - 10th, 2018 Local 332 LMCC will be hosting an Electrical Contracting Business Course.  The goal is to educate the next generation of union contractors.
Am I My Brother's Keeper?
12/11/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
This is an age old question dating back to the story of Cain and Abel, and it is more relevant in today’s culture than ever before. The clear and convincing answer to this question is YES, yes we are our “Brother’s Keeper.
Christmas Holiday Pay Date Change
12/11/17 - IBEW Local 332
Due to the normal pay date for the week of Christmas occurring on a day after a holiday weekend, contractors will be allowed to issue payroll on Thursday, December 28, 2017.  Normal pay dates per all respective contracts will resume as normal thereafter.
Correction - Retiree in Need
12/11/17 - CWA Local 2222
Please see the attached from Local 2108 for a retiree that needs our help.
Member in Need
12/11/17 - CWA Local 2222
https://www.gofundme.com/4tp9uhs We have a member out of Leesburg that has gotten into a tough spot and needs help. We've all had rough times in our lives and truly appreciate those who helped us through those times. Please read the story, and if you feel inclined please help with what you can if you can. Every bit helps more than we can know.
Photo Gallery Updated
12/11/17 - IBEW Local 332
The photo gallery has been updated and include photos from the Annual Open House and Holiday Party that was held on December 9, 2017. Also check out the Old Timer's Ball and Christmas in the Park / Turkey Trot albums. Thank you to all who shared and contributed their photos.
Tax Bill Favors Adding Robots Over Workers, Critics Say
12/11/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 11, 2017  | JOBS |  Republicans call their tax bill the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. But critics say maybe it should have been named the Tax Cut and Robots Act. That's because it doesn't create new tax incentives that specifically encourage companies to hire workers and create jobs, some employers and economists say.
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