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President Stevens' Comments to FERC In SUPPORT of Grid Reliability and Resiliency Pricing Proposed Rule
10/23/17 - IBEW Local 50
October 23, 2017 Richmond, VA President-Business Manager Brad Stevens submitted comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in support of adopting the proposed Grid Reliability and Resiliency Pricing rule. The rule, in short, would require operators of organized markets to "ensure that certain reliability and resiliency attributes of electric generation sources are fully valued". This rule would have an positive impact on premature closure of coal and nuclear generation plants across the country.
AFL-CIO Puerto Rico Relief Effort
10/23/17 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
The AFL-CIO has stepped up to aid the Puerto Rico relief effort.  Please see the attached pdf regarding efforts being coordinated with the Seafarers International Union and the International Longshoremen's Association. Thank you for your anticipated support.
Letter to Membership 10-22-17
10/23/17 - TWU Local 513
2018 Field Trip Sign up
10/23/17 - TWU Local 513
2018 CREW CHIEF MILITARY & SPORT CHARTER SIGN UP
10/23/17 - TWU Local 513
UPS Contract Update
10/23/17 - Teamsters Local 7
The Package Division has received some questions about the process by which the National Agreement for UPS and UPS Freight are negotiated.  Here is some infomation to help answer these questions: The first step is for Local Unions to hold meetings to solicit proposals for the National Contract from members; those proposals were due by August 31.
Updates
10/22/17 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local #77
Attention Members: - Please log into the "members area" for information regarding Jim Rivingston's services and the Puerto Rico Aid Project.
2017-20 AFSCME 3580 Contract
10/22/17 - AFSCME 3580
Election Reminder
10/22/17 - AMFA Local 32
Local 32 Members: Now that the nomination process has ended and we have started the election process, you will be receiving your ballot in the mail.
WE ARE ONE
10/21/17 - ATU Local 1001
Workers Comp class Oct. 25 @ 10 a.m.
10/21/17 - IATSE Local 33
Bellingham Police Guild Supports Construction of New Jail
10/21/17 - Bellingham Police Guild
The Bellingham Police Guild supports the construction of a new Whatcom County Jail facility to replace the failing and outdated structure.  Our primary concern is the safety and wellbeing of the citizens of Bellingham and Whatcom County.
General Membership Meeting
10/21/17 - Teamster Local Union No. 886
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017 STARTS 10AM AFTER THE MEMBERSHIP MEETING WE WILL BE HAVING A MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION PARTY AND RETIREMENT PARTY FOR PRESIDENT RON COBB. BBQ WILL BE SERVED. PLEASE COME AND CELEBRATE WITH US. WE WILL ALSO START ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR THE KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY TO BE HELD DECEMBER 9, 2017. THANK YOU, SEE YOU AT THE MEETING.
Knutson Construction challenged on work quality
10/20/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
CEDAR FALLS — A group of laborers in a variety of construction trades is imploring the Board of Regents not to hire Knutson Construction Services for any projects while the University of Iowa presses a lawsuit against the company for what it asserts was faulty work on its Old Capitol dome.
JCBA Update 10.20.17
10/20/17 - TWU Local 568
Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in New York City.
UPS Contract Update
10/20/17 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
October 20, 2017
The Package Division has received some questions about the process by which the National Agreement for UPS and UPS Freight are negotiated. Here is some information to help answer these questions:
In Case You Missed It
10/20/17 - Teamsters local 570
  • Unions lead the way in providing health care benefits.   • Forced to choose kids’ health or their jobs, parents go union.   • Teamsters applaud NAFTA progress; talks extended.   • Why Labor is fighting to save veterans’ healthcare.   • Will automation put an end to the American trucker.
Southern States Savings & Retirement Q3 Increment
10/20/17 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
Dear Tyson Members,         Please be advised for those members hired prior to January 1, 2003, the Southern States Savings and Retirement Fund has posted a 3.552% increment to all members accounts for the third (3rd) quarter, July 1 through September 30, 2017.
In Case You Missed It
10/20/17 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Unions lead the way in providing health care benefits.   • Forced to choose kids’ health or their jobs, parents go union.   • Teamsters applaud NAFTA progress; talks extended.   • Why Labor is fighting to save veterans’ healthcare.   • Will automation put an end to the American trucker.
Oregon Voters: Pledge to vote yes on Measure 101 in January
10/20/17 - IATSE Local 488
We believe that all Oregonians should be able to access care that they can afford. No child should get sick because their family can’t afford the medicine that they need, and nobody should end up in an emergency because a doctor’s appointment was too expensive. Oregonians deserve better!
Association Update 10-20-17
10/20/17 - TWU Local 513
In Case You Missed It
10/20/17 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Unions lead the way in providing health care benefits.   • Forced to choose kids’ health or their jobs, parents go union.   • Teamsters applaud NAFTA progress; talks extended.   • Why Labor is fighting to save veterans’ healthcare.   • Will automation put an end to the American trucker.
ILPF Mailing to Retirees
10/20/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Recently we have been receiving calls from our Retirees questioning a letter that they received regarding the ILPF Pension Fund. Unfortunately, Local 458M did not have knowledge of this letter until the phone calls came into our office, so we began to investigate.
Better KCI Fact Sheet
10/20/17 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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In Case You Missed It
10/20/17 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Unions lead the way in providing health care benefits.   • Forced to choose kids’ health or their jobs, parents go union.   • Teamsters applaud NAFTA progress; talks extended.   • Why Labor is fighting to save veterans’ healthcare.   • Will automation put an end to the American trucker.
Early Voting in Mecklenburg County
10/19/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Early voting began October 19th and ends on November 4th. Get out and vote.
Read On | October 2017
10/19/17 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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The Better Deal That America’s Workers Deserve
10/19/17 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 19, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … People need to be able to band together to get a fair shake in their dealings with powerful corporations and large government bureaucracies, yet the Supreme Court is likely to make it much harder for them to do so by distorting existing laws and engaging in pro-corporate judicial activism.
The Better Deal That America’s Workers Deserve
10/19/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 19, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … People need to be able to band together to get a fair shake in their dealings with powerful corporations and large government bureaucracies, yet the Supreme Court is likely to make it much harder for them to do so by distorting existing laws and engaging in pro-corporate judicial activism.
Member Alert 11/10/17
10/19/17 - IATSE Local 33
Members alert for 11/10/17 Board operator needed for 1 day must know model PRG V676. Contact BA Pitkin if available at rpitkin@iatse33.
Notice of Election for 2nd VP
10/19/17 - TWU Local 513
HOT off the Press: Info from DPU
10/19/17 - AFSCME Local 132
Effective November 1, 2017 the Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) program will activate the ERDC reservation list. This is in order to maintain the ERDC budget. The reservation list is being activated to achieve the required caseload average by attrition. No one currently receiving ERDC will lose eligibility for the program. There are exemptions to the reservation list.
The Better Deal That America’s Workers Deserve
10/19/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 19, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … People need to be able to band together to get a fair shake in their dealings with powerful corporations and large government bureaucracies, yet the Supreme Court is likely to make it much harder for them to do so by distorting existing laws and engaging in pro-corporate judicial activism.
MEPS San Jose City Council Meeting – CWA/PLA Policy Vote
10/19/17 - IBEW Local 332
The City of San Jose will consider a Community Workforce Agreement to cover all public works. This will cover ALL future City of San Jose construction projects over $2 Million dollars.  What does this mean? It means great opportunities to expand career pathways to San Jose residents in the trades.  It means a San Jose that values state approved apprenticeship programs.
Rite Aid Warehouse
10/19/17 - Teamsters Local 175
Rapid Response Informational Meeting will be held for Rite Aid Warehouse employees
The Better Deal That America’s Workers Deserve
10/19/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Oct. 19, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … People need to be able to band together to get a fair shake in their dealings with powerful corporations and large government bureaucracies, yet the Supreme Court is likely to make it much harder for them to do so by distorting existing laws and engaging in pro-corporate judicial activism.
10/10/2017 - PBC Officer & Chief Steward Election
10/18/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
Please read Election Notice Attached.
10/10/2017 - SLC Officer Election
10/18/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
Please read attaced Notice of Eletions.
Association Bulletin 10-18-17
10/18/17 - TWU Local 513
ASA - Virgin America Seniority Integration Discussions Update #1
10/18/17 - AMFA
October 18, 2017 -- AMFA leaders and the Virgin America Committee met in Seattle, WA to commence discussions on seniority integration of the Alaska Airlines (ASA) and Virgin America workgroups. This meeting started with introductions. Lonny McGrew of the Virgin Committee gave a statement on behalf of their committee expressing how grateful they were to have had the opportunity to work for a company with such great culture and a career that was bright, and he concluded with being unsure of the security of their career at ASA. Our Committee gave them an overview of AMFA and its structure. We then discussed what Alaska Labor Relations and Virgin are telling each other to expect through this process.
UPS Contract Update
10/18/17 - Teamsters Local 7
LEADERS FROM UPS LOCAL UNIONS OVERWHELMINGLY ACCEPT CONTRACT PROPOSALS More than 260 local union leaders who represent Teamsters at UPS and UPS Freight gathered today in the Washington DC area to review national contract proposals, all of which were approved.
ASA Annual Wage Review Discussions - First Year Review
10/18/17 - AMFA
October 18, 2017 -- In accordance with the terms outlined in Article 23, Wage Rules, AMFA and Alaska Airlines met to discuss the first Annual Wage Review of our current Agreement in Seattle, WA. Both sides reviewed all data used for the review, and we found that the data was incomplete when it came to some contracts Line Premium and longevity. We explained that this data is needed to do a proper review; the Company will inquire to get that data as soon as possible. We then conducted the external review with the data we did have, using the all-in wage compared to our primary competitors in accordance with the Agreement.
AMFA – SWA Facilities Maintenance Technician 2nd Tentative Agreement Referendum Notice
10/18/17 - AMFA Local 32
The AMFA – Southwest Airlines Negotiating Committee has requested a system-wide referendum of the Facilities Maintenance Technician classification regarding a Tentative Agreement (TA).
Turkey Trot 2017
10/17/17 - IBEW Local 332
Once again Local 332 will be participating in the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. At our last Union Meeting the members approved a contribution to this fundraiser that will allow some of our members and their families to participate for free (up to 100 people). Many of you have joined with us before and know the routine but here is what you need to do.  1.
The Best Protectors for Workers Are Other Workers
10/17/17 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 17, 2017 | U.S. LABOR | As concertgoers fled the mass shooting at the country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay in Clark Country, Nev., at the end of the Las Vegas strip, dozens of off-duty fire fighters attending the concert sprang into action. Twelve were among the wounded by gunfire.
Passing of one of our guys
10/17/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
It is with a very heavy heart that we report Local 458M Executive Board Member Dave Harper has passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Services will be the following: Wake will be at Countryside Funeral Home located at 1640 S. Green Meadows Blvd. in Streamwood on October 22, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Best Protectors for Workers Are Other Workers
10/17/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 17, 2017 | U.S. LABOR | As concertgoers fled the mass shooting at the country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay in Clark Country, Nev., at the end of the Las Vegas strip, dozens of off-duty fire fighters attending the concert sprang into action. Twelve were among the wounded by gunfire.
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