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Memorial Motorcycle Ride & Raffle
Teamsters Local 449
East Haven BOE Security Guards Vote Unanimously for UPSEU
UPSEU
American Airlines next stop: Cap-Haïtien, Haiti
TWU Local 568
Business Groups Alarmed by Rise of 'Micro-Unions'
Teamsters local 570
Business Groups Alarmed by Rise of 'Micro-Unions'
Teamsters Local 311
Business Groups Alarmed by Rise of 'Micro-Unions'
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Memorial Motorcycle Ride & Raffle
07/28/14 - Teamsters Local 449
East Haven BOE Security Guards Vote Unanimously for UPSEU
07/28/14 - UPSEU
In a secret ballot election conducted by the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations (CSBLR) on July 25, 2014, the East Haven Board of Education Security Guards voted unanimously to join UPSEU.
American Airlines next stop: Cap-Haïtien, Haiti
07/28/14 - TWU Local 568
By Jacqueline Charles-MIAMI HERALD-Monday, 07.28.14 American Airlines will become the first U.S. major carrier to offer daily, nonstop service to Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, the country’s second largest city.       Haiti’s historical mecca is expanding to the world.
Business Groups Alarmed by Rise of 'Micro-Unions'
07/28/14 - Teamsters local 570
July 28, 2014 | ORGANIZING | Business groups are sounding the alarm over decisions from the NLRB that they say would make it easier for small groups of people to create "micro-unions" un the workplace….Industry fears the arrangements could create havoc by forcing companies to bargain with multiple unions at the same work site.
Business Groups Alarmed by Rise of 'Micro-Unions'
07/28/14 - Teamsters Local 355
July 28, 2014 | ORGANIZING | Business groups are sounding the alarm over decisions from the NLRB that they say would make it easier for small groups of people to create "micro-unions" un the workplace….Industry fears the arrangements could create havoc by forcing companies to bargain with multiple unions at the same work site.
Right to Work, Here we go again
07/28/14 - NH AFL-CIO
MANCHESTER, N.H. —It might be midsummer, but what could be one of the signature issues of next year's legislative session was under the spotlight in Manchester on Thursday. Click to watch News 9's coverage.
UAW endorsements for August 5 primary
07/28/14 - Lansing Labor News
The Region 1D Capital Area CAP Council has endorsed a number of candidates in the August 5 primary. Please be sure to vote, and please consider our endorsed candidates, as they support us.
Local 602 Alt Districts 6 and 8 Candidates
07/28/14 - Lansing Labor News
Local 602 will hold elections for Alternate Districts 6 and 8 Committeepersons on August 5 and 6. Please see this pdf for names of candidates and election information.
Business Groups Alarmed by Rise of 'Micro-Unions'
07/28/14 - Teamsters Local 888
July 28, 2014 | ORGANIZING | Business groups are sounding the alarm over decisions from the NLRB that they say would make it easier for small groups of people to create "micro-unions" un the workplace….Industry fears the arrangements could create havoc by forcing companies to bargain with multiple unions at the same work site.
Steward Story: Mike Bandy
07/28/14 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Chief Steward, Mike Bandy reported that he “…went from high school to the U.S. Navy, and then to a place with no union. You could come to work one day and the employer could say, 'you are no longer needed' and that would be it for you. No more job. There was no job protection and it was scary. I retired from the Navy after 20 years.
Arkansas Young Workers Conference
07/28/14 - Teamsters Local 878
Last week Teamsters Local 878 was able to send a few of our younger Teamster members to the Arkansas AFL-CIO's Young Workers Generation U Conference.
UGLIEST CONVENTION EVER
07/28/14 - OPWU
I just returned from the APWU Biennial Convention held in Chicago, Illinois.  There were a total of 1900 delegates from 305 locals across the United States.  Ohio was represented by the OPWU, Columbus, Springfield, Tri-County, Lake Geauga, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Akron, Lorain County, and Youngstown.  We had 50 delegates which is less than half that has attended past conventions.
2014 Solidarity Run
07/27/14 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
AN ALL AROUND GOOD TIME TO BENEFIT THE FAMILY OF FALLEN GARY INDIANA POLICE OFFICER JEFF WESTERFIELD. $7 walk in $20 singles/$25 doubles Pancake breakfast(while supplies last, by Hank and Barbara Francisco Maul... DJ entertainment Round trip fully escorted ride through Lake and Porter County Lunch.
SLPOA Endorsements
07/27/14 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
Members, With the upcoming August 5th Primary, I would like to take an opportunity to share our political endorsements for your consideration.  As you can see, we have numerous endorsements from both sides of the aisle.
AFA-CWA Employee Assistance Program
07/27/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
Your AFA-CWA Employee Assistance Program is unique because it is independent of US Airways and designed to accommodate the unpredictable lifestyle and schedules we have as Flight Attendants. Our work is a vital part of who we are. Our profession dictates in varying degrees, just how we feel about ourselves and the world around us.
MEC Benefits Update - July 2014
07/27/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
Open enrollment for the Voluntary Short-Term Disability Plan will open on September 2nd and continue through September 30th. Plan brochures will be mailed to your home the first week of August. "When members enroll, whether it be during this year’s enrollment or in 2015, no health questions are asked on the application and there is no screening for pre-existing conditions.
FAA Lifts Flight Restrictions for Tel Aviv Airport
07/27/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
Earlier today there was an announcement from the FAA lifting the restrictions for the Ben Gurion International Airport. After thorough consideration and discussions with many involved agencies the decision has been made by US Airways and other US carriers to resume service to Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport.
Three Aviation Tragedies
07/27/14 - Horizon Air AFA-CWA
In the span of a single week, three airline tragedies have shaken the global aviation community. As Flight Attendants dedicated to maintaining the highest levels of safety and security in the aircraft cabin, many of us may be experiencing powerful emotions related to each of these tragic incidents.
IATSE Training Trust
07/27/14 - IATSE Local 33
The IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund (IATSE Training Trust Fund)is the result of a partnership between the IATSE and Signatory Employers. The IATSE Training Trust Fund facilitates opportunities for eligible workers to achieve and maintain the skills, ability and knowledge necessary to meet the ever changing technologies in the entertainment and exhibition industries.
History of CLEAT
07/27/14 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas or CLEAT was born during the mid-1970’s by innovative police officers seeking to enhance the law enforcement profession. CLEAT’s rich history begins with rank and file officers not being represented. The organization began by separating itself from a do-nothing, pro-management organization that refused to represent its members.
We are Oregon AFSCME Green!
07/26/14 - Oregon AFSCME green
Our mission is to engage environmentally conscious members with our communities and AFSCME leadership. If you are an avid hiker, hunter, or angler, or if you are concerned about climate change, water and energy conservation, or attacks on environmental regulators, this group is for you.
2014 Summer Conference
07/26/14 - Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Association
The 2014 Conference is in Richland, Washington was an amazing event.
In Case You Missed It
07/25/14 - Teamsters local 570
  • Hoffa: Sufficient rest key to truck safety.   • Here's an idea: How about a Bad Boss Tax?   • Defending trade unions while the justices are away.   • The biggest lie ever perpetrated on the American people.   • 1934 Teamsters strike in Minneapolis remembered on 80th anniversary.   • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Bless this union.
Primary Election Palm Cards
07/25/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
Please print this Palm Card out and bring it to the polls with you.
Moving Expenses When Transitioning To SWA
07/25/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
There continues to be confusion and/or questions (and a few rumors) regarding moving expenses for AirTran Flight Attendants when transitioning to Southwest Airlines.  We hope this will help. Moving Expenses when transitioning to SWA: The Company will cover moving expenses per the TWU CBA.
Over 50 New members Join AFSCME
07/25/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
The organizing staff at Oregon AFSCME has scored a pair wins recently, and as a result, Council 75 is welcoming about 50 new members to the union.
Staffing Memo
07/25/14 - Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
  Please read the attached letter addressed to the Sheriff regarding staffing.
Open Spots in Forklift Class
07/25/14 - IATSE Local 33
We have seats available for the Forklift Class, being held tomorrow the 26th of July. Please call Glen Futter if you are interested in taking the class.
Equity Update Letter
07/25/14 - TWU Local 513
Districts 6 and 8 Alternate Election Posting
07/25/14 - UAW local 602
The Vote Is In
07/25/14 - AFA-CWA Frontier Airlines MEC/LEC
We are AFA, Get Involved.
In Case You Missed It
07/25/14 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Hoffa: Sufficient rest key to truck safety.   • Here's an idea: How about a Bad Boss Tax?   • Defending trade unions while the justices are away.   • The biggest lie ever perpetrated on the American people.   • 1934 Teamsters strike remembered on 80th anniversary.
Teamsters Local 179 and the Contractor's Association of Will and Grundy Counties Reach Tentative Agreement
07/25/14 - Teamsters Local 179
Teamsters Local 179 and the Contractor's Association of Will and Grundy Counties reached a tentative agreement on Thursday, July 24th.  The proposed changes to the Will & Grundy Counties Area Construction Agreement must be incorporated into the contract and approved by both parties as well as the Joint Council 25 Director of Construction prior to a ratification vote.
Convention Video
07/25/14 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Convention Video
07/25/14 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
5 Things that Have Changed Since Minimum Wage Was Last Increased
07/25/14 - Teamsters local 570
July 25, 2014 | ECONOMY | The federal minimum wage was last increased on July 24, 2009, and since then, a lot has changed (don't forget tipped workers haven't seen a raise since 1991). There have been so many attacks on working families since that time that it would be difficult to catalog them all.
In Case You Missed It
07/25/14 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Hoffa: Sufficient rest key to truck safety.   • Here's an idea: How about a Bad Boss Tax?   • Defending trade unions while the justices are away.   • The biggest lie ever perpetrated on the American people.   • 1934 Teamsters strike remembered on 80th anniversary.
5 Things that Have Changed Since Minimum Wage Was Last Increased
07/25/14 - Teamsters Local 355
July 25, 2014 | ECONOMY | The federal minimum wage was last increased on July 24, 2009, and since then, a lot has changed (don't forget tipped workers haven't seen a raise since 1991). There have been so many attacks on working families since that time that it would be difficult to catalog them all.
Vice-President Kevin Drysdale Receives Award
07/25/14 - Teamsters Local 449
Assemblyman Sean M. Ryan presented Local 449 Vice-President Kevin Drysdale (Former Local 375 President) with the "Outstanding WNY Labor Leader" Award.   On behalf of the Good Neighbor Democrats, in appreciation of his continued leadership and commitment to the labor movement.
Exposure To Asbestos in the workplace
07/25/14 - CWA Local 2222
Attention members who may be required to work in areas that may have asbestos containing materials. Please be aware of your surroundings at all times. Should you believe that there are asbestos containing materials contact management immediately. If you have concerns regarding your health or your exposure to asbestos containing materials you should notify CWA Local 2222 immediately.
Convention Video
07/25/14 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
5 Things that Have Changed Since Minimum Wage Was Last Increased
07/25/14 - Teamsters Local 992
July 25, 2014 | ECONOMY | The federal minimum wage was last increased on July 24, 2009, and since then, a lot has changed (don't forget tipped workers haven't seen a raise since 1991). There have been so many attacks on working families since that time that it would be difficult to catalog them all.
Bruce Rauner is bad for Illinois
07/25/14 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
https://www.youtube.com/watch.
Mary Poppins needs a living wage!
07/25/14 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Mary Poppins needs a living wage! http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/07/24/funny-or-die.
EACH Has New Leadership
07/25/14 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release July 23, 2014 East Akron Community House 550 S. Arlington St. Akron, Ohio 44306 Akron Non–Profit Names George Johnson as President and Patricia Maher as the Vice President.
American Airlines to contribute additional $600 million to pension plans
07/24/14 - TWU Local 568
By Meaghan Kilroy | July 24, 2014 4:08 pm | Updated 5:41 pm American Airlines Group Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, expects to contribute an additional $600 million to its defined benefit plans in 2014, said the company's second-quarter earnings report filed Thursday. During the first six months of 2014, the company contributed $71 million to the plans plans.
ARTICLE 12 ATTACHMENT 12.3-TRANSFER CHANGES-ELIMINATION OF THE 15 DAY WAIT
07/24/14 - TWU Local 568
THE TWU AND AA HAVE AGREED TO THE PROCESS WHERE THE LANGUAGE OF ARTICLE 12 ATTACHMENT 12.3 CAN NOW BE IMPLIMENTED.
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