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CWA President Larry Cohen Announces He Will Not Seek Another Term
CWA Local 1103
Merger Update - AirTran's Final Months
AFA-CWA Local Council 57
New GOP Bill Would Paralyze National Labor Relations Board
Teamsters local 570
New GOP Bill Would Paralyze National Labor Relations Board
Teamsters Local 311
National Rank & File Committee
APWU Cleveland Area Local
In Case You Missed It
Teamsters Local 355
 
     

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CWA President Larry Cohen Announces He Will Not Seek Another Term
09/20/14 - CWA Local 1103
Dear Sisters and Brothers: After much thought, I have decided not to seek reelection next June as President of our union. I informed the Executive Board at our meeting today. I am confident that our Executive Board can support a strong candidate but this is not a campaign note and that decision is up to you.
Merger Update - AirTran's Final Months
09/19/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
Through a series of meetings this week with Corporate Safety & Regulatory Compliance, Labor Relations, Cabin Services, and Crew Resources, your Union leaders continued discussions with the Company regarding items important to AirTran Flight Attendants in the final weeks of the AirTran operation.
New GOP Bill Would Paralyze National Labor Relations Board
09/19/14 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 19, 2014 | NLRB | This week, Republican Senators introduced a bill they call the "The National Labor Relations Board Reform Act." Its chances ar very slim, but that's beside the point: The GOP wants to emphasize its displeasure with President Barack Obama's appointments of labor-friendly members who thwart businesses' attempts to keep unions out of their workplaces.
National Rank & File Committee
09/19/14 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
Congratulations to our President, Daleo Freeman for being appointed to serve on the Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee, APWU National President Mark Dimondstein  announced.  The Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee provides input to the Union's National Negotiating Team, which has full authority to negotiate the terms of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
In Case You Missed It
09/19/14 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Historic Teamster organizing victory: FedEx Freight.   • 500 truck drivers sue Walmart.   • Why Labor has a stake in fighting for racial equality.   • UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers.   • Boehner warns business: NLRB is 'coming right at you.'   • AA and USAirways vote Teamsters-CWA in 6-1 margin.
In Case You Missed It
09/19/14 - Teamsters local 570
  • Historic Teamster organizing victory: FedEx Freight.   • 500 truck drivers sue Walmart.   • Why Labor has a stake in fighting for racial equality.   • UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers.   • Boehner warns business: NLRB is 'coming right at you.'   • AA and USAirways vote Teamsters-CWA in 6-1 margin.
Workers Deserve to Benefit From Their Productivity, Too
09/19/14 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 19, 2014 | OPINION | The fight to increase America's stagnant incomes is, at long last, growing more serious. Thursday, with the explicit backing of the House Democratic Caucus, Maryland Rep.
Out of State Electricians
09/19/14 - IBEW Local 191
Out of state Electricians wishing to work in Washington State need to aquire a Washington State Electrical License. The test is given by a national testing company and can be taken in multiple locations throughout the US. For information on applying for and obtaining your license, visit The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries at:http://www.lni.wa.
Clerical Staff Positon Opening
09/19/14 - IBEW Local 191
I.B.E.W. Local 191 Everett Hall Clerical Staff Position September 2014 I.B.E.W. Local 191 is looking for a full-time, 40 hour per week front office clerical staff person.  This is a Union affiliated position, which will include health insurance, vision and dental, as well as employer provided retirement plans.
Representative/Organizer Position Opening
09/19/14 - IBEW Local 191
IBEW Local 191 is looking for a full time Representative/Organizer for the West side of our jurisdiction.  Resumes will be accepted immediately until September 26th, 2014. Qualifications:  Must be a member of IBEW Local 191 in good standing, and have computer experience.
Vote 2014
09/19/14 - IBEW Local Union 48
VOTE 2014 "Your Paycheck Depends on Your Vote!" Elections are close, and we hope every 48 member will take advantage of their right to vote. The Political Action Committee is looking for volunteers to help spread the word. Email vote2014@ibew48.com to find out how you can help us help you elect leaders to protect our good union jobs.
New GOP Bill Would Paralyze National Labor Relations Board
09/19/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 19, 2014 | NLRB | This week, Republican Senators introduced a bill they call the "The National Labor Relations Board Reform Act." Its chances ar very slim, but that's beside the point: The GOP wants to emphasize its displeasure with President Barack Obama's appointments of labor-friendly members who thwart businesses' attempts to keep unions out of their workplaces.
In Case You Missed It
09/19/14 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Historic Teamster organizing victory: FedEx Freight.   • 500 truck drivers sue Walmart.   • Why Labor has a stake in fighting for racial equality.   • UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers.   • Boehner warns business: NLRB is 'coming right at you.'   • AA and USAirways vote Teamsters-CWA in 6-1 margin.
The number of Oregonians with some form of health care insurance jumps to 95 percent
09/19/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Despite Cover Oregon issues, the state still ranks in the U.S. Top 10 for coverage
American Airlines, flight attendants very close to post-merger contract?
09/19/14 - TWU Local 568
By  Terry Maxon We understand that American Airlines Group and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants are very close to a tentative agreement on a new contract that replaces the existing agreements of American Airlines and US Airways. In fact, we may have an announcement Friday.
Colorado FOP Endorses Don Quick for Attorney General
09/19/14 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
The State FOP Political Action/Endorsement committee has endorsed Don Quick for election as Colorado's Attorney General. Both candidates were interviewed and the endorsement decision was finalized based on who we believe best understands the issues surrounding public safety and is most qualified for the office.
PBS Classes Available in CLT, PHL and PHX
09/19/14 - OurAmerican
PBS Classes in CLT Preferential Bidding System (PBS) classes will be offered from September 23rd through September 30th in CLT at the Flight Training Center (FTC).   The class time is from 9:30am – 12:30pm at the CLT FTC Room 156.   The class will be 2-hour of lecture and hands on followed by 1-hour of questions and answers.
Air Safety, Health & Security Update
09/19/14 - OurAmerican
Speak Up! Take Charge of the Change(s)....Document. Document. Document. A few months ago, an e-line was published entitled ‘Merger=Change=Merger.’  In the article, the first paragraph stated, “Our future will be all about CHANGE. As individuals, we cannot always control the changes BUT we can control our reaction to them.
Joint Negotiating Committee Update – September 12, 2014
09/19/14 - OurAmerican
Your JNC began these unique 150 days of negotiations on April 24, 2014, and we are committed to achieving an Industry Leading Contract for all 24,000 Flight Attendants at the new American. September 15, 2014, will begin our final week in negotiations with the Company in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
FCFS Travel Rollout- Difficulties
09/19/14 - OurAmerican
We realize there are more questions than answers regarding the new travel policy. Many of us are all trying to fully understand how this process works. We have already heard from many of you with problems trying to list and check-in for your flight, especially those of you who set the alarm very early in the morning; and were unable to check-in.
Brother James "Jim" McCloud
09/19/14 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers and Sisters, It is with extreme regrets to have to inform you that Brother James McCloud passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. The family has informed the union that there will not be any services, but there will be some kind of memorial in the future. They will inform the Local when they have that information. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.
Take Back Our State
09/19/14 - UAW Local 602
Teamsters Election at Selland Auto Transport
09/19/14 - Teamsters Local 455
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New GOP Bill Would Paralyze National Labor Relations Board
09/19/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 19, 2014 | NLRB | This week, Republican Senators introduced a bill they call the "The National Labor Relations Board Reform Act." Its chances ar very slim, but that's beside the point: The GOP wants to emphasize its displeasure with President Barack Obama's appointments of labor-friendly members who thwart businesses' attempts to keep unions out of their workplaces.
ATT MEMBER DISCOUNT
09/19/14 - Teamsters Local 455
Union members get a 15% discount using code 5769384. Union members just need to show a union membership card or proof of a unions dues paying document. This is a simple process and they can save a great deal of money. This is a great benefit you can offer to the members. Even if they have existing service with AT&T mobility they could go into the store and get the discount.
Washington AFSCME members reach TA with state that includes first raise in six years
09/19/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
AFSCME Council 28 represents about 30,000 Washington state employees
National Voter Registration Day
09/19/14 - Teamsters Local 264
Tuesday, September 23rd is National Voter Registration Day, a day when volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will "hit the streets" to create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities. In 2008, 6 million Americans didn't vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn't know how to register.
National Voter Registration Day
09/19/14 - Teamsters Local 264
Tuesday, September 23rd is National Voter Registration Day, a day when volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will "hit the streets" to create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities. In 2008, 6 million Americans didn't vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn't know how to register.
Doug Bailey
09/19/14 - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Its with a heavy heart that we announce that our Brother, Doug Bailey, unexpectedly passed away last week. Doug was a past Shop Steward and a strong Labor Unionist. He went to work for Alaska Airlines in 2000 in Seattle, Washington and later transferred to Washington DC in 2006. Doug moved back to Seattle, Washington in May of 2014. Doug will always be remembered and missed greatly.
New Office Hours
09/18/14 - Teamsters Local 71
New Office Hours Please be advised that the new office hours for Teamsters Local 71 are: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday This change will go into effect on Monday, September 22, 2014.
LCR ( left, center right) Event
09/18/14 - Aluminum Cans for Burned Children
Aluminum Cans for Burned Children 5th Annual LCR (left, center, right) Tournament Saturday, November 8, 2014   Number of Tickets 1- $25.00 USD 2- $50.00 USD 3- $75.00 USD 4- $100.00 USD 5- $125.00 USD 6- $150.00 USD 7- $175.00 USD 8- $200.00 USD 9- $225.00 USD 10- $250.
CenturyLink Plant Contract Update
09/18/14 - IBEW 396
Sisters and Brothers, For those of you who work under the CenturyLink Plan Agreement we have posted a new update regarding the ongoing contract negotiations in the secured CenturyLink tab to the left of the page. You will have to register on the website to gain access. We have also sent a copy of the update to each of you who are already registered on the site via email.
'Bring Haley Home' campaign gains traction
09/18/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Watch the Ch. 12 news report here
Workers Deserve to Benefit From Their Productivity, Too
09/18/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 18, 2014 | OPINION | The fight to increase America's stagnant incomes is, at long last, growing more serious. Thursday, with the explicit backing of the House Democratic Caucus, Maryland Rep.
September 19th Front Page
09/18/14 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
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Labor Board Under Attack
09/18/14 - IBEW 396
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans say they have a plan to save U.S. labor law from partisanship and dysfunction. But their prescription for reform could make for even more gridlock -- and critics say that's the whole idea. On the Senate floor Tuesday, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.
Crack in the Anti-Union Armor
09/18/14 - Teamsters Local 61
For the First Time in North America, Teamsters Successfully Organize Workers at FedEx Freight   In a historic first, dock associates at FedEx Freight in Surrey, British Columbia have joined Teamsters Local 31. Read Teamsters Canada press release, here. It’s a North American first for these workers at FedEx.
Here's Why Protecting Wages and Standards Should be Important to YOU
09/18/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 17, 2014 | OPINION | Often when on a picket or banner line people notice union members with protest signs or the large inflatable rat and they're curious as to why we're there demonstrating. One question that I'm always answering from passerby is, "why are you out here.
D'Feet Breast Cancer Team
09/18/14 - United Steelworkers Local 13-1
Brothers & Sisters: In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the USW 13-1 would like to invite all of our members, families, and friends to join us on October 18th for the D’Feet Breast Cancer "Celebration of Life" 5K walk.  This is our 5th year for our team to participate in this event.  It gets better every year.
Volunteer Work!!!!
09/18/14 - IBEW Local 648
If any one of you is interested in helping in some of our volunteer work with the city of Hamilton, please contact the hall. We will need some help on Saturday, September 27th with doing some yard work on a couple of houses, and on October 3rd Operation Pumpkin will need help serving beer.
American Airlines Passenger Service Agents Vote for Union Representation
09/17/14 - TWU Local 513
By Terry Maxon tmaxon@dallasnews.com  1:44 pm on September 16, 2014 | American Airlines passenger service agents have voted to be represented by a coalition of the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
In-Sourcing of Ground Handling
09/17/14 - TWU Local 513
Brothers and Sisters, American Airlines has annoucned their intent to insource ground handling work to the IAM represented employees at BDL, BWI, EWR, FLL, JAX, PBI, PDX, and the legacy AA mainline work in PIT. This work is currently being performed by vendors at thoses locations.
2014 Candidate Pledge
09/17/14 - NH AFL-CIO
Recognizing that many hard working, middle class families are struggling to keep up with the rising cost of living, New Hampshire’s labor leaders are asking all candidates to sign a pledge for working families.
IN SOURCING OF WORK LETTER FROM ATD
09/17/14 - TWU Local 568
PLEASE VIEW THE ATTACHED LETTER REGARDING ADDITIONAL WORK AT AUSTIN, SAN JUAN, AND ST LOUIS FROM INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE, AA SYSTEM COORDINATOR DAVID VIRELLA.
UAW Region 1D Endorsements for November
09/17/14 - Lansing Labor News
Here are the UAW endorsements for our region for the November 4 election. These candidates have been carefully vetted and we encourage you to consider them when you vote.
AMFA Local 32 Local Officer and Communication Coordinator –2014 Nomination Notice
09/17/14 - AMFA Local 32
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AMFA – SWA Inspection Backfill Award Distribution Referendum Notice
09/17/14 - AMFA Local 32
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