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Senators take a stand to support NH law enforcement
New Hampshire Police Association
TEAMSTER RALLY
Teamsters Local 264
HAPPY EASTER
Teamsters Local 264
Counties on the hook for film incentives
IATSE Local 477
March 2014 Chapter 75 President's Report
AFSCME Local 2067
Compensation Comparison
AFSCME Local 2067
 
     

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October 2014 NPC
04/21/14 - National Presidents' Conference
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Senators take a stand to support NH law enforcement
04/20/14 - New Hampshire Police Association
The Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Police Association want to thank the following twelve members of the NH State Senate for voting against the repeal of the death penalty in NH.
TEAMSTER RALLY
04/20/14 - Teamsters Local 264
Please join us for a Rally on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in support of our Brothers and Sisters employed at Rural Metro Medical Services.  Bus transportation to and from Buffalo City Hall will be provided. If you are able to attend, please wear your Teamster colors and arrive at Local 449 by 8:45am as the buses will be departing at 9am.
HAPPY EASTER
04/20/14 - Teamsters Local 264
The Officers and Staff of Local 264 wish all of our members and their families a very Happy Easter.
Counties on the hook for film incentives
04/19/14 - IATSE Local 477
The industry hails Senate Bill 7128 (now SB 1734) . . .
March 2014 Chapter 75 President's Report
04/19/14 - AFSCME Local 2067
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Compensation Comparison
04/19/14 - AFSCME Local 2067
This document was provided by Council 75, and shows how the City of Salem compares to other cities of similar size for wages, benefits, vacation etc.
Colorado FOP PTSD Workers' Comp Bill Up for Committee Vote This Wednesday April 23rd
04/19/14 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
IMPORTANT UPDATE – This Wednesday, April 23rd immediately following the House Floor session (approx 11:00 AM) the Colorado FOP’s PTSD Workers’ Comp Coverage bill will be voted on in the House State Affairs Committee. There will be no testimony. We will be offering amendments to the original bill (see below).
Sentinels MC 9th Annual Thin Blue Line Memorial Wall Run
04/19/14 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
On Sunday, June 1st, at 0900 AM, the Colorado State Lodge FOP is co-hosting “The Thin Blue Line Memorial Wall Run 2014” along with the Sentinels' Motorcycle Club. This day long event will be held at the Colorado FOP State Lodge located at 2701 West 84th Ave in Westminster.
Colorado FOP PTSD Workers' Comp Bill Up for Committee Vote This Monday
04/19/14 - Longmont Fraternal Order of Police
IMPORTANT UPDATE – This Monday, April 21st at 1:30PM the Colorado FOP’s PTSD Workers’ Comp Coverage bill will be voted on in the House State Affairs Committee.  There will be no testimony.  We will be offering amendments to the original bill (see below).
TEAMSTER RALLY
04/19/14 - Teamsters Local 449
Please join our Rally on April 22, 2014 in support of all our Brothers and Sisters employed at Rural Metro Medical Services.  Bus transportation will be provided to city hall and back, meet at our Union hall prior to 9am, Buses will be leaving at 9am.
Membership Meeting 4/8/14
04/18/14 - IUE-CWA Local 83761
This month’s membership meeting included some special speakers to answer questions that the membership may have on the donation of $25,000 to Kentucky Family Values, and $25,000 to Work America.  Dave Contarion from Kentucky Family Values spoke on how the organization began and how it works.
Support Socorro Education Association
04/18/14 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Members of the Socorro Education Association are in the process of creating a transparent and democratic association. If you have friends or family members that are employed by the S.I.S.D., please have them support the candidates listed on the link.
Bankruptcy judge rules mostly in retirees’ favor in American Airlines benefit case
04/18/14 - TWU Local 568
By Terry Maxon   U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane on Friday denied part of American Airlines’ request for summary judgment on the issue of retiree health benefits and approved part of the request. However, it looks like pretty much a win for most of the tens of thousands retirees who would have faced paying their own insurance premiums.
Please see the attached ruling by Judge Lane
04/18/14 - TWU Local 568
Please see the attached ruling by Judge Lane denying the company’s motion for summary judgment on their right to terminate the retiree medical plan.
In Case You Missed It
04/18/14 - Teamsters local 570
  • Minimum wage, maximum outrage.   • Lost Labor: Images of vanished American workers.   • 50 things to do this spring.   • Postal union fights USPS 'big step toward privatization'.   • 50 years of the Ford Mustang.   • Dept. of Labor's weekly newsletters provide DOL news updates.
Ludlow
04/18/14 - ATU local 1001
Ludlow Massacre story in this weeks Westword.
Ballot Results
04/18/14 - IBEW Local 191
MEMBERS ONLY may view the results of the April vote.
Health Care Coverage Numbers Increase
04/18/14 - NH AFL-CIO
In a remarkable rebound from the botched rollout of Obamacare, 8 million people have signed up for private health insurance via the exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act since October, President Barack Obama announced during a press briefing at the White House Thursday. Read More         http://www.huffingtonpost.
In Case You Missed It
04/18/14 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Minimum wage, maximum outrage.   • Lost Labor: Images of vanished American workers.   • 50 things to do this spring.   • Postal union fights USPS 'big step toward privatization'.   • 50 years of the Ford Mustang.   • Dept. of Labor's weekly newsletters provide DOL news updates.
What is a "union boss?"
04/18/14 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
A commentary on WJBC-AM, Bloomington, Illinois, on the term "union boss." http://www.wjbc.com/common/page.php.
Judge Lanes Decision
04/18/14 - TWU Local 513
Brothers and Sisters, Judge Lane has made his decision on retiree medical today. Please see the attached ruling by Judge Lane denying the company’s motion for summary judgment on their right to terminate the retiree medical plan. This means it will go to trial and be argued by the parties involved. The company prefunding match will still be preserved for future distribution.
AT&T Staff & Member Discounts
04/18/14 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
From the office of Liz Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer AFL-CIO In your key roles as leaders of our important State Feds and CLCs, you know better than anyone that buying union-made products and services is a great way to stand in unity with our brothers and sisters. Thankfully, there is a clear option to do just that in the often crowded world of mobile carriers.
UFCW LOCAL 1994 MCGEO ENDORSES DELEGATE LUIZ SIMMONS IN BID FOR DISTRICT 17 STATE SENATE SEAT
04/18/14 - UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO, AFL-CIO
UFCW Local 1994 President Ginno Renne praises Simmons for his hard work on behalf of Maryland working families. Gaithersburg, MD - UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO is endorsing Delegate Luiz Simmons in his bid for the District 17 Senate seat.
The Economic Culture War Over the Minimum Wage
04/18/14 - Teamsters local 570
April 18, 2014  | ECONOMY | With the national debate over the minimum wage likely to intensify into 2014, Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin has signed a law passed by the Oklahoma legislature that would forbid any municipality in the state from passing its own law setting the minimum wage higher than $7.25.
The Economic Culture War Over the Minimum Wage
04/18/14 - Teamsters Local 355
April 18, 2014  | ECONOMY | With the national debate over the minimum wage likely to intensify into 2014, Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin has signed a law passed by the Oklahoma legislature that would forbid any municipality in the state from passing its own law setting the minimum wage higher than $7.25.
Authorities recover the remains of deceased AFSCME member Ricky Flores
04/18/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
The Local 3940 member had been missing and presumed drowned since a March boating accident
In Case You Missed It
04/18/14 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Minimum wage, maximum outrage.   • Lost Labor: Images of vanished American workers.   • 50 things to do this spring.   • Postal union fights USPS 'big step toward privatization'.   • 50 years of the Ford Mustang.   • Dept. of Labor's weekly newsletters provide DOL news updates.
Memorial Service for Nick Stup
04/18/14 - IUEC Local 10
I received a call from Rick Stup, Nick Stups dad.  He wanted me to let Nicks brothers/sisters, who would want to attend, know that there will be a Service to place Nicks ashes in a memorial on Sunday, May 4, 2014.  The service will be held at the Ascension Luthern Church, 7415 Buchanan Street, Landover Hills, MD 20784, beginning at 11:30 am.
The Economic Culture War Over the Minimum Wage
04/18/14 - Teamsters Local 992
April 18, 2014  | ECONOMY | With the national debate over the minimum wage likely to intensify into 2014, Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin has signed a law passed by the Oklahoma legislature that would forbid any municipality in the state from passing its own law setting the minimum wage higher than $7.25.
Workers Memorial Day
04/18/14 - IBEW Local 332
Every year on April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our efforts for safe workplaces.
Unified Police Board meeting April 2014
04/18/14 - Greater Salt Lake Unified Police Federation
From: Don Campbell, president Unified Police Federation Subject: UPD Board meeting for April 2014 Folks, Yesterday’s UPD Board meeting opened with the Sheriff’s presenting to the Board our Motor squad members who did very well in a large motor competition in Nevada recently.
Stop Staples! Union Members Gear Up For April 24 Day of Action
04/18/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
“We must win this fight,” said union President Mark Dimondstein, “and we can win it — but only if the members of the American Postal Workers Union are engaged and involved in the struggle.
Carpenters New Building
04/18/14 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
The Carpenters District Council located here in Kansas City has recently purchased a new building located just off I-70 directly across from Royals Stadium.The reason for the purchase was explained by Bob Hale, Coordinator, Western Training Facility , Carpenters Joint Training Fund of St. Louis.
TCSOA Law Day 2014
04/17/14 - TCSOA
The time is fast approaching.  Mark the date on your calendar, May 10th.  (10a - 6p) TCSOA is planning to have the best Law Day ever.  Since Moya Park is not available due to the floods, this year's event has been moved to the parks / softball fields next to TCCC.  We have lots of activities planned and look forward to seeing each one of you there.
Rep. Judy Morgan on Right to Work
04/17/14 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
  We'd been hearing that the vote on the Right to Work bill (HB 1770) would come up on Wednesday, April 9.  As a refresher, this piece of legislation would prohibit labor unions and employers from negotiating security clauses in their contracts.
Teamsters Ohio DRIVE Endorsements
04/17/14 - Teamsters Joint Council 41
TEAMSTERS OHIO D.R.I.V.E.
CEOs Paid 331 Times Average Worker, 774 Times Minimum Wage Worker
04/17/14 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
2014 Executive PayWatch exposes high paid CEOs in the low wage economy www.PayWatch.org While Congress has left for recess failing to fully address economic issues from the minimum wage to unemployment insurance and equal pay, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka unveiled the 2014 Executive PayWatch today. According to its data, U.S.
The Way We Treat Workers Won't Work
04/17/14 - Teamsters local 570
April 17, 2014  | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Societies have come up with justifications for peonage, slavery and child labor, all of which seem unjustifiable to most people today. Those conditions still exist, of course, but sometimes people like us, who benefit from cheap labor, choose not to look too closely at the origin of our clothing or gadgets, in order not to feel complicit.
Atlanta, GA NPC
04/17/14 - National Presidents' Conference
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Sprint Might Owe Millions to Laid-Off Employees
04/17/14 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
The Communications Workers of America says that Sprint Corp. might owe millions to its recently laid off employees. The union says Sprint violated federal law with the layoffs and could owe $4.5 million in back pay to 1,440 workers laid off in March, amounting to $625,000 for the 200 staffers affected in Overland Park.
The Way We Treat Workers Won't Work
04/17/14 - Teamsters Local 355
April 17, 2014  | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Societies have come up with justifications for peonage, slavery and child labor, all of which seem unjustifiable to most people today. Those conditions still exist, of course, but sometimes people like us, who benefit from cheap labor, choose not to look too closely at the origin of our clothing or gadgets, in order not to feel complicit.
Heartbleed Security Bug
04/17/14 - support.unionactive.com
The UnionActive CMS is not affected by the Heartbleed security bug.
Yahoo Changes May Affect Your Deliverability
04/17/14 - support.unionactive.com
Yahoo recently changed its authentication policy, and the change could impact delivery of emails that come from yahoo.com addresses.
Union Meeting Postponed
04/17/14 - UAW Local 1284
ATTENTION!! The General Membership meeting has been postponed. It is now scheduled for April 24, 2014 at 4:15pm.
Workers Memorial Day April 28th
04/17/14 - IATSE Local 33
The IATSE will be part of the AFL-CIO’s Workers’ Memorial Day remembrance on April 28, 2014.
Workers Memorial Day April 28th
04/17/14 - IATSE Local 33
The IATSE will be part of the AFL-CIO’s Workers’ Memorial Day remembrance on April 28, 2014.
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