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Updated: Aug. 23 (12:03)

Teamsters Local 391 Bus Driver's Fiery Speech Outside Governor McCrory's Office
Teamsters Local 391
Senate Committee Meeting
CWA/NCPSO Local 2201
Bargaining team cadidate statements
Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Entertainment Electrician examination Promotion
IATSE Local 33
Fairness? Objectivity? Truth? All Victims of Media Standards
Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Simplot Ends Strike
Teamsters Local 120
 
     

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Senate Committee Meeting
08/23/14 - CWA/NCPSO Local 2201
Are you aware of the Senate Study of the staffing levels and working conditions at the Department of Corrections? The study is taking place at the present time. The committee is made up of 5 state senators and 5 citizen members.
Bargaining team cadidate statements
08/23/14 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
The following candidates have opted to submit a candidates statement:Chinetta Montgomery:Hello, my name is Chinetta and I’m running for the bargaining team. Many things may come to mind when you think about the bargaining process including how actual agreements are reached.
Entertainment Electrician examination Promotion
08/23/14 - IATSE Local 33
Dear IATSE Locals, In order to keep the ETCP examinations fresh and current, the Subject Matter Experts have written new questions for the Entertainment Electrician examination. ETCP is set to launch these questions October 15, 2014.
Fairness? Objectivity? Truth? All Victims of Media Standards
08/22/14 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
With the Ferguson incident capturing the nation's attention there has been much justifiable anger expressed about the way this event is being reported. People are angry because it is obvious to many that objectivity and fairness have been tossed aside. We share their anger. Sadly this is not something new. What you see in regards to Ferguson is not the exception it is the rule.
Talks between American Airlines, Envoy pilots end without deal
08/22/14 - TWU Local 568
By  Terry Maxon The head of Envoy Air’s pilot union told members Friday that the latest effort to reach a deal with parent American Airlines Group has ended without an agreement. The breakdown likely means that 40 larger regional jets on order will likely go to another carrier unless management relents.
In Case You Missed It
08/22/14 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Hero truck driver saves family from fiery crash.   • UAW: Union membership near majority at VW plant.   • Radio silence is union strategy at Baltimore's WYPR.   • From 'Heroes of History:' Sister Silkwood.   • What's good for labor can also boost the bottom line.
In Case You Missed It
08/22/14 - Teamsters local 570
  • Hero truck driver saves family from fiery crash.   • UAW: Union membership near majority at VW plant.   • Radio silence is union strategy at Baltimore's WYPR.   • From 'Heroes of History:' Sister Silkwood.   • What's good for labor can also boost the bottom line.
Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
08/22/14 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
Jeff Hayes, CWA Local 6360 stands next to Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO Banner outside of the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater.
Preferential Hiring Q&A #1
08/22/14 - TWU Local 513
"PREFERENTIAL HIRE" Q & A
08/22/14 - TWU Local 568
PLEASE VIEW THE ATTACHED Q & A ON THE PREFERENTIAL HIRING DOCUMENT THAT WAS SIGNED AUGUST 6, 2014.
Lewiston/Clarkston CLC Union Family Picnic
08/22/14 - IBEW Local 73
Lewiston/Clarkston Central Labor Council Union Family Picnic Sunday, August 24th 12-noon to 8pm -Nez Perce County Fairgrounds-
Hoffa: GOP Turns Back On Job Creation Incentives
08/22/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 22, 2014  | JOBS |  Speak with any elected official, and inevitably he or she will stress the need to create more U.S. jobs. But given the opportunity to do so just before Congress went on its annual August recess, Senate Republicans decided they would rather do nothing instead. Legislation sponsored by Michigan's own Sen.
Hoffa: GOP Turns Back on Job Creation Incentives
08/22/14 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 22, 2014  | JOBS |  Speak with any elected official, and inevitably he or she will stress the need to create more U.S. jobs. But given the opportunity to do so just before Congress went on its annual August recess, Senate Republicans decided they would rather do nothing instead. Legislation sponsored by Michigan's own Sen.
In Case You Missed It
08/22/14 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Hero truck driver saves family from fiery crash.   • UAW: Union membership near majority at VW plant.   • Radio silence is union strategy at Baltimore's WYPR.   • From 'Heroes of History:' Sister Silkwood.   • What's good for labor can also boost the bottom line.
Strategic Planning Training
08/22/14 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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Shooting the Unarmed Man – The Fallacy of Modern Perception
08/22/14 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
This insightful article was posted on August 11, 2014 by Ross Elder on his website “The Elder Statesman” http://ross-elder.com/  “He shot an unarmed man!”  “He wasn’t armed! Police had no reason to shoot him!” How often have we heard those screams from an angry community.
Hoffa: GOP Turns Back On Job Creation Incentives
08/22/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 22, 2014  | JOBS |  Speak with any elected official, and inevitably he or she will stress the need to create more U.S. jobs. But given the opportunity to do so just before Congress went on its annual August recess, Senate Republicans decided they would rather do nothing instead. Legislation sponsored by Michigan's own Sen.
August 15th Front Page
08/22/14 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
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Save San Diego's Sick Leave-Minimum Wage Ordinance
08/22/14 - Teamsters Local 542
PLEDGE: DO NOT SIGN                 FAIR PAY FOR HARD WORK! DON’T SIGN IT! Help San Diego families. Save earned sick pay and the San Diego minimum wage! Don’t sign the deceptive petition! Instead, pledge your support for fair pay.
Here’s Your Union-Made Labor Day Shopping List
08/22/14 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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Labor's Community Service Agency Inc.
08/22/14 - IBEW Local Union 48
LABOR'S COMMUNITY SERVICE AGENCY, INC 9955 SE Washington, Suite 211 • Portland, Oregon 97216 • Phone (503) 231-4962 • Fax (503) 231-4963 Vickie Burns. Executive Director July 15, 2014 “I just supported Labor’s Community service Agency by shopping at Fred Meyer!" "Great! Tell me how.
LABOR WALK FOR NY STATE SENATOR TIM KENNEDY
08/22/14 - Teamsters Local 449
A FRIEND OF LABOR Teamsters Local #264 is proudly sponsoring a Labor Walk for State Senator Tim Kennedy of the 63rd District.  Tim is the endorsed Working Family Party Candidate and has a strong voting record for Labor Related Legislation.  He has walked many picket lines, supports the Living Wage Campaign and is the endorsed candidate of the AFL-CIO.
ATL Crew Room Sits
08/22/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
As previously detailed in the Final Transition Initiative, next month we will begin bi-weekly Crew Room sits in the ATL base.  These will continue until the cessation of AirTran operations in late December.
Save the Date: Member Meetings
08/22/14 - UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO, AFL-CIO
Save the Date Three general membership meetings have been scheduled for this month.
Honorary member Billy Holcomb
08/21/14 - International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 31
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IAM, United Reach Tentative Agreement for Maintenance Instructors
08/21/14 - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced District 141 and United Airlines reached a tentative agreement for IAM-represented maintenance instructors. The tentative accord provides for significant wage, benefit and job-security improvements, including a $122 annual IAM National Pension Plan multiplier for 2014 that increases to $128 in 2018, $40.
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - IAFF
08/21/14 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
You are all probably familiar with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that has been sweeping the nation on social media.  Well, this coming Saturday 8/23, Akron Firefighters Association Local 330 is holding our own ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at 11am.  This event is being held at the Local 330 Union Hall, located at 161 Massillon Rd.
The Latest Attack on Labor
08/21/14 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 21, 2014 | WAR ON WORKERS | On the heels of its recent Supreme Court victory in Harris v. Quinn, the National Right to Work Committee and Legal Defense Foundation (NRTW) has initiated a bold new attack on unions.
The Latest Attack on Labor
08/21/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 21, 2014 | WAR ON WORKERS | On the heels of its recent Supreme Court victory in Harris v. Quinn, the National Right to Work Committee and Legal Defense Foundation (NRTW) has initiated a bold new attack on unions.
How Obama Suddenly Became Pro-Worker
08/21/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 21, 2014 | JOBS | In May 2013, low-wage workers in federal buildings in Washington began walking off the job in a series of one-day strikes. Employed by concessionaires and janitorial contractors at places like the Smithsonian and the Ronald Reagan Building, the workers said their rock-bottom wages were’t enough to survive on.
Political Endorsements
08/21/14 - Teamsters Local 249
JOINT COUNCIL NO.
Political Endorsements
08/21/14 - Teamsters Local 249
JOINT COUNCIL NO.
Michael Kunas Memorial Golf Outing & 50/50 Raffle
08/21/14 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
IBEW Local 21 created the Michael A. Kunas Memorial Fund to honor the memory of our brother and Business Representative. The Fund hosts fundraising events to assist IBEW 21 members in need. Join us on October 5th at our Golf Outing,Dinner,and 50/50 Raffle at Glenwoodie Golf Course. For more details and sponsorship information please click the headline above.
Great Meeting in Mentor
08/21/14 - OPWU
Last night(August 20) the Lake Geuaga Area Local and President Tom Benson sponsored a meeting in Mentor with Congressman David Joyce.  Mr. Joyce has coauthored a letter circulating in Congress that would include language in the FY 2015 Continuing Resolution to put a one-year moratorium on any mail processing plant consolidations.
Last Major Hurdle Cleared in Met Labor Talks
08/21/14 - IATSE Local 477
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The Latest Attack on Labor
08/21/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 21, 2014 | WAR ON WORKERS | On the heels of its recent Supreme Court victory in Harris v. Quinn, the National Right to Work Committee and Legal Defense Foundation (NRTW) has initiated a bold new attack on unions.
Labor Day Picnic
08/21/14 - UA Local 296
Lets Show our support for the Boise CLC Labor Day Picnic.  Bring the whole family for lunch in the park.
DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER TO VOTE!
08/21/14 - Teamsters Local 179
This year's General Election on November 4th is an important one for Teamster (and all union) members and working families across our state.  If you are not currently registered to vote, we highly encourage you to do so.
August General Membership Meeting Cancelled
08/20/14 - AFSCME Local 189
The August General Membership Meeting which would have occurred on Tuesday, August 26 has been cancelled. Usually attendance is low during the summer months. The meeting will resume in September.
Shield of Hope Fundraiser for PO Wilson
08/20/14 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
All, "The Shield of Hope" fund has been established to raise money for Ferguson Police Officer Wislon. Please click here to the PayPal payment form if you wish to donate money to assist Officer Wilson in his time of hardship.
SEPTEMBER UNION MEETING
08/20/14 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 159
Motion to and discussion on purchasing a building. The local is looking to secure a budget amount for purchasing a building and including operating cost. We hope to see a large turnout of our members at the 9-11-14 monthly membership meeting. We will present some proposals and have discussion on them and hopefully have a motion made on the budget amount.
LABOR WALK FOR NY STATE SENATOR TIM KENNEDY
08/20/14 - Teamsters Local 264
A FRIEND OF LABOR Teamsters Local #264 is proudly sponsoring a Labor Walk for State Senator Tim Kennedy of the 63rd District.  Tim is the endorsed Working Family Party Candidate and has a strong voting record for Labor Related Legislation.  He has walked many picket lines, supports the Living Wage Campaign and is the endorsed candidate of the AFL-CIO.
Council 75 takes official position of 4 of Oregon's 7 November ballot measures
08/20/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
The union supports 3 measures and opposes 1; takes no position on 3 others
Read on | August 2014
08/20/14 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Salary Negotiations Concluded! Read all about it in this special issue of Read On.
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship
08/20/14 - Teamsters local 419
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has announced this year's Essay Contest topic:  "The vast majority of union members make more than the minimum wage.  Why should Teamsters care what the minimum wage is.
The Met Reaches Deals with Singers, Orchestra
08/20/14 - IATSE Local 477
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The Law Enforcement Wife Challenge – A Powerful Story
08/20/14 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
There's a new challenge in town. A challenge to all those who love a law enforcement officer.  The challenge comes in the wake of the wave of condemnation, distrust, apathy and hatred for so many in law enforcement, when there is no validity to justify it.  Those of us in the law enforcement community are accustomed to such hatred.
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