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General Membership January 18, 2017
01/17/17 - AFSCME Local 3336
Please plan on attending the January 2017 General Membership meeting from a conference room in your office.  The call-in number will be provided by work email.
The Coming Crusade Against Public Education
01/17/17 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 17, 2017  | EDUCATION | Betsy DeVos, whose nomination for secretary of education will be reviewed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today, has never taught in a classroom. She’s never worked in a school administration, nor in a state education system, nor has she studied pedagogy. She’s never been to public school, and neither have her children.
The Coming Crusade Against Public Education
01/17/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 17, 2017  | EDUCATION | Betsy DeVos, whose nomination for secretary of education will be reviewed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today, has never taught in a classroom. She’s never worked in a school administration, nor in a state education system, nor has she studied pedagogy. She’s never been to public school, and neither have her children.
2017 Michael J Quill Scholarship
01/17/17 - TWU Local 568
Applications are now being accepted for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer fifteen (15) college-bound dependents of TWU members with a scholarship worth $4800.00. This scholarship will be paid out, per year in the amount of $1200.00 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four (4) year course.
Internal Organizing Training Volunteer Jan 24th - 26th 2017
01/17/17 - CWA Local 3176
SUBJECT: Internal Organizing Training Volunteer Jan 24th - 26th 2017 FROM: The Executive Board To all, We are looking for a volunteer member to step up and become a part of our internal organizational team that will help with membership drives as well as distributing information to the bargaining unit to improve communications.
Fleet Memo for January 14 2017
01/17/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Christmas in April 2017
01/17/17 - IUEC Local 10
Christmas in April is quicky coming up and Local #10 is hoping that we will be well represented again this year.  Our Local has been involved with Christmas in April for right around 16 or 17 years.  This program gives us a chance to give back to the community that has supported us in the wonderful trade that we work in.  Mike Herrity Sr.
The Coming Crusade Against Public Education
01/17/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 17, 2017  | EDUCATION | Betsy DeVos, whose nomination for secretary of education will be reviewed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today, has never taught in a classroom. She’s never worked in a school administration, nor in a state education system, nor has she studied pedagogy. She’s never been to public school, and neither have her children.
CWA Joe Beirne Foundation's scholarship
01/17/17 - CWA Local 2222
Dear Colleagues: I want to let you know that we will be announcing the application process for the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation's scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. The Foundation's Board of Directors has approved the awarding of fifteen (15) partial college scholarships of $3,000 each for Two (2) years.
Secretary-Treasurer Andrew A Marshall Resigns
01/17/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 104
The Coming Crusade Against Public Education
01/17/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 17, 2017  | EDUCATION | Betsy DeVos, whose nomination for secretary of education will be reviewed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today, has never taught in a classroom. She’s never worked in a school administration, nor in a state education system, nor has she studied pedagogy. She’s never been to public school, and neither have her children.
Fact Sheet 5: Article 15: Wage Rates
01/16/17 - AMFA Local 32
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Brother Alvin "Al" Wilson Services
01/16/17 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers and Sisters It is with extreme regret to have to inform you that Brother Alvin "Al" Wilson passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017. Local 33 sends condolences to his family and Friends.  Services will be Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the New Hope Church, 10438 Oro Vista, Sunland, CA 91040. Refreshments will be served.
Martin Luther King Was A Labor Leader
01/16/17 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 16, 2017  | OPINION | Every year at this time, people across the United Stated celebrate D. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s many contributions to our country, and how he has shaped history. We lift up King the civil rights leader, Kind the moral crusader, King the brilliant orator, King the brave marcher, King the fearless activist. The list goes on.
OT Issue Will Be One of the First Tests of Trump’s Pledge to Help Workers
01/16/17 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 16, 2017  | WAGES | Donald Trump ran for president as the billionaire who would champion working people. As the president-elect put it in one of the major economic speeches of his campaign: “Too many of our leaders have forgotten that it is their duty to protect the jobs, wages and well-being of American workers before any other consideration.
NOLSW Resolution on Resistance
01/16/17 - UAW Local 2320
The National Executive Board of NOLSW adopted the following resolution which advocates resistance to anticipated right wing attacks on progressive causes and social programs under the Trump administration.
TWU LTD Letter
01/16/17 - TWU Local 513
Martin Luther King Was A Labor Leader
01/16/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 16, 2017  | OPINION | Every year at this time, people across the United Stated celebrate D. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s many contributions to our country, and how he has shaped history. We lift up King the civil rights leader, Kind the moral crusader, King the brilliant orator, King the brave marcher, King the fearless activist. The list goes on.
OT Issue Will Be One of the First Tests of Trump’s Pledge to Help Workers
01/16/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 16, 2017  | WAGES | Donald Trump ran for president as the billionaire who would champion working people. As the president-elect put it in one of the major economic speeches of his campaign: “Too many of our leaders have forgotten that it is their duty to protect the jobs, wages and well-being of American workers before any other consideration.
MLK Day: Law & Labor
01/16/17 - CWA Local 1103
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lead the Civil Rights Movement and understood how law and labor were needed to affect the opportunity of working people to rise above and secure a decent standard of living.  On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated standing on a balcony at the Lorraine Motelin Memphis, Tennessee.  Dr.
Martin Luther King Was A Labor Leader
01/16/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 16, 2017  | OPINION | Every year at this time, people across the United Stated celebrate D. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s many contributions to our country, and how he has shaped history. We lift up King the civil rights leader, Kind the moral crusader, King the brilliant orator, King the brave marcher, King the fearless activist. The list goes on.
OT Issue Will Be One of the First Tests of Trump’s Pledge to Help Workers
01/16/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 16, 2017  | WAGES | Donald Trump ran for president as the billionaire who would champion working people. As the president-elect put it in one of the major economic speeches of his campaign: “Too many of our leaders have forgotten that it is their duty to protect the jobs, wages and well-being of American workers before any other consideration.
T-Shirts
01/16/17 - CWA Local 2222
By memberhip action at our May 2016 meeting, the Local has ordered and received new red t-shirts.  These shirts should be worn on Thursdays if possible.  If you must wear a uniform, please wear the shirt any time you are representing CWA at rallies or meetings. Click the blue title for more information.  All members are entitled to a new shirt but we must know what size you need.
Martin Luther King Day 2017
01/16/17 - Teamsters Local 264
               Today is the time set aside to honor Martin Luther King, the slain civil rights leader who message of equality and justice changed America.
Employee Portals
01/16/17 - TWU Local 513
Time is Running Out for Illni Tickets & to Volunteer!
01/16/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
We still need a few more volunteers to help us this Saturday, January 21st at 9 am at My Joyful Heart in Mokena.  We will be helping them move donations boxes in their warehouse.  We are volunteering our time because they operate on a shoe string budget and they no longer have anyone working in their warehouse. Tickets are still available for Union Day when the Illini take on the Golden Gophers but time is running out to get yours. On Saturday, February 4th tickets for the basketball game that tips off at 3pm are only $20 for Union members. For more info contact bobp@ibew21.org or 630-960-4466 ext. 447.
Martin Luther King Was A Labor Leader
01/16/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 16, 2017  | OPINION | Every year at this time, people across the United Stated celebrate D. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s many contributions to our country, and how he has shaped history. We lift up King the civil rights leader, Kind the moral crusader, King the brilliant orator, King the brave marcher, King the fearless activist. The list goes on.
OT Issue Will Be One of the First Tests of Trump’s Pledge to Help Workers
01/16/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 16, 2017  | WAGES | Donald Trump ran for president as the billionaire who would champion working people. As the president-elect put it in one of the major economic speeches of his campaign: “Too many of our leaders have forgotten that it is their duty to protect the jobs, wages and well-being of American workers before any other consideration.
Mitchell R. Sawochka Obituary
01/15/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
Please keep Micthell and his family in your prayers!!   Funeral service for Mitchell will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway, Crown Point. Services will terminate at the funeral home. Friends may visit with Mitchell’s family on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 2 pm – 8 pm at Burns.
Dump Trumps Nominees!
01/15/17 - OPWU
Fellow Members, Now is the time to tell Senators Portman and Brown to REJECT Trumps Cabinet nominations of : Betsy DeVos: Nominee for Secretary of Education. The most anti-public education nominee in history. With no teaching experience she is the last person we want to impact the public education of our children. She never attended public schools and neither did her children.
J.R. Hoffa Scholarship Finalist
01/14/17 - Teamsters Local 776
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded a $10,000 Scholarship to Alexandra Kohr, Daughter of Jeff and Helen Kohr. Jeff, a Teamster since 1993, works at the Hershey Medical Center. Alexandra was introduced to the membership at the January monthly membership meeting. She will be attending Penn State University in the fall of the year.
Update: Sister Beverly McCormack wake info
01/14/17 - IATSE Local B4
It is with a heavy heart I recently learned of the passing of Sister and former Business Agent and Chief Usher, Beverly McCormack. Once services are fully arranged and finalized, we will communicate them. Bev dedicated many years to Local B4, she will be remembered for all her years of service.
Chamber backs Scott's push for incentive money
01/14/17 - IATSE Local 477
Florida Chamber of Commerce offered support Thursday for Gov.
Out of The Darkness Community Walk
01/14/17 - Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 86
We are joining the community of nearly 250k people walking in hundreds of cities across the country in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
IBEW 21 mourns the loss of Sister Audrey Anderson
01/13/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of Sister Audrey Anderson, who worked at AT&T in Peoria, Illinois. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. Arrangements are as follows: Wake: Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 11:00 AM Service - Noon Taylor Funeral Home 63 East 79th Street Chicago, Il 60619 773 889-8500
In Case You Missed It
01/13/17 - Teamsters local 570
  • Teamsters denounce passage of anti-worker bills in Kentucky.   • Repealing Obamacare could kill jobs.   • Radical hope in an upside-down time.   • Baltimore Gas and Electric employees vote to unionize.   • Fight to defeat Labor Secretary pick heats up.   • Jeff Sessions has spent his career opposing voting rights.
Politicians Didn’t Create the Labor Movement and They Won’t Destroy the Labor Movement
01/13/17 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 13, 2017  | U.S. LABOR MOVEMENT | Hundreds of union members who rallied at Kentucky’s Capitol against a trio of Republican union-busting bills surely knew the legislation was unstoppable. They bundled up against biting cold and came anyway.
City/SFMTA Contract Negotiations Update
01/13/17 - IBEW Local 6
January 14, 2017 RE: City/SFMTA Contract Negotiations Update Dear Members, There is a lot of talk going around town about a deal that has been floated by the City and the SFMTA for a two year extension of all current contacts. The proposed extension is as follows.
MLK Day
01/13/17 - IATSE Local 33
The Local 33 office will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day greetings from General President O'Sullivan
01/13/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Dear LIUNA Brothers and Sisters, This weekend as we celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., not only as an American hero, but also as a world hero who changed the course of history, it is also time to celebrate and rededicate ourselves to the movement he helped launch.   To this day, the civil rights and social justice movement that Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
01/13/17 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
Our Office will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 in observation of the Martin Luther King, JR Holiday.
Martin Luther King Jr Day, Monday 1/16
01/13/17 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
In Case You Missed It
01/13/17 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Teamsters denounce passage of anti-worker bills in Kentucky.   • Repealing Obamacare could kill jobs.   • Radical hope in an upside-down time.   • Baltimore Gas and Electric employees vote to unionize.   • Fight to defeat Labor Secretary pick heats up.   • Jeff Sessions has spent his whole career opposing voting rights.
MLK Day Monday, Jan. 16th
01/13/17 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
MLK Day Monday, Jan. 16th
01/13/17 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
In Case You Missed It
01/13/17 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Teamsters denounce passage of anti-worker bills in Kentucky.   • Repealing Obamacare could kill jobs.   • Radical hope in an upside-down time.   • Baltimore Gas and Electric employees vote to unionize.   • Fight to defeat Labor Secretary pick heats up.   • Jeff Sessions has spent his career opposing voting rights.
Obama: Right to Unionize Must Be In the New Social Compact
01/13/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 13, 2017  | ORGANIZE | The right to unionize must be part of a “new social compact” that reduces income inequality and restores hope, President Barack Obama says.
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