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Kroger Negotiations Update 12
08/08/20 - UFCW Local 455
IMPORTANCE OF YOUR SC TRUST FUND The Union & Company met this week on August 4th and August 5th to continue discussions on your contract with the assistance of a Federal Mediator. On the second day of meetings, the company proposed a wage proposal, which will be bargained between the two committees.
RIP
08/08/20 - IBEW Local 191
Member Eric Lucia's wife passed away.
Local Union Election Results
08/07/20 - IBEW Local 768
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Wenatchee Hall
08/07/20 - IBEW Local 191
We would like to let you all know that Marcey will be having surgery next week and will be out of the office for the next 4 - 6 weeks.  We all wish her well and a speedy recovery.
RIP
08/07/20 - IBEW Local 191
On sunday Dustin Neely passed away.  Dustin was a good man and a joy to work with! He will be missed!  His viewing will by Monday August 10th from 4pm - 7pm @ The Chapel of the Valley.
Congratulations Sue and Florence!!
08/07/20 - IATSE Local B4
Congratulations to Sue Epstein, who was elected to the Office of Member At-Large for a 2nd term of three years! Thank you to Barbara M. Welch for stepping up to the plate and running against Sue. It's always nice to have little eceitement and competition. It shows genuine interest in service to our Membership.
Major Unions Push for Paid Leave In Covid-19 Aid Bill
08/07/20 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 7, 2020 | COVID-19 | The country's top five labor union groups are calling on Congress to include expanded paid leave benefits in a new COVID-19 relief bill. "Never before have paid leave protections been more necessary," the coalition of unions wrote in a letter to congressional leaders obtained by The Hill.
In Case You Missed It
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 355
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NBC Contract Special Membership Meeting
08/07/20 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Brothers & Sisters: There will be a Special Membership Meeting to discuss the negotiated NBC Contract Thu, Aug 13, 2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)  Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/465022373  You can also dial in using your phone.
Workers Organize During Covid-19 Pandemic for Protection
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 7, 2020 | OPINION | Workers are facing unprecedented challenges in the age of the coronavirus. Many have lost their jobs, been temporarily laid off with no idea when they are going to return or been forced to work despite the ongoing health crisis. It has been a stressful time for millions in Michigan and across the country.
Major Unions Push for Paid Leave In Covid-19 Aid Bill
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 7, 2020 | COVID-19 | The country's top five labor union groups are calling on Congress to include expanded paid leave benefits in a new COVID-19 relief bill. "Never before have paid leave protections been more necessary," the coalition of unions wrote in a letter to congressional leaders obtained by The Hill.
United Rail Unions Sue to Block Carriers from Modifying Healthcare Benefits without Bargaining
08/07/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
WASHINGTON, DC, AUGUST 7 — On August 5, 2020, 12 rail unions whose members and their families are covered by the NRC/UTU Plan and the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan, filed suit against the nation’s Class I railroad carriers in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
COVID-19 News & Updates
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 743
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation Summary and Resources www.teamsters.org/covid-19 This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. This fact sheet will be updated as needed. See links at the bottom of this page for the most up-to-date information.
Secretary-Treasurer Johnny Bolton Retires
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 89
On August 7th, 2020, Colvin “Johnny” Bolton retired from Teamsters Local 89 after 44 years of membership. Johnny became a Teamster at the age of 19 when he was hired at American Greetings in 1976. Three years later he ran for and won his first Steward. He served as a Steward for three years before being elected Chief Steward for his plant.
Major Unions Push for Paid Leave In Covid-19 Aid Bill
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 7, 2020 | COVID-19 | The country's top five labor union groups are calling on Congress to include expanded paid leave benefits in a new COVID-19 relief bill. "Never before have paid leave protections been more necessary," the coalition of unions wrote in a letter to congressional leaders obtained by The Hill.
Charlotte Area Local, 375
08/07/20 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Union Meeting Will Be Held Via ZOOM August 18, 2020 7:30 pm 3521 Mulberry Church Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208 Executive Board will meet after General Meeting Want to attend meeting through Zoom? https://zoom.
Teamster History
08/06/20 - Teamsters Local 455
Click link for more.... https://live-teamster.pantheonsite.
Protect Our Pensions Say No to the Grow Act
08/06/20 - Teamsters Local 455
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Notice of Local Union Election Plan Submission Form
08/06/20 - Teamsters Local Union No. 436
NOTICE OF LOCAL UNION ELECTION PLAN SUBMISSION FORM TO ALL MEMBERS OF TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION No.
Broadcast Message Bounced Account Reporting
08/06/20 - support.unionactive.com
We have added a process to the broadcast messaging system for reporting and stopping bounces that occur because of email accounts that are no longer working or because of invalid text messaging settings. The new report link is located in the admin area > messaging tab. Click the Bounced Accounts link to view the report.
Letter from President Wright
08/06/20 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Brothers & Sisters- Please click on the attached file to view the letter.
AMFA- AS Furlough Mitigation Discussions Update
08/06/20 - AMFA
August 6, 2020 -- AMFA and Alaska Airlines have met twice this week to discuss the EOP/ELILOF process. There were 33 EOP (Early Out Program) applicants, as well as four that applied for the bridge of ELILOF to the EOP when they turn 62. There are 56 applicants for the 1-year ELILOF, 15 of those were at top of scale, 41 are at various points of the pay scale, and 29 applicants applied for the various short-term leaves. he Company has stated that the mitigation effort to avoid furloughs is short of their target and we are continuing discussions on how to reach that goal.
2020 Tentative Wage Reopener Settlement
08/06/20 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ !!! Members - Please login and click on the 2020 Wage Opener tab to view the Tentative Wage Opener Agreement and important vote details that will take place this month, August 2020. There are very specific vote details. Please read!! This information also went out in a newsletter to all hourly active members.
Job Opening at local Shipyard
08/06/20 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Read below, and if interested call the hall at (206)623-6473 PURCHASING AGENT Responsibilities' include but not limited:   Preparing Purchase Orders and entry in accounting software Daily entry of materials from job cards.
AMFA–Alaska Airlines Furlough Mitigation Discussions Update
08/06/20 - AMFA Local 32
AMFA–Alaska Airlines Furlough Mitigation Discussions Update AMFA and Alaska Airlines have met twice this week to discuss the EOP/ELILOF process. There were 33 EOP (Early Out Program) applicants, as well as four that applied for the bridge of ELILOF to the EOP when they turn 62.
JC 25 Essential Worker Series: Rush PCT's Aisha Slaughter & Catina Reed
08/05/20 - Teamsters Local 743
When the COVID-19 Pandemic first hit Chicago, Rush University Medical Center Patient Care Technicians Catina Reed and Aisha Slaughter were designated to work on COVID-19 units, taking care of patients battling the virus.
UCMC Debra McCaa on her Teamster Family and"The Teamster Difference"
08/05/20 - Teamsters Local 743
Debra McCaa is a Patient Case Specialist for the University of Chicago Medical Center, and also a Steward for Teamsters Local 743. She believes the Teamsters union empowers workers, creates a sense of pride & unity among members, and fights to make sure they're treated fairly.
city of fresno industrial electrician
08/05/20 - IBEW Local 100
The city of Fresno is looking for an industrial electrician.
#WishIWasThere
08/04/20 - IATSE Local 488
The Communications Department is currently collecting video content for the #WishIWasThere campaign. This campaign will highlight all the different faces of our union. Join in by submitting a 10 second video recording of yourself. Click through for format instructions and details!
USPS Workers Say New Policies Threaten Core Mission
08/04/20 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 4, 2020 | PRIVATIZATION | July has a flurry of confusion and stress for postal workers, as a barrage of new measures are threatening to fundamentally overhaul and undermine the culture and operations of the U.S. Postal Service.
Oregon Health Authority Coronavirus Update
08/04/20 - IATSE Local 488
EVICTION BAN EXTENDED THROUGH OCT. 1! Also: workplace guidelines, videos available in additional languages, and more.
Kroger Negotiations Update 11
08/04/20 - UFCW Local 455
UFCW Local 455 and the Kroger Company met two days last week on July 28th and July 29th to resume bargaining on your new contract. Both bargaining committees made some movement during these sessions and we will continue to inform and educate you throughout the process.
LERC & Oregon AFL-CIO Summer Speaker Series 2020
08/04/20 - IBEW Local 659
2020 LERC & Oregon AFL-CIO Summer Speaker Series The State of Oregon’s Unions with Oregon AFL-CIO President Graham Trainor.  LERC & Oregon AFL-CIO Free Summer Speaker Series Wednesday, August 5th, 5:00-6:00 p.m.  Check out the links to register for one or all of the free webinars.
USPS Workers Say New Policies Threaten Core Mission
08/04/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 4, 2020 | PRIVATIZATION | July has a flurry of confusion and stress for postal workers, as a barrage of new measures are threatening to fundamentally overhaul and undermine the culture and operations of the U.S. Postal Service.
USPS Workers Say New Policies Threaten Core Mission
08/04/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 4, 2020 | PRIVATIZATION | July has a flurry of confusion and stress for postal workers, as a barrage of new measures are threatening to fundamentally overhaul and undermine the culture and operations of the U.S. Postal Service.
August 13th Union Meeting - ***UPDATE***
08/04/20 - IUEC Local 10
The E-Board has voted to have the August Union Meeting.  Masks are REQUIRED.  6 foot mandatory distancing.  No congregating in parking lot.  Meeting will be limited to approximately 100 members.  Members will enter through door in rear of building and have their temperature checked.  Members will be allowed to enter at 5:30 pm.  There will be NO food served.
Teamsters Local 89 Begins Strike at DSI Tunneling
08/04/20 - Teamsters Local 89
August 4, 2020 TEAMSTERS LOCAL 89 BEGINS STRIKE AT DSI TUNNELING Louisville, KY - Teamsters Local 89 members employed at DSI Tunneling went on strike at 3:30 AM this morning, following a unanimous strike vote conducted Monday evening.  DSI Tunneling voted to join Teamsters Local 89 in November of 2019 by an overwhelming majority.
USPS Workers Say New Policies Threaten Core Mission
08/04/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 4, 2020 | PRIVATIZATION | July has a flurry of confusion and stress for postal workers, as a barrage of new measures are threatening to fundamentally overhaul and undermine the culture and operations of the U.S. Postal Service.
Can Labor Fix Our Broken Economy?
08/03/20 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 3, 2020 | ECONOMY | Decades of soaring income inequality rendered tens of millions of Americans just one or two missed paychecks away from financial calamity. While CEO and shareholder income skyrocketed over the past four decades, ordinary Americans’ wages stagnated.
Can Labor Fix Our Broken Economy?
08/03/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 3, 2020 | ECONOMY | Decades of soaring income inequality rendered tens of millions of Americans just one or two missed paychecks away from financial calamity. While CEO and shareholder income skyrocketed over the past four decades, ordinary Americans’ wages stagnated.
Can Labor Fix Our Broken Economy?
08/03/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 3, 2020 | ECONOMY | Decades of soaring income inequality rendered tens of millions of Americans just one or two missed paychecks away from financial calamity. While CEO and shareholder income skyrocketed over the past four decades, ordinary Americans’ wages stagnated.
Mail delays fuel concern Trump is undercutting postal system ahead of voting
08/03/20 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
President Donald Trump’s yearslong assault on the Postal Service and his increasingly dire warnings about the dangers of voting by mail are colliding as the presidential campaign enters its final months.
El Paso police lieutenant was on duty for both El Paso's Aug. 3rd and New York's 9/11
08/03/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Everyone who lived through the darkest day in El Paso's history will for ever have a story to tell about August 3rd. It's likely everyone who witnessed it whether at the scene or at home watching the news will remember where they were when they heard about the tragedy. One man has a story to tell about Aug.
Can Labor Fix Our Broken Economy?
08/03/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 3, 2020 | ECONOMY | Decades of soaring income inequality rendered tens of millions of Americans just one or two missed paychecks away from financial calamity. While CEO and shareholder income skyrocketed over the past four decades, ordinary Americans’ wages stagnated.
From the Election Committee
08/03/20 - CWA 2201
Nominations have been mailed out per the By-Laws of CWA, Local 2201. Elections will be held for the office of executive officer (3) and group vice president (12) in September and October.  Please call the Local at 804-266-2201 or 757-456-2202 to update your address.
CWA Election Committee Message
08/03/20 - CWA/NCPSO Local 2201
Nominations have been mailed out per the By-Laws of CWA, Local 2201. Elections will be held for the office of executive officer (3) and group vice president (12) in September and October.  Please call the Local at 804-266-2201 or 757-456-2202 to update your address.
Message to Members from APWU National Executive Board In Response to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s Destructive Policy Changes
08/02/20 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 is clear: “The United States Postal Service shall be operated as a basic fundamental service provided to the people by the Government of the United States, authorized by the Constitution, created by Act of Congress and supported by the people.
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