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Which side are you on?
01/17/18 - CWA Local 3176
This is a old Union song, but is a great accompaniment to the the story we sent out a few days ago. Listen to the words and see how it could apply to today.
2018 Camp Phoenix
01/17/18 - Aluminum Cans for Burned Children
Winter Camp will be held February 16-19th at Camp Cheerful, in Strongsville, Ohio. Any Fire Departments wanting to spend some time with the campers should contact Mike Mochan at 440-223-4661 to make arrangements.
RIP!
01/17/18 - IBEW Local 191
Long time Local 191 member Joseph "Joe" Bowers passed away.
The Pro-Business Argument for Single-Payer Healthcare
01/17/18 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 17, 2018 | HEALTH CARE | […] Mark Dudzic, the national coordinator of the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer, argues that one of the major reasons that corporations do not support single-payer health care is the complex power dynamics between employer and employee surrounding the issue of healthcare.
The Pro-Business Argument for Single-Payer Healthcare
01/17/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 17, 2018 | HEALTH CARE | […] Mark Dudzic, the national coordinator of the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer, argues that one of the major reasons that corporations do not support single-payer health care is the complex power dynamics between employer and employee surrounding the issue of healthcare.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, JANUARY 21
01/17/18 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, January 21 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you at the first General Membership meeting of 2018.
The Pro-Business Argument for Single-Payer Healthcare
01/17/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 17, 2018 | HEALTH CARE | […] Mark Dudzic, the national coordinator of the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer, argues that one of the major reasons that corporations do not support single-payer health care is the complex power dynamics between employer and employee surrounding the issue of healthcare.
2018 CFT & AFT Delegate results
01/17/18 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Congratulations to our 2018 CFT Delegates See ya in Costa Mesa! Congratulations to our 2018 AFT Delegates See ya in Pittsburgh! Delegates listed in bold are funded.
Our contract has been ratified!
01/17/18 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
RATIFICATION We have a contract! Ratification Vote 98% YES.
2/24/2018 Polar Bear Plunge
01/17/18 - NJLESA
FYI... up next is the polar bear plunge in Seaside, NJ on February 24, 2018 supporting the NJ Special Olympics.   As per the guidelines set by our Captain, President Toolen...  each participant will be receive reimbursement of registration as long as you show up.     https://www.classy.
The Supreme Court will be anti-union for decades
01/17/18 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
for president, old-school conservatives split (broadly speaking) into three groups. A few loved him unconditionally. Never Trumpers refused to support the nominee on the grounds of his crude, unreliable personality and his protectionist impulses.
C TEST 2-17-18 KC Eisenhower 9 AM
01/17/18 - IATSE Local 22
The "C" Test Written & Practical will be on Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 from 9AM-5PM in the Kennedy Center-Eisenhower Theatre
The Pro-Business Argument for Single-Payer Healthcare
01/17/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 17, 2018 | HEALTH CARE | […] Mark Dudzic, the national coordinator of the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer, argues that one of the major reasons that corporations do not support single-payer health care is the complex power dynamics between employer and employee surrounding the issue of healthcare.
MLK Marade 2018
01/16/18 - AFSCME Council 76
AFSCME Council 76 marched through the wind and snow with the AFL-CIO and thousands of Coloradans to honor the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King believed that civil rights and workers rights were inextricably linked, and actively spoke out against economic exploitation, poverty, and right to work laws. In fact, Dr.
Brother Carmine D. Marinelli
01/16/18 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers and Sisters It is with extreme regret to have to inform you that Brother Carmine D. Marinelli passed away on January 10, 2018. He was born November 4, 1921. Local 33 sends it's condolences to his family and friends. He will be truly missed by many. Services for Brother Marinelli will be the following: Vigil/Rosary - 7 pm until 9 pm Friday, January 19, 2018, at St.
Lynda.com
01/16/18 - IATSE Local 33
Lynda.com online courses. Cost is $25, cash or check. You must submit payment to Recording Secretary Jane Leslie at the Local 33 office located at 1720 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank CA, 818-841-9233.  AV Essentials students must enroll in Lynda.com  and take courses Powerpoint 2016 Essentials Training by Jess Stratton (3 hr. class) and Keynote 6 Essentials Training by David Rivers (4 hr.
WA State Licensing
01/16/18 - IBEW Local 191
Here is some helpful information if you are in need of picking up your Washington State Electrical License
Republicans Are Taking Voter Suppression to the Workplace
01/16/18 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 16, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | A Republican party that survives through voter suppression may be replicating its model in the workplace. In December, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) invited public commentary on a possible revocation of a rule that makes employers provide union organizers with contact information for workers in advance of a representation election.
Republicans Are Taking Voter Suppression to the Workplace
01/16/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 16, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | A Republican party that survives through voter suppression may be replicating its model in the workplace. In December, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) invited public commentary on a possible revocation of a rule that makes employers provide union organizers with contact information for workers in advance of a representation election.
RETIREMENT WORKSHOP
01/16/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
The Charlotte Area Local is hosting a Retirement Workshop on February 18, 2018 at the local union hall. You can sign up for the 1PM or 4PM workshop and each workshop is 1.5 hours long. All atendees are eligible for a TV raffle. Please click the link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apwu-retirement-workshop-feb-18-in-charlotte-nc-tickets-41959820954 to sign up and reserve a seat.
2018 Polar Bear Plunge
01/16/18 - NJLESA
?On January 13, 2018... Members of the NJLESA braved the 35 degree air temperture and 37 degree water temperature to support the 12th Annual NJ Special Olympics at the Wildwood, NJ Polar Bear Plunge! ?Over 1,000 plungers were in attendance for this worthy cause benefiting almost 25,000 Special Olympic athletes.
Republicans Are Taking Voter Suppression to the Workplace
01/16/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 16, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | A Republican party that survives through voter suppression may be replicating its model in the workplace. In December, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) invited public commentary on a possible revocation of a rule that makes employers provide union organizers with contact information for workers in advance of a representation election.
Why Your Fitness Mindset Matters
01/16/18 - Employer-Teamsters Local Nos. 175 & 505 HW/Pension Funds
why your fitness mindset matters The key to sticking with a workout program may be strengthening the “muscle” between your ears. If you discover you’re not ready to begin exercising regularly, consider what exercise might do for you. Could it make you feel better about yourself? Give you the energy to play with your kids or the courage to speak publicly.
RIP
01/16/18 - IBEW Local 191
Rest in Peace! Brother Gordon "Gordy" Hubbard
Republicans Are Taking Voter Suppression to the Workplace
01/16/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 16, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | A Republican party that survives through voter suppression may be replicating its model in the workplace. In December, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) invited public commentary on a possible revocation of a rule that makes employers provide union organizers with contact information for workers in advance of a representation election.
The Dignity of Labor
01/15/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 15, 2018 | LABOR HISTORY | The night before Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.
Three Ways MLK Speaks to Our Time
01/15/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 15, 2018 | HISTORY | Many people vaguely know that King opposed the Vietnam War and talked more about poverty in his later years. But King also had a lot to say about issues not normally associated with civil rights that still resonate today, historians and activists say.
The Dignity of Labor
01/15/18 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 15, 2018 | LABOR HISTORY | The night before Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.
Bargaining Alert 01-14-2018
01/15/18 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 the Union and had an arbitration with the hospital...
PIW Barganing Report 18
01/15/18 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
CWA/PIW BARGAINING REPORT #18 The CWA and PIW met both Thursday, January 11, 2018 and Friday, January 12, 2018. In the opening session the Union and the Company had extensive conversation regarding recent safety issues that have occurred at PIW within the last month. CWA reiterated to PIW that safety for our members is still a concern.
The Dignity of Labor
01/15/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 15, 2018 | LABOR HISTORY | The night before Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.
Three Ways MLK Speaks to Our Time
01/15/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 15, 2018 | HISTORY | Many people vaguely know that King opposed the Vietnam War and talked more about poverty in his later years. But King also had a lot to say about issues not normally associated with civil rights that still resonate today, historians and activists say.
MLK Day
01/15/18 - CWA 2201
January 15, 2018 Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., remember his legacy and the vision he fought for of an equal and just nation. As Dr. King also fought for Labor rights, marching with striking sanitation workers when he was killed, it reminds us that civil rights and economic justice go hand and hand to ensure a life of dignity.
Unhitching His Horses After 42 Years
01/15/18 - Teamsters Local 162
John Ramsey, chief shop steward and truck driver at the Coca Cola distribution center in Wilsonville, Oregon, is retiring.  John is a 42 year member of Teamsters Local 162 and also served as the Local 162 Conductor at the monthly general membership meetings.
Christmas in April
01/15/18 - IUEC Local 10
It is that time of year again.  Mike Herrity Sr. will be taking sign ups for this years Christmas in April at the Union Meetings for the next couple of months.  Tammie will also take sign ups at the Union Hall office as well.  This project is one that is near and dear to the hearts of alot of people here at Local #10.  It gives us a chance to give back to the community.
BUSTOS RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE PRINCIPLES
01/15/18 - Laborers' Local 231
There is bipartisan consensus that the United States needs significant investment in our infrastructure to build a strong foundation for a successful economy. This is particularly true in the Heartland, where road, water infrastructure, broadband and community facility investments are needed. These investments would support local businesses, help get goods to market and improve quality of life all while creating good-paying jobs. We can make these investments in a fiscally responsible manner.
The Dignity of Labor
01/15/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 15, 2018 | LABOR HISTORY | The night before Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.
Three Ways MLK Speaks to Our Time
01/15/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 15, 2018 | HISTORY | Many people vaguely know that King opposed the Vietnam War and talked more about poverty in his later years. But King also had a lot to say about issues not normally associated with civil rights that still resonate today, historians and activists say.
New Events & Announcements Link
01/14/18 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
Check out the Events & Announcements Link on the shortcut bar. This section will give you information on up coming events and announcements of the Association. If you have an event or announcement you would like shared with the other members such as retirement parties, death notices, charity events, thank you letters etc, please email Trevor.Beatty@NJLECOA.
New Events & Announcements Link
01/14/18 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
Check out the Events & Announcements Link in the Member Resource Area. This section will give you information on up coming events and announcements of the Association. If you have an event or announcement you would like shared with the other members such as retirement parties, death notices, charity events, thank you letters etc, please email Trevor.Beatty@NJLECOA.
Executive Board Nominations February 2018
01/14/18 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
Nominations for the Executive Board positions will take place at the Februar Meeting at Bung's Tavern on February 8, 2018. You must be present to submit a nomination. The following is the nominations excerpt from the By Laws.
CenturyLink to Non-Bargaining Employees "NO PAY RAISE FOR YOU!"
01/14/18 - CWA Local 3176
Brothers and Sisters, Many have asked, "what has the union done for me" and we have tried explaining what benefits and protections the union brings through our contract negotiations. As you can see from the Yahoo.com story below, NO NON-BARGAINING MANAGER or EMPLOYEE will receive any BONUS PAYMENTS or PAY RASIES for this entire year.
AFSCME Strong Week
01/13/18 - AFSCME Local 2067
Public Sector Employees across the state will be celebrating AFSCME Strong Week January 22-26. Here at the City of Salem, we will be celebrating AFSCME Strong Week January 25 with AFSCME green donuts, prizes and wearing our AFSCME Green shirts. Our Union is starting contract bargaining in February! Our Union is defending our PERS.
Privacy Protection Vote
01/13/18 - AFSCME Local 2067
Oregon AFSCME will be conducting a state-wide vote to change the Union's corporate status under Oregon law to protect the privacy of members' personal information. Your ballots must be postmarked no later than January 27, 2018.
Oregon Lobby Day
01/13/18 - AFSCME Local 2067
Mark your calendar for February 20, 2018! You're invited to join AFSCME members from around the state to talk to state legislators about protecting PERS and maintaining high quallity healthcare for state employees.  If you want to attend, help with collecting letters from your co-workers or working the phones, contact your union stewards and officers or call/text 503-510-0241.
UPS Freight Update
01/13/18 - Teamsters Local 776
On January 10-11, 2018, lead negotiators for the UPS Freight contract, Kris Taylor and Shawn Dougherty, met...
More Layoffs at Factory Trump Made Deal to Keep Open
01/12/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 12, 2018  | JOBS | More than 200 workers clocked in for their final shifts on Thursday at Carrier Corp. in Indianapolis in the latest round of layoffs at a plant President Donald Trump toured in December 2016 to trumpet a deal to save jobs and prevent its closure.

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