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    Why Young People Are Joining Unions Again
    04/23/18 - Teamsters local 570
    April 23, 2018 | ECONOMY | […] Young people are at a tipping point. They are frustrated by a system whose cracks were etched into place by preceding generations, but have only fully metastasized for theirs.
    How the Loss of Union Power Has Hurt American Manufacturing
    04/23/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    April 23, 2018 | ECONOMY | Want to make America great again and keep factories in the United States? Try strengthening labor unions. That may seem counterintuitive, and certainly contrary to the direction the country has been moving in lately.
    FLOC Picket on April 26th
    04/23/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    Demand Justice for Farmworkers! The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) has rescheduled their picket for April 26th at 6pm at the Circle K, 4923 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC. Check them out on FB at https://www.facebook.
    Why Young People Are Joining Unions Again
    04/23/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    April 23, 2018 | ECONOMY | […] Young people are at a tipping point. They are frustrated by a system whose cracks were etched into place by preceding generations, but have only fully metastasized for theirs.
    Office Closed for Training
    04/23/18 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    Please be advised the District Council 4 Office will be closed in the afternoon on April 24th due to training. We apologize for any inconvenience.
    Why Young People Are Joining Unions Again
    04/23/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    April 23, 2018 | ECONOMY | […] Young people are at a tipping point. They are frustrated by a system whose cracks were etched into place by preceding generations, but have only fully metastasized for theirs.
    5th Annual Care Giver Conference
    04/22/18 - Local 755 UNITED SERVICE WORKERS UNION
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    FROM THE EBOARD - AN ADMISSION
    04/21/18 - IBT Local 1108
    The company admits it ... Yesterday, Executive Vice President of Operations Jason Weiss told us exactly why management supports decertification of our Union. In his letter, he wrote, “It has the potential to give us all an extraordinary advantage over our competitors …” Facts are facts.
    In Case You Missed It
    04/20/18 - Teamsters local 570
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    FROM THE PRESIDENT | Reckless & Irresponsible
    04/20/18 - IBT Local 1108
    Fellow Pilots, "We had no other option … " This statement is one the group attempting to undermine our professional interests, subvert our seniority rights and deny us job protection language has made again and again as the basis for their campaign to decertify Teamsters Local 1108. This statement is patently false. Our Union is a democracy.
    Officers elected by acclamation, April 13, 2018
    04/20/18 - UAW local 2200
    Congratulations to the newly elected officers in the positions of POOL Unit Chair, POOL Westside Steward, Trustee, Delegate and Alternate Delegate! For official announcement click below:
    LOCAL 302 SCHOLARSHIPS
    04/20/18 - IUOE 302
    2018 - 2019 LOCAL 302 SCHOLARSHIPS General Rules & Instructions for 2018 - 2019 School Year Applications will be accepted between April 1 and June 30, 2018 Please see the Rules and Information document for complete rules and instructions. Then select the appropriate application to apply.
    IBEW 21 mourns the loss of our Brother Mark Reczek
    04/20/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of our Brother Mark Reczek, who worked at AT&T, in the Westmont Garage.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
    PRESS RELEASE - Jim Finnegan Elected as Vice President Commuter, Passenger, Transit/ Political Director for the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    04/20/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    FRONT ROYAL, VIRGINIA — On Friday, April 20, 2018, Brother Jim Finnegan was elected to fill the position of Vice President Commuter, Passenger, Transit/ Political Director for the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen. The Vice President Commuter, Passenger, Transit/ Political Director position was vacated by Dennis Boston, who retired on April 13, 2018.
    In Case You Missed It
    04/20/18 - Teamsters Local 992
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    Read Frontline – Scholarships – Clothes
    04/20/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    Read Frontline- The ink hasn’t even hit the paper yet, but you can read your April 2018 issue of Frontline right now. Scholarship Deadline Nears - The IBEW Local Union 21 Scholarship deadline is Friday, May 4, 2018. Dress for Success Closet Clean Up Drive - Help the kids at Mercy Home and My Joyful Heart by donating your unwanted clothes.
    Taking Care of Our Own: Mental Health Among Colorado Emergency Responders
    04/20/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    In Colorado, three times more police officers died by suicide than other line of duty deaths combined; for firefighters, suicides outpaced other line of duty deaths by 50%. Now, a first-of-its-kind report is available, detailing the state of mental health supports for emergency responders in Colorado.
    LEO Volunteers Requested - Tech and Virtual Reality in Mental Healthcare
    04/20/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    ATTENTION: The Colorado FOP has been partnered with “Responder Strong” since its beginning and sits on its leadership committee as well as two other sub-committees. Responder Strong is the first endeavor in Colorado to mobilize mental wellness efforts across emergency responder groups – fire, law enforcement, EMS and dispatch.
    No, Janus Is Not a Trojan Horse
    04/20/18 - Teamsters local 570
    April 20, 2018 | UNIONS | The Supreme Court is poised to bring “right to work” (RTW) to the public sector. Conservative, anti-labor forces see this as a blow to labor and are providing the financial and ideological support for the effort... Janus will be an enormous blow. But it does not have to mean the end of the labor movement.
    Press Release
    04/20/18 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
    Press Associates, Inc. (PAI) – 4/20/2018.....
    IAFF Local 781 - 2018 Golf Tournament
    04/20/18 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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    Bergen County Animal Shelter
    04/20/18 - Local 755 UNITED SERVICE WORKERS UNION
    In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the volunteers of the Bergen County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center including Trustee Tara Prestigiacomo were honored at the Freeholder meeting on 4/18. Everyone who works at the shelter is appreciative of the assistance they provide us in finding forever homes for the animals that come into our care.
    No, Janus Is Not a Trojan Horse
    04/20/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    April 20, 2018 | UNIONS | The Supreme Court is poised to bring “right to work” (RTW) to the public sector. Conservative, anti-labor forces see this as a blow to labor and are providing the financial and ideological support for the effort... Janus will be an enormous blow. But it does not have to mean the end of the labor movement.
    Press Release: 2018 AMFA Scholarship Recipients
    04/20/18 - AMFA
    April 20, 2018 – The AMFA National Executive Council (NEC) is proud to announce the two recipients of the AMFA Scholarship for 2018. Those who applied had to be currently enrolled in a school to gain their Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license, had to be a US Citizen, and were required to submit a 500-word essay explaining the difference between a craft specific and an industrial union.
    PILOT PERSPECTIVE | Protect Your Future - Scott Dennison
    04/20/18 - IBT Local 1108
    Today marks the launch of A Pilot’s Perspective, a new communications series written by OneSky pilots for OneSky pilots. These narratives share individual pilots views on the importance of a union and the protections that come with one.
    In Case You Missed It
    04/20/18 - Teamsters Local 888
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    No, Janus Is Not a Trojan Horse
    04/20/18 - Teamsters Local 888
    April 20, 2018 | UNIONS | The Supreme Court is poised to bring “right to work” (RTW) to the public sector. Conservative, anti-labor forces see this as a blow to labor and are providing the financial and ideological support for the effort... Janus will be an enormous blow. But it does not have to mean the end of the labor movement.
    SOLIDARITY | A letter from APA President Carey
    04/19/18 - IBT Local 1108
    On behalf of the 15,000 American Airlines pilots represented by the Allied Pilots Association (APA), I am writing to express our strong support for International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1108 and the representation services it provides to the pilots of Flight Options and Flexjet.
    Resting in Peace: Assemblyman Frank Skartados
    04/19/18 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    Resting in Peace: Our Assemblyman Frank Skartados The HVALF Officers, Vice Presidents and Staff are deeply saddened of the passing of Frank Skartados. Our friend of labor and of the working people, our Assemblyman who has been an advocate for workers, schools, and the environment is at peace.
    HVALF Labor to Labor for Shelly Mayer
    04/19/18 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    HVALF LABOR to LABOR Canvass for Shelly Mayer When: Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Where: WPCLB Offices, 595 West Hartsdale Avenue, White Plains, NY 10607 Please let us know if you will be attending; email Beth at esoto@hvalf.
    Labor Focus Group - May 1, 2018
    04/19/18 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    Labor Focus Group - May 1, 2018 at 5:30 pm We would like to invite you to participate in a message development focus group hosted by the New York State AFL-CIO on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 5:30- 7:30 PM at the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation Offices, 15 Stone Castle Road, Rock Tavern, NY
    With Fewer Police Applicants, Departments Engage in Bidding Wars
    04/19/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Like many law enforcement agencies, the Utah Highway Patrol has lots of vacancies to fill as officers leave for higher-paying jobs. It also has a lot of competition. Salt Lake City recently announced plans to hire 50 additional officers for its police force.
    Business Group Wants Union Organizing Rule Rescinded
    04/19/18 - Teamsters local 570
    April 19, 2018 | WAR ON WORKERS | The National Retail Federation (NRF) issued a letter to federal officials Wednesday asking them to rescind a recent rule which speeds up union elections. Former President Barack Obama oversaw a very active administration when it came to labor policy. The purpose was to better protect workers by strengthening regulations and unions.
    Business Group Wants Union Organizing Rule Rescinded
    04/19/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    April 19, 2018 | WAR ON WORKERS | The National Retail Federation (NRF) issued a letter to federal officials Wednesday asking them to rescind a recent rule which speeds up union elections. Former President Barack Obama oversaw a very active administration when it came to labor policy. The purpose was to better protect workers by strengthening regulations and unions.
    Teamsters Local 89 Encourages ABF Members to VOTE NO on Tentative Agreement
    04/19/18 - Teamsters Local 89
    Apr 19, 2018 -  On Sunday, April 15th, Local 89 held a contract explanation meeting for our ABF members. At the conclusion of the meeting members were encouraged to VOTE NO on the Tentative Agreement. Here are the highlights (and lowlights) of the contract. Highlights Article 14, Section B – New language was created regarding members who are on prescribed medication.
    Use of Force and Documentation - Training Opportunity
    04/19/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    Outstanding training opportunity. Documenting the use of force is difficult because these rapidly evolving events are physically and emotionally stressful. Reporting critical details accurately requires effective recall, note-taking, organization, and writing skills. Reports must provide details that are clear, concise, accurate, and easy to understand.
    Business Group Wants Union Organizing Rule Rescinded
    04/19/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    April 19, 2018 | WAR ON WORKERS | The National Retail Federation (NRF) issued a letter to federal officials Wednesday asking them to rescind a recent rule which speeds up union elections. Former President Barack Obama oversaw a very active administration when it came to labor policy. The purpose was to better protect workers by strengthening regulations and unions.
    Pre-Retirement Seminar
    04/19/18 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    Reminder our Pre-Retirement Seminar will be on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the American Legion Post 76 located at 570 S. Gary Ave. in Carol Stream Illinois. This is a closed meeting. Only members who were invited and reserved their spot will be admitted.
    EPMPOA Sponsored "Wing Drive" to benefit PHRC Sgt. J. Sierra & Family
    04/19/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a "Wing Drive" lunch to benefit Region III (PHRC) Sergeant Jose Sierra and his family to assist her with expenses related to his wife's illness and pending surgery and recovery.
    Town Of Ware DPW Employees Unanimously Vote Upseu
    04/19/18 - UPSEU

    In a Massachusetts state election held on April 17th, Ware DPW employees voted to join UPSEU.

    After years of Teamster representation, the unit, after learning of UPSEU’s successes, thought the state decided they too wanted change and vote to leave the Teamsters to join UPSEU. UPSEU welcomes Town of Ware DPW unit employees.
    Read On - April 2018
    04/19/18 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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    What ever it Takes! Cavs Game 5 Tickets on Sale!
    04/19/18 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
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    UPS and UPS Freight National Negotiations Update
    04/19/18 - Teamsters Local 89
    Apr 19, 2018 - UPS and UPS Freight National Negotiations Update Teamsters Local 89 has received a memo from IBT Package Division Director Denis Taylor that official re-opener notices have been given to UPS and UPS Freight for the National Master Agreement (NMA) and all Regional and Local Supplements, Addenda, Appendices, Riders, and Memorandums.
    Senator Sanders Statement on Trump Review of Postal Service
    04/19/18 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Friday after President Donald Trump signed an executive order demanding an evaluation of the Postal Service’s finances: “President Trump is right that it would be useful to take a serious look at the United States Postal Service.
    233 Members of Congress Just Voted to Steal Social Security’s $2.9 Trillion Surplus
    04/19/18 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
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    2018 Workers Memorial Day
    04/19/18 - Lansing Labor News
    Cuts to Health and Safety Programs Will Mean More Fatalities, Injuries Workers Memorial Day is April 28, the anniversary of the effective date of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. An estimated 553,000 lives have been saved by the worker protections established in the OSHA regulations. Now these regulations are under attack. Resources to address safety hazards are being cut.
    Business Group Wants Union Organizing Rule Rescinded
    04/19/18 - Teamsters Local 888
    April 19, 2018 | WAR ON WORKERS | The National Retail Federation (NRF) issued a letter to federal officials Wednesday asking them to rescind a recent rule which speeds up union elections. Former President Barack Obama oversaw a very active administration when it came to labor policy. The purpose was to better protect workers by strengthening regulations and unions.

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