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October 18, 2019
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Report: Trump’s NLRB Has ’Systematically’ Damaged Workers’ Rights
10/17/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 17, 2019 | NRLB | President Donald Trump's National Labor Relations Board has catered to the requests of a prominent business lobbying group and "systematically" eroded workers' rights, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute released Wednesday.
Bellingham Police Guild Endorses Seth Fleetwood for Bellingham Mayor
10/17/19 - Bellingham Police Guild
The Bellingham Police Guild is pleased to offer our endorsement of Seth Fleetwood for Bellingham Mayor.
Strike update #31 Contract Highlights
10/17/19 - UAW Local 602
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Report: Trump’s NLRB Has ’Systematically’ Damaged Workers’ Rights
10/17/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 17, 2019 | NRLB | President Donald Trump's National Labor Relations Board has catered to the requests of a prominent business lobbying group and "systematically" eroded workers' rights, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute released Wednesday.
CLC 2019 General Election Endorsements
10/17/19 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
Dear Union Brothers and Sisters of Labor,  Southwest Washington General Elections are November 5, 2019.
Proposed public safety bond meeting today
10/17/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
On Thursday, the City of El Paso will educate voters about the contents of a proposed public safety bond costing hundreds of millions of dollars. The city will make its case to El Pasoans today for a more than $400 million upgrade to the police and fire departments. The 2019 Public Safety Bond includes more than $220 million for police and $190 million for fire.
UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
10/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
Candidates Grow Bolder on Labor, and Not Just Sanders
10/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 16, 2019 | VOTE2020 | When Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016, his campaign was strikingly pro-labor. He proposed a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which was much further than most mainstream Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, were willing to go. He denounced a trans-Pacific trade deal that was anathema to many unions.
UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
Protecting the right to organize Colorado
10/16/19 - CWA Local 7777
Today is a national day of action for CWA. Make calls to Senator Gardner on the PRO Act.
Candidates Grow Bolder on Labor, and Not Just Sanders
10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 16, 2019 | VOTE2020 | When Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016, his campaign was strikingly pro-labor. He proposed a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which was much further than most mainstream Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, were willing to go. He denounced a trans-Pacific trade deal that was anathema to many unions.
Strike information update #30 - tentative agreement
10/16/19 - UAW Local 602
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Football at the Hall / CUPP Event
10/16/19 - Carpenters Local 555
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Candidates Grow Bolder on Labor, and Not Just Sanders
10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 16, 2019 | VOTE2020 | When Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016, his campaign was strikingly pro-labor. He proposed a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which was much further than most mainstream Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, were willing to go. He denounced a trans-Pacific trade deal that was anathema to many unions.
Enroll NOW for an FSA to Help Pay for Medical Expenses
10/16/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
2020 OPEN ENROLLMENT Sign-Up Today. To enroll or change your medical or health flexible spending account (FSA) benefits selections for 2020, simply do the following between October 1 and midnight PT on October 31, 2019.
BlizzCon 2019 General Information & Parking Information
10/16/19 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Brothers & Sisters- FOR ALL DISPATCHED CREW DRESS CODE: 1. TECH BLACKS (Black pants & Black shirt WITHOUT OFFENSIVE (Logos / Artwork / Slogans) 2. NO SHORTS! 3.
Ex-EPPD police officer sentenced in deadly hit-and-run crash
10/16/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A former El Paso police officer who killed a man with his vehicle on New Year's Day was sentenced. Roberto Garcia struck Eduardo Vasquez, 37, who was walking on the shoulder of Interstate 10 in Vinton, with his personal vehicle and then drove off.
Candidates Grow Bolder on Labor, and Not Just Sanders
10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Oct. 16, 2019 | VOTE2020 | When Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016, his campaign was strikingly pro-labor. He proposed a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which was much further than most mainstream Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, were willing to go. He denounced a trans-Pacific trade deal that was anathema to many unions.
UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Oct. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
2019 EPMPOA Installation & Service Awards Banquet and Dance
10/15/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association will hold its annual Installation and Service Awards Party and Dance on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Memorial Hall, 3601 Rutherglen St.  The evening will start at 6:00 PM with a social gathering featuring cocktails and finger foods.
Mack Trucks on Strike
10/15/19 - Teamsters Local 776
More than 3,600 hourly workers at Mack Trucks Inc., in Florida, Maryland and Pennsylvania...
AT&T Mobility Grace Street 2020 Benefit Enrollment
10/15/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
THIS UPDATE ONLY APPLIES TO IBEW AT&T MEMBERS WORKING AT THE AT&T GRACE STREET MOBILITY CALL CENTER (YELLOW CONTRACT). The Annual Enrollment period for AT&T Grace Street Mobility Call Center Employees began on Monday, October 14th at 7 a.m. and will continue through Friday, November 15th at 7 p.m.
Blog: Southwest is Using A Federal Safety Hotline Against Its Own Technicians
10/15/19 - AMFA
October 15, 2019 -- What happens when an airline discourages its employees from reporting safety issues? Since this summer, Southwest Airlines has begun punishing its Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) who utilize the federal safety hotline called the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP). This program, set up to enhance aviation safety by encouraging voluntary reporting of safety issues and events, is intended to be used without fear of retribution.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
10/14/19 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, October 20th at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
Please help support your fellow SEIU union members working for Jackson county get a fair contract by following the link and voicing your support!"
10/14/19 - IBEW Local 659
Please help support your fellow SEIU Union Members by clicking the link below: https://act.seiu.org/onlineactions/Q-_zqzDjAkym12pI0HEiBQ2 Thanks you for your support.
Survey, Mother Jones, Financial Class
10/14/19 - UAW Local 602
Two doctoral students from MSU, Assistant Professors Maite Tapia and Christian Ibsen from the MSU School of Human Resources & Labor Relations, have asked us if they could anonymously survey our members about the strike of 2019. They are doing a thesis to document the lessons learned for future generations.
There's still time to sign up for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk!
10/14/19 - Teamsters Local 743
                                There’s Still Time to Register & Help Local 743 Make Strides Against Breast Cancer! ? The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is just 5 days away.
Ratification Results
10/14/19 - Association Employees Union
The Bargaining Committee is happy to report that the ratification of the 19-20 salary re-opener negotiations, Zoom and Freshservice Effects and Policy 104 Payment Authorization Effects all passed through ratification. The Bargaining Committee is so pleased to share that we had 76.1% of our bargaining unit members participate in this ratification, which is a record high.
Mack Truck Workers Strike in Maryland, Two Other States
10/14/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 14, 2019 | Thousands of Mack Truck workers were on strike Sunday at plants in three states, the first such walkout in decades. United Automobile Workers union members walked out of plants in Baltimore; Hagerstown; Middletown, Pennsylvania, and Jacksonville, Florida, the union said.
Aviation Industry Whistleblower Stakeholder Meeting
10/14/19 - AMFA
October 14, 2019 -- On October 8, 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) held a public meeting to solicit comments and suggestions from stakeholders on issues facing the agency in the administration of the whistleblower protection provisions under the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21). OSHA is interested in obtaining information from the public on key issues facing the agency’s whistleblower program. AMFA National Safety and Standards Director Scott King was in attendance and had the opportunity to provide the following feedback to questions posed by OSHA...
Rookie El Paso police officer placed on leave after shooting teen robbery suspect
10/14/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A rookie El Paso police officer is on administrative leave after shooting and wounding a teenage robbery suspect over the weekend. The wounded 17-year-old male is hospitalized in stable condition at University Medical Center of El Paso, Sgt. Robert Gomez, a police spokesman, said Monday.
Strike information update #29 - Strike pay
10/13/19 - UAW Local 602
The United Auto Workers International Executive Board voted in a motion Saturday morning to authorize increased strike pay to $275 per week for all UAW members on strike and allow members striking at General Motors and Aramark to take on part-time jobs without reducing their strike pay – as long as they perform their picket duty.
Roy Nixon Honored at 2019 KC NAACP Banquet
10/13/19 - Teamsters Local 41
On Saturday, October 12, 2019 the Kansas City NAACP held its 52nd Annual Freedom Fund Banquet at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center.
Member offering assistance
10/11/19 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Brothers & Sisters- Anyone seriously affected by the fires and needs shelter, contact Brother Dan Melson at (818) 883-5933 and he would gladly accommodate you and your family. Respectfully, I.A.T.S.
Financial relief is available for IATSE members affected by the Saddleridge fire
10/11/19 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Brothers & Sisters Financial relief is available for IATSE members affected by the #saddleridgefire through the Walsh/Di Tolla/Spivak Foundation. IATSE members in need of assistance should submit a written request to their local union. Local unions will then forward any requests to the Walsh/Di Tolla/Spivak Foundation for review by the Foundation’s trustees.
UAW Nomination and Election Notice
10/11/19 - UAW local 2200
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Estate Planning and Retirement Training
10/11/19 - IBEW Local 100
Reserve your spot by calling the Hall at (559)251-8241 or you can send an email to jpiland@ibew100.org or info@ibew100.org with your Name, Phone Number, and Email Address.
In Case You Missed It
10/11/19 - Teamsters local 570
  • The 15 most unionized states in the U.S.   • Teamster trash collectors’ strike continues   • Talks to end GM strike take ‘turn for the worse’   • Unions uniting with local immigrants   • Will an age of activism, strikes lead to union growth.
In Case You Missed It
10/11/19 - Teamsters Local 355
  • The 15 most unionized states in the U.S.   • Teamster trash collectors’ strike continues   • Talks to end GM strike take ‘turn for the worse’   • Unions uniting with local immigrants   • Will an age of activism, strikes lead to union growth.
Teamsters Kick Off Endorsement Process As 2020 Dems Race for Labor Support
10/11/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 11, 2019 | VOTE  2020 | As the Democratic primary candidates aggressively campaign for labor support, the Teamsters on Friday rolled out the details of their newly expanded endorsement process, including recently taped interviews with Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
CWA: Labor Board Uses T-Mobile Case to OK Company Unions
10/11/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 10, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | By unanimous vote from all three Donald Trump appointees, the National Labor Relations Board used a case involving T-Mobile to approve “company unions,” one top tactic the telecom giant is using in its virulent opposition to unionization there. The Sept.
Teamsters Kick Off Endorsement Process As 2020 Dems Race for Labor Support
10/11/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 11, 2019 | VOTE  2020 | As the Democratic primary candidates aggressively campaign for labor support, the Teamsters on Friday rolled out the details of their newly expanded endorsement process, including recently taped interviews with Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
Local 965 Helath & Welfare Plan
10/11/19 - International Union of Operating Engineers Local 965
Health Plan Changes Effective 1/1/2020 The Local 965 Health & Welfare Trustees remain committed to continued good health for all.  To that end, we continue to urge members and their spouses to have an annual physical and biometric screening.  Those items are at no cost to you and covered 100% by our plan.
In Case You Missed It
10/11/19 - Teamsters Local 992
  • The 15 most unionized states in the U.S.   • Teamster trash collectors’ strike continues   • Talks to end GM strike take ‘turn for the worse’   • Unions uniting with local immigrants   • Will an age of activism, strikes lead to union growth.
Teamsters Kick Off Endorsement Process As 2020 Dems Race for Labor Support
10/11/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 11, 2019 | VOTE  2020 | As the Democratic primary candidates aggressively campaign for labor support, the Teamsters on Friday rolled out the details of their newly expanded endorsement process, including recently taped interviews with Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
It Doesn't Get Much More Important Than This!
10/11/19 - CWA Local 7777
Ballots will be arriving in mailboxes by Tuesday. And, in Aurora, voters will be faced with a stark choice. Will we build a city that works for everyone and not just the wealthy few? A city where workers have a seat at the table and prosperity is for all.
CWA: Labor Board Uses T-Mobile Case to OK Company Unions
10/11/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 11, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | By unanimous vote from all three Donald Trump appointees, the National Labor Relations Board used a case involving T-Mobile to approve “company unions,” one top tactic the telecom giant is using in its virulent opposition to unionization there. The Sept.
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Report: Trump’s NLRB Has ’Systematically’ Damaged Workers’ Rights
Teamsters local 570
Bellingham Police Guild Endorses Seth Fleetwood for Bellingham Mayor
Bellingham Police Guild
Strike update #31 Contract Highlights
UAW Local 602
Report: Trump’s NLRB Has ’Systematically’ Damaged Workers’ Rights
Teamsters Local 355
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