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January 19, 2018

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Working People Are Watching You, Mr. President
01/19/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 18, 2018 | OPINION | To Washington, D.C. insiders, this month’s budget negotiations are just the latest partisan exercise in a series of manufactured crises that too often result in short-term solutions. But for those who live and work outside of the Beltway bubble, much more is at stake.
UPS Negotiations Update Call
01/19/18 - Teamsters Local 264
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KCS Shows What A "Trump Bonus" Truly Is
01/19/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
As railroad workers, we are no strangers to companies crying broke despite having billions in the bank. Like the railroads, many companies have claimed that the corporate tax was strangling them and was the reason they were moving jobs out of the United States.
Great Turnout for GMM
01/19/18 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
Thank you so much to everyone who took time out...
Veterans Ceremony - Member Involvement
01/19/18 - UFCW Local 1473
World War II and Korean War Veteran, Master Sergeant, Dewey Edward Smith passed away on November 11, 1997. Appropriately, this decorated veteran (Silver Star Recipient for Gallantry in Action) passed on Veteran’s Day. His son, Richard Smith, is a proud member of UFCW Local 1473 in Rhinelander, WI.
UPS Contract Update Call
01/19/18 - Teamsters Local 542
UPS and UPS Freight Contract Negotiations Update Call UPS and UPS Freight Contract Negotiations will kick off in late January. For an update on the process of negotiations and what you can do to be involved please join Denis Taylor, Director , IBT Package Division, for a conference call on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. eastern time. You can join by dialing into the number below.
Ten worst things Trump did to working people
01/18/18 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
The tax cut law that President Trump boasts will make his wealthy friends “a lot richer” is just the latest in a series of betrayals of working people by the administration and Congress since Trump took the oath of office on January 20, 2017.
What’s Killing America’s Middle Class?
01/18/18 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 18, 2018 | OPINION | […] Beginning in the 1980s, right-wing Republicans and Democratic comparatists switched sides, and ever since they've increasingly allowed corporate lobbyists and campaign donors to disempower America's workaday majority, further enrich themselves and impose an abominable, un-American culture of inequality across our land.
What’s Killing America’s Middle Class?
01/18/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 18, 2018 | OPINION | […] Beginning in the 1980s, right-wing Republicans and Democratic comparatists switched sides, and ever since they've increasingly allowed corporate lobbyists and campaign donors to disempower America's workaday majority, further enrich themselves and impose an abominable, un-American culture of inequality across our land.
Winter and Spring Continuing Education Schedules
01/18/18 - BAC Local 2 Washington Idaho Montana
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ELD Training
01/18/18 - Teamsters Local 776
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCA) regulations pertaining to Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) are being implemented through a multi...
Correct Mailing Address Form
01/18/18 - NTEU Chapter 143
The NTEU Chapter 143 chapter election will be in June, 2018.  Please give us your correct address so that you can recieve any mailings in the course of this election.  Thank you.
Seattle Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)/Aerial Lift Certification February 17-18, 2018
01/18/18 - IATSE Local 488
Join Ives trainer and 488 Brother Niall James for our first training of 2018! Get your application today.
What’s Killing America’s Middle Class?
01/18/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 18, 2018 | OPINION | […] Beginning in the 1980s, right-wing Republicans and Democratic comparatists switched sides, and ever since they've increasingly allowed corporate lobbyists and campaign donors to disempower America's workaday majority, further enrich themselves and impose an abominable, un-American culture of inequality across our land.
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.
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.
Administrative Leave
01/17/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Due to the current weather conditions that may prevent employees from reporting to work the following information is being provided for your review. Please look over the information and ensure you follow the requirements of the Employee Relations Manual (ELM). An employee statement must be written in the event you are unable to report to work due to the winter storm.
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.
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.
Title Change (S1651/A796)
01/16/18 - NJLESA
On January 16th, Governor Christie signed into law S651/A796, which retitles a State Correction Officer as a State Correctional Police Office; clarifiying law enforcement powers. Please see the attached Press Release for details.
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.
Three Ways MLK Speaks to Our Time
01/15/18 - Teamsters local 570
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.
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.

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