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New Banner
10/31/14 - UAW Local 602
Special thank you to Robert Wade for designing not just the wonderful Breast Cancer Awareness banner we had up all of October, but also the main one we have up now. Lots of talented people in our local.
OSHA says safety was sacrificed on "Midnight Rider"
10/31/14 - IATSE Local 477
Safety was sacrificed to save money . . .
What a Day
10/31/14 - IUEC Local 10
I have been told, by numerous members, that the Toy Show and BBQ were a HUGE SUCCESS!! By looking at the pictures, it looks like everyone had a great time.  I would like to thank a few people for going above and beyond the call of duty.  As always, thank you so much to Mrs. Virginia Geib for the great pictures.  There is now a photo album in the Photo Gallery for this event.
In Case You Missed It
10/31/14 - Teamsters local 570
  • Yuck! What's on my chicken?   • Don't let them silence you: Vote, dammit.   • Collective bargains from Union Plus.   • Jimmy John’s workers fight for a union.   • DST ends: Set your clocks back Saturday night.   • Online petition calls for living wage for Facebook drivers.
In Case You Missed It
10/31/14 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Yuck! What's on my chicken?   • Don't let them silence you: Vote, dammit.   • Collective bargains from Union Plus.   • Jimmy John’s workers fight for a union.   • DST ends: Set your clocks back Saturday night.   • Online petition calls for living wage for Facebook drivers.
IATSE LOCAL B4 - Don't forget to Vote on Nov 4th!
10/31/14 - IATSE Local B4
Dear Brothers and Sisters, I don’t have to tell you how important this election is. As a voter and a concerned citizen, you’ve always taken your responsibility seriously to go to the polls and vote.  Because this is not a Presidential election year, voter turnout is critical and your vote on Nov. 4th is extremely important this year.
The Real Issue on Election Day
10/31/14 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 31, 2014 | OPINION | …What this election is really about is one question: Do we want a government that sits on its hands in times of great challenges, or one that rolls up its sleeves and tackles the problems head on? I believe the answer is clear. We need a government that will find a cure for Ebola and work to improve public health for everyone who calls this nation home.
Capital Area United Way Results
10/31/14 - UAW Local 602
Capital Area United Way results are in for LDT Plant: 24.57% to 26.93% increase $5,300 increase 75 donor increase from 820 to 895 INCREASE, INCREASE, INCREASE!!! It's all to the good? A Huge and special thank you to the membership and all those that pledged!!!!! Without your contributions, lives can not change. Each and everyone of you helped impact a life. Thank you.
In Case You Missed It
10/31/14 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Yuck! What's on my chicken?   • Don't let them silence you: Vote, dammit.   • Collective bargains from Union Plus.   • Jimmy John’s workers fight for a union.   • DST ends: Set your clocks back Saturday night.   • Online petition calls for living wage for Facebook drivers.
The Real Issue on Election Day
10/31/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 31, 2014 | OPINION | …What this election is really about is one question: Do we want a government that sits on its hands in times of great challenges, or one that rolls up its sleeves and tackles the problems head on? I believe the answer is clear. We need a government that will find a cure for Ebola and work to improve public health for everyone who calls this nation home.
National Director's October 2014 Update
10/31/14 - AMFA
October 31, 2014 -- On October 1, 2014, the National Executive Council met with the Vice Presidents of Maintenance and Safety from both Alaska and Southwest Airlines in San Diego, CA regarding our Safety Initiative. We shared our PowerPoint presentation and discussed an array of safety concerns that we both share. We agreed to work together in our mutual commitment to providing a safe work area and product, and to step up communications on safety related issues. Additionally, Safety & Standards Director David Brooks will be reaching out to both carriers to arrange meetings in the near future to further our work on the concept of joint safety working groups designed to identify and correct safety issues for our members. You should expect to hear more regarding the Safety Initiative as we move forward.
Local 13 Nominations & Election
10/31/14 - BACWI
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2014 State Wide IBEW endorsements
10/31/14 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 952
For those of you voting this election and live outside of Ventura County, there is a website that will give you all of the endorsed candidates and ballot measures around California and Nevada. The website is the CSAEW California & Nevada State Assocation of Electrical Electrical Workers. The web address is http://www.csaew.com/endorsements.
Rite Aid Flu Shot Voucher
10/31/14 - Employer-Teamsters Local Nos. 175 & 505 HW/Pension Funds
Flu season is upon us again.  Once again we are offering free flu shots at Rite Aid for those participating in the Health & Welfare Plan.  Everyone should receive a voucher in the mail or you can download the form by clicking the link below.
Early Voting Last Day
10/31/14 - TWU Local 513
Brothers and Sisters, Early Voting is going on now until Friday, October 31. If you have not already voted early, then you can vote at any Early Polling location in your county. Election Day is November 4.  Click on the link below for early voting locations in Tarrant County.  http://tcweb.tarrantcounty.com/evote/lib/evote/2014/nov4/sched_14_nov_.
The Real Issue on Election Day
10/31/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 31, 2014 | OPINION | …What this election is really about is one question: Do we want a government that sits on its hands in times of great challenges, or one that rolls up its sleeves and tackles the problems head on? I believe the answer is clear. We need a government that will find a cure for Ebola and work to improve public health for everyone who calls this nation home.
Gate Crew Gate Openings and Closings
10/31/14 - TWU Local 513
Brothers and Sisters, The transition from phase II to phase III of TRIP is upon us. Effective Monday November 3rd gates A21, A22 and A23 will open and gates A24, A25 and A28 will close. Gate A21 accepts all narrowbody aircraft – MD80, A319, A321, 738 and 757. Gate A22 accepts only MD80, 738 and A321.
Working Women Committee Coat Drive for Children
10/31/14 - TWU Local 513
Local 19 Nomination, Election, & Meeting Date Change
10/31/14 - BACWI
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Local 11 Nominations & Elections
10/31/14 - BACWI
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Insurance Open Enrollment
10/31/14 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Just a Reminder, HR sent out the dates for open enrollment (begins Monday, 10/27) and benefit presentations for Uniformed employees. Enrollment may be changed online using PeopleSoft at your convenience starting Monday, 27th but I urge you to wait until City Council adopts the contract. Open Enrollment will continue through November 23rd.
EPMPOA REGION VI (Headquarters) Directors Vacancy
10/31/14 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association is announcing that there are two openings to fill vacant positions as Region VI (Headquarters) Directors.  Interested members should reply to me (EPMPOA Secretary) with their written notice showing interest in filling said vacant positions.
President's Message
10/31/14 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
October 28, 2014 Greetings Brothers and Sisters of AFSCME Local 328: We hope that you’re enjoying fall so far and looking forward to the coming months. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to take our recent online survey about next year’s contract negotiations -- we’ve never had more members respond to a survey before.
Chief's Corner
10/31/14 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
October 22, 2014 Greetings Brothers and Sisters, Are you ever curious about what the union does on the front lines? Do you want to gain new skills? Would you like to see more of how OHSU operates in various clinics and settings? Could you see yourself in a role where you can help other people and learn new things.
Phone Bank for Labor's Vote
10/30/14 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Compliance letter Oct 2014
10/30/14 - AMFA Local 32
Compliance Reminder: Safety Over Schedule October 29, 2014 One of the most common themes for Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) Reports submitted from Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) involve time constraints and pressure. It is not always a supervisor standing over us saying, "get the job done now," sometimes we as technicians put the pressure on ourselves.
Open Enrollment Presentation
10/30/14 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
On Saturday, October 25th, representatives from SRP's benefits department put on an educational/informational class for IBEW members, and family, interested in the upcoming open enrollment. The turnout was good and many of the positive comments that we heard were from employee spouses who never had the opportunity to attend a class like this before.
Raise the wage: a commentary on the Illinois ballot referendum
10/30/14 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
A WJBC-AM radio commentary on Illinois' minimum wage ballot referendum.  http://www.wjbc.com/common/page.php.
DON'T MISS IT
10/30/14 - APWU local 67
Don't miss the next meeting: Monday, November 17th, 7:00PM Show up to hear the what the Union is doing for you, but most important, to find out what you can do for the Union.
IMPORTANT ELECTION NEWS
10/30/14 - APWU local 67
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! DON'T FORGET TO VOTE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH.  PLEASE CLICK THE LINK FOR THE LATEST AFL-CIO ENDORSEMENTS FOR BOTH THE KANSAS AND MISSOURI ELECTIONS.
ANOTHER IMPORTANT REASON TO VOTE FOR GOVERNOR PAT QUINN
10/30/14 - Teamsters Local 179
Dear Friends, If you are reading this or have received this letter in an email, you are probably a client or former client and a friend of GWC.  While we normally don't ask our friends to vote for certain candidates in an election, we feel compelled to make an exception when it comes to this year's election for Illinois Governor.
PLASA PRE-LDI Party
10/30/14 - IATSE Local 33
Less then a month to go before the biggest pre-LDI Conference and Tradeshow party of the year! Tickets are selling fast, make sure you get yours in time! http://behindthescenescharity.org/btshh
Request from IATSE Local 504
10/30/14 - IATSE Local 33
Local 33 just received an urgent call from Local 504’s Dispatcher requesting people to work the BlizzCon Event in Orange County.  They need 70 additional people for their second day of load-in which is this Monday, November 3,  2014 at 8:00 am.  If you are interested in working this event please email the Local 504 Dispatcher at dispatch@iatse504.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2014 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS!
10/30/14 - IBEW Local 6
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CWA Ebola Precautions
10/30/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
 October 30, 2014 Dear Colleagues: As you know, three cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) have been confirmed within the U.S. The first case which involved an individual who traveled from West Africa to Dallas, Texas, has resulted in his death. Fortunately, the other two individuals- the nurses who provided treatment to the decedent, are receiving medical treatment.
Volunteers Needed
10/30/14 - AFSCME Local 4041
Urgent! Your Furloughs are at stake! Volunteers Needed  To help phone bank and canvas door to door for candidates who support eliminating: Furlough days, and cost of living increases. Let’s all begin right away! Contact Patrick Burke at 202-210-7989 or 702-736-3877 to schedule your window of time to help on 10/31, 11/1, 11/2, 11/3, 11/4.
Get Breaking News as it’s happening!
10/30/14 - AFSCME Local 4041
Get Breaking News as it’s happening.
VIEW TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 25 2014 ILLINOIS GENERAL ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS
10/30/14 - Teamsters Local 179
Normal IL depot project spurred economic recovery
10/30/14 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
The building of Normal, Illinois’ Uptown Station created 140,000 hours of work for construction workers in at least 13 different crafts, who were then suffering the highest unemployment rates of their careers. The station connects Amtrak, local transit, intercity buses, bicycling, autos and pedestrians.
Union Hall E-mail
10/30/14 - IBEW Local 483
We are undergoing a change in our computer system at the Local 483 Union Hall.  During this process there may be times when we either do not receive or cannot respond to e-mail.  Please be patient with us during this time.
Meet Dalton
10/30/14 - IUEC Local 10
Everyone meet Dalton.  He is the step son of brother Roger Pirner.  Dalton is one of the bravest and strongest 15 year olds I have ever had the pleasure to bring to anyones attention.  This young man has been fighting for his life for the past year.  Just before his 14th birthday, he was diagnosed with a very rare tumor, Desmoplstic Small Round Cell Tumor (DSRCT).
Union meeting date change for November
10/30/14 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
**Please note*** A motion was made by the membership, second and carried, to change the regularly scheduled union meeting, from Nov. 11th to Nov. 18th, because of the holiday, Veteran's Day.
Teamster Women Get Involved
10/30/14 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
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That Giant Rat Balloon is Protected by the Constitution
10/30/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 30, 2014 | LEGAL RIGHTS | The towering rat balloon – six to 25 feet tall, often dubbed “Scabby the Ray” — is a common and sometimes contentious sight.
Happy Halloween from Labor
10/30/14 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Happy Halloween from the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation Family to yours! Have a safe and wonderful Halloween. Union Made Halloween Candy Shopping List.
Election Day: November 4th
10/30/14 - HVALF AFL-CIO
TUESDAY, November 4th IS ELECTION DAY Polls are open at 6:00AM NYS AFL-CIO Endorsed Candidates Statewide NYS Comptroller: Tom DiNapoli NYS Attorney General: Eric Schneiderman
The Grotto's Christmas Festival of Lights
10/30/14 - IBEW Local Union 48
November 8th ~ 8:00am This is one of IBEW Local 48's largest volunteer projects and we are still in need of volunteers! Bring your family & friends and come join us!  The lighting setup begins at 8:00am Saturday, November 8th. Lunch is provided. Please RSVP to Kristi Straight at 503-889-3660 or kristi@ibew48.com. We look forward to seeing you there.
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