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April 26, 2017

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James R. Hoffa Memorial College Student Essay
06/01/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 677
2017 ESSAY CONTEST James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund All Applications must be sent to the Local Union Hall for approval by June 1, 2017. 1871 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, CT 06706 (Printable applicaiton below) GOOD LUCK.
Join the People's Climate March
04/26/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Stand up for Our Communities and Climate Join American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO (APWU) members, as well as allies from labor, civil rights, environmental and political reform groups.
New Tyson Fresh Meats Labor Agreement
04/26/17 - Teamsters Local 577
To All Tyson Fresh Meats Members,     The results of the vote over the Company’s Best and Final Offer are listed below.     Votes In Favor of the Proposed Contract: 1,785     Votes Against the Proposed Contract: 353    The terms of the new Labor Agreement will go into effect Sunday, April 30, 2017.
Press Release: 2017 AMFA Scholarship Recipients
04/26/17 - AMFA
April 26, 2016 -- The AMFA National Executive Council (NEC) is proud to announce the two recipients of the AMFA Scholarship for 2017. 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 expressing why they chose aircraft maintenance as a career.
Red Cross Employees Choose Teamsters Local 414!
04/25/17 - Teamsters Local 414
American Red Cross workers in Fort Wayne, Indiana organized their union with Teamsters Local 414 on April 24, 2017, through an overwhelming majority on a card check agreement.  These workers contacted Teamsters Local 414 in December 2016.
Upcoming OSHA 10 classes
04/25/17 - IATSE Local 33
The Training and Safety Committee will be hosting an OSHA 10 class, Monday & Tuesday, May 15th & 16th, 9 am two-day class anyone interested email the training.committee@ia33.
May 1st Solidarity March
04/25/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
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Amtrak at a Junction
04/25/17 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
The derailments have set off alarms over Amtrak’s management of the station, its safety record and the railroad’s perennial funding problems. The days of commuting turmoil prompted by the accidents also offered an ominous preview of the future if the railroad’s aging infrastructure is not soon overhauled.
When Wall Street Writes the Rules for Retirement
04/25/17 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 25, 2017  | RETIREMENT | … Limited access to retirement plans, combined with stagnating wages, fluctuating work hours and other factors, results in one in three working Americans having nothing saved for retirement at all.
When Wall Street Writes the Rules for Retirement
04/25/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 25, 2017  | RETIREMENT | … Limited access to retirement plans, combined with stagnating wages, fluctuating work hours and other factors, results in one in three working Americans having nothing saved for retirement at all.
When Wall Street Writes the Rules for Retirement
04/25/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 25, 2017  | RETIREMENT | … Limited access to retirement plans, combined with stagnating wages, fluctuating work hours and other factors, results in one in three working Americans having nothing saved for retirement at all.
Loud & Clear | Health Benefits Update
04/25/17 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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SLPOA meeting Wednesday
04/25/17 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
Members, The next General Membership meeting of the St. Louis Police Officers' Association is scheduled for this Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7pm.  Acting Police Commissioner Lt Col O’Toole will address those in attendance.
When Wall Street Writes the Rules for Retirement
04/25/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 25, 2017  | RETIREMENT | … Limited access to retirement plans, combined with stagnating wages, fluctuating work hours and other factors, results in one in three working Americans having nothing saved for retirement at all.
Message from AFSE President
04/24/17 - AFSE
From AFSE President Nas Afi: Dear AFSE Membership and Colleagues, I hope this communication finds you well, safe, and healthy. As you know, this week the AFSE Bargaining Team phased into the beginning of more Traditional Bargaining. That is, the parties are beginning to exchange proposals, with the rationale for them.
NCPSO and You
04/24/17 - CWA/NCPSO Local 2201
Union Participation
04/24/17 - CWA/NCPSO Local 2201
10th Annual RPFFW Reunion Golf Outing
04/24/17 - PFFWHG
10th Annual RPFFW Reunion Golf Outing See attached file.
Dues Office Closed Until May 1
04/24/17 - Carpenters and Millrights Local Unions
The dues office will be closed the week of April 24 through April 28 for administrative training. You can pay window dues with a credit card by calling 651-646-7207 or online at northcountrycarpenter.org. If you need other assistance please contact a business representative directly.
Sad News
04/24/17 - IBEW Local 659
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce Dino DeGrandis passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.  The Service for Dino is Friday, May 5th at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Anne Catholic Church 1131 NE 10th Street, Grants Pass, Oregon 97526.
FREE AND EXCLUSIVE TO UFCW MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES!
04/24/17 - UFCW 1439
Who is eligible for the UFCW Free College Benefit? A. UFCW members in good standing and their families. Family is defined as spouses, children, stepchildren, dependents and grandchildren.  Potential students’ membership will be verified by UFCW.
How Do NIH Cuts Affect Local 328 Members?
04/24/17 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
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Ken Nelligan
04/24/17 - Teamsters Local 449
Past Secretary Treasure/PEO Ken Nelligan has passed away.  Please keep the family in your prayers.
The Price for Killing Workers Must Be Prison
04/24/17 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 24, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | Every 12 days, a member of my union, the United Steelworkers (USW), or one of their non-union co-workers, is killed on the job. Every 12 days. And it’s been that way for years. These are horrible deaths. Workers are crushed by massive machinery. They drown in vats of chemicals. They’re poisoned by toxic gas, burned by molten metal.
Unity at Nyack Hospital
04/24/17 - CWA Local 1103
If you didn't attend the meeting last week, you missed a lot. You missed the public support building for the Nyack Bargaining Unit as contract expiration is nearing. You missed the presentation of CWA 1103's mobilization plan.  And you missed the announcement of the initial bargaining date of May 17th.  It's our time to receive a fair contract.
Local 814 is Moving
04/24/17 - Teamsters Local 814
We Are Moving For the second time, our office in Long Island City has been purchased by developers to make way for new highrises.  The new landlord will be demolishing the building, and we must vacate by the end of the month.   Effective May 1, 2017, Local 814 will be moving into temporary space in downtown Brooklyn while we search for a more permanent location.
Colorado Law Enforcement Social in DC During Police Week
04/24/17 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
If you are Colorado Law Enforcement and are planning on being in Washington DC during "National Police Week 2017".....You are all invited.
Thank You for Your Participation in the AMFA-SWA AMT Survey
04/24/17 - AMFA
April 24, 2017 - The National Executive Committee (NEC) would like to thank everyone who participated in the AMFA–SWA Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Survey that concluded on April 20, 2017. The NEC continues to make improving communications a priority, and this survey is one means to facilitate this process.
The Price for Killing Workers Must Be Prison
04/24/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 24, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | Every 12 days, a member of my union, the United Steelworkers (USW), or one of their non-union co-workers, is killed on the job. Every 12 days. And it’s been that way for years. These are horrible deaths. Workers are crushed by massive machinery. They drown in vats of chemicals. They’re poisoned by toxic gas, burned by molten metal.
Candidates Statement
04/24/17 - NEASO
Dear NEASO Sisters and Brothers:                The NEASO RA Delegate Elections will be held at NEA Headquarters and NEA Member Benefits on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
Candidates Statement
04/24/17 - NEASO
Dear NEASO Sisters and Brothers:                The NEASO RA Delegate Elections will be held at NEA Headquarters and NEA Member Benefits on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
Fleet Memo for April 22 2017
04/24/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
The Price for Killing Workers Must Be Prison
04/24/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 24, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | Every 12 days, a member of my union, the United Steelworkers (USW), or one of their non-union co-workers, is killed on the job. Every 12 days. And it’s been that way for years. These are horrible deaths. Workers are crushed by massive machinery. They drown in vats of chemicals. They’re poisoned by toxic gas, burned by molten metal.
Update From Salem HB2244A 
04/22/17 - IATSE Local 488
Update From Salem HB2244A - we were just given a work session (which means the committee members will debate and vote on our bill) next weds at 830a.
St. Lucie County School District Bargaining Update
04/22/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
We are currently bargaining a new 3 year agreement with the County.  Next bargaining session is set for April 27, 2017 and May 8, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the School District Office Building. Check back here for updats.  Rick Poulette, President, CWA Local 3181.
Stagehand 101 Class
04/22/17 - IATSE Local 33
The Training and Safety Committee will be holding a Stagehand 101 class. The class will be held at the Shrine Auditorium on Monday, May 22nd @ 9 am. A second class will be added @ 1 pm if needed. Please do not contact the office, contact the Training Committee @ training.committee@ia33.org to book your spot in the class.
JCBA Update 04.21.17
04/21/17 - TWU Local 568
Executive Session Negotiations Continue American negotiations continued this week in Washington, DC. By mutual agreement, the Chairperson of the National Mediation Board (NMB), Linda Puchala, joined our negotiations. The purpose of entering Executive level negotiations is to bring the talks to a successful conclusion and to the degree the NMB can assist in that goal, Ms. Puchala is welcomed.
In Case You Missed It
04/21/17 - Teamsters local 570
  • A legendary life at UPS.   • Teamsters call out Peru over land bond dispute.   • The war against workers rages in the Midwest.   • What millennials value in the workplace.   • States continue crackdown against union jobs.   • Listen to April’s Teamster Nation podcast.
AMFA - SWA Technician Negotiations Update #55
04/21/17 - AMFA
April 21, 2017 -- We met with the Company on April 18-20 for a scheduled three-day session in Santa Rosa, CA. This session was intended to return discussions to the main body of the contract with a specific focus on Article 2: Scope.
Association Bulletin 4-21-17
04/21/17 - TWU Local 513
In Case You Missed It
04/21/17 - Teamsters Local 355
  • A legendary life at UPS.   • Teamsters call out Peru over land bond dispute.   • The war against workers rages in the Midwest.   • What millennials value in the workplace.   • States continue crackdown against union jobs.   • Listen to April’s Teamster Nation podcast.
The Human Cost of Trump’s Rollback of Regulations
04/21/17 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 21, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | After numerous efforts under other presidents failed, the Obama administration finally tightened the regulations covering silica last year, further restricting the amount of dust that employers can legally expose workers to.
In Case You Missed It
04/21/17 - Teamsters Local 992
  • A legendary life at UPS.   • Teamsters call out Peru over land bond dispute.   • The war against workers rages in the Midwest.   • What millennials value in the workplace.   • States continue crackdown against union jobs.   • Listen to April’s Teamster Nation podcast.
The Human Cost of Trump’s Rollback of Regulations
04/21/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 21, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | After numerous efforts under other presidents failed, the Obama administration finally tightened the regulations covering silica last year, further restricting the amount of dust that employers can legally expose workers to.
Washington Nationals tickets
04/21/17 - IUEC Local 10
Brothers and Sisters, At the April Union meeting, it was voted on to purchase 50 Nationals Tickets for the Labor Night with the AFL-CIO to resell to the membership for $15.00 each. The game will be on July 28, 2017 at 7:05 pm against the Colorado Rockies. If you would like to get tickets, they are on a first come first serve basis.
REMINDER
04/21/17 - UPSEU Local 1222
All Scholarship Applications are Due by July 1st.
Standing for fairness in the Quad Cities
04/21/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Non-union Brandt workers demand fairness and safe jobs. http://qctimes.com/business/brandt-workers-and-supporters-rally-for-better-working-conditions-wages/article_d74dcb4b-f111-563f-9bff-89e862aef119.
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