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May 29, 2016

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Florida Keys Tourism Boom Inspired by Netflix Series
05/29/16 - IATSE Local 477
How Netflix's "Bloodline" made the Florida Keys a must-visit destination.
Louisville Packaging Contract Ratified
05/28/16 - Teamsters Local 89
On Friday, May 27th, Teamsters at Louisville Packaging overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year agreement.  This new contract is a major step forward for Teamster members at the Louisville based chemical packaging contractor.
Teamsters Local 767 Companies
05/28/16 - Teamsters Local 767
These are the companies that we represent at Teamsters Local 767. With over 6000 hard working members we are the largest local Union in the state of Texas. We are Teamster Proud.
Return to Work Date
05/28/16 - CWA Local 2222
We will be returning to work on Wednesday June 1st. There will be no extention to this date.  Anyone who has outstanding circumstances that would prevent them from returning on Wednesday MUST contact their boss.  Please wear your RED and please WALK IN TOGETHER!  Soon, we will be able to see in writing the power of our efforts as a Union.
Power Outage schedule for Local 33 Office
05/28/16 - IATSE Local 33
Hello Everyone Please see the attachment regarding Burbank Water and Power's announcement that they will be shutting down power to our office on Thursday, June 2,  2016. The Local 33 Call Office will still be operating because they are on a different phone system than the main office, so you can still contact the Call Office.
2016 Summer Institute on Union Women
05/28/16 - IATSE Local 33
2016 Summer Institute on Union Women - Breaking Down Barriers and Borders For Decades, United Association for Labor Education (UALE) Summer Schools have provided leadership, skill-building, networking and educational programs to train and empower women to take on leadership roles in labor organizations.
LATTC Labor Schedule Fall 2016
05/28/16 - IATSE Local 33
LATTC Labor Studies Schedule Fall 2016 Attached is the LATTC Labor Studies Schedule for Fall 2016.  Develop Union Leadership Skills Earn an AA Degree or Certificate in Labor Studies Network with Union Activists & Leaders? There are many levels of classes offered for your Labor education needs.
Solidarity is a Weapon
05/28/16 - CWA Local 2222
As your Local President, I would like to personally thank each of you for your steadfast committment to our strike.   Verizon was intent on breaking OUR UNION and to only give us a contract that would allow them to continue reaping grotesque profits by abusing workers through mismanagement.  They did not suceed.
In Case You Missed It
05/27/16 - Teamsters local 570
  • Teamsters oppose beer mega-merger.   • Striking Verizon workers win big gains.   • How Facebook warps our worlds.   • Unions can help close the salary curve.   • Why pursue the TPP when we know it won't work?   • Union members don't oppose environmental protections.
Joint Association Update 5-27-16
05/27/16 - TWU Local 513
Maryland Enacts Tough Equal Pay Law
05/27/16 - Teamsters local 570
May 26, 2016  | WAGES | …The Maryland equal pay law outlaws pay discrimination on the basis of sex or - and this is new - gender identity. It also closes loopholes employers now use to justify pay inequity. Ever since the original federal equal pay law, in 1962, firms have used those loopholes nationwide to keep women's pay far below that of men in equal jobs.
Inside Wiremen
05/27/16 - IBEW Local 191
Inside Wiremen Wage Increase: June 1, 2016 Westside $1.15 Wages, $0.60 H&W Eastside  $1.25 Wages, $0.
45 DAYS ON STRIKE & THE DAY IS OURS!!!!!!!!!
05/27/16 - CWA Local 1103
Union to take down pickets; company agrees to add good union jobs on the East Coast First contract for retail wireless workers; improves workers’ overall standard of living Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers who have been on strike since April 13 are celebrating big gains after coming to an agreement in principle with the company.
Regional Politics
05/27/16 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
JCBA Update 05.27.16
05/27/16 - TWU Local 568
The Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met with the company during the week of May 23rd in Dallas. Although we have not reached tentative agreements on specific, open joint contract articles, we have worked very hard and have made progress. When we exchanged our initial proposals with the company regarding open articles, we found several differences that needed to be resolved.
In Case You Missed It
05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Teamsters oppose beer mega-merger.   • Striking Verizon workers win big gains.   • How Facebook warps our worlds.   • Unions can help close the salary curve.   • Why pursue the TPP when we know it won't work?   • Union members don't oppose environmental protections.
Office Closed Memorial Day
05/27/16 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
To the membership: The Local APWU union office will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 and will reopen Tuesday, May 31. Have a safe and happy holiday.
Labor Economics
05/27/16 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
It’s time to fix America’s rigged economy WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 25, 2016) — It’s been more than eight years since Wall Street sent us into the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
The Gig Economy is Ripping Out Floor Below Middle Class
05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 355
May 27, 2016 | ECONOMY | …In what's called the gig economy, companies like Uber hire people to use their own cars as taxis; property owners use firms like AirBnB to rent homes and rooms; and the well-off use firms like Instacart for on-demand shopping.
Maryland Enacts Tough Equal Pay Law
05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 355
May 27, 2016  | WAGES | …The Maryland equal pay law outlaws pay discrimination on the basis of sex or - and this is new - gender identity. It also closes loopholes employers now use to justify pay inequity. Ever since the original federal equal pay law, in 1962, firms have used those loopholes nationwide to keep women's pay far below that of men in equal jobs.
The Gig Economy is Ripping Out Floor Below Middle Class
05/27/16 - Teamsters local 570
May 27, 2016 | ECONOMY | …In what's called the gig economy, companies like Uber hire people to use their own cars as taxis; property owners use firms like AirBnB to rent homes and rooms; and the well-off use firms like Instacart for on-demand shopping.
An Agreement Has Been Reached Between CWA and Verizon
05/27/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
U.S. Department of Labor | May 27, 2016 U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announces agreement in principle on a new contract for Verizon workers WASHINGTON – U.S.
An Agreement Has Been Reached Between CWA and Verizon
05/27/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
U.S. Department of Labor | May 27, 2016 U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announces agreement in principle on a new contract for Verizon workers WASHINGTON – U.S.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announces agreement in principle on a new contract for Verizon workers
05/27/16 - CWA Local 2222
    News Release U.S. Department of Labor | May 27, 2016 U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announces agreement in principle on a new contract for Verizon workers WASHINGTON – U.S.
Strike is OVER
05/27/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
From the President's Desk: The Strike is OVER. There is no return to work date as of yet but will be sometime next week. Picket lines are to be shut down.Go home and enjoy the holiday with your family.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announces agreement
05/27/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
U.S. Department of Labor | May 27, 2016 U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announces agreement in principle on a new contract for Verizon workers WASHINGTON – U.S.
Economy in Numbers
05/27/16 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Bernie Sanders’ Health Care Revolution BY GERALD FRIEDMAN Health care has emerged as a major issue in the Democratic presidential nomination contest between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
In Case You Missed It
05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Teamsters oppose beer mega-merger.   • Striking Verizon workers win big gains.   • How Facebook warps our worlds.   • Unions can help close the salary curve.   • Why pursue the TPP when we know it won't work?   • Union members don't oppose environmental protections.
2016 Special Olympics
05/27/16 - NJLESA
The Gig Economy is Ripping Out Floor Below Middle Class
05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 992
May 27, 2016 | ECONOMY | …In what's called the gig economy, companies like Uber hire people to use their own cars as taxis; property owners use firms like AirBnB to rent homes and rooms; and the well-off use firms like Instacart for on-demand shopping.
Maryland Enacts Tough Equal Pay Law
05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 992
May 27, 2016  | WAGES | …The Maryland equal pay law outlaws pay discrimination on the basis of sex or - and this is new - gender identity. It also closes loopholes employers now use to justify pay inequity. Ever since the original federal equal pay law, in 1962, firms have used those loopholes nationwide to keep women's pay far below that of men in equal jobs.
Foreman Training Class
05/27/16 - BAC Local 2 Washington Idaho Montana
Foreman Training Class (2 day class, must attend both days) June 9th (Thursday) 2:00pm – 8:00pm (Part 1) June 11th (Saturday) 7:00am – 3:00pm (Part 2) Increase leadership development. Gain skills on Foreman to crew communication. Introduction to blueprints and specifications. Open to all members. (You do not have to be a Foreman to attend) Limited space available.
Layoff Lists issues
05/27/16 - UAW Local 1700
Greetings, Unfortunately the lists are not available yet, several errors have been found and we are making sure that management makes the necessary corrections. Thus far, several dozen of our members will remain at Shap as a result of management's errors being discovered.
In Honor of Memorial Day
05/27/16 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
In Case You Missed It
05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Teamsters oppose beer mega-merger.   • Striking Verizon workers win big gains.   • How Facebook warps our worlds.   • Unions can help close the salary curve.   • Why pursue the TPP when we know it won't work?   • Union members don't oppose environmental protections.
The Gig Economy is Ripping Out Floor Below Middle Class
05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 888
May 27, 2016 | ECONOMY | …In what's called the gig economy, companies like Uber hire people to use their own cars as taxis; property owners use firms like AirBnB to rent homes and rooms; and the well-off use firms like Instacart for on-demand shopping.
Maryland Enacts Tough Equal Pay Law
05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 888
May 27, 2016  | WAGES | …The Maryland equal pay law outlaws pay discrimination on the basis of sex or - and this is new - gender identity. It also closes loopholes employers now use to justify pay inequity. Ever since the original federal equal pay law, in 1962, firms have used those loopholes nationwide to keep women's pay far below that of men in equal jobs.
Discounts for Summer Fun
05/26/16 - Teamsters Local 264
Corrections officers suffer PTSD, study finds
05/26/16 - National Correctional Employees Union
Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan Corrections Organization partner to address problem (Photo: AP) LANSING - More than a third of corrections officers in state prisons likely suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, a new study has found, and now the state is partnering with its officers to address the problem.
ITHACA
05/26/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
Get your tickets for Family Night at the Volcanoes Game!!!
05/26/16 - AFSCME Local 2067
Don't forget to get your tickets for family night at the Volcanoes opener game on Frday, June 17th.
June General Membership Meeting
05/26/16 - CWA Local 7777
June Committee Meetings
05/26/16 - CWA Local 7777
Election Recommedations 2016
05/26/16 - Montgomery County Law Enforcement Assn.
MCLEA Elections Committee was formed at the request of President Kevin Williams. As a result of vetting interested candidates, the committee issued their recommendation for our Association elections. A big Thank You to Mike Traylor, John Schmitt, Tori Lowe, Denise Jimenez, and Dana Vailes for volunteering their time!
Cancer Survivors Celebration Day at Sparrow
05/26/16 - Lansing Labor News
Mid-Michigan’s 22nd Annual National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration Join us in a celebration of life and survivorship! Sunday, June 12 1 - 3 p.m. For cancer survivors and family members whose lives have been touched by a loved one with cancer. Our free luncheon picnic includes special speakers, a recognition of survivors, and live entertainment.
The U.S. International Trade Commission Report
05/26/16 - Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers Union
The U.S. International Trade Commission Report Last week, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) released “the” big, government study about the projected affects of the TPP — something that’s already gotten considerable attention from Congress and the media.
Meetings Cancelled
05/26/16 - Teamsters Local 568
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