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December 06, 2016

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2016 Adventures of the Elevator Elf
12/06/16 - IUEC Local 10
Anyone who followed the Elf on a Shelf last year knows that the Elf likes to travel with one of the Local #10 members.  Since we are going to follow Mr. Elf in his travels this year, I will only say that his human buddy is named Steve.  Steve and Elf send Elaine and I pictures as they travel all over the country doing amazing elevator work and trying to keep Mr. Elf out of trouble.
Check out these Boots for Sale
12/06/16 - IBEW Local 659
Hello IBEW Local 659, Please check out our top 5 work boots for IBEW members at TheUnionBootPro.com. As always, here is your local union discount code good for all members of your local: Be0659mD "There's a simple solution - Buying American. Employs Americans.
AFL-CIO Update 12/5/2016
12/06/16 - Laborers' Local 231
The Illinois House and Senate concluded veto session Thursday. For many legislators, it was their last time in Springfield as a General Assembly member. Resolutions were passed honoring Senator Forby, Representatives Bradley, Cloonen, Reaves-Harris, Jackson, and Verschoore as they complete their terms.
Christmas For Kids
12/05/16 - Teamsters Local 776
On December 3, 2016 Local 776 sponsored a Christmas for Kids party for children in York County’s WIC (women, infants, and children) program. The party was once again held at the recently renovated and reopened York Union Hall.
Las Vegas Area Retirees Luncheon
12/05/16 - IUEC Local 18
Brothers & Sisters, Local Union No.
Your Voice Matters
12/05/16 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
It’s Time to Take a Stand! Defend Medicaid We’ve all been working hard to build a great healthcare system for New Mexicans. Along the way, we have seen significant gains for our state for which we are thankful:   ·95% of our children in New Mexico have healthcare coverage now, mostly because of Medicaid.
National Negotiations Update
12/05/16 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
National Negotiations Update: The Rail Labor’s Coordinated Bargaining Group applied to the National Mediation Board requesting a federal mediator to assist with negotiations.
State economists forecast billion dollar budget deficit
12/05/16 - IATSE Local 477
Tthe new speaker of the state house says that deficit could get here sooner than expected.
Union-Made in America Holiday Gift Ideas
12/05/16 - HVALF AFL-CIO
It's not too late yet to find that perfect holiday gift that carries a union label and is made in America.
Injunction Against OT Pay Has Real Consequences
12/05/16 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 5, 2016  | VIEWS | …The new rules, which were set to take effect yesterday, December 1, would have required employers to pay time-and-a-half the regular rate of pay for each hour worked beyond 40 in a week to any employee paid less than $47,476 a year.
Injunction Against OT Pay Has Real Consequences
12/05/16 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 5, 2016  | VIEWS | …The new rules, which were set to take effect yesterday, December 1, would have required employers to pay time-and-a-half the regular rate of pay for each hour worked beyond 40 in a week to any employee paid less than $47,476 a year.
The Workers Versus Trump
12/05/16 - Teamsters local 570
Dec.
Injunction Against OT Pay Has Real Consequences
12/05/16 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 5, 2016  | VIEWS | …The new rules, which were set to take effect yesterday, December 1, would have required employers to pay time-and-a-half the regular rate of pay for each hour worked beyond 40 in a week to any employee paid less than $47,476 a year.
The Workers Versus Trump
12/05/16 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec.
Teamster Mechanics at United Airlines Ratify Natl Agreement
12/05/16 - Teamsters Local 455
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Hollywood Blvd Street Closures 12-5-16
12/05/16 - IATSE Local 33
All lanes of Hollywood Blvd., between Ivar Ave. and Argyle Ave., will be closed. Hollywood Blvd., between Cahuenga Blvd. and Ivar Ave.; and between Argyle Ave. and Gower St., will be soft-closed (local access only). Vine Street., from Yucca St. to just south of Hollywood Blvd., will be closed from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, until 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 11.
Hollywood Blvd Street Closures 12-5-16
12/05/16 - IATSE Local 33
All lanes of Hollywood Blvd., between Ivar Ave. and Argyle Ave., will be closed. Hollywood Blvd., between Cahuenga Blvd. and Ivar Ave.; and between Argyle Ave. and Gower St., will be soft-closed (local access only). Vine Street., from Yucca St. to just south of Hollywood Blvd., will be closed from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, until 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 11.
Hollywood Blvd Street Closures 12-5-16
12/05/16 - IATSE Local 33
All lanes of Hollywood Blvd., between Ivar Ave. and Argyle Ave., will be closed. Hollywood Blvd., between Cahuenga Blvd. and Ivar Ave.; and between Argyle Ave. and Gower St., will be soft-closed (local access only). Vine Street., from Yucca St. to just south of Hollywood Blvd., will be closed from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, until 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 11.
LIUNA GP O'Sullivan - Dakota pipeline decision "gutless"
12/05/16 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Administration Decision on Dakota Access: Short-Sighted, Gutless, and Irresponsible Decision that Prolongs Conflict, Threatens All Infrastructure Development Washington, D.C.
Town of Ridgefield Police
12/05/16 - UPSEU
UPSEU Town of Ridgefield Police Department's Chris Daley with donated ice sculpture for the Town's Holiday Stroll.
PSR Fleet Memo for December 3 2016
12/05/16 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Holiday Potluck Meeting!
12/05/16 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
At our regularly Scheduled meeting in December we suspend the regular order of business and have a potluck get together. All friends of Labor are welcome: Delegates, Union Leaders, Union Members, Community Allies, Candidates and local Politicians, etc. We would love to see you all there.
DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE UPDATE 12/5/2016
12/05/16 - Laborers' Local 231
Administration Decision on Dakota Access: Short-Sighted, Gutless, and Irresponsible Decision that Prolongs Conflict, Threatens All Infrastructure Development Washington, D.C.
IBEW Local 332 Open House
12/05/16 - IBEW Local 332
IBEW Local 332 OPEN HOUSE December 10, 2016 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Pictures with Santa.
The Workers Versus Trump
12/05/16 - Teamsters Local 888
Dec.
MMPC Supports Project Blue Light
12/05/16 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
The Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition supports Project Blue Light. The idea began in 1989 when Mrs. Dolly Craig wrote to C.O.P.S. that she would be putting two blue candles in her living room window that holiday season.
JC 25 Womens Committee 2017 Scholarship
12/04/16 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
Applications Now Available! The Women’s Committee has made a strong commitment to the continued education of Teamster Women, and our scholarship program is a direct result of that commitment.
Caucus meetings this Tuesday Dec 6
12/04/16 - McLean County Democratic Party
Don't forget the Township caucuses on Tuesday night; this is how candidates are slated for the partisan elections this April. The scheduled Township meetings are: Empire (LeRoy) 7 pm 111 E Center St., LeRoy. Normal, Recreation Center auditorium, 6 p.m., 600 E Willow. Hudson - 6 p.m. Town Hall, 109 Front Street. Dawson Township, 7:00 p.m.
Ballots Post Marked By 12/4/16
12/03/16 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Members Just a reminder your Ballots must be post marked by 12/4/16 for the current election.
Donate to Shop With a Cop
12/03/16 - Denton Police Officers Association
We are in the final weeks of the donation drive to support this year's Shop With a Cop event. We need your help to raise the money necessary to reach our goal of providing up to 250 children a brighter Christmas this year! This is the 25th year of our Shop With a Cop program and we are excited to sponsor more children this year than ever before.
Pension, Health and Welfare Educational Meetings
12/02/16 - IUOE 302
Pension, Health and Welfare Educational Meetings Pension, Health and Welfare educational meetings, bring your spouse ask questions, get informed.  The Aactuaries and trust professionals will be there.
Interim Pay Agreement Update
12/02/16 - TWU Local 513
2017 Scholarship Applications
12/02/16 - Teamsters Local 177
Dear Brother and Sisters, The aplicatins for the three 2017 Teamsters Scholarship Programs are now available at the Local 177 Union Office. They are the Teamsters Local 177 Scholarship, James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship and Joint Council 73 Scholarship.
In Case You Missed It
12/02/16 - Teamsters local 570
  • The fire ants killed the TPP dragon.   • What unions got wrong about Trump.   • The union revolt no one is talking about.   • Union members that backed Trump may get anti-labor laws in return.   • It was a union contract, not Trump, that kept a Ford plant in the U.S.
In Case You Missed It
12/02/16 - Teamsters Local 355
  • The fire ants killed the TPP dragon.   • What unions got wrong about Trump.   • The union revolt no one is talking about.   • Union members that backed Trump may get anti-labor laws in return.   • It was a union contract, not Trump, that kept a Ford plant in the U.S.
Indiana Carrier Workers Sold Out
12/02/16 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 2, 2016  | JOBS | Through the deal that Donald Trump and Mike Pence have made with the Carrier division of United Technologies, Indiana workers will lose approximately 1300 jobs and taxpayers will be forced to give a $7 million bribe to the corporation so that it will not ship some 800 jobs to Mexico… peoplesworld.
Fight Over ‘Buy America’ Provision Erupts in Congress
12/02/16 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 2, 2016  | JOBS | At issue is language included in the Senate-passed version of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that would require American iron and steel products to be used in projects assisted by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. Sources familiar with the negotiations say Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is actively pushing to strip the provision from the bill.
December 2nd
12/02/16 - IBEW 280
Dom Delibertis
12/02/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
Dominick Delibertis Sr. retired 1107 member and father of feild technician Dom Delibertis has passed away . Visitation will be as follows  Sunday 7-9 Monday 2-4 & 7-9 Higgins Funeral Home 321 S. Main St. ?New City , N.Y. 10956 Mass on Tuesday 10 Am at St. Augustines Church in New City .
In Case You Missed It
12/02/16 - Teamsters Local 992
  • The fire ants killed the TPP dragon.   • What unions got wrong about Trump.   • The union revolt no one is talking about.   • Union members that backed Trump may get anti-labor laws in return.   • It was a union contract, not Trump, that kept a Ford plant in the U.S.
Fight Over ‘Buy America’ Provision Erupts in Congress
12/02/16 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 2, 2016  | JOBS | At issue is language included in the Senate-passed version of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that would require American iron and steel products to be used in projects assisted by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. Sources familiar with the negotiations say Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is actively pushing to strip the provision from the bill.
Helping Our Wounded Brother
12/02/16 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
As many of you may have heard on Monday, November 28, 2016, a worker from AT&T was robbed and shot after following his assailant’s demands.  The story appeared in many news outlets.  The AT&T employee is an IBEW Local 21 Union member. We are grateful to all of you who have prayed and posted words of encouragement since the story was posted on our Facebook page. While we all try to understand this senseless act of violence many IBEW Local Union 21 members have asked how they can help. Some have started collecting donations in their work locations. Additionally in a coordinated effort to help our Brother and his family during these trying times, IBEW Local 21 is accepting donations to assist him during his recovery.
AMFA - SWA Facilities Maintenance Tentative Agreement Referendum Notice
12/02/16 - AMFA
December 2, 2016 -- The AMFA – Southwest Airlines Negotiating Committee has requested a system-wide referendum of the Facilities Maintenance Technician classification regarding a Tentative Agreement. The complete text of the TA was emailed to each member’s company email address on November 4, 2016. If you have not received the TA, please contact the Administration Director at 720-744-6629.
AT&T Extends Enrollment Period
12/02/16 - CWA Local 2222
The system for enrolling and completing the tobacco cessation program in order to waive the new tobacco surcharge has been crashing and it was impossible to get through on the enrollment number. The enrollment period has been extended from 12/1, to 12/16,  Employees will have until 4/28/17 to complete the program.
I wish my head could forget the things my eyes have seen - PTSD in First Responders.
12/02/16 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
The Gods were not happy with me. I had handed in my notice with my previous Fire Department after going through a nasty divorce and becoming a single father of my five year old son. The new department offered much better pay and the all important Kelly day needed to take care of my little man. The day in question was my very last day with the County.
Benefits Update
12/02/16 - Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
12-2-2016 Please read the attached Benefits Update from the Benefits Representative Cpl. Young.
In Case You Missed It
12/02/16 - Teamsters Local 888
  • The fire ants killed the TPP dragon.   • What unions got wrong about Trump.   • The union revolt no one is talking about.   • Union members that backed Trump may get anti-labor laws in return.   • It was a union contract, not Trump, that kept a Ford plant in the U.S.
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