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June 26, 2016

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4th Of July
06/26/16 - Teamsters Local 767
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APWU: ‘Ruling Will Lift the Veil of Secrecy’ NLRB Orders USPS to Release More Info on Staples Deal
06/26/16 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
In a major ruling in favor of the APWU issued on June 15, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ordered the Postal Service to immediately provide the APWU uncensored copies of documents about the pilot program that established postal counters inside Staples stores – information the APWU first requested in 2013.
Deadline Nears for PSEs to Sign Up for Health Benefits
06/26/16 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Postal Support Employees (PSEs) represented by the APWU have until June 30, 2016, to enroll in health insurance through the USPS Health Benefits (USPSHB) Plan. Coverage will be effective on July 9, 2016. Under the terms of an agreement between the APWU and management, the Postal Service will contribute at least $125 per pay period toward the cost of the insurance.
Brexit Was Sold As A Victory For The Working Class. It Isn’t.
06/26/16 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Voters hoping for a shift in their fortunes when they opted for Brexit faced a rude awakening Friday morning. Britain’s vote to leave the European Union was celebrated by supporters as taking control of the economy — but while some are celebrating it as a victory against the elite, it’s clear that the effects of Brexit will likely hurt the working class far more.
Paul Ryan’s ‘New’ Tax Plan Is A Lot Of The Same Old Policies
06/26/16 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
As House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has been rolling out his “Better Way” policy agenda, he’s been promising new ideas. And the same was true when he unveiled the latest plank on tax reform, which he said offered “a new direction.” But the plan is packed full of ideas that Republicans have offered up over and over again.
Statement on 2016 Social Security Trustees Report: Just-Released Report Confirms that Expanding Social Security is Fully Affordable
06/26/16 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Social Security has a large and growing surplus, according to the 2016 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds, released today. This year’s report projects that in 2016 Social Security will run an annual surplus of roughly $15.7 billion, bringing the accumulated surplus to about roughly $2.
George Will leaving Republican Party
06/26/16 - McLean County Democratic Party
https://pjmedia.com/election/2016/06/24/this-is-not-my-party-george-will-goes-from-gop-to-unaffiliated/.
Seniority Integration Communication
06/24/16 - TWU Local 568
In other news this week, the TWU-IAM Association met this week in Washington D.C. to continue the seniority integration process. This follows efforts that began with our joint TWU-IAM seniority committee who met last November.
Joint Association Update 6-24-16
06/24/16 - TWU Local 513
Results of Local 602's election
06/24/16 - Lansing Labor News
There will be an election results for District Shop, Education Committee Chairperson, Veteran's Committee Chairperson, and Skilled Trades Delegate are in.
Unions unite to fight for Pension security
06/24/16 - Local 755 UNITED SERVICE WORKERS UNION
CWA represents a majority of NJ State employees.  The Legislature is voting to put a referendum on the ballot that would require the Governor to make quarterly pension payments.  This will save tax payer money and bolster the pension system that is in need of the funding that Governors have failed to put in.
Association Seniority Integration update 6-24-16
06/24/16 - TWU Local 513
JCBA Update 06.24.16
06/24/16 - TWU Local 568
The Fleet Service Association Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines during the week of June 20th in Washington, D.C. The week began with a seniority integration meeting at the TWU International office, which included the Seniority Integration Committee, the Negotiating Committee and other representatives of the Association.
Summer Code of Excellence Class July 26,2016
06/24/16 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 494
In Case You Missed It
06/24/16 - Teamsters Local 992
  • US Foods' attack on workers is an attack on veterans.   • FedEx to settle driver lawsuits in 20 states for $240m.   • Hoffa is a designated delegate for Sanders in Michigan.   • Maryland’s minimum wage to rise again July 1.   • New analysis has better news for state, local public pensions.
Corporate Greed, American Unions, and Moving the Oreo to Mexico
06/24/16 - Teamsters Local 355
June 24, 2016  | JOBS |  … In a crude ploy to shift blame for the loss of jobs to the union, the plutocratic powerhouse [Mondelez International] claimed it had made an offer to Local 300 [bakery workers] to keep producing Oreos in Chicago, but that recalcitrant union officials refused.
Corporate Greed, American Unions, and Moving the Oreo to Mexico
06/24/16 - Teamsters local 570
June 24, 2016  | JOBS |  … In a crude ploy to shift blame for the loss of jobs to the union, the plutocratic powerhouse [Mondelez International] claimed it had made an offer to Local 300 [bakery workers] to keep producing Oreos in Chicago, but that recalcitrant union officials refused.
2016 KC Labor to Labor Walk Schedule
06/24/16 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
Here is a list of the Labor to Labor Walks Schedule for the Greater Kansas City, MO Metropolitan area.  If you are interested in participating please contact Merri Berry, Political Director of the Missouri AFL-CIO at 314.420.8095 or via E-mail at politicaldirector@moaflcio.org.
Corporate Greed, American Unions, and Moving the Oreo to Mexico
06/24/16 - Teamsters Local 992
June 24, 2016  | JOBS |  … In a crude ploy to shift blame for the loss of jobs to the union, the plutocratic powerhouse [Mondelez International] claimed it had made an offer to Local 300 [bakery workers] to keep producing Oreos in Chicago, but that recalcitrant union officials refused.
Safeway Distribution Center Hiring Warehouse Positions
06/24/16 - Teamsters Local 455
Apply at:  http://www.careersatsafeway.
Letter to Postmaster Seifer (RFI - LC Reversion) 6-24-2016
06/24/16 - Central Florida Area Local
Finally, APWU Gets Official Copy of MS-1 Handbook
06/24/16 - Central Florida Area Local
Web News Article #: 129-2016 06/22/2016 - The Postal Service finally provided the APWU with an official version of the new MS-1 Handbook on June 21, Maintenance Craft Director Steve Raymer has announced. It is now effective. The handbook has important implications for BEM staffing.
Deadline Nears for PSEs to Sign Up for Health Benefits
06/24/16 - Central Florida Area Local
Web News Article #: 126-2016 06/20/2016 - Postal Support Employees (PSEs) represented by the APWU have until June 30, 2016, to enroll in health insurance through the USPS Health Benefits (USPSHB) Plan. Coverage will be effective on July 9, 2016.
Letter to PM's - Tragedy Orlando 6-13-2016
06/24/16 - Central Florida Area Local
In Case You Missed It
06/24/16 - Teamsters Local 888
  • US Foods' attack on workers is an attack on veterans.   • FedEx to settle driver lawsuits in 20 states for $240m.   • Hoffa is a designated delegate for Sanders in Michigan.   • Maryland’s minimum wage to rise again July 1.   • New analysis has better news for state, local public pensions.
In Case You Missed It
06/24/16 - Teamsters local 570
  • US Foods' attack on workers is an attack on veterans.   • FedEx to settle driver lawsuits in 20 states for $240m.   • Hoffa is a designated delegate for Sanders in Michigan.   • Maryland’s minimum wage to rise again July 1.   • New analysis has somewhat better news for state, local public pensions.
Corporate Greed, American Unions, and Moving the Oreo to Mexico
06/24/16 - Teamsters Local 888
June 24, 2016  | JOBS |  … In a crude ploy to shift blame for the loss of jobs to the union, the plutocratic powerhouse [Mondelez International] claimed it had made an offer to Local 300 [bakery workers] to keep producing Oreos in Chicago, but that recalcitrant union officials refused.
Memorial Services for Brother David Small
06/23/16 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Members: it is with extreme regret that we inform you of the recent death of our Union Brother David Small who passed away on June 15, 2016. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at the Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery, TaNaCH Chapel.
BRS Family Member Awarded2016 Union Plus Scholarship
06/23/16 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
BRS Family Member Awarded 2016 Union Plus Scholarship Winner Honored for Achievement and Union Values Washington, D.C. — Union Plus recently awarded $150,000 in scholarships to 104 students representing 32 unions, including one winner representing the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS).
Equity Reserve Update
06/23/16 - TWU Local 513
Brothers & Sisters, Attached is the latest information regarding the value of equity held in reserve due to a lawsuit and court order. This case is waiting to be heard in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prescription Drug Carrier
06/23/16 - IUOE 302
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LTSD Declared For 170 Center
06/23/16 - CWA Local 2222
As suspected, Verizon has announced that a LTSD will be implemented beginning Sunday, June 26th.  Just in time to mess with our negotiated holiday on July 4th.   In a statement from VZ Labor Relations, Tom Stribling wrote: We’re adding NORVA/DC to the LTSD declaration.  We will begin lifting the overtime caps on Sunday June 26.
Summer Meetings - WA
06/23/16 - IUOE 302
Just a reminder - District 1 - Bothell - July, August and September have been cancelled. District 2 - Bellingham - July and August have been cancelled. District 3 - Aberdeen - July, August and September have been cancelled. District 3 - Silverdale - July, August and September have been cancelled. District 3 - Port Angeles - July, August and September have been cancelled. District 4 - Wenatchee - July, August and September have been cancelled. District 5 - Ellensburg - July, August and September have been cancelled.
JOHN ANDERSON MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
06/23/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
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Lynda.com Renewals
06/23/16 - IATSE Local 33
For Members in good standing. It's time to renew your subscription to Lynda.com or if you haven't already subscribed, then here's the downloadable directions to do so. If you don't know about Lynda.com, Lynda.com is an online site with thousands of online courses that pertain to our line of work.
Off-duty EPPD officer charged with DWI allegedly speeding more than 100 mph before deadly crash
06/23/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
EL PASO, Texas - A court document obtained by ABC-7 states the off-duty El Paso Police officer charged with Driving While Intoxicated after a deadly crash in Central Texas was allegedly speeding at 100 miles per hour and weaving in and out of traffic.
National Officer Election Notice and Candidate Profiles
06/23/16 - AMFA
June 23, 2016 -- AMFA National is conducting an election in accordance with Article VII of the AMFA Constitution to fill the following positions: National Director, Assistant National Director, National Secretary/ Treasurer, National Safety and Standards Director, Region I Director, and Region II Director. The term of office for these positions will commence on October 3, 2016, and the duties for these positions may be found in Article VI of the AMFA Constitution.
Costco - New Business Agent Assigment
06/22/16 - Teamsters Local 542
 TEAMSTERS LOCAL 542 COSTCO NEWS Teamsters Local 542 has reassigned Business Reprsentatives to Costco Warehouses under its jurisdiction. The assignments was strictly geographical and will help our Business Representatives be more available for unexpected meetings and emergency in your warehouses, when and if the need arises.
Jamie Scardino Benefit
06/22/16 - IBEW Local 6
Support our Veterans on July 3rd
06/22/16 - Collin County Deputies Association
Please come out and support America's Defenders Foundation and the Turkish Cafe in Plano in support our nation's veterans.  The Turkish Cafe is setting up a special buffet and this is a closed event.  Tickets online are $25 and $30 at the door.
Billionaire Trump Fleeces Workers, Small Businesses
06/22/16 - Teamsters local 570
June 22, 2016 | LABOR | Using rape-and-pillage corporate practices favored by Wall Street, Donald Trump made himself billions while swindling and bankrupting untold numbers of hourly workers and small businesses. In recounting his "deal-making" experience, Trump says the important thing is that he made a buck, that he came out rich.
Read On | June 2016
06/22/16 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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PAY CHECK DEDUCTIONS
06/22/16 - CWA Local 2222
We received this information from the company in regards to the healthcare contributions: Now that the contracts are ratified, we are prepared to implement the changes to active contributions “as soon as administratively feasible”.
ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY PARADE
06/22/16 - CWA Local 2222
ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY PARADE Be part of NoVA  LABORS PROUD TRADITION.
Billionaire Trump Fleeces Workers, Small Businesses
06/22/16 - Teamsters Local 355
June 22, 2016 | LABOR | Using rape-and-pillage corporate practices favored by Wall Street, Donald Trump made himself billions while swindling and bankrupting untold numbers of hourly workers and small businesses. In recounting his "deal-making" experience, Trump says the important thing is that he made a buck, that he came out rich.
Billionaire Trump Fleeces Workers, Small Businesses
06/22/16 - Teamsters Local 992
June 22, 2016 | LABOR | Using rape-and-pillage corporate practices favored by Wall Street, Donald Trump made himself billions while swindling and bankrupting untold numbers of hourly workers and small businesses. In recounting his "deal-making" experience, Trump says the important thing is that he made a buck, that he came out rich.
Opera House Locker Rooms
06/22/16 - IATSE Local B4
Good morning Brothers and Sisters, At a recent meeting before Metilda at the Opera House, Ellen informed us that at the end of this show run and before If / Then the staff locker rooms will be cleaned and locks currently on them removed.  In an effort to avoid lock sawing, please remove any locks and personal belongings you migh have stored in them.
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