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February 07, 2016

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St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser
02/06/16 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
The Winchester Elks #1445 is hosting a St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser on March 12, 2016.  The event begins at 6:30 PM with a cocktail hour followed by a traditional Irish boiled dinner at 7:30.  There will be an appearance by the Irish American Police Officer's Association of Massachusetts Bag Pipers as well the Goulding School of Irish Dance Step Dancers.
Bloodline return possible, but uncertain
02/06/16 - IATSE Local 477
 The Keys region has reaped roughly $95.4 million over the past two years . .
Regional Bargaining Report # 50
02/06/16 - CWA Local 2222
Friday February 5, 2016 In our previous Mid-Atlantic bargaining report, we communicated that your CWA bargaining committee made a proposal which addressed the needs of both the Company and the Union. One of the critical issues for the Company is the cost of healthcare. The Union addressed this in our proposal which would save the Company millions during the term of the contract.
Vz Bargaining Report #47
02/05/16 - CWA Local 1103
Friday February 5, 2016 As you know from prior bargaining reports the CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees made a proposal which addressed needs of both the Company and the Union. One of the critical issues for the Company is the cost of healthcare.
Please Join Us! Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women's Committee Meeting Saturday, March 19
02/05/16 - Teamsters Local 179
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Teen robber held up Common Man store in Hooksett, police say
02/05/16 - NH TROOPERS ASSOCIATION
HOOKSETT, N.H. —New Hampshire State Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Common Man General Store off Interstate 93 in Hooksett. A 17-year-old white male allegedly entered the General Store just after midnight Saturday, showed the cashier a handgun, and demanded cash. After the robbery, he walked out of the store and ran away, according to New Hampshire State Police.
Portsmouth DPW worker seriously hurt in crash
02/05/16 - NH TROOPERS ASSOCIATION
PORTSMOUTH — A two-vehicle crash on Lang Road resulted in the serious injury of a city public works employee Friday afternoon. Acting Deputy Police Chief Frank Warchol said a vehicle hit and pinned the worker between the vehicle and garbage truck. The worker was identified as James Murray by city officials.
VERIZON REGIONAL BARGAINING REPORT # 46
02/05/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
VERIZON REGIONAL BARGAINING REPORT # 46 As you know from prior bargaining reports the CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees made a proposal which addressed needs of both the Company and the Union. One of the critical issues for the Company is the cost of healthcare.
VZ Bargaining Report #46
02/05/16 - CWA Local 1111
Regional Bargaining Report # 46 Friday February 5, 2016 As you know from prior bargaining reports the CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees made a proposal which addressed needs of both the Company and the Union. One of the critical issues for the Company is the cost of healthcare.
UPS Freight meeting
02/05/16 - Teamsters Local 776
On February 3, 2016 Local 776 Secretary-Treasurer Ron Hicks and Business Agent Spencer Dearth, along with Local 509 representatives from Gaffney, South Carolina met in Richmond, Virginia with IBT officials to address sub-contracting issues and the layoffs of Teamster members at UPS Freight.
Windsor BOE Custodians, Maintenance & Food Service Employees Nearly Unanimously Vote UPSEU
02/05/16 - UPSEU
The unit comprised of approximately 52 members witnessed firsthand the exceptional representation that UPSEU has and continues to provide the Paraeducators in their District.  Ironically, the Paraeducators previously were represented by NAGE/SEIU prior to joining UPSEU several years ago.
Union Members Bring Home the Bacon
02/05/16 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
According to a new report from the Department of Labor, the median weekly earnings of full-time workers who belong to a union were $980 per week in 2015, compared to just $776 for non-union workers. The difference is approximately $10,000 per year. As Secretary of Labor Thomas E.
APWU Reaches Out To EU Allies as Staples, Office Depot Attempt to Save Stalled Effort to Create Monopoly One Year Later
02/05/16 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Exactly one year after Staples and Office Depot announced a merger plan that would create a dominant office-supply store monopoly in the United States and other markets, the American Postal Workers Union said today that it is expanding its opposition to the plan to other nations.
Wall Street’s Third Way Absurdly Wrong About Sanders’ Social Security Plan
02/05/16 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Third Way is reaching the point of desperation in its quest to cut Social Security and protect its Wall Street, K Street lobbyist, and GOP donors from paying their fair share. As Third Way has become more and more marginalized, its public outpourings have become more and more extreme and, quite frankly, head-scratching.
In Case You Missed These...
02/05/16 - Teamsters Local 355
  • What economists got wrong about free trade.   • Union workers for … Trump?   • Sick days bill introduced in Maryland legislature.   • Understanding the Zika virus.   • Opinion: How both parties lost the white middle class.   • Labor battles 'right to work' in Virginia and West Virginia.
February Meeting Notice
02/05/16 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
This months meetings will be held on Tuesday, February 9th at the Argosy Casino in the Casablanca Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Casino.  The Executive Board Meeting will be held at 4:00 PM and the Delegates Meeting will be held at 5:30 PM.
In Case You Missed These...
02/05/16 - Teamsters local 570
  • What economists got wrong about free trade.   • Union workers for … Trump?   • Sick days bill introduced in Maryland legislature.   • Understanding the Zika virus.   • Opinion: How both parties lost the white middle class.   • Labor battles 'right to work' in Virginia and West Virginia.
Wisconsin AFL-CIO
02/05/16 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 494
February 2016 Worker to Worker
02/05/16 - UAW Local 4911
The February 2016 Worker to Worker is now available... UAW Local 4911 7th Annual BOWLING EVENT March 5th. Free for UAW Local 4911 Members In Good Standing.
Jan 2016 System Board Results
02/05/16 - AMFA Local 32
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AEI Secretary of the America’s 4th Quarter Report
02/05/16 - AMFA Local 32
AEI Secretary of the America’s 4th Quarter Report 1/10/2016 AEI 2015 Q4 Report Over the last several months we have had two Executive Board Conference Calls. We issued a press release following the Air Asia accident report highlighting safety lessons not being learned by the aviation industry, and created AEI’s new e-publication "Released to Service".
Union Products for Super Bowl Parties
02/05/16 - CWA Local 2222
On Super Bowl Sunday, some of our larger and faster union brothers—members of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA)—will be battling it out in Santa Clara, California, at Super Bowl 50. While the Super Bowl carries a union label, from players to broadcast crews to stadium workers—your Super Bowl party spread can, too, with union-made in America food and drinks.
ATTENTION ALL VIRGINIA VOTERS
02/05/16 - CWA Local 2222
Update from the VA AFL-CIO :  The Senate passed the Right to Work constitutional amendment which means it will be on the ballot in November.   What this means for Virginians is that if the ammendment passes, our chances of repealing the Right to Work (for less) in Virginia will be nearly impossible.  It is critical that every Union member vote NO to the ammendment.
Protect Prevailing Wage
02/05/16 - Teamsters Local 492
New Mexico had one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation in recent months. You’d think that Gov. Susana Martinez and state legislators would focus on getting New Mexicans back to work and protecting good jobs. But they’re doing just the opposite. This week, the state House began debate on a bill that would eliminate prevailing wage laws for construction workers.
Today in Labor History
02/05/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Today in Labor History February 05 The movie Modern Times premieres.
Quote of the Day:
02/05/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Bill Clinton “Family and medical leave is a matter of pure common sense and a matter of common decency. It will provide Americans what they need most: peace of mind. Never again will parents have to fear losing their jobs because of their families.
Tough Week for Federal Workers:
02/05/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Local federal workers got a double hit of bad news this week. President Obama proposed a 1.6% pay increase for 2017, which fed unions said wasn’t nearly enough for workers hit by years of wage freezes and the Great Recession. Then came news that the chairman of the House Budget Committee wants to bust their unions. Rep.
2015 Tax Season
02/05/16 - Jefferson County Association of Educational Support Personnel
 It's Tax Season!!! Union dues for 2015 tax year will be $284.
In Case You Missed These...
02/05/16 - Teamsters Local 992
  • What economists got wrong about free trade.   • Union workers for … Trump?   • Sick days bill introduced in Maryland legislature.   • Understanding the Zika virus.   • Opinion: How both parties lost the white middle class.   • Labor battles 'right to work' in Virginia and West Virginia.
Load Numbers
02/05/16 - CWA Local 2222
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US Foods Forces Phoenix Teamsters To Launch Unfair Labor Practice Strike
02/05/16 - Teamsters Local 455
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A moment for a fallen brother
02/05/16 - IUEC Local 10
As Super Bowl 50 approaches this Sunday, February 7, 2016, we, Brothers and Sisters of the IUEC, have another reason to watch, besides our love of the game.  This amazing stadium has the heart and soul, inside of it, of one of our own.  We lost Brother Donald E White, Jr. Local #8, in the building of the stadium.
In Case You Missed These...
02/05/16 - Teamsters Local 888
  • What economists got wrong about free trade.   • Union workers for … Trump?   • Sick days bill introduced in Maryland legislature.   • Understanding the Zika virus.   • Opinion: How both parties lost the white middle class.   • Labor battles 'right to work' in Virginia and West Virginia.
Today in Labor History
02/04/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
The Ohio legislature authorizes construction of the 249-mile Miami and Erie Canal, to connect Toledo to Cincinnati.
Quote of the Day:
02/04/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
President Barack Obama, who on this date in 2009 imposed caps of $500,000 on senior executive pay for the most distressed financial institutions receiving federal bailout money.  “This is America. We don’t disparage wealth. We don’t begrudge anybody for achieving success. And we believe that success should be rewarded.
WHEN OVER $30 MILLION IN SAVINGS ISN’T ENOUGH
02/04/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
WHEN OVER $30 MILLION IN SAVINGS ISN’T ENOUGH The Bargaining Committee has hammered the Company on every issue.  We even presented a proposal that would save the Company approximately $30 million in healthcare savings and still care for our active and retired members.  It wasn’t enough.  Where does the greed stop.
Could a New NLRB Case Limit Bosses' Best Anti-Union Tool?
02/04/16 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 4, 2016 | ORGANIZING | The captive audience meeting, "management's most important weapon" in an anti-union campaign, is finally being challenged in a petition to the National Labor Relations Board that could help re-balance the scales in union representation elections.
Ulster County State of the County Address
02/04/16 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Ulster County Executive Michael P. Hein Cordially Invites You To Attend The 2016 State Of The County Address Tuesday, February 9, 2016 5:30PM SUNY Ulster, Vanderlyn Hall, College Lounge 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge, NY Please R.S.V.P. by Monday, February 8, 2016 to exec@co.ulster.ny.
When Is Enough Enough ???
02/04/16 - CWA Local 2222
Could a New NLRB Case Limit Bosses' Best Anti-Union Tool?
02/04/16 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 4, 2016 | ORGANIZING | The captive audience meeting, "management's most important weapon" in an anti-union campaign, is finally being challenged in a petition to the National Labor Relations Board that could help re-balance the scales in union representation elections.
TPP Call to Action
02/04/16 - IBEW Local 483
The AFL-CIO is urging a  Call To Action against the Trans Pacific Partnership.  Click on the link below for more information.
Could a New NLRB Case Limit Bosses' Best Anti-Union Tool?
02/04/16 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 4, 2016 | ORGANIZING | The captive audience meeting, "management's most important weapon" in an anti-union campaign, is finally being challenged in a petition to the National Labor Relations Board that could help re-balance the scales in union representation elections.
Local 32 Secretary Election Results
02/04/16 - AMFA Local 32
Local 32 Secretary Election Results In December of 2015 Local 32 sent nominations/notice of election for Secretary to all Local 32 Members Elections have concluded and the results are as follows: Total Members who voted: 145 L32 Eligible voters: 748 Paricipation percentage: 19.39% 1. John Butkiewicz 75 2. Phil Pellowski 46 3.
Local 32 Area Representative Nomination Results
02/04/16 - AMFA Local 32
Local 32 Area Representative Nomination Results In January of 2015 Local 32 had nominations for Area Representative Positions.
President LaSala Benefit
02/04/16 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local #77
Local 77 is hosting a benefit for President/Brother LaSala on February 22.  Please click on the flyer for more information.
Shop Steward Seminar
02/04/16 - Teamsters Joint Council 13
Shop Stewards Seminar Hosted by Teamsters Joint Council 13 Open to all stewards Saturday, April 30, 2016 8:30 a.m. Registration - Program at 9:00 a.m. Teamster Local 688 4349 Woodson Rd. St. Louis, MO 63134 R.S.V.P. - call or email Joint Council 13 Phone: 314-428-2212 Email: Kate@teamstersjc13.
February 5, 2016 Front Page
02/04/16 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
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