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    Donald Trump Is Sabotaging Health Care
    10/17/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Donald Trump and the GOP have spent this entire year attacking the American people’s health care. Time and time again, they tried to pass Trumpcare, which would have gutted not just the Affordable Care Act, but Medicaid as well. Every time, grassroots activists around the country responded with massive resistance. That resistance has been able to stop several iterations of Trumpcare.
    2017 Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period
    10/17/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Reminder, in accordance with Article 8, sections 4 and 5, of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, penalty overtime rules are not applicable for a consecutive four-week period each year during December.  This year, the December period begins December 2, 2017 (Pay Period 25-17- Week 2) and ends December 29, 2017 (Pay Period 01-18 - Week 1). Source: http://www.apwu.
    Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies
    10/17/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Modern conservatives have been lying about taxes pretty much from the beginning of their movement. Made-up sob stories about family farms broken up to pay inheritance taxes, magical claims about self-financing tax cuts, and so on go all the way back to the 1970s.
    Coordinated Bargaining GroupCondemns Interference in itsRatification Process
    10/17/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    (The following is a joint press release from the Coordinated Bargaining Group)

    The six Rail Unions comprising the Coordinated Bargaining Group (CBG) announced that they had reached a Tentative National Agreement with the Nation’s Freight Rail Carriers.
    2107 CWA Local 7777 Officer Election
    10/17/17 - CWA Local 7777
      2017 CWA Local 7777 Election Nominated and elected at-large for Local 7777 Officers and Convention Delegates  will be President, Executive Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, two (2) Private Sector Vice Presidents and one (1) Public Sector Vice President.
    AMFA - SWA Facilities Maintenance Technician 2nd Tentative Agreement Referendum Notice
    10/17/17 - AMFA
    October 17, 2017 -- The AMFA – Southwest Airlines Negotiating Committee has requested a system-wide referendum of the Facilities Maintenance Technician classification regarding a Tentative Agreement (TA). The complete text of the TA was emailed to each member’s company email address on October 9, 2017.
    Quote of the Day
    10/17/17 - UFCW Local 1473
    "Our labor unions are not narrow, self-seeking groups. They have raised wages, shortened hours, and provided supplemental benefits. Through collective bargaining and grievance procedures, they have brought justice and democracy to the shop floor."—John F. Kennedy
    Funeral Services for Texas Tech PD Officer Floyd East Jr.
    10/17/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association extends its deepest condolences to the famiy, colleagues and friends of Officer Floyd East Jr., #635 of the Texas Tech Police Department, who died in the line of duty at the age of 48, after being shot on Monday, October 9, 2017.
    General Membership October 18 2017
    10/17/17 - AFSCME Local 3336
    The General Membership will meet at noon by teleconference on Wesnesday, October 18, 2017.  At this meeting, we will take final nominations for Executive Board positions for terms 2017 - 2019 and one trustee with a term 2017 - 2020.  Uncontested positions may be elected by acclamation.  Contested positions will be elected by secret ballot before October 31, 2017.
    2017 Teamsters Local 542 Imperial County Picnic
    10/16/17 - Teamsters Local 542
    Write on your calendars: Saturday, November 18, 2017 Teamsters Local 542 Imperial County Picnic Have your canopy and chairs ready for the Teamster Local 542 Annual Imperial County Picnic! Once again, Teamsters Local 542 will provide the delicious meal from Famous Dave's to its members while the kids have fun taking part in games with the clowns and face painters.
    locations
    10/16/17 - IBEW Local 6
    Fire Relief Info
    10/16/17 - IBEW Local 6
    Fire Relief Info
    10/16/17 - IBEW Local 6
    CWA Local 2336 Election Notice
    10/16/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
    CWA Local 2336 Election Notice Pursuant to a voluntary settlement agreement between Communications Workers of America Local 2336 and the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS), OLMS is supervising a new election for the offices of Local 2336 president, executive vice president, vice president, and secretary treasurer.
    Shop Steward
    10/16/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
    * * * * NOTICE * * * * Nomination & Elections For Shop Steward CWA Local 1107 October 16, 2017 As provided in the CWA Local 1107 by-laws article XIV, “Nominations and Election of Local Officers and Shop Stewards”.
    ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS
    10/16/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Additions to Tentative Agreement Meeting Schedule
    October 17, 2017 • 9:00 A.M. & October 18, 2017 • 3 P.M.
    UPS Contract Update
    10/16/17 - Teamsters Local 776
    Negotiations have begun with UPS on a new agreement. The current agreement....
    Local 570 Executive Board Re-elected
    10/16/17 - Teamsters local 570
    Oct. 12, 2017 | LOCAL UNION NEWS | On Sunday, October 8, 2017, nominations for the election of Local Union officers were held during the monthly membership meeting at the Local Union Hall. All incumbents were nominated and, as there were no other nominations, are considered duly elected. The three-year term commences January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2020.
    Labor Unions Bring Real Rebuilding Assistance to Puerto Rico
    10/16/17 - Teamsters local 570
    Oct. 16, 2017  | COMMUNITY ACTION | Unionists on the extended relief mission to hurricane-smashed Puerto Rico call the situation there, three weeks after Maria hit, dire. The head of the Puerto Rico Labor Federation is blunt about the attitude of the U.S. government: “They want us to die.
    Labor Unions Bring Real Rebuilding Assistance to Puerto Rico
    10/16/17 - Teamsters Local 992
    Oct. 16, 2017  | COMMUNITY ACTION | Unionists on the extended relief mission to hurricane-smashed Puerto Rico call the situation there, three weeks after Maria hit, dire. The head of the Puerto Rico Labor Federation is blunt about the attitude of the U.S. government: “They want us to die.
    fleet memo for October 14 2017
    10/16/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
    PSR Fleet Memo for October 7 2017
    10/16/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
    Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period
    10/16/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    APWU Health Plan 2018
    10/16/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
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    Labor Unions Bring Real Rebuilding Assistance to Puerto Rico
    10/16/17 - Teamsters Local 888
    Oct. 16, 2017  | COMMUNITY ACTION | Unionists on the extended relief mission to hurricane-smashed Puerto Rico call the situation there, three weeks after Maria hit, dire. The head of the Puerto Rico Labor Federation is blunt about the attitude of the U.S. government: “They want us to die.
    Swissport Ratification
    10/15/17 - Teamsters local 419
    The Brothers and Sisters at Swissport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, ratified a collective agreement this afternoon.
    IATSE Training Trust Fund Audio Visual Essentials Certification Class
    10/14/17 - IATSE Local 33
    IATSE Training Trust Fund Audio Visual Essentials Certification Class If you're interested in participating in the IATSE Training Trust Fund Audio Visual Essentials Certification Class please click on the following Link. Complete the form and email it to the TTF Representative ASAP.
    Local 776 Appointment
    10/14/17 - Teamsters Local 776
    Recently Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf appointed Local 776 President Ed Thompson to the PA. Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC). Act 21 of the State Legislature established the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) in 2001. The Committee shall have the power and duty to assess, evaluate, and recommend standards for the safe operation of motor carriers in this Commonwealth.
    Bison Meeting for Sunday, October 15 CANCELLED
    10/13/17 - Teamsters Local 264
    SMPOA Endorses Amy Stanfield for Place 3 San Marcos City Council
    10/13/17 - San Marcos Police Officers' Association
    In Case You Missed It
    10/13/17 - Teamsters local 570
      • Unions, in some form, are here to stay.   • Millennials really have taken it on the chin.   • NFL players’ union defends members – again.   • The vital role of education in authoritarian times.   • It’s Labor vs. Finance for the future of Puerto Rico.   • Justices wrestle with mandatory arbitration vs.
    In Case You Missed It
    10/13/17 - Teamsters local 570
      • Unions, in some form, are here to stay.   • Millennials really have taken it on the chin.   • NFL players’ union defends members – again.   • The vital role of education in authoritarian times.   • It’s Labor vs. Finance for the future of Puerto Rico.   • Justices wrestle with mandatory arbitration vs.
    In Case You Missed It
    10/13/17 - Teamsters Local 355
      • Unions, in some form, are here to stay.   • Millennials really have taken it on the chin.   • NFL players’ union defends members – again.   • The vital role of education in authoritarian times.   • It’s Labor vs. Finance for the future of Puerto Rico.   • Justices wrestle with mandatory arbitration vs.
    Tyson DRIVE Campaigns
    10/13/17 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
    Teamsters Local 577 will be conducting DRIVE campaigns at Tyson Fresh Meats the week of October 23-27, 2017.
    Death Notice
    10/13/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
    Death Notice Deceased: Charles (Chuck) Vilbig Local 1107 member Pomona Viewing: Monday October 16, 2017  Moritz Funeral Home 98 Route 303 South Tappan, New York 10983  2:00- 4:00, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
    In Case You Missed It
    10/13/17 - Teamsters Local 992
      • Unions, in some form, are here to stay.   • Millennials really have taken it on the chin.   • NFL players’ union defends members – again.   • The vital role of education in authoritarian times.   • It’s Labor vs. Finance for the future of Puerto Rico.   • Justices wrestle with mandatory arbitration vs.
    Open Calls
    10/13/17 - IBEW Local 191
    Journeyman Electricians wanted!!!!!! We currently have open calls, many commercial and refinery projects with more coming in.  If you have a Washington State EL-O1 license we have jobs available. The refinery work requires a TWIC card as well as an OSHA 10, C-Stop, or PNWRSO.
    OPEN ENROLLMENT 10/10/2017 - 10/19/2017
    10/13/17 - CWA Local 1123
    Funeral Services for Retired Detective Richard (Ric) Contreras
    10/13/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective Richard (Ric) Contreras #732 who passed away on October 7, 2017 at the age of 63.   (Ret.) Detective Contreras served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 22+ years.
    In Case
    10/13/17 - Teamsters local 570
      • Unions, in some form, are here to stay.   • Millennials really have taken it on the chin.   • NFL players’ union defends members – again.   • The vital role of education in authoritarian times.   • It’s Labor vs. Finance for the future of Puerto Rico.   • Justices wrestle with mandatory arbitration vs.
    YWC Happy Hour - Come Join Us for FREE DRINKS!
    10/13/17 - UFCW Local 1473
    Friday, October 20th, 2017 - 7:00 P.M. At Puddler's Hall in Milwaukee. 2461 South S St Clair, Milwaukee
    The Los Angeles Times’ Cliche Anti-Union Tactics
    10/13/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    Oct. 13, 2017 | ORGANIZING | Last week, a majority of newsroom staffers at the Los Angeles Times announced their intention to join together in union and join their colleagues at other newspapers [including The Baltimore Sun] who are already members of NewsGuild-CWA.
    Equity Update 10.13
    10/13/17 - TWU Local 568
    I write you with a quick update on the Equity Distribution Plan. Several members raised questions in response to my letter that was sent last week. As a result, I have asked our lawyers to prepare a “question and answer” sheet . This will be sent out in the near future. Our legal team will provide answers to the questions I received.
    Equity Update 10-13-17
    10/13/17 - TWU Local 513
    In Case You Missed It
    10/13/17 - Teamsters Local 888
      • Unions, in some form, are here to stay.   • Millennials really have taken it on the chin.   • NFL players’ union defends members – again.   • The vital role of education in authoritarian times.   • It’s Labor vs. Finance for the future of Puerto Rico.   • Justices wrestle with mandatory arbitration vs.
    Swissport Meeting Notice
    10/12/17 - Teamsters local 419
    Load-Out crew:Rose Bowl Coldplay Load-out
    10/12/17 - IATSE Local 33
    Crew shot: Some of last nights Coldplay loadout crew at the Rose Bowl. Great job everyone! IA all the way! Business Agent Theatre: Bill Ford, Business Agent Television Randy Pitkin.

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