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June 18, 2018

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Experts Say Auto Tariffs Would Raise Prices, Cost Jobs
Teamsters Local 355
Combined Insurance Company
NJLESA
The Next Shop Steward Training is Here!!!
IBEW Local 483
M2M Leadership Quarterly Meeting!
IBEW Local 483
Sea of Blue Cruise November 1st, 2018
IAFF Local 122
PASSINGS OF OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS
Teamsters Local 71
 
     

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Experts Say Auto Tariffs Would Raise Prices, Cost Jobs
06/18/18 - Teamsters Local 355
June 18, 2018 | ECONOMY | Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor.
Combined Insurance Company
06/18/18 - NJLESA
Supplemental insurance available to you (100% member) via the link below. https://www.combinedinsurance.com/us-en/?msclkid=4de174edc1231331fb8f2fca1ea86873   Our contact is: Anthony Toscano anthony.toscano@combined.
The Next Shop Steward Training is Here!!!
06/18/18 - IBEW Local 483
Sign up for this VALUABLE Training TODAY!
M2M Leadership Quarterly Meeting!
06/18/18 - IBEW Local 483
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Sea of Blue Cruise November 1st, 2018
06/18/18 - IAFF Local 122
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PASSINGS OF OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS
06/18/18 - Teamsters Local 71
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Notice of Election (DVP Field Techs)
06/18/18 - CWA Local 1123
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Funeral Services for Retired Officer Jesus "Chuy" Rodriguez
06/18/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Officer Jesus Rodriguez #682, who passed away on June 14, 2018 at the age of 66.   (Ret.) Officer Rodriguez served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 39 years.  He was commissioned by the El Paso Police Department in April of 1978 and retired on March 31, 2017.
Jail Breakout Mecklenburg
06/18/18 - CWA/NCPSO Local 2201
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AT&T General SIPP Due Date is 6/29
06/18/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
On Friday, AT&T announced the company is going to offer a General SIPP to employees working in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. If you are a Telecommunication Specialist – TFS, Customer Systems Technician – TFS - Business Services or a Customer Systems Technician – TFS. The deadline to turn in your paperwork to accept a General SIPP is 5 p.m. (CST) Friday, June 29, 2018.
REMINDER! NO JUNE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING!
06/16/18 - Teamsters Local 179
A reminder that there will be no June General Membership meeting due to the Father's Day Holiday. We will see you at the July General Membership meeting on Sunday July, 15 at 10:00 a.m. Have a Happy Father's Day.
2018 Officer Election Results
06/16/18 - AFSCME Local 2067
Results of the 2018 Officer Election were presented to the membership at the June 14, 2018 membership meeting: President - Matt Starbuck Treasurer – DeeDee Jacks Sergeant at Arms – Ernesto Gonzales Trustees – Joe Flake
Lynda.com Changes
06/16/18 - IATSE Local 33
Current Active Lynda.com. subscriptions will be offered free of charge for IATSE workers through the IATSE Training Trust Fund beginning of September 1, 2018 Local Unions and current Lynda.com subscribers will be contacted by the Training Trust Fund directly, after July 1st. In the meantime, check www.iatsetrainingtrust.org for the most current information.
ABC Formulating Committee
06/16/18 - IATSE Local 33
Anyone wanting to be on the ABC Formulating Committee to discuss proposals on the 2019-2021 contract please contact Business Agent Ron Valentine at : Office = 818-841-9233 Email = rvalentine@iatse33.
Wear Your Sticker- June 26th
06/15/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Wear Your Sticker on June 26  PDF (487.07 KB) 06/14/2018 - June 26 is a big day for hundreds of thousands of postal workers and our families.  It’s the opening day of contract negotiations for our new collective bargaining agreement. June 26 is a day to stand up, speak out and show pride in our union and solidarity with our bargaining team.
In Case You Missed It
06/15/18 - Teamsters Local 355
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Teamsters Local 542 UPS Pre-Retirement Informational Meeting
06/15/18 - Teamsters Local 542
Pre-Retirement Informational Meeting for UPS Teamsters Local 542 Members Teamsters Local 542 will be hosting an informational meeting for all of its members who would like to receive information on their Union negotiated retirement benefits.
RIP Brother Fred Knapper
06/15/18 - IBEW Local 191
Brother Fred Knapper passed away 6/12/2018, he will be greatly missed. Services will be held at: St.
Public-Sector Job Quality, Public Services Are Under Threat
06/15/18 - Teamsters Local 355
June 15, 2018 | PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS | A new EPI report warns that the future wages and job quality of the nation’s 17.3 million teachers, firefighters, and other state and local government workers are under threat. According to authors Heidi Shierholz and Celine McNicholas, a U.S. Supreme Court decision favoring the plaintiffs in Janus v.
Initiates and General Membership Meetings
06/15/18 - Teamsters Local 231
The June 13th  Initiates and General Membership meetings were very well attended. Thirteen new members took the Teamsters Local 231 oath. Each Business Representative gave a report on current contract negotiations, grievances and pending arbitrations.
AT&T Announces SIPP Offers
06/15/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Friday, June 15, 2018 (11:00 a.m. CST) – Today AT&T officials announced the company is going to surplus four employees in Illinois and offer a General SIPP to employees working in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The announcement will affect employees represented IBEW21. Prior to the announcement, AT&T contemplated making deep cuts in the TFS, U-Verse and Central Office organizations. With the Time Warner merger being approved your Union leadership saw an opportunity to lessen the impact of the pending announcement and entered into both formal and informal conversations regarding possible scenarios and their effects. As a result hundreds of jobs were taken off of the chopping block. We are continuing to work to protect as many jobs for as long as we can in the rapidly changing industry in which we work.
MERCY FLIGHT GROUP ENROLLMENT
06/15/18 - IBEW Local 659
Mercy Flights Group Enrollment. The IBEW discount rate is $65.00. Please contact the Hall at (541) 664-0800 for application.
Association JCBA Bulletin 06.14.18
06/14/18 - TWU Local 568
Association negotiators met with American Airlines Monday and Tuesday this week. The purpose of the meetings was to discuss minor, but important open issues. Some progress was made, but American remains unreasonable by not settling issues they should be able to agree to.
Guild Demands that Newly Appointed Trustee Step Down
06/14/18 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
In an action that surprised and disappointed faculty, the Board of Trustees ignored the voices of students, faculty, staff, and the public they are supposed to represent by selecting David Vela to fill Seat #3 on the Board. “The Board chose politically expedient cronyism over highly qualified educators and community activists,” said Guild President Joanne Waddell. “We urge Vela to step down and demand that the Board appoint a trustee who will make our governing board more closely reflect our diverse student population.”
Campus Grievance Representatives
06/14/18 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
The Guild’s grievance representatives on each campus serve an important role in the Guild. Grievance reps review and investigate complaints by faculty to determine whether the actions have violated the collective bargaining agreement. If it’s determined that a violation has occurred, the grievance rep follows the procedures in Article 28 of the contract to resolve the issue.
Winners of the 2018 Faculty Guild Election Finalized
06/14/18 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Guild members elected their districtwide officers, chapter leaders, and campus representatives on the Executive Board in a race that involved 84 candidates from all nine campuses and the Emeritus Chapter. Their terms began on June 1st. Members cast 1,681 ballots in the spring election.
RENEW Yard Sale
06/14/18 - IBEW Local 73
IBEW 73 RENEW Fundraiser Yard Sale........ This Saturday, June 16th @ 8am IBEW 73 Union Hall, 1616 N Washington St. Spokane
FREE Education
06/14/18 - AFGE Local 2157
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Contract Update
06/13/18 - IUOE 302
Contract Update The Local 302 Bargaining Team has agreed to an extension of the Western WA Master Labor Agreement negotiations through Friday, July 6th.  The team agreed to this because it aligns us with the Carpenters extension and the negotiations continue to be productive.  We are hopeful that with the additional time that a tentative agreement will be reached.
Boeing Workers in S.C. Have Finally Unionized, But…
06/13/18 - Teamsters local 570
June 13, 2018 | ORGANIZING | Trump’s Labor Board could kibosh it. On May 31, technicians at the Boeing factory in North Charleston, South Carolina voted to unionize and join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers …The labor victory follows two prior attempts to form a union.
Bylaw Vote Results
06/13/18 - IBEW Local 191
Results of the recent Bylaw propsal to reduce the Organizing: 76 - NO 52 - YES Motion Fails.
Boeing Workers in S.C. Have Finally Unionized, But…
06/13/18 - Teamsters Local 355
June 13, 2018 | ORGANIZING | Trump’s Labor Board could kibosh it. On May 31, technicians at the Boeing factory in North Charleston, South Carolina voted to unionize and join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers …The labor victory follows two prior attempts to form a union.
Boeing Workers in S.C. Have Finally Unionized, But…
06/13/18 - Teamsters Local 992
June 13, 2018 | ORGANIZING | Trump’s Labor Board could kibosh it. On May 31, technicians at the Boeing factory in North Charleston, South Carolina voted to unionize and join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers …The labor victory follows two prior attempts to form a union.
June Membership Meeting
06/13/18 - NJLESA
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Losing one of our best - John Knudson
06/13/18 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
John Knudson, who served as the Marseilles mayor from 1983 to 2003, died Sunday at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center. He was 68. Funeral arrangements will be private, with no visitation. Knudson is the namesake of Knudson Park across Lincoln Street from the Marseilles City Hall, an honor bestowed on him by the City Council at the time he left the mayor’s post.
Janus Decision / #Unionstrong
06/13/18 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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Millennials: Unions Good, Corporations Bad
06/13/18 - Teamsters Local 888
June 13, 2018 | ORGANIZED LABOR | Pew Research Center has just released it’d annual survey on public opinion and unions in the United States. As in the last few years, the general public views the decline of organized labor negatively.
Boeing Workers in S.C. Have Finally Unionized, But…
06/13/18 - Teamsters Local 888
June 13, 2018 | ORGANIZING | Trump’s Labor Board could kibosh it. On May 31, technicians at the Boeing factory in North Charleston, South Carolina voted to unionize and join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers …The labor victory follows two prior attempts to form a union.
AMFA SUPPORTS AIRCRAFT MAINTENCNACE OUTSOURCING DISCLOSURE ACT
06/12/18 - AMFA Local 32
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Millennials: Unions Good, Corporations Bad
06/12/18 - Teamsters local 570
June 12, 2018 | ORGANIZED LABOR | Pew Research Center has just released it’d annual survey on public opinion and unions in the United States. As in the last few years, the general public views the decline of organized labor negatively.
For Big Corporations, Wage Theft Penalties Are Just the Price of Doing Business
06/12/18 - Teamsters local 570
June 12, 2018 | WAGES | A scathing new report finds that hundreds of major corporations in the United States are repeat wage-theft offenders—committing the violations and then paying the subsequent fines as part of the cost of doing business.
NLRB Notice of Hearing
06/12/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
On May 31, 2018 the NLRB issued a Notice of Hearing to the USPS for the denial of information. In 30 sepearate instances the NLRB found that the USPS failed to provide information as required under the CBA.
Millennials: Unions Good, Corporations Bad
06/12/18 - Teamsters Local 992
June 12, 2018 | ORGANIZED LABOR | Pew Research Center has just released it’d annual survey on public opinion and unions in the United States. As in the last few years, the general public views the decline of organized labor negatively.
For Big Corporations, Wage Theft Penalties Are Just the Price of Doing Business
06/12/18 - Teamsters Local 992
June 12, 2018 | WAGES | A scathing new report finds that hundreds of major corporations in the United States are repeat wage-theft offenders—committing the violations and then paying the subsequent fines as part of the cost of doing business.
SAVE THE DATE
06/12/18 - CWA/NCPSO Local 2201
The Procedural Guarantee Act Bill will be signed by Govenor Ralph Northam on June 19th at 11am.  Patrick Henry Building, 1111 E Broad Street, Richmond, VA, in the West Reading Room.  For more information and to R.S.V.P. to this important event, please call Don Baylor, Organizer, at 434-637-1152.
Millennials: Unions Good, Corporations Bad
06/12/18 - Teamsters Local 355
June 12, 2018 | ORGANIZED LABOR | Pew Research Center has just released it’d annual survey on public opinion and unions in the United States. As in the last few years, the general public views the decline of organized labor negatively.
For Big Corporations, Wage Theft Penalties Are Just the Price of Doing Business
06/12/18 - Teamsters Local 355
June 12, 2018 | WAGES | A scathing new report finds that hundreds of major corporations in the United States are repeat wage-theft offenders—committing the violations and then paying the subsequent fines as part of the cost of doing business.

 
 
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