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These Shop Teachers Told Their Students to Unionize
11/15/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Nov. 15, 2019 | ORGANIZING | Under the supervision of two foremen, workers clad in white coveralls use a sandblaster and other power tools to remove corrosion from airplane parts. A sign posted nearby in all capital letters reads, "This is a union shop.
These Shop Teachers old Their Students to Unionize
11/15/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 15, 2019 | ORGANIZING | Under the supervision of two foremen, workers clad in white coveralls use a sandblaster and other power tools to remove corrosion from airplane parts. A sign posted nearby in all capital letters reads, "This is a union shop.
Henderson Police Supervisors partner with HPOA
11/14/19 - Henderson Police Officers' Association
The Henderson Police Supervisors Association have partnered with the HPOA in this years Shop with a Cop.  They have donated $1000 to assist in making this 10 year anniversary the most successful.
Hugh Halpern Nominated to Head GPO
11/14/19 - cwa-ppmws.org
Halpern, the longtime Republican staff director of the House Rules Committee and subsequently director of floor operations for Speaker Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, is President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the Government Publishing Office. “I used this book four, five times a day when I was working in the speaker’s office. It’s basically handmade.
New Bill Cracks Down on Sky-High CEO Pay
11/14/19 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 14, 2019 | ORGANIZING | The Teamsters for years have been at the forefront of pushing back on excessive CEO pay. Now the union is glad to see some on Capitol Hill agree. Lawmakers yesterday rolled out the Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act, which would impose tax rate increases on companies with CEO-to-median-worker pay rates greater than 50-to-1. Penalties would begin with a 0.
UMass Boston Police Organize Effort to Bring Gifts to 9-Year-Old El Paso Shooting Survivor
11/14/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
On August 3, a gunman shot and killed 22 people and injured 24 others at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. When 9-year-old Eduardo’s mother Ana Vitela Najero became paralyzed with fear, he took action, grabbing his mother’s arm and explaining that they needed to get away. Lt.
New Bill Cracks Down on Sky-High CEO Pay
11/14/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 14, 2019 | ORGANIZING | The Teamsters for years have been at the forefront of pushing back on excessive CEO pay. Now the union is glad to see some on Capitol Hill agree. Lawmakers yesterday rolled out the Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act, which would impose tax rate increases on companies with CEO-to-median-worker pay rates greater than 50-to-1. Penalties would begin with a 0.
Local 743 provides free flu shots for members at Bagcraft
11/14/19 - Teamsters Local 743
On Friday November 8th and Monday November 11th, Teamsters Local 743 sponsored free flu shots for the members at Bagcraft. The Bagcraft Company provided free flu shots to their employees for several years but decided to discontinue the practice for the 2019/2020 flu season.
2019 Holiday Parties
11/14/19 - IUOE 302
Dear Brothers and Sisters: As the 2019 holiday season nears, I have the distinct pleasure of inviting you and one guest to attend our annual Holiday parties throughout the districts. It is very important you RSVP so that we can be financially responsible to make sure we don’t order too much or too little food.
New Bill Cracks Down on Sky-High CEO Pay
11/14/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 14, 2019 | ORGANIZING | The Teamsters for years have been at the forefront of pushing back on excessive CEO pay. Now the union is glad to see some on Capitol Hill agree. Lawmakers yesterday rolled out the Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act, which would impose tax rate increases on companies with CEO-to-median-worker pay rates greater than 50-to-1. Penalties would begin with a 0.
New Bill Cracks Down on Sky-High CEO Pay
11/14/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Nov. 14, 2019 | ORGANIZING | The Teamsters for years have been at the forefront of pushing back on excessive CEO pay. Now the union is glad to see some on Capitol Hill agree. Lawmakers yesterday rolled out the Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act, which would impose tax rate increases on companies with CEO-to-median-worker pay rates greater than 50-to-1. Penalties would begin with a 0.
Membership Meeting
11/13/19 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
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CONTINUING MAINTENANCE LAPSES BY SOUTHWEST AIRLINES IS GROWING CONCERN TO AIRCRAFT MECHANICS UNION
11/13/19 - AMFA Local 32
CENTENNIAL, CO – November 12, 2019 – Recent reporting on Southwest Airlines 88 Skyline Aircraft indicates that the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) internal Office of Audit and Evaluation raised issues with the carrier’s failure to ensure conformity with all FAA airworthiness requirements, which is a growing cause of concern to the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA).
The New NAFTA Won’t Protect Workers’ Rights
11/13/19 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 13, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | On the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to get rid of NAFTA, and once in office, he killed Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership. Neither of those trade policies were worth mourning.
The New NAFTA Won’t Protect Workers’ Rights
11/13/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 13, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | On the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to get rid of NAFTA, and once in office, he killed Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership. Neither of those trade policies were worth mourning.
Joint Council 25 Executive Board Elected to New Term
11/13/19 - Teamsters Local 743
On Tuesday, November 13, 2019, the Teamster Joint Council 25 Executive Board was elected to a new three-year term at the Novembers Joint Council’s delegates meeting. The Hancock-Steide Unity Slate, under the leadership of President Terrence J. Hancock, ran without opposition and won re-election in front of an enthusiastic crowd of delegates.
The New NAFTA Won’t Protect Workers’ Rights
11/13/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 13, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | On the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to get rid of NAFTA, and once in office, he killed Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership. Neither of those trade policies were worth mourning.
AT&T Benefit Enrollment Ends Friday & Toys & Coats
11/13/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
November 13, 2019 The open enrollment deadline for AT&T Benefits is THIS Friday, November 15th at 7 p.m. DON’T FORGET GO TO att.com/benefitscenter or call 1-877-722-0020 to enroll. When enrolling make sure you pick the correct plan that meets your needs.  Some employees have been confused because of the way the benefits website is set up.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17
11/13/19 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, November 17 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
8th Annual Open House and Toy/Food Drive
11/12/19 - Teamsters Local 449
Come join us again this year for our Open House and Toy/Food Drive on December 8th.
As Income Inequality Soars, Languishing Labor Unions Make A Return
11/12/19 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 12, 2019 | UNION POWER | After decades of declining membership and seemingly sidelined authority, a series of national strikes have put unions back in the spotlight.
As Income Inequality Soars, Languishing Labor Unions Make A Return
11/12/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 12, 2019 | UNION POWER | After decades of declining membership and seemingly sidelined authority, a series of national strikes have put unions back in the spotlight.
Press Release: Continuing Maintenance Lapses By Southwest Airlines Is Growing Concern To Aircraft Mechanics Union
11/12/19 - AMFA
November 12, 2019 -- Recent reporting on Southwest Airlines 88 Skyline Aircraft indicates that the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) internal Office of Audit and Evaluation raised issues with the carrier’s failure to ensure conformity with all FAA airworthiness requirements, which is a growing cause of concern to the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA).
Open Positions at Alaskan Copper
11/12/19 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Alaskan Copper Works Personnel Department 2958 6th Avenue South Seattle, Washington 98134 (206) 382-7344 Fax: (206)382-6548 We will be accepting applications for this job opening only between the opening and closing dates. Individuals who meet all of the requirements will be considered for an interview. Job applications may be filled out in person or online at www.
November Mtg. 11/13
11/12/19 - NJLESA
Due to a conflict at Cilantro's, our general membership meeting tomorrow evening will be held at the American Legion (Post 39) located at: 112 4th Avenue Roebling, NJ 08554 The time of the meeting is 6:00pm and, the American Legion is minutes from the union office.
Thank you to Elixir Lounge!
11/12/19 - Henderson Police Officers' Association
The owners of the Elixir Lounge sponsored their second annual golf tournament in October.  Their first annual tournament  last year benefited Bob Miller Middle School and raised over $2000.  This year they wanted to benefit the HPOA Charitable Foundation!  It was a great time and a good day of golf.
As Income Inequality Soars, Languishing Labor Unions Make A Return
11/12/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 12, 2019 | UNION POWER | After decades of declining membership and seemingly sidelined authority, a series of national strikes have put unions back in the spotlight.
As Income Inequality Soars, Languishing Labor Unions Make A Return
11/12/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Nov. 12, 2019 | UNION POWER | After decades of declining membership and seemingly sidelined authority, a series of national strikes have put unions back in the spotlight.
Campaign letter: Rosi Phillips for Board of Directors
11/11/19 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Brothers and Sisters: Please download the attached file.
Campaign letter: Robert Pagnotta for Local 33 Trustee
11/11/19 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Brothers & Sisters: Please download the .PDF attached to this post / Email.
Campaign letter: Jimmy Wright for Local 33 Pension, Health & Welfare
11/11/19 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Brothers and Sisters I am once again running for Local 33 Pension Health and Welfare Trustee. I am the current Chairman of the Pension Trust; I have been a master Trustee for 7 years and I have served the trust for over 12 years I am the most experienced candidate and the most qualified. However, I need your vote and your support.
Campaign letter Information
11/11/19 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Candidate, The website committee hereby invites each and every candidate in the upcoming election to post a letter to the members, if you choose. If you would like to address your fellow members about the election free of charge, you may submit your letter to the local office by mail, or email it to admin@ia33.org.
Veteran's Day
11/11/19 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
Happy Veteran's Day Thank you for all you have given for our country.
Happy Veterans Day
11/11/19 - CWA Local 1103
Happy Veterans Day.  Thank you to our CWA Local 1103 Veterans & all Veterans that have served throughout America. The Union Veterans Council brings working-class veterans together to speak out on the issues that impact us most, especially the need for good jobs and a strong, fully funded and staffed VA.
Why We Call It ‘Veterans Day’ and Not Armistice Day - or Veterans’ Day
11/11/19 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 11, 2019 | U.S. HISTORY | If you don’t have social media, don’t know why Monday is a federal holiday or have otherwise been living under a rock, Monday is Veterans Day. That’s Veterans Day — as opposed to Veteran’s Day, Veterans’ Day, Armistice Day or Memorial Day.
Happy Veterans Day
11/11/19 - CWA Local 7777
There’s no way to thank our veterans for everything they sacrifice for our freedom, but on Veterans Day, but we have to try. So thank you, to all our service men and women, both past and present! We owe you our thanks, but more than that, we owe you our freedom. Your dedication and sacrifices have not gone un-noticed. It is much more than a slogan, “Freedom is not free.
Why We Call It ‘Veterans Day’ and Not Armistice Day - or Veterans’ Day
11/11/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 11, 2019 | U.S. HISTORY | If you don’t have social media, don’t know why Monday is a federal holiday or have otherwise been living under a rock, Monday is Veterans Day. That’s Veterans Day — as opposed to Veteran’s Day, Veterans’ Day, Armistice Day or Memorial Day.
Why We Call It ‘Veterans Day’ and Not Armistice Day
11/11/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 11, 2019 | U.S. HISTORY | If you don’t have social media, don’t know why Monday is a federal holiday or have otherwise been living under a rock, Monday is Veterans Day. That’s Veterans Day — as opposed to Veteran’s Day, Veterans’ Day, Armistice Day or Memorial Day.
Veterans Day Remembrance
11/10/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Monday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day, when we honor Americans who have served to preserve our freedom.  On behalf of the Officers, Business Agents, staff, and myself and I would like to wish all Veterans a happy Veterans Day. Because of your service to our great country, we are able to enjoy the freedoms and rights that make this country great.
Orientation Class on “New Voting Procedures”
11/09/19 - IATSE Local 33
Hello Brothers & Sisters:  The West Coast office is having an Orientation Class on “New Voting Procedures” for LA County, this Sunday, November 10,  2019 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Please go to the following link to sign up if interested in attending.                https://www.
492 BA Malcom Union Panelist at Film & TV Career Connection
11/09/19 - Teamsters Local 492
492 BA Malcom Union Panelist Film & TV Career Connection Today, Nov 09, 2019, Teamsters Local 492 Film Department Business Agent Melissa A. Malcom served as a Union Panelist for the Film & Television Career Connection at the South Broadway Cultural Center which was sponsored by the Albuquerque Film Office.
Women’s Committee Pot Luck Lunch
11/09/19 - IATSE Local 33
Hello All There will be a Women’s Committee Pot Luck Lunch at the Local 33 Hall on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 11:00 am.  Please bring whatever food and/or drink you want. Thank you -  Hope to see you there.
November 16 2019 Run Off Election
11/08/19 - IATSE Local 478
Don’t forget to cast your ballot and tell your mom and em to vote too! Early voting is Nov. 2-9 (except Sunday, Nov. 3) from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
2019 KC Scrooge of the Year Event
11/08/19 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
Download the Event Information Packet here.
Honor and Gratitude to Our Veterans
11/08/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen would like to express our gratitude and honor for our military service members who have served in times past and those currently serving, standing on the ready to defend our country and the freedoms that come with it. May we remember and honor them today, and every day.
Kid's Craft Night with Santa
11/08/19 - CWA Local 1111
Union Kid's Craft Fun Night 2019 with Santa Friday December 13 , 2019 6:00-8:00 P.M. @ CWA Local 1111 459 E. Church Street Elmira, NY 14901-2831 Please Bring your Child/Children for a Fun Filled Night.
Elmira Bus Garage Holiday Meeting
11/08/19 - CWA Local 1111
ECSD BUS GARAGE HOLIDAY MEETING Saturday December 14, 2019         5:00- 9:30 P.M. @ Hibernian Club 701 Kinyon Street Elmira, NY 14904 5:00-6:00 PM Appetizers & Cocktails 6:00 PM Dinner 5:30-9:30 PM DJ Members and Retirees Free Spouses $10.00 ea.
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