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    It Was Vulture Capitalism that Killed Sears
    10/17/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    October 17, 2018 | ECONOMY | If you’ve been following the impending bankruptcy of America’s iconic retailer, as covered by print, broadcast, and digital media, you’ve probably encountered lots of nostalgia, and sad clucking about how dinosaurs like Sears can’t compete in the age of Amazon and specialty retail. But most of the coverage has failed to stress the deeper story.
    Sector Unions Win ULP Case Against Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    10/17/18 - cwa-ppmws.org
    In a recent ruling, Administrative Law Judge David Goldman sided with the unions representing the workers at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on their Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) filing.
    FOP Endorses George Brauchler for Attorney General
    10/17/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
                                                  To the Citizens of Colorado,  We are honored to announce our endorsement of George Brauchler as Colorado’s next Attorney General and we ask that you join us in supporting his candidacy in this year’s election.
    2018 James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Recipients
    10/17/18 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
    We are pleased to announce the following member's children have been selected to receive a James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship:
    It Was Vulture Capitalism that Killed Sears
    10/17/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    October 17, 2018 | ECONOMY | If you’ve been following the impending bankruptcy of America’s iconic retailer, as covered by print, broadcast, and digital media, you’ve probably encountered lots of nostalgia, and sad clucking about how dinosaurs like Sears can’t compete in the age of Amazon and specialty retail. But most of the coverage has failed to stress the deeper story.
    ACTION ALERT!! OCTOBER 17th!!
    10/17/18 - IBEW Local 191
    Macy Workers We Made Over Macy’s, Worked-It at Macy’s, took part in numerous worker leaflets and store actions, had simultaneous Informational pickets at every store in August. Macy’s members bargained many, many hours and now after multiple days of mediation…they need your help to ensure that on Oct. 19th they reach an agreement.
    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY OCTOBER 21
    10/17/18 - Teamsters Local 179
    The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, October 21 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
    Death of Member
    10/17/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
    We regretfully inform you that Letcher Worley passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 21st.  He was a member of the EDBF and has been assigned number 121. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 PM on October 27th, at the Gainesville-Hawthorne Hunting Club.
    Hope NOT Hand Cuffs
    10/16/18 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
    Come and be a part of something bigger than yourself...
    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
    10/16/18 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING...
    U.S. Could Put Brakes on Mexican Trucks Under Trade Deal
    10/16/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    October 16, 2018 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | The U.S. could slam the brakes on Mexican trucks providing long-haul trucking services beyond U.S. border commercial zones. Annex language attached to the freshly minted trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) paves the way for the U.S. to limit how far Mexican trucks can transport goods into the U.S.
    Proposed Constitution and Bylaws
    10/16/18 - IUEC Local 18
    Brothers and Sisters please look under the Constitution and Bylaws tab on the left hand side of the page.
    Payroll Issue
    10/16/18 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    ATTENTION A.P.W.U. MEMBERS, PLEASE READ! Please read the direct messages concerning the payroll issue from Vance Zimmerman, Director of Industrial Relations, from the National Office. Dear Brothers and Sisters  I just received the below information from management. I will keep you updated with the information as soon as I receive it.
    2018 AEI Annual Congress Report
    10/16/18 - AMFA
    October 16, 2018 -- Last month the Aircraft Engineers International (AEI) held their 46th Annual Congress in Stockholm, Sweden. Aircraft Maintenance Technicians/Engineers from around the world gathered to address the business of AEI, including: amending the AEI Constitution; electing members of the Executive Board; attending presentations on a variety of topics; and developing strategies for responding to the pressures being pushed onto our craft by air carriers looking to cut costs, government agencies inconsistently enforcing regulations and a growing trend of “atypical employment” in response to a shortage of qualified licensed personnel.
    U.S. Could Put Brakes on Mexican Trucks Under Trade Deal
    10/16/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    October 16, 2018 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | The U.S. could slam the brakes on Mexican trucks providing long-haul trucking services beyond U.S. border commercial zones. Annex language attached to the freshly minted trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) paves the way for the U.S. to limit how far Mexican trucks can transport goods into the U.S.
    Ten Ways to Support Workers on Strike, and One Don’t
    10/16/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    October 16, 2018 | SOLIDARITY | […] Many people may have grown up in non-union households and do not know what it is like to strike or to have a family member be on strike. I believe that most people are well meaning and want to do the right thing, but they may need some help with ideas.
    Bereavement Notice
    10/16/18 - LVPMSA
    Bereavement Notice Bereavement Notice – Retired Lieutenant Jay R. Roberts Jr., P# 4824 It is with great sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Retired Lieutenant Jay R. Roberts, Jr. On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the age of 46 years, Jay passed away while surrounded by family and friends after a courageous nearly 10-year battle with cancer.
    October Newsletter
    10/16/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    Attached is this months newsletter which includes important information about Voting, the Haunted House Party and the Holiday Drop-In. Newsletter also includes a special message from MaryBe McMillan, President of the NC AFL-CIO. Please take time to read the newsletter.
    Ten Ways to Support Workers on Strike, and One Don’t
    10/16/18 - Teamsters Local 888
    October 16, 2018 | SOLIDARITY | […] Many people may have grown up in non-union households and do not know what it is like to strike or to have a family member be on strike. I believe that most people are well meaning and want to do the right thing, but they may need some help with ideas.
    SWA AMT Contract Negotiations update
    10/15/18 - AMFA Local 32
    Dear AMFA Brothers and Sisters: The Negotiating Committee is providing this update to the AMFA Membership at Southwest Airlines. This report is the only official authorized source of negotiating communications by the Committee.
    Ten Ways to Support Workers on Strike, and One Don’t
    10/15/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    October 15, 2018 | SOLIDARITY | […] Many people may have grown up in non-union households and do not know what it is like to strike or to have a family member be on strike. I believe that most people are well meaning and want to do the right thing, but they may need some help with ideas.
    2018 Political Endorsements
    10/15/18 - Teamsters Local 89
    Teamsters across Kentucky and Southern Indiana have an important decision to make when they go to the polls on November 6th. Your Union has endorsed the following candidates.
    Teamsters Local 436 Endorsements 2018
    10/15/18 - Teamsters Local Union No. 436
    TEAMSTERS LOCAL 436 ENDORSEMENTS 2018 ? STATEWIDE TEAMSTERS LOCAL 436 ENDORSEMENT U.S.
    Bloomington IL YMCA honors the Penn Family
    10/15/18 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
    The Bloomington, IL YMCA honored Midwest Region Manager & Vice-President John Penn, along with his father Paul, brother Donald, sister Linda and late brother David, at their "Legacy Dinner" on October 11, 2018.   Here's a facebook link to a very touching video they produced. https://www.facebook.
    We have a Contract!
    10/14/18 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
    The Executive Board is pleased to announce the ratification of the 2015-2019 Contract. After many hours and tireless negotiations, we have reached an agreement with the State of New Jersey. Once we have a time line for retroactive payments and when the pay raises will be implemented in our paychecks we will be sure to put it out to the members.
    ETC ION Advanced Lighting Console 4-Day Class
    10/13/18 - IATSE Local 33
    The Training Committee is offering an ETC ION Advanced Lighting Console 4-Day Class. Dates/Times/Location: Oct. 30 -Nov. 2 @ 9 a.m. at ETCF 6640 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 If you would like to reserve a spot in this class, please use the e-mail link listed below.  Do not call the office.
    Grand MA 3 Software Preview & New Product Demo
    10/13/18 - IATSE Local 33
    The Training Committee is offering a Grand MA 3 Software Preview & New Product Demo. Date/Time/Location - Friday, Nov. 2,  11 am - 3 pm,  4-Wall  Entertainment, 5435 W. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, CA  90039. To RSVP Call 818-252-7481 or go to 4wall.com.    Do not call the office. Click the "Read More"
    Frontier 2019 Wellness Credit
    10/12/18 - CWA Local 2222
    Attached is an informational flyer regarding Frontiers Wellness Credit. The information from Frontier is also wtitten out in the text below...  MEDICAL, WELLNESS CREDIT            10/11/2018 Are you eligible for the 2019 Wellness Credit.
    The Trucking Industry Is a ‘Sweatshop on Wheels.’ Here’s How Kavanaugh Could Make It Worse.
    10/11/18 - Teamsters local 570
    October 11, 2018 | MISCLASSIFICATION | While the nation was focused on Brett Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation process, the Supreme Court began hearing arguments in New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, a major labor case that could impact thousands of workers throughout the country.
    The Trucking Industry Is a ‘Sweatshop on Wheels.’ Here’s How Kavanaugh Could Make It Worse.
    10/11/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    October 11, 2018 | MISCLASSIFICATION | While the nation was focused on Brett Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation process, the Supreme Court began hearing arguments in New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, a major labor case that could impact thousands of workers throughout the country.
    2018 TeamCare Family Health Fair Event
    10/11/18 - Teamsters Local 41
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    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    10/11/18 - Teamsters Local 41
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Shaunie Lanning will be out our Union Hall on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10:00 AM till 2 PM signing cards and selling T-shirts (see image below) to support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The cost of these T-Shirts are $20.00 and they will be on sale throughout the month of October at the Union Hall.
    Vz Members Open Enrollment Period
    10/11/18 - CWA Local 1103
    The 2019 Annual Open Enrollment Dates are as follows:   October 9, 2018 to October 18, 2018 - (these dates are for Active employees and Retirees) This is your opportunity to review your benefits and make any changes to your benefits. Retirees are urged to make any changes during the annual enrollment period; however they continue to have "Anytime Enrollment".
    The Trucking Industry Is a ‘Sweatshop on Wheels.’ Here’s How Kavanaugh Could Make It Worse.
    10/11/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    October 11, 2018 | MISCLASSIFICATION | While the nation was focused on Brett Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation process, the Supreme Court began hearing arguments in New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, a major labor case that could impact thousands of workers throughout the country.
    UPS and UPS Freight Contract Update from IBT
    10/11/18 - Teamsters Local 162
    Denis J. Taylor, Co-Chairman of the Teamsters National UPS Negotiating Committee has issued an important four page contract update on the UPS and UPS Freight contracts.  Click on the attachment for the full notice.
    Shooting at El Paso Police Department's Pebble Hills Regional Command Center
    10/11/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    An El Paso Police Department alert confirmed shots were fired and added that it was a suicidal subject in the parking lot of the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center.  The person died in the parking lot, but no officers were hurt during the incident, police said.  Police spokesman Sgt.
    UPS Voting Results in Joint Council 37...Members Overwhelmingly Vote in Favor of all UPS Contracts
    10/11/18 - Teamsters Local 162
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    AMFA - SWA Technician Negotiations Update #69
    10/11/18 - AMFA
    October 11, 2018 -- The AMFA–SWA AMT Rejected Tentative Agreement (TA) Survey concluded at 11:59 pm et on October 9, 2018. The AMFA–SWA Negotiating Committee had called for this survey of the membership following the recent rejection and overwhelming disappointment of the AMFA-SWA AMT TA. We would like to thank all of you who participated in the survey. Your feedback will help guide your Negotiating Committee to pursue an agreement worthy of the membership's approval. Next week your Negotiating Committee will be meeting to review and analyze the survey data and membership comments, which will be used to prepare a proposal to present at our next negotiation session.
    4th Quarter Surplus and IPP
    10/11/18 - IBEW local 2325
    The company has declared a surplus under the provisions of article G25 of our labor agreement. The company will offer the provisions of an enhanced or Super IPP to surplus titles and locations that are surplus. IPP offers will be sent to affected members by Oct 2nd. Members who receive this IPP will have until October 16th to accept. Accepted members will have an off property date of Oct 27th.
    OPEN ENROLLMENT
    10/11/18 - IBEW local 2325
    2019 Open enrollment will begin October 9th and end on October 18th. This is your opportunity to review and update your health and insurance coverages for 2019. If you are keeping the exact coverage as 2018 and nothing has changed then you will not need to make any selections. Your 2018 coverage will continue the same in 2019.
    ENDORSEMENTS
    10/11/18 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
    We are the only labor paper in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area that is officially endorsed by all of the Major Labor Councils in this area.
    Southern States Savings & Retirement - 3rd Qtr Increment
    10/10/18 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
    Dear Tyson Members, Please be advised for those members hired prior to January 1, 2003, the Southern States Savings and Retirement Fund has posted a 4.77% increment to all members accounts for the third (3rd) quarter, July 1 through September 30, 2018.
    Hudson Valley Labor Political Phone banks and walks2018
    10/10/18 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    Labor to Labor Plan for Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation 2018. Please click the link to view the entire labor to labor plan for the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation.
    Job Posting: HVALF Coordinator
    10/10/18 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation Coordinator Position Available: Description: The coordinator is responsible for coordination of all unions in the seven counties in Hudson Valley. Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, Greene, Columbia  and Dutchess.  The Coordinator takes direction from the 4 Executive Board officers on the HVALF Executive Council.
    AMFA ASA Second Yr Wage Review
    10/10/18 - AMFA Local 32
    In accordance with the terms outlined in Article 23, Wage Rules, AMFA and Alaska Airlines met on October 2, 2018, to discuss the second year Annual Wage Review of our current Agreement in Seattle, WA.
    Job Posting: HVALF Coordinator
    10/10/18 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation Coordinator Position Available: Description: The coordinator is responsible for coordination of all unions in the seven counties in Hudson Valley. Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, Greene, Columbia  and Dutchess.  The Coordinator takes direction from the 4 Executive Board officers on the HVALF Executive Council.
    LABOR NEWS
    10/10/18 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
    Teacher Strike Wave: By the Numbers October 04, 2018 / Jasmine Kerrissey Five percent of all U.S. workers in K-12 public education walked out on strike this spring. It’s by far the biggest spike in teacher strikes in a quarter-century.   The strike wave this spring was by far the biggest spike in teacher strikes in a quarter-century.

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