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Employer-Teamsters Local Nos. 175 & 505 HW/Pension Funds
Report: Texas Inequality linked to drop in Union Membership
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Protect the Postal Service!
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Coronavirus
02/26/20 - Employer-Teamsters Local Nos. 175 & 505 HW/Pension Funds
The Coronavirus has been all over the news. According to the CDC there has been 14 confirmed cases in the United States. Twelve cases are travel related and two are spread person to person. None of the confirmed cases are in WV. The attached infographic shows how the CDC is preparing communities to deal with and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
Report: Texas Inequality linked to drop in Union Membership
02/26/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Texas is tied with Virginia for the third-lowest union membership rate in the country at 4%, according to a new report from the Center for Public Policy Priorities.
AFL_CIO Scholarship
02/25/20 - IATSE Local 96
The Central Mass AFL_CIO is pleased to announce that they will be awarding six $1,000.00 scholarships as well as several $500.00 and $1,000.00 Platinum sponsored scholarships.  Please see attached letter and application form.
Protect the Postal Service!
02/25/20 - Teamsters Local 776
For years, the U.S. Postal Service has been burdened by an unprecedented and unfair congressional....
Free Asbestos Screening
02/25/20 - Lansing Labor News
There will be a pulmonary screening for asbestos exposure.  There are no out of pocket costs for the screening which should take only 10-15 minutes to complete.  The screening will take place at UAW Local 652, 426 Clare Street, Lansing MI, 48917 on Monday May 4, 2020 and Tuesday May 5, 2020 for Local 652 members, and UAW Local 602, 2510 W.
Real News - February 2020
02/25/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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President's Message
02/25/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
I hope your semester is off to a good start. It’s exciting that we as faculty are central to the changes in the democratic process at our colleges.
March 3rd Primary Election Recommendations
02/25/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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2019 Ball Awardies
02/25/20 - UFCW Minority Coalition
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Stamford BOE Security Guards UNANIMOUSLY Vote to Dump the Teamsters & Join UPSEU
02/25/20 - UPSEU

On February 10, 2020, as a result of a secret ballot election conducted by the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations (CSBLR), the Stamford BOE Security Guards unanimously voted to dump the Teamsters and join UPSEU.

Its Tax Time.. Just a few reminders..
02/25/20 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
The following are simple reminders for Tax purposes: 1. Dues are NO LONGER deductible.  2. Local 458M does not mail out any tax forms regarding pension plans, if you have not received your 1099-R, please contact the pension fund directly. Please see below for contact information: Teamster Member Retirement Plan (ILPF): 630.752.8400 National Pension Fund: 630.871.
We regret to inform you of the passing of 3 of our brother
02/25/20 - IUEC Local 18
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APWU Executive Board Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
02/25/20 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The APWU National Executive Board voted on Jan. 29 to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. In light of the importance of the presidential election and in response to many inquiries from members as to the union leadership’s position, a number of “top tier” candidates, or their designees, were invited to address the Executive Board.
Seeing Black History in Context
02/24/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 24, 2020 | OPINION | Black History Month is traditionally a time to honor black Americans and, theoretically, accord them their proper place in American history. Every February we re-examine the exemplary lives of Harriet Tubman, Charles Drew, Frederick Douglass and those of lesser-known but truly significant leaders, artists, scientists, thinkers, and others.
Guild 2020 Elections
02/24/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
The Guild election cycle begins Monday, January 13, 2020. See below the Election Timeline, Election Code and Declaration of Candidacy Form.
Seeing Black History in Context
02/24/20 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 24, 2020 | OPINION | Black History Month is traditionally a time to honor black Americans and, theoretically, accord them their proper place in American history. Every February we re-examine the exemplary lives of Harriet Tubman, Charles Drew, Frederick Douglass and those of lesser-known but truly significant leaders, artists, scientists, thinkers, and others.
Seeing Black History in Context
02/24/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 24, 2020 | OPINION | Black History Month is traditionally a time to honor black Americans and, theoretically, accord them their proper place in American history. Every February we re-examine the exemplary lives of Harriet Tubman, Charles Drew, Frederick Douglass and those of lesser-known but truly significant leaders, artists, scientists, thinkers, and others.
Join the Feb 25 USPS Fairness Act Nationwide Call-in Day
02/24/20 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Join the Feb 25 USPS Fairness Act Nationwide Call-in Day On Feb. 25, postal workers and the communities we serve are standing up for our public Postal Service. It's time to protect America's most cherished institution. The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed the USPS Fairness Act. Now let's get it through the Senate.
Seeing Black History in Context
02/24/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 24, 2020 | OPINION | Black History Month is traditionally a time to honor black Americans and, theoretically, accord them their proper place in American history. Every February we re-examine the exemplary lives of Harriet Tubman, Charles Drew, Frederick Douglass and those of lesser-known but truly significant leaders, artists, scientists, thinkers, and others.
CenturyLink Winter Garden/Ocala Strike Vote
02/21/20 - CWA Local 3176
Dear Brothers and Sisters,   We are preparing for negotiations and one step to that preparation is to have a completed Strike vote so that the company knows the intentions and seriousness of the membership in getting a fair contract. Also, we need to have everyone to fill out the strike certification form and email it to cwa3176_eboard@cwa3176.
GP Hoffa Announces Retirement
02/21/20 - Teamsters Local 89
Today, General President James P. Hoffa announced in a memorandum to all Local Unions that he will not be seeking re-election at the end of his current term. It has been a long time since Teamsters Local 89 supported a decision made by GP Hoffa. We did not support his decision to implement regional UPS contracts, including the Louisville Air Rider, in 2013.
In Case You Missed It
02/21/20 - Teamsters Local 355
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Letter to Spirit Airlines AMTs
02/21/20 - AMFA
February 21, 2020 -- First, I would like to thank you for placing your confidence in the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA). Your grassroots organizing efforts and collection of Authorization for Representation cards from your workgroup in favor of AMFA is still ongoing with favorable interest and results. We are honored and promise to work hard on your behalf if you continue to collect Authorization for Representation cards under the Railway Labor Act (RLA) and should you choose AMFA as your collective bargaining agent when the times come to vote.
The Economy is Roaring. So Why Are More Workers Striking?
02/21/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 20, 2020 | ECONOMY | […] Two factors likely are driving workers to stage walkouts en masse, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank whose research focuses on trends involving working people. Employees are well aware that if they lose their jobs for striking they're likely to find another quickly.
The Next Big Grocery Strike is Knocking on Safeway, Giant’s Door
02/21/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 21, 2020  | COLLECTIVE ACTION | Last April, more than 30,000 Stop & Shop grocery workers across the Northeast won a raucous 11-day strike against the company, beating back health care and pension cuts. Now, another major grocery strike has become a serious possibility, this time in and around the nation’s capital.
Women's Committee
02/20/20 - IUE-CWA Local 301
On Saturday, February 22nd, the Women’s Committee will be visiting the Guardian House. Please click the attachment in the description for more details.
Amsted Rail Contract
02/20/20 - Teamsters Local 776
Recently Local 776 Members at Amsted Rail ratified a new four year...
The Economy is Roaring. So Why Are More Workers Striking?
02/20/20 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 20, 2020 | ECONOMY | […] Two factors likely are driving workers to stage walkouts en masse, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank whose research focuses on trends involving working people. Employees are well aware that if they lose their jobs for striking they're likely to find another quickly.
Steve Dawes Elected new Region 1D Director
02/20/20 - Lansing Labor News
Steve Dawes, former Assistant Director to Region 1D Director Gerald Kariem, was elected to Regional Director after a special election of region 1D conventional delegates following Gerald Kariem becoming the Vice President of Ford.
The Economy is Roaring. So Why Are More Workers Striking?
02/20/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 20, 2020 | ECONOMY | […] Two factors likely are driving workers to stage walkouts en masse, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank whose research focuses on trends involving working people. Employees are well aware that if they lose their jobs for striking they're likely to find another quickly.
St. Patricks Day Parade
02/20/20 - Teamsters Local 449
Teamsters Local 449 will participate again this year in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 15th and invite all Members and their Families to come out and enjoy the day. This years Parade starts at 2pm, we will meet on Sunday to the right of City Hall around 11:30am, like the years previously.
The Economy is Roaring. So Why Are More Workers Striking?
02/20/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 20, 2020 | ECONOMY | […] Two factors likely are driving workers to stage walkouts en masse, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank whose research focuses on trends involving working people. Employees are well aware that if they lose their jobs for striking they're likely to find another quickly.
LU 659 PICNIC Saturday, June 27th, 2020
02/19/20 - IBEW Local 659
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Chin Community
02/19/20 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
President Ahearn presents Amarillo Chin Community Secretary, Heaven Zel, with a $3,000 check for this year's Chin National Day.
Journeyman Upgrade Training
02/19/20 - Carpenters Local 555
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United Association Free College Benefit
02/19/20 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
The United Association is pleased to introduce you to a new United Association Free College Benefit that is being offered as an additional benefit to our members and their families. As you know, the United Association has always supported and prioritized education for our members and has strongly advocated for promoting affordable tuition for working families.
The Next Big Grocery Strike is Knocking on Safeway, Giant’s Door
02/19/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 19, 2020  | COLLECTIVE ACTION | Last April, more than 30,000 Stop & Shop grocery workers across the Northeast won a raucous 11-day strike against the company, beating back health care and pension cuts. Now, another major grocery strike has become a serious possibility, this time in and around the nation’s capital.
National Officer Nomination Results
02/19/20 - AMFA Local 32
Local 32 Members: The National Officer nomination period has come to a close. The following nominations for National Officer will be presented, by our Local Delegates, at the National Convention which will convene in May 2020.
The Next Big Grocery Strike is Knocking on Safeway, Giant’s Door
02/19/20 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 19, 2020  | COLLECTIVE ACTION | Last April, more than 30,000 Stop & Shop grocery workers across the Northeast won a raucous 11-day strike against the company, beating back health care and pension cuts. Now, another major grocery strike has become a serious possibility, this time in and around the nation’s capital.
The Next Big Grocery Strike is Knocking on Safeway, Giant’s Door
02/19/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 19, 2020  | COLLECTIVE ACTION | Last April, more than 30,000 Stop & Shop grocery workers across the Northeast won a raucous 11-day strike against the company, beating back health care and pension cuts. Now, another major grocery strike has become a serious possibility, this time in and around the nation’s capital.
Just a Reminder.....
02/18/20 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776, in conjunction with the IBT, is hosting a presentation pertaining to the history of the Teamsters....
NCEU Training - NEW HAMPSHIRE
02/18/20 - National Correctional Employees Union
All New Hampshire NCEU Local Union Members The NCEU will be conducting training specifically for union stewards and local leaders. However as NCEU members, all members are welcome to attend the training.
NCEU Training - MAINE
02/18/20 - National Correctional Employees Union
All Maine NCEU Local Union Members The NCEU will be conducting training specifically for union stewards and local leaders. However as NCEU members, all members are welcome to attend the training. The training will be held at the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department Training Room 125 State Street #1 Augusta, Maine 04330 The training will be held from 9am to 4pm. Topics of discussion will be contract enforcement, member representation, grievance handling, basic workers’ rights, and Leadership. An NCEU attorney will conduct this training in cooperation with NCEU staff. If you plan on attending, please contact your Local leadership or NCEU so we can get an accurate headcount. Any questions, please contact Regional Director William Doyle at bdoyle@nceu.org or (207)-590-8931.
CWA Labor Day at the Capitol
02/18/20 - CWA Local 7777
CWA Labor Day at the Capitol Join other CWA members on Thursday, March 5, 2020 as we meet with our State Legislators. Do you know who your Legislators are? Do you know where they stand on issues that are important to you and your family, to your job and your future? Plan to attend this important event.
8th Annual CWA Local 7777 Golf Tournament
02/18/20 - CWA Local 7777
8th Annual CWA Local 7777 Golf Tournament Saturday, July 25, 2020 Eagle Trace Golf Club 1200 Clubhouse Drive - Broomfield, CO  80018 Sign in at 6:30 a.m.   Shotgun Start at 7:30 YOU CAN REGISTER ON THE TOURNAMENT WEBSITE AT: http://www.dixongives.
Funeral Services for Detective Richard B. Allbee Jr.
02/18/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Detective Richard B. Allbee Jr., #2171, who died on February 9, 2020 while off-duty, after being involved in a traffic crash with a suspected drunk driver in Arizona.
Road-Short Term Operational Phasing 2-17-20
02/18/20 - TWU Local 513
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"A" construction members working for a Local 1426 signatory contractor are now required to participate in Building & Trades at a fee of $54 per year for North Dakota residents and $26.80 for Minnesota residents.
The North America’s Building Trades Union, exists to provide support for unionized workers in the construction industry of North America. Our goal at B&T is to promote growth and development of construction trade unions to ensure a safe, fulfilling, working environment for tradesmen and women in North America. A strong sense of support for and between unions and union workers allows trade unions to have a real, strong, presence in their community and government at both a local and national level. By working together with other local unions in North Dakota and Minnesota, tradesmen and women benefit in terms of safety, economics, and, representation.
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