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No union, low safety, report concludes
11/22/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
This 2017 edition of Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect marks the 26th year the AFL-CIO has produced a report on the state of safety and health protections for America’s workers. More than 553,000 workers now can say their lives have been saved since the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, which promised workers in this country the right to a safe job.
Happy Thanksgiving
11/22/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
The District Council 4 Office Staff and Executive Board would like to wish all our members a Happy Thanksgiving.
Rest In Peace Mikey
11/22/17 - IUEC Local 10
It is with a very heavy heart that I inform the membership of the passing of Michael (Mike) Rye.  Mike was currently a super with Kone in Baltimore, but I worked with Mike at Schindler.  Mike was a great guy.  I talked with him, just a couple of weeks ago and am still trying to comprehend the fact that he is no longer with us.
Happy Thanksgiving
11/22/17 - Denver Metro Area Local APWU
May your Thanksgiving be full of good food and the love of family and friends.
In Memory Of....
11/22/17 - IBEW Local 191
One of our dear Brothers, David L. Brune, passed away this last week. Born 5/01/1940 - 2017 A 52 year member of IBEW Local 191. You will be missed.
Holiday Drop-In
11/22/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
December 19, 2017 7:00am-4:00pm Union Hall Members are encouraged to stop by for food, deserts & music.
November 2017 Minutes
11/22/17 - APWU local 67
Election Results
11/21/17 - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
RSSA SHOP COMMITTEE Mark Walker TRUSTEES Lori Hicks Jason McAdoo Jordan Murray CONDUCTOR-SENTINEL Mark Walker 123 ballots cast 20 spoiled Totals posted at the Union Hall.
Friendly Reminder From Call Steward Office
11/21/17 - IATSE Local 33
Friendly Reminder From The Call Stewards Office The Call Office is "Closed" only two times a year - Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. When calling in on Wednesday, November 22nd, you are doing so for both Thanksgiving day and Friday. Please remember this so you don't have conflicts with your Holiday Schedule.
Jones Act In Depth
11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
The Contribution of the Jones Act to U.S. Security by David Gouré The United States has always had a special relationship to water. It is a nation founded from the sea. Its interior was explored and linked to the sea via mighty rivers and waterways that penetrate deep into the continent’s interior.
Fleet Memo for November 18 2017
11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Fleet Memo for November 4 2017
11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
How Millennials Are Trying to Revive The Labor Movement
11/21/17 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 21, 2017 | UNIONS | … It’s perhaps no surprise at all that many [millennials] – “people who weren’t political at all” - have come to look favorably upon unions.
Activate Clinic Holiday Schedule
11/21/17 - UA Local 23 Plumbers & Pipefitters
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fleet memo for November 4 2017
11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
fleet memo for October 28 2017
11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
fleet memo for October 28 2017
11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
How Millennials Are Trying to Revive The Labor Movement
11/21/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 21, 2017 | UNIONS | … It’s perhaps no surprise at all that many [millennials] – “people who weren’t political at all” - have come to look favorably upon unions.
fleet memo for October 21 2017
11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Union Dues Withholding Process
11/21/17 - UAW Local 602
Better Run Board
11/21/17 - ATU Local 1001
Special Legislative Update: Meeting at the White House
11/21/17 - AMFA
November 21, 2017 -- The White House recently requested a meeting with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) to discuss foreign outsourcing.  Yesterday, AMFA’s legislative affairs team -- Justin Madden, Legislative Affairs Director and Commonwealth Strategic Partners -- and I met with a representative of the White House Domestic Policy Council in Washington, D.C.
Enforcement lagging at the IL Dept of Labor
11/21/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Staffing at the Illinois Department of Labor is about the same as it’s been for years, but funding has plummeted, according to information from legislative sources. However, two unionists who work closely with prevailing wage issues see a slowdown and attribute deteriorating service to regular workers as less about resources than management there.
How Millennials Are Trying to Revive The Labor Movement
11/21/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 21, 2017 | UNIONS | … It’s perhaps no surprise at all that many [millennials] – “people who weren’t political at all” - have come to look favorably upon unions.
We Lost A Great Devoted Member
11/21/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
We are sad to report Marcus Hedger passed away November 20, 2017. Marcus was such a devoted Union Member always at all union events.  Wherever he was needed he was there to offer a helping hand. It is hard to believe that this great person is gone and he will be sincerely missed. We have countless pictures of Marcus but we chose this one that best reflected him; the Harley Man.
Union Made in America
11/21/17 - Teamsters Local 776
Before you put together your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list, check our list of union-made in America...
How Millennials Are Trying to Revive The Labor Movement
11/21/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Nov. 21, 2017 | UNIONS | … It’s perhaps no surprise at all that many [millennials] – “people who weren’t political at all” - have come to look favorably upon unions.
JC25 WOMEN'S COMMITTEE 2018 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AVAILABLE! APPLY NOW!
11/20/17 - Teamsters Local 179
We are happy to announce our Scholarship Application is now available for all members who wish to apply.  Joint Council 25 Women's Committee believes in investing in our members by helping them reach their educational goals. Please click on the attached application for more information.
PENSION LEGISLATION INTRODUCED
11/20/17 - Teamsters Local 179
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Turkey Trot-All slots filled
11/20/17 - IBEW Local 332
We have used all 106 slots for this years Turkey Trot. Thank you to all who signed up and to those who support the effort each year. Once again the proceeds will benefit great local organiziations that need our help. For those who are registered there are a few things to remember: 1. We are going to meet at 7:30am for a group picture.
Be sure to shop UNION as you prepare your big meal!
11/20/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
As we prepare for Thanksgiving - please remember to shop Union. Acme has Hunger bags - just $10.00 provides a bag of food for the needy.
So called "right to work" - what happened to Wisconsin teachers when these laws passed
11/20/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Britta Pigorsch was a sophomore in a high school outside of Madison, Wisconsin, when Act 10 passed the state legislature in 2011. She already knew she wanted to be a teacher. But the legislation, which gutted collective bargaining rights for public sector unions and slashed their benefits, galvanized her further. "It angered me," said Pigorsch.
How the Trump Tax Cuts Would Reshape (and/or Break) Our Economy
11/20/17 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 20, 2017 | TAXES | In addition to accelerating the offshoring and automation of American jobs, the Trump tax cuts would expedite the decline of trade unions in the United States. So-called “right-to-work” laws already hamper unionization in much of the U.S.
Closed for Thanksgiving!
11/20/17 - IBEW Local 483
Click the flyer for all of the info!!!
How the Trump Tax Cuts Would Reshape (and/or Break) Our Economy
11/20/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 20, 2017 | TAXES | In addition to accelerating the offshoring and automation of American jobs, the Trump tax cuts would expedite the decline of trade unions in the United States. So-called “right-to-work” laws already hamper unionization in much of the U.S.
Happy Thanksgiving
11/20/17 - Teamsters Local 767
We would like to wish all of you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving. Just a reminder our office will be closed on Thursday November 23rd and Friday November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will reopen on Monday November 27th.
How the Trump Tax Cuts Would Reshape (and/or Break) Our Economy
11/20/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 20, 2017 | TAXES | In addition to accelerating the offshoring and automation of American jobs, the Trump tax cuts would expedite the decline of trade unions in the United States. So-called “right-to-work” laws already hamper unionization in much of the U.S.
Tax the RICH!
11/20/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Hero Down: U.S. Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez Murdered
11/20/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
U.S. Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, was murdered on Sunday, Nov. 19. Agent Martinez and his Big Bend Sector partner, another U.S. Border Patrol agent whose name was not released, were on patrol in the Interstate 10 area, and responded to a report of "activity," according to Fox News. At some point, they were attacked by an unknown suspect or suspects.
2017 CWA Local 7777 Officer Election
11/20/17 - 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.
IBEW - 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive Kicks Off Today!
11/19/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
As we enter the holiday season it is time for us to once again brighten the holidays for children who are assisted by charities in the areas where we live and work.  The IBEW - 21 Days of Giving Toy and Coat Drive kicks off today and will run through December 9th. The children whose holidays we hope to brighten are assisted by Bethany Home, Crittenton Centers, Mercy Home, My Joyful Heart, and Scwab Rehab Hospital. There are over 1000 children served by these organizations. We are proud to partner with our Brothers and Sisters from IBEW Local 1220 in our IBEW - 21 Days of Giving Toy and Coat Drive. Please donate today!
Children's Christmas Party
11/19/17 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776 will again be hosting a Children's Christmas Party on December 9, 2017.
Share Your Union Story This Holiday Season
11/18/17 - IATSE Local 488
November means the holidays are right around the corner. Along with your annual feast, you may have to deal with a side of argumentative anti-union relatives, friends, or coworkers Learn tips on how you show your union pride without spoiling the meal.
Patrolman Brian Shaw
11/18/17 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
STATE FOP ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING SHOOTING OF NEW KENSINGTON PATROLMAN BRIAN SHAW HARRISBURG, Pa. (Nov.
New Kensington Police Department, Pennsylvania Police Officer Brian Shaw
11/18/17 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
Police Officer Brian Shaw New Kensington Police Department, Pennsylvania End of Watch: Friday, November 17, 2017 Police Officer Brian Shaw was shot and killed while making a traffic stop of a vehicle in the 1200 block of Leishman Avenue at approximately 8:00 pm. The driver fled on foot during the stop, then opened fire on Officer Shaw as he pursued him.
In Case You Missed It
11/17/17 - Teamsters local 570
  • The fight over paid leave is heating up in Congress.   • 400 millionaires tell Congress not to cut their taxes.   • Billionaire destroyed his newsrooms out of spite.   • How the American dream turned into greed and inequality.   • Can the Constitution save workers from forced arbitration.
In Case You Missed It
11/17/17 - Teamsters Local 355
  • The fight over paid leave is heating up in Congress.   • 400 millionaires tell Congress not to cut their taxes.   • Billionaire destroyed his newsrooms out of spite.   • How the American dream turned into greed and inequality.   • Can the Constitution save workers from forced arbitration.
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