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PSE Health Plan Enrollment
12/12/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Please see that attached information on how to Enroll. The following instructions come from the APWU Health Plan. You can fax the enrollment forms and the Postal Ease FEHB worksheet, to HR Shared Services Center at (336) 662-4073 or send by USPS with tracking. The mailing address is HRSSC, Compensation/Benefits, PO Box 970400, Greensboro, NC, 27497-0400.
Worker Noncompete Agreements Tamp Down on Wages
12/11/19 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 11, 2019 | WAGES | Anyone who’s been paying attention understands that while there is no shortage of jobs, there is a shortage of good-paying jobs. And part of the reason for that is because at least 36 million workers are required to enter into noncompete agreements as part of their jobs, stifling their ability to earn more.
Worker Noncompete Agreements Tamp Down on Wages
12/11/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 11, 2019 | WAGES | Anyone who’s been paying attention understands that while there is no shortage of jobs, there is a shortage of good-paying jobs. And part of the reason for that is because at least 36 million workers are required to enter into noncompete agreements as part of their jobs, stifling their ability to earn more.
Worker Noncompete Agreements Tamp Down on Wages
12/11/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 11, 2019 | WAGES | Anyone who’s been paying attention understands that while there is no shortage of jobs, there is a shortage of good-paying jobs. And part of the reason for that is because at least 36 million workers are required to enter into noncompete agreements as part of their jobs, stifling their ability to earn more.
Members' Christmas Luncheon
12/11/19 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! PLEASE RSVP IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING.
Local 77's Tree at Boardwalk Hall
12/11/19 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local #77
The Local thanks Sister Paige Shoyer for all her efforts in ensuring IATSE 77’s Christmas is something the entire membership can be proud of. Spectra has asked its union and business partners to join in sponsoring CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for neglected and abused children this holiday season.
New Way to Pay
12/11/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 194
IBEW 194 is proud to now offer, to our members, the ability to pay your dues online and update info. It will be in full operation starting in January 2, 2020.  To access it, you can type the link in your address bar or come to this web site, IBEW194.org, where we will have an “online dues” link you can click under this sites Log-in.
2020 TEXAS AFL-CIO Scholarship
12/11/19 -
The 2020 Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Program is under way. WHO MAY APPLY:  Members or children of members of local unions or children whose legal guardians are members of local unions that are affiliated with the Texas AFL-CIO and the local Central Labor Council.
Call our Senators to protect PBF and NEBF
12/11/19 - IBEW local 14
Statement of the AFL-CIO Retirement Security Working Group on the Grassley-Alexander Multiemployer Pension Plan Proposal December 2, 2019 After a lifetime of hard work, working people deserve to retire with dignity. The labor movement is proud of our negotiated multiemployer pension plans, which have provided retirement income security for millions of working people for decades.
2020 James R Hoffa Scholarship
12/11/19 - Teamsters Local 264
The application process for the 2020 James R Hoffa Scholarship has opened! Details can be found here. The deadline for submission is March 2nd, 2020.
Death Assessment #175
12/11/19 - IBEW Local 648
Just a reminder to check your dues receipt and to make sure you are up to date on death assessments. We are at #175. Also, a reminder to get your $10.00 into Bobby to support the children of our deceased brothers and sisters.
Labor Union Accuses Google of Illegally Firing Workers to Stifle Unionism
12/10/19 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 10, 2019 | ORGANIZING | The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labor charge against Alphabet’s Google on Thursday, accusing the company of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from engaging in union activities.
Labor Group Accuses Google of Illegally Firing Workers to Stifle Unionism
12/10/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 10, 2019 | ORGANIZING | The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labor charge against Alphabet’s Google on Thursday, accusing the company of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from engaging in union activities.
Labor Group Accuses Google of Illegally Firing Workers to Stifle Unionism
12/10/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 10, 2019 | ORGANIZING | The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labor charge against Alphabet’s Google on Thursday, accusing the company of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from engaging in union activities.
LUDD and Foss job opportunities
12/10/19 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Lake Union Drydock needs 1 welder and 1 fitter for a 10 day call.
Christmas What's UPS Hot Off the Press
12/10/19 - Teamsters Local 162
Local 162 mailed the latest edition of our What's UPS to members homes this week.   It is the annual Christmas edition that celebrates what we are thankful for and the success of the new UPS Retirees Subsidy Fund at the Oregon Teamster Employers Trust.
MEMBER BENEFITS AND DISCOUNTS
12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 179
Member Benefits & Discounts In addition to job protection, benefits and wages provided for in Teamster Contracts, the International Union provides additional services offered at a discounted cost to the membership.
As They Pitch the Teamsters, Democratic Presidential Candidates Try to Avoid 2016 Pitfalls
12/09/19 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 9, 2019 | VOTE2020 | [....] "This time," [Hoffa] said before a Teamsters' forum with six Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa on Saturday, "we're seeing a lot more dialogue (from Democrats). And a lot more interest from the principal candidates.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH
12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, September 15th at 10:00 a.m. at t he Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. We will be accepting donations for the Lamb's Fold Center for Women and Children located in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
As They Pitch the Teamsters, Democratic Presidential Candidates Try to Avoid 2016 Pitfalls
12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 9, 2019 | VOTE2020 | [....] "This time," [Hoffa] said before a Teamsters' forum with six Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa on Saturday, "we're seeing a lot more dialogue (from Democrats). And a lot more interest from the principal candidates.
As They Pitch the Teamsters, Democratic Presidential Candidates Try to Avoid 2016 Pitfalls
12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 9, 2019 | VOTE2020 | [....] "This time," [Hoffa] said before a Teamsters' forum with six Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa on Saturday, "we're seeing a lot more dialogue (from Democrats). And a lot more interest from the principal candidates.
SAVE OUR PENSIONS: ACT NOW
12/09/19 - IBEW Local 768
Sisters and Brothters, The republicans in the Senate have released their proposal for addressing Multiemployer Pension Plan issues. It is worse than the proposal received last year from the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pensions. If is passes it will cut benefits to retirees, raise premiums, and tax our health pensions.
Children's Christmas Party
12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 776
On Saturday December 7, 2019 the Union Hall became Santa’s Christmas Land as Local 776....
Judge overturns 80 Hr. suspension & rules a disparate treatment & obvious formal privilege that rank has at Arlington Police Department.
12/09/19 - Arlington Municipal Patrolman's Association
Members,      Recently one of our members recieved an 80 Hr. suspension for several policy violations.      On Aug. 14 & 15 2019 our member attended his arbitration hearing, represented by Attorney Randall Moore. On Dec. 6, 2019 the arbitrator overtured the entire suspension for a number of reasons, which are explained in detail in the attached ruling.
As They Pitch the Teamsters, Democratic Presidential Candidates Try to Avoid 2016 Pitfalls
12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Dec. 9, 2019 | VOTE2020 | [....] "This time," [Hoffa] said before a Teamsters' forum with six Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa on Saturday, "we're seeing a lot more dialogue (from Democrats). And a lot more interest from the principal candidates.
Happy Holidays
12/08/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
On Behalf of the Charlotte Area Local Executive Board Happy Holidays.
Amtrak Substation Electrician Fatality Injured in Bronx
12/08/19 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
On December 6, 2019, BMWED/IBEW Brother Jarrett Erhart (27), a substation electrician was fatally injured in a tragic accident at Amtrak’s Sub #46 in the Bronx. Brother Jarrett started his railroad career in 2017, first with the BMWED and recently with the IBEW. Those that were lucky enough to know him were blessed. His smile and kindness touched those in his presence.
In Case You Missed It
12/06/19 - Teamsters local 570
  • Why are drug prices so high.
National Director's November 2019 Update
12/06/19 - AMFA
December 6, 2019 -- We celebrated not one, but two holidays in the month of November -- Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving. These holidays go hand-in-hand as they are both focused on thankfulness and appreciation. As a Veteran, I want to thank all who have ever served for your service, your commitment, and your family’s sacrifice to this Great Nation. Our Nation’s soldiers serve every day to protect our country and its ideals. Additionally, I hope you all enjoyed time celebrating Thanksgiving with your family and friends. God Bless!
In Case You Missed It
12/06/19 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Why are drug prices so high.
December Meeting Cancelled
12/06/19 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
The December Board Meeting and Delegate Meeting have been cancelled due to the Argosy Casino being booked.  You are invited to attend the Arnold, Newbold, Sollars & Hollins, PC Holiday Party which will be held on Tuesday, December 10th in the upstairs Ballroom from 4:30 PM till 7:00 PM at the Argosy Casino.
EDD Unemployment Workshop
12/06/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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In Case You Missed It
12/06/19 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Why are drug prices so high.
MPOA donates $1,000 to Kiwanis
12/06/19 - Manteca Police Officers Association
The Manteca Police Officers' Association presented the Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis with a donation of $1,000 to partner with Kiwanis during this holiday season.
Hoffa Scholarship Information
12/05/19 - Teamsters Local 776
The application process for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has opened for 2020. The deadline for submission is March 2, 2020. The Fund is established solely to provide scholarships to the child or dependent of a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
PA Ballet Nutcracker Tree received Local 8 Love.
12/05/19 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
The Pennsylvania Ballet's Nutcracker tree received a $100k makeover. The project was completed by Proof Productions Inc,, and PAB crew members.
Letter from the International Office
12/05/19 - IUEC Local 10
Good afternoon: Enclosed is a very important letter from the General Officers in regard to the current status of the proposal on Pension Reform and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). Please read it carefully.
NLRB Decision
12/05/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
National Labor Relations Board issues a Decision and Order that requires the postal service to establish processes which will expedite request for information presented by the union. This decision came about when the local filed 30 plus separate Labor Charges against the employer. Some charges were resolved when information was provided.
Teamsters Take Action!
12/04/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Did you know that the U.S. Postal Service is the most popular federal agency? USPS provides critical services....
Wages Have Risen Due to Minimum Wage Hikes, Fed's Obama Policies
12/04/19 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 4, 2019 | WAGES |… The data on this are very clear. The weekly wage for the median worker, a worker in the middle of the wage distribution, has outpaced prices by just under 5 percent over the last four years, translating into an annual rate of real wage growth of 1.1 percent.
Local 32 National Convention Delegate Election Results
12/04/19 - AMFA Local 32
Local 32 Members: The nomination and election period for our National Convention Delegates has come to a close. Our Local was allotted four (4) Primary Delegates and we have elected to have two (2) Alternate Delegates. We had a 13.33% participation rate. The results are as follows: 1. Ken Patrick (primary) 82 votes 2. John Butkiewicz (primary) 81 votes 3.
Wages Have Risen Due to Minimum Wage Hikes, Fed's Obama Policies
12/04/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 4, 2019 | WAGES |… The data on this are very clear. The weekly wage for the median worker, a worker in the middle of the wage distribution, has outpaced prices by just under 5 percent over the last four years, translating into an annual rate of real wage growth of 1.1 percent.
Wages Have Risen Due to Minimum Wage Hikes, Fed's Obama Policies
12/04/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 4, 2019 | WAGES |… The data on this are very clear. The weekly wage for the median worker, a worker in the middle of the wage distribution, has outpaced prices by just under 5 percent over the last four years, translating into an annual rate of real wage growth of 1.1 percent.
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship
12/04/19 - Teamsters Local 542
Click on this link to apply:  https://aim.applyists.net/Account/LogOn.
2019-2020 OTIC and Teamsters Local 436 Negotiation Meeting Dates Schedule
12/04/19 - Teamsters Local Union No. 436
2019-2020 OTIC and Teamsters Local Union #436 Negotiation Meeting Dates Schedule: All meetings start at 10:00 a.m.
Stand with Striking Steelworkers at ASARCO
12/04/19 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
We encourage all members to make a donation to the Steelworkers who are on STRIKE at ASARCO, in Amarillo.
Give Your Time or Donate to Help a Kid
12/04/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in Chicago is asking for IBEW volunteers to fill their remaining slots at their Aftercare Christmas party on Thursday, December 12th from 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. We realize this is short notice if you cannot volunteer and would like to brighten the holidays for a child in need please donate to the IBEW 21 & 1220 Toy & Coat Drive.
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