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Air Division Podcast 7-19-19
07/19/19 - TWU Local 513
Dear TWU, A new episode of the Air Division podcast is out. Click here to listen! Leading consumer advocate and aviation industry expert William J. McGee joins host Brian Parker to discuss safety, security, and outsourcing issues which are plaguing the US aviation industry.
In Case You Missed It
07/19/19 - Teamsters Local 355
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Verizon Summer Camp Reimbursement
07/19/19 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
Verizon Summer Camp Reimbursement Program is Open! The 2019 Summer Camp includes summer day programs as well as overnight camp programs and is made available through the Local and NY/NE Regional Work & Family Committees, a joint Verizon/CWA program. Summer camp reimbursement and Dependent Care reimbursement are bargained for benefits.
Social Security Works Applauds Joe Biden’s Call for Social Security Expansion, Condemns his Fearmongering on Medicare For All
07/19/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, on Vice President Joe Biden’s unequivocal statement at today’s AARP Iowa forum in support of expanding Social Security benefits: “At today’s forum, Joe Biden stated: ‘We should be increasing, not decreasing, Social Security.
Take ACTION- U.S. Department of Labor Attacks IBEW Members
07/19/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
July 19, 2019 Brothers & Sisters, IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson is asking that all IBEW members take action to fight a proposal under consideration in the U.S Department of Labor (DOL).
Hoffa: House Approval of Minimum Wage Long Overdue for Workers
07/19/19 - Teamsters local 570
July 19, 2019 | INCOME INEQUALITY GAP | Yesterday the House passed the Raise the Wage Act (H.R. 582) which would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. “Low-wage workers in much of the country have suffered through stagnant wages for more than a decade," said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in a statement.
Hoffa: House Approval of Minimum Wage Long Overdue for Workers
07/19/19 - Teamsters Local 355
July 19, 2019 | INCOME INEQUALITY GAP | Yesterday the House passed the Raise the Wage Act (H.R. 582) which would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. “Low-wage workers in much of the country have suffered through stagnant wages for more than a decade," said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in a statement.
NEW Medicare Advantage Offering for FOP Retirees and Spouses
07/19/19 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Dear FOP Members, Starting in August, Medicare-eligible Retirees of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and their spouses can enroll in an Aetna® Medicare Advantage PPO plan. Retired police officers have unique needs from years of hard work and challenging conditions.
Day of Action 7/23
07/19/19 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
Members! Please join us in a "Day of Action" to call Your Representative in Congress about the USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382), on July 23, 2019, by dialing 844-402-1001 to be connected to your Representative. If passed, H.R. 2382 would repeal in total the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act's (PAEA) mandate to prefund retiree health care benefits.
UPS Drivers Face Health Risks in Trucks without Air Conditioning
07/19/19 - Teamsters Local 455
https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/nbc-news-investigation-some-ups-drivers-face-health-risks-in-trucks-without-air-conditioning-64108101883.
AMFA-AS and Legacy VX Transition and Seniority Integration Agreements Referendum Results
07/18/19 - AMFA
July 18, 2019 -- The votes for the AMFA – Alaska Airlines (AS) and Legacy Virgin America (VX) Referendum were tallied on December 17, 2018. Votes for this referendum were counted and certified by ElectionBuddy, and the results are as follows...
Teamsters laud House for Passing Repeal of Excise Tax on Health Plans
07/18/19 - Teamsters local 570
July 18, 2019 | TAXES | General President Jim Hoffa issued a statement today about the passage of legislation that would repeal the 40 percent excise tax on comprehensive health insurance plans included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as the “Cadillac Tax.
New Top Labor Official Expected to Advance an Anti-Labor Agenda
07/18/19 - Teamsters local 570
July 18, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Mr. Pizzella, a genial lobbyist and government official who has spent years advocating the interests of businesses, is set to become the top Trump administration official protecting workers’ rights when he takes over as acting labor secretary this week.
Teamsters laud House for Passing Repeal of Excise Tax on Health Plans
07/18/19 - Teamsters Local 355
July 18, 2019 | TAXES | General President Jim Hoffa today issued a statement about the passage of legislation that would repeal the 40 percent excise tax on comprehensive health insurance plans included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as the “Cadillac Tax.
New Trump Top Labor Official Expected to Advance an Anti-Labor Agenda
07/18/19 - Teamsters Local 355
July 18, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Mr. Pizzella, a genial lobbyist and government official who has spent years advocating the interests of businesses, is set to become the top Trump administration official protecting workers’ rights when he takes over as acting labor secretary this week.
35th Annual IBEW Local 125 2019 Charity Golf and Softball Tournament
07/18/19 - IBEW Local 659
35th ANNUAL IBEW LOCAL 125 2019 CHARITY SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT & Charity Golf Tournament August 17-18, 2019 Skyline Sports Complex, 19617 Mountaineer Way, Bend, Oregon A fun family weekend to benefit the Oregon Burn Center For Tournament Format, fees, Softball Tournament Rules and Entry Form please print the attachments below.
SAVE OUR APPRENTICESHIPS: Make the Construction Industry Exemption Permanent
07/18/19 - IBEW Local 659
SAVE OUR APPRENTICESHIPS: MAKE THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY EXEMPTION PERMANENT A website has been set up for all rank and file members, their families, and friends to easily submit individualized comments to the DOL.  Comments are due by midnight on August 26, 2019.  Please direct your membership to www.saveIBEWapprenticeships.
Upcoming Events & Community Service
07/18/19 - IBEW Local 332
Good Morning IBEW Local 332 Members and supporters.  Thank you for attending one of our recent service or social events.  Your participation is helping Local 332 and the IBEW gain greater recognition in the community and it wouldn’t be possible without your efforts.  We have a few upcoming events that you are invited to attend if interested and we hope to see you there.
Local 40 OPEIU Scholarship Winner
07/18/19 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
OPEUI Local 40 Scholarship Winner...
AMFA - Alaska Airlines and Legacy Virgin America Referendum Results
07/18/19 - AMFA Local 32
AMFA - Alaska Airlines and Legacy Virgin America Referendum Results The votes for the AMFA – Alaska Airlines (AS) and Legacy Virgin America (VX) Referendum were tallied on July 18, 2019.
Bureaucrats in Washington are trying to destroy the UA Apprenticeship Program
07/18/19 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
The UA spends $250 million each year on training. In doing so, we’ve created the best workforce in the world of piping professionals. We’re Built on Excellence and that’s rooted in our apprenticeship training. We get the job done on time and on budget because of the level of skill our members bring to every job.
Working People Praise HouseRepeal of Tax Targeting WorkerHealth Care Plans
07/18/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
This marks an important step toward eliminating a painful tax that would take money out of the pockets of hardworking men and women while hollowing out the quality health care plans they’ve earned. This tax was ill conceived from the beginning, putting an undue burden on 181 million American workers who earn their health benefits on the job.
Work Safe! Heat-Related Illnesses Can be Fatal
07/18/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
With the lightening and heavy rains that are currently hitting our area that will be followed by the dangerous heat and humidity over the next few days we must remind all members to WORK SAFE!  Every year we hear stories of our members and others in our industry who are working hard to perform their jobs but fall victim to heat related injuries. Don’t take unnecessary risks.
New Top Labor Official Expected to Advance an Anti-Labor Agenda
07/18/19 - Teamsters Local 888
July 18, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Mr. Pizzella, a genial lobbyist and government official who has spent years advocating the interests of businesses, is set to become the top Trump administration official protecting workers’ rights when he takes over as acting labor secretary this week.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING THIS SUNDAY JULY 21
07/17/19 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held this Sunday July 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
Today in Labor History
07/17/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
JULY 17, 1944 — Two ammunition ships explode at Port Chicago, Calif., killing 322, including 202 African-Americans assigned by the Navy to handle explosives. It was the worst home-front disaster of World War II. The resulting refusal of 258 African-Americans to return to the dangerous work underpinned the trial and conviction of 50 of the men in what is called the Port Chicago Mutiny.
IBEW 21 Back to School Supply Drive Starts Monday
07/17/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
The IBEW 21 Back to School Supply Drive starts next week on July 22nd.  Please begin setting up collection areas in your work locations.  Your donations will benefit IBEW 21 members in need and school children in the areas where we live and work. We are trying something new this year. My Joyful Heart assists many students in the areas where we live and work. If you or those in your work group would like to help students at these schools you can purchase a backpack filled with supplies and we will make sure it gets to a student in your area. Also this year you and those you work with can sponsor My Joyful Heart children for a full or half year. If you or your group sponsors a child IBEW 21 will arrange for My Joyful Heart to send you information on the child you are sponsoring.
Erie County Fair Discounts!
07/17/19 - Teamsters Local 264
Log in and Click Here to access the info for 2019's Erie County Fair Discount tickets!
Family, friends remember Kendall County Deputy Carlos Ramirez
07/17/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Deputy Carlos Ramirez was laid to rest at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery on Tuesday.  Graveside ceremony for Deputy Carlos Ramirez at Fort Bliss Cemetery The fallen deputy was an El Paso native who graduated from Burges High School. Ramirez was a U.S. Army Reserve veteran who served the Kendall County Sheriff's office for three years.
Informational & Educational Campaign
07/17/19 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
Dear Members: We will be hosting an A.P.W.U. Informational & Educational Campaign on Tues., July 30, Wed, July 31 & Thurs., 8/1, 12pm until 12am, each day, at the employee entrance of the P&DC. Please join us! Thank you.
Skagit County Fair Volunteer Oportunities
07/16/19 - IBEW Local 191
Earn your Volunteer Points!!! Volunteers needed to man the booth at the Skagit County Fair? Check the dates below and let us know which one.
Here’s Why Thousands of Auto Workers Could End Up on Strike Soon
07/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
July 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers union is set to start bargaining new contracts covering 150,000 workers at Detroit’s Big Three on Monday in what could be the most contentious negotiations the auto industry has seen in years. The union will be looking to make significant gains over the most recent four-year contracts with the companies, ratified in 2015.
Here’s Why Thousands of Auto Workers Could End Up on Strike Soon
07/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
July 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers union is set to start bargaining new contracts covering 150,000 workers at Detroit’s Big Three on Monday in what could be the most contentious negotiations the auto industry has seen in years. The union will be looking to make significant gains over the most recent four-year contracts with the companies, ratified in 2015.
Call Times are changing. *Please Read*
07/16/19 - IATSE Local 33
Hello All Effective Monday, July 22,  2019 the Call-In times will be changed and the following Call-In Times will be for Monday through Friday ONLY.    Saturdays Call-In Times will remain the same for now.
CBS Negotiations Committee, Are you interested in joining the Committee?
07/16/19 - IATSE Local 33
Hello Sisters & Brothers: Anyone interested in being on the CBS Negotiations Committee is to please contact President Wright or B/A TV  Valentine asap with their written request.  Their Email addresses are: jimmywright33@gmail.com and rvalentine@iatse33.
2019 Sound & Comm special meeting
07/16/19 - IBEW Local 332
All Sound & Communications members, please plan to attend this important meeting regarding contract negotiations.
Here’s Why Thousands of Auto Workers Could End Up on Strike Soon
07/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
July 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers union is set to start bargaining new contracts covering 150,000 workers at Detroit’s Big Three on Monday in what could be the most contentious negotiations the auto industry has seen in years. The union will be looking to make significant gains over the most recent four-year contracts with the companies, ratified in 2015.
President’s Message - Change is in the Air
07/16/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Whether your focus is curricular and academic or includes broader political interests, the impact of the implementation of AB 705 can’t be overestimated. It’s not just a foot in the door leading to the privatization and corporatization of higher education -- the door has now been kicked open.
Guild Membership Meeting Caps a Successful Academic Year
07/16/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Guild Membership Meeting Caps a Successful Academic Year A parody of Gloria Gaynor’s 1978 disco anthem “I Will Survive” was an apt opening to the Annual Membership Meeting and dinner held at the Guild Office on May 21st that culminated the 2018/2019 academic year for AFT Local 1521. Attendees swayed to the rousing singalong led by Los Angeles College Faculty Guild president Joanne Waddell at the start of the late afternoon’s festivities.
Teamsters 2020 Survey
07/16/19 - Teamsters Local 455
Please fill out a Teamsters 2020 Election Survey at teamsters2020.com by Labor Day.  Help the union to identify the issues that matter most to members before the Teamsters endorse a 2020 presidentail candidate. Click the link below: www.
Boeing 737 MAX Update
07/16/19 - AMFA
July 16, 2019 -- The Boeing 737 MAX was grounded by the FAA on March 13, 2019, and based on current information, will continue to be out of service until at least October. The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) has been monitoring the situation very carefully, and a very important question remains regarding to what degree we will be involved in the process of introducing the aircraft back into the Southwest Airlines fleet and into the Alaska Airlines fleet.
Here’s Why Thousands of Auto Workers Could End Up on Strike Soon
07/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
July 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers union is set to start bargaining new contracts covering 150,000 workers at Detroit’s Big Three on Monday in what could be the most contentious negotiations the auto industry has seen in years. The union will be looking to make significant gains over the most recent four-year contracts with the companies, ratified in 2015.
Teamster Pride
07/15/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Do you have “Teamster Pride”? Do you proudly display your Teamster Pride by wearing a Teamster shirt, hat, or jacket? Well then there’s good news for you; Local 776 has just gotten in a shipment of T-shirts in a new color: Green. The shirts have the large Teamster Logo on the back and a smaller Teamster logo on the front pocket.
How American Workers Won the Eight-Hour Workday
07/15/19 - Teamsters Local 992
July 15, 2019 | LABOR HISTORY | We’ve all had one of those days when the clock seems frozen in time and the workday drags on, and on, and on. Eight hours can feel like a lifetime, the minutes crawling by, your mood souring by the second.
Letter to Horizon Air AMTs
07/15/19 - AMFA
July 15, 2019 -- 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 Cards from your workgroup in favor of AMFA was a wonderful surprise.
Local Heroes Night 2019
07/15/19 - Everett Police Officers Association
Local Heroes Night August 23, 2019 Please come out and join us.
TRUMP NLRB ELIMINATES HURDLE TO EMPLOYERS KICKING OUT UNIONS
07/15/19 - IBEW Local 659
Please click on the link show here:  https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/trump-nlrb-eliminates-hurdle-to-employers-kicking-out-unions.
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  • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

    While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

    The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

    Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

    Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

    Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

    That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

  • In July 2011, the plan to restructure YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) aimed at saving more than 25,000 Teamster freight jobs was successfully completed. The restructuring has saved good Teamster freight jobs. This page is dedicated to providing our YRCW members updates about developments that affect them.

  • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

    Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

  • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

     
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