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July 27, 2017
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Acting President - Chris DiBlasi - Click here to email

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Regional Vice-President -  Jim McGowan - Click here to email

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Legislation Introduced to Make Federal Employees ‘At-Will’ Employees
Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Thank You Letter
TWU Local 513
DirectSat Workers Need your Help!
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Picket Coverage
Charlotte Area Local APWU
OUR NEWSLETTER IS GOING DIGITAL!
Teamsters Local 743
Our Newsletter Is Going Digital
Teamsters Local 743
 
     
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Legislation Introduced to Make Federal Employees ‘At-Will’ Employees
07/27/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Legislation was recently introduced to make federal workers “at-will” employees, meaning they could be removed or suspended from their jobs, without notice or right to appeal. The Promote Accountability and Government Efficiency Act (H.R. 3257) was introduced by Congressman Todd Rokita (R-IN).
Thank You Letter
07/27/17 - TWU Local 513
DirectSat Workers Need your Help!
07/27/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
DirectSat Technicians in South Holland voted to have IBEW Local 21 act as their Exclusive Representative for negotiating Wages, Hours and Working Conditions on January 29, 2014. On July 5, 2017 a petition was filed with the National Labor Relations Board to hold Decertification Election after almost 3 years of management’s bad faith bargaining. The Election will be held on Wednesday August 2, 2017. The voting will take place at the company’s facility located at 401 W Taft Dr., South Holland, IL from 7:00AM until 9:00AM. Workers need to see the support of the Chicagoland Labor Movement. For any questions or additional information contact Business Rep. Dave Webster at 630 222-9121. United we Bargain, Divided we Beg!
Picket Coverage
07/26/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article163616968.
OUR NEWSLETTER IS GOING DIGITAL!
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 743
OUR NEWSLETTER IS GOING DIGITAL! As a labor organization, staying connected with our members is very important to Local 743. To save trees and to put more resources towards more programs and initiatives that will improve our members lives, our newsletter is moving towards an electronic format.
Our Newsletter Is Going Digital
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 743
Our Newsletter Is Going Digital As a labor organization, staying connected with our members is very important to Local 743. To save trees and to put more resources towards more programs and initiatives that will improve our members lives, our newsletter is moving towards an electronic format.
OUR NEWSLETTER IS GOING DIGITAL!
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 743
Our Newsletter Is Going Digital As a labor organization, staying connected with our members is very important to Local 743. To save trees and to put more resources towards more programs and initiatives that will improve our members lives, our newsletter is moving towards an electronic format.
Teamster Opioid Protest Leads to Change at Drug Wholesaler
07/26/17 - Teamsters local 570
July 26, 2017 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | (Click image to enlarge) Top U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson has decided to create an independent board chairman, responding to a Teamster-led shareholder protest over its role in distributing opioids.
Teamster Opioid Protest Leads to Change at Drug Wholesaler
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 355
July 26, 2017 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | Top U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson has decided to create an independent board chairman, responding to a Teamster-led shareholder protest over its role in distributing opioids. Wednesday’s move comes even though a majority of shareholders didn’t back the Teamsters’ proposal to separate the CEO and board chairman jobs to provide more oversight.
AMFA Economist on Wages in the Industry
07/26/17 - AMFA

Where the Health of The USA is right now
07/26/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Where the Health of the USA is at this point  AFL-CIO: No matter how many tweaks the GOP make, this bill is nothing more than a massive transfer of wealth masquerading as health care.
Children Xmas Party
07/26/17 - South Shore Area Local #3844
Committee members wanted to organize this year's Children Xmas Party.
Upcoming UPS Contract Proposal Meetings
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 89
Jul 26, 2017 - Click here for UPS Air and Ground Contract Proposal Meeting Dates and Times!
Training & Safety Committee
07/26/17 - IATSE Local 33
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Student Presents Gift of Appreciation
07/26/17 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
Stephanie Walker presented a gift to the Executive Board of Local 40.  Stephanie is the daughter of Local 40's VP of Crittenton Union, Josephine Walker.  Stephanie took advantage of the OPEIU Free College Benefit and is on her way to a two year degree in business management. If you would like more information regarding the OPEIU Free College Benefit, click here.
BUSY WEEKEND ALERT FOR Friday 7/28 & Saturday 7/29
07/26/17 - IATSE Local 33
BUSY WEEKEND ALERT FOR Friday 7/28 & Saturday 7/29 Don't forget to call-in for Friday, July 28th & Saturday, July 29th. Let's make sure Local 33 covers the jurisdiction.
Teamster Opioid Protest Leads to Change at Drug Wholesaler
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 888
July 26, 2017 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | (Click image to enlarge) Top U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson has decided to create an independent board chairman, responding to a Teamster-led shareholder protest over its role in distributing opioids.
YRC Proposed Change of Operations
07/25/17 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776 has been advised that YRC Freight is mailing its proposed....
One Million Jobs On The Line
07/25/17 - Teamsters local 570
July 25, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | America could lose more than a million jobs if the Senate votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act today. That’s according to a report from George Washington University’s Milken Institute of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund. Repealing the law, also known as Obamacare, would dramatically scale back federal funding for healthcare, especially Medicaid.
One Million Jobs On The Line
07/25/17 - Teamsters Local 355
July 25, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | America could lose more than a million jobs if the Senate votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act today. That’s according to a report from George Washington University’s Milken Institute of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund. Repealing the law, also known as Obamacare, would dramatically scale back federal funding for healthcare, especially Medicaid.
Urgent BRP Information
07/25/17 - NTEU Chapter 143
APFA Supports TWU
07/25/17 - TWU Local 513
One Million Jobs On The Line
07/25/17 - Teamsters Local 992
July 25, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | America could lose more than a million jobs if the Senate votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act today. That’s according to a report from George Washington University’s Milken Institute of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund. Repealing the law, also known as Obamacare, would dramatically scale back federal funding for healthcare, especially Medicaid.
New District 8 City Rep. Cissy Lizarraga Sworn In
07/25/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
It took a runoff to settle the "Special Election" for City Council Representative of District #8, but in the end Cecilia "Cissy" Lizarraga prevailed.  On July 15, 2017, Cissy Lizarraga defeated her opponent, Robert Cormell by a 55 to 44% margin and replaced Cortney Niland who resigned amid personal problems.  Mrs.
IAM District 776 supports TWU
07/25/17 - TWU Local 513
Zoo Tickets Still Available!!
07/25/17 - Teamsters Local 455
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NLRB Nominees’ Records Raise Serious Concerns
07/25/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
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Congressmen seek revenge against the CBO for making Trumpcare look bad
07/25/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has been a constant thorn in the side of congressional Republicans, repeatedly pointing out that Trumpcare would have a disastrous impact on the American health care system. The most recent version of Trumpcare, according to the CBO, would strip 22 million people of coverage by 2026.
Statement on 2017 Social Security Trustees Report: Just-Released Report Confirms that Expanding Social Security is Fully Affordable
07/25/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Social Security has a large and growing surplus, according to the 2017 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds, released today. This year’s report projects that in 2017 Social Security will run an annual surplus of roughly $58.6 billion, bringing the accumulated surplus to about roughly $2.
UPS FREIGHT CONTRACT PROPOSAL MEETING INFORMATION
07/25/17 - Teamsters Local 568
FOP Scholarships
07/25/17 - FOP Local 18
Congratulations to three of North Cascades members children who will be receiving $1000 scholarships from the Washington State Fraternal Order of Police.
One Million Jobs On The Line
07/25/17 - Teamsters Local 888
July 25, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | America could lose more than a million jobs if the Senate votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act today. That’s according to a report from George Washington University’s Milken Institute of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund. Repealing the law, also known as Obamacare, would dramatically scale back federal funding for healthcare, especially Medicaid.
RuNaWaY Income Inequality TRAINING
07/24/17 - Communications Workers Of America Local 1122
RuNaWaY INEQUALITY Training CWA Disrict One has added additional Runaway Income Inequality training seminars. Wednesday September 13th at CWA Local 1133 Thursday, September 28th at CWA Local 1168 We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.  We would really like to see you here.
NAFTA 2.0 Must Put Workers First
07/24/17 - Teamsters local 570
July 24, 2017 | POLITICAL LEGISLATIVE | The renegotiation of NAFTA is finally heating up, with the first round of talks set [to begin August 16] in the nation’s capital. But there is a lot to be sorted out before any new deal can be struck. The Teamsters have real concerns about what a new Noth American trade pact will look like.
Letter to Membership
07/24/17 - TWU Local 513
CONGRATULATIONS
07/24/17 - Teamsters Local 71
Congratulations to ABF Freight driver James Waddell of Charlotte, N.C., for achieving 30 years of accident-free driving.
Federal Explosives Licensee/Permittee Seminar
07/24/17 - IATSE Local 33
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco, Firearms, and Explosives Los Angeles Field Division Invites you to attend a Federal Explosives Licensee/Permittee Seminar Friday, August 4, 2017, from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon IATSE Local 44 12021 Riverside Drive, Valley Village, CA 91607
Buy Tickets Help Your Sister!
07/24/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Tickets are still available for the Gary Railcats Baseball game on Sunday, August 6th.  Admission to the game is only $10.  Tickets for the Slugger Meal are no longer available.  The proceeds of the event benefit our Lake County Dispatcher who lost her husband just prior to the birth of their first child. 50/50 Split the Pot Raffle Tickets are still available at $5 per ticket or five tickets for $20. Order your tickets today!
SWA ASAP MOU Update
07/24/17 - AMFA Local 32
After many months of work there has been a change in the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at Southwest Airlines (SWA).
Training Information
07/24/17 - IATSE Local 33
In an effort to keep the membership notified of upcoming training events offered, there are now several areas of the website that list upcoming training information.  A - The initial post from the office. This will send out an initial email blast to notify members of a new upcoming class. This initial blast will contain an email link.
NAFTA 2.0 Must Put Workers First
07/24/17 - Teamsters Local 355
July 24, 2017 | POLITICAL LEGISLATIVE | The renegotiation of NAFTA is finally heating up, with the first round of talks set [to begin August 16] in the nation’s capital. But there is a lot to be sorted out before any new deal can be struck. The Teamsters have real concerns about what a new Noth American trade pact will look like.
Social Security and It’s Purported Death Spiral – and A Scam Warning
07/24/17 - Teamsters Local 355
July 24, 2017 | SOCIAL SECURITY | ...“Preserving Social Security in anything like its current form for our kids and grandkids involves sacrifice, not financial subterfuge,” [Washington Post columnist Allan Sloan] says. “We have to put in more cash and slow the growth in benefit outlaws. Trusting in trust funds and ignoring reality won’t end well. You can trust me on that.
NAFTA 2.0 Must Put Workers First
07/24/17 - Teamsters Local 992
July 24, 2017 | POLITICAL LEGISLATIVE | The renegotiation of NAFTA is finally heating up, with the first round of talks set [to begin August 16] in the nation’s capital. But there is a lot to be sorted out before any new deal can be struck. The Teamsters have real concerns about what a new Noth American trade pact will look like.
El Paso Police Accepting Applications for Police Trainee
07/24/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Police Departement continues to accept applications for the position of Police Trainee.  The filing period opened on July 6 and will close on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  This recruitment is for police trainees for the 123rd Police Academy Class, scheduled to begin in February 0f 2018. The El Paso Police Department currently has 1051 sworn police officers.
Fleet Memo for July 22 2017
07/24/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
UPS Freight Contract Proposal Meeting
07/24/17 - Teamsters Local 878
ATTENTION all UPS Freight Teamsters Local 878 members. We will have a UPS Freight Contract Proposal Meeting on August 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at 6000 Patterson Rd. Little Rock, AR 72209 Please join us and let us know what you would like to see changed in the upcoming contract negotiations .
UPS Contract Proposal Meeting
07/24/17 - Teamsters Local 878
ATTENTION all UPS Teamsters Local 878 Members. Please join us for the UPS Contract Proposal Meeting on August 5, 2017 at 1:00p.m. Please bring your proposals we would love to hear from our members on the things they would like to see changed.
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