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March 30, 2017

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Sam Walton, founder of the huge and bitterly anti-union Walmart empire, born in Kingfisher, Okla. He once said that his priority was to “Buy American,” but Walmart is now the largest U.S. importer of foreign-made goods—often produced under sweatshop conditions.

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Updated: Mar. 30 (01:01)

James R. Hoffa Memorial College Student Essay
Teamsters Local Union No. 677
President Signs Measure Making It Easier for Federal Contractors to Abuse Workers
Teamsters Local 888
DTO Votes Yes
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Sky Dental
Teamsters Local Union No. 104
The Retiree Chapter is almost here!
AFSCME Local 1902
Alternate AMFA– SWA ASAP ERC Representative Election Results
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James R. Hoffa Memorial College Student Essay
06/01/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 677
2017 ESSAY CONTEST James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund All Applications must be sent to the Local Union Hall for approval by June 1, 2017. 1871 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, CT 06706 (Printable applicaiton below) GOOD LUCK.
President Signs Measure Making It Easier for Federal Contractors to Abuse Workers
03/29/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Mar. 29, 2017  | WORKER PROTECTIONS | The government contracts out hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of business to private entities, who in turn employ a huge share of American workers. But on Monday, President Trump signed a measure that will make it easier for those same firms to get a slice of that business even if they abuse their workers.
DTO Votes Yes
03/29/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
BRS Welcomes Denver Transit Operators. On March 29, Maintenance of Way and Dispatching Department employees of Denver Transit Operators (DTO) voted, by an overwhelming majority, to join the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen.
Sky Dental
03/29/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 104
The Retiree Chapter is almost here!
03/29/17 - AFSCME Local 1902
The AFSCME Local 1902 Retiree Chapter is nearly here!  The planning committee will be sending out information and membership forms in the mail to folks we have information on. If you're interested in learning more about what the chapter is all about, or if you have been waiting all this time to join, check out the attached flyer.
Alternate AMFA– SWA ASAP ERC Representative Election Results
03/29/17 - AMFA
March 29, 2017 -- On March 7, 2017, AMFA National called for nominations to fill the position of Alternate AMFA – Southwest Airlines (SWA) Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) Event Review Committee (ERC) Representative. Southwest Airlines members were allowed to submit names in nomination for this position. Following the close of the Willingness to Serve Form process of this election, there is only one candidate for this position: John Paonessa.
Alternate AMFA – SWA Outsourcing Liaison Representative Election Results
03/29/17 - AMFA
March 29, 2017 -- On March 7, 2017, AMFA National called for nominations to fill the position of Alternate AMFA – Southwest Airlines Outsourcing Liaison Representative. Southwest Airlines members were allowed to submit names in nomination for this position. Following the close of the Willingness to Serve Form process of this election, there is only one candidate for this position: Frederick Andrew Ruebman.
MAP FUND INFO
03/29/17 - IUOE Local 286
         Member Assistance Program (MAP) We all need a helping hand from time to time. As members of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 286, you are eligible for assistance through our Member Assistance Program (MAP).
SHOP STEWARD TRAINING
03/29/17 - IUOE Local 286
We had another great turnout at our most recent Shop Steward traaining in Federal Way on March 25, 2017. We had more than forty of your hard working shop stewards in attendance for a full day of training, soldidarity, food and swag. We're looking to have our next training in October. Please stay tuned for details.
Capital K9 Golf Outing
03/29/17 - NJLESA
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President Signs Measure Making It Easier for Federal Contractors to Abuse Workers
03/29/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 29, 2017  | WORKER PROTECTIONS | The government contracts out hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of business to private entities, who in turn employ a huge share of American workers. But on Monday, President Trump signed a measure that will make it easier for those same firms to get a slice of that business even if they abuse their workers.
President Signs Measure Making It Easier for Federal Contractors to Abuse Workers
03/29/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 29, 2017  | WORKER PROTECTIONS | The government contracts out hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of business to private entities, who in turn employ a huge share of American workers. But on Monday, President Trump signed a measure that will make it easier for those same firms to get a slice of that business even if they abuse their workers.
Winter Newsletter 2017
03/28/17 - Carpenters and Millrights Local Unions
Apprenticeship Applications
03/28/17 - International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 31
The Local 31 Joint Apprenticeship Committee will begin accepting Apprenticeship applications April 11, 2017. Applications will be accepted for 30 days. To submit an application, go to neiep.org. Under the Careers section select Houston, Local 31 and follow the instructions to submit an application.
tile class
03/28/17 - BACWI
Local #5 IMI Up~Grade Training Classes Nobelseal's National Trainer Dave Kennedy to Present Procedures on Shower Pan Upgrade Clamp & Trench Drains Tuesday, April 11th 4:30-8:30 p.m. Tile Training Center 17125 W.
Trade Really Did Kill Manufacturing Jobs
03/28/17 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 28, 2017  | OPINION | There have been a flood of opinion pieces and news stories in recent weeks wrongly telling people that it was not trade that led to the loss of manufacturing jobs in recent years, but rather automation. This means that all of those people who are worried about trade deficits costing jobs are simply being silly.
Trade Really Did Kill Manufacturing Jobs
03/28/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 28, 2017  | OPINION | There have been a flood of opinion pieces and news stories in recent weeks wrongly telling people that it was not trade that led to the loss of manufacturing jobs in recent years, but rather automation. This means that all of those people who are worried about trade deficits costing jobs are simply being silly.
The 2017 Teamster Local 743 Presidents Scholarship
03/28/17 - Teamsters Local 743
Teamsters LOCAL 743 PRESIDENTS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AND GUIDELINES ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE LOCAL 743 PRESIDENTS' SCHOLARSHIP COMMITIEE NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017:
IBT 2017 Unity Conference May 8th thru 11th
03/28/17 - Teamsters Local 743
The 2017 Unity Conference and GEB Swearing-in will be held on Tuesday, May 9, at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. The times for these events are as follows: Tuesday, May 9 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Unity Conference 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Trade Really Did Kill Manufacturing Jobs
03/28/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 28, 2017  | OPINION | There have been a flood of opinion pieces and news stories in recent weeks wrongly telling people that it was not trade that led to the loss of manufacturing jobs in recent years, but rather automation. This means that all of those people who are worried about trade deficits costing jobs are simply being silly.
We Are Ohio Applauds Mansfield For Opposing 'Right To Work'
03/28/17 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 22, 2017 WE ARE OHIO APPLAUDS MANSFIELD FOR OPPOSING 'RIGHT TO WORK' MANSFIELD, Ohio – Statewide pro-worker organization We Are Ohio applauded Mansfield City Council for unanimously approving a resolution opposing 'Right to Work’ on Tuesday.
Fleet Memo for March 25 2017
03/28/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
WC Bill
03/28/17 - Jefferson County Association of Educational Support Personnel
Good morning:  Based on what we are hearing in Frankfort, the terrible WC bill is not dead yet and could possibly get a hearing these last two days (the 29th and 30th) of the session.  It would be great if you can pass this along to your members, so they can call the LRC message line at 1-502-372-7181 and leave a message with their Senator to vote no on HB 296.
Trade Really Did Kill Manufacturing Jobs
03/28/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Mar. 28, 2017  | OPINION | There have been a flood of opinion pieces and news stories in recent weeks wrongly telling people that it was not trade that led to the loss of manufacturing jobs in recent years, but rather automation. This means that all of those people who are worried about trade deficits costing jobs are simply being silly.
In California, Businesses Battle Teamsters for Pot Distribution
03/27/17 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 27, 2017  | ORGANIZING | When Californians went to the polls this (sic) November to approve the legalization of marijuana for personal use, little did they realize it would morph into a battle between unions and business. The state is no slated to begin distributing licenses to marijuana business on Jan. 1, 2018.
More than four million jobs will likely be lost with a rapid transition to autonomous vehicles
03/27/17 - Teamsters Local 455
Click link for more info..... http://m.dailykos.
Compromise Frees Passage of FOP's Bill to Cover Colorado Cops for PTSD
03/27/17 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
A bill that sailed through an initial vote in the House Friday would assure that PTSD is a condition that qualifies for worker’s compensation insurance. House Bill 1229 is aimed at but doesn’t specify police officers and other first responders. But it describes what usually only they do that could cause post traumatic stress disorder.
Driverless Vehicles
03/27/17 - Teamsters Local 455
Click Link for More Info.... http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2017/03/22/bill-allowing-driverless-vehicles-passes-colorado.html.
In California, Businesses Battle Teamsters for Pot Distribution
03/27/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 27, 2017  | ORGANIZING | When Californians went to the polls this (sic) November to approve the legalization of marijuana for personal use, little did they realize it would morph into a battle between unions and business. The state is no slated to begin distributing licenses to marijuana business on Jan. 1, 2018.
Teamsters Local 767 Blood Drive
03/27/17 - Teamsters Local 767
 The Teamsters Local 767 Blood Drive will once again be held in conjunction with our Family Fun Day on April 22nd. We exceeded our goal last year so lets show them again this year what being a Teamster is all about. And lets help Carter Blood Care save more lives. Please click the link below to schedule your donation time. https://ww2.greatpartners.
Family Fun Day
03/27/17 - Teamsters Local 767
Join us on Saturday April 22nd for our 2nd annual Teamsters Local 767 Family Fun Day. All the fun begins right after the General Membership Meeting that starts at 10:00AM. We will have lots of food and entertainment for the whole family. Including a bounce house, fire truck, cotton candy, popcorn & lots of other fun activities.
2017 Teamsters Local 577 & Joint Council 80 Scholarship Applications
03/27/17 - Teamsters Local 577
Dear Members,      I am pleased to inform you applications for our Teamsters Local 577 AND Joint Council #80 College Scholarships are available at the Local Union Office.
Article of Interest
03/27/17 - IUEC Local 10
On February 17, 2017, the IUEC lost a brother in Tallahassee, Florida.  Brother Robert Myers worked with Otis Elevator and was the on site mechanic at the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare buildings.  We were all notified by the International of Brother Myers passing, and we sent our heart felt wishes to Local #49 and all our brothers and sisters at that time.
AFL-CIO LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 3-24-2017
03/27/17 - Laborers' Local 231
The Illinois House was the only chamber in session this week. The deadline to pass House Bills out of committee is Friday, March 31st. The House will be primarily focused on that deadline when they return next week. Both chambers will be in session next week, beginning at 12pm on Tuesday. School funding reform may be voted on next week.
In California, Businesses Battle Teamsters for Pot Distribution
03/27/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Mar. 27, 2017  | ORGANIZING | When Californians went to the polls this (sic) November to approve the legalization of marijuana for personal use, little did they realize it would morph into a battle between unions and business. The state is no slated to begin distributing licenses to marijuana business on Jan. 1, 2018.
anti-racist mobilization committee
03/27/17 - IUPAT local 10
The last general mebership meeting passed and endorsed the formation of the anti-racist mobilization committee with a well written resolution !  Sisters and Brothers we are bound by oath to oppose racism within our ranks where ever and whenever.
Michael Moore - No Time to Gloat
03/26/17 - McLean County Democratic Party
Director Michael Moore on Friday warned Democrats that while the decision to pull the Republican ObamaCare repeal bill was worth celebrating, it wasn't time "to gloat" but the opportunity "for the resistance to step forward." Republicans abandoned their effort to repeal ObamaCare Friday, when Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.
Universal Hiring Drivers and Warehouse
03/25/17 - Teamsters Local 414
Universal, servicing GM plant, is hiring drivers and warehouse with Teamster contract in place.  Great pay and benefits, medical and dental after 90 days, paid vacations, paid holidays after 60 days 40-50 hours a week.  Drivers start at $16 and max at $20 an hour, warehouse starts at $12 and max at $18.
Message for International Executive Board & Advisory Committee
03/25/17 - UFCW Minority Coalition
In Case You Missed It
03/24/17 - Teamsters local 570
  • GOP pulls bill to repeal Obamacare.   • UPS Teamsters pitch in for coworker in need.   • Trump proposes $2.5B in labor cuts.   • Unions are wondering: Resist or assist?   • The fake freedom of American health care.   • Baltimore City Council passes $15 minimum wage bill.   • What slashing the Labor Dept.
In Case You Missed It
03/24/17 - Teamsters Local 355
  • GOP pulls bill to repeal Obamacare.   • UPS Teamsters pitch in for coworker in need.   • Trump proposes $2.5B in labor cuts.   • Unions are wondering: Resist or assist?   • The fake freedom of American health care.   • Baltimore City Council passes $15 minimum wage bill.   • What slashing the Labor Dept.
Sue Mann and Pam Edgerley have retired!
03/24/17 -
Sue Mann and Pam Edgerley have retired. Both have been faces of this union for 20 plus years and we are sad to say goodbye. The two of them are looking forward to spending more time with their grandchildren and living a slow-paced life after years of hard work! All of us at Local 455 wish the two of them a wonderful retirement.
REMINDER: APRIL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 9
03/24/17 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 April General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, April 9 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. The meeting has been rescheduled to the second Sunday of April because the original meeting date conflicted with Easter Sunday. Hope to see you there.
In Case You Missed It
03/24/17 - Teamsters Local 992
  • GOP pulls bill to repeal Obamacare.   • UPS Teamsters pitch in for coworker in need.   • Trump proposes $2.5B in labor cuts.   • Unions are wondering: Resist or assist?   • The fake freedom of American health care.   • Baltimore City Council passes $15 minimum wage bill.   • What slashing the Labor Dept.
Worker Safety Takes Back Seat to Corporate Profits
03/24/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 23, 2017  | HEALTH & SAFETY | Congress in quick order has decided to renege on an Obama administration rule that allowed for more timely collection of data in order to track workplace injuries and illnesses. Evidently, modernizing the reporting system was a bridge too far for GOP lawmakers indebted to their corporate benefactors.
Worker Safety Takes Back Seat to Corporate Profits
03/24/17 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 23, 2017  | HEALTH & SAFETY | Congress in quick order has decided to renege on an Obama administration rule that allowed for more timely collection of data in order to track workplace injuries and illnesses. Evidently, modernizing the reporting system was a bridge too far for GOP lawmakers indebted to their corporate benefactors.
Worker Safety Takes Back Seat to Corporate Profits
03/24/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 23, 2017  | HEALTH & SAFETY | Congress in quick order has decided to renege on an Obama administration rule that allowed for more timely collection of data in order to track workplace injuries and illnesses. Evidently, modernizing the reporting system was a bridge too far for GOP lawmakers indebted to their corporate benefactors.
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