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February 25, 2018

On This Day in 1940

Woody Guthrie wrote “This Land Is Your Land” following a frigid trip—partially by hitchhiking, partially by rail—from California to Manhattan. The Great Depression was still raging. Guthrie had heard Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” and resolved to himself: “We can’t just bless America, we’ve got to change it”.
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Get the facts on Janus
02/26/18 - AFSCME Local 2067
Get the facts on Janus. A case before the Supreme Court threatens the rights of all public sector workers to organize and have a voice on the job. Every single AFSCME member needs to know what’s at stake, so check out the Council 75 guide to Janus to learn the facts.
Penn Fed Endorses Elizabeth Fiedler
02/25/18 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
The Pennsylvania Federation Endorses Elizabeth Fiedler for Democratic Candidate in Pennsylvania’s 184th district. A Working Class Choice for the Working Class.
Years of Service
02/25/18 - IBEW Local 291
Sunday February 25th is the last day to RSVP for the 2018 Years of Service Pin Ceremony/Apprentice Graduation.
Teamsters at Working People’s Day of Action
02/24/18 - Teamsters Local 492
Working People’s Day of Action in Albuquerque Today Saturday, February 24, New Mexico stood with thousands of working people across America as workers unite and demand an end to a system and an economy that’s rigged against us by the wealthy and powerful. Hundreds showed up at Nob Hill and viewed the Teamster Joint Council #3 Truck as the backdrop for the event.
Welcome To Our Newest Members
02/24/18 - IATSE Local 488
We swore in 11 new members at the February 11, 2018 General Membership Meeting in Portland.
Upcoming Fundraising Event
02/24/18 - Connecticut State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police
CSP K-9 Foundation Golf Tournament Monday, July 30, 2018 Hawk's Landing Country Club 201 Pattonwood Drive Southington, CT. 06489 $130.00 per golfer Registration: 08:00 Shotgun Start: 09:00 Breakfast Buffet Lunch Buffet Dinner Buffet Beer Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Deadline for Applications is February 26thPortland Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) Certification Classes March 5-6 & 8-9
02/24/18 - IATSE Local 488
Two new Aerial Lift ClassesMarch 5-6 & 8-9 Download and fill out the application and email cdavid
Deadline for Applications is March 2 for Portland Counterbalanced Forklift Certification; March 12-13
02/24/18 - IATSE Local 488
Class IV & V Counterbalanced Forklift Certification Training scheduled for March 12-13.
Today, Feb 24th Is The Last Day To Sign Up For Spokane OSHA 10 GES, February 28 & March 1 2018
02/24/18 - IATSE Local 488
Sign up today for OSHA 10 General Entertainment Safety! Deadline is midnight Saturday, Feb 24th All Members are storngly encouraged to attend this course which lays out basic safety protocols for our industry. Currently we are offering a $25 Dues Credit if you complete this course. Get Your Application Today.
Miller & Williams Fundraiser
02/24/18 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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No Justice For Officer Reed's Family
02/23/18 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
Video "An innocent man doesn't flee the scene of a murder, lead police on a six-hour manhunt, and get rid of their clothing and weapon. This is an absolute tragedy for Officer Reed's family, his department and police officers everywhere. It's unconscionable that a jury did not do the right thing in this senseless act of killing a police officer.
CWA/FRONTIER BARGAINING REPORT #26
02/23/18 - CWA Local 2222
CWA/FRONTIER BARGAINING REPORT #26 Bargaining resumed this week. No progress has been made. As of this report, Frontier has yet to provide a healthcare proposal or respond to the Union’s healthcare proposal. All issues explained in last Friday’s comprehensive bargaining report remain on the table for both sides.
UPDATE on Mitigated Prem Tech Reduction Discussions
02/23/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
As the result of many conversations between IBEW 21 representatives and AT&T’s Labor Relations Department, on February 14, 2018 the contemplated layoff of IBEW 21 Premises Technicians was stopped.  Since then talks on the implementation of alternatives have taken place. To avoid the contemplated layoff, Premises Technicians are being afforded the opportunity to voluntarily apply for open positions in the IBEW Transfer Plan (NTP) and are also being offered a voluntary layoff allowance for those Premises Technicians who want to leave AT&T.
Upcoming Meeting
02/23/18 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
At our Regular Membership Meeting on March 14th at 5:00 p.m. at the District Council 4 Office located at 455 Kehoe Blvd. Ste. 110 in Carol Stream IL.  All participants to the ILPF will be voting on needed language changes to the Trust Indenture to reflect the changes that took effect on January 1st, 2018.
JCBA Update 02-23-18
02/23/18 - TWU Local 568
The Executive Negotiating Committee this week met face to face with American Airlines in Washington D.C. Complete Tentative Agreements were reached on: Classifications-MTS Discussions continued on the MLS Classifications Article that contains some Scope provisions. The parties continued to narrow their positions in this article.
Teamsters Make Further Progress During Third Round of UPS Contract Negotiations
02/23/18 - Teamsters Local 71
The Teamsters National UPS Negotiating Committee continued to make progress on a variety of issues as the third round of contract negotiations with UPS and UPS Freight wrapped up today. “We made further progress on a number of non-economic issues,” said Denis Taylor, Director of the Teamsters Package Division and Co-Chairman of the Teamsters National UPS Negotiating Committee.
Building Our Union At West Campus
02/23/18 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
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2018 Golf Scholarship Tournament
02/23/18 - Teamsters Local 480
 
Text Message Notifications for Calendar Events
02/23/18 - support.unionactive.com
The calendar event notification scheduling now has a text message option. You can select Email to send the normal email notification or select the new Text w/Email Backup option. The Text w/Email Backup option will send a text message for the event notification to all users who are setup to receive text messages.
Amtrak's Safety Culture
02/23/18 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
The BMWED has extensive experience with Amtrak on the issues that drive Amtrak's safety culture. It is our members and Amtrak's customers who pay with our lives, and life changing injuries, when Amtrak management ignores their obligations to operate a safe railroad. Hopefully, with your help we can reverse the downward spiral on safety that began with the Boardman administration.
1.5M Retirees Await Congressional Fix for a Pension Time Bomb
02/22/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 22, 2018 | PENSIONS | The sprawling agreement to boost government spending reached by Republicans and Democrats this month quietly included a step toward defusing what could be a financial time bomb for 1.5 million retirees and hundreds of companies in the industrial Midwest and the South.
1.5M Retirees Await Congressional Fix for a Pension Time Bomb
02/22/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 22, 2018 | PENSIONS | The sprawling agreement to boost government spending reached by Republicans and Democrats this month quietly included a step toward defusing what could be a financial time bomb for 1.5 million retirees and hundreds of companies in the industrial Midwest and the South.
Services information for Raymond Galland
02/22/18 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers and Sisters  It is with extreme regret to have to inform you that Raymond Galland passed away on February 21, 2018, and was born on June 25, 1918. He will be truly missed by all. Local 33 sends its condolences to his family and friends. Services will be on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 2:00 pm at Joshua Memorial Park, 808 East Lancaster Blvd.
2019 Budget Attacks Postal Workers
02/22/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
White House Budget for 2019 Continues Attacks on Postal and Federal Workers WEB NEWS ARTICLE #:  17-2018 02/21/2018 - The White House introduced its proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget to Congress last week.
New Mexico AFL-CIO: 2018 Working People's Day of Action
02/22/18 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
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Attack on Public Sector Unions Funded by Wealthy Donors
02/22/18 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 22, 2018 | U.S.
Attack on Public Sector Unions Funded by Wealthy Donors
02/22/18 - Teamsters Local 355
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Read On | February 2018
02/22/18 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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Attack on Public Sector Unions Funded by Wealthy Donors
02/22/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 22, 2018 | U.S.
Press Release: AMFA Leadership Cast Vote of “No Confidence” in SWA VP of Maintenance Operations
02/22/18 - AMFA
February 22, 2018 -- Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association leaders cast a vote of “no confidence” today in Southwest Airlines Vice President of Maintenance Operations Landon Nitschke, asking Southwest CEO Gary Kelly and COO Mike Van de Ven to relieve Nitschke of his duties and responsibilities.
Attack on Public Sector Unions Funded by Wealthy Donors
02/22/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 22, 2018 | U.S.
Lax Enforcement Costs Workers $15 Billion in Wage Theft
02/21/18 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 21, 2018 | WAGES | Eighteen states and 20 cities raised their minimum wages on January 1. But many workers aren’t getting their raises because the federal and state governments don’t have the resources—and, all too often, just don’t care enough—to enforce minimum wage and overtime laws.
Lax Enforcement Costs Workers $15 Billion in Wage Theft
02/21/18 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 21, 2018 | WAGES | Eighteen states and 20 cities raised their minimum wages on January 1. But many workers aren’t getting their raises because the federal and state governments don’t have the resources—and, all too often, just don’t care enough—to enforce minimum wage and overtime laws.
Lax Enforcement Costs Workers $15 Billion in Wage Theft
02/21/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 21, 2018 | WAGES | Eighteen states and 20 cities raised their minimum wages on January 1. But many workers aren’t getting their raises because the federal and state governments don’t have the resources—and, all too often, just don’t care enough—to enforce minimum wage and overtime laws.
2018 Union Night at the Mavericks
02/21/18 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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March GMM
02/21/18 - AMFA Local 32
March Membership Meeting ****Thursday, March 15, 2018****
Lax Enforcement Costs Workers $15 Billion in Wage Theft
02/21/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 21, 2018 | WAGES | Eighteen states and 20 cities raised their minimum wages on January 1. But many workers aren’t getting their raises because the federal and state governments don’t have the resources—and, all too often, just don’t care enough—to enforce minimum wage and overtime laws.
Touch-a-truck event 2017
02/21/18 - Teamsters Local 231
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Remove Broadcast Archive Messages
02/21/18 - support.unionactive.com
There is a delete icon now in the recent broadcast archives list. Click the icon to remove a message from the archive history list.
Chinese NY Parade
02/21/18 - IATSE Local B4
For those of you who are scheduled to work BOH matinee this Sunday, the Chinese New Year parade will be coming through John F.
COLA Adjustment
02/21/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
In accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 25 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective March 3, 2018. The increase is the result of a rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). It will appear in paychecks dated March 23, 2018 (Pay Period 06-2018), and will total $520.
Lax Enforcement Costs Workers $15 Billion in Wage Theft
02/21/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 21, 2018 | WAGES | Eighteen states and 20 cities raised their minimum wages on January 1. But many workers aren’t getting their raises because the federal and state governments don’t have the resources—and, all too often, just don’t care enough—to enforce minimum wage and overtime laws.
March General Membership Meeting
02/20/18 - CWA Local 1103
March 2018 General Membership Meeting When: Thursday March 29th 2018 5:30PM Where Teamster Local 456, 160S.
Accident Prevention Workshop
02/20/18 - Teamsters Local 264
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Oregon Lobby Day
02/20/18 - AFSCME Local 2067
Register for Oregon Lobby Day on February 20, 2018! You're invited to join AFSCME members from around the state to talk to state legislators about protecting PERS and maintaining high quallity healthcare for state employees.  If you want to attend, help with collecting letters from your co-workers or working the phones, contact your union stewards and officers or call/text 503-510-0241.
Member and Retiree History Videos
02/20/18 - IUOE 302
Local 302 Member and Retiree Oral History Videos Please make some time and view our new Local 302 Member and Retiree Oral History Video section.  You can find the link on the menu to the left or Right Here.
The Trump Administration’s War on Workers
02/20/18 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 20, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | When Donald Trump was running for the presidency, he promised that, if he was elected, “the American worker[s] will finally have a president who will protect them and fight for them.

General Membership Meetings
Baltimore: March 4, 2018 @ 10 a.m.
Salisbury:
March 11, 2018 @ 10 a.m.
The Salisbury meeting will be held
at the Hampton Inn Salisbury,
121 East Naylor Mill Road, Salisbury, Md. 21801










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Years of Service
IBEW Local 291
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Teamsters Local 492
Welcome To Our Newest Members
IATSE Local 488
Upcoming Fundraising Event
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