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On This Day in 1908

The first production Ford Model T leaves the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Mich. It was the first car ever manufactured on an assembly line, with interchangeable parts. The auto industry was to become a major U.S. employer, accounting for as many as one of every eight to 10 jobs in the country .
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Without UNIONS
09/26/17 - Communications Workers Of America Local 1122
Without UNIONS, workers will lose many of the protections AGAINST abusive employers.  Wages for all will be depressed, even as corporate profits soar.  The American dream will be destroyed for millions.  And we will have government of the corporations, by the already powerful, for the wealthy. Kenneth Bernstein, Teacher & Blogger, in a 2011 CNN.
Floating Holiday for Verizon
09/26/17 - CWA Local 2222
Good morning all, This is just a friendly reminder that all Verizon associates need to schedule their Floating Holiday no later than September 30 or risk the company denying it. Make sure it is in writing so management doesn't forget or lose it.
Operators Guide
09/26/17 - ATU Local 1001
Cady Stanton
09/26/17 - ATU Local 1001
ATU Press Release
09/26/17 - ATU Local 1001
 RTD is saying that the strong economy hurts their recruiting.  The whole truth is that they ARE hiring but horrendous working conditions chase those new hires away.  As long as RTD forces bus and train operators to work on their days off (with just one or two days’ notice at Light Rail), RTD will not retain employees.
500 Teamsters & Family Attend NM Teamster Appreciation Day 2017
09/25/17 - Teamsters Local 492
500 Attend NM Teamster Appreciation Day 2017  500 people were in attendance at the 2017 New Mexico Teamsters Appreciation Day on Saturday Sept 23rd.
Request Governor's Signature for RM3
09/25/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
When wages are low, all of Illinois pays
09/25/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Anti-tax fever seems to be on the rise in Illinois, most recently in editorial and public comments about the Cook County Board of Commissioners’ levy on sugary drinks.
Fleet Memo for September 23 2017
09/25/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Supreme Court Opens Its New Term With Attack on Workers’ Rights
09/25/17 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 25, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Supreme Court returns Monday from its summer vacation for the first full term where Neil Grouch will occupy a seat at the far end of the Court’s bench. And the Court will open this term with a trio of cases that are very likely to immunize many employers from consequences for their illegal actions.
Citizenship Informational Meeting
09/25/17 - Teamsters Local 542
Teamsters Local 542's Citizenship Informational Meeting Teamsters Local 542 will be hosting a Citizenship Informational Meeting on Sunday, October 29, 2017 for Teamsters Local 542 Members and their immediate families. The meeting will include elegibility, qualification and available grants information in order to help you become a Citizen of the United States of America.
OSHA 10 ET&D Training
09/25/17 - IBEW Local 483
Supreme Court Opens Its New Term With Attack on Workers’ Rights
09/25/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 25, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Supreme Court returns Monday from its summer vacation for the first full term where Neil Grouch will occupy a seat at the far end of the Court’s bench. And the Court will open this term with a trio of cases that are very likely to immunize many employers from consequences for their illegal actions.
Police: Gunman Kills 1, Injures 7 At Tennessee Church
09/25/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A masked gunman invaded a Nashville church Sunday and opened fire, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants.  At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities said.  An usher confronted the shooter, who apparently shot himself in the struggle before he was arrested, police said.  No motive was immediately determined.
Supreme Court Opens Its New Term With Attack on Workers’ Rights
09/25/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 25, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Supreme Court returns Monday from its summer vacation for the first full term where Neil Grouch will occupy a seat at the far end of the Court’s bench. And the Court will open this term with a trio of cases that are very likely to immunize many employers from consequences for their illegal actions.
ABF Proposal Meetings
09/25/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 104
Listed below are the Contract Proposal dates for ABF. If you are an ABF member, please make every effort to attend one of these meetings. Thank you.
Supreme Court Opens Its New Term With Attack on Workers’ Rights
09/25/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Sept. 25, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Supreme Court returns Monday from its summer vacation for the first full term where Neil Grouch will occupy a seat at the far end of the Court’s bench. And the Court will open this term with a trio of cases that are very likely to immunize many employers from consequences for their illegal actions.
A Message From Your Clerk Craft Director
09/24/17 - APWU Local
Members you know firsthand that the Union works hard to protect your jobs, fight for better wages, and provide good benefits and working conditions. As all that was mentioned above, the APWU ‘s fight is not easy. Our union stand up for the rights of our membership. However, current attack by Management is not an easy fight for us.
CALL TO ACTION: Kentucky Pension Rally
09/24/17 - Jefferson County Association of Educational Support Personnel
JCAESP/AFSCME Building Rep Training Session
09/24/17 - Jefferson County Association of Educational Support Personnel
Good Afternoon JCAESP/AFSCME Members, We have scheduled a JCAESP/AFSCME Building Rep Training Session for this Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 8:00 am. -12:00 noon at the AFSCME Union Hall, 4315 Preston Highway Ste. 101, Louisville, Kentucky 40213. A Continental Breakfast will be provided starting at 7:30 am.
9/22/17 - PBC Bargaining Update
09/23/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
CWA Alert!  A bargaining session was held on Friday, September 22nd.  We did not reach an agreement.  We will be meeting again soon to continue negotiations.  We will keep you updated.
Upcoming Teamsters National Freight ABF Contract Negotiations-Proposals
09/22/17 - Teamsters Local 492
As you are aware, the current Teamsters ABF NMFA expires on March 31, 2018. In preparation for negotiations for a successor agreement with ABF, the IBT is requesting local unions representing employees at ABF, confer with their members and shop stewards, and submit suggested proposals to the negotiating committees.
Teamster UPS Screening Committees & Two-Person Review Scheduled
09/22/17 - Teamsters Local 492
The UPS and UPS Freight Screening Committees are scheduled for September 25th and the Two-Person Review is scheduled for October 17th. Teamsters Package Division Director Denis Taylor, Co-Chair of the UPS National Negotiating Committee, will lead the meetings along with Kris Taylor who is Co-Chair of the UPS Freight National Negotiating Committee.
Gov Christie 200 Million Dollar Drug Initiative
09/22/17 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
Narcan. The New Jersey Department of Corrections is allocating $1.2 million to train DOC custody staff on the administration of Narcan and provide each staff member with a dose to carry on their person in case of an inmate emergency. The funding also will provide one Narcan dose to each inmate being released, estimated to be about 10,000 each year. Since April 2014, there have been more than 32,000 deployments of Narcan by law enforcement and EMS agencies throughout New Jersey including more than 9,500 deployments for 2017 thus far.  
In Case You Missed It
09/22/17 - Teamsters Local 355
  • It’s Round Two in the Fight for $15.   • Why are drug prices so high?   • Push for Nafta overhaul may fall short…   • Federal court voids convictions of Boston Teamsters.   • One-actor show portrays leader of 1934 Teamster strikes.   • Trump stacks Labor Dept. with friends of big business.
SJU Family Assist Memo/Sign-Up
09/22/17 - TWU Local 513
Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women’s Lives At Work
09/22/17 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 22, 2017 | BOOK REVIEW | Their names are enshrined on legal cases that became law, and cited ever after as precedents. But the stories of the lead plaintiffs who went to court and ended up making history got lost. Author Gillian Thomas wanted to find these women, recover their stories, and pay tribute to them.
In Case You Missed It
09/22/17 - Teamsters Local 992
  • It’s Round Two in the Fight for $15.   • Why are drug prices so high?   • Push for Nafta overhaul may fall short…   • Federal court voids convictions of Boston Teamsters.   • One-actor show portrays leader of 1934 Teamster strikes.   • Trump stacks Labor Dept. with friends of big business.
Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women’s Lives At Work
09/22/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 22, 2017 | BOOK REVIEW | Their names are enshrined on legal cases that became law, and cited ever after as precedents. But the stories of the lead plaintiffs who went to court and ended up making history got lost. Author Gillian Thomas wanted to find these women, recover their stories, and pay tribute to them.
Busy Sunday 9/24/2017
09/22/17 - IATSE Local 33
Busy Sunday, September 24,  2017 Local 33 will be DOUBLING at Staples. Make sure you are calling in for this Sunday.
Inter-local Pension Meeting
09/22/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
On September 17, 2017 over 450 retired and active Local 458M Members attended a ILPF Special Meeting regarding the future of our pension fund. The ILPF Administrator Larry Mitchell along with the ILPF Attorney Tom Kennedy addressed our members regarding the upcoming changes.
Stronger Together
09/22/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women’s Lives At Work
09/22/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 22, 2017 | BOOK REVIEW | Their names are enshrined on legal cases that became law, and cited ever after as precedents. But the stories of the lead plaintiffs who went to court and ended up making history got lost. Author Gillian Thomas wanted to find these women, recover their stories, and pay tribute to them.
Bookkeeper Wanted!
09/22/17 - IBEW Local 191
IBEW 191 has an opening and is looking for a qualified bookkeeper to join our staff. Position comes with a good family wage and benefits.
In Case You Missed It
09/22/17 - Teamsters Local 888
  • It’s Round Two in the Fight for $15.   • Why are drug prices so high?   • Push for Nafta overhaul may fall short…   • Federal court voids convictions of Boston Teamsters.   • One-actor show portrays leader of 1934 Teamster strikes.   • Trump stacks Labor Dept. with friends of big business.
Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women’s Lives At Work
09/22/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Sept. 22, 2017 | BOOK REVIEW | Their names are enshrined on legal cases that became law, and cited ever after as precedents. But the stories of the lead plaintiffs who went to court and ended up making history got lost. Author Gillian Thomas wanted to find these women, recover their stories, and pay tribute to them.
September 2017
09/21/17 - IUPAT local 10
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NLRB Pick Litigated Reagan’s Air Traffic Case
09/21/17 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 21, 2017 | LABOR | President Trump’s nominee for the top attorney job at the NLRB argued against a now-defunct air traffic controllers union in a case that critics consider a key event contributing to decades of decline of union membership and wage stagnation. Peter Robb was nominated Sept. 15 by the White House to serve as general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.
Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act
09/21/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
We have had many questions about the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act. This article from the APWU web page explains your rights and other rights available to veterans. http://www.apwu.
NLRB Pick Litigated Reagan’s Air Traffic Case
09/21/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 21, 2017 | LABOR | President Trump’s nominee for the top attorney job at the NLRB argued against a now-defunct air traffic controllers union in a case that critics consider a key event contributing to decades of decline of union membership and wage stagnation. Peter Robb was nominated Sept. 15 by the White House to serve as general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.
NLRB Pick Litigated Reagan’s Air Traffic Case
09/21/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 21, 2017 | LABOR | President Trump’s nominee for the top attorney job at the NLRB argued against a now-defunct air traffic controllers union in a case that critics consider a key event contributing to decades of decline of union membership and wage stagnation. Peter Robb was nominated Sept. 15 by the White House to serve as general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.
Trump stacks the US Dept of Labor with big business chums
09/21/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
When, amid scandal and scrutiny, the bombastic fast-food CEO Andy Puzder withdrew himself as President Trump’s nominee for secretary of labor back in February, worker advocates—who’d run an aggressive campaign to oppose him—let out a collective sigh of relief.
IBEW 332 Health Fair-2017
09/21/17 - IBEW Local 332
The 2017 Health Fair will be held on Saturday September 30th at our meeting hall. This is a great opportunity to talk to your health care providers about their programs and services. This could be helpful if you're considering any changes to your plan during the open enrollment period in December.
Training Courses
09/21/17 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Boilermakers Welding and Training Courses. Tube Welding with SMAW and GTAW: Develops knowledge and skills required to weld two-inch diameter mild steel pipe in the 6G position using the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and (SMAW) processes.
Renewal of DC Elevator Mechanics License
09/21/17 - IUEC Local 10
I spoke with the ladies at Pearson Vue yesterday.  The computer for the renewal of DC Elevator Mechanics License is in the middle of a total overhaul.  The Renewal Letters that normally go out in September, will not be going out until October.  The system is unavailable until after October 1, 2017.  That will still give everyone 60 days to renew your license.
Last Chance to Get Your ILLINI Football Tickets
09/21/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
This is your last chance to order your tickets to join your IBEW 21 sisters and brothers at the ILLINI Football game on October 14th which includes the tailgate before the game. Last orders will be taken on Monday September 25th so we can get you your tickets on time.
Another successful drive
09/21/17 - IUEC Local 10
I would like to thank everyone who came out yesterday for the blood drive.  It was nice to see some of our Retired members here.  Billy Johnston, Pat Davis, Chip Carr, John Jenkins and his wife Maggie, all came out to donate.  Dan Cellucci and Heather Harris, from the Otis Office, joined us.
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