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    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 570
      • 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.
    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.
    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.
    AMFA-SWA Roadshow Flyer
    09/22/17 - AMFA
    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 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.
    URGENT ACTION ALERT: Affordable Care Act Repeal is Back!
    09/21/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    This week, the U.S. Senate is working on their newest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Graham-Cassidy bill, a last-ditch effort to repeal the ACA, is gaining steam, and Senators are hoping to bring it to a vote by September 30.
    NLRB Pick Litigated Reagan’s Air Traffic Case
    09/21/17 - Teamsters Local 888
    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.
    Union Hall Closures!!
    09/20/17 - IBEW Local 191
    Due to staff training, the Bellingham, Mt. Vernon and Wenatchee offices will be closed all day Friday October 27th. Dispatch will be by phone only. The Everett office will be closed from 10:00am (after dispatch) Friday October 27th until 8:00am Monday October 30th.
    AMFA - SWA Technician Negotiations Road Show Schedule
    09/20/17 - AMFA
    September 20, 2017 -- On August 17, 2017, AMFA and Southwest Airlines finished the last scheduled negotiation session for the foreseeable future. The AMFA Negotiating Committee has made the decision to go out and explain where we are in the process, what issues remain open, and to answer questions from the membership.
    Need Help Sept. 26
    09/20/17 - IBEW Local 483
    ?On Sept. 26, next Tuesday - join your brothers & sisters in the Tacoma HR unit for informational picketing prior to the City Council meeting.  Help bring the pressure to the City for a fair contract.
    Several Large Upcoming Events
    09/20/17 - IATSE Local 33
    September 20, 2017 From the Business Representative – Theatre  Brothers and Sisters, Starting around October 22, 2017 and going through November 7, 2017 Several large events will be taking place in Orange County. Coast2Coast Production Services will be looking to Local 33 to help with the labor demands on these events.
    Labor Shortage Gives Workers an Edge
    09/20/17 - Teamsters local 570
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    Labor Shortage Gives Workers an Edge
    09/20/17 - Teamsters Local 355
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    Valley & NGS Picnics
    09/20/17 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    Local 266 Members Mark Your Calendar!! The Valley Picnic will be in the PERA Pavilion on Saturday, October 14th from 11am - 4pm. We hope you'll all join us for a wonderful time.
    Labor Shortage Gives Workers an Edge
    09/20/17 - Teamsters Local 992
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    In our prayers
    09/20/17 - IUEC Local 10
    I have received the following from the International Office. Brothers and Sisters: It is with deep regret that we inform you that on Monday, September 18, 2017, 40 year old mechanic Simon Viel was killed in a on the job accident.  He was on a callback in Montreal Canada while working for Kone Elevator Company.  He began with the IUEC in April 1997.
    Labor Shortage Gives Workers an Edge
    09/20/17 - Teamsters Local 888
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    General Membership September 20, 2017
    09/19/17 - AFSCME Local 3336
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    Operation LifesaverPreview of U.S. Rail Safety Week Events
    09/19/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Operation Lifesaver Inc. Offers Preview of U.S. Rail Safety Week Events As the first U.S. Rail Safety Week (RSW), September 24-30 approaches, Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) President and CEO Bonnie Murphy previewed the event’s planned activities, key sponsors and information on how potential participants can learn more.
    Hurricane Disaster Fund
    09/19/17 - IBEW Local 332
    As you know there have been a couple of devastating hurricanes in the last month, threatening and displacing thousands of men, women and children. Many families have lost their homes, cherished possesions, vehicles and a place to go to work. Major hardship has been inflicted.
    Compliance Reminder: Non-Compliance Awareness
    09/19/17 - AMFA
    September 19, 2017 -- On July 13, 2017, Southwest terminated an Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) for deviating from “all required procedures included in MT 735-00-01. The letter of termination indicates that the Company relied on surveillance tape to determine that the AMT may have allowed a second mechanic to sign for work that the AMT had performed: “security video evidences that a second AMT did not enter the area of the flight crew oxygen cylinder and therefore, required processes and/or procedures of MT 735-00-01 were not completed.”
    A Radical GOP Proposal to Roll Back Worker Protections
    09/19/17 - Teamsters local 570
    Sept. 19, 2017 | WAR AGAINST WORKERS | …Republicans in Congress, urged on by wealthy corporate lobbyists, have introduced H.R. 3441. They say it is intended to overturn Browning Ferris. The bill would certainly do that, but it would do much, much more.
    A Radical GOP Proposal to Roll Back Worker Protections
    09/19/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    Sept. 19, 2017 | WAR AGAINST WORKERS | …Republicans in Congress, urged on by wealthy corporate lobbyists, have introduced H.R. 3441. They say it is intended to overturn Browning Ferris. The bill would certainly do that, but it would do much, much more.
    Endorsed Candidates
    09/19/17 - IBEW Local 483
    ?Please Consider Voting for these Local 483 Endorsed Candidates: ??Victoria Woodards  Mayor, City of Tacoma ?Robert Thoms        Dist 2, City of Tacoma ?Catherine Ushka    Dist. 4, City of Tacoma ?Chris Beale            Dist. 5, City of Tacoma ?Lillian Hunter         Dist.
    JOB POSTING NB Asst Mstr Mech
    09/19/17 - Connecticut Fire Equipment Mechanics Association
    CITY OF NEW BRITAIN CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION announces An Open Competitive Examination for ASSISTANT MASTER MECHANIC (AMM)……………….……$74,809 per year (3 Steps) This position is represented by Local 992, IAFF, AFL-CIO.
    A Radical GOP Proposal to Roll Back Worker Protections
    09/19/17 - Teamsters Local 992
    Sept. 19, 2017 | WAR AGAINST WORKERS | …Republicans in Congress, urged on by wealthy corporate lobbyists, have introduced H.R. 3441. They say it is intended to overturn Browning Ferris. The bill would certainly do that, but it would do much, much more.

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