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What Kids Need Education Forum
02/26/15 - HVALF AFL-CIO
What Kids Need Education Forum Thursday, March 26th 6:30 - 8:30 PM Monroe-Woodbury High School 155 Dunderberg Road Central Valley, NY Join us to talk about what all kids neew and how Governor Cuomo plans to destroy public education Speakers: Diane Ravitch, Education Activist & Former U.S.
Reclaiming Public Education Forum
02/26/15 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Reclaiming Public Education Forum Wednesday, March 18th 6:30PM Temple Beth Sholom 228 New Hempstead Road New City, NY
360-Degree Performance Evaluations
02/26/15 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Some departments at OHSU have instituted “360-degree” reviews.  This a process in which an employee’s performance evaluation is based, at least in part, on feedback gathered not only from their supervisor, but also their peers.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Clause Everyone Should Oppose
02/26/15 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 25, 2015 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | washingtonpost.com -  …Who will benefit from the TPP? Smerican workers? Consumers? Small businesses? Taxpayers? Or the biggest multinational corporations in the world? One hint is buried in the fine print of the closely guarded draft.
Worker's Memorial Day: April 25, 2015
02/26/15 - UFCW 1439
April 25, 2015 Worker's Memorial Day at Mission Park 11:00am
Worker's Memorial Day: April 25, 2015
02/26/15 - UFCW 1439
Worker's Memorial Day: April 25, 2015
02/26/15 - UFCW 1439
Saturday April 25, 2015 at Spokane City's Mission Park at 11:00am. This is the 25th annual cermony highlighting workplace safeway and honoring those who died last year due to workplace injuries or illnesses. Hosted by the Spokane Regional Labor Coucnil, T-shirts available. Call Spokane Regional Labor Council at 509-327-7637 for more information.
Tyson Contract Offer Vote: March 5, 2015
02/26/15 - UFCW 1439
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Attack On Akron Stopped
02/26/15 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
News Update Thursday, February 26, 2015, 10:02 AM House Panel Pulls Local Hiring Quota From ODOT Budget, Relaxes Eastern Corridor Funding Prohibition The House Finance & Appropriations Committee backed off a contentious proposal to ban local hiring quotas as the panel prepared to vote on the nearly $6 billion transportation budget.
Bus to Madison, Saturday 2/28/15
02/26/15 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 494
 There will be two buses going to Madison on Saturday that will be filled through reservations on a first come, first serve basis. You can reserve a spot on the bus by emailing me at ekitchin@wisaflcio.org. Feel free to share with any interested members.
Dispatch Related Issues
02/26/15 - IBEW Local 191
For all Dispatch related issue please direct all emails to dispatch@ibew191.com or katie.hansen@ibew191.
Michigan Workers Warn Wisconsin About The Danger of ‘Right-To-Work’ Laws
02/26/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
As the Wisconsin Senate begins a fast-tracked debate over a controversial “right-to-work” bill on Wednesday, workers in neighboring Michigan are speaking out about the impacts the anti-union policy has had on their state.
2015 Thomas Carozza, Sr Scholarship Information
02/26/15 - AFSCME Council 15, Connecticut Council of Police
Read Frontline Now!
02/26/15 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
February 26, 2015 Find out what is going on “Across the Local” by reading Frontline. The latest issue is on its way but you can read it now before it gets to your mailbox. In this issue you will also find articles about IBEW 21 scholarships, bargaining at DirectSat, and how you’re making a difference in the communities where you live and work.  
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Clause Everyone Should Oppose
02/26/15 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 26, 2015 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | washingtonpost.com -  …Who will benefit from the TPP? Smerican workers? Consumers? Small businesses? Taxpayers? Or the biggest multinational corporations in the world? One hint is buried in the fine print of the closely guarded draft.
Local leaders ask tough questions about the ACA
02/26/15 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 10, 2015 | The Affordable Care Act (ACA) – commonly referred to as ObamaCare – and our union members' healthcare plans have recently become a major issue for union negotiators bargaining successor contracts.
QUICK READ
02/26/15 - IBEW Local 768
Why Screwing Unions Screws the Entire Middle Class LINK "Income inequality has grown dramatically since the mid-'70s—far more in the US than in most advanced countries—and the gap is only partly related to college grads outperforming high-school grads.
2015 Peanut Butter Drive
02/26/15 - IBEW Local 483
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First Quarter 2015 Loadline
02/26/15 - IUOE 302
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Clause Everyone Should Oppose
02/26/15 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 26, 2015 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | washingtonpost.com -  …Who will benefit from the TPP? Smerican workers? Consumers? Small businesses? Taxpayers? Or the biggest multinational corporations in the world? One hint is buried in the fine print of the closely guarded draft.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Clause Everyone Should Oppose
02/26/15 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 26, 2015 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | washingtonpost.com -  …Who will benefit from the TPP? Smerican workers? Consumers? Small businesses? Taxpayers? Or the biggest multinational corporations in the world? One hint is buried in the fine print of the closely guarded draft.
Discount
02/26/15 - Irving Police Association
Officer Bott's wife Jacqueline Botts is finishing Chiropractic schools and needs to a cetain number of adjustments completed for graduation.  Attached is the flier with the needed information.
Save the Date
02/26/15 - Wyoming General Employee Union
Looking out the window, it's hard to believe warm weather will ever get here, but it will.  It always does. :) In regards to warm weather, just wanted to let you know that this year the Union picnic is scheduled for August 29, 2015. Details will be made available at a later date.
2015 Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at Fenway Park
02/26/15 - Connecticut State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police
Law Enforcement Appreciation Night Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:10 PM The Boston Red Sox has teamed up with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to show our appreciation for the men and women of Red Sox Nation who serve as law enforcement officers, corrections officers and first responders.
NEW Inclement Weather Phone Number
02/26/15 - IUEC Local 10
As all of those who attend school should know, NEIEP school follows the Inclement Weather policy of the Univesity of Maryland.  The University of Maryland Inclement Weather phone number has changed.  The NEW number is 301-985-SNOW (7669).  You must call this number after 2:00 pm to be informed of the changes for any given day.
MY MAIL - MY OHIO
02/26/15 - OPWU
The Ohio Postal Workers Union along with four member locals who are facing mail processing plant closures this year have joined together to produce mymailmyohio.com a website geared to informing the public about what will happen to mail processing and delivery if these plants are closed. With assistance from the national union and the Ohio AFL-CIO, the website is up and active.
UNITED, WE BARGAIN!
02/26/15 - CWA Local 2222
Brother Earl Wooden Services
02/26/15 - IATSE Local 33
Brother Earl Wooden passed away on February 22,  2015.  His services will be Saturday, March 7,  2015 at 1:00 pm, located at Pacific View Memorial Park, 3500 Pacific View Drive, Corona Del Mar, CA. 92625.
The Blitzes are coming!!!!
02/25/15 - IBEW Local 191
The Blitzes are coming!!! Westside Blitz March 24, 25 and 26! Eastside Blitz April 28, 29 and 30! Volunteers needed.
NEWSLETTER
02/25/15 - IBEW Local 191
The next issue of Arcs & Sparks is planned for April, if you would like to submit an article, jobsite photo, etc.. please submit them to tim.silsbee@ibew191.com by March 20th.
American making ‘substantial progress’ in integration, airline filing says
02/25/15 - TWU Local 568
Bill Hethcock-Staff Writer- Dallas Business Journal-Feb 25, 2015 American Airlines Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AAL) has made "substantial progress" toward integrating operations with US Airways since the December 2013 merger of the carriers, according to a 10-K form the airline filed today. Fort Worth-based American appears to be off to a good start for 2015 as well.
White House Moves to Close Retirement Advice Loophole
02/25/15 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 25, 2015 | RETIREMENT | workingamerica.org -  The Obama administration took the first step to close a loophole in the rules that govern Wall Street brokers and financial firms that provide retirement investment advice. That loophole can drain away thousands, or even tens of thousands, of dollars of hard-earned savings from a single retirement account.
White House Moves to Close Retirement Advice Loophole
02/25/15 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 25, 2015 | RETIREMENT | workingamerica.org -  The Obama administration took the first step to close a loophole in the rules that govern Wall Street brokers and financial firms that provide retirement investment advice. That loophole can drain away thousands, or even tens of thousands, of dollars of hard-earned savings from a single retirement account.
How Trade Deals Boost the Top 1% and Bust the Rest
02/25/15 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 25, 2015 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | truthdig.org - …today's "trade agreements" should really be called "global corporate agreements" because they're mostly about protecting the assets and profits  of global corporations like Google, Apple, Uber, Facebook, Walmart, McDonalds, Microsoft, and Pfizer, rather than increasing jobs and wages.
Craftsman is in the Mail
02/25/15 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
I am sure you have been wondering where your latest Craftsman issue is at.  The District Council 4 Printer's Newsletter has been placed in the mail this past Monday. But if you can't wait please click on the following link: http://www.districtcouncil4.com/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_article.
MESSAGE FROM TWU INTL BENEFITS COORDINATOR
02/25/15 - TWU Local 568
AA has been receiving many calls about the Health Coverage Reporting and so has the Benefits Committee.  Please see the information below that was put on my.aa.com by AA today explaining the issue.
03/10/2015 Membership Meeting will be held at the Best Western at 26 & I65 at 05:25am and 5:25pm
02/25/15 - Teamsters Local 1070
Read On | February 2015
02/25/15 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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IATSE Local B4 - Make up meeting March 2, 2015
02/25/15 - IATSE Local B4
The General Membership Meeting that was to be held on  Monday, January 26, 2015 had to be cancelled due to the snow.  The make up meeting will be Monday, March 2,2015 at 6:00 PM at the Transportation Building, Conference Room #5, Stuart & Tremont Streets, Boston, MA.  (You might need to show a photo I.D. to get in.) I would strongly recommend joining us at this meeting.
IUE-CWA Members Say NO to TPP!
02/25/15 - IUE-CWA Local 301
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) also known as "NAFTA on Steroids" is poised to become the largest free trade agreement ever. If passed it will only benefit corporations profits by reducing labor costs, stripping workers rights and dismantling labor. We would lose U.S. jobs to overseas and cheaper labor costs.
Joint Statement from Leo W. Gerard, International President, United Steelworkers (USW) and Sean McGarvey, President, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU)
02/25/15 - USW LOCAL 5 - United Steelworkers Int'l Union
February 25, 2015 FOR IMMEIDATE RELEASE ATLANTA, GA -- There has been much confusion concerning the United Steelworkers (USW) negotiations with the refinery industry regarding the scope of our members’ work.
Election Notice and Campaign Rules
02/25/15 - AFGE Local 0003
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White House Moves to Close Retirement Advice Loophole
02/25/15 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 25, 2015 | RETIREMENT | workingamerica.org -  The Obama administration took the first step to close a loophole in the rules that govern Wall Street brokers and financial firms that provide retirement investment advice. That loophole can drain away thousands, or even tens of thousands, of dollars of hard-earned savings from a single retirement account.
How Trade Deals Boost the Top 1% and Bust the Rest
02/25/15 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 25, 2015 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | truthdig.org - …today's "trade agreements" should really be called "global corporate agreements" because they're mostly about protecting the assets and profits  of global corporations like Google, Apple, Uber, Facebook, Walmart, McDonalds, Microsoft, and Pfizer, rather than increasing jobs and wages.
General President O'Sullivan's response to Keystone Veto
02/25/15 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Washington, DC.
In Memoriam - Richard E. Lovgren
02/25/15 - BAC Local 2 Washington Idaho Montana
Former longtime member Richard E. Lovgren passed away December 19, 2014. Richard was a Bricklayer and had 32 years with the BAC. Richard will surely be missed by all who knew him. A memorial service is being held this Saturday at the Aberdeen Elks Lodge. Click on the link below to view his obituary. http://thedailyworld.
Contaminated Cabin Air
02/25/15 - Horizon Air AFA-CWA
Numerous Air Safety Agencies have called for contaminated air detection systems to be fitted to commercial aircraft to prevent flight safety being compromised and to warn when their air is contaminated. The industry has ignored these calls and continues to fail to inform passengers when they have been exposed to contaminated air on aircraft.
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