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Inmate shoots Iowa deputy at hospital, kills self
09/01/14 - TCSOA
WEST UNION, Iowa — An Iowa jail inmate shot a sheriff's deputy and then killed himself on Saturday after grabbing the deputy's gun and trying to escape from a hospital, authorities said. Palmer Lutheran Health Center.
Walmart Woes
09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 61
Walmart mismanagement: Does it sound like a place where you work? Walmart has an outsize impact on the U.S. economy as it depresses wages, increases the trade gap with China and destroys locally-owned competitors. The way it treats its workers may have also spread. Consider this story from the peerless Hamilton Nolan at Gawker.
King of Tax Dodging
09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 61
The Whopper is about to become un-American Burger King is the latest U.S. company to try to buy a smaller foreign country and move its mailing address there so it can pay lower taxes. Burger King wants to buy Canadian restaurant chain Tim Horton's so it can take advantage of Canada's lower corporate tax rate.
Nominations for Employee of the Year
09/01/14 - TCSOA
Supervisors, reward a deserving employee / Officers, reward a deserving co-worker.  Any person may nominate a member.  TCSOA is now accepting nominations for "Employee of the Year" in the following categories: Civilian FTO Officer Supervisor Deputy Nominees must be a member of TCSOA.
2014 CLEAT Convention
09/01/14 - TCSOA
2014 CLEAT Convention November 5th-8th, 2014 San Antonio, Texas The 2014 CLEAT Convention will be held in San Antonio at the Holiday Inn – River Walk at: 217 North St.
CLEAT endorses Sen. Ken Paxton for Texas Attorney General
09/01/14 - TCSOA
Posted by CLEAT August 26, 2014 CLEAT President Todd Harrison, Sen. Ken Paxton, CLEAT Executive Director Charley Wilkison and Rep. Phil King. CLEAT  is endorsing state Sen. Ken Paxton in the 2014 race for Texas Attorney General.
CO gets $150K settlement in alleged work-related miscarriage
09/01/14 - TCSOA
By C1 Staff HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — A corrections officer who alleges that work conditions caused her to miscarry one of her twins has settled for $150,000 from Hudson County.
Local 162 Members Celebrate Labor Day
09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 162
Teamsters Local 162 members and their families were welcomed to a Labor Day picnic and celebration at Portland's Oaks Park.  Thousands of Union members from throughout the Portland area joined in the festivities.  There were Teamsters, Machinists, Plumbers, Electricians, Painters, Iron Workers, Food and Commerical Workers, Public Employee Unions and many more.
Video: Inmate scales prison fence, escapes
09/01/14 - TCSOA
By C1 Staff PAYETTE, Idaho — A Payette County Jail inmate is on the loose after scaling the yard fence over razor wire and escaping. http://www.correctionsone.
Calif. corrections officer may have known his killer
09/01/14 - TCSOA
The Californian BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A correctional officer found dead in the entryway of his southwest Bakersfield home appeared to have been shot multiple times and may have known his killer, according to court filings.
Terminal A Construction Update
09/01/14 - TWU Local 513
P. J. McGuire
09/01/14 - United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America Local #515
P. J. McGuire - Founder of Labor Day and the UBC Early Struggle for Survival McGuire's parents were typical of the throngs of Europeans arriving on America's shores. His mother, Catherine Hand O'Riley, survived the tragic loss of her first husband and six of their eight children in Ireland. Ready to start over in the New World, she met John J.
Looking Back at Labor Day's Turbulent Origins
09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 1, 2014 | LABOR HISTORY | Today will mark the 120th celebration of Labor Day as a legal, national holiday. What is the history of the Labor Day holiday? It had a turbulent, complicated beginning. Understanding more about this can help us to rethink the significance of this holiday today. American labor in 1894 was a volatile force.
LABOR DAY MESSAGE FROM GENERAL PRESIDENT HOFFA
09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 264
On the first Monday of every September, our nation honors the contributions and sacrifices of millions of working men and women. Labor Day is about remembering labor’s triumphs and the workers without whom society would not function.
Celebrate Labor on Labor Day
09/01/14 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
Labor Unions Gave Us Labor Day and Longer Life Spans
09/01/14 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 1, 2014 | OPINION | …Not only did organized labor advocate for a shorter workweek and workplace safety protections, but also helped extend our life spans. Workplace safety measures, even more so than modern medicine, helped extend the life spans of working Americans. Fewer workplace accidents and reducing the chance of simply being worn out over time lets us live longer lives.
Looking Back at Labor Day's Turbulent Origins
09/01/14 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 1, 2014 | LABOR HISTORY | Today will mark the 120th celebration of Labor Day as a legal, national holiday. What is the history of the Labor Day holiday? It had a turbulent, complicated beginning. Understanding more about this can help us to rethink the significance of this holiday today. American labor in 1894 was a volatile force.
Labor Unions Gave Us Labor Day and Longer Life Spans
09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 1, 2014 | OPINION | …Not only did organized labor advocate for a shorter workweek and workplace safety protections, but also helped extend our life spans. Workplace safety measures, even more so than modern medicine, helped extend the life spans of working Americans. Fewer workplace accidents and reducing the chance of simply being worn out over time lets us live longer lives.
Nominations 2014
09/01/14 - FOP Local 18
Nominations are open till Sept 26th 2014 for the following board positions in FOP North Cascades Lodge #18; Vice President- Treasurer- Sgt At Arms- Chairman of Committees- Chaplain- To Nominate someone they have to be an active member of FOP Lodge #18 in good standing. Send an email with your nomination to copshelpingcops@wafop18.
ALL MIAMI LABOR PROTEST 9-9-14
09/01/14 - Javier Ortiz, Webmaster for Miami FOP #20
Labor Unions Gave Us Labor Day and Longer Life Spans
09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 1, 2014 | OPINION | …Not only did organized labor advocate for a shorter workweek and workplace safety protections, but also helped extend our life spans. Workplace safety measures, even more so than modern medicine, helped extend the life spans of working Americans. Fewer workplace accidents and reducing the chance of simply being worn out over time lets us live longer lives.
Looking Back at Labor Day's Turbulent Origins
09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 1, 2014 | LABOR HISTORY | Today will mark the 120th celebration of Labor Day as a legal, national holiday. What is the history of the Labor Day holiday? It had a turbulent, complicated beginning. Understanding more about this can help us to rethink the significance of this holiday today. American labor in 1894 was a volatile force.
Non-Rev Travel Changes
09/01/14 - TWU Local 513
Brothers and Sisters, The next phase of changes to the non-rev travel program will occur on two dates Sept 10 & Sept 15. Read the links below to make yourself familar with the new changes.
CLEAT assisting Travis County in effort to improve pay
08/31/14 - TCSOA
CLEAT has been working with the Travis County Sheriff’s Association and had meetings with administration to address some significant issues as the county goes through the budget process for next year. The Association has been attending the budget meetings to address the baseline number of paid Certified Peace Officers positions and to fix the Peace Officers Pay Scale.
2014 Election Endorsements
08/31/14 - Carpenters Union Local 427 and Interior Systems Union Local 1306
KEVIN HILTON, DIRECTOR IOWA/NEBRASKA NORTH CENTRAL STATES REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS We are pleased to announce our endorsements for the 2014 elections.  As we have in the past, we make our decisions based on who we believe will best represent UBC issues at the State Legislature, in the Governor’s office, in Washington DC and elected offices.
Upcoming SLPOA Elections
08/30/14 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
Members, The SLPOA Executive Board elections are just around the corner. Filing for the available Executive Board seats will be held Monday September 1, 2014 through Friday September 5, 2014. You can obtain a candidate form from the SLPOA hall. Division Representatives are required to obtain five signatures from members within their Division.
A Message to the Media
08/30/14 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Until recently we have valued certain media relationships.  That value in our media relations has all but vanaished.  And it will take a lot to change that.  The way the news media as whole has shifted its agenda in recent months to portraying our profession as something it is not has strained our relationship with even those who have earned a level of trust with us.
Members at First Student, Crest Hill Ratify New Agreement
08/30/14 - Teamsters Local 179
On Friday, August 29th, drivers and monitors at First Student, Crest Hill ratified a new 5-year agreement by an over 2-1 margin. The new collective bargaining agreement includes yearly pay increases for each step, with senior drivers making over $20.00 per hour in the last year of the contract.
Happy Labor Day!
08/30/14 - CWA Local 1103
Happy Labor Day!   As this Labor Day approaches, the Local 1103 Executive Board wishes you a safe and happy Labor Day.  We encourage you to think about what Labor Day really means, and to celebrate all the sacrifices that have been made by men and women of labor past.  It is also a time to be proud of what each of you have given up for our own collective cause.
From Ohio AFL-CIO
08/30/14 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
Dear Andrew This Labor Day we will pause to recognize the incredible achievements of America’s workers.  Many of us will gather at parades and barbecues to celebrate all who make this country run.
PHX MX Local 32 T-shirts
08/29/14 - AMFA Local 32
PHX MX Local 32 T-shirts http://teespring.
National Director's August Update
08/29/14 - AMFA Local 32
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Happy Labor Day 2014
08/29/14 - UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO, AFL-CIO
For far too many Americans, Labor Day's history means nothing. The holiday is merely a day off or a signal of the end of summer. It means so much more to me.
Labor Day Mon., 9/1
08/29/14 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT... While wishing you and your family a safe holiday, I would like to leave you with this  thought:  THIS LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS OF THE LABOR MOVEMENT.
2014 Scholarship Award Criteria
08/29/14 - TEAMSTERS HISPANIC CAUCUS
Please print the Scolarship criteria and application for this year's schoalrship award.
No outrage against attempted murder of police officers
08/29/14 - Spokane Police Guild
Over the last 72 hours, there have been a number of attempted murders of police officers in Los Angeles County, yet there has been no community or media outrage.
FedEx Ground Misclassified as Independent Contractors Instead of Employees
08/29/14 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Court finds that workforce of FedEx Ground drivers are employees, not independent contractors. Could be liable for hundreds of millions of dollars in drivers’ operating expenses and wages Oakland, CA — The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that a class of 2,300 individuals working for FedEx Ground was misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.
UAW and GM Announce Cadillac SRX As New Product for Spring Hill Manufacturing
08/29/14 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
In a victory for Tennessee’s workers and families, UAW International Union and Local 1853 joined with General Motors executives to announce the Cadillac SRX as one of two future mid-size vehicles set for manufacturing at the Spring Hill plant, as well as a $191 million investment at the Spring Hill Complex for a new Small Gas Engine (SGE) program. The news means that GM will retain 415 jobs at the Spring Hill facility.
Happy Labor Day
08/29/14 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
The Officers, Executive Board, and staff of IBEW Local 21 would like to wish all of our members and retirees a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable Labor Day weekend. Enjoy your holiday you earned it! If you are looking for something to do this weekend there are many Labor Day Events scheduled. Click the headline above for more information.
Hudson Valley Labor takes the Ultimate ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
08/29/14 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Yesterday, Thursday, August 28 Labor unions from the Hudson Valley took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in a unique way. To date we have raised over $1,000 and more is coming in. Watch the video - we nominated some high profile people.
Member-Mobilization Training
08/29/14 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
  Want to build power at work? Take part in Oregon AFSCME's Volunteer Member Organizer Training! Public employees are facing greater and more frequent threats on their rights at work than ever before.
Members stress the importance, relevance of unions while staffing Oregon State Fair booth
08/29/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Oregon AFSCME members take over the AFL-CIO booth two days each year
Car Show September 13
08/29/14 - Lansing Labor News
Fourth annual American Muscle and Antique Auto Show - September 13   The only show devoted to American-made autos, hosted at Local 652. All proceeds go to the Lansing Labor News to help fund the paper you’re reading now. The show is open to the public and free to attend. It will be in the parking lots of Local 652 and 724 on Clare Street in Lansing.
September Labor News online
08/29/14 - Lansing Labor News
The September print issue of the Labor News is on its way.
2014 Labor Day Picnic
08/29/14 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Labor Day 2014 falls as early as possible on the calendar this year — Monday, Sept. 1.
In Case You Missed It
08/29/14 - Teamsters Local 355
  • The top 5 Union Plus benefit advantages.   • A celebration of grandparents and their hard work.   • Big win! Teamsters settle pay equity case with NYC.   • 5 charts that prove it's time American workers got a raise.   • Big union win in Minnesota - 27,000 home care workers.
Labor Day is dedicated to appreciating the contributions of the Working Class
08/29/14 - IBEW Local 659
 History Channel: Labor Day Labor Day, an annual celebration of workers and their achievements, originated during one of American labor history's most dismal chapters.
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