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Honorary member Billy Holcomb
08/21/14 - International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 31
Honorary member Billy Holcomb passed away today, August 21, 2014.
IAM, United Reach Tentative Agreement for Maintenance Instructors
08/21/14 - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced District 141 and United Airlines reached a tentative agreement for IAM-represented maintenance instructors. The tentative accord provides for significant wage, benefit and job-security improvements, including a $122 annual IAM National Pension Plan multiplier for 2014 that increases to $128 in 2018, $40.
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - IAFF
08/21/14 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
You are all probably familiar with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that has been sweeping the nation on social media.  Well, this coming Saturday 8/23, Akron Firefighters Association Local 330 is holding our own ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at 11am.  This event is being held at the Local 330 Union Hall, located at 161 Massillon Rd.
The Latest Attack on Labor
08/21/14 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 21, 2014 | WAR ON WORKERS | On the heels of its recent Supreme Court victory in Harris v. Quinn, the National Right to Work Committee and Legal Defense Foundation (NRTW) has initiated a bold new attack on unions.
The Latest Attack on Labor
08/21/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 21, 2014 | WAR ON WORKERS | On the heels of its recent Supreme Court victory in Harris v. Quinn, the National Right to Work Committee and Legal Defense Foundation (NRTW) has initiated a bold new attack on unions.
How Obama Suddenly Became Pro-Worker
08/21/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 21, 2014 | JOBS | In May 2013, low-wage workers in federal buildings in Washington began walking off the job in a series of one-day strikes. Employed by concessionaires and janitorial contractors at places like the Smithsonian and the Ronald Reagan Building, the workers said their rock-bottom wages were’t enough to survive on.
Political Endorsements
08/21/14 - Teamsters Local 249
JOINT COUNCIL NO.
Political Endorsements
08/21/14 - Teamsters Local 249
JOINT COUNCIL NO.
Michael Kunas Memorial Golf Outing & 50/50 Raffle
08/21/14 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
IBEW Local 21 created the Michael A. Kunas Memorial Fund to honor the memory of our brother and Business Representative. The Fund hosts fundraising events to assist IBEW 21 members in need. Join us on October 5th at our Golf Outing,Dinner,and 50/50 Raffle at Glenwoodie Golf Course. For more details and sponsorship information please click the headline above.
Another PSE Conversion thanks to APWU's efforts!
08/21/14 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT... APWU's efforts have resulted again in Cleveland's most senior Clerk Craft PSE's being converted to Full-Time Unassigned Regular employees, effective Saturday, August 23, 2014. PSE's will enjoy the benefits and security of full-time status.
Last Major Hurdle Cleared in Met Labor Talks
08/21/14 - IATSE Local 477
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The Latest Attack on Labor
08/21/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 21, 2014 | WAR ON WORKERS | On the heels of its recent Supreme Court victory in Harris v. Quinn, the National Right to Work Committee and Legal Defense Foundation (NRTW) has initiated a bold new attack on unions.
Labor Day Picnic
08/21/14 - UA Local 296
Lets Show our support for the Boise CLC Labor Day Picnic.  Bring the whole family for lunch in the park.
DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER TO VOTE!
08/21/14 - Teamsters Local 179
This year's General Election on November 4th is an important one for Teamster (and all union) members and working families across our state.  If you are not currently registered to vote, we highly encourage you to do so.
August General Membership Meeting Cancelled
08/20/14 - AFSCME Local 189
The August General Membership Meeting which would have occurred on Tuesday, August 26 has been cancelled. Usually attendance is low during the summer months. The meeting will resume in September.
SEPTEMBER UNION MEETING
08/20/14 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 159
Motion to and discussion on purchasing a building. The local is looking to secure a budget amount for purchasing a building and including operating cost. We hope to see a large turnout of our members at the 9-11-14 monthly membership meeting. We will present some proposals and have discussion on them and hopefully have a motion made on the budget amount.
LABOR WALK FOR NY STATE SENATOR TIM KENNEDY
08/20/14 - Teamsters Local 264
A FRIEND OF LABOR Teamsters Local #264 is proudly sponsoring a Labor Walk for State Senator Tim Kennedy of the 63rd District.  Tim is the endorsed Working Family Party Candidate and has a strong voting record for Labor Related Legislation.  He has walked many picket lines, supports the Living Wage Campaign and is the endorsed candidate of the AFL-CIO.
Council 75 takes official position of 4 of Oregon's 7 November ballot measures
08/20/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
The union supports 3 measures and opposes 1; takes no position on 3 others
Shield of Hope Fundraiser for PO Wilson
08/20/14 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
All, "The Shield of Hope" fund has been established to raise money for Ferguson Police Officer Wislon. Please click here to the PayPal payment form if you wish to donate money to assist Officer Wilson in his time of hardship.
Read on | August 2014
08/20/14 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Salary Negotiations Concluded! Read all about it in this special issue of Read On.
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship
08/20/14 - Teamsters local 419
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has announced this year's Essay Contest topic:  "The vast majority of union members make more than the minimum wage.  Why should Teamsters care what the minimum wage is.
The Met Reaches Deals with Singers, Orchestra
08/20/14 - IATSE Local 477
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The Law Enforcement Wife Challenge – A Powerful Story
08/20/14 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
There's a new challenge in town. A challenge to all those who love a law enforcement officer.  The challenge comes in the wake of the wave of condemnation, distrust, apathy and hatred for so many in law enforcement, when there is no validity to justify it.  Those of us in the law enforcement community are accustomed to such hatred.
How Obama Suddenly Became Pro-Worker
08/20/14 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 20, 2014 | JOBS | In May 2013, low-wage workers in federal buildings in Washington began walking off the job in a series of one-day strikes. Employed by concessionaires and janitorial contractors at places like the Smithsonian and the Ronald Reagan Building, the workers said their rock-bottom wages were’t enough to survive on.
USPS is moving more packages for its competitors UPS, FedEx
08/20/14 - Youngstown, Ohio Area Local 443
USPS is moving more packages for its competitors UPS, FedEx     USPS is increasingly moving packages for its competitors, according to newly published numbers that underscore the Postal Service’s unique delivery capabilities. For years, United Parcel Service (UPS) and FedEx have paid USPS to deliver some packages, especially for customers in rural areas.
FLIGHT ATTENDANTS CALL ON DOT TO DENY NAI
08/20/14 - AFA-CWA Government Affairs
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) called on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to reject an application for a foreign air carrier permit submitted by Norwegian Air International (NAI).
Fund Established for Ferguson Officer
08/20/14 - FOP Tulsa Lodge 93
Brother Darren Wilson is a member of the Missouri Lodge 15 (also known as the MOFOP15).
How Obama Suddenly Became Pro-Worker
08/20/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 20, 2014 | JOBS | In May 2013, low-wage workers in federal buildings in Washington began walking off the job in a series of one-day strikes. Employed by concessionaires and janitorial contractors at places like the Smithsonian and the Ronald Reagan Building, the workers said their rock-bottom wages were’t enough to survive on.
Congressman Marc Veasey on The Ramp
08/20/14 - TWU Local 513
Congressman Marc Veasey has worked alongside hardworking Texans at businesses and employers throughout the 33rd Congressional District, so that he can better understand the challenges his constituents face on a daily basis. On August 19th National Aviation Day he visited TWU Local 513 members at DFW Airport on the ramp.
FOP Supports Officer Wilson
08/20/14 - Javier Ortiz, Webmaster for Miami FOP #20
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AMFA SWA Technician Negotiations Update # 23
08/19/14 - AMFA Local 32
AMFA/Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update Update #23 August 19, 2014 The Negotiating Committee is providing this update to the AMFA Membership at Southwest Airlines. This report is the only official authorized source of negotiating communications by the Committee.
August/September 2014
08/19/14 - IUPAT local 10
South Metro MN Lodge 14 Donates $6000 to MNCOPS
08/19/14 - South Metro MN Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14
On August 18, South Metro MN FOP Lodge 14 hosted the 10th Annual Golf Classic at The Legends Golf Course in Prior Lake.  This event is a fundraiser for the MN Concerns of Police Survivors. When the event was opened for registration, we immediately saw results similar to years past.  The event was sold out in less than 6 hours.
AFA US Airways MEC Air Safety, Health & Security Update
08/19/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
As a working crewmember, your FAM and OAH should be located at or near your assigned jump seat position. If you are on a different pairing and one of the required/core position Flight Attendant has been removed from duty, the Flight Attendant on the different pairing, MUST move into one of the required position to fill the vacant slot.
Support Ulster Resolution No. 275
08/19/14 - HVALF AFL-CIO
In the Ulster County Legislature there is Resolution No. 275, which would establish a "Rail With Trail" policy along the Ulster and Deleware Railroad Corridor.
Opposing IDA Tax Breaks
08/19/14 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Join the Strong Communities Work & New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness Press Conference opposing the tax breaks that the Ulster County IDA is proposing in the Town of New Paltz's for the Wilmorite construction of a new dorm.
Social Security Still Going Strong at 70
08/19/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 19, 2014 | RETIREMENT | (Click image to view) This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Social Security Act. For seven decades, Social Security has been under attack by opponents who consider government-guaranteed pensions for Americans to receive as they get older or if they become disabled to be socialism or unAmerican….
SWA Inspection Backfill Notice/ CHECKLIST, REVISION 2 19AUG14
08/19/14 - AMFA Local 32
SWA Inspection Backfill Notice Dear Brothers and Sisters, First and Foremost, we would like to thank all of the affected members involved in this process for your patience and understanding during the arduous task of remedy calculation following AMFA’s historic victory in the Inspector Backfill Arbitration.
Statement of National President Chuck Canterbury on the Shooting in Missouri
08/19/14 - FOP Local 7
Statement of National President Chuck Canterbury on the Shooting in Missouri. The National Fraternal Order of Police is carefully monitoring the investigation into the officer involved shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.  The officer involved is an FOP member, and is represented by an FOP attorney.
Shooting competition September 7
08/19/14 - FOP Local 7
SHOOTING COMPETITION PRESENTED BY:  FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE AUXILIARY  (Yakima) All active duty law enforcement officers, spouses, and their children compete within their brackets to determine the first annual FOPA top shooters. Be first to shoot in “The Range” during this pre-grand opening event being held just for you.
Social Security Still Going Strong at 70
08/19/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 19, 2014 | RETIREMENT | (Click image to view) This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Social Security Act. For seven decades, Social Security has been under attack by opponents who consider government-guaranteed pensions for Americans to receive as they get older or if they become disabled to be socialism or unAmerican….
New Koch, Same as the Old Koch
08/19/14 - HVALF AFL-CIO
New Koch, Same as the Old Koch Don't be fooled by the recent USA Today column in which Charles Koch, a man who made billions while trampling workers' rights, shares his supposed deep concern for working families, young people and the disadvantaged. The column is all part of a larger, cynical public relations campaign meant to reform the brothers' now-tarnished image.
AFL-CIO remembers Brother Robin Williams
08/19/14 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Robin Williams Used Humor for Good Causes   Mike Hall Actor and comedian Robin Williams—a two-time Screen Actors Guild Award winner—was “not only a talented man, but a true humanitarian,” said SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard.
Support our Brothers and Sisters at AFGE Local 3343
08/19/14 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Support our Brothers and Sisters at AFGE Local 3343 The Federal Government has already closed 2 Social Security offices in NY, one in Kingston,  if "Vision 2025" is kicked into effect anymore, then we are almost certain more Social Security Offices will be closed.
Stu Applebaum Re-Elected
08/19/14 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Stuart Appelbaum Re-elected as President of the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (Left) & Stuart Appelbaum, President Retail, Wholesale, and Department Stor Union (Right).
Social Security Still Going Strong at 70
08/19/14 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 19, 2014 | RETIREMENT | (Click image to view) This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Social Security Act. For seven decades, Social Security has been under attack by opponents who consider government-guaranteed pensions for Americans to receive as they get older or if they become disabled to be socialism or unAmerican….
AFL-CIO 2014 Labor Day Festival
08/19/14 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor presents their Second Annual 2014 Labor Day Festival.
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