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    Great Plains Laborers' District Council
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    Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
    Supreme Court Opens Its New Term With Attack on Workers’ Rights
    Teamsters local 570
    Trump’s Quiet Campaign Against Government Workers
    Teamsters Local 355
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    Republic Parking Teamsters Unanimously Ratify New Contract
    Central States Teamsters Dig Deep for Disaster Relief
    Moving Closer to a Strike, UPS Aircraft Mechanics File New Request to Be Released from Mediated Negotiations
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    Teamsters Demand Lobbying Transparency at FedEx
    Wismettac Asian Foods Workers Vote to Join Teamsters
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    Teamsters UPS and UPS Freight Screening Committees to Meet Sept. 25th
    Teamsters Offer Disaster Relief Assistance in Puerto Rico
     
         
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    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.
    Trump’s Quiet Campaign Against Government Workers
    09/25/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    Sept. 25, 2017 | WAR ON WORKERS | The president is keeping federal wages down, enraging public unions and their allies. On August 31, in an executive action that went largely unremarked upon, Donald Trump slashed automatic annual wage increases for most federal workers in 2018 from an expected 1.
    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.
    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 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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
    09/20/17 - CWA Local 1103
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    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.

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