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    It Just Became Easier for Employers to Dump Retirees’ Pensions
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    No Way Out? Blocked Exits at UPS Warehouses Pit Workers at Risk
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    YRC Tentative Agreement Reached in Principle
    03/21/19 - Teamsters Local 492
    The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and YRCW companies, YRC Freight, New Penn and Holland, have reached a tentative agreement in principle for a new collective bargaining agreement to succeed the current agreement which is expiring on March 31.
    Railroads' Flood-Ravaged MidwesternTracks Trigger FRA Emergency Declaration
    03/21/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Federal Railroad Administrator Ronald Batory on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, declared an emergency event for railroad operations because of extreme flooding throughout the Midwest. The National Weather Service has documented historic flooding throughout the region, Batory said in an emergency event announcement.
    Look for the Union … Edible
    03/21/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Mar. 20, 2019 | ORGANIZING | […] The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is one of the unions pushing to organize weed workers. Its drivers already transport legal weed throughout the state; now the union is pushing out into the fields and warehouses. At 1.
    It Just Became Easier for Employers to Dump Retirees’ Pensions
    03/21/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 21, 2019 | RETIREMENT SECURITY | Traditional pensions are disappearing in America, and the federal government just made it easier for employers to get rid of them. With no fanfare in early March, the Treasury Department issued a notice that allows employers to buy out current retirees from their pensions with a one-time lump sum payment.
    No Way Out? Blocked Exits at UPS Warehouses Pit Workers at Risk
    03/21/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Mar. 21, 2019 | HEALTH & SAFETY | When Bill Davis complained about blocked exits at the United Parcel Service Inc.warehouse in Sharonville, Ohio, he says nobody at the company listened. But the Occupational Health and Safety Administration did. Davis’ complaint led to a proposed fine exceeding $200,000. On Friday, March 8, Davis was fired.
    Look for the Union … Edible
    03/21/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Mar. 21, 2019 | ORGANIZING | […] The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is one of the unions pushing to organize weed workers. Its drivers already transport legal weed throughout the state; now the union is pushing out into the fields and warehouses. At 1.
    Pre-Retirement Seminars
    03/21/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Designed for railroad employees and spouses planning to retire within five years, the Pre-Retirement Seminars we offer familiarize attendees with the retirement benefits available to them and guide them through the application process. Sponsored by the Office of the Labor Member, seminars are held at several locations annually. Union officials, auxiliary members, and their spouses are welcome to attend, as well as rail employees and spouses within 5 years of retirement. Registration is required
    UAW 4911 Bargaining Update
    03/21/19 - UAW Local 4911
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    Look for the Union … Edible
    03/21/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Mar. 21, 2019 | ORGANIZING | […] The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is one of the unions pushing to organize weed workers. Its drivers already transport legal weed throughout the state; now the union is pushing out into the fields and warehouses. At 1.
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    03/20/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 20, 2019 | ORGANIZING | […] The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is one of the unions pushing to organize weed workers. Its drivers already transport legal weed throughout the state; now the union is pushing out into the fields and warehouses. At 1.
    Today in Labor History
    03/20/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    MARCH 20, 1865 — Michigan authorizes formation of workers’ cooperatives. Thirteen are formed in the state over a 25-year period. Labor reform organizations were advocating "cooperation" over "competitive" capitalism following the Civil War and several thousand cooperatives opened for business across the country during this era.
    Congratulations Southern State!
    03/20/19 - NJLESA
    Congratulations Southern State! Undefeated against all other law enforcement agencies ~ Best of luck in the playoffs as you strive for the championship title.
    IBEW 396 Receives The Edwin D. Hill Award
    03/20/19 - IBEW 396
    Locals That Battled Energy Deregulation Scheme  Share First-Ever Edwin D.
    Aerial Lift Training and Certification
    03/19/19 - IATSE Local 478
    We have a couple of lift classes scheduled for Saturday March 23 and Sunday March 24. Each class is a one day class that lasts around 8 hours. The Class will take place at SGPS Showrig in Elmwood LA and will start promptly at 8am each day. See the attached application.
    Remembering Brother John P. Scott and celebrating his life.
    03/19/19 - IATSE Local 478
    We are remembering Brother John P. Scott and celebrating his life. The funeral is private. A memorial service will be held at on Thursday, March 21, from 7-10pm at Southport Hall (200 Monticello Ave, New Orleans).
    No Way Out? Blocked Exits at UPS Warehouses Put Workers at Risk
    03/19/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 19, 2019 | HEALTH & SAFETY | When Bill Davis complained about blocked exits at the United Parcel Service Inc.warehouse in Sharonville, Ohio, he says nobody at the company listened. But the Occupational Health and Safety Administration did. Davis’ complaint led to a proposed fine exceeding $200,000. On Friday, March 8, Davis was fired.
    Unions Back Effort to Block Deportations; Create Pathways to Citizenship
    03/19/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Mar. 19, 2019 | POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE | Several major American unions have endorsed a bill introduced in the House March 12, that could protect more than 2 million people from deportation. The Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), sponsored by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), and Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.
    Danbury BOE Secretaries & IT Employees Overwhelmingly Approve Tentative Agreement for Successor Contract
    03/19/19 - UPSEU
    Danbury BOE Secretaries & IT Employees overwhelmingly approved terms of the Tentative Agreement for a new successor collective bargaining agreement during a recent ratification process. A major item during these negotiations was the health insurance.
    SPECIAL MEETING 03-20-2019
    03/19/19 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
    SPECIAL MEETING 03-20-2019 - We hope to see you Wednesday evening from 8pm to 9pm. Local 40 Executive Board would like to make some changes to the ByLaws but we need YOU to be there to approve the amendments. We look forward to seeing you at the Union Office!
    1st Annual Chili Cook Off & Tasting
    03/19/19 - CWA Local 7777
    Come join us at CWA 7777 on Saturday May 18, 2018 at 2840 S. Vallejo Street in Englewood (Main Hall) from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Working Hard for our Members
    03/19/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    District Council 4 has been working diligently in getting all our contracts ratified and out to our members. We had some contracts that were still pending from last year and we were finally able to finalize them in the first couple of months of this year. NWI Print Pro is one of our printers that is in Crown Point, Indiana (website: www.nwiprintpro.com).
    ABAT MOU
    03/19/19 - NEASO
    Here Ye, Here Ye, we now have a signed MOU of the former ASTO! This Assignment-Based Approved Time (ABAT) MOU memorializes and standardizes the process for utilizing hours during a Temporary Alternative Work Schedule (TAWS). You can go to NEASO.org to review the documents.
    Unions Back Effort to Block Deportations; Create Pathways to Citizenship
    03/19/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Mar. 19, 2019 | POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE | Several major American unions have endorsed a bill introduced in the House March 12, that could protect more than 2 million people from deportation. The Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), sponsored by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), and Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.
    Unions Back Effort to Block Deportations; Create Pathways to Citizenship
    03/19/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 19, 2019 | POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE | Several major American unions have endorsed a bill introduced in the House March 12, that could protect more than 2 million people from deportation. The Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), sponsored by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), and Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.
    Unions Back Effort to Block Deportations; Create Pathways to Citizenship
    03/19/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Mar. 19, 2019 | POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE | Several major American unions have endorsed a bill introduced in the House March 12, that could protect more than 2 million people from deportation. The Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), sponsored by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), and Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.
    Strike ends on Day two at Central States
    03/19/19 - Teamsters Local 743
    ***Please be advised***Team Care workers at Central States Pension Fund, ended their strike Monday. Over 200 Teamster workers continued to show unity and strength on the second day of the strike.
    Strike ends at Central Sates Pension
    03/19/19 - Teamsters Local 743
    ***Please be advised***Team Care workers at Central States Pension Fund, ended their strike Monday. Over 200 Teamster workers continued to show unity and strength on the second day of the strike. The contract will be up for a vote Tuesday, which includes full retro pay and all workers returning back to work.
    2019 Canary Bowl Tournament Results
    03/18/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    On Sunday, March 3rd, we had 95 bowlers on 19 teams turnout for the Local 458M Canary Bowl! It was a great time with a lot of other union members and other family members in attendance cheering the bowlers on! When all was said and done the #1 Team was “We Don’t Give a Split” with a total of 3167.
    Why Unions Must Bargain Over Climate Change
    03/18/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Mar. 18, 2019 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | […] What good is it to negotiate the assignment of overtime when the sky is on fire? Does a public employer really want to claim that its direct complicity in the potential collapse of civilization has no bearing on working conditions.
    GOLF OUTING 2019
    03/18/19 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
    Once again, we are glad to announce Teamsters Local 142 Stewards Council Golf Outing: WHEN: Sunday, June 9, 2019 TIME: 10:30 a.m. with a 12:00 p.m. shotgun start, Best-Ball: 4 Man Scramble, dinner to follow. WHERE: Turkey Creek Golf Course 6400 Harrison Avenue, Merrillville, Indiana 46410
    Teamsters Local 142 BLOOD DRIVE
    03/18/19 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
    There is a shortage of blood available in the Chicago land area. Blood only lasts 42 days and there’s no synthetic alternative. Patients need your help. Please come out and donate blood to help save a life.
    Why Unions Must Bargain Over Climate Change
    03/18/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 18, 2019 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | […] What good is it to negotiate the assignment of overtime when the sky is on fire? Does a public employer really want to claim that its direct complicity in the potential collapse of civilization has no bearing on working conditions.
    March Membersip Meetings - Santa Fe
    03/18/19 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
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    Why Unions Must Bargain Over Climate Change
    03/18/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Mar. 18, 2019 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | […] What good is it to negotiate the assignment of overtime when the sky is on fire? Does a public employer really want to claim that its direct complicity in the potential collapse of civilization has no bearing on working conditions.
    President’s Message Staying Strong at the Bargaining Table and Beyond
    03/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    Now, more than ever, community college faculty need to stay vigilant as we face challenges that threaten us. These challenges have come in the form of legislation that impact course offerings and  have a direct effect on faculty salaries, hours, and working conditions.
    Guild Passes Unanimous ‘No Confidence’ Vote in Trustee Svonkin
    03/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    The Guild Executive Board at its February meeting unanimously passed a vote of no confidence in LACCD Board of Trustee member Scott Svonkin, who will be up for re-election in November 2020. If Svonkin declares his candidacy, the Guild is asking potential supporters to withhold their endorsements.
    Adjunct Faculty News
    03/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    Dual Enrollment Survey, Legislation Update Kathy Holland and Ken Taira, AFIC co-chairs  Adjunct Faculty Issues Committee    Hello Adjuncts!  We hope that your semester is going well. The Adjunct Faculty Issues Committee (AFIC) is working hard on your behalf.
    Important Changes to FSA and HRA Accounts
    03/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    Headline -- Important Changes to FSA and HRA Accounts  Your Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA) are transitioning from WageWorks to a new system administered by ConnectYourCare.
    Stand with Your Union
    03/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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    New Meeting Location-Missoula
    03/18/19 - IBEW Local 768
    The meeting in Missoula is changing locations! We are combining the ATT/DTV and Inside Construction bargaining unit meetings into one. It will still be on the third Thursday of the month, beginning March 21st, 2019. The meeting will be held at the U of M in the TODD Building at 6:00pm.  See the campus map by clicking on the links below.
    YRC Contract Update
    03/18/19 - Teamsters Local 89
    Mar 18, 2019 - Teamsters Local 89 has received an update from the IBT concerning contract negotiations with YRC. This agreement covers YRC Freight, USF Holland, and New Penn. In the update, which you can read here, the IBT reports that there has been slow progress on monetary issues. Talks are scheduled to resume this week. The current agreement is set to expire on March 31st.
    AFL-CIO LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 3/15/19
    03/18/19 - Laborers' Local 231
    The Illinois House and Senate adjourned on Thursday this week.  Both chambers will convene on Tuesday, March 19th at 12pm.
    Why Unions Must Bargain Over Climate Change
    03/18/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Mar. 18, 2019 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | […] What good is it to negotiate the assignment of overtime when the sky is on fire? Does a public employer really want to claim that its direct complicity in the potential collapse of civilization has no bearing on working conditions.
    TEAM CARE WORKERS VOTE TO STRIKE
    03/17/19 - Teamsters Local 743
    Teamster employees who work for TeamCare and the Central States Pension Fund have voted to strike. The rain and cold couldn’t stop over 200 Teamster employees from Standing Strong on day one of the strike. One of the major issues is production standards for call-center workers. The members will be back on the strike line on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6 am.
    TEAM CARE WORKERS VOTE TO STRIKE
    03/17/19 - Teamsters Local 743
    Teamster employees who work for TeamCare and the Central States Pension Fund have voted to strike. The rain and cold couldn’t stop over 200 Teamster employees from Standing Strong on day one of the strike. One of the major issues is production standards for call-center workers. The members will be back on the strike line on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6 am.
    RTC Schedule updates
    03/17/19 - IUPAT local 10
    The Western Oregon and SW Washington Regional Training Center has recently gotten a facelift, make sure to have a look.
    SWA Agreement In Principle
    03/16/19 - AMFA Local 32
    After a week of mediation, including many long nights and early mornings, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) and Southwest Airlines have reached an Agreement in Principle (AIP) on Saturday, March 16, 2019, toward a new collective bargaining agreement.

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