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Rare FEGLI Life Insurance Open Season Starts September 01, 2016
08/23/16 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance Program, FEGLI, is having an Open Season from September 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016. This is the first FEGLI Open Season since 2004. During the month of September 2016, if you are a Federal employee eligible for FEGLI, you can elect any coverage that FEGLI offers, including Option C coverage on the lives of your eligible family members.
Upcoming EISP
08/23/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Verizon intends to offer the Special EISP. Volunteers will be accepted as necessary to meet business needs. Packages will be distributed to employees beginning today 8-23-2016. The volunteer period will begin on August 30, 2016 and end on September 28, 2016. If you are accepted for the "Special EISP" the off payroll date is October 9, 2016.
Letter to the Evergreen School Board
08/23/16 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
Hold this date in December
08/23/16 - IUEC Local 10
I can not believe I am going to say this, but it is that time of year again.  Please mark your calendars for the annual Family/Kids Christmas Party.  As we always do, we are having the party the first Saturday in December, December 3, 2016, from 1 - 4 pm.  We will provide Lasagna, tossed salad, hot dogs, popcorn and drinks.
Teachers need our help TONIGHT!
08/23/16 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
Received this email from EEA, please come out tonight if you can even if you can't stayfor the etire event just coming out and telling our teachers we have their back would be apreciated!!! We're reaching out to our community allies who have indicated support of Evergreen educators in our fight for a contract that serves students and teachers.
AMFA-SWA Facilities Maintenance Technician Negotiations Update #24
08/23/16 - AMFA
August 23, 2016 -- We met with the Company in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, for a scheduled full-day Facility Maintenance Technician (FMT) Section 6 direct bargaining session. After the Company directly polled our members on what they proposed during our last session, our Committee was prepared to present a proposal that would realistically resolve all the language and economic needs.
COME TO A RALLY TO SUPPORT NIH SHUTTLE DRIVERS
08/22/16 - UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO, AFL-CIO
The professionals who drive the NIH shuttle buses haven’t had a raise since 2012. After going public with their demand for a fair union contract, W&T Travel Services owner Darnell Lee began a sustained campaign of retaliation and intimidation to quash their rights. The NLRB’s investigation into this blatant, illegal union busting is ongoing; however, the company retaliated by firing or suspending every worker that testified to the government about the company’s illegal behavior.
ARE MINOOKA SCHOOL DISTRICTS 111 AND 201 IN VIOLATION?
08/22/16 - Teamsters Local 179
It appears that Minooka School Districts 111 and 201 are in violation of the Illinois State Board of Education School Bus Driver Curriculum Handbook.
Website Updates
08/22/16 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
The website is being updated.  Venues links are being updated to include Google Maps links.  Clicking on these links will allow your handheld devices to open google maps apps.  The links should make it easier to find diriving directions to venues if needed. A payroll calendar was created to provide information regarding non weekly payroll venues. New documents have been added to the members>downloads including direct deposit forms for Philadelphia Theater Company, federal employment forms, and Live Nation seasonal hire paperwork.
VOTE - SHOULD THE SOMERVILLE MAYOR TAKE THE BLM BANNER DOWN FROM CITY HALL
08/22/16 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
Please read the article from the North Section of the Boston Globe.  Tell us what you think by voting at the end of the article. http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/north/2016/08/19/should-somerville-keep-black-lives-matter-banner-hanging-city-hall/k7Dh4IyFTaLINlEYJRVsjK/story.html.
Should A "Black Lives Matter" Banner Hang From City Hall? Participate In The Online Vote
08/22/16 - Somerville Police Employee's Association
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/north/2016/08/19/should-somerville-keep-black-lives-matter-banner-hanging-city-hall/k7Dh4IyFTaLINlEYJRVsjK/story.html.
Local 33 Annual Picnic 2016
08/22/16 - IATSE Local 33
Local 33 Picnic Disabled American Veterans Park 6543 Corbin Avenue Woodland Hills, CA 91367 September 4th, 2016 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Free for members and family any outside guests will be charged 20.00 each at the gate.
Free Degree for AFSCME Members!
08/22/16 - AFSCME Council 76
AFSCME is offering free online Associates Degrees to members and their families.
General Election Endorsements 2016
08/22/16 - IATSE Local 33
November 8, 2016 General Election Endorsements: The California Labor Federation, "The IATSE", local labor councils have announced Labor's endorsements for state and federal races and the ballot measure for the November General election. Please "Vote" accordingly.
Union Plus Offers Help for Survivors of Louisiana Floods
08/22/16 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
If you are a union member who participates in certain Union Plus programs and have been affected by the recent flooding in southeast Louisiana, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant program.
Organizing Con-Way.
08/22/16 - Teamsters Local 445
10 Years Driving Up Standards
08/22/16 - Teamsters Local 445
Rail Workers — Hazardous Materials Training Program
08/22/16 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is funded by a federal grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to provide hazmat training to rail workers. This five-day hazmat training course will provide rail workers the essential knowledge, skills, and response actions in the case of an unintentional release.
LOCAL 179 FILES UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE CHARGE AGAINST MINOOKA SCHOOL DISTRICT 201
08/22/16 - Teamsters Local 179
On Friday, August 19, Teamsters Local 179 filed an unfair labor practice charge against Minooka School District 201. The issue is the district's solicitation of teachers and teacher's aides to use district vehicles to transport special needs students to and from school.
PSR Fleet Memo for August 20 2016
08/22/16 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Robert “Bobby” Sansone
08/22/16 - Teamsters Joint Council 13
Robert “Bobby” Sansone, longtime head of St. Louis’ powerful Teamsters organization throughout the 1980s, died Friday (Aug. 19, 2016) of respiratory failure at the age of 78, according to his family. His uplifting personality made him one of the city’s most gregarious and colorful labor leaders. http://www.stltoday.
Mariner East II Pipeline Project
08/21/16 - Teamsters Local 776
On August 16, 2016 Local 776 attended a public hearing on the Mariner East II pipeline project to show support...
Donation Drive for Flood Victims
08/21/16 - United Steelworkers Local 13-1
NEGOTIATIONS TO RESUME WITH MINOOKA SCHOOL DISTRICTS 111 AND 201
08/21/16 - Teamsters Local 179
Teamsters Local 179 will resume contract negotiations with Minooka School Districts 111 and 201 at noon on Wednesday, August 24.
OPEN HOUSE
08/20/16 - ATU Local 1001
VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE
08/20/16 - ATU Local 1001
RTD 2016 FLU SHOT SCHEDULE
08/20/16 - ATU Local 1001
August/September 2016
08/20/16 - IUPAT local 10
No to Hillary OR Trump, says the members of Local 10 At the Aug. 17 general membership meeting of Portland-headquartered Painters Local 10, members passed a resolution saying the local does not support Democrats or Republicans, which “are and have always been strike-breaking, war-making parties of the bosses.
Boston Globe Opinion Piece - Vote at the end of the article
08/20/16 - Somerville Police Employee's Association
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/north/2016/08/19/should-somerville-keep-black-lives-matter-banner-hanging-city-hall/k7Dh4IyFTaLINlEYJRVsjK/story.
Steward Training
08/19/16 - IBEW Local 768
There will be a two part Steward training in Missoula at the Hilton Garden Inn August 25th and 26th, 2016.  Part 1 sessions will be held August 25th at either 10am to 1pm or 7pm to 10pm. Part 2 sessions will be held August 26th at either 10am to 1pm or 7pm to 10pm. You need to attend only 1 session each day, but you must attend Part 1 and Part 2 to complete the training.
Labor Day 2016
08/19/16 - Teamsters Local 249
Today in Labor History
08/19/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
August 19 First edition of IWW Little Red Song Book published - 1909   Some 2,000 United Railroads streetcar service workers and supporters parade down San Francisco’s Market Street in support of pay demands and against the company’s anti-union policies.
GAO Contracted Janitors Authorize Strike:
08/19/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Dozens of contracted cleaners at the Government Accountability Office have voted to authorize a strike to protest their employer’s proposal to stop paying into the workers’ pension fund. Their union says the decision by Creative Management Technologies (CMT) would undermine retirement security for cleaners, many of whom have worked at the GAO for decades.
Congratulations Scholarship Winners
08/19/16 - UPSEU
Congratulations to UPSEU's 2016 Scholarship Winners!  
In Need "Brother Scott Crummy"
08/19/16 - IBEW Local 659
On Monday, August 15, 2016, IBEW Local 465 Journeyman Lineman, Scott Crummy, was severely injured in an electrical contact in San Diego. Brother Cr4ummy is currently in critical but stable condition at the UCSD Burn Center.
Local Scholarship Deadline Nears
08/19/16 - CWA Local 2222
Local 2222 will be awarding the 2016 winner of the Alva Fravel Memorial Scholarship at the August Membership Meeting.  Members, Retirees and their children who will be attending an institute of higher learning are eligible for the award.  The winner will be chosen in a random drawing next Tuesday in Purcellville.  Please see the calendar of events for the address.
A Friendly Reminder on Coming Prepared
08/19/16 - IATSE Local 33
PLEASE BRING PROPER ID TO WORK. All the time. Especially this weekend at the LA Convention Center, Rose Bowl and Dodger Stadium. New show, new forms, new look at ID for W-4 forms. You need either a Driver's License or state ID AND a Social Security Card OR a Passport will substitute for both.
Memo From NEC Regarding NOE Election Protest
08/19/16 - AMFA
On August 8, 2016, the National Officer Election concluded and the results were posted, which allowed for a ten-day protest period per the Constitution (Article VII, Section 10). The National Director received multiple protests within the proper timeframe. The National Executive Council (NEC) is now tasked with completing an investigation, and ultimately a determination on the validity of the submitted protests.
LTSD Ends Saturday
08/19/16 - CWA Local 2222
Verizon announced that the current LTSD in Virginia will end at the close of business tomorrow.  Strange that the load numbers have actually gone up for the past 3 days yet they are calling off the "difficulty".  This seems to prove our point that VZ is manipulating the load numbers and abusing their technicians, seemingly when the tempratures are high.
Successful District 3 Training at Pittsburgh
08/19/16 - AFGE 3rd District
District 3 held their Leadership training August 9, 10 and 1, 2016 at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, PA.  The turnout from the locals was phenomenal!!!! 28 district locals were in attendance with 149 members receiving training.
Congratulations 2016 Scholarship Winners!
08/19/16 - UPSEU Local 1222
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Letter to JCBE
08/19/16 - Jefferson County Association of Educational Support Personnel
  Four JCPS employee unions send letter to school board members asking for help Posted: Aug 16, 2016 10:18 AM EDTUpdated: Aug 16, 2016 10:27 AM EDT       LOUISVILLE, Ky.
There May Finally Be Light at the End of This Tunnel - Commerce City PD
08/18/16 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
The Colorado FOP joins with our Commerce City FOP Lodge 19 in welcoming DOJ assistance with their department. We have been demanding for almost 3 years a top to bottom independent review of the police department, which has suffered under the most inept Chief (Troy Smith) that we have ever had the displeasure to deal with.
Justice Department to end use of private prisons
08/18/16 - National Correctional Employees Union
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2015 JAIL REPORT
08/18/16 - National Correctional Employees Union
American Correctional Officer Intelligence Network 2015 JAIL REPORT                        Please see Report Attached.
This Election Could Decide the Fate of American Labor, And That's The Problem
08/18/16 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 18, 2016  | OPINION | …and that's the problem. One of the many questions to be decided in this election is the future of U.S. labor policy. Unions entered the race with high hopes, having recently made big gains.
Labor Day Parade
08/18/16 - Teamsters Local 449
Come out this year and participate in the Labor Day Parade on September 5th and enjoy a nice day with a picnic in the park to follow.
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