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September 16, 2014

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New Classes Posted
09/16/14 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 159
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American Airlines Agents Approve Union
09/16/14 - TWU Local 568
DALLAS — Sep 16, 2014, 3:54 PM ET By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer  Customer-service agents at American Airlines voted overwhelmingly for union representation, reversing a narrow defeat for organized labor less than two years ago. The results affect about 14,000 employees of American and US Airways at airports and reservations centers plus home-based reservations agents.
2014 Fishing for Freedom Wounded Warrior Event
09/16/14 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
Volunteer Boaters Needed Wounded Warriors Program Warsaw Community Building - Truman Lake Sunday, October 12, 2014 Volunteer Boaters Register by clicking here.
Membership Meeting
09/16/14 - McKinney Police Association
There will be a general membership meeting on Tuesday 9/30 at 06:30pm.
ATL Crew Room Sit 9/20
09/16/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
As previously announced, we our continuing our bi-weekly ATL Crew Room sits this month, and will continue through the end of the AirTran operation.  Your AFA Leadership will be available this Saturday, September 20th from 1000-1500 ET in the ATL Crew Room.  You're encouraged to stop by, chat and get any questions or concerns answered.
Roger Johnson Funeral Service
09/16/14 - TWU Local 513
ROGER JOHNSON, RETIRED DFW FSC It is with heartfelt sadness and deepest regret that we inform you of the passing of Retired DFW FSC, Roger Johnson. Roger was born October 24, 1953 in Paris, Texas and passed away September 11, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Preceded in death by step-father, Clyde Gibson and grand parents.
Greg Southwell Funeral Service
09/16/14 - TWU Local 513
Brothers and Sisters, Greg Southwell passed away on August 10, 2014 at his home. The following is the information about Greg's memorial service in Texas. Please let everyone know they are also invited to the luncheon afterwards.
Taxpayers and Workers Gouged by Labor-Law Dodge
09/16/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 16, 2014 | ECONOMY | The largest government infusion of cash into the U.S.
Register to Vote!
09/16/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
True. It is never too EARLY to register to vote. But in Georgia, it will be too LATE if you register after October 6. The General Election is Tuesday, November4. http://www.vote411.
CALL TO ACTION
09/16/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
We need your help to keep the ban on cellular conversations in-flight. Call your U.S.
FACT SHEET: CONTRACTING-OUT IT AT THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
09/16/14 - National Council of Field Labor Locals
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO AUGUST 2014 SUMMARY The Department of Labor is integrating the information technology (IT) infrastructure of two sub-agencies - its Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and Employment Training Administration (ETA) - into the agency’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO).
Come out to support the SEIU and Security Guards
09/16/14 - IBEW Local 6
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Listin to Mayor Fisher speak on our Future at Appliance Park
09/16/14 - IUE-CWA Local 83761
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Free Training for Members
09/16/14 - AFSCME Local 132
Dear Child Care Providers, We are excited to share our new training schedule with you. We will be holding several trainings each month. We will be adding several more trainings in other locations and languages.  We will also be rolling out trainings online soon. We know for some of you this is the most convenient way for you to participate in training hours.
Taxpayers and Workers Gouged by Labor-Law Dodge
09/16/14 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 16, 2014 | ECONOMY | The largest government infusion of cash into the U.S.
MEMBERS BLOW THE WHISTLE!
09/16/14 - Teamsters Local 814
 IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING! Big thanks to members working for Capital down at Metrotech last Friday who called the union hall and let us know that a non-union outfit was attempting to do a job there. After 814 officials reached out to building management and explained that the company was non-union, Century's trucks were turned around and not allowed to deliver.
Fundraiser for Zachary Whooley
09/16/14 - IBEW Local 6
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Taxpayers and Workers Gouged by Labor-Law Dodge
09/16/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 16, 2014 | ECONOMY | The largest government infusion of cash into the U.S.
Cpl. Bryon Dickson
09/15/14 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
Killed in the line of duty on September 12, 2014. Funeral arrangements are as follows: Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. public visitation will be in the rotunda at Marywood University, 2300 Adams Avenue in Scranton. Thursday at 10 a.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Avenue in Scranton by Pennsylvania State Police Chaplain Rev. Thomas M. Muldowney, V.
AMFA SWA Technician Negotiations Update # 24
09/15/14 - AMFA Local 32
AMFA/Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update Update # 24 September 15, 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.
2014 Car Show
09/15/14 - Lansing Labor News
The fourth annual American Muscle & Antique Car Show was held on September 13. There were 23 more cars registered than last year! Our thanks to the local officers, members, and many other volunteers for all their help with this great car show. You can see a comprehensive gallery of photos -- every car but one -- in this gallery.
Plutocrat Predicts: The Pitchforks Are Coming
09/15/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 15, 2014 | INEQUALITY | You know things have gotten bad when a self-proclaimed plutocrat sees the future and doesn’t like what he sees. Speaking to other plutocrats, Nick Hanauer tells some serious truth. Starting off by saying he’s a proud unapologetic Capitalist, he provides some history of his business acumen and wealth accumulation. He and some friends even own a bank.
4th Annual Golf Tournament
09/15/14 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 952
IBEW local 952 Charitable Activity League would like to invite YOU to the 4th Annual Golf Tournament! This year the event will be held on Saturday October 18th, and will again be at Buenaventura Golf Course. This year’s tournament proceeds will benefit Ventura Vet Center. Registration is now open.
Plutocrat Predicts: The Pitchforks Are Coming
09/15/14 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 15, 2014 | INEQUALITY | You know things have gotten bad when a self-proclaimed plutocrat sees the future and doesn’t like what he sees. Speaking to other plutocrats, Nick Hanauer tells some serious truth. Starting off by saying he’s a proud unapologetic Capitalist, he provides some history of his business acumen and wealth accumulation. He and some friends even own a bank.
2014 Police Holidays and pay rates.
09/15/14 - FOP local 1
Never Forget 9|11
09/15/14 - Horizon Air AFA-CWA
Watch this special video tribute from our AFA International President.
'Bring Haley Home' ... AFSCME child care provider embroiled in bid to bring daughter back under her roof
09/15/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
The Oregon Office of Child care has banned the 13-year-old from home for over a year
Common Sense Economics Workshop
09/15/14 - IBEW Local 73
Common Sense Economics Workshops in Lewiston, Tuesday, September 16th or in Spokane Thursday, September 18th 6:00 to 8:30pm each location.
652 Skilled Trades Retirees get-together Sept 22
09/15/14 - Lansing Labor News
The annual Local 652 Skilled Trades Retirees coffee and donut gathering will be at Local 652 on Monday, September 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information, call Alex McPherson at (517) 676-2414.
Plutocrat Predicts: The Pitchforks Are Coming
09/15/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 15, 2014 | INEQUALITY | You know things have gotten bad when a self-proclaimed plutocrat sees the future and doesn’t like what he sees. Speaking to other plutocrats, Nick Hanauer tells some serious truth. Starting off by saying he’s a proud unapologetic Capitalist, he provides some history of his business acumen and wealth accumulation. He and some friends even own a bank.
Network Rationalization SSC 4 Walls
09/15/14 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
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Executive Board Nominations Tomorrow
09/15/14 - IUE-CWA Local 83761
Tomorrow, nominations for executive board positions will be held at a special membership meeting at your union hall. Times of the meeting will be 12:15 and 3:15. More info is attched in the pdf file below.
Retirees Join for Bigger Voice
09/15/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Members of UMD Local 333 to Vote on Proposed Merger
09/15/14 - Local 333
MM&P and ILA Local 333 are moving forward on a planned merger within the context of their mutual affiliation with the International Longshoremen’s Association. A 60-day ballot will be mailed to Local 333 members on Sept. 12. Members of Local 333 must mail their voted ballot so that it reaches Election Services Solutions, P.O.
Help Out at the Food Bank in October
09/15/14 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
AFSCME Local 328 is sponsoring another volunteer night at the Oregon Food Bank, where volunteers will repackage bulk food donations into family-sized portions for people in need throughout Oregon. Join us at OFB's Portland Volunteer Action Center at 7900 NE 33rd Dr. on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
USW Local 7-1 Fall Golf Outing
09/15/14 - USW Local 7-1
AMFA - SWA Technician Negotiations Update #24
09/15/14 - AMFA
September 15, 2014 -- We met for Aircraft Maintenance Technician and Related (AMT) negotiations on Wednesday, September 10 and the afternoon of Thursday, September 11. The Company began discussions by notifying us that they were prepared to present their counter offers for Article 11: Vacations, Article 12: Leaves of Absence, Article 13: Sick Leave and On-The-Job Injuries, and Article 20: Insurance Benefits. They began with their Article 12 counter offer where they omitted their request to install language detailing a three (3) year limit to any absences, which would result in an employee being removed from the seniority list.
AEU Reaches a Tentative Agreement
09/15/14 - Association Employees Union
AEU Reaches a Tentative Agreement.
2014 IBEW Local 48 Golf Tournament
09/15/14 - IBEW Local Union 48
2014 IBEW Local 48 Golf Tournament Net Winning Team: L - R Alex Meshenuk, Dave Jacobsen, Zach Scott, & Alex Cano Local 48’s annual golf tournament at Broadmoor was a lot of fun that featured some excellent prizes due to our great sponsors. We had 60 players (15 teams) and many volunteers helping to keep everything running smoothly.
Gun Raffle Winner
09/15/14 - IBEW Local 768
Thanks! ....to all who bought tickets in our Local Union's latest raffle.  Everyone was looking for a chance to win a rifle, custom-made here in the Flathead Valley.  The tickets were brought in from the unit meetings and the winning ticket #532734 was drawn from the box during the regular union meeting on September 9.  Congratulations Ken Holdgrafer on winning a new rifle.
FAMES — Fourth Quarter Safety Alert
09/15/14 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Twenty-Five Years of Data Shows 4th Quarter Spike in Fatal Roadway Worker Incidents

A comparison of available roadway worker fatality data over a span of 25 years (1986–1994 and 1997–2012) indicates that the highest number of roadway worker incidents occur in the 4th Quarter.
PASSING OF BROTHER MELVIN FELIX
09/15/14 - TWU Local 568
IT IS WITH DEEPEST REGRET THAT WE INFORM YOU OF THE PASSING OF OUR BELOVED BROTHER MELVIN FELIX TONIGHT. SERVICES INFORMATION IS NOT YET KNOWN BUT WILL BE SHARED AS SOON AS AVAILABLE.
Local 179 Incumbents Retained
09/14/14 - Teamsters Local 179
On Sunday, September 14, 2014, Local 179 conducted the 2014 Nomination of Officers.
To all Concerned
09/14/14 - IATSE Local 33
From the Desk of Business Agent Mark Madrigal. TO ALL CONCERNED: Once again I have to tell our People that there will be ABSOLUTELY NO PICTURE TAKING AND POSTING IT TO FACEBOOK OR ANYWHERE ELSE PLEASE otherwise if you continue to do so, you will be reprimanded to the fullest extent and possibly receive a non-referral from the Company and then we'll have to fight to get you back in there.
System Board Sep 2014 Final Rulings
09/13/14 - AMFA Local 32
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Stewards Educated At Teamsters Local 492 Steward Seminar
09/13/14 - Teamsters Local 492
9-13 -14 -Today, dozens of Teamster Union Stewards from all over New Mexico came together to better understand their duties and rights as Stewards and first heard from Teamsters Local 492 Secretary-Treasurer Walter R. Maestas about the importance of a good steward and thanked the stewards in attendance for everything they do to help their fellow members.
Jail Build Update
09/12/14 - Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
9-12-2014 Please read the attached memo regarding an update on the new jail project.
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