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July 25, 2014

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Current news directly from Union Locals in the US and Canada.
American Airlines to contribute additional $600 million to pension plans
07/24/14 - TWU Local 568
By Meaghan Kilroy | July 24, 2014 4:08 pm | Updated 5:41 pm American Airlines Group Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, expects to contribute an additional $600 million to its defined benefit plans in 2014, said the company's second-quarter earnings report filed Thursday. During the first six months of 2014, the company contributed $71 million to the plans plans.
ARTICLE 12 ATTACHMENT 12.3-TRANSFER CHANGES-ELIMINATION OF THE 15 DAY WAIT
07/24/14 - TWU Local 568
THE TWU AND AA HAVE AGREED TO THE PROCESS WHERE THE LANGUAGE OF ARTICLE 12 ATTACHMENT 12.3 CAN NOW BE IMPLIMENTED.
APWU Convention Delegates Pass Resolution Calling for Resignation of PMG
07/24/14 - Youngstown, Ohio Area Local 443
The Trial and Verdict: Dump the Postmaster General 07/22/2014 – After noting that some have called Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s actions criminal, and a clear violation of the law that created and maintains the Postal Service as a fundamental right of the people, APWU President Mark Dimondstein called the PMG “Wall Street’s Trojan Horse, the privatizer from within.
AA RESPONSE TO THE 1114-JUNE 24 LETTER & TWU REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
07/24/14 - TWU Local 568
AT THE CONCLUSION OF THIS WEEKS PRESIDENTS COUNCIL IN DALLAS, LOCAL PRESIDENTS RECEIVED ELECTRONIC COPIES OF AA'S RESPONSE TO THE JUNE 24 LETTER FROM THE TWU REGARDING THE 1114 "COMPANY MATCH". THE TWU FOLLOWED AA'S RESPONSE BY REQUESTING AA PROVIDE DETAILS OF THE PLAN TUST FUND ACCOUNT. THE LETTERS ARE ATTACHED.
Labor Picnic Aug
07/24/14 - CWA Local 1103
CWA Local 1103 co-sponsors the Westchester Putnam Central Labor Body Picnic.  All Members, Retirees and families are invited to come.
Join us at Indy's 2nd Annual Labor Fest!
07/24/14 - AFSCME Indiana-Kentucky Organizing Committee 962
TO ALL AFSCME MEMBERS: Sisters and Brothers, This year the Central Indiana Labor Council in partnership with AFSCME will host the 2nd Annual Indianapolis Labor Fest, a FREE EVENT for the public to be held in the heart of downtown on Georgia Street. The event will take place on Saturday, August 30th from 11:00am to 6:00pm.
AA-TWU Retiree Prefunding & Response
07/24/14 - TWU Local 513
Above and Beyond
07/24/14 - IBEW Local 551
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Union Strength Video
07/24/14 - Association of Civilian Technicians
Belonging to a Union means STRENGTH for YOU...check out this short cartoon video...KTF, Terry http://youtu.
AFSCME President Jeff Klatke reports on the national union convention
07/24/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Over 100 Oregon delegates helped 'lead the way' at the International convention in Chicago
Why Do Other Rich Nations Spend So Much Less on Healthcare?
07/24/14 - Teamsters Local 355
July 24, 2014 | HEALTH CARE | Despite the news last week that America's healthcare spending will not be rising at the sky-high rate that was once predicted, the fact remains the the U.S.
Village of Tequesta Bargaining Information
07/24/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
We have been unable to reach an Agreement with the Village of Tequesta.  We have been in negotiations for over a year now and the Village Manager and Council Members are not willing to give the workers a fair and equitable contract.  Our contract expired on October 1, 2013.  Outstanding issues are Health Insurance and wages.
LABOR DAY AT THE ROCKIES
07/24/14 - ATU local 1001
Do you love baseball and unions as much as we do? We've got a fun way.......
AA 2nd Quarter Financial Results
07/24/14 - TWU Local 513
Local 602 Election Results
07/24/14 - Lansing Labor News
The Local 602 District Shop Committeeperson election on July 22-23 results are in. With 56% of the vote, Darryl Hill has been elected.
Why Do Other Rich Nations Spend So Much Less on Healthcare?
07/24/14 - Teamsters Local 992
July 24, 2014 | HEALTH CARE | Despite the news last week that America's healthcare spending will not be rising at the sky-high rate that was once predicted, the fact remains the the U.S.
ANNUAL PICNIC
07/24/14 - Teamsters Local 623
This summer will be over before you know it and what better way to spend it with family and coworkers at our annual picnic. This year's picnic  will again be held at Clementon Park/Splash World. Local 623 members and their immediate family are invited to join us in another fun filled day of good food, exciting rides and water rides.
Servisair Members Ratify a 3 year collective agreement
07/24/14 - Teamsters local 419
Servisair Members at Toronto’s Pearson Airport ratified a three collective agreement on July 23 2014 by 85%.   Teamsters Local 419 looks forward to continuing to represent all of our brothers and sisters at Servisair.   The Teamsters Union represents 125,000 members in Canada in all trades.
PBS CBT Deadline Extended/Phase 2 Merger CBT Now Available/Register New AA ID on Wings/Company Email Account
07/23/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
In conjunction with Monday's announcement of the new launch date for Preferential Bidding System (PBS) in February of 2015, the PBS CBT deadline has been extended. The PBS CBT must be completed by all Flight Attendants no later than Friday, October 31, 2014.
Memorial Golf Tournament
07/23/14 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
All, The SLPOA has created a Memorial Fund to assist in sending Officers to the National Police Week Memorial in Washington, D.C.  In an effort to fund this, a committee was formed and has elected to host a golf tournament to raise funds.  An article was recently published in the Gendarme detailing the committees plans.
Indiana Labor Endorsed Candidates
07/23/14 - AFSCME Indiana-Kentucky Organizing Committee 962
Today AFSCME 962 announces its labor-endorsed candidates for the 2014 General Election.   The decision of whom to vote for is a personal one. We understand that members have many different issues they care about and multiple factors come into consideration when deciding who will get their vote.
American Muscle and Antique Auto Show - September 13
07/23/14 - Lansing Labor News
Fourth annual American Muscle and Antique Auto Show - September 13   The only show devoted to American-made autos, hosted at Local 652. All proceeds go to the Lansing Labor News to help fund the paper you’re reading now. The show is open to the public and free to attend. It will be in the parking lots of Local 652 and 724 on Clare Street in Lansing.
Stop Right to Work for Less in Missouri
07/23/14 - IBEW local 453
District Shop Election Results
07/23/14 - UAW local 602
AmazonSmile Program and WFF
07/23/14 - Working Families' Friend
Meeting 7/22/14
07/22/14 - IUE-CWA Local 83761
President Eric Sims called to order the membership meeting today, July 22, 2014. Usual business of the union was discussed as always such as executive board minutes, and the previous meetings minutes. Eric spoke on Jerry Carney’s new role with the international as Job Initiative Coordinator. Congratulations to Jerry on his new role as he tries to help bring good union jobs back.
Union Finds Creative Way To Help Workers
07/22/14 - Teamsters Local 492
UAW Strikes Back: "Local 42" Now In Tennessee VW Plant - May Be Future Of Labor – From Daily Kos The Supreme Court has finally stacked the deck enough that the 20th century paradigm of union organizing can no longer succeed.  To survive the labor movement must change its tactics and turn recent labor rulings to its advantage.
Is the Employment Situation Really Improving?
07/22/14 - Teamsters local 570
July 22, 2014 | LABOR | Over the past several years, Americans have been told that the labor situation in the U.S. is improving. The evidence used to back this up is the unemployment rate published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which has been declining.
Casey puts forth bill to protect correctional officers
07/22/14 - USP Canaan Local 3003
By James Halpin standardspeaker.com Pennsylvania’s senior senator is seeking a hearing for a bill inspired by the murder of a correctional officer from Nanticoke that would uniformly equip federal correctional officers with pepper spray. In a letter exclusively obtained by The Citizens’ Voice, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey urges the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, Sen. Patrick J.
Is the Employment Situation Really Improving?
07/22/14 - Teamsters Local 355
July 22, 2014 | LABOR | Over the past several years, Americans have been told that the labor situation in the U.S. is improving. The evidence used to back this up is the unemployment rate published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which has been declining.
Paycheck Fairness Signed by the Governor
07/22/14 - NH AFL-CIO
Statement of New Hampshire AFL-CIO President Mark S. MacKenzie on the signing of the Paycheck Fairness Act, July 22, 2014 Thank you Governor Hassan for your leadership on this important issue.
LU 2200 August Executive Board Meeting scheduled Friday, August 8, 2014
07/22/14 - UAW local 2200
Greetings: The Executive Board of LU 2200 will meet Friday, August 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm for a light meal. The meeting will be called to order at 6:30 pm. As set forth in our bylaws, the Executive Board consists of the LU officers (President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary/Treasurer, (3) Trustees, Sgt. at Arms and Guide) and the Unit Chairs (APL, POOL and STU).
RESPECT our WORKPLACES
07/22/14 - IATSE Local 22
The letter below was written by Vice President Lauren Rogers at the request of the Chair-President Chuck Clay and with the consent of the Local 22 Executive Board. Although the letter is in response to a specific incident, the information and advice in it can be applied universally. Please read it and heed it for the good of Local 22.
Local #10 2nd Annual Bring Your Own Boat Fishing Challenge and Fish Fry
07/22/14 - IUEC Local 10
This outing is for the whole family.  Local #10's Fishing Challenge and Fish Fry will be held at Virginia's Pohick Bay Regional Park on October 4, 2014.  There is a boat launch fee of $12.  Vehicles without boats have an entry fee of $7.  All fees must be paid in cash at the gatehouse or drop box at time of arrival.
Employees May Decline FMLA
07/22/14 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Is the Employment Situation Really Improving?
07/22/14 - Teamsters Local 888
July 22, 2014 | LABOR | Over the past several years, Americans have been told that the labor situation in the U.S. is improving. The evidence used to back this up is the unemployment rate published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which has been declining.
Is the Employment Situation Really Improving?
07/22/14 - Teamsters Local 992
July 22, 2014 | LABOR | Over the past several years, Americans have been told that the labor situation in the U.S. is improving. The evidence used to back this up is the unemployment rate published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which has been declining.
Sound & Communications VOTE
07/22/14 - IBEW Local 191
Monday, July 21, 2014, the Sound and Communications Brothers and Sisters meet in Everett and Wenatchee, to review the proposed contract.  The result was that all members present approved the changes and agree to the new terms. To learn more about the changes, come to the next meeting of the Sound and Communicationjs members. It will be held on Tuesday, August 5th at 6 p.m.
AFT joins 'Don't Buy Staples" Campaign
07/22/14 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
We can't just hit the snooze button - Secretary of Transportation
07/22/14 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Almost since my first day as Secretary of Transportation, I have been ringing the alarm bell about the looming insolvency of the highway trust fund --the federal source that helps pay for our nation's highways and transit.
Join the United Mine Workers on July 31, 2014
07/22/14 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The United Mine Workers of America invite you to join us in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, July 31, 2O14, as thousands of our members protest regulations proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would destroy our nation's coal industry and coal-related jobs while effectively doing nothing to address the issue of climate change.
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