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April 28, 2017

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PFFM Action Alert—LD 182 Lobby Day and Press Conference
Professional Firefighters of Maine
Pat Harris For Mayor Event
IAFF Local 21
4F Golf Tournament
Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
4F Gaming Nights
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Brian Cristofono Retirement Party
IAFF Local 21
Station 12 Chili Dinner
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James R. Hoffa Memorial College Student Essay
06/01/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 677
2017 ESSAY CONTEST James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund All Applications must be sent to the Local Union Hall for approval by June 1, 2017. 1871 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, CT 06706 (Printable applicaiton below) GOOD LUCK.
In Case You Missed It
04/28/17 - Teamsters local 570
  • Alex Acosta confirmed as labor secretary.   • Caravan against fear mobilizes the masses.   • Indiana Red Cross blood workers chose Teamsters.   • Broadening ‘Buy American’ is the path to prosperity.   • Tax cuts defund the very things that boost the economy.
In Case You Missed It
04/28/17 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Alex Acosta confirmed as labor secretary.   • Caravan against fear mobilizes the masses.   • Indiana Red Cross blood workers chose Teamsters.   • Broadening ‘Buy American’ is the path to prosperity.   • Tax cuts defund the very things that boost the economy.
PRESS RELEASE: FF Cancer & Milliken & Company Join Forces
04/28/17 - Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation
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IN
04/28/17 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Alex Acosta confirmed as labor secretary.   • Caravan against fear mobilizes the masses.   • Indiana Red Cross blood workers chose Teamsters.   • Broadening ‘Buy American’ is the path to prosperity.   • Tax cuts defund the very things that boost the economy.
STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE
04/28/17 - UFCW 1439
UFCW Local 1439 is partnering with the National Association of Letter Carriers STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE Dear Member of Local 1439: We know how hard you work, and we thank you for all you do to making our union family and communities stronger. One of the incredible ways we’ve all made a difference in our communities is by helping address the serious problem of hunger.
Arlington Heights Village Board Meeting
04/28/17 - Teamsters Local 743
Most Workers Today Are Underpaid, And It Gets Worse
04/28/17 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 28, 2017  | WAGES | The jobs reports would have us believe our rebound from the recession is almost complete. The reality is very different. The Economist has some fancy words for it: “job polarization,” in which middle-skill jobs decline while low-skill and high-skill jobs increase and the workforce “bifurcated” into two extremes of income.
Most Workers Today Are Underpaid, And It Gets Worse
04/28/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 28, 2017  | WAGES | The jobs reports would have us believe our rebound from the recession is almost complete. The reality is very different. The Economist has some fancy words for it: “job polarization,” in which middle-skill jobs decline while low-skill and high-skill jobs increase and the workforce “bifurcated” into two extremes of income.
AT&T Mobility
04/28/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
This morning, CWA gave notice to AT&T Mobility management that we are exercising our right to terminate the Orange Contract in 72 hours. That doesn't mean we are going on strike, but it means we are one step closer. Back in February, the union and management reached an agreement to extend the contract.
2017 Summer Camp Program Announcement
04/28/17 - CWA Local 1123
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Most Workers Today Are Underpaid, And It Gets Worse
04/28/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 28, 2017  | WAGES | The jobs reports would have us believe our rebound from the recession is almost complete. The reality is very different. The Economist has some fancy words for it: “job polarization,” in which middle-skill jobs decline while low-skill and high-skill jobs increase and the workforce “bifurcated” into two extremes of income.
Burbank Parade
04/28/17 - IATSE Local 33
Attention Local 33 members and Probationary members, Burbank is having a parade this weekend. We are looking for a few people to march in the parade and represent IATSE Local 33. If you are available and would like to attend. Please contact Randy Pitkin a rpitkin@iatse33.com. If you're able to attend please wear your Local 33 garb.
AT&T Press Release
04/28/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
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72 Hour Notice
04/28/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
This morning, CWA gave notice to AT&T Mobility management that we are exercising our right to terminate the Orange Contract in 72 hours. That doesn't mean we are going on strike, but it means we are one step closer. Back in February, the union and management reached an agreement to extend the contract.
Raise the Wage for State Workers Press Conference, May 5, 2017
04/28/17 - AFSCME Local 4041
Association Bulletin 4-27-17
04/28/17 - TWU Local 513
2017 Local 6 Softball Team Tryouts
04/28/17 - IBEW Local 6
In Case You Missed It
04/28/17 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Alex Acosta confirmed as labor secretary.   • Caravan against fear mobilizes the masses.   • Indiana Red Cross blood workers chose Teamsters.   • Broadening ‘Buy American’ is the path to prosperity.   • Tax cuts defund the very things that boost the economy.
Most Workers Today Are Underpaid, And It Gets Worse
04/28/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 28, 2017  | WAGES | The jobs reports would have us believe our rebound from the recession is almost complete. The reality is very different. The Economist has some fancy words for it: “job polarization,” in which middle-skill jobs decline while low-skill and high-skill jobs increase and the workforce “bifurcated” into two extremes of income.
Zombie ACA repeal bill - It's baaaaaack
04/27/17 - CWA Local 2222
For those of you following, you've probably read by now that a group of Republicans have reached a compromise on changes to their ACA repeal bill. It's a really bad bill that basically would allow for health insurance companies to once again start charging higher rights for people with preexisting conditions.  A floor vote could come as early as this Friday.
Union & Specially Called AT&T Contract Overview Meetings
04/27/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
April 27, 2017 - May Union meetings have changed and additional AT&T Contract Overview meetings will be held during the Month of May. 
Report: Trump Plans to Fill the NLRB With Union-Busters
04/27/17 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 27, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Just a few weeks ago at a building trades convention, President Donald Trump promised labor leaders that they would “always find an open door” at the White House. That door seemingly was shut in their faces. Trump will soon nominate a union-buster to sit on the National Labor Relations Board, according to a Politico report.
Montana AFL-CIO Backs Quist for Congress, “Rob Quist is a homegrown Montanan”
04/27/17 - Montana State AFL-CIO
Following interviews with Rob Quist, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress and Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress, the Montana AFL-CIO's Executive Board voted unanimously to endorse Rob Quistto fill the Congressional seat vacated by now Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.
American Announces Mid-Term Pay Increases for Pilots and Flight Attendants
04/27/17 - TWU Local 568
American Airlines yesterday announced mid-contract pay increases for its pilot and flight attendant groups. The Company states its reasoning is that those two groups have fallen significantly behind their industry peers with long durations before their collective bargaining agreements are open for negotiations.
WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY APRIL 2017
04/27/17 - Laborers' Local 231
Most of us can feel assured that after any given workday we'll return safely to our homes and families. Yet for too many men and women, the workday will bring a serious injury and even death on the job. That's why this April 28th, known as Workers Memorial Day in the United States and National Day of mourning in Canada, is so important...
Rest In Peace, Brother
04/27/17 - IUEC Local 10
The Officers and Members of Local #10, International Union of Elevator Constructors, are hereby notified of the passing of Honorary Brother Lawrence N. Ricker, JR. on April 26, 2017.  Officers and members may call at the Haight Funeral Home and Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville, MD on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 6 - 8 PM, where services will be held on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10:00 am.
Report: Trump Plans to Fill the NLRB With Union-Busters
04/27/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 27, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Just a few weeks ago at a building trades convention, President Donald Trump promised labor leaders that they would “always find an open door” at the White House. That door seemingly was shut in their faces. Trump will soon nominate a union-buster to sit on the National Labor Relations Board, according to a Politico report.
Workers Memorial 2017: Mourn for the Dead, Fight for the Living
04/27/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
We remember our fallen and fight for the living. May 15, 2017: Timmy Hein (son of Gil Heim) 3rd Annual Golf Outing Scholarship – For students who graduate from Clarkstown South [CLICK HERE FOR FORMS AND INFORMATION] May 20, 2017: Phil Toppy Moresco Memorial Golf Outing - Iron Workers Local 417 Scholarship Fund.
In Memoriam
04/27/17 - IBEW Local 191
John Metz, age 64, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017. He was born July 23, 1952 in Polson, Montana to Mondell and June Metz. John was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Mondell and Leo, and first wife Perly.
APWU Receives Favorable Arbitration Ruling Clerk Craft Gains 362 Administrative and Technical Jobs
04/27/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Arbitrator Goldberg ruled that the Postal Service failed to make a good faith effort to return 362 administrative and technical jobs to the Clerk Craft. The arbitration award was issued on April 21, 2017 and settles a long-standing dispute over the Clerk Craft Jobs Memorandum of Understanding in the 2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
No one should be fooled by Trump’s campaign promise not to cut Social Security
04/27/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
As part of his tax package, Donald Trump reportedly is planning to propose replacing employee contributions to Social Security with general revenue. The proposal is a Trojan horse: It appears to be a gift, in the form of middle class tax relief, but would, if enacted, lead to the destruction of working Americans’ fundamental economic security.
Workers strike for a $15 wage, and this time with the support of the entire Democratic Party
04/27/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Daquan Jackson was supposed to be at work at 7 a.m. on Wednesday. By late morning, he should have been grilling the large amounts of chicken and steak required to feed customers during the lunchtime rush at the Qdoba Mexican restaurant in the Pentagon. Instead, Jackson joined roughly 400 other federal contract workers and low-wage employees with Good Jobs Nation striking outside the U.S.
Trump says he’s stopping jobs from going abroad. Here’s the truth.
04/27/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
At least 11,934 Americans have lost or are losing their jobs to production moved overseas since Inauguration Day. Susan Haines and Sharon Vanacker knew something was wrong when their CTS Corporation factory in Elkhart, Indiana shut down production one afternoon in June of last year. That “never happens, unless it’s a holiday or something,” Vanacker said.
Report: Trump Plans to Fill the NLRB With Union-Busters
04/27/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 27, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Just a few weeks ago at a building trades convention, President Donald Trump promised labor leaders that they would “always find an open door” at the White House. That door seemingly was shut in their faces. Trump will soon nominate a union-buster to sit on the National Labor Relations Board, according to a Politico report.
Raffle to support NHDOC Officer's child
04/26/17 - New Hampshire Police Association
Signed Tom Brady Super Bowl LI Helmet Fundraiser Constantine Salce Constantine is the 9 year old son of Correctional Officer Dominic Salce and his wife Lu.  Constantine was born with the genetic disorder Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).  SMA is a genetic disease affecting the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement.
Workers Memorial Day is April 28Join an Event Near You!
04/26/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Each year, thousands of workers die and millions more are injured or sickened from dangerous working conditions.
May 1 2017
04/26/17 - IUPAT local 10
Join Local Ten in solidarity on May Day (International Workers Day).
When Wall Street Writes the Rules for Retirement
04/26/17 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 26, 2017  | WAGES | Democrats are uniting behind Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in a legislative push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. Sanders will reintroduce a $15 minimum wage bill Wednesday, attracting support from some Democrats such as Senator Patty Murray (Wash.), who previously supported a smaller minimum wage increase.
Sanders, Dems Introduce $15 Minimum Wage Bill
04/26/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 26, 2017  | WAGES | Democrats are uniting behind Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in a legislative push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. Sanders will reintroduce a $15 minimum wage bill Wednesday, attracting support from some Democrats such as Senator Patty Murray (Wash.), who previously supported a smaller minimum wage increase.
April 15, 2017 Front Page
04/26/17 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
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Teamsters 419 #Fairness Information Demonstration
04/26/17 - Teamsters local 419
Charlotte Area Local Return Ballot Instruction
04/26/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
April 26, 2017 Dear member, Please make sure that you sign your ballot return envelope legibly where you would normally enter your return address. Unsigned or illegibly signed envelopes shall be ineligible for the count.
Smiles Are Best At GMS!
04/26/17 -
Sanders, Dems Introduce $15 Minimum Wage Bill
04/26/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 26, 2017  | WAGES | Democrats are uniting behind Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in a legislative push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. Sanders will reintroduce a $15 minimum wage bill Wednesday, attracting support from some Democrats such as Senator Patty Murray (Wash.), who previously supported a smaller minimum wage increase.
IBEW – AT&T Reach Early Tentative Agreement
04/26/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 2:00pm (CST) - The IBEW System Council T-3 (SCT-3) and AT&T reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering approximately 5,000 employees working for the company nationwide primarily in Illinois and Northwest Indiana.
Join the People's Climate March
04/26/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Stand up for Our Communities and Climate Join American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO (APWU) members, as well as allies from labor, civil rights, environmental and political reform groups.
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