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August 16, 2018

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2018 UPS Contract Tentative Agreements: Review All Four Sections
08/16/18 - Teamsters Local 231
Here are the links to all four sections of the tentative agreement between UPS and the Teamsters. All Local 231 members are covered by the National Master, the Western Region Supplement, and the Joint Council 28 Rider. Part-timers are also covered by the Sort Addendum.
UPS TA Informational Flyers/Posters
08/16/18 - Teamsters Local 492
Below are New Posters you can click on to download or enlarge.
IUEC Local 18 Picnic
08/16/18 - IUEC Local 18
Brothers and Sisters please mark your calanders for the following dates September 15th is the Las Vegas Picnic, September 22 is the LA picnic and November 3is the San Diego picnic...Please come on out and share your Union Pride.
AVRH Negotiations
08/16/18 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
Please come and witness and participate in the new contract writing on August 21st and 22nd at the Plaza Hotel.
Seventh and Final COLA under the 2015 Contract Agreement Announced
08/16/18 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
In accordance with the 2015-2018 APWU/USPS Collective Bargaining Agreement (union contract), career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 31 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective September 1, 2018. It will appear in paychecks dated September 21, 2018 (Pay Period 19-2018), and will total $645.00 per year.
Trump’s privatization plan would destroy the Postal Service
08/16/18 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The post office has been woven into the fabric of American society since 1775, when the Second Continental Congress appointed Benjamin Franklin as the first postmaster general. Today, the U.S. Postal Service is the most popular government agency in the country, with a favorability rating of nearly 90 percent. But now, President Trump is apparently bent on destroying it.
AMFA – SWA Tentative Agreement Ratification Referendum Notice
08/16/18 - AMFA
August 16, 2018 -- The AMFA – Southwest Airlines (SWA) Negotiating Committee has requested a system-wide referendum regarding a Tentative Agreement (TA). The complete text of the TA was emailed to each member’s company email address for your review and consideration. If you have not received the TA, please contact the Administration Director at 720-744-6629.
Greetings from the desk of the President
08/15/18 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
District 1199 NM Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees, As you’re newly appointed Interim President, I wanted to introduce myself. First off, I wish to extend thanks to Lori MacIver who served as president of District 1199 NM since September 2014 until last month.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, AUGUST 19
08/15/18 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
August 2018
08/15/18 - CWA/NCPSO Local 2201
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Regence Incorrect Checks
08/15/18 - IBEW Local 191
TO ALL!!!! Regence has issued reimbursement checks in error. If you have received a check from Regence in the last two weeks please call the union office at 425-259-3195 or Regence at 866-240-9580.
Benefit Raffle
08/15/18 - Montgomery County Law Enforcement Assn.
Please reach out to Lt. Joe Sclider with Pct 1 Constable's Office for tickets.
Pennsylvania Federation Women’s Caucus Position Statement on Paid Parental Leave
08/15/18 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
Pennsylvania Federation Women’s Caucus Position Statement on Paid Parental Leave As our first formal project as a Women’s Caucus we have chosen to focus our energies on organizing and educating within our Union to promote an understanding of the need for paid parental leave for all eligible members.
Joe Beirne Scholarship winner
08/14/18 - CWA Local 7777
Steven Harmon was awarded the Joe Beirne Scholorship.  He will receive $4,000 this school year and $4,000 next school year.  It has been several years since anyone from Local 7777 has won this award.  Congratulations.
UPS Louisville Air Rider Update
08/14/18 - Teamsters Local 89
Aug 14, 2018 -  This morning the Company contacted and met with President Fred Zuckerman and confirmed that they will honor the 60% Short-Term Disability for Full-Time workers at Worldport (with no cap on the 60%) that our Committee negotiated.
‘A National Disgrace’: Port Truckers Demand End to Misclassification
08/14/18 - Teamsters local 570
August 14, 2018  | WAGE THEFT | For nearly seven years, Hector Zelaya has worked for K&R Transportation as a truck driver in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The company makes clear to Zelaya that he can’t work for anyone else, and it tightly controls his daily schedule. Yet it classifies him as an independent contractor.
‘A National Disgrace’: Port Truckers Demand End to Misclassification
08/14/18 - Teamsters Local 355
August 14, 2018  | WAGE THEFT | For nearly seven years, Hector Zelaya has worked for K&R Transportation as a truck driver in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The company makes clear to Zelaya that he can’t work for anyone else, and it tightly controls his daily schedule. Yet it classifies him as an independent contractor.
Back to School Drive..Deadline 8/17
08/14/18 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
The Y.W.U. (Young Workers United), presents a Back to School Drive! The last day that you will be able to donate will be Friday, 8/17. Please see James Butler, Brittany Price, or any Y.W.U. member if you have any additional questions. Thank you! A.P.W.U.
‘A National Disgrace’: Port Truckers Demand End to Misclassification
08/14/18 - Teamsters Local 992
August 14, 2018  | WAGE THEFT | For nearly seven years, Hector Zelaya has worked for K&R Transportation as a truck driver in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The company makes clear to Zelaya that he can’t work for anyone else, and it tightly controls his daily schedule. Yet it classifies him as an independent contractor.
UPS, UPS Freight Contract Meetings
08/14/18 - Teamsters Local 776
Over the course of Saturday August 11th and Sunday August 12th Local 776 conducted contract meetings for...
Local 89 UPS Stewards Unanimously Recommend NO
08/13/18 - Teamsters Local 89
Aug 13, 2018 - Louisville, KY – Over 70 Rank-and-File UPS and UPS Freight Stewards attended a meeting at Teamsters Local 89 today to review the National Master Agreement, Central Region Supplement, Louisville Air Rider, and the UPS Freight National Master Agreement. All four of these agreements received unanimous NO recommendations from the Stewards gathered.
The Meaning of Labor’s Win in Missouri
08/13/18 - Teamsters local 570
August 13, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | …What the win in Missouri has taught the broader labor movement is that a sustained, well-financed campaign can educate a largely non-union electorate about “right to work” laws, successfully, and truthfully, recasting them as anti-worker.
The Meaning of Labor’s Win in Missouri
08/13/18 - Teamsters Local 355
August 13, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | …What the win in Missouri has taught the broader labor movement is that a sustained, well-financed campaign can educate a largely non-union electorate about “right to work” laws, successfully, and truthfully, recasting them as anti-worker.
Training Opportunity - Warrior Survival at Home and on the Streets
08/13/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
This training is free to FOP members and family. Seats are limited and will fill up quickly. Partners in Crime (Spouses/Significant Others) Invited to Attend. Law enforcement can be one of the most challenging yet rewarding professions in our society. However, the challenges are growing daily.
The Meaning of Labor’s Win in Missou
08/13/18 - Teamsters Local 992
August 13, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | …What the win in Missouri has taught the broader labor movement is that a sustained, well-financed campaign can educate a largely non-union electorate about “right to work” laws, successfully, and truthfully, recasting them as anti-worker.
UPS Tentative Agreements to Review at Local 162 Contract Explanation Meetings August 18 and 20
08/13/18 - Teamsters Local 162
The attached tentative agreements  between UPS and the Teamsters will all be reviewed with Local 162 members at our August 18 and 20 contract explanation meetings.  What:  Contract Explanation Meetings for Local 162 Members from UPS When:  Saturday, August 18, 10AM and Monday, August 20, 10AM.
The Meaning of Labor’s Win in Missouri
08/13/18 - Teamsters Local 888
August 13, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | …What the win in Missouri has taught the broader labor movement is that a sustained, well-financed campaign can educate a largely non-union electorate about “right to work” laws, successfully, and truthfully, recasting them as anti-worker.
AMFA - SWA AMT Negotiating Committee Meeting Notice & Highlight Sheet (Revised)
08/12/18 - AMFA
July 15, 2018 (Revised August 12, 2018) -- On April 10, 2018, AMFA and Southwest announced an Agreement in Principle (AIP) on a new five year Agreement. The AMFA Committee has been working with the Company over the last ten weeks drafting the new language, and we now have a Tentative Agreement (TA) ready for membership consideration. The full TA has been emailed to each member’s Southwest email for review.
Labor 2018 Campaign Kickoff Events in Oregon
08/11/18 - IATSE Local 488
As we approach the mid term elections we hope all of our members stay aware of the political scene as it affects workers. The Oregon AFL-CIO is hosting several events around the state to kick off this election cycle we hope you will attend. Please click to this article to see the details.
Union Proud Union Strong
08/11/18 - Utah AFL-CIO
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Police & Fire Federal Credit Union
08/11/18 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
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Horizon Air Q400 Incident
08/11/18 - AMFA
August 11, 2018 -- The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) is saddened by last night's Horizon Air Q400 incident. Our heart goes out to the individual's family and to Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines employees.
Local 776 Golf Tournament
08/11/18 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776 held their annual members golf tournament on Sunday August 5, 2018. Sunny skies and temperatures as hot as the...
COLA Increase effective September 1st
08/10/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Seventh and Final COLA under the 2015 Contract Agreement Announced WEB NEWS ARTICLE #:  78-2018 08/10/2018 - In accordance with the 2015-2018 APWU/USPS Collective Bargaining Agreement (union contract), career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 31 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective September 1, 2018.
Verizon deal
08/10/18 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
Workers Ratify New Four-Year Deal With Verizon Agreement Includes 11.2% Wage Increases and Stronger Retirement Benefits Verizon workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and at Verizon Connected Solutions voted to ratify a four year extension of their current contracts, which were set to expire in August 2019.
Contract Ratification-8/10/2018
08/10/18 - CWA Local 1123
Workers Ratify New Four-Year Deal With Verizon Agreement Includes 11.2% Wage Increases and Stronger Retirement Benefits   Verizon workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and at Verizon Connected Solutions voted to ratify a four year extension of their current contracts, which were set to expire in August 2019.
PRESS RELEASE
08/10/18 - CWA 2201
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In Case You Missed It
08/10/18 - Teamsters local 570
  • Here’s how you can fight disinformation.
Verizon Ratification
08/10/18 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
?For release August 10, 2018     Contact: Beth Allen (ballen@cwa-union.org) or Amy Fetherolf (afetherolf@cwa-union.org), CWA Communications, 202-434-1168   Workers Ratify New Four-Year Deal With Verizon Agreement Includes 11.
In Case You Missed It
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Here’s how you can fight disinformation.
Maybe Worker Inequality Isn’t Inevitable After All
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 355
August 10, 2018 | ECONOMY | …[I]n terms of the composition of wage growth, the late 1990s was a time of widening income inequality, with high earners pulling away from low earners. Today, by comparison, the lowest-paid earners have the fastest wage growth.
JCBA Update 08.10.18
08/10/18 - TWU Local 568
American Blows Another Chance for Agreement The Association Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines this week in Washington, D.C. to continue the discussion about Scope proposals. Your Executive Committee presented the company with comprehensive proposals.
UPS Members Contract Update teleforum call
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 71
Join the UPS Members Contract Update teleforum call on Saturday, August 11 at 5:00 pm (Eastern) to learn more about the contract: Call-In Number is (866) 767-0669 *There will be a UPS Freight members contract update tele- forum call scheduled in the near future.
Leaders of UPS and UPS Freight Local Unions Approve Tentative Agreements
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 71
Leaders of local unions that represent UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters met today and approved the two separate tentative national agreements, paving the way for members to vote by electronic ballot starting next month.
NYRA Shop Steward Featured
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 814
Like Father, Like Son: Rice Family Part of Fabric of New York Racing THE LIFE June 9th, 2018 BY Julie June Stewart CHECK OUT Local 814's own Harry Rice, shop Steward at NYRA.  Him and his son are featured in this article: https://www.americasbestracing.
NYRA Shop Steward Featured
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 814
Like Father, Like Son: Rice Family Part of Fabric of New York Racing THE LIFE June 9th, 2018 BY Julie June Stewart CHECK OUT Local 814's own Harry Rice, shop Steward at NYRA.  Him and his son are featured in this article: https://www.americasbestracing.
NYRA Shop Steward Featured
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 814
Like Father, Like Son: Rice Family Part of Fabric of New York Racing THE LIFE June 9th, 2018 BY Julie June Stewart CHECK OUT Local 814's own Harry Rice, shop Steward at NYRA.  Him and his son are featured in this article: https://www.americasbestracing.

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The family of Deceased Fire Captain Daniel Burke has generously donated several of Captain Burke's personal photos of the Stamford Fire Department and Local 786 functions. Our sincere gratitude to the Burke Family for sharing these with us.
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Captain Daniel Burke Family Photo Gallery
The family of Deceased Fire Captain Daniel Burke has generously donated several of Captain Burke's personal photos of the Stamford Fire Department and Local 786 functions. Our sincere gratitude to the Burke Family for sharing these with us.
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Department Photographer Frank Blefari's photos can now be viewed online. Click here to visit Frank's Stamford fire photos.
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Captain Daniel Burke Family Photo Gallery
The family of Deceased Fire Captain Daniel Burke has generously donated several of Captain Burke's personal photos of the Stamford Fire Department and Local 786 functions. Our sincere gratitude to the Burke Family for sharing these with us.
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Department Photographer Frank Blefari's photos can now be viewed online. Click here to visit Frank's Stamford fire photos.
 
 
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