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    Striking UAW workers picket outside GM's Parma plant; fighting for ‘the middle class as a whole'
    Key Points About the U.A.W. Strike Against General Motors
    Striking UAW workers want Trump to stay out of negotiations with GM
    G.M. Workers Say They Sacrificed, and Now They Want Their Due
    'The Union Is Playing Some Hardball.' Here's Why GM Workers Are On Strike
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    09/17/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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    Successful Bowl-A-Thon
    09/17/19 - CWA Local 7777
    1st Annual John Cataline Memorial Bowl-A-Thon The Bowl-A-Thon was a great success.  Thank you to everyone who participated!  Together we raised $1250 for CdLS. There are several CdLS families in Denver that want to attend next year.
    Strike information update - insurance
    09/17/19 - UAW Local 602
    Local 602 would like to address a few issues that have come up during our struggle for fair and equitable treatment from GM. Insurance - GM announced they were cancelling member’s insurance coverage. Due to your UAW Strike Fund Benefits, there will be no lapse of medical coverage through the COBRA option. Please remember that vision, dental, and hearing are not covered.
    We Got Another JOB for You!
    09/17/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    American Medical Assoc. located in the Downtown Area (330 N. Wabash Suite 39300, Chicago IL 60611) is looking for a Shipping and Receiving Technician.
    80,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers to Strike in October
    09/17/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Sept. 17, 2019 | STRIKES | About 80,000 Kaiser Permanente employees will strike for a week starting Oct. 14. Kaiser Permanente and employees have been going back and forth for more than a year over complaints.
    80,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers to Strike in October
    09/17/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Sept. 17, 2019 | STRIKES | About 80,000 Kaiser Permanente employees will strike for a week starting Oct. 14. Kaiser Permanente and employees have been going back and forth for more than a year over complaints.
    Teamsters Local 355 DHL Express Clerical Workers on Strike
    09/17/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Sept. 17, 2019 | STRIKES | On Thursday, Sept. 12, a group of three office clerical workers at DHL Express in Hanover, Md. went on strike against the U.S. subsidiary of Germany based global delivery giant DP DHL. The dispute involves the company’s different treatment of the clerical workers compared to their delivery driver co-workers.
    EXPLORE THE TRADES: NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!
    09/17/19 - IBEW Local 659
    In response to the growing need for skilled tradespeople, WorkSource Rogue Valley (WSRV) is offering a free Pre-Apprenticeship program, open to everyone, starting Monday, September 30th in Medford. To learn more visit http://worksourcerogue.org/job-seekers/training-opportunities/pre-apprenticeship-program/ Contact Lyda Woods at lydaw@worksourcerogue.org regarding this press release.
    Health Fair
    09/17/19 - IBEW Local 648
    The Local 648 Health Fair will be held at the hall on Saturday, November 2nd. It starts at 7:00 AM and ends at 1:00 PM. You can schedule your appointment at IBEW648.strokedetectionplus.com or call toll free 1-877-732-8258. It is free to all H&W insured participants and appointments are necessary.
    Blog: No Love - Southwest Airlines Refuses To Stop Fighting Its Expert Mechanics In Court Even After Contract
    09/17/19 - AMFA
    September 17, 2019 -- Earlier this year in March 2019, Southwest Airlines and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), the union representing Southwest’s mechanics, came to a deal on a contract which was overwhelmingly approved by AMFA’s members a couple months later. This was the culmination of nearly seven years of negotiations, which sometimes got quite contentious. Or at least it was supposed to be the culmination.
    EPMPOA Sponsored "Wing Drive" to Benefit Summers Family
    09/16/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a "Wing Drive" lunch to benefit the family of Retired Lieutenant Kyle L. Summers #1296, who passed away on September 9, 2019.  This event is to raise money to assist the family with medical expenses related to Kyle's illness and other unplanned expenses.
    46K UAW Workers Strike, Shutting Down 33 Plants, 22 Warehouses
    09/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | (Click image to enlarge.) Members of the United Auto Workers went on strike at General Motors Co. plants nationwide at midnight Sunday night, sending 46,000 workers to picket lines in the union's first walkout since the automaker emerged from taxpayer-funded bankruptcy a decade ago.
    Hoffa: Teamsters Stand in Solidarity with Striking GM UAW Members
    09/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | “Teamsters and the UAW have a decades-long relationship of having each other’s back. And that continues with the UAW’s notification that it will go out on strike against General Motors at midnight. Our 1.4 million members stand in solidarity with the UAW and will honor their picket lines.
    Virginia Retirees Breakfast for September
    09/16/19 - IUEC Local 10
    I just received a phone call from Mike Herrity in reference to the September Virginia Retirees breakfast.  The group will be trying a new place this month, to see how things go.  Breakfast will be at the Cracker Barrell, 10801 Battleview Parkway, Manassas, VA 20109.  At this point, the group may be trying several new places until they find one that they are comfortable in for good.
    46,000 UAW Workers Strike, Shutting Down 33 Plants and 22 Warehouses
    09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | Members of the United Auto Workers went on strike at General Motors Co. plants nationwide at midnight Sunday night, sending 46,000 workers to picket lines in the union's first walkout since the automaker emerged from taxpayer-funded bankruptcy a decade ago.
    Hoffa: Teamsters Stand in Solidarity with Striking GM UAW Members
    09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | “Teamsters and the UAW have a decades-long relationship of having each other’s back. And that continues with the UAW’s notification that it will go out on strike against General Motors at midnight. Our 1.4 million members stand in solidarity with the UAW and will honor their picket lines.
    Teamsters Stand in Solidarity with Striking GM UAW Members
    09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 455
    Click link below for full story https://teamster.
    Hoffa: Teamsters Stand in Solidarity with Striking GM UAW Members
    09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | “Teamsters and the UAW have a decades-long relationship of having each other’s back. And that continues with the UAW’s notification that it will go out on strike against General Motors at midnight. Our 1.4 million members stand in solidarity with the UAW and will honor their picket lines.
    HOFFA: Teamsters Stand in Solidarity With Striking GM UAW Members
    09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 179
    Teamsters Will Honor Picket Lines of General Motors’ 50,000 UAW Workers. Full article:  https://teamster.
    46,000 UAW Workers Strike, Shutting Down 33 Plants and 22 Warehouses
    09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | Members of the United Auto Workers went on strike at General Motors Co. plants nationwide at midnight Sunday night, sending 46,000 workers to picket lines in the union's first walkout since the automaker emerged from taxpayer-funded bankruptcy a decade ago.
    UAW on Strike
    09/16/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    UAW 2404 in Charlotte is going on strike! This is a small local that will need folks to help man a picket line 24/7. Please consider joining the line or dropping off drinks and food. The picket location is 10815 Quality Dr, Charlotte, NC 28278. https://uaw.org/auto-workers-go-strike-years-tirelessly-helping-general-motors-reach-record-level-profits/.
    46,000 UAW Workers Strike, Shutting Down 33 Plants and 22 Warehouses
    09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | Members of the United Auto Workers went on strike at General Motors Co. plants nationwide at midnight Sunday night, sending 46,000 workers to picket lines in the union's first walkout since the automaker emerged from taxpayer-funded bankruptcy a decade ago.
    Hoffa: Teamsters Stand in Solidarity with Striking GM UAW Members
    09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | “Teamsters and the UAW have a decades-long relationship of having each other’s back. And that continues with the UAW’s notification that it will go out on strike against General Motors at midnight. Our 1.4 million members stand in solidarity with the UAW and will honor their picket lines.
    Strike Instructions
    09/15/19 - UAW Local 602
    Local 602 members, as you are aware, the UAW has officially called for a nationwide strike action against GM starting at 11:59 pm Sunday night. Those who are scheduled to work tonight are to show up for work as normal. At the appointed time, Local UAW officials will come to your work area and escort you out of the building. Leave in a peaceful, orderly fashion.
    Strike Instructions
    09/15/19 - UAW Local 602
    Local 602 members, as you are aware, the UAW has officially called for a nationwide strike action against GM starting at 11:59 pm Sunday night. Those who are scheduled to work tonight are to show up for work as normal. At the appointed time, Local UAW officials will come to your work area and escort you out of the building. Leave in a peaceful, orderly fashion.
    Labor Council Corn Roast
    09/15/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    As summer wanes and the corn grows tall this leads to an annual event: The York-Adams.....
    Sysco NM 2019 CBA Ratified
    09/13/19 - Teamsters Local 492
    Today, September 13th, 2019, the ballots were counted for the Sysco NM Tentative Agreement. There was an 86% turnout on the vote, which was very good. The tentative agreement has passed with 63% voting to ratify the contract by a vote of 79 to 46. We want to thank everyone who voted and congratulate you on your new contract.
    In Case You Missed It
    09/13/19 - Teamsters Local 355
      • The multi-employer pension plan crisis   • Bargaining for more   • Teamsters remember September 11, 2001   • Future for US jobs looks bleak.
    Bylaws Proposal
    09/13/19 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    Local 266 Members, Please login and view the proposed bylaws change that was presented at the September Regular Meeting. The notice has been mailed to all active members and it includes dates for voting at each unit. Must be present to cast your vote by secret ballot.
    Americans Have A Very Favorable View of Almost All Labor Unions
    09/13/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Sept. 13, 2019 | UNIONS | Union representation in the US has been dwindling for decades, but according to a new Insider poll, Americans are still largely in favor of them. Insider found that Americans support nearly every kind of labor union, from trade worker unions to artist guilds, more than they dislike them.
    Online Services Customer RRB Survey
    09/13/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is asking all active and retired railroaders to complete an online survey to help drive its future strategic plans regarding online offerings. The survey is part of a major Information Technology Initiative currently underway at the RRB. The Board has released an Online Services Customer Survey and is asking all active and retired members to complete it.
    In Case You Missed It
    09/13/19 - Teamsters Local 992
      • The multi-employer pension plan crisis   • Bargaining for more   • Teamsters remember September 11, 2001   • Future for US jobs looks bleak.
    AT&T Announces Jobs Cuts in Illinois
    09/13/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    Friday, September 13, 2019 (4:00 PM CST) - Today, AT&T announced a surplus affecting 15 Automotive Equipment Technicians represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21). Employees in Title Group 4 who are interested in taking a SIPP must have their paperwork in by 5 p.m. (CST) Monday, September 23, 2019.
    Americans Have A Very Favorable View of Almost All Labor Unions
    09/13/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Sept. 12, 2019 | UNIONS | Union representation in the US has been dwindling for decades, but according to a new Insider poll, Americans are still largely in favor of them. Insider found that Americans support nearly every kind of labor union, from trade worker unions to artist guilds, more than they dislike them.
    Years of Service Pins
    09/13/19 - IUEC Local 10
    It has been brought to our attention that there was a mishap with the letter regarding the Years of Service pins.  Just so everyone is aware, the pins will be given out at the October 10, 2019 meeting.  If you are unable to make the meeting and are supposed to get a Service Pin, please call the Union Hall and we can mail your pin to you.
    Inside Update
    09/13/19 - IBEW Local 291
    Opening letters have been exchanged in both the IBEW/NECA and the IBEW/QEI contracts. Bargaining meetings will begin the week of September 16th. Updates will be posted here.
    Americans Have A Very Favorable View of Almost All Labor Unions
    09/13/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Sept. 13, 2019 | UNIONS | Union representation in the US has been dwindling for decades, but according to a new Insider poll, Americans are still largely in favor of them. Insider found that Americans support nearly every kind of labor union, from trade worker unions to artist guilds, more than they dislike them.
    In Case You Missed It
    09/13/19 - Teamsters Local 888
      • The multi-employer pension plan crisis   • Bargaining for more   • Teamsters remember September 11, 2001   • Future for US jobs looks bleak.
    Americans Have A Very Favorable View of Almost All Labor Unions
    09/13/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Sept. 12, 2019 | UNIONS | Union representation in the US has been dwindling for decades, but according to a new Insider poll, Americans are still largely in favor of them. Insider found that Americans support nearly every kind of labor union, from trade worker unions to artist guilds, more than they dislike them.
    New Secretary Treasurer
    09/12/19 - CWA Local 2222
    The Executive Board would like to congratulate Matt Purtlebaugh and welcome him to the board as the new Secretary Treasurer of Local 2222.
    New Union Officers 2019
    09/12/19 - UAW Local 2320
    The deadline for nominations for Officers of NOLSW/UAW Local 2320 has passed.  Attached is a letter from the Election Committee 2019 with the results.  All positions were uncontested as there was only one nominee for each office.  Therefore, there will be no election.
    Informational ECMs for Verizon techs
    09/12/19 - CWA Local 2222
    Good afternoon, There has been some false information being spread by management and associates in regards to the informational ECMs being handed out as recently as today. We would like to make it clear that Local 2222 has never and would never sign off on any ECMs, informational or otherwise.
    Casino Night United Way Fundraiser Event!
    09/11/19 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
    Tickets are limited.
    IBEW 21 Mourns the Loss of Brother Vincent James Bruno
    09/11/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of our Brother Vincent James Bruno, who worked at AT&T. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and coworkers.
    Heroes Who Turned Night Into Day at Ground Zero Now Ailing
    09/11/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Sept. 11, 2019 | HEALTH & SAFETY | (Click image to enlarge) Teamsters Local 817 President Thomas J. O’Donnell was driving with his father in New York City when he witnessed the first plane crash into the World Trade Center on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
    Heroes Who Turned Night Into Day at Ground Zero Now Ailing
    09/11/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Sept. 11, 2019 | HEALTH & SAFETY | (Click image to enlarge) Teamsters Local 817 President Thomas J. O’Donnell was driving with his father in New York City when he witnessed the first plane crash into the World Trade Center on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
    Heroes Who Turned Night Into Day at Ground Zero Now Ailing
    09/11/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Sept. 11, 2019 | HEALTH & SAFETY | (Click image to enlarge) Teamsters Local 817 President Thomas J. O’Donnell was driving with his father in New York City when he witnessed the first plane crash into the World Trade Center on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
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