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Workers Comp class Oct. 25 @ 10 a.m.
10/21/17 - IATSE Local 33
The Training Committee will be having a Workes Comp class on Oct. 25 @ 10 a.m. Instructor: Workes Comp Attorney Cheryl Wallach, is a zealous workers advocant.
Bellingham Police Guild Supports Construction of New Jail
10/21/17 - Bellingham Police Guild
The Bellingham Police Guild supports the construction of a new Whatcom County Jail facility to replace the failing and outdated structure.  Our primary concern is the safety and wellbeing of the citizens of Bellingham and Whatcom County.
General Membership Meeting
10/21/17 - Teamster Local Union No. 886
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017 STARTS 10AM AFTER THE MEMBERSHIP MEETING WE WILL BE HAVING A MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION PARTY AND RETIREMENT PARTY FOR PRESIDENT RON COBB. BBQ WILL BE SERVED. PLEASE COME AND CELEBRATE WITH US. WE WILL ALSO START ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR THE KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY TO BE HELD DECEMBER 9, 2017. THANK YOU, SEE YOU AT THE MEETING.
Knutson Construction challenged on work quality
10/20/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
CEDAR FALLS — A group of laborers in a variety of construction trades is imploring the Board of Regents not to hire Knutson Construction Services for any projects while the University of Iowa presses a lawsuit against the company for what it asserts was faulty work on its Old Capitol dome.
JCBA Update 10.20.17
10/20/17 - TWU Local 568
Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in New York City.
UPS Contract Update
10/20/17 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
October 20, 2017
The Package Division has received some questions about the process by which the National Agreement for UPS and UPS Freight are negotiated. Here is some information to help answer these questions:
In Case You Missed It
10/20/17 - Teamsters local 570
  • Unions lead the way in providing health care benefits.   • Forced to choose kids’ health or their jobs, parents go union.   • Teamsters applaud NAFTA progress; talks extended.   • Why Labor is fighting to save veterans’ healthcare.   • Will automation put an end to the American trucker.
Southern States Savings & Retirement Q3 Increment
10/20/17 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
Dear Tyson Members,         Please be advised for those members hired prior to January 1, 2003, the Southern States Savings and Retirement Fund has posted a 3.552% increment to all members accounts for the third (3rd) quarter, July 1 through September 30, 2017.
In Case You Missed It
10/20/17 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Unions lead the way in providing health care benefits.   • Forced to choose kids’ health or their jobs, parents go union.   • Teamsters applaud NAFTA progress; talks extended.   • Why Labor is fighting to save veterans’ healthcare.   • Will automation put an end to the American trucker.
Oregon Voters: Pledge to vote yes on Measure 101 in January
10/20/17 - IATSE Local 488
We believe that all Oregonians should be able to access care that they can afford. No child should get sick because their family can’t afford the medicine that they need, and nobody should end up in an emergency because a doctor’s appointment was too expensive. Oregonians deserve better!
In Case You Missed It
10/20/17 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Unions lead the way in providing health care benefits.   • Forced to choose kids’ health or their jobs, parents go union.   • Teamsters applaud NAFTA progress; talks extended.   • Why Labor is fighting to save veterans’ healthcare.   • Will automation put an end to the American trucker.
ILPF Mailing to Retirees
10/20/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Recently we have been receiving calls from our Retirees questioning a letter that they received regarding the ILPF Pension Fund. Unfortunately, Local 458M did not have knowledge of this letter until the phone calls came into our office, so we began to investigate.
Better KCI Fact Sheet
10/20/17 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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October 17, 2017 Front Page
10/20/17 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
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In Case You Missed It
10/20/17 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Unions lead the way in providing health care benefits.   • Forced to choose kids’ health or their jobs, parents go union.   • Teamsters applaud NAFTA progress; talks extended.   • Why Labor is fighting to save veterans’ healthcare.   • Will automation put an end to the American trucker.
Early Voting in Mecklenburg County
10/19/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Early voting began October 19th and ends on November 4th. Get out and vote.
Read On | October 2017
10/19/17 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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The Better Deal That America’s Workers Deserve
10/19/17 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 19, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … People need to be able to band together to get a fair shake in their dealings with powerful corporations and large government bureaucracies, yet the Supreme Court is likely to make it much harder for them to do so by distorting existing laws and engaging in pro-corporate judicial activism.
The Better Deal That America’s Workers Deserve
10/19/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 19, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … People need to be able to band together to get a fair shake in their dealings with powerful corporations and large government bureaucracies, yet the Supreme Court is likely to make it much harder for them to do so by distorting existing laws and engaging in pro-corporate judicial activism.
Member Alert 11/10/17
10/19/17 - IATSE Local 33
Members alert for 11/10/17 Board operator needed for 1 day must know model PRG V676. Contact BA Pitkin if available at rpitkin@iatse33.
Notice of Election for 2nd VP
10/19/17 - TWU Local 513
HOT off the Press: Info from DPU
10/19/17 - AFSCME Local 132
Effective November 1, 2017 the Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) program will activate the ERDC reservation list. This is in order to maintain the ERDC budget. The reservation list is being activated to achieve the required caseload average by attrition. No one currently receiving ERDC will lose eligibility for the program. There are exemptions to the reservation list.
The Better Deal That America’s Workers Deserve
10/19/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 19, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … People need to be able to band together to get a fair shake in their dealings with powerful corporations and large government bureaucracies, yet the Supreme Court is likely to make it much harder for them to do so by distorting existing laws and engaging in pro-corporate judicial activism.
TERMINAL D ROOFTOP PARKING
10/19/17 - TWU Local 513
Rite Aid Warehouse
10/19/17 - Teamsters Local 175
Rapid Response Informational Meeting will be held for Rite Aid Warehouse employees
The Better Deal That America’s Workers Deserve
10/19/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Oct. 19, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … People need to be able to band together to get a fair shake in their dealings with powerful corporations and large government bureaucracies, yet the Supreme Court is likely to make it much harder for them to do so by distorting existing laws and engaging in pro-corporate judicial activism.
10/10/2017 - PBC Officer & Chief Steward Election
10/18/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
Please read Election Notice Attached.
10/10/2017 - SLC Officer Election
10/18/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
Please read attaced Notice of Eletions.
Association Bulletin 10-18-17
10/18/17 - TWU Local 513
ASA - Virgin America Seniority Integration Discussions Update #1
10/18/17 - AMFA
October 18, 2017 -- AMFA leaders and the Virgin America Committee met in Seattle, WA to commence discussions on seniority integration of the Alaska Airlines (ASA) and Virgin America workgroups. This meeting started with introductions. Lonny McGrew of the Virgin Committee gave a statement on behalf of their committee expressing how grateful they were to have had the opportunity to work for a company with such great culture and a career that was bright, and he concluded with being unsure of the security of their career at ASA. Our Committee gave them an overview of AMFA and its structure. We then discussed what Alaska Labor Relations and Virgin are telling each other to expect through this process.
UPS Contract Update
10/18/17 - Teamsters Local 7
LEADERS FROM UPS LOCAL UNIONS OVERWHELMINGLY ACCEPT CONTRACT PROPOSALS More than 260 local union leaders who represent Teamsters at UPS and UPS Freight gathered today in the Washington DC area to review national contract proposals, all of which were approved.
ASA Annual Wage Review Discussions - First Year Review
10/18/17 - AMFA
October 18, 2017 -- In accordance with the terms outlined in Article 23, Wage Rules, AMFA and Alaska Airlines met to discuss the first Annual Wage Review of our current Agreement in Seattle, WA. Both sides reviewed all data used for the review, and we found that the data was incomplete when it came to some contracts Line Premium and longevity. We explained that this data is needed to do a proper review; the Company will inquire to get that data as soon as possible. We then conducted the external review with the data we did have, using the all-in wage compared to our primary competitors in accordance with the Agreement.
AMFA – SWA Facilities Maintenance Technician 2nd Tentative Agreement Referendum Notice
10/18/17 - AMFA Local 32
The AMFA – Southwest Airlines Negotiating Committee has requested a system-wide referendum of the Facilities Maintenance Technician classification regarding a Tentative Agreement (TA).
The Best Protectors for Workers Are Other Workers
10/17/17 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 17, 2017 | U.S. LABOR | As concertgoers fled the mass shooting at the country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay in Clark Country, Nev., at the end of the Las Vegas strip, dozens of off-duty fire fighters attending the concert sprang into action. Twelve were among the wounded by gunfire.
Passing of one of our guys
10/17/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
It is with a very heavy heart that we report Local 458M Executive Board Member Dave Harper has passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Services will be the following: Wake will be at Countryside Funeral Home located at 1640 S. Green Meadows Blvd. in Streamwood on October 22, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Best Protectors for Workers Are Other Workers
10/17/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 17, 2017 | U.S. LABOR | As concertgoers fled the mass shooting at the country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay in Clark Country, Nev., at the end of the Las Vegas strip, dozens of off-duty fire fighters attending the concert sprang into action. Twelve were among the wounded by gunfire.
The Best Protectors for Workers Are Other Workers
10/17/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 17, 2017 | U.S. LABOR | As concertgoers fled the mass shooting at the country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay in Clark Country, Nev., at the end of the Las Vegas strip, dozens of off-duty fire fighters attending the concert sprang into action. Twelve were among the wounded by gunfire.
Donald Trump Is Sabotaging Health Care
10/17/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Donald Trump and the GOP have spent this entire year attacking the American people’s health care. Time and time again, they tried to pass Trumpcare, which would have gutted not just the Affordable Care Act, but Medicaid as well. Every time, grassroots activists around the country responded with massive resistance. That resistance has been able to stop several iterations of Trumpcare.
2017 Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period
10/17/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Reminder, in accordance with Article 8, sections 4 and 5, of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, penalty overtime rules are not applicable for a consecutive four-week period each year during December.  This year, the December period begins December 2, 2017 (Pay Period 25-17- Week 2) and ends December 29, 2017 (Pay Period 01-18 - Week 1). Source: http://www.apwu.
Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies
10/17/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Modern conservatives have been lying about taxes pretty much from the beginning of their movement. Made-up sob stories about family farms broken up to pay inheritance taxes, magical claims about self-financing tax cuts, and so on go all the way back to the 1970s.
Coordinated Bargaining GroupCondemns Interference in itsRatification Process
10/17/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
(The following is a joint press release from the Coordinated Bargaining Group)

The six Rail Unions comprising the Coordinated Bargaining Group (CBG) announced that they had reached a Tentative National Agreement with the Nation’s Freight Rail Carriers.
2107 CWA Local 7777 Officer Election
10/17/17 - CWA Local 7777
  2017 CWA Local 7777 Election Nominated and elected at-large for Local 7777 Officers and Convention Delegates  will be President, Executive Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, two (2) Private Sector Vice Presidents and one (1) Public Sector Vice President.
AMFA - SWA Facilities Maintenance Technician 2nd Tentative Agreement Referendum Notice
10/17/17 - AMFA
October 17, 2017 -- The AMFA – Southwest Airlines Negotiating Committee has requested a system-wide referendum of the Facilities Maintenance Technician classification regarding a Tentative Agreement (TA). The complete text of the TA was emailed to each member’s company email address on October 9, 2017.
Quote of the Day
10/17/17 - UFCW Local 1473
"Our labor unions are not narrow, self-seeking groups. They have raised wages, shortened hours, and provided supplemental benefits. Through collective bargaining and grievance procedures, they have brought justice and democracy to the shop floor."—John F. Kennedy
Funeral Services for Texas Tech PD Officer Floyd East Jr.
10/17/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association extends its deepest condolences to the famiy, colleagues and friends of Officer Floyd East Jr., #635 of the Texas Tech Police Department, who died in the line of duty at the age of 48, after being shot on Monday, October 9, 2017.
General Membership October 18 2017
10/17/17 - AFSCME Local 3336
The General Membership will meet at noon by teleconference on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.  At this meeting, we will take final nominations for Executive Board positions for terms 2017 - 2019 and one trustee with a term 2017 - 2020.  Uncontested positions may be elected by acclamation.  Contested positions will be elected by secret ballot before October 31, 2017.
The Best Protectors for Workers Are Other Workers
10/17/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Oct. 17, 2017 | U.S. LABOR | As concertgoers fled the mass shooting at the country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay in Clark Country, Nev., at the end of the Las Vegas strip, dozens of off-duty fire fighters attending the concert sprang into action. Twelve were among the wounded by gunfire.
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  • The IBT and your Atlanta Committee members, Geoff Maloney and Chris Rogers have been negotiating with Company management since 2010; almost as long as the IBT have been negotiating for the Express Jet CRJ members. 

    The Company has now given us their final, closeout proposal on wages. Neither the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, the Business Agents of Local 210 and Local 19, nor your rank-and-file committee members are recommending this be ratified. A detailed letter from your ExpressJet CRJ Negotiating Committee can be found here. A copy of the company’s last, best and final offer can be found here.

    Ballots were mailed on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting.  Voting will close on Monday, July 10, and will be counted the same day. 

  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

    Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) recently concluded and a tentative agreement has been reached. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to endorse the National Agreement and the Central-Southern Supplement, paving the way for members to vote. The Eastern and Western Supplements were approved in 2016, and will not be re-voted. However, all carhaul members will get to exercise their right to vote on the National Agreement and General Monetary Changes.

    Ballots will be mailed out on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30.

    The tentative agreement is from September 1, 2015, until May 31, 2021.

  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

  • The Teamsters Union represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. UPS remains an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) despite the organization’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda that seeks to undermine and weaken worker protections.

  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • Teamsters are been standing together to protect good jobs at Sysco and US Foods. Our solidarity on many fronts helped to defeat the mega-merger of the two companies, which would have put thousands of jobs at risk. But challenges remain as both companies refine their plans. Join our campaign to ensure these foodservice giants honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and help us bring more Sysco and US Foods workers into the Teamster family. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

     

 
 
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