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AMFA–SWA Appearance Technician Survey Notice
10/22/19 - AMFA Local 32
AMFA–SWA Appearance Technician Survey Notice AMFA National is conducting a survey of the Appearance Technician membership at Southwest Airlines. Your Negotiating Committee will utilize the feedback gathered by this survey to prepare for the upcoming negotiating process.
Theresa Greenfield for US Senate from Iowa LIUNA backed
10/22/19 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
LiUNA Vice President and Midwest Regional Manager John F. Penn: Theresa “won’t buckle to the special interests in Washington -- she’ll fight to protect workers on and off the job and build an economy that helps everyday people get ahead” Today, U.S.
2019 IBEW 396 Christmas Party
10/22/19 - IBEW 396
Brothers and Sisters, It’s that time of year again when we start selling tickets for our upcoming Christmas Party! This year’s party will take place on Saturday, December 21, 2019@ the Pairs Hotel and Casino starting at 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Dance tickets will go on sale beginning Wednesday, October 16, 2019 and just like last year, tickets can be purchased online @IBEW396.
This Looks Like the Start of a Great Time for Unions
10/22/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 22, 2019 | OPINION | The tight labor market in the U.S. is leading to a shift in the balance of power between labor and capital, giving more leverage to workers. This manifests itself in a variety of ways. For instance, workers are less reluctant to leave their jobs in search of better pay or working conditions.
This Looks Like the Start of a Great Time for Unions
10/22/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 22, 2019 | OPINION | The tight labor market in the U.S. is leading to a shift in the balance of power between labor and capital, giving more leverage to workers. This manifests itself in a variety of ways. For instance, workers are less reluctant to leave their jobs in search of better pay or working conditions.
128th Police Academy Class Recruitment
10/22/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The City of El Paso is accepting applications for Police Trainee.  The job description is on-line at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/elpaso.  Click on http://www.joineppd.com/ to apply on-line. This application is for the El Paso Police Department academy currently scheduled to begin in the summer of 2020.
This Looks Like the Start of a Great Time for Unions
10/22/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 22, 2019 | OPINION | The tight labor market in the U.S. is leading to a shift in the balance of power between labor and capital, giving more leverage to workers. This manifests itself in a variety of ways. For instance, workers are less reluctant to leave their jobs in search of better pay or working conditions.
Traffic Fatalities and Safety Tips
10/22/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The number of recent traffic fatalities has brought a heightened awareness of the potential dangers on the roadway.  Every death on a roadway is a preventable tragedy.  There is no single answer, but working together, we can all do our part to reduce crashes.  Traffic safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Assemblyman Joseph Lagana's Annual Columbus Day Beefsteak
10/22/19 - Local 755 UNITED SERVICE WORKERS UNION
Assemblyman Joseph Lagana's Annual Columbus Day Beefsteak
Looking for Volunteers!
10/22/19 - IBEW Local 551
Retired Brother Bob Holmes is looking for volunteers to do electrical (switches & lighting) on the Hidden Valley Community Church in Hidden Valley, California.  Volunteers are needed on Saturday, November 16th at 8:30 am.  Please call Bob at 707-318-8246 if you would like to volunteer your time and skills.  The address for the church is 18160 Spruce Grove Rd.
In A Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?
10/21/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 21, 2019 | ECONOMY | At first glance, it may seem like a paradox: Even as the economy rides a 10-year winning streak, tens of thousands of workers across the country, from General Motors employees to teachers in Chicago, are striking to win better wages and benefits. But, according to those on strike, the strong growth is precisely the point.
UAW and GM reach tentative agreement
10/21/19 - Lansing Labor News
Roll out meetings and ratificatioin votes are scheduled across the nation.
These European Corporations Abuse the Rights of Working People in America’s Southern States
10/21/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Read the report here: aflcio.org/double-standard-report European corporations are two-faced when it comes to respecting working people’s freedom of association and workers’ rights, argues a new report by the AFL-CIO and supported by the European Trade Union Confederation.
In A Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?
10/21/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 21, 2019 | ECONOMY | At first glance, it may seem like a paradox: Even as the economy rides a 10-year winning streak, tens of thousands of workers across the country, from General Motors employees to teachers in Chicago, are striking to win better wages and benefits. But, according to those on strike, the strong growth is precisely the point.
In A Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?
10/21/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 21, 2019 | ECONOMY | At first glance, it may seem like a paradox: Even as the economy rides a 10-year winning streak, tens of thousands of workers across the country, from General Motors employees to teachers in Chicago, are striking to win better wages and benefits. But, according to those on strike, the strong growth is precisely the point.
Report: Trump’s NLRB Has ’Systematically’ Damaged Workers’ Rights
10/21/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 21, 2019 | NRLB | President Donald Trump's National Labor Relations Board has catered to the requests of a prominent business lobbying group and "systematically" eroded workers' rights, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute released Wednesday.
AMFA–SWA Appearance Technician Survey Notice
10/21/19 - AMFA
October 21, 2019 -- AMFA National is conducting a survey of the Appearance Technician membership at Southwest Airlines. Your Negotiating Committee will utilize the feedback gathered by this survey to prepare for the upcoming negotiations process.
In A Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?
10/21/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Oct. 21, 2019 | ECONOMY | At first glance, it may seem like a paradox: Even as the economy rides a 10-year winning streak, tens of thousands of workers across the country, from General Motors employees to teachers in Chicago, are striking to win better wages and benefits. But, according to those on strike, the strong growth is precisely the point.
UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
10/21/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Oct. 21, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association urges voters to approve Public Safety Bond
10/19/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Imagine for a moment going to a professional domain that has leaky pipes dripping down on your personal workspace, or security systems that are failing and unreliable. Many of our local police officers operate out of aging retail centers that were repurposed for regional police command centers.
Supporting our Union Brothers
10/19/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Going on strike against an employer is not taken lightly; tension and emotions run high. In the absence of a paycheck individuals ask themselves “How will I support my family? What about my healthcare? When will we get back to work.
Real News - October 2019
10/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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Presidents Column
10/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Coming Through in Times of Need  For the second time in as many years, our colleges — our community colleges— served the communities in which they reside. In response to the recent Saddleridge Fire, Pierce College served the community as a refuge for large animals (a good reason to leave the Pierce Farm as open space, not as developed space, as has been proposed).
Meet New EDD Coordinator Anthony Amey
10/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
The Guild’s new EDD Coordinator, Anthony Amey, is well-versed on the ins and outs of applying for unemployment benefits. After being laid off by Bank of America and having to leave the financial sector during the economic downturn, he found work as an office assistant at East L.A.
Health Benefits & Retirement Conference
10/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Guild Conference Draws Over 400 Members AFT 1521 set its sights toward the future at its annual Health Benefits & Financial Awareness Conference on September 27th.
AFGE 1834 E-Dues
10/18/19 - AFGE Local 1834
AFGE 1834 is now participating in the e-dues system you can join the union right from your computer or smartphone.  Follow this link https://join.afge.org/L1834 and select the agency you work for.
AFGE 1834 E-dues
10/18/19 - AFGE Local 1834
AFGE 1834 is now participating in the e-dues system to join or to change your membership follow this link https://join.afge.org/L1834. And select the agency that you work for if it's Army or DeCA.
Strike update #32 - Contract informational rollout
10/18/19 - UAW Local 602
Roll out meeting is for UAW Local 602, 652, and 1753 active members only, no family members. All those attending must have GM or union card to get in.
2019 Endorsements
10/18/19 - Teamsters Local 455
Please see Political Page for City Endorsements by DALF and BALC
Upcoming Events
10/18/19 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
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El Paso officer found 'not guilty' of manslaughter in deadly shooting of Lower Valley man
10/18/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
An El Paso police officer was found not guilty of manslaughter Thursday afternoon in the deadly shooting of a Lower Valley man in the back in 2015. It was the second trial for Officer Mando Gomez; his first trial earlier this year ended in a mistrial after a prosecutor collapsed in court.
Blog: Southwest Airlines Begins Foreign Outsourcing Once Again
10/18/19 - AMFA
October 18, 2019 -- I wanted to let all AMFA members, Southwest Airlines flight crews, and most importantly the flying public know something that occurred this week. On October 14, Southwest Airlines (SWA) flew an empty aircraft to San Salvador at El Salvador International Airport in order to accomplish a heavy maintenance check on that aircraft. A heavy maintenance check is the most labor-intensive check performed on an aircraft during its flying life.
Report: Trump’s NLRB Has ’Systematically’ Damaged Workers’ Rights
10/17/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 17, 2019 | NRLB | President Donald Trump's National Labor Relations Board has catered to the requests of a prominent business lobbying group and "systematically" eroded workers' rights, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute released Wednesday.
Bellingham Police Guild Endorses Seth Fleetwood for Bellingham Mayor
10/17/19 - Bellingham Police Guild
The Bellingham Police Guild is pleased to offer our endorsement of Seth Fleetwood for Bellingham Mayor.
Strike update #31 Contract Highlights
10/17/19 - UAW Local 602
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Report: Trump’s NLRB Has ’Systematically’ Damaged Workers’ Rights
10/17/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 17, 2019 | NRLB | President Donald Trump's National Labor Relations Board has catered to the requests of a prominent business lobbying group and "systematically" eroded workers' rights, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute released Wednesday.
CLC 2019 General Election Endorsements
10/17/19 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
Dear Union Brothers and Sisters of Labor,  Southwest Washington General Elections are November 5, 2019.
Proposed public safety bond meeting today
10/17/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
On Thursday, the City of El Paso will educate voters about the contents of a proposed public safety bond costing hundreds of millions of dollars. The city will make its case to El Pasoans today for a more than $400 million upgrade to the police and fire departments. The 2019 Public Safety Bond includes more than $220 million for police and $190 million for fire.
UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
10/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
Candidates Grow Bolder on Labor, and Not Just Sanders
10/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 16, 2019 | VOTE2020 | When Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016, his campaign was strikingly pro-labor. He proposed a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which was much further than most mainstream Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, were willing to go. He denounced a trans-Pacific trade deal that was anathema to many unions.
UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
Protecting the right to organize Colorado
10/16/19 - CWA Local 7777
Today is a national day of action for CWA. Make calls to Senator Gardner on the PRO Act.
UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
Candidates Grow Bolder on Labor, and Not Just Sanders
10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 16, 2019 | VOTE2020 | When Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016, his campaign was strikingly pro-labor. He proposed a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which was much further than most mainstream Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, were willing to go. He denounced a trans-Pacific trade deal that was anathema to many unions.
Strike information update #30 - tentative agreement
10/16/19 - UAW Local 602
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Football at the Hall / CUPP Event
10/16/19 - Carpenters Local 555
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Candidates Grow Bolder on Labor, and Not Just Sanders
10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 16, 2019 | VOTE2020 | When Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016, his campaign was strikingly pro-labor. He proposed a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which was much further than most mainstream Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, were willing to go. He denounced a trans-Pacific trade deal that was anathema to many unions.
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AMFA–SWA Appearance Technician Survey Notice
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Theresa Greenfield for US Senate from Iowa LIUNA backed
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2019 IBEW 396 Christmas Party
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This Looks Like the Start of a Great Time for Unions
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128th Police Academy Class Recruitment
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  • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

    While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

    The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

    Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

    Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

    Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

    That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

  • In July 2011, the plan to restructure YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) aimed at saving more than 25,000 Teamster freight jobs was successfully completed. The restructuring has saved good Teamster freight jobs. This page is dedicated to providing our YRCW members updates about developments that affect them.

  • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

  • 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!

  • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

  • 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 ‘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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

     
 
 
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