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Help Support Member in Need
02/22/19 - CWA Local 2222
Please help support our member, Randy Magloire and his family, after his recent loss of his son Cornell "Donte" Simon in a tragic accident.
2019 NHPA GOLF TOURNAMENT ACCEPTING SPONSORS
02/22/19 - New Hampshire Police Association
The NHPA is excited to announce it's sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 NHPA Golf Tournament.  The event will take place at Passaconoway Country Club in Litchfield, NH.  This is an excellent way to showcase your business and support of NH law enformcement to over 150 plus golfers. The field is already full!! This is the NHPA's largest fundraiser of the year.  Please consider sponsorship today.
New Chief Steward South
02/22/19 - Association Employees Union
The AEU Chief Steward South position was vacated when Gary Snyder was elected to Vice President South.
2019 MPPA RIDE TO REMEMBER ACCEPTING SPONSORS AND RIDERS
02/22/19 - New Hampshire Police Association
The MPPA is happy to announce the 2019 Ride to Remember to be held on April 27, 2019 at 10 a.m.  This years ride will begin and end at Bonfire, located at 950 Elm St, Manchester, NH.  There will be light food and raffles at the conclusion of the ride. The MPPA is now accepting sponsorships and registrations for riders.
Protect Our Pensions
02/21/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Teamsters Take Action! Protect Our Pensions!
APR-RN Bargaining Committee
02/21/19 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
The results for the election of the Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital - RN Unit - Bargaining Committee...
Memorial services information for Brother Gary McNutt
02/21/19 - IATSE Local 33
It is with extreme regret that we inform you of the recent death of our Union Brother Gary McNutt who passed away on February 18, 2019. Memorial services will be held at 12:30 a.m.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR NSO
02/21/19 - NEASO
Greetings NEASO!    Attached is the powerpoint presentation given at our last general membership meeting by Kelley Clouser, our National Staff Organization (NSO) Regional Director.    Please take a moment to review for a greater understanding of the benefits of NSO for NEASO.
UAW Local 4911 Bargaining Update
02/21/19 - UAW Local 4911
Sisters and Brothers, The Bargaining Team met with Sparrow and the Federal Mediator yesterday and mediation is in full swing. I would like to thank the Bargaining Team for a long day of Collective Bargaining.
What America Can Learn From ‘Roma’
02/21/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 21, 2019 | OPINION | In [this Video Op-Ed], a domestic worker calls on Congress to pass the first National Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights. While labor protections exist for factory workers, truck drivers, teachers, they do not exist for domestic and care workers. This bill would end their exclusion.
Blog: The Truth About What’s Really Behind The “Operational Emergency” Declared By Southwest Airlines
02/20/19 - AMFA
February 20, 2019 -- Southwest’s statement on February 19 scapegoating its own Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) for their so-called “Operational Emergency” is a confluence of mistruths — and we countered it immediately. But we wanted to address additional questions — namely, what is really behind the “unprecedented number of out-of-service aircraft,” as described by COO Mike Van de Ven. It order to really understand what’s going on, we need to look at the timeline of events...
New Social Security Legislation Introduced
02/20/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
On Feb. 13, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced S. 478, the “Expand Social Security Act,” legislation that would expand benefits and add almost 50 years of solvency to the program. Social Security, in its current form, is paying out more money to recipients than it takes in, and will no longer be able to pay out full benefits by 2034.  A companion bill, H.R.
AEI Secretary of the Americas Regarding Aviation Safety
02/20/19 - AMFA
February 20, 2019 -- Our affiliation with the Aircraft Engineers International (AEI) has benefits that flow in both directions. As an affiliate, AMFA participates with AEI and learns about global aviation issues that pertain to licensed aircraft maintenance technician/engineers worldwide. Likewise, we share information from the United States regarding aviation issues that we face, from contract negotiations to maintenance practices. Most recently, we have shared AIR21 Whistleblower filings and subsequent safety issues that have been the subject of so much media attention at Southwest and American Airlines.
Federal Employee Benefits & Retirement Workshop
02/20/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
On April 7, 2019 the local will host two Workshops at 1:00 and 4:00pm each will last 1.5 hours. You must pre-regiser to attend and be a member of the local. The attached sheet provides additional information or you can click on the link provided to register for the event http://certaadvisors.
Knights Baseball Tickets
02/20/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
The Charlotte Area Local has purchased season tickets to the Charlotte Knights 2019 season. We will be drawing names from those submitted by 9:00am on March 18th. We will be drawing two sets of tickets, 2 tickets each. Full set of rules and Selection Form are attached.
JCBA Update 02.15.2019
02/19/19 - TWU Local 568
Brothers and Sisters, Negotiations continued in Atlanta this week. The Executive Negotiators and the full negotiating committees continued working together at each step of the process and all were fully updated. The company’s hard-line attack on the work Association members do, our Scope, continued throughout the week.
JCBA Update 01.18.2019
02/19/19 - TWU Local 568
The TWU/IAM Association Executive Negotiating Committee this week met in full session with American Airlines under the auspices of National Mediation Board Mediators, Jim Mackenzie and Eva Durham, in San Francisco, CA.
Response to Statement from Southwest Airlines Chief Operating Officer, Mike Van de Ven
02/19/19 - AMFA
February 19, 2019 -- Southwest Airline’s scapegoating of its expert Aircraft Maintenance Technicians does not bode well for the airline’s safe operations. Safety is, and always will be, our number one priority. For Southwest's leadership to connect the airline’s self-declared “operational emergency” to collective bargaining negotiations is simply an attempt to divert attention away from the airline’s safety issues. The FAA has condemned the carrier’s “capitulation of airworthiness” and Southwest has confessed that it has flown passengers in unairworthy aircraft. These glaring issues and the widespread pressuring of aircraft maintenance technicians by the airline were exposed in the recent CBS News report.
Teamsters Stand With Immigrants Because Immigrant Rights are Worker Rights!
02/19/19 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 18, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | [Last] week, immigrant workers from multiple Unions from across the U.S. traveled to our Nation’s Capital in Washington D.C. to participate in a Day of Action organized by Working Families United. Among the participants was our Local 396 Brother Jorge Mancia who traveled from Westminster California to Washington D.C.
Immediate Call to Action!!!
02/19/19 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
To All Colorado Law Enforcement Officers, We need your help in defeating legislation that will impact your right to privacy and increase your exposure to civil action.
Teamsters Celebrate Black History Month
02/18/19 - Teamsters Local 492
Since 1903, the Teamsters Union has been at the forefront of the struggle for workers’ rights in North America. During Black History Month, Teamsters honor the contributions of African-Americans in our nation’s history and their important place in the union today.
UFCW Celebrates Black History Month
02/18/19 - UFCW Minority Coalition
The month of February is Black History Month–a time to remember and celebrate the rich history of African Americans, the achievements of the civil rights movement and the work of new social justice leaders. Black History Month dates back to 1926, when historian Carter G.
New York Labor Didn’t Shrink from Confronting Amazon
02/18/19 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 18, 2019 | U.S. LABOR UNIONS | […] The AFL-CIO, the Teamsters and the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU) were intent on using Amazon’s New York ambitions as a way to get a union inside Amazon.
New York Labor Didn’t Shrink from Confronting Amazon
02/18/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 18, 2019 | U.S. LABOR UNIONS | […] The AFL-CIO, the Teamsters and the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU) were intent on using Amazon’s New York ambitions as a way to get a union inside Amazon.
Job Posting-Organizer @ LU 659
02/18/19 - IBEW Local 659
IBEW Local Union 659 is currently seeking: Membership Development Representative (Organizer) February 18, 2019 This job opening is a Full Time Permanent Staff Position. Local Union 659 offers a competitive wage and benefit package, which includes health and welfare insurance, pension, vacation and sick leave.
New York Labor Didn’t Shrink from Confronting Amazon
02/18/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 18, 2019 | U.S. LABOR UNIONS | […] The AFL-CIO, the Teamsters and the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU) were intent on using Amazon’s New York ambitions as a way to get a union inside Amazon.
International Women's Day Celebration Event
02/18/19 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
For more information about the Facebook Event click on the flier above.
IBT Appointment
02/18/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Recently Local 776 UPS Business Agent Dave Licht was appointed by the IBT to the Teamsters/UPS National Grievance Committee. The NGC meets three times a year to render decisions on disputes pertaining to the National Master portion of the Teamsters/UPS agreement. Decisions reached by the committee affect all Teamster members working under the National Agreement.
In Case You Missed It
02/18/19 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Education unions oppose calls to arm teachers   • UPS Air Cargo Teamsters ratify new contract   • Teamsters remember James R.
YRC, New Penn Negotiations
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 776
YRC negotiations continue on national items; some supplements commence....
Collective Action
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 776
The Labor Wire Last year marked the biggest surge in collective action in decades. One month into...
Black History Month
02/15/19 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
“I will never forget that the only reason I’m standing here today is because somebody, somewhere stood up for me when it was risky.  Stood up when it was hard.  Stood up when it wasn’t popular.  And because that somebody stood, up, a few more stood up.  And then a few thousand stood up.  And then a few million stood up.
State of Operational Emergency
02/15/19 - AMFA Local 32
AMFA–SWA Members: By letter dated February 15, 2019, Southwest’s Sr. Director Tech Ops Production Lonnie Warren declared a State of Operational Emergency which imposes extra-contractual demands with respect to the services of our Aircraft Maintenance Technicians and Inspectors with the explicit threat of termination if they fail to comply.
In Case You Missed It
02/15/19 - Teamsters local 570
  • Education unions oppose calls to arm teachers   • UPS Air Cargo Teamsters ratify new contract   • Teamsters remember James R.
In Case You Missed It
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Education unions oppose calls to arm teachers   • UPS Air Cargo Teamsters ratify new contract   • Teamsters remember James R.
Memo: State of Operational Emergency
02/15/19 - AMFA
February 15, 2019 -- By letter dated February 15, 2019, Southwest’s Sr. Director Tech Ops Production Lonnie Warren declared a State of Operational Emergency which imposes extra-contractual demands with respect to the services of our Aircraft Maintenance Technicians and Inspectors with the explicit threat of termination if they fail to comply. This declaration of a State of Operation Emergency occurs just eleven (11) days after a CBS News report detailing the efforts of Southwest maintenance to resist coercive pressure to ignore aircraft damage and the FAA’s confirmation of the degraded safety culture at Southwest. The CBS report exposed a problem so severe that two United States Senators have called for a congressional investigation.
Raise the Wage Act Would Hike Pay for 40 Million Workers
02/15/19 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 15, 2019 | WAGES | Backed by a wide range of unions and women’s groups, veteran lawmakers have reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act — a measure designed to put enforcement “teeth” into the nation’s 56-year-old equal pay law.
OSHA 10 (2 Day class)
02/15/19 - IATSE Local 33
The Training Committee is offering OSHA 10 GES.  *This is a two day class* Local 33 will offer this class on March 15th-16th 2019 at 7:30AM.  This class will be located at Local 33's office.  If you would like to reserve a seat in the class, please use the link below. In your response please put your name and name in the subject line.
Probationary Orientation Class
02/15/19 - IATSE Local 33
The Training Committee is offering Probationary Orientation class.   The class will take place on March 14th 2019 at 1:30PM at the Local 33 office.  Please wear work clothes, tools and work shoes.   Please show up on time.
Are you collecting on all your Pensions?
02/15/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
We have been recently contacted by the National Pension Fund regarding Local 458M members that have not collected their pension benefit.  Please review the following list of people and if you see someone you know have them contact the National Pension Fund at (630) 871-7733 or the District Council 4 Office at (630) 668-4337.
In Case You Missed It
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Education unions oppose calls to arm teachers   • UPS Air Cargo Teamsters ratify new contract   • Teamsters remember James R.
2019 Valley Picnic
02/15/19 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
Mark Your Calendars !!! Local 266 Valley Picnic PERA  1 E. Continental Dr. Tempe, AZ - Ramada #4 Saturday, March 16th  11:00am - 4:00pm Lunch Served 12:00pm - 2:00pm Lots of fun for the whole family.
FRA Publishes Railroads' 2018 Quarter 4 PTC Data
02/15/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a status update regarding railroads’ self-reported progress toward full implementation of positive train control (PTC) systems as of December 31, 2018.
Taxes..... are fun
02/15/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
It’s that time again! Just a few reminders when you are filing your taxes this year. Union Dues are no longer tax deductible (thank the new administration) If you have the Union Health Care Program the 1095 Forms (Health Care Tax Forms) will begin to hit the mail the week of February 25th.
Raise the Wage Act Would Hike Pay for 40 Million Workers
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 15, 2019 | WAGES | Backed by a wide range of unions and women’s groups, veteran lawmakers have reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act — a measure designed to put enforcement “teeth” into the nation’s 56-year-old equal pay law.
Raise the Wage Act Would Hike Pay for 40 Million Workers
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 15, 2019 | WAGES | Backed by a wide range of unions and women’s groups, veteran lawmakers have reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act — a measure designed to put enforcement “teeth” into the nation’s 56-year-old equal pay law.
Freight Negotiating Committee Update
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 414
Please see attachment for detail of the update.

Teamster News Headlines
 
Teamsters at Rancho Cucamonga Vote YES to Approve Contract
Teamsters Weekly Update, Week Ending February 15, 2019
Teamsters, Gov. Laura Kelly Push for School Bus Driver Unemployment Benefits
YRC Negotiations Continue on National Items
Veterans To Be Honored In Tucson By Local 104
NY Times: XPO Logistics Will Close Warehouse Where Some Pregnant Workers Miscarried
Teamsters Stand With Immigrants Because Immigrant Rights are Worker Rights
Teamsters JC 16 Statement on Amazon Cancelling HQ2 Plans
Teamsters Local 916 Celebrates Black History Month
Teamsters Remember James R. Hoffa
 
     
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2019 NHPA GOLF TOURNAMENT ACCEPTING SPONSORS
New Hampshire Police Association
New Chief Steward South
Association Employees Union
2019 MPPA RIDE TO REMEMBER ACCEPTING SPONSORS AND RIDERS
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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.

  • 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!

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

  • 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.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

     
 
 
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