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Fallen Brother - Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office
12/15/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Las Animas County Sergeant Matt Moreno was fatally injured on the evening of Wednesday, December 12, 2018 in an on-duty traffic accident. The accident happened as Sgt. Moreno and two other deputies were responding to a domestic violence in progress call. While headed to the scene two patrol cars were involved in an accident with a civilian vehicle traveling the opposite direction.
JCBA Update 12.15.18
12/15/18 - TWU Local 568
THE TWU/IAM Association executive negotiating committee participated on a conference call conducted by National Mediation Board mediators yesterday, December 14, 2018. Negotiators from American Airlines also participated. The mediators recapped the remaining open items to be negotiated. They also set the agenda and negotiating schedule for the beginning of 2019.
Polar Bear Plunge 2019
12/15/18 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
The time has arrived for the Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge of 2019. The Event is being held at Seaside NJ on February 23, 2019. Visit the Events page for details.
From Your President
12/15/18 - UAW Local 4911
Contract Ratification Vote Results December 14
12/15/18 - UAW Local 4911
EDBF #122
12/14/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
To the members of the Electricians Death Benefit Fund: You are hereby notified of the death(s) of: Louise Howell, spouse of Retiree Leonard Howell           Passed Away: Friday, September 21st, 2018 Mrs. Howell’s death has been assigned #122 and the beneficiary was paid a benefit based on 206 members.
AT&T Surplus Announcement
12/14/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Friday, December 14, 2018 (11:00 CST) – Today AT&T announced a surplus impacting 27 of their employees in Illinois. The job cuts will affect employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21). Voluntary Separation Packages (VSIPP) are available to eligible employees who are not affected by today’s surplus announcement. You must electronically file for a VSIPP by 5 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, December 19, 2018.
Unions Call Out Amtrak Presidentfor Privatizing Rail Network
12/14/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen


Amtrak Service Workers Council Calls Out Amtrak President Richard Anderson for Privatizing Our National Rail Network  WHEN: Monday, December 17 at 11 a.m.
OSHA Training Class
12/13/18 - IATSE Local 478
OSHA training is starting be very important for our productions - get certified now.
December Telehandler Classes
12/13/18 - IATSE Local 478
Training time! Sign up NOW for the December Telehandler Classes. Check your email for sign-up forms.
Don't Forget to Register for Benefits!
12/13/18 - IATSE Local 478
It’s the time of the year again: your IATSE National Health & Welfare Fund Plan C Open Enrollment Statement should have arrived in the mail. Your coverage and or/enrollment selection for January 1, 2019 must be made online, or if mailed, must be received at the Funds lockbox by December 17, 2018.
Mayor Hancock - $15 minimum wage is on the table
12/13/18 - CWA Local 7777
How much income Colorado families need
12/13/18 - CWA Local 7777
The Colorado Center on Law and Policy releases its report on how much income Colorado families need to make ends meet without public or private assistance Click on link to view the Denverite article https://denverite.
Clerk Job Posting
12/13/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Attached is the current clerk posting it will be added to other area of website in a few days.
DIA $15 Minimum Wage on May Ballot
12/13/18 - CWA Local 7777
DIA $15 minimum wage will be on May ballot in Denver                          DENVER – Thousands of Denver International Airport workers could potentially earn $15 an hour with a minimum wage measure officially on May’s ballot as of Monday.
Fighting for good jobs at AT&T
12/13/18 - CWA Local 7777
Communications Workers of America FIGHTING TO KEEP  JOBS IN THE UNITED STATES & IN OUR COMMUNITY AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson made a promise to invest in his workforce and create at least 7,000 jobs if the tax bill passed. Well, the bill did pass, and AT&T received a $20 billion windfall.
The Leverage Against Amazon Is Here
12/13/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 13, 2018 | LABOR | […] Why is Amazon so important to the future of organized labor.
The Leverage Against Amazon Is Here
12/13/18 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 13, 2018 | LABOR | […] Why is Amazon so important to the future of organized labor.
The Leverage Against Amazon Is Here
12/13/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 13, 2018 | LABOR | […] Why is Amazon so important to the future of organized labor.
Lake Union Drydock puts on a Christmas Lunch
12/13/18 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Lake Union Drydock in Seattle put on a Lunch for the members and handed out gifts for Christmas this year. It is good to see Companies doing these sorts of things for the members. Local 104 would like to thank all the members at Lake Union Drydock for your hard work and commitment to craftsmanship.
New Bylaws and Death Fund
12/13/18 - UA Local 23 Plumbers & Pipefitters
Members Only: Please read the new Bylaws and Death Fund benefits that were voted on at last months Union meeting.  These documents are under "Current Local 23 News."  Please contact the hall with any questions.
James R. Hoffa 2019 Scholarship Application System Completely Online
12/13/18 - Teamsters Local 455
Application system is completely online and can be found on the Fund's Website:  www.jrhmsf.
2019 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund
12/12/18 - Teamsters Local 492
The application process for the 2019 year is now open.  To access the JRHMSF application process (administered by ISTS), go to: Please use JRHMSF for the "Key" Eligibility:  For the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members (including the BMWED, BLET, GCC and TCRC).
Report: Economy Steady But Wages Are Lagging
12/12/18 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 12, 2018 | WAGES | Employers added 155,000 jobs to the US economy in November — far fewer than the 198,000 new positions economists had expected, according to the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent. Both figures are a sign that the US economy is strong and continues to expand, even with weaker job growth.
Report: Economy Steady But Wages Are Lagging
12/12/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 11, 2018 | WAGES | Employers added 155,000 jobs to the US economy in November — far fewer than the 198,000 new positions economists had expected, according to the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent. Both figures are a sign that the US economy is strong and continues to expand, even with weaker job growth.
EPPD: Suspect accused of shooting police officer in South Central El Paso now in custody
12/12/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
El Paso Police have arrested a suspect who they believe shot a police officer near Seville and Sambrano in South Central El Paso earlier Tuesday, Dec. 11.  Police apprehended the suspect, who they described as a Hispanic male, at around 8 p.m. at a residence located on the 100 block of North Clark.  Crisis management team made contact with the suspect but he refused to come out.
3 LEOs Shot In Houston While Serving Warrant
12/12/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A Harris County Sheriff’s sergeant and two officers from the Texas AG office were injured in a shooting while serving a felony warrant to a home in Harris County. The officers were shot while approaching the suspect’s door. They returned fire, but the suspect barricaded himself inside the home. Another deputy was injured on the way to the scene in a motorcycle crash.
12/12/18 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, December 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. We will be making our final collection of the year to benefit Joliet's Lamb's Fold Center for Women and Children. Hope to see you there.
2019 James R. Hoffa Scholarship Application system completely online
12/12/18 - Teamsters Local 455
Application can be found on fund website www.jrhmsf.
Scholarship Applications are now available
12/12/18 - Teamsters Local Union No. 436
Scholarship Applications are now available for Teamsters Local 436, James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship and the Teamsters Joint Council 41 Scholarship programs. Application forms are available on this website in the left side column. If you need any assistance please call Local 436 at 216-328-1833.
Happy Holidays!
12/12/18 - Denver Metro Area Local APWU
Contract Ratification Friday, December 14
12/12/18 - UAW Local 4911
UAW LOCAL 4911 / SPARROW HEALTH SYSTEM Contract Ratification Vote Friday, December 14, 2018 1010 River Street, Lansing 7:00am-8:00pm To Vote you must be a UAW Local 4911 dues paying member in goodstanding (not on probation) Tentative Agreement:
12/12/18 - Teamsters Local 71
To:                  All Teamster Local Unions Date:              December 10, 2018 The administrating firm for the James R.
New Year's Day Party at Mike and Gene's home
12/11/18 - IATSE Local B4
Michael and Gene would like to entend an invitation to their home on January 1, 2019.
Children's Christmas Party
12/11/18 - Teamsters Local 776
On Saturday December 8, 2019 the Union Hall became Santa’s Christmas Land as Local 776 held its...
2019 IBT Scholarships
12/11/18 - Teamsters Local 175
M E M O R A N D U M   To:  All Teamster Local Unions   Date:  December 10, 2018     The administrating firm for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund, ISTS, has opened up the application system for the 2019 academic and vocational/training scholarships.
2019 James R. Hoffa Scholarship
12/11/18 - Teamsters Local 449
Report: Economy Steady But Wages Are Lagging
12/11/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 11, 2018 | WAGES | Employers added 155,000 jobs to the US economy in November — far fewer than the 198,000 new positions economists had expected, according to the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent. Both figures are a sign that the US economy is strong and continues to expand, even with weaker job growth.
Decmeber 17th training
12/11/18 - Fairfield County Hazardous Incident Response Team
Training December 17th will be at the fairfield fire school at 0900. Please see the attached document for details. Please print and post for non-team members to attend if interested.
Kevin O'Neill Meet & Greet Event
12/11/18 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
Rest In Peace, Brother
12/11/18 - IUEC Local 10
It is, with great sadness, I must inform the Officers and Members of Local #10 of the passing of Brother Scott A. Lyons on December 9, 2018.  Officers and Members may call at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, 211 St. Mary's Avenue, LaPlata, MD on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 5 - 8 pm.
USPS Screening Update 12.10.18
12/10/18 - TWU Local 568
Brothers & Sisters,  This past Saturday, the International released a letter in which they explained how they have taken the Company to Federal Court as a method to try and get a favorable ruling concerning the current USPS background screenings being conducted.  As part of that letter, they mentioned the filing of an injunction with the Court.
Christmas For Kids
12/10/18 - Teamsters Local 776
On December 1, 2018 Local 776 sponsored a Christmas for Kids party for...
2019 James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund
12/10/18 - Teamsters Local 264
Washington County dispatchers may get reward for working during gas leak
12/10/18 - UPSEU
Washington County dispatchers may get reward for working during gas leak As Washington County Municipal Center was evacuated Monday, the 911 dispatchers stayed at their desks. They kept dispatching emergency calls while workers found a gas leak, turned off the furnace that provided heat to the building, and eventually fixed the problem at 10 p.m.
My Sister's Place donations
12/10/18 - CWA Local 2222
My Sister’s Place is a homeless shelter/refuge for domestically abused families.  In the season of giving, please remember those who are less fortunate. We will accepting new coats or donations for My Sister’s Place by December 26th.  Please contact the hall or make drop offs at Gallows Road Garage or Ashburn NOC.
Could Driverless Vehicles Spell the End of the Road for Truck Drivers?
12/10/18 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 10 2018 | THE FUTURE OF WORK | The trucking industry has long faced a driver shortage, in part because of high risk, low pay and long hours. The rise of autonomous vehicles could alleviate that problem--but it could also eliminate jobs for a population of older men who lack college degrees and might have difficulty finding new work.

Teamster News Headlines
Teamsters Weekly Updates, Ending December 14, 2018
Verizon on Notice: Workers, Community Leaders Nationwide Alert Customers to Abuse of Workers Who Package and Ship Phones
Horticulture and Floral Workers on Las Vegas Strip Join Teamsters Local 986
NY Teamsters Win Overnight Strike At M&M Sanitation
Teamsters Discuss 2018 Successes, 2019 Priorities at National Passenger Transportation Organizing Meeting in Chicago
Red Cross Workers in Baltimore Vote to Join Teamsters Local 570
Durham School Bus Monitors and Drivers Ratify Contract With Teamsters Local 610
Episode 173: Speaking Up at XPO
Holiday Recipes For Working Families
In Memoriam: Edgar A. Scribner
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Fallen Brother - Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office
Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
JCBA Update 12.15.18
TWU Local 568
Polar Bear Plunge 2019
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From Your President
UAW Local 4911
Contract Ratification Vote Results December 14
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EDBF #122
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  Current Campaigns  
  • 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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