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May 24, 2017

On This Day in 1995:

Some 2,300 members of the United Rubber Workers, on strike for 10 months against five Bridgestone-Firestone plants, agree to return to work without a contract. They had been fighting demands for 12-hour shifts and wage increases tied to productivity gains.

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James R. Hoffa Memorial College Student Essay
06/01/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 677
2017 ESSAY CONTEST James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund All Applications must be sent to the Local Union Hall for approval by June 1, 2017. 1871 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, CT 06706 (Printable applicaiton below) GOOD LUCK.
March on Harrisburg, Corruption Exposed
05/24/17 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
BMWED members from the Pennsylvania Federation and other systems, divisions and federations around the country joined our friends “March on Harrisburg” in completing the 105 mile march from Philadelphia to the State Capital in Harrisburg. This action led to BMWED workers being arrested, detained and threatened.
Proposed Budget Hurts Retirees
05/24/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Event Safety Alliance Launches Online Version of Event Safety Access Training
05/24/17 - IATSE Local 33
Happy Aircraft Maintenance Technician's Day!
05/24/17 - AMFA
May 24, 2017 -- Today is Aircraft Maintenance Technician's Day! AMFA is proud to be the union of choice for AMT and Related employees and the only union to specifically represent our craft. Join us in our celebration of the AMT and our goal of elevating the profession. Thank your fellow AMT for their commitment to the craft.
A Note from the Office 5/23/17
05/23/17 - IATSE Local 33
ATTENTION If you are working the Inglewood Forum tonight - allow yourself extra time due to heightened security.
Letter from National Director Regarding SWA Shareholder Meeting
05/23/17 - AMFA
May 23 -- During negotiations with Southwest Airlines (SWA) our members have not reaped any of the rewards of year-over-year record profits. Since the amendable date of our contract, August 16, 2012, the sacrifices for AMTs have far outweighed the Company’s financial record profit success. Since 2012, shareholders and SWA executives have been profiting off their returns from stock repurchases and dividends, while our members have not benefited or received improvements in wages, benefits, or compensation that reflects the Company’s strong financial stance.
Letter from National Director Regarding SWA Shareholder Meeting
05/23/17 - AMFA
Dear SWA Members: During negotiations with Southwest Airlines (SWA) our members have not reaped any of the rewards of year-over-year record profits. Since the amendable date of our contract, August 16, 2012, the sacrifices for AMTs have far outweighed the Company’s financial record profit success.
Safety on Railroad Bridges
05/23/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The FAMES Committee has reviewed the available data from 14 railroad bridge fall accidents, in which 12 fatalities and 2 serious injuries occurred. Given that bridge workers constitute a small percentage of the railroad worker population, this is a significant number. Unsecured walkways/gratings were the primary cause in one-half of the fatal accidents and serious injuries.
Orenco Clinic and Tuality IT Transfer to OHSU
05/23/17 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
The last few months have seen some changes in the partnership between Tuality and OHSU. Earlier this year OHSU acquired the Orenco clinic and their employees, and, effective June 3rd, OHSU will acquire Tuality IT employees. As well as becoming OHSU employees the transferring Tuality employees also become employees represented by AFSCME Local 328.
Kings Island Tickets
05/23/17 - Teamsters Local 175
Our Sister 'Lola" Vaitai
05/23/17 - TWU Local 513
TWU International Letter on Equity Decision
05/23/17 - TWU Local 568
Dear Members: Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit affirmed the decision of the District Court for the Northern District of California that dismissed two class action complaints challenging TWU’s method of distributing shares of post-bankruptcy American Airlines stock.
Equity Shares Update 5-23-17
05/23/17 - TWU Local 513
Report: A State That Works for Everyone
05/23/17 - AFSCME Council 17
An effective state government with well-funded public services is essential to building a better Louisiana. Unfortunately, the people of Louisiana have already seen too many cuts to the public services that we all need.
05/23/17 - Teamsters Local 179
At the May General Membership meeting, the membership voted to cancel the June General Membership meeting because it conflicts with Father's Day. The next General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
05/23/17 - Teamsters Local 179
Avaya Bankruptcy Call
05/23/17 - CWA Local 2222
The CWA will host a Town Hall call to update everyone on the Avaya bankruptcy proceedings. This call will be held Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7PM EST. To join the call, dial 888-636-3807 and use participant code 2955473. Please let your Avaya counterparts and retired members know about this call as well. CWA attorney, Sharon Levine, will be available to answer pre-submitted questions.
Women Wanted for Union Summer School
05/23/17 - AFSCME Local 2067
The Women's Committee is sponsoring up to 9 women members to attend this year's AFL-CIO/LERC Union Summer School, August 4-6 in Eugene on the Campus of the University of Oregon.  The application can be found here.  All applicants must submit their application by June 1st which is right around the corner.
NUHHCE Nurses Meeting in Philadelphia
05/22/17 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
05/22/17 - UFCW 1439
To our members, We would like to let you know we are currently developing and designing a new improved website for YOU!  We welcome your suggestions.
Local 162 / UPS Log Book
05/22/17 - Teamsters Local 162
The Local 162 / UPS Package Driver Daily Log Book is now available for download. This log book is an excellent tool for documenting your work day at UPS.  We recommend you use this log book each and every day and not just on OJS days.
District 3 Caucus - Welcome NVP Phil Glover
05/22/17 - AFGE 3rd District
AFGE District 3 held their caucus this past weekend, May 20, 2017 at The Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh. Congratulations to new NVP Philip W.
Change to MDAD SIDA Badge Renewal Process
05/22/17 - TWU Local 568
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has changed the customs application process for MDAD ID renewal. Employees can no longer be fingerprinted and complete their customs application during their birth month.
Free Bus for Working Families Summit
05/22/17 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
Postal Press Conference in Des Moines Iowa
05/22/17 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
June Membership Meeting
05/22/17 - NJLESA
FYI:  The June general membership meeting will be held on June 7, 2017 at 6pm at Cilantro's Restaurant in Wrightstown, NJ.  If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Thorpe at 609-706-2587.
Strike Authorization Vote Approved
05/22/17 - CWA Local 3176
Subject: Strike Authorization Vote Approved From: The Executive Board Brothers and Sisters, The Strike Authorization Vote concluded on 5/20/17 @ 12 pm. STRIKE AUTHORIZATION APPROVED Please check the website and your email for future develops.
Statement on Reports that Trump’s Budget Will Contain Cuts to Social Security & Medicaid
The following is a statement from Nancy Altman, President of Social Security Works, in reaction to reports that Donald Trump’s budget will contain cuts to Medicaid and Social Security: “Donald Trump’s frequent promises to protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid were a cornerstone of his campaign.
APWU Stands in Solidarity with Striking AT&T Retail Workers
Across 36 states and the District of Columbia, 40,000 AT&T retail workers walked off the job on Friday, May 19, because a tentative agreement could not be reached between AT&T Mobility and the Communication Workers of America (CWA). The strike is slated to last 3 days. Visit to learn more.
Maintenance Craft Agreement with USPS Resolving Line H Dispute
The Postal Service and the Maintenance Division of the APWU signed an agreement resolving a national level dispute regarding custodial hours on line H of Form 4852 (case number Q15T-4Q-C 17274095). The issue in the case is “the determination of compliance with item 6 of the July 9, 2014 TL-5 MOU.
Right To Work Rally
05/21/17 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776 Scholarship Winners
05/21/17 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776 is proud to announce the 2017 winners of two Local 776 scholarships. The winners, selected in a raffle drawing at the May monthly membership meeting are the following: Roseann Vrabel daughter of Richard Vrabel - a Local 776 member who works at ABF Brian Shermeyer son of Mark Shermeyer - a Local 776 member who works at UPS. Congratulations to our two winners.
Newly Elected Executive Board Takes Oath of Office
05/21/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
President Anthony "Tony" Wilson and the newly elected executive board take the oath of office at the union meeting on May 20, 2017. Updates to our web site will occur over the next few weeks and months.
Newly Elected EB takes the Oath of Office
05/21/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Anthony "Tony" Wilson has been elected president of the Charlotte Area Local. Tony and the entire executive board were sworn-in on Saturday by NBA Pat Davis-Weeks. This web site will continue to be updated with new information and contact information over the next week or so.
Agricultural visas for construction work don't serve our community
05/21/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
A thoughtful piece from Fortunato Salamone on why importing construction workers hurts communities, especially rural ones. http://www.rrstar.
Our Office Will Be Closed for Memorial Day
05/21/17 - Teamsters Local 767
AT&T Mobility Strike
05/20/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Good morning Sisters and Brothers, the AT&T Mobility Strike went well throughout the country yesterday. They've closed 3 stores here in D.C. as a result. Join us on the line today and help our Sisters & Brothers gain a fair contract.
AT&T Mobility Strike
05/20/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
AT&T Mobility Strike
05/20/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
AT&T Mobility Strike
05/20/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
Death of Member
05/19/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
We regretfully inform you that Retired Member Ralph "Buck" Hill passed away on Thursday, May 18th.  He was a member of the EDBF and has been asigned number 117.  Please see the below obituary for service arrangments.
Letter to Glen Post from Senator Victor Torres
05/19/17 - CWA Local 3176
Brothers and Sisters, We wanted to share with you that our state politicians are together with us in our fight with CenturyLink.
AT&T Missoula Hiring
05/19/17 - IBEW Local 768
AT&T Call Center Is Hiring. Click Here Looking for work, or do you have a spouse, graduating child, friend or neighbor in Missoula looking for a good Union Job? Check out the AT&T call center in Missoula. WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU? Start with the Paycheck:  Customer Service Representatives earn between $22,880.00 to $32,406.40 per year to start.
Teamsters: Don’t Trade Overtime for Comp Time
05/19/17 - Teamsters local 570
May 19, 2017  | WAGES | Lawmakers who cozy up to corporate America love to sponsor legislation that to the uninitiated might sound like a good thing for workers, but in the end is just another pathway for big business to line their pockets with even higher profits.
Strike at AT&T Mobility
05/19/17 - CWA 2201
As of 3PM, AT&T Mobility is officially ON STRIKE!!!!!! All Mobility employees should vacate their work location and report for picket duty at 3PM. AT&T must be shown that the workers make the company run and that we deserve fair treatment and compensation. SOLIDARITY FOREVER! As of 3PM, AT&T Mobility is officially ON STRIKE.
Town of Prospect Municipal Employees & Supervisors Vote to Join UPSEU
05/19/17 - UPSEU
We are pleased to announce that on May 9, 2017, the Town of Prospect Municipal Employees and the Town of Prospect Supervisors voted in 2 separate Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations secret ballot elections to join UPSEU.
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