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February 21, 2017

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Responding to a 15 percent wage cut, women textile workers in Lowell, Mass., organize a “turn-out”—a strike—in protest. The action failed. Two years later they formed the Factory Girl’s Association in response to a rent hike in company boarding houses and the increase was rescinded. One worker’s diary recounts a “stirring speech” of resistance by a co-worker, 11-year-old Harriet Hanson Robinson.

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James R. Hoffa Memorial College Student Essay
Teamsters Local Union No. 677
House Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Strengthen OSHA
Teamsters local 570
House Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Strengthen OSHA
Teamsters Local 355
Golfers - Put this date on your calendars
IUEC Local 10
STEWARD UPDATE WEEKLY 2/15/17
IBEW Local 659
House Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Strengthen OSHA
Teamsters Local 992
 
     

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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.
Speaker offers money for Visit Florida - with conditions
02/21/17 - IATSE Local 477
House Speaker Richard Corcoran is willing to allow Visit Florida to remain alive . .
House Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Strengthen OSHA
02/20/17 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 20, 2017  | HEALTH & SAFETY | It went nowhere in the prior, Republican-run Congress, but House Democrats who specialize in workers’ issues have reintroduced their bill to strengthen the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
House Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Strengthen OSHA
02/20/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 20, 2017  | HEALTH & SAFETY | It went nowhere in the prior, Republican-run Congress, but House Democrats who specialize in workers’ issues have reintroduced their bill to strengthen the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Golfers - Put this date on your calendars
02/20/17 - IUEC Local 10
It is that time of year again.  The Russell G. Hansborough Golf Tournament has been set for Friday, May 26, 2017 with a shotgun start of 8:00 am.  Check in will start at 7:00 am.  Glenn Dale Golf Club requires all players to wear appropriate golf attire.  Shirts with collars must be worn at all times, soft spikes only.
STEWARD UPDATE WEEKLY 2/15/17
02/20/17 - IBEW Local 659
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House Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Strengthen OSHA
02/20/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 20, 2017  | HEALTH & SAFETY | It went nowhere in the prior, Republican-run Congress, but House Democrats who specialize in workers’ issues have reintroduced their bill to strengthen the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Teamsters Local 743 Healthcare Stewards Training
02/20/17 - Teamsters Local 743
Teamsters Local 743 conducts Healthcare Stewards Training on Saturday February 17, 2017. Over 60 local 743 stewards attended the Healthcare Stewards Training on Saturday February 17, 2017 at Local 743. Commissioners Tom Jeffery and Emil Totonchi from the FMCS were the instructors.
Retirees Easter Luncheon
02/20/17 - UAW Local 602
ATTENTION RETIREES: sign up for Easter Catered lunch.  It will be March 15, 2017 at 12:00 noon with a deadline of March 10, 2017 for sign up.
Donates to Slaining RTD Security Officer Fund
02/20/17 - ATU Local 1001
Rest In Peace, Brother
02/20/17 - IUEC Local 10
The Officers and Members of Local #10, International Union of Elevator Constructors, are hereby notified of the passing of Honorary Brother George N. Wahl, Jr. on February 12, 2017.  Brother Wahl has been cremated. Fraternally, The Business Office Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Wahl family in this time of sorrow.  Rest in Peace, Brother, until we meet again.
UAW Local 4911 Nomination Results
02/20/17 - UAW Local 4911
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Where's the firewall between Trump's business and the White House
02/20/17 - McLean County Democratic Party
An interesting examination from the Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-business-20170217-story.html.
House Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Strengthen OSHA
02/20/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 20, 2017  | HEALTH & SAFETY | It went nowhere in the prior, Republican-run Congress, but House Democrats who specialize in workers’ issues have reintroduced their bill to strengthen the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Letter to Mike Willard (Pkg) Steward's Time 2-16-2017
02/20/17 - Central Florida Area Local
Central Florida Area Local Update 2-13-2017
02/20/17 - Central Florida Area Local
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Maintenance Craft Update 2-9-2017
02/20/17 - Central Florida Area Local
President's Report 2-9-2017
02/20/17 - Central Florida Area Local
February 2017
02/19/17 - IUPAT local 10
Local 10 senses danger before it occurrs. nwlaborpress.
Now I Get It: Black History Month [Video]
02/19/17 - Teamsters Local 767
Click the link below to watch the video.
Notary Public Class
02/19/17 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
The Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO is seeking members who would like to become a Notary Public to be available to assist with the upcoming petition drives.  The Notary Class will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 9:30 AM.  We have limited amount of space for this event, if you are interested please contact Becky at our office 816.221.6163 or via E-mail: becky@kcaflcio.org.
AS/VX Transition Agreement Reached
02/19/17 - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
On Saturday February 18th, the IAM and Alaska Airlines ageed to terms on a Transistion Agreement merging VX workers into the IAM Clerical, Operational and Passenger Services CBA.
Teresa Click Passes Away
02/18/17 - Teamsters Local 89
Feb 18, 2017 - We are sorry to announce the passing of Teresa Click. Teresa was a member of Teamsters 89 for 35 years who worked at UPS. She passed away suddenly at the age of 53. The officers, agents, and staff of Teamsters 89 wish to express our deepest sympathies to Teresa's family as they deal with this tragic loss. Our thoughts are with you.
President's Day Holiday Closure
02/18/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Dear members, the Charlotte Area Local union office will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017, in observance of President's Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.
Surprise Announcement Changing Keebler Distribution System Will Destroy 1,200 Jobs
02/18/17 - Teamsters Local 71
Surprise Announcement Changing Keebler Distribution System Will Destroy 1,200 Jobs (WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement by Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa: “On February 8, The Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) announced its short-sighted plan to eliminate their U.S.
Special Thanks to the IUEC Labor Committee
02/18/17 - IUEC Local 18
Tentative Agreement reached with NEBA Companies
02/18/17 - IUEC LOCAL 21
Brothers, a Tentative Agreement has been reached with the NEBA companies.A letter from G. P. Frank Christensen can be viewed under the Downloads Tab. C.B.
1970s Trump housing discrimination records made public
02/18/17 - McLean County Democratic Party
The FBI made available 389 pages from a 1970s investigation of racial discrimination accusations against Trump Management Company, a real-estate business linked to President Donald Trump at the time.
Carhaul Contract Review Meeting
02/18/17 - Teamsters Local 414
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President's Day Holiday
02/17/17 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
Our office will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 in observance of President's Day.
Memo to Local 32 SWA Members
02/17/17 - AMFA Local 32
Local 32 SWA Members: As you know, we are currently in collective bargaining with Southwest Airlines pursuant to the Railway Labor Act Section 6. During this process, we are to maintain the Status Quo, and are not to initiate any “self-help”. Federal Courts have broadly defined “self-help” to include any job action designed to inflict economic pressure on the carrier, and this is to include any overtime boycotts.
Association Fleet Update 2-17-17
02/17/17 - TWU Local 513
Unions Promise to Probe Acosta, New Trump Labor Sec’ty Nominee
02/17/17 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 17, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Leaders of the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees promised to rigorously probe the record of Alexander Acosta, dean of a Florida law school and chairman of a South Florida bank, who is President Trump’s new nominee for Secretary of Labor. Acosta is also a former Republican named National Labor Relations Board member.
Teamsters Local 767 has Now Partnered With AFLAC
02/17/17 - Teamsters Local 767
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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."-Nelson Mandela
02/17/17 - UFCW 1439
 UFCW CHARITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM In 2017 the UFCW Charity Foundation will award several SCHOLARSHIPS, up to $8,000 each, to UFCW members or their unmarried dependents under the age of 20. For more information, and to find out if you are eligible, please visit: www.ufcwcharityfoundation.
Unions Promise to Probe Acosta, New Trump Labor Secty Nominee
02/17/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 17, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Leaders of the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees promised to rigorously probe the record of Alexander Acosta, dean of a Florida law school and chairman of a South Florida bank, who is President Trump’s new nominee for Secretary of Labor. Acosta is also a former Republican named National Labor Relations Board member.
Unions Promise to Probe Acosta, New Trump Labor Sec’ty Nominee
02/17/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 17, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Leaders of the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees promised to rigorously probe the record of Alexander Acosta, dean of a Florida law school and chairman of a South Florida bank, who is President Trump’s new nominee for Secretary of Labor. Acosta is also a former Republican named National Labor Relations Board member.
Legislative Update 2/17/2017
02/17/17 - Laborers' Local 231
The Illinois General Assembly convened for a short session week, just two days. The focus for the week was on Governor Rauner’s Budget Address, which he presented on Wednesday. Committees in both the House and Senate met to consider whether legislation should be advanced to their full chambers. The Illinois House will return on Wednesday, February 22nd.
Message from the Call Board - Doubling February 20th
02/17/17 - IATSE Local 33
Members and Participating Probationary Workers only! Update: We will now be doubling, please call in if you have not already. As we will be extremely busy Monday, February 20th, 2017. We are asking that if you are not already working Monday, please call in on Saturday February 18th for the 20th.
Denver Sheriffs FOP Lodge 27 & Community Rally for Safety
02/17/17 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
On Wednesday, February 22, 2017 the Denver Sheriffs FOP Lodge 27 is joining with groups representing the Denver Community in speaking out over serious concerns involving the Denver Jail and safety issues.
IATSE Training Trust Fund Online Safety Training
02/17/17 - IATSE Local 33
The IATSE Training Trust Fund is offering FREE Online Safety Training for all workers covered under the 2015-2018 Area Standards Agreement. The free training consists of the General Safety Training “A” and Environmental Safety “A2”. The TTF is encouraging all eligible workers to take these courses.
OFFICE CLOSURE!
02/17/17 - IBEW Local 483
PRESIDENTS' DAY OFFICE CLOSURE! WE ARE CLOSED MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017.
Spat over 'Sexy Beaches' morphs into Florida Republican feud
02/17/17 - IATSE Local 477
What started out as a disagreement over taxpayers footing the bill for a version of Pitbull's "Sexy Beaches" video is now turning into a full-blown public relations war between Republican Gov.
BRS Training Schedule for 2017
02/17/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen is announcing its Training Schedule for 2017. All Local officers are encouraged to register as soon as possible. The classes will be held at BRS Grand Lodge, and are designed to help our officers develop and hone the skills necessary to provide the best representation possible to our membership.
IUEC Pipe and Band
02/17/17 - Local One I.U.E.C.
  Elevator Constructors Pipes and Drums 2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade Schedule 3/5/2017 East Islip, NY - 2 PM 3/11/2017 White Plains NY - 12 Noon 3/12/2017 Throggs Neck, Bronx, NY - 12 Noon 3/19/2017 South Amboy, NJ - 1 PM 3/25/2017 Rockville Center, NY - 12 Noon   PipeAndBand/BagPipers.
301 News February 2017
02/17/17 - IUE-CWA Local 301
Broom Ball and Silvertips vs Thunderbirds!
02/17/17 - IBEW Local 191
ATTENTION!!!! March 10, 2017 Everett Silvertips take on the Seattle Thunderbirds at the Showare Event Center in Kent. Special night with a challenge from Local 46 to Local 191 for a BROOMBALL game!! Anyone interested in playing contact Damien Fisher @ 425-512-7912.
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  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) are under way. On Wednesday, June 3, 2015 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to approve the contract proposals and the next day, Thursday, June 4, 2015 the Teamsters National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee (TNATINC) exchanged the contract proposals with the employer group.

    The committee will work hard to protect members’ health, welfare and pension benefits, protect job security and other address other top priorities

    The National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) and its supplements expire on August 31, 2015. The national contract covers almost 6,000 Teamster carhaulers.

    In addition to protecting benefits and job security, other top priorities are wages, the grievance procedures and safety and health issues.

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  • 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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