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What a Day
10/31/14 - IUEC Local 10
I have been told, by numerous members, that the Toy Show and BBQ were a HUGE SUCCESS!! By looking at the pictures, it looks like everyone had a great time.  I would like to thank a few people for going above and beyond the call of duty.  As always, thank you so much to Mrs. Virginia Geib for the great pictures.  There is now a photo album in the Photo Gallery for this event.
Local 13 Nominations & Election
10/31/14 - BACWI
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Rite Aid Flu Shot Voucher
10/31/14 - Employer-Teamsters Local Nos. 175 & 505 HW/Pension Funds
Flu season is upon us again.  Once again we are offering free flu shots at Rite Aid for those participating in the Health & Welfare Plan.  Everyone should receive a voucher in the mail or you can download the form by clicking the link below.
Gate Crew Gate Openings and Closings
10/31/14 - TWU Local 513
Brothers and Sisters, The transition from phase II to phase III of TRIP is upon us. Effective Monday November 3rd gates A21, A22 and A23 will open and gates A24, A25 and A28 will close. Gate A21 accepts all narrowbody aircraft – MD80, A319, A321, 738 and 757. Gate A22 accepts only MD80, 738 and A321.
Working Women Committee Coat Drive for Children
10/31/14 - TWU Local 513
Local 19 Nomination, Election, & Meeting Date Change
10/31/14 - BACWI
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Local 11 Nominations & Elections
10/31/14 - BACWI
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Insurance Open Enrollment
10/31/14 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Just a Reminder, HR sent out the dates for open enrollment (begins Monday, 10/27) and benefit presentations for Uniformed employees. Enrollment may be changed online using PeopleSoft at your convenience starting Monday, 27th but I urge you to wait until City Council adopts the contract. Open Enrollment will continue through November 23rd.
EPMPOA REGION VI (Headquarters) Directors Vacancy
10/31/14 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association is announcing that there are two openings to fill vacant positions as Region VI (Headquarters) Directors.  Interested members should reply to me (EPMPOA Secretary) with their written notice showing interest in filling said vacant positions.
President's Message
10/31/14 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
October 28, 2014 Greetings Brothers and Sisters of AFSCME Local 328: We hope that you’re enjoying fall so far and looking forward to the coming months. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to take our recent online survey about next year’s contract negotiations -- we’ve never had more members respond to a survey before.
Influenza Vaccination Schedule for Officers
10/31/14 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Good Morning, Just a reminder that the below list of locations and times for officers to receive the flu vaccine. October 31 (Fri.) Bat.5/Sta. 23 5315 Threadgill 0800-1100 November 3 (Mon.) Bat.1/Central 201 S. Florence 0800-1100 November 4 (Tue.
Phone Bank for Labor's Vote
10/30/14 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Compliance letter Oct 2014
10/30/14 - AMFA Local 32
Compliance Reminder: Safety Over Schedule October 29, 2014 One of the most common themes for Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) Reports submitted from Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) involve time constraints and pressure. It is not always a supervisor standing over us saying, "get the job done now," sometimes we as technicians put the pressure on ourselves.
Open Enrollment Presentation
10/30/14 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
On Saturday, October 25th, representatives from SRP's benefits department put on an educational/informational class for IBEW members, and family, interested in the upcoming open enrollment. The turnout was good and many of the positive comments that we heard were from employee spouses who never had the opportunity to attend a class like this before.
Raise the wage: a commentary on the Illinois ballot referendum
10/30/14 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
A WJBC-AM radio commentary on Illinois' minimum wage ballot referendum.  http://www.wjbc.com/common/page.php.
DON'T MISS IT
10/30/14 - APWU local 67
Don't miss the next meeting: Monday, November 17th, 7:00PM Show up to hear the what the Union is doing for you, but most important, to find out what you can do for the Union.
IMPORTANT ELECTION NEWS
10/30/14 - APWU local 67
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! DON'T FORGET TO VOTE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH.  PLEASE CLICK THE LINK FOR THE LATEST AFL-CIO ENDORSEMENTS FOR BOTH THE KANSAS AND MISSOURI ELECTIONS.
ANOTHER IMPORTANT REASON TO VOTE FOR GOVERNOR PAT QUINN
10/30/14 - Teamsters Local 179
Dear Friends, If you are reading this or have received this letter in an email, you are probably a client or former client and a friend of GWC.  While we normally don't ask our friends to vote for certain candidates in an election, we feel compelled to make an exception when it comes to this year's election for Illinois Governor.
PLASA PRE-LDI Party
10/30/14 - IATSE Local 33
Less then a month to go before the biggest pre-LDI Conference and Tradeshow party of the year! Tickets are selling fast, make sure you get yours in time! http://behindthescenescharity.org/btshh
Request from IATSE Local 504
10/30/14 - IATSE Local 33
Local 33 just received an urgent call from Local 504’s Dispatcher requesting people to work the BlizzCon Event in Orange County.  They need 70 additional people for their second day of load-in which is this Monday, November 3,  2014 at 8:00 am.  If you are interested in working this event please email the Local 504 Dispatcher at dispatch@iatse504.
Jennifer Schilling
10/30/14 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 494
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2014 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS!
10/30/14 - IBEW Local 6
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CWA Ebola Precautions
10/30/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
 October 30, 2014 Dear Colleagues: As you know, three cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) have been confirmed within the U.S. The first case which involved an individual who traveled from West Africa to Dallas, Texas, has resulted in his death. Fortunately, the other two individuals- the nurses who provided treatment to the decedent, are receiving medical treatment.
Volunteers Needed
10/30/14 - AFSCME Local 4041
Urgent! Your Furloughs are at stake! Volunteers Needed  To help phone bank and canvas door to door for candidates who support eliminating: Furlough days, and cost of living increases. Let’s all begin right away! Contact Patrick Burke at 202-210-7989 or 702-736-3877 to schedule your window of time to help on 10/31, 11/1, 11/2, 11/3, 11/4.
VIEW TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 25 2014 ILLINOIS GENERAL ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS
10/30/14 - Teamsters Local 179
Normal IL depot project spurred economic recovery
10/30/14 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
The building of Normal, Illinois’ Uptown Station created 140,000 hours of work for construction workers in at least 13 different crafts, who were then suffering the highest unemployment rates of their careers. The station connects Amtrak, local transit, intercity buses, bicycling, autos and pedestrians.
Union Hall E-mail
10/30/14 - IBEW Local 483
We are undergoing a change in our computer system at the Local 483 Union Hall.  During this process there may be times when we either do not receive or cannot respond to e-mail.  Please be patient with us during this time.
Meet Dalton
10/30/14 - IUEC Local 10
Everyone meet Dalton.  He is the step son of brother Roger Pirner.  Dalton is one of the bravest and strongest 15 year olds I have ever had the pleasure to bring to anyones attention.  This young man has been fighting for his life for the past year.  Just before his 14th birthday, he was diagnosed with a very rare tumor, Desmoplstic Small Round Cell Tumor (DSRCT).
Union meeting date change for November
10/30/14 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
**Please note*** A motion was made by the membership, second and carried, to change the regularly scheduled union meeting, from Nov. 11th to Nov. 18th, because of the holiday, Veteran's Day.
Teamster Women Get Involved
10/30/14 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
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That Giant Rat Balloon is Protected by the Constitution
10/30/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 30, 2014 | LEGAL RIGHTS | The towering rat balloon – six to 25 feet tall, often dubbed “Scabby the Ray” — is a common and sometimes contentious sight.
Happy Halloween from Labor
10/30/14 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Happy Halloween from the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation Family to yours! Have a safe and wonderful Halloween. Union Made Halloween Candy Shopping List.
Election Day: November 4th
10/30/14 - HVALF AFL-CIO
TUESDAY, November 4th IS ELECTION DAY Polls are open at 6:00AM NYS AFL-CIO Endorsed Candidates Statewide NYS Comptroller: Tom DiNapoli NYS Attorney General: Eric Schneiderman
"RENEWing Our Connections to the Community"
10/30/14 - IBEW Local Union 48
RENEW Reach out and Engage Next generation Electrical Workers Reach out and Engage Next generation Electrical Workers (RENEW) was introduced at the 38th Annual International Convention in 2011. It is a union-wide effort with a clear mission: to inspire the next generation of IBEW workers to become active in their local union by focusing on issues important to their younger workers.
Sound & Communications Meeting
10/30/14 - IBEW Local 332
ATTENTION All Sound and Communications Agreement Members IMPORTANT MEETING NOTICE A special meeting has been called for all members working under the Sound and Communication Agreement to report on the progress of negotiations over a new Sound and Communications contract.
That Giant Rat Balloon is Protected by the Constitution
10/30/14 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 30, 2014 | LEGAL RIGHTS | The towering rat balloon – six to 25 feet tall, often dubbed “Scabby the Ray” — is a common and sometimes contentious sight.
Illinois Workers' Compensation Benefits Could Be Cut!
10/30/14 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
October 30, 2014 We normally don’t share emails we receive from other organizations, but after reading this one we thought it was important to share it with you. It deals with a topic that could affect all working families in Illinois.    If you haven’t voted or are still undecided please seriously consider the information we are sharing with you.
From Wisconsin & Rauner -if we only knew what we know now
10/30/14 - McLean County Democratic Party
“ If we knew then what we know now” On Feb 11, 2011 newly elected Governor Scott Walker dropped a bomb on Wisconsin labor, including me and my fellow educators. He proposed a bill called Act 10, that would effectively take away all of our collective bargaining rights. Despite our efforts the bill eventually passed and the pain followed right behind.
Rauner vs Burns: can you tell them apart?
10/30/14 - McLean County Democratic Party
Who said it?  Illinois Republican Governor candidate Bruce Rauner or C. Montgomery Burns, the wealthiest man on the Simpsons? a) I am adamantly, adamantly against raising the minimum wage. b) No. Not every job should be in America. c) Counties and municipalities, if the state allows them to, can choose for themselves whether to be right-to-work.
Support the Minimum Wage referendum
10/30/14 - McLean County Democratic Party
A WJBC-AM Forum commentary on supporting the minimum wage referendum. http://www.wjbc.com/common/page.php.
That Giant Rat Balloon is Protected by the Constitution
10/30/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 30, 2014 | LEGAL RIGHTS | The towering rat balloon – six to 25 feet tall, often dubbed “Scabby the Ray” — is a common and sometimes contentious sight.
\GOTV Labor Rally with Senator Schumer & Sen. Gillibrand
10/30/14 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Please Join LABOR for a GOTV Rally & Canvass With Special Guests: Senator Charles E.
ELECTION NOTICE
10/29/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
  ELECTION NOTICE *NOTICE OF CANDIDATES* The Candidates for President are: Frank Fauci - fauci4president@gmail.com Chris Cafaldo - (518) 530-7417 The Candidates for Secretary-Treasurer are: J.P Graham - (845)482-3872 / email- jpgraham_us@yahoo.com John Zeolla - (845) 386-8039 / email- zeolla.1120@gmail.
November 2014 Worker to Worker
10/29/14 - UAW Local 4911
The November 2014 Worker to Worker is now available.
State FOP Christmas Program
10/29/14 - FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
Attached is a copy of the letter requesting donations for the State FOP Christmas Program.  While our Lodge donates turkeys, I will gladly accept and deliver any grocery store gift cards or monetary donations our Lodge members might be able to obtain.
EIPP Offer
10/29/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
  The Company has made an offer to further negotiate over the "Special" EIPP. They have also sent an e-mail to all of our members attempting to negotiate with the membership to try and divide us. The Union has agreed to re-open negotiations but the Company's action make these negotiations harder not easier.
2336 Election Results
10/29/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
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