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Republican budget would take $32 billion from your TSP retirement savings
03/31/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The Republicans slipped a little surprise for postal and federal workers into their recent budget proposal- essentially making the TSPs’ G Fund worthless, according to the Washington Post’s Joe Davidson: Among the policy retreads, there was a surprise in the House package.
Danbury BOE Secretaries/IT Employees Overwhelmingly Vote to Join UPSEU
03/31/15 - UPSEU
Danbury BOE Secretaries and IT Employees overwhelmingly voted to leave CSEA/SEIU and join UPSEU.  As a result of a secret ballot election conducted on Monday, March 30, 2015, 95% of those who cast a ballot, voted for UPSEU.
A 'Moral Document': GOP Again Targets Social Security, Medicare
03/31/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
It's not often that I find myself agreeing with a congressional Republican on fiscal matters, but it's hard to argue with a recent statement from Rep. Rob Woodall of the House Budget Committee. "A budget is a moral document," said the Georgia Republican. "It talks about where your values are." That's certainly true.
National Director’s Monthly Update for March 2015
03/31/15 - AMFA Local 32
To: AMFA Locals and Members Re: National Director’s Monthly Update for March 2015 Date: March 31, 2015 Dear Members: On March 3-4, 2015, the Southwest Airlines (SWA) Facility Maintenance Technician (FMT) negotiations continued, and on March 11, 2015, the Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) negotiations also continued in Dallas, Texas.
President Obama Vetoes NLRB Legislation Backed by GOP
03/31/15 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 31, 2015 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | washingtontimes.com President Obama vetoed a GOP-backed resolution Tuesday that would halt a National Labor Relations Board rule making it easier for workers to hold so-called "ambush" union-organizing elections, his second veto since Republicans took control of the Senate in January.
Rest In Peace!
03/31/15 - IBEW Local 191
We mourn the loss of Retired member Raymond "Ray" Sjogren. Ray was born on July 20, 1917 and passed away at the age of 97 on March 24th.  There will be a service on April 7th at the First Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon. He was obligated February 4, 1946.
Teamsters Applaud Veto Of Senate Joint Resolution To Overturn NLRB Election Modernization Rule
03/31/15 - Teamsters Local 264
The Teamsters Union today applauded President Obama’s decision to veto a destructive resolution backed by Republicans in Congress that would overturn modest reforms issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to help streamline and modernize representation case procedures. S.J. Res.
APWU Union Plus Rate Advantage Credit Card
03/31/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
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Deceptive Study Financed by UPS
03/31/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
A recent “study” by a Harvard-educated economist asserting the Postal Service has an “unfair competitive advantage” over private-sector delivery companies has garnered a lot of attention in recent days. The “study” by Robert J.
Amazon Gets Rid Of Strict Non-Compete Clause For Contract And Temporary Employees
03/31/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Amazon swiftly reversed its contract practices for its largely manual labor force by rescinding a controversial and far-reaching non-compete clause that barred temporary and contract workers from working at companies that even remotely compete with the online retailer.
President Obama Vetoes NLRB Legislation Backed by GOP
03/31/15 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 31, 2015 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | washingtontimes.com President Obama vetoed a GOP-backed resolution Tuesday that would halt a National Labor Relations Board rule making it easier for workers to hold so-called "ambush" union-organizing elections, his second veto since Republicans took control of the Senate in January.
Click! Annoucement
03/31/15 - IBEW Local 483
Click! Announcement – We were notified today of the proposal to lease Click!, in response we did attend the study session this afternoon. This session included the Utility Board, City Council and Mayor.  We will be at the employee meeting tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. in the auditorium.
TEAMSTERS APPLAUD VETO OF SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION TO OVERTURN NLRB ELECTION MODERNIZATION RULE
03/31/15 - Teamsters Local 175
Local 602 Women's Expo April 25
03/31/15 - Lansing Labor News
The Local 602 Women's Committee is sponsoring a Women's Expo at the Local from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on April 25. There will be vendors, a bake sale, games and prizes, and more. Admission is free.
Passing of Brother Donald Beechner
03/31/15 - IUEC Local 10
It is with a very heavy heart that I must notifiy the membership of the passing of Honorary Retired Brother Donald Beechner.  Don touched so many lives in this trade that there may not be enough room in the church for all the people that want to pay their respects.
President Obama Vetoes NLRB Legislation Backed by GOP
03/31/15 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 31, 2015 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | washingtontimes.com President Obama vetoed a GOP-backed resolution Tuesday that would halt a National Labor Relations Board rule making it easier for workers to hold so-called "ambush" union-organizing elections, his second veto since Republicans took control of the Senate in January.
What Have American Unions done for US?
03/31/15 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Effort to End Official Time
03/31/15 - AFGE 3rd District
Please see the attached article on the bill that has been introduced to end official time.  http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/03/lawmakers-revive-effort-end-union-work-governments-dime/108772/.
Softball Tryouts
03/31/15 - UAW Local 1700
SOFTBALL TRY-OUTS ARE TAKING PLACE EVERY SATURDAY IN APRIL AT 9:30 A.M. AT RAIN TREE BASEBALL FIELD LOCATED ON JOHN R.
Game Night
03/31/15 - UAW Local 1700
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National Director's March 2015 Update
03/31/15 - AMFA
March 31, 2015 -- On March 3-4, 2015, the Southwest Airlines (SWA) Facility Maintenance Technician (FMT) negotiations continued, and on March 11, 2015, the Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) negotiations also continued in Dallas, Texas. The negotiation updates for both groups have been posted to the AMFA National Website. The next scheduled session for the FMTs is April 21-22, 2015, and the AMTs is April 23, 2015. It is important to point out that during the AMT negotiations our Committee presented the Company a “Comprehensive Proposal” that contains the union’s proposal on all open items.
Idaho Plumbing Upgrade
03/31/15 - UA Local 296
We will be having a Idaho Plumbing Upgrade class on April 18th @ 9:00am.
D.R.I.V.E. Dinner-Dance
03/31/15 - Teamsters Local 776
Teamsters Local 776 held their D.R.I.V.E. dinner-dance on Saturday March 28, 2015 at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel in Harrisburg. A large crowd was on hand for the night’s activities. After welcoming the DRIVE members Local President Ed Thompson introduced our guest speakers for the evening. Eugene DePasquale is the Pennsylvania Auditor General.
President Obama Vetoes NLRB Legislation Backed by GOP
03/31/15 - Teamsters Local 888
Mar. 31, 2015 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | washingtontimes.com President Obama vetoed a GOP-backed resolution Tuesday that would halt a National Labor Relations Board rule making it easier for workers to hold so-called "ambush" union-organizing elections, his second veto since Republicans took control of the Senate in January.
Join us for another APWU Contract Town Hall Call
03/30/15 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
APWU Contract Town Hall call is scheduled for Monday, April 6th at 12 pm.   Register online by 6 pm, on April 5th by visiting www.apwunccc.
Our 1st Annual Bowling Party set for 4/19!
03/30/15 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
Sunday, April 19th from 5pm - 9pm at  Cloverleaf Lanes, 5619 Brecksville Rd., Independence, OH Cost is $9.00 pp (includes shoes) *FIRST 150 MEMBERS BOWL FOR FREE, COMPLIMENTS OF THE A.P.W.U. PLUS 6 FREE POOL TABLES & A GAME ROOM.
Funeral Services for Detective Arthur H. Spindler #2048
03/30/15 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Detective Arthur H. Spindler #2048.  Detective Spindler, age 55, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015.  Detective Spindler served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 16 years; he was commissioned on March 19, 1999.
Gov. Christie on Union Benefits
03/30/15 - Teamsters Local 767
Gov. Christie Tells Unions 'We Simply Don't Have the Money' You Were Promised Chris Christie had some honest words about the state of underfunded union benefits at a Hanover Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday: “We don’t have the money, we simply don’t have the money, and I told you we need to get the money.
The Rise and Fall of US Labor Unions, and Why They Still Matter
03/30/15 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 30, 2015 | ORGANIZED LABOR | theconversation.com … The US labor movement was once the core institution fighting for average workers. Over the last half century, its ranks have been decimated.
The Rise and Fall of US Labor Unions, and Why They Still Matter
03/30/15 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 30, 2015 | ORGANIZED LABOR | theconversation.com … The US labor movement was once the core institution fighting for average workers. Over the last half century, its ranks have been decimated.
The James R. Herman Memorial Wall
03/30/15 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Young AFSCME members-to-be lobby for family tax credits at Legislature
03/30/15 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Junior lobbyists stress the importance of affordable, reliable child care
PSR Fleet Memo for March 28 2015
03/30/15 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Slate Belt Regional Police Officers Take Oath
03/30/15 - FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
The Rise and Fall of US Labor Unions, and Why They Still Matter
03/30/15 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 30, 2015 | ORGANIZED LABOR | theconversation.com … The US labor movement was once the core institution fighting for average workers. Over the last half century, its ranks have been decimated.
Bills Killing Police Associations - AB182 & AB280
03/30/15 - NAPSO / CWA Local 9110
The article below on AB182 and AB280 as written by Tom Chiello with NAPSO/CWA Local 9110.  Tom is the President of the Henderson Police Supervisors Association and has been closely following AB182 and AB280 since the first day they were introduced.
Good Friday
03/30/15 - IUEC LOCAL 21
The office will be closed on Firday, April 3rd for Good Friday. It is an unpaid holiday but if you choose to work on you are to receive double time.
Alternate AMFA – ASA ASAP ERC Representative Nomination Notice
03/30/15 - AMFA
March 23, 2015 -- AMFA National is calling for nominations from AMFA Locals representing the Alaska Airlines (ASA) membership for the position of Alternate AMFA–ASA Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) Event Review Committee (ERC) Representative. AMFA National will accept nominations from each Local until 5:00PM ET, April 16, 2015. The Primary AMFA ASAP Representative serves as the Alaska Airlines membership’s representative on the ASA ASAP ERC and reports to the National Safety & Standards Director, or his designee. The Primary position is anticipated to be a full-time assignment based in Seattle, WA. The Alternate Representative will serve in the event the Primary is unavailable.
Alternate AMFA – SWA ASAP ERC Representative Nomination Notice
03/30/15 - AMFA
March 23, 2015 -- AMFA National is calling for nominations from AMFA Locals representing the Southwest Airlines (SWA) membership for the position of Alternate AMFA–SWA Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) Event Review Committee (ERC) Representative. AMFA National will accept nominations from each Local until 5:00PM ET, April 16, 2015. The Primary AMFA ASAP Representative serves as the Southwest Airlines membership’s representative on the SWA ASAP ERC and reports to the National Safety & Standards Director, or his designee. This position is anticipated to be a full-time assignment based at the SWA maintenance facility in Dallas, Texas. The Alternate Representative will serve in the event the Primary is unavailable.
Primary & Alternate AMFA – SWA Outsourcing Liaison Representatives Nomination Notice
03/30/15 - AMFA
March 23, 2015 -- AMFA National is calling for nominations from AMFA Locals representing the Southwest Airlines (SWA) membership for the positions of Primary and Alternate AMFA Outsourcing Liaison Representatives. AMFA National will accept nominations from each Local until 5:00PM ET, April 16, 2015. The Primary AMFA Outsourcing Liaison Representative will serve the Southwest Airlines AMFA membership as their representative in the Maintenance Planning Department and shall report to the Airline Representatives, or their designee. This is anticipated to be a full-time assignment based at the SWA Maintenance Facility in Dallas, Texas. The Alternate will serve in the event the Primary is unavailable.
AFSCME Moving 2015 Women's Conference out of Indiana
03/30/15 - AFSCME Indiana-Kentucky Organizing Committee 962
Indianapolis, IN – As a direct result of Governor Mike Pence signing the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law, the AFSCME Women’s Conference, set for October, will not be held in Indiana this year.
The Rise and Fall of US Labor Unions, and Why They Still Matter
03/30/15 - Teamsters Local 888
Mar. 30, 2015 | ORGANIZED LABOR | theconversation.com … The US labor movement was once the core institution fighting for average workers. Over the last half century, its ranks have been decimated.
United Telephone Retirees Meeting
03/29/15 - CWA Local 3176
A special meeting will be held on April 4th, 2014 at Best Western 1321 N. 14th St. Leesburg, Fl 34748 Located Behind Ramshackles Cafe To all that qualify for the United Telephone Retirement (employed prior to 1974) The purpose of this meeting is to allow those to meet with the union attorney to discuss the upcoming arbitration for the United Telephone Retirement plan.
Passing of Cambridge Police Officer Stephen B. Killion
03/29/15 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
The Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition regrets to annoucne the passing of Cambridge Police Officer and co-founder of the MMPC Stephen B. Killion on March 26 2015.  Steve was fifty-six years old.  Steve proudly served the Cambridge Police Department with distinction for twenty-six years.  Steve was a past President of the Cambridge Police Patrol Officer's Association.
Use of force brings charges against Missouri police officer
03/29/15 - UFCW Minority Coalition
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo (Reuters) - A former Missouri police officer was indicted on federal civil rights violations and obstruction of justice charges involving his use of a stun gun and other force on a teenager, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.
Alabama policeman faces federal civil rights charge in confrontation with Indian man
03/29/15 - UFCW Minority Coalition
Sureshbhai Patel is shown at Huntsville Hospital in Alabama on Feb.
Daughters of MLK, Gov. Wallace, unite for 50-year march
03/29/15 - UFCW Minority Coalition
By MARTY SWANT                                 MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The daughters of two major figures of the civil rights era, Martin Luther King Jr. and former Alabama Gov.
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