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National Director's June 2016 Update
06/30/16 - AMFA
June 30, 2016 -- May 31 to June 2, 2016, Alaska Airlines contract negotiations continued near San Jose, California, where we worked on Scope, Status, and Job Security. Due to the vital importance of these matters in our contract, this session became quite contentious as we debated our perspectives on the issues within these articles. The Committee’s full update has been posted to the National Website. We are also meeting this week, June 28 to June 30, 2016, to start preliminary discussions on the topics of medical benefits and retirement.
2016 Graduate Edition
06/30/16 - UAW Local 602
Once Again We Wish to Honor the Graduation Achievements of our  Fellow Team Members and the Children of our Team Members. Email the Graduate’s picture along with their name, graduating school, plans after school, and the name of the LDT parent/spouse to: graduate@local602.org. Please have the picture file named after the graduate. Example – smith_joe.jpg.
It's that time of year again, Cedar Point tickets on sale now!
06/30/16 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
See your Steward/Officer:  Ingrid Rivera/T-1, Lonnie Turner/T-2, Bindu Sanch/T-3, Annex/Union hall, any other questions, call us at (216)431-1903, thank you. Janet R.
Cherry Point Industrial Zone
06/30/16 - IBEW Local 191
  Last Minute Meeting Notice The Whatcom County Council is holding a Special Committee Meeting Tuesday, July 5th, at 9:30 am to address proposed amendments to the Comp Plan. It is urgent that we show up early and testify against Carl Weimer’s proposed amendments.
Rest in Peace!
06/30/16 - IBEW Local 191
Retired 497 member Paul Ronald Messer passed away on June 24, 2016. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Teamsters Local 175 Flood Relief Efforts
06/30/16 - Teamsters Local 175
Please join us in assisting the WV residents in our flood relief efforts.  Below you will find a link to Amazon where we have set up a Wish List. This list represents the current immediate needs. As the need changes, we will update the list. Please remember deliveries to Teamsters Local 175 must be made by a Union carrier.
Teamsters Vow More Organizing at Sysco, US Foods
06/30/16 - Teamsters local 570
June 30, 2016 | ORGANIZING | Delegates to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters convention June 28 approved a pair of resolutions calling for continued organizing of port truck drivers and the warehousing industry, including at Sysco Corp.
Job Fair
06/30/16 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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Donald Trump has profited from trade practices he now scorns
06/30/16 - McLean County Democratic Party
Donald J. Trump vowed on Tuesday that as president he would put an end to policies that send American jobs overseas, threatening to impose tariffs on Chinese imports and promising to punish companies that relocate their manufacturing to countries with cheaper labor. “It will be American hands that remake this country,” said Mr.
Teamsters Vow More Organizing at Sysco, US Foods
06/30/16 - Teamsters Local 355
June 30, 2016 | ORGANIZING | Delegates to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters convention June 28 approved a pair of resolutions calling for continued organizing of port truck drivers and the warehousing industry, including at Sysco Corp.
PICNIC TIME
06/30/16 - Wyoming General Employee Union
See the notice.  Hope you and your family can make it! We would love to see you there.
Attention Kaiser Permanente Members
06/30/16 - CWA Local 2222
Kaiser Permanente Users To all those that have Kaiser as your health care provider, please read this. If you had to visit your primary care facility while we were on strike you may have received a bill for that/those visits. Please call the Local at 703-256-2200 and talk to Community Services, these may be reimbursable by the Union.
Teamsters Vow More Organizing at Sysco, US Foods
06/30/16 - Teamsters Local 992
June 30, 2016 | ORGANIZING | Delegates to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters convention June 28 approved a pair of resolutions calling for continued organizing of port truck drivers and the warehousing industry, including at Sysco Corp.
July Meetings
06/30/16 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
The July Executive Board and Delegate Meetings have been canceled.  We look forward to seeing you in August.  Have a safe Independence Day Holiday.
Loadline 2016 2Q
06/30/16 - IUOE 302
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Online Re-Sign!
06/30/16 - IBEW Local 639
Online Re-Sign is Here! Local 639 is happy to announce our new Online Re-Sign.  Starting in the Month of July 2016 Re-Sign is now available. Re-sign is required monthly beginning on the 10th and ending at 11:59 p.m. on the 16th of each month (all times are Pacific). Re-sign can still be mailed, faxed, or signed in person, but it will now be available online.
2016 EPMPOA Picnic @ Wet-N-Wild
06/30/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association will hold its annual picnic on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Wet-N-Wild Waterworld.  Tickets are now on sale, so make plans to join your fellow brothers and sisters in blue for a great day of fun.
Teamsters Local 175 WV Flood Relief
06/30/16 - Employer-Teamsters Local Nos. 175 & 505 HW/Pension Funds
Teamsters Local 175 has set up an Amazon Registry to assist with the WV Flood Relief.  Relief items can be purchased on Amazon and delivered to the Local who will distribute the items to the WV Flood Relief.  Please see the information below: Members & affiliates can go to… Amazon.
Letters to Oregon's Congressional Delegation from IBEW 48
06/30/16 - IBEW Local 659
Brothers and Sisters: As you know, the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline associated with the Jordan Cove LNG terminal will create 1,400 construction jobs at peak doing a two year construction period. That means work for our members and members of our brothers and sisters in other unions. Oregon Congressmen Peter DeFazio and Greg Walden and U.S.
Teamsters Vow More Organizing at Sysco, US Foods
06/30/16 - Teamsters Local 888
June 30, 2016 | ORGANIZING | Delegates to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters convention June 28 approved a pair of resolutions calling for continued organizing of port truck drivers and the warehousing industry, including at Sysco Corp.
Sergeant Wing Woo
06/29/16 - KCPOG
Sgt. Wing Woo was seriously injured in an accident on 6/24 while vacationing with his family on Maui. Wing and his 14-year old son, Tony, were body surfing when he was hit by a large wave.  He hit his head on the ocean floor sustaining life threatening injuries.  Wing was knocked unconscious before being found by his son moments later, lifeless and unresponsive.
2016 Working Families’ Friend Annual Golf Tournament
06/29/16 - Working Families' Friend
Thanks to Governor Stumpy’s and all of our friends and sponsors that helped support our 8th Annual Golf Tournament held at the Deuce on June 21st.  152 golfers attended, which is more than what is typically considered a full tournament, and some teams had to be turned away. We rely on a successful golf tournament to be one of our three major fund raisers each year.
2016 Class 273 NJDOC Graduation
06/29/16 - NJLESA
President William Toolen seated on the stage represented the NJLESA at the NJDOC Graduation on June 28, 2016 at the Trenton War Memorial where 177 recruits walked the stage, accepting their badge and Graduating from the Training Academy of the New Jersey Department of Corrections.
July 4 Holiday Closing
06/29/16 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Dear members, The Local union office will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016 in observance of Independence Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday, July 5. Have a safe and happy fourth of July and please remember our veterans and military servicemembers.
Javits Memorandum to Membership
06/29/16 - TWU Local 513
19th Annual Fred Baker Golf Event
06/29/16 - NJLESA
Vice President II, James Messier, Jr. represented the NJLESA at the 19th annual Fred Baker memorial Golf Event.  Pictured here, VP Messier receives a sponsorhip apprecation plaque on behalf of the NJLESA for our donation and continued support of the Fred Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Workers: Stand With Labor
06/29/16 - Teamsters Local 355
June 29, 2016  | UNIONS | … If wage growth is to become a reality again for most working families and income equality us to be reversed, the next administration must go beyond trying to appease unions with limited administrative reforms. And organized labor must be clear and united in its policy demands.
Workers: Stand With Labor
06/29/16 - Teamsters local 570
June 29, 2016  | UNIONS | … If wage growth is to become a reality again for most working families and income equality us to be reversed, the next administration must go beyond trying to appease unions with limited administrative reforms. And organized labor must be clear and united in its policy demands.
IBEW 21 Solidarity Event With the White Sox
06/29/16 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Join your IBEW 21 Brothers & Sisters and their families on Sunday, August 28th Game Time 1:10pm** White Sox vs. Mariners Special Ticket Pricing for Union Members! $5 - Upper Box Seats / $25 - Lower Box* $10 – Parking Pass / $7.50 Hot Dog Value Meal
Local 602 Picnic - new place, new rules
06/29/16 - Lansing Labor News
Saturday, August 6 UAW Local 602 Family Picnic at Potter Park Zoo 1301 S Pennsylvania, Lansing MI 11am-4pm *FREE private entrance to Zoo *FREE Parking               *Adult BINGO    *Photo Booth LUNCH will be provided from 11am-3pm PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO GAIN ENTRY INTO THE PICNIC-NO EXCEPTIONS.
Workers: Stand With Labor
06/29/16 - Teamsters Local 992
June 29, 2016  | UNIONS | … If wage growth is to become a reality again for most working families and income equality us to be reversed, the next administration must go beyond trying to appease unions with limited administrative reforms. And organized labor must be clear and united in its policy demands.
Dues are Due!
06/29/16 - IATSE Local B4
2016 Deadline - Membership Dues are Due by midnight June 30! For those of you a who have not yet paid your 2016 Membership Dues (and we know who you are) :-) they were due by midnight, March 31.  A $20 late fee has already been imposed.  For thse of you  who have still unpaid, your dues are due by postal mail (USPS) no later than midnight, June 30.
Senate Bill 2699
06/29/16 - Association of Civilian Technicians
Please contact your elected officials and urge them to support this.  https://www.congress.
NLRB Ruling on Staples
06/29/16 - OPWU
Workers: Stand With Labor
06/29/16 - Teamsters Local 888
June 29, 2016  | UNIONS | … If wage growth is to become a reality again for most working families and income equality us to be reversed, the next administration must go beyond trying to appease unions with limited administrative reforms. And organized labor must be clear and united in its policy demands.
Delegate Election Results
06/28/16 - ATU Local 1001
BROTHER JAMES "JIMMY" CUEVAS
06/28/16 - Teamsters Local 814
REST IN PEACE TO OUR BROTHER JAMES "JIMMY" CUEVAS According to various sources, our brother James "Jimmy" Cuevas passed away in his sleep on Sunday June 26th.  He was 53 years old. Jimmy joined the local in 1993 and worked mostly as a driver.  He was a list a man at Capital and recently was working as an extra at several different 814 barns.
Recommended mid-Michigan candidates
06/28/16 - Lansing Labor News
The following list of recommended mid-Michigan candidates has been selected on either the merits of their past service or after a process of screening conducted by the Capital Area UAW CAP Council and the Greater Lansing Labor Council.  We strongly encourage all voters to research any and all candidates in the August primary. Thanks and please remember to vote in the August 2 primary.
Illegal Seizure of Union Property
06/28/16 - IBEW Local 659
June 27, 2016  “This is ultimately going to go to the U.S. Supreme Court, without question,” Sword said of the challenges to right-to-work laws. Eleven state labor unions filed petitions in Kanawha Circuit Court Monday challenging the state’s new “right-to-work” law as an illegal taking of union property and resources.
Labor unions file lawsuits challenging ‘right-to-work’
06/28/16 - Teamsters Local 175
Eleven state labor unions filed petitions in Kanawha Circuit Court Monday challenging the state’s new “right-to-work” law as an illegal taking of union property and resources. http://www.wvgazettemail.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article.
The Law That Changed the American Workplace
06/28/16 - Teamsters Local 355
June 28, 2016  | LABOR HISTORY |  Imagine a nation in which millions of children, some as young as 5, worked. They toiled in coal mines, glass factories and textile mills, some up to 18 hours a day. Imagine a nation in which employers paid workers as little as possible, many less than $1 per day.
The Law That Changed the American Workplace
06/28/16 - Teamsters local 570
June 28, 2016  | LABOR HISTORY |  Imagine a nation in which millions of children, some as young as 5, worked. They toiled in coal mines, glass factories and textile mills, some up to 18 hours a day. Imagine a nation in which employers paid workers as little as possible, many less than $1 per day.
NLRB Concludes Hearing on Staples
06/28/16 - OPWU
The Law That Changed the American Workplace
06/28/16 - Teamsters Local 992
June 28, 2016  | LABOR HISTORY |  Imagine a nation in which millions of children, some as young as 5, worked. They toiled in coal mines, glass factories and textile mills, some up to 18 hours a day. Imagine a nation in which employers paid workers as little as possible, many less than $1 per day.
Alternate AMFA – SWA ASAP ERC Representative Election Results
06/28/16 - AMFA
June 28, 2016 -- Votes for the Alternate AMFA – Southwest Airlines (SWA) Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) Event Review Committee (ERC) Representative Election were tallied on June 28, 2016. TrueBallot Inc. conducted the vote and tally by use of the TeleVote® and WebVote® systems, and the results of the election are as follows...
The Law That Changed the American Workplace
06/28/16 - Teamsters Local 888
June 28, 2016  | LABOR HISTORY |  Imagine a nation in which millions of children, some as young as 5, worked. They toiled in coal mines, glass factories and textile mills, some up to 18 hours a day. Imagine a nation in which employers paid workers as little as possible, many less than $1 per day.
IBT 29th International Convention
06/27/16 - Teamsters Local 776
The IBT Convention kicked off on Monday June 27, 2016.
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