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1st Day of Bargaining!!
01/28/15 - AFSCME Local 2067
Don't forget....Friday, January 30th is the official first bargaining meeting between the City and the bargaining team. Support your union and yourself by wearing a sticker.
Clean Turn-Out Gear Reduces Your Risk to Cancer
01/28/15 - Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation
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We're Hiring: Spokane Union Representative
01/28/15 - UFCW 1439
CAREER OPPORTUNITY Spokane Union Representative We are now accepting resumes for a Spokane-area Union Representative. This position will require living in the Spokane area. This position needs to be filled very soon. A Union Representative must be enthusiastic and self-motivated. Good leadership and communication skills are essential.
Public Sector Employment Workshop
01/28/15 - IBEW Local Union 48
Public Sector Employment Workshops Preparing for Public Employment.
New report echoes earlier studies: Oregon PERS is one of nation's best-funded public pension systems
01/28/15 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Unfortunately, much of the improvement came on the backs of union members
Safety Initiative PowerPoint/PDF
01/28/15 - AMFA Local 32
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Wall Street's Threat to the American Middle Class
01/28/15 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 28, 2015  | ECONOMY | Presidential aspirant in both parties are talking about saving the middle class. But the middle class can't be saved unless Wall Street is tamed. The Street's excesses pose a continuing danger to average Americans. And its ongoing use of confidential corporate information is defrauding millions of middle-class investors.
Wall Street's Threat to the American Middle Class
01/28/15 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 28, 2015  | ECONOMY | Presidential aspirant in both parties are talking about saving the middle class. But the middle class can't be saved unless Wall Street is tamed. The Street's excesses pose a continuing danger to average Americans. And its ongoing use of confidential corporate information is defrauding millions of middle-class investors.
POSTAL WORKERS RESEARCH DELEGATION TO HAVANA, CUBA
01/28/15 - National Presidents' Conference
Visit Havana, Cuba- Full-time American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO Officials (National, State, and Local Officers) from April 25, 2015 through May 02, 2015.  We are extending  this invitation to  full time Officers from other unions to join us as well.
Notes from The Woods N' Water: January Edition
01/28/15 - IBEW Local 659
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SWA-AMFA SYSTEM BOARD AGENDA, November 11, 2014 & January 13,2015
01/28/15 - AMFA Local 32
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Union-Made Super Bowl Party Shopping List
01/28/15 - HVALF AFL-CIO
On Super Bowl Sunday next week, some of our larger and faster union brothers—members of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA)—will be battling it out in Glendale, Ariz., at Super Bowl XLIX (49 for those of us who are shaky on Roman numerals).
Passing of a Brother
01/28/15 - IUEC Local 10
It is with heavy heart that I notify the membership of the passing of Honorary Brother Richard (Dick) Fletcher, Sr. on January 23, 2015.
What Is Going ON
01/28/15 - OPWU
Normally during the holiday/winter season activity slows down somewhat for local/state union representatives.  Not so this winter.  Things have been happening at a pretty hectic pace for quite awhile and there is no slowdown in sight. Postal management is intent on continuing their plant consolidation plan with 82 more closings scheduled in 2015.
Wall Street's Threat to the American Middle Clas
01/28/15 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 28, 2015  | ECONOMY | Presidential aspirant in both parties are talking about saving the middle class. But the middle class can't be saved unless Wall Street is tamed. The Street's excesses pose a continuing danger to average Americans. And its ongoing use of confidential corporate information is defrauding millions of middle-class investors.
Passing of a Brother
01/28/15 - IUEC Local 10
It is with sadness that I notify the membership of the passing of Honorary Brother Paul S. Gilliam on January 23, 2015.
Retirement Dinner Major Joseph Cifelli
01/27/15 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
Any Member in Good Standing wishing to attend the Retirement Dinner for Major Joseph Cifelli on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Portuguese Manor (6 PM – 10 PM) in Perth Amboy. Please see attached flier for additional information.   Must send RSVP to Matthew.Kyle@NJLECOA.org by January 30, 2015.
ILLINOIS TEAMSTERS 2015 CONSTRUCTION TRUCK DRIVER (120 HOURS) TRAINING PILOT PROGRAM SCHEDULED
01/27/15 - Teamsters Local 179
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Sign the Petition to Release a new ALS Drug
01/27/15 - International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees, Local 122 - San Diego
Dear Brothers and Sisters: Brother Sonny Fendley has asked me to pass the word that there is a new drug for ALS, but it is not available to the public yet. It has had great results. The drug company wants to do 3 more years of trials. There is a petition to get it released sooner and Sonny would like to get us all to sign it. Go to CBS8.
SERVICES INFORMATION FOR BROTHER CESAR URENA
01/27/15 - TWU Local 568
THE FAMILY OF OUR DEAR BROTHER CESAR URENA WILL HAVE VISITATION SERVICES TOMORROW WEDNESDAY JANUARY 28 FROM 1030 AM UNTIL 1230. IT WILL BE HELD AT LUCAS FUNERAL HOME 1321 PRECINCT LINE ROAD IN HURST TX 76053. PLEASE CONTINUE TO HOLD HIS FAMILY IN YOUR PRAYERS.
Jerry Jones Memorial Service
01/27/15 - IBEW Local 332
We regret to announce that Local 332 member Jerry Jones (S&C Installer) has passed away and his memorial service is on Saturday January 31st.
DOT Should Reject NAI's Foreign Air Carrier Application
01/27/15 - Horizon Air AFA-CWA
The Department of Transportation (DOT) will soon decide whether or not to grant controversial low-cost airline Norwegian Air International (NAI) a foreign air carrier permit to fly to the U.S. NAI is seeking to establish a "flag of convenience" model in transatlantic aviation, just as has been done in merchant shipping since the 1950s.
High Court Rules Against Retirees in Union Health Benefits Case*
01/27/15 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 27, 2015 | RETIREMENT |  The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a chemical company may be able to cut the health benefits of its retired workers, unanimously reversing an appeals court ruling that said the benefits had vested for life.
Local 743 Remembers Chicago Cub Hall Of Famer and Union Organizer, Ernie Banks
01/27/15 - Teamsters Local 743
The death of Former Chicago Cub Ernie Banks on Friday, January 23rd touched fans all across the world. The Baseball Hall of Famer was always a favorite with Chicago Cubs fans -- and with Chicago Teamsters.
High Court Rules Against Retirees in Union Health Benefits Case*
01/27/15 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 27, 2015 | RETIREMENT |  The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a chemical company may be able to cut the health benefits of its retired workers, unanimously reversing an appeals court ruling that said the benefits had vested for life.
Workers Build Canada Web-Portal
01/27/15 - IBEW Local 105
AFSCME Local 4041 Retiree Chapter Legislative Update 2015 78th Nevada Legislative Session
01/27/15 - AFSCME Local 4041
AFSCME Local 4041 Retiree Chapter Legislative Update 2015 78th Nevada Legislative Session Week of January 26th-30th: As most know, the Governor’ State of the State address was given on Thursday, January 15, 2015.
EARN A 4 POINT CREDIT ON YOUR INDIANA DRIVERS LICENSE
01/27/15 - Teamsters Local 414
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Jerry Beckendorf Scholarship Application Due March 6, 2015
01/27/15 - IBEW Local 483
Looking for $$$ for your high school graduate, parent or guardian must be a member of a labor union. The 2015 Jerry Beckendorf Scholarship application is now available.  All applications must be date stamped by the Labor Council Office or postmarked no later than March 6, 2015.  The scholarships will be presented during the April 8th PCCLC Delegate meeting.
NEIEP Welding Course
01/27/15 - IUEC LOCAL 21
Brothers, the NEIEP Welding Trailer will be leaving Local 21 on Feb. 23rd. The last day of training will be on Feb. 19th.
Quarterly Meeting - Feb 2015
01/27/15 - Collin County Deputies Association
The Deputies Association would like to invite you to our first quarter meeting of 2015.  We will be at Spring Creek BBQ in McKinney on Feb. 5th, at 6:00 pm.  All attendees will receive a free BBQ dinner prior to, and during the meeting.  Please come out as we recognize Jim Skinner for his sponsorship of the 2014 Collin Bowl Championship.
High Court Rules Against Retirees in Union Health Benefits Case *
01/27/15 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 27, 2015 | RETIREMENT |  The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a chemical company may be able to cut the health benefits of its retired workers, unanimously reversing an appeals court ruling that said the benefits had vested for life.
APPLICATION INFORMATION
01/27/15 - Solano-Napa JATC
_______________________________________________ Applications After your application has been approved and accepted, you will be notified to take an aptitude test. The test will likely be scheduled for some time in late March or early April 2015. After receiving a notification that you have achieved a passing test score, you will be scheduled for an interview. The interviews will be scheduled for May and June 2015. Upon completion of the interview, your name will be placed on a waiting list for work and placement into the apprenticeship program. New apprentices are placed into the program on an "as needed" basis. Class size will be determined by the demand and needs of the contractors working in our area.
Super Bowl Vendors
01/26/15 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
Union-Made Super Bowl Party Shopping List 1COMMENTS 01/25/2015 Mike Hall On Super Bowl Sunday next week, some of our larger and faster union brothers—members of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA)—will be battling it out in Glendale, Ariz., at Super Bowl XLIX (49 for those of us who are shaky on Roman numerals).
Local 602 Veterans Chair Election
01/26/15 - Lansing Labor News
Local 602 will have an election for Veterans Committee Chairperson from 11 a.m. on February 10 to 11 a.m. on February 11 at the Local.
How Unions Can Help Republicans. Really.
01/26/15 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 26, 2015 | ECONOMY | ... As the Center for American Progress wrote last week in a report on stagnant wages, it's hard to talk about fixing inequality without also talking about unions.
Jail Authority Discusses Future of State Board of Corrections
01/26/15 - National Correctional Employees Union
The Lincoln and Sagadahoc Multicounty Jail Authority Board of Directors discussed the future of the Maine Board of Corrections and how it affects Two Bridges Regional Jail during a board meeting Jan. 14.
2015 Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial
01/26/15 - Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 86
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President Obama acknowledges the need for training and paid apprenticeship programs in this years State of the Union.
01/26/15 - IBEW Local 6
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PSR Fleet Memo for January 24 2015
01/26/15 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
How Unions Can Help Republicans. Really.
01/26/15 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 26, 2015 | ECONOMY | ... As the Center for American Progress wrote last week in a report on stagnant wages, it's hard to talk about fixing inequality without also talking about unions.
Sarah Jones' Parents tell Sundance "Never Again, Never Forget"
01/26/15 - IATSE Local 477
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Maine Board of Corrections seeks emergency funds to keep jails operating
01/26/15 - National Correctional Employees Union
The board's executive director says it doesn't have authority to spend the money because of vacant seats that Gov. Paul LePage has refused to fill. AUGUSTA — Members of the depleted Maine Board of Corrections appealed to state lawmakers Tuesday for a $2.5 million emergency spending bill they say is needed to avoid furloughing inmates.
ALERT! Motown the Musical Cancelled Show on Tuesday
01/26/15 - IATSE Local B4
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Vigor Marine Job Openings Tacoma
01/26/15 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Company: Vigor Industrial Position Title: Welder  Journey Level  TAC http://vigorindustrial.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=221785&cust_sort1=-1&&jbsrc=1025 http://vigorindustrial.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php.
Cesar Urena-Dilone Service
01/26/15 - TWU Local 513
Brothers and Sisters, It is our deepest regret in the passing of our Brother Cesar A. Urena from a serious illness.
Jenks FOP Dodge Ball Tourn.
01/26/15 - Oklahoma State Fraternal Order of Police
Jenks Optimist Club Dodgeball Tournament Jenks Middle School Gym 3019 E. 101st ST., Tulsa, OK Saturday, FEBRUARY 21, 2015 Elementary & Middle School Games:  10:00 a.m. High School & Adult games:  1:00 p.m.
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