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Big Toy Show and BBQ
09/02/14 - IUEC Local 10
COME ONE COME ALL, TO LOCAL 10'S BIG TOY SHOW AND BBQ, Saturday, October 18, 2014.  Gates open at 11:am and will close at 4:00 pm.  Event to be held at the Local #10 Union Hall, 9600 Martin Luther King Junior Highway, Lanham, MD. Come out for a wonderful day with IUEC members and their families, with a SPECIAL INVITE to ALL RETIREES.
Monthly Membership Meeting
09/02/14 - Teamsters Local 61
The regular monthly membership meeting will be held Saturday Semptember 13th, 2014. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am with information of Local 61 and workplace updates. We Look forward to seeing you there. Remember: YOU ARE THE UNION.
Annual Family/Kids Christmas Party Date
09/02/14 - IUEC Local 10
The date has been set for the Annual Family Christmas Party.  The Big Guy (SANTA) will be making a stop at the Local #10 Union Hall on Saturday December 6, 2014 between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.  Parents should bring one (1) gift per child, value not to exceed $25.00.  The gift should be wrapped, marked with your child's name from SANTA.
A 21st Century Labor Movement
09/02/14 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 2, 2014 | OPINION | In struggling communities where the middle-class security once almost felt within reach, a deepening crisis over unpaid bills, mounting debt, and lost chances has now settled. These can be unsettling, infuriating place: tangible relief from the worst recession in decades still has yet to arrive, with more and more families living on the brink, tired of waiting in vain.
A 21st Century Labor Movement
09/02/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 2, 2014 | OPINION | In struggling communities where the middle-class security once almost felt within reach, a deepening crisis over unpaid bills, mounting debt, and lost chances has now settled. These can be unsettling, infuriating place: tangible relief from the worst recession in decades still has yet to arrive, with more and more families living on the brink, tired of waiting in vain.
Labor Day 2014
09/02/14 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 194
A 21st Century Labor Movement
09/02/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 2, 2014 | OPINION | In struggling communities where the middle-class security once almost felt within reach, a deepening crisis over unpaid bills, mounting debt, and lost chances has now settled. These can be unsettling, infuriating place: tangible relief from the worst recession in decades still has yet to arrive, with more and more families living on the brink, tired of waiting in vain.
Why I Became A Shop Steward - Korina Walters
09/02/14 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
How Korina Walters first got involved was quick and painless. After she discovered there were Steward positions available through the Union, she thought they should be publicized more. She said, “We need more Stewards, to have people like me who want to be a resource at OHSU for Union information. We can be conflict resolvers on the job.
Voluntary Short-Term Disability Enrollment Now Open
09/02/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
US Airways Flight Attendants are now eligible to enroll in the Voluntary Short-Term Disability Plan. The open enrollment period is from September 2-30, 2014.  Please click on the link below to visit the enrollment site.  https://www.mywecarebenefits.net/wecare/default.asp?caseid=W065  To get started, you will need to enter your 6-digit Employee Number in the User ID box.
Stop the War on Police
09/02/14 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
Stop The War On Police Jumping to Conclusions About the Actions of Law Enforcement Makes Us All Less Safe By Jay McDonald Other than a handful of eyewitnesses who’ve yet to be subjected to the rigors of cross-examination, none of us really knows what happened when a Ferguson, Missouri police officer encountered Michael Brown.
APWU: COLA Increase
09/02/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
APWU members will receive a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of $686 per year in September 2014, in accordance with the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The raise is the result of an increase in the consumer price index (CPI-W). It is the sixth COLA under the contract. The effective date is Sept. 6, 2014 (Pay Period 20-2014, Pay Date Sept. 26, 2014).
Upcoming Event
09/02/14 - Connecticut State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police
2014 Ride to Remember Hosted by Danbury Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #28 To help support families of fallen officers Ride begins & ends at the Danbury PAL Building 35 Hayestown Road, Danbury, CT Registration 8:00am-9:30am Blessing of Bikes 9:45am Kick Stands up 10:00am Food*Raffles*Vendors Riders $25.00 Passengers $15.00 Includes Lunch & Raffle ticket for door prize
How Would Raising the Minimum Wage Affect You? Here’s What You Said
09/02/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Yesterday, we asked you how raising the minimum wage would affect you and the people you know. We’ve had a huge response from our AFL-CIO mobile supporters. Here’s a small sample of what you’ve said so far. Don’t forget you can still send us your story by texting LABOR to 235246. I can finally get off food stamps and heat and energy assistance.
Five Reasons Walmart's New 'Commitment' to American Manufacturing is Nonsense
09/02/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Walmart is hosting a manufacturing summit in Denver this week as part of its new program to supposedly invest in products made in America for its stores across the country. The retailer is claiming its new plan will invest $250 billion over the next decade and create 1 million jobs. We're not buying it.
Not a Union Member But Love the Labor Movement? Join Working America
09/02/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Many people don't have access to a union on the job, but support workers' rights and the labor movement.  In case you haven't heard, Working America is the nation’s fastest-growing organization for working families. It has more than 3 million members fighting for good jobs and a just economy. Become part of the labor movement and join Working America today.
Inmate shoots Iowa deputy at hospital, kills self
09/01/14 - TCSOA
WEST UNION, Iowa — An Iowa jail inmate shot a sheriff's deputy and then killed himself on Saturday after grabbing the deputy's gun and trying to escape from a hospital, authorities said. Palmer Lutheran Health Center.
Walmart Woes
09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 61
Walmart mismanagement: Does it sound like a place where you work? Walmart has an outsize impact on the U.S. economy as it depresses wages, increases the trade gap with China and destroys locally-owned competitors. The way it treats its workers may have also spread. Consider this story from the peerless Hamilton Nolan at Gawker.
Nominations for Employee of the Year
09/01/14 - TCSOA
Supervisors, reward a deserving employee / Officers, reward a deserving co-worker.  Any person may nominate a member.  TCSOA is now accepting nominations for "Employee of the Year" in the following categories: Civilian FTO Officer Supervisor Deputy Nominees must be a member of TCSOA.
2014 CLEAT Convention
09/01/14 - TCSOA
2014 CLEAT Convention November 5th-8th, 2014 San Antonio, Texas The 2014 CLEAT Convention will be held in San Antonio at the Holiday Inn – River Walk at: 217 North St.
CLEAT endorses Sen. Ken Paxton for Texas Attorney General
09/01/14 - TCSOA
Posted by CLEAT August 26, 2014 CLEAT President Todd Harrison, Sen. Ken Paxton, CLEAT Executive Director Charley Wilkison and Rep. Phil King. CLEAT  is endorsing state Sen. Ken Paxton in the 2014 race for Texas Attorney General.
CO gets $150K settlement in alleged work-related miscarriage
09/01/14 - TCSOA
By C1 Staff HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — A corrections officer who alleges that work conditions caused her to miscarry one of her twins has settled for $150,000 from Hudson County.
Local 162 Members Celebrate Labor Day
09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 162
Teamsters Local 162 members and their families were welcomed to a Labor Day picnic and celebration at Portland's Oaks Park.  Thousands of Union members from throughout the Portland area joined in the festivities.  There were Teamsters, Machinists, Plumbers, Electricians, Painters, Iron Workers, Food and Commerical Workers, Public Employee Unions and many more. Governor Kitzhaber attended the Labor Day picnic, as did U.S. Senators Wyden and Merkley.
Video: Inmate scales prison fence, escapes
09/01/14 - TCSOA
By C1 Staff PAYETTE, Idaho — A Payette County Jail inmate is on the loose after scaling the yard fence over razor wire and escaping. http://www.correctionsone.
Calif. corrections officer may have known his killer
09/01/14 - TCSOA
The Californian BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A correctional officer found dead in the entryway of his southwest Bakersfield home appeared to have been shot multiple times and may have known his killer, according to court filings.
Terminal A Construction Update
09/01/14 - TWU Local 513
P. J. McGuire
09/01/14 - United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America Local #515
P. J. McGuire - Founder of Labor Day and the UBC Early Struggle for Survival McGuire's parents were typical of the throngs of Europeans arriving on America's shores. His mother, Catherine Hand O'Riley, survived the tragic loss of her first husband and six of their eight children in Ireland. Ready to start over in the New World, she met John J.
Looking Back at Labor Day's Turbulent Origins
09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 1, 2014 | LABOR HISTORY | Today will mark the 120th celebration of Labor Day as a legal, national holiday. What is the history of the Labor Day holiday? It had a turbulent, complicated beginning. Understanding more about this can help us to rethink the significance of this holiday today. American labor in 1894 was a volatile force.
LABOR DAY MESSAGE FROM GENERAL PRESIDENT HOFFA
09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 264
On the first Monday of every September, our nation honors the contributions and sacrifices of millions of working men and women. Labor Day is about remembering labor’s triumphs and the workers without whom society would not function.
Celebrate Labor on Labor Day
09/01/14 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
Labor Unions Gave Us Labor Day and Longer Life Spans
09/01/14 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 1, 2014 | OPINION | …Not only did organized labor advocate for a shorter workweek and workplace safety protections, but also helped extend our life spans. Workplace safety measures, even more so than modern medicine, helped extend the life spans of working Americans. Fewer workplace accidents and reducing the chance of simply being worn out over time lets us live longer lives.
Looking Back at Labor Day's Turbulent Origins
09/01/14 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 1, 2014 | LABOR HISTORY | Today will mark the 120th celebration of Labor Day as a legal, national holiday. What is the history of the Labor Day holiday? It had a turbulent, complicated beginning. Understanding more about this can help us to rethink the significance of this holiday today. American labor in 1894 was a volatile force.
Labor Unions Gave Us Labor Day and Longer Life Spans
09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 1, 2014 | OPINION | …Not only did organized labor advocate for a shorter workweek and workplace safety protections, but also helped extend our life spans. Workplace safety measures, even more so than modern medicine, helped extend the life spans of working Americans. Fewer workplace accidents and reducing the chance of simply being worn out over time lets us live longer lives.
Nominations 2014
09/01/14 - FOP Local 18
Nominations are open till Sept 26th 2014 for the following board positions in FOP North Cascades Lodge #18; Vice President- Treasurer- Sgt At Arms- Chairman of Committees- Chaplain- To Nominate someone they have to be an active member of FOP Lodge #18 in good standing. Send an email with your nomination to copshelpingcops@wafop18.
Labor Unions Gave Us Labor Day and Longer Life Spans
09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 1, 2014 | OPINION | …Not only did organized labor advocate for a shorter workweek and workplace safety protections, but also helped extend our life spans. Workplace safety measures, even more so than modern medicine, helped extend the life spans of working Americans. Fewer workplace accidents and reducing the chance of simply being worn out over time lets us live longer lives.
Looking Back at Labor Day's Turbulent Origins
09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 1, 2014 | LABOR HISTORY | Today will mark the 120th celebration of Labor Day as a legal, national holiday. What is the history of the Labor Day holiday? It had a turbulent, complicated beginning. Understanding more about this can help us to rethink the significance of this holiday today. American labor in 1894 was a volatile force.
Non-Rev Travel Changes
09/01/14 - TWU Local 513
Brothers and Sisters, The next phase of changes to the non-rev travel program will occur on two dates Sept 10 & Sept 15. Read the links below to make yourself familar with the new changes.
King of Tax Dodging
09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 61
The Whopper is about to become un-American Burger King is the latest U.S. company to try to buy a smaller foreign country and move its mailing address there so it can pay lower taxes. Burger King wants to buy Canadian restaurant chain Tim Horton's so it can take advantage of Canada's lower corporate tax rate.
Labor Day
09/01/14 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
Labor Day message from FOPOhio President Jay McDonald Almost every full time sworn law enforcement officer in Ohio is a member of a union.   However, many of our members have never worked in law enforcement before collective bargaining existed in Ohio.  This includes myself.
CLEAT assisting Travis County in effort to improve pay
08/31/14 - TCSOA
CLEAT has been working with the Travis County Sheriff’s Association and had meetings with administration to address some significant issues as the county goes through the budget process for next year. The Association has been attending the budget meetings to address the baseline number of paid Certified Peace Officers positions and to fix the Peace Officers Pay Scale.
August ShopTalk Newsletter
08/31/14 - Carpenters Union Local 427 and Interior Systems Union Local 1306
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2014 Election Endorsements
08/31/14 - Carpenters Union Local 427 and Interior Systems Union Local 1306
KEVIN HILTON, DIRECTOR IOWA/NEBRASKA NORTH CENTRAL STATES REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS We are pleased to announce our endorsements for the 2014 elections.  As we have in the past, we make our decisions based on who we believe will best represent UBC issues at the State Legislature, in the Governor’s office, in Washington DC and elected offices.
Upcoming SLPOA Elections
08/30/14 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
Members, The SLPOA Executive Board elections are just around the corner. Filing for the available Executive Board seats will be held Monday September 1, 2014 through Friday September 5, 2014. You can obtain a candidate form from the SLPOA hall. Division Representatives are required to obtain five signatures from members within their Division.
A Message to the Media
08/30/14 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Until recently we have valued certain media relationships.  That value in our media relations has all but vanaished.  And it will take a lot to change that.  The way the news media as whole has shifted its agenda in recent months to portraying our profession as something it is not has strained our relationship with even those who have earned a level of trust with us.
Members at First Student, Crest Hill Ratify New Agreement
08/30/14 - Teamsters Local 179
On Friday, August 29th, drivers and monitors at First Student, Crest Hill ratified a new 5-year agreement by an over 2-1 margin. The new collective bargaining agreement includes yearly pay increases for each step, with senior drivers making over $20.00 per hour in the last year of the contract.
Happy Labor Day!
08/30/14 - CWA Local 1103
Happy Labor Day!   As this Labor Day approaches, the Local 1103 Executive Board wishes you a safe and happy Labor Day.  We encourage you to think about what Labor Day really means, and to celebrate all the sacrifices that have been made by men and women of labor past.  It is also a time to be proud of what each of you have given up for our own collective cause.
From Ohio AFL-CIO
08/30/14 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
Dear Andrew This Labor Day we will pause to recognize the incredible achievements of America’s workers.  Many of us will gather at parades and barbecues to celebrate all who make this country run.
PHX MX Local 32 T-shirts
08/29/14 - AMFA Local 32
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