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TCSOA Law Day 2014
04/17/14 - TCSOA
The time is fast approaching.  Mark the date on your calendar, May 10th.  (10a - 6p) TCSOA is planning to have the best Law Day ever.  Since Moya Park is not available due to the floods, this year's event has been moved to the parks / softball fields next to TCCC.  We have lots of activities planned and look forward to seeing each one of you there.
Rep. Judy Morgan on Right to Work
04/17/14 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
  We'd been hearing that the vote on the Right to Work bill (HB 1770) would come up on Wednesday, April 9.  As a refresher, this piece of legislation would prohibit labor unions and employers from negotiating security clauses in their contracts.
Teamsters Ohio DRIVE Endorsements
04/17/14 - Teamsters Joint Council 41
TEAMSTERS OHIO D.R.I.V.E.
CEOs Paid 331 Times Average Worker, 774 Times Minimum Wage Worker
04/17/14 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
2014 Executive PayWatch exposes high paid CEOs in the low wage economy www.PayWatch.org While Congress has left for recess failing to fully address economic issues from the minimum wage to unemployment insurance and equal pay, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka unveiled the 2014 Executive PayWatch today. According to its data, U.S.
The Way We Treat Workers Won't Work
04/17/14 - Teamsters local 570
April 17, 2014  | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Societies have come up with justifications for peonage, slavery and child labor, all of which seem unjustifiable to most people today. Those conditions still exist, of course, but sometimes people like us, who benefit from cheap labor, choose not to look too closely at the origin of our clothing or gadgets, in order not to feel complicit.
Sprint Might Owe Millions to Laid-Off Employees
04/17/14 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
The Communications Workers of America says that Sprint Corp. might owe millions to its recently laid off employees. The union says Sprint violated federal law with the layoffs and could owe $4.5 million in back pay to 1,440 workers laid off in March, amounting to $625,000 for the 200 staffers affected in Overland Park.
The Way We Treat Workers Won't Work
04/17/14 - Teamsters Local 355
April 17, 2014  | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Societies have come up with justifications for peonage, slavery and child labor, all of which seem unjustifiable to most people today. Those conditions still exist, of course, but sometimes people like us, who benefit from cheap labor, choose not to look too closely at the origin of our clothing or gadgets, in order not to feel complicit.
Plymouth, MA NPC
04/17/14 - National Presidents' Conference
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Heartbleed Security Bug
04/17/14 - support.unionactive.com
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Yahoo Changes May Affect Your Deliverability
04/17/14 - support.unionactive.com
Yahoo recently changed its authentication policy, and the change could impact delivery of emails that come from yahoo.com addresses.
Workers Memorial Day April 28th
04/17/14 - IATSE Local 33
The IATSE will be part of the AFL-CIO’s Workers’ Memorial Day remembrance on April 28, 2014.
Workers Memorial Day April 28th
04/17/14 - IATSE Local 33
The IATSE will be part of the AFL-CIO’s Workers’ Memorial Day remembrance on April 28, 2014.
Managing law enforcement stress through emotional intelligence
04/17/14 - South Metro MN Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14
Law enforcement emotional intelligence in the workplace is defined as the ability of the officer to manage and use his or her emotions in a positive and constructive way to manage healthy relationships within the department and with supporting agencies of the criminal justices system.
1st Ever Local 21 Hockey Beard Contest
04/17/14 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
April 17, 2014 - Now that the NHLPA Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks are on their way to defend their title it’s time for IBEW 21 members to get in on the fun. On our Facebook page IBEW Twenty One, we will be holding our first ever IBEW 21 Hockey Beard Contest. All you have to do is go to our Facebook page and tell us you’re in the contest and post your current picture. As the Hawks move through the playoffs you can post your beard update. At the end of the Hawk’s playoff run hopefully with the Cup being raised post your final picture and we will then judge who has the best playoff beard. Read more by clicking on the headline above.
Under proposal, Maine county jails would finally be unified
04/17/14 - National Correctional Employees Union
Gov. LePage should sign a bill that would put the corrections system on the right course. The first shot at restructuring Maine’s county jail system hasn’t worked. Five years after the creation of the Board of Corrections, the system is facing a budget crisis and is in many ways directionless.
NH Death Penalty law to remain; repeal effort defeated.
04/17/14 - New Hampshire Police Association
The NH Senate voted 24-0 to table HB 1170, which effectively kills the bill.  The Senate was split 12-12 on passing the bill before they eventually agreed to table it.
The way we treat workers won't work
04/17/14 - Teamsters Local 992
April 17, 2014  | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Societies have come up with justifications for peonage, slavery and child labor, all of which seem unjustifiable to most people today. Those conditions still exist, of course, but sometimes people like us, who benefit from cheap labor, choose not to look too closely at the origin of our clothing or gadgets, in order not to feel complicit.
Congratulations!
04/17/14 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
APWU's efforts has resulted in Cleveland's most senior Clerk Craft PSE's being converted to Full-Time Unassigned Regular employees, effective Saturday, April 19, 2014.  PSE's will enjoy the benefits and security of full-time status.
UPS Fires 250 New York Teamsters over 90 Minute Walkout
04/17/14 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
QUEENS, N.Y. (PAI)--United Parcel Service, which often has good relations with the Teamsters, has gone in a different direction at its Maspeth hub in Queens, N.Y. It's in the process of firing 250 Teamsters there for a 90-minute walkout in support of 23-year colleague and union activist Jairo Reyes, whom UPS summarily canned.
SEEKING VOLUNTEERS!
04/17/14 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
We will have informational tables set up in front of the Cleveland P&DC employee entrance on Monday, April 21st and Tuesday, April 22nd.  We are seeking volunteers (minimum of 30 minutes), to assist in passing out flyers, collecting contact information, and spreading knowledge.  The shift options available are: 5:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 12:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
SEIU's Henry: Unions Need New Approaches
04/17/14 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
WASHINGTON (PAI)--The nation's unions need new approaches to recruit and retain younger workers, Service Employees President Mary Kay Henry says. And SEIU is putting one new approach into action by actively backing the $15-an-hour living wage campaign by one of the nation's lowest-paid groups, fast food workers, she adds.
Obama Executive Order Marks Equal Pay Day Push
04/17/14 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
WASHINGTON (PAI)--Democratic President Barack Obama's executive order banning companies with federal contracts from retaliating against workers who discuss their pay with each other, and a Senate vote on pay equity legislation, marked the “equal pay day” push of 2014.
Shuler: Woman Workers Benefit Most from Minimum Wage Hike
04/17/14 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
WASHINGTON (PAI)--Woman workers will be the biggest beneficiaries of a hike in the minimum wage, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler says. In a special April 3 briefing, she pointed out that one of every four working women (24.3%) “would benefit from raising” the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour.
Senate to Vote on Minimum Wage Hike after Easter
04/17/14 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
WASHINGTON (PAI)--The Senate will vote on raising the nation's minimum wage after lawmakers return from their Easter-Passover recess later this month, its sponsor says. And – to nobody's great surprise – the issue is becoming even more politicized than it was before.
Supreme Court Cases: Warrantless searches
04/17/14 - South Metro MN Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14
Supreme Court Cases: Warrantless searches by Carole Moore Created: April 9, 2014 The U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-to-3 decision to uphold the constitutionality of a 2006 Los Angeles Police Dept. search of the residence of a man named Walter Fernandez has sparked some fires in our nation’s newsrooms. A robbery suspect and suspected... The U.S.
Tri-City Fever FOP Fundraiser
04/17/14 - FOP Local 7
Tri City Lodge 7 will be participating with the Tri City Fever for a Law Enforcment Night fundraiser, with the Tri City FOP Honor Guard presenting Colors before the game.  The tickets are $11 (less than the normal walk up ticket price) for the game on Saturday May 3rd, with a portion of the ticket sales going to our lodge.
Upcoming Events
04/17/14 - City of Portland Professional Employees Association
**UPCOMING EVENTS**  Please RSVP to John Mulvey:  campaign@stopthebullruntakeover.com   Saturday 4/19: Labor Canvass Day! 10 a.m. at Firefighters Hall (4530 SE 67th). Kickoff by the Mayor at Firefighters Hall and post-canvass BBQ hosted by the firefighters. I will be down from Seattle to canvass with you and our Labor partners.
Hapag Lloyd CSAV Merger
04/17/14 - ILWU Local 40
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Chatham Police Join UPSEU COPS
04/17/14 - UPSEU
The UPSEU COPS welcomes the Chatham Police Department Officers as our newest members to our ever growing membership of police officers. UPSEU is currently in the process of negotiations with the Village and we look forward to a good working relationship now and into the future. The unit was previously represented by CSEA and has now joined UPSEU.
Congressman Cartwright Visit
04/17/14 - USP Canaan Local 3003
A pilot program to arm federal correctional officers with pepper spray, which gained support following the February 2013 murder of a correctional officer from Nanticoke, will be expanded to include other staffers who deal directly with inmates at United States penitentiaries, the Bureau of Prisons announced Tuesday.
AMFA-SWA Negotiations On The Move
04/17/14 - AMFA
April 16, 2014 -- For the first time in AMFA's history at Southwest Airlines, both the Union and the Company mutually agreed to move contract negotiations outside of the state of Texas. Session 18 of the Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) and Related negotiations was held in Phoenix, AZ to allow our Local 32 members and observers from other locals the opportunity to physically see their union at work in negotiations.
Come out and Support Constable S. Hernandez
04/17/14 - TCSOA
Sally is requesting your presence, come out and support her as she gears up for a busy season of campaigning. Click on picture for more details.
Postal Union Fights Staples Partnership: 'A Big Step Toward Privatization'
04/17/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
ELMWOOD PARK, Ill. -- On a recent Saturday morning, 500 protesters poured out of a parade of school buses, signs and megaphones in hand, and tried their best to shame a single Staples store just outside Chicago. Among them was Mike Suchomel, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service, who traveled all the way from New Jersey for a nearby labor conference.
Reminder: No Town Hall Meeting This Month
04/16/14 - IUE-CWA Local 83761
The town hall meeting has been cancelled for tomorrow 4/17/2014. The meetings will resume as scheduled the third Thursday of every month at 12:15 & 3:15.
June 2014 Domicile Transfer Award
04/16/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
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A Message from EAP: Strategies for Dealing with the 1st Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing
04/16/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
~~ Anniversaries of tragedies can be difficult times for many.  For some, this first anniversary of the Boston marathon bombing will serve as a powerful reminder of loss.  For others, who felt they had put the tragedy behind them, the anniversary may produce unexpected anxiety or grief.
STOP THE BULL RUN TAKEOVER
04/16/14 - AFSCME Local 189
Join our labor partners knocking on doors to oppose measure 26-156. A appreciation barbecue will follow the event.
Manufacturing is Doing Great — But Not for Workers.
04/16/14 - Teamsters local 570
April 16, 2014 | JOBS | There’s been a lot triumphalism around manufacturing over the past few years. Publication after publication has written about the rise of “insourcing” and “re-shoring,” or bringing back production that long ago had gone overseas.
Baltimore Hospital Workers Strike for Low-Paid Workers
04/16/14 - Teamsters Local 355
April 16, 2014 | SOLIDARITY | Healthcare workers of 1199-SEIU United Workers East struck the Johns Hopkins Hospital for threes days last week. With over 2,000 workers in the unit, the picket line in front of the hospital’s main entrance had from 700 to 1,200 picketers during the day shift picket duty.
Manufacturing is Doing Great — But Not for Workers
04/16/14 - Teamsters Local 355
April 16, 2014 | JOBS | There’s been a lot triumphalism around manufacturing over the past few years. Publication after publication has written about the rise of “insourcing” and “re-shoring,” or bringing back production that long ago had gone overseas.
April 18th Front Page
04/16/14 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
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Scholarship Applications Now Available For Children Of Local 89 Members
04/16/14 - Teamsters Local 89
Applications for Local 89 scholarships for sons and daughters of ACTIVE members of the local union are now being accepted.  Five scholarships will be awarded to male students and five scholarships will be awarded to female students. Each scholarship is for the sum of $1,000.
Election Information
04/16/14 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 194
There is a new area under Member Resources with information regarding Local Union elections this year.
From Ohio AFL-CIO
04/16/14 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
Brothers and Sisters Primary Election Day is May 6, and early voting is already occurring. I wanted to take a moment to point out a very important Issue on the ballot that will help put local building and construction trades members to work. The Ohio AFL-CIO has endorsed State Issue 1.
Stop Staples Campaign
04/16/14 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
Stop Staples Campaign Protest scheduled for Thursday, April 24th, from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  The protest will be held at the Mayfield Staples store:  5950 Mayfield Road, Mayfield, Ohio  44124. Any questions, please call the Union office:  (216)431-1903.
Pension Concerns...
04/16/14 - Teamsters Local 249
Members who are interested in expressing your pension concerns, below are the addresses to use!  These committees will be comprising the new rules as the Pension Protection Act sunsets in 2014.  Attached is a sample letter to use!! U.S.
Two Rivers joins PSOAA for added benefits
04/16/14 - Oregon AFSCME Corrections
Workers' comp and legal defense issues are two primary benefits
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