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    Executive Board Appointment
    09/23/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    On September 8, 2019 Local 776 announced the resignation of....
    Strike information update #12 - SAFETY and Insurance sign up reminder
    09/23/19 - UAW Local 602
    Brothers and sisters, a little reminder for you all.  After completing her picket assignment, Meagan Ballard, a member of UAW Local 2209, Ft. Wayne, was involved in a fatal accident. Tonight at 9pm, a candlelight vigil will be held in Ft Wayne in her remembrance. This is an extremely stressful time without knowing for sure how long we will be out.
    ?Paid Family and Medical Leave law
    09/23/19 - IATSE Local B4
    Good afternoon Members,  I just wanted to share with you  the floowig information that will effet our paychecks  with pay period  starting October 1, 2019: On October 1, 2019, contributions to the Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) Employment Security Trust Fund will begin.
    Address Updates
    09/23/19 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    Attention Local 266 Members: Please make sure to call the hall at 602-275-6222 and update your mailing address if you have recently moved. Thank you.
    The Bargaining Context
    09/23/19 - Association Employees Union
    On behalf of AEU members, I’d like to take a minute and recognize the context which we will begin our reopener negotiations. AEU represents over 200 members, who each day carry out the mission of CSEA.
    RI-399 Monetary Settlement Distribution
    09/23/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    On October 4, 2019 there will be a $166.75 payment from a national settlement regarding RI-399 in your paycheck. All career clerk craft employees who were on the rolls as of September 1, 2017 in postal installations that employ both clerk craft employees and mail handlers will be paid.
    Strike information update #11 - Site trash and Solidarity Sunday
    09/21/19 - UAW Local 602
    Brothers and Sisters, we are asking that those who are able to to please take a bag of trash home with them. The dumpster at the hall is overwhelmed and trash is piling up.
    From the Board of Directors: Active Shooter, How to Respond
    09/21/19 - IATSE Local 33
    Dear Brothers & Sisters: Attached is a PDF on information regarding Active Shooters.  Please look over the information when you have time. Thank you, I.A.T.S.
    Special Meeting
    09/20/19 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
    Please Special Meeting (above) for details.
    In Case You Missed It
    09/20/19 - Teamsters Local 355
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    Strike information update #10 - Attention Members S - Z
    09/20/19 - UAW Local 602
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    Transportation Labor Stands with Striking United Auto Workers
    09/20/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement of solidarity with striking GM workers: “Transportation labor pledges our support to 50,000 United Auto Workers as they stand up to unchecked corporate wealth and power.
    The Income Inequality Struggle is Real, and Needs to Be Fixed
    09/20/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Sept. 20, 2019 | WORKING AMERICA | Too many working Americans continue to struggle through no fault of their own. While elites seem to like pointing fingers at those scraping to get by, however, new numbers show that those economic challenges are too often are out of their hands.
    UAW strike at GM
    09/19/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    On Monday night, while workers at nearly 70 General Motors plants across the country were walking picket lines, GM cut off...
    Strike information update #9 - strike site update
    09/19/19 - UAW Local 602
    Brothers and Sisters of UAW Local 602, After lengthy negotiations Chairman Todd Trout has reached an agreement with local plant management to access GM property on Davis Hwy. to continue our picket duties. We were given specific instructions for the use of the property which will be communicated to ALL Strike Captains of this site.
    The Income Inequality Struggle is Real, and Needs to Be Fixed
    09/19/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Sept. 19, 2019 | WORKING AMERICA | Too many working Americans continue to struggle through no fault of their own. While elites seem to like pointing fingers at those scraping to get by, however, new numbers show that those economic challenges are too often are out of their hands.
    Real News - September 2019
    09/19/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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    Bargaining... Benefits... Back to School!
    09/19/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    Welcome to the 2019-2020 academic year, especially to those of you who are joining our ranks as new full-time or part-time faculty members. We in the Guild know that your experience working in the LACCD will be memorable. The Guild, through our campus chapter presidents and grievance reps, stands ready to answer any questions you have about wages, hours, and working conditions.
    Meet Mission College Grievance Rep Jake Gelson
    09/19/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    The terrain between Florida and California is starkly different, and not just because of the Sunshine State’s humidity. Just ask Jake Gelson, an ESL teacher and the new grievance rep at L.A. Mission College. Gelson was raised and educated in Floirda. Having been a union advocate on both coasts, Gelson has noticed a vastly different climate since relocating to California.
    Camille Goulet - In the Trenches with Asylum Seekers
    09/19/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    Every summer for the past three years, Guild member Camille Goulet, a faculty member at Los Angeles City College, participates in the Dilley Pro Bono Project, joining other volunteers for a one-week stint at an immigration detention center in Dilley, Texas, the largest such facility in the U.S., holding up to 2,000 people.
    Strike information update #8 - Scam alert and update from VP Dittes
    09/19/19 - UAW Local 602
    SCAM Alret !! A new phone SCAM has been linked to GM workers regarding health insurance.If you are contacted directly, do NOT provide your sicial security number. The GM Benefits Center will never call to ask for your social security number.
    The Income Inequality Struggle is Real, and Needs to Be Fixed
    09/19/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Sept. 19, 2019 | WORKING AMERICA | Too many working Americans continue to struggle through no fault of their own. While elites seem to like pointing fingers at those scraping to get by, however, new numbers show that those economic challenges are too often are out of their hands.
    The Income Inequality Struggle is Real, and Needs to Be Fixed
    09/19/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Sept. 19, 2019 | WORKING AMERICA | Too many working Americans continue to struggle through no fault of their own. While elites seem to like pointing fingers at those scraping to get by, however, new numbers show that those economic challenges are too often are out of their hands.
    ALERT - The Wang needs Ushers for Saturday Show
    09/19/19 - IATSE Local B4
    Ushers needed- Massive Attack- Concert - Wang Call time 6:30 Saturday 9/21/19 Please contact Robin Jones gtrmnky@aol.
    Fright Fest Is Here!
    09/19/19 - UPSEU
    Fright Fest Is Here! And Members have Exclusive Ticket Savings that are Scary Good.
    CWA Supports GM Workers
    09/18/19 - CWA Local 7777
    Solidarity isn’t just a catchphrase. Join us this Saturday 9/21/2019 at 10am as we support the striking GM workers at Denver Parts Distribution Center, 23400 E. Smith Rd., Aurora, CO. Wear your red CWA shirt! Contact Anthony Scorzo with any questions at 773-968-6616.
    Offering Childcare support while parents participate in a Pre-Apprentice Program
    09/18/19 - IBEW Local 659
    While the pre-apprentice programs are tuition-free, the high cost of childcare is a barrier to many parents wishing to enter the high-paying construction industry.  The  BOLI-LCSA childcare initiative works with OSATC-approved pre-aprrenticeship programs across the state to provide childcare funding for parents completing their pre-apprentice couse work.  Learn more at www.
    Strike information update #7 - Comp & sick leave
    09/18/19 - UAW Local 602
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    Autoworkers Strike Is Bigger Than GM
    09/18/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Sept. 18, 2019 | OPINION | Successful strikes beget more strikes. When nearly 50,000 General Motors workers walked out at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, it was just the latest in the largest burst of strikes in decades.
    Strike information update #6 - strike duty update
    09/18/19 - UAW Local 602
    Strike Chair Daryl Smith - Anyone who has been scheduled for the Autoport/Davis Rd site is to report to the site across the hall for strike duty until further notice.
    Autoworkers Strike Is Bigger Than GM
    09/18/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Sept. 18, 2019 | OPINION | Successful strikes beget more strikes. When nearly 50,000 General Motors workers walked out at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, it was just the latest in the largest burst of strikes in decades.
    80,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers to Strike in October
    09/18/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Sept. 17, 2019 | STRIKES | About 80,000 Kaiser Permanente employees will strike for a week starting Oct. 14. Kaiser Permanente and employees have been going back and forth for more than a year over complaints.
    Local 513 Annual Picnic
    09/18/19 - TWU Local 513
    Tickets for the local 513 annual picnic are available for pick up at the union hall from 08:00AM - 4:00PM, Monday thru Friday.
    Strike Line Solidarity!
    09/18/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    On Friday, September 13th, 2019 Local 776 Business Agent Spencer Dearth and Trustee Rob Smiley walked the picket....
    Space is limited - RSVP today! Sept 27th - Health & Financial Awareness Conference
    09/17/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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    Successful Bowl-A-Thon
    09/17/19 - CWA Local 7777
    1st Annual John Cataline Memorial Bowl-A-Thon The Bowl-A-Thon was a great success.  Thank you to everyone who participated!  Together we raised $1250 for CdLS. There are several CdLS families in Denver that want to attend next year.
    Strike information update #3- insurance cancellation
    09/17/19 - UAW Local 602
    Local 602 would like to address a few issues that have come up during our struggle for fair and equitable treatment from GM. Insurance - GM announced they were cancelling member’s insurance coverage. Due to your UAW Strike Fund Benefits, there will be no lapse of medical coverage through the COBRA option. Please remember that vision, dental, and hearing are not covered.
    We Got Another JOB for You!
    09/17/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    American Medical Assoc. located in the Downtown Area (330 N. Wabash Suite 39300, Chicago IL 60611) is looking for a Shipping and Receiving Technician.
    80,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers to Strike in October
    09/17/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Sept. 17, 2019 | STRIKES | About 80,000 Kaiser Permanente employees will strike for a week starting Oct. 14. Kaiser Permanente and employees have been going back and forth for more than a year over complaints.
    80,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers to Strike in October
    09/17/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Sept. 17, 2019 | STRIKES | About 80,000 Kaiser Permanente employees will strike for a week starting Oct. 14. Kaiser Permanente and employees have been going back and forth for more than a year over complaints.
    Teamsters Local 355 DHL Express Clerical Workers on Strike
    09/17/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Sept. 17, 2019 | STRIKES | On Thursday, Sept. 12, a group of three office clerical workers at DHL Express in Hanover, Md. went on strike against the U.S. subsidiary of Germany based global delivery giant DP DHL. The dispute involves the company’s different treatment of the clerical workers compared to their delivery driver co-workers.
    EXPLORE THE TRADES: NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!
    09/17/19 - IBEW Local 659
    In response to the growing need for skilled tradespeople, WorkSource Rogue Valley (WSRV) is offering a free Pre-Apprenticeship program, open to everyone, starting Monday, September 30th in Medford. To learn more visit http://worksourcerogue.org/job-seekers/training-opportunities/pre-apprenticeship-program/ Contact Lyda Woods at lydaw@worksourcerogue.org regarding this press release.
    Health Fair
    09/17/19 - IBEW Local 648
    The Local 648 Health Fair will be held at the hall on Saturday, November 2nd. It starts at 7:00 AM and ends at 1:00 PM. You can schedule your appointment at IBEW648.strokedetectionplus.com or call toll free 1-877-732-8258. It is free to all H&W insured participants and appointments are necessary.
    Blog: No Love - Southwest Airlines Refuses To Stop Fighting Its Expert Mechanics In Court Even After Contract
    09/17/19 - AMFA
    September 17, 2019 -- Earlier this year in March 2019, Southwest Airlines and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), the union representing Southwest’s mechanics, came to a deal on a contract which was overwhelmingly approved by AMFA’s members a couple months later. This was the culmination of nearly seven years of negotiations, which sometimes got quite contentious. Or at least it was supposed to be the culmination.
    Sysco NM Contract Ratified, Member Participation Key to Good Contracts
    09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 492
    The ballots were counted on September 13th, 2019 for the Sysco NM Tentative Agreement (T/A). The T/A passed with 63% voting to ratify the contract by a vote of 79 to 46 with 86% of eligible members voting. We want to thank all the Sysco Members who voted and congratulate them on their new contract.
    EPMPOA Sponsored "Wing Drive" to Benefit Summers Family
    09/16/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a "Wing Drive" lunch to benefit the family of Retired Lieutenant Kyle L. Summers #1296, who passed away on September 9, 2019.  This event is to raise money to assist the family with medical expenses related to Kyle's illness and other unplanned expenses.
    46K UAW Workers Strike, Shutting Down 33 Plants, 22 Warehouses
    09/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | (Click image to enlarge.) Members of the United Auto Workers went on strike at General Motors Co. plants nationwide at midnight Sunday night, sending 46,000 workers to picket lines in the union's first walkout since the automaker emerged from taxpayer-funded bankruptcy a decade ago.
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