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    National Director Update - February 2021
    03/02/21 - AMFA
    March 2, 2021 -- We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy as we continue to navigate through this COVID-19 pandemic. We are cautiously optimistic as we continue to see cases decline throughout the United States. Despite the challenging time, our members are the most unified we have ever been as mechanics and related aviation professionals. We thank you for your perseverance and dedication in performing your duties and producing a safe, reliable aircraft. Our unity, especially during these times, is our strength.
    Change for Monthly Union Meeting Dates
    03/02/21 - Teamsters Local 41
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    President Biden Addressing The IBEW
    03/02/21 - IBEW Local 545
    Watch a video of President Biden addressing the IBEW.
    FRA - Emergency Order Requiring Face Mask Use in Railroad Operations
    03/02/21 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
    Effective immediately, the Federal Railroad Administration has issued an Emergency order temporarily implementing a mask requirement for all freight and passenger railroad employees in all crafts. This EO in accordance with Center of Disease Control guidelines. Until this deadly pandemic is over masks will be an FRA required part of your PPE.
    EPMPOA LOTTERY - GREAT PRIZES!
    03/01/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association will hold a lottery to give members a chance to win some great prizes! Winners will be randomly selected for a chance to win one of three Glock 19, Generation 5, 9mm compact semi-automatic handguns and one of three Holosun HS507C X2 open reflex optical sights for pistols.
    President Biden Delivers Remarks to Workers
    03/01/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    Mar. 1, 2021 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Workers in Alabama – and all across America – are voting on whether to organize a union in their workplace. It’s a vitally important choice – one that should be made without intimidation or threats by employers. President Joe Biden yesterday released a statement voicing support for workers voting to form a union.
    MEMBERS GET MORE THROUGH THE ONLINE BENEFIT PORTAL
    03/01/21 - IBEW Local 659
    Members might not know that they can access their NEBF account on our Online Benefits portal by visiting www.nebf.com and clicking Online Benefits in the top menu bar.  Members can use the portal to complete certain self-help items related to their NEBF account without having to wait.
    Support the PPA Resolution
    03/01/21 - American Postal Workers Union National Postal Press Association
    RESOLUTION OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT APWU NATIONAL POSTAL PRESS ASSOCIATION Whereas: The APWU National Postal Press Association has effectively served the membership of our great union for fifty-seven years, and Whereas: The APWU National Postal Press Association has evolved into one of the largest and most respected labor media organizations in the country, and Whereas: The APWU National Postal Press Association provides important and necessary services to our union with its ongoing program of education, assistance and information in the field of communication; including newsletter production, social media, libel, copyright, internal and federal election guidance and many other important subjects which are vital to the interests of our union, along with continually working to advance the goals and objectives of the APWU, and Whereas: The APWU National Postal Press Association has demonstrated integrity in encouraging its members to be objective, honest and accurate in reporting information to the membership, and has established a record of nonpartisan achievement setting a standard that is without equal, and Whereas: The APWU National Postal Press Association has continually provided these many services to our membership and our union at a cost that is far below the level of service it provides, and Whereas: The APWU National Postal Press Association has been honored to receive the recognition and support of the APWU national organization and local and state organizations throughout the APWU both in membership affiliation and via resolutions at past state and national conventions of this union, and Whereas: The APWU National Postal Press Association has operated for eleven years without an increase in the APWU National Constitution per capita structure of 8 cents of the national per capita tax per month, per member that was established at the 2010 APWU National Convention, and Whereas: The APWU National Postal Press Association has worked diligently over the past fifty-seven years to operate within its means and to keep operating costs as low as possible but no organization can continue to properly function and render necessary services without adjustments in financial support from time to time; Therefore Be It Resolved: That the delegates in attendance at the October 2021 APWU National Convention amend Article 16, Section 2(e) of the APWU Constitution to read: “The APWU shall remit ten cents (10¢) of the national per capita tax per month, per member to the Postal Press Association.” ?? ??
    IUEC Recruitment & Hiring
    03/01/21 - International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 31
    The IUEC does all of its recruiting and hiring through the National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP). All interested applicants should go to neiep.org website and click on new applicant button under login and all recruitment and hiring sessions for every Local in USA will be available.
    President Biden Delivers Remarks to Workers
    03/01/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    Mar. 1, 2021 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Workers in Alabama – and all across America – are voting on whether to organize a union in their workplace. It’s a vitally important choice – one that should be made without intimidation or threats by employers. President Joe Biden yesterday released a statement voicing support for workers voting to form a union.
    President Biden Delivers Remarks to Workers
    03/01/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 1, 2021 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Workers in Alabama – and all across America – are voting on whether to organize a union in their workplace. It’s a vitally important choice – one that should be made without intimidation or threats by employers.
    Assistant National Director Letter to American Airlines Mechanic and Related Employees
    03/01/21 - AMFA
    March 1, 2021 -- On February 26, 2021, the National Mediation Board (NMB) Investigator Josie G.M. Bautista notified all parties of the next phase of investigation regarding NMB Case No. R-7557...The IAM/TWU promised you could vote on the Association and never delivered on that promise. AMFA is now working hard to get you that vote. We appreciate your support.
    Here’s Why 2021 Could Be a Big Year for Labor
    03/01/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 1, 2021 | U.S. LABOR | Rarely has the chasm between rank-and-file-workers and the extremely wealthy been this wide. While millions of people have lost jobs, gone hungry and struggled to pay for their basic needs, billionaires' wealth soared to new heights in 2020.
    Honoring Service And Sacrifice
    02/28/21 - KCPOG
    Honoring Service And Sacrifice Memorial Remembrance - Mark Brown: February 27th    On December 2nd, 2016 the King County Sheriff’s Office unveiled a memorial honoring the 18 members of our department who lost their lives in the line of duty since the founding of the KCSO in 1853.
    Postal Workers are essential front line workers
    02/27/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
    Iowa’s Governor and Department of Public Health have made a decision to eliminate Postal Workers from the 1B Tier for COVID-19 vaccines. A panel of medical and public health experts at the CDC have determined that Postal Workers are essential frontline workers and included them in Tier 1B for vaccines.
    Crew Parking Map and Location - Herbalife Honors 2021
    02/26/21 - IATSE Local 33
    Hi everyone. Please note we have updated parking instructions for all crew. As a reminder we are in the South Hall J & K at the LACC. Parking will take place at LA Live - West Garage (Georgia Way and West Rd, behind the movie theater). Please find the parking map attached.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 2/26/2021
    02/26/21 - Teamsters Local 570
      • ‘We deserve more’   • 28 ways you can celebrate Black History month   • Teamsters donate drinking water to Texas families   • Why Virginia is Organized Labor’s next big battleground   • Civil Rights & the Labor Movement: An historical overview   • How many Americans are out of work.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 2/26/2021
    02/26/21 - Teamsters Local 355
      • ‘We deserve more’   • 28 ways you can celebrate Black History month   • Teamsters donate drinking water to Texas families   • Why Virginia is Organized Labor’s next big battleground   • Civil Rights & the Labor Movement: An historical overview   • How many Americans are out of work.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 2/26/2021
    02/26/21 - Teamsters Local 992
      • ‘We deserve more’   • 28 ways you can celebrate Black History month   • Teamsters donate drinking water to Texas families   • Why Virginia is Organized Labor’s next big battleground   • Civil Rights & the Labor Movement: An historical overview   • How many Americans are out of work.
    So Much Rich History to Discover
    02/26/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    Feb. 26, 2021 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Black History Month may be drawing to a close for 2021, but the exploration and learning does not have to stop (and should not) on February 28. There are so many books, videos, programs, exhibits and oral histories out there you need much more than a month to experience it all. Take advantage of all these resources.
    Support UNM Graduate Workers Right to Organize
    02/26/21 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
    Thanks for signing the petition. Now, can you spread the word to keep up our momentum? Click here to share this petition on Facebook. Click here to share this petition on Twitter. Or you can send your friends this link: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-unm-should-recognize-graduate-workers-right-to-unionize.
    COVID-19 PSA's
    02/26/21 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
    We are proud to feature four (4) District 1199NM members who have shared their stories of what its like to work on the front-lines providing patient care in one of the hospitals that we represent.  These videos feature members driving home after their shift, speaking directly about the challenges that they face.  "WE HAVE RISEN TO THE CHALLENGE" - "WILL YOU?".
    So Much Rich History to Discover
    02/26/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 26, 2021 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Black History Month may be drawing to a close for 2021, but the exploration and learning does not have to stop (and should not) on February 28. There are so many books, videos, programs, exhibits and oral histories out there you need much more than a month to experience it all. Take advantage of all these resources.
    Variety Kids Telethon
    02/26/21 - Teamsters Local 264
    Teamsters Local #264 is a proud supporter of Variety Kid’s Telethon. Join our Business Agent and Variety Chairman Tony Vaccaro along with Celebrity Child, and Grandson of Lake Shore Central School Member Carrie Preston, Evan Liddick for the 59th Annual Variety Kids Telethon on Saturday February 27 (6pm -10pm on Channel 2) and Sunday February 28 (10 am – 8 pm on Channel 67.1/Cable 5.
    Verizon Home Garaging Renewal
    02/26/21 - CWA Local 2222
    Re: COVID-19 Home Garaging - Renewal Dear Mike, As a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak, through March 31, 2021 certain Associates designated by management by title, location and work group shall home garage their Company-provided vehicle.
    Funeral notice for John Linscott Sr.
    02/26/21 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers & Sisters: There will be a Funeral for John Linscott Sr. on March 5th, 2021 at 10:00 am. It is being held at Saint Rose of Lima church in Simi Valley (1305 Royal Ave., Simi Valley Ca. 93065.
    Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine information for UFCW members
    02/26/21 - UFCW Local 1473
    Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine information: Phase 1B begins Monday March 1, which means as of March 1 our members working in the food supply chain will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin.
    Amazon WHSE Anti-Union Campaign
    02/26/21 - Teamsters Local 492
    Amazon’s Anti-Union Drive Shows Why US Labor Law Is Broken 2/24/2021 - Article by David Doorey from Jacobinmag.com Amazon workers in Alabama are voting on whether to unionize, but the company is able to bombard them with anti-union propaganda.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 2/26/2021
    02/26/21 - Teamsters Local 888
      • ‘We deserve more’   • 28 ways you can celebrate Black History month   • Teamsters donate drinking water to Texas families   • Why Virginia is Organized Labor’s next big battleground   • Civil Rights & the Labor Movement: An historical overview   • How many Americans are out of work.
    So Much Rich History to Discover
    02/26/21 - Teamsters Local 888
    Feb. 26, 2021 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Black History Month may be drawing to a close for 2021, but the exploration and learning does not have to stop (and should not) on February 28. There are so many books, videos, programs, exhibits and oral histories out there you need much more than a month to experience it all. Take advantage of all these resources.
    The State of American Workers a Year Into COVID-19 Shutdown
    02/26/21 - Teamsters Local 888
    Feb. 25, 2021 | ANALYSIS | Stress is still high as we approach the one-year mark of the Covid-19 shutdown. With so many uncertainties, the need for mental health support in the workplace has never been greater. In many cases, boundaries around the work/life balance have become severely blurred. Many employees who work remotely are feeling disconnected, isolated, and depressed.
    Service Group Bargaining Dates
    02/25/21 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
    Future Bargaining Dates for the McLaren Macomb Service Group Thursday, March 11, 2021 Monday, March 15, 2021 Please be sure to check your email and our ALL IN facebook page for updates.  We will be sending out a Newsletter in regards to negotiations and we encourage you to attend the zoom meetings for specific proposals regarding wages, hours and working conditions.
    The State of American Workers a Year Into COVID-19 Shutdown
    02/25/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 25, 2021 | ANALYSIS | Stress is still high as we approach the one-year mark of the Covid-19 shutdown. With so many uncertainties, the need for mental health support in the workplace has never been greater. In many cases, boundaries around the work/life balance have become severely blurred. Many employees who work remotely are feeling disconnected, isolated, and depressed.
    How $15 Minimum Wage Could Boost Social Security Benefits
    02/25/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    Feb. 25, 2021 | SOCIAL SECURITY | Some Washington lawmakers are pushing to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour to put more money in workers’ pockets. The wage bump could also eventually provide a boost to their Social Security benefits. The current federal minimum wage of $7.25 has stayed where it is since 2009.
    The State of American Workers a Year Into COVID-19 Shutdown
    02/25/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 25, 2021 | ANALYSIS | Stress is still high as we approach the one-year mark of the Covid-19 shutdown. With so many uncertainties, the need for mental health support in the workplace has never been greater. In many cases, boundaries around the work/life balance have become severely blurred. Many employees who work remotely are feeling disconnected, isolated, and depressed.
    New Payroll System
    02/25/21 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    Members, Just FYI, the $6.00 charge on your paycheck dated 2/26/21 is for the Local 266 death benefit. We have had 6 members/retirees pass. In the Death Benefit program each member donates $1.00 to the deceased member's beneficiary. In the old system, your death benefit charges, dues, and merchandise purchases were all lumped into one charge on your paycheck.
    RRB Plans Improved Access to Toll-Free Service
    02/25/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has developed two changes to the agency’s nationwide toll-free telephone system that should improve customers’ access to agency staff and services. The changes will take effect on February 15.
    Teamsters Local 89 Delivers to Texas
    02/24/21 - Teamsters Local 89
    Teamsters Local 89 donated and delivered 21 pallets of water to Texans in need after last week’s disastrous winter storm. On Tuesday, February 23rd Business Agent Trey McCutcheon was sent to procure the 21 pallets of water from Louisville’s Kroger Distribution Center, home to hundreds of Teamsters Local 89 members at Zenith Logistics and Transervice.
    EDBF #131
    02/24/21 - IBEW Local 1205
    We regretfully inform you that Brother Brass Rinehart passed away on Monday, February 22nd, 2021.  He was a member of the Electricians Death Benefit Fund and has been assigned #131.  His beneficiary was paid a benefit based on 238 members. Members utilizing the recurring payment option will be charged in March.
    WAH/Home Garaging
    02/24/21 - IBEW local 2325
    The System Council T6 signed an extension to the Home Garaging agreement until April 1st. Work at Home is extended till May 1st. The council will continue to work to extend both of these agreements until it is safe to return to a normal work environment.
    Steamfitter Position Open with SPS
    02/24/21 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
    Provide a service of installation, repair, and maintenance of all steamfitting requirements throughout the district facilities for the purpose of maintaining a safe environment for students, staff, and patrons of Spokane Public Schools. Closing date is March 2, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. See attached file for further information and directions.
    How $15 Minimum Wage Could Boost Social Security Benefits
    02/24/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 24, 2021 | SOCIAL SECURITY | Some Washington lawmakers are pushing to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour to put more money in workers’ pockets. The wage bump could also eventually provide a boost to their Social Security benefits. The current federal minimum wage of $7.25 has stayed where it is since 2009.
    Amazon, Union Organizers at Odds Over ‘Pay to Wait’ Bonus
    02/24/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    Feb. 24, 2021 | LABOR | […] Officials for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union say Amazon workers in Bessemer received notification this past weekend that they were eligible for bonuses of $1,000 or more if they quit their jobs. RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum said the bonus application deadline ends only a few days before the union vote is scheduled to be counted.
    Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Company (METRA)
    02/24/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    After serving notice under Section 6 of the Railway Labor Act in February 2019, the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Company (METRA) and members of Local 183 reached a seven-year Agreement, which was officially ratified on February 24, 2021. The contract contains a lump sum signing bonus of $3,400, compounded annual wage increases totaling 15.
    Helper Position
    02/24/21 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
    FOSS in Seattle has openings for Helpers on both Day and swing shift, please contact the hall at 206-623-6473 for details.
    Amazon, Union Organizers at Odds Over ‘Pay to Wait’ Bonus
    02/24/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 24, 2021 | LABOR | […] Officials for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union say Amazon workers in Bessemer received notification this past weekend that they were eligible for bonuses of $1,000 or more if they quit their jobs. RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum said the bonus application deadline ends only a few days before the union vote is scheduled to be counted.
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    02/24/21 - UAW Local 4911
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