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    General Membership Meeting
    10/21/17 - Teamster Local Union No. 886
    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017 STARTS 10AM AFTER THE MEMBERSHIP MEETING WE WILL BE HAVING A MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION PARTY AND RETIREMENT PARTY FOR PRESIDENT RON COBB. BBQ WILL BE SERVED. PLEASE COME AND CELEBRATE WITH US. WE WILL ALSO START ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR THE KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY TO BE HELD DECEMBER 9, 2017. THANK YOU, SEE YOU AT THE MEETING.
    Knutson Construction challenged on work quality
    10/20/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
    CEDAR FALLS — A group of laborers in a variety of construction trades is imploring the Board of Regents not to hire Knutson Construction Services for any projects while the University of Iowa presses a lawsuit against the company for what it asserts was faulty work on its Old Capitol dome.
    JCBA Update 10.20.17
    10/20/17 - TWU Local 568
    Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in New York City.
    UPS Contract Update
    10/20/17 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
    October 20, 2017
    The Package Division has received some questions about the process by which the National Agreement for UPS and UPS Freight are negotiated. Here is some information to help answer these questions:
    In Case You Missed It
    10/20/17 - Teamsters local 570
      • Unions lead the way in providing health care benefits.   • Forced to choose kids’ health or their jobs, parents go union.   • Teamsters applaud NAFTA progress; talks extended.   • Why Labor is fighting to save veterans’ healthcare.   • Will automation put an end to the American trucker.
    Southern States Savings & Retirement Q3 Increment
    10/20/17 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
    Dear Tyson Members,         Please be advised for those members hired prior to January 1, 2003, the Southern States Savings and Retirement Fund has posted a 3.552% increment to all members accounts for the third (3rd) quarter, July 1 through September 30, 2017.
    In Case You Missed It
    10/20/17 - Teamsters Local 355
      • Unions lead the way in providing health care benefits.   • Forced to choose kids’ health or their jobs, parents go union.   • Teamsters applaud NAFTA progress; talks extended.   • Why Labor is fighting to save veterans’ healthcare.   • Will automation put an end to the American trucker.
    Oregon Voters: Pledge to vote yes on Measure 101 in January
    10/20/17 - IATSE Local 488
    We believe that all Oregonians should be able to access care that they can afford. No child should get sick because their family can’t afford the medicine that they need, and nobody should end up in an emergency because a doctor’s appointment was too expensive. Oregonians deserve better!
    Association Update 10-20-17
    10/20/17 - TWU Local 513
    In Case You Missed It
    10/20/17 - Teamsters Local 992
      • Unions lead the way in providing health care benefits.   • Forced to choose kids’ health or their jobs, parents go union.   • Teamsters applaud NAFTA progress; talks extended.   • Why Labor is fighting to save veterans’ healthcare.   • Will automation put an end to the American trucker.
    Better KCI Fact Sheet
    10/20/17 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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    October 17, 2017 Front Page
    10/20/17 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
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    In Case You Missed It
    10/20/17 - Teamsters Local 888
      • Unions lead the way in providing health care benefits.   • Forced to choose kids’ health or their jobs, parents go union.   • Teamsters applaud NAFTA progress; talks extended.   • Why Labor is fighting to save veterans’ healthcare.   • Will automation put an end to the American trucker.
    Early Voting in Mecklenburg County
    10/19/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    Early voting began October 19th and ends on November 4th. Get out and vote.
    Read On | October 2017
    10/19/17 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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    The Better Deal That America’s Workers Deserve
    10/19/17 - Teamsters local 570
    Oct. 19, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … People need to be able to band together to get a fair shake in their dealings with powerful corporations and large government bureaucracies, yet the Supreme Court is likely to make it much harder for them to do so by distorting existing laws and engaging in pro-corporate judicial activism.
    The Better Deal That America’s Workers Deserve
    10/19/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    Oct. 19, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … People need to be able to band together to get a fair shake in their dealings with powerful corporations and large government bureaucracies, yet the Supreme Court is likely to make it much harder for them to do so by distorting existing laws and engaging in pro-corporate judicial activism.
    Member Alert 11/10/17
    10/19/17 - IATSE Local 33
    Members alert for 11/10/17 Board operator needed for 1 day must know model PRG V676. Contact BA Pitkin if available at rpitkin@iatse33.
    Notice of Election for 2nd VP
    10/19/17 - TWU Local 513
    The Better Deal That America’s Workers Deserve
    10/19/17 - Teamsters Local 992
    Oct. 19, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … People need to be able to band together to get a fair shake in their dealings with powerful corporations and large government bureaucracies, yet the Supreme Court is likely to make it much harder for them to do so by distorting existing laws and engaging in pro-corporate judicial activism.
    TERMINAL D ROOFTOP PARKING
    10/19/17 - TWU Local 513
    MEPS San Jose City Council Meeting – CWA/PLA Policy Vote
    10/19/17 - IBEW Local 332
    The City of San Jose will consider a Community Workforce Agreement to cover all public works. This will cover ALL future City of San Jose construction projects over $2 Million dollars.  What does this mean? It means great opportunities to expand career pathways to San Jose residents in the trades.  It means a San Jose that values state approved apprenticeship programs.
    Rite Aid Warehouse
    10/19/17 - Teamsters Local 175
    Rapid Response Informational Meeting will be held for Rite Aid Warehouse employees
    The Better Deal That America’s Workers Deserve
    10/19/17 - Teamsters Local 888
    Oct. 19, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … People need to be able to band together to get a fair shake in their dealings with powerful corporations and large government bureaucracies, yet the Supreme Court is likely to make it much harder for them to do so by distorting existing laws and engaging in pro-corporate judicial activism.
    10/10/2017 - PBC Officer & Chief Steward Election
    10/18/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
    Please read Election Notice Attached.
    10/10/2017 - SLC Officer Election
    10/18/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
    Please read attaced Notice of Eletions.
    Association Bulletin 10-18-17
    10/18/17 - TWU Local 513
    ASA - Virgin America Seniority Integration Discussions Update #1
    10/18/17 - AMFA
    October 18, 2017 -- AMFA leaders and the Virgin America Committee met in Seattle, WA to commence discussions on seniority integration of the Alaska Airlines (ASA) and Virgin America workgroups. This meeting started with introductions. Lonny McGrew of the Virgin Committee gave a statement on behalf of their committee expressing how grateful they were to have had the opportunity to work for a company with such great culture and a career that was bright, and he concluded with being unsure of the security of their career at ASA. Our Committee gave them an overview of AMFA and its structure. We then discussed what Alaska Labor Relations and Virgin are telling each other to expect through this process.
    ASA Annual Wage Review Discussions - First Year Review
    10/18/17 - AMFA
    October 18, 2017 -- In accordance with the terms outlined in Article 23, Wage Rules, AMFA and Alaska Airlines met to discuss the first Annual Wage Review of our current Agreement in Seattle, WA. Both sides reviewed all data used for the review, and we found that the data was incomplete when it came to some contracts Line Premium and longevity. We explained that this data is needed to do a proper review; the Company will inquire to get that data as soon as possible. We then conducted the external review with the data we did have, using the all-in wage compared to our primary competitors in accordance with the Agreement.
    AMFA – SWA Facilities Maintenance Technician 2nd Tentative Agreement Referendum Notice
    10/18/17 - AMFA Local 32
    The AMFA – Southwest Airlines Negotiating Committee has requested a system-wide referendum of the Facilities Maintenance Technician classification regarding a Tentative Agreement (TA).
    Turkey Trot 2017
    10/17/17 - IBEW Local 332
    Once again Local 332 will be participating in the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. At our last Union Meeting the members approved a contribution to this fundraiser that will allow some of our members and their families to participate for free (up to 100 people). Many of you have joined with us before and know the routine but here is what you need to do.  1.
    The Best Protectors for Workers Are Other Workers
    10/17/17 - Teamsters local 570
    Oct. 17, 2017 | U.S. LABOR | As concertgoers fled the mass shooting at the country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay in Clark Country, Nev., at the end of the Las Vegas strip, dozens of off-duty fire fighters attending the concert sprang into action. Twelve were among the wounded by gunfire.
    Passing of one of our guys
    10/17/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    It is with a very heavy heart that we report Local 458M Executive Board Member Dave Harper has passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Services will be the following: Wake will be at Countryside Funeral Home located at 1640 S. Green Meadows Blvd. in Streamwood on October 22, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    The Best Protectors for Workers Are Other Workers
    10/17/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    Oct. 17, 2017 | U.S. LABOR | As concertgoers fled the mass shooting at the country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay in Clark Country, Nev., at the end of the Las Vegas strip, dozens of off-duty fire fighters attending the concert sprang into action. Twelve were among the wounded by gunfire.
    The Best Protectors for Workers Are Other Workers
    10/17/17 - Teamsters Local 992
    Oct. 17, 2017 | U.S. LABOR | As concertgoers fled the mass shooting at the country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay in Clark Country, Nev., at the end of the Las Vegas strip, dozens of off-duty fire fighters attending the concert sprang into action. Twelve were among the wounded by gunfire.
    Donald Trump Is Sabotaging Health Care
    10/17/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Donald Trump and the GOP have spent this entire year attacking the American people’s health care. Time and time again, they tried to pass Trumpcare, which would have gutted not just the Affordable Care Act, but Medicaid as well. Every time, grassroots activists around the country responded with massive resistance. That resistance has been able to stop several iterations of Trumpcare.
    2017 Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period
    10/17/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Reminder, in accordance with Article 8, sections 4 and 5, of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, penalty overtime rules are not applicable for a consecutive four-week period each year during December.  This year, the December period begins December 2, 2017 (Pay Period 25-17- Week 2) and ends December 29, 2017 (Pay Period 01-18 - Week 1). Source: http://www.apwu.
    Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies
    10/17/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Modern conservatives have been lying about taxes pretty much from the beginning of their movement. Made-up sob stories about family farms broken up to pay inheritance taxes, magical claims about self-financing tax cuts, and so on go all the way back to the 1970s.
    Coordinated Bargaining GroupCondemns Interference in itsRatification Process
    10/17/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    (The following is a joint press release from the Coordinated Bargaining Group)

    The six Rail Unions comprising the Coordinated Bargaining Group (CBG) announced that they had reached a Tentative National Agreement with the Nation’s Freight Rail Carriers.
    2107 CWA Local 7777 Officer Election
    10/17/17 - CWA Local 7777
      2017 CWA Local 7777 Election Nominated and elected at-large for Local 7777 Officers and Convention Delegates  will be President, Executive Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, two (2) Private Sector Vice Presidents and one (1) Public Sector Vice President.
    AMFA - SWA Facilities Maintenance Technician 2nd Tentative Agreement Referendum Notice
    10/17/17 - AMFA
    October 17, 2017 -- The AMFA – Southwest Airlines Negotiating Committee has requested a system-wide referendum of the Facilities Maintenance Technician classification regarding a Tentative Agreement (TA). The complete text of the TA was emailed to each member’s company email address on October 9, 2017.
    Quote of the Day
    10/17/17 - UFCW Local 1473
    "Our labor unions are not narrow, self-seeking groups. They have raised wages, shortened hours, and provided supplemental benefits. Through collective bargaining and grievance procedures, they have brought justice and democracy to the shop floor."—John F. Kennedy
    Funeral Services for Texas Tech PD Officer Floyd East Jr.
    10/17/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association extends its deepest condolences to the famiy, colleagues and friends of Officer Floyd East Jr., #635 of the Texas Tech Police Department, who died in the line of duty at the age of 48, after being shot on Monday, October 9, 2017.
    General Membership October 18 2017
    10/17/17 - AFSCME Local 3336
    The General Membership will meet at noon by teleconference on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.  At this meeting, we will take final nominations for Executive Board positions for terms 2017 - 2019 and one trustee with a term 2017 - 2020.  Uncontested positions may be elected by acclamation.  Contested positions will be elected by secret ballot before October 31, 2017.
    The Best Protectors for Workers Are Other Workers
    10/17/17 - Teamsters Local 888
    Oct. 17, 2017 | U.S. LABOR | As concertgoers fled the mass shooting at the country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay in Clark Country, Nev., at the end of the Las Vegas strip, dozens of off-duty fire fighters attending the concert sprang into action. Twelve were among the wounded by gunfire.
    2017 Teamsters Local 542 Imperial County Picnic
    10/16/17 - Teamsters Local 542
    Write on your calendars: Saturday, November 18, 2017 Teamsters Local 542 Imperial County Picnic Have your canopy and chairs ready for the Teamster Local 542 Annual Imperial County Picnic! Once again, Teamsters Local 542 will provide the delicious meal from Famous Dave's to its members while the kids have fun taking part in games with the clowns and face painters.
    Body of Texas Tech officer killed returns to El Paso
    10/16/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The body of the Texas Tech police officer killed returns home to El Paso Saturday.  Police say 19-year-old student Hollis Daniels shot and killed Floyd East Jr. in Lubbock earlier this month during an attempted arrest.

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