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June 19, 1937
The Women’s Day Massacre in Youngstown, Ohio, when police use tear gas on women and children, including at least one infant in his mother's arms, during a strike at Republic Steel. One union organizer later recalled, "When I got there I thought the Great War had started over again. Gas was flying all over the place and shots flying and flares going up and it was the first time I had ever seen anything like it in my life...".
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New Federal Bill Would Make It Easier to Join A Union
06/19/19 - Teamsters local 570
June 19, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | A record number of workers in the United States decided to go on strike in 2018. Now congressional Democrats are trying to harness that momentum to pass a massive labor reform bill that would make it easier for workers to join unions and collectively bargain. The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act was introduced on May 2 by Sen.
Anti-worker NLRB Decision Shows Need for Reform
06/19/19 - Teamsters local 570
June 19, 2019 | UNION RIGHTS | The rollback of union rights in favor of big business continues. Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) handed down a ruling that allows companies to bar non-employee union representatives access to public spaces on their property, overturning nearly four decades of precedent.
Prospect workers at Denver airport are ON STRIKE!
06/19/19 - CWA Local 7777
BREAKING: Prospect workers at Denver airport are ON STRIKE! TAKE ACTION: Tell #PayAttentionProspect that you stand with Denver Airport passengers and workers who deserve better: bit.
UA 44 GOLF TOURNAMENT
06/19/19 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
UA Local 44 Golf Tournament September 28, 2019 Networking opportunities don't get any better than this! Whether you bring a group of clients or collegues to play in the tournament, host an activity on the course or simply take advantage of one of our sponsorship opportunities, the UA Local 44 tournament offers everyone a way to gain exposure and promote their business.
YOUR VOICE AND SUPPORT IS NEEDED
06/19/19 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
Mark your calendar! On June 27th from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm UFCW will unite for an informational picket with Providence coworkers across the state fighting to preserve sick time and extended illness banks.
New Federal Bill Would Make It Easier to Join A Union
06/19/19 - Teamsters Local 992
June 19, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | A record number of workers in the United States decided to go on strike in 2018. Now congressional Democrats are trying to harness that momentum to pass a massive labor reform bill that would make it easier for workers to join unions and collectively bargain. The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act was introduced on May 2 by Sen.
Anti-worker NLRB Decision Shows Need for Reform
06/19/19 - Teamsters Local 992
June 19, 2019 | UNION RIGHTS | The rollback of union rights in favor of big business continues. Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) handed down a ruling that allows companies to bar non-employee union representatives access to public spaces on their property, overturning nearly four decades of precedent.
Teamster Boots on the Ground
06/19/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
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New Federal Bill Would Make It Easier to Join A Union
06/19/19 - Teamsters Local 355
June 19, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | A record number of workers in the United States decided to go on strike in 2018. Now congressional Democrats are trying to harness that momentum to pass a massive labor reform bill that would make it easier for workers to join unions and collectively bargain. The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act was introduced on May 2 by Sen.
Funeral Services for Retired Sergeant Jesus A. Ayala
06/19/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Sergeant Jesus A. Ayala #399, who passed away on June 15, 2019 at the age of 67.  (Ret.) Sergeant Ayala served with the El Paso Police Department for 25+ years, from May 1974 until his retirement in July of 1999.   Funeral Services for (Ret.) Sergeant Jesus A.
IBEW 21 - LC 911 Tentative Agreement Article by Article Highlights
06/19/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 – On June 11, 2019, IBEW 21 and Lake County, Indiana 911 Center representatives reached a tentative agreement on a new contract covering dispatchers working at the Lake County Indiana Emergency Call Center. This update contains highlights of the article by article changes.  When available more information will be posted on ibew21.org
Vital Decisions Living Well Program
06/19/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Our program is geared for individuals experiencing changes in their health. We provide a Specialist as your personal guide who is focused on understanding what is most important to you in terms of your healthcare decisions. The goal is to ensure that your preferences are understood, communicated to your family and medical team, and reflected in your care.
AT&T Cuts Jobs in Illinois & Northwest Indiana
06/19/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 (11:00 CST) – On Friday, June 14, 2019 AT&T announced a surplus affecting 200 employees in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The job cuts will affect employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21). Voluntary Separation Packages (VSIPP) are available to eligible employees who are not affected by Friday’s surplus announcement as defined in Article 30.43 of our AT&T Contract. If you would like to save the job of someone whose job is at risk, please consider turning in your VSIPP application today. If you are interested, contact your manager. You must electronically file for a VSIPP today by 5 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, June 19, 2019. The announced surpluses affecting IBEW Local 21 members are as follows:
50-50 Raffle Winner
06/18/19 - Teamsters Local 776
As is the custom at Local 776 events, tickets were sold throughout the day for a 50-50 drawing...
State of the Rail Workforce
06/18/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen President Jerry C. Boles, as well as SMART Transportation President John Previsich; BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce; Assistant to the President, Directing General Chairman, IAM District Lodge 19, Andrew W. Sandberg; President Amtrak Police Fraternal Order of Police Labor Committee, William Gonzalez; Federal Railroad Administration, Administer, Ronald L.
Lake County Captains Discount Tickets - 2019
06/18/19 - Teamsters Local Union No. 436
Please click on the link below for additional information regarding Lake COunty Captains game nights available on July 20th, August 2nd and August 24, 2019. You will also need to contact the Teamsters Local 436 Union Hall at 216-328-1833 and you will be given the log-in code for the ability to purchase online tickets once your membership has been verified.
6/18/19 - VOT Bargaining Update
06/18/19 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
The CWA Bargaining Team met today with the Village of Tequesta to begin the bargaining prosess.  The next bargaining session is set for Thursday, July 11th at 10:00 a.m. at the Village of Tequesta.  We will keep you informed as we go.
Congress Has Never Let the Minimum Wage Erode for This Long
06/18/19 - Teamsters local 570
June 18, 2019 | WAGES | June 16th marked the longest period in history without an increase in the federal minimum wage. The last time Congress passed an increase was in May 2007, when it legislated that the minimum wage be raised to $7.25 per hour on July 24, 2009. Since it was first established in 1938, Congress has never let the minimum wage go unchanged for so long.
KELBY COSTNER TICKETS
06/18/19 - Teamsters Local 71
The Local Uinon has 6 tickets for the Kelby Costner and Special Guest concert on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, NC. The Charlotte Fire Fighters Association is sponsoring this event. Please contact the Local Union if you are interested in going.
A call to action!
06/18/19 - CWA Local 2222
Congressman Bobby Scott & US Senator Sherrod  Brown have introduced legislation in both the US House of Representatives and  US Senate that is fighting to Protect Workers Rights to Organize and form a Union.  We need to contact our Representatives and Senators to ask that they support and co-sponsor this legislation.  (HR 2474/S1306).
Alternate AMFA – ASA ASAP ERC Representative Election Results
06/18/19 - AMFA
June 18, 2019 -- The votes for the Alternate AMFA – Alaska Airlines (AS) Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) Event Review Committee (ERC) Representative Election were tallied on June 18, 2019. Votes for this election were counted and certified by ElectionBuddy, and the results are as follows...
Alternate AMFA – SWA ASAP ERC Representative Election Results
06/18/19 - AMFA
June 18, 2019 -- The votes for the Alternate AMFA – Southwest Airlines (SWA) Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) Event Review Committee (ERC) Representative Election were tallied on June 18, 2019. Votes for this election were counted and certified by ElectionBuddy, and the results are as follows...
Congress Has Never Let the Minimum Wage Erode for This Long
06/18/19 - Teamsters Local 355
June 18, 2019 | WAGES | June 16th marked the longest period in history without an increase in the federal minimum wage. The last time Congress passed an increase was in May 2007, when it legislated that the minimum wage be raised to $7.25 per hour on July 24, 2009. Since it was first established in 1938, Congress has never let the minimum wage go unchanged for so long.
Congress Has Never Let the Minimum Wage Erode for This Long
06/18/19 - Teamsters Local 992
June 18, 2019 | WAGES | June 16th marked the longest period in history without an increase in the federal minimum wage. The last time Congress passed an increase was in May 2007, when it legislated that the minimum wage be raised to $7.25 per hour on July 24, 2009. Since it was first established in 1938, Congress has never let the minimum wage go unchanged for so long.
Joint Council 94 Endorses Andy Beshear for Governor
06/18/19 - Teamsters Local 89
TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 94 ENDORSES ANDY BESHEAR FOR KENTUCKY GOVERNOR Louisville, Kentucky – June 18th, 2019: Teamsters Joint Council 94 today announced that they would be endorsing Andy Beshear for Governor of Kentucky. The election will be held on Tuesday, November 5th, and will pit Beshear against incumbent Governor Matt Bevin.
Candidates Nominated for APWU Election of National Officers
06/18/19 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
Candidates Nominated for APWU Election of National Officers June 17, 2019 Share this article  Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell has announced that the following union members have been certified as candidates for election to national office by referendum balloting, as mandated by the APWU Constitution and Bylaws.
APWU Dental
06/18/19 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
APWU HEALTH PLAN DENTAL INSURANCE SUMMER ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN THROUGH JULY 15TH.
Congress Has Never Let the Minimum Wage Erode for This Long
06/18/19 - Teamsters Local 888
June 18, 2019 | WAGES | June 16th marked the longest period in history without an increase in the federal minimum wage. The last time Congress passed an increase was in May 2007, when it legislated that the minimum wage be raised to $7.25 per hour on July 24, 2009. Since it was first established in 1938, Congress has never let the minimum wage go unchanged for so long.
Feeder Drivers Needed at UPS in Portland - Top Job in Trucking!
06/17/19 - Teamsters Local 162
UPS continues to expand its operations as e-commerce continues to grow. In Portland, Oregon, UPS is promoting employees to full-time feeder and package driving positions at record levels and without the need to work years in its hubs as a part-time package handler.
Foam Technician Class
06/17/19 - Fairfield County Hazardous Incident Response Team
Foam Technician II/III – New Haven – June 25 & 26th Registration is now open for the Foam Tech II/III course scheduled for June 25 & 26, 2019 and will be held at the New Haven Regional Fire School. There is no tuition charge for this class.  The program will run 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Day 1 and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Day 2.
Online Store
06/17/19 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local #77
Local 77's Online Store is now open.
APWU Dental Insurance Plan
06/17/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Summer enrollment is open for the APWU Health Plan Dental Insurance Plan Use any dentist you choose, with 100% coverage and no deductible for preventive services.
NIRMMA CONTRACT PROPOSAL VOTE
06/17/19 - Teamsters Local 786
To all members working under the NIRMMA READY MIX AGREEMENT ( VCNA Prairie, Welsch, Wille, Ozinga Chicago and Ozinga Illinois), the Union has received a proposal for the members working under this Agreement to vote. To view the notice, click here.
Teamsters Day at Kentucky Kingdom
06/17/19 - Teamsters Local 89
Teamsters Local 89 and Local 783 are pleased to announce to our members that we are once again partnering to bring Teamsters Day to Kentucky Kingdom on Sunday, August 18th, 2019. Tickets are only $5 dollars each for dues paying members, and are available at Local 89 now! There will also be an $11.99 all-you-can-eat buffet at the park the day of the event.
New Inside Wage Comparison
06/17/19 - IBEW Local 768
Check out the wage comparison calculator for Electricians. If you know someone working as a non-union electrician share this link with them. They may be surprised at how much $$ there leaving on the table. Have them go to www.ibew768.com/compare or click the link below.
Graduation 2019
06/17/19 - IBEW Local 768
Congratulations to the Wiremen apprenticeship class of 2019. It's been a journey but they finally made it. Be sure to congratulate Ryan Boswell, Nathan Ferro, Dana Fiscus, Scott Jensen, Michael Joy, Trevor Miller, Zane Siple, and Noah Zlonis for graduating from the MTJATC apprenticeship program.
New police Collective Bargaining Agreement with city of El Paso is fair: Ron Martin
06/17/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The Fire and Police Relations Act was approved by the Texas Legislature over four decades ago, and police and fire associations across major Texas cities have exercised their right to organize and to bargain collectively with their public employers regarding salaries and other concerns, such as the growing cost of living, job training, promotions, vacation days and family insurance expenses.
Silent Auction & Music Festival
06/17/19 - Spokane Police Guild
The Spokane Police Guild supports the 2nd Annual Live With Honor and Serve With Pride Silent Auction & Music Festival.
Local 776 Family Picnic
06/16/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776 held their Family Picnic on Sunday June 9, 2019 at Knoebels Amusement Park. What a way to....
Contract Mediation Ending
06/16/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
On June 3, President Mark Dimondstein and Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman reported to the APWU National Executive Council (NEC) that the contract mediator stated that the APWU and the USPS were too far apart, and further discussions would not lead to a new collective bargaining agreement. The statement effectively ends the mediation.
Take Me Out To The Ball Game!
06/15/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Summer Time; warm sunny days, vacations, swimming pools, and Baseball! On July 13, 2019 join Local 776 for....
Members at Louisville Packaging Ratify Contract
06/15/19 - Teamsters Local 89
Jun 15, 2019 - Members at Louisville Packaging ratified a new three-year agreement today by an overwhelming 94%.
Press Release: Aircraft Maintenance Technicians Union Citing Safety Concerns Asks Members Not to Fly on American Airlines
06/15/19 - AMFA
June 15, 2019 -- Reacting to a temporary restraining order issued on June 14, 2019, at the request of American Airlines, the National Director of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), Bret Oestreich, called on the Association’s members to avoid American Airlines operations.
TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER FILED BY AMERICAN AIRLINES
06/15/19 - TWU Local 568
POSTED ON 6/15/2019 NOTICE OF COURT ORDER REQUIRING IMMEDIATE COMPLIANCE On June 14, 2019, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a Temporary Restraining Order applicable to the Transport Workers Union Of America, AFL-CIO, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO, and the Airlines Mechanic and Related Employee Association, TWU/IAM, and to all employees represented by the Association, the IAM or the TWU at American Airlines. A copy of that Order is attached. As called for in that Order, this is to advise all Association, IAM and TWU represented employees of American Airlines to resume normal working schedules and practices. No employee should engage in any concerted refusal to perform normal operations.
June 10, 2019 Front Page
06/14/19 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
Download the June 19th Edition here.
Hershey Medical Center Tentative Agreement Reached
06/14/19 - Teamsters Local 776
The Teamsters Local 776 Hershey Medical Center Negotiating Committe has reached a tentative agreement with the Medical Center on a new collective bargaining agreement to replace the current agreement which expires June 30, 2019.
In Case You Missed It
06/14/19 - Teamsters local 570
  • Big Labor swats away its ‘Kick Me’ sign   • You want to put the union label on memes?   • Illinois pot industry buzzing with union drives   • House to vote on $15 min.
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