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Teamsters Denounce GOP Bill to Roll Back NLRB Joint-Employer Ruling
07/28/17 - Teamsters local 570
July 28, 2017 | WAR ON WORKERS | The 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) “joint employer” ruling in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. was the decision that established protections for millions of American workers by holding employers that rely on temporary or contracted workers accountable.
JCBA Update 07.28.17
07/28/17 - TWU Local 568
The Executive Negotiating Committee informed American Airlines they would not meet face to face with the company this week while in Washington D.C. Your negotiating committees continued to evaluate the proposal presented last week and worked on crafting language to respond to this woefully inadequate company document that is far from industry leading.
Teamsters Denounce GOP Bill to Roll Back NLRB Joint-Employer Ruling
07/28/17 - Teamsters Local 355
July 28, 2017 | WAR ON WORKERS | The 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) “joint employer” ruling in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. was the decision that established protections for millions of American workers by holding employers that rely on temporary or contracted workers accountable.
Association Bulletin 7-28-2017
07/28/17 - TWU Local 513
A Day in TWU History: Victory at DFW
07/28/17 - TWU Local 513
Wednesday was a monumental day for every single member of the Transport Workers Union. Together, we shut down an entire terminal at one of the country’s largest airports, and we did it by standing united with one common goal: to show American Airlines that TWU is ready to fight.
STOP the Exploitation of Nabisco/Mondelez Workers
07/28/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
BCTGM RELEASES DOCUMENTARY ABOUT NABISCO OFFSHORING
The MTD-affiliated Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) released a short-form documentary entitled “Made in America” which shows the plight of union workers laid off from the Chicago Mondelez/Nabisco bakery when the parent company moved operations to Mexico more than a year ago.
FRA Administrator NomineeTestifies Before Senate
07/28/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Ronald L. Batory Testifies Before Senate Commerce Committee for FRA Nomination On July 26, 2017, the nominee for FRA Administrator Ronald L. Batory testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Senate AppropriationsCommittee Passes Fiscal Year2018 Funding Bill
07/28/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
On July 27, 2017, the Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) funding bill with a vote of 31 to 0. As noted in previous Legislative Alerts, the House of Representatives has already passed their funding bill through the subcommittee and full committee last week.
2017 Local 602 Car Show
07/28/17 - UAW Local 602
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Teamsters Denounce GOP Bill to Roll Back NLRB Joint-Employer Ruling
07/28/17 - Teamsters Local 992
July 28, 2017 | WAR ON WORKERS | The 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) “joint employer” ruling in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. was the decision that established protections for millions of American workers by holding employers that rely on temporary or contracted workers accountable.
Committees Now Forming
07/28/17 - Jefferson County Association of Educational Support Personnel
We need your help! We are now forming the 2017-2018 JCAESP Local 4011 committees and need your wisdom, experience, vision and fresh ideas. If you would like to be considered/serve on a committee(s), simply fill out the attached form and return to Janice Bemiss, JCAESP/AFSCME Local 4011 Corresponding Secretary by August 11, 2017. You can complete, scan and send via email to: janice.
2017 Special Election Candidates
07/28/17 - TWU Local 513
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Teamsters Denounce GOP Bill to Roll Back NLRB Joint-Employer Ruling
07/28/17 - Teamsters Local 888
July 28, 2017 | WAR ON WORKERS | The 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) “joint employer” ruling in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. was the decision that established protections for millions of American workers by holding employers that rely on temporary or contracted workers accountable.
Quality Health Care is a Basic Human Right
07/27/17 - Teamsters local 570
July 27, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | The following statement was issued yesterday by the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO: "Quality health care should be a basic human right in the United States. It should not be a commodity that can be denied because you have too little income, do not have the right job or any job, or have a pre-existing medical condition.
Robert Philpot
07/27/17 - International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 31
Retired Brother Robert Philpot passed away this afternoon. Our condolences go out to the Philpot family.
Brother Wendell Tres Plante
07/27/17 - IBEW Local 387
One of our members, Brother Wendell Tres Plante, Mechanic, lost his 14 year old daughter, Kaillie Plante, in a tragic car accident Tuesday night.  His wife and son were also involved in the accident, but survived.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Brother Plante and his family.  A friend of the Plante’s family has started a Go Fund Me page for Kaillie.
MLK County Labor Council Endorsements
07/27/17 - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
All WA State Members,Please see the link below for MLK County Labor Council Endorsements for August 1st's elections. Voting is a Right that many of us take for granted, don't; make your voice heard.http://www.mlkclc.org/?zone=/unionactive/view_article.
Congrats to our new President & First Vice President of Upper Hudson Central Labor Council
07/27/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
We wish to congratulate James Mooney from NYSUT on his election as President of the Upper Hudson Central Labor Council. Jim is a High School History Teacher at Kingston High School. Jim is also the Vice President of the Saugerties School Board. Jim comes to the UH CLC with a wealth of union experience. In his spare time, Jim also plays a mean guitar.
Where the Health of the USA is at this point (Part 2)
07/27/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Where the Health of the USA is at this point (Part 2) AFL-CIO: Don't let up. Call your senators at 888-865-8089. This is a matter of life and death for millions of people.
Quality Health Care is a Basic Human Right
07/27/17 - Teamsters Local 355
July 27, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | The following statement was issued yesterday by the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO: "Quality health care should be a basic human right in the United States. It should not be a commodity that can be denied because you have too little income, do not have the right job or any job, or have a pre-existing medical condition.
Quality Health Care is a Basic Human Right
07/27/17 - Teamsters Local 992
July 27, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | The following statement was issued yesterday by the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO: "Quality health care should be a basic human right in the United States. It should not be a commodity that can be denied because you have too little income, do not have the right job or any job, or have a pre-existing medical condition.
Legislation Introduced to Make Federal Employees ‘At-Will’ Employees
07/27/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Legislation was recently introduced to make federal workers “at-will” employees, meaning they could be removed or suspended from their jobs, without notice or right to appeal. The Promote Accountability and Government Efficiency Act (H.R. 3257) was introduced by Congressman Todd Rokita (R-IN).
Thank You Letter
07/27/17 - TWU Local 513
Quality Health Care is a Basic Human Right
07/27/17 - Teamsters Local 888
July 27, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | The following statement was issued yesterday by the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO: "Quality health care should be a basic human right in the United States. It should not be a commodity that can be denied because you have too little income, do not have the right job or any job, or have a pre-existing medical condition.
YRC 2017 Change Of Operations Info
07/27/17 - Teamsters Local 492
The IBT has been advised that YRC Freight is mailing its proposed multi-region network enhancement change of operations and utility employee change of operations. The Company is requesting a hearing date of August 24, 2017. Below are links to the documents about both proposed changes in operations. YRC Freight, Inc.
Picket News & Media Coverage
07/26/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article163616968.
OUR NEWSLETTER IS GOING DIGITAL!
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 743
OUR NEWSLETTER IS GOING DIGITAL! As a labor organization, staying connected with our members is very important to Local 743. To save trees and to put more resources towards more programs and initiatives that will improve our members lives, our newsletter is moving towards an electronic format.
Our Newsletter Is Going Digital
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 743
Our Newsletter Is Going Digital As a labor organization, staying connected with our members is very important to Local 743. To save trees and to put more resources towards more programs and initiatives that will improve our members lives, our newsletter is moving towards an electronic format.
Teamster Opioid Protest Leads to Change at Drug Wholesaler
07/26/17 - Teamsters local 570
July 26, 2017 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | (Click image to enlarge) Top U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson has decided to create an independent board chairman, responding to a Teamster-led shareholder protest over its role in distributing opioids.
Teamster Opioid Protest Leads to Change at Drug Wholesaler
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 355
July 26, 2017 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | Top U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson has decided to create an independent board chairman, responding to a Teamster-led shareholder protest over its role in distributing opioids. Wednesday’s move comes even though a majority of shareholders didn’t back the Teamsters’ proposal to separate the CEO and board chairman jobs to provide more oversight.
AMFA Economist on Wages in the Industry
07/26/17 - AMFA

Teamster Opioid Protest Leads to Change at Drug Wholesaler
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 992
July 26, 2017 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | (Click image to enlarge) Top U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson has decided to create an independent board chairman, responding to a Teamster-led shareholder protest over its role in distributing opioids.
Where the Health of The USA is right now
07/26/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Where the Health of the USA is at this point  AFL-CIO: No matter how many tweaks the GOP make, this bill is nothing more than a massive transfer of wealth masquerading as health care.
Children Xmas Party
07/26/17 - South Shore Area Local #3844
Committee members wanted to organize this year's Children Xmas Party.
Upcoming UPS Contract Proposal Meetings
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 89
Jul 26, 2017 - Click here for UPS Air and Ground Contract Proposal Meeting Dates and Times!
Training & Safety Committee
07/26/17 - IATSE Local 33
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Student Presents Gift of Appreciation
07/26/17 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
Stephanie Walker presented a gift to the Executive Board of Local 40.  Stephanie is the daughter of Local 40's VP of Crittenton Union, Josephine Walker.  Stephanie took advantage of the OPEIU Free College Benefit and is on her way to a two year degree in business management. If you would like more information regarding the OPEIU Free College Benefit, click here.
BUSY WEEKEND ALERT FOR Friday 7/28 & Saturday 7/29
07/26/17 - IATSE Local 33
BUSY WEEKEND ALERT FOR Friday 7/28 & Saturday 7/29 Don't forget to call-in for Friday, July 28th & Saturday, July 29th. Let's make sure Local 33 covers the jurisdiction.
Teamster Opioid Protest Leads to Change at Drug Wholesaler
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 888
July 26, 2017 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | (Click image to enlarge) Top U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson has decided to create an independent board chairman, responding to a Teamster-led shareholder protest over its role in distributing opioids.
YRC Proposed Change of Operations
07/25/17 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776 has been advised that YRC Freight is mailing its proposed....
One Million Jobs On The Line
07/25/17 - Teamsters local 570
July 25, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | America could lose more than a million jobs if the Senate votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act today. That’s according to a report from George Washington University’s Milken Institute of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund. Repealing the law, also known as Obamacare, would dramatically scale back federal funding for healthcare, especially Medicaid.
One Million Jobs On The Line
07/25/17 - Teamsters Local 355
July 25, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | America could lose more than a million jobs if the Senate votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act today. That’s according to a report from George Washington University’s Milken Institute of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund. Repealing the law, also known as Obamacare, would dramatically scale back federal funding for healthcare, especially Medicaid.
Urgent BRP Information
07/25/17 - NTEU Chapter 143
APFA Supports TWU
07/25/17 - TWU Local 513
One Million Jobs On The Line
07/25/17 - Teamsters Local 992
July 25, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | America could lose more than a million jobs if the Senate votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act today. That’s according to a report from George Washington University’s Milken Institute of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund. Repealing the law, also known as Obamacare, would dramatically scale back federal funding for healthcare, especially Medicaid.
New District 8 City Rep. Cissy Lizarraga Sworn In
07/25/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
It took a runoff to settle the "Special Election" for City Council Representative of District #8, but in the end Cecilia "Cissy" Lizarraga prevailed.  On July 15, 2017, Cissy Lizarraga defeated her opponent, Robert Cormell by a 55 to 44% margin and replaced Cortney Niland who resigned amid personal problems.  Mrs.
New cops hard to find; city struggles with shortage
07/25/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Police Department has just over 1,046 officers, which may seem like a healthy number and raise doubts about talk of an officer shortage in the nation’s safest big city. But at the Westside Regional Command Center’s noon shift briefing last Thursday, Sgt. Alan Romaner kicked things off with a three-officer crew that would be working until 10 p.m.

 
 
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