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May 20, 1926
The Railway Labor Act took effect today. It was the first federal legislation protecting workers’ rights to form unions.
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Updated: May. 21 (00:05)

Aircraft Maintenance Technician Day
Teamsters Local No. 19
Week Ending 05/20/2022
Teamsters Local 355
Coordinated Bargaining Coalition Welcomes Face-to-Face MediationOver National Contract Negotiations
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Week Ending 05/20/2022
Teamsters Local 570
Full Circle: 360° Films by Houseless Youth at OMSI's Planetarium
IATSE Local 488
IAFF Local 1850 (Jackson, TN) - First Annual Mental Health Summit
IAFF local 140
 
     

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Week Ending 05/20/2022
05/20/22 - Teamsters Local 355
  • The year workers said ‘no’   • Soccer sets new standards for equal pay   • The non-inflated truth about inflation   • 10 major labor strikes throughout U.S.
Coordinated Bargaining Coalition Welcomes Face-to-Face MediationOver National Contract Negotiations
05/20/22 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC) Rail Labor Unions* are preparing for in-person mediation sessions before the National Mediation Board (NMB) in Washington D.C., May 24-26. The Unions hope this will help to settle their ongoing national contract dispute.
Week Ending 05/20/2022
05/20/22 - Teamsters Local 570
  • The year workers said ‘no’   • Soccer sets new standards for equal pay   • The non-inflated truth about inflation   • 10 major labor strikes throughout U.S.
Full Circle: 360° Films by Houseless Youth at OMSI's Planetarium
05/20/22 - IATSE Local 488
During the long pandemic winter of 2021, Outside the Frame and Open Signal collaborated to teach immersive media production to 12 young artists, who have experienced houselessness. The five featured films are the result of these workshops, and focus on Portland places that hold meaning for the youth filmmakers, inviting the viewer to see the world through their eyes.  You're Invited.
IAFF Local 1850 (Jackson, TN) - First Annual Mental Health Summit
05/20/22 - IAFF local 140
IAFF Local 1850 (Jackson , TN) First Annual Mental Health Summit
Poll: 'Defund the Police' Policies Remain Highly Unpopular
05/20/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A national poll by the University of Massachusetts Amherst found support dropping for the Black Lives Matter movement and a number of police reform policies — from bans on police use of military-grade equipment to bans on officers using chokeholds — which had seen rising popularity in recent years. OFFICER.
Week Ending 05/20/2022
05/20/22 - Teamsters Local 992
  • The year workers said ‘no’   • Soccer sets new standards for equal pay   • The non-inflated truth about inflation   • 10 major labor strikes throughout U.S.
Teamsters Blast Amazon for Excessive Executive Pay, Mistreatment of Workers
05/20/22 - Teamsters Local 992
May 20, 2022 | ECONOMY | The International Brotherhood of Teamsters released a new report detailing Amazon’s excessive executive compensation, including data that Amazon paid its CEO Andy Jassy $212 million last year, approximately 6,474 times the median Amazon worker. The report called on the company to better compensate its workers and reinstate its COVID-19 paid leave policy.
Volunteer Packaging Event
05/20/22 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
This will take place on May 26th and May 27th, 2022, at 501 SW 7th Street, Suite G, Des Moines, IA 50309. If you are interested and available, just click the link below to sign up.  All material that is needed is provided along with light refreshments! Thanks.
LABOR HISTORY
05/20/22 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
LABOR HISTORY Part 1:  So, You Think You Have It Bad.
Officer Election Results
05/19/22 - UAW Local 4911
Congratulations to our newly elected Officers!  A Run-Off election will take place Thursday, May 26, 2022, at UAW Local 724, 450 Clare St, Lansing MI 48917, 7:00am - 8:00pm for Financial Secretary/Treasurer (Charlene Watson and Tammy Young).
Local 776 Scholarship Finalists
05/19/22 - Teamsters Local 776
Teamsters Local 776 is proud to announce....
Central Oregon Summer Picnic - July 10th
05/19/22 - IBEW 280
You must RSVP by emailing Lisa (lisa@ibew280.org) with your name and the number of people in your party by June 10th.
Teamsters Blast Amazon for Excessive Executive Pay, Mistreatment of Workers
05/19/22 - Teamsters Local 570
May 19, 2022 | CORPORATE GREED | The International Brotherhood of Teamsters released a new report detailing Amazon’s excessive executive compensation, including data that Amazon paid its CEO Andy Jassy $212 million last year, approximately 6,474 times the median Amazon worker. The report called on the company to better compensate its workers and reinstate its COVID-19 paid leave policy.
Just a Reminder....
05/19/22 - Teamsters Local 776
Are you planning on attending the Local 776 Family Picnic at Knoebels? Great, we look forward to seeing you. If you have already signed up for the picnic, thank you. The cut-off date for signing up for the picnic is Friday, May 27, 2022. If you're planning on attending and have not yet signed up don't delay; do it today.
Teamsters Blast Amazon for Excessive Executive Pay, Mistreatment of Workers
05/19/22 - Teamsters Local 355
May 17, 2022 | ECONOMY | The International Brotherhood of Teamsters released a new report detailing Amazon’s excessive executive compensation, including data that Amazon paid its CEO Andy Jassy $212 million last year, approximately 6,474 times the median Amazon worker. The report called on the company to better compensate its workers and reinstate its COVID-19 paid leave policy.
Median CEO Pay Leaps to Record Levels as Workers Strike for Better Wages
05/19/22 - Teamsters Local 355
May 19, 2022 | ECONOMY | As workers across the U.S. attempt to unionize and walk off the job over brutal conditions and starvation wages, an analysis released Sunday found that the median pay package of top U.S. CEOs jumped to $14.7 million in 2021 — the sixth consecutive record-breaking year for executive compensation.
Median CEO Pay Leaps to Record Levels as Workers Strike for Better Wages
05/19/22 - Teamsters Local 992
May 19, 2022 | ECONOMY | As workers across the U.S. attempt to unionize and walk off the job over brutal conditions and starvation wages, an analysis released Sunday found that the median pay package of top U.S. CEOs jumped to $14.7 million in 2021 — the sixth consecutive record-breaking year for executive compensation.
The Year Workers Said ‘No’
05/19/22 - Teamsters Local 992
May 19, 2022 | ECONOMY | […] One thing is clear: The culture of work in America changed drastically in the past year. Demand for higher wages, a rise in so-called anti-work attitudes, "slowing up," and a thirst for organizing are just some of the tools workers wielded with mighty force.
2022 Legislative Actions
05/19/22 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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REMINDER: Casino Night
05/19/22 - IBEW Local 125
19th Annual IBEW Local 125 CASINO NIGHT / FOOD DRIVE  Proceeds benefit IBEW Local 125 Brotherhood Fund & SnowCAP   The nineteenth Annual IBEW Local 125 Casino Night will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at the Local 125 Union Hall. Blackjack, Roulette, Texas Hold’em, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride, and Craps will be available. The buy-in is $25.00 per person.
Training & Bargaining News
05/19/22 - IATSE Local 488
New trainings for June, 2022 including First Aid/CPR/AED; OSHA 10 GES; Scaffolding; & a newly updated MEWP 2.0 Also a reminder that AICP Commercial Agreement Proposals are due Sunday, May 22 t 5PM. Please see the calendar announcement for details: https://www.iatse488.org/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_calendar.cfm&calendarID=12187258&thisdate={ts%20%272022-05-01%2000:00:00%27}&useCalSection=main
Mother, armed son accused of attacking off-duty El Paso officer moments after crash
05/18/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A mother and son were arrested and accused of assaulting an off-duty officer after a crash in west El Paso. Officers arrested 18-year-old Shaughn Gonzalez and 40-year-old Josephine Gonzalez Rosales.
El Paso mayor explains decision to veto council's plan to extend city manager contract
05/18/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser filed to veto a plan to extend the city manager's contract, which was passed by the City Council earlier this week. In a 5 to 3 vote, City Council approved to authorize Leeser to execute an amendment to Tommy Gonzalez’s contract.
Membership Meeting Zoom Link
05/18/22 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
CWA 1120 Membership Meeting May 24, 2022 06:00 PM  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84842241083.
3rd Round of Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Available
05/18/22 - UPSEU
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a 3rd round of free at-home COVID-19 tests. Order yours today: https://special.usps.
%th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot
05/18/22 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 194
IBEW 194 is sponsoring the 5th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot for the Members and Invited Guest.  The Shoot will begin in the morning at Los Paloma in Benton, with lunch to follow.  Bring the family and enjoy the fellowship.
Radiation info Session
05/17/22 - Fairfield County Hazardous Incident Response Team
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Memorial Service For Gay Lincoln
05/17/22 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
As you may have heard, we have lost a member of our Labor family here in Southwest Washington.  Machinists Local 885 member, SWWACLC Delegate and committed defender of working people's rights Gay Lincoln passed away on April 30. 
UPS Agents on the Move
05/17/22 - Teamsters Local 162
Local 162 President Mark Davison and Local 162 UPS Business Agents, along with Union activists, hit the gates at UPS this week to connect with members. Agents discussed contract violations occurring at UPS, listened to members' concerns, and passed out grievance forms and UPS contracts.  Local 162 officers also helped members signup on the 9.
First Responders Discount Offer
05/17/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Academy Sports + Outdoors is offering First Responders and miliary personnel a discount of 10% off purchases both in-store and online, now through July 4, 2022. To redeem the discount in-store, simply present your first responder ID at checkout. To redeem online, click here for details.
Election of UAW Executive Board
05/17/22 - UAW Local 602
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confirming the grievance moratorium for the national convention
05/17/22 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
Upon confirming the grievance moratorium for the national convention, I checked the LMOU Implementation timeline and found it conflicted with the convention. Impasse appeals would have been due during the beginning of the convention period and the parties would then in effect lose 2 weeks of time to discuss impasses.
Bulk Mail Clerks/Mailing Requirement Clerks
05/17/22 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
To: Bulk Mail Clerks/Mailing Requirement Clerks In an effort to save and protect duty assignments the national APWU has created some forms and guidance to the employees to assist in protecting their own jobs. Everyone has a personal responsibility to save their work for not only themselve but for the next generation of postal employees, which might even be their family and friends.
The Year Workers Said ‘No’
05/16/22 - Teamsters Local 355
May 17, 2022 | ECONOMY | […] One thing is clear: The culture of work in America changed drastically in the past year. Demand for higher wages, a rise in so-called anti-work attitudes, "slowing up," and a thirst for organizing are just some of the tools workers wielded with mighty force.
Median CEO Pay Leaps to Record Levels as Workers Strike for Better Wages
05/16/22 - Teamsters Local 570
May 16, 2022 | ECONOMY | As workers across the U.S. attempt to unionize and walk off the job over brutal conditions and starvation wages, an analysis released Sunday found that the median pay package of top U.S. CEOs jumped to $14.7 million in 2021 — the sixth consecutive record-breaking year for executive compensation.
Did You Know? Helpful Tips for Members & Stewards posted every Monday
05/16/22 - Teamsters Local 570
May 16, 2022 | UNION RESOURCES | Do you know what a contract campaign is? Do you know why it's important to file a grievance in a timely manner? Are you aware that besides what is in your contract, your workplace may have its own unwritten rules? Every Monday we provide answers to those questions and quick tips to help you learn more about the Local Union and your role in it.
Membership Meeting
05/16/22 - CWA Local 2222
The Membership Meeting for tomorrow May 17, 2022 has been canceled. We are sorry for any inconvenience. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the hall @ 703-256-2200.
CFT voter guide before filling out your June primary election ballot
05/16/22 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Dear Tina, Ballots are arriving this week across California for the June 7, 2022 primary election, and once again we have the opportunity to support candidates and measures that support our schools and California’s working families. Before you vote, please take a moment to review CFT’s Educators Choice Voter Guide.
Railroad Retirement BoardResumes In-Person Service
05/16/22 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Effective April 25, 2022, the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is offering in-person appointments at its nationwide network of 53 field offices. Individuals can schedule appointments by calling the agency’s toll-free telephone number, 1-877-772-5772, and speaking to a representative.
2022 El Paso Police Memorial Ceremony
05/15/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Police Department and the El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association invite everyone to the 2022 Fallen Officers Memorial Ceremony to be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 20, 2022. The event will take place at Charles "Chuck" Heinrich Park, 11055 Ofc. Andrew Barcena Dr. in northeast El Paso.
Week Ending 05/13/2022
05/13/22 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Teamsters restructure Freight Division   • Target workers are joining the union wave   • What’s your rate of inflation.
Week Ending 05/13/2022
05/13/22 - Teamsters Local 570
  • Teamsters restructure Freight Division   • Target workers are joining the union wave   • What’s your rate of inflation.
May General Membership Meeting **Update**
05/13/22 - IATSE Local 33
International President Matt Loeb has notified us, Local 33, that the waivers granting Locals the ability to have virtual meetings has ended as of March 31st, 2022. In person meetings were to have restarted on April 1st, 2022. If you have signed up to be a part of the vitrtual GMM we will not be broadcasting. Please come to the meeting at the Local office. We will begin at 9am.
Week Ending 05/13/2022
05/13/22 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Teamsters restructure Freight Division   • Target workers are joining the union wave   • What’s your rate of inflation.
Why Costco Employee Unions Are Furious, According to Reddit
05/13/22 - Teamsters Local 570
May 13, 2022 | WAREHOUSE | Costco has a history of maintaining a strong union culture. According to Bob Cut Magazine, the big box chain currently claims 17,000 employees as part of the teamsters' union.
2022 Election Candidates
05/13/22 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
2022 Election of Officers  If you would like to reach out to any of the candidates, please log in and click on Member Home. You will find a list of the candidates who opted to share their contact information.
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