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    Help needed Friday afternoon at The Wang
    IATSE Local B4
    2023 United Association Scholarship Deadline Approaching Fast
    Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
    Gerald 'Jerry' Little Obituary
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    June Meeting Notice
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    Help needed Friday afternoon at The Wang
    06/01/23 - IATSE Local B4
    Chief Usher Robin Jones is in need of a dozen or so ushers for Friday 6/2 from 1-6pm for MIT Convocation. She can be flexible on the end time if anyone has to be at another venue later. Please contact Robin only at 617-723-2214 or gtrmnky@gmail.
    2023 United Association Scholarship Deadline Approaching Fast
    06/01/23 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
    Scholarships are available for United Association members and their dependents to assist with paying for expenses related to their education at an accredited college or university. This generally includes children, grandchildren and spouses of United Association members who are in good standing who are dependent upon that UA member’s financial support and maintenance.
    Gerald 'Jerry' Little Obituary
    06/01/23 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
    On Sunday, May 28, 2023, Gerald (Jerry) Little, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away at the age of 83. Jerry was born to Jim and Loretta Little in Spokane Washington. While growing up in Spokane he graduated from Gonzaga Prep, attended Gonzaga University, and then started and completed an apprenticeship as a union Steamfitter.
    June Meeting Notice
    06/01/23 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
    This month's meetings will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at the Argosy Casino, located at 777 NW Argosy Casino Parkway, Riverside, MO 64150.  The E-Board Meeting will be held at 4:00 PM and the Delegate Meeting at 5:30 PM.  The room location has yet to be determined and we will update this article when it has been determined.
    Teamsters General President O’Brien: Supreme Court Attacks All U.S. Workers
    06/01/23 - Teamsters Local 570
    June 1, 2023  | The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien on the Supreme Court’s ruling today in Glacier Northwest, Inc. v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Union No.
    TForce Freight Contract Negotiations Update
    06/01/23 - Teamsters Local 776
    The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) met with TForce Freight the week of May 22-26 in Chicago to continue negotiations for a new national agreement to succeed the current agreement that is set to expire on July 31.
    El Paso Police Department struggles to fill its ranks as latest academy only has 23 cadets
    06/01/23 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    It’s an issue across the country, fewer people want to be police officers. It’s a problem that seems to be getting worse in El Paso, with the El Paso Police Department struggling to fill their ranks, partially because the public perception of police has changed.
    No Captives
    05/31/23 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 31, 2023 | ESSAY | State legislators in Minnesota [recently] passed a package of pro-labor measures that instantly makes the state the envy of workers everywhere. The new laws include paid sick days for everyone, banning noncompete agreements, a crackdown on wage theft, and a wage board to set pay in the nursing home industry. All a big deal.
    After Exposing Starbucks Boss As Union-Busting Liar, Worker Gets His Job Back
    05/31/23 - Teamsters Local 570
    May 31, 2023 | NLRB | Jaysin Saxton, the Starbucks worker who exposed for the U.S. Senate and the world to see that company CEO Howard Schultz lied about not busting unions, will get his job back. He’ll walk in the store door on June 7 to reclaim his post.
    No Captives
    05/31/23 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 31, 2023 | ESSAY | State legislators in Minnesota [recently] passed a package of pro-labor measures that instantly makes the state the envy of workers everywhere. The new laws include paid sick days for everyone, banning noncompete agreements, a crackdown on wage theft, and a wage board to set pay in the nursing home industry. All a big deal.
    UPS Drivers 9.5 Sign up
    05/31/23 - Teamsters Local 776
    UPS package car drivers have until Monday, June 5, to sign up on the 9.5 list. Being on the list means you have the right to file grievances regarding pay when you are worked beyond 9.5 hours more than twice a week. When UPS violates your 9.5 rights as a driver, the company is required to reduce your workload and pay triple time-instead of time-and-a-half-for time worked in excess of 9.
    CIRB Kicks Can Down The Road On Air Canada Certification
    05/31/23 - AMFA
    May 31, 2023 -- On May 29, 2023, the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) denied AMFA’s application for certification at Air Canada.  The Board found that the application was not filed during an open period specified under the Canada Labour Code—a technicality manufactured by Air Canada and the IAMAW.
    Candidate LaSpina answers concerns
    05/31/23 - GCC/IBT Local 406 - C
    I would like to address some concerns that have been raised in recent mailings regarding my leadership of the Local.
    Memorial Day Massacre: Remembering the Deadly Clash That Changed Labor Conflict
    05/30/23 - Teamsters Local 570
    May 30, 2023 | LABOR HISTORY | After decades of decline, union organizing is surging again today, mainly in new industries, from coffee empires to online megastores. At the same time, teachers’ and nurses’ unions remain strong and the venerable guild for movie and TV writers went on strike earlier this week.
    From Hollywood Writers to Delivery Drivers, Workers Are Fed Up With the Gradual Devaluation of Their Professions
    05/30/23 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 30, 2023 | COMMENTARY | […] You may not think a Hollywood writer and a UPS driver or package handler have much in common, but the struggles they are currently facing highlight how the fight for labor rights is one that we must all engage in – regardless of what we do. … These workers aren’t just fighting for better pay and benefits for themselves.
    From Hollywood Writers to Delivery Drivers, Workers Are Fed Up With the Gradual Devaluation of Their Professions
    05/30/23 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 30, 2023 | COMMENTARY | […] You may not think a Hollywood writer and a UPS driver or package handler have much in common, but the struggles they are currently facing highlight how the fight for labor rights is one that we must all engage in – regardless of what we do. … These workers aren’t just fighting for better pay and benefits for themselves.
    Elevator Information
    05/30/23 - IUEC Local 10
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    AMFA-Alaska Negotiations Update #5
    05/30/23 - AMFA
    May 30, 2023 -- The parties held a bargaining session on May 23-25. The parties spent the entire three-day session engaged in off-the-record, interest-based bargaining on a handful of different articles.
    Memorial Day Weekend
    05/28/23 - Teamsters Local 71
    Never forget all that courageously gave their lives fighting for our Freedom.
    Open enrollment for Insurance
    05/26/23 - IBEW Local 191
    OUR TRUST ZENITH AMERICAN SOLUTIONS WILL BE AT THE JUNE MEETINGS.
    Thank you ILWU
    05/26/23 - ILWU Local 40
    https://www.youtube.com/watch.
    Deborah Morris' letter in support of candidate LaSpina
    05/26/23 - GCC/IBT Local 406 - C
    I write to share my support for Mike LaSpina for president of Local 406 and urge you to do the same. Mike is a proven labor leader who has been a good steward of the union and representative for its members for decades.
    Happy Memorial Day!
    05/26/23 - Teamsters Local 776
    On behalf of the Officers, Business Agents, Staff, and myself, I would like to wish everyone a ....
    Memorial Day: Honoring U.S. Military Personnel Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice
    05/26/23 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    There are more than 1 million working union veterans in the labor movement—found within every affiliated union of the AFL-CIO. For many of those veterans and their families, Memorial Day is a day of reflection and remembrance. It’s up to all of us to honor the memories of those we celebrate today and to be there for our sisters and brothers who might be having a tough day.
    Support for candidate LaSpina from Sandra Peddie
    05/26/23 - GCC/IBT Local 406 - C
    When I vote in a union election, I’m voting to protect my interests – wages, seniority and buyouts, to name a few. I also am voting for someone who will defend me if and when there is an issue with management.
    Support for LaSpina from EPR Vice Chairman Hooghkirk
    05/26/23 - GCC/IBT Local 406 - C
    I have always known Mike to be a proven leader and representative for our members. He has always looked out after the local first and its members, whether upholding the contracts and negotiating contracts than eventually as our president, leading contract negotiations.
    A letter from Joe Forys endorsing candidate LaSpina
    05/26/23 - GCC/IBT Local 406 - C
    I am endorsing Mr. Laspina for Union president with all my Union knowledge and training over the years within 406.
    An endorsement of Mike LaSpina by JT Madore
    05/26/23 - GCC/IBT Local 406 - C
    Elections have consequences and now is not the time to lose Local 406’s experienced negotiator. The Local faces key challenges in the coming months:
    Memorial Day is Right Around the Corner
    05/26/23 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Make sure your plans are Union-Made!
    Unions Can Organize High-Turnover Workplaces
    05/25/23 - Teamsters Local 570
    May 25, 2023 | ORGANIZING | When the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) first submitted union authorization cards, “we had to withdraw and file again,” recalled organizing committee member Justine Medina, “because Amazon challenged over one thousand of our signatures, saying they no longer worked there.
    Unions Can Organize High-Turnover Workplaces
    05/25/23 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 25, 2023 | ORGANIZING | When the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) first submitted union authorization cards, “we had to withdraw and file again,” recalled organizing committee member Justine Medina, “because Amazon challenged over one thousand of our signatures, saying they no longer worked there.
    Union Meetings
    05/25/23 - Teamsters Local 41
    The Monthly Union Meetings and Stewards Meetings during the months of June, July and August are cancelled.  We will resume monthly meetings on September 16, 2023.  Be safe and enjoy your summer with family and friends.
    Unions Can Organize High-Turnover Workplaces
    05/25/23 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 25, 2023 | ORGANIZING | When the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) first submitted union authorization cards, “we had to withdraw and file again,” recalled organizing committee member Justine Medina, “because Amazon challenged over one thousand of our signatures, saying they no longer worked there.
    Highlander Golf Tournament
    05/25/23 - IBEW Local 191
    https://form.jotform.
    AT&T Grace Street Article by Article 2023 Tentative Agreement Highlights
    05/25/23 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    IBEW - AT&T Chicago Grace Street Call Center Article by Article 2023 Tentative Agreement Highlights May 25, 2023 - This update contains information on changes made to articles, appendixes, memorandums and letters to the IBEW System Council T-3 (SCT-3) and AT&T four-year tentative agreement covering employees working for the company at the Chicago Grace Street Call Center.
    Sysco Ottawa Joins Local 91
    05/24/23 - Teamsters Local Union No. 91
    Teamsters Local 91 capped off a dedicated and successful organizing drive on May 10, 2023 with 72% of Sysco Ottawa workers voting in favor of joining Local 91.  Approximately one hundred and seventy-five workers will be added to the Local 91 ranks as we continue to grow our Local.
    Government Executive Article
    05/24/23 - Afge 1834
    Union and Alaska Army Posts Resolve Differences Over Official Time and Illegal Contract, But Other Fights Remain
    UPS Strike Looms in A World Grown Reliant on Everything Delivered Everywhere All The Time
    05/23/23 - Teamsters Local 570
    May 23, 2023 | PACKAGE INDUSTRY | […] There are millions of families like the Rays who have swapped store visits for doorstep deliveries in recent years, meaning that contentious labor negotiations now underway at UPS could become vastly more disruptive than the last time it happened in 1997, when a scrappy upstart called Amazon.com became a public company.
    UPS Strike Looms in A World Grown Reliant on Everything Delivered Everywhere All The Time
    05/23/23 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 23, 2023 | PACKAGE INDUSTRY | […] There are millions of families like the Rays who have swapped store visits for doorstep deliveries in recent years, meaning that contentious labor negotiations now underway at UPS could become vastly more disruptive than the last time it happened in 1997, when a scrappy upstart called Amazon.com became a public company.
    Grace Street AT&T Agreement Reached
    05/23/23 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    Breaking News - AT&T Grace Street Agreement Reached. Tuesday, May 23, 2023 8:00pm (CDT) - The IBEW System Council T-3 (SCT-3) and AT&T Diversified Services reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year Yellow Mobility contract covering approximately 160 employees working for the company at the Chicago Grace Street call center. Details of the tentative agreement will be released in the days to come. The new tentative agreement must be voted on and accepted by the members of the IBEW. The IBEW SCT-3 will present the contract to its members over the next few weeks through a series of meetings and other communications. Complete ratification information and detailed contractual changes will be provided as soon as possible.
    Teamsters Call on CSX Transportation to End Lockout in Baltimore
    05/23/23 - Teamsters Local 570
    May 23, 2023 | For over a week, 40 Teamster Carhaulers in Baltimore have been locked out at the CSX railhead in Annapolis Junction, Md. The lockout began on May 9 after negotiations broke down between Auto Warehousing Company (AWC) and Teamsters Local 355.
    UPS Strike Looms in A World Grown Reliant on Everything Delivered Everywhere All The Time
    05/23/23 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 23, 2023 | PACKAGE INDUSTRY | […] There are millions of families like the Rays who have swapped store visits for doorstep deliveries in recent years, meaning that contentious labor negotiations now underway at UPS could become vastly more disruptive than the last time it happened in 1997, when a scrappy upstart called Amazon.com became a public company.
    2023 Scholarship
    05/23/23 - Teamsters Local 162
    The 2023 scholarship season is now closed. All award recipients have been notified via mail of their award. On behalf of Teamsters Local 162, congratulations to our 2023 Teamsters Legacy of Leadership Scholarship Fund recipients.  Our scholarship for the 2024 college year will be available in November of 2023.
    Celebration of Life for Leroy Gill
    05/23/23 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
    You are invited to a Celebration of Life for Leroy Gill on Saturday, July 8, 2023, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post #143, 1138 E. Poleline Ave., Post Falls, ID 83854. Please RSVP by June 30, 2023 with name and number of attendees to Janice Christopherson at rjchristopherson@hotmail.com or (360) 609-2901. Please bring a dish to share.
    LGBTQ+ Event June 10
    05/22/23 - Teamsters Local 492
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    just a Reminder, The Picnic at Knoebels!
    05/22/23 - Teamsters Local 776
    Are you coming to the local 776 picnic at Knoebels? Great! We’re looking forward to ....
    Ranking Members Larsen, Payne, Jr., and T&I Colleagues to Chair Graves: Hold a Rail Safety Hearing
    05/22/23 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), Vice Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Valerie Foushee (D-NC), Rep.
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