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‘New’ NAFTA Fails Workers on Both Sides of Border
08/19/19 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 19, 2019 | ECONOMY | When an American corporation, GM or Nabisco or Carrier, builds a factory in Mexico, NAFTA protects the company from tariffs when it imports the Mexican-made cars or Oreos or furnaces back into the United States.
‘New’ NAFTA Fails Workers on Both Sides of Border
08/19/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 19, 2019 | ECONOMY | When an American corporation, GM or Nabisco or Carrier, builds a factory in Mexico, NAFTA protects the company from tariffs when it imports the Mexican-made cars or Oreos or furnaces back into the United States.
First Responders Bike Through Texas in Support of El Paso Victims
08/19/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A group of first responders made a stop in San Antonio Sunday morning to gather support for El Paso victims and fellow first responders who responded to the deadly shooting that killed more than 20 people. "We get forgotten, what we go through. We’re not just one event though. We’re many events.
‘New’ NAFTA Fails Workers on Both Sides of Border
08/19/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 19, 2019 | ECONOMY | When an American corporation, GM or Nabisco or Carrier, builds a factory in Mexico, NAFTA protects the company from tariffs when it imports the Mexican-made cars or Oreos or furnaces back into the United States.
This Week’s Union Meetings - Time is Running Out Get Your Tickets
08/19/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
There will be union meetings this week in Alton, Springfield and Danville.  If you are considering going to the IBEW 21 Union Day Game with the White Sox on Sunday, September 8th time is running out to get your tickets.  Bob P. will be placing the ticket order by the end of this week. Union Day with the Fighting ILLINI is on Saturday, September 21st.
‘New’ NAFTA Fails Workers on Both Sides of Border
08/19/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 19, 2019 | ECONOMY | When an American corporation, GM or Nabisco or Carrier, builds a factory in Mexico, NAFTA protects the company from tariffs when it imports the Mexican-made cars or Oreos or furnaces back into the United States.
2019 Gerald L. Randall Memorial Luncheoun
08/17/19 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
MISSOURI ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS GERALD L. (RED) RANDALL MEMORIAL LUNCHEON Honoring: Bill Richardson Friday, October 18, 2019 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM at Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa 777 NW Argosy Parkway Riverside, MO 64150 Tickets $40.
Celebrating 125 years of Labor Day
08/17/19 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
As Labor Day comes, many will enjoy firing up the grills, a cold one and perhaps a day of fishing or the kids enjoying the pool.  Enjoy it – it is well deserved. It is well deserved because we Americans are a hard-working people.  Many don’t take their full vacation allocation and thanks to cell phones, sometimes we never escape work.
CEO pay up 940%, worker 12%
08/17/19 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
From the Economic Policy Institute   https://www.epi.org/publication/ceo-compensation-2018/.
What The Future Holds for Labor Unions
08/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 16, 2019 | BOOKS | (Excerpt from “Beaten Down, Worked Up” by longtime labor reporter Steven Greenhouse) In the United States, a country that by many measures is the world’s richest, life has taken a wrong turn for millions of workers. For far too many, the land of opportunity has turned into a land of downsized hopes and shrunken mobility.
In Case You Missed It
08/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
  • The new servant class   • Md. recalls 8,000 Real ID driver’s licenses   • Why it’s immigrants that pack your meats   • Supreme Court: Storm clouds on the horizon   • Sysco South Florida workers vote Teamsters YES   • Justice Dept. challenges immigration judges’ union   • U.S.
In Case You Missed It
08/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
  • The new servant class   • Md. recalls 8,000 Real ID driver’s licenses   • Why it’s immigrants that pack your meats   • Supreme Court: Storm clouds on the horizon   • Sysco South Florida workers vote Teamsters YES   • Justice Dept. challenges immigration judges’ union   • U.S.
SAVE THE DATE - Sept 27th - Financial Awareness Conference
08/16/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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In Case You Missed It
08/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
  • The new servant class   • Md. recalls 8,000 Real ID driver’s licenses   • Why it’s immigrants that pack your meats   • Supreme Court: Storm clouds on the horizon   • Sysco South Florida workers vote Teamsters YES   • Justice Dept. challenges immigration judges’ union   • U.S.
Tell Senator Gardner: END OFFSHORING
08/16/19 - CWA Local 7777
Thousands of our jobs have disappeared in the past several years thanks to big corporations like AT&T sending work overseas in order to boost profits at the expense of all working people.  We need common sense legislation to keep American workers employed and our communities strong. The U.S. Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act (S. 1792 and H.R.
What The Future Holds for Labor Unions
08/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 16, 2019 | BOOKS | (Excerpt from “Beaten Down, Worked Up” by longtime labor reporter Steven Greenhouse) In the United States, a country that by many measures is the world’s richest, life has taken a wrong turn for millions of workers. For far too many, the land of opportunity has turned into a land of downsized hopes and shrunken mobility.
NGS Picnic
08/16/19 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
The Valley hall will be closed Friday, August 16th at 10am. We are traveling to Page for the NGS picnic. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, August 19th. NGS Brothers & Sisters, We are looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday, August 17th from 11am-3pm at PERA on Haul Rd for the final NGS picnic.
UPS Secret
08/16/19 - Teamsters Local 455
Click below for full story https://www.wsj.
Attack on Apprenticeship Programs
08/16/19 - IBEW Local 332
Brothers and Sisters, please take a moment to learn about the recent attacks on accredited apprenticeship programs.
Residential Job Fair
08/15/19 - IBEW Local 332
Brothers and sisters, please help spread the word about our residential job fair coming up on Saturday September 7th, at the JATC from 8:30am - 12pm. The first one in January was a huge success and attracted dozens of journeyman and apprentice applicants. We tracked how the applicants heard about the job fair and it was overwhelmingly by word of mouth from our members.
CWA 7777 Denver Public Schools Custodians Win Raises
08/15/19 - CWA Local 7777
After years of fighting for fair wages, CWA 7777 Custodians at Denver Public Schools (DPS) won significant wage increases in the 2019 bargaining. In 2016, CWA political activists worked with AFL-CIO and community allies to pass the Colorado Amendment 70 to increase the state minimum wage to $12 by 2020.
Real News - August 2019
08/15/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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President's Message - Challenges and Opportunities
08/15/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Challenges and Opportunities With the fall semester about to begin, we welcome our new tenure-track and adjunct faculty to our ranks, bringing the total to 4,500 faculty districtwide. We encourage the new faculty to attend the orientations offered by the campuses.
Julio Tsuha – Guild Activist Promotes Unionism at Pierce
08/15/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
At each LACCD college, faculty step up to be part of the Guild’s Contract Action Team, helping to maintain a strong union presence at that campus. At Los Angeles Pierce College, that team member is sociology professor Julio Tsuha, an AFT 1521 Executive Board delegate who just finished his fourth year as a full-time faculty member.
NATIONAL OFFICER ELECTIONS - NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
08/15/19 - UAW Local 2320
Attached below is the NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS for UAW Local 2320 National Officer Elections.
CEOs Rake in 940% More Than 40 Years Ago. Workers, 12%
08/15/19 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 15, 2019 | WAGES | The chasm between what the country's corporate leaders and their workers earn is widening to Grand Canyon-like proportions, according to new research that shows CEO compensation surged 940% between 1978 to 2018 while the average worker saw a meager 12% pay hike over the same 40-year period.
Blog: Corporate Bullying and American Airlines
08/15/19 - AMFA
August 15, 2019 -- American Airlines, with the help of the U.S. federal court, made the skies more dangerous with their latest lawsuit and subsequent ruling. The airline sued its own mechanics and made it more difficult for them to report safety issues, creating fear of punishment and retaliation — having a chilling effect that hurts the airline and flying public.
CWA Local 1103 Honors Gerry Horgan 30th Anniversary
08/15/19 - CWA Local 1103
Today August 15, 2019 we gathered to remember our Brother Gerry Horgan on the 30th anniversary of his passing, struck down by a scab while valiantly fighting for benefits & a fair contract during the 1989 strike.  Please take the time to view the video of "Why We Wear Red" and remember Gerry.
FMCSA Rule Change Would Put Road Safety at Risk
08/15/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 15, 2019 | HOURS OF SERVICE | A proposed rule change unveiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) this week addressing hours of service changes for truckers would lead to reduced roadway safety for drivers and the traveling public at large, said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in a statement.
CEOs Rake in 940% More Than 40 Years Ago. Workers, 12%
08/15/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 15, 2019 | WAGES | The chasm between what the country's corporate leaders and their workers earn is widening to Grand Canyon-like proportions, according to new research that shows CEO compensation surged 940% between 1978 to 2018 while the average worker saw a meager 12% pay hike over the same 40-year period.
FMCSA Rule Change Would Put Road Safety at Risk
08/15/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 15, 2019 | HOURS OF SERVICE | A proposed rule change unveiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) this week addressing hours of service changes for truckers would lead to reduced roadway safety for drivers and the traveling public at large, said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in a statement.
Member Memorial Wall Dedication
08/15/19 - IUEC Local 10
Attached, below, is an important letter from General President Christensen regarding the formal dedication of the IUEC Member Memorial.  Please take a moment to read the details. Your efforts to attend this important event are appreciated.
CEOs Rake in 940% More Than 40 Years Ago. Workers, 12%
08/15/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 15, 2019 | WAGES | The chasm between what the country's corporate leaders and their workers earn is widening to Grand Canyon-like proportions, according to new research that shows CEO compensation surged 940% between 1978 to 2018 while the average worker saw a meager 12% pay hike over the same 40-year period.
CEOs Rake in 940% More Than 40 Years Ago. Workers, 12%
08/15/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 15, 2019 | WAGES | The chasm between what the country's corporate leaders and their workers earn is widening to Grand Canyon-like proportions, according to new research that shows CEO compensation surged 940% between 1978 to 2018 while the average worker saw a meager 12% pay hike over the same 40-year period.
Twitter Anyone?
08/15/19 - AFA-CWA Local 61
Check out the AFA-CWA twitter social media account. Follow! You can also follow AmericanAirlines, Piedmont Airlines, FAA, NTSB, ALPA, PSA, Envoy and many more for you aviation nerds out there.
Member Breakfast
08/14/19 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
SAVE THE DATE September 7, 2019 Member Breakfast We look forward to seeing everyone there! Please contact the Hall at 509.624.5101 if you have any questions.
New MS-1 Settlement and Implementation
08/14/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
On Aug. 8, the Maintenance Craft reached a settlement with the USPS regarding Handbook MS-1, TL-5 and TL-6 Revisions and Related Maintenance Management Orders, originally grieved by current Maintenance Division Director Idowu Balogun. On Sept. 13, 2017, Arbitrator Goldberg remanded the MS-1 revisions case nos.
Big Changes Are Coming to the TSP Get ready for a bunch of upgrades and new options.
08/14/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Times are changing for the Thrift Savings Plan—and for all of the federal employees and retirees who have invested their retirement savings in it. One recent change was the formal announcement that the TSP will no longer require a separate election for catch-up contributions for those age 50 and older.
Anti-Labor Group Urges Federal Government to Stop All Existing Union Payroll Deductions Group's argument has already been rejected by a federal appellate court in decision that did not set a precedent.
08/14/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
A prominent anti-labor advocacy organization this week urged the Federal Labor Relations Authority to call on agencies to cancel all existing agreements to deduct union dues from employees’ paychecks, claiming the agreements violate the First Amendment.
Why Labor Unions Are Increasing Influence
08/14/19 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 13, 2019 | LABOR UNIONS | […] Last year saw the most American workers go out on strike since 1986. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018 there were twenty major work stoppages… Labor leaders and historians agree that worker militancy is rising.
Why Labor Unions Are Increasing Influence
08/14/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 13, 2019 | LABOR UNIONS | […] Last year saw the most American workers go out on strike since 1986. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018 there were twenty major work stoppages… Labor leaders and historians agree that worker militancy is rising.
Why Labor Unions Are Increasing Influence
08/14/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 13, 2019 | LABOR UNIONS | […] Last year saw the most American workers go out on strike since 1986. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018 there were twenty major work stoppages… Labor leaders and historians agree that worker militancy is rising.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY AUGUST 18
08/14/19 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Please join us.
IBEW 21 Solidarity Event with the ILLINI
08/14/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Join your IBEW 21 Brothers & Sisters and their families on Saturday, September 21th on Union Day as the Fighting Illini take on Nebraska at Memorial Stadium. Tickets for IBEW 21 members and their families are $25. If you have questions or need more infomation contact IBEW 21 Recording Secretary Bob Przybylinski at 630-960-4466 ext 447, bobp@ibew21.org.
From the desk of the Recording Secretary:
08/14/19 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Brothers & Sisters: You must bring your Union Membership Card to ALL General Membership Meetings.
Heart Saver First-Aid AED CPR class
08/14/19 - IATSE Local 33
Hello Brothers & Sisters- Heart Saver First-Aid AED CPR class, Saturday August 17, at 8:00 a.m.
The US Labor Shortage, Explained
08/14/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 13, 2019 | JOBS | The US economy doesn’t have enough workers.  There’s no better time for working-class Americans to demand better wages, benefits, schedules, and work conditions. It also means immigration reform is more urgent than ever.

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