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James R. Hoffa Scholarships
01/23/22 - Teamsters Local 776
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship application deadline is March...
Labor News Wrap-Up: 01/21/2022
01/21/22 - Teamsters Local 570
  • Order free at-home Covid-19 tests here   • Republic Services Teamsters approve TA, end strike   • Union battle vs.
The General Strike No One is Talking About
01/21/22 - Teamsters Local 570
Jan. 21, 2022 | STRIKES | Six weeks ago, union workers in Seattle called for an industry-wide work stoppage that has since expanded its picket line into nearby communities, disrupted a variety of businesses and left building sites across the city vacant.
2022 LOCAL UNION 159 PICNIC
01/21/22 - IBEW Local 659
June 25, 2022 at River Forks Park: 380 River Forks Park Rd Roseburg, Oregon Meet us at the LARGE PAVILION.
Labor News Wrap-Up: 01/21/2022
01/21/22 - Teamsters Local 355
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The General Strike No One is Talking About
01/21/22 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 21, 2022 | STRIKES | Six weeks ago, union workers in Seattle called for an industry-wide work stoppage that has since expanded its picket line into nearby communities, disrupted a variety of businesses, and left building sites across the city vacant.
Labor News Wrap-Up: 01/21/2022
01/21/22 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Order free at-home Covid-19 tests here   • Republic Services Teamsters approve TA, end strike   • Union battle vs.
Concrete Actions Toward Worker Power
01/21/22 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 21, 2022 | STRIKES | Six weeks ago, union workers in Seattle called for an industry-wide work stoppage that has since expanded its picket line into nearby communities, disrupted a variety of businesses and left building sites across the city vacant.
SeaTac Phone Outage
01/21/22 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Unfortunately, the provider of our office phone system in our SeaTac office is experiencing an outage.  They have been working to restore service but have thus been unsuccessful. At this time we are unable to place or receive phone calls at the SeaTac office. The Portland office is not experiencing any difficulties.
Putting Your Future in Your Hands
01/21/22 - Teamsters Local 786
For information about organizing your workplace, click the "Organize Today" link above or call us at (312) 666-2750. We will put you in contact with a Business Representative who will assist you in the next steps towards organizing.
ORGANIZING AMAZON
01/20/22 - Teamsters Local 455
Click on link below to register for future Amazon organizing opportunities : https://form.jotform.
Misclassified XPO Truck Drivers File for Union Election in CA
01/20/22 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 20, 2022 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Port and rail truck drivers working for XPO Logistics across Southern California filed for an election to form a union Wednesday, setting up the first-ever National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) election involving misclassified port and rail truck drivers.
EPMPOA Sponsored Discada & Wing Fundraiser
01/20/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a fundraising Discada and Wing Drive to benefit the family of fallen Sergeant Gerardo "Jerry" Morales #1399. It is being hosted at the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center on Friday, January 21, 2022, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
The Business Case for Union Busting is Eroding
01/19/22 - Teamsters Local 570
Jan. 19, 2022 | LABOR | For many corporate leaders, even mentioning the word “union” can spark a negative reaction. But it may be time for that to change. The recent rise of labor organizing across a wide range of industries speaks to a number of trends that aren’t slowing down.
The Business Case for Union Busting is Eroding
01/19/22 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 19, 2022 | LABOR | For many corporate leaders, even mentioning the word “union” can spark a negative reaction. But it may be time for that to change. The recent rise of labor organizing across a wide range of industries speaks to a number of trends that aren’t slowing down.
The Business Case for Union Busting is Eroding
01/19/22 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 19, 2022 | LABOR | For many corporate leaders, even mentioning the word “union” can spark a negative reaction. But it may be time for that to change. The recent rise of labor organizing across a wide range of industries speaks to a number of trends that aren’t slowing down.
It’s Up To YOU – Vote YES On Proposition 2 And Support Your Local Fire Fighters
01/19/22 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
Vancouver Fire Fighters from the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 452  are counting on You to join your union family at the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council (SWWCLC) in voting YES on Proposition No. 2 on February 8th. Voting YES on Proposition No.
Spell Check for Text Editor Update
01/19/22 - support.unionactive.com
The built-in web spell check button is no longer available for the editor. We have replaced it with a new spell check as you type option. Spelling will be automatically checked as you enter content into the editor now. Word or phrase suggestions will be highlighted by the editor. To see suggestions, simply hover your mouse over the highlighted words and a popup will appear.
Hoffa Scholarship Now Available
01/19/22 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
The application process is now OPEN.  Please use this address to access the system:  https://aim.applyists.net/JRHMSF   *the KEY for applying is "JRHMSF"   The DEADLINE is March 1, 2022. Eligibility:  For the sons, daughters, and financial dependents of Teamster members (including the BMWED, BLET, GCC, and TCRC).
Seattle Airport Experiences De-Icing Melt Down
01/19/22 - AMFA
If you had to name one domestic airline that has mastered de-icing, who would you guess? If you guessed Alaska Airlines, you’d be wrong. While Alaska Airlines certainly operates in some of the country’s coldest climates, their de-icing processes are suffering from corporate cost cutting. This is leading to avoidable delays and cancellations and creating unnecessary safety risks.
INTERESTED IN A NEW CAREER OPPOUNITY
01/19/22 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
INTERESTED IN A NEW CAREER OPPOUNITY THE POSTAL SERVICE HAS OPENING FOR CUSTODIANS AND DATA COLLECTION CLERKS CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO BE PUT ON THE LIST @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} Data Collection In Service Register__ 20221.pdf @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .
Free Covid 19 tests
01/19/22 - IUEC Local 10
Below, please see a link where each household can get 4 free Covid 19 tests, just incase you are interested in receiving them. Fraternally, The Business Office http://covidtests.
James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund
01/18/22 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
The application process is now OPEN.  Please use this address to access the system:  https://aim.applyISTS.net/JRHMSF *the KEY for applying is "JRHMSF"   The DEADLINE is March 1, 2022. Eligibility:  For the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members (including the BMWED, BLET, GCC and TCRC).
4 Free COVID Tests
01/18/22 - IBEW 280
Order four free COVID-19 test kits at http://special.usps.com/testkits .
WAH Extension
01/18/22 - IBEW local 2325
The T6 and CWA have signed an agreement to extend Work at Home till April 2nd. The Union will continue to evaluate the safety of returning to buildings and will look for a more long term solution.
How to Order Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests from the Government
01/18/22 - UPSEU
Please be advised that starting today, January 18th (a day earlier than previously announced), Americans will be able to order free at-home COVID-19 test kits from the government, in the Biden Administration's ongoing effort to curb the latest, record-breaking coronavirus surge. The official launch to order these free at-home tests is tomorrow, January 19th, but again, you can do so now.
COMPLETE TENATIVE AGREEMENT
01/18/22 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
ATTENTION!!  ATTENTION!!!  WE NOW HAVE THE FULL TENATIVE AGREEMENT AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO READ AND HELP YOU MAKE YOUR VOTING DECISION ON THE NEW 3 YEAR COLLECTIVE BARGINING AGREEMENT JUST CLICK ON THE 2021 CONTRACT INFORMATION TAB ON THE LEFT.
Plan Coverage of OTC COVID-19 Tests obtained without an order
01/18/22 - IUEC Local 10
On January 10, 2022, the federal government issued guidance that requires group health plans and health insurance issuers to provide coverage for the entire cost of at-home over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic tests approved by the FDA ("OTC COVID-10 TESTS") without an order or individualized clinical assessment by a health care provider.
Ending Driver Exploitation Would Help Relieve Supply Chain Woes
01/18/22 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 18, 2022 | OPINION | For years, truck drivers have helped ensure that we get the goods we need in time for the holidays, but current supply chain pressures have revealed inefficiencies in an unaccountable trucking system where employers violate drivers' rights with impunity.
AEU Interference Concerns SFFO
01/18/22 - Association Employees Union
@media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} AEU Interference Concern Jan 14 20221.
AEU Interference Concerns SFFO
01/18/22 - Association Employees Union
@media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} AEU Interference Concern Jan 14 2022.
Membership Meeting
01/17/22 - CWA Local 2222
Due to inclement weather the Membership Meeting scheduled for tomorrow will be rescheduled to January 25th,2022.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Union Man
01/17/22 - Teamsters Local 570
Jan. 17, 2022 | EQUALITY | If Martin Luther King Jr. still lived, he’d probably tell people to join unions. King understood racial equality was inextricably linked to economics. He asked, “What good does it do to be able to eat at a lunch counter if you can’t buy a hamburger?” Those disadvantages have persisted.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Union Man
01/17/22 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 17, 2021 | EQUALITY | If Martin Luther King Jr. still lived, he’d probably tell people to join unions. King understood racial equality was inextricably linked to economics. He asked, “What good does it do to be able to eat at a lunch counter if you can’t buy a hamburger?” Those disadvantages have persisted.
We Remember… We Act...
01/17/22 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
On August 6, 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, calling the day “a triumph for freedom as huge as any victory that has ever been won on any battlefield” The law came seven months after Martin Luther King launched a Southern Christian Leadership Conference campaign with the aim of pressuring Congress to pass such legislation. There is nothing more fundamental in a democracy than a right to vote. At this moment, that right – and our democracy itself – is under attack. As IBEW members we must do our part to help pass these bills that protect the fundamental rights of all Americans. Honor Dr. King’s legacy by taking action today, by clicking the title link.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Union Man
01/17/22 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 17, 2022 | EQUALITY | If Martin Luther King Jr. still lived, he’d probably tell people to join unions. King understood racial equality was inextricably linked to economics. He asked, “What good does it do to be able to eat at a lunch counter if you can’t buy a hamburger?” Those disadvantages have persisted.
Member Education Seminar 2/26
01/17/22 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
https://uiowa.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqc-2tqTMiGNZeeqtenDTrL56Io3L6pENb  The IPWU  eBoard authorized funds to develop a member education program for fall seminar 2021. This program was trumped by the National's craft training. COVID has crowded schedules making rescheduling in 2021 impossible.
WFH Extension
01/17/22 - CWA 2201
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Film Teamsters Forklift Certified at 492 Union Hall
01/16/22 - Teamsters Local 492
Film Teamsters Forklift Certified at 492 Union Hall Teamsters Local 492 conducted 3 free forklift classes on January 7, 8, 9 2022. The classes were at the Union Hall. There were 36 Teamsters that successfully completed the Forklift Certification/training classes and were certified in Class 4, 5 and even Class 7 which is the reach-forklift.
Vote To Approve School District Levies For Sustainable K-12 Schools and Strong Union Jobs
01/15/22 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
Do you or someone you know live in the Hockinson or Evergreen School Districts? If so, the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council urges you to vote “yes” on the school levies that will appear on your February 8th Special Elections ballot because you will be voting to provide support where it’s needed most: K-12 students.
Labor News Wrap-Up: 01/14/2022
01/14/22 - Teamsters Local 570
  • Can a self-driving 40-ton truck be safe.
More Than 8,000 Grocery Workers on Strike in Denver
01/14/22 - Teamsters Local 570
Jan. 14, 2021 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | About 8,000 grocery store workers at 77 King Soopers and City Markets stores in the Denver area are on strike after the union rejected what the company described as its best and final offer to replace a recently expired contract.
Labor News Wrap-up: 01/14/2022
01/14/22 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Can a self-driving 40-ton truck be safe.
News from California Casualty
01/14/22 - FOP Local 18
FOP Brothers and Sisters: California Casualty has recently lowered rates for WAFOP members. Take a moment to receive a quote and learn about their Auto, Homeowners and Renters program specifically for created for First Responders. Click here or on the graphic. Upon obtaining a completed quote, you will also receive a $25 Amazon gift card as a thank you!
USPS/APWU Reach Final Remedy Settlement on Major Clerk Craft Jobs MOU National Dispute
01/14/22 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
Clerk Division Director Lamont Brooks signed a settlement agreement to resolve the outstanding issue of the remedy in Case # Q10C-4Q-C 15174956. This issue remained pending based on the decision of Arbitrator Goldberg’s April 21, 2017 arbitration award.
Labor News Wrap-Up: 01/14/2022
01/14/22 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Can a self-driving 40-ton truck be safe.
More Than 8,000 Grocery Workers on Strike in Denver
01/14/22 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 14, 2021 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | About 8,000 grocery store workers at 77 King Soopers and City Markets stores in the Denver area are on strike after the union rejected what the company described as its best and final offer to replace a recently expired contract.
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