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July 19, 2018

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Southern States Savings & Retirement - 2nd Qtr
07/19/18 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
Dear Tyson Members, Please be advised for those members hired prior to January 1, 2003, the Southern States Savings and Retirement Fund has posted a 2.29% increment to all members accounts for the second (2nd) quarter, April 1 through June 30, 2018. Should you have any questions, see your Business Agent Alfredo Soltero or Robert Zanchettin or feel free to call me at the Local Union Office.
AMFA - Alaska Airlines and Legacy Virgin America Referendum Results
07/19/18 - AMFA Local 32
The votes for the AMFA – Alaska Airlines (ASA) and Legacy Virgin America (VX) Referendum were tallied on July 19, 2018. Votes for this referendum were counted and certified by TrueBallot, Inc.
Bargaining Summary 7/19/18
07/19/18 - CWA Local 1123
CWA District 1 NY/NE - July 18, 2018 Summary of Tentative Agreement After CWA's victory in the 2016 strike, we saw a marked improvement in the union's relationship with Verizon management. An attitude of problem-solving replaced an attitude of conflict. The company committed to hiring workers to remove double-poles.
Sometimes The Good Guys Win
07/19/18 - Teamsters local 570
July 19, 2018 | COMMENTARY | When Scott Walker became governor two years after the U.S. economy crashed in 2008, he stripped Wisconsin public service workers of their union rights, creating a workplace both demoralized and in chaos.
CWA/Verizon Tentative Agreement
07/19/18 - CWA Local 1103
The Summary of the Tentative Agreement between CWA & Verizon can be read from this page by clicking the PDF link below.  The Memo of Understanding between CWA & Verizon can be found in the downloads section in the Verizon 2018 folder.  CWA Local 1103 Members will vote on the Tentative Agreement on August 8th, 5:30 PM at the Teamsters Local 456 Union Hall Elmsford NY.
Letter to ASA Members Regarding Transition and Seniority Integration Agreeements Referendum
07/19/18 - AMFA
July 19, 2018 -- The AMFA–ASA and Legacy Virgin America (VX) Referendum concluded today and we are pleased with the voter-turnout for this vote. The AMFA-ASA membership voted to reject the Transition and Seniority Integration Agreements Package. Thank you to the 83.57% of the ASA membership who participated in this system-wide vote.
Sometimes The Good Guys Win
07/19/18 - Teamsters Local 355
July 19, 2018 | COMMENTARY | When Scott Walker became governor two years after the U.S. economy crashed in 2008, he stripped Wisconsin public service workers of their union rights, creating a workplace both demoralized and in chaos.
Summary of Tentative Agreement
07/19/18 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
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AMFA - ASA and Virgin America Transition and Seniority Integration Agreements Referendum Results
07/19/18 - AMFA
July 19, 2018 -- The votes for the AMFA – Alaska Airlines (ASA) and Legacy Virgin America (VX) Referendum were tallied on July 19, 2018. Votes for this referendum were counted and certified by TrueBallot, Inc. and the results are as follows...
2018 Tentative Agreement
07/19/18 - IBEW local 2325
Bargaining began a few weeks ago between the IBEW, CWA and Verizon on an extension to our current Collective Bargaining Agreement. The only topics discussed in this round of bargaining would be wages, healthcare and duration of an agreement. There were no other discussions regarding any other benefits or language in our contracts.
Unanimous Vote for Southwick Library
07/18/18 - UPSEU
The members of the Southwick library unanimously ratified their second contract with UPSEU. The group had previously been unrepresented and had difficulty getting raises from management.
Association JCBA Bulletin 07.18.18
07/18/18 - TWU Local 568
As was reported earlier, the Association Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines June 25th through June 27th in Washington, DC. During those meetings, your committee and the company made some progress in Scope discussions and it was agreed that the company would deliver a comprehensive Scope proposal prior to our next meeting on July 17th. THEY DID NOT.
Unions Aren’t A Thing of The Past. Unions Are Our Future.
07/18/18 - Teamsters local 570
July 18, 2018 | OPINION | I have an embarrassing confession to make: I underestimated how much anti-worker extremist groups really hate organizations that empower working people. After all, I have a good union job. Plus, my employer respects and supports collective bargaining. Five U.S.
Study Links Declining Union Strength to More Workplace Deaths
07/18/18 - Teamsters local 570
July 18, 2018 | HEALTH & SAFETY | It’s no secret that the waning power of American unions has contributed to stagnant wages. But a new study suggests that this trend hasn’t affected just worker income. It also may have cost thousands of lives.
Unions Aren’t A Thing of The Past. Unions Are Our Future.
07/18/18 - Teamsters Local 355
July 18, 2018 | OPINION | I have an embarrassing confession to make: I underestimated how much anti-worker extremist groups really hate organizations that empower working people. After all, I have a good union job. Plus, my employer respects and supports collective bargaining. Five U.S.
Unions Aren't A Thing of The Past, Unions Are The Future
07/18/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The anti-worker agenda of CEOs and the wealthy, along with their supported super pacts and "foundations" has been placed in broad daylight within this generation. More so, it was made clear that the payrolls of these extremist groups have corrupted our nations judicial system recently with the Janus decision.
2018 ELECTIONS
07/18/18 - Hillsborough School Employee Federation
As we approach the 2018 elections, there is one thing certian - HISTORY WILL BE MADE! In a post HB 7055 Florida & a post Janus nation, it is more important than ever to utilize our collective power to protect our jobs, our union & our public schools.
Unions Aren’t A Thing of The Past. Unions Are Our Future.
07/18/18 - Teamsters Local 992
July 18, 2018 | OPINION | I have an embarrassing confession to make: I underestimated how much anti-worker extremist groups really hate organizations that empower working people. After all, I have a good union job. Plus, my employer respects and supports collective bargaining. Five U.S.
Members in Missouri, Vote NO for "Proposition A" on August 7
07/18/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
On Aug. 7, Missouri voters will have the chance to vote against Proposition A, a divisive attack on working people funded by big corporations and their wealthy allies. The misleading measure is a direct attack on the rights of the working people of Missouri.
Region II Director Recall Referendum Notice
07/18/18 - AMFA
July 18, 2018 -- In accordance with the AMFA Constitution, Article XV – Recall of National Officers, a referendum is being conducted regarding the recall of the Region II Director, Will Abbott. The recall petition submitted to AMFA National and the Region II Director’s statement of defense has been sent to all AMFA Locals in Region II and will be posted on the AMFA National website.
Study Links Declining Union Strength to More Workplace Deaths
07/18/18 - Teamsters Local 355
July 16, 2018 | HEALTH & SAFETY | It’s no secret that the waning power of American unions has contributed to stagnant wages. But a new study suggests that this trend hasn’t affected just worker income. It also may have cost thousands of lives.
Unions Aren’t A Thing of The Past. Unions Are Our Future.
07/18/18 - Teamsters Local 888
July 18, 2018 | OPINION | I have an embarrassing confession to make: I underestimated how much anti-worker extremist groups really hate organizations that empower working people. After all, I have a good union job. Plus, my employer respects and supports collective bargaining. Five U.S.
Labor Organizers Look to Apps to Reach Wider Audiences
07/17/18 - Teamsters local 570
July 17, 2018 | ORGANIZING | […] OUR Walmart, the flagship project of Organization United for Respect, has claimed a number of victories, including substantially better corporate-wide pay and leave policies. Key to this success has been the organization’s use of online platforms to foster activism, including a mobile app called WorkIt, Schlademan said.
Labor Organizers Look to Apps to Reach Wider Audiences
07/17/18 - Teamsters Local 355
July 17, 2018 | ORGANIZING | […] OUR Walmart, the flagship project of Organization United for Respect, has claimed a number of victories, including substantially better corporate-wide pay and leave policies. Key to this success has been the organization’s use of online platforms to foster activism, including a mobile app called WorkIt, Schlademan said.
Labor Organizers Look to Apps to Reach Wider Audiences
07/17/18 - Teamsters Local 992
July 17, 2018 | ORGANIZING | […] OUR Walmart, the flagship project of Organization United for Respect, has claimed a number of victories, including substantially better corporate-wide pay and leave policies. Key to this success has been the organization’s use of online platforms to foster activism, including a mobile app called WorkIt, Schlademan said.
Sox – Cougars – School Supplies
07/17/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Just a few reminders about upcoming IBEW 21 events. The IBEW 21 Days of Giving – Back to School Supply Drive starts next week. Please begin setting up collection areas in your work locations.  Your donations will benefit members in need and school children in the areas where we live and work. Our first ever IBEW 21 Solidarity Event with the Kane County Cougars will be on Saturday, August 18th. Our annual IBEW 21 Union Day Chicago White Sox game is on Sunday, September 9th. Click the link for more info on all of our events.
Labor Organizers Look to Apps to Reach Wider Audiences
07/17/18 - Teamsters Local 888
July 17, 2018 | ORGANIZING | […] OUR Walmart, the flagship project of Organization United for Respect, has claimed a number of victories, including substantially better corporate-wide pay and leave policies. Key to this success has been the organization’s use of online platforms to foster activism, including a mobile app called WorkIt, Schlademan said.
Arena Rigging Class Co-Hosted By Locals 28 & 488 August 7-8 Portland
07/16/18 - IATSE Local 488
I.A.T.S.E. Local 28 and Local 488 will be hosting two days of basic and advanced rigging training led by Colin J. Peters (member Locals 97,8, & 501). While these course are primarily geared towards our Stagehand Sisters and Brothers, there is an immense amount of cross over knowledge to be gained for those who work in the Grip and Electrics Crafts rigging our sets for Film and TV. Sign Up Today!
VERIZON TENTATIVE AGREEMENT SUMMARY
07/16/18 - CWA 2201
CWA/VERIZON CONTRACT EXTENSION PROPOSEDTO 2023 We will keep you posted on further details.  This will be subject to ratification by union members.
Verizon Contract Extension
07/16/18 - CWA Local 2222
CWA, IBEW, and Verizon have reached an agreement in principle to extend the collective bargaining agreements for a four-year period. The current agreements are set to expire on August 3, 2019. If finalized, the agreements will extend through August 5, 2023.
agreement in principle
07/16/18 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
CWA, IBEW and Verizon have reached an agreement in principle to extend the collective bargaining agreements for a four-year period. The current agreements are set to expire on August 3, 2019. If finalized, the agreements will extend through August 5, 2023.
VZ Tentative Agreement
07/16/18 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
CWA, IBEW and Verizon  have reached an agreement in principle to extend the collective bargaining agreements for a four-year period. The current agreements are set to expire on August 3, 2019. If finalized, the agreements will extend through August 5, 2023.
Why #Union Should Be Just The Beginning
07/16/18 - Teamsters local 570
July 16, 2018 | COMMENTARY | Mother Jones is not just a magazine, friends. An epic figure long revered in the labor movement, Mary G. Harris Jones helped lead a people-powered uprising that established workplace rights for mine workers and shined a light on the horrors of child labor in the United States in the early 1900s.
Message to our former fair share associates
07/16/18 - IUOE Local 70
The Supreme Court issued a decision in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 holding that agency fee agreements (sometimes referred to as fair share fees), such as the one contained in our Collective Bargaining Agreement, are not constitutional in the public sector.
PORTLAND Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)/ Aerial Lift RE-Certification Class AUGUST 18 & 19
07/16/18 - IATSE Local 488
Announcing two, one day classes for Ives MEWP/Aerial Lift RE-Certifications AUGUST 18TH & 19TH TWO, ONE DAY CLASSES TO RE-CERTIFY YOUR OPERATOR CARDS Sign Up By AUGUST 4TH Space Is Limited!
Social Committee News Letter
07/16/18 - CWA Local 1123
Cwa Local 1123    Social Committee  July 2018 Hello The Social Committee of Local 1123 is here to arrange social gatherings and events for Members and our families.  We are always seeking Member suggestion of what events to plan. We held a Holiday Party at Barbargallo’s in December 2015 and at the Thompson Road Tavern in December 2017.
Check out our new Facebook page!
07/16/18 - IUOE Local 70
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 70 now has a Facebook page. There you can find information on our activities and how the world of organized labor is changing! Click below to check it out! https://www.facebook.com/IUOE70.
Agreement in Principle
07/16/18 - IBEW local 2325
The System Council T6, CWA and Verizon  have reached an agreement in principle to extend the collective bargaining agreements for a four-year period. The current agreements are set to expire on August 3, 2019. If finalized, the agreements will extend through August 5, 2023.
Why #Union Should Be Just The Beginning
07/16/18 - Teamsters Local 992
July 16, 2018 | COMMENTARY | Mother Jones is not just a magazine, friends. An epic figure long revered in the labor movement, Mary G. Harris Jones helped lead a people-powered uprising that established workplace rights for mine workers and shined a light on the horrors of child labor in the United States in the early 1900s.
Death Notice
07/16/18 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
Death Notice Deceased: Richard R. Cunningham Father of Robert Cunningham Field Tech Nanuet Wake: Tuesday July 17, 2018 2-4 7-9 p.m. Higgins Funeral Home 321 S. Main St. New City Funeral: Wednesday July 18, 2018 10 a.m.
Teamster Picnic 2018
07/16/18 - Teamsters Local 231
Fun was had by all at the Teamsters Local 231 Picnic! There were approximately 350 guests in attendance. Thank you to everyone that helped make the event so successful. Click here to view more photos from the 2018 picnic.
No Raises for Prison Supervisors
07/16/18 - CWA/NCPSO Local 2201
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Officer's Toxic Work Environment
07/16/18 - CWA/NCPSO Local 2201
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Why #Union Should Be Just The Beginning
07/16/18 - Teamsters Local 355
July 16, 2018 | COMMENTARY | Mother Jones is not just a magazine, friends. An epic figure long revered in the labor movement, Mary G. Harris Jones helped lead a people-powered uprising that established workplace rights for mine workers and shined a light on the horrors of child labor in the United States in the early 1900s.
Why #Union Should Be Just The Beginning
07/16/18 - Teamsters Local 888
July 16, 2018 | COMMENTARY | Mother Jones is not just a magazine, friends. An epic figure long revered in the labor movement, Mary G. Harris Jones helped lead a people-powered uprising that established workplace rights for mine workers and shined a light on the horrors of child labor in the United States in the early 1900s.
AMFA - SWA AMT Negotiating Committee Meeting Notice & Highlight Sheet (Revised)
07/15/18 - AMFA
July 15, 2018 -- On April 10, 2018, AMFA and Southwest announced an Agreement in Principle (AIP) on a new five year Agreement. The AMFA Committee has been working with the Company over the last ten weeks drafting the new language, and we now have a Tentative Agreement (TA) ready for membership consideration. The full TA has been emailed to each member’s Southwest email for review.
Rally for a Fair Contract July 19
07/15/18 - AFSCME Local 2067
United we stand! Union members and their families are gathering on July 19 from 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm in Peace Plaza to show the City we are AFSCME strong. Our bargaining team is working hard to bargain a contract that aligns Salem's wages and working conditions to match comparable cities. The City's proposals push us further backwards.

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