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Madison Association of Educational Supportive Services (MAESS) Votes to Join UPSEU
10/23/18 - UPSEU

On Monday, October 22, 2018 the Madison Association of Educational Supportive Services (MAESS), comprised of approximately 200 members in roles such as Administrative Assistants/Secretaries, Nurses & Paraeducators, voted overwhelmingly in a secret ballot election to officially affiliate with the United Public Service Employees Union(UPSEU).
CHARLES WALTON
10/23/18 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
It is with great sadness that I announce our very own Charles Walton, passed today.  Charles was a past A.P.W.U. Officer &, Steward, he presently served as President of the Ohio State Retiree Chapter and he was a faithful member of the Cleveland Local Retiree Chapter.  Charles was a true unionist and a dear friend; he will truly, truly be missed.
How Unions Are Protecting Workers from Deportation
10/23/18 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 23, 2018 | LABOR RIGHTS | Cesar Rodriguez, a driver for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, is part of a group of port drivers fighting for rights to join a union. He's relieved to have parts of the labor movement on his side.
King County Labor-Endorsed Candidates 2018
10/23/18 - IUOE Local 286
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How Unions Are Protecting Workers from Deportation
10/23/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 22, 2018 | SOLIDARITY | Cesar Rodriguez, a driver for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, is part of a group of port drivers fighting for rights to join a union. He's relieved to have parts of the labor movement on his side.
How Unions Are Protecting Workers from Deportation
10/23/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 23, 2018 | LABOR RIGHTS | Cesar Rodriguez, a driver for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, is part of a group of port drivers fighting for rights to join a union. He's relieved to have parts of the labor movement on his side.
2018 Teamsters Local Union No. 455 Endorsements
10/23/18 - Teamsters Local 455
See attachment for endorsements. To register to vote go to:  https://www.vote.
Contract Extension #2
10/23/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
APWU and USPS Agree to an Additional 30 Days of Negotiations WEB NEWS ARTICLE #:  99-2018 10/20/2018 - APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced that the union and the Postal Service again agreed to extend negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement for an additional 30 days until November 20, 2018.
How Unions Are Protecting Workers from Deportation
10/23/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Oct. 23, 2018 | LABOR RIGHTS | Cesar Rodriguez, a driver for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, is part of a group of port drivers fighting for rights to join a union. He's relieved to have parts of the labor movement on his side.
VOTE NO on I-1631
10/22/18 - IBEW Local 191
Vote No on Initiative 1631 Dear Brothers and Sisters: This communication comes to you as a reminder that the Washington State Building & Construction Trades Council is opposed to Initiative 1631.
CWA Rally for Good Jobs and Fair Contract
10/22/18 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
Sisters and Brothers,  Members of CWA Local 6450 have been working without a contract since April.  We are holding a Good Jobs rally this Thursday October 25th from 11am-2pm in front of the AT&T building on 63rd street.  We invite you to join and support our CWA Sisters and Brothers in Kansas City fighting for a fair contract and job security.
Clerk Craft to convert 9 PSE's...
10/22/18 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT… A.P.W.U.’s efforts have resulted again in Cleveland’s most senior Clerk Craft PSE’s being converted to career employees.   The effective date(s) are:  Saturday, October 27, 2018, where a total of 9 PSE’s will enjoy the benefits and security of full-time status.
2018 Wildwood Polar Bear Plunge
10/22/18 - NJLESA
Please see details of the event if you are interested! https://www.plungewildwood.
The Trump Tax Scam, Phase II
10/22/18 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
When the Trump tax cut was on the verge of being enacted, I called it “the biggest tax scam in history,” and made a prediction: deficits would soar, and when they did, Republicans would once again pretend to care about debt and demand cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Sure enough, the deficit is soaring.
APWU and USPS Agree to an Additional 30 Days of Negotiations
10/22/18 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced that the union and the Postal Service again agreed to extend negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement for an additional 30 days until November 20, 2018.
Why Labor Is A Foreign Policy Issue
10/19/18 - Teamsters Local 355
October 19, 2018 | TRADE | [...] Before getting into the meat of this new international labor treaty, consider why the underlying goal of helping labor makes sense domestically. A growing body of research shows that a decline in union power leads to economic inequality, weakened democracy, and political instability.
PAYROLL ISSUE, UPDATE II
10/19/18 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
ATTENTION:  A.P.W.U. MEMBERS, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING UPDATED INFORMATION ISSUED BY OUR NATIONAL A.P.W.U. HEADQUARTERS.
Read Frontline!
10/19/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
As Frontline is running off of the press you can read your copy today. The cover story is about our City of Chicago 911 OEMC members and their fight for a new contract. Read President Business Manager Paul Wright’s article about the importance of voting, find out how you can help Jacquie Fields build our EWMC and Women’s groups, learn your rights, discover what is happening at our employers across our local and there is also important information about AT&T benefits open enrollment.
Stand with Workerson Strike @Marriott
10/19/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
October 20, stand with striking hotel workers across the U.S. and Canada and help us take on Marriott, the biggest and richest hotel company in the world. Striking Marriott workers are organizing events in multiple cities on October 20. Rally with us to tell Marriott that one job should be enough to raise a family, pay the bills, and retire with dignity.
New Forklift Operator Class
10/19/18 - IATSE Local 33
Class is full The Training Committee is offering a New Forklift Operator Class. Date/Time/Location - Saturday, Oct.20 @ 7 a.m. at ICS, 12850 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar, CA, 91342 Do not call the office! Click the "Read More" Use the email link provided here for the New Forklift Operator Class: training.committee@ia33.org.
First-Aid AED CPR Certificate Class
10/19/18 - IATSE Local 33
The Training Committee is offering a First-Aid AED CPR Certificate. Date/Time/Location - Thursday, Oct.25 @ 7 a.m. at ICS, 12850 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar, CA, 91342. Do not call the office! Click the "Read More" Use the email link provided here for the First-Aid AED CPR Certificate: training.committee@ia33.org.
2018 AEI Annual Congress Report
10/18/18 - AMFA Local 32
Dear Members: Last month the Aircraft Engineers International (AEI) held their 46th Annual Congress in Stockholm, Sweden.
UPDATED: MO AFL-CIO Cope Endorsements - Nov 6th Election
10/18/18 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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Knocking Doors for CWA - Endorsed Candidates
10/18/18 - CWA Local 7777
Join us in knocking doors for CWA - Endorsed labor champions.  For Labor to make a differnce this election cycle, we need you.
UNITE HERE! Announces Nationwide Rally for Justice at Marriott
10/18/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 18, 2018 | SOLIDARITY | On Saturday, October 20, thousands of hotel workers who are members of UNITE HERE! will be holding rallies across the country in support of striking Marriott hotel workers.  From UNITE HERE!: “Almost 8,000 union hotel workers are on strike right now, taking on one of the most powerful companies on the planet.
Significant Payroll Issue Identified
10/18/18 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
This morning the APWU became aware that the Postal Service identified a computer glitch with the payroll system that will affect nearly 90,000 APWU represented bargaining unit employees. The APWU immediately contacted the USPS about the issue and will continue to monitor the situation until it is corrected.
2018 General Election Cope Endorsements
10/18/18 - IUOE Local 286
Thank you Pierce County Central Labor Council for sending us the 2018 General Election Cope Endorsements.
Labor Neighbor WALK October 10th
10/18/18 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
Hello Sisters and Brothers~ Don't forget about our walk this Saturday! Please come out and support. Bring a friend or two!! If you can't make it send soeone!!! See you then!! In Solidarity, Shannon A.
11/5/18 - S&C Unit Meeting *Cancelled*
10/18/18 - IBEW Local 332
IBEW Local 332 S&C Members,  The 11/5/18 S&C Unit Meeting has been cancelled.
Labor Federation 2018 Election Guide
10/18/18 - IATSE Local 33
The California Labor Federation works with local unions to elect labor warriors to federal, state and local governing bodies. We endorse candidates who support the issues that matter most to California’s working families. We also provide analysis on how ballot propositions would affect California’s working families. California Labor Federation Election Guide is located here.
Probationary Orientation
10/18/18 - IATSE Local 33
The Training Committee is hosting a Probationary Orientation Date/Time/Location -  Wednesday, November 7th @ 1:30 pm, 1720 Magnolia, Blvd, Burbank, CA, 91506 The purpose of this meeting is to inform you what IATSE Local 33 expects from you and what you can expect from IATSE Local 33. Please treat this meeting as if you were taking a call.
2018 UFCW 20th Annual Ball
10/18/18 - UFCW Minority Coalition
On Saturday, November 17, 2018, UFCW leaders and members along with their family and friends will come together to celebrate the 20th Anniversary UFCW Minority Coalition Annual Ball. You are cordially invited to take part in this very event.
It Was Vulture Capitalism that Killed Sears
10/17/18 - Teamsters Local 355
October 17, 2018 | ECONOMY | If you’ve been following the impending bankruptcy of America’s iconic retailer, as covered by print, broadcast, and digital media, you’ve probably encountered lots of nostalgia, and sad clucking about how dinosaurs like Sears can’t compete in the age of Amazon and specialty retail. But most of the coverage has failed to stress the deeper story.
Sector Unions Win ULP Case Against Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
10/17/18 - cwa-ppmws.org
In a recent ruling, Administrative Law Judge David Goldman sided with the unions representing the workers at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on their Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) filing.
Sign the petition!
10/17/18 - Teamsters Local 542
Here is another attempt from Corporate America to take away the rights of working people. The American Trucking Association (ATA) is trying to take meal & rest periods away from truck drivers. Please follow this link and sign the petition opposing  ATA's takeaways: www.notoata.com Don't wait, the rights they want to take away may be yours.
FOP Endorses George Brauchler for Attorney General
10/17/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
We are honored to announce our endorsement of George Brauchler as Colorado’s next Attorney General and we ask that you join us in supporting his candidacy in this year’s election. Your vote counts!! Vote George Brauchler for Colorado's Attorney General
2018 James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Recipients
10/17/18 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
We are pleased to announce the following member's children have been selected to receive a James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship:
It Was Vulture Capitalism that Killed Sears
10/17/18 - Teamsters Local 992
October 17, 2018 | ECONOMY | If you’ve been following the impending bankruptcy of America’s iconic retailer, as covered by print, broadcast, and digital media, you’ve probably encountered lots of nostalgia, and sad clucking about how dinosaurs like Sears can’t compete in the age of Amazon and specialty retail. But most of the coverage has failed to stress the deeper story.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY OCTOBER 21
10/17/18 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, October 21 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
Death of Member
10/17/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
We regretfully inform you that Letcher Worley passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 21st.  He was a member of the EDBF and has been assigned number 121. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 PM on October 27th, at the Gainesville-Hawthorne Hunting Club.
Hope NOT Hand Cuffs
10/16/18 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
Come and be a part of something bigger than yourself...
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
10/16/18 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING...
Ten Ways to Support Workers on Strike, and One Don’t
10/16/18 - Teamsters local 570
October 15, 2018 | SOLIDARITY | […] Many people may have grown up in non-union households and do not know what it is like to strike or to have a family member be on strike. I believe that most people are well meaning and want to do the right thing, but they may need some help with ideas.
U.S. Could Put Brakes on Mexican Trucks Under Trade Deal
10/16/18 - Teamsters Local 355
October 16, 2018 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | The U.S. could slam the brakes on Mexican trucks providing long-haul trucking services beyond U.S. border commercial zones. Annex language attached to the freshly minted trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) paves the way for the U.S. to limit how far Mexican trucks can transport goods into the U.S.
Proposed Constitution and Bylaws
10/16/18 - IUEC Local 18
Brothers and Sisters please look under the Constitution and Bylaws tab on the left hand side of the page.
2018 AEI Annual Congress Report
10/16/18 - AMFA
October 16, 2018 -- Last month the Aircraft Engineers International (AEI) held their 46th Annual Congress in Stockholm, Sweden. Aircraft Maintenance Technicians/Engineers from around the world gathered to address the business of AEI, including: amending the AEI Constitution; electing members of the Executive Board; attending presentations on a variety of topics; and developing strategies for responding to the pressures being pushed onto our craft by air carriers looking to cut costs, government agencies inconsistently enforcing regulations and a growing trend of “atypical employment” in response to a shortage of qualified licensed personnel.
U.S. Could Put Brakes on Mexican Trucks Under Trade Deal
10/16/18 - Teamsters Local 992
October 16, 2018 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | The U.S. could slam the brakes on Mexican trucks providing long-haul trucking services beyond U.S. border commercial zones. Annex language attached to the freshly minted trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) paves the way for the U.S. to limit how far Mexican trucks can transport goods into the U.S.

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