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RF Exposure CPWR VIDEO
09/23/20 - IUEC Local 18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulveB1c3hCs Brothers and Sisters this is a video on RF anttenas that we are all running into while doing our jobs. It is there to give you a little more knowledge of what they are , how to recognize the various varities, and some caution around them.  We must continue to educate ourselves about the ever changing world around us.
Teamsters November 2020 Endorsements
09/23/20 - Teamsters Local 542
Teamsters Local 542 is making available its Endorsements for the November 3, 2020 Election.
Contract Unanimously Ratified at Android
09/23/20 - Teamsters Local 89
On Saturday, September 19th a contract explanation meeting and vote was held for members at Android Industries in Bowling Green, Kentucky. At the conclusion of the explanation, members voted unanimously to ratify the strongest agreement in their shop’s history.
IUEC Annual Roll Call of Honor
09/23/20 - IUEC Local 71
Brothers and sisters, The annual “Roll Call of Honor”  will publish in the November issue of the "Elevator Constructor".  Local 71 needs to send in lists of names by October 1, 2020.  We are asking for any member(s) or immediate family member(s) that are actively serving in the military.
Much At Stake for Workers in Federal Appeals Courts
09/23/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 23, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS & PROTECTIONS | If there ever were six months which proved the importance of federal appeals courts to workers, the first half of 2020 was it. Both for, and often against, those judges, especially on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, determined workers’ fate, even more so than the U.S.
Much At Stake for Workers in Federal Appeals Courts
09/23/20 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 23, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS & PROTECTIONS | If there ever were six months which proved the importance of federal appeals courts to workers, the first half of 2020 was it. Both for, and often against, those judges, especially on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, determined workers’ fate, even more so than the U.S.
Notice: Case Push/Rally Event 10/2/2020
09/23/20 - IATSE Local B4
Case Push/Rally Event On Friday, October 2nd, we are joining Mass Live Event Coalition in a rally/empty road case “push” in an effort to illuminate the plight of live entertainment workers.  We are beginning at the Opera House loading dock, pushing down Tremont Street ending at the Wang where there will be a speaking program.
Colorado Workforce Center Information
09/23/20 - Teamsters Local 455
Colorado Workforce Center has a few things that might help our members navigate employment when furloughed. The DOL has packets you can request from the Co. work  Center. These fall under “Rapid response” for those to be furloughed to the street. You can also go on the web at www.colorado.gov/cdle To register for work go to www.connectingcolorado.
Rest in Peace, Brother
09/23/20 - IUEC Local 10
It is with a heavy heart that the Officers and Members of Local #10, International Union of Elevator Constructors, are hereby notified of the passing of Brother Lemuel C. Partain on September 13, 2020.  Officers and Members may call at the Gasch's Funeral Home, 4739 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781 on Thursday, September 24 from 3-7 pm.
With Justice Ginsburg’s Death, Workers Rights Are at the Brink
09/23/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 23, 2020 | OPINION | […] Conservative justices have already signaled their hostility to workers with decisions like Epic Systems v. Lewis. The stakes could not be higher—and what unionists must understand is that the next Supreme Court appointee may hold the power to destroy the last vestiges of legal power for public sector unions.
COVID 19 Extension Ratifies
09/22/20 - Association Employees Union
The COVID 19 Extension has ratified.
With Justice Ginsburg’s Death, Workers Rights Are at the Brink
09/22/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 22, 2020 | OPINION | […] Conservative justices have already signaled their hostility to workers with decisions like Epic Systems v. Lewis. The stakes could not be higher—and what unionists must understand is that the next Supreme Court appointee may hold the power to destroy the last vestiges of legal power for public sector unions.
Stand in Solidarity With Clark College Classified Staff
09/22/20 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
There have been some troubling developments recently at Clark College.  The Clark College Board of Trustees recently contracted an accounting firm, Moss Adams, to conduct an audit of staffing and organizational structures within the college for efficiencies.
Contract Updates
09/22/20 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
District1199NM has recentely completed negotiations for increased wages, benefits and language pertaining to COVID-19. These negotiations covered union members at Christus-St.Vincent, University of New Mexico Hospital, Holy Cross and Alta Vista Regional Medical Center.
2020 VEOP DocuSign
09/22/20 - TWU Local 513
VEOP members retiring at the end of September should check their AAemail to confirm the DocuSign sent to them. The attachment is an example!
Rail Safety Week
09/22/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The goal of Rail Safety Week (RSW) is to raise awareness of the need for rail safety education and empower the general public to keep themselves safe near highway-rail grade crossings and railroad rights-of-way.

Join us in observing Rail Safety Week this year from Monday, September 21 through Sunday, September 27! This year, Rail Safety Week will be observed in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Web Post/ LinkedIn Learning Subscription
09/22/20 - IATSE Local 33
Hi All, Could you post the following message about LinkedIn Learning? LinkedIn Learning Subscription; IATSE members and those working under agreements can apply for this FREE subscription program. https://www.iatsetrainingtrust.
Workers First — Vote Union!
09/22/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
America faces crises on three critical fronts: a public health pandemic, an economic free fall and long-standing structural racism. And too many of America's working families are suffering. Elections have consequences. Working people need safe jobs, economic security and freedom from systemic racism.
UPS Final Offer from the Company
09/22/20 - Teamsters Local Union No. 91
Brothers & Sisters, Negotiations concluded on September 19, 2020 in Toronto after seven (7) straight days of talks.  The conclusion was the Company presenting its final offer to the bargaining committee.  Local 91 was not in favour of the final offer, however the offer will be voted on by the Members.
COVID Remembrance
09/22/20 - CWA Local 7777
I think most of us know at least one person and some of us, unfortunately, know many people, who succumbed to COVID. CWA is supporting the October 4 National COVID-19 Remembrance.
Southwest Airlines and Unions Letter to President Trump, Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, Leader McConnell, and Leader Schumer Regarding CARES Act PSP
09/22/20 - AMFA
September 21, 2020 -- When we wrote to you in March, the size and scale of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the airline industry were still largely unknown. Cases were few, death rates low, and yet our industry was instantly decimated. The fate of airlines, including Southwest Airlines, hung in the balance. Your work was critical and appreciated to bring the CARES Act to fruition, providing much needed payroll support and acting as a stop-gap while our country and our industry worked toward recovery.
Challenge Coins
09/22/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 194
We have recieved our Challenge Coins and they are now avalible for purchase. On one side there is the IBEW Bug with "IBEW Local 194, Northwest Louisiana".  On the flip side there is a picture of what we feel like encompasses Northwest Louisiana.  There's a B-52 dropping a bomb with "Est. 1913", the year Local 194 was offically chartered.
EPPD to Honor (Ret.) Detective Albert M. Jones #107 with Retired Police Honors
09/22/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective Albert M. Jones #107, who passed away on July 26, 2020, at the age of 92.   (Ret.) Detective Jones served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 24+ years. He was commissioned by the El Paso Police Department on March 27, 1961 and retired on April 2, 1985.
The Jim McLean Memorial Fund (Brotherhood Fund) Needs Your Help
09/22/20 - IBEW Local 659
Dear Sisters and Brothers, This year has been unprecedented with the coronavirus and the devastating conditions in which the wildfires caused substantial destruction to many towns within Local Union 659 jurisdiction throughout Oregon and Northern California: Ashland; Blue River; Detroit; Eagle Point; Estacada; Otis; Phoenix; Shady Cove; Talent; Vida and Happy Camp (just to list a few).
REGISTER 2020
09/21/20 - IUPAT local 10
Register and V O T E right here !!! Click on your stae to make a difference .
Public works, state crews ‘put our lives on the line’ during severe weather
09/21/20 - UPSEU
HAMDEN — Brian Lecuyer has worked in the town’s Public Works Department for about 20 years, but one of the scariest moments of his life happened just last month when a tornado ripped through town . Within minutes of getting on the road after leaving the DPW building on Shepard Avenue, the tornado was right in front of him, he said. Read more at CTInsider.
Hoffa: Honoring Ginsburg, a Friend to Working, Disenfranchised People
09/21/20 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 21, 2020 | IN MEMORIAM | The following is a statement from Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President, on the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “On Friday evening, we lost this nation’s leading judicial voice for everyday Americans who have been repeatedly overlooked and cast aside in this country.
GENERAL PRESIDENT JAMES P. HOFFA ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF JUSTICE GINSBURG
09/21/20 - Teamsters Local 179
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President, on the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “On Friday evening, we lost this nation’s leading judicial voice for everyday Americans who have been repeatedly overlooked and cast aside in this country.
Virtual Delegate Assembly
09/21/20 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
District 1199NM, NUHHC VIRTUAL DELEGATE ASSEMBLY FOR MEMBERS ONLY OCTOBER 31, 2020 11 AM – 1 PM If you plan to attend the Delegate Assembly, please RSVP by October 26, 2020 to district1199@district1199nm.org.  We will send the Zoom Link to your personal email.
Kroger Negotiations Update 16
09/21/20 - UFCW Local 455
The Union & Company met the week of September 2nd & 3rd to continue discussions on your contract with the assistance of a Federal Mediator and your Bargaining Committee, which is made up of rank and file union members that work in stores alongside you.
UPDATE: Sad News - The Mother of Ellen Cawley has passed.
09/21/20 - IATSE Local B4
Update: KELLEY, Patricia M. "Patsy" (Ryan) Of South Boston, passed away peacefully on September 19, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Frank J. Kelley. Loving mother of Francis E. Kelley & his wife Marianne of Milton, Patricia Lampron of Dorchester, Steve Kelley of Hopkinton, Ellen Cawley & her husband Michael of Dorchester, Lynda Hosea & her late husband Carl of Dorchester, Julie DeZutter & her husband Phil of Upton, and Matthew Kelley & his wife Kristine of Easton. Cherished grandmother of 18 loving grandchildren & 7 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Margaret "Peggy" Ryan of South Boston, and the late Red & Buddy and Mary O'Neill, and Mike, Jim, and Joe Ryan. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. Due to the ongoing health crisis, all Funeral Services will remain private. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Patsy may be made to the Carl Hosea, Jr. Helping Hands Foundation, 11 Flavia St., Dorchester, MA 02122. For expressions of sympathy, www.oconnorandson.com. Sad News - Ellen Cawley's Mother has passed away.  Flowers were sent and if anyone would like to send a card: Ellen Cawley, 14 Glide Street, Dorchester, MA 02122. There is no information on any funeral arraignments at this time.
Sad News - The Mother of Mars Cullen has passed.
09/21/20 - IATSE Local B4
Sad news, Mars Cullen's Mother has passed away.  Flowers have been sent and cards can be sent to: Mars Cullen, 175 Waverly Ave., Melrose, MA 02176.   We have no funeral information at this time.
Hoffa: Honoring Ginsburg, a Friend to Working, Disenfranchised People
09/21/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 21, 2020 | IN MEMORIAM | The following is a statement from Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President, on the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “On Friday evening, we lost this nation’s leading judicial voice for everyday Americans who have been repeatedly overlooked and cast aside in this country.
Lodge 35 Endorses Mike McCreary For State Representative
09/20/20 - Le-Hampton Lodge 35 FOP
On behalf of the 700 members of Fraternal Of Police Le-Hampton Lodge 35, I proudly announce that Mike McCreary has unanimously won our endorsement and support for State Representative of the 132nd Legislative District.
Lodge 35 Endorses Ann Flood For State Representative
09/20/20 - Le-Hampton Lodge 35 FOP
On behalf of the 700 members of Fraternal Of Police Le-Hampton Lodge 35, I proudly announce that Ann Flood has unanimously won our endorsement and support for State Representative.
2020 BALL
09/18/20 - FOP Local 18
All, It is with great sadness that I inform you that the 2020 FOP Ball is canceled. Our board is working to find other fundraising opportunities and plan events for 2021. Please feel free to share this with others who normally attend.
In Case You Missed It
09/18/20 - Teamsters local 570
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50 Reasons the Trump Administration is Bad for Workers
09/18/20 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 18, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Trump administration has systematically promoted the interests of corporate executives and shareholders over those of working people and failed to protect worker’s safety, wages and rights. This Economic Policy Institute report provides a review of the administration’s most egregious attacks on working people since Trump took office.
In Case You Missed It
09/18/20 - Teamsters Local 355
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50 Reasons the Trump Administration is Bad for Workers
09/18/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 18, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Trump administration has systematically promoted the interests of corporate executives and shareholders over those of working people and failed to protect worker’s safety, wages and rights. This Economic Policy Institute report provides a review of the administration’s most egregious attacks on working people since Trump took office.
Memo: Call to Action Regarding CARES Act PSP Funding Extension
09/18/20 - AMFA
September 18, 2020 -- We are less than two weeks from the CARES Act Payroll Support Program (PSP) end date of September 30, 2020. This program has guaranteed wages for airline employees during this period of severely depressed demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while avoiding layoffs that have been announced as being necessary by several major airlines.
50 Reasons the Trump Administration is Bad for Workers
09/18/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 18, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Trump administration has systematically promoted the interests of corporate executives and shareholders over those of working people and failed to protect worker’s safety, wages and rights. This Economic Policy Institute report provides a review of the administration’s most egregious attacks on working people since Trump took office.
In Case You Missed It
09/18/20 - Teamsters Local 992
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Workers Win as NY Federal Judge Tosses ‘Joint Employer’ Rule
09/18/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 18, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Millions of workers potentially won—and the GOP Trump regime lost in court again—as a New York federal judge tossed the Trump Labor Department’s new, and narrower, “joint employer” rule. Indeed, the Trump scheme was so bad, said Judge Gregory Woods of the U.S.
Flu shots
09/18/20 - UA Local 23 Plumbers & Pipefitters
Please click on the "Pension/H&W" tab for flu shot information.
50 Reasons the Trump Administration is Bad for Workers
09/18/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Sept. 18, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Trump administration has systematically promoted the interests of corporate executives and shareholders over those of working people and failed to protect worker’s safety, wages and rights. This Economic Policy Institute report provides a review of the administration’s most egregious attacks on working people since Trump took office.
In Case You Missed It
09/18/20 - Teamsters Local 888
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