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    Local 776 Newsletter
    01/17/20 - Teamsters Local 776
    Recently Local 776 mailed the Winter 2020 issue of the 776 Review to the membership. Did the mailman....
    MLK Jr. Day
    01/16/20 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 20, marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights Leader's life and legacy. Let us celebrate! "WE ARE NOW FACED WITH THE FACT THAT TOMORROW IS TODAY.  WE ARE CONFRONTED WITH THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW.
    Virginia 38th and Final State Needed to Pass Equal Rights Amendment
    01/16/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 16, 2020 | EQUALITY | Since Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972, the proposal to enshrine gender equality in the Constitution has languished in state legislatures, failing to rack up the approvals in the three-quarters of states required of Constitutional amendments—until now.
    For the Love of God, Ask the Candidates About Unions
    01/16/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 16, 2020 | VOTE2020 | The American labor movement has been under attack for decades, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the Democratic primary debates. On Tuesday evening, moderators mentioned unions once — specifically a union, the AFL-CIO, and only to ask Bernie Sanders why he opposed the USMCA trade deal that the union endorsed.
    Virginia 38th and Final State Needed to Pass Equal Rights Amendment
    01/16/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 16, 2020 | EQUALITY | Since Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972, the proposal to enshrine gender equality in the Constitution has languished in state legislatures, failing to rack up the approvals in the three-quarters of states required of Constitutional amendments—until now.
    Virginia 38th and Final State Needed to Pass Equal Rights Amendment
    01/16/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 16, 2020 | EQUALITY | Since Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972, the proposal to enshrine gender equality in the Constitution has languished in state legislatures, failing to rack up the approvals in the three-quarters of states required of Constitutional amendments—until now.
    For the Love of God, Ask the Candidates About Unions
    01/16/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 16, 2020 | VOTE2020 | The American labor movement has been under attack for decades, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the Democratic primary debates. On Tuesday evening, moderators mentioned unions once — specifically a union, the AFL-CIO, and only to ask Bernie Sanders why he opposed the USMCA trade deal that the union endorsed.
    Fallen Border Patrol K-9 agent honored by local, state, federal dignitaries
    01/16/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The U.S. Border Patrol and other agencies gathered at the Abundant Living Faith Center Wednesday morning to say their final goodbyes to one of their own. A K-9, Bulder, was killed in the line of duty last month. The Border Patrol, CBP, El Paso police, El Paso Mayor Dee Margo and many other agencies came to pay their respects to Bulder Wednesday morning.
    EPPD and the Texas Department of Public Safety now accepting applications for Citizen's Academy
    01/16/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety are now accepting applications for the law enforcement citizens academy. The program is free and open to anyone 18-years of age and up, and the applications will be open until Jan.17. According to a release, the academy will begin on Feb. 4, and classes will meet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, and 9 p.m. to 12 p.m.
    AEU January General Membership Meeting Agenda
    01/15/20 - Association Employees Union
    The January General Membership Meeting is January 25, 2020 in Monterey CA at tht Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course please attend. See meeting details in the Events Calendar. Attached is the Agenda for the General Membership Meeting.
    4th Qtr Southern States Savings & Retirement
    01/15/20 - 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 4.80% increment to all members accounts for the fourth (4th) quarter, October 1 through December 31, 2019.
    OFFICIAL NOTICE - Bylaw Change Proposal
    01/15/20 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    Attention Members - Important Please Read Please login and click on the Member Home tab to view the Official 20 Day Notice for a Bylaw Change proposal. This notice has been mailed to your home address on file. It is important that you read the notice and attend the Valley/CGS Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 4th at 5:30pm to cast your vote.
    For the Love of God, Ask the Candidates About Unions
    01/15/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 15, 2020 | VOTE2020 | The American labor movement has been under attack for decades, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the Democratic primary debates. On Tuesday evening, moderators mentioned unions once — specifically a union, the AFL-CIO, and only to ask Bernie Sanders why he opposed the USMCA trade deal that the union endorsed.
    Tentative Agreement Struck
    01/15/20 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
    A Tentative Agreement has been reached between Clark College and the CCAHE.
    For the Love of God, Ask the Candidates About Unions
    01/15/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    Jan. 15, 2020 | VOTE2020 | The American labor movement has been under attack for decades, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the Democratic primary debates. On Tuesday evening, moderators mentioned unions once — specifically a union, the AFL-CIO, and only to ask Bernie Sanders why he opposed the USMCA trade deal that the union endorsed.
    J.R. Hoffa Scholarships
    01/14/20 - Teamsters Local 776
    The application process for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has opened for 2020. The deadline for submission is March 2, 2020. The Fund is established solely to provide scholarships to the child or dependent of a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
    Looking Back at 2019 From Workers’ Perspective
    01/14/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 14, 2020 | COMMENTARY | The number of Americans who engaged in work stoppages last year was at a 30-year high, on pace to equal 2018′s strikes when almost half a million U.S. workers walked off the job. That said, such “days of idleness” were still less than the levels that workers sustained during the entire post-World War II period through 1979.
    2020 Standard Mileage Rate
    01/14/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    The 2020 standard mileage rate set by the Internal Revenue Service will be 57.5 cents per mile, effective January 1, 2020. Please use this rate when calculating mileage reimbursement on expense reports for 2020.
    Looking Back at 2019 From Workers’ Perspective
    01/14/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 14, 2020 | COMMENTARY | The number of Americans who engaged in work stoppages last year was at a 30-year high, on pace to equal 2018′s strikes when almost half a million U.S. workers walked off the job. That said, such “days of idleness” were still less than the levels that workers sustained during the entire post-World War II period through 1979.
    Deceased Member
    01/14/20 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers and Sisters It is with deepest regrets to have to inform you that Brother Louis Tancredi passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020.  Brother Louis Tancredi was born May 6, 1932.  Local 33 sends its condolences to his family and friends.  He will be truly missed by all.
    Write A Letter In Support of Clark College Educators
    01/14/20 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
    Calling all sisters, brother, siblings of labor and friends!!!! ACTION NEEDED In Support of the Clark College Association of Higher Education!!! Even if you are not in the area, please send in an email to Clark College letting them know Vancouver is a union town with support all over.
    Looking Back at 2019 From Workers’ Perspective
    01/14/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 14, 2020 | COMMENTARY | The number of Americans who engaged in work stoppages last year was at a 30-year high, on pace to equal 2018′s strikes when almost half a million U.S. workers walked off the job. That said, such “days of idleness” were still less than the levels that workers sustained during the entire post-World War II period through 1979.
    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, JANUARY 19
    01/14/20 - Teamsters Local 179
    The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, January 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
    Express 20-01
    01/14/20 - Denver Metro Area Local APWU
    Happy New Year? by Bobby Rollins, President First and foremost, I would like to thank everyone for their gallant efforts this Holiday Season.  I know it was difficult for those of you who had your schedules changed by management to balance your work and home life during the peak season, but your efforts and perseverance did not go unnoticed.
    Union Organizing
    01/13/20 - Teamsters Local 776
    Organizing is hard work, just ask Local 776 Organizer Mark Cicak. You have to play by a set of rules that are stacked in the employer’s favor, who tries every trick in the book to derail the organizing drive, while their Union busting attorney is making sure you are letter perfect. Below is an article on how widespread employer violations of federal labor are in Union organizing campaigns.
    CNN Agrees to Pay $76 M to Settle Allegations It Violated Labor Law
    01/13/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 13, 2020 | JUSTICE | CNN has agreed to pay $76 million in back pay to settle allegations that it violated federal labor law when it replaced hundreds of unionized broadcast technicians more than 15 years ago, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday.
    UPSEU Members Sponsor Annual Food Collection Day for Bread for Life
    01/13/20 - UPSEU
    The Southington Paraeducators, ABA Therapists, and EL tutors (U.P.S.E.U. - Unit 50), in partnership with the Southington Board of Education, sponsored their annual Dress Down Day and Food Collection Day for Bread for Life,  raising over $1,300.00 in monetary donations and food collections.
    CNN Agrees to Pay $76 Million to Settle Allegations It Violated Labor Law
    01/13/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 13, 2020 | JUSTICE | CNN has agreed to pay $76 million in back pay to settle allegations that it violated federal labor law when it replaced hundreds of unionized broadcast technicians more than 15 years ago, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday.
    CNN Agrees to Pay $76 M to Settle Allegations It Violated Labor Law
    01/13/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 13, 2020 | JUSTICE | CNN has agreed to pay $76 million in back pay to settle allegations that it violated federal labor law when it replaced hundreds of unionized broadcast technicians more than 15 years ago, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday.
    EPPD Promotions Ceremony
    01/13/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages all members to attend the El Paso Police Department's Promotion Ceremony at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.  The ceremony will take place at the El Paso Regional Communications Center located at 6055 Threadgill Ave.
    Poll on InTime Reset
    01/13/20 - Henderson Police Officers' Association
    Click the link below to vote in the poll: http://hpoa.us/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/voting_form.cfm If you also want to voice your opinion, go over to the forums by clicking below: http://hpoa.us/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/message_board.
    Openings at Pac Ship
    01/13/20 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
    One of our employeers - Pacific Ship Repair needs 2 experienced Fitter/Welder Combos and 2 experienced Pipe Welders for work to begin immediately. All applicants must have dual shield, and stick experience.
    Welcome to the Hall
    01/13/20 - IUEC Local 10
    I would like to take a moment and congratulate and welcome Brother Ralph Gray to the Union Hall.  Ralph left Otis to run for and become the newest Business Agent here at Local #10.  I worked with Ralph at Schindler Elevator for several years before I came to the Union Hall, so Ralph and I know each other well.
    30 Years Ago: The Day the Middle Class Died
    01/12/20 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    From time to time, someone under 30 will ask me, "When did this all begin, America's downward slide?" They say they've heard of a time when working people could raise a family and send the kids to college on just one parent's income (and that college in states like California and New York was almost free). That anyone who wanted a decent paying job could get one.
    UPS driver saves man from fire
    01/11/20 - Teamsters Local 776
    A quick decision by a UPS driver may have saved a York County man's life....
    ILLINOIS CENTRAL KANKAKEE RATIFIES FIRST CONTRACT
    01/11/20 - Teamsters Local 179
    On Friday, January 10, drivers and aides working at Illinois Central Kankakee ratified their first collective bargaining agreement.  The 3-year agreement secures wage increases each year, additional holidays and bonuses.  Teamsters Local 179 would like to welcome the approximately 90 new members.
    CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF WILL AND GRUNDY COUNTIES SCHOLARSHIP
    01/11/20 - Teamsters Local 179
    The Contractors Association of Will and Grundy Counties' Scholarship chair Becky Fallin, President of RHL Insulation and Firestopping, Inc. is pleased to announce the Annual Contractors Association of Will and Grundy Counties Scholarship Program.
    Nation’s Longest Ongoing Strike Comes to an End After 1,029 Days
    01/10/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 10, 2020 | STRIKES | About 200 United Steelworkers miners are back on the job at Idaho’s Lucky Friday mine after nearly three years on strike, putting an end to the longest-running continuous strike in the U.S. The workers ratified a contract with Hecla Mining Co., the mine’s owner, on Jan.
    In Case You Missed It
    01/10/20 - Teamsters Local 355
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    Nation’s Longest Ongoing Strike Comes to an End After 1,029 Days
    01/10/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 10, 2020 | STRIKES | About 200 United Steelworkers miners are back on the job at Idaho’s Lucky Friday mine after nearly three years on strike, putting an end to the longest-running continuous strike in the U.S. The workers ratified a contract with Hecla Mining Co., the mine’s owner, on Jan.
    In Case You Missed It
    01/10/20 - Teamsters Local 992
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    Nation’s Longest Ongoing Strike Comes to an End After 1,029 Days
    01/10/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 10, 2020 | STRIKES | About 200 United Steelworkers miners are back on the job at Idaho’s Lucky Friday mine after nearly three years on strike, putting an end to the longest-running continuous strike in the U.S. The workers ratified a contract with Hecla Mining Co., the mine’s owner, on Jan.
    Virginia General Assembly 2020
    01/10/20 - CWA 2201
    The Virginia General Assembly is in session, right to work is the debate and protecting call centers in the commonwealth. Here are to bills that we are tracking contact your representatives here to give your support. House Bill 153: Right to work.
    THE IBEW SPARQ January 2020 Edition
    01/10/20 - IBEW Local 659
    Dear Sisters and Brothers: The start of a new year is the perfect time to renew our commitment to the IBEW Code of Excellence (COE). When we demonstrate excellence on the job, at the local union, and in our communities, we tell people who we are as IBEW union members and leaders. That is why we continue to provide a quarterly COE newsletter, The IBEW SPARQ.
    THE WORD ON WEED
    01/10/20 - Teamsters Local 179
    The new law legalizing recreational marijuana within the State of Illinois went into effect on January 1, 2020. However, marijuana utilization and possession is still illegal in most workplaces. It is still both dangerous and illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana. Though it will soon be legal, off-the-clock use of recreational marijuana can have major consequences.
    Virginia General Assembly 2020
    01/10/20 - CWA/NCPSO Local 2201
    The General Assembly is here again and we continue to push for presumption for certain diesases that can be contracted on the job. Here are the two bills that have been presented this year. Please reach out to your represtatives here. Lobby day will be on the 21st of January if you are able to make it or if would would like to help please contact us at your local.
    Nation’s Longest Ongoing Strike Comes to an End After 1,029 Days
    01/10/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    Jan. 10, 2020 | STRIKES | About 200 United Steelworkers miners are back on the job at Idaho’s Lucky Friday mine after nearly three years on strike, putting an end to the longest-running continuous strike in the U.S. The workers ratified a contract with Hecla Mining Co., the mine’s owner, on Jan.
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