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Jeff Cooper Becomes Vice President
Teamsters Local 89
Letter Carriers Union Files Nationwide Grievance Against Mail Slowdown Scheme
Teamsters local 570
Letter Carriers Union Files Nationwide Grievance Against Mail Slowdown Scheme
Teamsters Local 355
El Paso police officer applications down nearly 50 percent from average
El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
New Section and Content:Learning About the Union
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Kroger Negotiations Update 13
UFCW Local 455
 
     

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Jeff Cooper Becomes Vice President
08/11/20 - Teamsters Local 89
We are pleased to announce Jeff Cooper, better known as “Coupe” by his friends and members, as the new Vice President for Teamsters Local 89! Prior to becoming the Vice President, Jeff served as a Local 89 Trustee from 2010 to 2014, when he became Recording Secretary. Jeff has a long history with Teamsters Local 89.
Letter Carriers Union Files Nationwide Grievance Against Mail Slowdown Scheme
08/11/20 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 11, 2020 | U.S. LABOR | The Letter Carriers union has filed a national grievance, an unusual move, against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who took over the agency, promptly fired 21-31 top staffers, and imposed shutdown actions and an overtime ban that slows the mail down.
Letter Carriers Union Files Nationwide Grievance Against Mail Slowdown Scheme
08/11/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 11, 2020 | U.S. LABOR | The Letter Carriers union has filed a national grievance, an unusual move, against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who took over the agency, promptly fired 21-31 top staffers, and imposed shutdown actions and an overtime ban that slows the mail down.
El Paso police officer applications down nearly 50 percent from average
08/11/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
On average, the El Paso Police Department receives around 5,000 applications per class, but the numbers for their current class show that number of applications has been cut in half. "The number of applications is down. Why they’re down, police is just not a profession people are seeking.
New Section and Content:Learning About the Union
08/11/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
What do my dues pay for? The Union doesn’t do anything for me! What good is the Union?   These are all questions we may have asked ourselves or heard others asking.
Kroger Negotiations Update 13
08/11/20 - UFCW Local 455
As part of our commitment to securing a strong contract that provides  accessible and affordable health care, we want to provide more  information on Kroger’s proposed “K Plan” as well as our proposal for a guarantee of benefits.
Letter Carriers Union Files Nationwide Grievance Against Mail Slowdown Scheme
08/11/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 11, 2020 | U.S. LABOR | The Letter Carriers union has filed a national grievance, an unusual move, against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who took over the agency, promptly fired 21-31 top staffers, and imposed shutdown actions and an overtime ban that slows the mail down.
Membership Announcement
08/11/20 - IUOE 302
The Local 302 Executive Board has approved the Strike Fund Committee’s recommendation to stay with the investment management team that has been managing the Rock Solid Strike fund, although the Management Team Scott Wealth has moved away from Wells Fargo and now independently working as Scott Capitol Advisors.
New U.S. postmaster to appear at Congressional hearing on mail delays
08/11/20 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The House Oversight Committee has invited the new postmaster general to appear at a hearing next month to examine operational changes to the U.S. Postal Service that are causing delays in mail deliveries across the country.
Friday Night Massacre’ at US Postal Service as Postmaster General — a Major Trump Donor — Ousts Top Officials
08/11/20 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, AUGUST 16
08/11/20 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, August 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Once again this month the local will be following the Covid-19 guidelines and will only allow a total of 50 people into the membership hall including staff and officers. Masks are required.
August Meeting
08/10/20 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
The August Meeting will be conducted via ZOOM at 5:00 PM.  Board Members and Delegates should check your E-mail Inbox for the details of how to attend.
Jobs, Labor and The 1936 GM Strike
08/10/20 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 10, 2020 | LABOR HISTORY | The US economy added another 1.8 million jobs in the month of July. The good news: It's the third-straight month of improvement since the beginning of the lockdowns related to the coronavirus pandemic, and it beat expectations. The bad news: It's a lot less than the 4.8 million jobs added in June, and it leaves the economy still down 12.9 million jobs.
Jobs, Labor and The 1936 GM Strike
08/10/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 10, 2020 | LABOR HISTORY | The US economy added another 1.8 million jobs in the month of July. The good news: It's the third-straight month of improvement since the beginning of the lockdowns related to the coronavirus pandemic, and it beat expectations. The bad news: It's a lot less than the 4.8 million jobs added in June, and it leaves the economy still down 12.9 million jobs.
Jobs, Labor and The 1936 GM Strike
08/10/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 10, 2020 | LABOR HISTORY | The US economy added another 1.8 million jobs in the month of July. The good news: It's the third-straight month of improvement since the beginning of the lockdowns related to the coronavirus pandemic, and it beat expectations. The bad news: It's a lot less than the 4.8 million jobs added in June, and it leaves the economy still down 12.9 million jobs.
JOB POSTING
08/10/20 - IBEW Local 191
City of Bellingham Park Operations has a job posting for an Electrical/Mechanical Specialist with the parks department. Please contact Jennifer Hamilton @ 360-778-7100 or email her at jbhamilton@cob.
Avral Thompson Becomes Secretary-Treasurer
08/10/20 - Teamsters Local 89
We are proud and excited to announce Avral Thompson as the new Secretary-Treasurer for Teamsters Local 89! Avral has served as our Vice President since 2016 and served as Recording Secretary prior to that. He has been a Business Agent for Teamsters Local 89 since 1996 when he was hired to cover, Kroger, Furniture, and Truck Modification and other miscellaneous shops.
AMFA National Officer Election Results
08/10/20 - AMFA
August 10, 2020 -- The votes for the AMFA National Officer Election were tallied on August 10, 2020. Votes for this election were counted and certified by ElectionBuddy, and the results are as follows...
National Director Update - July 2020
08/10/20 - AMFA
August 10, 2020 -- In July 2020, your AMFA Officers were very busy monitoring the current state and operational activity pertaining to the moving target for possible headcount reductions or furloughs, Early-Out Program (EOP), Voluntary Separations Programs (VSP), Extended Emergency Time Off (EXTO), Emergency Time Off (ETO), or In-leu-Of-Furlough (ILOF) options and safeguarding AMFA protected work. For more carrier specific updates and further information regarding current status of these options at your respective carrier, please contact your Local Airline Representative. Be assured, we are adamantly fighting for you under the parameters of the CARES ACT.
Jobs, Labor and The 1936 GM Strike
08/10/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 10, 2020 | LABOR HISTORY | The US economy added another 1.8 million jobs in the month of July. The good news: It's the third-straight month of improvement since the beginning of the lockdowns related to the coronavirus pandemic, and it beat expectations. The bad news: It's a lot less than the 4.8 million jobs added in June, and it leaves the economy still down 12.9 million jobs.
Kroger Negotiations Update 12
08/08/20 - UFCW Local 455
IMPORTANCE OF YOUR SC TRUST FUND The Union & Company met this week on August 4th and August 5th to continue discussions on your contract with the assistance of a Federal Mediator. On the second day of meetings, the company proposed a wage proposal, which will be bargained between the two committees.
RIP
08/08/20 - IBEW Local 191
Member Eric Lucia's wife passed away.
Local Union Election Results
08/07/20 - IBEW Local 768
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Wenatchee Hall
08/07/20 - IBEW Local 191
We would like to let you all know that Marcey will be having surgery next week and will be out of the office for the next 4 - 6 weeks.  We all wish her well and a speedy recovery.
RIP
08/07/20 - IBEW Local 191
On sunday Dustin Neely passed away.  Dustin was a good man and a joy to work with! He will be missed!  His viewing will by Monday August 10th from 4pm - 7pm @ The Chapel of the Valley.
Congratulations Sue and Florence!!
08/07/20 - IATSE Local B4
Congratulations to Sue Epstein, who was elected to the Office of Member At-Large for a 2nd term of three years! Thank you to Barbara M. Welch for stepping up to the plate and running against Sue. It's always nice to have little eceitement and competition. It shows genuine interest in service to our Membership.
Major Unions Push for Paid Leave In Covid-19 Aid Bill
08/07/20 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 7, 2020 | COVID-19 | The country's top five labor union groups are calling on Congress to include expanded paid leave benefits in a new COVID-19 relief bill. "Never before have paid leave protections been more necessary," the coalition of unions wrote in a letter to congressional leaders obtained by The Hill.
In Case You Missed It
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 355
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Workers Organize During Covid-19 Pandemic for Protection
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 7, 2020 | OPINION | Workers are facing unprecedented challenges in the age of the coronavirus. Many have lost their jobs, been temporarily laid off with no idea when they are going to return or been forced to work despite the ongoing health crisis. It has been a stressful time for millions in Michigan and across the country.
Death Notice - Alan Means
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 41
Alan Means, 57, of Olathe, Kansas,  passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 5, 2020 after a courageous year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Alan was a dedicated family man who was kind, outgoing and beloved by so many. He loved baseball, but he loved the opportunity it gave him to coach and spend time with his sons even more.
Major Unions Push for Paid Leave In Covid-19 Aid Bill
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 7, 2020 | COVID-19 | The country's top five labor union groups are calling on Congress to include expanded paid leave benefits in a new COVID-19 relief bill. "Never before have paid leave protections been more necessary," the coalition of unions wrote in a letter to congressional leaders obtained by The Hill.
United Rail Unions Sue to Block Carriers from Modifying Healthcare Benefits without Bargaining
08/07/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
WASHINGTON, DC, AUGUST 7 — On August 5, 2020, 12 rail unions whose members and their families are covered by the NRC/UTU Plan and the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan, filed suit against the nation’s Class I railroad carriers in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
COVID-19 News & Updates
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 743
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation Summary and Resources www.teamsters.org/covid-19 This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. This fact sheet will be updated as needed. See links at the bottom of this page for the most up-to-date information.
Secretary-Treasurer Johnny Bolton Retires
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 89
On August 7th, 2020, Colvin “Johnny” Bolton retired from Teamsters Local 89 after 44 years of membership. Johnny became a Teamster at the age of 19 when he was hired at American Greetings in 1976. Three years later he ran for and won his first Steward. He served as a Steward for three years before being elected Chief Steward for his plant.
Major Unions Push for Paid Leave In Covid-19 Aid Bill
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 7, 2020 | COVID-19 | The country's top five labor union groups are calling on Congress to include expanded paid leave benefits in a new COVID-19 relief bill. "Never before have paid leave protections been more necessary," the coalition of unions wrote in a letter to congressional leaders obtained by The Hill.
Charlotte Area Local, 375
08/07/20 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Union Meeting Will Be Held Via ZOOM August 18, 2020 7:30 pm 3521 Mulberry Church Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208 Executive Board will meet after General Meeting Want to attend meeting through Zoom? https://zoom.
Teamster History
08/06/20 - Teamsters Local 455
Click link for more.... https://live-teamster.pantheonsite.
Protect Our Pensions Say No to the Grow Act
08/06/20 - Teamsters Local 455
See attached.
Notice of Local Union Election Plan Submission Form
08/06/20 - Teamsters Local Union No. 436
NOTICE OF LOCAL UNION ELECTION PLAN SUBMISSION FORM TO ALL MEMBERS OF TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION No.
Workers Organize During Covid-19 Pandemic for Protection
08/06/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 6, 2020 | OPINION | Workers are facing unprecedented challenges in the age of the coronavirus. Many have lost their jobs, been temporarily laid off with no idea when they are going to return or been forced to work despite the ongoing health crisis. It has been a stressful time for millions in Michigan and across the country.
Broadcast Message Bounced Account Reporting
08/06/20 - support.unionactive.com
We have added a process to the broadcast messaging system for reporting and stopping bounces that occur because of email accounts that are no longer working or because of invalid text messaging settings. The new report link is located in the admin area > messaging tab. Click the Bounced Accounts link to view the report.
Letter from President Wright
08/06/20 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Brothers & Sisters- Please click on the attached file to view the letter.
AMFA- AS Furlough Mitigation Discussions Update
08/06/20 - AMFA
August 6, 2020 -- AMFA and Alaska Airlines have met twice this week to discuss the EOP/ELILOF process. There were 33 EOP (Early Out Program) applicants, as well as four that applied for the bridge of ELILOF to the EOP when they turn 62. There are 56 applicants for the 1-year ELILOF, 15 of those were at top of scale, 41 are at various points of the pay scale, and 29 applicants applied for the various short-term leaves. he Company has stated that the mitigation effort to avoid furloughs is short of their target and we are continuing discussions on how to reach that goal.
2020 Tentative Wage Reopener Settlement
08/06/20 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ !!! Members - Please login and click on the 2020 Wage Opener tab to view the Tentative Wage Opener Agreement and important vote details that will take place this month, August 2020. There are very specific vote details. Please read!! This information also went out in a newsletter to all hourly active members.
Job Opening at local Shipyard
08/06/20 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Read below, and if interested call the hall at (206)623-6473 PURCHASING AGENT Responsibilities' include but not limited:   Preparing Purchase Orders and entry in accounting software Daily entry of materials from job cards.
AMFA–Alaska Airlines Furlough Mitigation Discussions Update
08/06/20 - AMFA Local 32
AMFA–Alaska Airlines Furlough Mitigation Discussions Update AMFA and Alaska Airlines have met twice this week to discuss the EOP/ELILOF process. There were 33 EOP (Early Out Program) applicants, as well as four that applied for the bridge of ELILOF to the EOP when they turn 62.
JC 25 Essential Worker Series: Rush PCT's Aisha Slaughter & Catina Reed
08/05/20 - Teamsters Local 743
When the COVID-19 Pandemic first hit Chicago, Rush University Medical Center Patient Care Technicians Catina Reed and Aisha Slaughter were designated to work on COVID-19 units, taking care of patients battling the virus.
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