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State Senate Employing Dirty Tricks To Attack Unions
Last night, for the second time this session, the State Senate suspended the rules of their chamber to engage in a late night debacle over amendments attacking union members. Going well past the 11pm deadline that was established in response to the infamous ‘midnight pay raise,’ the Senate continued debate until after 1:30am. All of this was part of an attempt by Senator Wagner and his Tea Party cronies to bully Senate leadership into considering union-busting “Paycheck Protection” legislation.
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Military veteran & Laborer - a great combination
06/28/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Discipline, hard work and a “can do” attitude –  the perfect ingredients for a good construction worker – and for the U.S. military. Many military veterans are found on construction sites, where military skills, but most appropriately, military attitude, translate into a successful career.
National Director's June 2017 Update
06/28/17 - AMFA
June 28, 2017 -- We are pleased to announce that the AMFA National Office has been relocated to 7853 East Arapahoe Court, Suite 1100, Centennial, CO 80112. The phone and fax numbers will remain the same. The move was completed this past week, and we are up and running and fully operational.
Hoffa: Reject Senate Health Care Bill
06/28/17 - Teamsters local 570
June 28, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | In a letter sent to Capitol Hill yesterday, Teamsters General President James P Hoffa. called on the Senate to oppose the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” if brought to a vote. Hoffa called the legislation “flawed” and predicted that, if passed, will cost tens of millions of Americans to lose health insurance over the next decade.
Hoffa: Reject Senate Health Care Bill
06/28/17 - Teamsters Local 355
June 28, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | In a letter sent to Capitol Hill yesterday, Teamsters General President James P Hoffa. called on the Senate to oppose the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” if brought to a vote. Hoffa called the legislation “flawed” and predicted that, if passed, will cost tens of millions of Americans to lose health insurance over the next decade.
L.A. Opera Payroll Information 6/28/17
06/28/17 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Friends Effective this July 1st, L.A. Opera will be moving to a new Payroll Provider.  This change will not require anyone to do anything differently in reporting hours worked and time off.  There are enhanced features that will allow employees to make changes in deductions on-line.  Specific information about the new features will be provided in the next few weeks.
Hoffa: Reject Senate Health Care Bill
06/28/17 - Teamsters Local 992
June 28, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | In a letter sent to Capitol Hill yesterday, Teamsters General President James P Hoffa. called on the Senate to oppose the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” if brought to a vote. Hoffa called the legislation “flawed” and predicted that, if passed, will cost tens of millions of Americans to lose health insurance over the next decade.
Mariner Baseball-Union Solidarity Night
06/28/17 - IBEW Local 191
Union Solidarity Night at the Mariners. July 7th Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics 7:10 PM. Discounted tickets go to; Mariners.com\union for information and to purchase tickets.
Arvada Fire Dispatchers Win Union!
06/28/17 - AFSCME Council 76
Arvada Fire Dispatchers won union recognition! It couldn'tve been done without the hardwork, relentless appeals, and courageous personal testimonies of these brave workers, or without the tremendous support from Arvada citizens, Fire Fighters, and AFL-CIO brothers and sisters! Woooo.
2017 Fred Baker Memorial Golf Tournament
06/28/17 - NJLESA
?NJLESA represents at the 2017 Fred Baker golf tournament.  Since conception, over $200,000 has been awarded in scholarships all around the state of New Jersey.
What Unions Dues Do.....
06/28/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Retirement Seminar in Wilmington, NC
06/28/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
In Sympathy
06/28/17 - Teamsters Local 231
It is with deep sadness that we report that retired Teamsters Local 231 Secretary-Treasurer, Chuck Eggert, passed away on June 25, 2017. He worked at Whatcom County as a Field Engineer and then at Intalco, where he became a Shop Steward.  He was hired as a Business Representative in July 1988 and worked his way up to Secretary-Treasurer in July 2002.  He retired in February 2011.
Letter to Postmaster General Brennan
06/28/17 - APWU local 67
Right To Work Rally
06/28/17 - Teamsters Local 776
Teamsters from all across the State came by the bus full to the state Capitol to let lawmakers know that right-to-work (RTW) and paycheck deception measures currently being considered by the Legislature are wrong for all workers in the state.
Hoffa: Reject Senate Health Care Bill
06/28/17 - Teamsters Local 888
June 28, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | In a letter sent to Capitol Hill yesterday, Teamsters General President James P Hoffa. called on the Senate to oppose the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” if brought to a vote. Hoffa called the legislation “flawed” and predicted that, if passed, will cost tens of millions of Americans to lose health insurance over the next decade.
Press Release: SWA Mechanics to Hold Informational Picket At Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
06/27/17 - AMFA
June 27, 2017 -- Bret Oestreich, National Director of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), released the following statement: “After almost five years of unproductive negotiations with Southwest Airlines led by CEO Gary Kelly, more than 100 members of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association Local 32 will be conducting an informational picket at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on Friday, June 30."
Team Todd Fundraiser (Fighting Cancer)
06/27/17 - IBEW Local 659
Brother Todd Freitag, Local Union 659, Journeyman Lineman, working for City of Bandon is fighting for his life against Stage 2 Pancreatic Cancer.  Todd is currently at OHSU and had surgery on Friday, June 23, 2017.  We are asking for donations to help with the expenses incurred. Also, attached please find a fundraising event to be held on August 12, 2017 in Bandon, Oregon.
Payroll
06/27/17 - Hillsborough School Employee Federation
ATTENTION All District Employees!! July 7th check will be received on June 30th, 12 month employees will receive a full 10 days check and 10 month employees that worked for the summer will be paid for 4 days. 12 month and 10 month summer employees will receive their next check on July 21st.
2016-2017 Contract Signing Event
06/27/17 - AFSCME Local 1180
Hello members, on June 20th, 2017, our negotiating committee in conjunction with the City of Tulsa signed and completed the contract negotiations for the FY16-17. We made gains across the board for all the bargaining units. OT-AT have had their holiday policy updated and are now eligible for fatigue pay just to cite one change.
So How Much Is Too Much?
06/27/17 - Teamsters local 570
June 27, 2017 | ECONOMY | O.K. We live in a capitalist country. I get that. As a matter of fact, much to the chagrin of some of my more leftist friends, I’m glad we do. I’ve never had any desire to be a monk; never took a vow of poverty. I like owning my own home, and a car and a couple of good suits. I really enjoyed my last vacation, and I like going out to dinner and a movie too.
So How Much Is Too Much?
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 355
June 27, 2017 | ECONOMY | O.K. We live in a capitalist country. I get that. As a matter of fact, much to the chagrin of some of my more leftist friends, I’m glad we do. I’ve never had any desire to be a monk; never took a vow of poverty. I like owning my own home, and a car and a couple of good suits. I really enjoyed my last vacation, and I like going out to dinner and a movie too.
Will & Grundy Counties Area Construction Rates Effective June 1, 2017
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 179
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So How Much Is Too Much?
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 992
June 27, 2017 | ECONOMY | O.K. We live in a capitalist country. I get that. As a matter of fact, much to the chagrin of some of my more leftist friends, I’m glad we do. I’ve never had any desire to be a monk; never took a vow of poverty. I like owning my own home, and a car and a couple of good suits. I really enjoyed my last vacation, and I like going out to dinner and a movie too.
Teamsters Call On Lawmakers to Prioritize Workers in Self Driving Discussion
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 455
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Tickets Available!!!
06/27/17 - IBEW Local 191
Local 191 has tickets available for the Everett Aquasox MVP Club.
Solidarity Event to Help our Sister
06/27/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
The IBEW 21 Michael A. Kunas Beneficiary Committee will be holding a solidarity fundraising event to help our Sister Amanda Johnson and other IBEW 21 members who have endured major setbacks or losses.  Join us on Sunday, August 6th at a Gary Southshore Railcats Baseball Game. The proceeds of the event will benefit our Sister who lost her husband to a sudden heart attack shortly before the birth of their first child. If you can’t make it to the game you can also help by purchasing 50/50 Split the Pot Raffle tickets. Your chance to win is only $5 per ticket or you can purchase five tickets for $20.
LOCAL 179 WINS MAJOR ARBITRATION CASE AGAINST PACE BUS
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 179
Teamsters Local 179 has won a major arbitration case against Pace Bus in Joliet. The arbirator ruled that the Local 179 member must be put back to work with almost a year of back wages and benefits.
Hall 4th of July Hours
06/27/17 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Brothers and Sisters,  Please be advised, that in observance of the July 4th Holiday, and the schedule of our international offices, both of our offices - Portland and Seattle, will be closed on July 3rd and July 4th this year.
LOCAL 179 MEMBERS RATIFY 4-YEAR AREA CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 179
On Sunday, June 25, Local 179 members working under the Will & Grundy Counties Area Construction Agreement ratified a new 4-year agreement by a nearly 4-1 margin. The new contract includes a 3.25% increase per year and will cover the health & welfare and pension increases as well as wage increases for each year.  Language improvements were also negotiated into the new contract.
OFFICE CLOSURE 2017
06/27/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 57
IBEW LOCAL 57 WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, JULY 3RD AND TUESDAY JULY 4TH, 2017,  IN OBERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY.  WE WILL REOPEN AT 7:00 AM WEDNESDAY, JULY 5TH, 2017.
Local 776 Golf Tournament
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 776
Attention all you golfers, hackers, and duffers! It’s that time of the year again; the local 776 golf...
So How Much Is Too Much?
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 888
June 27, 2017 | ECONOMY | O.K. We live in a capitalist country. I get that. As a matter of fact, much to the chagrin of some of my more leftist friends, I’m glad we do. I’ve never had any desire to be a monk; never took a vow of poverty. I like owning my own home, and a car and a couple of good suits. I really enjoyed my last vacation, and I like going out to dinner and a movie too.
ELECTION RESULTS
06/26/17 - IBEW 396
CONGRATULATIONS.
How Union-Busting Bosses Propel the Right Wing to Power
06/26/17 - Teamsters Local 355
June 26, 2017 | LABOR HISTORY | U.S. bosses fight unions with a ferocity that is unmatched in the so-called free world. In the early days of the republic, master craftsmen prosecuted fledgling unions as criminal conspiracies that aimed to block their consolidation of wealth and property.
How Union-Busting Bosses Propel the Right Wing to Power
06/26/17 - Teamsters local 570
June 26, 2017 | LABOR HISTORY | U.S. bosses fight unions with a ferocity that is unmatched in the so-called free world. In the early days of the republic, master craftsmen prosecuted fledgling unions as criminal conspiracies that aimed to block their consolidation of wealth and property.
Victims of UPS’s Deadly Drive for Profit
06/26/17 - Teamsters Local 355
June 26, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | On June 14, a 38-year-old United Parcel Service driver, Jimmy Lam, shot and killed three co-workers, wounded two others and then killed himself at the UPS hub in San Francisco in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. This tragedy is obviously upsetting for those of us who work at UPS, along with our family and friends.
Protect Your Healthcare NOW!
06/26/17 - OPWU
Protect your healthcare by calling or emailing Senator Rob Portman today. The Senate may vote on the Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)this week. Call Senator Portman and tell him to vote NO ont the republican healthcare bill.
Spaghetti Lunch Fundraiser
06/26/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Save your lunch plans for Friday!  The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages members to participate in a Spaghetti Lunch fundraiser being sponsored by the El Paso Police Wives Association to benefit MVRC Officer Gomez and his family.   The spaghetti lunch will be held on Friday, June 30, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Angel D.
How Union-Busting Bosses Propel the Right Wing to Power
06/26/17 - Teamsters Local 992
June 26, 2017 | LABOR HISTORY | U.S. bosses fight unions with a ferocity that is unmatched in the so-called free world. In the early days of the republic, master craftsmen prosecuted fledgling unions as criminal conspiracies that aimed to block their consolidation of wealth and property.
Victims of UPS’s Deadly Drive for Profit
06/26/17 - Teamsters Local 992
June 26, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | On June 14, a 38-year-old United Parcel Service driver, Jimmy Lam, shot and killed three co-workers, wounded two others and then killed himself at the UPS hub in San Francisco in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. This tragedy is obviously upsetting for those of us who work at UPS, along with our family and friends.
Fleet Memo for June 24 2017
06/26/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
How Union-Busting Bosses Propel the Right Wing to Power
06/26/17 - Teamsters Local 888
June 26, 2017 | LABOR HISTORY | U.S. bosses fight unions with a ferocity that is unmatched in the so-called free world. In the early days of the republic, master craftsmen prosecuted fledgling unions as criminal conspiracies that aimed to block their consolidation of wealth and property.
2017 JCAESP/AFSCME Local 4011 Negotiations
06/25/17 - Jefferson County Association of Educational Support Personnel
Gasmet Webinar
06/24/17 - Fairfield County Hazardous Incident Response Team
Gasmet DX4040 inservice Mon, Jun 26, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PDT Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/301505357 You can also dial in using your phone. Canada: +1 (647) 497-9410 Access Code: 301-505-357 First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://care.citrixonline.
In Case You Missed It
06/23/17 - Teamsters local 570
  • ‘Philando can be any of us.’   • Veto the cold-hearted health bill.   • U.S. workers are under attack, says new U.N. report.   • New Baltimore law protects subcontracted worker.   • Court: Non-majority union organizing can continue.   • Trump takes steps to undo Obama legacy on Labor.
AMFA - SWA Technician Negotiations Update #58
06/23/17 - AMFA
June 23 2017 -- We concluded this week’s mediated session working diligently as a Committee in an effort to finalize a counterproposal to the comprehensive proposal the Company delivered earlier this week. Unfortunately, this proved to be a very time consuming task as the Company’s proposal did not identify the language it had removed from current book or previous passes. This forced your Committee to undertake the lengthy process of comparing the Company’s latest proposal word-by-word against current book and prior proposals.
In Case You Missed It
06/23/17 - Teamsters Local 355
  • ‘Philando can be any of us.’   • Veto the cold-hearted health bill.   • U.S. workers are under attack, says new U.N. report.   • New Baltimore law protects subcontracted worker.   • Court: Non-majority union organizing can continue.   • Trump takes steps to undo Obama legacy on Labor.

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  • The IBT and your Atlanta Committee members, Geoff Maloney and Chris Rogers have been negotiating with Company management since 2010; almost as long as the IBT have been negotiating for the Express Jet CRJ members. 

    The Company has now given us their final, closeout proposal on wages. Neither the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, the Business Agents of Local 210 and Local 19, nor your rank-and-file committee members are recommending this be ratified. A detailed letter from your ExpressJet CRJ Negotiating Committee can be found here. A copy of the company’s last, best and final offer can be found here.

    Ballots were mailed on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting.  Voting will close on Monday, July 10, and will be counted the same day. 

  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

    Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) recently concluded and a tentative agreement has been reached. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to endorse the National Agreement and the Central-Southern Supplement, paving the way for members to vote. The Eastern and Western Supplements were approved in 2016, and will not be re-voted. However, all carhaul members will get to exercise their right to vote on the National Agreement and General Monetary Changes.

    Ballots will be mailed out on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30.

    The tentative agreement is from September 1, 2015, until May 31, 2021.

  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

  • On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Southwest Airlines reached an agreement covering more than 300 material specialists. Details of the agreement are available on this webpage, along with materials explaining the components of this contract.

    Ballots will be mailed on or about Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting via mail, along with paper copies of the tentative agreement’s highlights, the tentative agreement, and a copy of the seniority list. Voting will close on June 21, ballots will begin to be counted the same day.  Please continue to check this page for more information, it will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

  • The Teamsters Union represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. UPS remains an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) despite the organization’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda that seeks to undermine and weaken worker protections.

  • This web page provides information on our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

     
 
 
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