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American Airlines Should Care Campaign, 2019
02/20/19 - TWU Local 513
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Blog: The Truth About What’s Really Behind The “Operational Emergency” Declared By Southwest Airlines
02/20/19 - AMFA
February 20, 2019 -- Southwest’s statement on February 19 scapegoating its own Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) for their so-called “Operational Emergency” is a confluence of mistruths — and we countered it immediately. But we wanted to address additional questions — namely, what is really behind the “unprecedented number of out-of-service aircraft,” as described by COO Mike Van de Ven. It order to really understand what’s going on, we need to look at the timeline of events...
New Social Security Legislation Introduced
02/20/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
On Feb. 13, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced S. 478, the “Expand Social Security Act,” legislation that would expand benefits and add almost 50 years of solvency to the program. Social Security, in its current form, is paying out more money to recipients than it takes in, and will no longer be able to pay out full benefits by 2034.  A companion bill, H.R.
AEI Secretary of the Americas Regarding Aviation Safety
02/20/19 - AMFA
February 20, 2019 -- Our affiliation with the Aircraft Engineers International (AEI) has benefits that flow in both directions. As an affiliate, AMFA participates with AEI and learns about global aviation issues that pertain to licensed aircraft maintenance technician/engineers worldwide. Likewise, we share information from the United States regarding aviation issues that we face, from contract negotiations to maintenance practices. Most recently, we have shared AIR21 Whistleblower filings and subsequent safety issues that have been the subject of so much media attention at Southwest and American Airlines.
Federal Employee Benefits & Retirement Workshop
02/20/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
On April 7, 2019 the local will host two Workshops at 1:00 and 4:00pm each will last 1.5 hours. You must pre-regiser to attend and be a member of the local. The attached sheet provides additional information or you can click on the link provided to register for the event http://certaadvisors.
Knights Baseball Tickets
02/20/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
The Charlotte Area Local has purchased season tickets to the Charlotte Knights 2019 season. We will be drawing names from those submitted by 9:00am on March 18th. We will be drawing two sets of tickets, 2 tickets each. Full set of rules and Selection Form are attached.
JCBA Update 02.15.2019
02/19/19 - TWU Local 568
Brothers and Sisters, Negotiations continued in Atlanta this week. The Executive Negotiators and the full negotiating committees continued working together at each step of the process and all were fully updated. The company’s hard-line attack on the work Association members do, our Scope, continued throughout the week.
JCBA Update 01.18.2019
02/19/19 - TWU Local 568
The TWU/IAM Association Executive Negotiating Committee this week met in full session with American Airlines under the auspices of National Mediation Board Mediators, Jim Mackenzie and Eva Durham, in San Francisco, CA.
Response to Statement from Southwest Airlines Chief Operating Officer, Mike Van de Ven
02/19/19 - AMFA
February 19, 2019 -- Southwest Airline’s scapegoating of its expert Aircraft Maintenance Technicians does not bode well for the airline’s safe operations. Safety is, and always will be, our number one priority. For Southwest's leadership to connect the airline’s self-declared “operational emergency” to collective bargaining negotiations is simply an attempt to divert attention away from the airline’s safety issues. The FAA has condemned the carrier’s “capitulation of airworthiness” and Southwest has confessed that it has flown passengers in unairworthy aircraft. These glaring issues and the widespread pressuring of aircraft maintenance technicians by the airline were exposed in the recent CBS News report.
Teamsters Stand With Immigrants Because Immigrant Rights are Worker Rights!
02/19/19 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 18, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | [Last] week, immigrant workers from multiple Unions from across the U.S. traveled to our Nation’s Capital in Washington D.C. to participate in a Day of Action organized by Working Families United. Among the participants was our Local 396 Brother Jorge Mancia who traveled from Westminster California to Washington D.C.
Immediate Call to Action!!!
02/19/19 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
To All Colorado Law Enforcement Officers, We need your help in defeating legislation that will impact your right to privacy and increase your exposure to civil action.
Teamsters Celebrate Black History Month
02/18/19 - Teamsters Local 492
Since 1903, the Teamsters Union has been at the forefront of the struggle for workers’ rights in North America. During Black History Month, Teamsters honor the contributions of African-Americans in our nation’s history and their important place in the union today.
UFCW Celebrates Black History Month
02/18/19 - UFCW Minority Coalition
The month of February is Black History Month–a time to remember and celebrate the rich history of African Americans, the achievements of the civil rights movement and the work of new social justice leaders. Black History Month dates back to 1926, when historian Carter G.
New York Labor Didn’t Shrink from Confronting Amazon
02/18/19 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 18, 2019 | U.S. LABOR UNIONS | […] The AFL-CIO, the Teamsters and the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU) were intent on using Amazon’s New York ambitions as a way to get a union inside Amazon.
New York Labor Didn’t Shrink from Confronting Amazon
02/18/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 18, 2019 | U.S. LABOR UNIONS | […] The AFL-CIO, the Teamsters and the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU) were intent on using Amazon’s New York ambitions as a way to get a union inside Amazon.
Job Posting-Organizer @ LU 659
02/18/19 - IBEW Local 659
IBEW Local Union 659 is currently seeking: Membership Development Representative (Organizer) February 18, 2019 This job opening is a Full Time Permanent Staff Position. Local Union 659 offers a competitive wage and benefit package, which includes health and welfare insurance, pension, vacation and sick leave.
New York Labor Didn’t Shrink from Confronting Amazon
02/18/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 18, 2019 | U.S. LABOR UNIONS | […] The AFL-CIO, the Teamsters and the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU) were intent on using Amazon’s New York ambitions as a way to get a union inside Amazon.
International Women's Day Celebration Event
02/18/19 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
For more information about the Facebook Event click on the flier above.
IBT Appointment
02/18/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Recently Local 776 UPS Business Agent Dave Licht was appointed by the IBT to the Teamsters/UPS National Grievance Committee. The NGC meets three times a year to render decisions on disputes pertaining to the National Master portion of the Teamsters/UPS agreement. Decisions reached by the committee affect all Teamster members working under the National Agreement.
In Case You Missed It
02/18/19 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Education unions oppose calls to arm teachers   • UPS Air Cargo Teamsters ratify new contract   • Teamsters remember James R.
YRC, New Penn Negotiations
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 776
YRC negotiations continue on national items; some supplements commence....
Collective Action
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 776
The Labor Wire Last year marked the biggest surge in collective action in decades. One month into...
Black History Month
02/15/19 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
“I will never forget that the only reason I’m standing here today is because somebody, somewhere stood up for me when it was risky.  Stood up when it was hard.  Stood up when it wasn’t popular.  And because that somebody stood, up, a few more stood up.  And then a few thousand stood up.  And then a few million stood up.
State of Operational Emergency
02/15/19 - AMFA Local 32
AMFA–SWA Members: By letter dated February 15, 2019, Southwest’s Sr. Director Tech Ops Production Lonnie Warren declared a State of Operational Emergency which imposes extra-contractual demands with respect to the services of our Aircraft Maintenance Technicians and Inspectors with the explicit threat of termination if they fail to comply.
In Case You Missed It
02/15/19 - Teamsters local 570
  • Education unions oppose calls to arm teachers   • UPS Air Cargo Teamsters ratify new contract   • Teamsters remember James R.
In Case You Missed It
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Education unions oppose calls to arm teachers   • UPS Air Cargo Teamsters ratify new contract   • Teamsters remember James R.
Memo: State of Operational Emergency
02/15/19 - AMFA
February 15, 2019 -- By letter dated February 15, 2019, Southwest’s Sr. Director Tech Ops Production Lonnie Warren declared a State of Operational Emergency which imposes extra-contractual demands with respect to the services of our Aircraft Maintenance Technicians and Inspectors with the explicit threat of termination if they fail to comply. This declaration of a State of Operation Emergency occurs just eleven (11) days after a CBS News report detailing the efforts of Southwest maintenance to resist coercive pressure to ignore aircraft damage and the FAA’s confirmation of the degraded safety culture at Southwest. The CBS report exposed a problem so severe that two United States Senators have called for a congressional investigation.
Raise the Wage Act Would Hike Pay for 40 Million Workers
02/15/19 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 15, 2019 | WAGES | Backed by a wide range of unions and women’s groups, veteran lawmakers have reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act — a measure designed to put enforcement “teeth” into the nation’s 56-year-old equal pay law.
Probationary Orientation Class
02/15/19 - IATSE Local 33
The Training Committee is offering Probationary Orientation class.   The class will take place on March 14th 2019 at 1:30PM at the Local 33 office.  Please wear work clothes, tools and work shoes.   Please show up on time.
Are you collecting on all your Pensions?
02/15/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
We have been recently contacted by the National Pension Fund regarding Local 458M members that have not collected their pension benefit.  Please review the following list of people and if you see someone you know have them contact the National Pension Fund at (630) 871-7733 or the District Council 4 Office at (630) 668-4337.
In Case You Missed It
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Education unions oppose calls to arm teachers   • UPS Air Cargo Teamsters ratify new contract   • Teamsters remember James R.
2019 Valley Picnic
02/15/19 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
Mark Your Calendars !!! Local 266 Valley Picnic PERA  1 E. Continental Dr. Tempe, AZ - Ramada #4 Saturday, March 16th  11:00am - 4:00pm Lunch Served 12:00pm - 2:00pm Lots of fun for the whole family.
FRA Publishes Railroads' 2018 Quarter 4 PTC Data
02/15/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a status update regarding railroads’ self-reported progress toward full implementation of positive train control (PTC) systems as of December 31, 2018.
Taxes..... are fun
02/15/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
It’s that time again! Just a few reminders when you are filing your taxes this year. Union Dues are no longer tax deductible (thank the new administration) If you have the Union Health Care Program the 1095 Forms (Health Care Tax Forms) will begin to hit the mail the week of February 25th.
Raise the Wage Act Would Hike Pay for 40 Million Workers
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 15, 2019 | WAGES | Backed by a wide range of unions and women’s groups, veteran lawmakers have reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act — a measure designed to put enforcement “teeth” into the nation’s 56-year-old equal pay law.
Raise the Wage Act Would Hike Pay for 40 Million Workers
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 15, 2019 | WAGES | Backed by a wide range of unions and women’s groups, veteran lawmakers have reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act — a measure designed to put enforcement “teeth” into the nation’s 56-year-old equal pay law.
Freight Negotiating Committee Update
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 414
Please see attachment for detail of the update.
A Record Number of US Workers Went on Strike in 2018
02/14/19 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 14, 2019 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Last year’s labor unrest started with strike in West Virginia and ended with Marriott workers picketing across four states. A record number of US workers went on strike or stopped working in 2018 because of labor disputes with employers, according to new data released Tuesday by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
RRB Announces Spring 2019 Pre-Retirement Seminars
02/14/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced its schedule of Pre-Retirement Seminars for the spring of 2019. Designed for railroad employees and spouses planning to retire within five years, Pre-Retirement Seminars will familiarize attendees with the retirement benefits available to them, and also guide them through the application process.
Sign the Petition! Protect Public Safety!
02/14/19 - IBEW Local 332
Brothers and Sisters, please read the information and sign the petition urging the CSLB to ensure that battery energy storage systems are installed by skilled and qualified C-10 licensed contractors! Please follow the link below. https://safeenergystorage.
2019 Barracudas Night
02/14/19 - IBEW Local 332
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A Record Number of US Workers Went on Strike in 2018
02/14/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 14, 2019 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Last year’s labor unrest started with strike in West Virginia and ended with Marriott workers picketing across four states. A record number of US workers went on strike or stopped working in 2018 because of labor disputes with employers, according to new data released Tuesday by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Benefit for Lois Huereña-Chavez’s nephew
02/14/19 - CWA Local 7777
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A Record Number of US Workers Went on Strike in 2018
02/14/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 14, 2019 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Last year’s labor unrest started with a teachers strike in West Virginia and ended with Marriott workers picketing across four states. A record number of US workers went on strike or stopped working in 2018 because of labor disputes with employers, according to new data released Tuesday by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Rest In Peace, Brother
02/14/19 - IUEC Local 10
It is with a sad heart that I inform the Officers and Members of Local #10, International Union of Elevator Constructors, of the passing of Honorary Brother Ronald C. Best on February 11, 2019.  Officers and Members may call at the Demaine Funeral Home, 10565 Main Street, Fairfax, VA on Friday, February 15th at 11 am where services will be held.  Interment at noon.
A Record Number of US Workers Went on Strike in 2018
02/14/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 14, 2019 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Last year’s labor unrest started with strike in West Virginia and ended with Marriott workers picketing across four states. A record number of US workers went on strike or stopped working in 2018 because of labor disputes with employers, according to new data released Tuesday by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Steps to Becoming a Local B4 Union Member
02/13/19 - IATSE Local B4
Members, especially and Shop Stewards & Chief Ushers: I thought I would share on our website a document that our illustrious Secretary, Florence provided at our Q1 2019 General Business Meeting.  Steps on How a Special becomes a Union Member.  I think it is a thorough step-by-step explanation of how the process is generated with B4, then ties in to IATSE NY aand D3, and back to B4.

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