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Monthly Membership Meetings
05/20/22 - Teamsters Local 776
By a vote of the membership in attendance at the May 2022 monthly membership meeting the monthly meetings for June, July, and August 2022 have been suspended. The Local Union would like to wish everyone a safe and happy summer. We look forward to seeing you at the Local picnic, the golf outing, and when monthly membership meetings resume in September 2022.
Officer Election Results
05/19/22 - UAW Local 4911
Congratulations to our newly elected Officers!  A Run-Off election will take place Thursday, May 26, 2022, at UAW Local 724, 450 Clare St, Lansing MI 48917, 7:00am - 8:00pm for Financial Secretary/Treasurer (Charlene Watson and Tammy Young).
Local 776 Scholarship Finalists
05/19/22 - Teamsters Local 776
Teamsters Local 776 is proud to announce....
Full Circle: 360° Films by Houseless Youth at OMSI's Planetarium
05/19/22 - IATSE Local 488
During the long pandemic winter of 2021, Outside the Frame and Open Signal collaborated to teach immersive media production to 12 young artists, who have experienced houselessness. The five featured films are the result of these workshops, and focus on Portland places that hold meaning for the youth filmmakers, inviting the viewer to see the world through their eyes.  You're Invited.
REMINDER: IBEW 125 Tree Unit Special Meeting
05/19/22 - IBEW Local 125
Today, May 19th, 7:00 pm at Local 125 Union Hall. This meeting will be about negotiations only.
Central Oregon Summer Picnic - July 10th
05/19/22 - IBEW 280
You must RSVP by emailing Lisa (lisa@ibew280.org) with your name and the number of people in your party by June 10th.
Teamsters Blast Amazon for Excessive Executive Pay, Mistreatment of Workers
05/19/22 - Teamsters Local 570
May 19, 2022 | CORPORATE GREED | The International Brotherhood of Teamsters released a new report detailing Amazon’s excessive executive compensation, including data that Amazon paid its CEO Andy Jassy $212 million last year, approximately 6,474 times the median Amazon worker. The report called on the company to better compensate its workers and reinstate its COVID-19 paid leave policy.
Just a Reminder....
05/19/22 - Teamsters Local 776
Are you planning on attending the Local 776 Family Picnic at Knoebels? Great, we look forward to seeing you. If you have already signed up for the picnic, thank you. The cut-off date for signing up for the picnic is Friday, May 27, 2022. If you're planning on attending and have not yet signed up don't delay; do it today.
Teamsters Blast Amazon for Excessive Executive Pay, Mistreatment of Workers
05/19/22 - Teamsters Local 355
May 17, 2022 | ECONOMY | The International Brotherhood of Teamsters released a new report detailing Amazon’s excessive executive compensation, including data that Amazon paid its CEO Andy Jassy $212 million last year, approximately 6,474 times the median Amazon worker. The report called on the company to better compensate its workers and reinstate its COVID-19 paid leave policy.
Median CEO Pay Leaps to Record Levels as Workers Strike for Better Wages
05/19/22 - Teamsters Local 355
May 19, 2022 | ECONOMY | As workers across the U.S. attempt to unionize and walk off the job over brutal conditions and starvation wages, an analysis released Sunday found that the median pay package of top U.S. CEOs jumped to $14.7 million in 2021 — the sixth consecutive record-breaking year for executive compensation.
The Year Workers Said ‘No’
05/19/22 - Teamsters Local 992
May 19, 2022 | ECONOMY | […] One thing is clear: The culture of work in America changed drastically in the past year. Demand for higher wages, a rise in so-called anti-work attitudes, "slowing up," and a thirst for organizing are just some of the tools workers wielded with mighty force.
Candidate Questionairre
05/19/22 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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2022 Legislative Actions
05/19/22 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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REMINDER: Casino Night
05/19/22 - IBEW Local 125
19th Annual IBEW Local 125 CASINO NIGHT / FOOD DRIVE  Proceeds benefit IBEW Local 125 Brotherhood Fund & SnowCAP   The nineteenth Annual IBEW Local 125 Casino Night will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at the Local 125 Union Hall. Blackjack, Roulette, Texas Hold’em, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride, and Craps will be available. The buy-in is $25.00 per person.
Mother, armed son accused of attacking off-duty El Paso officer moments after crash
05/18/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A mother and son were arrested and accused of assaulting an off-duty officer after a crash in west El Paso. Officers arrested 18-year-old Shaughn Gonzalez and 40-year-old Josephine Gonzalez Rosales.
El Paso mayor explains decision to veto council's plan to extend city manager contract
05/18/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser filed to veto a plan to extend the city manager's contract, which was passed by the City Council earlier this week. In a 5 to 3 vote, City Council approved to authorize Leeser to execute an amendment to Tommy Gonzalez’s contract.
Membership Meeting Zoom Link
05/18/22 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
CWA 1120 Membership Meeting May 24, 2022 06:00 PM  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84842241083.
3rd Round of Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Available
05/18/22 - UPSEU
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a 3rd round of free at-home COVID-19 tests. Order yours today: https://special.usps.
%th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot
05/18/22 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 194
IBEW 194 is sponsoring the 5th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot for the Members and Invited Guest.  The Shoot will begin in the morning at Los Paloma in Benton, with lunch to follow.  Bring the family and enjoy the fellowship.
Get Out and VOTE!!!
05/17/22 - IUEC Local 10
With the elections coming up, please check your mail as the candidates will be sending out letters to the membership. Make sure you come out to vote on Thursday, June 9, 2022 from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thank you and look forward to seeing you there.
Memorial Service For Gay Lincoln
05/17/22 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
As you may have heard, we have lost a member of our Labor family here in Southwest Washington.  Machinists Local 885 member, SWWACLC Delegate and committed defender of working people's rights Gay Lincoln passed away on April 30. 
UPS Agents on the Move
05/17/22 - Teamsters Local 162
Local 162 President Mark Davison and Local 162 UPS Business Agents, along with Union activists, hit the gates at UPS this week to connect with members. Agents discussed contract violations occurring at UPS, listened to members' concerns, and passed out grievance forms and UPS contracts.  Local 162 officers also helped members signup on the 9.
First Responders Discount Offer
05/17/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Academy Sports + Outdoors is offering First Responders and miliary personnel a discount of 10% off purchases both in-store and online, now through July 4, 2022. To redeem the discount in-store, simply present your first responder ID at checkout. To redeem online, click here for details.
Election of UAW Executive Board
05/17/22 - UAW Local 602
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confirming the grievance moratorium for the national convention
05/17/22 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
Upon confirming the grievance moratorium for the national convention, I checked the LMOU Implementation timeline and found it conflicted with the convention. Impasse appeals would have been due during the beginning of the convention period and the parties would then in effect lose 2 weeks of time to discuss impasses.
Bulk Mail Clerks/Mailing Requirement Clerks
05/17/22 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
To: Bulk Mail Clerks/Mailing Requirement Clerks In an effort to save and protect duty assignments the national APWU has created some forms and guidance to the employees to assist in protecting their own jobs. Everyone has a personal responsibility to save their work for not only themselve but for the next generation of postal employees, which might even be their family and friends.
The Year Workers Said ‘No’
05/16/22 - Teamsters Local 355
May 17, 2022 | ECONOMY | […] One thing is clear: The culture of work in America changed drastically in the past year. Demand for higher wages, a rise in so-called anti-work attitudes, "slowing up," and a thirst for organizing are just some of the tools workers wielded with mighty force.
Median CEO Pay Leaps to Record Levels as Workers Strike for Better Wages
05/16/22 - Teamsters Local 570
May 16, 2022 | ECONOMY | As workers across the U.S. attempt to unionize and walk off the job over brutal conditions and starvation wages, an analysis released Sunday found that the median pay package of top U.S. CEOs jumped to $14.7 million in 2021 — the sixth consecutive record-breaking year for executive compensation.
Membership Meeting
05/16/22 - CWA Local 2222
The Membership Meeting for tomorrow May 17, 2022 has been canceled. We are sorry for any inconvenience. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the hall @ 703-256-2200.
CFT voter guide before filling out your June primary election ballot
05/16/22 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Dear Tina, Ballots are arriving this week across California for the June 7, 2022 primary election, and once again we have the opportunity to support candidates and measures that support our schools and California’s working families. Before you vote, please take a moment to review CFT’s Educators Choice Voter Guide.
Railroad Retirement BoardResumes In-Person Service
05/16/22 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Effective April 25, 2022, the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is offering in-person appointments at its nationwide network of 53 field offices. Individuals can schedule appointments by calling the agency’s toll-free telephone number, 1-877-772-5772, and speaking to a representative.
2022 El Paso Police Memorial Ceremony
05/15/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Police Department and the El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association invite everyone to the 2022 Fallen Officers Memorial Ceremony to be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 20, 2022. The event will take place at Charles "Chuck" Heinrich Park, 11055 Ofc. Andrew Barcena Dr. in northeast El Paso.
Week Ending 05/13/2022
05/13/22 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Teamsters restructure Freight Division   • Target workers are joining the union wave   • What’s your rate of inflation.
Week Ending 05/13/2022
05/13/22 - Teamsters Local 570
  • Teamsters restructure Freight Division   • Target workers are joining the union wave   • What’s your rate of inflation.
May General Membership Meeting **Update**
05/13/22 - IATSE Local 33
International President Matt Loeb has notified us, Local 33, that the waivers granting Locals the ability to have virtual meetings has ended as of March 31st, 2022. In person meetings were to have restarted on April 1st, 2022. If you have signed up to be a part of the vitrtual GMM we will not be broadcasting. Please come to the meeting at the Local office. We will begin at 9am.
Week Ending 05/13/2022
05/13/22 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Teamsters restructure Freight Division   • Target workers are joining the union wave   • What’s your rate of inflation.
Why Costco Employee Unions Are Furious, According to Reddit
05/13/22 - Teamsters Local 570
May 13, 2022 | WAREHOUSE | Costco has a history of maintaining a strong union culture. According to Bob Cut Magazine, the big box chain currently claims 17,000 employees as part of the teamsters' union.
2022 Election Candidates
05/13/22 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
2022 Election of Officers  If you would like to reach out to any of the candidates, please log in and click on Member Home. You will find a list of the candidates who opted to share their contact information.
In Our Prayers
05/13/22 - IAFF local 140
Assistant Chief Bobby Edwards’ family are requesting the Nashville Fire Department Family keep him in our prayers.  He has been moved to Jubilee Hills Senior Living, 322 Northcreek Blvd, Goodlettsville, TN 37072, Room 2215, and is not doing well.  He’s under hospice care, but visitors are still welcome.
WWII veteran and civil rights lawyer Johnnie Jones dies
05/13/22 - UFCW Minority Coalition
BATON ROUGE, La. — Johnnie A. Jones Sr., a Louisiana civil rights attorney and World War II veteran who was wounded during the D-Day invasion of Normandy, has died. Jones was 102 years old. Jones’ goddaughter, Mada McDonald, told WAFB-TV that Jones died Saturday at the Louisiana War Veterans’ Home in Jackson, Louisiana. Jones was born Nov.
2022 Seaside Heights St. Patrick's Day Parade
05/12/22 - Teamsters Local 177
2022 Seaside Heights St. Patrick's Day Parade Thank you to all those who participated in the Seaside Heights St.Patrick's Day Parade on April 2nd, 2022
No More Union-Busting. It’s Time for Companies to Give Their Workers What They Deserve
05/12/22 - Teamsters Local 570
May 12, 2022 | OPINION | This year, workers at Amazon, Starbucks, and other major corporations are winning a wave of union elections, often in the face of long odds and employer resistance.
Employees Everywhere Are Organizing. Here’s Why It’s Happening Now.
05/12/22 - Teamsters Local 570
May 12, 2022 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | […] Between October 2021 and March of this year, union representation petitions filed at the NLRB increased 57% from the same period a year ago, according to recent data from the U.S. National Labor Relations Board. Unfair labor practice charges increased 14% during the same period. These efforts are resonating with the broader public.
Essential Support Personnel Public Action
05/12/22 - CWA Local 7777
As cost of living soars, thousands of educational support workers in Denver Public Schools still make poverty wages! Paraprofessionals, Food Service Workers, Bus Drivers, Facility Managers, Custodial Staff, Office Staff, Food and Nutrition, and other support workers in DPS deserve a living wage and our students deserve consistent staff in their schools.
No More Union-Busting. It’s Time for Companies to Give Their Workers What They Deserve
05/12/22 - Teamsters Local 992
May 12, 2022 | OPINION | This year, workers at Amazon, Starbucks, and other major corporations are winning a wave of union elections, often in the face of long odds and employer resistance.
No More Union-Busting. It’s Time for Companies to Give Their Workers What They Deserve
05/12/22 - Teamsters Local 355
May 12, 2022 | OPINION | This year, workers at Amazon, Starbucks, and other major corporations are winning a wave of union elections, often in the face of long odds and employer resistance.
Food Bank Resources for Califorians
05/12/22 - IATSE Local 33
A new statewide map of free food resources has been made available to all Californians, please follow the provided link. With the rise of costs throughout the country the LA County Controllers office has put this map together. If you are in need of help or know of any families that need this help please forward this information to them. The page is easy to navigate and a lifeline to many workers in California. In Solidarity, Darrell F. Aranda Recording Secretary.
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