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August 15, 2020

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In Case You Missed It
08/14/20 - Teamsters local 570
  • Executive Stimulus Bill signed: What’s in it?   • Absentee vs. mail-in ballot: What’s the difference?   • It’s now even easier to fire workers for what they say   • Workers blow the whistle on mass death   • Standoff on virus relief pkg.
In Case You Missed It
08/14/20 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Executive Stimulus Bill signed: What’s in it?   • Absentee vs. mail-in ballot: What’s the difference?   • It’s now even easier to fire workers for what they say   • Workers blow the whistle on mass death   • Standoff on virus relief pkg.
A new Air Division Podcast
08/14/20 - TWU Local 513
Good afternoon! A new Air Division Podcast is out and the links are below: Download URL https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/2xt5e8/Air_Division_Update_August-13-2020.mp3 Episode URL http://podcast.twu.org/e/air-division-update-airline-industry-synopsis/ Share URL https://www.podbean.
CBA 2020-2023 / Summary and SOUL version of contract
08/14/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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Rest in Peace, Brother
08/14/20 - IUEC Local 10
It is with a heavy heart that the Officers and Members of Local #10, International Union of Elevator Constructors, are hereby notified of the passing of Brother Mark R bonhag on August 11, 2020. Due to the Covid 19 restrictions, the funeral service will be private.  A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date.
In Case You Missed It
08/14/20 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Executive Stimulus Bill signed: What’s in it?   • Absentee vs. mail-in ballot: What’s the difference?   • It’s now even easier to fire workers for what they say   • Workers blow the whistle on mass death   • Standoff on virus relief pkg.
Rest in Peace Brother Neimic
08/14/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Larry Neimic.  Brother Neimic represented IBEW members as a Chief Steward and Business Representative of forrmer IBEW Local 165. Our thoughts and prayers are with our Brother’s family and friends. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. Donations in Larry’s name can be sent to www.tidewellhospice.
Attention 191 Members
08/14/20 - IBEW Local 191
Members of IBEW LU 191,                 We are in transition from the Everett hall to the new hall in Marysville.  For the most part everything has been smooth.  However, as we all know too well in construction there can be complications.
In Case You Missed It
08/14/20 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Executive Stimulus Bill signed: What’s in it?   • Absentee vs. mail-in ballot: What’s the difference?   • It’s now even easier to fire workers for what they say   • Workers blow the whistle on mass death   • Standoff on virus relief pkg.
Largest Private-Sector Strike of the Year Headed for Union Victory
08/14/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 13, 2020 | STRIKES | It’s no coin­ci­dence that the first strike in 20 years at Bath Iron Works (BIW) began months into the Covid-19 pan­dem­ic.
BREAKING! -- Important IATSE Health Insurance News!
08/13/20 - IATSE Local 488
Since their meeting on July 16, the Trustees have been considering reasonable and cost-effective options for ensuring coverage for Plan C participants for the quarter beginning October 1.
Largest Private-Sector Strike of the Year Headed for Union Victory
08/13/20 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 13, 2020 | STRIKES | It’s no coin­ci­dence that the first strike in 20 years at Bath Iron Works (BIW) began months into the Covid-19 pan­dem­ic.
Largest Private-Sector Strike of the Year Headed for Union Victory
08/13/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 13, 2020 | STRIKES | It’s no coin­ci­dence that the first strike in 20 years at Bath Iron Works (BIW) began months into the Covid-19 pan­dem­ic.
Largest Private-Sector Strike of the Year Headed for Union Victory
08/13/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 13, 2020 | STRIKES | It’s no coin­ci­dence that the first strike in 20 years at Bath Iron Works (BIW) began months into the Covid-19 pan­dem­ic.
Cherry Point
08/13/20 - IBEW Local 191
Whatcom County is entering the final stage of a long public process to improve outdated rules for permitting fossil fuel industries at Cherry Point. After a year of review, the Whatcom Planning Commission is holding one final online public hearing on the land-use code amendments restricting fossil fuel industrial permitting in the Cherry Point zone.
Brian Hamm Becomes Recording Secretary
08/12/20 - Teamsters Local 89
We are happy to announce Brian Hamm as the new Recording Secretary for Teamsters Local 89! Brian, a third-generation Teamster after his father and grandfather, became a member of Local 89 in 1986 when he began working at the newly created UPS Louisville Air Hub. At UPS, Brian worked as a marshaller and served as a steward for thirteen years, beginning in 1990.
LABOR DAY FOOD DRIVE
08/12/20 - IBEW Local 659
Labor Day Food Bag Drive! September 7, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. Hosted by: Southern Oregon Central Labor Chapter 4480 Rogue Valley Highway Central Point, OR 97502 Sign up to reserve a bag, click here: https://forms.gle/TzimzTEfFJUCChFJ7 Sign up to volunteer, click here:  https://forms.
Update on HEROES & urgent need for aid for the public sector
08/12/20 - CWA Local 7777
For the past several months we’ve worked with many of you to call on the US Senate to pass the HEROES Act as an essential next step in aiding economic recovery from COVID19. This week, Mitch McConnell and company packed up and left Washington without passing a stimulus or aid package of any kind, and won’t be back until after Labor Day.
Congratulations Sue Gwaltney
08/12/20 - UA Local 23 Plumbers & Pipefitters
We would like to congradulate and thank Sue Gwaltney after 30+ years of working for the Trust Fund office, Sue retired July 31st 2020. Sue and all of her siblings have been apart of Local 23 for many years.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12: POWER RESTORED. LOCAL 179 UNION OFFICE RESUMES NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS
08/12/20 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 union office is without power due to yesterday's severe storm.  As a result, the office is currently closed. We will check periodically to see if power is restored and will open as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
Adam Carranco receives Nettworth Scholarship
08/12/20 - CWA Local 7777
CONGRATULATIONS ADAM Adam Carranco, son of member Omar Carranco was presented the NettWorth Scholarship by Shane Chavez of Nettworth at the August 11, 2020 General membership meeting.
Management Issue
08/12/20 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Dear Membership, Today I learned that management rep Sheena Hazel is refusing to grant even a simple two week extension for step two grievances. This is not uncommon when administrations change. It is fine however as we will no longer grant any extensions to management for any reason. The hammer swings both ways. Unfortunately I’m being stonewalled by the district manager as well.
Sofi Stadium Special Membership Meeting
08/11/20 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Sisters & Brothers: There will be a Special Membership Meeting to discuss the recently negotiated Sofi Stadium contract Mon, Aug 17, 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)  Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/451647693  You can also dial in using your phone.
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.
Meetings and Summary of terms of City of Chicago’s FINAL CONTRACT OFFER to Unit II
08/11/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Summary of terms of City of Chicago’s FINAL CONTRACT OFFER to Unit II August 11, 2020 The Unit II bargaining committee is comprised of IBEW Local 21 and SEIU Local 73 members.  By majority vote, the combined bargaining committee recommends acceptance of the City’s Final Contract Offer to the Unions.
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.
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.
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.
Donald Trump: If Reelected, I will “Terminate” Social Security
08/10/20 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
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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 had back surgery and will be out of the office for the next 4 - 6 weeks.  The surgery went well and she is doing good. We all wish her well and a speedy recovery.
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