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    2020 Election Results
    06/06/20 - IBEW Local 332
    Congratulations to all of the new officers and returning officers! A big thank you to the Election Judge Peter Huber and the Election Committee for running and accomplishing a clean and successful election. Thank you also to all of the candidates and members who paricipated in this election cycle, as member participation continues to grow and is a good sign of a strong Union.
    NOLSW Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter
    06/05/20 - UAW Local 2320
    NOLSW/UAW Local 2320 has issued a statement in support of Black Lives Matter.  “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” -Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from the Birmingham Jail   Black Lives Matter.
    Message from the President.
    06/05/20 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
    I know many of you look forward to the the weekly updates. I will update my message on Monday, June 8th as I am waiting for some information I have not received yet.
    In Case You Missed It
    06/05/20 - Teamsters local 570
      • COVID-19 news updates – June 4   • We’ll burn until we organize   • Something is profoundly wrong in America   • Are we due for a rise in unions.
    SLCSD Drawing Winners!
    06/05/20 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
    Winners of the New Members Sign ups for SLCSD were as follow: 1st Place - $300.00 - Bobby A. Gilmore 2nd Place - $200.00 - Brian D. Comfort 3rd Place - $100.00 - Denzel J.
    In Case You Missed It
    06/05/20 - Teamsters Local 355
      • COVID-19 news updates - June 4   • We’ll burn until we organize   • Something is profoundly wrong in America   • Are we due for a rise in unions.
    In Case You Missed It
    06/05/20 - Teamsters Local 992
      • COVID-19 news updates – June 4   • We’ll burn until we organize   • Something is profoundly wrong in America   • Are we due for a rise in unions.
    Teamster Strike at Hood River Distillery Continues
    06/05/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    June 4, 2020 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | A Teamsters strike at Hood River Distillers (HRD) is still going strong, with 100% of the workforce still walking the picket line, reports Michael Beranbaum, secretary-treasurer of Local 670.
    Workers Are Striking Across America– See Which Protests Brought Lasting Change
    06/05/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    June 3, 2020 | LABOR HISTORY | Plenty of Americans probably saw stories about the recent strikes by workers at Amazon, Instacart, and Target. The public protests aimed to bring awareness to the companies’ treatment of its employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Workers are seeking better wages and working conditions to reflect the increased risk posed by COVID-19.
    Teamster Local Official: Leaders Everywhere Must Take A Stand Against Racist Aggression
    06/05/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    June 2, 2020 | OPINION | From that momentous day in 1968 when Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa stood with Martin Luther King Jr. in support of the Memphis garbage strikers, the Teamsters Union has not only stood with black leaders, but has fought to be all-inclusive, making equal pay for equal work, regardless of race, creed, gender or sexual orientation, a cornerstone of what we are about.
    From our District 2 Sisters
    06/05/20 - IATSE Local 33
    Dear Brothers & Sisters: IATSE STATEMENT: For those of you who haven't received or seen it yet, the IATSE has posted a statement about the murder of George Floyd, the protests, and the Union's stance against racial injustices and inequities: https://www.iatse.
    In Case You Missed It
    06/05/20 - Teamsters Local 888
      • COVID-19 news updates – June 4   • We’ll burn until we organize   • Something is profoundly wrong in America   • Are we due for a rise in unions.
    Teamster Local Official: Leaders Everywhere Must Take A Stand Against Racist Aggression
    06/05/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    June 4, 2020 | OPINION | From that momentous day in 1968 when Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa stood with Martin Luther King Jr. in support of the Memphis garbage strikers, the Teamsters Union has not only stood with black leaders, but has fought to be all-inclusive, making equal pay for equal work, regardless of race, creed, gender or sexual orientation, a cornerstone of what we are about.
    Teamster Strike at Hood River Distillery Continues
    06/05/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    June 4, 2020 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | A Teamsters strike at Hood River Distillers (HRD) is still going strong, with 100% of the workforce still walking the picket line, reports Michael Beranbaum, secretary-treasurer of Local 670.
    Conference Call
    06/04/20 - CWA Local 2222
    Just a reminder there will be a Conference Call tonight at 8pm. And every Thursday.
    National Director Update - May 2020
    06/04/20 - AMFA
    May 4, 2020 -- In the month of May we celebrated Memorial Day to honor all those who gave their lives in active military service. Never forget their sacrifices, tell their stories, celebrate their legacies, and honor the fallen. God bless our loved ones.
    Message President Debra-Simmons Peterson on George Floyd and National Protests
    06/04/20 - Teamsters Local 743
    Please see the attached letter from Local 743 President Debra Simmons-Peterson on the death of George Floyd and local and national protests.
    Senate Dems Introduce Bill to Keep Pilots and Bus, Train Operators Safe
    06/04/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 4, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | Senate Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday aimed at addressing workplace safety for essential transportation workers, including pilots, flight attendants, bus operators, and Amtrak and other train operators during the coronavirus pandemic.
    SAD NEWS
    06/04/20 - IBEW Local 659
    It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of two IBEW members — IBEW Local 676 Journeyman Lineman Jimmy Wasdin, age 41, and IBEW Local 1245 Fourth Step Apprentice Lineman Travis Shull, age 29 — who lost their lives in a workplace accident near Fairfield, CA on June 2, 2020.
    June Special Called Meeting
    06/04/20 - IUEC Local 18
    Brothers and Sisters the rgular June meeting and Informational meetings are cancelled hopefully we can all get back to normal in July. I will keep you updated. The Local will instead have a Special Called meeting in June it will be conducted by Mail. In your dues statement there is a letter that along with an information sheet please follow the instructions completely.
    Message from the Business Manager
    06/04/20 - IUEC Local 18
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    Philmont Inks Three Year Deal
    06/04/20 - UPSEU
    During these difficult times of the pandemic, the Village of Philmont and the membership ratified a three-year contract. Shop Steward Dale Wheeler and negotiating team member David Siter along with Labor Relations Representative Michael P. Kutski were able to work with the Village on a Three-year contract.
    New Website Feature-Pay Dues Online
    06/04/20 - IUEC Local 71
    Brothers and Sisters, We are happy to announce a new feature on iuec71.org - PAY DUES ONLINE You will find this a valuable resource for you, especially as we approach the upcoming 3rd quarter billing period.  To use this feature, you will find a link under MEMBER RESOURCES, so you must be registered for iuec71.org.
    CWA Endorsed Candidates
    06/04/20 - CWA Local 7777
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    Labor 2020 Virtual Phone Banking- Volunteers Needed!
    06/04/20 - CWA Local 7777
    Greetings, Union Members and Friends of Labor! Can you hear us now? Help us get our message to union members, and volunteer for our Member to Member Phone Bank! Are you a union member looking for a contactless way to stay involved? Our first Labor 2020 Virtual Phone Bank will take place June 4th, 2020, 4:30-8:00 p.m. Register here- bit.
    Michael B. Whalen
    06/04/20 - IBEW Local 387
    Local 387's Brother Michael B. Whalen wrote a western novel, "Chip Colfax Yellow Boy Riffle".  His book can be found on Amazon.
    Face masks/coverings/respirators
    06/04/20 - IUEC Local 10
    Brothers and Sisters, There have been many questions regarding whether an employer can direct employees to wear a respirator, face mask/covering during the work day for their safety or the safety of others, the answer is yes.  Many employers are making them mandatory as part of their Safety Policy.
    Unemployment Insurance Workshop Presentation
    06/03/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    Recorded on April 24th, 2020, this 60 minute presentation is an introduction to filing an unemployment insurance claim as an adjunct instructor with LACCD. Please review at your leisure and contact the EDD Ombudsperson if you have any questions or need support.
    CWA Local 7777 General Membership Meeting for Tuesday, June 9, 2020 will be held via Zoom.
    06/03/20 - CWA Local 7777
    Due to Colorado’s Safer at Home guidelines, the CWA Local 7777 General Membership Meeting for Tuesday, June 9, 2020 will be held via Zoom. You will need to log on to the website and click on the tab "General Membership Meeting Via Zoom"  under Member Resources for details about the Zoom meeting.
    Teamsters Local 89 Statement on George Floyd and Breonna Taylor
    06/03/20 - Teamsters Local 89
    Labor Unions have long stood for the rights of working people. Throughout our history, one of our defining principles is our belief that all working people should be treated as equals regardless of the color of their skin, gender, or other differences.
    Teamster Strike at Hood River Distillery Continues
    06/03/20 - Teamsters local 570
    June 3, 2020 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | A Teamsters strike at Hood River Distillers (HRD) is still going strong, with 100% of the workforce still walking the picket line, reports Michael Beranbaum, secretary-treasurer of Local 670.
    Teamster Strike at Hood River Distillery Continues
    06/03/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 3, 2020 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | A Teamsters strike at Hood River Distillers (HRD) is still going strong, with 100% of the workforce still walking the picket line, reports Michael Beranbaum, secretary-treasurer of Local 670.
    Second Quarter Per Capita Stamp
    06/03/20 - IATSE Local 33
    Hello Brothers & Sisters- The International has revised their credit of the second quarter per capita stamp; the new amount is $57.00 versus the previously credit of $19.   Local 33 is crediting all Members for the second quarter. If you have paid the second quarter you will have a credit to applied to your next quarter per capita stamp due.
    Attendance Bonus Program for another year!
    06/03/20 - UAW Local 4911
    The company and I have negotiated to extend the Modified Attendance Bonus Program for another year!  Starting April 1, 2020 until December 31, 2020.  All of the qualifications will remain the same except one exemption - Caregivers on a full Temporary Layoff will not qualify for the attendance bonus for that quarter.
    June Union Meeting
    06/03/20 - IUEC Local 10
    The Union Meeting for Thursday, June 11, 2020 has been Cancelled due to the Covid 19 10 person rule.  The June inductees will still be sworn in at 3:00 pm on that same day.
    Workers Are Striking Across America– See Which Protests Brought Lasting Change
    06/03/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    June 3, 2020 | LABOR HISTORY | Plenty of Americans probably saw stories about the recent strikes by workers at Amazon, Instacart, and Target. The public protests aimed to bring awareness to the companies’ treatment of its employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Workers are seeking better wages and working conditions to reflect the increased risk posed by COVID-19.
    ALERT - CALENDAR UPDATE
    06/02/20 - IATSE Local B4
    I wanted to update everyone on what is happening with our Calendar.  This calendar will be updated when theatres are allowed to open per State of Massachusetts and/or City of Boston.  I have listed the Opera House shows, but on the "List of Shows" only.  I was able to update some of the show that gave new dates.
    KEEPING SCORE
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    Teamster Local Official: Leaders Everywhere Must Take A Stand Against Racist Aggression
    06/02/20 - Teamsters local 570
    June 2, 2020 | OPINION | From that momentous day in 1968 when Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa stood with Martin Luther King Jr. in support of the Memphis garbage strikers, the Teamsters Union has not only stood with black leaders, but has fought to be all-inclusive, making equal pay for equal work, regardless of race, creed, gender or sexual orientation, a cornerstone of what we are about.
    Teamster Local Official: Leaders Everywhere Must Take A Stand Against Racist Aggression
    06/02/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 2, 2020 | OPINION | From that momentous day in 1968 when Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa stood with Martin Luther King Jr. in support of the Memphis garbage strikers, the Teamsters Union has not only stood with black leaders, but has fought to be all-inclusive, making equal pay for equal work, regardless of race, creed, gender or sexual orientation, a cornerstone of what we are about.
    June General Meeting
    06/02/20 - IBEW Local 100
    Please be advised that the General Meeting scheduled for June 9, 2020 has been CANCELED with the approval from the 9th District IVP.
    Free Legal Document Review and Consultations Through July 31, 2020
    06/02/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    FREE Document Review & Consultations MetLife Legal Plans is here to help Union Members & their families navigate this challenging time by offering no-cost document reviews & consultations through July 31, 2020.
    AEU Statement in Solidarity and Justice for Black Lives
    06/02/20 - Association Employees Union
    The Association Employees Union (AEU) on solidarity and justice for Black Lives AEU, like many other labor unions, believes in the principle of “an injury to one is an injury to all”.  This principle is likened to the well-known quote of “an injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
    Election News!!!!!
    06/02/20 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    The Election Committee has agreed that any person who joined the union prior to May 1, 2020 but was not accepted as a member due to the lack of union meetings, will be considered a member for the purpose of voting in the elction. Ballots for the Charlotte Area Local Election of Officers will be mailed at least 21 days prior to July 17, 2020.
    Hazard pay update
    06/02/20 - CWA Local 2222
    Hazard pay update As Verizon is preparing to activate Phase 3 of their COVID-19 response, for eligible employees effective May 31, they will change Hazard Pay from $300 per week to $60 per day for each day worked outside the home. For those who are on a 4-day work week, the Hazard Pay will be $75 per day for each day worked outside the home.
    Workers Are Striking Across America– See Which Protests Brought Lasting Change
    06/02/20 - Teamsters local 570
    June 2, 2020 | LABOR HISTORY | Plenty of Americans probably saw stories about the recent strikes by workers at Amazon, Instacart, and Target. The public protests aimed to bring awareness to the companies’ treatment of its employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Workers are seeking better wages and working conditions to reflect the increased risk posed by COVID-19.
    Workers Are Striking Across America– See Which Protests Brought Lasting Change
    06/02/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 2, 2020 | LABOR HISTORY | Plenty of Americans probably saw stories about the recent strikes by workers at Amazon, Instacart, and Target. The public protests aimed to bring awareness to the companies’ treatment of its employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Workers are seeking better wages and working conditions to reflect the increased risk posed by COVID-19.
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