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    Happy Thanksgiving!
    11/23/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    The Officers, Executive Board, Business Representatives, Chief and Area Stewards and our Staff would like to wish all of our members a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. As we spend time with our families please consider helping a child who isn’t blessed with all that we are thankful for by donating to the IBEW – 21 Day of Giving Toy & Coat Drive by clicking the link above.
    AMFA–ASA and Virgin America Seniority Integration Discussions
    11/22/17 - AMFA Local 32
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    As Union Membership Declines, Middle Class Income Shrinks
    11/22/17 - Teamsters Local 492
    Worker Rights Suppression Map
    11/22/17 - Teamsters Local 492
    EPI maps the campaign to suppress worker rights in the states EPI released an interactive map that paints a disturbing picture of the rise of anti-worker preemption laws across the country. The map shows which states have blocked cities and counties from improving workers’ wages and working conditions. Workers in St.
    Happy Thanksgiving
    11/22/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE I would like to wish everyone a happy, safe, and joyous thanksgiving. I wish everyone plenty of food, plenty of laughter, and total enjoyment of being with family and creating memories. To all, those scheduled to work. I pray that your limited time with your family be a joyous time and a blessing to you and your family.
    Teamsters Union Claims Big Win vs. Largest Opioid Distributor
    11/22/17 - Teamsters local 570
    Nov. 22, 2017 | ADVOCACY | In what is a big win for shareholder activism, and in particular for Teamsters Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, stockholders in the nation’s largest opioid distributor, McKesson, voted down the firm’s compensation policies and ordered the board to split the positions of chairman and CEO.
    Happy Thanksgiving
    11/22/17 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
    The Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO would like to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.  Our office will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd thru Monday, November 27th for the Holiday.
    Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
    11/22/17 - IBEW Local 332
    The Union Office and the Dispatch Hall will be closed beginning Thursday November 23rd and will reopen for business on Monday November 27th. It is a four (4) day weekend for all classifications in Dispatch: Inside, S&C, Residential and Material Handlers. May you and your family have a safe and joyous weekend.
    2017 Toys For Tots Drive
    11/22/17 - Teamsters Local 177
    The Christmas Season, a time of giving, is once again upon us. In keeping with our tradition, here in Local 177, of helping those that are less fortunate, we are asking for your help and support in the Teamsters Toys for Tots Drive.  We are seeking NEW toys and would ask that you please DO NOT WRAP THEM. NO CASH OR CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
    Transportation Labor Leaders Focus On Creating Jobs, Protecting Workers
    11/22/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Washington, DC — The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), and its 32 affiliated unions zeroed in on policies that both create and protect good, middle-class transportation jobs and ensure those jobs are safe for the workers who perform them at today’s fall Executive Committee meeting.
    Teamsters Union Claims Big Win vs. Largest Opioid Distributor
    11/22/17 - Teamsters Local 992
    Nov. 22, 2017 | ADVOCACY | In what is a big win for shareholder activism, and in particular for Teamsters Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, stockholders in the nation’s largest opioid distributor, McKesson, voted down the firm’s compensation policies and ordered the board to split the positions of chairman and CEO.
    Teamsters Union Claims Big Win vs. Largest Opioid Distributor
    11/22/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    Nov. 22, 2017 | ADVOCACY | In what is a big win for shareholder activism, and in particular for Teamsters Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, stockholders in the nation’s largest opioid distributor, McKesson, voted down the firm’s compensation policies and ordered the board to split the positions of chairman and CEO.
    No union, low safety, report concludes
    11/22/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
    This 2017 edition of Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect marks the 26th year the AFL-CIO has produced a report on the state of safety and health protections for America’s workers. More than 553,000 workers now can say their lives have been saved since the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, which promised workers in this country the right to a safe job.
    AMFA-ASA and Virgin America Seniority Integration Discussions Update #2
    11/22/17 - AMFA
    November 22, 2017 -- The AMFA-ASA and Virgin America committees met to continue discussions on seniority integration in Livermore, CA on November 14 and 15. After two days of discussions we would like to announce that we have reached an Agreement in Principle (AIP) on seniority integration. While the major components have been agreed upon, we still have some specific language that remains to be written and agreed upon in order to reach a formal Tentative Agreement (TA).
    Happy Thanksgiving
    11/22/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    The District Council 4 Office Staff and Executive Board would like to wish all our members a Happy Thanksgiving.
    COME ONE, COME ALL TO THIS EWMC FUNDRAISER
    11/22/17 - IBEW Local 6
    Rest In Peace Mikey
    11/22/17 - IUEC Local 10
    It is with a very heavy heart that I inform the membership of the passing of Michael (Mike) Rye.  Mike was currently a super with Kone in Baltimore, but I worked with Mike at Schindler.  Mike was a great guy.  I talked with him, just a couple of weeks ago and am still trying to comprehend the fact that he is no longer with us.
    Happy Thanksgiving
    11/22/17 - Denver Metro Area Local APWU
    May your Thanksgiving be full of good food and the love of family and friends.
    In Memory Of....
    11/22/17 - IBEW Local 191
    One of our dear Brothers, David L. Brune, passed away this last week. Born 5/01/1940 - 2017 A 52 year member of IBEW Local 191. You will be missed.
    Holiday Drop-In
    11/22/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    December 19, 2017 7:00am-4:00pm Union Hall Members are encouraged to stop by for food, deserts & music.
    November 2017 Minutes
    11/22/17 - APWU local 67
    Election Results
    11/21/17 - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
    RSSA SHOP COMMITTEE Mark Walker TRUSTEES Lori Hicks Jason McAdoo Jordan Murray CONDUCTOR-SENTINEL Mark Walker 123 ballots cast 20 spoiled Totals posted at the Union Hall.
    Friendly Reminder From Call Steward Office
    11/21/17 - IATSE Local 33
    Friendly Reminder From The Call Stewards Office The Call Office is "Closed" only two times a year - Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. When calling in on Wednesday, November 22nd, you are doing so for both Thanksgiving day and Friday. Please remember this so you don't have conflicts with your Holiday Schedule.
    Jones Act In Depth
    11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
    The Contribution of the Jones Act to U.S. Security by David Gouré The United States has always had a special relationship to water. It is a nation founded from the sea. Its interior was explored and linked to the sea via mighty rivers and waterways that penetrate deep into the continent’s interior.
    Fleet Memo for November 18 2017
    11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
    Fleet Memo for November 4 2017
    11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
    How Millennials Are Trying to Revive The Labor Movement
    11/21/17 - Teamsters local 570
    Nov. 21, 2017 | UNIONS | … It’s perhaps no surprise at all that many [millennials] – “people who weren’t political at all” - have come to look favorably upon unions.
    Activate Clinic Holiday Schedule
    11/21/17 - UA Local 23 Plumbers & Pipefitters
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    fleet memo for November 4 2017
    11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
    fleet memo for October 28 2017
    11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
    fleet memo for October 28 2017
    11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
    How Millennials Are Trying to Revive The Labor Movement
    11/21/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    Nov. 21, 2017 | UNIONS | … It’s perhaps no surprise at all that many [millennials] – “people who weren’t political at all” - have come to look favorably upon unions.
    fleet memo for October 21 2017
    11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
    Better Run Board
    11/21/17 - ATU Local 1001
    Special Legislative Update: Meeting at the White House
    11/21/17 - AMFA
    November 21, 2017 -- The White House recently requested a meeting with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) to discuss foreign outsourcing.  Yesterday, AMFA’s legislative affairs team -- Justin Madden, Legislative Affairs Director and Commonwealth Strategic Partners -- and I met with a representative of the White House Domestic Policy Council in Washington, D.C.
    Enforcement lagging at the IL Dept of Labor
    11/21/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
    Staffing at the Illinois Department of Labor is about the same as it’s been for years, but funding has plummeted, according to information from legislative sources. However, two unionists who work closely with prevailing wage issues see a slowdown and attribute deteriorating service to regular workers as less about resources than management there.
    How Millennials Are Trying to Revive The Labor Movement
    11/21/17 - Teamsters Local 992
    Nov. 21, 2017 | UNIONS | … It’s perhaps no surprise at all that many [millennials] – “people who weren’t political at all” - have come to look favorably upon unions.
    Tentative Officer Election Results
    11/21/17 - CWA Local 7777
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    We Lost A Great Devoted Member
    11/21/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    We are sad to report Marcus Hedger passed away November 20, 2017. Marcus was such a devoted Union Member always at all union events.  Wherever he was needed he was there to offer a helping hand. It is hard to believe that this great person is gone and he will be sincerely missed. We have countless pictures of Marcus but we chose this one that best reflected him; the Harley Man.
    Union Made in America
    11/21/17 - Teamsters Local 776
    Before you put together your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list, check our list of union-made in America...
    How Millennials Are Trying to Revive The Labor Movement
    11/21/17 - Teamsters Local 888
    Nov. 21, 2017 | UNIONS | … It’s perhaps no surprise at all that many [millennials] – “people who weren’t political at all” - have come to look favorably upon unions.
    JC25 WOMEN'S COMMITTEE 2018 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AVAILABLE! APPLY NOW!
    11/20/17 - Teamsters Local 179
    We are happy to announce our Scholarship Application is now available for all members who wish to apply.  Joint Council 25 Women's Committee believes in investing in our members by helping them reach their educational goals. Please click on the attached application for more information.
    PENSION LEGISLATION INTRODUCED
    11/20/17 - Teamsters Local 179
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    Turkey Trot-All slots filled
    11/20/17 - IBEW Local 332
    We have used all 106 slots for this years Turkey Trot. Thank you to all who signed up and to those who support the effort each year. Once again the proceeds will benefit great local organiziations that need our help. For those who are registered there are a few things to remember: 1. We are going to meet at 7:30am for a group picture.
    Be sure to shop UNION as you prepare your big meal!
    11/20/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    As we prepare for Thanksgiving - please remember to shop Union. Acme has Hunger bags - just $10.00 provides a bag of food for the needy.
    So called "right to work" - what happened to Wisconsin teachers when these laws passed
    11/20/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
    Britta Pigorsch was a sophomore in a high school outside of Madison, Wisconsin, when Act 10 passed the state legislature in 2011. She already knew she wanted to be a teacher. But the legislation, which gutted collective bargaining rights for public sector unions and slashed their benefits, galvanized her further. "It angered me," said Pigorsch.
    How the Trump Tax Cuts Would Reshape (and/or Break) Our Economy
    11/20/17 - Teamsters local 570
    Nov. 20, 2017 | TAXES | In addition to accelerating the offshoring and automation of American jobs, the Trump tax cuts would expedite the decline of trade unions in the United States. So-called “right-to-work” laws already hamper unionization in much of the U.S.
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