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STOP the Exploitation of Nabisco/Mondelez Workers
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
FRA Administrator NomineeTestifies Before Senate
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Senate AppropriationsCommittee Passes Fiscal Year2018 Funding Bill
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
2017 Local 602 Car Show
UAW Local 602
Local No.4 Retirement Party
Theatrical Stage Employes Local No.4, IATSE
Committees Now Forming
Jefferson County Association of Educational Support Personnel
 
     

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STOP the Exploitation of Nabisco/Mondelez Workers
07/28/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
BCTGM RELEASES DOCUMENTARY ABOUT NABISCO OFFSHORING
The MTD-affiliated Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) released a short-form documentary entitled “Made in America” which shows the plight of union workers laid off from the Chicago Mondelez/Nabisco bakery when the parent company moved operations to Mexico more than a year ago.
FRA Administrator NomineeTestifies Before Senate
07/28/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Ronald L. Batory Testifies Before Senate Commerce Committee for FRA Nomination On July 26, 2017, the nominee for FRA Administrator Ronald L. Batory testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Senate AppropriationsCommittee Passes Fiscal Year2018 Funding Bill
07/28/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
On July 27, 2017, the Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) funding bill with a vote of 31 to 0. As noted in previous Legislative Alerts, the House of Representatives has already passed their funding bill through the subcommittee and full committee last week.
2017 Local 602 Car Show
07/28/17 - UAW Local 602
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Local No.4 Retirement Party
07/28/17 - Theatrical Stage Employes Local No.4, IATSE
Local No.4 Triennial Retirement Party. Sunday August 6, 2017 at the El Caribe Country Club.
Committees Now Forming
07/28/17 - Jefferson County Association of Educational Support Personnel
We need your help! We are now forming the 2017-2018 JCAESP Local 4011 committees and need your wisdom, experience, vision and fresh ideas. If you would like to be considered/serve on a committee(s), simply fill out the attached form and return to Janice Bemiss, JCAESP/AFSCME Local 4011 Corresponding Secretary by August 11, 2017. You can complete, scan and send via email to: janice.
2017 Special Election Candidates
07/28/17 - TWU Local 513
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Quality Health Care is a Basic Human Right
07/27/17 - Teamsters local 570
July 27, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | The following statement was issued yesterday by the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO: "Quality health care should be a basic human right in the United States. It should not be a commodity that can be denied because you have too little income, do not have the right job or any job, or have a pre-existing medical condition.
Robert Philpot
07/27/17 - International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 31
Retired Brother Robert Philpot passed away this afternoon. Our condolences go out to the Philpot family.
Brother Wendell Tres Plante
07/27/17 - IBEW Local 387
One of our members, Brother Wendell Tres Plante, Mechanic, lost his 14 year old daughter, Kaillie Plante, in a tragic car accident Tuesday night.  His wife and son were also involved in the accident, but survived.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Brother Plante and his family.  A friend of the Plante’s family has started a Go Fund Me page for Kaillie.
Congrats to our new President & First Vice President of Upper Hudson Central Labor Council
07/27/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
We wish to congratulate James Mooney from NYSUT on his election as President of the Upper Hudson Central Labor Council. Jim is a High School History Teacher at Kingston High School. Jim is also the Vice President of the Saugerties School Board. Jim comes to the UH CLC with a wealth of union experience. In his spare time, Jim also plays a mean guitar.
Where the Health of the USA is at this point (Part 2)
07/27/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Where the Health of the USA is at this point (Part 2) AFL-CIO: Don't let up. Call your senators at 888-865-8089. This is a matter of life and death for millions of people.
Rose Bowl: July 28 & 29
07/27/17 - IATSE Local 33
Rose Bowl: July 28 & 29 Load-in: Friday Morning. Park in Lot F Next to Seco St. and Arroyo Blvd. Load-out: Saturday Night. Parking Passes are to be picked up behind the Pasadena Elks Lodge at Green St and Orange Grove. A person representing Local 33 will be there handing parking passes. (Pasadena Elks Lodge Address: 400 W. Colorado Blvd.
Quality Health Care is a Basic Human Right
07/27/17 - Teamsters Local 355
July 27, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | The following statement was issued yesterday by the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO: "Quality health care should be a basic human right in the United States. It should not be a commodity that can be denied because you have too little income, do not have the right job or any job, or have a pre-existing medical condition.
Quality Health Care is a Basic Human Right
07/27/17 - Teamsters Local 992
July 27, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | The following statement was issued yesterday by the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO: "Quality health care should be a basic human right in the United States. It should not be a commodity that can be denied because you have too little income, do not have the right job or any job, or have a pre-existing medical condition.
Quality Health Care is a Basic Human Right
07/27/17 - Teamsters Local 992
July 27, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | The following statement was issued yesterday by the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO: "Quality health care should be a basic human right in the United States. It should not be a commodity that can be denied because you have too little income, do not have the right job or any job, or have a pre-existing medical condition.
Legislation Introduced to Make Federal Employees ‘At-Will’ Employees
07/27/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Legislation was recently introduced to make federal workers “at-will” employees, meaning they could be removed or suspended from their jobs, without notice or right to appeal. The Promote Accountability and Government Efficiency Act (H.R. 3257) was introduced by Congressman Todd Rokita (R-IN).
Thank You Letter
07/27/17 - TWU Local 513
Quality Health Care is a Basic Human Right
07/27/17 - Teamsters Local 888
July 27, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | The following statement was issued yesterday by the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO: "Quality health care should be a basic human right in the United States. It should not be a commodity that can be denied because you have too little income, do not have the right job or any job, or have a pre-existing medical condition.
YRC 2017 Change Of Operations Info
07/27/17 - Teamsters Local 492
The IBT has been advised that YRC Freight is mailing its proposed multi-region network enhancement change of operations and utility employee change of operations. The Company is requesting a hearing date of August 24, 2017. Below are links to the documents about both proposed changes in operations. YRC Freight, Inc.
Picket News & Media Coverage
07/26/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article163616968.
OUR NEWSLETTER IS GOING DIGITAL!
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 743
OUR NEWSLETTER IS GOING DIGITAL! As a labor organization, staying connected with our members is very important to Local 743. To save trees and to put more resources towards more programs and initiatives that will improve our members lives, our newsletter is moving towards an electronic format.
Our Newsletter Is Going Digital
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 743
Our Newsletter Is Going Digital As a labor organization, staying connected with our members is very important to Local 743. To save trees and to put more resources towards more programs and initiatives that will improve our members lives, our newsletter is moving towards an electronic format.
OUR NEWSLETTER IS GOING DIGITAL!
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 743
Our Newsletter Is Going Digital As a labor organization, staying connected with our members is very important to Local 743. To save trees and to put more resources towards more programs and initiatives that will improve our members lives, our newsletter is moving towards an electronic format.
Teamster Opioid Protest Leads to Change at Drug Wholesaler
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 355
July 26, 2017 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | Top U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson has decided to create an independent board chairman, responding to a Teamster-led shareholder protest over its role in distributing opioids. Wednesday’s move comes even though a majority of shareholders didn’t back the Teamsters’ proposal to separate the CEO and board chairman jobs to provide more oversight.
AMFA Economist on Wages in the Industry
07/26/17 - AMFA

Teamster Opioid Protest Leads to Change at Drug Wholesaler
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 992
July 26, 2017 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | (Click image to enlarge) Top U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson has decided to create an independent board chairman, responding to a Teamster-led shareholder protest over its role in distributing opioids.
Where the Health of The USA is right now
07/26/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Where the Health of the USA is at this point  AFL-CIO: No matter how many tweaks the GOP make, this bill is nothing more than a massive transfer of wealth masquerading as health care.
Children Xmas Party
07/26/17 - South Shore Area Local #3844
Committee members wanted to organize this year's Children Xmas Party.
Upcoming UPS Contract Proposal Meetings
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 89
Jul 26, 2017 - Click here for UPS Air and Ground Contract Proposal Meeting Dates and Times!
Training & Safety Committee
07/26/17 - IATSE Local 33
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Student Presents Gift of Appreciation
07/26/17 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
Stephanie Walker presented a gift to the Executive Board of Local 40.  Stephanie is the daughter of Local 40's VP of Crittenton Union, Josephine Walker.  Stephanie took advantage of the OPEIU Free College Benefit and is on her way to a two year degree in business management. If you would like more information regarding the OPEIU Free College Benefit, click here.
BUSY WEEKEND ALERT FOR Friday 7/28 & Saturday 7/29
07/26/17 - IATSE Local 33
BUSY WEEKEND ALERT FOR Friday 7/28 & Saturday 7/29 Don't forget to call-in for Friday, July 28th & Saturday, July 29th. Let's make sure Local 33 covers the jurisdiction.
YRC Proposed Change of Operations
07/25/17 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776 has been advised that YRC Freight is mailing its proposed....
One Million Jobs On The Line
07/25/17 - Teamsters local 570
July 25, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | America could lose more than a million jobs if the Senate votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act today. That’s according to a report from George Washington University’s Milken Institute of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund. Repealing the law, also known as Obamacare, would dramatically scale back federal funding for healthcare, especially Medicaid.
One Million Jobs On The Line
07/25/17 - Teamsters Local 355
July 25, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | America could lose more than a million jobs if the Senate votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act today. That’s according to a report from George Washington University’s Milken Institute of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund. Repealing the law, also known as Obamacare, would dramatically scale back federal funding for healthcare, especially Medicaid.
Urgent BRP Information
07/25/17 - NTEU Chapter 143
APFA Supports TWU
07/25/17 - TWU Local 513
One Million Jobs On The Line
07/25/17 - Teamsters Local 992
July 25, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | America could lose more than a million jobs if the Senate votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act today. That’s according to a report from George Washington University’s Milken Institute of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund. Repealing the law, also known as Obamacare, would dramatically scale back federal funding for healthcare, especially Medicaid.
New District 8 City Rep. Cissy Lizarraga Sworn In
07/25/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
It took a runoff to settle the "Special Election" for City Council Representative of District #8, but in the end Cecilia "Cissy" Lizarraga prevailed.  On July 15, 2017, Cissy Lizarraga defeated her opponent, Robert Cormell by a 55 to 44% margin and replaced Cortney Niland who resigned amid personal problems.  Mrs.
New cops hard to find; city struggles with shortage
07/25/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Police Department has just over 1,046 officers, which may seem like a healthy number and raise doubts about talk of an officer shortage in the nation’s safest big city. But at the Westside Regional Command Center’s noon shift briefing last Thursday, Sgt. Alan Romaner kicked things off with a three-officer crew that would be working until 10 p.m.
IAM District 776 supports TWU
07/25/17 - TWU Local 513
Zoo Tickets Still Available!!
07/25/17 - Teamsters Local 455
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NLRB Nominees’ Records Raise Serious Concerns
07/25/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
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Congressmen seek revenge against the CBO for making Trumpcare look bad
07/25/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has been a constant thorn in the side of congressional Republicans, repeatedly pointing out that Trumpcare would have a disastrous impact on the American health care system. The most recent version of Trumpcare, according to the CBO, would strip 22 million people of coverage by 2026.
Statement on 2017 Social Security Trustees Report: Just-Released Report Confirms that Expanding Social Security is Fully Affordable
07/25/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Social Security has a large and growing surplus, according to the 2017 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds, released today. This year’s report projects that in 2017 Social Security will run an annual surplus of roughly $58.6 billion, bringing the accumulated surplus to about roughly $2.
UPS FREIGHT CONTRACT PROPOSAL MEETING INFORMATION
07/25/17 - Teamsters Local 568
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