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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, MAY 16
05/11/21 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Masks are required. Hope to see you there.
LOCAL 179 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP PICNIC CANCELED
05/11/21 - Teamsters Local 179
Due to the Illinois Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings and for the unmost concern and well-being of our staff, members and their families, the Teamsters Local 179 Executive Board has canceled this year's Local 179 Annual Membership Picnic.
Postal Pulse
05/11/21 - APWU local 67
APWU National has been notified by the postal Service they will be attempting to take your "Postal Pulse" from may 11, 2021 thru June 11, 2021. Don't fill out these surveys online, through the mail, or in the office and make sure to take your survey from management. You are not required to take the survey and management doesn't have the right to keep your survey. Management has routinely used these surveys to argue in arbitration to cut your wages and benefits. The Postal Pulse survey is being pushed immediately before APWU begins contract negotiations DO NOT ASSIST MANAGEMENT IN STRIPPING YOUR PAY, BENEFITS, AND WORKING CONDITIONS BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SURVEY. Give your survey(s) to a steward to enter into a quarterly drawing.
US Unions File First Trade Labor Complaint Against Mexico
05/11/21 - Teamsters Local 355
May 11, 2021 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | U.S. and Mexican unions on Monday filed the first labor complaint against Mexico under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade pact. The complaint argues that Mexico has not lived up to its pledge under the trade accord, known as the USMCA, to guarantee workers the right to freely organize and join the union of their choice.
Biden’s Good-Paying Union Jobs? Here’s How to Get Them
05/11/21 - Teamsters Local 355
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Democrats’ Postal Reform Bill Would Give DeJoy a Free HandDemocrats’ Postal Reform Bill Would Give DeJoy a Free Hand
05/11/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
Democrats’ Postal Reform Bill Would Give DeJoy a Free Hand Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s bill includes a waiver that allows the Postal Service to set its own delivery standards and weakens congressional oversight.
Sad News
05/11/21 - IBEW Local 659
Dear Members, It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Journeyman Lineman Kelly Marvin who passed away on January 10, 2021.  Kelly was an active member of the IBEW and worked throughout Local 659 and Local 125 jurisdictions.  He has been an IBEW member since August 1, 1991.
Fall Protection Authorized User Certificate classes
05/11/21 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers & Sisters: Local 33 is offering a Fall Protection Authorized User Certificate class on either Monday, May 17, or Tuesday, May 18 @ 8:30a.m. If interested in attending please email the Safety & Training Committee attraining@ia33.
CORRECTED: USPS Emergency Federal Employee Leave FAQs
05/11/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
CORRECTED: USPS Emergency Federal Employee Leave FAQs These were developed by the Postal Service. The APWU was not consulted in the development of this document. Sharing of this document?DOES NOT suggest or imply the APWU is in agreement with the Questions and Answers contained in the document.?  These are being proved as informational only.
Why the PRO Act Is a Game-Changer for Labor and the Economy
05/10/21 - Teamsters Local 355
May 10, 2021 | LEGISLATION | Among the many reasons behind the recent failure of Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, to form a union was their employer’s intimidation tactics about what a union would mean for workers.
ESNA Unanimously Approves Tentative Agreement for Successor Contract
05/10/21 - UPSEU

In March 2021, after a long, difficult, and ultimately successful negotiation, the Enfield BOE Nurses (also known as “ESNA”) unanimously approved a tentative agreement for a CBA covering the years 2020 to 2024. This was ESNA’s first negotiation with UPSEU representation, and the results speak for themselves.

Why the PRO Act Is a Game-Changer for Labor and the Economy
05/10/21 - Teamsters Local 992
May 10, 2021 | LEGISLATION | Among the many reasons behind the recent failure of Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, to form a union was their employer’s intimidation tactics about what a union would mean for workers.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 5/8/2021
05/10/21 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Please buy this newspaper   • May Day: Made in the U.S.A.   • U.S. labor shortage? Unlikely. Here’s why.   • Amazon plans to raise the wages of 500,000 worker   • Opinion: Get rid of no-strike clauses and stop begging   • Labor Dept.
May Meetings Cancelled
05/10/21 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
This months meetings scheduled for Tuesday, May 11,2021 are CANCELLED! We will be in person for the June Meetings, at Argosy Casino. We will also have a virtual option, as well. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our office. See you June 8th.
NEASO TREASURER VACANT POSITION
05/10/21 - NEASO
ATTENTION NEASO! NEASO is looking to fill the vacant Treasurer position. If you are interested, please send your name to jmondejar@neaso.org by close of business this Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
Health Dynamics Promo Page
05/10/21 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
We are pleased to share with you the Health Dynamics new “Promo Page! The Promo Page introduces the HD Program to all members who have not taken advantage of this program.  It gives you a glimpse of what services are included and what to expect, and it allows you to find the closest location.
Why the PRO Act Is a Game-Changer for Labor and the Economy
05/10/21 - Teamsters Local 888
May 10, 2021 | LEGISLATION | Among the many reasons behind the recent failure of Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, to form a union was their employer’s intimidation tactics about what a union would mean for workers.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 5/8/2021
05/10/21 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Please buy this newspaper   • May Day: Made in the U.S.A.   • U.S. labor shortage? Unlikely. Here’s why.   • Amazon plans to raise the wages of 500,000 worker   • Opinion: Get rid of no-strike clauses and stop begging   • Labor Dept.
IATSE ALERT: Election Rules and Job Decription
05/09/21 - IATSE Local B4
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NYC ATU's ENDORSE Eric Adams For Mayor
05/07/21 - ATU Local 1056
I Am YOU!! The People’s Candidate, Eric Adams Like so many New Yorkers, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams grew up with adversity—and overcame it.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 5/8/2021
05/07/21 - Teamsters Local 570
  • Please buy this newspaper   • May Day: Made in the U.S.A.   • U.S. labor shortage? Unlikely. Here’s why.   • Amazon plans to raise the wages of 500,000 worker   • Opinion: Get rid of no-strike clauses and stop begging   • Labor Dept.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 5/8/2021
05/07/21 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Please buy this newspaper   • May Day: Made in the U.S.A.   • U.S. labor shortage? Unlikely. Here’s why.   • Amazon plans to raise the wages of 500,000 worker   • Opinion: Get rid of no-strike clauses and stop begging   • Labor Dept.
Sports Unions Come Together to Fight for the PRO Act
05/07/21 - Teamsters Local 992
May 7, 2021 | SOLIDARITY | The sports unions for basketball, baseball, football, and hockey have combined forces – and the labor movement is stronger for it. The PRO Act is about as important a piece of labor legislation as we’ve seen in some time. It holds the potential to open the door for workers and organizers to step up and reverse 40 years of losses for organized labor.
Sports Unions Come Together to Fight for the PRO Act
05/07/21 - Teamsters Local 570
May 7, 2021 | SOLIDARITY | The sports unions for basketball, baseball, football, and hockey have combined forces – and the labor movement is stronger for it. The PRO Act is about as important a piece of labor legislation as we’ve seen in some time. It holds the potential to open the door for workers and organizers to step up and reverse 40 years of losses for organized labor.
Sports Unions Come Together to Fight for the PRO Act
05/07/21 - Teamsters Local 355
May 7, 2021 | SOLIDARITY | The sports unions for basketball, baseball, football, and hockey have combined forces – and the labor movement is stronger for it. The PRO Act is about as important a piece of labor legislation as we’ve seen in some time. It holds the potential to open the door for workers and organizers to step up and reverse 40 years of losses for organized labor.
Don't Miss Out! Annual UA Local 44 Golf Tournament
05/07/21 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
Networking opportunities don't get any better than this! Whether you bring a group of clients or colleagues to play in the tournament, host an activity on the course or simply take advantage of one of our sponsorship opportunities, the UA Local 44 tournament offers everyone a way to gain exposure and promote their business.
KCFD Hiring Fire Communication Specialists
05/07/21 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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Sports Unions Come Together to Fight for the PRO Act
05/07/21 - Teamsters Local 888
May 7, 2021 | SOLIDARITY | The sports unions for basketball, baseball, football, and hockey have combined forces – and the labor movement is stronger for it. The PRO Act is about as important a piece of labor legislation as we’ve seen in some time. It holds the potential to open the door for workers and organizers to step up and reverse 40 years of losses for organized labor.
16 Secrets of Amazon Warehouse Employees
05/06/21 - Teamsters Local 355
May 6, 2021 | WAREHOUSE | When we last checked in with Amazon warehouse workers in November 2015, the consensus was that life as an employee at one of the company’s 110 domestic fulfillment centers was physically challenging but financially rewarding.
16 Secrets of Amazon Warehouse Employees
05/06/21 - Teamsters Local 570
May 6, 2021 | WAREHOUSE | When we last checked in with Amazon warehouse workers in November 2015, the consensus was that life as an employee at one of the company’s 110 domestic fulfillment centers was physically challenging but financially rewarding.
Proposed Bylaws Amendments
05/06/21 - UAW Local 2320
Dear NOLSW Leaders, We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the NJC on June 5th!  Please share the following information with all your members today.  As part of the business meeting, we will be voting on the following changes to the NOLSW Bylaws: Article XII, Section 1, A & C:  Provision to maintain a consistent dues rate of 1.
Proposed Bylaws Amendments
05/06/21 - UAW Local 2320
Dear NOLSW Leaders, We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the NJC on June 5th!  Please share the following information with all your members today.  As part of the business meeting, we will be voting on the following changes to the NOLSW Bylaws: Article XII, Section 1, A & C:  Provision to maintain a consistent dues rate of 1.
Passing of Brother Jim Pappas
05/06/21 - IBEW Local 483
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Brother James "Jim" Pappas. He was a retired Journeyman Tree Trimmer with the City of Tacoma. Jim was an outstanding 483 member for over 40 years. He will be deeply missed by family, friends and his 483 brothers and sisters.
Passing of Brother Jim Pappas
05/06/21 - IBEW Local 483
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Brother James "Jim" Pappas. He was a retired Journeyman Tree Trimmer with the City of Tacoma. Jim was an outstanding 483 member for over 40 years. He will be deeply missed by family, friends and his 483 brothers and sisters.
Labor Dept. Blocks Trump-Era Rule Affecting Gig Workers
05/06/21 - Teamsters Local 992
May 6, 2021 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Biden administration on Wednesday blocked a Trump-era rule that would have made it easier to classify gig workers who work for companies like Uber and Lyft as independent contractors instead of employees, signaling a potential policy shift toward greater worker protections.
Essential Workers Did Not Ask to be Heroes
05/06/21 - Teamsters Local 992
May 6, 2021 | COVID-19 | […] Essential workers had “heroism” foisted upon them by corporate employers who quarantined in palatial estates and ordered their groceries online, and we, satisfied that these “heroes” were selflessly sacrificing themselves in our service, did not ask any questions.
Build Back Better with Unions
05/06/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
More and more of America’s workers want to join a union. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology study found that nearly half of all nonunion workers, or more than 60 million people — would join a union today if given the chance. Public approval of unions, at 65 percent, is one of the highest marks in half a century.
Please Help Brother James Chambers
05/06/21 - IBEW Local 191
PLEASE HELP! Brother James Chambers and his family suffered a tragic loss recently.  There house burned down and they lost everything!  Help our fellow 191 Brother and his family during these hard times by heading over to his Gofundme link https://gofund.me/aed94b3c.
Biden on IBEW and Unions
05/06/21 - IBEW Local 332
Biden on IBEW and Unions from IBEW on Vimeo.
AT&T Discount
05/06/21 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
A discount offered to Teamster Local 577 members, from AT&T a Union Company.
Join us Stand up to a Bully!
05/06/21 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
The Trib is under attack! We need to stand up and help one of our biggest staples of Chicagoan Life. One of the biggest destroyers of Newspapers has its eye on our friend. Alden Global Capital takes over Newspapers and slowly breaks them apart by offering the community poor quality of information, increasing subscription costs, and reducing staff.
How police work for women in El Paso has changed over the years, but still has a ways to go in recruiting
05/06/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The history of women on El Paso’s police force dates back to 1913, but much has changed over the years. “Women were seen more as social workers than police officers because it was a very male-dominated occupation,” said Egbert Zavala, an associate professor in the Criminal Justice Department at the University of Texas at El Paso.
2021 El Paso Police Fallen Officers Memorial Ceremony
05/06/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Police Department and the El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association invites everyone to the 2021 Fallen Officers Memorial Ceremony to be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 14, 2021. The event will take place at Charles "Chuck" Heinrich Park, 11055 Ofc. Andrew Barcena Dr. in northeast El Paso.
Labor Dept. Blocks Trump-Era Rule Affecting Gig Workers
05/06/21 - Teamsters Local 355
May 6, 2021 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Biden administration on Wednesday blocked a Trump-era rule that would have made it easier to classify gig workers who work for companies like Uber and Lyft as independent contractors instead of employees, signaling a potential policy shift toward greater worker protections.
What’s your emergency?: Meet the El Paso heroes behind the voices
05/06/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
They’re always on the line when you need them. Local 911 dispatchers have been responding to emergency calls in the midst of the pandemic this last year and continue to do so. They put in extra work to ensure the community’s safety. “There’s never been this type of thing. Where it comes to shutting the entire city and country down.
Blue Cross / Blue Shield Settlement Postcards
05/06/21 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
A number of participants have recently received notices regarding settlement of a class action involving Blue Cross and Blue Shield.  The Fund receives certain services from Blue Cross and Blue Shield and is reviewing claims the Fund has against Blue Cross and Blue Shield.  The Fund cannot provide advice to individual participants regarding the settlement.
Local 458M Union Membership Meeting
05/06/21 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Local 458M Active and Retired Members are eligible to attend our Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, May 12th at 5:00 p.m. All members must register at least 1 day before the meeting, to register, please click on the zoom logo below: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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