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    Cedar Point Employee Appreciation Days
    07/28/17 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    In Case You Missed It
    07/28/17 - Teamsters local 570
      • Senate fails to advance scaled-back version of ACA.   • Opinion: A better deal for American workers.   • No, unions have not outlived their usefulness. Share.   • Report: $15 minimum would give 41 million raises.   • This week in history: US minimum wage rises to $7.25.
    AIR 21 Update
    07/28/17 - AMFA
    July 28, 2017 -- In a memorandum entitled “Compliance Culture” dated July 7, 2017, Landon Nitschke and Trevor Stedke wrote that safety has always been the “top priority” of SWA maintenance operations. Notwithstanding this purported priority, the memorandum conceded that the FAA and Department of Labor have received an “uptick” in complaints from SWA Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) relating to management coercion, which the federal agencies have taken “very seriously.”
    Day of Action - Sunday, July 30th
    07/28/17 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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    Help Wanted
    07/28/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    Ft. Dearborn located at 6035 W. Gross Point Rd.
    In Case You Missed It
    07/28/17 - Teamsters Local 355
      • Senate fails to advance scaled-back version of ACA.   • Opinion: A better deal for American workers.   • No, unions have not outlived their usefulness. Share.   • Report: $15 minimum would give 41 million raises.   • This week in history: US minimum wage rises to $7.25.
    Teamsters Denounce GOP Bill to Roll Back NLRB Joint-Employer Ruling
    07/28/17 - Teamsters local 570
    July 28, 2017 | WAR ON WORKERS | The 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) “joint employer” ruling in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. was the decision that established protections for millions of American workers by holding employers that rely on temporary or contracted workers accountable.
    JCBA Update 07.28.17
    07/28/17 - TWU Local 568
    The Executive Negotiating Committee informed American Airlines they would not meet face to face with the company this week while in Washington D.C. Your negotiating committees continued to evaluate the proposal presented last week and worked on crafting language to respond to this woefully inadequate company document that is far from industry leading.
    Teamsters Denounce GOP Bill to Roll Back NLRB Joint-Employer Ruling
    07/28/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    July 28, 2017 | WAR ON WORKERS | The 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) “joint employer” ruling in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. was the decision that established protections for millions of American workers by holding employers that rely on temporary or contracted workers accountable.
    DirectSat Workers Need your Help!
    07/28/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    Join your IBEW 21 sisters and brothers on Wednesday August 2nd when DirectSat workers vote Union YES and reject managements attempt to break them. The voting will take place at 401 W Taft Drive in South Holland. We need IBEW 21 supporters to show up from 6:30 – 9:30 a.m. to cheer the workers on and let them know they have the entire Labor Movement behind them.
    A Day in TWU History: Victory at DFW
    07/28/17 - TWU Local 513
    Wednesday was a monumental day for every single member of the Transport Workers Union. Together, we shut down an entire terminal at one of the country’s largest airports, and we did it by standing united with one common goal: to show American Airlines that TWU is ready to fight.
    In Case You Missed It
    07/28/17 - Teamsters Local 992
      • Senate fails to advance scaled-back version of ACA.   • Opinion: A better deal for American workers.   • No, unions have not outlived their usefulness. Share.   • Report: $15 minimum would give 41 million raises.   • This week in history: US minimum wage rises to $7.25.
    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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    Teamsters Denounce GOP Bill to Roll Back NLRB Joint-Employer Ruling
    07/28/17 - Teamsters Local 992
    July 28, 2017 | WAR ON WORKERS | The 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) “joint employer” ruling in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. was the decision that established protections for millions of American workers by holding employers that rely on temporary or contracted workers accountable.
    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.
    In Case You Missed It
    07/28/17 - Teamsters Local 888
      • Senate fails to advance scaled-back version of ACA.   • Opinion: A better deal for American workers.   • No, unions have not outlived their usefulness. Share.   • Report: $15 minimum would give 41 million raises.   • This week in history: US minimum wage rises to $7.25.
    Teamsters Denounce GOP Bill to Roll Back NLRB Joint-Employer Ruling
    07/28/17 - Teamsters Local 888
    July 28, 2017 | WAR ON WORKERS | The 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) “joint employer” ruling in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. was the decision that established protections for millions of American workers by holding employers that rely on temporary or contracted workers accountable.
    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.
    MLK County Labor Council Endorsements
    07/27/17 - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
    All WA State Members,Please see the link below for MLK County Labor Council Endorsements for August 1st's elections. Voting is a Right that many of us take for granted, don't; make your voice heard.http://www.mlkclc.org/?zone=/unionactive/view_article.
    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 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 570
    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.
    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.

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