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December 01, 2020
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December General Membership Meeting Cancelled
Teamsters Local Union No. 91
CTL Unit Visit - Apopka area
CWA Local 3176
December Update
IBEW 396
Hoffa: This Holiday Season, Give Essential Workers the Unions They Deserve
Teamsters local 570
Hoffa: This Holiday Season, Give Essential Workers the Unions They Deserve
Teamsters Local 355
Transportation Labor Mourns the Loss of TTD President Larry Willis
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
 
     
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December General Membership Meeting Cancelled
12/01/20 - Teamsters Local Union No. 91
Please be advised our December General Membership Meeting scheduled for December 20, 2020 in Belleville has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 ongoing pandemic, the Province's updated legislated guidleines mandatng indoor gatherings and restrictions imposed by the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre.  Teamsters Local Union No.
CTL Unit Visit - Apopka area
11/30/20 - CWA Local 3176
Brothers and Sisters, I took my second trip to the field to met a few of the techs in the Apopka area and had lunch with them, on the union, to see what we can do to improve our local. We had a good turn out and was great to see everyone. We look forward to visiting the other areas soon.
December Update
11/30/20 - IBEW 396
Sisters and Brothers, I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving Holiday! As a reminder there will be no Unit meetings for the month of December, we will resume our regular Unit Meetings January 2021, unless noted otherwise by a Government mandate.
Hoffa: This Holiday Season, Give Essential Workers the Unions They Deserve
11/30/20 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 30, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | This was already a devastating year for hard-working Americans, struggling to keep their jobs amid a pandemic made worse by corporate greed. Now, with the holiday season underway, “essential workers” employed in warehouses, delivering goods, and stocking grocery shelves find themselves in an even bigger crunch.
Hoffa: This Holiday Season, Give Essential Workers the Unions They Deserve
11/30/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 30, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | This was already a devastating year for hard-working Americans, struggling to keep their jobs amid a pandemic made worse by corporate greed. Now, with the holiday season underway, “essential workers” employed in warehouses, delivering goods, and stocking grocery shelves find themselves in an even bigger crunch.
Transportation Labor Mourns the Loss of TTD President Larry Willis
11/30/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Washington, DC — On November 29, 2020, with his wife and daughter by his side, TTD president Larry Willis, 53, succumbed to injuries sustained on November 22 in a tragic biking accident.
Hoffa: This Holiday Season, Give Essential Workers the Unions They Deserve
11/30/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 30, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | This was already a devastating year for hard-working Americans, struggling to keep their jobs amid a pandemic made worse by corporate greed. Now, with the holiday season underway, “essential workers” employed in warehouses, delivering goods, and stocking grocery shelves find themselves in an even bigger crunch.
Victim seriously wounded in east El Paso stabbing; officer hurt as police cars collide at scene
11/30/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Police were on the scene of a stabbing in east El Paso on Sunday night. It happened a bit after 9 p.m. at Circo's Bar and Kitchen at 1610 N. Zaragoza and Vista Del Sol. One stabbing victim was rushed to a hospital with serious injuries, according to a fire department dispatcher. KVIA.
Online Informational Meetings
11/30/20 - IBEW Local 191
Every second Monday of the month at 6pm, 191 will be conducting online informational meetings. These meetings are for information only and no business can be conducted. To attend these meetings, you must email: meeting@ibew191.com and submit your name and card number. Only members that are current in their dues will be allowed to participate.
Hoffa: This Holiday Season, Give Essential Workers the Unions They Deserve
11/30/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Nov. 30, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | This was already a devastating year for hard-working Americans, struggling to keep their jobs amid a pandemic made worse by corporate greed. Now, with the holiday season underway, “essential workers” employed in warehouses, delivering goods, and stocking grocery shelves find themselves in an even bigger crunch.
Victory at Navistar!
11/29/20 - Teamsters Local 776
On a cold blustery day, after 24 days on strike, the Navistar Teamster members....
Unthankful Trump Refuses To Say If He Will Attend Biden Inauguration
11/28/20 - Youngstown, Ohio Area Local 443
Unthankful Trump Refuses To Say If He Will Attend Biden Inauguration “It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede,” the president said in combative remarks between a bevy of falsehoods.
Key government agency says Biden transition can formally begin
11/28/20 - Youngstown, Ohio Area Local 443
Axios General Services Administrator Emily Murphy said in a letter to President-elect Joe Biden on Monday that she has determined the transition from the Trump administration can formally begin.
Man sues for refund of $2.5m he donated to Trump election challenge group
11/28/20 - Youngstown, Ohio Area Local 443
Thu, November 26, 2020, 6:56 PM EST·2 min read Trucks and cars with Trump flags have abounded on US streets and highways this election season. (Getty Images) Trucks and cars with Trump flags have abounded on US streets and highways this election season. (Getty Images) A man who donated $2.
Health Care Credit
11/27/20 - IBEW local 2325
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to earn a full $100 credit on your 2021 medical plan contributions. All you need to do is complete one of the five healthy actions below. One of these actions must be completed, even if you have completed the Health Assessment in previous years.
President/Assistant BM Chris Doyle
11/26/20 - IBEW local 2325
It is with great sadness but yet great excitement, that I announce the retirement of Assistant Business Manager/President Chris Doyle. Chris has been accepted in this current IPP offer and will be retiring as of Friday Dec 5th. I want to thank Chris for years and years of dedication, hard work and loyalty to myself and the members of IBEW Local 2325.
Weekly Conference Call
11/25/20 - CWA Local 2222
Goodevening everyone this weeks call will be canceled because of the Holiday and will resume next week. Local 2222 would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
Workers in North Dakota Strike to Demand Covid-19 Protections
11/25/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 25, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | […] Since March, essential workers across the country have walked off the job at Whole Foods markets, Amazon warehouses, Taco Bells and McDonald's restaurants, and poultry packing plants to protest working conditions during the pandemic, some asking for hazard pay and others demanding protective gear.
What Organized Labor Wants From Biden
11/25/20 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 25, 2020 | UNIONS | Now that they’ve helped elect Biden, there is an end to Trump’s anti-worker regime in sight. But organized labor wants more than a return to the pre-Trump status quo. Unions want progress, and they have clout that they are prepared to wield.
Contract Unanimously Ratified at American Printing House
11/25/20 - Teamsters Local 89
On November 18th, Teamsters Local 89 members at American Printing House unanimously ratified a new three year agreement containing numerous improvements over previous contracts.
Phil Riley go fund me
11/25/20 - NJLESA
The New Jersey Law Enforcement Supervisors Association is helping out one of our members Phillip T. Riley.  Phill is out of work on disability and is in bad shape.  He has 3 herniated lumbar discs in his back and has been dealing with the pain for a long time, reporting to work and doing the job.  Back in July, he woke up one morning unable to put any weight on his right leg.
Free Turkeys for 455 Members Flyer Attached
11/25/20 - Teamsters Local 455
DECEMBER 11, 12, 13, 2020 (8 AM TO 5 PM) TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION NO.
FIGHTING WORKPLACE HARASSMENT
11/25/20 - APWU FWAL LOCAL 098
Fighting Workplace Harassment The American Postal Workers Union believes strongly in the basic premise that all of our members have the inherent right to come to work every day without fear of encountering intimidation, humiliation, actions intended to embarrass and/or belittle, bullying, harassment or other inappropriate behavior(s). There have been growing reports across the country that the Postal Service policies which are in place to prevent such behaviors are being ignored and our Sisters and Brothers are having to endure some or all of these repugnant acts. The American Postal Workers Union takes this very seriously and are working everyday to fight back. Herein you will find information, resources, and the tools necessary to fight back and ensure you can come to work everyday and be treated with absolute dignity. We have to stand up together and utilize the grievance procedure to force management to follow the rules which were put in place to avoid these types of environments. Please take a moment to look around at the many tools available to the members, stewards and officers of the American Postal Workers Union. Included in these pages are the handbook and manual citations which are designed to prevent and stop hostile work environments, sample grievance content and information requests stewards and officers may utilize to prepare and present grievances, and additional resources our members may wish to utilize to ensure a workplace free of hostility and harassment. Return to this page as we update it with resources to combat harassment over the coming months. YOU CAN STOP HARRASSMENT! Tell the harasser to stop! Report it (if harasser is your supervisor go to the next level of management). Contact your Union Representative. The workplace should not be a place where people are subject to offensive comments, actions, or behavior. As a Postal Service Employee, you need to understand that you are protected. Reprisals for reporting harassment are illegal! RESOURCES TO FIGHT HARASSMENT There are many citations at your disposal when it comes to fighting back against a hostile work environment caused by a supervisor, manager, or postmaster. Article 19 enables us to require that management abide by and enforce its own policies. Below are some useful citations members, stewards, and officers can utilize when filing a grievance on a hostile work environment. Download the APWU flyer: Harassment doesn't have to be illegal to be wrong. The USPS Employee and Labor Relations Manual has multiple sections that can and should be utilized in grievances for harassment or abusive supervisors. Special attention should be paid to sections 664 through 673 of ELM Chapter 6. Also, the chapter on safety—ELM Chapter 8 sections 810, 820, and 860 address the steps again management must take when dealing with PS-Form 1767. Pub 552 Publication 552 speaks over and over again about management responsibilities and the ramifications for those who are creating a hostile work environment. APWU members, officers, and stewards should utilize passages from this handbook to demonstrate what management’s responsibilities are and aim to achieve the prescribed remedies contained therein. Pub 553 Publication 552 speaks to what employees can and should do if harassed in the workplace. It explains the definition of legal harassment but clarifies that harassment that doesn’t meant the legal definition of harassment is not tolerated in the workplace. This publication clearly states there can be no reprisal for reporting harassment. EL-801 The EL-801 clearly states what responsibilities supervisors have in regards to safety. It states that employees have the right to report unsafe and unhealthy working conditions on a PS-Form 1767. Harassment and hostile work environments are unhealthy and should be reported on a PS-form 1767. This EL-801 then outlines what a supervisor must do when a 1767 is completed by an employee. EL-809 The EL-809 gives guidelines for Area/Local Joint Labor-Management Safety and Health Committees. It addresses the review of PS-Form 1767’s in committee meetings. If harassment and/or hostile work environment is reported on a 1767 the issue is appropriate for discussion in the committee meeting. Pub-108 This publication is a management guide on what must be done with threats are reported. A harasser or abusive supervisor can be a threat and should be reported. This publication states that preventing and reducing workplace violence falls under Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. USPS Policy on Workplace Harassment This letter signed by the Postmaster General, lays out the USPS policy in very clear terms. It states what the law requires of the USPS, what management’s responsibilities are, and what the employee rights are.
Rest in Peace Brother Kurinec
11/25/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of our Brother Scott Kurinec who recently retired from AT&T.  Scott was an IBEW Local 21 Union Steward and friend to many. He will be missed.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Scott's family and friends Given the current circumstances with the pandemic, Scott’s family hopes to plan a proper memorial this spring. They wouldn’t be able to host a proper memorial service representative of their “life of the party” Dad. He just had too many friends!
IBEW LOCAL 659 Office Closed for Thanksgiving
11/25/20 - IBEW Local 659
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ALERT: "Spoofing" scam
11/25/20 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Local Union Officers, We have been made aware a spoofing scheme, where someone is attempting to contact officers and members while posing as IATSE International President Matthew D Loeb. While there is little we can do to prevent this from occurring, there are several measures we can all take to protect ourselves from online/email scams.
Workers in North Dakota Strike to Demand Covid-19 Protections
11/25/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Nov. 25, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | […] Since March, essential workers across the country have walked off the job at Whole Foods markets, Amazon warehouses, Taco Bells and McDonald's restaurants, and poultry packing plants to protest working conditions during the pandemic, some asking for hazard pay and others demanding protective gear.
Millions of Workers for Corporate Giants Rely on Food Stamps, Medicaid
11/25/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Nov. 25, 2020 | THE MINIMUM WAGE | A new GAO (Government Accountability Office) report commissioned by Sen. Bernie Sanders shows that corporations are soaking up profits—while paying workers so little they depend on government assistance to survive.
Workers in North Dakota Strike to Demand Covid-19 Protections
11/24/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 24, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | […] Since March, essential workers across the country have walked off the job at Whole Foods markets, Amazon warehouses, Taco Bells and McDonald's restaurants, and poultry packing plants to protest working conditions during the pandemic, some asking for hazard pay and others demanding protective gear.
Holiday Meal for 191 Members in Need
11/24/20 - IBEW Local 191
The holiday season is here and some of our members are having a hard time. If you, or another member of 191, are in need this holiday season, please email greg.lopata@ibew191.com or john.traynor@ibew191.com You can also let us know about members of 191 that are in need. They need not know that you put their name in the hat.
Blood Drive at Pebble Hills Regional Command Center
11/24/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages its members to participate in a blood drive being held by Vitalant at the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The blood drive will take place in Vitalant's Blood Mobile. Many blood drives have been canceled, so your individual donations now matter more than ever.
AT&T Internal Construction Preference
11/24/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Today, eligible IBEW 21 members employed as Outside Plant Technicians and Cable Splicing Technicians were given the opportunity to fill available positions in various C&E locations.  If you are interested in this voluntary preference you must fill out your electronic preference form by Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 4:00 PM (CST). If you have any questions contact your manager or your IBEW 21 Representative.
JRH Memorial Scholarship: Application Opens Nov. 30, 2020
11/24/20 - Teamsters Local 743
The 2021 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund application process will open on November 30, 2020. Applications will be due March 1, 2021. Please refer any interested high school seniors who are the sons, daughters, or financial dependents of Teamster members to the scholarshpis official website: jrhmsf.org.
Rest in Peace Brother Golar
11/24/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of our Brother, Charles Golar who worked at AT&T in Chicago.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and our members.
WE ARE MOVING!!!!
11/24/20 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Brothers and Sisters, As many of you know we have been working for nearly a year to finalize our move to our new office space in the Seattle area, well the day has finally arrived.
Home Garaging Renewal
11/24/20 - CWA Local 2222
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Millions of Workers for Corporate Giants Rely on Food Stamps, Medicaid
11/24/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 23, 2020 | THE MINIMUM WAGE | A new GAO (Government Accountability Office) report commissioned by Sen. Bernie Sanders shows that corporations are soaking up profits—while paying workers so little they depend on government assistance to survive.
Sheet Metal Program at Dallas Area College Seeks Experienced Aircraft Mechanic as Instructor
11/24/20 - AMFA
November 24, 2020 -- In collaboration with the Commemorative Air Force, Dallas College, Workforce Dallas, as well as other university and industry partners on a sheet metal program for underrepresented groups in aviation, AMFA has been asked to solicit our membership for interest in becoming an instructor for the program. Although the program is in the early stages of development, and details have yet to be finalized, finding an instructor is one of the most important parts of the process.
Happy Thanksgiving
11/23/20 - Teamsters Local 776
In a year like no other in recent history the upcoming Holiday Season will be not be what we would...
AMFA-SWA ALR Membership Update #4
11/23/20 - AMFA
November 23, 2020 -- November 23, 2020 -- We met with the Company today for the first time since it issued WARN Act notices to our members last week. The Company’s actions today served only to reinforce its goal of not letting this crisis go to waste. The parties were engaged in the productive process of identifying voluntary cost saving measures when Southwest abruptly, and with no meaningful notice to your Union, delivered WARN Act notices to our members weeks before the holiday season. Southwest was not interested in continuing that productive dialogue today. Instead, it proposed a new round of concessions to our contracts, claiming the voluntary measures we had identified failed to achieve the savings needed by Southwest. Yet, in nearly the same breath, the Company advised it still had not finished costing the value of savings generated as a result of our insourcing measures. It was clear to your ALRs, given this obvious double talk, the Company is only interested in cost-savings that result from contractual changes. This is crisis capitalism at its finest.
Millions of Workers for Corporate Giants Rely on Food Stamps, Medicaid
11/23/20 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 23, 2020 | THE MINIMUM WAGE | A new GAO (Government Accountability Office) report commissioned by Sen. Bernie Sanders shows that corporations are soaking up profits—while paying workers so little they depend on government assistance to survive.
CALL TO ACTION
11/23/20 - ATU Local 1056
IN GEORGIA ‘They know their vote matters’: the Georgia Senate runoffs battle is already on
Millions of Workers for Corporate Giants Rely on Food Stamps, Medicaid
11/23/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 23, 2020 | $15 AND A UNION | A new GAO (Government Accountability Office) report commissioned by Sen. Bernie Sanders shows that corporations are soaking up profits—while paying workers so little they depend on government assistance to survive.
Westport Association of Educational Secretaries Ratify
11/23/20 - UPSEU
In 2017, the Westport Association of Educational Secretaries executed an affiliation agreement with UPSEU. As a result, UPSEU was certified as the exclusive bargaining representative for all employees in the unit consisting of full-time (more than twenty hours per week) clerical work for the Town of Westport Public Schools.
In Case You Missed It
11/20/20 - Teamsters local 570
  • COVID-19 updates for Nov.
11/20/20 - Winners of United Way Contest
11/20/20 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
CWA Local 3181 United Way of Palm Beach County Event ended today.  I am pleased to advise you that we rased $2,340.00.  We would like to thank everyone who participated in our event.   The winners of the prizes were pulled today.  Prize winners are: 1.Marcy Blackwell won the GPS System 2. Eric Fledelius won the 43 in" TV 3. John Webster won the Dashcam 4.
In Case You Missed It
11/20/20 - Teamsters Local 355
  • COVID-19 updates for Nov.
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