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Joe Beirne Scholarship winner
CWA Local 7777
‘A National Disgrace’: Port Truckers Demand End to Misclassification
Teamsters local 570
‘A National Disgrace’: Port Truckers Demand End to Misclassification
Teamsters Local 355
Back to School Drive..Deadline 8/17
APWU Cleveland Area Local
‘A National Disgrace’: Port Truckers Demand End to Misclassification
Teamsters Local 992
AUGUST NEWSLETTER
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Joe Beirne Scholarship winner
08/14/18 - CWA Local 7777
Steven Harmon was awarded the Joe Beirne Scholorship.  He will receive $4,000 this school year and $4,000 next school year.  It has been several years since anyone from Local 7777 has won this award.  Congratulations.
‘A National Disgrace’: Port Truckers Demand End to Misclassification
08/14/18 - Teamsters local 570
August 14, 2018  | WAGE THEFT | For nearly seven years, Hector Zelaya has worked for K&R Transportation as a truck driver in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The company makes clear to Zelaya that he can’t work for anyone else, and it tightly controls his daily schedule. Yet it classifies him as an independent contractor.
‘A National Disgrace’: Port Truckers Demand End to Misclassification
08/14/18 - Teamsters Local 355
August 14, 2018  | WAGE THEFT | For nearly seven years, Hector Zelaya has worked for K&R Transportation as a truck driver in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The company makes clear to Zelaya that he can’t work for anyone else, and it tightly controls his daily schedule. Yet it classifies him as an independent contractor.
Back to School Drive..Deadline 8/17
08/14/18 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
The Y.W.U. (Young Workers United), presents a Back to School Drive! The last day that you will be able to donate will be Friday, 8/17. Please see James Butler, Brittany Price, or any Y.W.U. member if you have any additional questions. Thank you! A.P.W.U.
‘A National Disgrace’: Port Truckers Demand End to Misclassification
08/14/18 - Teamsters Local 992
August 14, 2018  | WAGE THEFT | For nearly seven years, Hector Zelaya has worked for K&R Transportation as a truck driver in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The company makes clear to Zelaya that he can’t work for anyone else, and it tightly controls his daily schedule. Yet it classifies him as an independent contractor.
AUGUST NEWSLETTER
08/14/18 - IUOE Local 286
http://www.iuoe286.org/docs/August%202018%20Final.
UPS, UPS Freight Contract Meetings
08/14/18 - Teamsters Local 776
Over the course of Saturday August 11th and Sunday August 12th Local 776 conducted contract meetings for...
Local 89 UPS Stewards Unanimously Recommend NO
08/13/18 - Teamsters Local 89
Aug 13, 2018 - Louisville, KY – Over 70 Rank-and-File UPS and UPS Freight Stewards attended a meeting at Teamsters Local 89 today to review the National Master Agreement, Central Region Supplement, Louisville Air Rider, and the UPS Freight National Master Agreement. All four of these agreements received unanimous NO recommendations from the Stewards gathered.
August Meeting Reminder
08/13/18 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
This month's meetings will be on Tuesday, August 14th at the Argosy Casino, located at 777 NW Argosy Casino Parkway, Riverside, MO.  The Executive Board Meeting will be held at 4:00 PM and the Delegate Meeting at 5:30 PM in the Constellations Room located on the lower level by escalators.
The Meaning of Labor’s Win in Missouri
08/13/18 - Teamsters local 570
August 13, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | …What the win in Missouri has taught the broader labor movement is that a sustained, well-financed campaign can educate a largely non-union electorate about “right to work” laws, successfully, and truthfully, recasting them as anti-worker.
Training Opportunity - Warrior Survival at Home and on the Streets
08/13/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
This training is free to FOP members and family. Seats are limited and will fill up quickly. Partners in Crime (Spouses/Significant Others) Invited to Attend. Law enforcement can be one of the most challenging yet rewarding professions in our society. However, the challenges are growing daily.
The Meaning of Labor’s Win in Missou
08/13/18 - Teamsters Local 992
August 13, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | …What the win in Missouri has taught the broader labor movement is that a sustained, well-financed campaign can educate a largely non-union electorate about “right to work” laws, successfully, and truthfully, recasting them as anti-worker.
UPS Tentative Agreements to Review at Local 162 Contract Explanation Meetings August 18 and 20
08/13/18 - Teamsters Local 162
The attached tentative agreements  between UPS and the Teamsters will all be reviewed with Local 162 members at our August 18 and 20 contract explanation meetings.  What:  Contract Explanation Meetings for Local 162 Members from UPS When:  Saturday, August 18, 10AM and Monday, August 20, 10AM.
The Meaning of Labor’s Win in Missouri
08/13/18 - Teamsters Local 888
August 13, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | …What the win in Missouri has taught the broader labor movement is that a sustained, well-financed campaign can educate a largely non-union electorate about “right to work” laws, successfully, and truthfully, recasting them as anti-worker.
AMFA - SWA AMT Negotiating Committee Meeting Notice & Highlight Sheet (Revised)
08/12/18 - AMFA
July 15, 2018 (Revised August 12, 2018) -- On April 10, 2018, AMFA and Southwest announced an Agreement in Principle (AIP) on a new five year Agreement. The AMFA Committee has been working with the Company over the last ten weeks drafting the new language, and we now have a Tentative Agreement (TA) ready for membership consideration. The full TA has been emailed to each member’s Southwest email for review.
Non-Economic MOA 2015-2019
08/12/18 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
The Non-Economic MOA that was signed on July 26, 2018 for the 2015-2019 contract term is posted on the website in the contract section.
Labor 2018 Campaign Kickoff Events in Oregon
08/11/18 - IATSE Local 488
As we approach the mid term elections we hope all of our members stay aware of the political scene as it affects workers. The Oregon AFL-CIO is hosting several events around the state to kick off this election cycle we hope you will attend. Please click to this article to see the details.
Union Proud Union Strong
08/11/18 - Utah AFL-CIO
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Police & Fire Federal Credit Union
08/11/18 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
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Local 776 Golf Tournament
08/11/18 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776 held their annual members golf tournament on Sunday August 5, 2018. Sunny skies and temperatures as hot as the...
COLA Increase effective September 1st
08/10/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Seventh and Final COLA under the 2015 Contract Agreement Announced WEB NEWS ARTICLE #:  78-2018 08/10/2018 - In accordance with the 2015-2018 APWU/USPS Collective Bargaining Agreement (union contract), career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 31 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective September 1, 2018.
Verizon deal
08/10/18 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
Workers Ratify New Four-Year Deal With Verizon Agreement Includes 11.2% Wage Increases and Stronger Retirement Benefits Verizon workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and at Verizon Connected Solutions voted to ratify a four year extension of their current contracts, which were set to expire in August 2019.
Contract Ratification-8/10/2018
08/10/18 - CWA Local 1123
Workers Ratify New Four-Year Deal With Verizon Agreement Includes 11.2% Wage Increases and Stronger Retirement Benefits   Verizon workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and at Verizon Connected Solutions voted to ratify a four year extension of their current contracts, which were set to expire in August 2019.
PRESS RELEASE
08/10/18 - CWA 2201
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In Case You Missed It
08/10/18 - Teamsters local 570
  • Here’s how you can fight disinformation.
Verizon Ratification
08/10/18 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
?For release August 10, 2018     Contact: Beth Allen (ballen@cwa-union.org) or Amy Fetherolf (afetherolf@cwa-union.org), CWA Communications, 202-434-1168   Workers Ratify New Four-Year Deal With Verizon Agreement Includes 11.
In Case You Missed It
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Here’s how you can fight disinformation.
Maybe Worker Inequality Isn’t Inevitable After All
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 355
August 10, 2018 | ECONOMY | …[I]n terms of the composition of wage growth, the late 1990s was a time of widening income inequality, with high earners pulling away from low earners. Today, by comparison, the lowest-paid earners have the fastest wage growth.
UPS Members Contract Update teleforum call
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 71
Join the UPS Members Contract Update teleforum call on Saturday, August 11 at 5:00 pm (Eastern) to learn more about the contract: Call-In Number is (866) 767-0669 *There will be a UPS Freight members contract update tele- forum call scheduled in the near future.
Leaders of UPS and UPS Freight Local Unions Approve Tentative Agreements
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 71
Leaders of local unions that represent UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters met today and approved the two separate tentative national agreements, paving the way for members to vote by electronic ballot starting next month.
NYRA Shop Steward Featured
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 814
Like Father, Like Son: Rice Family Part of Fabric of New York Racing THE LIFE June 9th, 2018 BY Julie June Stewart CHECK OUT Local 814's own Harry Rice, shop Steward at NYRA.  Him and his son are featured in this article: https://www.americasbestracing.
NYRA Shop Steward Featured
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 814
Like Father, Like Son: Rice Family Part of Fabric of New York Racing THE LIFE June 9th, 2018 BY Julie June Stewart CHECK OUT Local 814's own Harry Rice, shop Steward at NYRA.  Him and his son are featured in this article: https://www.americasbestracing.
NYRA Shop Steward Featured
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 814
Like Father, Like Son: Rice Family Part of Fabric of New York Racing THE LIFE June 9th, 2018 BY Julie June Stewart CHECK OUT Local 814's own Harry Rice, shop Steward at NYRA.  Him and his son are featured in this article: https://www.americasbestracing.
In Case You Missed It
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Here’s how you can fight disinformation.
Maybe Worker Inequality Isn’t Inevitable After All
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 992
August 10, 2018 | ECONOMY | …[I]n terms of the composition of wage growth, the late 1990s was a time of widening income inequality, with high earners pulling away from low earners. Today, by comparison, the lowest-paid earners have the fastest wage growth.
Backpack Rally August 21
08/10/18 - UAW Local 4911
Lansing UAW Region 1D Women’s Council 8th Annual Community–Wide Back To School Rally and Resource Fair TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2018 FROM 10 AM—4 PM UAW LOCAL 652 2510 W.
In Case You Missed It
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Here’s how you can fight disinformation.
OSHA 10 General/Entertainment class August 14-15 Info
08/09/18 - IATSE Local 33
OSHA 10 General/Entertainment 2-day class on August 14-15 @ 8:00 a.m. will be held downtown at the Music Center. Located at 135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, California, 90012. Park in the Music Center Garage using the entrance on Grand Street, marked Artist Entrance. Make sure you take your parking ticket upstairs to room #4 on the 4th floor. Sign-in and get a wristband.
Mediation Begins August 23
08/09/18 - AFSCME Local 2067
What’s left to settle? A lot!
492 Riders/Supplements Now Available-Locals Approve UPS TA
08/09/18 - Teamsters Local 492
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STATE FOP ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING CHARGES FILED AGAINST SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP OFFICER
08/09/18 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Aug. 9, 2018) – Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge President Les Neri today issued the following statement regarding the charges filed against a South Whitehall Township police officer: "Law enforcement is a very dangerous profession. Police officers never know when rapidly evolving situations will lead them to the use of deadly force.
Labor Day Parade
08/09/18 - Teamsters Local 455
Coming Soon.
From the Business Manager
08/09/18 - IUEC Local 10
Dear Brothers and Sisters:    We have been active with the Building Trades and the IBEW in regards to our Non-Union competitors falsely classifying their workers in an effort to pay lower wages to their workers. This directly effects our union contractors and our members because the Non-Union companies can be awarded projects due to utilizing lower wage scales.
IBEW 21 Members Ratify Agreement with CBRE
08/09/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
The membership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21), working at CBRE voted overwhelmingly to accept the tentative four year agreement that was reached on July 13, 2018. For more information contact IBEW 21 Business Representative Mike Grindle.
Why You Should Care About Unions
08/09/18 - Teamsters local 570
August 9, 2018 | OPINION | Unions improve wages, benefits and working conditions for their members. But it’s not just to members’ advantage. Collective bargaining affects pay standards across entire industries, meaning even nonunion workers benefit. Unions also secure legislation that protects all workers, from workplace safety guidelines to a guaranteed weekend.
Why You Should Care About Unions
08/09/18 - Teamsters Local 355
August 9, 2018 | OPINION | Unions improve wages, benefits and working conditions for their members. But it’s not just to members’ advantage. Collective bargaining affects pay standards across entire industries, meaning even nonunion workers benefit. Unions also secure legislation that protects all workers, from workplace safety guidelines to a guaranteed weekend.
Why You Should Care About Unions
08/09/18 - Teamsters Local 992
August 9, 2018 | OPINION | Unions improve wages, benefits and working conditions for their members. But it’s not just to members’ advantage. Collective bargaining affects pay standards across entire industries, meaning even nonunion workers benefit. Unions also secure legislation that protects all workers, from workplace safety guidelines to a guaranteed weekend.

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