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    SCAM ALERT ABOUT PENSION
    06/20/18 - Teamsters Local 71
    We had a retired member call because concerned about someone who visited him at his residence. He was visited by a young woman who said she needed to speak to him about his IBT pension. He said she pulled up his retirement application and knew some of his personal information, which gave him cause for concern. She was insistent on setting an appointment with him for later this week.
    TO OUR MOVIE INDUSTRY MEMBERS
    06/20/18 - Teamsters Local 71
    John E Rice, Sr. A graveside service will be held in celebration of his life at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 21st at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, 1504 West Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte NC, 28262.
    In Memoriam
    06/20/18 - Central Florida Area Local
    In Memoriam Steven G. Raymer, APWU Maintenance Division Director October 6, 1956 - June 16, 2018 Web News Article #: 56-2018 Reposted from AWU.org 06/18/2018 - Brother Steven G.
    UPS Edgerton Appeal Decision
    06/19/18 - Teamsters Local 41
    The General Executive Board heard an appeal that was filed by Local 696 regarding a decision from Joint Council 56 awarding jursidiction over a new UPS Facility in Edgerton, Kansas to Teamsters Local 41.  To read the full decision please click here.
    Beach Build Parking
    06/19/18 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local #77
    Parking for the beach build will be in West Hall.
    Carmel J Faiello Golf Outing
    06/19/18 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
    The Carmel J Memorial Fund was established in 2000 to do good deeds for children in need. They have donated over $100,000 in charitable contributions and scholarships and make special donations to families who had a parent killed in the line of duty.
    AMFA - SWA Technician Negotiations Update #66
    06/19/18 - AMFA
    June 19, 2018 -- We understand emotions are high during this time, but we again ask for your patience as the parties work to finalize conversion of the Agreement in Principle (AIP) to a Tentative Agreement (TA).
    AEU Conference Agenda
    06/19/18 - Association Employees Union
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    Steven Raymer
    06/19/18 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    It is with deep sympathy that we announce the passing of our APWU Natioinal Maintenance Director, Steven G. Raymer, who passed suddenly on Saturday, June 16. Our Prayers are with his family at this time.
    The First Black-Led Union Wouldn’t Have Existed Without This Woman
    06/19/18 - Teamsters local 570
    June 19, 2018 | U.S. LABOR HISTORY | Rosina Corrothers Tucker was born in 1881 in Washington, D.C. She married a preacher, and might have lived a quiet life, except the preacher died, and when she remarried it was to a man whose job put the couple in just the right place and time to make history. Rosina’s husband Berthea Tucker was a Pullman porter.
    Death of Member
    06/19/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
    We regretfully inform you that Huey C. Beard, Jr. passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018.  He wa s amember of the EDBF and has been assigned #119.
    The First Black-Led Union Wouldn’t Have Existed Without This Woman
    06/19/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 19, 2018 | U.S. LABOR HISTORY | Rosina Corrothers Tucker was born in 1881 in Washington, D.C. She married a preacher, and might have lived a quiet life, except the preacher died, and when she remarried it was to a man whose job put the couple in just the right place and time to make history. Rosina’s husband Berthea Tucker was a Pullman porter.
    Big Corporations +Wage Theft = Massive Profits
    06/19/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 19, 2018 | WORKING FAMILIES | How do the biggest corporations earn such massive profits? They’d like you to think it’s the result of delivering a superior product or service. But one part of that story is years of wage theft from their employees.
    Contract Action Day!
    06/19/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    June 26, 2018 at 11:30am-1:00pm at the Downtown Station, please come out an join us.
    Sen. Claire McCaskill's Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Disclosure Act
    06/19/18 - AMFA
    2018 PRIDE PARADE
    06/19/18 - IBEW Local 6
    ALL ARE WELCOME !!! PLEASE SHARE... IBEW Local 6 Contingent Coordinators for this year’s event – they are still looking for volunteers. Please Contact: Stacey Ned (fayened@gmail.com) Rayna Garcia (rayna.garcia@gmail.com)
    Greenfield DPW Votes Overwhelmingly to Leave the Teamsters & Join UPSEU
    06/19/18 - UPSEU
    The Massachusetts Labor Board conducted a secret ballot election for the Greenfield DPW employees and they counted the casted ballots on May 30, 2018 at the Labor Board in Boston. UPSEU received the overwhelming number of votes and the Teamsters only managed to receive minimal support after many years representing the bargaining unit.
    Monumental Agreement for PSE's
    06/19/18 - American Postal Workers Union
    Attached to this article is the Workforce Fund Settlement. This settlement is a huge step forward for PSE's and achieving parity with the regular workforce. It achieves: Health Benefits from Day One. PSE Sales and Service Distribution Associates receive a modest uniform allowance. PSE's will receive overtime pay for all hours worked over 8 and over 40. PSE's will receive Penalty overtime.
    8th Annual Car Show
    06/19/18 - IBEW Local 191
    District 1 Meeting Date Change
    06/18/18 - IUOE 302
    Next District 1 Meeting Moved to Monday, July 2nd Just a reminder that due to the upcoming holiday, the next District 1 Meeting has moved to Monday July 2nd at 7:00PM  See you there.
    Non-Member Survey
    06/18/18 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local #77
    Attention Non-Members - please use the link on the left side of the page and complete the survey.
    Workforce Fund Settlement
    06/18/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
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    Experts Say Auto Tariffs Would Raise Prices, Cost Jobs
    06/18/18 - Teamsters local 570
    June 18, 2018 | ECONOMY | Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor.
    In Case You Missed It
    06/18/18 - Teamsters local 570
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    Experts Say Auto Tariffs Would Raise Prices, Cost Jobs
    06/18/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 18, 2018 | ECONOMY | Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor.
    Combined Insurance Company
    06/18/18 - NJLESA
    Supplemental insurance available to you (100% member) via the link below. https://www.combinedinsurance.com/us-en/?msclkid=4de174edc1231331fb8f2fca1ea86873   Our contact is: Anthony Toscano anthony.toscano@combined.
    Experts Say Auto Tariffs Would Raise Prices, Cost Jobs
    06/18/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    June 18, 2018 | ECONOMY | Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor.
    In Case You Missed It
    06/18/18 - Teamsters Local 992
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    M2M Leadership Quarterly Meeting!
    06/18/18 - IBEW Local 483
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    Sea of Blue Cruise November 1st, 2018
    06/18/18 - IAFF Local 122
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    PASSINGS OF OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS
    06/18/18 - Teamsters Local 71
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    Notice of Election (DVP Field Techs)
    06/18/18 - CWA Local 1123
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    Funeral Services for Retired Officer Jesus "Chuy" Rodriguez
    06/18/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Officer Jesus Rodriguez #682, who passed away on June 14, 2018 at the age of 66.   (Ret.) Officer Rodriguez served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 39 years.  He was commissioned by the El Paso Police Department in April of 1978 and retired on March 31, 2017.
    Jail Breakout Mecklenburg
    06/18/18 - CWA/NCPSO Local 2201
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    AT&T General SIPP Due Date is 6/29
    06/18/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    On Friday, AT&T announced the company is going to offer a General SIPP to employees working in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. If you are a Telecommunication Specialist – TFS, Customer Systems Technician – TFS - Business Services or a Customer Systems Technician – TFS. The deadline to turn in your paperwork to accept a General SIPP is 5 p.m. (CST) Friday, June 29, 2018.
    New Song from Spudwrench
    06/18/18 - IUEC Local 10
    I got a really nice email from the band thank us for putting their music out there for our members.  I am more than happy to help out Union Brothers.  Here is the latest song put out June 16, 2018.  Watch for the album.  I think these guys need to talk to our own Jesse Hanbury.  A song from the two would be AWESOME.
    Experts Say Auto Tariffs Would Raise Prices, Cost Jobs
    06/18/18 - Teamsters Local 888
    June 18, 2018 | ECONOMY | Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor.
    REMINDER! NO JUNE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING!
    06/16/18 - Teamsters Local 179
    A reminder that there will be no June General Membership meeting due to the Father's Day Holiday. We will see you at the July General Membership meeting on Sunday July, 15 at 10:00 a.m. Have a Happy Father's Day.
    2018 Officer Election Results
    06/16/18 - AFSCME Local 2067
    Results of the 2018 Officer Election were presented to the membership at the June 14, 2018 membership meeting: President - Matt Starbuck Treasurer – DeeDee Jacks Sergeant at Arms – Ernesto Gonzales Trustees – Joe Flake
    Lynda.com Changes
    06/16/18 - IATSE Local 33
    Current Active Lynda.com. subscriptions will be offered free of charge for IATSE workers through the IATSE Training Trust Fund beginning of September 1, 2018 Local Unions and current Lynda.com subscribers will be contacted by the Training Trust Fund directly, after July 1st. In the meantime, check www.iatsetrainingtrust.org for the most current information.
    ABC Formulating Committee
    06/16/18 - IATSE Local 33
    Anyone wanting to be on the ABC Formulating Committee to discuss proposals on the 2019-2021 contract please contact Business Agent Ron Valentine at : Office = 818-841-9233 Email = rvalentine@iatse33.
    Wear Your Sticker- June 26th
    06/15/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    Wear Your Sticker on June 26  PDF (487.07 KB) 06/14/2018 - June 26 is a big day for hundreds of thousands of postal workers and our families.  It’s the opening day of contract negotiations for our new collective bargaining agreement. June 26 is a day to stand up, speak out and show pride in our union and solidarity with our bargaining team.
    In Case You Missed It
    06/15/18 - Teamsters Local 355
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    Teamsters Local 542 UPS Pre-Retirement Informational Meeting
    06/15/18 - Teamsters Local 542
    Pre-Retirement Informational Meeting for UPS Teamsters Local 542 Members Teamsters Local 542 will be hosting an informational meeting for all of its members who would like to receive information on their Union negotiated retirement benefits.
    RIP Brother Fred Knapper
    06/15/18 - IBEW Local 191
    Brother Fred Knapper passed away 6/12/2018, he will be greatly missed. Services will be held at: St.
    Public-Sector Job Quality, Public Services Are Under Threat
    06/15/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 15, 2018 | PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS | A new EPI report warns that the future wages and job quality of the nation’s 17.3 million teachers, firefighters, and other state and local government workers are under threat. According to authors Heidi Shierholz and Celine McNicholas, a U.S. Supreme Court decision favoring the plaintiffs in Janus v.
    Unions Sue Trump Over Orders Making It Easier to Fire Federal Workers
    06/15/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 15, 2018  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | A coalition of 13 unions and the Federal Workers Alliance (FWA) filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging three executive orders President Trump issued last month to make it easier to fire federal employees. In a 32-page complaint filed in U.S.

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