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December 16, 2017
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Updated: Dec. 16 (19:10)
Gov. Greitens & IAFF Gen. Pres. Schaitberger Make First Responder Cancer Presumption Announcement
Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
12.16.17
Vacation and Stats 2018
Windsor Professional Firefighters Association
12.15.17
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Bob Liska
IAFF Local 21
12.15.17
Cory Iverson
The Escondido Firefighters Association
12.15.17
856 MDA Night at the Manchester Monarchs
Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
12.15.17
Important Local F-147 Updates/Latest Info
International Association of Firefighters
12.14.17

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Recognize the Union, You Disrespectful Monsters
12/15/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Dec. 15, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … A refusal to recognize a proper union request is the workplace equivalent of voter suppression. It is not a fair or legitimate way to settle differences of opinion—that’s what the bargaining table is for.
United PSAV Tech
12/15/17 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
Please take time to support the United PSAV Tech campaign currently underway.  Follow the stories and progress of the workers of PSAV march to IATSE representation in thier workplace. Everyone deserves a fair and living wage and the IATSE will not rest until this goal is achieved.
The Republican Tax BillCould Affect Railroad Retirement
12/15/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The Republican tax bill currently working its way through the House and the Senate could have a devastating impact on Railroad Retirement Unemployment and Sickness Benefits, according to analysis from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the General Counsel of the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB).
National Labor Relation Board Favors Management Over The Working Man
12/15/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
In an age where the “working man” is who the President of the United States claims to represent, and whom he claims to love him, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recent request for comments suggests a different direction of the Administration.
TEST
12/15/17 - FOP Tulsa Lodge 93
This is amazing and wonderful. This is the first day of the rest of my life.
JCBA Update 12.15.17
12/15/17 - TWU Local 568
The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Dallas. All groups concentrated on internal discussions and deliberations in concert with the Association legal team on Scope language that will protect our work and jobs in the new contract.
Association Bulletin 12-15-17
12/15/17 - TWU Local 513
Subcontracted workers lose rights under latest Labor Board ruling
12/15/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
On December 15, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made it more difficult for millions of workers to join together and form a union, by overturning its joint-employer standard established in 2015’s Browning-Ferris Industries case.
ABF TO EXCHANGE CONTRACT PROPOSALS
12/15/17 - Teamsters Local 71
Recognize the Union, You Disrespectful Monsters
12/15/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 15, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … A refusal to recognize a proper union request is the workplace equivalent of voter suppression. It is not a fair or legitimate way to settle differences of opinion—that’s what the bargaining table is for.
New Year's Day Party
12/15/17 - IATSE Local B4
New Year's Day Party at Mike and Gene's, 37 Tremlet Square, Dorchester, MA starting at 3 PM.
IBEW 21 Response to AT&T’s Irresponsible Layoff Announcements
12/15/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
December 15, 2017 (12:45 PM CST) The Officers and Staff of IBEW Local Union 21 are extremely frustrated and downright pissed off with the lack of respect, responsibility and social concern regarding the way AT&T management handles surplus situations.  Departmental level vice presidents down to local first-line managers have been prematurely releasing information regarding surpluses.
AT&T Announces Illinois Job Cuts
12/15/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Friday, December 15, 2017 (11:00 CST) - Today, AT&T announced a surplus affecting 110 employees in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The job cuts will affect employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21). Voluntary Separation Packages (VSIPP) are available to eligible employees who are not affected by today’s surplus announcement You must electronically file for a VSIPP by 5 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, December 20, 2017.
Recognize the Union, You Disrespectful Monsters
12/15/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 15, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … A refusal to recognize a proper union request is the workplace equivalent of voter suppression. It is not a fair or legitimate way to settle differences of opinion—that’s what the bargaining table is for.
Generation Screwed
12/14/17 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 14, 2017 | ECONOMY | … What is different about us [millennnials] as individuals compared to previous generations is minor. What is different about the world around us is profound. Salaries have stagnated and entire sectors have cratered.
Generation Screwed
12/14/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 14, 2017 | ECONOMY | … What is different about us as individuals compared to previous generations is minor. What is different about the world around us is profound. Salaries have stagnated and entire sectors have cratered. At the same time, the cost of every prerequisite of a secure existence—education, housing and health care—has inflated into the stratosphere.
Generation Screwed
12/14/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 14, 2017 | ECONOMY | … What is different about us [millennnials] as individuals compared to previous generations is minor. What is different about the world around us is profound. Salaries have stagnated and entire sectors have cratered.
2018 Scholarship Applications are here!
12/14/17 - UFCW Local 1473
In addition to our scholarships our International Union also offers a Scholarship, and in addition to that if you can also sign up for FREE College!
2018 BENEFIT IMPROVEMENTS
12/14/17 - Teamsters Local 71
NATIONAL AGREEMENTQuestions and Answers
12/14/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
On December 1, 2017, BRS President W. Dan Pickett signed the recently ratified National Agreement. The terms of the National Agreement will be implemented and effective beginning on January 1, 2018.
DOT Drug Testing
12/14/17 - Teamsters Local 776
The U.S. Dept of Transportation plans on January 1, 2018 to begin....
Generation Screwed
12/14/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Dec. 14, 2017 | ECONOMY | … What is different about us [millennnials] as individuals compared to previous generations is minor. What is different about the world around us is profound. Salaries have stagnated and entire sectors have cratered.
Tentative Agreement AT&T Mobility
12/13/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
AT&T Mobility Tentative Agreement After almost a year of hard bargaining and unprecedented mobilization, we have reached a groundbreaking tentative agreement for members under the Orange contract at AT&T Mobility. Never before have we seen this level of mobilization for a fair contract, and never before have we won so much at the bargaining table.
Awards Season Local Notices
12/13/17 - IATSE Local 478
Congratulations to all our locally produced films being honored this awards season! Scroll down for an incredibly comprehensive list of all the awards and nominations Local 478 productions are racking up.
Tentative Deal at AT&T
12/13/17 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
After almost a year of hard bargaining and unprecedented mobilization, we have reached a groundbreaking tentative agreement for 21,000 CWA members under the Orange contract at AT&T Mobility.
Retiree Christmas Cards
12/13/17 - IBEW Local 191
Members that wish to visit retirees and pass out Christmas Cards this year can pick them up in the Bellingham, Mt. Vernon and Everett Halls. Wenatchee cards will be available on Friday afternoon Dec. 15th or Monday Dec.
NAFTA Withdrawal Could Cost 14 Million Jobs
12/13/17 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 13, 2017 | JOBS | President Donald Trump could jeopardize a trillion dollars in trade and 14 million jobs if he withdraws from a massive trade agreement he is currently renegotiating, warned a report Monday.
NAFTA Withdrawal Could Cost 14 Million Jobs
12/13/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 13, 2017 | JOBS | President Donald Trump could jeopardize a trillion dollars in trade and 14 million jobs if he withdraws from a massive trade agreement he is currently renegotiating, warned a report Monday.
UAW Local 4911 Meetings Cancelled Today
12/13/17 - UAW Local 4911
UAW Local 4911 Membership and Executive Board Meetings have been cancelled today due to the weather. If you have any questions, contact Derrick McDuffey, President. Have a Happy and Safe Holiday.
NAFTA Withdrawal Could Cost 14 Million Jobs
12/13/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 13, 2017 | JOBS | President Donald Trump could jeopardize a trillion dollars in trade and 14 million jobs if he withdraws from a massive trade agreement he is currently renegotiating, warned a report Monday.
NAFTA Withdrawal Could Cost 14 Million Jobs
12/13/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Dec. 13, 2017 | JOBS | President Donald Trump could jeopardize a trillion dollars in trade and 14 million jobs if he withdraws from a massive trade agreement he is currently renegotiating, warned a report Monday.
Letter to Shandor (Closed Bids) 12-13-2017
12/13/17 - Central Florida Area Local
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
12/12/17 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, December 17th at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
ACLARA DISPATCH
12/12/17 - IBEW Local 659
Local Union 659, IBEW AMI Meter Installers with Aclara Beginning December 4th, 2017 Local Union 659 will begin dispatching off our out-of-work books for AMI Meter Installers with Aclara.  At the peak of the project the company will need 70 Installers to remove and replace PP&L meters.
2017 Golf Donations
12/12/17 - Teamsters Local 264
We would like to Thank everyone who helped us raise $4,000 through the Golf Tournament this year.
Demand a Raise for Working People
12/12/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
There’s been a lot of noise in the media about the Republican tax bill. In fact, the administration repeatedly has claimed that its tax bill, if passed, would mean about $4,000 more in the pockets of working families because the corporate tax cuts would "trickle down" to working people from the top.
UPS Contract Negotiations Update
12/12/17 - Teamsters Local 162
Contract Negotiations Update Local 162 President Mark Davison chaired the Joint Council 37 UPS negotiations which took place on November 28, 29 and 30 in Portland.  These negotiations focused on the provisions contained in the Joint Council 37 Package and Sort Rider contracts.
UPS Makes Mockery of Employee Health and Safety and Implements 70-Hour Week
12/12/17 - Teamsters Local 162
Local 162 is opposed to the unilaterally implemented “70 hours in 8 days” workweek that UPS has imposed on package car drivers.  This was done without consulting with the Union and without our approval - two steps required under the law and your Union contract.
New NLRB General Counsel Seeks Reversal of All Pro-Worker Rulings
12/12/17 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 12, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Rulings on: discrimination against union workers during bargaining; holding joint employers—a corporate headquarters and its local franchise-holders—responsible for obeying, or breaking, labor law; use of company e-mail systems to announce union meetings.
New NLRB General Counsel Seeks Reversal of All Pro-Worker Rulings
12/12/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 12, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Rulings on: discrimination against union workers during bargaining; holding joint employers—a corporate headquarters and its local franchise-holders—responsible for obeying, or breaking, labor law; use of company e-mail systems to announce union meetings.
UPS Contract Update
12/12/17 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
December 12, 2017 UPS and UPS Freight Supplemental Committees Continue Talks With Company
"El Paso Cops Helping Kids" - Christmas Shopping Event
12/12/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
"El Paso Cops Helping Kids" along with the EPMPOA will host a Christmas shopping event on Saturday morning, December 16, 2017, to assist school children from the Ysleta Independent School District.  The event will be held at a local Wal-Mart (exact location is being finalized at this time).
New NLRB General Counsel Seeks Reversal of All Pro-Worker Rulings
12/12/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 12, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Rulings on: discrimination against union workers during bargaining; holding joint employers—a corporate headquarters and its local franchise-holders—responsible for obeying, or breaking, labor law; use of company e-mail systems to announce union meetings.
Dwayne Michael Gellhaus Passes Away
12/12/17 - Teamsters Local 89
Dec 12, 2017 -  We are saddened to report Brother Dwayne Michael Gellhaus has passed away.  Dennis worked at UPS Air for 11 years on the 2DA ramp. His daughter, Shelby Gellhaus, is also a Teamster member at UPS Air in 1DA Wing E. Please keep Brother Gellhaus’ family, friends and fellow Teamsters in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
December Membership Meeting
12/12/17 - Teamsters Local 776
At the conclusion of the December monthly membership meeting the members in attendance were treated...
New NLRB General Counsel Seeks Reversal of All Pro-Worker Rulings
12/12/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Dec. 12, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Rulings on: discrimination against union workers during bargaining; holding joint employers—a corporate headquarters and its local franchise-holders—responsible for obeying, or breaking, labor law; use of company e-mail systems to announce union meetings.
Tax Bill Favors Adding Robots Over Workers, Critics Say
12/11/17 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 11, 2017  | JOBS |  Republicans call their tax bill the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. But critics say maybe it should have been named the Tax Cut and Robots Act. That's because it doesn't create new tax incentives that specifically encourage companies to hire workers and create jobs, some employers and economists say.

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