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A Pivotal Time for the U.S. Labor Movement
08/05/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 5, 2021 | U.S. LABOR | […] A major factor that makes 2021 an important moment for the labor movement is that there currently is a pro-union president with both houses of Congress controlled by his party. Given that congressional elections occur every two years, if there is to be effective federal action to make it easier for workers to form unions, time is of the essence.
Teamsters mourn the loss of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
08/05/21 - Teamsters Local 570
Aug. 5, 2021 | LABOR UNIONS | In a statement today, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said: “Today, the entire labor movement lost a true champion for working men and women. Richard Trumka was a friend, a colleague, and my brother in the fight for workers’ rights in America.
To all referrals working in the Jurisdiction
08/05/21 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers & Sisters:   While working in the IATSE Local 33 jurisdiction you will comply with all Safety Officers and Covid Safety Officers regarding facemasks and face-shields, as well as regular PPE. If you do not comply with these safety measures your job could be at risk and possibly non-referred for the duration of the project.  Please comply with these safety measures.
Job Posting - Airport Elevator Contract Specialist - Miami Dade Aviation Department
08/05/21 - IUEC Local 71
Dear Local 71 Brother or Sister, If you wish to apply for this position and posess the qualifications, please open the attachment below for instructions.
Funeral Services for Retired Officer Robert L. Portugal
08/05/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Retired Officer Robert L. Portugal #270, who passed away on July 30, 2021 at the age of 72. (Ret.) Officer Portugal served with the El Paso Police Department for 27+ years, from January 1971 until his retirement in April of 1998.  Funeral Services for (Ret.) Officer Robert L.
AFL-CIO President Trumka Passes
08/05/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
It is with profound sadness that we report the sudden passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. A fierce advocate for all workers, President Trumka was elected President of 12.5-million-member AFL-CIO, one of the largest labor unions in the nation, in 2009.
Pentagon IDs Officer Slain In Stabbing As Officials Seek Clues
08/05/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Federal investigators were digging Wednesday into the background of a Georgia man who officials say fatally stabbed a Pentagon police officer at a transit station outside the building before being shot and killed himself.
Labor Legend Trumka Passes Away
08/05/21 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
August 5, 2021 Statement from AFL-CIO Communications Director Tim Schlittner on the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka:  “The labor movement, the AFL-CIO and the nation lost a legend today.
Progressive Raffle
08/05/21 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
IBEW Local 266 Progressive Raffle: Participants:      Active Local 266 Members & Retirees ONLY ** YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN! ** NAME & PHONE NUMBER MUST BE PRINTED LEGIBLY ON THE TICKETS Cost:                      $1.
Lack of Action on Voting Rights Threatens Pro-Worker Majority
08/04/21 - Teamsters Local 570
Aug. 4, 2021 | FAIR ELECTIONS | The purpose of elections is to have the American public vote. But many states are trying to put rules in place that would curtail participation. Something must be done. And this week in the nation’s capital, elected officials from all over the country came to let Congress know it is time to act.
Office Closure
08/04/21 - IBEW Local 125
Office Closure  The Local 125 business office will be closed on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. The IBEW Local 125 will be accessible by phone only.  Local 125 staff will be participating in negotiation training.
Lack of Action on Voting Rights Threatens Pro-Worker Majority
08/04/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 4, 2021 | FAIR ELECTIONS | The purpose of elections is to have the American public vote. But many states are trying to put rules in place that would curtail participation. Something must be done. And this week in the nation’s capital, elected officials from all over the country came to let Congress know it is time to act.
Creative Arts Emmys Vaccination Requirments
08/04/21 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers & Sisters: Please see the attachment below regarding Vaccination requirments @ the Emmy's Thank you IATSE Local 33
Officer Angel David Garcia Memorial Fund
08/04/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
On December 16, 2012, El Paso Police Officer Angel David Garcia #2866 died serving his beloved community. He was hit by a car while removing debris from Interstate 10. A dedicated public servant, Officer Garcia was an active member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and a graduate of Clint High School and El Paso Community College.
AEG Testing Policy
08/04/21 - IATSE Local 33
All Workers- Please read the attachment below regarding AEG Testing Policy, if you have any questions please contact the Business Agents.
National Director Update - July 2021
08/04/21 - AMFA
August 4, 2021 -- With the high demands of travel seen over these last months, the industry has been tested with transitioning to recovery efforts. As we navigate through the everchanging rehiring period, uptick in more flights per day, new training and understaffing in your workplace, we encourage you to perform your job in a professional, safe, and compliant manner. Our three represented carriers plan to hire many new AMTs, Appearance Techs, Maintenance Controllers, and Inspectors this year to meet the demands of aircraft in operations and future growth.
Revised Return To Work Agreement Is Now Available For Motion Picture
08/04/21 - IATSE Local 488
We are pleased to announce that the IATSE along with the other Entertainment Unions and Guilds have bargained a revised Return To Work Agreement (RTW) with updated protocols. Below are some highlights of the new RTW  Please read thru the Summary to get the highlights of the updated RTW. The full RTW may be found under the Covid-19 Return To Work tab on our website.
August 2021 General Membership Meeting Registration Link
08/04/21 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers & Sisters: Please register for the IATSE Local 33 General Membership Meeting.  Meeting will take place August 8th 2021 @ 9:00AM Please click on this link to register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.
UPSEU Members Recognized with Public Safety Communications Team of the Year Award
08/03/21 - UPSEU

The Watertown Police Department Administration and Communications Administration notified UPSEU Members Dispatcher Patricia Bessette and Dispatcher Melissa Bostick that they had been selected as the Atlantic Chapter of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) “Public Safety Communications Team of the Year Award.”

Amazon Violated Labor Law in Alabama Union Election, Labor Official Finds *
08/03/21 - Teamsters Local 570
Aug. 3, 2021 | LABOR LAW | The National Labor Relations Board has determined that Amazon violated labor law after workers at its Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse tried to join a union, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union said Monday. Workers at the Alabama warehouse voted against forming a union in April.
Why America Needs Union Workers to Drive the Success of A National Infrastructure Program
08/03/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 3, 2021 | JOBS | […] As America embarks on a historic modernization of roads, bridges, water systems, airports, schools, manufacturing facilities, and other infrastructure, it’s essential that the nation’s highly skilled union workers supply the raw materials and parts as well as the labor for these publicly funded projects.
Syracuse Police Truck Raffle
08/03/21 - Teamsters Local 1149
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08/03/21 - Teamsters Local 1149
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08/03/21 - Teamsters Local 1149
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Press Release: AMFA Launches First Ever Political Action Committee Solely Representing the Aircraft Mechanic and Related Craft
08/03/21 - AMFA
August 3, 2021 -- The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) is excited to announce a new and unique political action committee (PAC) dedicated to promoting the aircraft mechanic and related craft. AMFA PAC is the first and only PAC funded solely by aircraft mechanics with their specific issues at the forefront, and is poised to change the landscape surrounding the profession by mobilizing mechanics for change and helping to elect officials that will work for them.
2021 Operation Back Pack Event
08/02/21 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
We are seeking volunteers to assist with this project.  If you would like to participate please contact Laborers' 264 at 816.361.1000 during regular business hours.
ALERT - Support for the Leader Bank Pavilion
08/02/21 - IATSE Local B4
Jim has sent out a "call to action" to assist the Leader Bank Pavilion becoming a Union House.  The first meeting is August 2nd.
Suspension of Local 71 Meetings Due to COVID-19
08/02/21 - IUEC Local 71
Brothers and Sisters, Due to the recent rise in cases of COVID-19, the Officers of Local 71 wish to inform all that all meetings of Local 71 are suspended until further notice.  This includes: Local 71 Union Meeting which takes place on the 2nd Monday of the month (we will not be holding the meeting outdoors).
Why America Needs Union Workers to Drive the Success of A National Infrastructure Program
08/02/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 2, 2021 | JOBS | […] As America embarks on a historic modernization of roads, bridges, water systems, airports, schools, manufacturing facilities, and other infrastructure, it’s essential that the nation’s highly skilled union workers supply the raw materials and parts as well as the labor for these publicly funded projects.
Local 776 Newsletter
07/31/21 - Teamsters Local 776
Recently Local 776 mailed the Summer 2021 edition of the "Local 776 Review" to the membership. If yours was...
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 7/30/2021
07/30/21 - Teamsters Local 570
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How Unions and Their Allies Are Trying to Hold Amazon Accountable
07/30/21 - Teamsters Local 570
July 30, 2021 | LABOR/COMMUNITY ACTION | Amazon founder and Richest Man in the World Jeff Bezos got shot into space on his very own rocket on July 20, two weeks after retiring and handing off the company to a successor, Andy Jassy, who previously ran Amazon web services. The spectacle received breathless media coverage.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 7/30/2021
07/30/21 - Teamsters Local 355
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Hoffa: New NLRB Members Will Ensure Workers Are Heard
07/30/21 - Teamsters Local 570
July 30, 2021 | LABOR LAW | The Senate confirmed two labor union attorneys this week to serve on the National Labor Relations Board. In a statement issued today, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said, “For too long, workers’ efforts to join together and bargain for fair wages and working conditions have been stymied at the NLRB.
AEU Chief Steward North
07/30/21 - Association Employees Union
Good afternoon: AEU has received multiple nominations from members in good standing for the AEU Chief Steward North. Nominees were Jim Trujillo (SBFO) and Vanessa Cervantez (FRFO). The election committee received notice from Jim Trujillo that he wished to withdraw from the election.
Proposed Buy American Changes Will Boost American Jobs
07/30/21 - Teamsters Local 888
July 28, 2021 | JOBS | The Biden administration unveiled a new proposed regulation today that would ensure purchases made by the federal government support products manufactured and services provided by American workers, following through on a promise President Biden made when he first took office earlier this year.
AFGE Member Appreciation Picnic
07/29/21 - AFGE Local 1647
     AFGE Member Appreciation Picnic Locals 2809 - SSA, Local 1647 – TYAD, Local 1699 – VA Members and Family of other AFGE Locals also welcome When:    Sunday, September 19, 2021 Sign up at Union Office 5-7789 Sign up By August 19th 2021 Times:  Park hours 12:00-7:00pm, Lunch served at 2:00pm.
Biden's American Jobs Plan Update
07/29/21 - IBEW Local 332
The IBEW is at the heart of President Biden’s proposed infrastructure bill, the American Jobs Plan, and would be the largest investment in American infrastructure since World War II.
APWU Statement on Mandatory Vaccination for Federal Employees
07/29/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
Various media outlets have reported that the White House is considering mandatory COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for federal employees. Maintaining the health and safety of our members is of paramount importance.
Postal Board of Governors Up Coming Meeting
07/29/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
Here is the link about the upcoming BOG Meeting.  I encourage all of you to register to make public comment at this meeting. https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2021/0727-board-of-governors-to-meet-aug-6.htm We must stop the destruction of the postal service by firing PMG DeJoy and replacing Bloom.
Virtual Meetings
07/28/21 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
Due to the recent COVID-19 Delta variant outbreak in the Kansas City Metropolitan area effecting labor, we are going to meet virtually for the next two (2) months (August & September).  This will give those who are not yet vaccinated time to be fully vaccinated before we meet in person in October.
2021 KC Labor Car & Bike Show Event
07/28/21 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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Worker Power
07/28/21 - Teamsters Local 888
July 28, 2021 | COMMENTARY | Imagine a world where workers have real power. In this world, workers are paid a living wage, are protected by a strong union, and wield enough political clout to ensure Congress passes pro-worker laws. Corporations can’t treat them like robots and abandon communities to find cheaper labor elsewhere.
Worker Power
07/28/21 - Teamsters Local 570
July 28, 2021 | COMMENTARY | Imagine a world where workers have real power. In this world, workers are paid a living wage, are protected by a strong union, and wield enough political clout to ensure Congress passes pro-worker laws. Corporations can’t treat them like robots and abandon communities to find cheaper labor elsewhere.
Proposed Buy American Changes Will Boost American Jobs
07/28/21 - Teamsters Local 570
July 28, 2021 | JOBS | The Biden administration unveiled a new proposed regulation today that would ensure purchases made by the federal government support products manufactured and services provided by American workers, following through on a promise President Biden made when he first took office earlier this year.
Proposed Buy American Changes Will Boost American Jobs
07/28/21 - Teamsters Local 355
July 28, 2021 | JOBS | The Biden administration unveiled a new proposed regulation today that would ensure purchases made by the federal government support products manufactured and services provided by American workers, following through on a promise President Biden made when he first took office earlier this year.
The Pandemic Was Bad for Workers. Can Shareholders Turn Things Around?
07/28/21 - Teamsters Local 992
July 28, 2021 | ECONOMY | One would have to forgive the American worker for feeling under siege lately. Statistics show that lower-paid workers lost the most jobs during the pandemic. Nearly half of American workers have suffered mental health issues since the start of the pandemic.
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A Pivotal Time for the U.S. Labor Movement
Teamsters Local 355
Teamsters mourn the loss of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
Teamsters Local 570
To all referrals working in the Jurisdiction
IATSE Local 33
Job Posting - Airport Elevator Contract Specialist - Miami Dade Aviation Department
IUEC Local 71
Funeral Services for Retired Officer Robert L. Portugal
El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
AFL-CIO President Trumka Passes
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