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    Line of Duty Death - Newport News Virginia
    01/28/20 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
    From Brotherhood of the Fallen Boston Newport News Police Officer Katie Thynes, who was tragically killed in the line of duty after being dragged during a motor vehicle stop on January 23. 2020 will be laid to rest Saturday in Lowell Massachusetts.
    Pension Accrual Rate Increased!
    01/28/20 - Teamsters Local 492
    Western States Pension Accrual Rate Increased! Pension Fund Nearing Full Funding Status.
    Kent County 2019 Bargaining Update: TA Reached
    01/28/20 - cwa-ppmws.org
    The CWA Local 13101 Bargaining Committee reports: On Friday, January 24, the CWA Local 13101 Bargaining Committee reached a tentative agreement with Kent County. Included in the agreement is the provision that the new CBA must be printed by a CWA represented union printer in Deleware.
    Name of El Paso County sheriff's deputy to be added at National Law Enforcement Memorial
    01/28/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    A deputy killed in the line of duty will have his name displayed on the National Law Enforcement Memorial. The Texas Ford Dealers donated $25,000 to Sheriff Richard Wiles and the Sheriff’s Office Foundation to show their support of local law enforcement on Monday. Deputy Peter Herrera died in the hospital March 24, 2019, following a shooting during a traffic stop in San Elizario.
    The Right ot Work...is WRONG!
    01/28/20 - IBEW Local 191
    “Right to work” is the name for a policy designed to take away rights from working people. Backers of right to work laws claim that these laws protect workers against being forced to join a union.
    Labor Unions Remain Cool on ‘Medicare for All’ Plans
    01/27/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 27, 2020 | HEALTHCARE | […] In interviews with NBC News, many national union leaders say there is one big issue possibly standing in the way of their members’ full-throated support for some of those candidates: proposed "Medicare for All" plans that would eliminate private insurance.
    Labor Unions Remain Cool on ‘Medicare for All’ Plans
    01/27/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 27, 2020 | HEALTHCARE | […] In interviews with NBC News, many national union leaders say there is one big issue possibly standing in the way of their members’ full-throated support for some of those candidates: proposed "Medicare for All" plans that would eliminate private insurance.
    Labor Unions Remain Cool on ‘Medicare for All’ Plans
    01/27/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 27, 2020 | HEALTHCARE | […] In interviews with NBC News, many national union leaders say there is one big issue possibly standing in the way of their members’ full-throated support for some of those candidates: proposed "Medicare for All" plans that would eliminate private insurance.
    Alaska Airlines Flight 261 -- 20 Year Anniversary
    01/27/20 - AMFA
    January 27, 2020 -- Friday, January 31, 2020, marks the 20 Year Anniversary of the Alaska Airlines Flight 261 accident. The accident occurred at approximately 4:22 pm off the southern California coast, just north of Los Angeles, where 88 people lost their lives. Almost half of those on board were non-revenue passengers that were connected with Alaska Air Group, with Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air.
    Labor Unions Remain Cool on ‘Medicare for All’ Plans
    01/27/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    Jan. 27, 2020 | HEALTHCARE | […] In interviews with NBC News, many national union leaders say there is one big issue possibly standing in the way of their members’ full-throated support for some of those candidates: proposed "Medicare for All" plans that would eliminate private insurance.
    Passing of a dear Local 458M Officer
    01/25/20 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    We are sad to report the passing of Local 458M Officer Carmen Gambino on January 22nd. Any member who wishes to pay their respect his funeral services will be held tomorrow January 26th at Kish Funeral Home located at 10000 Calumet Ave. in Munster Indiana from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm. For more information please visit the funeral home website at https://kishfuneralhome.
    In Case You Missed It
    01/24/20 - Teamsters local 570
      • Podcast: Educating Teamster kids   • 2019 was the year tech workers organized   • MLK’s thoughts on labor movement, union   • Why do so many US workers fall to their deaths.
    In Case You Missed It
    01/24/20 - Teamsters Local 355
      • Podcast: Educating Teamster kids   • 2019 was the year tech workers organized   • MLK’s thoughts on the labor movement, unions   • Why do so many US workers fall to their deaths.
    TEAMSTERS LOCAL 179 ENDORSES GREG ELSBREE FOR KANE COUNTY BOARD CHAIR
    01/24/20 - Teamsters Local 179
    Teamsters Local 179 is proud to announce our endorsement of Teamster Local 179 Secretary-Treasurer Greg Elsbree for Kane County Board Chairperson.  Greg has been a Teamster for 35 years. He has proudly served the members of Local 179 as a driver, steward, business agent, Recording Secretary and now as Secretary-Treasurer.
    TEAMSTERS LOCAL 179 ENDORSES LARRY HUG FOR ILLINOIS SENATE DISTRICT 49
    01/24/20 - Teamsters Local 179
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    In Case You Missed It
    01/24/20 - Teamsters Local 992
      • Podcast: Educating Teamster kids   • 2019 was the year tech workers organized   • MLK’s thoughts on labor movement, union   • Why do so many US workers fall to their deaths.
    How to Make Every Job A Good Union Job
    01/24/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 24, 2020 | OPINION | Our current system has profound shortcomings: First, worksite-by-worksite bargaining creates a major incentive for employers to fight unionization in order to avoid having to pay higher wages than their competitors. Second, it encourages corporations to outsource work to nonunion contractors or to classify employees as independent contractors.
    Five Counties 2020 Scholarship Program
    01/24/20 - IBEW Local 659
    The Five Counties Central Labor Council announces the college scholarship program for 2020.  Three $1,500 scholarships are available this year.  The scholarship money comes from the proceeds of the 2019 Labor Day Picnic sponsored by this Council.  It is our pleasure to commit the proceeds to the training of the next geration of Californian workers.
    How to Make Every Job A Good Union Job
    01/24/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 24, 2020 | OPINION | Our current system has profound shortcomings: First, worksite-by-worksite bargaining creates a major incentive for employers to fight unionization in order to avoid having to pay higher wages than their competitors. Second, it encourages corporations to outsource work to nonunion contractors or to classify employees as independent contractors.
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    01/24/20 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    A 1/2 scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be on tour in 2020. There are a few locations in North Carolina where you can see the wall. Visit this site for additional information. https://www.vvmf.
    Overhaul US Labor Laws to Boost Workers’ Power, New Report Urges
    01/23/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 23, 2020 | U.S. LABOR | More than 70 scholars, union leaders, economists and activists called on Thursday for a far-reaching overhaul of American labor laws to vastly increase workers’ power on the job and in politics, recommending new laws to make unionizing easier and to elect worker representatives to corporate boards.
    Overhaul US Labor Laws to Boost Workers’ Power, New Report Urges
    01/23/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 23, 2020 | U.S. LABOR | More than 70 scholars, union leaders, economists and activists called on Thursday for a far-reaching overhaul of American labor laws to vastly increase workers’ power on the job and in politics, recommending new laws to make unionizing easier and to elect worker representatives to corporate boards.
    Thinking of Promoting?
    01/23/20 - Henderson Police Officers' Association
    The Henderson Police Officers Association (located in the Las Vegas valley) will be hosting Assessment Centers for Public Safety taught by Rick Michelson with the KSA Group.  Dates are Saturday March 14 & Sunday March 15 and the cost is $395.  Please see flyer for more details.
    Pacific Power & Light NJATC Aptitude Exam Notice
    01/23/20 - IBEW Local 659
    To request to take the NJATC Test please complete a Pacific Power Application for NJATC test and return to patricia.bucklund@pacificorp.com.  Requests to take the test must be received no later than Friday before the testing date. To get the Application for NJATC test contact patricia.bucklund@pacificorp.com Preparing for your test: https://electricaltrainingalliance.
    Overhaul US Labor Laws to Boost Workers’ Power, New Report Urges
    01/23/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 23, 2020 | U.S. LABOR | More than 70 scholars, union leaders, economists and activists called on Thursday for a far-reaching overhaul of American labor laws to vastly increase workers’ power on the job and in politics, recommending new laws to make unionizing easier and to elect worker representatives to corporate boards.
    2020 Teamster Sponsored Scholarships
    01/23/20 - Teamsters Local 542
    2020 Teamster Sponsored Scholarships James R. Hoffa Scholarship: For the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members (including the BMWED, BLET, GCC and TCRC).
    2020 Golf Tournament Scheduled
    01/23/20 - Teamsters Local 175
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    LOCAL 179 MEMBERS AT WASTE MANAGEMENT RATIFY NEW AGREEMENT
    01/23/20 - Teamsters Local 179
    On Sunday, January 19th, Teamsters Local 179 members at Waste Managment overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement. The new agreement includes wage increases each year as well as insurance modifications that increase Waste Management's contributions to the Teamster health insurance plan.  The change significantly reduces the out-of-pocket paid by members.
    Organizing Victory at Quickway
    01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 89
    Today, Teamsters Local 89 organizers met with management at Quickway on behalf of a majority of the workers employed at the trucking company and demanded recognition of their workers union. Quickway has voluntarily recognized their workers are now unionized and represented by Teamsters Local 89. We look forward to prompt bargaining dates with the Company.
    House Revives Agenda After Impeachment Storm
    01/22/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 22, 2020 | LEGISLATION | House Democrats are preparing to turn the focus back to their policy agenda now that impeachment has moved over to the Senate… Democratic leaders are aiming for a vote before President’s Day on Feb. 17 on major legislation to strengthen union bargaining and to enact tougher penalties on employers that retaliate against workers seeking to unionize.
    Young Workers Key to a Resurgent Labor Movement
    01/22/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 21, 2020 | ACTIVISM | A decade that started with the worst recession in 75 years ended with a booming economy and record low unemployment rate. The “too big to fail” era also ushered in a new generation of workers far more progressive and activist than in the past. That’s a great thing for the labor movement.
    House Revives Agenda After Impeachment Storm
    01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 22, 2020 | LEGISLATION | House Democrats are preparing to turn the focus back to their policy agenda now that impeachment has moved over to the Senate… Democratic leaders are aiming for a vote before President’s Day on Feb. 17 on major legislation to strengthen union bargaining and to enact tougher penalties on employers that retaliate against workers seeking to unionize.
    Mobile & Supported Scaffold Safety Certification Class February 1-2, 2020 Portland
    01/22/20 - IATSE Local 488
    Applications available! Deadline to register is today January 27th!! Please help us fill this class and get some valuable information!
    House Revives Agenda After Impeachment Storm
    01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 22, 2020 | LEGISLATION | House Democrats are preparing to turn the focus back to their policy agenda now that impeachment has moved over to the Senate… Democratic leaders are aiming for a vote before President’s Day on Feb. 17 on major legislation to strengthen union bargaining and to enact tougher penalties on employers that retaliate against workers seeking to unionize.
    Young Workers Key to a Resurgent Labor Movement
    01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 21, 2020 | ACTIVISM | A decade that started with the worst recession in 75 years ended with a booming economy and record low unemployment rate. The “too big to fail” era also ushered in a new generation of workers far more progressive and activist than in the past. That’s a great thing for the labor movement.
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    01/22/20 - IBEW local 357
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    Pension Tax - Please View
    01/22/20 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    Please click on the link below to view important information regarding upcoming Pension tax laws. https://youtu.
    10th Annual "Jail Break" Half Marathon & 5K Runs
    01/22/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    All EPMPOA members are invited to participate in the 10th Annual "Jail Break" Half Marathon and 5K Runs that will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Lee College in Baytown, Texas (outside of Houston).  The "Jail Break Run" is brought to you annually by the police charity - Project Blue.  The half-marathon was designed by runners for runners.
    Funeral Services for Retired Detective Francisco Loya
    01/22/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective Francisco Loya #239, who passed away on January 19, 2020 at the age of 72.  (Ret.) Detective Loya served with the El Paso Police Department for 20+ years, from May 1970 until his retirement on December 30, 1990.    Funeral Services for (Ret.) Detective Francisco M.
    Union Beer
    01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 776
    Some things just naturally go together: Ham and cheese, peanut butter and....
    2020 Wanda Waldo Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest
    01/22/20 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    Attention Members: Information regarding the 2020 Wanda Waldo Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest is now posted. Please login to the website and click on "2020 Wanda Waldo Memorial Scholarship" under the Member Resources tab. Good Luck.
    House Revives Agenda After Impeachment Storm
    01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    Jan. 22, 2020 | LEGISLATION | House Democrats are preparing to turn the focus back to their policy agenda now that impeachment has moved over to the Senate… Democratic leaders are aiming for a vote before President’s Day on Feb. 17 on major legislation to strengthen union bargaining and to enact tougher penalties on employers that retaliate against workers seeking to unionize.
    Young Workers Key to a Resurgent Labor Movement
    01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    Jan. 21, 2020 | ACTIVISM | A decade that started with the worst recession in 75 years ended with a booming economy and record low unemployment rate. The “too big to fail” era also ushered in a new generation of workers far more progressive and activist than in the past. That’s a great thing for the labor movement.
    Dr. King Understood the Power of Unions
    01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    Jan. 20, 2020 | ACTIVISM | In what would have been his 91st birthday, we celebrate the towering legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—his moral force as a faith leader, his devotion to nonviolent resistance and, of course, the sacrifices he made to end legalized segregation in the South. But there is an often-overlooked aspect of his work: Dr.
    MEWP Trainings & Certifications
    01/21/20 - IATSE Local 488
    Please join us for upcoming MEWP trainings! New Operators: February 15-16, 2020 in Portland MEWP Re-Certifications: We will also have four (4), one day trainings in Portland on February 8th, March 8th, 14th, & 15th MEWP 2.0 For Experienced Operators GENIE SPECIFIC RIGGING & Operation Certification in Seattle on February 15-16, 2020. Coordinators, Keys and Bests can get their Equipment Supervision Certification by attending just Day 1 of MEWP 2.0.
    Young Workers Key to a Resurgent Labor Movement
    01/21/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 21, 2020 | ACTIVISM | A decade that started with the worst recession in 75 years ended with a booming economy and record low unemployment rate. The “too big to fail” era also ushered in a new generation of workers far more progressive and activist than in the past. That’s a great thing for the labor movement.
    Forklift Re-Certification Classes in March
    01/21/20 - IATSE Local 488
    Next Re-Cert classes are March 14 & March 21st. Get your applications here!
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