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June 22, 2021
Upcoming Events
District 8 meeting (Juneau, AK)
Jun 22, 2021
Juneau IUOE 302 Hall: 9309 Glacier Hwy, BldgA-102B
District 5 Meeting (Boise, ID)
Jun 22, 2021
IUOE Union Hall, 225 N 16th
District 7 meeting (Fairbanks, AK)
Jun 23, 2021
Fairbanks IUOE 302 Hall: 3002 Lathrop St.
District 5 (Pocatello, ID)
Jun 23, 2021
IUOE Union Hall , 456 N. Arthur
District 6 meeting (Anchorage, AK)
Jun 24, 2021
4001 Denali St. Suite A Anchorage, AK
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Prevailing Wage in Alaska
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Central PA Food Bank
06/21/21 - Teamsters Local 776
Living up to the motto on the side of the Local 776 tractor trailer “People helping People”, several Business Agents and Union Stewards from TForce Freight (Formerly UPS Freight) helped pack food boxes at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank on May 22nd and June 18th. The Agents and Stewards packed a combined 900 boxes of food to be distributed throughout Central PA.
Teamsters Union 30th Convention Opens Tuesday, June 22
06/21/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 21, 2021 | The International Brotherhood of Teamsters 30th Convention opens tomorrow, and this year’s event will be like no other Convention in the union’s 118-year-old history. This 30th Convention will be online.
Why Was the Minimum Wage First Established?
06/21/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 21, 2021 | LABOR HISTORY | The minimum wage was conceived as a way to help bolster wageworkers and decrease class stratification. It was first introduced in the United States with the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA). Passed under President Roosevelt, this act called for the first national minimum wage of 25 cents an hour.
Why Was the Minimum Wage First Established?
06/21/21 - Teamsters Local 355
June 21, 2021 | LABOR HISTORY | The minimum wage was conceived as a way to help bolster wageworkers and decrease class stratification. It was first introduced in the United States with the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA). Passed under President Roosevelt, this act called for the first national minimum wage of 25 cents an hour.
Passing of Brother Bill Bowen
06/21/21 - IBEW Local 483
IBEW Local 483 would like to inform you of the passing of Brother Bill Bowen, retired Tacoma Power Lineman.  We are sending our deepest sympathies to Bill’s family and friends. In lou of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Spokane.
Why Was the Minimum Wage First Established?
06/21/21 - Teamsters Local 992
June 21, 2021 | LABOR HISTORY | The minimum wage was conceived as a way to help bolster wageworkers and decrease class stratification. It was first introduced in the United States with the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA). Passed under President Roosevelt, this act called for the first national minimum wage of 25 cents an hour.
IBEW 21 & Lake County Reach Tentative Agreement for Essential 911 Center Workers
06/21/21 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Friday, June 18, 2020 - The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21) and Lake County, Indiana 911 Center representatives reached a tentative agreement on a new contract covering dispatchers working at the Lake County Indiana Emergency Call Center.
Name of fallen police officer yet to be added to overpass dedicated in his memory
06/21/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A portion of I-10 is named in memory of El Paso Police Officer Angel Garcia who was killed in the line of duty. However, you wouldn’t know just driving on the highway as there is no signage.
Contract Zoom Meeting
06/21/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
contract negotiations kick off next week. Winning a good contract with good pay and benefits takes all of us. We must work together, mobilize and show that we are united to succeed. Let us all come together at our virtual kickoff rally and show the strength of our solidarity - APWU: Our Union, Our Contract, Our Future.
City of Tacoma Employees
06/21/21 - IBEW Local 483
Brothers and Sisters that work for the City of Tacoma. You have received a ballot for Tacoma Joint Labor. This contract covers your benefits only. The collective bargaining agreement that contains your wages and working conditions is a separate agreement that will be bargained at the expiration of those agreements.
Frontier Work at Home
06/20/21 - CWA Local 2222
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Frontier Extension Bargaining Report #1
06/20/21 - CWA Local 2222
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Verizon Home Garaging and Work at Home message from District 2-13
06/20/21 - CWA Local 2222
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Juneteenth: Freedom, Liberation, and Reckoning
06/19/21 - Teamsters Local 888
June 19, 2021 | SOCIAL JUSTICE | Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the end of chattel slavery in the US, on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers reached the farthest end of the Confederacy and informed the enslaved Black population that they were now free citizens.
Juneteenth: Freedom, Liberation, and Reckoning
06/19/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 19, 2021 | SOCIAL JUSTICE | Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the end of chattel slavery in the US, on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers reached the farthest end of the Confederacy and informed the enslaved Black population that they were now free citizens.
Juneteenth: Freedom, Liberation, and Reckoning
06/19/21 - Teamsters Local 355
June 19, 2021 | SOCIAL JUSTICE | Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the end of chattel slavery in the US, on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers reached the farthest end of the Confederacy and informed the enslaved Black population that they were now free citizens.
Can public safety employers mandate COVID vaccination?
06/19/21 - National Correctional Employees Union
Surveys show our nation is divided about COVID vaccination. The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) reports 62% of adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 41% of parents of children ages 12-17 say their child has received at least one dose. KFF statistics also indicate that around 13% of those surveyed do not plan to get a COVID vaccine.
Juneteenth: Freedom, Liberation, and Reckoning
06/19/21 - Teamsters Local 992
June 19, 2021 | SOCIAL JUSTICE | Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the end of chattel slavery in the US, on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers reached the farthest end of the Confederacy and informed the enslaved Black population that they were now free citizens.
Heart Saver CPR AED FIrst-Aid Class
06/18/21 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers & Sisters: Local 33 is offering a Heart Saver CPR AED First-Aid Certificate class on Saturday June 26, @ 7:00a.m. If interested please email the Safety & Training Committee at; Training@ia33.org.
Workers Are Taking Power Back
06/18/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 21, 2021 | ECONOMY | American workers have been losing power since 1980 — but now the tables are turning. Why it matters: The 2010s gave us the gig economy and left millions of workers stranded seemingly forever on the precipice of financial ruin. The 2020s could be the decade when workers seize back the reins of power.
JUNE MEMBERSHIP MEETING CANCELED
06/18/21 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting for the month of June has been canceled due to the Father's Day holiday. The next General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, July 18th.
STATE OF ILLINOIS PARTNERING WITH STEPAN TO OFFER COVID-19 VACCINE ON JUNE 23, 2021
06/18/21 - Teamsters Local 179
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Verizon work from home extension
06/18/21 - CWA Local 2222
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W@H and G@H extensions
06/18/21 - CWA Local 1123
For the past 15 months, many of our members were able to garage from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. These arrangements were necessary to keep our members safe and to survive the unprecedented circumstances. When we left our workplaces, no one realized what our country was facing and no one expected it would last as long as it has.
W@H and G@H extensions
06/18/21 - CWA Local 1123
For the past 15 months, many of our members were able to garage from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. These arrangements were necessary to keep our members safe and to survive the unprecedented circumstances. When we left our workplaces, no one realized what our country was facing and no one expected it would last as long as it has.
Home Garaging
06/18/21 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
Home Garaging Coming to an End For the past 15 months, many of our members were able to garage from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. These arrangements were necessary to keep our members safe and to survive the unprecedented circumstances. When we left our workplaces, no one realized what our country was facing and no one expected it would last as long as it has.
Teamster Public Service Workers Get America Vaccinated
06/18/21 - Teamsters Local 992
June 17, 2021 | HEALTH & SAFETY | Since distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine began in December, members of the Teamsters Public Services Division (PSD) have been working around the clock to get America vaccinated and bring some much-needed light to the national health crisis.
WAH/Home Garaging 6/18
06/18/21 - IBEW local 2325
Good Afternoon, The System Council T6, CWA and IBEW New Jersey have reached an agreement to extend Work from Home. Work from home will be extended till September 30th. The company’s plan is to return everyone to their buildings at that time.
Action: Petition for Repeal of Building Code 2021 Rule Change
06/17/21 - AFSCME Local 132
Simply print off one of these forms, fill in the info (or for you tech-savy folks complete it electronically) and then email to the addresses on the bottom of the form (or fax or mail). Building Codes must respond within 90 days. Wouldn't it have been easier to make us part of the process in the first place?? Email: bcd.info@oregon.gov & Anthony.j.rocco@oregon.
Action Letter for Secretary of State
06/17/21 - AFSCME Local 132
PDF and Word copy to send to Secretary of State requesting the use of authority under Chapter 183 to process complaint against 2021 Rule Change to Building Codes under Adminstrative Rule. Just print it, sign it and add your info. and email it to: Business.SOS@oregon.
Teamster Public Service Workers Get America Vaccinated
06/17/21 - Teamsters Local 355
June 17, 2021 | HEALTH & SAFETY | Since distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine began in December, members of the Teamsters Public Services Division (PSD) have been working around the clock to get America vaccinated and bring some much-needed light to the national health crisis.
Referral Policy-Effective July 1, 2021
06/17/21 - IBEW Local 551
REFERRAL POLICY WILL CHANGE EFFECTIVE JULY 15, 2021. NEW POLICY CAN BE FOUND UNDER DISPATCH.
JUNETEENTH
06/17/21 - ATU Local 1056
It goes by many names. Whether you call it Emancipation Day, Freedom Day or the country's second Independence Day, Juneteenth is one of the most important anniversaries in our nation's history. https://juneteenth.
SPECIAL ENROLLMENT FOR FLEX SPENDING
06/17/21 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
SPECIAL ENROLLMENT FOR HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING Federal employees can enroll, re-enroll or change their flexible spending account coverage during the month of June, as the Office of Personnel Management announced June 14 that it authorized a special enrollment period as part of provisions outlined in the Consolidated Appropriations Act and the American Rescue Plan.
SPECIAL ENROLLMENT FOR FLEX SPENDING
06/17/21 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Feds get special enrollment for health care flexible spending Federal employees can enroll, re-enroll or change their flexible spending account coverage during the month of June, as the Office of Personnel Management announced June 14 that it authorized a special enrollment period as part of provisions outlined in the Consolidated Appropriations Act and the American Rescue Plan.
AMFA NSSD ASAP Update
06/17/21 - AMFA
June 17, 2021 -- Each AMFA represented airline has a robust Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP). ASAP was created to encourage voluntary reporting of safety information that helps to identify issues that could lead to an accident or incident. By utilizing an ASAP, issues are addressed by corrective action rather than punishment or discipline, and participation in the program is voluntary and non-punitive.
Maryland Governor Ending COVID-19 State of Emergency July 1
06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 16, 2021 | Maryland will end a state of emergency for COVID-19 on July 1, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday. The governor made the announcement as health metrics continue to improve in the state. “Masks or face coverings will not be required in any settings anywhere, including schools, camps, and child care facilities," Hogan said.
There is No Labor Shortage, Only Labor Exploitation
06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 16, 2021 | COMMENTARY | […] American workers are at a critically important juncture at this moment. Corporate employers seem to be approaching a limit of how far they can push workers to accept poverty-level jobs. According to longtime labor organizer and senior scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies Bill Fletcher Jr.
Amazon’s Labor Exploitation A Return to the 1920 – And Unions Are Our Best Hope Out
06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 992
June 16, 2021 | ORGANIZING | Amazon claims to be innovative, but its strategies of market dominance and labor exploitation are as old as capitalism itself and were perfected by predecessors like Standard Oil, General Motors, US Steel, AT&T, Walmart, and Microsoft. My union, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, views this as history repeating itself.
Congratulations!
06/16/21 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
Congratulations to the folowing winners of our May Internal Organizing contest: New Member drawing: Vanessa Bryant from the St. Lucie County School District won the New Member drawaing for $200.00 for signing a membership application in May. Xavier Pook from Palm Beach County won the New Member drawing for $200.00 for signing a membership application in May.
Tacoma Joint Labor Committee Ballot
06/16/21 - IBEW Local 483
Attention all City of Tacoma Members, the Tacoma Joint Labor ballot will be going out in the mail today to vote on the 2022 Tacoma Joint Labor Committee agreement. This is an important opportunity as a Supporter (dues paying member) for you to have a voice when it comes to your benefits. So please return your ballots as soon as you receive them. Thank you.
There is No Labor Shortage, Only Labor Exploitation
06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 355
June 16, 2021 | COMMENTARY | […] American workers are at a critically important juncture at this moment. Corporate employers seem to be approaching a limit of how far they can push workers to accept poverty-level jobs. According to longtime labor organizer and senior scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies Bill Fletcher Jr.
Can State Governments Save Local Newspapers?
06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 355
June 16, 2021 | PUBLISHING | Newspapers across America are in peril, particularly small and midsized ones. The collapse of the traditional advertising model has caused upheaval across the industry. Since 2004, more than 2,000 newsrooms across the country have closed, most of them weeklies. The pandemic only exacerbated the problem.
Annual Member Picnic at Wet-N-Wild Waterworld
06/16/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association will host the Annual Member Picnic at Wet-N-Wild Waterworld on Saturday July 31, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.   Aside from the usual fun on rides in the water... • There will be free beer and sodas, plus some grills will be available for free (while supplies last) • The park will open at 1000 hrs.
1st Annual Rapid-Fire Volleyball Club Golf Tournament
06/16/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The EPMPOA proudly supports the First Annual Rapid-Fire Volleyball Club Golf Tournament. For information on how to register a team in the tournament, or if you would like to be a sponsor, contact John Rodriguez at (915) 204-1452 or Steve Smith at (915) 588-3884, or email rapidfiregolftournament@gmail.com.
City of Tacoma Job Opening
06/16/21 - IBEW Local 483
The City of Tacoma has a Line Equipment Operator position open. Please see the link to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/.
There is No Labor Shortage, Only Labor Exploitation
06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 888
June 16, 2021 | COMMENTARY | […] American workers are at a critically important juncture at this moment. Corporate employers seem to be approaching a limit of how far they can push workers to accept poverty-level jobs. According to longtime labor organizer and senior scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies Bill Fletcher Jr.
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