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Dec 14, 2017
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Dec 20, 2017
Union Hall, 3525 NW Anderson Hill Road
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Dec 21, 2017
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Dec 21, 2017
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2018 BENEFIT IMPROVEMENTS
12/14/17 - Teamsters Local 71
2018 TEAMCARE Health & Welfare Benefit Improvements
12/14/17 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
2018 HEALTH AND WELFARE BENEFIT IMPROVEMENTS
Dental & Vision Benefit Improvements
Northwest Texas Healthcare System
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....
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.
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.
Tax Bill Favors Adding Robots Over Workers, Critics Say
12/11/17 - Teamsters Local 992
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.
2017 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Winners
12/11/17 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
I am pleased to announce the following member's children have won a 2017 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $10,000.
Pro Union Contracting Training February 8th - 10th 2018
12/11/17 - IBEW Local 332
February 8th - 10th, 2018 Local 332 LMCC will be hosting an Electrical Contracting Business Course.  The goal is to educate the next generation of union contractors.
Am I My Brother's Keeper?
12/11/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
This is an age old question dating back to the story of Cain and Abel, and it is more relevant in today’s culture than ever before. The clear and convincing answer to this question is YES, yes we are our “Brother’s Keeper.
Christmas Holiday Pay Date Change
12/11/17 - IBEW Local 332
Due to the normal pay date for the week of Christmas occurring on a day after a holiday weekend, contractors will be allowed to issue payroll on Thursday, December 28, 2017.  Normal pay dates per all respective contracts will resume as normal thereafter.
Correction - Retiree in Need
12/11/17 - CWA Local 2222
Please see the attached from Local 2108 for a retiree that needs our help.
Member in Need
12/11/17 - CWA Local 2222
https://www.gofundme.com/4tp9uhs We have a member out of Leesburg that has gotten into a tough spot and needs help. We've all had rough times in our lives and truly appreciate those who helped us through those times. Please read the story, and if you feel inclined please help with what you can if you can. Every bit helps more than we can know.
Photo Gallery Updated
12/11/17 - IBEW Local 332
The photo gallery has been updated and include photos from the Annual Open House and Holiday Party that was held on December 9, 2017. Also check out the Old Timer's Ball and Christmas in the Park / Turkey Trot albums. Thank you to all who shared and contributed their photos.
Tax Bill Favors Adding Robots Over Workers, Critics Say
12/11/17 - Teamsters Local 355
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.
Joint Press Release re: I-940
12/11/17 - Vancouver Police Officer's Guild
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SF Firefighters Toy Drive
12/11/17 - IBEW Local 6
LABOR QUOTE
12/11/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
"Our movement is of the working people, for the working people, by the working people... There is not a right too long denied to which we do not aspire in order to achieve; there is not a wrong too long endured that we are not determined to abolish.
Tax Bill Favors Adding Robots Over Workers, Critics Say
12/11/17 - Teamsters Local 888
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.
IBEW 332's Annual Open House and Holiday Party
12/11/17 - IBEW Local 332
A great time was had by all at the IBEW 332's Annual Open House and Holiday Party on Saturday, December 9th. Activities included pictures with Santa, arts and crafts, food and chili.
Ridge Global Letter
12/11/17 - TWU Local 513
Letter to Staker (Route Sheets) 12-11-2017
12/11/17 - Central Florida Area Local
Wang needs help for Pentatonix
12/10/17 - IATSE Local B4
Pentatonix is at Wang, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. There are a few usher spots open.  If you are available, please contact Robin Jones ?+1 (617) 723-2214? gtrmnky@aol.
In Case You Missed It
12/10/17 - Teamsters local 570
  • American Labor loses another voice.   • What union activists really think about Nafta and trade.   • How bosses use “open shop” campaigns to crush unions.   • Voters deserve representation that reflects their will.   • Study: Climate change poses major threat to manufacturing.
In Case You Missed It
12/10/17 - Teamsters Local 992
  • American Labor loses another voice.   • What union activists really think about Nafta and trade.   • How bosses use “open shop” campaigns to crush unions.   • Voters deserve representation that reflects their will.   • Study: Climate change poses major threat to manufacturing.

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2018 TEAMCARE Health & Welfare Benefit Improvements
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NATIONAL AGREEMENTQuestions and Answers
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Tentative Agreement AT&T Mobility
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