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    Workers Deserve A Share of Corporate Profits
    08/03/15 - Teamsters Local 888
    Aug. 3, 2015 | INCOME INEQUALITY | teamsternation.blogspot.com  There was a time many politicians told the public they would benefit from companies earning huge profits. Trickle-down economics, it was called. But even the most deceitful of leaders no longer brings it up. Why? Because it's a big, fat lie. The people have realized they’ve been duped.
    Arnot Contract Update
    08/03/15 - CWA Local 1111
    Sisters and Brothers, -We have not met with the employer since the vote except to inform them of the outcome. -As of today we have contacted the employer to discuss possible options, we are currently waiting to hear back from them.  -The employer is under no obligation to return to the bargaining table.
    General Membership Meetings
    08/03/15 - GFFA L776
    August 3, 2015 Membership, We have reached a Tentative Agreement with the city on an extension of our contract. We will present the contract to you next week at 0800 at the EMC. Monday August 10th (C shift coming off) Wednesday August 12th (B shift coming off) Thursday August 13th (A shift coming off) Note that these are not consecutive days.
    RETIREE'S
    08/03/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
    TALKING POINTS:  WHAT’S AT RISK FOR OUR RETIREES IN THESE NEGOTIATIONS WITH VERIZON Implementing premiums for all pre Medicare and Medicare retirees ranging beginning in 2016, including EPO and HMO premiums ranging from $187.50 per month for Individual coverage to $375 per month for Family coverage during the life of the agreement.
    Working without a Contract: A Strategy Whose Time Has Come?
    08/03/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
    Working without a Contract: A Strategy Whose Time Has Come? When a contract expires with no prospect of a settlement, the union has three choices: Agree with the employer to extend the contract for a fixed or an indefinite period. < > Work without a contract. For many years, unions mostly stuck to the first two options.
    2nd Vice President
    08/03/15 - Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
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    VIDEO: Local 4011 Members Rally for Wage Re-opener
    08/03/15 - AFSCME Indiana-Kentucky Organizing Committee 962
    Over 50 Jefferson County School Support Staff, union, and community supporters rallied at the July 27 JCPS Board meeting to call on the district to honor the wage re-opener in their contract. This is the second year in a row in which JCPS has refused to even sit down with its support staff and have a conversation about their wages. You can check out the video from the rally here.
    TWU Working Women’s Committee Continues To Flourish
    08/03/15 - TWU Local 568
    http://www.twu.org/blog/tabid/84/vw/1/itemid/688/default.
    Aqua Sox Game
    08/03/15 - IBEW Local 191
    The IBEW 191/NECA AquaSox game and BBQ, Saturday August 8th. BBQ starts at 5:30, game starts at 6:05. Gates open at 5:00.
    Big Corporations Cheat Public Education
    08/03/15 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
    Published on Monday, July 27, 2015 by Common Dreams How Big Corporations Cheat Public Education by Paul Buchheit But big business apparently views its tax responsibility as a burden to be avoided at the expense of the rest of us.
    Representatives Huffman and Blumenauer Introduce Legislation to Modernize the U.S. Postal Service
    08/03/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Today, Jared Huffman (CA-2) and Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) introduced legislation to create a framework that will modernize the United States Postal Service (USPS) to address its growing financial problems and ensure it remains a cornerstone of the American community.
    SAN DIEGO TEAMSTERS 542 PICNIC
    08/03/15 - Teamsters Local 542
    IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN TO HAVE FUN IN THE SUN! TEAMSTERS LOCAL 542 WILL BE HOSTING OUR SAN DIEGO TEAMSTERS 2015 ANNUAL PICNIC Saturday, September 12, 2015 is the date and De Anza Cove in Mission Bay is the location for this year's picnic. Bring your family, lawn chairs & blankets to enjoy great times with both your family and your Teamster family.
    Medicare at Age 50: It’s Time to Build on Its Success!
    08/03/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Medicare — signed into law fifty years ago, on July 30, 1965 — was supposed to be just the first step. For the fifty years before Medicare’s enactment, progressives had fought unsuccessfully for universal, government-provided health insurance.
    McCaskill Requests Study of Rural Broadband and Postal Access
    08/03/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill has requested an examination of the interaction between the lack of adequate access to broadband technology in rural areas and the reliability of Postal Service delivery.
    Instructors Wanted!
    08/03/15 - IBEW Local 191
    LU 191 is looking for instructors for our new Associates Member Program. Any present or retired member interested in being an instructor, contact the Everett Hall at 425-259-3195 or email Gary Kemp @ intern2@ibew191.
    Mobilization Meeting Tuesday August 4th
    08/03/15 - CWA Local 2222
    The Local will be holding it's monthly Steward-Mobilizer meeting tomorrow, Tuesday August 4th.  As every member should be participating in the mobilization process, the meeting will be open for any member wishing to attend. The meeting will begin at 5:30PM at the Membership Hall in Annandale.
    IBEW 503 16th Annual Golf Day
    08/03/15 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    IBEW Local 503 16th Annual Golf Day to Benefit Our Holiday Food Drive This year's event will be held Friday, September 11, 2015 at the well manicured Stony Ford Golf Course in Montgomery, NY. Registration begins at 8 AM, with tee-off at 9 AM shot gun start. The cost for this event is only $135, and is open to everyone.
    DEFEND THE AMERICAN DREAM RALLY
    08/03/15 - OPWU
    Defend the American Dream Rally August 21, 2015 Columbus, Ohio On Friday, August 21 the Ohio AFL-CIO will sponsor a rally to "Defend the American Dream".  The workers' rally is being held to protest the national summit of Amercians for Prosperity.  The summit includes such conference subjects as right-to-work and other anti-worker causes.
    Apprenticeship Opportunities
    08/03/15 - IUEC Local 71
    Application requests are not being accepted at this time.  Thank you for your interest. The links below provide additional information.
    Workers Deserve A Share of Corporate Profits
    08/03/15 - Teamsters local 570
    Aug. 3, 2015 | INCOME INEQUALITY | teamsternation.blogspot.com  There was a time many politicians told the public they would benefit from companies earning huge profits. Trickle-down economics, it was called. But even the most deceitful of leaders no longer brings it up. Why? Because it's a big, fat lie. The people have realized they’ve been duped.
    New Benefit for UPSEU Local 1222 Members in CT
    08/03/15 - UPSEU Local 1222
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    Do Buy: Bimbo Bakery Products from BCTGM
    08/03/15 - Union Label
    Look for these union made products at your local grocery store. Products shown are made by Bimbo Bakeries by members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers, AFL-CIO Union (BCTGM).
    Workers Deserve A Share of Corporate Profits
    08/03/15 - Teamsters Local 992
    Aug. 3, 2015 | INCOME INEQUALITY | teamsternation.blogspot.com  There was a time many politicians told the public they would benefit from companies earning huge profits. Trickle-down economics, it was called. But even the most deceitful of leaders no longer brings it up. Why? Because it's a big, fat lie. The people have realized they’ve been duped.
    No full-time worker should live in poverty
    08/03/15 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    Amid all the controversy over the recent push in New York and elsewhere for a $15 minimum wage, it's important to remember the big picture.
    1st Annual Local 87 Day at the BallPark
    08/02/15 - Teamsters Local 87
    UNITY MAKES US STRONGER On Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 (Labor Day) Teamsters Local Union No. 87 will celebrate its 1st Annual Day at the Ballpark. We encourage members and their families to join us for a fun filled day of Food, Unity, and Baseball.  Stay tuned for more information.
    Bakersfield Blaze Tickets
    08/02/15 - Teamsters Local 87
    Tickets available for Teamster Local Union No. 87 members and Local 87 Retirees Club Members.  For more information and availability contact the Local.
    BLET SSA Agreements
    08/02/15 - BLET Local 271
    We Are Not On Strike.....Yet
    08/02/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
    At this time, your bargaining team has decided that working without a contract is the strongest tactic we have. We can decide to strike at any time. The key issues on the table remain job security, health care, retirement security, contracting out and offshoring of jobs.
    CWA Bargaining Team Not Bargaining As Usual
    08/02/15 - CWA Local 1103
    We apologize that our local tape is down again. Please check your email, the 1103 website and Facebook page for up to date information.  UPDATE: The union's bargaining team will be pulling out of the Rye Town Hilton this morning and will continue to meet with the company at a time and location that is mutually agreeable.
    We Are Not On Strike.....Yet
    08/02/15 - CWA Local 2222
    At this time, your bargaining team has decided that working without a contract is the strongest tactic we have. We can decide to strike at any time. The key issues on the table remain job security, health care, retirement security, contracting out and offshoring of jobs. There are several reasons why your union leadership has made this decision: .
    Softball Fundraiser Oct 3rd and 4th.
    08/02/15 - FOP Local 7
      FOP lodge #7 would like to put together a team for this co-ed softball tournament.   The proceeds will benefit Ron Schneider's girls(R58) own and will be donated to the Children's Organ Transplant Association, Laynee & Kammie Schneider.  For more information follow this link: http://www.cotaforschneidergirls.com
    The Fight Goes On
    08/02/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
    THE FIGHT AT VERIZON GOES ON Statement to Members: After considering all of our options, your leadership has decided not to go on strike at midnight tonight, even though we have not yet reached a contract agreement. The two sides remain far apart.
    Passing of Mike Conway's Mother
    08/02/15 - IATSE Local 96
    Fellow brothers and sisters sad news of the passing of Mike Conway's mother.
    Statement To The Members
    08/01/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
    Statement to Members After considering all of our options, your leadership has decided not to go on strike at midnight tonight, even though we have not yet reached a contract agreement. The two sides remain far apart.
    MISSING FAMILY MEMBER
    08/01/15 - AFGE 3rd District
    AFGE Local 304 President, Cheryl Weiner's daughter Tracy Neville was last seen on July 18, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA.  She has not been heard from since.  Please keep Cheryl's family and her daughter in your thoughts and prayers.  Anyone knowing anything about her whereabouts are asked to call the Philadelphia Police Department. http://blog.phillypolice.
    Mid-Atlantic Bargaining Report # 22
    08/01/15 - CWA Local 2222
    August 1, 2015 7PM The Mid-Atlantic Bargaining Committee has yet to hear from the Company today. As the contract expiration approaches your bargaining team remains ready to meet with the Company to bargain. Instead of focusing on negotiating a new agreement before expiration, Verizon has spent every resource available to mislead the public and intimidate employees over the last month.
    Saturday 8pm
    08/01/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
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    Mid-Atlantic Bargaining Report #22 August 1, 2015
    08/01/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
    Mid-Atlantic Bargaining Report # 22 August 1, 2015 7PM The Mid-Atlantic Bargaining Committee has yet to hear from the Company today. As the contract expiration approaches your bargaining team remains ready to meet with the Company to bargain.
    We Are Working Without A Contract
    08/01/15 - CWA Local 1111
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    HOURS TO GO AT VERIZON STILL NO CONTRACT!
    08/01/15 - CWA Local 1103
    REGIONAL BARGAINING UPDATE Saturday, August 1- 1:15 pm.
    WE ARE NOT ON STRIKE
    08/01/15 - CWA Local 2222
    Statement to Members After considering all of our options, your leadership has decided not to go on strike at midnight tonight, even though we have not yet reached a contract agreement. The two sides remain far apart.
    Mid-Atlantic Bargaining Report # 21
    08/01/15 - CWA Local 2222
    July 31, 2015 The company and the Union met today at both the Regional and Local tables. At the Regional table the Union withdrew a proposal regarding corporate web access. The Union also passed a proposal to extend all MOU, MOA’s and Stipulation agreements. An additional information request was presented by the Union.
    #STANDUP2VZ
    08/01/15 - CWA Local 2222
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    Tick Tock
    08/01/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
    TICK TOCK Regional Bargaining Report # 26 July 31, 2015 CWA DISTRICT 1 NY/NE     CWA District 1, IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Bargaining Committees resumed negotiations with Verizon today at the Rye Town Hilton in Rye, NY.
    What Happens Now?
    08/01/15 - CWA Local 1111
    OUR CONTRACT HAS EXPIRED How will it work? You will continue to work. You will still earn a paycheck. The company cannot change your wages or working conditions. All benefits, including health care, will remain in effect. The grievance procedure continues, but arbitration probably will not. You have the legal right to participate in “concerted activity.
    Bargaining Report #27
    08/01/15 - CWA Local 1111
    Regional Bargaining Report # 27 August 1, 2015 11:59 p.m. CWA DISTRICT 1 NY/NE  Statement to Members After considering all of our options, your leadership has decided not to go on strike at midnight tonight, even though we have not yet reached a contract agreement. The two sides remain far apart.
    Regional Bargaining Report #27 NO STRIKE
    08/01/15 - CWA Local 1103
    President's Message Bargaining Update Saturday, August 1- 11:59 pm.
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