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    New Jersey Transit Rail Labor Coalition
    02/08/16 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    New Jersey Transit Rail members deserve a fair contract, a contract similar to those achieved by their Brothers and Sisters on neighboring commuter lines — Metro North and Long Island Rail Road. That is why, for the first time ever, every union on New Jersey Transit has come together in a bargaining coalition.
    AMFA - SWA Technician Negotiations Update #37
    02/08/16 - AMFA
    February 8, 2016 -- We met with the Company in Dallas, TX on Monday afternoon, February 1, 2016, for a scheduled one and a half day Aircraft Maintenance Technicians and Related (AMT) mediated negotiation session. In our current "Interest Based" format, it was the Association’s turn to bring forward a topic of discussion; we chose Article 23: No Strike-No Lockout. Article 23 remained unresolved and we wanted to take this opportunity to have open discussions and express our concerns regarding this topic as it pertains to the past history of current Company leadership.
    Health
    02/08/16 - BACWI
    If you are interested in participating in the Wellness Incentive through the BAC and BPA please click on the link provided to get the proper forms to take to either Health Dynamics or your Health Care Povider. https://register.wellness-inc.
    AMFA SWA Technician Negotiations Update # 37
    02/08/16 - AMFA Local 32
    AMFA/Southwest Airlines AMT Contract Negotiations Update Update #37 February 7, 2016 The Negotiating Committee is providing this update to the AMFA Membership at Southwest Airlines. This report is the only official authorized source of negotiating communications by the Committee.
    Update: Multiple Calendar Notification Dates
    02/08/16 - support.unionactive.com
    You can now select multiple dates for calendar notifications to be sent for events posted to the calendar area. You can select notifications to be sent 1 month before the event date, 1 week before the date, and 1 day before the date. Make sure to add the event to the calendar at least 30 days before the event for all notifications to work.
    President's Day - February 15th
    02/08/16 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    IBEW Local 266 hall will be closed Monday, February 15th in observance of Presidents Day. Please have a safe and wonderful holiday.
    Why Government Can't Be Run Like A Business
    02/08/16 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 8, 2016 | OPINION | The mantra of every Koch-headed, right-wing politico is that "government should be run like a business." Welcome to Flint, Michigan. This impoverished, mostly African-American city has indeed been run like a private corporation ever since Gov.
    Pervious and Floor polishing class
    02/08/16 - Cement Masons 555
    All 4th year apprentices on February 15th - 19th you have pervious concrete and floor polishing class. Class begins at 7 a.m. sharp on Monday. Please have all the required tools and equuipment covered on the tool list sheet or you will not be allowed to attend class.
    Union Made: Love with a Union Label on Valentine’s Day
    02/08/16 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    Why not give your valentine some union-made sweets this Feb. 14, toast your love with champagne that carries a union label or touch up your pheromones a bit with some smell-good union-made scents.
    Why the Super Bowl Scores Big for America’s Middle Class
    02/08/16 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    Americans may like to keep politics and sports separate, but over the past year reality has repeatedly intruded on the country’s most popular pastime. On Christmas Day, the movie "Concussion" hit theaters, amplifying the national conversation over sometimes fatal brain injuries suffered by professional football players and efforts by the National Football League to hide the truth from the public. A few months earlier, the media had a field day with a decision by the usually obscure National Labor Relations Board, which ruled against players at Northwestern University seeking to form a union. Summing up the bad news for collegiate athletes, one headline read “NCAA ‘Dictatorship’ Wins Again as Union Gets Busted.”
    St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser
    02/06/16 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
    The Winchester Elks #1445 is hosting a St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser on March 12, 2016.  The event begins at 6:30 PM with a cocktail hour followed by a traditional Irish boiled dinner at 7:30.  There will be an appearance by the Irish American Police Officer's Association of Massachusetts Bag Pipers as well the Goulding School of Irish Dance Step Dancers.
    Bloodline return possible, but uncertain
    02/06/16 - IATSE Local 477
     The Keys region has reaped roughly $95.4 million over the past two years . .
    Regional Bargaining Report # 50
    02/06/16 - CWA Local 2222
    Friday February 5, 2016 In our previous Mid-Atlantic bargaining report, we communicated that your CWA bargaining committee made a proposal which addressed the needs of both the Company and the Union. One of the critical issues for the Company is the cost of healthcare. The Union addressed this in our proposal which would save the Company millions during the term of the contract.
    Changes to the drug testing policy
    02/06/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
    On January 29, 2016, the Department amended Section 3 of Special Order 3-03 changing several provisions of the drug testing policy.  A summary of the substantive changes are as follows: 1.
    Vz Bargaining Report #47
    02/05/16 - CWA Local 1103
    Friday February 5, 2016 As you know from prior bargaining reports the CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees made a proposal which addressed needs of both the Company and the Union. One of the critical issues for the Company is the cost of healthcare.
    Please Join Us! Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women's Committee Meeting Saturday, March 19
    02/05/16 - Teamsters Local 179
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    Teen robber held up Common Man store in Hooksett, police say
    02/05/16 - NH TROOPERS ASSOCIATION
    HOOKSETT, N.H. —New Hampshire State Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Common Man General Store off Interstate 93 in Hooksett. A 17-year-old white male allegedly entered the General Store just after midnight Saturday, showed the cashier a handgun, and demanded cash. After the robbery, he walked out of the store and ran away, according to New Hampshire State Police.
    Portsmouth DPW worker seriously hurt in crash
    02/05/16 - NH TROOPERS ASSOCIATION
    PORTSMOUTH — A two-vehicle crash on Lang Road resulted in the serious injury of a city public works employee Friday afternoon. Acting Deputy Police Chief Frank Warchol said a vehicle hit and pinned the worker between the vehicle and garbage truck. The worker was identified as James Murray by city officials.
    VERIZON REGIONAL BARGAINING REPORT # 46
    02/05/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
    VERIZON REGIONAL BARGAINING REPORT # 46 As you know from prior bargaining reports the CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees made a proposal which addressed needs of both the Company and the Union. One of the critical issues for the Company is the cost of healthcare.
    VZ Bargaining Report #46
    02/05/16 - CWA Local 1111
    Regional Bargaining Report # 46 Friday February 5, 2016 As you know from prior bargaining reports the CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees made a proposal which addressed needs of both the Company and the Union. One of the critical issues for the Company is the cost of healthcare.
    UPS Freight meeting
    02/05/16 - Teamsters Local 776
    On February 3, 2016 Local 776 Secretary-Treasurer Ron Hicks and Business Agent Spencer Dearth, along with Local 509 representatives from Gaffney, South Carolina met in Richmond, Virginia with IBT officials to address sub-contracting issues and the layoffs of Teamster members at UPS Freight.
    South Windsor Dispatchers Vote UNANIMOUSLY to Leave NAGE & Join UPSEU
    02/05/16 - UPSEU
    In a secret ballot election on February 4, 2016, conducted by the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations, the South Windsor Dispatchers voted unanimously to leave NAGE/SEIU and join UPSEU. The membership stood united in seeking the union that would provide them with the level of service they deserved.
    Windsor BOE Custodians, Maintenance & Food Service Employees Nearly Unanimously Vote UPSEU
    02/05/16 - UPSEU
    The unit comprised of approximately 52 members witnessed firsthand the exceptional representation that UPSEU has and continues to provide the Paraeducators in their District.  Ironically, the Paraeducators previously were represented by NAGE/SEIU prior to joining UPSEU several years ago.
    Union Members Bring Home the Bacon
    02/05/16 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    According to a new report from the Department of Labor, the median weekly earnings of full-time workers who belong to a union were $980 per week in 2015, compared to just $776 for non-union workers. The difference is approximately $10,000 per year. As Secretary of Labor Thomas E.
    Wall Street’s Third Way Absurdly Wrong About Sanders’ Social Security Plan
    02/05/16 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Third Way is reaching the point of desperation in its quest to cut Social Security and protect its Wall Street, K Street lobbyist, and GOP donors from paying their fair share. As Third Way has become more and more marginalized, its public outpourings have become more and more extreme and, quite frankly, head-scratching.
    In Case You Missed These...
    02/05/16 - Teamsters Local 355
      • What economists got wrong about free trade.   • Union workers for … Trump?   • Sick days bill introduced in Maryland legislature.   • Understanding the Zika virus.   • Opinion: How both parties lost the white middle class.   • Labor battles 'right to work' in Virginia and West Virginia.
    February Meeting Notice
    02/05/16 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
    This months meetings will be held on Tuesday, February 9th at the Argosy Casino in the Casablanca Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Casino.  The Executive Board Meeting will be held at 4:00 PM and the Delegates Meeting will be held at 5:30 PM.
    In Case You Missed These...
    02/05/16 - Teamsters local 570
      • What economists got wrong about free trade.   • Union workers for … Trump?   • Sick days bill introduced in Maryland legislature.   • Understanding the Zika virus.   • Opinion: How both parties lost the white middle class.   • Labor battles 'right to work' in Virginia and West Virginia.
    Wisconsin AFL-CIO
    02/05/16 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 494
    February 2016 Worker to Worker
    02/05/16 - UAW Local 4911
    The February 2016 Worker to Worker is now available... UAW Local 4911 7th Annual BOWLING EVENT March 5th. Free for UAW Local 4911 Members In Good Standing.
    Jan 2016 System Board Results
    02/05/16 - AMFA Local 32
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    AEI Secretary of the America’s 4th Quarter Report
    02/05/16 - AMFA Local 32
    AEI Secretary of the America’s 4th Quarter Report 1/10/2016 AEI 2015 Q4 Report Over the last several months we have had two Executive Board Conference Calls. We issued a press release following the Air Asia accident report highlighting safety lessons not being learned by the aviation industry, and created AEI’s new e-publication "Released to Service".
    Union Products for Super Bowl Parties
    02/05/16 - CWA Local 2222
    On Super Bowl Sunday, some of our larger and faster union brothers—members of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA)—will be battling it out in Santa Clara, California, at Super Bowl 50. While the Super Bowl carries a union label, from players to broadcast crews to stadium workers—your Super Bowl party spread can, too, with union-made in America food and drinks.
    Protect Prevailing Wage
    02/05/16 - Teamsters Local 492
    New Mexico had one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation in recent months. You’d think that Gov. Susana Martinez and state legislators would focus on getting New Mexicans back to work and protecting good jobs. But they’re doing just the opposite. This week, the state House began debate on a bill that would eliminate prevailing wage laws for construction workers.
    PA Senate Transportation Committee Hearing
    02/05/16 - Teamsters Local 776
    Recently the PA Senate Transportation Committee held hearings on Senate bills 93 and 94, pertaining to the removal of snow and ice from vehicles operating in the state. Local 776 members employed by numerous employers perform every operation in the commercial trucking field.
    Today in Labor History
    02/05/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
    Today in Labor History February 05 The movie Modern Times premieres.
    Quote of the Day:
    02/05/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
    Bill Clinton “Family and medical leave is a matter of pure common sense and a matter of common decency. It will provide Americans what they need most: peace of mind. Never again will parents have to fear losing their jobs because of their families.
    Tough Week for Federal Workers:
    02/05/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
    Local federal workers got a double hit of bad news this week. President Obama proposed a 1.6% pay increase for 2017, which fed unions said wasn’t nearly enough for workers hit by years of wage freezes and the Great Recession. Then came news that the chairman of the House Budget Committee wants to bust their unions. Rep.
    2015 Tax Season
    02/05/16 - Jefferson County Association of Educational Support Personnel
     It's Tax Season!!! Union dues for 2015 tax year will be $284.
    In Case You Missed These...
    02/05/16 - Teamsters Local 992
      • What economists got wrong about free trade.   • Union workers for … Trump?   • Sick days bill introduced in Maryland legislature.   • Understanding the Zika virus.   • Opinion: How both parties lost the white middle class.   • Labor battles 'right to work' in Virginia and West Virginia.
    Load Numbers
    02/05/16 - CWA Local 2222
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    US Foods Forces Phoenix Teamsters To Launch Unfair Labor Practice Strike
    02/05/16 - Teamsters Local 455
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    A moment for a fallen brother
    02/05/16 - IUEC Local 10
    As Super Bowl 50 approaches this Sunday, February 7, 2016, we, Brothers and Sisters of the IUEC, have another reason to watch, besides our love of the game.  This amazing stadium has the heart and soul, inside of it, of one of our own.  We lost Brother Donald E White, Jr. Local #8, in the building of the stadium.
    In Case You Missed These...
    02/05/16 - Teamsters Local 888
      • What economists got wrong about free trade.   • Union workers for … Trump?   • Sick days bill introduced in Maryland legislature.   • Understanding the Zika virus.   • Opinion: How both parties lost the white middle class.   • Labor battles 'right to work' in Virginia and West Virginia.
    APFA Prefunding Update
    02/04/16 - TWU Local 568
    "The Prefunding Arbitration was held April 28-29, 2015, and continued June 17-18, 2015. APFA Attorney Carmen Parcelli presented a very strong case. Transcripts were submitted within 30 days, followed by legal briefs which were submitted to Arbitrator Bloch within 45 days. We have been awaiting Arbitrator Bloch’s decision since October of 2015.
    Today in Labor History
    02/04/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
    The Ohio legislature authorizes construction of the 249-mile Miami and Erie Canal, to connect Toledo to Cincinnati.
    Quote of the Day:
    02/04/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
    President Barack Obama, who on this date in 2009 imposed caps of $500,000 on senior executive pay for the most distressed financial institutions receiving federal bailout money.  “This is America. We don’t disparage wealth. We don’t begrudge anybody for achieving success. And we believe that success should be rewarded.
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