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    Disputed Claims Reserve Motion to Release Shares Explained
    03/27/15 - TWU Local 568
    This week the Dallas Morning News reported inaccurate information concerning a motion to release AA Disputed Claims Reserve shares. They, Dallas Morning News, then retracted their report. This drove phone calls and questions that AA should answer.
    So called (Right to Work) Wrong for Ohio, Worng for America
    03/27/15 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
    Let's be realistic about this potential Right to Work legislation. In response to the letter published in the Akron Beacon Journal's commentary section on Friday, March 20, 2015 there are some discrepancies in that letter that I would like to address. But first I would like to say a little something about the robotic look of Gov. Scott Walker.
    Free Trade Isn't About Trade: It's About Bureaucrats and Guns
    03/27/15 - Teamsters local 570
    Mar. 27, 2015 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | thenation.com Simple stories about how one country is good at making wine, and should trade with another country that is good at making cloth, explain very little about today's trade agreements. Instead, agreements are about which bureaucrats make decisions about markets that operate between countries.
    In Case You Missed It
    03/27/15 - Teamsters local 570
      • Unions seek to protect federal gas tax.   • Where have all our wages gone?   • ALEC 101: You need to read this.   • Baltimore longshoremen approve local contract.   • Public employee unions under attack in Nevada.   • Fast-track deal at impasse (for now) in the Senate.
    In Case You Missed It
    03/27/15 - Teamsters Local 355
      • Unions seek to protect federal gas tax.   • Where have all our wages gone?   • ALEC 101: You need to read this.   • Baltimore longshoremen approve local contract.   • Public employee unions under attack in Nevada.   • Fast-track deal at impasse (for now) in the Senate.
    Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women's Committee Scholarship Winners Honored
    03/27/15 - Teamsters Local 179
    The Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee recognized its 2015 scholarship recipients during a night of celebration at the Third Annual Gala Dinner Dance on March 21.
    Community Service Classes 2015 Graduation
    03/27/15 - Lansing Labor News
    This year's Community Service Classes sponsored by the Capital Area United Way and the Greater Lansing Labor Council produced a bumper crop of graduates! They learned a great deal about resources and techniques for helping people in our community, be they union members or not. Our thanks to all who participated, whether as instructors or students.
    Free Trade Isn't About Trade: It's About Bureaucrats and Guns
    03/27/15 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 27, 2015 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | thenation.com Simple stories about how one country is good at making wine, and should trade with another country that is good at making cloth, explain very little about today's trade agreements. Instead, agreements are about which bureaucrats make decisions about markets that operate between countries.
    In Case You Missed It
    03/27/15 - Teamsters Local 992
      • Unions seek to protect federal gas tax.   • Where have all our wages gone?   • ALEC 101: You need to read this.   • Baltimore longshoremen approve local contract.   • Public employee unions under attack in Nevada.   • Fast-track deal at impasse (for now) in the Senate.
    Nomination Notice
    03/27/15 - AMFA Local 32
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    Current Events - Paying Dues Online
    03/27/15 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
    Current Events March 25th 2015 Dear Brothers and Sisters of Local 104,             This is a notice to any/all fellow Brothers and Sisters within Local 104. The following is an update of current events within the Membership.
    Special Election Results
    03/27/15 - UAW Local 1284
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    Free Trade Isn't About Trade: It's About Bureaucrats – and Guns
    03/27/15 - Teamsters Local 992
    Mar. 27, 2015 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | thenation.com Simple stories about how one country is good at making wine, and should trade with another country that is good at making cloth, explain very little about today's trade agreements. Instead, agreements are about which bureaucrats make decisions about markets that operate between countries.
    In Case You Missed It
    03/27/15 - Teamsters Local 888
      • Unions seek to protect federal gas tax.   • Where have all our wages gone?   • ALEC 101: You need to read this.   • Baltimore longshoremen approve local contract.   • Public employee unions under attack in Nevada.   • Fast-track deal at impasse (for now) in the Senate.
    Free Trade Isn't About Trade: It's About Bureaucrats and Guns
    03/27/15 - Teamsters Local 888
    Mar. 27, 2015 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | thenation.com Simple stories about how one country is good at making wine, and should trade with another country that is good at making cloth, explain very little about today's trade agreements. Instead, agreements are about which bureaucrats make decisions about markets that operate between countries.
    OFFICIAL BALLOT
    03/26/15 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    Budget Bills: Cut Postal, Federal Pay
    03/26/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Two congressional committees are proposing to solve the nation’s financial problems in part by reducing pay for millions of postal and federal employees.
    APWU Setting the Record Straight
    03/26/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Three in-depth flyers and a brochure just published by the APWU dispel common misconceptions about the Postal Service.
    Should the Postal Service go into banking?
    03/26/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Consider this: Post offices sell money orders and conduct international transfers. Would it be such a big step to expand into the banking world via debit or prepaid cards? Postal Service Inspector General David Williams revived the debate during a discussion Wednesday at the Brookings Institution. As local bank branches close, post offices could step in, he said.
    Republicans Propose Weakening Overtime Laws, Call It ‘Family Friendly’
    03/26/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    On Tuesday, Republican senators reintroduced a bill intended to address the country’s lack of paid family leave. The bill, the Family Friendly and Workplace Flexibility Act, would let employers give their workers an option to put their earned overtime hours toward paid family leave, rather than getting paid time-and-a-half for them.
    Wisconsin Lawmakers Go After Workers’ Weekends
    03/26/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Two Wisconsin state lawmakers have proposed a bill that would roll back the state’s requirement that companies give workers at least one day off every seven days. Currently, state law mandates a 24-hour rest period every seven days for employees in factory and mercantile workplaces.
    Wellness Incentive Gift Deadline - 3/31/15
    03/26/15 - IBEW Local 483
    If you complete the City of Tacoma compass - don't miss out on the incentive gift. There's some great items but you must complete the form and send it in by March 31, 2015. On the link below you will find the catalog and form. Happy shopping! http://wellness.cityoftacoma.
    America Needs Unions
    03/26/15 - Teamsters Local 888
    Mar. 26, 2015 | U.S. LABOR | huffingtonpost.com … A report from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development finds that income inequality cost the U.S. economy 6 to 7 percentage points of growth during the first 10 years of this century.
    Executive Board Election 2015
    03/26/15 - NJLESA
    Attention all Members: The 2015 Executive Board Election is coming up and we need to ensure that all address information in the database is current and up to date since ballots will be mailed to your home.  We are projecting the mailing to go out on May 18th so please inform our Office Manager, Nancy Thorpe via phone call, email, etc. if you have relocated recently.
    Local 2222 Alva Fravel Scholarship
    03/26/15 - CWA Local 2222
    ALVA  M.  FRAVEL  MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY: Members and retirees  (in good standing) of Local 2222, or their children, who have been accepted to an institute of higher learning.
    2015 Special Bargaining Convention
    03/26/15 - UAW Local 602
    The 2015 Special Bargaining Convention was held March 24th and 25th in Detroit. The UAW represents members such fields as automotive, gaming, education, health care, defense, public sector, and construction equipment.
    America Needs Unions
    03/26/15 - Teamsters local 570
    Mar. 26, 2015 | U.S. LABOR | huffingtonpost.com … A report from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development finds that income inequality cost the U.S. economy 6 to 7 percentage points of growth during the first 10 years of this century.
    2015 March of Dimes Campaign
    03/26/15 - UAW Local 602
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    America Needs Unions
    03/26/15 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 26, 2015 | U.S. LABOR | huffingtonpost.com … A report from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development finds that income inequality cost the U.S. economy 6 to 7 percentage points of growth during the first 10 years of this century.
    America Needs Unions
    03/26/15 - Teamsters Local 992
    Mar. 26, 2015 | U.S. LABOR | huffingtonpost.com … A report from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development finds that income inequality cost the U.S. economy 6 to 7 percentage points of growth during the first 10 years of this century.
    Pro Publica Online News Series on Changes in Workers' Compensation Laws Nationwide
    03/26/15 - Teamsters Local 814
    The Journalism website, Pro Publica, is doing a news series about the changes being done to Workers' Compensation Laws nationwide. You can read about it at Pro Publica - "Insult to Injury: America's Vanishing Worker Protections", http://www.propublica.
    Mark Greenberg Benefit
    03/26/15 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local #77
    There will be a benefit for Br. Mark Greenberg at Tailgaters Bar and Grill located at 337 W. White Horse Pike in Egg Harbor City on Monday, April 13 at 6:30pm  until 10pm. It is a $20 Buffet & Cash Bar. There will also be 50/50 tickets that can be purchased. Tickets will be available at the door.  For more info you can contact Br. Mike Tartaglio or Br. Frank Jacoby Jr.
    TAKE ACTION NOW: Urge Your Representative to Vote "No" on H.Con.Res. 27
    03/26/15 - Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO
    Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are expected to vote Thursday, March 26,on H.Con.Res. 27, the proposed Concurrent Resolution on the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget. The IAM urges all members to contact their members of Congress and urge them to vote “No” on this budget bill.
    Power from The People
    03/25/15 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 25, 2015 | ECONOMY | imf.org  [Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from the International Monetary Fund's March issue of its Finance & Development Report.
    MARCH WITH LOCAL 6 IN THE SF CESAR CHAVEZ PARADE
    03/25/15 - IBEW Local 6
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    Power from The People
    03/25/15 - Teamsters local 570
    Mar. 25, 2015 | ECONOMY | imf.org [Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from the International Monetary Fund's March issue of its Finance & Development Report.
    New bill could add two-year extension to federal timber payments
    03/25/15 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
    Many AFSCME-represented counties have felt the pinch of cutbacks on federal forestland
    Supreme Court Sides With Pregnant Workers
    03/25/15 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 25, 2015 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | huffingtonpost.com … The case, Young v. United Parcel Service, hinged on whether or not UPS was justified in putting Peggy Young on unpaid leave after she became pregnant, even though other workers were commonly offered "light duty" for on-the-job injuries or to satisfy requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    Power from The People
    03/25/15 - Teamsters Local 992
    Mar. 25, 2015 | ECONOMY | imf.org  [Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from the International Monetary Fund's March issue of its Finance & Development Report.]  Click image to view.
    Supreme Court Sides With Pregnant Workers
    03/25/15 - Teamsters Local 992
    Mar. 25, 2015 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | huffingtonpost.com … The case, Young v. United Parcel Service, hinged on whether or not UPS was justified in putting Peggy Young on unpaid leave after she became pregnant, even though other workers were commonly offered "light duty" for on-the-job injuries or to satisfy requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    More Boeing Anti-Union Tactics
    03/25/15 - Teamsters Local 767
    Boeing’s anti-union campaign hits workers where they eat The Post and Courier - David Wren A trio of table toppers that have shown up in the Boeing Co.’s employee cafeteria are enough to give any supporter of organized labor a case of indigestion.
    March of Dimes/March for Babies Walk
    03/25/15 - UAW Local 412
    DivorceCare Seminar
    03/25/15 - UAW Local 412
    Special Bargaining Convention in Detroit
    03/25/15 - Lansing Labor News
    The UAW Special Bargaining Convention is going on March 24-25. There's plenty of interesting information on it at http://convention.uaw.
    EPMPOA Sponsored Benefit "Wing Drive"
    03/25/15 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Please come and join us at the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center this Friday, March 27, 2015, for a “Wing Drive” luncheon sponsored by the El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association.  The event is to help raise funds to assist the family of fallen Officer Adrian Arellano. The "wing drive" starts at 1100 hrs.
    Make the call please!!!
    03/25/15 - AFGE Local 2157
    Congress wants to cut your take-home pay by 6%. Call 1-888-775-3148 from your non-governmental phone NOW and say VOTE NO on the budget resolution.
    MAKE THE CALL!!!
    03/25/15 - AFGE Local 2157
    Congress wants to cut your take-home pay by 6%. Call 1-888-775-3148 from your non-governmental phone NOW and say VOTE NO on the budget resolution.
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