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    National Director's May 2016 Update
    05/31/16 - AMFA
    May 31, 2016 -- During the first week of May we held our National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. Delegates debated member submitted proposed amendments to the AMFA Constitution and approved a total of sixteen (16) proposals that will now be sent to the membership for consideration and ratification. The delegates also submitted their Local’s nominees for the National Officer election, which will take place this summer. Watch your mail closely for important information regarding both votes, and please be sure to participate.
    Verizon and Verizon Wireless NY/NE contract explanation call
    05/31/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
    We will be holding a Verizon and Verizon Wireless NY/NE contract explanation call on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:15 pm ET. District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor will review the the tentative agreement, answer questions about the agreement and discuss the ratification process. Click here to register for the call or text NYNECALL to 69866.
    STA Drivers and Monitors Join Teamsters Local 449
    05/31/16 - Teamsters Local 449
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    Delegate Election
    05/31/16 - ATU Local 1001
    Contract Explanation Town Hall Call - May 31st 7 PM
    05/31/16 - CWA Local 1123
    District 1 will be holding a Verizon and Verizon wireless NY/NE contract explanation call on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:15 pm ET. District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor will review the the tentative agreement. Click here http://www.cwa-union.org/vznyne-call   to register for the call or text NYNECALL to 69866. Pre-registration for the call closes at noon on Tuesday.
    Resolutions for 2016 Convention
    05/31/16 - AFSCME Local 3336
    Union members bring resolutions to the International Conventions to raise awareness about issues important to them and their locals.  A resolution may ask AFSCME International to take an action (e.g. form a committee, conduct a study, dedicate resources), they may ask AFSCME to make a public statement about a policy issue (e.g.
    Essay Contest - James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund
    05/31/16 - Teamsters Local 745
    To:      All Teamster Affiliates FROM: W. C. Smith, President, James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund RE:     JRHMSF Annual Essay Contest The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for the annual Essay Contest.  Winners of the Essay Contest will receive a one-time grant of $1,000.
    Verizon, Unions Agree to Pay Raises, New Jobs to End Strike
    05/31/16 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    A tentative deal between Verizon and leaders of striking unions includes 1,400 new jobs and pay raises topping 10 percent, the company and unions representing about 40,000 workers said on Monday, hoping to end a walkout that has lasted nearly seven weeks.
    Primary AMFA – SWA Outsourcing Liaison Representative Election Results
    05/31/16 - AMFA
    May 31, 2016 -- Votes for the Primary AMFA – Southwest Airlines (SWA) Outsourcing Liaison Representative Election were tallied on May 31, 2016. TrueBallot Inc. conducted the vote and tally by use of the TeleVote® and WebVote® systems.
    Congratulations CWA & IBEW
    05/31/16 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    "On behalf of all of our affiliates, we congratulate members of the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) on their tentative agreement with Verizon.
    MEMORIAL DAY
    05/30/16 - Teamsters Local 264
                      We wish all of our members and their families a safe & Happy Memorial Day. Our heartfelt thanks and prayers go out to all who have and continue to serve.
    A Message from Teamsters Local 688
    05/30/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
    Hello, We're in a battle with Schnucks Markets, please help our Brothers and Sisters in Teamsters Local 688 to stop these attacks on Teamster Members! Some of you may have already signed but I'm sending to everyone I know !! One of the largest grocery retailers in the St. Louis area has announced plans to eliminate 190 union jobs and subcontract their work to a non-union operation.
    Memorial Day 2016
    05/30/16 - TWU Local 513
    Loss of our brother
    05/30/16 - UAW Local 1700
    With our deepest sympathy, Local 1700 mourns the loss of Brothers Ed Chezick.
    READ THE CWA BARGAINING REPORT FOR VERIZON CONTRACT HERE
    05/30/16 - CWA Local 1103
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    FINAL BARGAINING REPORT
    05/30/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
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    Verizon Strike BACK TO WORK Agreement
    05/30/16 - CWA Local 1103
    BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT For CWA District 1 NY and NE May 29, 2016  Employees whose tours begin Tuesday night, May 31, 2016, and extend into Wednesday, June 1, 2016, will report to work for those tours.  All other employees will return to work for their tours that are scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
    CWA Verizon Memo of Understanding
    05/30/16 - CWA Local 1103
    The CWA Bargaining Report & Summary, MOU, and Back to Work Agreement for the Verizon Contract are available in the Download section of this website you can access it by clicking: Downloads The Memo of Understanding for the Verizon Contract can also be access by clicking the PDF here.
    Memorial Day Holiday
    05/30/16 - Working Families' Friend
    Today we honor the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
    New Agreement
    05/30/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
    Big Gains for Striking Verizon Workers in New Agreement Company agrees to add 1,300 new call center jobs on the East Coast 10.9% raise over four years First contract for wireless retail workers Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers who have been on strike since April 13 are celebrating big gains after reaching a tentative agreement with the company.
    BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT
    05/30/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 2336
    D2-13 AND D1 NJ NOTICE: BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT For CWA Members in Verizon Mid-Atlantic ? Employees whose tours begin Tuesday night, May 31, 2016, and extend into Wednesday, June 1, 2016, will report to work for those tours. ? All other employees will return to work for their tours that are scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
    BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT
    05/30/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
    BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT For CWA District 1 NY and NE May 29, 2016 Employees whose tours begin Tuesday night, May 31, 2016, and extend into Wednesday, June 1, 2016, will report to work for those tours. All other employees will return to work for their tours that are scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
    MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
    05/30/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
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    VZ Final Bargaining Report
    05/30/16 - CWA Local 1111
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    CWA District 1 NY/NE Bargaining Report
    05/30/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
    CWA District 1 NY/NE May 29, 2016 39,000 CWA and IBEW members struck Verizon on April 13th because after 10 months at the bargaining table, management had totally refused to address the most important issues for our members.
    Highlights to the Tentative Agreement
    05/30/16 - CWA Local 2222
    Please review the attached document for highlights of the Tentative Agreement.  When the actual agreement is received, it will be posted to this site.  There will be a town hall conference call tomorrow Tuesday, May 31st at 7:00 PM.  The direct dial number is 877 229-8431.  This call is to further explain the agreement.
    Back to Work Notice
    05/30/16 - CWA Local 2222
    NOTICE: BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT For CWA Members in Verizon Mid-Atlantic ? Employees whose tours begin Tuesday night, May 31, 2016, and extend into Wednesday, June 1, 2016, will report to work for those tours. ? All other employees will return to work for their tours that are scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
    Finalized Back To Work Agreement
    05/30/16 - CWA Local 1111
    BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT For CWA District 1 NY and NE May 29, 2016 Employees whose tours begin Tuesday night, May 31, 2016, and extend into Wednesday, June 1, 2016, will report to work for those tours. All other employees will return to work for their tours that are scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
    Return To Work Agreement
    05/30/16 - CWA Local 1123
    BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT For CWA District 1 NY and NE Employees whose tours begin Tuesday night, May 31, 2016, and extend into Wednesday, June 1, 2016, will report to work for those tours. All other employees will return to work for their tours that are scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
    BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT
    05/30/16 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
    BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT For CWA District 1 NY and NE May 29, 2016 Employees whose tours begin Tuesday night, May 31, 2016, and extend into Wednesday, June 1, 2016, will report to work for those tours. All other employees will return to work for their tours that are scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
    Memorial Day Holiday
    05/29/16 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
    Honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
    Memorial Day Holiday
    05/29/16 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
    Our Office will be closed on Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day Holiday.
    Florida Keys Tourism Boom Inspired by Netflix Series
    05/29/16 - IATSE Local 477
    How Netflix's "Bloodline" made the Florida Keys a must-visit destination.
    Teamsters Local 767 Companies
    05/28/16 - Teamsters Local 767
    These are the companies that we represent at Teamsters Local 767. With over 6000 hard working members we are the largest local Union in the state of Texas. We are Teamster Proud.
    Return to Work Date
    05/28/16 - CWA Local 2222
    We will be returning to work on Wednesday June 1st. There will be no extention to this date.  Anyone who has outstanding circumstances that would prevent them from returning on Wednesday MUST contact their boss.  Please wear your RED and please WALK IN TOGETHER!  Soon, we will be able to see in writing the power of our efforts as a Union.
    Power Outage schedule for Local 33 Office
    05/28/16 - IATSE Local 33
    Hello Everyone Please see the attachment regarding Burbank Water and Power's announcement that they will be shutting down power to our office on Thursday, June 2,  2016. The Local 33 Call Office will still be operating because they are on a different phone system than the main office, so you can still contact the Call Office.
    2016 Summer Institute on Union Women
    05/28/16 - IATSE Local 33
    2016 Summer Institute on Union Women - Breaking Down Barriers and Borders For Decades, United Association for Labor Education (UALE) Summer Schools have provided leadership, skill-building, networking and educational programs to train and empower women to take on leadership roles in labor organizations.
    LATTC Labor Schedule Fall 2016
    05/28/16 - IATSE Local 33
    LATTC Labor Studies Schedule Fall 2016 Attached is the LATTC Labor Studies Schedule for Fall 2016.  Develop Union Leadership Skills Earn an AA Degree or Certificate in Labor Studies Network with Union Activists & Leaders? There are many levels of classes offered for your Labor education needs.
    Solidarity is a Weapon
    05/28/16 - CWA Local 2222
    As your Local President, I would like to personally thank each of you for your steadfast committment to our strike.   Verizon was intent on breaking OUR UNION and to only give us a contract that would allow them to continue reaping grotesque profits by abusing workers through mismanagement.  They did not suceed.
    In Case You Missed It
    05/27/16 - Teamsters local 570
      • Teamsters oppose beer mega-merger.   • Striking Verizon workers win big gains.   • How Facebook warps our worlds.   • Unions can help close the salary curve.   • Why pursue the TPP when we know it won't work?   • Union members don't oppose environmental protections.
    Joint Association Update 5-27-16
    05/27/16 - TWU Local 513
    Maryland Enacts Tough Equal Pay Law
    05/27/16 - Teamsters local 570
    May 26, 2016  | WAGES | …The Maryland equal pay law outlaws pay discrimination on the basis of sex or - and this is new - gender identity. It also closes loopholes employers now use to justify pay inequity. Ever since the original federal equal pay law, in 1962, firms have used those loopholes nationwide to keep women's pay far below that of men in equal jobs.
    Inside Wiremen
    05/27/16 - IBEW Local 191
    Inside Wiremen Wage Increase: June 1, 2016 Westside $1.15 Wages, $0.60 H&W Eastside  $1.25 Wages, $0.
    45 DAYS ON STRIKE & THE DAY IS OURS!!!!!!!!!
    05/27/16 - CWA Local 1103
    Union to take down pickets; company agrees to add good union jobs on the East Coast First contract for retail wireless workers; improves workers’ overall standard of living Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers who have been on strike since April 13 are celebrating big gains after coming to an agreement in principle with the company.
    Regional Politics
    05/27/16 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
    JCBA Update 05.27.16
    05/27/16 - TWU Local 568
    The Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met with the company during the week of May 23rd in Dallas. Although we have not reached tentative agreements on specific, open joint contract articles, we have worked very hard and have made progress. When we exchanged our initial proposals with the company regarding open articles, we found several differences that needed to be resolved.
    UAW Local 4911 Nomination Results
    05/27/16 - UAW Local 4911
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