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    May 24 is AMT Day
    05/24/15 - AMFA
    We are Aircraft Maintenance Technicians. Our number one goal is the safety of the crew and passengers ? you and your family. The responsibility we have to ensure an airworthy aircraft is critical to air travel. As a matter of fact, we hold our bond with the flying public to be sacred, because we truly believe it is a matter of life and death. May 24 is Aircraft Maintenance Technician Day, and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) wants to take this opportunity to remind the flying public of who we are and what we do. We may seem elusive and invisible, but that’s because most of us operate in the background, ensuring that your flight is accomplished in the safest manner possible.
    Robert Reich: It’s Time to Bust Up the Big Banks
    05/22/15 - Teamsters Local 888
    May 22, 2015 | ECONOMY | salon.com  The Street is back to many of its old tricks. The only sure way to stop excessive risk-taking on Wall Street so you don’t risk losing your job or your savings or your home , is to put an end to the excessive economic and political power of Wall Street. What should be done.
    Scott Walker's Big Privatization Fail
    05/22/15 - Lansing Labor News
    Interesting article in the Guardian about union-smashing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
    TWU International Clips
    05/22/15 - TWU Local 568
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    Woods and Water 5K at Delta Plant
    05/22/15 - Lansing Labor News
    The Delta Township plant was the site on May 17 for the fifth (how time flies) Woods & Water 5K. There was another fine tournout and another great time for all involved. You can see more information and pictures in the following pdf.
    Federal Railroad Administration Takes Follow-Up Action to Control Train Speeds on Northeast Corridor
    05/22/15 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    The FRA will take additional steps in coming days to address speed and curves on ALL passenger corridors The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued an Emergency Order that will assist in controlling passenger train speeds at certain locations on the Northeast Corridor (NEC).
    Robert Reich: It’s Time to Bust Up the Big Banks
    05/22/15 - Teamsters local 570
    May 22, 2015 | ECONOMY | salon.com  The Street is back to many of its old tricks. The only sure way to stop excessive risk-taking on Wall Street so you don’t risk losing your job or your savings or your home , is to put an end to the excessive economic and political power of Wall Street. What should be done.
    Robert Reich: It’s Time to Bust Up the Big Banks
    05/22/15 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 22, 2015 | ECONOMY | salon.com  The Street is back to many of its old tricks. The only sure way to stop excessive risk-taking on Wall Street so you don’t risk losing your job or your savings or your home , is to put an end to the excessive economic and political power of Wall Street. What should be done.
    Happy Memorial Day & Thank You
    05/22/15 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    The Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation would like to wish all of our Brothers and Sisters a Happy Memorial Day.  We thank all of the men and women who have served and continue to serve our nation. We are a great nation because of your service and sacrafice.
    You're Invited
    05/22/15 - AFSCME Local 132
    June 13, 2015 Free Member Training and Meeting All members are welcome to attend the General Membership meeting in the morning, stay for lunch (included) attend the free member training. Free 3 hour training for members. English Religious Diversity in Child Care Settings – 3 hour training, Set Two (CKC) Diversity.
    Robert Reich: It’s Time to Bust Up the Big Banks
    05/22/15 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 22, 2015 | ECONOMY | salon.com  The Street is back to many of its old tricks. The only sure way to stop excessive risk-taking on Wall Street so you don’t risk losing your job or your savings or your home , is to put an end to the excessive economic and political power of Wall Street. What should be done.
    NEW 17 MILE ENTRANCE / EXIT (TEMPORARY)
    05/22/15 - UAW Local 1700
    Lansing Fire Department Honor Guard Golf Scramble
    05/22/15 - Greater Lansing Labor Council
    The mission of the Lansing Area Firefighters Local 421 Honor Guard is to promote the firefighters of Lansing, the locals therein, and the fire service as a whole, to the public, in a positive and proper fashion.
    Some States Yell "Cut" on Film Tax Credits
    05/22/15 - IATSE Local 477
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    NRLN National Retiree Legislative Network
    05/21/15 - Teamsters Local 100
    NLRN National Retiree Legislative Network http://www.nrln.org/index.html Federal Government Links SocialSecurity.Gov is the official website of the Social Security Administration. Medicare.Gov is the official website for Medicare participants. USA.gov is the official U.S. gateway to all government information and services.
    Passing of Enrique Padilla Padilla, Father of our Brother, Henry Padilla
    05/21/15 - TWU Local 568
    It is with our deepest sympathies that we inform you of the passing of Enrique Padilla Padilla, father to our Brother Henry Padilla. Mr. Padilla passed away on Friday, May 8 in Carolina, P.R. Services were held on May 13.
    DFW Memorial Day Ceremony
    05/21/15 - TWU Local 513
    Brothers and Sisters, Please see the attached for the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Yandry Center from 8:00am - 4:00pm.
    May National Brief
    05/21/15 - AMFA Local 32
    May National Brief From Your Friendly AMFA AMTs We are Aircraft Maintenance Technicians. Our number one goal is the safety of the crew and passengers -- you and your family. The responsibility we have to ensure an airworthy aircraft is critical to air travel.
    2015 CWA Local 2222 Defense Fund Requirements
    05/21/15 - CWA Local 2222
    * * * MUST MEET ALL REQUIREMENTS! * * *
    May 15th Bargaining Update
    05/21/15 - AFSCME Local 2067
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    Push to bring more filmmakers to Florida
    05/21/15 - IATSE Local 477
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    TWU International Clips
    05/21/15 - TWU Local 568
    Date:       May 21, 2015 From:     Office of the President Re:         TWU International Clips Air Clips       Contract negotiations are expected to begin shortly between American Airlines and its mechanics and dispatchers.
    Memorial Day
    05/21/15 - Teamsters Local 449
    Please take time Monday May 25th to remember all of our Service Men and Women who have served Our Country that are now deceased. For a brief history of Memorial Day click on the following link. http://www.usmemorialday.org/.
    The Slippery Math of Right-to-Work Advocates
    05/21/15 - Teamsters local 570
    May 21, 2015 | WAR ON WORKERS | newsweek.com  A bevy of "right-to-work" bills has been introduced in state legislatures across the United States this year. The legislation has generated intense debate and contention, making headlines across the country.
    The Slippery Math of Right-to-Work Advocates
    05/21/15 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 21, 2015 | WAR ON WORKERS | newsweek.com  A bevy of "right-to-work" bills has been introduced in state legislatures across the United States this year. The legislation has generated intense debate and contention, making headlines across the country.
    1199 SEIU Informational Picket
    05/21/15 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    More than a year and a half ago, the healthcare workers at MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie (formerly, St. Francis Hospital) voted to join 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East.
    What is Prevailing Wage
    05/21/15 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 494
    WHAT IS PREVAILING WAGE?       Prevailing Wage is the wage and benefit rate created in a given geographic area that must be met on publicly funded construction projects.  It is based on reports filed by contractors on real work performed on private-sector projects.
    Golf Reminder
    05/21/15 - IUEC Local 10
    Just a reminder to all you golf pros out there.  Tomorrow, Friday May 22, 2015, is the day of the Russell G. Hansborough Memorial Golf Tournament.  You should have already paid your fees and gotten your team together.  There will be a 8:00 am shotgun start, and you should arrive at 7 am to get signed in with Sonny.
    L2058 Independence National Park Ranger Adam Duncan
    05/21/15 - AFGE 3rd District
    Park ranger Adam Duncan gives Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a tour of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on Monday, May 2015. gettyimages.co.
    2015 Election of Officers
    05/21/15 - BAC Local 2 Washington Idaho Montana
    Local #2 WA-ID-MT Election Committee counted the ballots last night for the 2015 Election of Officers for our local. Below is the official list of officers for Local 2: Tim Thompson (President), Benny Wright (Financial-Recording Secretary), Vice Presidents: Martin Norman, Jesse Sanden, Justin McEwen.
    Best Wishes to Tony Ferreira, outgoing President, Local 1647
    05/21/15 - AFGE 3rd District
    Thank you brother Ferreira, for all of your time, your dedication and your service to the AFGE members at Tobyhanna Army Depot.  Enjoy all the time you will now have to enjoy life.  Very happy that you will continue to be involved with Tobyhanna as the Sergeant of Arms.
    Annual Outing - Mallards
    05/21/15 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 159
    Latest Shop Talk is Now Online
    05/21/15 - UPSEU Local 1222
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    The Slippery Math of Right-to-Work Advocates
    05/21/15 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 21, 2015 | WAR ON WORKERS | newsweek.com  A bevy of "right-to-work" bills has been introduced in state legislatures across the United States this year. The legislation has generated intense debate and contention, making headlines across the country.
    YRC-AQE Hits 19 Million Safety Miles
    05/21/15 - Teamsters Local 492
    YRC Freight held an employee safety ceremony to celebrate a safety streak from January 2013 to January of 2015, which set an all time YRC company record, 19 million consecutive accident and injury-free miles accomplished by all 85 Albuquerque Line drivers. This article is an Updated version of an article originally posted on Teamsters492.org in September of 2014.
    Make It a Union-Made Memorial Day Barbecue
    05/21/15 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to the summer holiday season. While the day honors those who have given their lives defending the nation, the weekend also marks the start of grilling season. Here’s some union-made food and drink to get your barbecue off to a great start.
    AFL-CIO Phone Bank
    05/20/15 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 494
    Local 494 Members, AFL-CIO needs our help! They are looking for people to help phone bank Thursday May 21st from 3-7pm. 1 hour or 3 whatever you can do is greatly appreciated. If you’re available to help out please give Emily Kitckin a call at 414-745-8343. The phone bank is at the AFL-CIO office located at 6333 W. Bluemound Rd.  Thank you.
    17 Years? Seriously, 17 years?
    05/20/15 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
    What do you think of OHSU's pay progression proposal? You know, the one where they want to take 13 thousand dollars of your money? Tell us.
    Union Dues
    05/20/15 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
    Read and comment on our blog. What do Union dues accomplish.
    New Rules: If The Economy's Not Working for Us, It's Not Working
    05/20/15 - Teamsters local 570
    May 20, 2015 | ECONOMY | ourfuture.org  Some of the biggest banks in the world are expected to plead guilty to felonies this week. Finally, America will see members of the class that crashed the economy in black and white suits that are hardly the Brooks Brothers pinstripes to which they've grown accustomed. Oh, wait, no.
    New Rules: If The Economy's Not Working for Us, It's Not Working
    05/20/15 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 20, 2015 | ECONOMY | ourfuture.org  Some of the biggest banks in the world are expected to plead guilty to felonies this week. Finally, America will see members of the class that crashed the economy in black and white suits that are hardly the Brooks Brothers pinstripes to which they've grown accustomed. Oh, wait, no.
    TPP Alert
    05/20/15 - CWA Local 7777
    TPP Alert: Big Business is hustling for votes for the TPP to increase profits by shipping jobs overseas. Call 1-855-980-2256 now. Tell your Rep "NO Fast Track.
    PoliceWeek 2015 brought to you
    05/20/15 - FOP Local 18
    Every officer should be allowed to attend Policeweek during your career but if you still have not here is a link to the 2015 program, it is 3 hrs long but if you watch even some of it you will get the reality of what it is about.  Policeweek is put on by the FOP and Washington State FOP is a large part of that.
    New Rules: If The Economy's Not Working for Us, It's Not Working
    05/20/15 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 20, 2015 | ECONOMY | ourfuture.org  Some of the biggest banks in the world are expected to plead guilty to felonies this week. Finally, America will see members of the class that crashed the economy in black and white suits that are hardly the Brooks Brothers pinstripes to which they've grown accustomed. Oh, wait, no.
    Summer Camp
    05/20/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
    Rest in Peace
    05/20/15 - IBEW Local 191
    Clifford Wilson passed away Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
    Passing of our Friend and Brother, Hank Trujillo
    05/20/15 - TWU Local 568
    It is with the deepest regret that we inform you of the passing of our dear friend and Brother, Hank Trujillo. Over many years, Brother Hank worked and helped many of his fellow brothers and sisters as a steward and chief steward. He was appointed Chairman of TWU Local 568's Veterans Committee and focused particularly on members who were active and retired military.
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