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    Press Release: FAA Seeks $12 million Civil Penalty Against Southwest Airlines
    07/28/14 - AMFA Local 32
    Press Release: FAA Seeks $12 million Civil Penalty Against Southwest Airlines Today, the FAA has announced a proposed fine to Southwest Airlines (SWA) regarding maintenance done at outside vendors. You can read the entire press release below.
    Memorial Motorcycle Ride & Raffle
    07/28/14 - Teamsters Local 449
    Womens Committee Backpack Rally
    07/28/14 - UAW local 602
    TODAY ONLY: Watch this summer's blockbusters on us!
    07/28/14 - IBEW Local 659
    TODAY ONLY—Watch this summer's blockbusters on us.
    Union News Express 2014-03
    07/28/14 - Denver Metro Area Local APWU
    Message From the President By John A. Ancona, President I would like to bring everyone up to date on what’s been going on.  In May we had our State Convention in Grand Junction, CO.  At the State Convention, all the local unions in the state of Colorado got together and discussed resolutions that we would like to take to the National Convention.
    July 2014 Grapevine
    07/28/14 - AMFA Local 32
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    Press Release: FAA Seeks $12 million Civil Penalty Against Southwest Airlines
    07/28/14 - AMFA
    July 28, 2014 -- Today, the FAA has announced a proposed fine to Southwest Airlines (SWA) regarding maintenance done at outside vendors. AMFA is a staunch supporter of safety, and as is a steady theme in our current contract negotiations with SWA, we believe that our members provide the best maintenance available and should always be the providers of choice. AMFA’s membership is comprised of highly skilled, trained, and professional aircraft maintenance technicians who take their mantra, “Safety in the air begins with quality maintenance on the ground,” seriously. We look forward to working with Southwest Airlines now and in the future, and support any attempt to have more work done in-house and by our members.
    Brother Robert B. Thompson
    07/28/14 - IBEW Local 387
    WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY FROM THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF I.B.E.W. LOCAL UNION NO. 387, OUR BROTHER ROBERT B. THOMPSON PASSED AWAY ON JULY 23, 2014. BROTHER THOMPSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2014, AT MENKE FUNERAL HOME, 12420 N. 103RD AVE., SUN CITY, AZ.  THE SERVICE WILL BEGIN AT 10:00 AM WITH A RECEPTION TO FOLLOW.
    East Haven BOE Security Guards Vote Unanimously for UPSEU
    07/28/14 - UPSEU
    In a secret ballot election conducted by the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations (CSBLR) on July 25, 2014, the East Haven Board of Education Security Guards voted unanimously to join UPSEU.
    American Airlines next stop: Cap-Haïtien, Haiti
    07/28/14 - TWU Local 568
    By Jacqueline Charles-MIAMI HERALD-Monday, 07.28.14 American Airlines will become the first U.S. major carrier to offer daily, nonstop service to Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, the country’s second largest city.       Haiti’s historical mecca is expanding to the world.
    Business Groups Alarmed by Rise of 'Micro-Unions'
    07/28/14 - Teamsters Local 355
    July 28, 2014 | ORGANIZING | Business groups are sounding the alarm over decisions from the NLRB that they say would make it easier for small groups of people to create "micro-unions" un the workplace….Industry fears the arrangements could create havoc by forcing companies to bargain with multiple unions at the same work site.
    Right to Work, Here we go again
    07/28/14 - NH AFL-CIO
    MANCHESTER, N.H. —It might be midsummer, but what could be one of the signature issues of next year's legislative session was under the spotlight in Manchester on Thursday. Click to watch News 9's coverage.
    UAW endorsements for August 5 primary
    07/28/14 - Lansing Labor News
    The Region 1D Capital Area CAP Council has endorsed a number of candidates in the August 5 primary. Please be sure to vote, and please consider our endorsed candidates, as they support us.
    Local 87 supports GET Strike
    07/28/14 - Teamsters Local 87
    Local 602 Alt Districts 6 and 8 Candidates
    07/28/14 - Lansing Labor News
    Local 602 will hold elections for Alternate Districts 6 and 8 Committeepersons on August 5 and 6. Please see this pdf for names of candidates and election information.
    Business Groups Alarmed by Rise of 'Micro-Unions'
    07/28/14 - Teamsters Local 888
    July 28, 2014 | ORGANIZING | Business groups are sounding the alarm over decisions from the NLRB that they say would make it easier for small groups of people to create "micro-unions" un the workplace….Industry fears the arrangements could create havoc by forcing companies to bargain with multiple unions at the same work site.
    Steward Story: Mike Bandy
    07/28/14 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
    Chief Steward, Mike Bandy reported that he “…went from high school to the U.S. Navy, and then to a place with no union. You could come to work one day and the employer could say, 'you are no longer needed' and that would be it for you. No more job. There was no job protection and it was scary. I retired from the Navy after 20 years.
    Business Groups Alarmed by Rise of 'Micro-Unions'
    07/28/14 - Teamsters Local 992
    July 28, 2014 | ORGANIZING | Business groups are sounding the alarm over decisions from the NLRB that they say would make it easier for small groups of people to create "micro-unions" un the workplace….Industry fears the arrangements could create havoc by forcing companies to bargain with multiple unions at the same work site.
    Arkansas Young Workers Conference
    07/28/14 - Teamsters Local 878
    Last week Teamsters Local 878 was able to send a few of our younger Teamster members to the Arkansas AFL-CIO's Young Workers Generation U Conference.
    UGLIEST CONVENTION EVER
    07/28/14 - OPWU
    I just returned from the APWU Biennial Convention held in Chicago, Illinois.  There were a total of 1900 delegates from 305 locals across the United States.  Ohio was represented by the OPWU, Columbus, Springfield, Tri-County, Lake Geauga, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Akron, Lorain County, and Youngstown.  We had 50 delegates which is less than half that has attended past conventions.
    Election Results
    07/28/14 - IATSE Local B4
    Congratulations to Florence Lewis, Secretary and Judy Yee, Member at Large. A special thanks to Kathleen McLaughlin, Carol Arlauskas and Susan Epstein for for their candidacy and showing support for our Union.
    2014 Solidarity Run
    07/27/14 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
    AN ALL AROUND GOOD TIME TO BENEFIT THE FAMILY OF FALLEN GARY INDIANA POLICE OFFICER JEFF WESTERFIELD. $7 walk in $20 singles/$25 doubles Pancake breakfast(while supplies last, by Hank and Barbara Francisco Maul... DJ entertainment Round trip fully escorted ride through Lake and Porter County Lunch.
    SLPOA Endorsements
    07/27/14 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
    Members, With the upcoming August 5th Primary, I would like to take an opportunity to share our political endorsements for your consideration.  As you can see, we have numerous endorsements from both sides of the aisle.
    AFA-CWA Employee Assistance Program
    07/27/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
    Your AFA-CWA Employee Assistance Program is unique because it is independent of US Airways and designed to accommodate the unpredictable lifestyle and schedules we have as Flight Attendants. Our work is a vital part of who we are. Our profession dictates in varying degrees, just how we feel about ourselves and the world around us.
    FAA Lifts Flight Restrictions for Tel Aviv Airport
    07/27/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
    Earlier today there was an announcement from the FAA lifting the restrictions for the Ben Gurion International Airport. After thorough consideration and discussions with many involved agencies the decision has been made by US Airways and other US carriers to resume service to Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport.
    Three Aviation Tragedies
    07/27/14 - Horizon Air AFA-CWA
    In the span of a single week, three airline tragedies have shaken the global aviation community. As Flight Attendants dedicated to maintaining the highest levels of safety and security in the aircraft cabin, many of us may be experiencing powerful emotions related to each of these tragic incidents.
    IATSE Training Trust
    07/27/14 - IATSE Local 33
    The IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund (IATSE Training Trust Fund)is the result of a partnership between the IATSE and Signatory Employers. The IATSE Training Trust Fund facilitates opportunities for eligible workers to achieve and maintain the skills, ability and knowledge necessary to meet the ever changing technologies in the entertainment and exhibition industries.
    History of CLEAT
    07/27/14 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas or CLEAT was born during the mid-1970’s by innovative police officers seeking to enhance the law enforcement profession. CLEAT’s rich history begins with rank and file officers not being represented. The organization began by separating itself from a do-nothing, pro-management organization that refused to represent its members.
    We are Oregon AFSCME Green!
    07/26/14 - Oregon AFSCME green
    Our mission is to engage environmentally conscious members with our communities and AFSCME leadership. If you are an avid hiker, hunter, or angler, or if you are concerned about climate change, water and energy conservation, or attacks on environmental regulators, this group is for you.
    2014 Summer Conference
    07/26/14 - Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Association
    The 2014 Conference is in Richland, Washington was an amazing event.
    In Case You Missed It
    07/25/14 - Teamsters local 570
      • Hoffa: Sufficient rest key to truck safety.   • Here's an idea: How about a Bad Boss Tax?   • Defending trade unions while the justices are away.   • The biggest lie ever perpetrated on the American people.   • 1934 Teamsters strike in Minneapolis remembered on 80th anniversary.   • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Bless this union.
    Primary Election Palm Cards
    07/25/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
    Please print this Palm Card out and bring it to the polls with you.
    IATSE LOCAL B4 Notice - General Membership Meeting, Mon. July 28, 2014
    07/25/14 - IATSE Local B4
    The next General Membership Meeting will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the Transportation Building, Room #4, Stuart & Tremont Streets, Boston, MA.  (You might need to show a photo I.D. to get in.) I would strongly recommend joining us at this meeting.  Having 17% of the members in attendance at any one time, only leads to unanswered question and rumors.
    Over 50 New members Join AFSCME
    07/25/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
    The organizing staff at Oregon AFSCME has scored a pair wins recently, and as a result, Council 75 is welcoming about 50 new members to the union.
    Staffing Memo
    07/25/14 - Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
      Please read the attached letter addressed to the Sheriff regarding staffing.
    Open Spots in Forklift Class
    07/25/14 - IATSE Local 33
    We have seats available for the Forklift Class, being held tomorrow the 26th of July. Please call Glen Futter if you are interested in taking the class.
    Equity Update Letter
    07/25/14 - TWU Local 513
    Districts 6 and 8 Alternate Election Posting
    07/25/14 - UAW local 602
    The Vote Is In
    07/25/14 - AFA-CWA Frontier Airlines MEC/LEC
    We are AFA, Get Involved.
    In Case You Missed It
    07/25/14 - Teamsters Local 355
      • Hoffa: Sufficient rest key to truck safety.   • Here's an idea: How about a Bad Boss Tax?   • Defending trade unions while the justices are away.   • The biggest lie ever perpetrated on the American people.   • 1934 Teamsters strike remembered on 80th anniversary.
    Teamsters Local 179 and the Contractor's Association of Will and Grundy Counties Reach Tentative Agreement
    07/25/14 - Teamsters Local 179
    Teamsters Local 179 and the Contractor's Association of Will and Grundy Counties reached a tentative agreement on Thursday, July 24th.  The proposed changes to the Will & Grundy Counties Area Construction Agreement must be incorporated into the contract and approved by both parties as well as the Joint Council 25 Director of Construction prior to a ratification vote.
    IBU Members with WSF at Anacortes
    07/25/14 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
    Convention Video
    07/25/14 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    Convention Video
    07/25/14 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    5 Things that Have Changed Since Minimum Wage Was Last Increased
    07/25/14 - Teamsters local 570
    July 25, 2014 | ECONOMY | The federal minimum wage was last increased on July 24, 2009, and since then, a lot has changed (don't forget tipped workers haven't seen a raise since 1991). There have been so many attacks on working families since that time that it would be difficult to catalog them all.
    In Case You Missed It
    07/25/14 - Teamsters Local 992
      • Hoffa: Sufficient rest key to truck safety.   • Here's an idea: How about a Bad Boss Tax?   • Defending trade unions while the justices are away.   • The biggest lie ever perpetrated on the American people.   • 1934 Teamsters strike remembered on 80th anniversary.
    5 Things that Have Changed Since Minimum Wage Was Last Increased
    07/25/14 - Teamsters Local 355
    July 25, 2014 | ECONOMY | The federal minimum wage was last increased on July 24, 2009, and since then, a lot has changed (don't forget tipped workers haven't seen a raise since 1991). There have been so many attacks on working families since that time that it would be difficult to catalog them all.
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