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Could Driverless Vehicles Spell the End of the Road for Truck Drivers?
12/10/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 10 2018 | THE FUTURE OF WORK | The trucking industry has long faced a driver shortage, in part because of high risk, low pay and long hours. The rise of autonomous vehicles could alleviate that problem--but it could also eliminate jobs for a population of older men who lack college degrees and might have difficulty finding new work.
Applications Jan. 2018
12/09/18 - IATSE Local 33
APPLICATIONS Date: Saturday, January 5, 2018 Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Location:1720 West Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91506                         (NO EARLIER THAN 7:00 A.M. OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE MOVED TO THE END OF THE LINE)
Office Closed- December 10th
12/09/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
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Candidate Statements for ITASE Local 488 Elections 2019-2021
12/09/18 - IATSE Local 488
Candidate Statements for IATSE Local 488 Elections 2019-2021 Hopefully you have received your ballots in the mail. If not please notify Linda Bloom if you haven't received yours by December 15th. Click below to read more the candidates.
International USPS Letter 12.8.18
12/08/18 - TWU Local 568
TWU has been informed by American that they plan to resume USPS drug tests on Fleet Service Clerks. While the vast majority of Fleet Service Clerks records reflect they were drug tested, some members’ records hired after 1998 do not, according to the Company, and they need to comply in order to meet Postal Service requirements.
Admin Leave Checklist
12/08/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
We have added a link under Member Resources titled Admin Leave Info. This link includes a checklist to complete and other information necessary in the event of an Act of God situation. You are encouraged to share with other members since one of the tests of an Act of God situation is that it should include groups of employees.
2019 Scholarship Information
12/07/18 - Teamsters Local 177
James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund - http://www.jrhmsf.org/index.cfm Local 177 Scholarship - Post marked by March 19, 2019 Deadline for submissions, March 26, 2019 Teamsters Joint Council 73 Scholarship - Deadline, March 1, 2019 Please click on the PDF link below to print out scholarship applications.
President Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Johnathan Bragg to Key Administration Post
12/07/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key position in his Administration: Johnathan Bragg of Virginia, to be a Member of the Railroad Retirement Board as Employee Representative, for the remainder of a five-year term expiring August 28, 2019, and an additional five-year term expiring August 28, 2024. Mr.
Resilience Trauma Workshop for Law Enforcement
12/07/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
This retreat is for Law Enforcement Officers who may be in need of a chance to off load some of their Compassion Fatigue, ‘Stories from their career’, and or obtain some additional tools to help them reduce their job stress.
Union Meeting
12/07/18 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
Per the motion of the the November membership meeting, the Regular Union meeting has been cancelled for the month of December.
FrontierRising Spotlight 12/2018
12/07/18 - CWA Local 2222
There is a new FrontierRising website that is now up and running. It also includes some new programs that are now available to Frontier associates. Please see attached flyer for additional information. If you are able, feel free to print out a copy to hang on your Union board.
UAW / Sparrow Negotiation Highlights
12/07/18 - UAW Local 4911
To View UAW / Sparrow Negotiation Highlights go to: http://www.uawlocal4911.org/UAWNegotiationHighlights2018.
Marriott Workers Just Ended the Largest Hotel Strike in US History
12/06/18 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 6, 2018 | STRIKES | Thousands of Marriott workers [went] back to work Wednesday after ending the largest hotel strike in US history. About 2,500 striking hotel workers in San Francisco ratified a new contract with the hotel chain on Monday after months of tense negotiations, according to their labor union Unite Here.
National Director's November 2018 Update
12/06/18 - AMFA
Marriott Workers Just Ended the Largest Hotel Strike in US History
12/06/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 6, 2018 | STRIKES | Thousands of Marriott workers [went] back to work Wednesday after ending the largest hotel strike in US history. About 2,500 striking hotel workers in San Francisco ratified a new contract with the hotel chain on Monday after months of tense negotiations, according to their labor union Unite Here.
Local 455 2018 2019 Scholarship Flyer
12/06/18 - Teamsters Local 455
See Attached for more information.
Marriott Workers Just Ended the Largest Hotel Strike in US History
12/06/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 6, 2018 | STRIKES | Thousands of Marriott workers [went] back to work Wednesday after ending the largest hotel strike in US history. About 2,500 striking hotel workers in San Francisco ratified a new contract with the hotel chain on Monday after months of tense negotiations, according to their labor union Unite Here.
Orlando Vacation Employee Discount Newsletter
12/06/18 - CWA Local 7777
Orlando Vacation Employee Discount Newsletter We are excited to present our latest employee discount newsletter to you and your company. Please click here to view our most current deals.  If we can be! of any assistance to you please feel free to give us a call at 888-632-1103.
2019 Available Scholarships
12/06/18 - Teamsters Local 542
2019 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Now available! The James R. Hoffa Scholarship is available for daughters, sons and financially dependents of Teamster members. Academic scholarships ranging from $1,000.00 to $10,000.00 for high school seniors planning to attend a four-year college or university and Training/Vocaional program awards of up to $2,000.
Marriott Workers Just Ended the Largest Hotel Strike in US History
12/06/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Dec. 6, 2018 | STRIKES | Thousands of Marriott workers [went] back to work Wednesday after ending the largest hotel strike in US history. About 2,500 striking hotel workers in San Francisco ratified a new contract with the hotel chain on Monday after months of tense negotiations, according to their labor union Unite Here.
LiUNA VP Penn named to Pritzker Infrastructure Transition Team
12/05/18 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Chicago, IL — Today, Governor-elect JB Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor-elect Juliana Stratton announced the formation and members of the transition’s Restoring Illinois’ Infrastructure Committee.
GM Is Proof to the World That Slashing Wages Isn’t the Ticket to Profitability
12/05/18 - Teamsters local 570
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The Tax Cut Isn’t Trickling Down to Workers
12/05/18 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 5, 2018 | OPINION | Nearly one year ago, the Republican Congress passed and the president signed the controversial and partisan Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Proponents sold this law as a middle-class tax cut that would dramatically increase business investment, raise wages, and simplify the tax code.
GM Is Proof to the World That Slashing Wages Isn’t the Ticket to Profitability
12/05/18 - Teamsters Local 355
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A Wurtec Tribute to Elevator Constructors
12/05/18 - IUEC Local 10
We received this in an email from Brian Heffner.  It was sent to him from the Wurtec Company.  Now, we all know that if you have been in elevators for any length of time, you know who the Wurtec Company is.  I thought it was really nice of them to do this tribute to Elevator Constructors.  All who have ever run night calls, know how this gentleman feels.
January's General Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday the 2nd. Proposed changes to the Bylaws will be considered.
12/05/18 - IBEW Local 332
January's General Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday the 2nd. Proposed changes to the Bylaws will be considered.   The proposed changes are on the "Member Home" page.
Law Enforcement Officer Family Tragedy - Please Help If You Can.
12/05/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Please help this brother and his family if you can.  The medical costs and funeral expenses have overwhelmed this family and they are in desperate need of financial assistance.       What happened? After working from 5 P.M. the evening of November 18, 2019 into the early morning of 3 A.M. Monday November 19, 2018, Chaffee County Deputy Joey Lemley arrived home.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT UNEMPLOYMENT
12/05/18 - Teamsters Local 786
Please click on the attached document for information you need to know if you plan on taking unemployment this winter.
The Kids Need Your Help!
12/05/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
The IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive ends this Saturday, December 8th.  We are far short of our goal.  We would like to provide a coat and toy for each of the 1000 children assisted by My Joyful Heart, BCMW Community Services, Bethany Home, Crittenton Centers, and  Mercy Home. If you able, please consider making a donation so we can brighten the holidays for children in need in the areas where we live and work. If you are collecting donations in your work locations please talk to your Chief Stewards and Business Representatives and let them know what you have collected so we can make arrangements to get your donations to the children.
Check out our new contract language under Member Resources Tab
12/05/18 - AFSCME Local 132
Check out our video on new contract language we have tentatively agreed to as of December 3, 2018. This information is only available to current members and can't be shared with non-members or the public. This is an inner-union only communication.  To access the video, use the gray tabs on the left. Scroll the page down to "Contracts" and click on that gray tab.
GM Is Proof to the World That Slashing Wages Isn’t the Ticket to Profitability
12/05/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec.
DECEMBER 2018 LIFE LINES FROM LIUNA
12/05/18 - Laborers' Local 231
CLICK ON THE DOWNLOAD TO ACCESS THE FULL ISSUE OF LIFE LINES DECEMBER 2018 PROVIDED BY THE LIUNA HEALTH AND SAFETY FUND.
The Tax Cut Isn’t Trickling Down to Workers
12/05/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 5, 2018 | OPINION | Nearly one year ago, the Republican Congress passed and the president signed the controversial and partisan Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Proponents sold this law as a middle-class tax cut that would dramatically increase business investment, raise wages, and simplify the tax code.
Santa makes it a great success
12/05/18 - IUEC Local 10
What a great turnout!  Santa is always the favorite at the Family/Kids Christmas Party.  The children were front and center just waiting for him to appear.  They listen for his bell and when they hear it, they all head for the front of the room and gather around his chair.  I love watching them, their eyes full of excitement.  it is a great thing to behold.
Teamsters Local No. 142 Apprentice Applications
12/05/18 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
Teamsters Local No.142 Training and Apprenticeship Trust Fund Taking Applications See Below for Details
Christmas Party!
12/05/18 - IBEW Local 100
It's that time of year again Brothers and Sisters to get all dressed up and come out to celebrate the holiday with your fellow union members!  Our annual Christmas party will be held at the Swan Court/Spike & Rail in Selma this year on Friday, December 21st from 6pm to 11pm.  Come by the hall with an unwrapped gift valued at $20 per person and RSVP for your spot at the party.
The Tax Cut Isn’t Trickling Down to Workers
12/05/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Dec. 5, 2018 | OPINION | Nearly one year ago, the Republican Congress passed and the president signed the controversial and partisan Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Proponents sold this law as a middle-class tax cut that would dramatically increase business investment, raise wages, and simplify the tax code.
Wounded Warriors Leave
12/04/18 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
Brothers and Sisters, Please find attached the notification from the USPS that they have revised the leave that is offered through the Wounded Warriors Leave (WWL) Act of 2015 to all eligible employees at the beginning of each leave year. This will begin effective leave year 2019 (January 5, 2019).  The eligible employees will receive an allotment of 104 hours of WWL.
Monthly Holilday QPass
12/04/18 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
DEAR MEMBERS: LISTED BELOW IS THE LINK TO THE MONTHLY HOLIDAY PASS FOR THE CAVs GAMES.  DON'T FORGET THE PASS CODE IS APWU72 ENJOY! www.theqarena.com/qpass **If you have any questions, please contact our Group Event Specialist, Dana Drewniak at (216)420-2630.  Thank you.
Trump's Postal Task Force Report
12/04/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
The news isn't good.... Look at the recommendations at the end of the report. http://postalnews.
The Tax Cut Isn’t Trickling Down to Workers
12/04/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 4, 2018 | OPINION | Nearly one year ago, the Republican Congress passed and the president signed the controversial and partisan Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Proponents sold this law as a middle-class tax cut that would dramatically increase business investment, raise wages, and simplify the tax code.
CWA Joe Beirne Foundation's 2019-2020 Scholarship
12/04/18 - CWA Local 2222
The Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved the awarding of sixteen (16) partial college scholarships of $4,000 each for two years. Eligible for the scholarships are CWA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren, including the dependents of retired, laid-off, or deceased members.
Negotiations Informational Meetings
12/04/18 - UAW Local 4911
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NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING
12/04/18 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The President has proclaimed December 5, 2018 as a national day of mourning throughout the United States to pay homage to the memory of former President George H.W. Bush.  The USPS, consistent with the President’s proclamation, will observe the national day of mourning. The USPS will suspend regular mail delivery service on the 5th but will provide limited package delivery service.
Sad News
12/04/18 - IBEW Local 659
Edwin D. Hill, 81, of Beaver, passed away early Saturday morning, December 1, 2018 at UPMC Mercy, Pittsburgh. Born August 11, 1937 in Center Twp., he was a son of the late William H. and Bessie E. Weigle Hill. Ed began his career with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 712, Beaver in 1956, graduating from the apprenticeship program as a Journeyman Wireman in 1960.
HNRY - YRCW New Logistics Co
12/04/18 - Teamsters Local 492
“Earlier this evening YRCW announced that it is launching “HNRY Logistics” to leverage its existing networks of Holland, New Penn, Reddaway, and YRC Freight and promote their services as well as provide one-stop shopping for the shipping public.
Angels in the Outfield Toy Drive
12/04/18 - International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 31
Local 31 is Sponsoring the Angels in the Outfield Toy Drive this Holiday season.If you would like to donate a new  children's toy( age 5-12)please drop it off at Union Hall 2626 Sutherland.. For more information call Brother Joe Falcon @832-488-8349.and help others have a wonderful Holiday.

Teamster News Headlines
 
Teamsters Weekly Updates, Ending December 7, 2018
Teamsters: XPO Must Change Culture to Address Worker Mistreatment
Look for the GCC-IBT Label on Holiday Cards
BLET Members Proud To Work Bush Funeral Train
Bus Monitors at First Student Westmont Ratify Contract with the Teamsters
Hoffa: Legislature is Ditching Workers
NYT: Lawmakers Call for House to Investigate XPO After Workers’ Miscarriages
Allied Waste Daly City Unanimously Ratifies New Contract
Hoffa: China Needs to Make Real Changes to Fix Trade Inequities With U.S.
CDT Paratransit Workers Overwhelmingly Ratify New One-Year CBA
 
     
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Could Driverless Vehicles Spell the End of the Road for Truck Drivers?
Teamsters local 570
KFOX14 INVESTIGATES: Leaked copy of city manager employment agreement
El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
El Pasoans can now text 911 during emergencies
El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Police report: El Paso man killed in officer-involved shooting had 'anti-police' history
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Could Driverless Vehicles Spell the End of the Road for Truck Drivers?
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  • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

    While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

    The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

    Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

    Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

    Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

    That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

  • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

    Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

  • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

     
 
 
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