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No Captives
05/31/23 - Teamsters Local 355
May 31, 2023 | ESSAY | State legislators in Minnesota [recently] passed a package of pro-labor measures that instantly makes the state the envy of workers everywhere. The new laws include paid sick days for everyone, banning noncompete agreements, a crackdown on wage theft, and a wage board to set pay in the nursing home industry. All a big deal.
After Exposing Starbucks Boss As Union-Busting Liar, Worker Gets His Job Back
05/31/23 - Teamsters Local 570
May 31, 2023 | NLRB | Jaysin Saxton, the Starbucks worker who exposed for the U.S. Senate and the world to see that company CEO Howard Schultz lied about not busting unions, will get his job back. He’ll walk in the store door on June 7 to reclaim his post.
No Captives
05/31/23 - Teamsters Local 992
May 31, 2023 | ESSAY | State legislators in Minnesota [recently] passed a package of pro-labor measures that instantly makes the state the envy of workers everywhere. The new laws include paid sick days for everyone, banning noncompete agreements, a crackdown on wage theft, and a wage board to set pay in the nursing home industry. All a big deal.
Teamster Internal Organizing Seminar
05/31/23 - Teamsters Local 492
Local 492 Teamster Brothers and Sisters, Teamsters Local 492 will be hosting the IBT’s training and development department for an internal organizing training seminar available for any local 492 member to attend. This course will teach our members how to strengthen our union from within.
UPS Drivers 9.5 Sign up
05/31/23 - Teamsters Local 776
UPS package car drivers have until Monday, June 5, to sign up on the 9.5 list. Being on the list means you have the right to file grievances regarding pay when you are worked beyond 9.5 hours more than twice a week. When UPS violates your 9.5 rights as a driver, the company is required to reduce your workload and pay triple time-instead of time-and-a-half-for time worked in excess of 9.
CIRB Kicks Can Down The Road On Air Canada Certification
05/31/23 - AMFA
May 31, 2023 -- On May 29, 2023, the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) denied AMFA’s application for certification at Air Canada.  The Board found that the application was not filed during an open period specified under the Canada Labour Code—a technicality manufactured by Air Canada and the IAMAW.
Candidate LaSpina answers concerns
05/31/23 - GCC/IBT Local 406 - C
I would like to address some concerns that have been raised in recent mailings regarding my leadership of the Local.
Memorial Day Massacre: Remembering the Deadly Clash That Changed Labor Conflict
05/30/23 - Teamsters Local 570
May 30, 2023 | LABOR HISTORY | After decades of decline, union organizing is surging again today, mainly in new industries, from coffee empires to online megastores. At the same time, teachers’ and nurses’ unions remain strong and the venerable guild for movie and TV writers went on strike earlier this week.
From Hollywood Writers to Delivery Drivers, Workers Are Fed Up With the Gradual Devaluation of Their Professions
05/30/23 - Teamsters Local 992
May 30, 2023 | COMMENTARY | […] You may not think a Hollywood writer and a UPS driver or package handler have much in common, but the struggles they are currently facing highlight how the fight for labor rights is one that we must all engage in – regardless of what we do. … These workers aren’t just fighting for better pay and benefits for themselves.
From Hollywood Writers to Delivery Drivers, Workers Are Fed Up With the Gradual Devaluation of Their Professions
05/30/23 - Teamsters Local 355
May 30, 2023 | COMMENTARY | […] You may not think a Hollywood writer and a UPS driver or package handler have much in common, but the struggles they are currently facing highlight how the fight for labor rights is one that we must all engage in – regardless of what we do. … These workers aren’t just fighting for better pay and benefits for themselves.
AMFA-Alaska Negotiations Update #5
05/30/23 - AMFA
May 30, 2023 -- The parties held a bargaining session on May 23-25. The parties spent the entire three-day session engaged in off-the-record, interest-based bargaining on a handful of different articles.
Memorial Day Weekend
05/28/23 - Teamsters Local 71
Never forget all that courageously gave their lives fighting for our Freedom.
National Conference Update
05/26/23 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
Hello Brother and Sisters,  I’m Gil Cortinas, Nevada FOP State Treasurer.  The time is almost upon us to meet up in fabulous Las Vegas for the 66th Biennial FOP Conference & Expo.  For the first time in FOP history, we will all be under one roof at the famous MGM Grand Hotel & Convention Center.
Open enrollment for Insurance
05/26/23 - IBEW Local 191
OUR TRUST ZENITH AMERICAN SOLUTIONS WILL BE AT THE JUNE MEETINGS.
Thank you ILWU
05/26/23 - ILWU Local 40
https://www.youtube.com/watch.
Deborah Morris' letter in support of candidate LaSpina
05/26/23 - GCC/IBT Local 406 - C
I write to share my support for Mike LaSpina for president of Local 406 and urge you to do the same. Mike is a proven labor leader who has been a good steward of the union and representative for its members for decades.
Happy Memorial Day!
05/26/23 - Teamsters Local 776
On behalf of the Officers, Business Agents, Staff, and myself, I would like to wish everyone a ....
Memorial Day: Honoring U.S. Military Personnel Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice
05/26/23 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
There are more than 1 million working union veterans in the labor movement—found within every affiliated union of the AFL-CIO. For many of those veterans and their families, Memorial Day is a day of reflection and remembrance. It’s up to all of us to honor the memories of those we celebrate today and to be there for our sisters and brothers who might be having a tough day.
Support for candidate LaSpina from Sandra Peddie
05/26/23 - GCC/IBT Local 406 - C
When I vote in a union election, I’m voting to protect my interests – wages, seniority and buyouts, to name a few. I also am voting for someone who will defend me if and when there is an issue with management.
A letter from Joe Forys endorsing candidate LaSpina
05/26/23 - GCC/IBT Local 406 - C
I am endorsing Mr. Laspina for Union president with all my Union knowledge and training over the years within 406.
An endorsement of Mike LaSpina by JT Madore
05/26/23 - GCC/IBT Local 406 - C
Elections have consequences and now is not the time to lose Local 406’s experienced negotiator. The Local faces key challenges in the coming months:
B4 Supports the Writers Guild of America Strike
05/26/23 - IATSE Local B4
IATSE Solidarity with Writers Guild @ NBC (L-R) Local 798 Political Coordinator Gina Riggi, Local 798 Business Representative Rosemarie Levy, International Representative Liz Pecos with International President Matt Loeb FYI: Sister Riggi is a long-time political activist for our IATSE District 3 Family who serves her home local and our District very well.
Memorial Day is Right Around the Corner
05/26/23 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Make sure your plans are Union-Made!
Unions Can Organize High-Turnover Workplaces
05/25/23 - Teamsters Local 570
May 25, 2023 | ORGANIZING | When the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) first submitted union authorization cards, “we had to withdraw and file again,” recalled organizing committee member Justine Medina, “because Amazon challenged over one thousand of our signatures, saying they no longer worked there.
Unions Can Organize High-Turnover Workplaces
05/25/23 - Teamsters Local 355
May 25, 2023 | ORGANIZING | When the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) first submitted union authorization cards, “we had to withdraw and file again,” recalled organizing committee member Justine Medina, “because Amazon challenged over one thousand of our signatures, saying they no longer worked there.
Union Meetings
05/25/23 - Teamsters Local 41
The Monthly Union Meetings and Stewards Meetings during the months of June, July and August are cancelled.  We will resume monthly meetings on September 16, 2023.  Be safe and enjoy your summer with family and friends.
Unions Can Organize High-Turnover Workplaces
05/25/23 - Teamsters Local 992
May 25, 2023 | ORGANIZING | When the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) first submitted union authorization cards, “we had to withdraw and file again,” recalled organizing committee member Justine Medina, “because Amazon challenged over one thousand of our signatures, saying they no longer worked there.
Highlander Golf Tournament
05/25/23 - IBEW Local 191
https://form.jotform.
Sysco Ottawa Joins Local 91
05/24/23 - Teamsters Local Union No. 91
Teamsters Local 91 capped off a dedicated and successful organizing drive on May 10, 2023 with 72% of Sysco Ottawa workers voting in favor of joining Local 91.  Approximately one hundred and seventy-five workers will be added to the Local 91 ranks as we continue to grow our Local.
Government Executive Article
05/24/23 - Afge 1834
Union and Alaska Army Posts Resolve Differences Over Official Time and Illegal Contract, But Other Fights Remain
UPS Strike Looms in A World Grown Reliant on Everything Delivered Everywhere All The Time
05/23/23 - Teamsters Local 570
May 23, 2023 | PACKAGE INDUSTRY | […] There are millions of families like the Rays who have swapped store visits for doorstep deliveries in recent years, meaning that contentious labor negotiations now underway at UPS could become vastly more disruptive than the last time it happened in 1997, when a scrappy upstart called Amazon.com became a public company.
UPS Strike Looms in A World Grown Reliant on Everything Delivered Everywhere All The Time
05/23/23 - Teamsters Local 355
May 23, 2023 | PACKAGE INDUSTRY | […] There are millions of families like the Rays who have swapped store visits for doorstep deliveries in recent years, meaning that contentious labor negotiations now underway at UPS could become vastly more disruptive than the last time it happened in 1997, when a scrappy upstart called Amazon.com became a public company.
Grace Street AT&T Agreement Reached
05/23/23 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Breaking News - AT&T Grace Street Agreement Reached. Tuesday, May 23, 2023 8:00pm (CDT) - The IBEW System Council T-3 (SCT-3) and AT&T Diversified Services reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year Yellow Mobility contract covering approximately 160 employees working for the company at the Chicago Grace Street call center. Details of the tentative agreement will be released in the days to come. The new tentative agreement must be voted on and accepted by the members of the IBEW. The IBEW SCT-3 will present the contract to its members over the next few weeks through a series of meetings and other communications. Complete ratification information and detailed contractual changes will be provided as soon as possible.
Teamsters Call on CSX Transportation to End Lockout in Baltimore
05/23/23 - Teamsters Local 570
May 23, 2023 | For over a week, 40 Teamster Carhaulers in Baltimore have been locked out at the CSX railhead in Annapolis Junction, Md. The lockout began on May 9 after negotiations broke down between Auto Warehousing Company (AWC) and Teamsters Local 355.
UPS Strike Looms in A World Grown Reliant on Everything Delivered Everywhere All The Time
05/23/23 - Teamsters Local 992
May 23, 2023 | PACKAGE INDUSTRY | […] There are millions of families like the Rays who have swapped store visits for doorstep deliveries in recent years, meaning that contentious labor negotiations now underway at UPS could become vastly more disruptive than the last time it happened in 1997, when a scrappy upstart called Amazon.com became a public company.
2023 Scholarship
05/23/23 - Teamsters Local 162
The 2023 scholarship season is now closed. All award recipients have been notified via mail of their award. On behalf of Teamsters Local 162, congratulations to our 2023 Teamsters Legacy of Leadership Scholarship Fund recipients.  Our scholarship for the 2024 college year will be available in November of 2023.
Celebration of Life for Leroy Gill
05/23/23 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
You are invited to a Celebration of Life for Leroy Gill on Saturday, July 8, 2023, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post #143, 1138 E. Poleline Ave., Post Falls, ID 83854. Please RSVP by June 30, 2023 with name and number of attendees to Janice Christopherson at rjchristopherson@hotmail.com or (360) 609-2901. Please bring a dish to share.
LGBTQ+ Event June 10
05/22/23 - Teamsters Local 492
Click Read More button to view the flyer for all the info
just a Reminder, The Picnic at Knoebels!
05/22/23 - Teamsters Local 776
Are you coming to the local 776 picnic at Knoebels? Great! We’re looking forward to ....
Ranking Members Larsen, Payne, Jr., and T&I Colleagues to Chair Graves: Hold a Rail Safety Hearing
05/22/23 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), Vice Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Valerie Foushee (D-NC), Rep.
IBEW & AT&T Extend Yellow Contract to May 23rd
05/22/23 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Monday, May 22, 2023 - 5:00pm (CDT) - The IBEW SCT-3 Council and AT&T Diversified Services have agreed to extend the IBEW Yellow collective bargaining agreement while talks to reach a new contract continue.  The current IBEW Yellow collective bargaining agreement is now extended through the end of the day, Tuesday May 23, 2023.
West Side Golf Tournament
05/22/23 - IBEW Local 191
 Please click on the link below and fill out the fillable form to register your team! https://form.jotform.
WOUNDED WARRIOR LEAVE
05/20/23 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
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UPS 2023 Negotiations
05/19/23 - Teamsters Local 71
The UPS contract expires on July 31, 2023. President Willie Ford has been appointed to the National negotiating committee and has been hard at work. Secretary-Treasurer Brandon Price has been busy working on the Atlantic Area Supplement. IBT President Sean O'Brien has taken the reins and will be the lead negotiator for the expiring UPS contract.
AT&T IBEW Yellow Contract Extended
05/19/23 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Friday, May 19, 2022 - 9:30pm (CDT) - The IBEW SCT-3 Council and AT&T Diversified Services have agreed to extend their current collective bargaining agreement for members working under the IBEW Yellow Agreement while talks to reach a new contract continue.  The agreement was set to expire at 11:59 pm on May 19, 2023. The agreement extends the current IBEW Yellow collective bargaining agreement through 11:59 PM on May 22, 2023.
Week Ending 5/19/2023
05/19/23 - Teamsters Local 570
  • A great week for American Labor   • The momentum is on labor’s side right now    • Actors threaten to strike alongside writers   • The dream of one big union    • Is Scabby the Rat at the tail end of his relevancy.
Week Ending 5/19/2023
05/19/23 - Teamsters Local 355
  • A great week for American Labor   • The momentum is on labor’s side right now    • Actors threaten to strike alongside writers   • The dream of one big union    • Is Scabby the Rat at the tail end of his relevancy.
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