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    ETCP Rigging Arena Test Prep 4-Day Class
    05/12/21 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers & Sisters- ETCP Rigging Arena Test Prep 4-Day Class Wed-Sat, June 2-5 @ 8am This is a virtual (zoom style) class. Using a computer will be your best experience, you may also use an iPad, tablet, or phone. If interested please email the Training Committee at Training@ia33.
    Aramark Hiring Warehouse Workers
    05/12/21 - Teamsters Local 41
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    US Unions File First Trade Labor Complaint Against Mexico
    05/12/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    May 11, 2021 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | U.S. and Mexican unions on Monday filed the first labor complaint against Mexico under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade pact. The complaint argues that Mexico has not lived up to its pledge under the trade accord, known as the USMCA, to guarantee workers the right to freely organize and join the union of their choice.
    Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement at First Student Through 2026
    05/12/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    May 12, 2021 | Teamster leaders from local unions that represent First Student workers voted unanimously to endorse the tentative National Master First Student Agreement, paving the way for members to vote on the agreement in the near future. A sole no vote was inadvertently cast but was immediately rescinded after the meeting.
    Bellingham Bells
    05/12/21 - IBEW Local 191
    IBEW LU 191 Members, Come out and support the Bells and enjoy some baseball.
    New Insert Accordion Feature
    05/12/21 - support.unionactive.com
    There is a new button available above all page, article, and custom module editors labeled "Insert Accordion". This button allows you to insert an accordion box directly into any page, article, or module. An accordion is a clickable box that revels additional hidden content when clicked.
    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, MAY 16
    05/11/21 - Teamsters Local 179
    The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Masks are required. Hope to see you there.
    LOCAL 179 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP PICNIC CANCELED
    05/11/21 - Teamsters Local 179
    Due to the Illinois Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings and for the unmost concern and well-being of our staff, members and their families, the Teamsters Local 179 Executive Board has canceled this year's Local 179 Annual Membership Picnic.
    Postal Pulse
    05/11/21 - APWU local 67
    APWU National has been notified by the postal Service they will be attempting to take your "Postal Pulse" from may 11, 2021 thru June 11, 2021. Don't fill out these surveys online, through the mail, or in the office and make sure to take your survey from management. You are not required to take the survey and management doesn't have the right to keep your survey. Management has routinely used these surveys to argue in arbitration to cut your wages and benefits. The Postal Pulse survey is being pushed immediately before APWU begins contract negotiations DO NOT ASSIST MANAGEMENT IN STRIPPING YOUR PAY, BENEFITS, AND WORKING CONDITIONS BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SURVEY. Give your survey(s) to a steward to enter into a quarterly drawing.
    US Unions File First Trade Labor Complaint Against Mexico
    05/11/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 11, 2021 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | U.S. and Mexican unions on Monday filed the first labor complaint against Mexico under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade pact. The complaint argues that Mexico has not lived up to its pledge under the trade accord, known as the USMCA, to guarantee workers the right to freely organize and join the union of their choice.
    Democrats’ Postal Reform Bill Would Give DeJoy a Free HandDemocrats’ Postal Reform Bill Would Give DeJoy a Free Hand
    05/11/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
    Democrats’ Postal Reform Bill Would Give DeJoy a Free Hand Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s bill includes a waiver that allows the Postal Service to set its own delivery standards and weakens congressional oversight.
    Sad News
    05/11/21 - IBEW Local 659
    Dear Members, It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Journeyman Lineman Kelly Marvin who passed away on January 10, 2021.  Kelly was an active member of the IBEW and worked throughout Local 659 and Local 125 jurisdictions.  He has been an IBEW member since August 1, 1991.
    Fall Protection Authorized User Certificate classes
    05/11/21 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers & Sisters: Local 33 is offering a Fall Protection Authorized User Certificate class on either Monday, May 17, or Tuesday, May 18 @ 8:30a.m. If interested in attending please email the Safety & Training Committee attraining@ia33.
    CORRECTED: USPS Emergency Federal Employee Leave FAQs
    05/11/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
    CORRECTED: USPS Emergency Federal Employee Leave FAQs These were developed by the Postal Service. The APWU was not consulted in the development of this document. Sharing of this document?DOES NOT suggest or imply the APWU is in agreement with the Questions and Answers contained in the document.?  These are being proved as informational only.
    Why the PRO Act Is a Game-Changer for Labor and the Economy
    05/10/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 10, 2021 | LEGISLATION | Among the many reasons behind the recent failure of Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, to form a union was their employer’s intimidation tactics about what a union would mean for workers.
    May Membership Meeting
    05/10/21 - Teamsters Local 776
    The May 2021 Membership Meeting will be Sunday May 16, 2021 at the Harrisburg Union Hall, commencing at 10:00 AM. Come to learn about your....
    ESNA Unanimously Approves Tentative Agreement for Successor Contract
    05/10/21 - UPSEU

    In March 2021, after a long, difficult, and ultimately successful negotiation, the Enfield BOE Nurses (also known as “ESNA”) unanimously approved a tentative agreement for a CBA covering the years 2020 to 2024. This was ESNA’s first negotiation with UPSEU representation, and the results speak for themselves.

    Why the PRO Act Is a Game-Changer for Labor and the Economy
    05/10/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 10, 2021 | LEGISLATION | Among the many reasons behind the recent failure of Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, to form a union was their employer’s intimidation tactics about what a union would mean for workers.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 5/8/2021
    05/10/21 - Teamsters Local 992
      • Please buy this newspaper   • May Day: Made in the U.S.A.   • U.S. labor shortage? Unlikely. Here’s why.   • Amazon plans to raise the wages of 500,000 worker   • Opinion: Get rid of no-strike clauses and stop begging   • Labor Dept.
    NEASO TREASURER VACANT POSITION
    05/10/21 - NEASO
    ATTENTION NEASO! NEASO is looking to fill the vacant Treasurer position. If you are interested, please send your name to jmondejar@neaso.org by close of business this Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
    Health Dynamics Promo Page
    05/10/21 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    We are pleased to share with you the Health Dynamics new “Promo Page! The Promo Page introduces the HD Program to all members who have not taken advantage of this program.  It gives you a glimpse of what services are included and what to expect, and it allows you to find the closest location.
    Why the PRO Act Is a Game-Changer for Labor and the Economy
    05/10/21 - Teamsters Local 888
    May 10, 2021 | LEGISLATION | Among the many reasons behind the recent failure of Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, to form a union was their employer’s intimidation tactics about what a union would mean for workers.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 5/8/2021
    05/10/21 - Teamsters Local 888
      • Please buy this newspaper   • May Day: Made in the U.S.A.   • U.S. labor shortage? Unlikely. Here’s why.   • Amazon plans to raise the wages of 500,000 worker   • Opinion: Get rid of no-strike clauses and stop begging   • Labor Dept.
    IATSE ALERT: Election Rules and Job Decription
    05/09/21 - IATSE Local B4
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    NYC ATU's ENDORSE Eric Adams For Mayor
    05/07/21 - ATU Local 1056
    I Am YOU!! The People’s Candidate, Eric Adams Like so many New Yorkers, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams grew up with adversity—and overcame it.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 5/8/2021
    05/07/21 - Teamsters Local 570
      • Please buy this newspaper   • May Day: Made in the U.S.A.   • U.S. labor shortage? Unlikely. Here’s why.   • Amazon plans to raise the wages of 500,000 worker   • Opinion: Get rid of no-strike clauses and stop begging   • Labor Dept.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 5/8/2021
    05/07/21 - Teamsters Local 355
      • Please buy this newspaper   • May Day: Made in the U.S.A.   • U.S. labor shortage? Unlikely. Here’s why.   • Amazon plans to raise the wages of 500,000 worker   • Opinion: Get rid of no-strike clauses and stop begging   • Labor Dept.
    Sports Unions Come Together to Fight for the PRO Act
    05/07/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 7, 2021 | SOLIDARITY | The sports unions for basketball, baseball, football, and hockey have combined forces – and the labor movement is stronger for it. The PRO Act is about as important a piece of labor legislation as we’ve seen in some time. It holds the potential to open the door for workers and organizers to step up and reverse 40 years of losses for organized labor.
    Sports Unions Come Together to Fight for the PRO Act
    05/07/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 7, 2021 | SOLIDARITY | The sports unions for basketball, baseball, football, and hockey have combined forces – and the labor movement is stronger for it. The PRO Act is about as important a piece of labor legislation as we’ve seen in some time. It holds the potential to open the door for workers and organizers to step up and reverse 40 years of losses for organized labor.
    Don't Miss Out! Annual UA Local 44 Golf Tournament
    05/07/21 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
    Networking opportunities don't get any better than this! Whether you bring a group of clients or colleagues to play in the tournament, host an activity on the course or simply take advantage of one of our sponsorship opportunities, the UA Local 44 tournament offers everyone a way to gain exposure and promote their business.
    KCFD Hiring Fire Communication Specialists
    05/07/21 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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    Sports Unions Come Together to Fight for the PRO Act
    05/07/21 - Teamsters Local 888
    May 7, 2021 | SOLIDARITY | The sports unions for basketball, baseball, football, and hockey have combined forces – and the labor movement is stronger for it. The PRO Act is about as important a piece of labor legislation as we’ve seen in some time. It holds the potential to open the door for workers and organizers to step up and reverse 40 years of losses for organized labor.
    Forklift & MEWPS (aerial-lifts) certificates class
    05/06/21 - IATSE Local 33
    Hello Brothers & Sisters: Local 33 is offering a Forklift & MEWPS (aerial-lifts) certificates class on Tuesday, May 11 @ 7a.m. If interested email the Safety & Training Committee at training@ia33.
    16 Secrets of Amazon Warehouse Employees
    05/06/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 6, 2021 | WAREHOUSE | When we last checked in with Amazon warehouse workers in November 2015, the consensus was that life as an employee at one of the company’s 110 domestic fulfillment centers was physically challenging but financially rewarding.
    16 Secrets of Amazon Warehouse Employees
    05/06/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    May 6, 2021 | WAREHOUSE | When we last checked in with Amazon warehouse workers in November 2015, the consensus was that life as an employee at one of the company’s 110 domestic fulfillment centers was physically challenging but financially rewarding.
    Proposed Bylaws Amendments
    05/06/21 - UAW Local 2320
    Dear NOLSW Leaders, We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the NJC on June 5th!  Please share the following information with all your members today.  As part of the business meeting, we will be voting on the following changes to the NOLSW Bylaws: Article XII, Section 1, A & C:  Provision to maintain a consistent dues rate of 1.
    Proposed Bylaws Amendments
    05/06/21 - UAW Local 2320
    Dear NOLSW Leaders, We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the NJC on June 5th!  Please share the following information with all your members today.  As part of the business meeting, we will be voting on the following changes to the NOLSW Bylaws: Article XII, Section 1, A & C:  Provision to maintain a consistent dues rate of 1.
    Passing of Brother Jim Pappas
    05/06/21 - IBEW Local 483
    It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Brother James "Jim" Pappas. He was a retired Journeyman Tree Trimmer with the City of Tacoma. Jim was an outstanding 483 member for over 40 years. He will be deeply missed by family, friends and his 483 brothers and sisters.
    Passing of Brother Jim Pappas
    05/06/21 - IBEW Local 483
    It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Brother James "Jim" Pappas. He was a retired Journeyman Tree Trimmer with the City of Tacoma. Jim was an outstanding 483 member for over 40 years. He will be deeply missed by family, friends and his 483 brothers and sisters.
    Labor Dept. Blocks Trump-Era Rule Affecting Gig Workers
    05/06/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 6, 2021 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Biden administration on Wednesday blocked a Trump-era rule that would have made it easier to classify gig workers who work for companies like Uber and Lyft as independent contractors instead of employees, signaling a potential policy shift toward greater worker protections.
    Essential Workers Did Not Ask to be Heroes
    05/06/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 6, 2021 | COVID-19 | […] Essential workers had “heroism” foisted upon them by corporate employers who quarantined in palatial estates and ordered their groceries online, and we, satisfied that these “heroes” were selflessly sacrificing themselves in our service, did not ask any questions.
    Build Back Better with Unions
    05/06/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    More and more of America’s workers want to join a union. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology study found that nearly half of all nonunion workers, or more than 60 million people — would join a union today if given the chance. Public approval of unions, at 65 percent, is one of the highest marks in half a century.
    Please Help Brother James Chambers
    05/06/21 - IBEW Local 191
    PLEASE HELP! Brother James Chambers and his family suffered a tragic loss recently.  There house burned down and they lost everything!  Help our fellow 191 Brother and his family during these hard times by heading over to his Gofundme link https://gofund.me/aed94b3c.
    Biden on IBEW and Unions
    05/06/21 - IBEW Local 332
    Biden on IBEW and Unions from IBEW on Vimeo.
    AT&T Discount
    05/06/21 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
    A discount offered to Teamster Local 577 members, from AT&T a Union Company.
    Join us Stand up to a Bully!
    05/06/21 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    The Trib is under attack! We need to stand up and help one of our biggest staples of Chicagoan Life. One of the biggest destroyers of Newspapers has its eye on our friend. Alden Global Capital takes over Newspapers and slowly breaks them apart by offering the community poor quality of information, increasing subscription costs, and reducing staff.
    How police work for women in El Paso has changed over the years, but still has a ways to go in recruiting
    05/06/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The history of women on El Paso’s police force dates back to 1913, but much has changed over the years. “Women were seen more as social workers than police officers because it was a very male-dominated occupation,” said Egbert Zavala, an associate professor in the Criminal Justice Department at the University of Texas at El Paso.
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