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    HB 2682 Petition
    03/08/21 - AFSCME Local 2067
    Please Sign the Petition in Support of House Bill 2682 which comes out of a tragedy involving an Oregon AFSCME member working in Benton County who was killed on the job while operating an unsafe piece of heavy equipment. Do your part to help protect your fellow co-workers: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/oregon-heavy-equipment-safety-bill?source=direct_link&
    Dave Klutchko GoFundMe
    03/08/21 - IBEW Local 483
    Hello Everyone, It is with great sadness that we regret to inform you that Brother Dave Klutchko recently passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021. IBEW Local 483 lost a Brother and a proud Lineman, but most of all a family man! Dave worked as a Trouble Crew member for Tacoma Power.
    Bothell Hall Temporary Unavailability
    03/08/21 - IUOE 302
    Brothers & Sisters, Tomorrow morning our Bothell hall will be undergoing updating our phone service system. There may be a small, temporary period of time where the hall's phones are unavailable. If you attempt to call and cannot get ahold of anyone, please take a look at our Offices page and call a different hall for any assistance necessary.
    The Origins of International Women’s Day
    03/08/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    Mar. 8, 2021 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Within the last twenty years, many thousands of women worldwide have begun to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). However, the way in which the day is marked often bears little resemblance to the original IWD purpose and origins.
    The Origins of International Women’s Day
    03/08/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 8, 2021 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Within the last twenty years, many thousands of women worldwide have begun to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). However, the way in which the day is marked often bears little resemblance to the original IWD purpose and origins.
    The Origins of International Women’s Day
    03/08/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    Mar. 8, 2021 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Within the last twenty years, many thousands of women worldwide have begun to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). However, the way in which the day is marked often bears little resemblance to the original IWD purpose and origins.
    United Way - MyFreeTaxes Program
    03/08/21 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
    MyFreeTaxes.com helps people file their federal and state taxes for FREE, and it's brought to you by the United Way. Tax preparation without assistance is free to everyone and professional help is available for free to those who qualify.
    March 2021 Meeting Notice
    03/08/21 - Teamsters Local 175
    CHARLESTON/PARKERSBURG/FAIRMONT LOCAL 175 MEMBERSHIP MEETING Saturday, March 13, 2021 10:00 a.m. Breakfast prior to meeting ************************** Teamsters Local Union No. 175 Headquarters 267 Staunton Ave.
    The Origins of International Women’s Day
    03/08/21 - Teamsters Local 888
    Mar. 8, 2021 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Within the last twenty years, many thousands of women worldwide have begun to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). However, the way in which the day is marked often bears little resemblance to the original IWD purpose and origins.
    UPS Member Honored
    03/06/21 - Teamsters Local 776
    Being a UPS delivery driver is hard work: long hours, extreme temperatures, mean....
    Teamsters Canada - National Advisory Committee on Immunization
    03/06/21 - Teamsters Local Union No. 91
    Teamsters continue to advocate on behalf of our Members, acknowledging Local 91 represents thousands of essential workers in the  courier, freight, rail, care home and warehousing industries to name a few.  Here is an exerpt from a letter Teamsters Canada on behalf of our Members: Dear Dr. Quach-Thanh,  .
    Local 776 Delivers!
    03/05/21 - Teamsters Local 776
    Recent winter weather took a toll on the U.S. At one point, approximately 75% of the....
    Tri-State and IPWU State Conventions
    03/05/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
    Attached is the flyer for the Iowa Mini State/2020Tri-State Reboot.  As you will see the University of Iowa Labor Center will be providing education on the very timely topics of Racism and Member Engagement.
    Nationwide Fraudulent Activity Related to Stolen Social Security Numbers
    03/05/21 - CWA Local 1103
    Across the nation there has been a dramatic increase of fraudulent unemployment claims during the pandemic. In a few instances we have been notified by the Department of Labor of the state involved that unemployment claims have been filed using the name and Social Security Number of our members.
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul Attempts to Gut Multi-Employer Pension Assistance
    03/05/21 - Teamsters Local 89
    March 5th, 2021 – For the last several weeks, retirees from the Teamsters and other unions around the country have watched with bated breath as the American Rescue Plan, a proposed 1.9 trillion-dollar spending bill, has been debated by Congress in Washington D.C.
    Assistant National Director Letter to American Airlines Mechanic and Related Employees
    03/05/21 - AMFA
    March 5, 2021 -- The TWU-IAM Association (“TWU/IAM”) has been widely claiming AMFA does not have enough cards to induce an election. The fact is, on December 4, 2020, American Airlines provided the NMB with a proposed eligibility list of 13,213 names and signatures. Subsequently, on December 23, 2020, the TWU/IAM, without invitation from the NMB, prematurely responded with challenges to the proposed eligibility list and began publicly claiming falsely that AMFA did not have sufficient cards to have an election.
    Frontier time off vaccination policy
    03/05/21 - CWA Local 2222
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    Joe Beirne Scholarship
    03/05/21 - CWA Local 2222
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    March 14th Local 33 General Membership Meeting
    03/05/21 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers & Sisters: Please register for the March 14th 2021 Local 33 General Membership Meeting.  Meeting will start at 9:00AM. Please click on the link below to register. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6337709680703266316 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
    Lead Organizer at Amazon Warehouse: ‘Everyone in the Community Is Cheering Us On’
    03/05/21 - Teamsters Local 888
    Mar. 3, 2021 | ORGANIZING | As lead organizer in the potentially historic effort to unionize 5,800 Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, Josh Brewer heads a small army of organizers for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.
    Man charged with deadly crash that killed an El Paso PD sergeant
    03/04/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
     It's been a year since El Paso Police Sgt. Richard Allbee died in a head-on collision at the hands of a man who detectives said was impaired.      They were heading to Mesa from El Paso to visit Allbee's parents.      Allbee's wife was a passenger. She survived the crash. It happened in Bylus, Ariz.
    Vaccine
    03/04/21 - IBEW local 14
    Hello Essential Workers.
    Teamsters Say They’re Organizing an Amazon Union in Iowa
    03/04/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    Mar. 4, 2021 | A unionization effort is underway among employees of Amazon.com's Iowa warehouses, with organizers threatening a strike. International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 238 Organizing Director Buzz Malone said Friday that he has been recruiting workers to organize since November.
    Teamsters Local 89 Delegates Election Results
    03/04/21 - Teamsters Local 89
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    ‘Right to Work’ Defeated in Montana, Colorado
    03/04/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 4, 2021 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Montana and Colorado have both stopped attempts to pass Right to Work laws and will continue to be free bargaining states. In Montana, Republicans have control over the entire state government, a first in over 16 years. Yet, over the past month, union members and employers have successfully pushed legislators to vote against Right to Work.
    Union Plus Offers Help to Those Impacted by the Severe Winter Storms in Texas
    03/04/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    If you are a union member who participates in certain Union Plus programs and have been affected by the severe storms in Texas, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant program.
    Christmas in April
    03/04/21 - IUEC Local 10
    Christmas in April is quickly coming up and Local #10 is hoping that we will be well represented again this year.  Our Local has been involved with Christmas in April for right around 19 or 20 years.  This program gives us a chance to give back to the community that has supported us in the wonderful trade that we work in. Christmas in April will be on Saturday, May 22, 2021 in St.
    Teamsters Take Action!
    03/03/21 - Teamsters Local 776
    Last week, the House voted YES to pass the American Rescue Plan bill with a solution to save our....
    LIRR Train Delays After Contractors Used for Signal Installation
    03/03/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    "LIRR train delays and cancellations caused by problems during a weekend signal project stretched into their second weekday on Tuesday, and a key union official is blaming the railroad for outsourcing safety-sensitive work to unqualified contractors.
    Lead Organizer at Amazon Warehouse: ‘Everyone in the Community Is Cheering Us On’
    03/03/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    Mar. 3, 2021 | ORGANIZING | As lead organizer in the potentially historic effort to unionize 5,800 Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, Josh Brewer heads a small army of organizers for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.
    Lead Organizer at Amazon Warehouse: ‘Everyone in the Community Is Cheering Us On’
    03/03/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 3, 2021 | ORGANIZING | As lead organizer in the potentially historic effort to unionize 5,800 Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, Josh Brewer heads a small army of organizers for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.
    COVID Relief Bill Includes Long-Sought Pension Rescue
    03/03/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 3, 2021 | PENSIONS | The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill now pending in the Senate includes a long-sought measure to rescue the nation’s endangered multiemployer pension plans. The American Rescue Act, passed by the House Feb. 27, incorporates language from the Butch Lewis Act, sponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).
    Vaccinate LA County
    03/03/21 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Newly Eligible Groups, Save the Date: COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall and Instagram Q+A with Dr.
    SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
    03/03/21 - IBEW Local 1205
    SPECIAL CALLED MEETING         The Inside Working Agreement will expire on May 31st, 2021.  A Special Called Meeting will be held outdoors at the Union Hall at 2:00PM on Saturday, March 6th to discuss upcoming Negotiations. Due to the ongoing pandemic, regular union meetings are not currently being held.
    COVID Relief Bill Includes Long-Sought Pension Rescue
    03/03/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    Mar. 3, 2021 | PENSIONS | The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill now pending in the Senate includes a long-sought measure to rescue the nation’s endangered multiemployer pension plans. The American Rescue Act, passed by the House Feb. 27, incorporates language from the Butch Lewis Act, sponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).
    March Meetings Update
    03/03/21 - IUOE Local 302
    Important Meeting Notice Attention all Members: The Executive Board met and decided to suspend all March Union District Meetings. While all signs are positive and we are seeing an increase in the opening of business and public activities in all the states, it is still critical and necessary for the health and wellbeing of our members to continue suspending meetings for just a bit longer.
    March Worker to Worker
    03/03/21 - UAW Local 4911
    Stay in-the-know and please share with your fellow co-workers who do not have email.
    March Meetings Update
    03/03/21 - IUOE 302
    Important Meeting Notice Attention all Members: The Executive Board met and decided to suspend all March Union District Meetings. While all signs are positive and we are seeing an increase in the opening of business and public activities in all the states, it is still critical and necessary for the health and wellbeing of our members to continue suspending meetings for just a bit longer.
    Dearly Departed Brother Danny Valdez
    03/02/21 - IATSE Local 33
    Dear Brothers & Sisters: It is with extreme regret that we inform you of the recent death of our Union Brother Danny Valdez who passed away on February 28th, 2021. There is no information for funeral services currently.  This link is to a video made by ABC 7.  https://abc7.com/eyewitness-news-at-11pm---feb-28-2021/10379275/.
    Joint Council 80 Scholarship Applications
    03/02/21 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
    Applications for the Teamsters Joint Council 80 College Scholarships are now available.
    HB 251 Win against Right to Work Bills
    03/02/21 - IBEW Local 233
    Great day for Montana workers! Twenty-nine Republican representatives voted this morning with the thirty-three Democrat representatives to kill the Right-to-Work bill, HB 251 by a 62-38 vote! A great big "Thank You" to the 62 representatives who stood up for Montana workers, and against the out of state interests of the National Right to Work Committee and the Americans for Prosperity.
    Blood Drive at Pebble Hills Regional Command Center
    03/02/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages its members to participate in a blood drive being held by Vitalant at the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The blood drive will take place inside Vitalant's Blood Mobile. People still need blood.
    Blood Drive at Central Regional Command Center
    03/02/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages its members to participate in a blood drive being held by Vitalant at the Central Regional Command Center on Thursday, March 4, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The blood drive will take place in Vitalant's Blood Mobile. People still need blood.
    Union shirt day is Thursday
    03/02/21 - AFSCME Local 2067
    Make sure to wear your Union shirts, hats, and other swag on 3/4/21 to support the Bargaining Team! May you be working from home or onsite, it is important that we stand together in solidarity as continue bargaining. We want to see green and orange AFSCME gear from screen edge to screen edge, from cubicle to cubicle, and from work vehicle to work vehicle.
    National Director Update - February 2021
    03/02/21 - AMFA
    March 2, 2021 -- We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy as we continue to navigate through this COVID-19 pandemic. We are cautiously optimistic as we continue to see cases decline throughout the United States. Despite the challenging time, our members are the most unified we have ever been as mechanics and related aviation professionals. We thank you for your perseverance and dedication in performing your duties and producing a safe, reliable aircraft. Our unity, especially during these times, is our strength.
    Change for Monthly Union Meeting Dates
    03/02/21 - Teamsters Local 41
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    President Biden Addressing The IBEW
    03/02/21 - IBEW Local 545
    Watch a video of President Biden addressing the IBEW.
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