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    Blood Drive at Pebble Hills Regional Command Center
    11/24/20 - 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, November 25, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The blood drive will take place in Vitalant's Blood Mobile. Many blood drives have been canceled, so your individual donations now matter more than ever.
    AT&T Internal Construction Preference
    11/24/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    Today, eligible IBEW 21 members employed as Outside Plant Technicians and Cable Splicing Technicians were given the opportunity to fill available positions in various C&E locations.  If you are interested in this voluntary preference you must fill out your electronic preference form by Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 4:00 PM (CST). If you have any questions contact your manager or your IBEW 21 Representative.
    JRH Memorial Scholarship: Application Opens Nov. 30, 2020
    11/24/20 - Teamsters Local 743
    The 2021 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund application process will open on November 30, 2020. Applications will be due March 1, 2021. Please refer any interested high school seniors who are the sons, daughters, or financial dependents of Teamster members to the scholarshpis official website: jrhmsf.org.
    Rest in Peace Brother Golar
    11/24/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of our Brother, Charles Golar who worked at AT&T in Chicago.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and our members.
    WE ARE MOVING!!!!
    11/24/20 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
    Brothers and Sisters, As many of you know we have been working for nearly a year to finalize our move to our new office space in the Seattle area, well the day has finally arrived.
    Home Garaging Renewal
    11/24/20 - CWA Local 2222
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    Millions of Workers for Corporate Giants Rely on Food Stamps, Medicaid
    11/24/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Nov. 23, 2020 | THE MINIMUM WAGE | A new GAO (Government Accountability Office) report commissioned by Sen. Bernie Sanders shows that corporations are soaking up profits—while paying workers so little they depend on government assistance to survive.
    Happy Thanksgiving
    11/23/20 - Teamsters Local 776
    In a year like no other in recent history the upcoming Holiday Season will be not be what we would...
    AMFA-SWA ALR Membership Update #4
    11/23/20 - AMFA
    November 23, 2020 -- November 23, 2020 -- We met with the Company today for the first time since it issued WARN Act notices to our members last week. The Company’s actions today served only to reinforce its goal of not letting this crisis go to waste. The parties were engaged in the productive process of identifying voluntary cost saving measures when Southwest abruptly, and with no meaningful notice to your Union, delivered WARN Act notices to our members weeks before the holiday season. Southwest was not interested in continuing that productive dialogue today. Instead, it proposed a new round of concessions to our contracts, claiming the voluntary measures we had identified failed to achieve the savings needed by Southwest. Yet, in nearly the same breath, the Company advised it still had not finished costing the value of savings generated as a result of our insourcing measures. It was clear to your ALRs, given this obvious double talk, the Company is only interested in cost-savings that result from contractual changes. This is crisis capitalism at its finest.
    Millions of Workers for Corporate Giants Rely on Food Stamps, Medicaid
    11/23/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Nov. 23, 2020 | THE MINIMUM WAGE | A new GAO (Government Accountability Office) report commissioned by Sen. Bernie Sanders shows that corporations are soaking up profits—while paying workers so little they depend on government assistance to survive.
    Millions of Workers for Corporate Giants Rely on Food Stamps, Medicaid
    11/23/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Nov. 23, 2020 | $15 AND A UNION | A new GAO (Government Accountability Office) report commissioned by Sen. Bernie Sanders shows that corporations are soaking up profits—while paying workers so little they depend on government assistance to survive.
    Holiday Closure
    11/23/20 - IBEW Local 125
    The Local 125 business office will close at noon Wednesday, November 25, 2020 and will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday November 27 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
    Westport Association of Educational Secretaries Ratify
    11/23/20 - UPSEU
    In 2017, the Westport Association of Educational Secretaries executed an affiliation agreement with UPSEU. As a result, UPSEU was certified as the exclusive bargaining representative for all employees in the unit consisting of full-time (more than twenty hours per week) clerical work for the Town of Westport Public Schools.
    In Case You Missed It
    11/20/20 - Teamsters local 570
      • COVID-19 updates for Nov.
    11/20/20 - Winners of United Way Contest
    11/20/20 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
    CWA Local 3181 United Way of Palm Beach County Event ended today.  I am pleased to advise you that we rased $2,340.00.  We would like to thank everyone who participated in our event.   The winners of the prizes were pulled today.  Prize winners are: 1.Marcy Blackwell won the GPS System 2. Eric Fledelius won the 43 in" TV 3. John Webster won the Dashcam 4.
    In Case You Missed It
    11/20/20 - Teamsters Local 355
      • COVID-19 updates for Nov.
    Funeral Services for Retired Detective Pedro Valdez Jr.
    11/20/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Retired Detective Pedro "Pete" Valdez Jr., #312, who passed away on November 3, 2020. (Ret.) Detective Valdez served with the El Paso Police Department for 21+ years, from September 1971 until his retirement on November 19, 1992.
    December 7, 2020 General Membership Meeting Cancelled
    11/20/20 - Teamsters Local Union No. 436
    The December 7, 2020 General Membership meeting has been cancelled due to the Corona Virus.
    In Case You Missed It
    11/20/20 - Teamsters Local 992
      • COVID-19 updates for Nov.
    Kroger Negotiations Update 23
    11/20/20 - UFCW Local 455
    The last thing your Union wants to do is use the scare tactics like the Kroger company continues to use, or see our membership live in fear of losing future healthcare coverage. Kroger stated clearly in our last bargaining session on Tuesday, 11/17; that the company will only agree to a company plan. Why is this so important to them.
    City of Tacoma Open Enrollment
    11/20/20 - IBEW Local 483
    2021 Open Enrollment is Here! November 12 - November 24 Click here to visit the Open Enrollment website Or call (253) 573-2345 to speak to a Benefits Specialist City of Tacoma Employee and Retiree Open Enrollment ends Tuesday November 24th.  If you need to make changes or enroll in flexible spending for 2021, please do so now.
    'Let’s avoid family gatherings': Mayor Dee Margo open letter to El Paso
    11/20/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Dear El Paso: I write this as we approach Thanksgiving, a time of family gatherings and the expected increase of COVID-19 positive cases, increased hospitalizations, and ultimately, more deaths. Why? Because one of the greatest strengths of our region is a family-centered culture. We are a multi-generational community and family is a priority.
    All December Unit Meetings Cancelled
    11/20/20 - IBEW Local 659
    All December Unit Meetings have been CANCELLED.
    Kroger Negotiations Update 22
    11/20/20 - UFCW Local 455
    Your Union bargaining committee and the Company met on 11/17/2020 to continue negotiating your Union contract. The Union committee went through the Company’s Last, Best, and Final offer proposal by proposal in hopes of finding common ground in order to come to a mutual agreement, and the Company refused to negotiate on every single item.
    In Case You Missed It
    11/20/20 - Teamsters Local 888
      • COVID-19 updates for Nov.
    Thousands Protest Destruction of U.S. Postal Service
    11/19/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Nov. 19, 2020 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | Augmented by progressives, notably from the group Our Revolution, thousands of Postal Workers, other unionists, and their supporters turned out from coast to coast on Nov. 17 to campaign against Trump Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s resumed destruction of the U.S. Postal Service.
    Thousands Protest Destruction of U.S. Postal Service
    11/19/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Nov. 19, 2020 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | Augmented by progressives, notably from the group Our Revolution, thousands of Postal Workers, other unionists, and their supporters turned out from coast to coast on Nov. 17 to campaign against Trump Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s resumed destruction of the U.S. Postal Service.
    Thousands Protest Destruction of U.S. Postal Service
    11/19/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Nov. 19, 2020 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | Augmented by progressives, notably from the group Our Revolution, thousands of Postal Workers, other unionists, and their supporters turned out from coast to coast on Nov. 17 to campaign against Trump Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s resumed destruction of the U.S. Postal Service.
    Real News - November 2020
    11/19/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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    President’s Message Stay Vigilant and “Schedule Smart”
    11/19/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    Now that the dust has settled in our local elections, we celebrate our victories – particularly the successful election of our four Guild-endorsed trustees. We’re disappointed about the outcome of Propositions 15 and 16, making us all the more aware that we’re “a blue state but not a blue collar state,” as noted by a colleague at the L.A.
    The Faculty Guild Campaign - How We Won
    11/19/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    The Faculty Guild Campaign - How We Won By Natalina Monteiro Guild Political Director The Faculty Guild campaign to elect trustees in 2020 started in 2017. Scott Svonkin had bullied himself into a third consecutive term as Board President and used the power of his presidency to take away our $1500 Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), harming every full-time employee in the LACCD.
    AFIC Chair Takes Committee in a New Direction
    11/19/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    Dr. Jessica Saint-Paul has served on the Guild’s Adjunct Faculty Issues Committee (AFIC) for 2½ years. As the AFIC’s current chair, she is excited to be taking the committee in new directions. “As the adjunct arm of the union, we’re reaching out to our chapter presidents so that they understand our issues,” she says.
    2020 Triennial Election ballots
    11/19/20 - IATSE Local 33
    Dear Brothers & Sisters: The 2020 Triennial Election ballots will be mailed on November 25th and need to be returned by December 13th. The ballot count will be December 16th.
    Thousands Protest Destruction of U.S. Postal Service
    11/19/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    Nov. 19, 2020 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | Augmented by progressives, notably from the group Our Revolution, thousands of Postal Workers, other unionists, and their supporters turned out from coast to coast on Nov. 17 to campaign against Trump Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s resumed destruction of the U.S. Postal Service.
    Biden Discusses Economic Recovery, Pandemic With Labor, Business Leaders
    11/18/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    Nov. 18, 2020 | ECONOMY | A meeting with a group of top business and labor leaders on Monday signaled to President-Elect Joe Biden that both sides are ready to unite to get the economy back on track and the virus under control. "We all agreed that we want to get the economy back on track," Biden said after the meeting.
    Children's Christmas Party
    11/18/20 - Teamsters Local 776
    With the way everyone’s lives have been  affected by COVID-19 in 2020; upending everyday life, events, holidays, etc. why should the Local 776 Children’s Christmas Party be any different? With some creative thought the Local 776 Children’s Christmas Party will go on; all but with a little different look to it for 2020.
    Southwest Notifies AMFA of Its Intent to Violate Labor Contract
    11/18/20 - AMFA
    November 18, 2020 -- Southwest Airlines notified AMFA of its intent to execute a mass furlough of 403 Aircraft Maintenance Technicians, Facilities Maintenance Technicians, and Aircraft Appearance Technicians, scheduled to take place on January 25, 2021. This action is being taken in retaliation for Southwest’s perceived lack of progress in cost savings discussions with the union. To make this threat more explicit, Southwest suggested the furloughs could be avoided if we agree to cost savings measures (voluntary wage concessions), if additional government aid is extended to the airline or if there is an unforeseen revenue increase.
    Close Contact Tracing Ver. 1
    11/18/20 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
    Close Contact Tracing Program Ver.
    Save the USPS
    11/18/20 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
    Key Message: Postal workers helped defend our democratic rights, making vote-by-mail an unprecedented success in the election. Now as a country, we must defend the Postal Service.
    General Membership Meeting - November 18, 2020
    11/18/20 - AFSCME Local 3336
    Oregon OSHA Temporary Guidance on COVID-19 Workplace Risks:  https://osha.oregon.gov/OSHARules/div1/437-001-0744.pdf NW Labor Press Article on Oregon OSHA Guidance:  https://nwlaborpress.org/2020/11/oregon-osha-says-employers-must-protect-workers-from-covid-19/ Oregon AFSCME Training Page: https://www.oregonafscme.
    Postal Workers Saved the Election, Now Need Help to Stop Privatization
    11/17/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Nov. 17, 2020 | UNIONS | The 2020 election may be mostly over, but Trump Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s plans to destroy the Postal Service aren’t—and the Postal Workers are leading a wide-ranging national coalition setting up Nov. 17 events to stop him. The union announced its plans in a Nov.
    Postal Workers Saved the Election, Now Need Help to Stop Privatization
    11/17/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Nov. 16, 2020 | UNIONS | The 2020 election may be mostly over, but Trump Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s plans to destroy the Postal Service aren’t—and the Postal Workers are leading a wide-ranging national coalition setting up Nov. 17 events to stop him. The union announced its plans in a Nov.
    Governor Order Effective November 18
    11/17/20 - Teamsters Local 162
    Due to Oregon Governor Kate Brown issuing a shutdown order and restrictions to many businesses, which is effective November 18, 2020, Local 162 will close its offices to walk-ins effective November 18, 2020 thru at least December 2, 2020.
    Postal Workers Saved the Election, Now Need Help to Stop Privatization
    11/17/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Nov. 17, 2020 | UNIONS | The 2020 election may be mostly over, but Trump Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s plans to destroy the Postal Service aren’t—and the Postal Workers are leading a wide-ranging national coalition setting up Nov. 17 events to stop him. The union announced its plans in a Nov.
    Biden Plots Economic Recovery in Meeting With CEOs, Union Heads
    11/17/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Nov. 16, 2020 | ECONOMY | President-elect Joe Biden met Nov. 16 with the chief executives of General Motors Co. and Microsoft Corp.
    Union Membership Zoom Meeting
    11/17/20 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
    The next membership meeting of Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44 will be held on Friday, December 4th at 7:30 p.m. via ZOOM. If you plan on attending the meeting please RSVP to Kim at (509) 624-5101 ext. 7 or by email kim@ua44.org.
    SOUTHERN OREGON CENTRAL LABOR CHAPTER
    11/17/20 - IBEW Local 659
    Holiday Toy Distribution Saturday, December 12th from 10am - 3pm.  This Toy distribution is good for Jackson and Josephine Counties We've partnered with Labor's Community Service Agency to help provide our community with toys and gifts this holiday season.  Toys are available for all genders ages 12 and below.  Gifts for ages 13-18 year olds for all genders will also be available.
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