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November 29, 2014
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What is a corrections officer worth to the taxpayers? Part II
11/28/14 - TCSOA
In the first part of this two-part article, we looked at why understanding the worth of a corrections officer to the taxpayers is of vital importance to the public, politicians, administration, and to officers themselves.
Constitution & Bylaws
11/28/14 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
Please be advised on December 11, 2014 at the Monthly General Membership Meeting (Bung’s Tavern 2031 Route 130 N Burlington, NJ 08016) proposed amendments to the Constitution & Bylaws of the New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association will be voted on. Please see attached Draft for the proposed changes. Hope to see you all there.
Passing of Miguel A. Perez, father of our brother "Mikey" Perez
11/28/14 - TWU Local 568
It is with the deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Miguel A. Perez, father of our dear brother "Mikey" Perez. Mr. Perez passed away yesterday, Nov 27 at the age of 84. Please keep Brother Mikey and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
GFFA-Management Summit
11/28/14 - GFFA L776
November 28, 2014 Membership, On October 28, several members of the GFFA board met with Management for the third annual “summit”. We started it a few years ago to meet in a neutral location without regard to rank, and speak about department issues frankly and openly.
Black Friday Actions
11/28/14 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Local Union Officers: Walmart workers across the country are bravely fighting for better wages, full-time work, and more respect on the job ? and many of them have been threatened, disciplined, or fired after taking part in strikes or protests. This Friday, November 28, is Black Friday .
National Director's November 2014 Update
11/28/14 - AMFA
November 28, 2014 -- During the first week of November Tim Cullen, Local 14 President and Aircraft Engineers International (AEI) – Secretary of The Americas, and I attended AEI’s 42nd Annual Congress in Paris, France. This year’s Congress was well attended; there were thirty-three delegates from seventeen different countries representing fourteen Aircraft Maintenance Technician/Engineer unions. As the Australian affiliate put it best, “We Are the Guardians of Air Safety,” and this year’s Congress focused primarily on the role of the AMT and the array of challenges we face as we do our jobs in a stressful environment.
Active Shooter Dead after Firing on Police Station
11/28/14 - TCSOA
In the wake of the latest active shooter here in Austin on Thanksgiving, we are thankful that no one was injured or killed except (sadly) the gunman. It is a reminder that we need to remain ever vigilant and aware of our surroundings. We never know what people are going through or what triggers will cause them to act in a certain manner.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING
11/27/14 - Teamsters Local 264
At this time of Thanksgiving we pause to count our many blessings. Family, friends, the freedom of this great country in which we live and those who selflessly keep us safe and free.  For all of these things we are deeply thankful. Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.
Children's Christmas Party
11/27/14 - IUE-CWA Local 83761
The Children's Christmas party will be Saturday December 6th this year. There will be Crafts, free pictures with Santa, snowcones, face painting and more. Come out and enjoy some time with you brothers and sisters of Local 83761 and their families. It should be a great time for all.
Happy Thanksgiving!!!
11/27/14 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
The Executive Board would like to wish you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
The Silent Killer of Firefighters
11/26/14 - Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation
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As Cato Closes in on New England, FairPoint Struggles with Service Issues
11/26/14 - NH AFL-CIO
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 26 CONTACT: Amy Masciola, 202-285-6955, amy.masciola@gmail.
Wage Growth Disparity
11/26/14 - NH AFL-CIO
The Washington Post By Chico Harlan November 21, 2014 Thomas Gray says he was fortunate coming out of the recession: He took a job in one of the nation’s fastest-growing industries, food services, preparing meals for 500 students in a Head Start cafeteria. But after two years of work, his salary had not budged, so his mother came out of retirement and took a job at United Way.
Happy Thanksgiving
11/26/14 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
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Firefighters Battle Work Hazards
11/26/14 - Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation
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December 2014 Worker to Worker
11/26/14 - UAW Local 4911
The December 2014 Worker to Worker is now available...The Ultimate Holiday Gift from the Labor Movement, Free Christmas Journey tickets available to 4911 members.
Local 264 Members Answer The Bell
11/26/14 - Teamsters Local 264
In the wake of this unprecedented storm, I would like to thank all Local 264 members in both the public and private sector who answered the bell in a huge way.
Happy Thanksgiving
11/26/14 - Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation
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Airlines cancel 226 flights, millions affected
11/26/14 - TWU Local 568
(CNN) -- Don't be thankful for this morning's sunny, crisp fall weather just yet. A wintry storm is hours away from snarling travel across the East Coast on Wednesday, causing delays of up to six hours on the busiest travel days of the year. About 30 million people from the mountains of North Carolina to Maine could be affected.
Why Immigration Reform Helps American Workers, Too
11/26/14 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 26, 2014 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | With his executive action shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, President Obama gave a whole lot of workers – largely the kind who pass you your burger, mow your lawn, clean your hotel room, bus your table, and pave your driveway – a raise.
Why Immigration Reform Helps American Workers, Too
11/26/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 26, 2014 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | With his executive action shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, President Obama gave a whole lot of workers – largely the kind who pass you your burger, mow your lawn, clean your hotel room, bus your table, and pave your driveway – a raise.
Here’s What ALEC Has In Store for Workers in 2015
11/26/14 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 26, 2014 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The corporate dating service for state lawmakers known as ALEC once again has working men and women in its sights. And not in a good way. Early in December, ALEC (or the America Legislative Exchange Council) will present its plans on empowering corporations, pauperizing workers and eradicating private education in Washington, D.C.
Here’s What ALEC Has In Store for Workers in 2015
11/26/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 26, 2014 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The corporate dating service for state lawmakers known as ALEC once again has working men and women in its sights. And not in a good way. Early in December, ALEC (or the America Legislative Exchange Council) will present its plans on empowering corporations, pauperizing workers and eradicating private education in Washington, D.C.
Happy Thanksgiving
11/26/14 - Working Families' Friend
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Happy Thanksgiving
11/26/14 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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Happy Thanksgiving
11/26/14 - IUEC Local 18
On behalf of all of us, Happy Thanksgiving. May your day be wonderful.
Why Immigration Reform Helps American Workers, Too
11/26/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 26, 2014 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | With his executive action shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, President Obama gave a whole lot of workers – largely the kind who pass you your burger, mow your lawn, clean your hotel room, bus your table, and pave your driveway – a raise.
Here’s What ALEC Has In Store for Workers in 2015
11/26/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 26, 2014 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The corporate dating service for state lawmakers known as ALEC once again has working men and women in its sights. And not in a good way. Early in December, ALEC (or the America Legislative Exchange Council) will present its plans on empowering corporations, pauperizing workers and eradicating private education in Washington, D.C.
Thanksgiving
11/26/14 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
The hall will be closing early on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen on Monday, December 1, 2014. Have a great holiday.
Holiday Organizing Blitz
11/26/14 - AFGE Local 0003
AFGE/NVAC has just announced a NEW Holiday Organizing Blitz from NOW until December 31, 2014.  This does not include previous applications.  This new blitz will be: ·         $100.00 for the new member ·         $100.
What Do Members Think Of The Union?
11/26/14 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
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Happy Thanksgiving
11/26/14 - IUEC Local 10
As the weather man is calling for rain mixing with snow today, the Union Hall and Staff would like to wish the entire body and their families a very Happy Thanksgiving.  We, at the Hall, are thankful this year for the up swing in work and being able to get our "out of work" numbers down the lowest they have been in three years.
Welding Classes Dec 8-19
11/26/14 - BAC Local 2 Washington Idaho Montana
Welding Classes are being offered December 8-19th for BAC Local 2 Washington-Idaho-Montana members as a continuing education opportunity. These classes are also open to apprentices. Call the training center to get on the list. There is limited availaiblity so call today.
Hall Closed
11/26/14 - IBEW Local 648
The union hall will be closed on Thursday, November 27th, and on Friday, November 28th.
Free Training for Members
11/26/14 - AFSCME Local 132
Here is the new training schedule and check it out you can now register online for these great set two trainings. All of these trainings are free for members.
Annual Christmas Party
11/25/14 - Local 333
You are cordially invited to Masters Mates & Pilots annual Christmas Party held at Snug Harbor in the John Noble Museum on December 17th from noon until 4 PM. Questions can be directed to Don Josberger, Ana Victorio, Ron Tucker, Rich Russo, Paul Roura and Mike Riordan.Please RSVP the email address on invitation if you can come with number attending.
URGENT: BULLETIN 14-13
11/25/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
It has been brought to our attention that Bulletin 14-13 was issued on November 18th for the AirTran Flight Attendant Manual, with no apparent advisory to the AirTran Flight Attendants, nor is it reflected on ShareTran or the base monitors.  This is a 12-page bulletin entitled "Communicable Disease Information".
Land's End Uniform Credits
11/25/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
Many Flight Attendants have contacted us regarding -zero- balanced Land's End accounts that no longer reflect their Uniform credits.  After following up with our Uniform liaison, this was done in error, and the credits have been restored.   Uniforms may still be purchased in the AirTran partition until November 30.
2014 POACCSD ELECTION
11/25/14 - Police Officer's Association of CCSD
Online voting for POACCSD President, Sgt at Arms, and 2 Trustee positions will open on 12/15/2014 at 0800 hours and close on 12/16/2014 at 2000 hours.
Important Notice!!
11/25/14 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
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Register here for upcoming trainings
11/25/14 - AFSCME Local 132
Winter Warmth
11/25/14 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
November 26, 2014- As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday and the Black Friday sales don’t forget to remember the kids we are helping this holiday season. The IBEW 21 Days of Giving “Toy and Coat Drive” ends on Tuesday, December 2nd.   The children from My Joyful Heart are grateful for your toy donations this holiday season but with the bitter cold that has already hit our area they are also in need of coats, hats and gloves in sizes up to up adult medium.
Notes From The Woods N' Water
11/25/14 - IBEW Local 659
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NHPA member Len Disesa interview on becoming a NH State Representative
11/25/14 - New Hampshire Police Association
Three new state representatives, Len Disesa of Dover, Eric Eastman of Nashua, and Mary Frietas of Manchester, discuss why they wanted to become a representative.
Thanksgiving closing
11/25/14 - IBEW Local 483
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday IBEW Local 483 will close at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 26th and re-open Monday Dec. 1st at 8:00 a.m.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
11/25/14 - NTEU Chapter 143
Local 6 STEWARD TRAINING is now available.
11/25/14 - IBEW Local 6
IBEW Local 6 will now offer STEWARD TRAINING over a 2 night period in late January.  The class will take place at 55 Fillmore from 4:30pm-8:30pm on Wednesday, January 21st and Thursday, January 22nd.  Class space is limited to (25) so sign up soon by calling the Local 6 Hall at 415-861-5752.

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