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August 27, 2014

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No outrage against attempted murder of police officers
08/29/14 - Spokane Police Guild
Over the last 72 hours, there have been a number of attempted murders of police officers in Los Angeles County, yet there has been no community or media outrage.
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS!
08/27/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
Please click on the PDF file below to view the Notice of Nominations of Officers and Chief Stewards.
Inequality: Rebuilding the Middle Class Requires Reviving Strong Unions
08/27/14 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 27, 2014 | LABOR DAY REPORT | American now suffers the most extreme inequality of the industrial world, as the broad middle class continues to sink. Why does the U.S. no longer enjoy widely shared prosperity? The most popular explanations focus on the changes wrought by globalization and technology, and the transition to a service economy.
Notice of Nominations and Elections
08/27/14 - CWA Local 1103
Inequality: Rebuilding the Middle Class Requires Reviving Strong Unions
08/27/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 27, 2014 | LABOR DAY REPORT | American now suffers the most extreme inequality of the industrial world, as the broad middle class continues to sink. Why does the U.S. no longer enjoy widely shared prosperity? The most popular explanations focus on the changes wrought by globalization and technology, and the transition to a service economy.
Labor Day 2014
08/27/14 - Carpenters Union Local 427 and Interior Systems Union Local 1306
It is time, once again, for our annual Labor Day Parade and picnic. On Monday September 1st we are gathering downtown at 9am, at 16th and California, for the annual Labor Day parade.  Please come down and walk the route with us as we show off our UBC pride and hand out candy to the little ones along the way.
You’ve Been Challenged!
08/27/14 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
The Officers of IBEW Local 21 were dared to help find a cure for Alzheimer's Disease (ALS) by participating in the Ice Bucket challenge. Mindful of their obligation to make a difference in the communities where they live and work they accepted the challenge and are also making donations to fight ALS.In turn, they challenged the IBEW 21 Executive Board, Staff, Renew Group, and members to also help in finding a cure for ALS. If you accept the challenge please post your videos on our Facebook page IBEW Twenty One and make a donation at als.net.
Inequality: Rebuilding the Middle Class Requires Reviving Strong Unions
08/27/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 27, 2014 | LABOR DAY REPORT | American now suffers the most extreme inequality of the industrial world, as the broad middle class continues to sink. Why does the U.S. no longer enjoy widely shared prosperity? The most popular explanations focus on the changes wrought by globalization and technology, and the transition to a service economy.
West Islip School District Members Approve New Pact
08/27/14 - UPSEU
A new agreement negotiated on behalf of UPSEU West Islip members was approved by the overwhelming majority of the unit.
Newsletter
08/27/14 - IBEW Local 191
Local 191 will be starting up the newsletter on a quarterly basis with the first one coming out in October. The newsletter staff would like to have articles from the members as well as staff and officers. We would like to include jobsite crew photos and jobsite information. Deadline for submitting articles and/or photos will be September 19. You can submit all articles and photos by email to tim.
Travel Staus
08/27/14 - IBEW Local 191
Brothers and Sisters, due to the amount of work in Local 191's jurisdiction, "traveling status" will no longer be available to Local 191 members. Per the Rules of Referral "when job calls are going unfilled for an extended amount of time, Local 191 will be sending letters to the last known address giving traveling members 30 days to return home.
EPPD Wins "Badges vs. Badges" Trap Shoot Competition
08/27/14 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
On August 2, 2014, a team of current and retired El Paso Police Officers participated in the Inaugural “Badges vs. Badges” Shotgun Shootout. The event, a competition featuring members from local public safety agencies was held at the El Paso Skeet and Trap Club.
SCHOLARSHIPS!
08/27/14 - Teamsters Local 231
Congratulations to Riley Wendling, daughter of Peg Wendling, City of Bellingham S & P, who was selected as a $10,000 James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship recipient.  She also received a $500 scholarship from the International Teamster Women's Caucus.  Riley graduated from High School with a 3.
OSHA Extended/Unusual Work Shifts Guide
08/27/14 - CWA Local 3176
Brothers and Sisters, Please read the information below provided by OSHA.gov website. Just remember, if you are feeling any of the symptoms listed and feel unsafe to continue your job past the end of your normal shift, notify your supervisor safety condition. If they refuse to let you go home, ask them to provide that notification in writting. https://www.osha.
Boilermaker Position, Lafarge North America
08/27/14 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Lafarge North America has a Boilermaker position available.
Machinists Union Files For Mediation at Southwest Airlines
08/27/14 - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
After more than two years of direct talks with Southwest Airlines, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced it filed for mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB), the federal agency that oversees contract negotiations in the airline industry.
SLC Tentative Agreement & Contract Ratification Notice
08/27/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
All other Contract Articles not in this package are unchanged.
Vacation Buy Back
08/26/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
This year, with the provisions of Section 8.F - Vacation Buyback of the Flight Attendant Agreement, all LUS Flight Attendants (East and West) have the opportunity to bid Vacation Buyback in the annual Vacation Award schedule. Flight Attendants can elect to be paid out for vacation days during the vacation year. Think of this as better-called vacation “Payout”.
Bargaining-Team Elections Open Now
08/26/14 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Vote here!You need to be a member to vote. Follow the link above, log into the ezone and you will see a message announcing the election and giving you a link in the event you need help voting. If you are not a member and you want to join, you can download a card by clicking on the green link on the top menu bar of this page. Print it, fill it out, scan it and email to fvehafric@oregonafscme.
Why the McDonald's Labor Decision is Important
08/26/14 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 26, 2014 | WAR ON WORKERS | The fact that our government has not caught up to the altered nature of relationships between working people and their employers has allowed corporations to deny responsibility for the labor conditioned in the factories and offices that produce the build of the goods they sell and serviced they provide.
13th Annual 9-11 Memorial Run
08/26/14 - FOP Local 7
13th Annual 9-11 Memorial Run When:    Thursday - September 11, 2014 Where:   Kennewick Police Department Time:     0830 hours Course:   Kennewick PD, west on 4th Ave, south on Union St. to the 9-11 Memorial at the Southridge Sports Complex.
13th Annual 9-11 Memorial Commemoration
08/26/14 - FOP Local 7
13th Annual 9-11 Memorial Commemoration September 11, 2014 The City of Kennewick and the Fraternal Order of Police Presents “The Honor Guard Watch” Located at: Southridge Sports & Events Complex: 2901 Southridge Blvd. Kennewick, WA 99338 PROGRAM 6:30 a.m.
Why the McDonald's Labor Decision is Important
08/26/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 26, 2014 | WAR ON WORKERS | The fact that our government has not caught up to the altered nature of relationships between working people and their employers has allowed corporations to deny responsibility for the labor conditioned in the factories and offices that produce the build of the goods they sell and serviced they provide.
Inglewood Forum VMA Check Info
08/26/14 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers and Sisters, From Brother John “JB” Beringhele;   The Inglewood Forum check can now be picked up on Thursday, between the hours of 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm,  after that, they will be mailed.
From the Desk of Business Agent Theater
08/26/14 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers and Sisters, Anyone working the Grand Park “Made In America” Production, should park in the lower floors of the Music Center Complex.  If you think you will be working there for three (3) days or more that week, you should buy the weekly at $21.00.  The rate is $8.00 per day, so you will have to decide the first day you arrive, how you’re going to pay.
Misclassified workers harm economy
08/26/14 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
CHICAGO – Illinois employers wrongly classified nearly 20,000 of their workers as independent contractors rather than full-time employees in 2013, skipping out on more than $250 million in wages and contributions to funds that support laid-off and injured workers, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said today.
LiUNA 393 sponsors hunter safety course
08/26/14 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/laborers-local-sponsors-hunter-safety-course/article_2e95d5b8-3555-541d-a06c-0e68f919e3ed.
LABOR DAY PARADE
08/26/14 - Teamsters Local 814
 CALLING ALL TEAMSTERS!     814 members, family and friends are invited to march in the Labor Day Parade Saturday Sept 6th. The Local 814 contingent will be meeting at West 46th St btwn 5th Ave & 6th Ave. @ 12pm. Free union shirt and lunch provided.  See you there.
IWU Student Democrats named "chapter of the year"
08/26/14 - McLean County Democratic Party
ILLINOIS– The Illinois Wesleyan College Democrats were named the 2014 National Chapter of the Year at the College Democrats of America National Convention, held August 22-24 in Atlanta, GA. At the Convention, College Democrats from around the country gathered to take part in trainings, elect the National Officers, and recognize the previous year’s accomplishments.
COPE Raffle
08/26/14 - IBEW Local 648
BEW, Local 648 Reverse Raffle/ Monte Carlo Night will be held on Friday, September 26th. $10,000.00 cash grand prize. We will be having weekly meetings at the hall on Monday's at 4:00. Call the hall to get your tickets.
Irwindale Speedway
08/26/14 - IATSE Local 33
On behalf of Irwindale Event Center, I'd like to invite IATSE Local 33 to Irwindale Speedway's August 30th event, “Night of Destruction”, Round 2. Because it is on Labor Day Weekend, we wanted to say “THANK YOU” and offer every member of your union a 2 for 1 coupon that is good for 2 adult admissions for only $15 into the event.
Phase 2 Merger CBT Deadline Thursday/Iceland Volcano Update/PBS Training and Mock Bids
08/25/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
Phase 2 Merger CBT Deadline Thursday The August 28 deadline to complete the Phase 2 Merger Computer Based Training (CBT) module is fast approaching. If you have not already done so, please complete this module on time as it is essential in aligning US Airways and American Airlines Flight Attendant policies and procedures.
MEC Benefits Update - August 2014
08/25/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
Health Insurance Cards It is important that you carry your health insurance cards with you while on duty, especially if you are traveling outside the United States. While no one plans on getting ill, it does happen. MedAirewill pay your initial bill in the emergency room and if the doctor comes to your hotel room when out of the country.
Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) Update - Friday, August 22, 2014
08/25/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
Your JNC will resume negotiations with the Company next week beginning on August 26, 2014.  As we mentioned in last week’s JNC Update, these negotiations are being facilitated by a member of the National Mediation Board (NMB).The facilitator has requested the parties to meet an additional three (3) days.
PBS Classes Available at the Flight Training Center in PHX
08/25/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
PBS classes are being offered at the Flight Training Center in PHX on a test basis. Classes begin on August 26, 2014 and will be offered through August 28. All bases are welcome to attend in PHX; this is not a paid training. Future classes will be held in all bases. Register Here for one of the PBS classes in PHX.
Notice of MEC Special MEC Meeting - Washington, D.C.
08/25/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
  US Airways Master Executive Council SPECIAL MEC MEETING NOTICE  September 4 - 5, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. AFA International President Sara Nelson has called a Special Meeting of the AFA US Airways Master Executive Council on Thursday, September 4th and Friday, September 5th.
Young Workers Summit
08/25/14 - UAW Local 602
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General Membership Meetings Resume in September
08/25/14 - UAW Local 602
September 19th Adjunct Workshop - New Contract... New Rules...
08/25/14 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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UNION PLUS SCHOLARSHIP
08/25/14 - IUOE Local 286
The 2014 Union Plus Scholarship is now available online. To apply for a scholarship, please go to www.unionplus.org, click on Legal & Education and follow the steps from there. The application must be completed online before 12:00 p.m., Eastern time on January 31, 2015. The Union Plus Education Foundation is funded in part by donations from Capital One N.A.
ValuJet Flight 592 Memorial Visit
08/25/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
As previously communicated, your AFA Council 57 leaders are planning a visit to the ValuJet Flight 592 Memorial outside of Miami, Florida.  Although August 24th was the final day to RSVP for travel to the memorial, we welcome and encourage all flight attendants to attend with us.
HELP WANTED
08/25/14 - Teamsters Local 264
Allied Frozen Warehouse in Cheektowaga and West Seneca is looking to hire several Full-Time warehouse personnel. The position offers a competitive compensation package including Teamster Health Care. If a family member, friend or neighbor is interested, they should apply at the Cheektowaga Facility located on Allied Drive off of Broadway between Harlem Rd and Union Rd.
Membership Meeting
08/25/14 - Teamsters Local 814
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Boilermaker position available with City of Seattle
08/25/14 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Job Title: Metal Fabricator Job Number: 2014-00916 Salary: $32.32 - $33.
NLRB: Don't Stick Workers with Tax Bill on Lump Sum Back Pay
08/25/14 - Teamsters local 570
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Winter Park/Winter Garden Bargaining Committee Meeting
08/25/14 - CWA Local 3176
Brothers and Sisters, The bargaining committee from Winter Garden/Ocala and Winter Park will meet on Aug 30th, 2014 to discuss the recent ruiling and plan of action for the resuming of bargaing. If anyone has any suggestions they would like to make, pleace CLICK HERE and let us know.
NLRB: Don't Stick Workers with Tax Bill on Lump Sum Back Pay
08/25/14 - Teamsters Local 355
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What an exciting campaign kickoff we had on Saturday! We are delighted to let you know there were 1,500 people in attendance, and that is because of people like you. We sincerely thank you for being there and helping to put a face to the working people whose jobs we are fighting to protect. There is nothing that resonates more deeply with the elected officials upon whom we are relying to pass AB 1839.

There is much work to be done in the months ahead as the bill passes through the Assembly and Senate and ultimately ends up on the Governor’s desk. We will be calling upon you again to join us in these efforts. If you don’t already know who your state representatives are, please visit http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/ and keep their information on hand. This will make it easier for you to contact them when called upon to do so.

We are also collecting personal stories of the workers who have suffered job loss, as well as those who’ve been separated from their families and friends for months at a time to work in states that offer greater tax incentives. If you have a story to tell, please send it to Outreach@BacktoCA.com. Keep an eye on BackToCA.com for information and updates about the campaign to save California's film industry.

You may not realize the impact you have already made just by being there Saturday, but rest assured it was great. We must do everything possible to secure the future of entertainment jobs in California. But it is only through working together, in great numbers, that we can achieve true success.

Thank you so much.

The Entertainment Union Coalition

Outreach@BacktoCA.com

 
 
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