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April 17, 2014

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Baltimore Hospital Workers Strike for Low-Paid Workers
04/16/14 - Teamsters local 570
April 16, 2014 | SOLIDARITY | Healthcare workers of 1199-SEIU United Workers East struck the Johns Hopkins Hospital for threes days last week. With over 2,000 workers in the unit, the picket line in front of the hospital’s main entrance had from 700 to 1,200 picketers during the day shift picket duty.
Reminder: No Town Hall Meeting This Month
04/16/14 - IUE-CWA Local 83761
The town hall meeting has been cancelled for tomorrow 4/17/2014. The meetings will resume as scheduled the third Thursday of every month at 12:15 & 3:15.
June 2014 Domicile Transfer Award
04/16/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
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A Message from EAP: Strategies for Dealing with the 1st Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing
04/16/14 - AFA US Airways MEC
~~ Anniversaries of tragedies can be difficult times for many.  For some, this first anniversary of the Boston marathon bombing will serve as a powerful reminder of loss.  For others, who felt they had put the tragedy behind them, the anniversary may produce unexpected anxiety or grief.
STOP THE BULL RUN TAKEOVER
04/16/14 - AFSCME Local 189
Join our labor partners knocking on doors to oppose measure 26-156. A appreciation barbecue will follow the event.
Manufacturing is Doing Great — But Not for Workers.
04/16/14 - Teamsters local 570
April 16, 2014 | JOBS | There’s been a lot triumphalism around manufacturing over the past few years. Publication after publication has written about the rise of “insourcing” and “re-shoring,” or bringing back production that long ago had gone overseas.
Baltimore Hospital Workers Strike for Low-Paid Workers
04/16/14 - Teamsters Local 355
April 16, 2014 | SOLIDARITY | Healthcare workers of 1199-SEIU United Workers East struck the Johns Hopkins Hospital for threes days last week. With over 2,000 workers in the unit, the picket line in front of the hospital’s main entrance had from 700 to 1,200 picketers during the day shift picket duty.
Manufacturing is Doing Great — But Not for Workers
04/16/14 - Teamsters Local 355
April 16, 2014 | JOBS | There’s been a lot triumphalism around manufacturing over the past few years. Publication after publication has written about the rise of “insourcing” and “re-shoring,” or bringing back production that long ago had gone overseas.
April 18th Front Page
04/16/14 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
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Scholarship Applications Now Available For Children Of Local 89 Members
04/16/14 - Teamsters Local 89
Applications for Local 89 scholarships for sons and daughters of ACTIVE members of the local union are now being accepted.  Five scholarships will be awarded to male students and five scholarships will be awarded to female students. Each scholarship is for the sum of $1,000.
From Ohio AFL-CIO
04/16/14 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
Brothers and Sisters Primary Election Day is May 6, and early voting is already occurring. I wanted to take a moment to point out a very important Issue on the ballot that will help put local building and construction trades members to work. The Ohio AFL-CIO has endorsed State Issue 1.
Stop Staples Campaign
04/16/14 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
Stop Staples Campaign Protest scheduled for Thursday, April 24th, from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  The protest will be held at the Mayfield Staples store:  5950 Mayfield Road, Mayfield, Ohio  44124. Any questions, please call the Union office:  (216)431-1903.
Pension Concerns...
04/16/14 - Teamsters Local 249
Members who are interested in expressing your pension concerns, below are the addresses to use!  These committees will be comprising the new rules as the Pension Protection Act sunsets in 2014.  Attached is a sample letter to use!! U.S.
Two Rivers joins PSOAA for added benefits
04/16/14 - Oregon AFSCME Corrections
Workers' comp and legal defense issues are two primary benefits
Next Wave offering opportunity to attend AFSCME National Convention
04/16/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Postal Workers Fight Privatization at Staples
04/16/14 - NH AFL-CIO
LMWOOD PARK, Ill. -- On a recent Saturday morning, 500 protesters poured out of a parade of school buses, signs and megaphones in hand, and tried their best to shame a single Staples store just outside Chicago. Among them was Mike Suchomel, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service, who traveled all the way from New Jersey for a nearby labor conference.http://www.huffingtonpost.
BAY VIEW TRAGEDY COMMEMORATION
04/16/14 - DISTRICT COUNCIL 1
The Wisconsin Labor History Society is sponsoring a commemoration of the 1886 Bay View Tragedy on Sunday May 4, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. The Commemoration will take place at the Bay View Rolling Mills Historical Marker on South Superior Street and East Russell Avenue in Milwaukee.
Baltimore Hospital Workers Strike for Low-Paid Workers
04/16/14 - Teamsters Local 992
April 16, 2014 | SOLIDARITY | Healthcare workers of 1199-SEIU United Workers East struck the Johns Hopkins Hospital for threes days last week. With over 2,000 workers in the unit, the picket line in front of the hospital’s main entrance had from 700 to 1,200 picketers during the day shift picket duty.
Manufacturing is Doing Great — But Not for Workers.
04/16/14 - Teamsters Local 992
April 16, 2014 | JOBS | There’s been a lot triumphalism around manufacturing over the past few years. Publication after publication has written about the rise of “insourcing” and “re-shoring,” or bringing back production that long ago had gone overseas.
Moral Monday!
04/16/14 - Teamsters Local 527-S
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APWU to Hold ‘Telephone Town Hall’ Meetings To Discuss Campaign to Stop Staples
04/16/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The APWU will hold two Telephone Town Hall meetings to discuss the campaign to Stop Staples. President Mark Dimondstein will talk with union members about the threat the USPS deal with Staples poses to our jobs — and to the public Postal Service. The Telephone Town Hall meetings are expected to last approximately 30 minutes and will include time for questions from union members..
PayWatch: CEO Pay Hits ‘Insane Level’
04/16/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
It’s good to be a CEO, at least paywise. According to the 2014 AFL-CIO Executive PayWatch, released today, it’s 331 times better to be a CEO than an average worker. PayWatch finds that the average CEO of an S&P 500 company pocketed $11.7 million in 2013, while the average worker earned $35,293..
Beer Bash 2014
04/16/14 - UAW Local 1284
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Council 75 announces endorsements for May 20 Primary Election
04/16/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
The list includes 18 legislators with 100 percent voting records from the '13 session
Officers Elected By Acclamation, April 11, 2014
04/16/14 - UAW local 2200
Washingtonville Police Officers Ratify Contract
04/16/14 - UPSEU
The Village of Washingtonville part time Police Officers ratifiied a successor contract, which was also recently passed by the Village Board. The four year agreement consisits of raises in each year of the contract, as well as language to enhance the equipment officers are provided. They will also recieve a differential for all hours worked in excess of eight within a twenty four hour period.
Brookhaven Fios Meeting
04/16/14 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
Save the Date
04/16/14 - Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO
Teamsters JC37 Announces Endorsements
04/16/14 - Teamsters Local 162
The Joint Council of Teamsters No. 37 Political Screening Committee has announced its endorsements of political candidates in the 2014 primary elections in Oregon.  Candidates are screened and endorsed on the basis of their voting records and positions on issues in the workplace that are important to the Teamsters, our members and their families.
Governor Bans Minimum Wage Increases And Paid Sick Leave Laws
04/16/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
At a time when many states and cities are working passing minimum wage increases, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) has gone in the opposite direction and signed a law banning cities from passing higher wages. The bill also bans them from enacting paid sick days or vacation requirements..
Rising Rents And Flat Wages Mean Americans Can’t Afford To Live In Cities
04/16/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The rent really is too damn high in 90 separate American cities, according to an analysis by real estate analysts at Zillow on behalf of the New York Times. The analysts measured median rent prices as a share of median pre-tax income and found that rent gobbles up more than 30 percent of earnings.
2nd Quarter 2014 per Capita Stamps.
04/16/14 - IATSE Local 33
2nd Quarter 2014 per Capita Stamps are due. Your payment of $50.00 must be received (not Postmarked) at the Local's office by May 01, 2014 in order to avoid suspension and a $100.00 reinstatement fee. Of course of you have made your payment please disregard this notice.
Rory's Rockets
04/15/14 - UAW Local 1284
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1st Annual Motorcycle Run / 2nd Annual Car & Bike Show
04/15/14 - POSPD Officer's Bargaining Unit (affiliated with IBT - Local 117)
On Saturday, June 21st our Union will be conducting two events: The first annual motorcycle run and second annual car and bike show (see attached PDF flyers for more info).
Montana CEOs Paid 61 Times Average Worker, 135 Times Minimum Wage Worker
04/15/14 - Montana State AFL-CIO
2014 Executive PayWatch exposes high paid CEOs in the low wage economy www.PayWatch.org Helena, MT, April 15, 2014 – According to the AFL-CIO’s 2014 Executive PayWatch website, the average CEO of a company based in Montana made $2.2 million, 61 times more than the $36,294 earned by the average Montana worker.
VEBA Update
04/15/14 - UAW Local 1284
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Sock Hop
04/15/14 - UAW Local 1284
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Security Unit reaches long awaited contract TA
04/15/14 - Oregon AFSCME Corrections
Ratification ballots will go out shortly
Maintaining Professional Standards
04/15/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
Working in a shrinking, changing airline operation is always frustrating, creating unique challenges.  This coupled with the added stress of possible unknowns, a merger and upcoming training is likely to result in frayed nerves, and occasionally conflict amongst our Flight Attendants.  The Professional Standards team can help.   What is our Professional Standards team.
Rebuilding Together
04/15/14 - IBEW Local 6
Once again Rebuilding Together is here, Saturday  April 26, 2014. We have 12 jobs lined up for that day, some small and some large. We have put them in order of manpower needed and hope to have a large turn out as in the past. What we need besides volunteers is service vans to run these jobs and if anyone who has a van can contact Steve Powers.
FRA to Issue Proposed Rule on MinimumTrain Crew Size
04/15/14 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Railroad Safety Advisory Committee Approves Other Key Recommendations on Train Securement and Hazardous Materials Regulations WASHINGTON — The U.S.
Available Classes
04/15/14 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 159
To see what classes are available, go to the left column of our homepage.
Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Severson Passes Away
04/15/14 - South Metro MN Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14
Today, we say goodbye to a true warrior. In April of 1991, Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Severson was called to assist the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office in a search for an armed gunman. Robert Reineccius, 25, was wanted in connecti...on with the shooting of a man in Branch, Minnesota the previous day.
Summer Picnic Local 159
04/15/14 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 159
Save the date August 9 2014 at Warner Park Shelter.
Black Lake Retiree Retreat
04/15/14 - UAW Local 1284
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UPS Louisville Air Rider Voted Down
04/15/14 - Teamsters Local 264
The UPS Louisville Air Rider was voted down, 185 to 2,804.
CEO–to–Worker Pay Ratio is 331:1
04/15/14 - Teamsters Local 355
April 15, 2014  | WAR ON WORKERS | High-paid CEOs of low-wage employers are fueling the growing economic inequality. In 2013, CEOs of the Standard & Poor's  (S&P) 500 Index companies received, on average, $11.7 million in total compensation, according to the AFL-CIO's analysis of available data from 350 companies.

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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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