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July 29, 2014

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Avaya Outsourcing
07/29/14 - CWA Local 7777
Outsourcing of American Jobs Hurts all of us.      STOP THE WAR ON COLORADO WRKERS Avaya Inc is outsourcing Colorado Jobs.  Outsourcing hurts families, students, homemakers, taxpayers, local business and our economy.
Need a Union Taxi Driver?
07/29/14 - CWA Local 7777
Call Union Taxi for all of your transportation needs All are members of CWA Local 7777!     303.922.
Officer Elections
07/29/14 - CWA Local 7777
Bowl-A-Thon
07/29/14 - CWA Local 7777
july 28-29-2014 bargaing
07/29/14 - Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers Union
Giant Eagle Distribution Center Hiring Event August 6th and 7th
07/29/14 - Teamsters Local 249
Check out the link below for details! https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx.
YOUR Union Meetings - Aug 7 & 8
07/29/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
Just a reminder, your Union Council Meetings are scheduled for next week.  All AirTran Flight Attendants in good standing are invited and encouraged to attend.  This is your opportunity to get your questions answered - especially at this time fo great change.
QUEENS AREA LOCAL, APWU DISCOUNTS N.Y. YANKEES TICKETS FOR MEMBERS
07/29/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Recently, Queens Area Local President Ron Suslak finalized another group baseball game ticket  purchase for our members.
A Bill to Get the Labor Movement Back on Offense
07/29/14 - Teamsters local 570
July 28, 2014 | U.S. LABOR | For years, the American labor movement has been on the defensive as it has become harder and harder for workers to join or maintain a union. But some House Democrats are planning a dramatic counter-offensive: a bill that would make union organizing a civil right.
A Bill to Get the Labor Movement Back on Offense
07/29/14 - Teamsters Local 355
July 28, 2014 | U.S. LABOR | For years, the American labor movement has been on the defensive as it has become harder and harder for workers to join or maintain a union. But some House Democrats are planning a dramatic counter-offensive: a bill that would make union organizing a civil right.
Verizon EISP Offer May 2014
07/29/14 - CWA Local 2204
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CWA Occupational Safety and Health Fact Sheet
07/29/14 - CWA Local 2204
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AT&T Relay Center
07/29/14 - CWA Local 2204
CWA LOCAL 2204 MEMBERS AT VA RELAY CENTER GET ONE YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION                We were just informed that  AT&T has finalized the negotiation of a 1 year extension to the VA Relay contract with the VA Department of Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
CWA 74th Convention
07/29/14 - CWA Local 2204
CWA 74th Convention CWA recently held their biennial Convention in Pittsburgh PA on April 22nd and 23rd 2013. There was a lot of work completed in this period of time and some changes to our Constitution and rules that you may be interested in. For full details from each committee and resolutions that were passed, please visit http://www.cwa-union.
SOLIDARITY DAY 2014!!!
07/29/14 - IBEW Local 483
Courts Special Election
07/29/14 - Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
  Courts Special Election  Please see the attached notice for a special election for Chief Steward of the Courts Division.
CA State Federation of Labor Convention
07/29/14 - IATSE Local 33
Local 33 representing at the CA State Federation of Labor Convention in San Diego. Brothers Bill Jones, Darrell Aranda, Peter Marley and Paul Paolasso. If interested, you can see the agenda for the Convention here: CALABORFED.org  You can also keep in contact with the California Stage Federation of Labor at these two locations.
Passing of Brother Norberto Soler
07/29/14 - TWU Local 568
The Local has just now been advised of the unfortunate passing of our Brother Norberto Soler. Viewing information for today is attached. Brother Soler is a TWU 568 retiree and will be truly missed. Please hold his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
What Happens Next
07/29/14 - AFA-CWA Frontier Airlines MEC/LEC
We are AFA, Get Involved.
The Median Family Is Worth One Third Less Than It Was A Decade Ago
07/29/14 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Median household wealth has fallen by 43 percent from its pre-recession peak in 2007, according to a new study from the Russell Sage Foundation. It has fallen so far that the median household is worth less now than it was in 2003. But the wealthiest 10 percent of families haven’t faced that pain, and are worth far more on average than they were in 2003.
Membership Meeting
07/29/14 - Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
  For a reminder the Membership meeting is tomorrow, July 30th at 1000 hours. The meeting will be at the International Masons Hall located at 2101 Gratiot Ave in Detroit.
Oral Communication / Public Speaking
07/29/14 - IBEW Local 6
EWMC will be hosting a two day seminar on communication. Learn how to clearly and precisely communicate with your co-workers, contractors, inspectors and clients. July 31st & August 5th 4:30pm - 6:30pm SFJATC 4056 Mission St. SF CA RSVP to Molly at: mollym@sfjatc.
Teen found guilty of murder in 2012 fatal beating of El Paso police officer
07/29/14 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Jurors took about five hours Monday to convict a 19-year-old man of murder in the beating death of an El Paso police officer in 2012. Juan Antonio "Johnny" Gonzalez now faces between five and 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The sentencing phase of the trial continues Tuesday.
A Bill to Get the Labor Movement Back on Offense
07/29/14 - Teamsters Local 992
July 29, 2014 | U.S. LABOR | For years, the American labor movement has been on the defensive as it has become harder and harder for workers to join or maintain a union. But some House Democrats are planning a dramatic counter-offensive: a bill that would make union organizing a civil right.
The Myron Matthews Classic Bowling Tournament & Celebration
07/29/14 - IBEW Local 6
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GCC/IBT LOCAL 285M IS GOING TO HAVE AN ADULT NIGHT OUT
07/29/14 - Local 285-M
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Press Release: FAA Seeks $12 million Civil Penalty Against Southwest Airlines
07/28/14 - AMFA Local 32
Press Release: FAA Seeks $12 million Civil Penalty Against Southwest Airlines Today, the FAA has announced a proposed fine to Southwest Airlines (SWA) regarding maintenance done at outside vendors. You can read the entire press release below.
Womens Committee Backpack Rally
07/28/14 - UAW local 602
East Haven BOE Security Guards Vote Unanimously for UPSEU
07/28/14 - UPSEU
In a secret ballot election conducted by the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations (CSBLR) on July 25, 2014, the East Haven Board of Education Security Guards voted unanimously to join UPSEU.
Union News Express 2014-03
07/28/14 - Denver Metro Area Local APWU
Message From the President By John A. Ancona, President I would like to bring everyone up to date on what’s been going on.  In May we had our State Convention in Grand Junction, CO.  At the State Convention, all the local unions in the state of Colorado got together and discussed resolutions that we would like to take to the National Convention.
July 2014 Grapevine
07/28/14 - AMFA Local 32
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Press Release: FAA Seeks $12 million Civil Penalty Against Southwest Airlines
07/28/14 - AMFA
July 28, 2014 -- Today, the FAA has announced a proposed fine to Southwest Airlines (SWA) regarding maintenance done at outside vendors. AMFA is a staunch supporter of safety, and as is a steady theme in our current contract negotiations with SWA, we believe that our members provide the best maintenance available and should always be the providers of choice. AMFA’s membership is comprised of highly skilled, trained, and professional aircraft maintenance technicians who take their mantra, “Safety in the air begins with quality maintenance on the ground,” seriously. We look forward to working with Southwest Airlines now and in the future, and support any attempt to have more work done in-house and by our members.
Brother Robert B. Thompson
07/28/14 - IBEW Local 387
WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY FROM THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF I.B.E.W. LOCAL UNION NO. 387, OUR BROTHER ROBERT B. THOMPSON PASSED AWAY ON JULY 23, 2014. BROTHER THOMPSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2014, AT MENKE FUNERAL HOME, 12420 N. 103RD AVE., SUN CITY, AZ.  THE SERVICE WILL BEGIN AT 10:00 AM WITH A RECEPTION TO FOLLOW.
American Airlines next stop: Cap-Haïtien, Haiti
07/28/14 - TWU Local 568
By Jacqueline Charles-MIAMI HERALD-Monday, 07.28.14 American Airlines will become the first U.S. major carrier to offer daily, nonstop service to Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, the country’s second largest city.       Haiti’s historical mecca is expanding to the world.
Business Groups Alarmed by Rise of 'Micro-Unions'
07/28/14 - Teamsters local 570
July 28, 2014 | ORGANIZING | Business groups are sounding the alarm over decisions from the NLRB that they say would make it easier for small groups of people to create "micro-unions" un the workplace….Industry fears the arrangements could create havoc by forcing companies to bargain with multiple unions at the same work site.
Business Groups Alarmed by Rise of 'Micro-Unions'
07/28/14 - Teamsters Local 355
July 28, 2014 | ORGANIZING | Business groups are sounding the alarm over decisions from the NLRB that they say would make it easier for small groups of people to create "micro-unions" un the workplace….Industry fears the arrangements could create havoc by forcing companies to bargain with multiple unions at the same work site.
Right to Work, Here we go again
07/28/14 - NH AFL-CIO
MANCHESTER, N.H. —It might be midsummer, but what could be one of the signature issues of next year's legislative session was under the spotlight in Manchester on Thursday. Click to watch News 9's coverage.
UAW endorsements for August 5 primary
07/28/14 - Lansing Labor News
The Region 1D Capital Area CAP Council has endorsed a number of candidates in the August 5 primary. Please be sure to vote, and please consider our endorsed candidates, as they support us.
Local 87 supports GET Strike
07/28/14 - Teamsters Local 87
Local 602 Alt Districts 6 and 8 Candidates
07/28/14 - Lansing Labor News
Local 602 will hold elections for Alternate Districts 6 and 8 Committeepersons on August 5 and 6. Please see this pdf for names of candidates and election information.
Business Groups Alarmed by Rise of 'Micro-Unions'
07/28/14 - Teamsters Local 888
July 28, 2014 | ORGANIZING | Business groups are sounding the alarm over decisions from the NLRB that they say would make it easier for small groups of people to create "micro-unions" un the workplace….Industry fears the arrangements could create havoc by forcing companies to bargain with multiple unions at the same work site.
Steward Story: Mike Bandy
07/28/14 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Chief Steward, Mike Bandy reported that he “…went from high school to the U.S. Navy, and then to a place with no union. You could come to work one day and the employer could say, 'you are no longer needed' and that would be it for you. No more job. There was no job protection and it was scary. I retired from the Navy after 20 years.
Business Groups Alarmed by Rise of 'Micro-Unions'
07/28/14 - Teamsters Local 992
July 28, 2014 | ORGANIZING | Business groups are sounding the alarm over decisions from the NLRB that they say would make it easier for small groups of people to create "micro-unions" un the workplace….Industry fears the arrangements could create havoc by forcing companies to bargain with multiple unions at the same work site.
Arkansas Young Workers Conference
07/28/14 - Teamsters Local 878
Last week Teamsters Local 878 was able to send a few of our younger Teamster members to the Arkansas AFL-CIO's Young Workers Generation U Conference.
UGLIEST CONVENTION EVER
07/28/14 - OPWU
I just returned from the APWU Biennial Convention held in Chicago, Illinois.  There were a total of 1900 delegates from 305 locals across the United States.  Ohio was represented by the OPWU, Columbus, Springfield, Tri-County, Lake Geauga, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Akron, Lorain County, and Youngstown.  We had 50 delegates which is less than half that has attended past conventions.
Election Results
07/28/14 - IATSE Local B4
Congratulations to Florence Lewis, Secretary and Judy Yee, Member at Large. A special thanks to Kathleen McLaughlin, Carol Arlauskas and Susan Epstein for for their candidacy and showing support for our Union.
Memorial Motorcycle Ride & Raffle
07/28/14 - Teamsters Local 449
Teamster member Bill Wilson tragically lost his son overseas in Afghanistan.  Please join the memorial ride on Sunday, August 24th.

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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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