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April 20, 2021

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Investing in Workers Means Justice for Retirees, A Leg Up for the Middle Clas
04/20/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 20, 2021 | OPINION | When work has dignity, everyone can earn a secure retirement. Pensions are critical to the economic security of families who depend on these benefits to afford the rent or the mortgage, their prescription drugs and medical bills, and more.
Investing in Workers Means Justice for Retirees, A Leg Up for the Middle Class
04/20/21 - Teamsters Local 570
Apr. 20, 2021 | OPINION | When work has dignity, everyone can earn a secure retirement. Pensions are critical to the economic security of families who depend on these benefits to afford the rent or the mortgage, their prescription drugs and medical bills, and more.
Investing in Workers Means Justice for Retirees, A Leg Up for the Middle Class
04/20/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 20, 2021 | OPINION | When work has dignity, everyone can earn a secure retirement. Pensions are critical to the economic security of families who depend on these benefits to afford the rent or the mortgage, their prescription drugs and medical bills, and more.
STOP SB1014 Decertification of all Public Sector Unions
04/20/21 - CWA Local 3176
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JUST SAY NO!
04/20/21 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
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Miners’ Union Backs Shift From Coal in Exchange for Jobs
04/20/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 20, 2021 | JOBS | The nation’s largest coal miners’ union said Monday it would accept President Joe Biden’s plan to move away from coal and other fossil fuels in exchange for a “true energy transition” that includes thousands of jobs in renewable energy and spending on technology to make coal cleaner.
IUOE Local 70 Ends Affiliation With St Paul Labor Federation, AFL-CIO Over Mistreatment of National Guardf
04/20/21 - IUOE Local 70
Local 70 is a statewide Union. Many of our Brothers and Sisters are proud members of the Minnesota National Guard. Many of our rank and file are former active-duty military. To allow the actions that occurred last week at the Labor Center to go on unaddressed is totally unacceptable. As we often say, “a disservice to one is a disservice to all”. The National Guard deserves an apology and better than this. Unfortunately, the actions of a few disgruntled misinformed persons at the St Paul Labor Center actively speaking out against the Minnesota National Guard have shined a negative light on all of organized Labor. I
Miners’ Union Backs Shift From Coal in Exchange for Jobs
04/20/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 20, 2021 | JOBS | The nation’s largest coal miners’ union said Monday it would accept President Joe Biden’s plan to move away from coal and other fossil fuels in exchange for a “true energy transition” that includes thousands of jobs in renewable energy and spending on technology to make coal cleaner.
Press Release: VIPER Transitions Announces First Aviation Program Cohort Starting May 2021 in Partnership with AMFA
04/20/21 - AMFA
April 20, 2021 -- The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) is happy to announce a new and unique aviation program designed to train transitioning military members and active-duty spouses in the important and valued craft of aircraft maintenance. The program is being conducted by VIPER Transitions, an organization dedicated to ending veteran suicide through counseling, comradery, and skilled training towards a rewarding career. AMFA is also excited to announce a $10,000 donation to VIPER Transitions towards the purchase of program tooling—an important and necessary component of our craft.
STRONGER TOGETHER
04/19/21 - Teamsters Local 87
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS April 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION NO.
Great News: Western Conference Pension Announces Increase to Accrual Rate
04/19/21 - Teamsters Local 162
Local 162 participated in a region wide conference call with Chuck Mack, Union Chairman of the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust.  Mack announced that as a result of strong financial performance the Trustees approved an increase to the annual accrual rate (one of the calculations used to increase your monthy pension rate on retirement) from 1.2% to 1.6%.
Member Meeting
04/19/21 - Teamsters Local 87
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS April 25, 2021 and May 23, 2021   10:00 a.m. Membership meetings held at  Teamsters Local 87 200 W.
The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 70 stands with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49, "49ers", in their support of the Minnesota National Guard
04/19/21 - IUOE Local 70
Local 49 in the strongest terms, and without equivocation, denounces the treatment of our brave men and women of the Minnesota National Guard by labor leaders there that night. They absolutely do not speak for us in any way. Many of our members serve in the Guard and other branches of the military, and I have heard from some this morning. I want to say to them and to all the men and women that serve
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, APRIL 18
04/17/21 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting for April will be held on Sunday, April 18 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Once again, we will be operating under state COVID-19 guidelines limiting attendance to 50 including officers and staff. Masks are mandatory.
CHICAGO FEDERATION OF LABOR COVID-19 VACCINATION SITES
04/17/21 - Teamsters Local 179
The vaccine distributed will be either Pfizer OR Moderna.
FREE MRI, CT AND PET SCANS THROUGH ABSOLUTE SOLUTIONS FOR MEMBERS WITH INSURANCE UNDER SUBURBAN TEAMSTERS OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS WELFARE FUND
04/17/21 - Teamsters Local 179
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Pension Accrual Rate Increased Again!!!
04/16/21 - Teamsters Local 492
33% Western Teamsters Pension Bonus Granted for Service in Years 2021 – 2023 The Trustees of The Western Conference of Teamsters (WCT) Pension Plan have granted a special three-year 33% pension bonus under the Plan’s contribution account benefit formula for each of the years 2021, 2022, and 2023, increasing the benefit percentage from 1.2% to 1.
OSCAR Museum Parking Info
04/16/21 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers & Sisters: Please see attachment below for the OSCAR Museum Parking.
Crain Communication
04/16/21 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
Crain Communication published an article and our...
Annual Russell G Hansborough Memorial Golf Tournament
04/16/21 - IUEC Local 10
It's time for the annual Local #10 Russell G. Hansborough Memorial Golf Tournament.  This years' tournament is going to be held on Friday, August 6, 2021 at the Bowie Golf Course located at 7420 Laurel Bowie Road, Bowie, MD 20715.  It is an 8:00 am shotgun start, check in will begin at 7:00 am. Bowie Golf Club requires all players to wear appropriate golf attire.
Covid in the News
04/16/21 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
ABC World News Tonight interviews another...
Alvin Thornton's Celebration of Life
04/16/21 - IBEW Local 387
Alvin Thornton's Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the Unity Spiritual Center, 10101 W. Coggins Dr., Sun City, AZ 85351.  The Celebration will begin at 2:00 p.
Union files OSHA complaint
04/15/21 - AFSCME Local 2067
Union leaders filed a complaint with Oregon Occupational Safety and Health on April 13, 2021.
Berg's Going Union Campaign
04/15/21 - IBEW Local 332
Sisters and Brothers, Over the years, Local Union Organizers across our Brotherhood have worked with Bergelectric employees to better their livelihood by joining the IBEW. Thanks to that hard work, hundreds, if not thousands, of former Bergelectric employees are now members of our great Union.
Berg Press Release
04/15/21 - IBEW Local 100
Berg Press Release 4-14-21.
SAFETY SHIRTS
04/15/21 - IBEW Local 191
IBEW LU 191 Members, The local has New Safety Shirts avaliable for sale.
Safety Shirts
04/15/21 - IBEW Local 191
IBEW LU 191 Members, The hall has some new Safety Shirts avaliable for sale.
IBEW Organizing Press Release
04/15/21 - IBEW Local 6
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Local Union 659 is looking for an Assistant Business Manager
04/15/21 - IBEW Local 659
Local Union 659 is currently seeking an Assistant Business Manager for Local 659, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Local Union 659 offers a competitive wage and benefit package, which includes health and welfare insurance, pension, vacation and sick leave. Our office is located in Central Point just north of Medford in Southern Oregon.
Enjoy lunch or dinner out Saturday May 8, 2021
04/15/21 - IUEC Local 10
A well respected restaurant in LaPlata, MD wants to help the Shaw family in this time of sorrow.  Foster's Grille will be having a fund raiser for CJ's family on Saturday, May 8, 2021, all day.  They will donate 20% of all proceeds to the family of Brother Shaw from that day.
Covid on the Rise
04/15/21 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
Our very own, President Jeff Morawski, was interviewd...
Update: IBT Delegates and Alternate Delegates Election
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 542
UPDATE Teamsters Local 542 IBT Delegate and Alternate Delegate Election Ballots were counted on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. However, official notice of the Elections Results will be posted once the the Election Supervisor certifies the election.
Amazon Union Vote Shows Why We Need the PRO Act
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 355
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The Message from the Amazon Union Defeat in Alabama is Clear: Keep Organizing
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 570
Apr. 14, 2021 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | [...] Despite the valiant efforts of the workers, Amazon?—?which has more resources than nearly any company in the world?—?was able to blunt their momentum through its anti-union campaign…. But this is hardly the last word on organizing Amazon.
Scabby: The Law of the Rat
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 570
Apr. 14, 2021 | LABOR LAW | What has sharp teeth, bloodshot eyes, festering nails, looms twelve feet tall, but doesn’t look mean enough to be threatening? Though it might seem like an unlikely subject of cutting-edge labor and constitutional law, the union’s inflatable rat balloon called Scabby has been at the center of these disputes for over a decade.
April 2021 Build Back Better Newsletter
04/14/21 - IBEW Local 332
Dear Sisters and Brothers:  Attached is the third installment of the monthly newsletter that has been initiated  to keep members informed about the new presidential administration. Please read and  circulate it to the general membership. The Biden administration is less than three months old, but it is operating overtime to get the United States back on its feet.
Amazon Union Vote Shows Why We Need the PRO Act
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 992
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America Needs to Empower Workers Again
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 14, 2021 | OPINION | […] Organized labor used to provide a counterweight to corporate influence. Unions were never in a position to match corporate dollar power, but they could offer people power — the ability to mobilize their members and their members’ friends and neighbors in a way corporations couldn’t.
America Needs to Empower Workers Again
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 14, 2021 | OPINION | […] Organized labor used to provide a counterweight to corporate influence. Unions were never in a position to match corporate dollar power, but they could offer people power — the ability to mobilize their members and their members’ friends and neighbors in a way corporations couldn’t.
Amazon Union Vote Shows Why We Need the PRO Act
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr.
America Needs to Empower Workers Again
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 14, 2021 | OPINION | […] Organized labor used to provide a counterweight to corporate influence. Unions were never in a position to match corporate dollar power, but they could offer people power — the ability to mobilize their members and their members’ friends and neighbors in a way corporations couldn’t.
Thank You CWA 1103’s First, First Responders!
04/13/21 - CWA Local 1103
Thank You CWA 1103’s First, First Responders! We would like to thank our members from Orange and Fairfield Connecticut during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. During this last year, our Dispatchers have been met with daunting challenges and unforeseen hardships all while representing their respective communities and this Union with bravery and professionalism.
U.S. Labor Dept. orders New Haven to pay $65,000+ in OT back pay to workers
04/13/21 - UPSEU
NEW HAVEN — The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered the city to pay more than $65,000 in back pay so far to 122 city Public Works and some Parks Department workers after the employees’ union discovered an apparent error in the way the city was calculating overtime pay, the union said. The ruling includes $65,808 in back pay for a two-year period ending on Dec. 31, 2020.
QUALIFIED IMMUNITY - THE FACTS
04/13/21 - Le-Hampton Lodge 35 FOP
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QUALIFIED IMMUNITY - THE FACTS
04/13/21 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
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Harris, Rosen Applaud Teamsters’ Role in Vaccine Rollout
04/13/21 - Teamsters Local 570
Apr. 13, 2021 | COVID-19 | The Teamsters understand what is at stake when it comes to combatting the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Teamsters have been working on the front lines during the pandemic, keeping our communities safe and our economy moving. The union is doing all it can to not only deliver the COVID-19 vaccine, but to create opportunities for members to be vaccinated as well.
Scabby: The Law of the Rat
04/13/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 13, 2021 | LABOR LAW | What has sharp teeth, bloodshot eyes, festering nails, looms twelve feet tall, but doesn’t look mean enough to be threatening? Though it might seem like an unlikely subject of cutting-edge labor and constitutional law, the union’s inflatable rat balloon called Scabby has been at the center of these disputes for over a decade.
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