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Labor Dept. Blocks Trump-Era Rule Affecting Gig Workers
05/06/21 - Teamsters Local 355
May 6, 2021 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Biden administration on Wednesday blocked a Trump-era rule that would have made it easier to classify gig workers who work for companies like Uber and Lyft as independent contractors instead of employees, signaling a potential policy shift toward greater worker protections.
Blue Cross / Blue Shield Settlement Postcards
05/06/21 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
A number of participants have recently received notices regarding settlement of a class action involving Blue Cross and Blue Shield.  The Fund receives certain services from Blue Cross and Blue Shield and is reviewing claims the Fund has against Blue Cross and Blue Shield.  The Fund cannot provide advice to individual participants regarding the settlement.
Local 458M Union Membership Meeting
05/06/21 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Local 458M Active and Retired Members are eligible to attend our Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, May 12th at 5:00 p.m. All members must register at least 1 day before the meeting, to register, please click on the zoom logo below: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Workers Strike Back: Inside the New Labor Movement
05/05/21 - Teamsters Local 570
May 5, 2021 | LABOR’S FUTURE | We are living through a revivified effort among workers—more likely to be women and people of color and nurses, teachers, and AI scientists rather than soot-covered white men, but nonetheless radicalized like miners of a century ago—to secure more rights, including greater say in how their companies operate.
Workers Strike Back: Inside the New Labor Movement
05/05/21 - Teamsters Local 355
May 5, 2021 | LABOR’S FUTURE | We are living through a revivified effort among workers—more likely to be women and people of color and nurses, teachers, and AI scientists rather than soot-covered white men, but nonetheless radicalized like miners of a century ago—to secure more rights, including greater say in how their companies operate.
Local 776 Family Picnic!
05/05/21 - Teamsters Local 776
What a year it has been; the pandemic has affected everyone in some way or another. Last year many Local 776 events....
National Director Update - April 2021
05/05/21 - AMFA
May 5, 2021 -- We are cautiously optimistic as we continue to see the number COVID-19 cases decline throughout the US, and we are encouraged to see positive trends in air travel. As flights and our workload schedules are becoming more and more packed, remember Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) work tirelessly to ensure the safety and security of the millions of air passengers each day.
CLEAT EXECUTIVE BOARD VOTES NO CONFIDENCE IN THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT (TCOLE)
05/05/21 - TCSOA
Dear Christina,   As you well know TCOLE has been on the insatiable march to expand its power over officers and agencies. It’s players are using the political climate in the aftermath of George Floyd to reach in and upend what’s left of your due process.
Essential Workers Did Not Ask to be Heroes
05/05/21 - Teamsters Local 888
May 4, 2021 | COVID-19 | […] Essential workers had “heroism” foisted upon them by corporate employers who quarantined in palatial estates and ordered their groceries online, and we, satisfied that these “heroes” were selflessly sacrificing themselves in our service, did not ask any questions.
Essential Workers Did Not Ask to be Heroes
05/04/21 - Teamsters Local 570
May 4, 2021 | COVID-19 | […] Essential workers had “heroism” foisted upon them by corporate employers who quarantined in palatial estates and ordered their groceries online, and we, satisfied that these “heroes” were selflessly sacrificing themselves in our service, did not ask any questions.
Possible New York State Retirement Incentive
05/04/21 - UPSEU
take actionSome potential good news for New York State’s public employees! Two bills, sponsored by Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon in the New York State Assembly (A05884), and Senator Pete Harckham in the State Senate (S2722A), would enable public employers to offer a retirement incentive to employees who meet one of the following criteria: 1.
Quarterly Meeting Zoom Link
05/04/21 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
CWA 1120 QUARTERLY LOCAL MEETING     Tuesday  May 18th, 2021  6:00pm via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7148140882.
Grievance Leads to Retro Pay and Wage Increases for Newtown Bus Drivers
05/04/21 - UPSEU Local 1222
UPSEU Local 1222 filed a grievance in late February 2021 on behalf of a Newtown Bus Driver, as a result of the driver’s rate of pay not being increased in accordance with the employee’s first collective bargaining agreement.
Lighting the Path
05/04/21 - UAW Local 4911
Lighting the Path Live Stream 5-5-21 11:30am
Light up the Phones!
05/04/21 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
We have some good news to report today, our internet and phones are back up and working.  As expected we ran into some delays in coordinating the movement of all of our communications services.  Anyone who has worked on orders for types of moves like ours can understand some of the problems we experienced. We would like to thank all of our AT&T members who helped get us up and running over the past few days especially AT&T Member Tom Henzel and our Avaya members Thomas Concannon and Louis Shapiro.
Free College Info Session
05/04/21 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
The Union Plus Free College Benefit makes it possible for you and your family members to earn an associate degree completely online – for FREE. This can save you thousands of dollars and the process is simple.
US Foods Hiring
05/03/21 - Teamsters Local 264
The Buffalo US Foods Location is hiring CLD A Driver. If you're interested in joing our team use the QR Code below or go to:  https://www.usfoods.com/content/usfoods-dce/en/careers/us-foods-opportunities.
Celebration of Life for Charles Moniz Jr.
05/03/21 - IBEW Local 191
Charles Moniz son Charles Moniz Jr's Celebration of Life Details are as follows: A Celebration of Life for our beloved son, Charles, will be held at the Cascade Christian Academy Gymnasium, 600 N Western Ave., Wenatchee, WA, on Friday, May 7, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.
Negotiations
05/03/21 - IBEW Local 191
IBEW LU 191 Members, Negotiations are progressing with another meeting this week!  If more meetings are needed we will schedule them and continue working toward an agreement.  Making sure we do our due diligence we have prepared for CIR as a formality.  This is due to CIR meets in May and then not again until August.
EPMPOA Cookout to Benefit Sgt. Sonny Perez #1587
05/03/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a fundraising cookout (burgers / hotdogs / nachos / drinks / desserts) to benefit Sergeant Santos "Sonny" Perez #1587. It is being hosted by the EPMPOA and EPPD K-9 Section and will be held at the Mission Valley Regional Command Center on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Scholarship Deadline is 5-7-21
05/03/21 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
The IBEW Local Union 21 Scholarship deadline is 4:30 pm, Friday, May 7, 2021.  Scholarships are available to all IBEW Local Union 21 members and their immediate family. Our Local is awarding up to six winners scholarships of $1000 each.  Information and an application can be found here.
USPS Memo and Documents on EFEL OPM Guidance
05/03/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
This email is provided as information only as to what the Postal Service has chosen to do based on the guidance issued by OPM in regards to EFEL. The APWU has reached out to the Postal Service to discuss the guidance.  Attached are 3 documents the Postal Service released this afternoon in regards to the EFEL OPM Guidance.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 4/30/2021
04/30/21 - Teamsters Local 570
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04/30/21 - Teamsters Local 355
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Classic Car Insurance by UnionCare
04/30/21 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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Weekly News Wrap-Up: 4/30/2021
04/30/21 - Teamsters Local 992
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Organized Labor Puts Heat On 3 Democrats to Support PRO Act
04/30/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 29, 2021 | POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE | Senators who haven’t yet voiced support for the Protecting the Right to Organize Act might soon hear from more constituents on the matter. The AFL-CIO labor federation says it’s spending seven figures on television and radio ads aimed at bolstering Senate support for the PRO Act, which would make it easier for workers to join unions.
Office Closure
04/30/21 - IBEW Local 125
Due to the Governor’s mandate the Local 125 Business Office will be closed to the public and all activities until further notice. Please call 503-262-9125 or contact your business representative if you need assistance. Thank you.
May 2021 Uniform Election - Please Vote!
04/30/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Election Day for the May 2021 Uniform Election is on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Attached is a copy of the list of voting locations for viewing and/or download. Polls will be open from 7 AM to 7 PM.
Funeral Services for Retired Officer Harold G. Behl #383
04/30/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Retired Officer Harold G. (Harry) Behl #383, who passed away on March 27, 2021 at the age of 71. (Ret.) Officer Behl served with the El Paso Police Department for 24+ years, from January 1974 until his retirement in July of 1998. Prior to joining the EPPD, (Ret.) Officer Behl served in the U.S.
May Meetings Update
04/30/21 - IUOE 302
Important Meeting Notice Attention all Members: The Executive Board met and decided to cancel all May meetings.  The data on new cases and lack of compliance with the CDC guidelines necessitated the Executive Board’s decision to not put members in harm’s way for exposure at local union meetings.
Emergency EFEL 4 21
04/30/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
Update of EFEL Leave.  Please Read Through This!  The language has changed and includes some of the expectations that they have and the fact that they expect an update from OPM this week.
May General Membership Meeting
04/30/21 - Teamsters Local 264
There will be a General Membership Meeting Tuesday May 4th at 7pm. Because of COVID restriction, you must RSVP to Vicki at (716)668-8007 ext 110 to reserve your place.
Bargaining 2021 - May 6 Rally!
04/30/21 - AFSCME Local 2067
The Union is hosting a Citywide bargaining update and rally Thursday, May 6 from 5-6:15 outside Salem Civic Center. The Mayor and a few City Councilors who helped out with recent safety issues will be joining us.
Proxy Votes
04/29/21 - IBEW local 2325
Verizon will have the annual stockholder's meeting virtually this year on May 13th at 10am. Members should have received their proxy votes in the mail. There are 3 ways you can vote; Online at ProxyVote.
Verizon Home garage and Work From Home extensions
04/29/21 - CWA Local 2222
As a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak, through May 31, 2021 certain Associates designated by management by title, location and work group shall home garage their Company-provided vehicle. The wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment of each Associate designated to home garage will continue to be governed by the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
Verizon Home Garaging Renewal
04/29/21 - CWA Local 2222
As a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak home garaging will be extended through May 31, 2021.
Verizon Work at Home Renewal
04/29/21 - CWA Local 2222
As a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak, work from home has been extended through May 31,2021. We will post the agreement shortly.
Agreement Signed
04/29/21 - CWA 2201
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Organized Labor Puts Heat On 3 Demcrats to Support PRO Act
04/29/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 29, 2021 | POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE | Senators who haven’t yet voiced support for the Protecting the Right to Organize Act might soon hear from more constituents on the matter. The AFL-CIO labor federation says it’s spending seven figures on television and radio ads aimed at bolstering Senate support for the PRO Act, which would make it easier for workers to join unions.
SoFi Load Out Information
04/29/21 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Brothers & Sisters: Please see the attachment to this post regarding the Load Out for SoFi.
Verizon Garaging and Working From Home Extended
04/29/21 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
The garaging from home and working from home agreements between CWA and Verizon has been extended to May 31, 2021.
Executive Board Nominations
04/29/21 - NJLESA
NJLESA Members:  Please be advised that a motion will be put on the floor to relax the union 'by-law' pertaining to meeting requirements so that more members will be eligible to run in this Executive Board election.
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04/28/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
The confirmation vote for the Biden nominees for the Postal Board of Governors is scheduled for today.  Please call the Senators on the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee and urge them to confirm  Ron Stroman, Anton Hajjar, and Amber McReynolds to the USPS Board of Governors.
Special White House Briefing for IBEW May 4
04/28/21 - IBEW Local 332
@media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} White House Briefing Invitation .pdf Register for the briefing here.
On A Day to Mourn Workers Who Died On the Job, COVID-19 Looms Large
04/28/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 28, 2021 | HEALTH & SAFETY | This Workers Memorial Day has a different timbre than previous ones, which have tended to focus on explosions, transportation accidents, falls, trench collapses and other easily measurable events, as opposed to chronic, work-related diseases, which develop over time and take an estimated 95,000 lives a year.
April 28 - Day of Mourning
04/28/21 - Teamsters Local Union No. 91
Local 91 on behalf of the Executive Board, Business Representatives, Staff and Members placed red roses today at the Vincent Massey Park Monument in Ottawa for fallen workers.  Today, April 28 is an important day for sombre reflection to remember those workers who have been injured or killed in the workplace.
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