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2021 Operation Back Pack Event
08/02/21 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
We are seeking volunteers to assist with this project.  If you would like to participate please contact Laborers' 264 at 816.361.1000 during regular business hours.
ALERT - Support for the Leader Bank Pavilion
08/02/21 - IATSE Local B4
Jim has sent out a "call to action" to assist the Leader Bank Pavilion becoming a Union House.  The first meeting is August 2nd.
Suspension of Local 71 Meetings Due to COVID-19
08/02/21 - IUEC Local 71
Brothers and Sisters, Due to the recent rise in cases of COVID-19, the Officers of Local 71 wish to inform all that all meetings of Local 71 are suspended until further notice.  This includes: Local 71 Union Meeting which takes place on the 2nd Monday of the month (we will not be holding the meeting outdoors).
Why America Needs Union Workers to Drive the Success of A National Infrastructure Program
08/02/21 - Teamsters Local 570
Aug. 2, 2021 | JOBS | […] As America embarks on a historic modernization of roads, bridges, water systems, airports, schools, manufacturing facilities, and other infrastructure, it’s essential that the nation’s highly skilled union workers supply the raw materials and parts as well as the labor for these publicly funded projects.
Why America Needs Union Workers to Drive the Success of A National Infrastructure Program
08/02/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 2, 2021 | JOBS | […] As America embarks on a historic modernization of roads, bridges, water systems, airports, schools, manufacturing facilities, and other infrastructure, it’s essential that the nation’s highly skilled union workers supply the raw materials and parts as well as the labor for these publicly funded projects.
Local 776 Newsletter
07/31/21 - Teamsters Local 776
Recently Local 776 mailed the Summer 2021 edition of the "Local 776 Review" to the membership. If yours was...
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 7/30/2021
07/30/21 - Teamsters Local 570
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How Unions and Their Allies Are Trying to Hold Amazon Accountable
07/30/21 - Teamsters Local 570
July 30, 2021 | LABOR/COMMUNITY ACTION | Amazon founder and Richest Man in the World Jeff Bezos got shot into space on his very own rocket on July 20, two weeks after retiring and handing off the company to a successor, Andy Jassy, who previously ran Amazon web services. The spectacle received breathless media coverage.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 7/30/2021
07/30/21 - Teamsters Local 355
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Hoffa: New NLRB Members Will Ensure Workers Are Heard
07/30/21 - Teamsters Local 570
July 30, 2021 | LABOR LAW | The Senate confirmed two labor union attorneys this week to serve on the National Labor Relations Board. In a statement issued today, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said, “For too long, workers’ efforts to join together and bargain for fair wages and working conditions have been stymied at the NLRB.
Proposed Buy American Changes Will Boost American Jobs
07/30/21 - Teamsters Local 888
July 28, 2021 | JOBS | The Biden administration unveiled a new proposed regulation today that would ensure purchases made by the federal government support products manufactured and services provided by American workers, following through on a promise President Biden made when he first took office earlier this year.
AFGE Member Appreciation Picnic
07/29/21 - AFGE Local 1647
     AFGE Member Appreciation Picnic Locals 2809 - SSA, Local 1647 – TYAD, Local 1699 – VA Members and Family of other AFGE Locals also welcome When:    Sunday, September 19, 2021 Sign up at Union Office 5-7789 Sign up By August 19th 2021 Times:  Park hours 12:00-7:00pm, Lunch served at 2:00pm.
Biden's American Jobs Plan Update
07/29/21 - IBEW Local 332
The IBEW is at the heart of President Biden’s proposed infrastructure bill, the American Jobs Plan, and would be the largest investment in American infrastructure since World War II.
APWU Statement on Mandatory Vaccination for Federal Employees
07/29/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
Various media outlets have reported that the White House is considering mandatory COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for federal employees. Maintaining the health and safety of our members is of paramount importance.
Postal Board of Governors Up Coming Meeting
07/29/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
Here is the link about the upcoming BOG Meeting.  I encourage all of you to register to make public comment at this meeting. https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2021/0727-board-of-governors-to-meet-aug-6.htm We must stop the destruction of the postal service by firing PMG DeJoy and replacing Bloom.
Virtual Meetings
07/28/21 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
Due to the recent COVID-19 Delta variant outbreak in the Kansas City Metropolitan area effecting labor, we are going to meet virtually for the next two (2) months (August & September).  This will give those who are not yet vaccinated time to be fully vaccinated before we meet in person in October.
2021 KC Labor Car & Bike Show Event
07/28/21 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
REGISTER NOW.
Worker Power
07/28/21 - Teamsters Local 888
July 28, 2021 | COMMENTARY | Imagine a world where workers have real power. In this world, workers are paid a living wage, are protected by a strong union, and wield enough political clout to ensure Congress passes pro-worker laws. Corporations can’t treat them like robots and abandon communities to find cheaper labor elsewhere.
Worker Power
07/28/21 - Teamsters Local 570
July 28, 2021 | COMMENTARY | Imagine a world where workers have real power. In this world, workers are paid a living wage, are protected by a strong union, and wield enough political clout to ensure Congress passes pro-worker laws. Corporations can’t treat them like robots and abandon communities to find cheaper labor elsewhere.
Proposed Buy American Changes Will Boost American Jobs
07/28/21 - Teamsters Local 355
July 28, 2021 | JOBS | The Biden administration unveiled a new proposed regulation today that would ensure purchases made by the federal government support products manufactured and services provided by American workers, following through on a promise President Biden made when he first took office earlier this year.
The Pandemic Was Bad for Workers. Can Shareholders Turn Things Around?
07/28/21 - Teamsters Local 992
July 28, 2021 | ECONOMY | One would have to forgive the American worker for feeling under siege lately. Statistics show that lower-paid workers lost the most jobs during the pandemic. Nearly half of American workers have suffered mental health issues since the start of the pandemic.
Real News - July 2021
07/28/21 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Coming Soon.
All Apprentices
07/28/21 - IUEC Local 10
As you should all know by now, school will be starting, IN PERSON, in August 2021.  You should be checking your NEIEP email to get the details of what class and teacher you will have.  It will also give you the night you will be attending school.  This is YOUR NEIEP EMAIL, NOT YOUR PERSONNEL EMAIL.
2021 Local 743 Fair Share Fee Notice
07/28/21 - Teamsters Local 743
The right by law to belong and participate in a union is a very important right. You also have the right to refrain from becoming an active member by paying a reduced monthly fee to the union.
Blood Drive at El Paso Police Headquarters
07/28/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages its members to participate in a blood drive being held by Vitalant at Police Headquarters on Thursday, July 29, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The blood drive will take place in Vitalant's Blood Mobile in the Davita Dialysis parking lot on Montana Ave.
Covid Exemptions
07/28/21 - IATSE Local 33
To all Brothers and Sisters and all Local 33 referrals: Please see the attachment to this post regarding Covid Exemptions.
CAT Call
07/28/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
Attention Local/State Officers and Stewards APWU is Calling on all activists to “MEOW” with the “CATS” (Collective Action Teams) on a Special “CAT” Call  Friday, August 6, 2021, 4pm - 5:30pm EST We want you to tell us what your local/state needs from us to help mobilize your membership in support of contract negotiations.
Worker Power
07/28/21 - Teamsters Local 992
July 26, 2021 | COMMENTARY | Imagine a world where workers have real power. In this world, workers are paid a living wage, are protected by a strong union, and wield enough political clout to ensure Congress passes pro-worker laws. Corporations can’t treat them like robots and abandon communities to find cheaper labor elsewhere.
3Q21 Surplus
07/27/21 - CWA Local 1123
Verizon Members: See attached 3Q21 Surplus.
Scholarship Golf Tournament
07/27/21 - Teamsters Local 264
Teamsters Locals #264 and #449 would like to thank you for another successful Charity Golf Outing! All proceeds raised will go to the Teamsters Scholarship Fund.  Check out the photo gallery so see more photos from that day.
Fun Days at Cedar Point~Tickets $39.
07/27/21 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
FUN DAYS WITH THE A.P.W.U. at Cedar Point: Aug. 12, 13, 14, 15, Sept. 12, 19, or 26, 2021 $39.00 USERNAME:  CLEAPWU PASSWORD:  apwu   OTHER IMPORTANT RATE INFORMATION: DISCOUNTED PARKING:  $12.50 DRINK WRISTBANDS:  $9.07 FOOD DEAL:  $15.
Get Out and Vote By August 3rd!
07/27/21 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
Every election matters.
The Pandemic Was Bad for Workers. Can Shareholders Turn Things Around?
07/26/21 - Teamsters Local 355
July 26, 2021 | ECONOMY | One would have to forgive the American worker for feeling under siege lately. Statistics show that lower-paid workers lost the most jobs during the pandemic. Nearly half of American workers have suffered mental health issues since the start of the pandemic.
The Pandemic Was Bad for Workers. Can Shareholders Turn Things Around?
07/26/21 - Teamsters Local 570
July 26, 2021 | ECONOMY | One would have to forgive the American worker for feeling under siege lately. Statistics show that lower-paid workers lost the most jobs during the pandemic. Nearly half of American workers have suffered mental health issues since the start of the pandemic.
Worker Power
07/26/21 - Teamsters Local 355
July 26, 2021 | COMMENTARY | Imagine a world where workers have real power. In this world, workers are paid a living wage, are protected by a strong union, and wield enough political clout to ensure Congress passes pro-worker laws. Corporations can’t treat them like robots and abandon communities to find cheaper labor elsewhere.
The APWU Health Plan will conduct the 36th Annual Open Season Seminar virtually
07/26/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
The APWU Health Plan will conduct the 36th Annual Open Season Seminar virtually. As life begins to get back to normal, preparation for this event took place during the height of the pandemic. We are confident that we have the tools and resources to allow for HPR engagement and learning with Health Plan presenters facilitating live presentations in an online setting.
August General Membership Meeting
07/26/21 - Teamsters Local 542
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Frontier Contract Extension
07/23/21 - CWA Local 2222
Good afternoon, all. This is to notify you that the CWA and Frontier WV Inc. contract extension has been ratified by the bargaining unit. Congratulations to all for a job well done.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 7/23/2021
07/23/21 - Teamsters Local 570
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Picnic Rescheduled
07/23/21 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
Dear Brothers & Sisters, Due to covid concerns and the increase in cases being reported, PERA has canceled our September 25, 2021 picnic date. Your Solidarity Committee has reserved a new picnic date of March 19, 2022 with PERA, and will put out more information as we get closer to that date and see how things have progressed regarding covid.
Free Notary for all Members
07/23/21 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
Another Union Member benefit for our members.  Our office secritary is a Notary and is able to provide Notory Service to all CWA Members FREE.
XPO Logistics
07/23/21 - Teamsters Local 776
Drivers at XPO Logistics in Trenton, New Jersey made history of their own on Saturday....
Justin Bieber Post Event & Overnight Crew Parking at SoFi Stadium
07/22/21 - IATSE Local 33
All Referals Working the Load Out @ SoFi Stadium: This is regarding Justin Bieber Post Show & Load Out Crew Parking info @ SoFi Stadium.  Please download to your phone or print out parking pass. Please see attachment to this Post/Email.
Sunrise Dental Presents.... August Clay - Shoot
07/22/21 - IBEW Local 659
Sunrise Dententa presents.... August Clay Shoot August 21, 2021 at 9:00AM.  If you would like to participate please complete the Shooters section (see attachment page 2) and contact Kristy Blake at kristy@sunrisedental.com or (360) 589-0198 or mail to: Sunrise for Children C/O Kristy Blake 6910 NE 72nd Ave.
Open Letter to Stanley McCammon
07/22/21 - Teamsters Local 231
An Open Letter to Joshua Green Corporation CEO Stanley McCammon, from Teamsters Local 231 Secretary-Treasurer Rich Ewing July 22, 2021 Dear Mr. McCammon, In 2017 the Joshua Green Corporation was awarded the Heritage/Legacy Award at the Family Business Awards for demonstrating outstanding stewardship of legacy enterprises.
We Are Zoomers and We Want the PRO Act
07/22/21 - Teamsters Local 570
July 22, 2021 | VIEWPOINT | Gen Z and Millennials are facing a bleak economic future.
Striking to End ‘Suicide Shifts,’ Frito-Lay Workers Ask People to Drop the Doritos
07/22/21 - Teamsters Local 355
July 22, 2021 | STRIKES | Hundreds of Frito-Lay workers in Topeka, Kan., are in their third week of a strike, citing so-called "suicide shifts" and poor working conditions at the manufacturing and distribution plant at a time when the company's net revenue growth has exceeded all of its targets.
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