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Current Legislation
05/03/15 - American Federation of Government Employees
PAY AND BENEFITS LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP Federal pay and benefits continue to be important issues on Capitol Hill, and several bills would impact your take-home pay and retirement if ultimately passed.
May 2015 - Cancer Awareness Month
05/03/15 - Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation
Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month Skin Cancer Foundation Early Detection American Cancer Society Brain Tumor Awareness American Brain Tumor Association Brain Tumor Symptoms - Cancer Research (U.K.) Cancer.net Mayo Clinic Read more by visiting the Health & Wellness Section by clicking here.
Mother of Boston Firefighter Fights for Washing Machines
05/03/15 - Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation
Kathy Crosby Bell, the mother of Michael Kennedy, a Boston Firefighter who lost his life at the Back Back fire in early 2014 testified before a City Council hearing on Firefighter Safety measures that includes installing Washing Machines in all 34 Engine Houses in Boston.
New Member Classes
05/02/15 - Theatrical Stage Employes Local No.4, IATSE
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Free Trade? More Like Fake Trade
05/02/15 - Teamsters Local 888
May 2, 2015 | ECONOMY | Americans are creating tens of millions of jobs in other countries with our purchasing power, and we’re losing tens of millions of jobs in our country, because foreigners are not buying as much of our goods and services. What are they doing? They’re buying our assets. So we lose twice. We lose the jobs, and we are moving further toward national bankruptcy.
Free Trade? More Like Fake Trade
05/02/15 - Teamsters local 570
May 2, 2015 | ECONOMY | Americans are creating tens of millions of jobs in other countries with our purchasing power, and we’re losing tens of millions of jobs in our country, because foreigners are not buying as much of our goods and services. What are they doing? They’re buying our assets. So we lose twice. We lose the jobs, and we are moving further toward national bankruptcy.
Free Trade? More Like Fake Trade
05/02/15 - Teamsters Local 355
May 2, 2015 | ECONOMY | Americans are creating tens of millions of jobs in other countries with our purchasing power, and we’re losing tens of millions of jobs in our country, because foreigners are not buying as much of our goods and services. What are they doing? They’re buying our assets. So we lose twice. We lose the jobs, and we are moving further toward national bankruptcy.
Free Trade? More Like Fake Trade
05/02/15 - Teamsters Local 992
May 2, 2015 | ECONOMY | Americans are creating tens of millions of jobs in other countries with our purchasing power, and we’re losing tens of millions of jobs in our country, because foreigners are not buying as much of our goods and services. What are they doing? They’re buying our assets. So we lose twice. We lose the jobs, and we are moving further toward national bankruptcy.
AFSCME Presidents Show Their Solidarity
05/02/15 - AFSCME Local 1360 Akron City Employees
Dave Shuckert, AFSCME Local 153 Kent State University, Erik Sharp, AFSCME Local 684 Akron City Hospital, George Johnson, AFSCME Local 1360 City of Akron Employees and AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Regional Vice President , Mike McGhee, AFSCME Local 1229 Summit County Employees, and Senator Sherrod Brown show solidarity at the Kent State University.
TWU 568 PICNIC
05/01/15 - TWU Local 568
In Case You Missed It
05/01/15 - Teamsters local 570
  • May Day: 'The Song of the Wage-Slave'.   • The words of dead workers.   • How Gilded Ages end.   • Labor’s letter to Hillary Clinton.   • Former Teamster unveils new folk album.   • LA port drivers strike against stolen wages.   • NFL gives up tax exempt status.
In Case You Missed It
05/01/15 - Teamsters Local 355
  • May Day: 'The Song of the Wage-Slave'.   • The words of dead workers.   • How Gilded Ages end.   • Labor’s letter to Hillary Clinton.   • Former Teamster unveils new folk album.   • LA port drivers strike against stolen wages.   • NFL gives up tax exempt status.
May Day: International Workers' Day
05/01/15 - Teamsters Local 355
May 1, 2015 | LABOR HISTORY | holtlaborlibrary.org  May 1, 1886, became historic. On that day thousands of workers in the larger industrial cities poured into the streets, demanding eight hours. About 340,000 took part in demonstrations in Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Baltimore, Washington, New York, Philadelphia, Boston and other places.
Dues Recovery Information
05/01/15 - UAW Local 602
2015 retired HR218 shoot and other upcoming events!
05/01/15 - FOP Local 7
  The attached flyer is for the 2015 retired HR218 shoot being held at the KPD range. Cost for the shoot will be $70.50 which is also the cost for 2015 dues. Dues can either be paid at the range or sent to me at 6715 W Bonnie Kennewick, WA 99336, check should be made out to FOP Lodge 7.
Member discount for carpet and tile cleaning.
05/01/15 - FOP Local 7
  Under the Son Hard Surface Cleaning and Restoration is offering FOP members a 25% discount off all services.    They specialize in hard surface cleaning (tile and grout, natural stone etc.) and also offer Carpet Cleaning at an already reasonable rate prior to the discount.
The Labor Roots of Baltimore's Anguish
05/01/15 - Teamsters local 570
May 1, 2015 | OPINION | washingtonpost.com   … Since at least the 1970s, the economy’s invisible hand has been diligently stripping tens of thousands of blue-collar jobs from what was once a bustling workshop where steel, cars and planes were made.
The Labor Roots of Baltimore's Anguish
05/01/15 - Teamsters Local 355
May 1, 2015 | OPINION | washingtonpost.com   … Since at least the 1970s, the economy’s invisible hand has been diligently stripping tens of thousands of blue-collar jobs from what was once a bustling workshop where steel, cars and planes were made.
Call or Write Congress Today!
05/01/15 - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
"In 2010, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was narrowly passed to help thousands of individuals and their families seek medical help. But that act will expire soon. A handful of bipartisan lawmakers are trying to renew and make the act permanent. If this doesn't pass, our heroes are in danger of losing medical help.
In Case You Missed It
05/01/15 - Teamsters Local 992
  • May Day: 'The Song of the Wage-Slave'.   • The words of dead workers.   • How Gilded Ages end.   • Labor’s letter to Hillary Clinton.   • Former Teamster unveils new folk album.   • LA port drivers strike against stolen wages.   • NFL gives up tax exempt status.
May Day: International Workers' Day
05/01/15 - Teamsters local 570
May 1, 2015 | LABOR HISTORY | holtlaborlibrary.org  May 1, 1886, became historic. On that day thousands of workers in the larger industrial cities poured into the streets, demanding eight hours. About 340,000 took part in demonstrations in Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Baltimore, Washington, New York, Philadelphia, Boston and other places.
The Labor Roots of Baltimore's Anguish
05/01/15 - Teamsters Local 992
May 1, 2015 | OPINION | washingtonpost.com   … Since at least the 1970s, the economy’s invisible hand has been diligently stripping tens of thousands of blue-collar jobs from what was once a bustling workshop where steel, cars and planes were made.
SPREAD THE WORD!!!!!
05/01/15 - IBEW Local 483
Help BATMAN (aka Alice Phillips) create a human chain to deliver PEANUT BUTTER!!!!!  **See Flyer for Details.
National Day of Action Set for Thursday, May 14
05/01/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
APWU members are turning up the heat with a National Day of Action on May 14 – just one week before the union’s Collective Bargaining Agreement is slated to expire. APWU members will hold events in cities and towns across the country, organized around the theme, “I Stand with Postal Workers.” Click here to find an event near you.
May Day: International Workers' Day
05/01/15 - Teamsters Local 992
May 1, 2015 | LABOR HISTORY | holtlaborlibrary.org  May 1, 1886, became historic. On that day thousands of workers in the larger industrial cities poured into the streets, demanding eight hours. About 340,000 took part in demonstrations in Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Baltimore, Washington, New York, Philadelphia, Boston and other places.
Local 602 Golf Outing July 26
05/01/15 - Lansing Labor News
Local 602's annual charity golf outing will take place on July 26 at Hawk Hollow golf course in Bath.
NATIONAL FOP PRESIDENT CANTERBURY'S RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT OBAMA'S TELEVISED REMARKS
05/01/15 - Longmont Fraternal Order of Police
On Tuesday, April 28th, President Obama made comments about the riots in Baltimore and in an effort to keep a discussion of the many topics he touched on open, I want to offer the following remarks. President Obama explained that the DOJ was on the ground in Baltimore and is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Freddie Gray.
Interpreter Committee Meeting
05/01/15 - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
The committee meeting was very productive Thursday, bouncing ideas regarding interpreters. Currently the Oklahoma Police Department is using the Language Testing International Oral Proficiency Test to certify officers. This helps them on routine calls and investigations. Our goal is to implement the same for all Oklahoma City Offices.
In Case You Missed It
05/01/15 - Teamsters Local 888
  • May Day: 'The Song of the Wage-Slave'.   • The words of dead workers.   • How Gilded Ages end.   • Labor’s letter to Hillary Clinton.   • Former Teamster unveils new folk album.   • LA port drivers strike against stolen wages.   • NFL gives up tax exempt status.
The Labor Roots of Baltimore's Anguish
05/01/15 - Teamsters Local 888
May 1, 2015 | OPINION | washingtonpost.com   … Since at least the 1970s, the economy’s invisible hand has been diligently stripping tens of thousands of blue-collar jobs from what was once a bustling workshop where steel, cars and planes were made.
May Day: International Workers' Day
05/01/15 - Teamsters Local 888
May 1, 2015 | LABOR HISTORY | holtlaborlibrary.org  May 1, 1886, became historic. On that day thousands of workers in the larger industrial cities poured into the streets, demanding eight hours. About 340,000 took part in demonstrations in Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Baltimore, Washington, New York, Philadelphia, Boston and other places.
MIA RAMP SHIFT BID
05/01/15 - TWU Local 568
THE COMPANY HAS POSTPONED THE SCHEDULED SHIFT BID UNTIL FRIDAY MAY 8TH. THIS IS A RESULT OF AA'S OBLIGATION TO ABIDE BY THE CBA SPECIFICALLY ARTICLE 12-D. THE COMPANY FIRST INTENDED TO DELAY POSTING OF A MIAMI CREW CHIEF AWARD UNTIL AFTER BUSINESS HOURS ON MONDAY, WHICH VIOLATES LANGUAGE IN ARTICLE 12-D AND IGNORES THE SENIORITY OF THOSE ELIGIBLE TO BID WITHIN THEIR NEW CLASSIFICATION.
General's Report on Questionable Sales of Historic Post Offices by USPS's Real Estate Firm, CBRE
04/30/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Washington - The Inspector General’s report on the Postal Service’s real estate transactions with CBRE is a stinging indictment of the way the USPS has sold off post offices and other facilities. It is also a condemnation of the cozy relationship between postal management and the world’s biggest real estate company..
National Director’s Monthly Update for April 2015
04/30/15 - AMFA Local 32
To: AMFA Locals and Members Re: National Director’s Monthly Update for April 2015 Date: April 30, 2015 Dear Members: As a follow up to last month’s notice that we would have to find a new lobbying firm in Washington D.C. I would like to announce that we were successful in our search and have retained the firm of Commonwealth Strategic Partners, LLC.
Statement on Governor Bush’s Support For Social Security Cuts
04/30/15 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The following is a statement from the executive director of Social Security Works in response to Governor Jeb Bush’s comments regarding Social Security. “Raising the retirement age is a benefit cut of around 6.5% per year raised, and the age is already going up from 65 to 67,” said Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works.
NATIONAL FOP PRESIDENT CANTERBURY IN RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT OBAMA'S TELEVISED REMARKS
04/30/15 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
On Tuesday, April 28th, President Obama made comments about the riots in Baltimore and in an effort to keep a discussion of the many topics he touched on open, I want to offer the following remarks. President Obama explained that the DOJ was on the ground in Baltimore and is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Freddie Gray.
MAY DAY
04/30/15 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
WORKERS MEMORIAL/MAY DAY There will be a Workers Memorial and May Day Event Friday May 1st at 4pm at the steps of the Poughkeepsie Post Office (55 Mansion St.
FOP President Chuck Canterbury Responds To Comments Made By President Obama
04/30/15 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
April 30, 2015 Statement from President Canterbury For Immediate Release Recently President Obama made comments about the riots in Baltimore and in an effort to keep a discussion of the many topics he touched on open, I want to offer the following remarks.
Federal Arbitrator Orders Reinstatement of “Lion King” Performers, Awards Full Back Pay
04/30/15 - Teamsters Local 767
Disney Teamsters Win Wrongful Termination Case Federal Arbitrator Orders Reinstatement of “Lion King” Performers, Awards Full Back Pay (Orlando, Fla.)—A federal arbitrator has ruled in favor of three character performers who were fired from Disney's Animal Kingdom for refusing to wear unsanitary costumes, the Teamsters Union announced Monday.
REGISTER NOW!
04/30/15 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
The Faculty Guild invites you to a Lunch & Learn event. Enjoy lunch with your colleagues and learn about all that your Faculty Guild has to offer you. To view the invitation click here.
AFT Bowling Night - May 2, 2015
04/30/15 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Please join us for AFT's Bowling Night at Montrose Bowl on May 2, 2015 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. All proceeds from this event will fund the AFT 1521 Foundation Scholarship. Click here to rsvp.
Pacific Power workers in Bend picket for contract
04/30/15 - IBEW Local 659
Bend, Ore.--IBEW Local 125 members employed at Pacific Power hold an informational picket. The Union continues negotiations to secure a new collective bargaining agreement  with Pacific Power. http://www.ktvz.
ATTENTION - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
04/30/15 - Connecticut State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police
ATTENTION - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2015 - STATEMENT FROM NATIONAL FOP PRESIDENT CANTERBURY IN RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT OBAMA'S TELEVISED REMARKS RECOGNIZING THAT THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE MUST BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.
CALL TO ACTION- HICE Bill to eliminate VA Official Time
04/30/15 - AFGE 3rd District
IMPORTANT: This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time or sent to others using government equipment, because it suggests action to be taken in support or against legislation. Do not use your government email address or government phone in contacting your Member of Congress. Please contact your representatives AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TODAY.
TEXTING AND DRIVING
04/30/15 - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
House Bill 1965 states "It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle on any street or highway within this state while using a hand-held electronic communication device to manually compose, send or read an electronic text message while the motor vehicle is in motion." This will be signed by the Govorner soon. So remember: IT CAN WAIT.
Convention Rewind
04/30/15 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Oregon Supreme Court protects PERS retirees
04/30/15 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
The court says those already retired are due their full COLA amounts
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