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VW Workers in Tennessee Vote; Test Union Ambitions
04/17/24 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 17, 2024 | ORGANIZING | Last fall the United Automobile Workers union won big pay increases from the Detroit automakers, and the impact rippled quickly through the nonunion auto plants scattered across the South. Afterward, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, Nissan, Hyundai and Tesla raised wages for their own hourly workers in the U.S., none of whom are unionized.
Contract Ratified at Clariant
04/17/24 - Teamsters Local 89
Teamsters Local 89 members at Clariant, a chemical manufacturing and warehousing facility, ratified a new three-year contract on April 15th. The Agreement passed by an overwhelming 97%, the highest in the shop's modern history. The new contract contains historic economic gains for Clariant members across all classifications.
Teamsters #264 Scholarship
04/17/24 - Teamsters Local 264
We are now accepting applications for our 2024 scholarship. Please contact us at (716) 668-8007 x 110 or by email at scholarships@teamsters264.org for an application.
CWA National Issue Survey
04/17/24 - CWA Local 2222
Good Afternoon, CWA National is asking the membership to fill out an Issue Survey form to find out which issues are most important to the members.  The form can be completed in just about a minute. ISSUE SURVEY Direct Link:  http://cwa.
Teamsters Local 492 Wins Historic Grievance Against Sysco for Members
04/16/24 - Teamsters Local 492
4/16/2024- It is with great pleasure that I can report to all our members, that Teamsters Local 492 has won a hard-fought grievance for our Sysco brothers and sisters! On April 03, 2020, a grievance was filed to enforce the forty-hour language in our contract.  This grievance was filed during the Walter Maestas administration, in the early stages of Covid-19.
Stand With Peacehealth Nurses At Their Picket On April 18th
04/16/24 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
Nurses at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center will hold a picket on April 18th from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. outside the hospital at 400 N.E. Mother Joseph Place, Vancouver. Please join these important working people in our community at their picket on Thursday, April 18th! Be sure not to park on PeaceHealth property, and wear your union gear if it you have it.
Union Labor Would Bring Strongest Workforce to Rebuild Key Bridge
04/16/24 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 16, 2024 | COMMENTARY | When President Joe Biden came to Baltimore to survey the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge, he made a promise all of Baltimore and the region desperately needed to hear. “We’re going to move heaven and earth to rebuild this bridge as rapidly as humanly possible.
Union Labor Would Bring Strongest Workforce to Rebuild Key Bridge
04/16/24 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 16, 2024 | COMMENTARY | When President Joe Biden came to Baltimore to survey the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge, he made a promise all of Baltimore and the region desperately needed to hear. “We’re going to move heaven and earth to rebuild this bridge as rapidly as humanly possible.
May General Membership Meeting
04/15/24 - Teamsters Local 90
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Gilbert Elks Inc
04/15/24 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
Good afternoon, Local 266 Members! We are sharing the message below on behalf of retired Lineman and Union brother, JR Iannacone, to make you aware of who he is and what Gilbert Elks Inc is all about, so when you see them on the list of approved Booster charities, you will know what you are supporting.  A message to the Brothers and Sisters from JR.
Family Night Soccer Game Sponsored by Endeavors
04/15/24 - NTEU Chapter 143
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Week Ending 04/12/2024
04/12/24 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Key Bridge collapse is a story about deregulation   • ‘We are the workforce that this country needs’   • The 32-hour workweek is ours for the taking   • NLRB refuses to bow to Space X, Amazon pressure   • Divided Amazon union lurches toward leadership election   • Steelworkers push back against $14B deal for U.S.
The Charleston Cigar Factory Strike
04/12/24 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 12, 2024 | LABOR HISTORY | The Charleston Cigar Factory Strike was a labor strike that involved workers at the Charleston Cigar Factory in Charleston, South Carolina, from October 22, 1945, to April 1, 1946. The strike resulted from the company refusing to institute raises and racial discrimination.
2024 Teamster Local 445 Scholarship
04/12/24 - Teamsters Local 445
ATTENTION MEMBERS WITH GRADUATING SENIORS! Applications for the Teamsters Local 445 Scholarship, in memory of Douglas L. McCauley are available. Deadline to apply: June 28, 2024
2024 WFF Texas Hold'em Event
04/12/24 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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We Are KC Strong Fundraiser
04/12/24 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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Week Ending 04/12/2024
04/12/24 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Key Bridge collapse is a story about deregulation   • ‘We are the workforce that this country needs’   • The 32-hour workweek is ours for the taking   • NLRB refuses to bow to Space X, Amazon pressure   • Divided Amazon union lurches toward leadership election   • Steelworkers push back against $14B deal for U.S.
The Charleston Cigar Factory Strike
04/12/24 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 12, 2024 | LABOR HISTORY | The Charleston Cigar Factory Strike was a labor strike that involved workers at the Charleston Cigar Factory in Charleston, South Carolina, from October 22, 1945, to April 1, 1946. The strike resulted from the company refusing to institute raises and racial discrimination.
SWIRE MEMBERS- CONTRACT VOTE
04/12/24 - Teamsters Local 162
Who: Local 162 members at Swire Coca-Cola What: Contract Offer Explanation and Vote When: Sunday, April 21, 2024, @ 9:00 AM Where: Teamsters Union Hall  1850 NE 162nd Ave.  Portland, OR  97230 Please make every effort to attend this very important meeting! @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px .
Traveling and the Electronic Reciprocal Transfer System (ERTS)
04/11/24 - IBEW Local 551
ARE YOU TRAVELING OUT OF YOUR HOME LOCAL?  If you are traveling and want your benefits to stay with your current home Trust Fund, then you must have an ERTS form on file. Otherwise, your benefits will get dispersed to the current local you are working within. Contact your local union office for assistance with the Electronic Reciprocal Transfer System (ERTS).
Worker Freedom Bill
04/11/24 - CWA Local 7777
Please sign up to support the Worker Freedom Bill!
IBEW Picnic Volunteer List
04/11/24 - IBEW Local 659
LU 659 and the 659 RENEW committee are looking for volunteers who would like to help out with this years picnic.
Unemployment for Strikers Would Balance the Scales
04/10/24 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 10, 2024 | COMMENTARY | A bill that would allow workers on strike to access unemployment insurance is currently under consideration in the Minnesota Legislature.  Working people make our biggest gains on the job when we take collective action.
The Southwest Washington Central Labor Council Is Proud To Support The Klineline Kids Fishing Derby
04/10/24 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
Each spring some 3,000 kids, their families and their friends gather at Salmon Creek Park/Klineline Pond in Vancouver, WA for the The Klineline Kids Fishing Derby, the largest event of its kind in the state of Washington.
Unemployment for Strikers Would Balance the Scales
04/10/24 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 10, 2024 | COMMENTARY | A bill that would allow workers on strike to access unemployment insurance is currently under consideration in the Minnesota Legislature.  Working people make our biggest gains on the job when we take collective action.
THE APWU PRE-CONVENTION WORKSHOPS-BEING HELD BY THE APWU NATIONAL POSTAL PRESS ASSOCIATION
04/10/24 - American Postal Workers Union National Postal Press Association
Good day, everyone.
2024 Gloria Belvy Scholarship
04/10/24 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
William H Burrus Cleveland Area Local 72 has established a scholarship fund in honor of Unionist Gloria J Belvy. The Scholarship fund will award four (4) scholarships in the amount of $500 each. Click link for detailed description and application. Applications are due May 1st!!!!
Elon Musk Wants to Gut the National Labor Relations Act
04/09/24 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 9, 2024 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Elon Musk is challenging the New Deal legislation that established the National Labor Relations Board. Experts warn that this is “a serious threat.” [Musk] hates unions, with a white-hot passion that has rendered him delusional. [T]he Tesla CEO explained that “I disagree with the idea of unions….
Unions’ Picket Power Now Extends to U.S. Boardrooms
04/08/24 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 8, 2024 | UNION POWER | U.S. Steelworkers are fighting a takeover by Japan’s Nippon. Railroad unions have rallied around Norfolk Southern’s CEO in opposing a hedge fund trying to take over its board of directors. Regulators are trying to block the biggest grocery-store merger in U.S. history because it would undercut unionized workers’ ability to successfully strike.
Unions’ Picket Power Now Extends to U.S. Boardrooms
04/08/24 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 8, 2024 | UNION POWER | U.S. Steelworkers are fighting a takeover by Japan’s Nippon. Railroad unions have rallied around Norfolk Southern’s CEO in opposing a hedge fund trying to take over its board of directors. Regulators are trying to block the biggest grocery-store merger in U.S. history because it would undercut unionized workers’ ability to successfully strike.
First Contract Ratified at Sysco Louisville Warehouse
04/08/24 - Teamsters Local 89
Workers at the Sysco Louisville Warehouse voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying their first contract on Saturday, April 6th. Less than two years ago, there were no organized Sysco workers in Louisville. After last year’s drivers’ contract and this warehouse ratification, Sysco Louisville has over 200 Teamster members, and is nearly wall-to-wall unionized.
Week Ending 04/05/2024
04/05/24 - Teamsters Local 355
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Volunteers needed
04/05/24 - IBEW local 2325
Senator Paul Feeney from the Bristol & Norfolk County is asking for volunteers this Saturday (4/6/24) from 10 - 1pm @ the Sharon Shaws located at 780 S. Main st. He needs help collecting nomination signatures for the ballot. Sen. Feeney has been a strong advocate for labor and continues to be an IBEW 2222 card carrying member.
PSHB AND MEDICARE
04/04/24 - QUEENS AREA LOCAL 1022 AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION
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Big Unions Grew Ranks in 2023 Amid High-Profile Year of Strikes
04/04/24 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 4, 2024 | LABOR UNIONS | Many of the nation’s largest unions, including the Teamsters and West Coast dock workers, saw membership gains last year, signaling potential for new organizing even as the labor movement struggles to tighten its grip on the workforce, according to new federal data.
Officer Troy Rawlins
04/04/24 - Vancouver Police Officers Guild
Officer Troy Rawlins was hired by the Vancouver Police Department on November 21, 2001. Officer Rawlins served our community as a Patrol Officer, Firearms Instructor, and dedicated member of the Honor Guard. Officer Rawlins also served his country for over 34 years in the US Army and US Air Force.
Big Unions Grew Ranks in 2023 Amid High-Profile Year of Strikes
04/04/24 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 4, 2024 | LABOR UNIONS | Many of the nation’s largest unions, including the Teamsters and West Coast dock workers, saw membership gains last year, signaling potential for new organizing even as the labor movement struggles to tighten its grip on the workforce, according to new federal data.
Support Lewiston Teamsters United
04/04/24 - Teamsters Local 264
Support Lewiston Teamsters United and let Supervisor Broderick know that Lewiston Workers deserve a fair contract. All you need to do is follow this link, input your information, and submit.
Steward's Class - Westside
04/03/24 - IBEW Local 191
We have scheduled a Steward's Class on the Westside!!!  Saturday May 18th from 8am to 2pm at the Everett Labor Temple.  Please contact the Hall to sign up if you haven't already done so, as space is limited.
Organizing New Workers-Update
04/03/24 - CWA Local 1103
CWA Local 1103, (the “Union”) filed a petition for investigation and certification of representation for The Town of Somers Librarians.  Workers across the nation are joining unions.  The Librarians chose CWA Local 1103 because they know we are the Local that fights and wins.  Organizing new workers is a Local 1103 priority.
35th Annual UA Local 44 Golf Classic
04/03/24 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
Networking opportunities don't get any better than this! Whether you bring a group of clients or colleagues to play in the tournament, host an activity on the course or simply take advantage of one of our sponsorship opportunities, the UA Local 44 tournament offers everyone a way to gain exposure and promote their business.
Join PAF
04/03/24 - CWA Local 1103
Call the Union hall at 914-939-8203 for a card or instructions on how to contribute via credit card or debit.
El Paso Police Academy reduces from 11 months to 8.5; promises to maintain high standards
04/03/24 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Police Department’s 11-month training academy has been known as one of the longest programs in the country. But beginning in May, that will all change. Beginning with the May academy class, the time spent in the training program will be condensed from 11 months to 8 1/2, helping get officers to answer the call for help sooner as the city of El Paso continues to grow.
Community Conversations: El Paso police prioritize DWIS, emphasize prevention role
04/03/24 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
In today's Community Conversations, a spokesperson from the El Paso Police Department came to the KFOX14 Morning News to talk about DWIs. El Paso Police spokesman Sergent Robert Gomez said the department has the DWI task force and said DWIs are high-priority as drinking and driving is one of the leading causes of traffic fatalities.
‘It’s Over.’ Amazon Labor Union is Broken and Broke
04/03/24 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 2, 2024 | ORGANIZING | The Amazon Labor Union (ALU), which made headlines around the world for becoming the first union to unionize an Amazon facility in the United States, has zero members, is besieged by infighting, and is “broke.
Welcome IBT General President Sean O’Brien to Charlotte, NC
04/03/24 - Teamsters Local 71
General President Sean O’Brien will be making a visit to Charlotte on April 9, 2024.
Swire Strike Authorization Reminder
04/03/24 - Teamsters Local 162
Attention Teamsters Local 162 members employed at Swire Coca-Cola! Teamsters Local 162 will be holding a meeting and strike vote authorization on Sunday, April 7th, at 11:00 AM at the Portland Teamsters Union Hall for all Local 162 members employed at Swire Coca-Cola. Please make every effort to attend this very important meeting.
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