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Charlotte Area Local APWU
UPDATE!! ANNUAL LEAVE CARRYOVER AND PAYOUT
Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Congress Must Side With Constituents, Pass Pro-Worker Policies
Teamsters Local 355
LEAD CLERK SETTLEMENT
Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
IASTE Strike Update
Teamsters Local 492
Congress Must Side With Constituents, Pass Pro-Worker Policies
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UPDATE!! ANNUAL LEAVE CARRYOVER AND PAYOUT
09/27/21 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
CHECK OUR MEMBERS HOME TAB ON THE LEFT FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON A/L CARRY OVER AND PAY OUT UPON RETIREMENT .
Congress Must Side With Constituents, Pass Pro-Worker Policies
09/27/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 27, 2021 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Biden administration has delivered for Teamsters and U.S. workers. Whether it was salvaging endangered multiemployer pensions, providing much-needed funds to state and local governments as well as to the unemployed, or crafting new Buy American rules that will boost U.S.
LEAD CLERK SETTLEMENT
09/27/21 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
LEAD CLERKS TO RECEIVE PAYMENT AND TRAINING AS RESULT OF GRIEVANCE SETTLEMENT Several years ago, our local filed grievances contending that Management failed to honor two National Step 4 settlements that required that all Lead Clerks receive TACS training and TACS access to perform necessary pay and leave adjustments.
IASTE Strike Update
09/27/21 - Teamsters Local 492
IASTE Strike Update September 27, 2021 - Local 492 would like to give an update on what everyone is hearing regarding the upcoming “strike authorization vote” that IATSE will be taking soon.  This vote will encompass all Hollywood locals and 13 unions covered by the Basic and Videotape agreements.
Congress Must Side With Constituents, Pass Pro-Worker Policies
09/27/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 27, 2021 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Biden administration has delivered for Teamsters and U.S. workers. Whether it was salvaging endangered multiemployer pensions, providing much-needed funds to state and local governments as well as to the unemployed, or crafting new Buy American rules that will boost U.S.
Upcoming Spokane Elections: #AllPoliticsIsLocal # YourVoteMatters
09/27/21 - IATSE Local 488
Get involved Spokane Members!!!! This year’s Spokane area elections are critical to electing local pro-labor candidates to support working families and our union priorities. We have planned several Labor to Neighbor walks and phone banks to let our union siblings know about labor-endorsed candidates. Please see the attachment which lists the endorsements of Labor.
City of Tacoma Notice
09/27/21 - IBEW Local 483
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Virtual Conference Registration
09/26/21 - UFCW Minority Coalition
Crisis Exposed: Impact of Voter Suppression and COVID-19 on Communities of Color Register for the UFCW 2021 23rd Annual Virtual Conference by clicking below.
Blood Drive at Central Regional Command Center
09/26/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
UPDATE: Due to an unforseen emergency, the blood drive scheduled for Thursday, September 23, has been rescheduled. It will now take place on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. All other details remain the same. Vitalant apologizes for any inconvenience. The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages its members to participate in a blood drive being held by Vitalant at the Central Regional Command Center on Thursday, September 23, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The blood drive will take place in Vitalant's Blood Mobile. There is an urgen need for all blood types.
Officer Angel David Garcia Memorial Fund
09/25/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
On December 16, 2012, El Paso Police Officer Angel David Garcia #2866 died serving his beloved community. He was hit by a car while removing debris from Interstate 10. A dedicated public servant, Officer Garcia was an active member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and a graduate of Clint High School and El Paso Community College.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 9/24/2021
09/24/21 - Teamsters Local 570
  • Pass the PRO Act to demand more for all workers   • Bakery and Laundry Conference discuss shortages   • Biden pushes for extreme heat safety rule   • When did mandatory vaccinations become common.
We Need A Modern Labor Movement That Brings Good Jobs
09/24/21 - Teamsters Local 570
Sept. 24, 2021 | ECONOMY | […] Working people are re-evaluating pre-COVID employment and refusing to accept a substandard job. As a result, wages are rising, schedules are more human and benefits are increasing. Millions of new jobs for working people, mostly unionized, will result from the $3.5 trillion budget blueprint moving through Congress.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 09/24/2021
09/24/21 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Pass the PRO Act to demand more for all workers   • Bakery and Laundry Conference discuss shortages   • Biden pushes for extreme heat safety rule   • When did mandatory vaccinations become common.
IATSE Strike Would Shut Down Film, TV Production Nationwide
09/24/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 24, 2021 | STRIKES | The International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees called on Monday for a strike authorization vote, setting in motion potentially the biggest labor showdown in Hollywood since the last writers’ strike 14 years ago. Some 60,000 IATSE members could end up walking off the job, most of whom are based in Los Angeles.
Project Garin Incentive Structure
09/24/21 - IBEW 280
Project Garin Incentive Structure.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 09/24/2021
09/24/21 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Pass the PRO Act to demand more for all workers   • Bakery and Laundry Conference discuss shortages   • Biden pushes for extreme heat safety rule   • When did mandatory vaccinations become common.
8th Annual EPMPOA Fallen Officers Memorial Run
09/24/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The 8th Annual EPMPOA Fallen Officers Memorial Run will take place on Sunday, October 10, 2021, starting at 7:00 AM.  This year's race will start and end at the Memorial Hall, 3601 Rutherglen St.      There will be a 5K Competitive Run or a 1 Mile fun Walk/Run, whichever event you wish to partcipate in.
Your Track to Health has Made New Security Enhancements
09/24/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
YourTracktoHealth.com has made new security enhancements including adopting HealthSafe ID® technology.

Even if you’re currently registered on the site, you’ll need to set up a new username and password. But don’t worry: we’re making it easy. These three steps take less than 5 minutes:
Public Urged to Help #STOPTrackTragedies During Rail Safety Week 2021 and Beyond
09/24/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
WASHINGTON, D.C. / OTTAWA, Canada / MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Every year, 2,100 North Americans are killed or seriously injured when they engage in unsafe behavior around tracks and trains. In the US alone, a person or vehicle is hit by a train every 3 hours. Operation Lifesaver Inc.
Frontier WFH Agreement
09/24/21 - CWA Local 2222
September 21, 2021 Lee Perry Administrative Director, CWA District 2-13 Re: COVID-19 Work At Home-Seventh Renewal Dear Lee, As a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak, through February 5, 2022, certain eligible employees shall be entitled to work at home on a voluntary basis.
EPMPOA "Wing Drive +" Fundraiser to benefit Terrazas Family
09/24/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a "Wing Drive & More" lunch to benefit the family of Lieutenant Jonathan Terrazas, who passed away on September 1, 2021. This event is to raise money to assist his family in their time of loss.
YouTube Theater: Los Angeles Azules Pass
09/23/21 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers & Sisters: Please see the attachment to this post for your Paking Pass.
Brother Daily - Celebration of Life
09/23/21 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
The family of Brother Garry Daily, a 48-year member of Local 44, would like to invite you to attend a celebration of life in his honor. Come ready to share memories, laugh at the good times, and remember the full life he lived. Please join them at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 6410 N. Lidgerwood St.
EPMPOA Hosts Wellness Benefit Event at Police Academy
09/23/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is hosting a Wellness Benefit Fundraiser at 7 PM on Friday, September 24, 2021 at the El Paso Police Academy, 2300 Scenic Drive. The event will feature dinner and a silent auction, plus demonstrations by SWAT, the Bomb Squad, and the Combined Search and Rescue Team and more.
Launch of Online Web Store
09/23/21 - Teamsters Local 177
After much anticipation and request, Local 177 will be launching an ONLINE only Store for a select amount of merchandise, on September 25th, 2021
23 Annual Virtual Conference & Awards
09/22/21 - UFCW Minority Coalition
The event this year is virtual. You do not want to miss.
Lead Clerk Settlement
09/22/21 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
LEAD CLERKS TO RECEIVE PAYMENT AND TRAINING AS RESULT OF GRIEVANCE SETTLEMENT Several years ago, our local filed grievances contending that Management failed to honor two National Step 4 settlements that required that all Lead Clerks receive TACS training and TACS access to perform necessary pay and leave adjustments.
Lead Clerk Settlement
09/22/21 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
LEAD CLERKS TO RECEIVE PAYMENT AND TRAINING AS RESULT OF GRIEVANCE SETTLEMENT Several years ago, our local filed grievances contending that Management failed to honor two National Step 4 settlements that required that all Lead Clerks receive TACS training and TACS access to perform necessary pay and leave adjustments. The functions of performing pay and leave adjustments had been done by the clerk craft many years ago until management abolished the positions and gave the work to supervisors. With the creation of Lead Clerks during the 2010 contract negotiations, that work was restored to the clerk craft in the Lead Clerk position description. Unfortunately, management never provided the training nor adhered to the National settlements in 2016. As a result, many locals, including the Queens Area Local, filed grievances requesting that management provide the training and that Lead Clerks be made whole for the bargaining unit work those supervisors were doing while performing the TACS adjustments. Since many locals in the old Northeast Area filed the same grievances, one regional grievance was filed and arbitrated. National Business Agent Pete Coradi successfully advocated the case for the APWU and the arbitration award was rendered in May of 2019. Once again, management failed to provide the training and compensate Lead Clerks in the Northeast Area for the work that management had been performing. Recently, NBA Pete Coradi was able to negotiate a settlement based on the 2019 Lead Clerk Arbitration Award. The settlement provides for Lead Clerks to receive the necessary TACS training and begin to perform the TACS work when necessary. In addition to the training, a lump sum of 25 million dollars was awarded to the APWU to compensate all Lead Mail Processing Clerks, Lead Sales and Service Clerks and Lead Customer Service Clerks in the Northeast area, approx. 3300 clerks. CONTACT AN APWU UNION REPRESENTATIVE TO ENSURE YOU ARE ON THE PAYMENT LIST The settlement provides pay entitlement for all clerk craft employees who held (“held” not working) a Lead Clerk duty assignment during the time frame of February 4, 2016 through September 3, 2021. Payment is calculated at $7.43 a day for each day the Lead Clerk assignment was held, for a maximum of 2044 days for a maximum payment of $15,193.20, minus tax deductions. The payment is anticipated to be inputted by management for payment on the October 1, paycheck. Those that are due in excess of $10,000 (ten thousand dollars) will receive their payment in two installments. First one on October 1, 2021 in the amount of $9,995.00 and the second installment on the October 15, 2021 for the balance. Any clerical member that believes they have held a Lead Clerk position during the above time frame, should see a Union Rep. in the JFK APWU office or contact the Queens Area Local office in Ozone Park to ensure that they are on the list for payment. IT PAYS TO BELONG!!!
Nabisco Strike Ends as Union Members Approve New Contract
09/22/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 21, 2021 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | A strike that started last month in Portland, Oregon, and spread to other Nabisco bakeries and distribution centers across the United States ended Saturday after unionized workers voted “overwhelmingly” in favor of a new collective bargaining agreement.
Conference Awardees
09/22/21 - UFCW Minority Coalition
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We Need A Modern Labor Movement That Brings Good Jobs
09/22/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 22, 2021 | ECONOMY | […] Working people are re-evaluating pre-COVID employment and refusing to accept a substandard job. As a result, wages are rising, schedules are more human and benefits are increasing. Millions of new jobs for working people, mostly unionized, will result from the $3.5 trillion budget blueprint moving through Congress.
Nabisco Strike Ends as Union Members Approve New Contract
09/22/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 22, 2021 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | A strike that started last month in Portland, Oregon, and spread to other Nabisco bakeries and distribution centers across the United States ended Saturday after unionized workers voted “overwhelmingly” in favor of a new collective bargaining agreement.
Good Times
09/22/21 - UFCW Minority Coalition
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Apprentice Ratio Rules Change
09/22/21 - IBEW Local 768
Sisters and Brothers Montana's apprentices and journey workers need your help to protect their wages, the quality of their training and the safety of the public. Changes are being proposed by Governor Gianforte’s Department of Labor that will impact the working conditions and development of apprentices in Montana.
Coordinated Bargaining Coalition
09/22/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
September 22, 2021 — The Rail Unions comprising the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC), negotiating together in the current round of National Negotiations, have issued the following statement: “As we advised in January of 2021, the CBC and the nation’s rail carriers have been at the bargaining table since the beginning of 2020.
Sign Up for DRIVE Now!
09/22/21 - Teamsters Local 455
DRIVE = Democratic, Republican, Independent, Voter, Education Big Business spends big money in Washington to influence members of Congress and push their anti-worker plans.  They outspend working families on politics by more than 15-1.
YouTube Theater: Pitbull Parking Pass
09/21/21 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers & Sisters: Attached is the parking pass for the In / Show / Out for Pitbull @ YouTube Theater.
Public works employees rescue grandmother, grandson from New Haven house fire
09/21/21 - UPSEU

NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - A woman and her grandson were rescued by three public works employees after a fire trapped them in a second floor bedroom.

Firefighters said they were called to the home on Shelton Avenue in New Haven on Tuesday morning.

They said the rescued woman, Juanita Bryant, had to push out an air conditioning unit out of a window so she could escape.

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Nabisco Strike Ends as Union Members Approve New Contract
09/21/21 - Teamsters Local 570
Sept. 21, 2021 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | A strike that started last month in Portland, Oregon, and spread to other Nabisco bakeries and distribution centers across the United States ended Saturday after unionized workers voted “overwhelmingly” in favor of a new collective bargaining agreement.
Amazon Faces Teamsters Union Drive in Nine Canadian Sites
09/21/21 - Teamsters Local 570
Sept. 20, 2021 | ORGANIZING | (Click image to enlarge) The Teamsters Union has launched campaigns to organize employees in at least nine Canadian facilities of U.S. e-commerce company Amazon.com, according to Reuters interviews with union officials.
November Election
09/21/21 - CWA Local 2222
September 21, 2021 Sisters and Brothers, On November 2nd, we will elect a new Governor. Sometimes we hear, and may even think to ourselves, that it doesn’t matter who is elected and we should stay out of politics but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Funeral Services for Retired Sergeant Curtis Williams #438
09/21/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Retired Sergeant Curtis H. Williams, who passed away on September 8, 2021 at the age of 80. (Ret.) Sergeant Williams served with the El Paso Police Department for 22+ years, from May 22, 1964 until his retirement on September 4, 1986. After retiring from the police department, Mr.
Interviews for Experienced Shipyard Combos in Seattle
09/21/21 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Filled at this time! A Ballard area employer is conducting interviews for experienced Shipyard combos on Wednesday September, 22nd. Please contact the hall or your representative for details and times if you are interested.
Dolby Vaccination Clinic 09-22-2021
09/21/21 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers & Sisters- Please refer to the email attachment below.
OSHA 10 GES Certificate 2-day class
09/21/21 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers & Sisters: Local 33 is offering an OSHA 10 GES Certificate 2-day class on Saturday - Sunday, September 25-26, @ 8:00am. If you would like to attend email your request to; Training@ia33.org. Please include your name, phone number, and date of class.
Fall Protection Authorized User Certificate classes
09/21/21 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers & Sisters: Local 33 is offering a Fall Protection Authorized User Certificate class on Wednesday, September 22, @ 8:30am. If you would like to attend email your request to; Training@ia33.org. Please include your name, phone number, and date of class.
QEI Continuing Education Classes
09/20/21 - IUEC Local 71
Brothers and sisters, The staff at the Qualified Elevator Inspector Training Fund has asked Local 71 to pass on this important information to you concerning continuing education: On behalf of the Qualified Elevator Inspector Training Fund (QEITF) Staff, I hope that you are all doing well by staying healthy and safe.
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