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    Restored Federal Funding for California High Speed Rail is Win for Working Families
    06/15/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Washington, DC — Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement commending the Biden administration for restoring $929 million in federal funding for California High Speed Rail: “The era of playing politics with transportation funding is over.
    2021 Teamsters Day at Kentucky Kingdom
    06/15/21 - Teamsters Local 89
    We are proud to announce Teamsters Day at Kentucky Kingdom on August 22nd! Tickets are on sale now at the Local 89 union hall. A valid photo ID will be required to ensure you are a member in good standing. Tickets will be $5 dollars each. You may purchase a maximum of six tickets. All purchases must be made by cash only. There will be no buffet tickets available this year.
    'Hero' high school security guard saves man trapped under moving car in Stamford
    06/15/21 - UPSEU
    STAMFORD — Keith Rosedom was sitting in his car in the Westhill High School back parking lot monitoring a pair of athletic games when he sprang into action.

    The 31-year-old security worker at the district’s biggest school noticed something curious out of the corner of his eye: a car moving in reverse and a man standing next to it trying to stop the vehicle.

    New Federal COVID-19 Safety Rules Exempt Most Employers
    06/14/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    June 14, 2021 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The Biden administration has exempted most employers from long-awaited rules for protecting workers from the coronavirus, angering labor advocates who had spent more than a year lobbying for the protections.
    Mentoring Meeting for probationary helpers
    06/14/21 - IUEC Local 10
    Attached below is a reminder from Safety Committee Chairman/Business Agent Matt Rusch for ALL Probationary helpers.  This reminder has been emailed to all as well as posted here for your informaiton.  Please do not miss this meeting.  It is to your benefit to be present.
    Death of Member - EDBF 132
    06/14/21 - IBEW Local 1205
    @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} We regretfully inform you that retired member Clayton Hutto passed away on Saturday, June 12th.  We was a member of the Electrician's Death Benefit Fund and has been assigned #132.  His beneficiary has been paid on 220 members.  Please see his obituary in this article.
    New Federal COVID-19 Safety Rules Exempt Most Employers
    06/14/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 14, 2021 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The Biden administration has exempted most employers from long-awaited rules for protecting workers from the coronavirus, angering labor advocates who had spent more than a year lobbying for the protections.
    Amazon’s Labor Exploitation A Return to the 1920s – And Unions Are Our Best Hope Out
    06/14/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    June 14, 2021 | ORGANIZING | There is perhaps no clearer manifestation of how America is failing the working class than Amazon.  In the blink of an eye, Amazon has become the largest and wealthiest logistics company the world has ever seen. Millions of Americans work in warehouse, shipping and package delivery jobs, where Amazon heavily dominates its competitors.
    Chain Motor Class
    06/14/21 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers & Sisters: Local 33 is offering a Chain Motor class on Tuesday, June 15 @ 9:00a.m. Setting Limits, Troubleshooting, Quick Repair, and Safe Operation. If interested in attending please email the Safety & Training Committee at; training@ia33.
    New Federal COVID-19 Safety Rules Exempt Most Employers
    06/14/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    June 14, 2021 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The Biden administration has exempted most employers from long-awaited rules for protecting workers from the coronavirus, angering labor advocates who had spent more than a year lobbying for the protections.
    Elitch Gardens Pepsi Pass 2021
    06/14/21 - Teamsters Local 455
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    Can State Governments Save Local Newspapers?
    06/14/21 - Teamsters Local 888
    June 14, 2021 | PUBLISHING | Newspapers across America are in peril, particularly small and midsized ones. The collapse of the traditional advertising model has caused upheaval across the industry. Since 2004, more than 2,000 newsrooms across the country have closed, most of them weeklies. The pandemic only exacerbated the problem.
    Safety Vests
    06/13/21 - Teamsters Local 776
     Local 776 again is offering safety vests emblazoned wit the Teamster Logo. Show your Teamster Pride while being safe. The vests are available in: Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, 3XL, and 4XL for $25.00. The vests are available for pick up at the Harrisburg Union Hall during normal business hours. Be Seen, Be Safe.
    CWA NATIONAL POSITION ON VACCINES
    06/11/21 - CWA Local 3176
    COVID-19 Vaccinations Now that several COVID-19 vaccinations are approved and vaccination programs are underway, we are making real progress toward reducing infections, illness, and death from the virus. But the danger is not over.
    How to Read a Safety Data Sheet Webinar
    06/11/21 - IATSE Local 33
    Please see the below flyer for the upcoming webinar hosted by the IATSE Education and Training Department:
    Ransomeware Attack Hit Teamsters in 2019 – They Refused to Pay
    06/11/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 11, 2021 | CYBERSECURITY | When the Teamsters were hit by a ransomware attack over Labor Day weekend in 2019, the hackers asked for a seven-figure payment. But unlike many of the companies hit by high-profile ransomware attacks in recent months, the union declined to pay, despite the FBI's advice to do so, three sources familiar with the previously unreported cyberattack told.
    UPS Teamsters Will Get A COLA Increase in 2021
    06/11/21 - Teamsters Local 492
    UPS Teamsters Will Get A COLA Increase in 2021 In accordance with Article 33 of the National Master UPS Agreement and with the release of the May Consumer Price Index (CPI), there will be a .33¢ per hour (0.8250 cents per mile for mileage pay) Cost of Living Allowance on August 1, 2021 for all seniority employees who have completed their appropriate wage progression schedule.
    BCS Update
    06/11/21 - Teamsters Local 231
    Please carefully read the information updates for Bellingham Cold Storage.
    JUNE Unit Meetings
    06/11/21 - IBEW local 2325
    Due to scheduling difficulties caused by Covid, we will combine all 3 units for the month of June into one Unit meeting. We will then discuss meetings for the summer with a plan to return to our normal meeting schedule in September. The meeting for June will be Thursday June 17th at 5 pm at the Union office in Worcester. David S.
    INVEST in America Act
    06/11/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Washington, DC – On June 8, 2021, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) highlighted the provisions of the newly-introduced surface transportation bill that would make a historic $95 billion investment in passenger and freight rail in the U.S., including $32 billion for Amtrak, tripling its current funding.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 6/11/2021
    06/11/21 - Teamsters Local 992
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    Ransomeware Attack Hit Teamsters in 2019 – They Refused to Pay
    06/11/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    June 11, 2021 | CYBERSECURITY | When the Teamsters were hit by a ransomware attack over Labor Day weekend in 2019, the hackers asked for a seven-figure payment. But unlike many of the companies hit by high-profile ransomware attacks in recent months, the union declined to pay, despite the FBI's advice to do so, three sources familiar with the previously unreported cyberattack told.
    Emergency Order Requiring Face Mask Use in Railroad Operations
    06/11/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    On January 29, 2021, the CDC issued an order requiring the wearing of masks by persons on transportation conveyances and on the premises of transportation hubs to prevent spread of COVID-19 (CDC Mask Order).  On June 10, 2021, the CDC provided updated Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions, regarding the requirement to wear masks in outdoor spaces.
    City of Tacoma Job Opening
    06/11/21 - IBEW Local 483
    Visit this link to view the posting: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tacoma/jobs/3112304/line-clearance-tree-trimmer.
    Local 776 Family Picnic
    06/10/21 - Teamsters Local 776
    Coming to the picnic on Sunday? From the looks of registration quite a few of you are! After the year it’s been what....
    CWA Picnic Bash
    06/10/21 - CWA 2201
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    A note for Virginia Licensed Mechanics
    06/10/21 - IUEC Local 10
    I was sent a little information this morning that I think ALL Virginia Licensed mechanics should see.  We have a number of mechanics who will apply for their license, keep it for 2 years and let it expire.  3 - 5 years later, or longer, they reapply because they realize that their license has expired.
    SB 1014 Update
    06/10/21 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
    Rick Poulette, President, CWA Local 3181 Hello everyone.  The Session is finally over in Tallahassee. First, I would like to thank all of you who participated in the defeat of SB 1014, anti-union bill. We could not have defeated this bill without everyone's support and help. So I personally thank each and everyone of you for a job well done.
    LCPD offers thousands in hiring bonuses to boost recruitment amid officer shortage
    06/10/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The Las Cruces Police Department said they need more officers to fight crime, but over the past couple years, applications have been lacking. LCPD Lieutenant Jeremy Story told KFOX14 the department is 60 officers short of being fully staffed. This does not include the upcoming officers who are getting ready to retire.
    For a laugh!!!
    06/10/21 - CWA Local 3176
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    Code 3 Comedy Show
    06/09/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is proud to presents the "Code 3 Comedy Show" at 7:00 PM on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at the EPMPOA Memorial Hall, 3601 Rutherglen St. Tickets: $15 each in advance / $20 at the door - Available from any EPMPOA Director or at the office.
    2021 KC Labor Car & Bike Show Event
    06/09/21 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
    REGISTER NOW.
    Supreme Court Rejects Exclusive Bargaining Rights Case
    06/09/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 9, 2021 | JUSTICE | The United States Supreme Court on Monday rejected a case that challenged a public sector union right to be the exclusive bargaining agent for workers. The challenge was brought by Jade Thompson, a Marietta Ohio High School Spanish teacher who claimed that she had a First Amendment right to not be represented by a union.
    BCS Strike Authorization
    06/09/21 - Teamsters Local 231
    Bellingham Cold Storage Teamsters On Brink of Strike Strike by over 100 workers will cripple food supply chain in northern Washington Teamsters Local 231 members at Bellingham Cold Storage (BCS) have voted unanimously to authorize a strike against their employer, after months of contract negotiations have led nowhere.
    IATSE Day at Revere Beach
    06/09/21 - IATSE Local B4
    Anyone up for a get-together here on Revere Beach?  Date: Saturday, July 10th (Rain date Sunday, July 11th)  Time: 2:00 (or whenever) p.m.  Place: Under the trees across from the ocean between Revere Beach Station and Wonderland (Blue Line) Bring your own chair. Bring your own food or visit one of the many stands in the area. Bring your own beverage(s).
    Democrats Don’t Grasp That Unions Can Transform the Electorate
    06/09/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    June 9, 2021 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | […] unions are probably the single most powerful institution in America capable of actually changing people’s minds about what they believe. Most institutions, from churches to political parties, serve mostly to round up people that already agree and try to turn them into a strong, coherent army on the political battlefield.
    Academy Sports & Outdoors - Discount
    06/09/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Academy Sports & Outdoors is offering First Responders and Military personnel a 10% discount on purchases from now until July 5, 2021. Visit their local stores at 201 S. Americas Ave. or 801 S. Mesa Hills Dr. or show online at www.academy.com/discount.
    June 2021 General Membership Meeting
    06/09/21 - Teamsters Local 542
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    Start Time
    06/09/21 - CWA Local 2222
    There is no reason that any technician should be starting work before there tour. That would include technicians that home garage. Nobody should be doing work without pay,do not drive a company vehicle off company time. These all could lead to discipline and is a violation of are contract. If you have any questions please call the hall @703-256-2200.
    JUNE MEMBERSHIP MEETING CANCELED
    06/08/21 - Teamsters Local 179
    The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting for the month of June has been canceled due to the Father's Day holiday. The next General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, July 18th.
    Texas Women's Veterans Day
    06/08/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Texas Woman's Veterans Day
    Biden’s Delivering More Leverage for Workers, If Not the Way He Planned
    06/07/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    June 7, 2021 | US LABOR | It's not by substantially strengthening the labor movement, as the self-described "union guy" intended. President Biden’s proposal to ease union organizing languishes in Congress; so do his plans to create high-paying jobs with infrastructure investments and enhance worker skills with expanded education opportunities.
    Biden’s Delivering More Leverage for Workers, If Not the Way He Planned
    06/07/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 7, 2021 | US LABOR | It's not by substantially strengthening the labor movement, as the self-described "union guy" intended. President Biden’s proposal to ease union organizing languishes in Congress; so do his plans to create high-paying jobs with infrastructure investments and enhance worker skills with expanded education opportunities.
    Biden’s Delivering More Leverage for Workers, If Not the Way He Planned
    06/07/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    June 7, 2021 | US LABOR | It's not by substantially strengthening the labor movement, as the self-described "union guy" intended. President Biden’s proposal to ease union organizing languishes in Congress; so do his plans to create high-paying jobs with infrastructure investments and enhance worker skills with expanded education opportunities.
    Wage Increase
    06/07/21 - CWA Local 1123
    Verizon Members: The 2021 Wage Increase becomes effective June 20, 2021 with a 2.5% increase applied to all steps of the basic wage schedule.
    Graduation and Pin Ceremony
    06/07/21 - IBEW Local 291
    SAVE THE DATE! 2020/2021 Apprentice Commencement Ceremony and 2021 Years of Sevice Pin Ceremony More details will be available as event nears.
    BRS Family Members Awarded 2021 Union Plus Scholarships
    06/07/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Washington, D.C. – Union Plus recently awarded $250,000 in scholarships to 199 students representing 37 unions, including two winners representing the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS). This year’s group of scholarship recipients includes university, college, and trade or technical school students from 42 states. The BRS winners are: Matthew Mehrtens of Roland, Iowa.
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