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    Labor Headlines

    US labor news headlines from LabourStart

    Why Elon Musk's latest legal bout with the United Auto Workers may have ripple effects across Silicon Valley
    Union says tentative deal reached to end Acero strike, return to class Monday
    National Grid, unions start daily meetings next Monday
    Teachers at Acero charter school network in Chicago reach tenative contract, end two-day strike
    Flight Attendants Are Fighting a Culture of Harassment at American Airlines
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    USPS Screening Update 12.10.18
    12/10/18 - TWU Local 568
    Brothers & Sisters,  This past Saturday, the International released a letter in which they explained how they have taken the Company to Federal Court as a method to try and get a favorable ruling concerning the current USPS background screenings being conducted.  As part of that letter, they mentioned the filing of an injunction with the Court.
    Christmas For Kids
    12/10/18 - Teamsters Local 776
    On December 1, 2018 Local 776 sponsored a Christmas for Kids party for...
    2019 James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund
    12/10/18 - Teamsters Local 264
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    Washington County dispatchers may get reward for working during gas leak
    12/10/18 - UPSEU
    Washington County dispatchers may get reward for working during gas leak As Washington County Municipal Center was evacuated Monday, the 911 dispatchers stayed at their desks. They kept dispatching emergency calls while workers found a gas leak, turned off the furnace that provided heat to the building, and eventually fixed the problem at 10 p.m.
    My Sister's Place donations
    12/10/18 - CWA Local 2222
    My Sister’s Place is a homeless shelter/refuge for domestically abused families.  In the season of giving, please remember those who are less fortunate. We will accepting new coats or donations for My Sister’s Place by December 26th.  Please contact the hall or make drop offs at Gallows Road Garage or Ashburn Knot.
    Could Driverless Vehicles Spell the End of the Road for Truck Drivers?
    12/10/18 - Teamsters local 570
    Dec. 10 2018 | THE FUTURE OF WORK | The trucking industry has long faced a driver shortage, in part because of high risk, low pay and long hours. The rise of autonomous vehicles could alleviate that problem--but it could also eliminate jobs for a population of older men who lack college degrees and might have difficulty finding new work.
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
    12/10/18 - IUEC Local 18
    Brothers and Sisters It is time for Local 18"s annual Toy drive!! Please bring a toy to the union Meeting or drop one off at the Union Hall this year before the 25th.
    KFOX14 INVESTIGATES: Leaked copy of city manager employment agreement
    12/10/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    KFOX14 Investigates exclusively learns City Manager Tommy Gonzalez could be in for another raise and other perks as the city looks to solidify a new agreement. The employment agreement comes in the final days of the current council and in advance of his contract renewal, which would happen in June 2019.
    El Pasoans can now text 911 during emergencies
    12/10/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Getting help during an emergency just got simpler. El Paso County has added Text-to-911 as an additional way to request emergency assistance, according to the El Paso Fire Department. Officials say the service should only be used when voice calling is not possible or if it would put the caller in danger.
    Police report: El Paso man killed in officer-involved shooting had 'anti-police' history
    12/10/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    KTSM has obtained the police report detailing an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead two months ago. As KTSM previously reported, the incident happened October 10 outside of the Pebble Hills police station in East El Paso. Richard Palafox, 76, was identified as the man killed in the exchange with officers. KTSM.
    Could Driverless Vehicles Spell the End of the Road for Truck Drivers?
    12/10/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    Dec. 10 2018 | THE FUTURE OF WORK | The trucking industry has long faced a driver shortage, in part because of high risk, low pay and long hours. The rise of autonomous vehicles could alleviate that problem--but it could also eliminate jobs for a population of older men who lack college degrees and might have difficulty finding new work.
    Kevin O'Neill Fundraiser
    12/10/18 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
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    Applications Jan. 2018
    12/09/18 - IATSE Local 33
    APPLICATIONS Date: Saturday, January 5, 2018 Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Location:1720 West Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91506                         (NO EARLIER THAN 7:00 A.M. OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE MOVED TO THE END OF THE LINE)
    Office Closed- December 10th
    12/09/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
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    Candidate Statements for IATSE Local 488 Elections 2019-2021
    12/09/18 - IATSE Local 488
    Candidate Statements for IATSE Local 488 Elections 2019-2021 Hopefully you have received your ballots in the mail. If not please notify the Election Judge, Charlie Carlsen at charlie488BA@gmail.com if you haven't received yours by December 19th. Click below to read more the candidates.
    International USPS Letter 12.8.18
    12/08/18 - TWU Local 568
    TWU has been informed by American that they plan to resume USPS drug tests on Fleet Service Clerks. While the vast majority of Fleet Service Clerks records reflect they were drug tested, some members’ records hired after 1998 do not, according to the Company, and they need to comply in order to meet Postal Service requirements.
    Admin Leave Checklist
    12/08/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    We have added a link under Member Resources titled Admin Leave Info. This link includes a checklist to complete and other information necessary in the event of an Act of God situation. You are encouraged to share with other members since one of the tests of an Act of God situation is that it should include groups of employees.
    2019 Scholarship Information
    12/07/18 - Teamsters Local 177
    James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund - http://www.jrhmsf.org/index.cfm Local 177 Scholarship - Post marked by March 19, 2019 Deadline for submissions, March 26, 2019 Teamsters Joint Council 73 Scholarship - Deadline, March 1, 2019 Please click on the PDF link below to print out scholarship applications.
    President Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Johnathan Bragg to Key Administration Post
    12/07/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key position in his Administration: Johnathan Bragg of Virginia, to be a Member of the Railroad Retirement Board as Employee Representative, for the remainder of a five-year term expiring August 28, 2019, and an additional five-year term expiring August 28, 2024. Mr.
    Union Meeting
    12/07/18 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    Per the motion of the the November membership meeting, the Regular Union meeting has been cancelled for the month of December.
    Who wants to be a police officer? Job applications plummet at most U.S. departments
    12/07/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Chuck Wexler talks to police chiefs frequently, as head of the Police Executive Research Forum think tank in Washington. Recently, he asked a roomful of chiefs to raise their hands if they wanted their children to follow them into a law enforcement career. Not one hand went up, he said. Nationwide, interest in becoming a police officer is down significantly.
    FrontierRising Spotlight 12/2018
    12/07/18 - CWA Local 2222
    There is a new FrontierRising website that is now up and running. It also includes some new programs that are now available to Frontier associates. Please see attached flyer for additional information. If you are able, feel free to print out a copy to hang on your Union board.
    UAW / Sparrow Negotiation Highlights
    12/07/18 - UAW Local 4911
    To View UAW / Sparrow Negotiation Highlights go to: http://www.uawlocal4911.org/UAWNegotiationHighlights2018.
    Marriott Workers Just Ended the Largest Hotel Strike in US History
    12/06/18 - Teamsters local 570
    Dec. 6, 2018 | STRIKES | Thousands of Marriott workers [went] back to work Wednesday after ending the largest hotel strike in US history. About 2,500 striking hotel workers in San Francisco ratified a new contract with the hotel chain on Monday after months of tense negotiations, according to their labor union Unite Here.
    National Director's November 2018 Update
    12/06/18 - AMFA
    Marriott Workers Just Ended the Largest Hotel Strike in US History
    12/06/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    Dec. 6, 2018 | STRIKES | Thousands of Marriott workers [went] back to work Wednesday after ending the largest hotel strike in US history. About 2,500 striking hotel workers in San Francisco ratified a new contract with the hotel chain on Monday after months of tense negotiations, according to their labor union Unite Here.
    Local 455 2018 2019 Scholarship Flyer
    12/06/18 - Teamsters Local 455
    See Attached for more information.
    Marriott Workers Just Ended the Largest Hotel Strike in US History
    12/06/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    Dec. 6, 2018 | STRIKES | Thousands of Marriott workers [went] back to work Wednesday after ending the largest hotel strike in US history. About 2,500 striking hotel workers in San Francisco ratified a new contract with the hotel chain on Monday after months of tense negotiations, according to their labor union Unite Here.
    2019 Available Scholarships
    12/06/18 - Teamsters Local 542
    2019 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Now available! The James R. Hoffa Scholarship is available for daughters, sons and financially dependents of Teamster members. Academic scholarships ranging from $1,000.00 to $10,000.00 for high school seniors planning to attend a four-year college or university and Training/Vocaional program awards of up to $2,000.
    Postal task force seeks to remove USPS compensation from collective bargaining
    12/06/18 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    The White House’s postal task force is calling for rolling back collective bargaining rights for postal unions, and is not looking to undo the Postal Service’s obligation to pre-fund health benefits for future postal retirees.
    Marriott Workers Just Ended the Largest Hotel Strike in US History
    12/06/18 - Teamsters Local 888
    Dec. 6, 2018 | STRIKES | Thousands of Marriott workers [went] back to work Wednesday after ending the largest hotel strike in US history. About 2,500 striking hotel workers in San Francisco ratified a new contract with the hotel chain on Monday after months of tense negotiations, according to their labor union Unite Here.
    LiUNA VP Penn named to Pritzker Infrastructure Transition Team
    12/05/18 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
    Chicago, IL — Today, Governor-elect JB Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor-elect Juliana Stratton announced the formation and members of the transition’s Restoring Illinois’ Infrastructure Committee.
    GM Is Proof to the World That Slashing Wages Isn’t the Ticket to Profitability
    12/05/18 - Teamsters local 570
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    The Tax Cut Isn’t Trickling Down to Workers
    12/05/18 - Teamsters local 570
    Dec. 5, 2018 | OPINION | Nearly one year ago, the Republican Congress passed and the president signed the controversial and partisan Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Proponents sold this law as a middle-class tax cut that would dramatically increase business investment, raise wages, and simplify the tax code.
    GM Is Proof to the World That Slashing Wages Isn’t the Ticket to Profitability
    12/05/18 - Teamsters Local 355
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    A Wurtec Tribute to Elevator Constructors
    12/05/18 - IUEC Local 10
    We received this in an email from Brian Heffner.  It was sent to him from the Wurtec Company.  Now, we all know that if you have been in elevators for any length of time, you know who the Wurtec Company is.  I thought it was really nice of them to do this tribute to Elevator Constructors.  All who have ever run night calls, know how this gentleman feels.
    January's General Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday the 2nd. Proposed changes to the Bylaws will be considered.
    12/05/18 - IBEW Local 332
    January's General Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday the 2nd. Proposed changes to the Bylaws will be considered.   The proposed changes are on the "Member Home" page.
    Law Enforcement Officer Family Tragedy - Please Help If You Can.
    12/05/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    Please help this brother and his family if you can.  The medical costs and funeral expenses have overwhelmed this family and they are in desperate need of financial assistance.       What happened? After working from 5 P.M. the evening of November 18, 2019 into the early morning of 3 A.M. Monday November 19, 2018, Chaffee County Deputy Joey Lemley arrived home.
    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT UNEMPLOYMENT
    12/05/18 - Teamsters Local 786
    Please click on the attached document for information you need to know if you plan on taking unemployment this winter.
    JOB OPENING
    12/05/18 - Connecticut Fire Equipment Mechanics Association
    EMERGENCY VEHICLE TECHNICIAN/MECHANIC SHIPMANS Experienced truck tech needed. Qualified applicants must have a strong background in heavey duty PMI, service, and electrical. Required CDL Class B License. EVT certification must be obtained as a condition of employment. Foe additional information, email    tbaker@shipmans.
    The Kids Need Your Help!
    12/05/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    The IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive ends this Saturday, December 8th.  We are far short of our goal.  We would like to provide a coat and toy for each of the 1000 children assisted by My Joyful Heart, BCMW Community Services, Bethany Home, Crittenton Centers, and  Mercy Home. If you able, please consider making a donation so we can brighten the holidays for children in need in the areas where we live and work. If you are collecting donations in your work locations please talk to your Chief Stewards and Business Representatives and let them know what you have collected so we can make arrangements to get your donations to the children.
    Check out our new contract language under Member Resources Tab
    12/05/18 - AFSCME Local 132
    Check out our video on new contract language we have tentatively agreed to as of December 3, 2018. This information is only available to current members and can't be shared with non-members or the public. This is an inner-union only communication.  To access the video, use the gray tabs on the left. Scroll the page down to "Contracts" and click on that gray tab.
    GM Is Proof to the World That Slashing Wages Isn’t the Ticket to Profitability
    12/05/18 - Teamsters Local 992
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    DECEMBER 2018 LIFE LINES FROM LIUNA
    12/05/18 - Laborers' Local 231
    CLICK ON THE DOWNLOAD TO ACCESS THE FULL ISSUE OF LIFE LINES DECEMBER 2018 PROVIDED BY THE LIUNA HEALTH AND SAFETY FUND.
    The Tax Cut Isn’t Trickling Down to Workers
    12/05/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    Dec. 5, 2018 | OPINION | Nearly one year ago, the Republican Congress passed and the president signed the controversial and partisan Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Proponents sold this law as a middle-class tax cut that would dramatically increase business investment, raise wages, and simplify the tax code.
    Santa makes it a great success
    12/05/18 - IUEC Local 10
    What a great turnout!  Santa is always the favorite at the Family/Kids Christmas Party.  The children were front and center just waiting for him to appear.  They listen for his bell and when they hear it, they all head for the front of the room and gather around his chair.  I love watching them, their eyes full of excitement.  it is a great thing to behold.
    Teamsters Local No. 142 Apprentice Applications
    12/05/18 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
    Teamsters Local No.142 Training and Apprenticeship Trust Fund Taking Applications See Below for Details

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