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Opinion: Workers of the World Are Uniting Again
07/06/22 - Teamsters Local 355
July 6, 2022 | SOLIDARITY | A trade union revival could make curbing inflation harder, but a rebalancing of the returns to capital and labor was long overdue. For decades, workers made do with a smaller share of the spoils of capitalism, and the labor unions who represented them shed members and influence.
Amtrak Spent 11 Years and $450 Million to Save Acela Riders 100 Seconds
07/06/22 - United Passenger Rail Federation BMWED-IBT
Meanwhile, France built a brand new 210-mile high speed rail line with a max speed of 200 mph in six years. The New Jersey project, dubbed the New Jersey High Speed Rail Improvement Program, planned to upgrade and improve 24 miles of track, wires, signals, and other infrastructure between Trenton and New Brunswick, accommodating speeds up to 160 mph, up from 135. It was supposed to take six years. It did not.
Express 22-02
07/06/22 - Denver Metro Area Local APWU
                                      FROM THE PRESIDENT                                          By Laviena Vargas Summer Greetings to all DMAL Union brothers and sisters.
The Law That Poisoned Labor: Taft-Hartley Turns 75
07/05/22 - Teamsters Local 570
July 5, 2022 | LABOR HISTORY | (Click image to enlarge.) It’s hard to exaggerate the panic and fury in the pages of this newspaper—and throughout the American labor movement—as the most anti-labor law in U.S. history was debated and passed in Congress 75 years ago. The Taft-Hartley act—named for its sponsors Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio and Rep. Fred Hartley, Jr.
Meet Our 2022 Labor-Endorsed Candidates
07/05/22 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
The Southwest Washington Central Labor Council congratulates our 2022 endorsed candidates on their endorsement by the Washington State Labor Council at its recent COPE Convention. Find out more about our Labor-endorsed candidates, then get ready to go to work for these great candidates for working families!
UNMH Contract Ratification Meetings
07/05/22 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
Dear Sisters and Brothers, We have reached a tentative agreement with UNMH regarding wages and language that addresses staffing and pay grade reviews. Members can go to the members-only section of the Union website to view the tentative agreement before ratification. (Union website here).  We will also have a copy of the tentative agreement at these contract ratification meetings.
Aetna Chosen as New Medicare Advantage Plan Carrier
07/05/22 - CSEA SEIU Local 2001
On June 1st, Governor Lamont and members of the Healthcare Cost Containment Committee, which is a joint labor-management committee tasked with overseeing the state’s health plan, announced the results of the Request for Proposals (RFP) process to decide the carrier for the Medicare Advantage program for State of Connecticut retirees 65 years and older.  Aetna Inc.
The Law That Poisoned Labor: Taft-Hartley Turns 75
07/05/22 - Teamsters Local 355
July 5, 2022 | LABOR HISTORY | (Click image to enlarge.) It’s hard to exaggerate the panic and fury in the pages of this newspaper—and throughout the American labor movement—as the most anti-labor law in U.S. history was debated and passed in Congress 75 years ago. The Taft-Hartley act—named for its sponsors Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio and Rep. Fred Hartley, Jr.
MO Department of Labor Warns of Messagining Scams
07/05/22 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
July 5, 2022 Jefferson City, MO –– The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations is warning individuals about potential messaging scams involving Missouri’s unemployment program. The department is advising everyone be wary of suspicious email or text messages, as well as any links they contain. Text messages from the department will never include links.
The Law That Poisoned Labor: Taft-Hartley Turns 75
07/05/22 - Teamsters Local 992
July 5, 2022 | LABOR HISTORY | (Click image to enlarge.) It’s hard to exaggerate the panic and fury in the pages of this newspaper—and throughout the American labor movement—as the most anti-labor law in U.S. history was debated and passed in Congress 75 years ago. The Taft-Hartley act—named for its sponsors Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio and Rep. Fred Hartley, Jr.
PA Truck Driving Championship
07/03/22 - Teamsters Local 776
On June 24th and 25th, Local 776 Business Agents David Licht and Spencer Dearth cheered truck drivers represented by Teamsters....
INTERIM CREDENTIALS
07/02/22 - Cincinnati Electrical Training Center
The Interim Credentials Course allows high school seniors the ability to take the first year of the apprenticeship curriculum. If they meet all requirements, they can apply  to start the apprenticeship post high school graduation. The following IC students have been accepted into the IBEW/NECA Electrical apprenticeship.
Puchala Assumes National Mediation Board Chairmanship
07/02/22 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The National Mediation Board (NMB) is pleased to announce that Ms. Linda A. Puchala has been named Chairman of the National Mediation Board, effective July 1, 2022. Mr. Gerald W. Fauth III and Ms. Deirdre Hamilton remain as Members of the Board. Chairman Puchala was first confirmed as Member of the National Mediation Board by the United States Senate on May 21, 2009. Ms.
Hershey Medical Center Contract Ratification
07/01/22 - Teamsters Local 776
Recently Local 776 Business Agent Dave Vrona and the Hershey Medical Center negotiating team reached a tentative agreement with Hershey Medical...
Week Ending 07/1/2022
07/01/22 - Teamsters Local 355
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Message from CWA Dennis G. Trainor, Vice President, CWA District One:
07/01/22 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
CWA, IBEW and Verizon have reached an agreement in principle to extend the collective bargaining agreements for a three-year period. The current agreements are set to expire on August 5, 2023. If finalized, the agreements will extend through August 1, 2026.
Stay in the Know and Help Others Sign Up
07/01/22 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Sisters and Brothers, Local 21 recently completed an update of members who want to receive emails and text messages.  After this upload we found hundreds of members with bad email addresses and cell phone numbers or providers. We are asking you to please pass this sign-up link to other members you work with so they can get IBEW 21 updates. Members who want to sign-up for email or texting alerts or update their contact information please click on this link.
COLA Increase Effective August 1st, 2022
07/01/22 - Teamsters Local 177
COLA Increase Effective August 1st, 2022 A COLA increase effective August 1, 2022, is calculated as follows. The contract specifies a one (1) cent per hour and one-fourth (0.25) mills per mile increase for every two-tenths (0.2) point increase in the CPI-W Index in excess of 3.0% and at least totalling $0.05. Reaching an Index level of 288.022 in May 2022, the Index increased 16.
Verizon-Agreement in Principle on Contract Extension
07/01/22 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
Message from CWA Dennis G. Trainor, Vice President, CWA District One: CWA, IBEW and Verizon have reached an agreement in principle to extend the collective bargaining agreements for a three-year period. The current agreements are set to expire on August 5, 2023. If finalized, the agreements will extend through August 1, 2026.
Verizon TA Agreement 7-1-22
07/01/22 - CWA Local 1123
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From The Desk Of Scott Marsyla, Local 70 Business Manager July 2022
07/01/22 - IUOE Local 70
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Teamsters Campaign Pays Off to Uphold Misclassification Law Protecting Drivers
07/01/22 - Teamsters Local 570
July 1, 2022 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to take a case seeking to overturn a California law on worker misclassification, and by doing so expanded employment protections to California truck drivers currently misclassified as independent contractors.
Teamsters Campaign Pays Off to Uphold Misclassification Law Protecting Drivers
07/01/22 - Teamsters Local 355
July 1, 2022 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to take a case seeking to overturn a California law on worker misclassification, and by doing so expanded employment protections to California truck drivers currently misclassified as independent contractors.
Tentative Agreement
07/01/22 - IBEW local 2325
The System Council T6, IBEW 827, 2213 and CWA districts 1,2 and 13 have reached a tentative agreement with Verizon on a 3 year extension to our contract. This extension will take us to 2026. This agreement is subject to ratification and that process will begin next week. We are working on finalizing a summary document and we will get that out when it becomes available.
Holiday Closure
07/01/22 - IBEW Local 125
The Union Hall will be closed from noon on Friday, July 1st - Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
Teamsters Campaign Pays Off to Uphold Misclassification Law Protecting Drivers
07/01/22 - Teamsters Local 992
July 1, 2022 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to take a case seeking to overturn a California law on worker misclassification, and by doing so expanded employment protections to California truck drivers currently misclassified as independent contractors.
EPMPOA Sponsored Cookout to benefit Officer Ivan Soberanis #3164
07/01/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a fundraising cookout (cheeseburger, chips, side, and drink) to benefit Officer Ivan Soberanis #3164 and his family.
Blood Drive Success...
07/01/22 - IUEC Local 10
The young man that you see on the rotator above is Mr. Wesley Latta.  Wesley is 16 years old and came out yesterday, June 30th, for the Local #10 Blood Drive.  This was his first time donating blood.  His mom, Tammi, accompanied him for the drive, because, you see, Wesley is under age and has to have a parent with him in order to participate.
Happy Birthday America!
07/01/22 - Teamsters Local 776
On behalf of the Officers, Business Agents, and staff of Local 776 I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July. We enjoy freedoms, liberties....
Negotiations
07/01/22 - IBEW local 2325
The IBEW, CWA, and Verizon have reached an agreement in principle on wages for a three-year extension to our current CBA. All other items are to be reviewed tomorrow.
Statement for Greater KC AFL-CIO on the Supreme Court Decision
06/30/22 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
“Being able to work is central to a family's economic wellbeing. Being able to control pregnancy is, again,  key to that family's economic wellbeing.   Not just for the union member, but for their families. Please register to vote.
UPSEU Secures Best Financial Contract for POSA Since its Inception in 1970
06/30/22 - UPSEU
From the onset of the Paraeducators of Stamford Association (POSA) contract negotiations, which began in April 2022, UPSEU made clear that during the course of these negotiations with respect to the financial components of a new contract on behalf of our membership, a transformative agreement would be secured.
Make it a Union-Made Fourth of July
06/30/22 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The Fourth of July is almost here, and it’s time to celebrate America’s birthday.

As you safely enjoy the holiday, please support your Union brothers and sisters this holiday by purchasing food and drink favorites made by companies that treat their workers with dignity and respect. Let’s all celebrate good jobs that help strengthen the middle class and a stronger America.
Union Renamed: William H. Burrus Local #72!
06/30/22 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE THAT THE LOCAL ANNOUNCES THAT THE MEMBERSHIP HAS PASSED THE MOTION TO RENAME OUR LOCAL TO: WILLIAM H.
Teamsters First 100 Days
06/30/22 - Teamsters Local 179
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Rosendin Incentive Pay
06/30/22 - IBEW 280
Our 2022 Scholarship Winners Are…
06/30/22 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Congratulations to our 2022 IBEW 21 Scholars Emma Hahn, D'Angelo Manzo, Dominic Stancato and Stella Weisfus.
National President Update - June 2022
06/30/22 - AMFA
June 30, 2022 -- As we hit the halfway marker of 2022, the start of July, we can already begin to reflect on the tremendous amount of success we’ve achieved thus far as our steadfast determination to raise the standards and increasing the recognition of our craft in the aviation industry is fruitful. We would also like to wish you a great celebration in honoring the 4th of July. Please be safe and enjoy this great day in history- Happy Independence Day!
July Membership Meeting Notice.
06/30/22 - IATSE Local 33
The July General Membership Meeting will be on July 10, 2022 and begins at 9:00 am. It is IN-PERSON only, at the Union Hall. The International granted us a waiver to continue the meeting without quorum. The Board of Directors also suggested reconsideration of the COVID Seniority freeze.
East Side Highlander Golf Flyer
06/30/22 - IBEW Local 191
2022 West Side Golf Tournament! Register by clicking the link below.
What Is the Great Resignation? Definition, Causes & Impact
06/30/22 - Teamsters Local 355
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Congratulations, Rose Slone!
06/30/22 - UAW Local 4911
Congratulations, Rose Slone! 15 years of dedicated service to our Local as Financial Secretary/Treasurer.  We wish you a thoroughly enjoyable retirement.   Pictured: Muhammad Qawwee, President, presenting Rose Slone with a gorgeous service award at our membership meeting June 22, 2022.
Government Affairs
06/30/22 - AMFA
AMFA’s mission is to increase recognition of the aircraft mechanic and related class and craft and promote and protect our interests.  One of the integral ways we accomplish this goal is to represent the craft before the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, and the Administration through precise, targeted, and proven methods.
Area Meeting Schedules have been set
06/29/22 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
Believe it or not this was very difficult to get scheduled.  Many places are not open on Sundays or they will not schedule parties on that day.
OPM ISSUES S/L USAGE GUIDELINES
06/29/22 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
OPM: If You Need to Travel for Medical Care, You Can Use Sick Leave The federal government’s HR agency confirmed that federal employees may use sick leave to travel to obtain reproductive health services, although the measure falls short of employee groups’ request for paid administrative leave after abortion ruling.
Lineworker Appreciation Day - July 10, 2022
06/29/22 - IBEW Local 659
Governor of the State of Oregon, Kate Brown has proclaimed July 10, 2022 to be Lineworkers Appreciation Day.
Wage Increase
06/29/22 - IUPAT Local 10
Wage Raises coming July 1, 2022.
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Teamsters Local Union No 50
1609 N Illinois St
Swansea, IL 62226
  618-233-0313

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