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Reminder to Members- December General Membership Meeting.
12/09/23 - IATSE Local 33
Friendly reminder to all card-holding members of Local 33. The December General Membership Meeting is tomorrow December 10th. The meeting begins at 9:00 am. Please log into the website and click on the members tab then follow through to the General Membership Meeting notice link. Please read the posted notice there. Happy Holidays.
Direct Elections for Labor Leaders Make for More Militant Unions
12/08/23 - Teamsters Local 570
Dec. 8, 2023 | U.S. UNIONS | The labor movement is rightfully celebrating recent contract victories by the United Auto Workers, Teamsters, SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America, which together cover nearly 650,000 workers.
Walsh/DiTolla/Spivak Scholarship Applications.
12/08/23 - IATSE Local 33
The deadline for the application for Annual Scholarship of the Richard F. Walsh/Alfred W. Di Tolla/Harold P. Spivak Foundation is December 31st of each year, there are no exceptions made for this deadline.
Charity support.
12/08/23 - IATSE Local 33
The Board of Directors at their last meeting asked for us to post link to nokidhungry.org to help support the end of childhood hunger in America. they have a 100% score from CharityNavigator.org. Please donate at any level you can to support this good work. https://www.nokidhungry.
NYT: Labor's Very Good Year
12/07/23 - Teamsters Local 122
Employers do have real advantages when seeking to suppress unions. If an employer fires a worker for trying to organize a union — which is illegal — it typically takes years to litigate the case. Even if the employer is found guilty, it will at most have to pay back wages and some other “make whole” compensation, not a financial penalty for the wrongdoing. So there’s little disincentive to violating the law.
PRESIDENT SUSLAK REPORTS
12/07/23 - QUEENS AREA LOCAL 1022 AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION
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PRESIDENT SUSLAK REPORTS
12/07/23 - QUEENS AREA LOCAL 1022 AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION
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JFK CLERICAL BIDS RESULTS
12/07/23 - QUEENS AREA LOCAL 1022 AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION
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December Oregon Teamster
12/07/23 - Teamsters Local 162
The December edition of the Oregon Teamster has been mailed to all members of Joint Council No. 37. If you did not receive the December edition of the Oregon Teamster, please call Local 162 to update your address, or click the following link to update your address through our website: https://www.teamsters162.com/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/form_page.
Talking to the media
12/06/23 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
Union Family, With all the good work many of you are doing out in the field on educating the public and getting the media to pay attention to the Mail Processing Facility Reviews, we are seeing more postal employees being contacted by the press for comment, etc.
Unions Are Coming, Not Just for the Few, But for Everyone
12/06/23 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 7, 2023 | OPINION | […] Unions can be the hammer that smashes economic inequality. They can be the magic ingredient that pulls together working people of all races and political persuasions and unites them in common cause. They can be every bit as powerful as rich corporations, acting in service of humanity rather than profits.
Unions Are Coming, Not Just for the Few, But for Everyone
12/06/23 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 7, 2023 | OPINION | […] Unions can be the hammer that smashes economic inequality. They can be the magic ingredient that pulls together working people of all races and political persuasions and unites them in common cause. They can be every bit as powerful as rich corporations, acting in service of humanity rather than profits.
Old Newsboys Gate Collection
12/06/23 - UAW Local 602
Please consider donating to Old Newsboys. Your donations help put shoes and boots on children in need.
ABF Freight, TForce Freight Dock Visits
12/05/23 - Teamsters Local 776
Recently Local 776 Officers and Business Agents visited the terminals of ABF Freight and TForce Freight. The contingent spent time walking the dock at both facilities talking with the Members; and making themselves available to answer any questions the Members may have about their contracts. While on the ABF dock, the Officers and Agents posed for a photo with a group of Members.
Why Doctors and Pharmacists Are in Revolt
12/05/23 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 5, 2023 | ORGANIZING | Long after he took a position at Allina Health, a large nonprofit healthcare system based in Minnesota, in 2009, Dr. John Wust, a longtime obstetrician-gynecologist from Louisiana, did not see himself as the kind of employee who might benefit from collective bargaining.
Why Doctors and Pharmacists Are in Revolt
12/05/23 - Teamsters Local 570
Dec. 5, 2023 | ORGANIZING | Long after he took a position at Allina Health, a large nonprofit healthcare system based in Minnesota, in 2009, Dr. John Wust, a longtime obstetrician-gynecologist from Louisiana, did not see himself as the kind of employee who might benefit from collective bargaining.
Applications Available for James R Hoffa Academic or Vocational Scholarships
12/05/23 - Teamsters Local 570
Dec. 5, 2023 | The application process for the James R. Hoffa Memorial scholarships is now open. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000 for academic awards and $500 to $2,000 for vocational awards. Eligible students must be high school seniors who are the sons, daughters, or financial dependents of Teamster members. The deadline for completing the application process is March 1, 2024.
Continuing Education
12/05/23 - IBEW Local 233
We Have New Dates for your CEU.
Why Doctors and Pharmacists Are in Revolt
12/05/23 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 5, 2023 | ORGANIZING | Long after he took a position at Allina Health, a large nonprofit healthcare system based in Minnesota, in 2009, Dr. John Wust, a longtime obstetrician-gynecologist from Louisiana, did not see himself as the kind of employee who might benefit from collective bargaining.
ALERT: Wang needs help both shows Dec 8
12/04/23 - IATSE Local B4
On Dec 4, 2023, at 10:52 AM, Mary F. Healey wrote: ? Morning, Can a message please be sent out about help needed for the Wang's Friday shows. The Wang needs help on its two shows scheduled for this coming Friday (Dec8), both in the orchestra and the balcony. The show is the comedian Hasan Minhaj, and his two shows are scheduled for 7 pm and 9:45 pm.
Alaska Airlines Purchase of Hawaiian Airlines
12/03/23 - AMFA
December 3, 2023 -- Today, Alaska Airlines announced it had reached an agreement to purchase Hawaiian Airlines in a cash transaction valued at $1.9 billion. According to news reports, Alaska will continue to operate Hawaiian as an independent brand and airline within the Alaska Air Group. News reports further indicate current Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci will lead the combined carrier.
New Template Design Available
12/03/23 - support.unionactive.com
We are pleased to announce the release of our next UnionActive template design. Our newest template is a modern layout with several header options including full width hover menus, header background images for each main menu or member resource page, and much more.
Police officer and her K-9 ready to start patrolling
12/03/23 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Police officer Casandra Carrasco, right, receives her K-9 pin in a ceremony Wednesday at the El Paso Police Department headquarters. Carrasco, who became a police officer in September 2019, is the second female K-9 handler in the department’s history. The ceremony marked her graduation from the K-9 police academy.
Week Ending 12/1/2023
12/01/23 - Teamsters Local 355
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Expanding Our View of Bargaining for the Common Good
12/01/23 - Teamsters Local 570
Dec. 1, 2023 | LABOR UNION HISTORY | Bargaining for the common good sprang up in the vernacular of labor organizing in the wake of the Great Recession. Common good bargaining is a practice by which a bargaining unit uses its negotiating power to make demands that benefit parties not formally at the negotiating table, often the community that the bargaining unit serves.
The UAW Strike May Have Finally Set Us Up for a General Strike
12/01/23 - Teamsters Local 570
Dec. 1, 2023 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | [… The UAW] announced plans to ramp up its organizing efforts in the auto industry and bring workers at nonunion companies, like Tesla and Toyota, into the fold. The move serves as both an invitation to nonunion auto workers in need of representation and a warning to the CEOs profiting off their labor: Expect us.
General President O’Brien, Other Labor Leaders, Speak to A.I. Threats at Harvard Workers Panel
12/01/23 - Teamsters Local 570
Dec. 1, 2023 | Today, Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien joined other labor representatives for a deep discussion into artificial intelligence, automation, and the current state of democracy during a workers panel at the Harvard Kennedy School of Business in Cambridge, Mass. “The Teamsters and all of labor face a seismic shift with the expansion of A.I.
Expanding Our View of Bargaining for the Common Good
12/01/23 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 1, 2023 | LABOR UNION HISTORY | Bargaining for the common good sprang up in the vernacular of labor organizing in the wake of the Great Recession. Common good bargaining is a practice by which a bargaining unit uses its negotiating power to make demands that benefit parties not formally at the negotiating table, often the community that the bargaining unit serves.
APPLY NOW for a JRHMSF Scholarship
12/01/23 - Teamsters Local 743
APPLY NOW for a James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship.   The application system is now open and can be accessed at: https://aim.applyISTS.
APPLY NOW for a JRHMSF Scholarship
12/01/23 - Teamsters Local 743
APPLY NOW for a James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship.   The application system is now open and can be accessed at: https://aim.applyISTS.
NOTICE - 1/7/2024 General Membership Meeting
12/01/23 - Teamsters Local 177
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CNN: Unions are the Strongest in Decades
11/30/23 - Teamsters Local 122
CNN - Nearly 900,000 Americans sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner this week will have unions – and the double-digit pay increases they won – to thank.
AMFA-Alaska Negotiations Update #14
11/30/23 - AMFA
November 30, 2023 -- The parties spent the morning of Day 1 clarifying a few issues from the September agreement in principle (AIP) related to Article 20 – Retirement and certain issues specific to the Maintenance Control appendix. The Company then provided a financial presentation on the state of the airline and its projections moving into 2024. Following the Company’s financial presentation, AMFA presented its proposal containing changes to the September AIP in specific response to feedback from you, the membership, during our roadshow.
Firearm training shapes future El Paso police officers: Another recruit drops out as others persevere
11/30/23 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
This week on ‘Becoming the Badge’ training at the El Paso Police Academy begins to be more hands-on as they learn how to safely handle and fire one of the most important tools around their belt, which is a gun. “We’re not just shooting paper out here, we’re preparing for a possible dangerous encounter,” EPPD Detective John Armendariz said.
November 2023 Union's Public Testimony on Rule Revisions (4 RACs) and to ELC
11/29/23 - AFSCME Local 132
Please see the attached document below (downloadable in pdf format). These were approved by the Local Executive Board. While the Local Executive Board is supportive of some of the rule language, we condemn some of the proposed rules and are strongly against those rules passing.
Northport-East Northport School District Transportation Members Secure Long-Term Agreement
11/29/23 - UPSEU
The transportation members of the Northport-East Northport School District unanimously approved a new five year agreement which covers drivers and drivers assistants.  Amongst the highlights of the agreement were above average wage increases and the addition of new paid holidays. The new pact also included enhancements in longevity benefits and other favorable gains.
OPEN SEASON
11/29/23 - QUEENS AREA LOCAL 1022 AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION
LAST CHANCE! OPEN SEASON ENDS MIDNIGHT EST DEC.
Vote Notice 11-21-2023
11/29/23 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
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AFGE Local 1647 Annual Christmas Party
11/29/23 - AFGE Local 1647
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UPSEU Members shine with the 2023 National Championship Trophy! 
11/29/23 - UPSEU Local 1222
Quinnipiac University Men's Hockey Team won the 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey National Championship and UPSEU Members shine with the 2023 National Championship Trophy!  Holding the trophy are UPSEU Member Lori Onofrio, Secretary of Ice Hockey for Quinnipiac University and local unit president John Dacey, part of the facilities team for the ice hockey arena at Quinnipiac.
Vancouver Police Officers Guild
11/29/23 - Vancouver Police Officers Guild
Established in 1991, The VPOG is the exclusive collective bargaining organization for the Police Officers, Corporals, and Sergeants of the Vancouver, Washington Police Department.
Join the Vancouver Police Department
11/29/23 - Vancouver Police Officers Guild
VPD offers an excellent hiring incentive, a highly competitive salary, the best schedule in Washington State (and perhaps all of policing), community support, many career paths and promotion opportunities. We are a growing department and anticipate adding 100 new positions over the next five years. We are located in one of the most beautiful cities in the country, surrounded by mountains, beaches, and rivers. Our waterfront offers many award-winning restaurants and fun activities for you and your family.
Nominations Meetings for 2 Delegates and Executive Board of Local (Postcard sent to all dues paying members 11/30/23)
11/28/23 - AFSCME Local 132
Nominations Meeting: Special Election Delegate & Local EBoard  -- Reunión de Nominaciones: Delegado de Elección Especial y Elecciones Locales Date/Fecha: 12/20/23   Time/Tiempo: 6:30 pm (Delegates/Delegados) Date/Fecha: 02/10/24   Time/Tiempo: 12 pm (Eboard) Nominate yourself or someone else. Nominations will start promptly.
2023 Teamsters Local 41 Election Results
11/28/23 - Teamsters Local 41
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The UAW Strike May Have Finally Set Us Up for a General Strike
11/28/23 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 27, 2023 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | [… The UAW] announced plans to ramp up its organizing efforts in the auto industry and bring workers at nonunion companies, like Tesla and Toyota, into the fold. The move serves as both an invitation to nonunion auto workers in need of representation and a warning to the CEOs profiting off their labor: Expect us.
2024 Pocket Calendars
11/28/23 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 194
2024 Pocket Calendars have arrived just in time for the new year.
The UAW Strike May Have Finally Set Us Up for a General Strike
11/28/23 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 27, 2023 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | [… The UAW] announced plans to ramp up its organizing efforts in the auto industry and bring workers at nonunion companies, like Tesla and Toyota, into the fold. The move serves as both an invitation to nonunion auto workers in need of representation and a warning to the CEOs profiting off their labor: Expect us.
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