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April 13, 2024
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Week Ending 04/12/2024
04/12/24 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Key Bridge collapse is a story about deregulation   • ‘We are the workforce that this country needs’   • The 32-hour workweek is ours for the taking   • NLRB refuses to bow to Space X, Amazon pressure   • Divided Amazon union lurches toward leadership election   • Steelworkers push back against $14B deal for U.S.
The Charleston Cigar Factory Strike
04/12/24 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 12, 2024 | LABOR HISTORY | The Charleston Cigar Factory Strike was a labor strike that involved workers at the Charleston Cigar Factory in Charleston, South Carolina, from October 22, 1945, to April 1, 1946. The strike resulted from the company refusing to institute raises and racial discrimination.
2024 Teamster Local 445 Scholarship
04/12/24 - Teamsters Local 445
ATTENTION MEMBERS WITH GRADUATING SENIORS! Applications for the Teamsters Local 445 Scholarship, in memory of Douglas L. McCauley are available. Deadline to apply: June 28, 2024
2024 WFF Texas Hold'em Event
04/12/24 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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We Are KC Strong Fundraiser
04/12/24 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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Week Ending 04/12/2024
04/12/24 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Key Bridge collapse is a story about deregulation   • ‘We are the workforce that this country needs’   • The 32-hour workweek is ours for the taking   • NLRB refuses to bow to Space X, Amazon pressure   • Divided Amazon union lurches toward leadership election   • Steelworkers push back against $14B deal for U.S.
The Charleston Cigar Factory Strike
04/12/24 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 12, 2024 | LABOR HISTORY | The Charleston Cigar Factory Strike was a labor strike that involved workers at the Charleston Cigar Factory in Charleston, South Carolina, from October 22, 1945, to April 1, 1946. The strike resulted from the company refusing to institute raises and racial discrimination.
SWIRE MEMBERS- CONTRACT VOTE
04/12/24 - Teamsters Local 162
Who: Local 162 members at Swire Coca-Cola What: Contract Offer Explanation and Vote When: Sunday, April 21, 2024, @ 9:00 AM Where: Teamsters Union Hall  1850 NE 162nd Ave.  Portland, OR  97230 Please make every effort to attend this very important meeting! @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px .
Fall Protection Class April 24th, 2024
04/11/24 - IBEW Local 659
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Traveling and the Electronic Reciprocal Transfer System (ERTS)
04/11/24 - IBEW Local 551
ARE YOU TRAVELING OUT OF YOUR HOME LOCAL?  If you are traveling and want your benefits to stay with your current home Trust Fund, then you must have an ERTS form on file. Otherwise, your benefits will get dispersed to the current local you are working within. Contact your local union office for assistance with the Electronic Reciprocal Transfer System (ERTS).
IBEW Picnic Volunteer List
04/11/24 - IBEW Local 659
LU 659 and the 659 RENEW committee are looking for volunteers who would like to help out with this years picnic.
Unemployment for Strikers Would Balance the Scales
04/10/24 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 10, 2024 | COMMENTARY | A bill that would allow workers on strike to access unemployment insurance is currently under consideration in the Minnesota Legislature.  Working people make our biggest gains on the job when we take collective action.
The Southwest Washington Central Labor Council Is Proud To Support The Klineline Kids Fishing Derby
04/10/24 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
Each spring some 3,000 kids, their families and their friends gather at Salmon Creek Park/Klineline Pond in Vancouver, WA for the The Klineline Kids Fishing Derby, the largest event of its kind in the state of Washington.
Unemployment for Strikers Would Balance the Scales
04/10/24 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 10, 2024 | COMMENTARY | A bill that would allow workers on strike to access unemployment insurance is currently under consideration in the Minnesota Legislature.  Working people make our biggest gains on the job when we take collective action.
THE APWU PRE-CONVENTION WORKSHOPS-BEING HELD BY THE APWU NATIONAL POSTAL PRESS ASSOCIATION
04/10/24 - American Postal Workers Union National Postal Press Association
Good day, everyone.
2024 Gloria Belvy Scholarship
04/10/24 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
William H Burrus Cleveland Area Local 72 has established a scholarship fund in honor of Unionist Gloria J Belvy. The Scholarship fund will award four (4) scholarships in the amount of $500 each. Click link for detailed description and application. Applications are due May 1st!!!!
Elon Musk Wants to Gut the National Labor Relations Act
04/09/24 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 9, 2024 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Elon Musk is challenging the New Deal legislation that established the National Labor Relations Board. Experts warn that this is “a serious threat.” [Musk] hates unions, with a white-hot passion that has rendered him delusional. [T]he Tesla CEO explained that “I disagree with the idea of unions….
Elon Musk Wants to Gut the National Labor Relations Act
04/09/24 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 9, 2024 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Elon Musk is challenging the New Deal legislation that established the National Labor Relations Board. Experts warn that this is “a serious threat.” [Musk] hates unions, with a white-hot passion that has rendered him delusional. [T]he Tesla CEO explained that “I disagree with the idea of unions….
Unions’ Picket Power Now Extends to U.S. Boardrooms
04/08/24 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 8, 2024 | UNION POWER | U.S. Steelworkers are fighting a takeover by Japan’s Nippon. Railroad unions have rallied around Norfolk Southern’s CEO in opposing a hedge fund trying to take over its board of directors. Regulators are trying to block the biggest grocery-store merger in U.S. history because it would undercut unionized workers’ ability to successfully strike.
First Contract Ratified at Sysco Louisville Warehouse
04/08/24 - Teamsters Local 89
Workers at the Sysco Louisville Warehouse voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying their first contract on Saturday, April 6th. Less than two years ago, there were no organized Sysco workers in Louisville. After last year’s drivers’ contract and this warehouse ratification, Sysco Louisville has over 200 Teamster members, and is nearly wall-to-wall unionized.
Week Ending 04/05/2024
04/05/24 - Teamsters Local 355
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Volunteers needed
04/05/24 - IBEW local 2325
Senator Paul Feeney from the Bristol & Norfolk County is asking for volunteers this Saturday (4/6/24) from 10 - 1pm @ the Sharon Shaws located at 780 S. Main st. He needs help collecting nomination signatures for the ballot. Sen. Feeney has been a strong advocate for labor and continues to be an IBEW 2222 card carrying member.
PSHB AND MEDICARE
04/04/24 - QUEENS AREA LOCAL 1022 AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION
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Big Unions Grew Ranks in 2023 Amid High-Profile Year of Strikes
04/04/24 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 4, 2024 | LABOR UNIONS | Many of the nation’s largest unions, including the Teamsters and West Coast dock workers, saw membership gains last year, signaling potential for new organizing even as the labor movement struggles to tighten its grip on the workforce, according to new federal data.
Officer Troy Rawlins
04/04/24 - Vancouver Police Officers Guild
Officer Troy Rawlins was hired by the Vancouver Police Department on November 21, 2001. Officer Rawlins served our community as a Patrol Officer, Firearms Instructor, and dedicated member of the Honor Guard. Officer Rawlins also served his country for over 34 years in the US Army and US Air Force.
Big Unions Grew Ranks in 2023 Amid High-Profile Year of Strikes
04/04/24 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 4, 2024 | LABOR UNIONS | Many of the nation’s largest unions, including the Teamsters and West Coast dock workers, saw membership gains last year, signaling potential for new organizing even as the labor movement struggles to tighten its grip on the workforce, according to new federal data.
Support Lewiston Teamsters United
04/04/24 - Teamsters Local 264
Support Lewiston Teamsters United and let Supervisor Broderick know that Lewiston Workers deserve a fair contract. All you need to do is follow this link, input your information, and submit.
Steward's Class - Westside
04/03/24 - IBEW Local 191
We have scheduled a Steward's Class on the Westside!!!  Saturday May 18th from 8am to 2pm at the Everett Labor Temple.  Please contact the Hall to sign up if you haven't already done so, as space is limited.
35th Annual UA Local 44 Golf Classic
04/03/24 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
Networking opportunities don't get any better than this! Whether you bring a group of clients or colleagues to play in the tournament, host an activity on the course or simply take advantage of one of our sponsorship opportunities, the UA Local 44 tournament offers everyone a way to gain exposure and promote their business.
Join PAF
04/03/24 - CWA Local 1103
Call the Union hall at 914-939-8203 for a card or instructions on how to contribute via credit card or debit.
El Paso Police Academy reduces from 11 months to 8.5; promises to maintain high standards
04/03/24 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Police Department’s 11-month training academy has been known as one of the longest programs in the country. But beginning in May, that will all change. Beginning with the May academy class, the time spent in the training program will be condensed from 11 months to 8 1/2, helping get officers to answer the call for help sooner as the city of El Paso continues to grow.
Community Conversations: El Paso police prioritize DWIS, emphasize prevention role
04/03/24 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
In today's Community Conversations, a spokesperson from the El Paso Police Department came to the KFOX14 Morning News to talk about DWIs. El Paso Police spokesman Sergent Robert Gomez said the department has the DWI task force and said DWIs are high-priority as drinking and driving is one of the leading causes of traffic fatalities.
‘It’s Over.’ Amazon Labor Union is Broken and Broke
04/03/24 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 2, 2024 | ORGANIZING | The Amazon Labor Union (ALU), which made headlines around the world for becoming the first union to unionize an Amazon facility in the United States, has zero members, is besieged by infighting, and is “broke.
Welcome IBT General President Sean O’Brien to Charlotte, NC
04/03/24 - Teamsters Local 71
General President Sean O’Brien will be making a visit to Charlotte on April 9, 2024.
Swire Strike Authorization Reminder
04/03/24 - Teamsters Local 162
Attention Teamsters Local 162 members employed at Swire Coca-Cola! Teamsters Local 162 will be holding a meeting and strike vote authorization on Sunday, April 7th, at 11:00 AM at the Portland Teamsters Union Hall for all Local 162 members employed at Swire Coca-Cola. Please make every effort to attend this very important meeting.
NCEU Arbitration Win
04/02/24 - National Correctional Employees Union
In a case of out western Massachusetts, the NCEU has prevailed in an arbitration versus Hampden County Sheriff's Office. In Case# 01-22-0003-6495, the arbitrator, from the American Arbitration Association, decided the sheriffs office failed to meet the standards of Just Cause for a five (5) day suspension and reinstated the officer to his deputy sheriff status. AAA CASE NO.
Robert R Templeton Memorial Scholarship 2024
04/02/24 - IUEC Local 10
IUEC SCHOLARSHIP FUND 2024
04/02/24 - IUEC Local 10
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Suicide Mission
04/02/24 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 2, 2024 | INVESTIGATIONS | John Barnett had one of those bosses who seemed to spend most of his waking hours scheming to inflict humiliation upon him.
2024 Teamsters Local 89 Scholarship Application
04/02/24 - Teamsters Local 89
We are now taking applications for the 2024 Teamsters Local 89 Scholarship Fund. All applications must be submitted by May 31st, 2024 to be considered. This application will also be printed in the upcoming Spring 2024 Teamsters Local 89 Newsletter.
Suicide Mission
04/02/24 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 2, 2024 | INVESTIGATIONS | John Barnett had one of those bosses who seemed to spend most of his waking hours scheming to inflict humiliation upon him.
2024 Association Contract Update
04/01/24 - TWU Local 513
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Nominations for Office Are Now Open
04/01/24 - Association Employees Union
Dear AEU Members, In accordance with the AEU Constitution and Bylaws, nominations are now open for the offices of: AEU Trustee South and Chief Steward North.   All nominations must be made by a member in good standing, other than the nominee, in the designated jurisdiction.
Celebrating Women's History Month
03/30/24 - Teamsters Local 89
As Women's History Month comes to an end, we want to give a shout out to all Local 89's amazing Teamster women, both past and present. Local 89 has been home to a number of amazingly talented and strong Teamster women such as retired Secretary-Treasurer Carolyn Washburn and current Trustee Kim Wolfe.
Local 162 Members at Pepsi Ratify Strong Contract with Historic Gains
03/29/24 - Teamsters Local 162
Local 162 members at Pepsi Portland ratified a new 4-year contract today.
Week Ending 03/29/2024
03/29/24 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Amazon Teamsters extend strike to LA County   • How long will it take to replace the Key Bridge.
Week Ending 03/29/2024
03/29/24 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Amazon Teamsters extend strike to LA County   • How long will it take to replace the Key Bridge.

 
 
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