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    EDBF #125
    02/26/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
    We regretfully inform you that Brother Jimmy C. May, born 8/19/1938, passed away on Friday, February 21st.  He was a member of the Electricians Death Benefit Fund and has been assigned #125.  His beneficiary was paid a benefit based on 243 members.  Members utilizing the recurring payment option will be charged on March 20th.
    Black Women in the Labor Movement Have Long Defended US Workers
    02/26/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Feb. 26, 2020 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Black leaders, activists, and organizers formed the backbone of the U.S. labor movement. Even when the forces of structural racism and segregation sought to stifle their contributions, their resolve to fight for workers’ rights alongside the cause of civil rights remained unshakable.
    Black Women in the Labor Movement Have Long Defended US Workers
    02/26/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 26, 2020 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Black leaders, activists, and organizers formed the backbone of the U.S. labor movement. Even when the forces of structural racism and segregation sought to stifle their contributions, their resolve to fight for workers’ rights alongside the cause of civil rights remained unshakable.
    Central Region Election
    02/26/20 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    GCC/IBT General Board Central Region Ballots were placed in the mail February 19, 2020. Ballots will need to be returned in the business reply envelope, so they are received by 8:30 a.m. on March 25, 2020. (Official Ballot Instructions attached) If you have not received your ballot please contact the local office at 630.668.4337.
    2020 Valley Picnic - Click on image to open
    02/26/20 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
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    Police Arrest Hit and Run Driver that Injured Firefighter
    02/26/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The hit-and-run driver that hit Firefighter Armando Lopez while he was assisting at the scene of a crash on February 12, 2020 has been arrested.  Special Traffic Investigations (STI) officers traced down the vehicle involved and obtained an arrest warrant for the driver.  She had been identified as 46–year old Shiloh Danielle Hutchings.
    Coronavirus
    02/26/20 - Employer-Teamsters Local Nos. 175 & 505 HW/Pension Funds
    The Coronavirus has been all over the news. According to the CDC there has been 14 confirmed cases in the United States. Twelve cases are travel related and two are spread person to person. None of the confirmed cases are in WV. The attached infographic shows how the CDC is preparing communities to deal with and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
    Report: Texas Inequality linked to drop in Union Membership
    02/26/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Texas is tied with Virginia for the third-lowest union membership rate in the country at 4%, according to a new report from the Center for Public Policy Priorities.
    AFL_CIO Scholarship
    02/25/20 - IATSE Local 96
    The Central Mass AFL_CIO is pleased to announce that they will be awarding six $1,000.00 scholarships as well as several $500.00 and $1,000.00 Platinum sponsored scholarships.  Please see attached letter and application form.
    Protect the Postal Service!
    02/25/20 - Teamsters Local 776
    For years, the U.S. Postal Service has been burdened by an unprecedented and unfair congressional....
    Real News - February 2020
    02/25/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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    President's Message
    02/25/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    I hope your semester is off to a good start. It’s exciting that we as faculty are central to the changes in the democratic process at our colleges.
    March 3rd Primary Election Recommendations
    02/25/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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    2019 Ball Awardies
    02/25/20 - UFCW Minority Coalition
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    Stamford BOE Security Guards UNANIMOUSLY Vote to Dump the Teamsters & Join UPSEU
    02/25/20 - UPSEU

    On February 10, 2020, as a result of a secret ballot election conducted by the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations (CSBLR), the Stamford BOE Security Guards unanimously voted to dump the Teamsters and join UPSEU.

    Canary Bowling Tournament 2020
    02/25/20 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    Have you entered your team yet? We are happy to announce we only have 7 spots left to enter the tournament this year. Cost: $30.00 - per bowler / $150.00 - (5) person team (2) Non Union per team Cost includes: (3) Games, Shoes (2) Drinks, Raffle entry per Bowler This event will be on March 15th start time is at 2:00 p.m.
    Its Tax Time.. Just a few reminders..
    02/25/20 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    The following are simple reminders for Tax purposes: 1. Dues are NO LONGER deductible.  2. Local 458M does not mail out any tax forms regarding pension plans, if you have not received your 1099-R, please contact the pension fund directly. Please see below for contact information: Teamster Member Retirement Plan (ILPF): 630.752.8400 National Pension Fund: 630.871.
    We regret to inform you of the passing of 3 of our brother
    02/25/20 - IUEC Local 18
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    APWU Executive Board Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
    02/25/20 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    The APWU National Executive Board voted on Jan. 29 to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. In light of the importance of the presidential election and in response to many inquiries from members as to the union leadership’s position, a number of “top tier” candidates, or their designees, were invited to address the Executive Board.
    Guild 2020 Elections
    02/24/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    The Guild election cycle begins Monday, January 13, 2020. See below the Election Timeline, Election Code and Declaration of Candidacy Form.
    Seeing Black History in Context
    02/24/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Feb. 24, 2020 | OPINION | Black History Month is traditionally a time to honor black Americans and, theoretically, accord them their proper place in American history. Every February we re-examine the exemplary lives of Harriet Tubman, Charles Drew, Frederick Douglass and those of lesser-known but truly significant leaders, artists, scientists, thinkers, and others.
    Seeing Black History in Context
    02/24/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 24, 2020 | OPINION | Black History Month is traditionally a time to honor black Americans and, theoretically, accord them their proper place in American history. Every February we re-examine the exemplary lives of Harriet Tubman, Charles Drew, Frederick Douglass and those of lesser-known but truly significant leaders, artists, scientists, thinkers, and others.
    Join the Feb 25 USPS Fairness Act Nationwide Call-in Day
    02/24/20 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Join the Feb 25 USPS Fairness Act Nationwide Call-in Day On Feb. 25, postal workers and the communities we serve are standing up for our public Postal Service. It's time to protect America's most cherished institution. The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed the USPS Fairness Act. Now let's get it through the Senate.
    Seeing Black History in Context
    02/24/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    Feb. 24, 2020 | OPINION | Black History Month is traditionally a time to honor black Americans and, theoretically, accord them their proper place in American history. Every February we re-examine the exemplary lives of Harriet Tubman, Charles Drew, Frederick Douglass and those of lesser-known but truly significant leaders, artists, scientists, thinkers, and others.
    Time Assignments for Monday Training
    02/22/20 - Fairfield County Hazardous Incident Response Team
    This list is the time you are to report to King Industrusties for training.
    CenturyLink Winter Garden/Ocala Strike Vote
    02/21/20 - CWA Local 3176
    Dear Brothers and Sisters,   We are preparing for negotiations and one step to that preparation is to have a completed Strike vote so that the company knows the intentions and seriousness of the membership in getting a fair contract. Also, we need to have everyone to fill out the strike certification form and email it to cwa3176_eboard@cwa3176.
    GP Hoffa Announces Retirement
    02/21/20 - Teamsters Local 89
    Today, General President James P. Hoffa announced in a memorandum to all Local Unions that he will not be seeking re-election at the end of his current term. It has been a long time since Teamsters Local 89 supported a decision made by GP Hoffa. We did not support his decision to implement regional UPS contracts, including the Louisville Air Rider, in 2013.
    In Case You Missed It
    02/21/20 - Teamsters Local 355
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    The Economy is Roaring. So Why Are More Workers Striking?
    02/21/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    Feb. 20, 2020 | ECONOMY | […] Two factors likely are driving workers to stage walkouts en masse, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank whose research focuses on trends involving working people. Employees are well aware that if they lose their jobs for striking they're likely to find another quickly.
    The Next Big Grocery Strike is Knocking on Safeway, Giant’s Door
    02/21/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    Feb. 21, 2020  | COLLECTIVE ACTION | Last April, more than 30,000 Stop & Shop grocery workers across the Northeast won a raucous 11-day strike against the company, beating back health care and pension cuts. Now, another major grocery strike has become a serious possibility, this time in and around the nation’s capital.
    Women's Committee
    02/20/20 - IUE-CWA Local 301
    On Saturday, February 22nd, the Women’s Committee will be visiting the Guardian House. Please click the attachment in the description for more details.
    Amsted Rail Contract
    02/20/20 - Teamsters Local 776
    Recently Local 776 Members at Amsted Rail ratified a new four year...
    The Economy is Roaring. So Why Are More Workers Striking?
    02/20/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Feb. 20, 2020 | ECONOMY | […] Two factors likely are driving workers to stage walkouts en masse, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank whose research focuses on trends involving working people. Employees are well aware that if they lose their jobs for striking they're likely to find another quickly.
    Inside Wiremen Bargaining Prep Dates
    02/20/20 - IBEW Local 768
    Sisters and Brothers, Its time to prepare for bargaining of the Montana chapter NECA and Local 768 Inside Wiremen contract. We will host two workshops to gather your proposed changes to the contract. Please attend one of the meetings to present your changes. If you cannot attend  one of the meetings you can always e-mail them to our office, call the office, Andy or myself.
    Steve Dawes Elected new Region 1D Director
    02/20/20 - Lansing Labor News
    Steve Dawes, former Assistant Director to Region 1D Director Gerald Kariem, was elected to Regional Director after a special election of region 1D conventional delegates following Gerald Kariem becoming the Vice President of Ford.
    The Economy is Roaring. So Why Are More Workers Striking?
    02/20/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 20, 2020 | ECONOMY | […] Two factors likely are driving workers to stage walkouts en masse, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank whose research focuses on trends involving working people. Employees are well aware that if they lose their jobs for striking they're likely to find another quickly.
    St. Patricks Day Parade
    02/20/20 - Teamsters Local 449
    Teamsters Local 449 will participate again this year in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 15th and invite all Members and their Families to come out and enjoy the day. This years Parade starts at 2pm, we will meet on Sunday to the right of City Hall around 11:30am, like the years previously.
    The Economy is Roaring. So Why Are More Workers Striking?
    02/20/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 20, 2020 | ECONOMY | […] Two factors likely are driving workers to stage walkouts en masse, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank whose research focuses on trends involving working people. Employees are well aware that if they lose their jobs for striking they're likely to find another quickly.
    LU 659 PICNIC Saturday, June 27th, 2020
    02/19/20 - IBEW Local 659
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    Chin Community
    02/19/20 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
    President Ahearn presents Amarillo Chin Community Secretary, Heaven Zel, with a $3,000 check for this year's Chin National Day.
    Journeyman Upgrade Training
    02/19/20 - Carpenters Local 555
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    United Association Free College Benefit
    02/19/20 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
    The United Association is pleased to introduce you to a new United Association Free College Benefit that is being offered as an additional benefit to our members and their families. As you know, the United Association has always supported and prioritized education for our members and has strongly advocated for promoting affordable tuition for working families.
    The Next Big Grocery Strike is Knocking on Safeway, Giant’s Door
    02/19/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 19, 2020  | COLLECTIVE ACTION | Last April, more than 30,000 Stop & Shop grocery workers across the Northeast won a raucous 11-day strike against the company, beating back health care and pension cuts. Now, another major grocery strike has become a serious possibility, this time in and around the nation’s capital.
    National Officer Nomination Results
    02/19/20 - AMFA Local 32
    Local 32 Members: The National Officer nomination period has come to a close. The following nominations for National Officer will be presented, by our Local Delegates, at the National Convention which will convene in May 2020.
    The Next Big Grocery Strike is Knocking on Safeway, Giant’s Door
    02/19/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Feb. 19, 2020  | COLLECTIVE ACTION | Last April, more than 30,000 Stop & Shop grocery workers across the Northeast won a raucous 11-day strike against the company, beating back health care and pension cuts. Now, another major grocery strike has become a serious possibility, this time in and around the nation’s capital.
    The Next Big Grocery Strike is Knocking on Safeway, Giant’s Door
    02/19/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 19, 2020  | COLLECTIVE ACTION | Last April, more than 30,000 Stop & Shop grocery workers across the Northeast won a raucous 11-day strike against the company, beating back health care and pension cuts. Now, another major grocery strike has become a serious possibility, this time in and around the nation’s capital.
    Just a Reminder.....
    02/18/20 - Teamsters Local 776
    Local 776, in conjunction with the IBT, is hosting a presentation pertaining to the history of the Teamsters....
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