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    Election News!!!!!
    06/02/20 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    The Election Committee has agreed that any person who joined the union prior to May 1, 2020 but was not accepted as a member due to the lack of union meetings, will be considered a member for the purpose of voting in the elction. Ballots for the Charlotte Area Local Election of Officers will be mailed at least 21 days prior to July 17, 2020.
    Hazard pay update
    06/02/20 - CWA Local 2222
    Hazard pay update As Verizon is preparing to activate Phase 3 of their COVID-19 response, for eligible employees effective May 31, they will change Hazard Pay from $300 per week to $60 per day for each day worked outside the home. For those who are on a 4-day work week, the Hazard Pay will be $75 per day for each day worked outside the home.
    Workers Are Striking Across America– See Which Protests Brought Lasting Change
    06/02/20 - Teamsters local 570
    June 2, 2020 | LABOR HISTORY | Plenty of Americans probably saw stories about the recent strikes by workers at Amazon, Instacart, and Target. The public protests aimed to bring awareness to the companies’ treatment of its employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Workers are seeking better wages and working conditions to reflect the increased risk posed by COVID-19.
    Workers Are Striking Across America– See Which Protests Brought Lasting Change
    06/02/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 2, 2020 | LABOR HISTORY | Plenty of Americans probably saw stories about the recent strikes by workers at Amazon, Instacart, and Target. The public protests aimed to bring awareness to the companies’ treatment of its employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Workers are seeking better wages and working conditions to reflect the increased risk posed by COVID-19.
    COVID-19 Update
    06/02/20 - CWA Local 2222
    COVID – 19 Update As you all know, Verizon made the decision for technicians to again work inside customers' homes and businesses as of Monday, June 1st. CWA discussed postponing this move with them but Verizon refused to do so, claiming they had a sufficient supply of PPE on hand to keep all technicians safe.
    June Union Meetings Canceled
    06/02/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    ALL June 2020 MEETINGS ARE CANCELED Due to Covid-19. WORK SAFE! SOCIAL DISTANCE! WEAR A MASK! STAY SAFE!
    El Paso Police, protestors recap series of events during protest over death of George Floyd
    06/02/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Police Department said two officers were injured during the protest on Sunday. As we reported, thousands of El Pasoans marched from Memorial Park to El Paso Police Headquarters and while some said the protest was peaceful, tensions did rise. “I do believe that El Paso did represent ourselves in a good way yesterday.
    Unit Meeting Update
    06/01/20 - IBEW 396
    Sisters & Brothers, All regular Unit Meeting will resume on their regular date and time staring June 2020. Each chair will be a minimum of 6’ apart to maintain the required social distancing guidelines set forth by the Governor. We ask if you have a mask, you wear it for your safety, as well as the other members in attendance. I look forward to seeing each of you.
    June is Pride Month
    06/01/20 - IATSE Local 488
    Pride Month in the U.S. and Canada is celebrated each June to recognize and honor the LBGTQIA+ community.
    Americans Value the U.S. Postal Service, Congress Should Too
    06/01/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Americans want Congress to support the US Postal service by a wide margin, said 92% of those surveyed. When Congress addresses financial need in the next round of Covid-19 relief legislation, the USPS should be among its foremost concerns. Across the political spectrum. Americans value the USPS and how it fulfills its mission.
    Unions Determined to Secure $25B Needed to Save Postal Service
    06/01/20 - Teamsters local 570
    June 1, 2020 | LABOR | […] Without “real relief,” it could run out of money by early this fall. The unions—APWU, NPMHU, and the National Association of Letter Carriers—are pinning their hopes on the Senate approving the Heroes Act, a $3 trillion stimulus package passed by the House May 15.
    Unions Determined to Secure $25B Needed to Save Postal Service
    06/01/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 1, 2020 | LABOR | […] Without “real relief,” it could run out of money by early this fall. The unions—APWU, NPMHU, and the National Association of Letter Carriers—are pinning their hopes on the Senate approving the Heroes Act, a $3 trillion stimulus package passed by the House May 15.
    Video shows El Paso officers taking a knee with protesters
    06/01/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    El Paso police officers just defused the situation by taking a knee with protesters. NBC News.
    Mac Moore Joins Local 89 Staff
    06/01/20 - Teamsters Local 89
    We are happy to welcome Mac Moore to the Local 89 staff! Mac first became a Teamster in October of 1988 when he took his first Local 89 job at Dixie Warehouse. Mac has worked at several different Local 89 shops throughout his career, primarily in Carhaul and Freight.
    Contract Schedules
    06/01/20 - IUOE 302
    June 1st, 2020 Rates & Wages Schedule If you are a contractor looking for our schedule for the updated rates and wages as of 6/1/2020, you can find it on the left hand side titled "NEW: Recent 302 Contracts" where the contracts and their schedules are located (schedules can also be found within the contracts themselves). The link for that page is here.
    Message from the B/A's desk
    06/01/20 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers & Sisters,             An address to the membership from Officers has been long over due. The membership I strongly believe, needs to hear from our President, Financial Recording Secretary, Trustee Chairman, and Business Agents. We are currently working on a video GMM format that can easily be used.
    COVID Relief WA Governor and Legislator Letters
    05/30/20 - IATSE Local 488
    IATSE 488, along with affiliated entertainment unions and guilds, has sent these letters to the indicated legislators and political leaders. This is part of our ongoing effort to ensure the needs of entertainment workers are being considered in the economic relief and policy making process in our capitols.
    Resume Normal Hours
    05/30/20 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
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    Happy Retirement to Arnold Morin
    05/30/20 - Association Employees Union
    AEU wants to wish Arnold Morin, CSEA Executive Coordinator, and long time AEU Activist a very happy retirement. Arnold began his service to AEU in 2001 and his efforts have truly made AEU a better, stronger, union. Arnold will be sorely missed, but we coudn't be happier for him.
    In Case You Missed It
    05/29/20 - Teamsters local 570
      • Who are essential workers.
    Message From The President
    05/29/20 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
    IMPORTANT UPDATE A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Friday, May 29, 2020   I hope this message finds you and your families healthy and safe.    Unfortunately we learned of another positive test of one of our members. This was in the Town of Saugerties DPW. That makes 6 members testing positive for Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.
    In Case You Missed It
    05/29/20 - Teamsters Local 355
      • Who are essential workers.
    In Case You Missed It
    05/29/20 - Teamsters Local 992
      • Who are essential workers.
    EDBF #130
    05/29/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
    We regretfully inform you of the passing of Brother Robert Hupp on Tuesday, May 12th.  He was a member of the Electricians Death Benefit Fund and has been assigned #130.  His beneficiary was paid a benefit based on 234 members.  Members utilizing the recurring payment option will be charged on June 20th. No service arrangements are planned.
    COVID-19 Task Forces Must Have Aviation Industry Labor Representation
    05/29/20 - AMFA
    May 29, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many elements of our country and our world — and will affect the aviation ecosystem for years to come. Creating a workable plan for this “new normal” is crucial. Several federal agencies are putting together internal task forces, while Congress has proposed legislation enacting similar advisory groups, most notably the collaborative task force established by the Restoring Safety in the Skies Act introduced by Senators Markey (D-MA) and Blumenthal (D-CT) and supported by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA).
    Hazard Pay
    05/29/20 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    The question about Postal Employees receiving hazard pay has been elevated to the Industrial Relations Department multiple times. Specifically, it has been rumored that USPS supervisors and managers are receiving hazard pay. The Postal Service has stated that supervisors and managers are not receiving hazard pay. The various supervisor organizations requested hazard pay and it was denied.
    June 2020 Meeting Postponed
    05/29/20 - Teamsters Local 89
    JUNE 2020 MEMBERSHIP MEETING POSTPONEMENT Local 89 has continued to operate throughout this unprecedented time and was not subject to complete closure by the Governor of Kentucky’s March 22nd, 2020 Executive Order.
    Video Message From Alice Phillips
    05/29/20 - IBEW Local 483
    Business Manager, Alice Phillips Email: alice@ibew483.org Phone: 253-312-9282 Assistant Business Manager, Byron Allen Email: byron@ibew483.org Phone: 253-677-2090 Assistant Business Manager/Organizer, Rose Mitchell Email: rose@ibew483.
    Union: More Than 3,000 Meatpacking Workers Infected in Outbreak
    05/29/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 29, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | More than 3,000 U.S. meatpacking workers have tested positive for COVID-19 and at least 44 workers have died, the country’s largest meatpacking union said on Thursday, reflecting an increasing toll on plant employees.
    Union: More Than 3,000 Meatpacking Workers Infected in Outbreak
    05/29/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 29, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | More than 3,000 U.S. meatpacking workers have tested positive for COVID-19 and at least 44 workers have died, the country’s largest meatpacking union said on Thursday, reflecting an increasing toll on plant employees.
    This Map Shows the Staggering Number of Reported OSHA Complaints
    05/29/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 27, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The health and safety of workers in the United States has never come under more scrutiny in the history of this country than it has in recent months during the COVID-19 pandemic, for good reason.
    International Emergency Resources
    05/29/20 - IUOE Local 302
    International Substance Abuse & Other Resources At this link you will find information and testimonials produced by the International to aid our members with substance abuse, suicide prevention, and many other valuable resources.
    EDBF #129
    05/29/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
    We regretfully inform you of the passing of Brother Hugh Sykes on Wednesday, May 27th.  He was a member of the Electricians Death Benefit Fund and has been assigned #129.  His beneficiary was paid a benefit based on 234 members.  Members utilizing the recurring payment option will be charged on June 20th.
    In Case You Missed It
    05/29/20 - Teamsters Local 888
      • Who are essential workers.
    This Map Shows the Staggering Number of Reported OSHA Complaints
    05/29/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    May 27, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The health and safety of workers in the United States has never come under more scrutiny in the history of this country than it has in recent months during the COVID-19 pandemic, for good reason.
    NEASO Salary Schedule 2020-21
    05/28/20 - NEASO
    NEASO Salary Schedule 2020-21 The across the board increase of $2425, noted in the column titled Salary 6/1/20 + $2425, will be effective for the pay period of 5/30 – 6/12. The increase will first be reflected in paycheck 6/19. To assist you with interpreting the new salary schedule we have provided column headers and definitions below.
    DFW Airport Badge Revalidation is Required
    05/28/20 - TWU Local 513
    AA Management has informed us that we have 50 members that have not revalidated their yellow badge. Please visit the DFW Badge office for revalidation prior to May 29, 2020.
    Support for Local 9 Brother Wright
    05/28/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Local 9 member and Union Pacific Signal Maintainer Dave Wright was struck by a motorist while working at a crossing in Racine, Wisconsin on April 20, 2020.  He was air lifted to Froedtert Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition. Local 9 has established a GoFundMe page to help raise money and messages in support for Brother Wright.
    LOCAL 179 UNION OFFICE TO RESUME NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS ON JUNE 1
    05/28/20 - Teamsters Local 179
    The Teamsters Local 179 union office will resume normal business hours beginning Monday, June 1.  Anyone entering the building is REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK as part of any business conducted at the office, including members who which to come in to pay their union dues. Hours will be Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    LOCAL 179 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP PICNIC CANCELED
    05/28/20 - Teamsters Local 179
    Due to the Illinois Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings and for the unmost concern and well-being of our staff, members and their families, the Teamsters Local 179 Executive Board has canceled this year's Local 179 Annual Membership Picnic.
    Congratulations IBEW 21 Graduates & Scholarship Winners
    05/28/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    While life has been put on hold for many of us your IBEW 21 Officers, Staff and Executive Board would like to congratulate all of our IBEW 21 graduates and their parents. The Scholarship Committee met and we congratulate our 2020 Scholarship Winners: Margaret Collum, Mary Collum, Sara Engel, Erin Keeny, Jasmine Nickerson, Ethan Reattoir, Audrey Trevino. We are proud of all of you.
    2020 Virtual Town Hall Meeting
    05/28/20 - IBEW Local 6
    EWMC SF Chapter, GGWC, and RENEW are hosting a virtual  town hall meeting for you to meet the candidates. Please submit all your questions by midnight June 1, 2020 to local6women@gmail.com or SanfranciscoRENEW@gmail.com.   Then join us on June 3rd to hear the candidates answers.
    California Casualty
    05/28/20 - TCSOA
    California Casualty Enter to Win $5000 in STIHL Tools
    Letter from IUEC Safety Director
    05/28/20 - IUEC Local 10
    Brothers and Sisters, OSHA has just issued COVID-19 guidance for the construction industry.  This guidance closely mirrors the requirements in the NABTU/CPWR standards adopted by the Governing Board of The American Building Trades Unions (NABTU) last month with your input, which CPWR used to produce and present the CPWR/COVID-19 Awareness Training.
    Union Demands Ford Close Dearborn Plant, Test All Workers for COVID-19
    05/27/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    May 26, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The local union that represents workers at Ford Motor Co.'s Dearborn Truck Plant is asking the automaker to shut down the assembly line until all plant workers are tested for the coronavirus. The union also is asking for additional break time at the plant that builds the best-selling F-150 pickup.
    This Map Shows the Staggering Number of Reported OSHA Complaints
    05/27/20 - Teamsters local 570
    May 27, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The health and safety of workers in the United States has never come under more scrutiny in the history of this country than it has in recent months during the COVID-19 pandemic, for good reason.
    This Map Shows the Staggering Number of Reported OSHA Complaints
    05/27/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 27, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The health and safety of workers in the United States has never come under more scrutiny in the history of this country than it has in recent months during the COVID-19 pandemic, for good reason.
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