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    Postal Workers are essential front line workers
    02/27/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
    Iowa’s Governor and Department of Public Health have made a decision to eliminate Postal Workers from the 1B Tier for COVID-19 vaccines. A panel of medical and public health experts at the CDC have determined that Postal Workers are essential frontline workers and included them in Tier 1B for vaccines.
    Crew Parking Map and Location - Herbalife Honors 2021
    02/26/21 - IATSE Local 33
    Hi everyone. Please note we have updated parking instructions for all crew. As a reminder we are in the South Hall J & K at the LACC. Parking will take place at LA Live - West Garage (Georgia Way and West Rd, behind the movie theater). Please find the parking map attached.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 2/26/2021
    02/26/21 - Teamsters Local 570
      • ‘We deserve more’   • 28 ways you can celebrate Black History month   • Teamsters donate drinking water to Texas families   • Why Virginia is Organized Labor’s next big battleground   • Civil Rights & the Labor Movement: An historical overview   • How many Americans are out of work.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 2/26/2021
    02/26/21 - Teamsters Local 355
      • ‘We deserve more’   • 28 ways you can celebrate Black History month   • Teamsters donate drinking water to Texas families   • Why Virginia is Organized Labor’s next big battleground   • Civil Rights & the Labor Movement: An historical overview   • How many Americans are out of work.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 2/26/2021
    02/26/21 - Teamsters Local 992
      • ‘We deserve more’   • 28 ways you can celebrate Black History month   • Teamsters donate drinking water to Texas families   • Why Virginia is Organized Labor’s next big battleground   • Civil Rights & the Labor Movement: An historical overview   • How many Americans are out of work.
    FRA Emergency Order Requiring Face Mask Use in Railroad Operations
    02/26/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    To help prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued Emergency Order (EO) No. 32 to require compliance with the mask requirements of the Order of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Emergency Order No.
    So Much Rich History to Discover
    02/26/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    Feb. 26, 2021 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Black History Month may be drawing to a close for 2021, but the exploration and learning does not have to stop (and should not) on February 28. There are so many books, videos, programs, exhibits and oral histories out there you need much more than a month to experience it all. Take advantage of all these resources.
    Support UNM Graduate Workers Right to Organize
    02/26/21 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
    Thanks for signing the petition. Now, can you spread the word to keep up our momentum? Click here to share this petition on Facebook. Click here to share this petition on Twitter. Or you can send your friends this link: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-unm-should-recognize-graduate-workers-right-to-unionize.
    COVID-19 PSA's
    02/26/21 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
    We are proud to feature four (4) District 1199NM members who have shared their stories of what its like to work on the front-lines providing patient care in one of the hospitals that we represent.  These videos feature members driving home after their shift, speaking directly about the challenges that they face.  "WE HAVE RISEN TO THE CHALLENGE" - "WILL YOU?".
    So Much Rich History to Discover
    02/26/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 26, 2021 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Black History Month may be drawing to a close for 2021, but the exploration and learning does not have to stop (and should not) on February 28. There are so many books, videos, programs, exhibits and oral histories out there you need much more than a month to experience it all. Take advantage of all these resources.
    Verizon Home Garaging Renewal
    02/26/21 - CWA Local 2222
    Re: COVID-19 Home Garaging - Renewal Dear Mike, As a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak, through March 31, 2021 certain Associates designated by management by title, location and work group shall home garage their Company-provided vehicle.
    Funeral notice for John Linscott Sr.
    02/26/21 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers & Sisters: There will be a Funeral for John Linscott Sr. on March 5th, 2021 at 10:00 am. It is being held at Saint Rose of Lima church in Simi Valley (1305 Royal Ave., Simi Valley Ca. 93065.
    Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine information for UFCW members
    02/26/21 - UFCW Local 1473
    Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine information: Phase 1B begins Monday March 1, which means as of March 1 our members working in the food supply chain will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin.
    Amazon WHSE Anti-Union Campaign
    02/26/21 - Teamsters Local 492
    Amazon’s Anti-Union Drive Shows Why US Labor Law Is Broken 2/24/2021 - Article by David Doorey from Jacobinmag.com Amazon workers in Alabama are voting on whether to unionize, but the company is able to bombard them with anti-union propaganda.
    DLLR Maryland License Renewals
    02/26/21 - IUEC Local 10
    I got an email from DLLR this morning.  There is an email scam potentially targeting License renewals in the state of Maryland.  Not just elevator, but all areas needing to be licensed.  Please make sure you are sure of any email that you may or may not respond to.  If you need to ask questions, please do not hesitate to call me.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 2/26/2021
    02/26/21 - Teamsters Local 888
      • ‘We deserve more’   • 28 ways you can celebrate Black History month   • Teamsters donate drinking water to Texas families   • Why Virginia is Organized Labor’s next big battleground   • Civil Rights & the Labor Movement: An historical overview   • How many Americans are out of work.
    So Much Rich History to Discover
    02/26/21 - Teamsters Local 888
    Feb. 26, 2021 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Black History Month may be drawing to a close for 2021, but the exploration and learning does not have to stop (and should not) on February 28. There are so many books, videos, programs, exhibits and oral histories out there you need much more than a month to experience it all. Take advantage of all these resources.
    The State of American Workers a Year Into COVID-19 Shutdown
    02/26/21 - Teamsters Local 888
    Feb. 25, 2021 | ANALYSIS | Stress is still high as we approach the one-year mark of the Covid-19 shutdown. With so many uncertainties, the need for mental health support in the workplace has never been greater. In many cases, boundaries around the work/life balance have become severely blurred. Many employees who work remotely are feeling disconnected, isolated, and depressed.
    Service Group Bargaining Dates
    02/25/21 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
    Future Bargaining Dates for the McLaren Macomb Service Group Thursday, March 11, 2021 Monday, March 15, 2021 Please be sure to check your email and our ALL IN facebook page for updates.  We will be sending out a Newsletter in regards to negotiations and we encourage you to attend the zoom meetings for specific proposals regarding wages, hours and working conditions.
    How $15 Minimum Wage Could Boost Social Security Benefits
    02/25/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    Feb. 25, 2021 | SOCIAL SECURITY | Some Washington lawmakers are pushing to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour to put more money in workers’ pockets. The wage bump could also eventually provide a boost to their Social Security benefits. The current federal minimum wage of $7.25 has stayed where it is since 2009.
    The State of American Workers a Year Into COVID-19 Shutdown
    02/25/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 25, 2021 | ANALYSIS | Stress is still high as we approach the one-year mark of the Covid-19 shutdown. With so many uncertainties, the need for mental health support in the workplace has never been greater. In many cases, boundaries around the work/life balance have become severely blurred. Many employees who work remotely are feeling disconnected, isolated, and depressed.
    New Payroll System
    02/25/21 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    Members, Just FYI, the $6.00 charge on your paycheck dated 2/26/21 is for the Local 266 death benefit. We have had 6 members/retirees pass. In the Death Benefit program each member donates $1.00 to the deceased member's beneficiary. In the old system, your death benefit charges, dues, and merchandise purchases were all lumped into one charge on your paycheck.
    RRB Plans Improved Access to Toll-Free Service
    02/25/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has developed two changes to the agency’s nationwide toll-free telephone system that should improve customers’ access to agency staff and services. The changes will take effect on February 15.
    Teamsters Local 89 Delivers to Texas
    02/24/21 - Teamsters Local 89
    Teamsters Local 89 donated and delivered 21 pallets of water to Texans in need after last week’s disastrous winter storm. On Tuesday, February 23rd Business Agent Trey McCutcheon was sent to procure the 21 pallets of water from Louisville’s Kroger Distribution Center, home to hundreds of Teamsters Local 89 members at Zenith Logistics and Transervice.
    EDBF #131
    02/24/21 - IBEW Local 1205
    We regretfully inform you that Brother Brass Rinehart passed away on Monday, February 22nd, 2021.  He was a member of the Electricians Death Benefit Fund and has been assigned #131.  His beneficiary was paid a benefit based on 238 members. Members utilizing the recurring payment option will be charged in March.
    WAH/Home Garaging
    02/24/21 - IBEW local 2325
    The System Council T6 signed an extension to the Home Garaging agreement until April 1st. Work at Home is extended till May 1st. The council will continue to work to extend both of these agreements until it is safe to return to a normal work environment.
    Steamfitter Position Open with SPS
    02/24/21 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
    Provide a service of installation, repair, and maintenance of all steamfitting requirements throughout the district facilities for the purpose of maintaining a safe environment for students, staff, and patrons of Spokane Public Schools. Closing date is March 2, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. See attached file for further information and directions.
    How $15 Minimum Wage Could Boost Social Security Benefits
    02/24/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 24, 2021 | SOCIAL SECURITY | Some Washington lawmakers are pushing to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour to put more money in workers’ pockets. The wage bump could also eventually provide a boost to their Social Security benefits. The current federal minimum wage of $7.25 has stayed where it is since 2009.
    Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Company (METRA)
    02/24/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    After serving notice under Section 6 of the Railway Labor Act in February 2019, the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Company (METRA) and members of Local 183 reached a seven-year Agreement, which was officially ratified on February 24, 2021. The contract contains a lump sum signing bonus of $3,400, compounded annual wage increases totaling 15.
    Helper Position
    02/24/21 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
    FOSS in Seattle has openings for Helpers on both Day and swing shift, please contact the hall at 206-623-6473 for details.
    Amazon, Union Organizers at Odds Over ‘Pay to Wait’ Bonus
    02/24/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 24, 2021 | LABOR | […] Officials for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union say Amazon workers in Bessemer received notification this past weekend that they were eligible for bonuses of $1,000 or more if they quit their jobs. RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum said the bonus application deadline ends only a few days before the union vote is scheduled to be counted.
    Assistant National Director Letter to American Airlines Mechanic and Related Employees
    02/24/21 - AMFA
    February 24, 2021 -- We wanted to give you an update following AMFA’s filing for a representation dispute on your behalf with the National Mediation Board (NMB) for the American Airlines (AA) Mechanic and Related workgroups. As outlined in our last update, dated December 10, 2020, we have been assigned both an NMB Case No. R-7557 and NMB Investigator Josie G.M. Bautista. AMFA’s legal counsel has been in contact with the NMB and Investigator Bautista regarding the status of the investigation. Due to the January election, impeachment hearing, and numerous closings-threats within Washington, DC, the NMB offices were in quarantine for 2 weeks, resulting in the Investigator having minimal access to the NMB offices.
    FREE Tax Preparation Assistance
    02/24/21 - UAW Local 4911
    Click the attachment to see which option suits you best.
    Covid and OWCP
    02/23/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
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    2021 UAW Local 602 Education Scholarship
    02/23/21 - UAW Local 602
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    Amazon, Union Organizers at Odds Over ‘Pay to wait’ Bonus
    02/23/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 23, 2021 | LABOR | […] Officials for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union say Amazon workers in Bessemer received notification this past weekend that they were eligible for bonuses of $1,000 or more if they quit their jobs. RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum said the bonus application deadline ends only a few days before the union vote is scheduled to be counted.
    March General Membership Meeting
    02/23/21 - Teamsters Local 542
    March General Membership Meeting Sunday, March 21, 2021 10:00 a.m. To register for General Membership Meeting click on the following link: https://teamster-org.zoom.
    Official Convention Call - 2021
    02/23/21 - Teamsters Local Union No. 436
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    Corporate Profit Sharing Award
    02/23/21 - CWA Local 2222
    The CPS Award for plan year 2020 is $700.00. The award will be pro-rated for part-time employees and those employees who participated for more than 3 months but less than 12 months in the plan year. Associates will receive an email on February 26th advising them of the award amount and that it will be paid in their March 5, 2021 paychecks. Please call the hall if you have any questions.
    Four Influential Leaders in Labor History
    02/23/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 23, 2021 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Black History Month goes hand in hand with labor history. Some of the most influential people in black history were also giants within the labor movement.
    CLEAT Member Winter Assistance Form
    02/23/21 - TCSOA
    The Meassage below is from our Friends at CLEAT. The below information has been distributed to our members via social media, CLEAT Staff, BOD list, and Eboard. If you're a CLEAT member, you could receive $500 for Winter Storm Assistance!   ?  Please click the link below to access the 'Winter Assistance Form' and instructions on how to submit it.
    Local Tentative Agreement Reached
    02/23/21 - UAW Local 602
    BROTHERS AND SISTERS!  After a few days of finalizing the process, we are pleased to announce that our bargaining team has officially reached a tentative agreement between UAW Local 602 and the General Motors Corporation at Lansing Delta Township assembly. We are excited to get our contract report finalized and sent to the print shops for printing.
    Town Hall Meeting/March 1st
    02/22/21 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    ZOOM TOWN HALL MEETING Monday, March 1st at 6:30pm Join us as President Freeman brings the latest news and updates from the Cleveland Area Local, A.P.W.U.  Updates will include: COVID-19, Recent Conversions, and National News.  Clerk, Maintenance and Motor Vehicle Craft updates will also be presented. Please submit question(s) to cleveapwu@ameritech.
    Four Influential Leaders in Labor History
    02/22/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    Feb. 22, 2021 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Black History Month goes hand in hand with labor history. Some of the most influential people in black history were also giants within the labor movement.
    Four Influential Leaders in Labor History
    02/22/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 22, 2021 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Black History Month goes hand in hand with labor history. Some of the most influential people in black history were also giants within the labor movement.
    Kroger Member Alert: A $100 gift cards and fuel points?
    02/22/21 - UFCW Local 455
    Dear UFCW member,   I wanted to take the time to address some common questions I've received from members while making store visits this past week.   Did we get a raise? Rather than provide you with the hazard pay you deserve for the deadly risks you continue to take, some of you may have seen a pay increase this week of anywhere between 40 cents and two dollars.
    Kroger Member Alert: Winter Storm Resources
    02/22/21 - UFCW Local 455
    Dear UFCW member,   In the most of challenging of days, with the COVID-19 threat still ever-present, we are now faced with overcoming the damage of a historic winter storm.
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