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Area Meeting Schedule
01/31/23 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
Area Meetings in 2023: Here is your opportunity to talk with you Union.
UPS Faces Rising Labor Costs, Strike Risk in Upcoming Union Fight
01/31/23 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 31, 2023 | PACKAGE DIVISION | United Parcel Service Inc. will pay more for labor after replacing a union contract that expires in July. The main question for Chief Executive Officer Carol Tomé is how much more — and if it’s enough to avoid a strike that would throw package delivery into chaos.
UPS Faces Rising Labor Costs, Strike Risk in Upcoming Union Fight
01/31/23 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 31, 2023 | PACKAGE DIVISION | United Parcel Service Inc. will pay more for labor after replacing a union contract that expires in July. The main question for Chief Executive Officer Carol Tomé is how much more — and if it’s enough to avoid a strike that would throw package delivery into chaos.
2023 - 2024 Member Contest Form
01/31/23 - Association of Civilian Technicians
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2023 Standard Mileage Rate
01/31/23 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The 2023 standard mileage rate set by the Internal Revenue Service will be 65.5 cents per mile, effective January 1, 2023. Please use this rate when calculating mileage reimbursement on expense reports for 2023.
AMFA-SWA FMT TA Ratification Referendum Results
01/31/23 - AMFA
January 31, 2023 -- The votes for the AMFA – Southwest Airlines (SWA) Facilities Maintenance Technician (FMT) Tentative Agreement (TA) Ratification Referendum were tallied on January 31, 2023. Votes for this referendum were counted and certified by ElectionBuddy, and the results are as follows:
JAMES R. HOFFA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
01/31/23 - Teamsters Local 175
ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR 2023 GRADUATING SENIORS AVAILABLE AT www.jrhmsf.org!!! ** The application process opens November 30,2022 for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship for 2023 Academic or Vocational Training Program Scholarships. For more information, visit www.jrhmsf.org. Deadline is March 1, 2023. (For the sons, daughters, and financial dependents of Teamsters members.)
Unions Can Help Beyond Their Membership. César Chávez Proved it.
01/30/23 - Teamsters Local 570
Jan. 30, 2023 | LABOR HISTORY | [...] Chávez and the United Farm Workers union he led recognized in the 1960s what was happening — long before most other Americans did. They started blowing the whistle on how the chemical industry and agribusiness manipulated the idea of scientific uncertainty to continue selling pesticides they knew were dangerous.
Unions Can Help Beyond Their Membership. César Chávez Proved it.
01/30/23 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 30, 2023 | LABOR HISTORY | [...] Chávez and the United Farm Workers union he led recognized in the 1960s what was happening — long before most other Americans did. They started blowing the whistle on how the chemical industry and agribusiness manipulated the idea of scientific uncertainty to continue selling pesticides they knew were dangerous.
Unions Can Help Beyond Their Membership. Chávez Proved it.
01/30/23 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 30, 2023 | LABOR HISTORY | [...] Chávez and the United Farm Workers union he led recognized in the 1960s what was happening — long before most other Americans did. They started blowing the whistle on how the chemical industry and agribusiness manipulated the idea of scientific uncertainty to continue selling pesticides they knew were dangerous.
Active Shooter Stand Up Talk
01/30/23 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
Madatory Active Shooter Information Here is the standup talk management at the stations are supposed to be giving. We are putting pressure on plant management to give an active shooters class by the inspection service.
LELS
01/30/23 - Duluth Police Local #807
We have officially moved to LELS. Please complete the registration form placed in your mailbox and send in to the address located at the bottom of the form.
El Paso police shoot pit bull after 2 dogs attack, bite 2 people in far East Side
01/30/23 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A pair of pit bulls bit at least two people before an El Paso police officer shot and mortally wounded one of the dogs Sunday afternoon in a far East Side neighborhood, police said. The dog that was shot was not expected to survive. The shooting is under investigation, as is standard procedure with all officer-involved shootings, according to a police media statement.
The Chicago Passenger Federation (CPF) votes to merge with the United Passenger Rail Federation (UPRF) 
01/30/23 - United Passenger Rail Federation BMWED-IBT
The Chicago Passenger Federation (CPF) representing BMWED members employed on the Chicago-based commuter railroad Metra has voted to merge with the United Passenger Rail Federation (UPRF), creating a “super system” of passenger railroad maintenance of way members. CPF General Chairman Robert Shanahan Jr.
EPMPOA Sponsored Cookout to benefit Detective Sal Dominguez #973
01/30/23 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a fundraising cookout (hamburger/hotdog, chips, side, and drink) to benefit Detective Salvador Dominguez #973. It is being hosted at the Westside Regional Command Center on Friday, February 3, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Teamsters Local 104 Endorses Ruben Gallego for U.S. Senate
01/28/23 - Teamsters Local Union No. 104
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 104 ENDORSES RUBEN GALLEGO FOR U.S.
Protecting LiteBlue from Cyber Criminals: Multifactor Authentication Required After January 15
01/28/23 - Youngstown, Ohio Area Local 443
APWU national officers are continuing to advocate for members who have had had their wages stolen in the recent online fraud attack on USPS systems. Below is an update on management’s introduction of multifactor authentication (MFA) for LiteBlue log ins. MFA is a tool that banks and other institutions use when dealing with sensitive personal information to prevent cyber-attacks.
APWU Position on Employees Who Have Had Direct Deposits Stolen in LiteBlue Fraud
01/28/23 - Youngstown, Ohio Area Local 443
APWU national officers have filed a national dispute with postal management on behalf of members who have had their pay stolen by cyber-criminals and are unable to recover the money. Several hundred postal workers have had pay stolen by cyber-criminals who used fraudulent websites to obtain sensitive personal data that was used to divert and steal direct deposit payments.
The Debt Ceiling and Postal Workers
01/28/23 - Youngstown, Ohio Area Local 443
No postal worker or federal retiree will see a gap or reduction in pension payments or healthcare coverage. The Treasury Department announced on Thursday that the United States government has hit its statutory “debt limit.” The next several months will be full of political drama, with serious risks at hand for working people and working-class retirees.
Week Ending 1/27/2023
01/27/23 - Teamsters Local 570
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Maryland Allies Amplify Struggle of Starbucks Workers at ‘Sip-In’
01/27/23 - Teamsters Local 570
Jan. 26, 2023 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Among the 20 or so people who attended the Starbucks “Sip-In for a Contract” in Belair on January 20, 2023, was Ed Crizer. He’s a just-elected Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee member in District 6, the old shipbuilding neighborhood of Baltimore City/County.
Maryland Allies Amplify Struggle of Starbucks Workers at ‘Sip-In’
01/27/23 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 26, 2023 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Among the 20 or so people who attended the Starbucks “Sip-In for a Contract” in Belair on January 20, 2023, was Ed Crizer. He’s a just-elected Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee member in District 6, the old shipbuilding neighborhood of Baltimore City/County.
Parking Info for Pantages
01/27/23 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers, Sisters, & Kin: This is for Sunday nights load-out and Lion King load-in Monday Tuesday and Wednesday.  Rate should be around $20.  Say you are from Local #33    CASH ONLY PLEASE!   If you don’t have cash you will need to pay the full rate.  Please remember to be respectful to all parking and security personnel.
America’s Trucking Industry Is At A Crossroads
01/26/23 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 26, 2023 | FREIGHT INDUSTRY | Life for truck drivers in the United States is changing. From government mandates to the approach of greater automation to drastically lower wages, making a living behind the wheel of a big rig is becoming tougher every year. By some estimates, around 90% of those who take up the profession leave within the first year.
America’s Trucking Industry Is At A Crossroads
01/26/23 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 26, 2023 | FREIGHT INDUSTRY | Life for truck drivers in the United States is changing. From government mandates to the approach of greater automation to drastically lower wages, making a living behind the wheel of a big rig is becoming tougher every year. By some estimates, around 90% of those who take up the profession leave within the first year.
UAW IEB Election Information
01/26/23 - UAW Local 602
Pursuant to the Monitor’s Candidate Forum Rules, the Monitor will conduct voluntary Candidate forums for the following three offices: (1) International President; (2) International Secretary-Treasurer; and (3) International Vice President.
PARK CITY, UTAH APWU NPC JUNE 24-26, 2023
01/26/23 - National Presidents' Conference
The dates for June NPC are Friday, June 23 (arrival date)- June 26th,  2023.   The Hotel is Yarrow (DoubleTree) Hotel, 1600 Park Avenue, Park City, UT 84060. The room reservation link is   https://group.doubletree.com/xarrkw. The phone number is 1 (435) 649-7000. Ask for the American Postal Workers Union group rates.
General Membership Meeting Notice
01/26/23 - Teamsters Local 786
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Governor Hochul Signs the “Supplemental Spousal Liability Bill”
01/25/23 - UPSEU
New York now requires that insurance companies provide motorists with supplemental spousal liability insurance coverage equal to bodily injury liability coverage, unless the insured specifically rejects such coverage in writing. In Short, your spouse now has supplemental spousal liability coverage under your policy.
Local 162 Scholarship
01/25/23 - Teamsters Local 162
ATTENTION LOCAL 162 MEMBERS WITH GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS! As your student begins to make plans to further their education after graduation, make sure they apply for the Teamsters Local 162 Legacy of Leadership Scholarship Fund today.
February General Membership Meeting Notice
01/25/23 - Teamsters Local 542
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NLRB Settlement for Veritiv Operating Company
01/25/23 - GCC/IBT Local 285-M
January 24, 2023 Graphics Communications Union, Local 285-M, a/w Graphics Communications Conference/International Brotherhood of Teamsters has entered into a settlement, from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regarding matters related to grievances that were filled on behalf of union members who were employed at Veritiv Operating Company which is no longer in business.
Projectionists insurance
01/25/23 - IATSE Local 33
Projectionists  There has been a name change for perscription providers in your network. Please see this article for changes.  Announcement of Change in Prescription Benefit Manager (mailchi.
Memorial Tribute and Funeral Services for Police Chief Greg Allen
01/25/23 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the death of El Paso Police Chief Gregory K. Allen #646, who passed away on January 17, 2023, at the age of 71. Chief Allen served with the El Paso Police Department for 44+ years, from April of 1978, until his untimely death last week. Mr.
EPPD Promotion Ceremony
01/25/23 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages all members to attend the El Paso Police Department's Promotion Ceremony at 10:00 AM on Monday, January 30, 2023.  The ceremony will take place at the El Paso County 911 District (Communications Center) at 6055 Threadgill Ave.
DeJoy Must Go
01/25/23 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
Group, PMG DeJoy has pretty much privatized the postal service from the inside. He has raised prices, reduced services and delayed our customers' mail. Our members can not tolerate the undermining of our commitment to our customers. We MUST continue to put pressure on President Biden to change the board of governors.  We are in a world of hurt.
LELS membership form
01/24/23 - Duluth Police Local #807
We have received approval from Noah Schuchman and are very close to sealing the deal with LELS. You will find a LELS membership form in your mailbox.  Please read and fill out the entire form. By signing the form, you are authorizing the monthly deduction for LELS membership dues. As a reminder, LELS membership dues are $65.00.
If America Had Fair Labor Laws, 60 Million Workers Would Join A Union Tomorrow
01/24/23 - Teamsters Local 570
Jan. 24, 2023 | LABOR LAW | According to the latest data, the ranks of unionized workers grew by 200,000 between 2021 and 2022.
Per Capita Reminder
01/24/23 - IATSE Local 33
REMINDER To avoid a $100.00 reinstatement fee and suspension from the call board, please remit your payment of $58.00 for your 2023 1st quarter per capita stamp no later than February 1, 2023. We accept online payment at ia33.org     $58.00 per quarter $232.
U.S. House Adopts Rules Eliminating Staff Unions
01/24/23 - Teamsters Local 570
Jan. 24, 2023 | UNION-BUSTING | In their new rules package passed [January 6, 2023], House Republicans moved to eliminate the union formed by congressional workers in recent years — a blatantly anti-worker move that signals their intentions for workers across the country under GOP House control.
U.S. House Adopts Rules Eliminating Staff Unions
01/24/23 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 24, 2023 | UNION-BUSTING | In their new rules package passed [January 6, 2023], House Republicans moved to eliminate the union formed by congressional workers in recent years — a blatantly anti-worker move that signals their intentions for workers across the country under GOP House control.
Union Ranks Had A Very Good 2022, But Not for the Reason You Think
01/24/23 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 24, 2023 | LABOR UNIONS | Unions just had one of the best years in terms of growing membership so far this century. But the high-profile organizing wins at Starbucks, Amazon, and Apple stores are only a small part of that success. A boom in hiring by a number of already unionized employers drove an increase of 200,000, or 1.3%, union-represented workers to a total of 16 million.
Quintin Hector: A Victim of the Link to Failure Program
01/24/23 - CWA Local 3176
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Workers Memorial Day Essay Contest
01/24/23 - Teamsters Local 776
Workers’ Memorial Day is observed in York and Adams Counties on April 28th to remember workers who lost their lives on their job.....
Health and Welfare 2023
01/23/23 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
CHICAGO GRAPHIC ARTS  January is Open Enrollment, so any members who wish to make any changes to their benefits package, this is the month to make those changes!  We are happy to announce that our Health and Welfare trustees were successful in improving the screening offered by your Personal Physician.
New Year - New Negotiations
01/23/23 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
The following contracts will be expiring or have expired. Take a minute to review the following list:   Peoria Journal Star*  Gannet Publishing * Quincy Herald Whig* Ottumwa Printing*  C & I Signs* Sterling Press  Winpak Heat Seal Co.
2023 Scholarships
01/23/23 - Teamsters Local 542
The 2023 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship is now available. Deadline to submit application: March 1, 2023.
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