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January 18, 2021
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Historic bargaining agreement raises WNBA salaries
Sanders Doesn't Support USMCA Because It Doesn't Address Climate Change and Outsourcing
Puerto Rico Retirees Could Face 8.5% Cut to Pensions, in Latest Blow for Island
Delaware General Assembly staffers want to form country's first ‘partisan-inclusive' legislative worker union
Union workers vote to possibly open talks with Spirit

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Martin Luther King Jr., Union Man
01/18/21 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 18, 2021 | LABOR'S HEROES | If Martin Luther King Jr. still lived, he’d probably tell people to join unions. King understood racial equality was inextricably linked to economics. He asked, “What good does it do to be able to eat at a lunch counter if you can’t buy a hamburger?” Those disadvantages have persisted.
King County Violates Worker Safety
01/18/21 - KCPOG
King County Police Officer’s Guild Press Release The takeover of our nation’s capital last week underscores the need to have well trained and equipped law enforcement officers to protect the public. The King County Sheriff’s Office is currently unable to adequately respond to large scale demonstrations due to lack of training and equipment.
Remembering Martin Luther King
01/18/21 - IBEW Local 73
Taking time to honor the work and reflect on the struggles and accomplishments.
Martin Luther King Jr., Union Man
01/18/21 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 18, 2021 | LABOR'S HEROES | If Martin Luther King Jr. still lived, he’d probably tell people to join unions. King understood racial equality was inextricably linked to economics. He asked, “What good does it do to be able to eat at a lunch counter if you can’t buy a hamburger?” Those disadvantages have persisted.
Martin Luther King Jr., Union Man
01/18/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 18, 2021 | LABOR'S HEROES | If Martin Luther King Jr. still lived, he’d probably tell people to join unions. King understood racial equality was inextricably linked to economics. He asked, “What good does it do to be able to eat at a lunch counter if you can’t buy a hamburger?” Those disadvantages have persisted.
Martin Luther King Jr., Union Man
01/18/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 18, 2021 | LABOR'S HEROES | If Martin Luther King Jr. still lived, he’d probably tell people to join unions. King understood racial equality was inextricably linked to economics. He asked, “What good does it do to be able to eat at a lunch counter if you can’t buy a hamburger?” Those disadvantages have persisted.
January Membership Meeting
01/18/21 - CWA Local 2222
Good morning there was a eboard member that contracted Covid-19. We are currently following all CDC recommended  guidelines to ensure members safety.  Because of this we are moving the regular scheduled membership meeting from January 19th 2021 to January 26th 2021. The meeting will still start at 530pm and be held at 4186 Winchester rd Marshall VA 20115.
Local 776 Review
01/18/21 - Teamsters Local 776
Recently Local 776 mailed the latest issue of our Newsletter, "The 776 Review" to the....
Workshop Announcement – Unemployment Benefits During Covid-19
01/16/21 - IATSE Local B4
Hello Members - for those of you who missed the Zoom call with IA International VP, Colleen Glynn regarding updates to MA Unemployment Insurance, you may want to register for one sponsored by The Labor Guild.
Laborpower/Jobs for dispatch
01/15/21 - IBEW Local 191
Members, With new online bidding going live tonight if you are having troubles accessing laborpower/jobs for dispatch you need to remove your old saved page and find ibew191.com again and resave it, then you will see all the changes.  Any issues please text Greg Lopata 4255122895.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 1/15/2021
01/15/21 - Teamsters local 570
  • COVID-19 news updates for Jan.
Weekly News Wrap Up 1/15/2021
01/15/21 - Teamsters Local 355
  • COVID-19 news updates for Jan.
Update on LUMEN MLK Action
01/15/21 - CWA Local 7777
Communications Workers Fight Telecom Giant for MLK Day Off January 15, 2021 / Saurav Sarkarenlarge or shrink text One multinational company is using Martin Luther King Day to issue a slap in the face to its union, undermining the very legacy of the civil rights leader.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 1/15/2021
01/15/21 - Teamsters Local 992
  • COVID-19 news updates for Jan.
New Feature: Job Calls System
01/15/21 - support.unionactive.com
The Job Calls system lets you post jobs that members can bid or submit their info for. The Job Calls system is available to Advanced package websites in the admin area > features tab Job Call System link. Setup Click the Settings button from the Manage Job Calls screen. The settings window has options for customizing how the job call system works and how certain things are labeled.
Inside Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Plan to Help Struggling Americans
01/15/21 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 15, 2021 | ECONOMY | On Thursday night, President-elect Joe Biden outlined the first portion of his administration’s two-step plan to contain the coronavirus and revive the struggling American economy. A key emphasis of his proposal is to give immediate, individual relief to Americans suffering in the pandemic-induced recession.
Building Stronger Unions for American Workers
01/15/21 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 15, 2021 | The U.S. next week will begin a new chapter with the swearing-in of Joe Biden as president and Kamala Harris as vice president.
Inside Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Plan to Help Struggling Americans
01/15/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 15, 2021 | ECONOMY | On Thursday night, President-elect Joe Biden outlined the first portion of his administration’s two-step plan to contain the coronavirus and revive the struggling American economy. A key emphasis of his proposal is to give immediate, individual relief to Americans suffering in the pandemic-induced recession.
MLK Day for All Virtual Rally –Lumen/CenturyLink
01/15/21 - CWA Local 7777
Join your Union brothers and sisters at Lumen to demand MLK Day for All! Last year, Lumen sent an email to its workers saying that in 2021, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be a paid holiday for the first time in the company's history, but only for non-union employees.
Upcoming Vote For Lodge #18
01/15/21 - FOP Local 18
Vote information with open and close information will be displayed in this location when the information is available, the vote will be open for 7 days. ARTICLE 15 Voting SECTION 6: Whenever voting machines are available, they may be used in place of the printed ballot. Any expense involved shall be borne by the North Cascades Lodge #18.
Inside Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Plan to Help Struggling Americans
01/15/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 15, 2021 | ECONOMY | On Thursday night, President-elect Joe Biden outlined the first portion of his administration’s two-step plan to contain the coronavirus and revive the struggling American economy. A key emphasis of his proposal is to give immediate, individual relief to Americans suffering in the pandemic-induced recession.
Funeral Services for Det. Charles Harmon III
01/15/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Detective Charles Andrew Harmon III #2137, who passed away on January 11, 2021 at the age of 47. Detective Harmon served with the El Paso Police Department for 20+ years, from September 2000 until his death.
Funeral Services for Det. Camerino Santiago
01/15/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Detective Camerino Santiago #1896, who passed away on January 11, 2021 at the age of 67. Detective Santiago served with the El Paso Police Department for 23+ years, from May 1997 until his death. Detective Santiago died due to COVID-19 related issues.
Brenda Strader's Memorial
01/15/21 - IBEW Local 483
Hello, please consider donating or sharing this go fund me link for Brenda Stader's Memorial. She was a Flagger who was killed in the line of duty. Anything helps and is appreciated. Please copy and paste the link below: https://www.gofundme.com/f/brenda-staders-memorial.
PRINCIPLE ANNUITY
01/15/21 - IBEW Local 545
Welcome to Principal®.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 1/15/2021
01/15/21 - Teamsters Local 888
  • COVID-19 news updates for Jan.
Organized Labor Built Vaccine Facilities
01/14/21 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 14, 2021 | COVID-19 | Across the country, states are rushing to rollout the COVID vaccine. As cases are spiking it has become more important than ever to get the vaccine produced and distributed as quickly as possible.
Organized Labor Built Vaccine Facilities
01/14/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 14, 2021 | COVID-19 | Across the country, states are rushing to rollout the COVID vaccine. As cases are spiking it has become more important than ever to get the vaccine produced and distributed as quickly as possible.
IRS Announces 2021 Standard Mileage Rates
01/14/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Effective January 1, 2021, the standard mileage rate set by the Internal Revenue Service will be 56 cents per mile. The new rate compares to a rate of 57.5 cents per mile in 2020.
UPSEU Wins Back to Back Arbitration Cases in Springfield
01/14/21 - UPSEU
With successive grievance arbitration wins last month, the United Public Service Employees Union (“UPSEU”), who represents municipal employees throughout the City of Springfield, proves it is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to defending its members.
Organized Labor Built Vaccine Facilities
01/14/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 14, 2021 | COVID-19 | Across the country, states are rushing to rollout the COVID vaccine. As cases are spiking it has become more important than ever to get the vaccine produced and distributed as quickly as possible.
Email Gov Cuomo Now!
01/13/21 - CWA Local 1103
Tell Governor Cuomo: Every New Yorker Needs Broadband Access! (actionnetwork.org) As COVID-19 has moved much of our lives online, the importance of access to universal, high-speed, affordable broadband has never been clearer. Six months ago, the New York State Legislature overwhelmingly passed the Broadband Data Collection Bill (A.6679/S.
Colorado Workplace Public Health Rights
01/13/21 - Teamsters Local 455
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Colorado Paid Sick Leave Info 6C
01/13/21 - Teamsters Local 455
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Colorado Paid Sick Leave Info 6B
01/13/21 - Teamsters Local 455
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Quarterly Meeting Zoom Link
01/13/21 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
CWA QUARTERLY LOCAL MEETING     Tuesday  January 28th, 2021  6:00pm via Zoom Topic: CWA 1120 Time: Jan 28, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7148140882.
AT&T Internal Job Postings for Current Employees
01/13/21 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Over the past several months there have been many staffing level adjustments initiated by AT&T as well as the announcement of a welcomed infrastructure build.  This is resulting in the need for human resources to fill open positions with candidates internally and externally.
Member Alert: Health & Safety Issues At Your Store
01/13/21 - UFCW Local 455
Dear UFCW member,   We want to make you - and all our UFCW members - aware of critical health and safety information. Kroger has disclosed 94 new COVID-19 cases in the Kroger Houston division between 12/27/20 and 1/2/21– the largest weekly increase to date.
Teamsters Joint Council No. 41 scholarships
01/12/21 - Teamsters Local 964
Teamsters Joint Council No.
2021 Academic Year Scholarship and Training & Vocational scholarship applications
01/12/21 - Teamsters Local 964
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Local 570 Convention Delegates, Alternates Elected on White Ballot
01/12/21 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 12, 2021 | Nominations for four delegates and three alternates to the 2021 International Brotherhood of Teamsters Convention to be held in June were conducted Sunday, January 10th at our monthly membership meeting in Baltimore.
CWA/SLCSD Contract Ratified:
01/12/21 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
This is to advise you that the CWA/SLCSD Contract ratified on January 9th.
Avaya Contract Extension
01/12/21 - CWA Local 2222
Attached is the Avaya Contract Extension.
Local 16 Backstage Art Aid
01/12/21 - IATSE Local 33
D2 Sisters & Allies, This incredible art sale was shared by Jennifer Estremera on behalf of the Backstage Art Aid Production Team & The Office and Staff of Local 16. Your purchases benefit important causes.
Letter from the IATSE President
01/12/21 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers& Sisters- Please see the attachment to this post.
Letter regarding the IATSE 69th Quadrennial Convention
01/12/21 - IATSE Local 33
Sisters & Brothers: Please see the attachment to this post.
El Paso police suffer loss of 2nd detective in as many days due to deaths from health issues
01/12/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
An El Paso police detective's death from a medical condition while on-duty marked the second detective death within a 48-hour period for the department. Police officials said Tuesday that Det. Charles Harmon died at a hospital, where he was rushed after "having a medical emergency at police headquarters." KVIA.
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