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Nov. 17, 1916
To the huge relief of Post Office Department employees, the service sets a limit of 200 pounds a day to be shipped by any one customer. Builders were finding it cheaper to send supplies via post than via wagon freight. In one instance, 80,000 bricks for a new bank were shipped parcel post from Salt Lake City to Vernal, Utah, 170 miles away. The new directive also barred the shipment of humans: a child involved in a couple’s custody fight was shipped—for 17¢—from Stillwell to South Bend, Ind., in a crate labeled “live baby” .

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Tentative Officer Election Results
CWA Local 7777
2017 CWA Local 7777 Officer Election
CWA Local 7777
ABF Contract Update
Teamsters Local 776
Jones Act
Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Fall Protection Certification
IATSE Local 33
Fall Protection Certification
IATSE Local 33
 
     

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Tentative Officer Election Results
11/21/17 - CWA Local 7777
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2017 CWA Local 7777 Officer Election
11/20/17 - CWA Local 7777
  2017 CWA Local 7777 Election Nominated and elected at-large for Local 7777 Officers and Convention Delegates  will be President, Executive Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, two (2) Private Sector Vice Presidents and one (1) Public Sector Vice President.
ABF Contract Update
11/17/17 - Teamsters Local 776
The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and ABF Freight have established the dates....
Jones Act
11/16/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Jones Act - The Basics The Contribution Of The Jones Act To U.S. Security Research Study Daniel Gouré Executive Summary The United States has always had a special relationship to water. It is a nation founded from the sea. Its interior was explored and linked to the sea via mighty rivers and waterways that penetrate deep into the continent’s interior.
Fall Protection Certification
11/16/17 - IATSE Local 33
The Training Committee is offering a Fall Protection Certification. Date/Time: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m. If you would like to reserve a spot in this class, please use the e-mail link listed below.  Do not call the office.
Fall Protection Certification
11/16/17 - IATSE Local 33
The Training Committee is offering a Fall Protection Certification. Date/Time: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m. If you would like to reserve a spot in this class, please use the e-mail link listed below.  Do not call the office.
401K & Social Security Seminar
11/16/17 - IATSE Local 33
The Training Committee is offering a 401K & Social Security Seminar Date/Time: Thursday, November 30th, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m. If you would like to reserve a spot in this class, please use the e-mail link listed below.  Do not call the office.
OSHA 10 General / Entertainment two-day class
11/16/17 - IATSE Local 33
The Training Committee is offering an OSHA 10 General / Entertainment two-day class Date/Time: Monday - Tuesday, November 27 - 28th, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m. If you would like to reserve a spot in this class, please use the e-mail link listed below.  Do not call the office.
Teamsters File Unfair Labor Practice Charges Against SWIRE COCA COLA, USA
11/16/17 - Teamsters Local 162
PRESS RELEASE FROM TEAMSTERS LOCAL 162: November 16, 2017 PORTLAND, OR:  In 2016 Swire Coca-Cola, USA (“Swire”) reached an agreement to purchase production and distribution facilities from The Coca Cola Company at locations in the Pacific Northwest, including in the Seattle and Portland area.  In Portland, Teamsters Local Union No.
AMFA – SWA Facilities Maintenance Technician 2nd Tentative Agreement Referendum Results
11/16/17 - AMFA Local 32
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"El Paso Cops Helping Kids" - Christmas Shopping Event
11/16/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
"El Paso Cops Helping Kids" along with the EPMPOA will host a Christmas shopping event on Saturday morning, December 16, 2017, to assist school children from the Ysleta Independent School District.  The event will be held at a local Wal-Mart (exact location is being finalized at this time).
December 2017 General Membership Meeting
11/16/17 - CWA Local 7777
December 2017 Committee Meetings
11/16/17 - CWA Local 7777
CWA 7777 Holiday Party
11/16/17 - CWA Local 7777
People Reject GOP Tax Cut for The Rich
11/16/17 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 16, 2017 | TAXES | …The latest addition to the tax bill would repeal the $700 tax imposed on people who do not get health insurance through their employers, federal programs or the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges. Repeal of the “individual mandate” would raise some $338 billion over a decade, to help offset the $1.
People Reject GOP Tax Cut for The Rich
11/16/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 16, 2017 | TAXES | …The latest addition to the tax bill would repeal the $700 tax imposed on people who do not get health insurance through their employers, federal programs or the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges. Repeal of the “individual mandate” would raise some $338 billion over a decade, to help offset the $1.
Retirees Club Luncheon 2017
11/16/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Holiday pay information
11/16/17 - UAW Local 602
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IBEW 21 Members Ratify Agreement with JULIE
11/16/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
The membership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21), working at the JULIE One Call Center in Joliet, Illinois voted overwhelmingly to accept the tentative five year agreement that was reached on November 8, 2017. For more information contact IBEW 21 Business Representative Grace Rivera.
People Reject GOP Tax Cut for The Rich
11/16/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 16, 2017 | TAXES | …The latest addition to the tax bill would repeal the $700 tax imposed on people who do not get health insurance through their employers, federal programs or the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges. Repeal of the “individual mandate” would raise some $338 billion over a decade, to help offset the $1.
People Reject GOP Tax Cut for The Rich
11/16/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 16, 2017 | TAXES | …The latest addition to the tax bill would repeal the $700 tax imposed on people who do not get health insurance through their employers, federal programs or the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges. Repeal of the “individual mandate” would raise some $338 billion over a decade, to help offset the $1.
AMFA - SWA Facilities Maintenance Technician 2nd Tentative Agreement Referendum Results
11/16/17 - AMFA
November 16, 2017 -- The votes for the AMFA – Southwest Airlines Facilities Maintenance Technician 2nd Tentative Agreement Referendum were tallied on November 16, 2017. Ballots for this referendum were counted by AMFA National, and the ballot count was certified by a Notary Public. The results of the referendum are as follows:
Hear Why Former Nabisco Workers Want You To Join The Nabisco Boycott
11/16/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Former BCTGM union Nabisco workers want you to stand with them on a boycott of Nabisco products like Oreos, Ritz and Chips Ahoy. Listen to their message on why they want you to join their Nabisco boycott. [BCTGM Audio]: “We are the BCTGM fighting for American jobs. Nabisco, maker of iconic snack brands like Oreo, Ritz crackers and Chips Ahoy has made its fortunes in America.
Labor leaders back Democrats’ ‘Better Deal’ to strengthen collective bargaining rights of workers
11/16/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Labor leaders joined Senate and House Democrats recently as they unveiled one of the critical tenets of their economic agenda, “A Better Deal” to strengthen “the collective voice and negotiating rights of workers.
Congress Plans Huge Tax Breaks for Corporations at the Expense of Working People
11/16/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Last week, the House Republicans released their tax bill titled, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. “Don’t be fooled by the name,” said Legislative and Political Director Judy Beard. “The foundation of the legislation is a massive corporate tax break and includes many provisions that will hurt working families.
2017 Local 32 L.E.C. Nomination and Election Notice
11/16/17 - AMFA Local 32
2017 Local 32 L.E.C. Nomination and Election Notice
AMFA National Annual Membership Survey Notice – 2017
11/16/17 - AMFA
November 16, 2017 -- In accordance with Article IX, Section 3 of the AMFA Constitution, the National Executive Council is conducting the annual survey of the AMFA membership. This survey is being conducted by the internet, and all active members in good standing may participate.
People Reject GOP Tax Cut for The Rich
11/16/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Nov. 16, 2017 | TAXES | …The latest addition to the tax bill would repeal the $700 tax imposed on people who do not get health insurance through their employers, federal programs or the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges. Repeal of the “individual mandate” would raise some $338 billion over a decade, to help offset the $1.
LiUNA members are proudly working on the new Mississippi River bridge at Savanna
11/15/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Universalizing Resistance to Attacks on Labor
11/15/17 - Teamsters local 570
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Universalizing Resistance to Attacks on Labor
11/15/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov.
CIRB Decision Re Unfair Labour Practice Swissport
11/15/17 - Teamsters local 419
Brothers and Sisters from Swissport,  Please see the attached decision from the CIRB.
Universalizing Resistance to Attacks on Labor
11/15/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov.
Rest In Peace, Brother
11/15/17 - IUEC Local 10
It is with sadness in our hearts that we must inform the body of the passing of Honorary Brother Edward J. Vopat on November 12,2017.  Officers and Members may call at the Frost Home for Funerals, 610 Ellis Avenue, Ashland, WI on Saturday, November 18th from 5-8 pm with services to follow. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Vopat family in this time of sorrow.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19
11/15/17 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held Sunday, November 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. The local will be collecting monetary donations to purchase Christmas gifts for the children of the Lamb's Fold Center for Women and Children in Joliet. Hope to see you at the meeting.
Take Action to stop Congress from Raising Taxes
11/15/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Take action to stop Congress from raising taxes to pay for huge giveaways on the backs of working people: Call your rep at 844-899-9913.
FOPOhio Foundation Holiday Fundraiser
11/15/17 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
The FOP of Ohio Foundation has partnered with Smartcell Fundraising to use their Stocking Stuffer Program.  This program provides you with amazing holiday gifts that everyone can use and raises much needed funds for the FOPOhio Foundation.  Happy Holidays. https://www.smartcellgear.com/fundraising/place-an-order/?school=FOPOHIO
Heroes and Helpers
11/15/17 - Everett Police Officers Association
Heroes & Helpers with Target of                          Everett.  This year’s Everett Police Officer's Association Heroes and Helpers event will take place at the Everett Target in December 2017. The goal of this event it to provide gifts for kids-in-need during the holiday season.
Joe Beirne Scholarships
11/15/17 - CWA Local 1123
CWA Members: Apply Now For Joe Beirne Scholarships! For more information and to fill out and sumbit the forms visit: HTTP://WWW.CWA-UNION.
Universalizing Resistance to Attacks on Labor
11/15/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Nov.
ASANA Committee Seeking Input
11/14/17 - IATSE Local 488
ASA Negotiating Advisory (ASANA) Committee Seeking Input   November 14, 2017   Members of IATSE 488,   As you may know, IATSE will negotiate it’s next three year Area Standards Agreement starting in July of 2018. Ahead of this, they will have planning sessions which will be attended by our Business Agents, Charlie Carlson and Robert Riggs.
Federal Agencies Used Port Trucking Companies With Labor Violations
11/14/17 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 14, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The U.s military helped fuel labor abuse at America’s largest ports by relying on trucking companies to move goods even after they violated labor laws and were found to have cheated drivers out of fair pay, a USA TODAY Network investigation found. XPO Logistics and California Cartage, both found guilty of labor infractions, and another company.
Federal Agencies Used Port Trucking Companies With Labor Violations
11/14/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 14, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The U.s military helped fuel labor abuse at America’s largest ports by relying on trucking companies to move goods even after they violated labor laws and were found to have cheated drivers out of fair pay, a USA TODAY Network investigation found. XPO Logistics and California Cartage, both found guilty of labor infractions, and another company.
CWA - At&t Mobility URGENT Request
11/14/17 - Communications Workers Of America Local 1122
We have an urgent request. Over the past few days, CWA and AT&T have been involved in intensive negotiations. We ask all members do their part right now to send a loud message to the company. You can make a difference. Have you emailed Vice President Brian Shay to demand AT&T address our issues? Please do your part to help secure a fair contract.
Federal Agencies Used Port Trucking Companies With Labor Violations
11/14/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 14, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The U.s military helped fuel labor abuse at America’s largest ports by relying on trucking companies to move goods even after they violated labor laws and were found to have cheated drivers out of fair pay, a USA TODAY Network investigation found. XPO Logistics and California Cartage, both found guilty of labor infractions, and another company.
Two New Board Members Join the National Mediation Board
11/14/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The National Mediation Board (NMB) is pleased to announce two new Board Members: Mr. Gerald W. Fauth, III and Ms. Kyle Fortson. Mr. Fauth will serve as Chairman of the Board, replacing Mr. Harry Hoglander, who separated from the Board on November 9, 2017. Ms. Linda Puchala remains as a Member of the Board.
Local 458M Saturday Meeting Recap
11/14/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
 On Saturday, November 11, 2017 we honored our attending Veterans in several ways.  As we opened our meeting Commander Joseph Gremal played taps on the bugle.  He also spoke about the Abraham Lincoln Cemetery and the services they offer to our veterans.  Our Carl Lindberry Post was in attendance to collect money for Gifts for the Yanks.

 
 
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