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ALERT: Wang needs help both shows Dec 8
12/04/23 - IATSE Local B4
On Dec 4, 2023, at 10:52 AM, Mary F. Healey wrote: ? Morning, Can a message please be sent out about help needed for the Wang's Friday shows. The Wang needs help on its two shows scheduled for this coming Friday (Dec8), both in the orchestra and the balcony. The show is the comedian Hasan Minhaj, and his two shows are scheduled for 7 pm and 9:45 pm.
Alaska Airlines Purchase of Hawaiian Airlines
12/03/23 - AMFA
December 3, 2023 -- Today, Alaska Airlines announced it had reached an agreement to purchase Hawaiian Airlines in a cash transaction valued at $1.9 billion. According to news reports, Alaska will continue to operate Hawaiian as an independent brand and airline within the Alaska Air Group. News reports further indicate current Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci will lead the combined carrier.
New Template Design Available
12/03/23 - support.unionactive.com
We are pleased to announce the release of our next UnionActive template design. Our newest template is a modern layout with several header options including full width hover menus, header background images for each main menu or member resource page, additional layouts for article modules, and much more.
Police officer and her K-9 ready to start patrolling
12/03/23 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Police officer Casandra Carrasco, right, receives her K-9 pin in a ceremony Wednesday at the El Paso Police Department headquarters. Carrasco, who became a police officer in September 2019, is the second female K-9 handler in the department’s history. The ceremony marked her graduation from the K-9 police academy.
Week Ending 12/1/2023
12/01/23 - Teamsters Local 355
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Expanding Our View of Bargaining for the Common Good
12/01/23 - Teamsters Local 570
Dec. 1, 2023 | LABOR UNION HISTORY | Bargaining for the common good sprang up in the vernacular of labor organizing in the wake of the Great Recession. Common good bargaining is a practice by which a bargaining unit uses its negotiating power to make demands that benefit parties not formally at the negotiating table, often the community that the bargaining unit serves.
The UAW Strike May Have Finally Set Us Up for a General Strike
12/01/23 - Teamsters Local 570
Dec. 1, 2023 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | [… The UAW] announced plans to ramp up its organizing efforts in the auto industry and bring workers at nonunion companies, like Tesla and Toyota, into the fold. The move serves as both an invitation to nonunion auto workers in need of representation and a warning to the CEOs profiting off their labor: Expect us.
General President O’Brien, Other Labor Leaders, Speak to A.I. Threats at Harvard Workers Panel
12/01/23 - Teamsters Local 570
Dec. 1, 2023 | Today, Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien joined other labor representatives for a deep discussion into artificial intelligence, automation, and the current state of democracy during a workers panel at the Harvard Kennedy School of Business in Cambridge, Mass. “The Teamsters and all of labor face a seismic shift with the expansion of A.I.
Expanding Our View of Bargaining for the Common Good
12/01/23 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 1, 2023 | LABOR UNION HISTORY | Bargaining for the common good sprang up in the vernacular of labor organizing in the wake of the Great Recession. Common good bargaining is a practice by which a bargaining unit uses its negotiating power to make demands that benefit parties not formally at the negotiating table, often the community that the bargaining unit serves.
Expanding Our View of Bargaining for the Common Good
12/01/23 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 1, 2023 | LABOR UNION HISTORY | Bargaining for the common good sprang up in the vernacular of labor organizing in the wake of the Great Recession. Common good bargaining is a practice by which a bargaining unit uses its negotiating power to make demands that benefit parties not formally at the negotiating table, often the community that the bargaining unit serves.
APPLY NOW for a JRHMSF Scholarship
12/01/23 - Teamsters Local 743
APPLY NOW for a James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship.   The application system is now open and can be accessed at: https://aim.applyISTS.
NOTICE - 1/7/2024 General Membership Meeting
12/01/23 - Teamsters Local 177
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CNN: Unions are the Strongest in Decades
11/30/23 - Teamsters Local 122
CNN - Nearly 900,000 Americans sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner this week will have unions – and the double-digit pay increases they won – to thank.
AMFA-Alaska Negotiations Update #14
11/30/23 - AMFA
November 30, 2023 -- The parties spent the morning of Day 1 clarifying a few issues from the September agreement in principle (AIP) related to Article 20 – Retirement and certain issues specific to the Maintenance Control appendix. The Company then provided a financial presentation on the state of the airline and its projections moving into 2024. Following the Company’s financial presentation, AMFA presented its proposal containing changes to the September AIP in specific response to feedback from you, the membership, during our roadshow.
Firearm training shapes future El Paso police officers: Another recruit drops out as others persevere
11/30/23 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
This week on ‘Becoming the Badge’ training at the El Paso Police Academy begins to be more hands-on as they learn how to safely handle and fire one of the most important tools around their belt, which is a gun. “We’re not just shooting paper out here, we’re preparing for a possible dangerous encounter,” EPPD Detective John Armendariz said.
November 2023 Union's Public Testimony on Rule Revisions (4 RACs) and to ELC
11/29/23 - AFSCME Local 132
Please see the attached document below (downloadable in pdf format). These were approved by the Local Executive Board. While the Local Executive Board is supportive of some of the rule language, we condemn some of the proposed rules and are strongly against those rules passing.
Northport-East Northport School District Transportation Members Secure Long-Term Agreement
11/29/23 - UPSEU
The transportation members of the Northport-East Northport School District unanimously approved a new five year agreement which covers drivers and drivers assistants.  Amongst the highlights of the agreement were above average wage increases and the addition of new paid holidays. The new pact also included enhancements in longevity benefits and other favorable gains.
OPEN SEASON
11/29/23 - QUEENS AREA LOCAL 1022 AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION
LAST CHANCE! OPEN SEASON ENDS MIDNIGHT EST DEC.
Vote Notice 11-21-2023
11/29/23 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
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UPSEU Members shine with the 2023 National Championship Trophy! 
11/29/23 - UPSEU Local 1222
Quinnipiac University Men's Hockey Team won the 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey National Championship and UPSEU Members shine with the 2023 National Championship Trophy!  Holding the trophy are UPSEU Member Lori Onofrio, Secretary of Ice Hockey for Quinnipiac University and local unit president John Dacey, part of the facilities team for the ice hockey arena at Quinnipiac.
Vancouver Police Officers Guild
11/29/23 - Vancouver Police Officers Guild
Join the Vancouver Police Department
11/29/23 - Vancouver Police Officers Guild
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Nominations Meetings for 2 Delegates and Executive Board of Local (Postcard sent to all dues paying members 11/30/23)
11/28/23 - AFSCME Local 132
Nominations Meeting: Special Election Delegate & Local EBoard  -- Reunión de Nominaciones: Delegado de Elección Especial y Elecciones Locales Date/Fecha: 12/20/23   Time/Tiempo: 6:30 pm (Delegates/Delegados) Date/Fecha: 02/10/24   Time/Tiempo: 12 pm (Eboard) Nominate yourself or someone else. Nominations will start promptly.
2023 Teamsters Local 41 Election Results
11/28/23 - Teamsters Local 41
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The UAW Strike May Have Finally Set Us Up for a General Strike
11/28/23 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 27, 2023 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | [… The UAW] announced plans to ramp up its organizing efforts in the auto industry and bring workers at nonunion companies, like Tesla and Toyota, into the fold. The move serves as both an invitation to nonunion auto workers in need of representation and a warning to the CEOs profiting off their labor: Expect us.
2024 Pocket Calendars
11/28/23 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 194
2024 Pocket Calendars have arrived just in time for the new year.
The UAW Strike May Have Finally Set Us Up for a General Strike
11/28/23 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 27, 2023 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | [… The UAW] announced plans to ramp up its organizing efforts in the auto industry and bring workers at nonunion companies, like Tesla and Toyota, into the fold. The move serves as both an invitation to nonunion auto workers in need of representation and a warning to the CEOs profiting off their labor: Expect us.
The Biggest Delivery Business in the U.S. is Not UPS or FedEx
11/28/23 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 28, 2023 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Amazon has grabbed the crown of biggest delivery business in the U.S., surpassing both UPS and FedEx in parcel volumes. The Seattle e-commerce giant delivered more packages to U.S. homes in 2022 than UPS, after eclipsing FedEx in 2020, and it is on track to widen the gap this year, according to internal Amazon data and people familiar with the matter.
The Biggest Delivery Business in the U.S. is Not UPS or FedEx
11/27/23 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 27, 2023 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Amazon has grabbed the crown of biggest delivery business in the U.S., surpassing both UPS and FedEx in parcel volumes. The Seattle e-commerce giant delivered more packages to U.S. homes in 2022 than UPS, after eclipsing FedEx in 2020, and it is on track to widen the gap this year, according to internal Amazon data and people familiar with the matter.
Amazon Workers Strike in Multiple Countries on Black Friday
11/27/23 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 27, 2023 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Amazon workers in multiple countries went on strike for Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, to protest the e-commerce giant’s labor practices. The strike is organized by the UNI Global Union, which represents workers around the world, and said it has mobilized workers from more than 30 countries, including Italy, Germany and the U.S.
Amazon Workers Strike in Multiple Countries on Black Friday
11/27/23 - Teamsters Local 570
Nov. 27, 2023 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Amazon workers in multiple countries went on strike for Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, to protest the e-commerce giant’s labor practices. The strike is organized by the UNI Global Union, which represents workers around the world, and said it has mobilized workers from more than 30 countries, including Italy, Germany and the U.S.
Outpost Newsletter
11/27/23 - APWU FWAL LOCAL 098
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2023 Local 177 Toy Drive
11/27/23 - Teamsters Local 177
2023 Local 177 Toy Drive Final Pickup will be on December 15th, 2023
New Union Vice Presidents
11/27/23 - CWA Local 2222
The CWA Local 2222 E-board would like to congratulate our new Vice Presidents. Silas Jenkins and Kyle Woodruff will be the new Local 2222 VP'S starting January 1st 2024.
Amazon Workers Strike in Multiple Countries on Black Friday
11/27/23 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 27, 2023 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Amazon workers in multiple countries went on strike for Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, to protest the e-commerce giant’s labor practices. The strike is organized by the UNI Global Union, which represents workers around the world, and said it has mobilized workers from more than 30 countries, including Italy, Germany and the U.S.
BPA Participant Portal
11/27/23 - IATSE Local 33
For any participant in the LOCAL 33 benefit plan this is the BPA Participant Portal Secure Login to their website. It is a helpful website and has a lot of the information you need. https://member.bpabenefits.
Online Store - Christmas Deadline
11/27/23 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
Reminder - The SLPOA Online Store is open! To guarantee delivery in time for Christmas, all orders must be received by this Friday, December 1st.   Click on the link below to visit the SLPOA online store. St.
Rest in Peace Sister Juila Johnson
11/25/23 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
IBEW Local Union 21 is saddened to announce the passing of our Sister Juila Johnson who worked at AT&T.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Juila’s family, friends, co-workers and all of our members. Celebration of life Tuesday, November 28, 2023 At 10:00 A.M. Family Christian Center 340 W.45th Street Munster, IN 46321
LOCAL UPDATE
11/24/23 - QUEENS AREA LOCAL 1022 AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION
REMINDER Take a photo or screenshot of the QR code. Ask your nonmember coworkers to join the union today by scanning the image on your phone.
PRESIDENT SUSLAK REPORTS
11/24/23 - QUEENS AREA LOCAL 1022 AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION
Next union negotiated raises will be in paychecks dated December 8, 2023 APWU-represented career postal employees will receive a union-won general wage increase (GWI) equal to 1.3 percent of base pay, effective Nov. 18. Non-career APWU-represented employees will receive an additional 1 percent, or a 2.3 percent GWI, as they do not receive COLA.
Unions Are the Strongest in Decades. Nearly A Million Americans Got Double-Digit Raises As a Result
11/22/23 - Teamsters Local 570
Nov. 22, 2023 | U.S. LABOR UNIONS | Nearly 900,000 Americans sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner this week will have unions – and the double-digit pay increases they won – to thank. That’s how many unionized workers have won immediate pay hikes of 10% or more in just the last year, according to an analysis by CNN. And the pace of increases of that size has been picking up.
National Apprenticeship Week
11/22/23 - Sheet Metal Worker Local 4
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Unions Are the Strongest in Decades. Nearly A Million Americans Got Double-Digit Raises As a Result
11/22/23 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 22, 2023 | U.S. LABOR UNIONS | Nearly 900,000 Americans sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner this week will have unions – and the double-digit pay increases they won – to thank. That’s how many unionized workers have won immediate pay hikes of 10% or more in just the last year, according to an analysis by CNN. And the pace of increases of that size has been picking up.
Assistant to the President
11/22/23 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
I am proud to announce that I have appointed Eilleen Mastrantuono (Marist) and Jon Lindgren (Verizon) as Assistant to the President. I know they will both represent the members of 1120 with the utmost integrity.
Happy Thanksgiving!
11/22/23 - Teamsters Local 776
On behalf of the Officers, Agents, Staff, and myself, I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving. More people travel for Thanksgiving than any other U.S. holiday. AAA predicts more than 55 million people are expected to head at least 50 miles to their Thanksgiving destination between Wednesday, Nov. 22, and Sunday, Nov. 26.
December Meetings Canceled
11/21/23 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
The Delegates took action at the November Meeting to cancel the December 2023 Executive Board and Delegate Meetings.  We look forward to seeing you in January 2024.  Happy Holidays.
Workers at Detroit’s ‘Big 3’ Ratify Labor Contracts
11/21/23 - Teamsters Local 570
Nov. 21, 2023 | U.S. LABOR | Workers from Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis ratified new contracts with hefty wage hikes, their union announced Monday, closing the books on a historic autoworkers strike at the three Detroit giants.
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