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    County Chapter Contract Negotiations Informational Meetings Scheduled for December 18 & 20
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    Message to Membership from President Justin Cheney
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    Friday Update 12-13-19
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    Teamsters Joint Council 25 2019 Memorial
    12/15/19 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
    Teamsters Joint Council 25 2019 Memorial
    James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship 2020
    12/15/19 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
    About James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund James R. Hoffa became a Teamster member in 1934 and served as General President for 14 years, and, in recognition of his tireless service to the union and its members, was honored as General President Emeritus for life.
    Sysco Portland Teamsters Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract
    12/15/19 - Teamsters Local 162
    On December 15th Teamsters Local 162 members at Sysco in Portland overwhelmingly voted in favor of a new six year contract with significant wage and pension increases in each year of the new contract.   The top Teamster health care plan, the same UPS Teamsters are in, was protected for another six years with great cost share protections for the members. A huge victory.
    TCSOA PAC Endorses
    12/14/19 - TCSOA
    TCSOA PAC Endorses Ann Howard in the Democratic Primary for Travis County Precinct 3 Commissioner.
    Labor Group Accuses Google of Illegally Firing Workers to Stifle Unionism
    12/13/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Dec. 10, 2019 | ORGANIZING | The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labor charge against Alphabet’s Google on Thursday, accusing the company of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from engaging in union activities.
    In Case You Missed It
    12/13/19 - Teamsters local 570
      • High risk, hidden workforce   • The role of labor unions in the D.C. region   • How labor beat Mexico on trade   • Biden floats criminal charges for labor violators   • Where does the term ‘redneck’ come from.
    In Case You Missed It
    12/13/19 - Teamsters Local 355
      • High risk, hidden workforce   • The role of labor unions in the D.C. region   • How labor beat Mexico on trade   • Biden floats criminal charges for labor violators   • Where does the term ‘redneck’ come from.
    Saturday, December 14th
    12/13/19 - UA Local 23 Plumbers & Pipefitters
    A note from our clinic: Unfortunately,  we will not be able to have the clinic open due to the medical assistant that was scheduled has a potentially contagious illness. We are awaiting results but I cannot take the chance of her being in the clinic to expose anyone else. Unfortunately the remainder of my MAs are unavailable to assist us due to precious commitments.
    In Case You Missed It
    12/13/19 - Teamsters Local 992
      • High risk, hidden workforce   • The role of labor unions in the D.C. region   • How labor beat Mexico on trade   • Biden floats criminal charges for labor violators   • Where does the term ‘redneck’ come from.
    Section 6 Notice Served
    12/13/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    On December 13, 2019, the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen served its Section 6 proposal to the National Railway Labor Conference, for those carriers party to National Agreement handling. This is a requirement of the Railway Labor Act; by serving the Section 6 notice, BRS begins the process of negotiations with the railroads.
    Kids Christmas Party December 14@1pm
    12/13/19 - Teamster Local Union No. 886
    Kids Christmas Party-Saturday December 14, 2019 The party for children of members of Teamsters Local 886 will begin at 1pm and will last til 3pm. We will have face painters, clowns and Santa will visit.Please enter through the East door facing mathis Brothers only so that your child can receive their ticket for the drawing. One ticket per child and the child must be present.
    In Case You Missed It
    12/13/19 - Teamsters Local 888
      • High risk, hidden workforce   • The role of labor unions in the D.C. region   • How labor beat Mexico on trade   • Biden floats criminal charges for labor violators   • Where does the term ‘redneck’ come from.
    CFL William A. Lee 2020 Scholarship available
    12/12/19 - Teamsters Local 743
    William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship Each year, the Chicago Federation of Labor awards 10 scholarships to high school seniors, five to the winners of the Academic Competition and five to the winners of the Random Drawing. The scholarships, valued at $2,000 each, may be used at any accredited college or university in the United States.
    PRESIDENTIAL FORUM
    12/12/19 - Teamsters Local 455
    Teamsters hold Presidential Forum in Cedar Rapids. Click on link below to view.
    Cole Family House Fire - Go Fund Me
    12/12/19 - Teamsters Local Union No. 436
    https://www.gofundme.
    Warm the Holidays for a Child in Need
    12/12/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    Time is running out and donations have been very light this year please consider helping the kids in the areas where we live and work. The IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive ends this weekend. We would like to provide a coat and toy for each of the children assisted by My Joyful Heart, BCMW Community Services, Bethany Home and Marillac St. Vincent Family Services.
    EPMPOA Children's Christmas Party
    12/12/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association will hold its annual Children's Christmas Party on Sunday, December 15, 2019, from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  The event will feature great food (hamburgers, hotdogs with all the fixings, plus drinks!), arts and crafts, games, prizes and a lot of fun.
    PSE Health Plan Enrollment
    12/12/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    Please see that attached information on how to Enroll. The following instructions come from the APWU Health Plan. You can fax the enrollment forms and the Postal Ease FEHB worksheet, to HR Shared Services Center at (336) 662-4073 or send by USPS with tracking. The mailing address is HRSSC, Compensation/Benefits, PO Box 970400, Greensboro, NC, 27497-0400.
    "El Paso Cops Helping Kids" Christmas Shopping Event
    12/12/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    "El Paso Cops Helping Kids" along with the EPMPOA will host a Christmas shopping event at 9:00 AM on Saturday, December 21, 2019.  The event will be held at the Wal-Mart located at 4530 Woodrow Bean Transmountain Rd. in northeast El Paso.
    Worker Noncompete Agreements Tamp Down on Wages
    12/11/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Dec. 11, 2019 | WAGES | Anyone who’s been paying attention understands that while there is no shortage of jobs, there is a shortage of good-paying jobs. And part of the reason for that is because at least 36 million workers are required to enter into noncompete agreements as part of their jobs, stifling their ability to earn more.
    Worker Noncompete Agreements Tamp Down on Wages
    12/11/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Dec. 11, 2019 | WAGES | Anyone who’s been paying attention understands that while there is no shortage of jobs, there is a shortage of good-paying jobs. And part of the reason for that is because at least 36 million workers are required to enter into noncompete agreements as part of their jobs, stifling their ability to earn more.
    Members' Christmas Luncheon
    12/11/19 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
    WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! PLEASE RSVP IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING.
    Local 77's Tree at Boardwalk Hall
    12/11/19 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local #77
    The Local thanks Sister Paige Shoyer for all her efforts in ensuring IATSE 77’s Christmas is something the entire membership can be proud of. Spectra has asked its union and business partners to join in sponsoring CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for neglected and abused children this holiday season.
    New Way to Pay
    12/11/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 194
    IBEW 194 is proud to now offer, to our members, the ability to pay your dues online and update info. It will be in full operation starting in January 2, 2020.  To access it, you can type the link in your address bar or come to this web site, IBEW194.org, where we will have an “online dues” link you can click under this sites Log-in.
    2020 TEXAS AFL-CIO Scholarship
    12/11/19 -
    The 2020 Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Program is under way. WHO MAY APPLY:  Members or children of members of local unions or children whose legal guardians are members of local unions that are affiliated with the Texas AFL-CIO and the local Central Labor Council.
    Call our Senators to protect PBF and NEBF
    12/11/19 - IBEW local 14
    Statement of the AFL-CIO Retirement Security Working Group on the Grassley-Alexander Multiemployer Pension Plan Proposal December 2, 2019 After a lifetime of hard work, working people deserve to retire with dignity. The labor movement is proud of our negotiated multiemployer pension plans, which have provided retirement income security for millions of working people for decades.
    2020 James R Hoffa Scholarship
    12/11/19 - Teamsters Local 264
    The application process for the 2020 James R Hoffa Scholarship has opened! Details can be found here. The deadline for submission is March 2nd, 2020.
    Press Release: AMFA Announces Card Drive for AMTs and Maintenance Controllers at Spirit Airlines
    12/11/19 - AMFA
    December 11, 2019 -- On the heels of having won its representational election at Horizon Air, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) announced that a union card drive has begun at Spirit Airlines — the self-proclaimed ultra-low-cost carrier headquartered in Miramar, Florida. While it is unusual for AMFA to publicize card drive initiatives, given that the Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) at Spirit Airlines are currently non-unionized, it is important to build awareness that this significant initiative is underway.
    Labor Union Accuses Google of Illegally Firing Workers to Stifle Unionism
    12/10/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Dec. 10, 2019 | ORGANIZING | The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labor charge against Alphabet’s Google on Thursday, accusing the company of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from engaging in union activities.
    Labor Group Accuses Google of Illegally Firing Workers to Stifle Unionism
    12/10/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Dec. 10, 2019 | ORGANIZING | The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labor charge against Alphabet’s Google on Thursday, accusing the company of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from engaging in union activities.
    Labor Group Accuses Google of Illegally Firing Workers to Stifle Unionism
    12/10/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Dec. 10, 2019 | ORGANIZING | The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labor charge against Alphabet’s Google on Thursday, accusing the company of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from engaging in union activities.
    LUDD and Foss job opportunities
    12/10/19 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
    Lake Union Drydock needs 1 welder and 1 fitter for a 10 day call.
    Christmas What's UPS Hot Off the Press
    12/10/19 - Teamsters Local 162
    Local 162 mailed the latest edition of our What's UPS to members homes this week.   It is the annual Christmas edition that celebrates what we are thankful for and the success of the new UPS Retirees Subsidy Fund at the Oregon Teamster Employers Trust.
    MEMBER BENEFITS AND DISCOUNTS
    12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 179
    Member Benefits & Discounts In addition to job protection, benefits and wages provided for in Teamster Contracts, the International Union provides additional services offered at a discounted cost to the membership.
    As They Pitch the Teamsters, Democratic Presidential Candidates Try to Avoid 2016 Pitfalls
    12/09/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Dec. 9, 2019 | VOTE2020 | [....] "This time," [Hoffa] said before a Teamsters' forum with six Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa on Saturday, "we're seeing a lot more dialogue (from Democrats). And a lot more interest from the principal candidates.
    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH
    12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 179
    The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, September 15th at 10:00 a.m. at t he Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. We will be accepting donations for the Lamb's Fold Center for Women and Children located in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
    2020 JAMES R. HOFFA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND APPLICATION PROCESS OPEN
    12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 179
    College and Trade/Vocational Financial Support for Sons, Daughters and Dependents of Teamsters The application process is now open for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund's 2020 college and vocational scholarship programs for the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamsters.  In 2019, $1.
    As They Pitch the Teamsters, Democratic Presidential Candidates Try to Avoid 2016 Pitfalls
    12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Dec. 9, 2019 | VOTE2020 | [....] "This time," [Hoffa] said before a Teamsters' forum with six Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa on Saturday, "we're seeing a lot more dialogue (from Democrats). And a lot more interest from the principal candidates.
    As They Pitch the Teamsters, Democratic Presidential Candidates Try to Avoid 2016 Pitfalls
    12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Dec. 9, 2019 | VOTE2020 | [....] "This time," [Hoffa] said before a Teamsters' forum with six Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa on Saturday, "we're seeing a lot more dialogue (from Democrats). And a lot more interest from the principal candidates.
    SAVE OUR PENSIONS: ACT NOW
    12/09/19 - IBEW Local 768
    Sisters and Brothters, The republicans in the Senate have released their proposal for addressing Multiemployer Pension Plan issues. It is worse than the proposal received last year from the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pensions. If is passes it will cut benefits to retirees, raise premiums, and tax our health pensions.
    Children's Christmas Party
    12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    On Saturday December 7, 2019 the Union Hall became Santa’s Christmas Land as Local 776....
    Judge overturns 80 Hr. suspension & rules a disparate treatment & obvious formal privilege that rank has at Arlington Police Department.
    12/09/19 - Arlington Municipal Patrolman's Association
    Members,      Recently one of our members recieved an 80 Hr. suspension for several policy violations.      On Aug. 14 & 15 2019 our member attended his arbitration hearing, represented by Attorney Randall Moore. On Dec. 6, 2019 the arbitrator overtured the entire suspension for a number of reasons, which are explained in detail in the attached ruling.
    As They Pitch the Teamsters, Democratic Presidential Candidates Try to Avoid 2016 Pitfalls
    12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Dec. 9, 2019 | VOTE2020 | [....] "This time," [Hoffa] said before a Teamsters' forum with six Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa on Saturday, "we're seeing a lot more dialogue (from Democrats). And a lot more interest from the principal candidates.
    Happy Holidays
    12/08/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    On Behalf of the Charlotte Area Local Executive Board Happy Holidays.
    Amtrak Substation Electrician Fatality Injured in Bronx
    12/08/19 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
    On December 6, 2019, BMWED/IBEW Brother Jarrett Erhart (27), a substation electrician was fatally injured in a tragic accident at Amtrak’s Sub #46 in the Bronx. Brother Jarrett started his railroad career in 2017, first with the BMWED and recently with the IBEW. Those that were lucky enough to know him were blessed. His smile and kindness touched those in his presence.
    In Case You Missed It
    12/06/19 - Teamsters local 570
      • Why are drug prices so high.
    In Case You Missed It
    12/06/19 - Teamsters Local 355
      • Why are drug prices so high.
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