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On Prime Day, Organizers Want You to Think of the Workers
Teamsters Local 355
Teamsters Announce Coordinated Nationwide Project to Unionize Amazon
Teamsters Local 570
On Prime Day, Organizers Want You to Think of the Workers
Teamsters Local 570
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On Prime Day, Organizers Want You to Think of the Workers
06/22/21 - Teamsters Local 355
June 22, 2021 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | In case our homepage didn’t tip you off, today (and tomorrow) is Prime Day. For Prime members, that means deals, deals, deals. For Amazon’s warehouse workers, it usually means mandatory extra time or MET as the company abbreviates it.
Teamsters Announce Coordinated Nationwide Project to Unionize Amazon
06/22/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 22, 2021 | ORGANIZING | The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, one of the country's largest and most powerful unions, has said in an official resolution obtained by Motherboard that unionizing and building worker power at Amazon is the top priority moving forward. The announcement comes on Prime Day, one of Amazon's busiest days of the year.
On Prime Day, Organizers Want You to Think of the Workers
06/22/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 21, 2021 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | In case our homepage didn’t tip you off, today (and tomorrow) is Prime Day. For Prime members, that means deals, deals, deals. For Amazon’s warehouse workers, it usually means mandatory extra time, or MET as the company abbreviates it.
Working with the web site modules
06/22/21 - Montana Electrical JATC
The UnionActive system is made up of individual Modules that can be added, removed, and customized throughout the site.   To view the current Modules, login to the site as an admin and you will now see gray boxes around each individual module. Each module box contains an x button, up and down arrows, the module order number, and the title of the module.
Set a secure admin password
06/22/21 - Montana Electrical JATC
The first thing to do when you initially login as the administrator is set a secure password for the account. Click the User Settings button from the home page, then scroll down to the bottom of the page. You will see a password field. Delete the current password and enter in your own private password.
The administration area
06/22/21 - Montana Electrical JATC
The Administration Area is the main control panel for the UnionActive system. To access the Administration Area, login to the website as an administrator, and then click the Admin Area button just below the website date. Each link in the Administration Area has a short description about what can be done in that area.
New minimum wage at University of New Mexico Hospital is ratified by Support Staff
06/22/21 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
District 1199 New Mexico has successfully negotiated, a new minimum wage of $15.21 an hour at University of New Mexico hospital. This new wage impacts over 700 workers at the only Trauma Level 1 Hospital in New Mexico. Many of the workers currently make $12.21 an hour. For some workers this means no longer having to work a second job or having to work overtime to make ends meet.
June 6, 2021 LDT production schedule change
06/22/21 - UAW Local 602
LDT Production Schedule LDT Team:  As you may have heard, GM, along with the rest of the global automotive industry, has been managing part shortages associated with semiconductors and COVID shutdowns in other countries. Based on additional analysis and material availability, LDT will not run production on Night Shift, Tuesday, June 22 through Wednesday, June 23.
Our 2021 Scholarship Winners are Here!
06/22/21 - UFCW Local 1473
@media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} 2021 Scholarship Winners for posting.
IBT Convention 2021
06/22/21 - Teamsters Local 776
The 30th International Convention of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters convened on June 22, 2021. The IBT....
November Union Meeting 2021
06/22/21 - IUEC Local 10
THE NOVEMBER 2021 UNION MEETING WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 4TH DUE TO THE VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY ON NOVEMBER 11TH. SEE YOU THERE .
Blood Drive at Westside Regional Command Center
06/22/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages its members to participate in a blood drive being held by Vitalant at the Westside Regional Command Center on Monday, June 28, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The blood drive will take place in Vitalant's Blood Mobile. All donors will receive a T-shirt, squeezable cow, and a recipe book.
Central PA Food Bank
06/21/21 - Teamsters Local 776
Living up to the motto on the side of the Local 776 tractor trailer “People helping People”, several Business Agents and Union Stewards from TForce Freight (Formerly UPS Freight) helped pack food boxes at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank on May 22nd and June 18th. The Agents and Stewards packed a combined 900 boxes of food to be distributed throughout Central PA.
Teamsters Union 30th Convention Opens Tuesday, June 22
06/21/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 21, 2021 | The International Brotherhood of Teamsters 30th Convention opens tomorrow, and this year’s event will be like no other Convention in the union’s 118-year-old history. This 30th Convention will be online.
Why Was the Minimum Wage First Established?
06/21/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 21, 2021 | LABOR HISTORY | The minimum wage was conceived as a way to help bolster wageworkers and decrease class stratification. It was first introduced in the United States with the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA). Passed under President Roosevelt, this act called for the first national minimum wage of 25 cents an hour.
Why Was the Minimum Wage First Established?
06/21/21 - Teamsters Local 355
June 21, 2021 | LABOR HISTORY | The minimum wage was conceived as a way to help bolster wageworkers and decrease class stratification. It was first introduced in the United States with the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA). Passed under President Roosevelt, this act called for the first national minimum wage of 25 cents an hour.
Passing of Brother Bill Bowen
06/21/21 - IBEW Local 483
IBEW Local 483 would like to inform you of the passing of Brother Bill Bowen, retired Tacoma Power Lineman.  We are sending our deepest sympathies to Bill’s family and friends. In lou of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Spokane.
Why Was the Minimum Wage First Established?
06/21/21 - Teamsters Local 992
June 21, 2021 | LABOR HISTORY | The minimum wage was conceived as a way to help bolster wageworkers and decrease class stratification. It was first introduced in the United States with the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA). Passed under President Roosevelt, this act called for the first national minimum wage of 25 cents an hour.
IBEW 21 & Lake County Reach Tentative Agreement for Essential 911 Center Workers
06/21/21 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Friday, June 18, 2020 - The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21) and Lake County, Indiana 911 Center representatives reached a tentative agreement on a new contract covering dispatchers working at the Lake County Indiana Emergency Call Center.
Contract Zoom Meeting
06/21/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
contract negotiations kick off next week. Winning a good contract with good pay and benefits takes all of us. We must work together, mobilize and show that we are united to succeed. Let us all come together at our virtual kickoff rally and show the strength of our solidarity - APWU: Our Union, Our Contract, Our Future.
City of Tacoma Employees
06/21/21 - IBEW Local 483
Brothers and Sisters that work for the City of Tacoma. You have received a ballot for Tacoma Joint Labor. This contract covers your benefits only. The collective bargaining agreement that contains your wages and working conditions is a separate agreement that will be bargained at the expiration of those agreements.
Why Was the Minimum Wage First Established?
06/21/21 - Teamsters Local 888
June 21, 2021 | LABOR HISTORY | The minimum wage was conceived as a way to help bolster wageworkers and decrease class stratification. It was first introduced in the United States with the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA). Passed under President Roosevelt, this act called for the first national minimum wage of 25 cents an hour.
Frontier Work at Home
06/20/21 - CWA Local 2222
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Frontier Extension Bargaining Report #1
06/20/21 - CWA Local 2222
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Verizon Home Garaging and Work at Home message from District 2-13
06/20/21 - CWA Local 2222
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Juneteenth: Freedom, Liberation, and Reckoning
06/19/21 - Teamsters Local 888
June 19, 2021 | SOCIAL JUSTICE | Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the end of chattel slavery in the US, on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers reached the farthest end of the Confederacy and informed the enslaved Black population that they were now free citizens.
Juneteenth: Freedom, Liberation, and Reckoning
06/19/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 19, 2021 | SOCIAL JUSTICE | Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the end of chattel slavery in the US, on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers reached the farthest end of the Confederacy and informed the enslaved Black population that they were now free citizens.
Juneteenth: Freedom, Liberation, and Reckoning
06/19/21 - Teamsters Local 355
June 19, 2021 | SOCIAL JUSTICE | Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the end of chattel slavery in the US, on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers reached the farthest end of the Confederacy and informed the enslaved Black population that they were now free citizens.
Juneteenth: Freedom, Liberation, and Reckoning
06/19/21 - Teamsters Local 992
June 19, 2021 | SOCIAL JUSTICE | Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the end of chattel slavery in the US, on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers reached the farthest end of the Confederacy and informed the enslaved Black population that they were now free citizens.
Heart Saver CPR AED FIrst-Aid Class
06/18/21 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers & Sisters: Local 33 is offering a Heart Saver CPR AED First-Aid Certificate class on Saturday June 26, @ 7:00a.m. If interested please email the Safety & Training Committee at; Training@ia33.org.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 6/18/2021
06/18/21 - Teamsters Local 355
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Workers Are Taking Power Back
06/18/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 21, 2021 | ECONOMY | American workers have been losing power since 1980 — but now the tables are turning. Why it matters: The 2010s gave us the gig economy and left millions of workers stranded seemingly forever on the precipice of financial ruin. The 2020s could be the decade when workers seize back the reins of power.
JUNE MEMBERSHIP MEETING CANCELED
06/18/21 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting for the month of June has been canceled due to the Father's Day holiday. The next General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, July 18th.
STATE OF ILLINOIS PARTNERING WITH STEPAN TO OFFER COVID-19 VACCINE ON JUNE 23, 2021
06/18/21 - Teamsters Local 179
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Verizon work from home extension
06/18/21 - CWA Local 2222
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W@H and G@H extensions
06/18/21 - CWA Local 1123
For the past 15 months, many of our members were able to garage from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. These arrangements were necessary to keep our members safe and to survive the unprecedented circumstances. When we left our workplaces, no one realized what our country was facing and no one expected it would last as long as it has.
W@H and G@H extensions
06/18/21 - CWA Local 1123
For the past 15 months, many of our members were able to garage from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. These arrangements were necessary to keep our members safe and to survive the unprecedented circumstances. When we left our workplaces, no one realized what our country was facing and no one expected it would last as long as it has.
Home Garaging
06/18/21 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
Home Garaging Coming to an End For the past 15 months, many of our members were able to garage from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. These arrangements were necessary to keep our members safe and to survive the unprecedented circumstances. When we left our workplaces, no one realized what our country was facing and no one expected it would last as long as it has.
Teamster Public Service Workers Get America Vaccinated
06/18/21 - Teamsters Local 992
June 17, 2021 | HEALTH & SAFETY | Since distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine began in December, members of the Teamsters Public Services Division (PSD) have been working around the clock to get America vaccinated and bring some much-needed light to the national health crisis.
WAH/Home Garaging 6/18
06/18/21 - IBEW local 2325
Good Afternoon, The System Council T6, CWA and IBEW New Jersey have reached an agreement to extend Work from Home. Work from home will be extended till September 30th. The company’s plan is to return everyone to their buildings at that time.
Verizon Work From Home and Garaging From Home
06/18/21 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
For the past 15 months, many of our members were able to garage from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. These arrangements were necessary to keep our members safe and to survive the unprecedented circumstances. When we left our workplaces, no one realized what our country was facing and no one expected it would last as long as it has.
Action: Petition for Repeal of Building Code 2021 Rule Change
06/17/21 - AFSCME Local 132
Simply print off one of these forms, fill in the info (or for you tech-savy folks complete it electronically) and then email to the addresses on the bottom of the form (or fax or mail). Building Codes must respond within 90 days. Wouldn't it have been easier to make us part of the process in the first place?? Email: bcd.info@oregon.gov & Anthony.j.rocco@oregon.
Action Letter for Secretary of State
06/17/21 - AFSCME Local 132
PDF and Word copy to send to Secretary of State requesting the use of authority under Chapter 183 to process complaint against 2021 Rule Change to Building Codes under Adminstrative Rule. Just print it, sign it and add your info. and email it to: Business.SOS@oregon.
Teamster Public Service Workers Get America Vaccinated
06/17/21 - Teamsters Local 355
June 17, 2021 | HEALTH & SAFETY | Since distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine began in December, members of the Teamsters Public Services Division (PSD) have been working around the clock to get America vaccinated and bring some much-needed light to the national health crisis.
Referral Policy-Effective July 1, 2021
06/17/21 - IBEW Local 551
REFERRAL POLICY WILL CHANGE EFFECTIVE JULY 15, 2021. NEW POLICY CAN BE FOUND UNDER DISPATCH.
JUNETEENTH
06/17/21 - ATU Local 1056
It goes by many names. Whether you call it Emancipation Day, Freedom Day or the country's second Independence Day, Juneteenth is one of the most important anniversaries in our nation's history. https://juneteenth.
SPECIAL ENROLLMENT FOR FLEX SPENDING
06/17/21 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
SPECIAL ENROLLMENT FOR HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING Federal employees can enroll, re-enroll or change their flexible spending account coverage during the month of June, as the Office of Personnel Management announced June 14 that it authorized a special enrollment period as part of provisions outlined in the Consolidated Appropriations Act and the American Rescue Plan.
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