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Quality Health Care is a Basic Human Right
07/27/17 - Teamsters local 570
July 27, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | The following statement was issued yesterday by the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO: "Quality health care should be a basic human right in the United States. It should not be a commodity that can be denied because you have too little income, do not have the right job or any job, or have a pre-existing medical condition.
Robert Philpot
07/27/17 - International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 31
Retired Brother Robert Philpot passed away this afternoon. Our condolences go out to the Philpot family.
Brother Wendell Tres Plante
07/27/17 - IBEW Local 387
One of our members, Brother Wendell Tres Plante, Mechanic, lost his 14 year old daughter, Kaillie Plante, in a tragic car accident Tuesday night.  His wife and son were also involved in the accident, but survived.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Brother Plante and his family.  A friend of the Plante’s family has started a Go Fund Me page for Kaillie.
MLK County Labor Council Endorsements
07/27/17 - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
All WA State Members,Please see the link below for MLK County Labor Council Endorsements for August 1st's elections. Voting is a Right that many of us take for granted, don't; make your voice heard.http://www.mlkclc.org/?zone=/unionactive/view_article.
Congrats to our new President & First Vice President of Upper Hudson Central Labor Council
07/27/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
We wish to congratulate James Mooney from NYSUT on his election as President of the Upper Hudson Central Labor Council. Jim is a High School History Teacher at Kingston High School. Jim is also the Vice President of the Saugerties School Board. Jim comes to the UH CLC with a wealth of union experience. In his spare time, Jim also plays a mean guitar.
Where the Health of the USA is at this point (Part 2)
07/27/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Where the Health of the USA is at this point (Part 2) AFL-CIO: Don't let up. Call your senators at 888-865-8089. This is a matter of life and death for millions of people.
Rose Bowl: July 28 & 29
07/27/17 - IATSE Local 33
Rose Bowl: July 28 & 29 Load-in: Friday Morning. Park in Lot F Next to Seco St. and Arroyo Blvd. Load-out: Saturday Night. Parking Passes are to be picked up behind the Pasadena Elks Lodge at Green St and Orange Grove. A person representing Local 33 will be there handing parking passes. (Pasadena Elks Lodge Address: 400 W. Colorado Blvd.
Quality Health Care is a Basic Human Right
07/27/17 - Teamsters Local 355
July 27, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | The following statement was issued yesterday by the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO: "Quality health care should be a basic human right in the United States. It should not be a commodity that can be denied because you have too little income, do not have the right job or any job, or have a pre-existing medical condition.
Quality Health Care is a Basic Human Right
07/27/17 - Teamsters Local 992
July 27, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | The following statement was issued yesterday by the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO: "Quality health care should be a basic human right in the United States. It should not be a commodity that can be denied because you have too little income, do not have the right job or any job, or have a pre-existing medical condition.
Quality Health Care is a Basic Human Right
07/27/17 - Teamsters Local 992
July 27, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | The following statement was issued yesterday by the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO: "Quality health care should be a basic human right in the United States. It should not be a commodity that can be denied because you have too little income, do not have the right job or any job, or have a pre-existing medical condition.
Thank You Letter
07/27/17 - TWU Local 513
Quality Health Care is a Basic Human Right
07/27/17 - Teamsters Local 888
July 27, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | The following statement was issued yesterday by the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO: "Quality health care should be a basic human right in the United States. It should not be a commodity that can be denied because you have too little income, do not have the right job or any job, or have a pre-existing medical condition.
Picket News & Media Coverage
07/26/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article163616968.
OUR NEWSLETTER IS GOING DIGITAL!
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 743
OUR NEWSLETTER IS GOING DIGITAL! As a labor organization, staying connected with our members is very important to Local 743. To save trees and to put more resources towards more programs and initiatives that will improve our members lives, our newsletter is moving towards an electronic format.
Our Newsletter Is Going Digital
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 743
Our Newsletter Is Going Digital As a labor organization, staying connected with our members is very important to Local 743. To save trees and to put more resources towards more programs and initiatives that will improve our members lives, our newsletter is moving towards an electronic format.
OUR NEWSLETTER IS GOING DIGITAL!
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 743
Our Newsletter Is Going Digital As a labor organization, staying connected with our members is very important to Local 743. To save trees and to put more resources towards more programs and initiatives that will improve our members lives, our newsletter is moving towards an electronic format.
Teamster Opioid Protest Leads to Change at Drug Wholesaler
07/26/17 - Teamsters local 570
July 26, 2017 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | (Click image to enlarge) Top U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson has decided to create an independent board chairman, responding to a Teamster-led shareholder protest over its role in distributing opioids.
Teamster Opioid Protest Leads to Change at Drug Wholesaler
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 355
July 26, 2017 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | Top U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson has decided to create an independent board chairman, responding to a Teamster-led shareholder protest over its role in distributing opioids. Wednesday’s move comes even though a majority of shareholders didn’t back the Teamsters’ proposal to separate the CEO and board chairman jobs to provide more oversight.
AMFA Economist on Wages in the Industry
07/26/17 - AMFA

Teamster Opioid Protest Leads to Change at Drug Wholesaler
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 992
July 26, 2017 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | (Click image to enlarge) Top U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson has decided to create an independent board chairman, responding to a Teamster-led shareholder protest over its role in distributing opioids.
Where the Health of The USA is right now
07/26/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Where the Health of the USA is at this point  AFL-CIO: No matter how many tweaks the GOP make, this bill is nothing more than a massive transfer of wealth masquerading as health care.
Children Xmas Party
07/26/17 - South Shore Area Local #3844
Committee members wanted to organize this year's Children Xmas Party.
Upcoming UPS Contract Proposal Meetings
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 89
Jul 26, 2017 - Click here for UPS Air and Ground Contract Proposal Meeting Dates and Times!
Training & Safety Committee
07/26/17 - IATSE Local 33
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BUSY WEEKEND ALERT FOR Friday 7/28 & Saturday 7/29
07/26/17 - IATSE Local 33
BUSY WEEKEND ALERT FOR Friday 7/28 & Saturday 7/29 Don't forget to call-in for Friday, July 28th & Saturday, July 29th. Let's make sure Local 33 covers the jurisdiction.
Teamster Opioid Protest Leads to Change at Drug Wholesaler
07/26/17 - Teamsters Local 888
July 26, 2017 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | (Click image to enlarge) Top U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson has decided to create an independent board chairman, responding to a Teamster-led shareholder protest over its role in distributing opioids.
YRC Proposed Change of Operations
07/25/17 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776 has been advised that YRC Freight is mailing its proposed....
One Million Jobs On The Line
07/25/17 - Teamsters local 570
July 25, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | America could lose more than a million jobs if the Senate votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act today. That’s according to a report from George Washington University’s Milken Institute of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund. Repealing the law, also known as Obamacare, would dramatically scale back federal funding for healthcare, especially Medicaid.
One Million Jobs On The Line
07/25/17 - Teamsters Local 355
July 25, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | America could lose more than a million jobs if the Senate votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act today. That’s according to a report from George Washington University’s Milken Institute of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund. Repealing the law, also known as Obamacare, would dramatically scale back federal funding for healthcare, especially Medicaid.
Urgent BRP Information
07/25/17 - NTEU Chapter 143
APFA Supports TWU
07/25/17 - TWU Local 513
One Million Jobs On The Line
07/25/17 - Teamsters Local 992
July 25, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | America could lose more than a million jobs if the Senate votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act today. That’s according to a report from George Washington University’s Milken Institute of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund. Repealing the law, also known as Obamacare, would dramatically scale back federal funding for healthcare, especially Medicaid.
New District 8 City Rep. Cissy Lizarraga Sworn In
07/25/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
It took a runoff to settle the "Special Election" for City Council Representative of District #8, but in the end Cecilia "Cissy" Lizarraga prevailed.  On July 15, 2017, Cissy Lizarraga defeated her opponent, Robert Cormell by a 55 to 44% margin and replaced Cortney Niland who resigned amid personal problems.  Mrs.
IAM District 776 supports TWU
07/25/17 - TWU Local 513
Zoo Tickets Still Available!!
07/25/17 - Teamsters Local 455
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NLRB Nominees’ Records Raise Serious Concerns
07/25/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
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Congressmen seek revenge against the CBO for making Trumpcare look bad
07/25/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has been a constant thorn in the side of congressional Republicans, repeatedly pointing out that Trumpcare would have a disastrous impact on the American health care system. The most recent version of Trumpcare, according to the CBO, would strip 22 million people of coverage by 2026.
Statement on 2017 Social Security Trustees Report: Just-Released Report Confirms that Expanding Social Security is Fully Affordable
07/25/17 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Social Security has a large and growing surplus, according to the 2017 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds, released today. This year’s report projects that in 2017 Social Security will run an annual surplus of roughly $58.6 billion, bringing the accumulated surplus to about roughly $2.
UPS FREIGHT CONTRACT PROPOSAL MEETING INFORMATION
07/25/17 - Teamsters Local 568
FOP Scholarships
07/25/17 - FOP Local 18
Congratulations to three of North Cascades members children who will be receiving $1000 scholarships from the Washington State Fraternal Order of Police.
One Million Jobs On The Line
07/25/17 - Teamsters Local 888
July 25, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | America could lose more than a million jobs if the Senate votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act today. That’s according to a report from George Washington University’s Milken Institute of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund. Repealing the law, also known as Obamacare, would dramatically scale back federal funding for healthcare, especially Medicaid.
RuNaWaY Income Inequality TRAINING
07/24/17 - Communications Workers Of America Local 1122
RuNaWaY INEQUALITY Training CWA Disrict One has added additional Runaway Income Inequality training seminars. Wednesday September 13th at CWA Local 1133 Thursday, September 28th at CWA Local 1168 We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.  We would really like to see you here.
July 26th Picket Flyer
07/24/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Attached is the flyer for the picket this Wednesday, July 26th.
NAFTA 2.0 Must Put Workers First
07/24/17 - Teamsters local 570
July 24, 2017 | POLITICAL LEGISLATIVE | The renegotiation of NAFTA is finally heating up, with the first round of talks set [to begin August 16] in the nation’s capital. But there is a lot to be sorted out before any new deal can be struck. The Teamsters have real concerns about what a new Noth American trade pact will look like.
Letter to Membership
07/24/17 - TWU Local 513
CONGRATULATIONS
07/24/17 - Teamsters Local 71
Congratulations to ABF Freight driver James Waddell of Charlotte, N.C., for achieving 30 years of accident-free driving.
Federal Explosives Licensee/Permittee Seminar
07/24/17 - IATSE Local 33
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco, Firearms, and Explosives Los Angeles Field Division Invites you to attend a Federal Explosives Licensee/Permittee Seminar Friday, August 4, 2017, from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon IATSE Local 44 12021 Riverside Drive, Valley Village, CA 91607
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