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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.
Can public safety employers mandate COVID vaccination?
06/19/21 - National Correctional Employees Union
Surveys show our nation is divided about COVID vaccination. The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) reports 62% of adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 41% of parents of children ages 12-17 say their child has received at least one dose. KFF statistics also indicate that around 13% of those surveyed do not plan to get a COVID vaccine.
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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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.
Verizon Home garaging extension
06/18/21 - CWA Local 2222
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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.
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.
SPECIAL ENROLLMENT FOR FLEX SPENDING
06/17/21 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Feds get 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.
AMFA NSSD ASAP Update
06/17/21 - AMFA
June 17, 2021 -- Each AMFA represented airline has a robust Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP). ASAP was created to encourage voluntary reporting of safety information that helps to identify issues that could lead to an accident or incident. By utilizing an ASAP, issues are addressed by corrective action rather than punishment or discipline, and participation in the program is voluntary and non-punitive.
Maryland Governor Ending COVID-19 State of Emergency July 1
06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 16, 2021 | Maryland will end a state of emergency for COVID-19 on July 1, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday. The governor made the announcement as health metrics continue to improve in the state. “Masks or face coverings will not be required in any settings anywhere, including schools, camps, and child care facilities," Hogan said.
There is No Labor Shortage, Only Labor Exploitation
06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 16, 2021 | COMMENTARY | […] American workers are at a critically important juncture at this moment. Corporate employers seem to be approaching a limit of how far they can push workers to accept poverty-level jobs. According to longtime labor organizer and senior scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies Bill Fletcher Jr.
Amazon’s Labor Exploitation A Return to the 1920 – And Unions Are Our Best Hope Out
06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 992
June 16, 2021 | ORGANIZING | Amazon claims to be innovative, but its strategies of market dominance and labor exploitation are as old as capitalism itself and were perfected by predecessors like Standard Oil, General Motors, US Steel, AT&T, Walmart, and Microsoft. My union, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, views this as history repeating itself.
Congratulations!
06/16/21 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
Congratulations to the folowing winners of our May Internal Organizing contest: New Member drawing: Vanessa Bryant from the St. Lucie County School District won the New Member drawaing for $200.00 for signing a membership application in May. Xavier Pook from Palm Beach County won the New Member drawing for $200.00 for signing a membership application in May.
There is No Labor Shortage, Only Labor Exploitation
06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 355
June 16, 2021 | COMMENTARY | […] American workers are at a critically important juncture at this moment. Corporate employers seem to be approaching a limit of how far they can push workers to accept poverty-level jobs. According to longtime labor organizer and senior scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies Bill Fletcher Jr.
Can State Governments Save Local Newspapers?
06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 355
June 16, 2021 | PUBLISHING | Newspapers across America are in peril, particularly small and midsized ones. The collapse of the traditional advertising model has caused upheaval across the industry. Since 2004, more than 2,000 newsrooms across the country have closed, most of them weeklies. The pandemic only exacerbated the problem.
Annual Member Picnic at Wet-N-Wild Waterworld
06/16/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association will host the Annual Member Picnic at Wet-N-Wild Waterworld on Saturday July 31, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.   Aside from the usual fun on rides in the water... • There will be free beer and sodas, plus some grills will be available for free (while supplies last) • The park will open at 1000 hrs.
1st Annual Rapid-Fire Volleyball Club Golf Tournament
06/16/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The EPMPOA proudly supports the First Annual Rapid-Fire Volleyball Club Golf Tournament. For information on how to register a team in the tournament, or if you would like to be a sponsor, contact John Rodriguez at (915) 204-1452 or Steve Smith at (915) 588-3884, or email rapidfiregolftournament@gmail.com.
City of Tacoma Job Opening
06/16/21 - IBEW Local 483
The City of Tacoma has a Line Equipment Operator position open. Please see the link to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/.
There is No Labor Shortage, Only Labor Exploitation
06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 888
June 16, 2021 | COMMENTARY | […] American workers are at a critically important juncture at this moment. Corporate employers seem to be approaching a limit of how far they can push workers to accept poverty-level jobs. According to longtime labor organizer and senior scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies Bill Fletcher Jr.
Knoebels Family Picnic
06/15/21 - Teamsters Local 776
After a one year hiatus due to the pandemic Local 776 again held their membership family picnic on Sunday June....
Heartfelt Sympathies to the Aragon Family
06/15/21 - IBEW Local 483
IBEW Local 483 would like to send our heartfelt sympathies to the Aragon family, who unexpectedly lost their husband and father. Billie Jo Aragon is our Executive Board Recording Secretary and Shop Steward out at Parkland Light and Water Company. If you can help out during this hard time, please do so by donating to the Aragon families’ GoFundMe at https://www.gofundme.
Upcoming Holidays
06/15/21 - IBEW Local 551
Monday, July 5, 2021 - Independence Day


Monday, Sept 5, 2021 - Labor Day
Data Manager - Create Advanced Online Forms and Databases
06/15/21 - support.unionactive.com
The Data Manager is a powerful database creator and online form builder with a ton of great features. Use the Data Manager to create and manage databases of any kind like important contact databases, phone call records, contractor and employer databases, staff lists, or anything else you can think of.
Western WA Negotiations Update - Tentative Agreements
06/15/21 - IUOE 302
Dear Western Washington Brothers & Sisters, Please head to the member home for a new a message and update from your bargaining team as of 6/15/2021 for the AGC, Independent, and NWCOA Negotiations.
Restored Federal Funding for California High Speed Rail is Win for Working Families
06/15/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Washington, DC — Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement commending the Biden administration for restoring $929 million in federal funding for California High Speed Rail: “The era of playing politics with transportation funding is over.
2021 Teamsters Day at Kentucky Kingdom
06/15/21 - Teamsters Local 89
We are proud to announce Teamsters Day at Kentucky Kingdom on August 22nd! Tickets are on sale now at the Local 89 union hall. A valid photo ID will be required to ensure you are a member in good standing. Tickets will be $5 dollars each. You may purchase a maximum of six tickets. All purchases must be made by cash only. There will be no buffet tickets available this year.
'Hero' high school security guard saves man trapped under moving car in Stamford
06/15/21 - UPSEU
STAMFORD — Keith Rosedom was sitting in his car in the Westhill High School back parking lot monitoring a pair of athletic games when he sprang into action.

The 31-year-old security worker at the district’s biggest school noticed something curious out of the corner of his eye: a car moving in reverse and a man standing next to it trying to stop the vehicle.

New Federal COVID-19 Safety Rules Exempt Most Employers
06/14/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 14, 2021 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The Biden administration has exempted most employers from long-awaited rules for protecting workers from the coronavirus, angering labor advocates who had spent more than a year lobbying for the protections.
Mentoring Meeting for probationary helpers
06/14/21 - IUEC Local 10
Attached below is a reminder from Safety Committee Chairman/Business Agent Matt Rusch for ALL Probationary helpers.  This reminder has been emailed to all as well as posted here for your informaiton.  Please do not miss this meeting.  It is to your benefit to be present.
Death of Member - EDBF 132
06/14/21 - IBEW Local 1205
@media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} We regretfully inform you that retired member Clayton Hutto passed away on Saturday, June 12th.  We was a member of the Electrician's Death Benefit Fund and has been assigned #132.  His beneficiary has been paid on 220 members.  Please see his obituary in this article.
New Federal COVID-19 Safety Rules Exempt Most Employers
06/14/21 - Teamsters Local 355
June 14, 2021 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The Biden administration has exempted most employers from long-awaited rules for protecting workers from the coronavirus, angering labor advocates who had spent more than a year lobbying for the protections.
Amazon’s Labor Exploitation A Return to the 1920s – And Unions Are Our Best Hope Out
06/14/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 14, 2021 | ORGANIZING | There is perhaps no clearer manifestation of how America is failing the working class than Amazon.  In the blink of an eye, Amazon has become the largest and wealthiest logistics company the world has ever seen. Millions of Americans work in warehouse, shipping and package delivery jobs, where Amazon heavily dominates its competitors.
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