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Studio Mechanics of the Pacific Northwest
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    Summer Meetings Cancelled
    05/17/21 - Teamsters Local 41
    The June, July and August 2021 Stewards and Membership Meetings have been cancelled.  We hope you enjoy the summer and we look forward to seeing you in September.
    Congrats John Lang
    05/17/21 - Teamsters Local 41
    Congrats to Business Agent John Lang who is retiring.  John has been a Teamster for 44 years.
    Amazon Access to Mailbox Could Be Grounds to Overturn Union Vote
    05/17/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 17, 2021 | NLRB | Testimony that Amazon had access to a mailbox installed for workers to vote in a recent union election could prompt the National Labor Relations Board to overturn the results, according to the agency’s former chair.
    Amazon Access to Mailbox Could Be Grounds to Overturn Union Vote
    05/17/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    May 17, 2021 | NLRB | Testimony that Amazon had access to a mailbox installed for workers to vote in a recent union election could prompt the National Labor Relations Board to overturn the results, according to the agency’s former chair.
    Compliance Reminder: Maintenix at SWA
    05/17/21 - AMFA
    May 17, 2021 -- It has been just over three (3) weeks since the launch of the Maintenix (MXi) program within Southwest Airlines (SWA) recordkeeping, and the observations and reports received from AMFA members have been discouraging, revealing numerous issues and shortcomings within the program.
    Amazon Access to Mailbox Could Be Grounds to Overturn Union Vote
    05/17/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 17, 2021 | NLRB | Testimony that Amazon.com Inc. had access to a mailbox installed for workers to vote in a recent union election could prompt the National Labor Relations Board to overturn the results, according to the agency’s former chair.
    House of Representatives Committee Chairs Request Investigation of Railroads’ New Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) Business Model
    05/17/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Peter DeFazio, Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Donald Payne, Jr., Chair of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials have requested that the U.S.
    Exclusive Local 125 Member Insurance Discount-PLYMOUTH ROCK
    05/17/21 - Teamsters 125
    Looking for your exclusive discount on car insurance? Are you in need of Home, Motorcycle or Umbrella insurance, call me today! John Barbary at 973-835-4405 or click here for more information and to get a no-obligation quote.
    Announcing Jewish Voice for Peace ABQ Education Series
    05/17/21 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
    “Palestine and Israel: Rule of Law and Human Rights-Based Approach” Education Series Presented by Jewish Voice for Peace-ABQ May – July 2021 Nelson Mandela statue, Ramallah          Why does the Palestinian issue matter for Americans? What is the US role in the occupation.
    Long-Time Teamster Retires!
    05/16/21 - Teamsters Local 776
    A few of the events of 1977 include: Jimmy Carter sworn in as President of the United States, Oakland beating....
    Rally 5/15 - St Vincent Nurses
    05/15/21 - IBEW local 2325
    Congressman Jim McGovern and Congresswoman Lori Trahan will visit the St.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 5/14/2021
    05/14/21 - Teamsters Local 570
      • Justice for 10 fired UPS workers in Queens, NY   • Labor law is stuck in 1947   • Three cheers for Scabby the Rat   • Congress: Oppose the American Jobs Plan at your own risk   • The PRO Act: What’s in it and why is it a Labor Movement priority.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 5/14/2021
    05/14/21 - Teamsters Local 355
      • Justice for 10 fired UPS workers in Queens, NY   • Labor law is stuck in 1947   • Three cheers for Scabby the Rat   • Congress: Oppose the American Jobs Plan at your own risk   • The PRO Act: What’s in it and why is it a Labor Movement priority.
    LRPD MEMORIAL
    05/14/21 - Little Rock Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #17
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    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 5/14/2021
    05/14/21 - Teamsters Local 992
      • Justice for 10 fired UPS workers in Queens, NY   • Labor law is stuck in 1947   • Three cheers for Scabby the Rat   • Congress: Oppose the American Jobs Plan at your own risk   • The PRO Act: What’s in it and why is it a Labor Movement priority.
    SLCSD Compensation Bargaining Update
    05/14/21 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
    Click attachment below for details on the Summer School Bonus Pay COVID-19 Incentive. Next bargaining is set for June 22nd at 2:30p.m. at the District Board Room.
    Require Email Verification for User Signup
    05/14/21 - support.unionactive.com
    A new option has been added to the user signup process for email verification. Users who enter a valid email address into the user signup form can be required to verify their email with a pin sent to them. They enter the pin into the verification window and then complete the registration preview as normal.
    Americans Are More Pro-Union–and Anti-Big Business–Than Any Time in Decades
    05/14/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 14, 2021 | OPINION | Today, public feeling toward labor is more positive, and public feeling toward big business more negative, than at any time in five decades.
    Americans Are More Pro-Union–and Anti-Big Business–Than Any Time in Decades
    05/14/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 14, 2021 | OPINION | Today, public feeling toward labor is more positive, and public feeling toward big business more negative, than at any time in five decades.
    Officer Jimmy Inn Memorial Fund
    05/13/21 - Stockton Police Officers' Association
    On Tuesday May 11th, 2021, Stockton Police Officer Jimmy Inn was murdered in the line of duty after responding to a call for service. Officer Inn leaves behind a wife and three young children. All funds raised will go directly to Officer Inn's family.
    Americans Are More Pro-Union–and Anti-Big Business–Than Any Time in Decades
    05/13/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    May 13, 2021 | OPINION | Today, public feeling toward labor is more positive, and public feeling toward big business more negative, than at any time in five decades.
    Walk with the 332 Team June 22-24!
    05/13/21 - IBEW Local 332
    Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a local community event hosted by YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley. It’s a light hearted event bringing attention to a serious issue of domestic violence and sexual assault. Funds are raised to provide services to support survivors through therapy, emergency shelter, legal services, support groups and more.
    US Unions File First Trade Labor Complaint Against Mexico
    05/13/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    May 13, 2021 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | U.S. and Mexican unions on Monday filed the first labor complaint against Mexico under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade pact. The complaint argues that Mexico has not lived up to its pledge under the trade accord, known as the USMCA, to guarantee workers the right to freely organize and join the union of their choice.
    Local 602 donates items to EVE on Mother's Day
    05/13/21 - UAW Local 602
    UAW Local 602 members and our Women's committee donated some items to EVE (End Violent Encounters) for Mother's Day. Flowers, a wreath, chocolate covered strawberries, homemade cookies for them decorate, a ham dinner with veggies, collard greens, chicken, Mac n cheese and a turtle cake for dessert.
    CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS FILE FEDERAL LAWSUIT CHALLENGING FLORIDA’S ANTI-PROTEST LAW
    05/13/21 - CWA Local 3176
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    AMFA–SWA Appearance Technician Survey Notice
    05/13/21 - AMFA
    May 13, 2021 -- AMFA National is conducting a survey of the Appearance Technician membership at Southwest Airlines. Your Negotiating Committee will utilize the feedback gathered by this survey to prepare for the upcoming negotiating process.
    K9 IVAR Retirement
    05/13/21 - Vancouver Police Officer's Guild
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    Mystic Lake 2021
    05/13/21 - UAW Local 4911
    Are you interested in sending your children/grandchildren to Mystic Lake 2021?  Please contact your UAW Community Service member(s):  LaYvonn LaYvonn.Beatty@Sparrow.org or Rose rose@uawlocal4911.org    You can also call Becky at the Union Hall 517-372-7201 Tues-Thurs for information.
    Act of kindness: EPPD officer purchases groceries for bishop’s father
    05/13/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    An El Paso police officer is being praised for a small act of kindness captured on video. The officer, Manny Alvarez, was working an off-duty job at the Walmart at 10727 Gateway Blvd. W. on Tuesday when he purchased groceries for Diocese of El Paso Bishop Mark J. Seitz’s father at around 9:30 p.m.
    US Unions File First Trade Labor Complaint Against Mexico
    05/13/21 - Teamsters Local 888
    May 13, 2021 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | U.S. and Mexican unions on Monday filed the first labor complaint against Mexico under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade pact. The complaint argues that Mexico has not lived up to its pledge under the trade accord, known as the USMCA, to guarantee workers the right to freely organize and join the union of their choice.
    ETCP Rigging Arena Test Prep 4-Day Class
    05/12/21 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers & Sisters- ETCP Rigging Arena Test Prep 4-Day Class Wed-Sat, June 2-5 @ 8am This is a virtual (zoom style) class. Using a computer will be your best experience, you may also use an iPad, tablet, or phone. If interested please email the Training Committee at Training@ia33.
    Aramark Hiring Warehouse Workers
    05/12/21 - Teamsters Local 41
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    US Unions File First Trade Labor Complaint Against Mexico
    05/12/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    May 11, 2021 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | U.S. and Mexican unions on Monday filed the first labor complaint against Mexico under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade pact. The complaint argues that Mexico has not lived up to its pledge under the trade accord, known as the USMCA, to guarantee workers the right to freely organize and join the union of their choice.
    Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement at First Student Through 2026
    05/12/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    May 12, 2021 | Teamster leaders from local unions that represent First Student workers voted unanimously to endorse the tentative National Master First Student Agreement, paving the way for members to vote on the agreement in the near future. A sole no vote was inadvertently cast but was immediately rescinded after the meeting.
    Bellingham Bells
    05/12/21 - IBEW Local 191
    IBEW LU 191 Members, Come out and support the Bells and enjoy some baseball.
    New Insert Accordion Feature
    05/12/21 - support.unionactive.com
    There is a new button available above all page, article, and custom module editors labeled "Insert Accordion". This button allows you to insert an accordion box directly into any page, article, or module. An accordion is a clickable box that revels additional hidden content when clicked.
    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, MAY 16
    05/11/21 - Teamsters Local 179
    The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Masks are required. Hope to see you there.
    LOCAL 179 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP PICNIC CANCELED
    05/11/21 - Teamsters Local 179
    Due to the Illinois Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings and for the unmost concern and well-being of our staff, members and their families, the Teamsters Local 179 Executive Board has canceled this year's Local 179 Annual Membership Picnic.
    Postal Pulse
    05/11/21 - APWU local 67
    APWU National has been notified by the postal Service they will be attempting to take your "Postal Pulse" from may 11, 2021 thru June 11, 2021. Don't fill out these surveys online, through the mail, or in the office and make sure to take your survey from management. You are not required to take the survey and management doesn't have the right to keep your survey. Management has routinely used these surveys to argue in arbitration to cut your wages and benefits. The Postal Pulse survey is being pushed immediately before APWU begins contract negotiations DO NOT ASSIST MANAGEMENT IN STRIPPING YOUR PAY, BENEFITS, AND WORKING CONDITIONS BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SURVEY. Give your survey(s) to a steward to enter into a quarterly drawing.
    US Unions File First Trade Labor Complaint Against Mexico
    05/11/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 11, 2021 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | U.S. and Mexican unions on Monday filed the first labor complaint against Mexico under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade pact. The complaint argues that Mexico has not lived up to its pledge under the trade accord, known as the USMCA, to guarantee workers the right to freely organize and join the union of their choice.
    Biden’s Good-Paying Union Jobs? Here’s How to Get Them
    05/11/21 - Teamsters Local 355
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    Democrats’ Postal Reform Bill Would Give DeJoy a Free HandDemocrats’ Postal Reform Bill Would Give DeJoy a Free Hand
    05/11/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
    Democrats’ Postal Reform Bill Would Give DeJoy a Free Hand Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s bill includes a waiver that allows the Postal Service to set its own delivery standards and weakens congressional oversight.
    Sad News
    05/11/21 - IBEW Local 659
    Dear Members, It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Journeyman Lineman Kelly Marvin who passed away on January 10, 2021.  Kelly was an active member of the IBEW and worked throughout Local 659 and Local 125 jurisdictions.  He has been an IBEW member since August 1, 1991.
    Fall Protection Authorized User Certificate classes
    05/11/21 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers & Sisters: Local 33 is offering a Fall Protection Authorized User Certificate class on either Monday, May 17, or Tuesday, May 18 @ 8:30a.m. If interested in attending please email the Safety & Training Committee attraining@ia33.
    CORRECTED: USPS Emergency Federal Employee Leave FAQs
    05/11/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
    CORRECTED: USPS Emergency Federal Employee Leave FAQs These were developed by the Postal Service. The APWU was not consulted in the development of this document. Sharing of this document?DOES NOT suggest or imply the APWU is in agreement with the Questions and Answers contained in the document.?  These are being proved as informational only.
    Why the PRO Act Is a Game-Changer for Labor and the Economy
    05/10/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    May 10, 2021 | LEGISLATION | Among the many reasons behind the recent failure of Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, to form a union was their employer’s intimidation tactics about what a union would mean for workers.
    May Membership Meeting
    05/10/21 - Teamsters Local 776
    The May 2021 Membership Meeting will be Sunday May 16, 2021 at the Harrisburg Union Hall, commencing at 10:00 AM. Come to learn about your....
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