IATSE Local 488
Studio Mechanics of the Pacific Northwest
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    August 19, 2018 10:30 AM

    Spokane Labor Council

    321 16th Ave S, Spokane, WA


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    ABF Contract Update
    07/23/18 - Teamsters Local 776
    Attached is a notice to all ABF Local Unions sent by the National Freight Division, International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
    NCEU Wins Unfair Practice against Rockingham
    07/23/18 - National Correctional Employees Union
    In June of 2017, the Rockingham County DOC, in NH, unilaterally changed the work schedules of our Local 118 members. The NCEU immediately took action by filing an unfair labor practice with the New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board (NHPELRB).
    Why Illinois politics gets a bad reputation - Rauner supporter passing out cash at a Chicago church
    07/23/18 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
    It's here on video, WGN-TV.  Rauner speaks at the New Convenant Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago on July 22 -- one of his supporters then passes out cash to church members.... https://wgntv.
    2018 Ratification Voting
    07/23/18 - IBEW local 2325
    Brothers and Sisters; The System Council T6, CWA and Verizon have reached a tentative agreement on a four year contract extension. This extension will expire on August 5, 2023. There is currently one year left on our current collective bargaining agreement that was negotiated in 2016. This new extension will take effect when our current contract ends.
    Wear RED in solidarity
    07/21/18 - AFGE Local 2157
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    July Newsletter
    07/21/18 - IUOE Local 286
    http://www.iuoe286.org/docs/July%202018%20Final.
    PARSEC WORKERS RATIFY FIRST CONTRACT WITH LOCAL 179
    07/21/18 - Teamsters Local 179
    Teamsters Local 179 would like to congratulate the workers at Parsec on ratifying their first collective bargaining agreement with Teamsters Local 179! The five-year agreement was overwhelmingly ratified on Friday, July 20th.  The agreement includes wage and benefit increases, resolves seniority issues and improves work rules.
    In Case You Missed It
    07/20/18 - Teamsters local 570
      • Public unions will survive the Janus ruling   • How much damage will Trump’s trade war do?   • The battered aspirations of the working class   • Pension reform, 2018 election top issues at IBT conference   • Corporations, MSM trumpet the ‘horrors’ of higher wages   • House committee approves cuts Labor Dept.
    In Case You Missed It
    07/20/18 - Teamsters Local 355
      • Public unions will survive the Janus ruling   • House committee approves proposal to cut Labor Dept. budget   • How much damage will Trump’s trade war do.
    UPS/UPSF Contract Update - 7/20/18
    07/20/18 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
    TEAMSTERS UPS AND UPS FREIGHT LOCAL UNION LEADERS TO MEET AUGUST 9
    As Temperatures Climb, Coalition Calls for Worker Protections
    07/20/18 - Teamsters local 570
    July 20, 2018 | HEALTH & SAFETY | As extreme temperatures exacerbated by a warming planet continue to take a deadly toll on laborers across the country, a coalition of worker advocacy groups [including the Teamsters Union] is calling on the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to create the country’s first national standard for heat stress.
    Your Track to Health —Ways to Boost Your Energy
    07/20/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Waking up already tired can be frustrating, especially because your day hasn’t even begun yet. Many of us reach for a caffeinated beverage to help get us through the day. What is really needed, however, is a plan to manage your energy throughout the day to help keep you more energetic, more productive, and happier.
    Membership Meeting Notice
    07/20/18 - IUOE 302
    Membership Meeting Notice There will be a non-mandatory educational meeting hosted Monday, July 23rd evening beginning at 7:00 pm at the Bothell Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to explain the types of bargaining agreements that can be negotiated or considered for different groups and associations.
    CWA 1122 2018 MOU & Bargaining Summary
    07/20/18 - Communications Workers Of America Local 1122
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    As Temperatures Climb, Coalition Calls for Worker Protections
    07/20/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    July 20, 2018 | HEALTH & SAFETY | As extreme temperatures exacerbated by a warming planet continue to take a deadly toll on laborers across the country, a coalition of worker advocacy groups [including the Teamsters Union] is calling on the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to create the country’s first national standard for heat stress.
    Steward Training Class
    07/20/18 - IBEW Local 768
    Brothers and Sisters, Local 768 will have Steward Training August 16, 2018 in Missoula, MT. If your interested in becoming a steward or would just like to gain a better understanding of the responsibilities and rights of being a Union steward then this class is for you. This excellent training opportunity is provided by our International Educational Department.
    As Temperatures Climb, Coalition Calls for Worker Protections
    07/20/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    July 20, 2018 | HEALTH & SAFETY | As extreme temperatures exacerbated by a warming planet continue to take a deadly toll on laborers across the country, a coalition of worker advocacy groups [including the Teamsters Union] is calling on the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to create the country’s first national standard for heat stress.
    Sometimes The Good Guys Win
    07/20/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    July 20, 2018 | COMMENTARY | When Scott Walker became governor two years after the U.S. economy crashed in 2008, he stripped Wisconsin public service workers of their union rights, creating a workplace both demoralized and in chaos.
    UAW Local 4911 Picnic August 4th!
    07/20/18 - UAW Local 4911
    UAW Local 4911 Picnic will be Saturday, August 4th 12:00noon until 5:00pm. RSVP online or call the UAW Local 4911 Office at 517-372-7201.
    SLC Bargaining Update - 7/20/18
    07/20/18 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
    The next bargaining session has now been set for July 31st at 3:00 p.m., at the South County Compound, Room 060.  You are invited to attend if you can. We have given the District our proposals , in writing, at the last session and are awaiting their proposals.
    El Paso police officer found not guilty in son's drowning
    07/20/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The police officer accused in the drowning of his 11-month-old son was found not guilty of injury to a child. On Thursday, the judge dropped two of the three charges he faces. Judge Susan Larson acquitted Raymond Licon Jr. on charges of abandoning and endangering a child and criminal negligent homicide.
    In Case You Missed It
    07/20/18 - Teamsters Local 888
      • Public unions will survive the Janus ruling   • How much damage will Trump’s trade war do?   • The battered aspirations of the working class   • Pension reform, 2018 election top issues at IBT conference   • Corporations, MSM trumpet the ‘horrors’ of higher wages   • House committee approves cuts Labor Dept.
    As Temperatures Climb, Coalition Calls for Worker Protections
    07/20/18 - Teamsters Local 888
    July 20, 2018 | HEALTH & SAFETY | As extreme temperatures exacerbated by a warming planet continue to take a deadly toll on laborers across the country, a coalition of worker advocacy groups [including the Teamsters Union] is calling on the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to create the country’s first national standard for heat stress.
    Ron Finley Fundraiser
    07/19/18 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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    Joint Council 42 Scholarship Winner
    07/19/18 - Teamsters Local 542
    Elissa Vicente doughter of Eileen Gaspar from Costco 483 South East is awarded one of Teamsters Joint Council 42 Scholarships. Elissa Vicente daughter of Eileen Vicente who performs work at Southeast Costco (Market Street San Diego) is one of the recipients of the 2018 Teamsters Joint Council 42 Scholarships.
    I.B.E.W. LU 1547 BM Janus Message
    07/19/18 - IBEW Local 659
    Have you ever had a bad day at work? It happens to all of us once in a while. Back in the days before organized labor and higher work standards, people suffered daily at their jobs because of things like unsafe conditions, long hours, no training and poor benefits.
    Southern States Savings & Retirement - 2nd Qtr
    07/19/18 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
    Dear Tyson Members, Please be advised for those members hired prior to January 1, 2003, the Southern States Savings and Retirement Fund has posted a 2.29% increment to all members accounts for the second (2nd) quarter, April 1 through June 30, 2018. Should you have any questions, see your Business Agent Alfredo Soltero or Robert Zanchettin or feel free to call me at the Local Union Office.
    AMFA - Alaska Airlines and Legacy Virgin America Referendum Results
    07/19/18 - AMFA Local 32
    The votes for the AMFA – Alaska Airlines (ASA) and Legacy Virgin America (VX) Referendum were tallied on July 19, 2018. Votes for this referendum were counted and certified by TrueBallot, Inc.
    Bargaining Summary 7/19/18
    07/19/18 - CWA Local 1123
    CWA District 1 NY/NE - July 18, 2018 Summary of Tentative Agreement After CWA's victory in the 2016 strike, we saw a marked improvement in the union's relationship with Verizon management. An attitude of problem-solving replaced an attitude of conflict. The company committed to hiring workers to remove double-poles.
    Sometimes The Good Guys Win
    07/19/18 - Teamsters local 570
    July 19, 2018 | COMMENTARY | When Scott Walker became governor two years after the U.S. economy crashed in 2008, he stripped Wisconsin public service workers of their union rights, creating a workplace both demoralized and in chaos.
    CWA/Verizon Tentative Agreement
    07/19/18 - CWA Local 1103
    The Summary of the Tentative Agreement between CWA & Verizon can be read from this page by clicking the PDF link below.  The Memo of Understanding between CWA & Verizon can be found in the downloads section in the Verizon 2018 folder.  CWA Local 1103 Members will vote on the Tentative Agreement on August 8th, 5:30 PM at the Teamsters Local 456 Union Hall Elmsford NY.
    Letter to ASA Members Regarding Transition and Seniority Integration Agreeements Referendum
    07/19/18 - AMFA
    July 19, 2018 -- The AMFA–ASA and Legacy Virgin America (VX) Referendum concluded today and we are pleased with the voter-turnout for this vote. The AMFA-ASA membership voted to reject the Transition and Seniority Integration Agreements Package. Thank you to the 83.57% of the ASA membership who participated in this system-wide vote.
    Sometimes The Good Guys Win
    07/19/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    July 19, 2018 | COMMENTARY | When Scott Walker became governor two years after the U.S. economy crashed in 2008, he stripped Wisconsin public service workers of their union rights, creating a workplace both demoralized and in chaos.
    Summary of Tentative Agreement
    07/19/18 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
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    AMFA - ASA and Virgin America Transition and Seniority Integration Agreements Referendum Results
    07/19/18 - AMFA
    July 19, 2018 -- The votes for the AMFA – Alaska Airlines (ASA) and Legacy Virgin America (VX) Referendum were tallied on July 19, 2018. Votes for this referendum were counted and certified by TrueBallot, Inc. and the results are as follows...
    2018 Tentative Agreement
    07/19/18 - IBEW local 2325
    Bargaining began a few weeks ago between the IBEW, CWA and Verizon on an extension to our current Collective Bargaining Agreement. The only topics discussed in this round of bargaining would be wages, healthcare and duration of an agreement. There were no other discussions regarding any other benefits or language in our contracts.
    A Dark Veil
    07/19/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    "The Trump adminstration yesterday rescinded the Department of Labor's "persuader rule" requiring companies to disclose any consultants or lawyers contracted for anti-union persuasion efforts. THe most recent in a series of anti-worker regulatory rollbacks, the decision has drawn harsh condemnation from union leaders and working people.
    Unanimous Contract Vote for Southwick Library Employees in MA
    07/18/18 - UPSEU
    The members of the Southwick library in Massachusetts unanimously ratified their second contract with UPSEU. The group had previously been unrepresented and had difficulty getting raises from management.
    Association JCBA Bulletin 07.18.18
    07/18/18 - TWU Local 568
    As was reported earlier, the Association Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines June 25th through June 27th in Washington, DC. During those meetings, your committee and the company made some progress in Scope discussions and it was agreed that the company would deliver a comprehensive Scope proposal prior to our next meeting on July 17th. THEY DID NOT.
    Unions Aren’t A Thing of The Past. Unions Are Our Future.
    07/18/18 - Teamsters local 570
    July 18, 2018 | OPINION | I have an embarrassing confession to make: I underestimated how much anti-worker extremist groups really hate organizations that empower working people. After all, I have a good union job. Plus, my employer respects and supports collective bargaining. Five U.S.
    Study Links Declining Union Strength to More Workplace Deaths
    07/18/18 - Teamsters local 570
    July 18, 2018 | HEALTH & SAFETY | It’s no secret that the waning power of American unions has contributed to stagnant wages. But a new study suggests that this trend hasn’t affected just worker income. It also may have cost thousands of lives.
    Unions Aren’t A Thing of The Past. Unions Are Our Future.
    07/18/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    July 18, 2018 | OPINION | I have an embarrassing confession to make: I underestimated how much anti-worker extremist groups really hate organizations that empower working people. After all, I have a good union job. Plus, my employer respects and supports collective bargaining. Five U.S.
    Unions Aren't A Thing of The Past, Unions Are The Future
    07/18/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    The anti-worker agenda of CEOs and the wealthy, along with their supported super pacts and "foundations" has been placed in broad daylight within this generation. More so, it was made clear that the payrolls of these extremist groups have corrupted our nations judicial system recently with the Janus decision.
    2018 ELECTIONS
    07/18/18 - Hillsborough School Employee Federation
    As we approach the 2018 elections, there is one thing certian - HISTORY WILL BE MADE! In a post HB 7055 Florida & a post Janus nation, it is more important than ever to utilize our collective power to protect our jobs, our union & our public schools.
    Unions Aren’t A Thing of The Past. Unions Are Our Future.
    07/18/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    July 18, 2018 | OPINION | I have an embarrassing confession to make: I underestimated how much anti-worker extremist groups really hate organizations that empower working people. After all, I have a good union job. Plus, my employer respects and supports collective bargaining. Five U.S.
    Members in Missouri, Vote NO for "Proposition A" on August 7
    07/18/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    On Aug. 7, Missouri voters will have the chance to vote against Proposition A, a divisive attack on working people funded by big corporations and their wealthy allies. The misleading measure is a direct attack on the rights of the working people of Missouri.
    Study Links Declining Union Strength to More Workplace Deaths
    07/18/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    July 18, 2018 | HEALTH & SAFETY | It’s no secret that the waning power of American unions has contributed to stagnant wages. But a new study suggests that this trend hasn’t affected just worker income. It also may have cost thousands of lives.

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