OPEIU Local 453
Office & Professional Employees International Union
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    The Pandemic Was Bad for Workers. Can Shareholders Turn Things Around?
    07/26/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    July 26, 2021 | ECONOMY | One would have to forgive the American worker for feeling under siege lately. Statistics show that lower-paid workers lost the most jobs during the pandemic. Nearly half of American workers have suffered mental health issues since the start of the pandemic.
    The Pandemic Was Bad for Workers. Can Shareholders Turn Things Around?
    07/26/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    July 26, 2021 | ECONOMY | One would have to forgive the American worker for feeling under siege lately. Statistics show that lower-paid workers lost the most jobs during the pandemic. Nearly half of American workers have suffered mental health issues since the start of the pandemic.
    Worker Power
    07/26/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    July 26, 2021 | COMMENTARY | Imagine a world where workers have real power. In this world, workers are paid a living wage, are protected by a strong union, and wield enough political clout to ensure Congress passes pro-worker laws. Corporations can’t treat them like robots and abandon communities to find cheaper labor elsewhere.
    The APWU Health Plan will conduct the 36th Annual Open Season Seminar virtually
    07/26/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
    The APWU Health Plan will conduct the 36th Annual Open Season Seminar virtually. As life begins to get back to normal, preparation for this event took place during the height of the pandemic. We are confident that we have the tools and resources to allow for HPR engagement and learning with Health Plan presenters facilitating live presentations in an online setting.
    August General Membership Meeting
    07/26/21 - Teamsters Local 542
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    Virtual Meetings
    07/23/21 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
    Due to the recent COVID-19 Delta variant outbreak in the Kansas City Metropolitan area effecting labor, we are going to meet virtually for the next two (2) months (August & September).  This will give those who are not yet vaccinated time to be fully vaccinated before we meet in person in October.
    Frontier Contract Extension
    07/23/21 - CWA Local 2222
    Good afternoon, all. This is to notify you that the CWA and Frontier WV Inc. contract extension has been ratified by the bargaining unit. Congratulations to all for a job well done.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 7/23/2021
    07/23/21 - Teamsters Local 570
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    Picnic Rescheduled
    07/23/21 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    Dear Brothers & Sisters, Due to covid concerns and the increase in cases being reported, PERA has canceled our September 25, 2021 picnic date. Your Solidarity Committee has reserved a new picnic date of March 19, 2022 with PERA, and will put out more information as we get closer to that date and see how things have progressed regarding covid.
    Free Notary for all Members
    07/23/21 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
    Another Union Member benefit for our members.  Our office secritary is a Notary and is able to provide Notory Service to all CWA Members FREE.
    Justin Bieber Post Event & Overnight Crew Parking at SoFi Stadium
    07/22/21 - IATSE Local 33
    All Referals Working the Load Out @ SoFi Stadium: This is regarding Justin Bieber Post Show & Load Out Crew Parking info @ SoFi Stadium.  Please download to your phone or print out parking pass. Please see attachment to this Post/Email.
    Sunrise Dental Presents.... August Clay - Shoot
    07/22/21 - IBEW Local 659
    Sunrise Dententa presents.... August Clay Shoot August 21, 2021 at 9:00AM.  If you would like to participate please complete the Shooters section (see attachment page 2) and contact Kristy Blake at kristy@sunrisedental.com or (360) 589-0198 or mail to: Sunrise for Children C/O Kristy Blake 6910 NE 72nd Ave.
    Open Letter to Stanley McCammon
    07/22/21 - Teamsters Local 231
    An Open Letter to Joshua Green Corporation CEO Stanley McCammon, from Teamsters Local 231 Secretary-Treasurer Rich Ewing July 22, 2021 Dear Mr. McCammon, In 2017 the Joshua Green Corporation was awarded the Heritage/Legacy Award at the Family Business Awards for demonstrating outstanding stewardship of legacy enterprises.
    We Are Zoomers and We Want the PRO Act
    07/22/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    July 22, 2021 | VIEWPOINT | Gen Z and Millennials are facing a bleak economic future.
    Striking to End ‘Suicide Shifts,’ Frito-Lay Workers Ask People to Drop the Doritos
    07/22/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    July 22, 2021 | STRIKES | Hundreds of Frito-Lay workers in Topeka, Kan., are in their third week of a strike, citing so-called "suicide shifts" and poor working conditions at the manufacturing and distribution plant at a time when the company's net revenue growth has exceeded all of its targets.
    Officer Angel David Garcia Memorial Fund
    07/22/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    On December 16, 2012, El Paso Police Officer Angel David Garcia #2866 died serving his beloved community. He was hit by a car while removing debris from Interstate 10. A dedicated public servant, Officer Garcia was an active member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and a graduate of Clint High School and El Paso Community College.
    Hatch Act Info
    07/22/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
    Please see the attached notification from the Postal Service. As you are aware, we had initiated a national dispute when the Postal Service informed the APWU they were going to unilaterally change the ELM to disallow union officials from taking LWOP for partisan political activities.
    Striking to End ‘Suicide Shifts,’ Frito-Lay Workers Ask People to Drop the Doritos
    07/22/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    July 22, 2021 | STRIKES | Hundreds of Frito-Lay workers in Topeka, Kan., are in their third week of a strike, citing so-called "suicide shifts" and poor working conditions at the manufacturing and distribution plant at a time when the company's net revenue growth has exceeded all of its targets.
    OSHA 10 & OSHA 30 Classes Available
    07/22/21 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers & Sisters OSHA 10 Class seats still available for July 31st and August 1st OSHA 30 Class seats still available for August 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th. Thank you, Darrell F.
    SEPT 6TH LABOR EVENT!!!! DAYTONA LAGOON
    07/21/21 - CWA Local 3176
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    To Build Back Better, Give Workers a Voice and a Stake
    07/21/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    July 21, 2021 | OPINION | This week, former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos realized his dream of flying to space, after spending a reported $5 billion on his rocket company. This is spare change for Bezos, who made $75 billion during the coronavirus pandemic alone, launching him into the stratosphere of over $200 billion in personal wealth.
    To Build Back Better, Give Workers a Voice and a Stake
    07/21/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    July 21, 2021 | OPINION | This week, former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos realized his dream of flying to space, after spending a reported $5 billion on his rocket company. This is spare change for Bezos, who made $75 billion during the coronavirus pandemic alone, launching him into the stratosphere of over $200 billion in personal wealth.
    Bad Faith Bargaining
    07/21/21 - Teamsters Local 231
    The Union and BCS met on July 21, 2021 with a Federal Mediator as scheduled. The Union made proposals in an attempt to move the Parties closer to an agreement, but unfortunately BCS responded with another last, best, and final offer and said they were done bargaining, with no more movement to make.
    Retirement Seminar Info
    07/20/21 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    Please plan to come for the Retirement and Benefits Workshop, August 15, 2021 at 1pm or 4pm. It is free and no matter how close you are to retirement, you are sure to gain some great insight. They will have food and drinks available and will raffle a TV.
    Updated Steward List
    07/20/21 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    Attached is the most current Steward List. It is being emailed to all responsible management officials as well as the membership.
    Update: 2 EPPD officers injured in Lower Valley crash
    07/20/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Two El Paso Police Department officers were injured in a crash in the Lower Valley on Monday night. Both of the injured officers are two-year veterans of the department. One of the officers had minor injuries and the passenger officer in the car fractured his femur and was admitted to Del Sol Medical Center. KTSM.
    IBEW Infrastructure Jobs
    07/20/21 - IBEW 280
    Read the attached email and click here to take action.
    PRO Act Week of Action
    07/20/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    July 20, 2021 | Teamsters across the country are taking part in a week of action in support of the PRO Act (fact sheet here). Stronger unions mean higher wages, safer working conditions, and dignity for workers. Passing the PRO Act is a crucial step to making that a reality. To find out more information about events near your Local Union, check out this AFL-CIO PRO Act toolkit.
    The American Worker’s Future Depends on Enacting Full Scope of American Jobs Plan
    07/20/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    July 20, 2021 | COMMENTARY | The United States is at a critical juncture. This summer, Congress has a narrow window of opportunity to enact major investments in clean energy and transportation infrastructure to meet the bold vision called for in President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan (AJP).
    Two Officers Injured in Crash
    07/20/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Special Traffic Investigations was called last night to North Loop and Lancaster on a two-vehicle collision involving a marked police vehicle. Investigators learned a full-crew police unit was traveling east at the 9100 block of North Loop Dr., responding to a call for service. 26 –year old Jonathan Herrera was northbound on Lancaster Dr. in a 2005 Dodge Magnum.
    PCT Trainee Applications
    07/20/21 - UAW Local 4911
    Applications Now Being Accepted for the Patient Care Technician (PCT) Trainee Program Sparrow Hospital has developed a PCT Trainee Program where candidates will be provided paid on-the-job training to become a PCT.  Program highlights include: Starts Aug.
    The American Worker’s Future Depends on Enacting Full Scope of American Jobs Pla
    07/20/21 - Teamsters Local 888
    July 20, 2021 | COMMENTARY | The United States is at a critical juncture. This summer, Congress has a narrow window of opportunity to enact major investments in clean energy and transportation infrastructure to meet the bold vision called for in President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan (AJP).
    William H. Latimer
    07/19/21 - IBEW Local 191
    IBEW LU 191 Members, William H. Latimer's Memorial service will be Saturday July 24th @ 1pm Located @ the LDS Church, 2821 Easy St, Wenatchee.
    Workers at XPO in N.J. Ratify Contract; 2nd Contract Approved Nationwide
    07/19/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    July 19, 2021 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | Drivers at XPO Logistics in Trenton, New Jersey made history of their own on Saturday, July 17 by ratifying their first contract, one week after their co-workers in Miami did the same, and the two groups now have their rights and protections in a legally binding contract for the first time.
    Workers at XPO in N.J. Ratify Contract; 2nd Contract Approved Nationwide
    07/19/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    July 19, 2021 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | (Click photo to enlarge.) Drivers at XPO Logistics in Trenton, New Jersey made history of their own on Saturday, July 17 by ratifying their first contract, one week after their co-workers in Miami did the same, and the two groups now have their rights and protections in a legally binding contract for the first time.
    L.A Phil mandating vaccination
    07/19/21 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers & Sisters: Attached is a letter from the L.A Phil mandating vaccination to work at the L.A. Phil.
    Local 32 Scholarship online vote initiative results
    07/17/21 - AMFA Local 32
    Local 32 Members: The online voting initiative to fund the 2021 Local 32 Scholarship has come to a close.  The vote tally was 47 votes cast of the 775 eligible voters, for a 6% participation rate.  The yes votes were 29 and the no votes were 18.  This initiative passed by a simple majority.
    Letter from the L.A. Opera
    07/17/21 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers & Sisters: Attached is a letter from the L.A Opera mandating vaccination to work at the L.A. Opera.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 7/16/2021
    07/16/21 - Teamsters Local 570
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    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 7/16/2021
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    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 7/16/2021
    07/16/21 - Teamsters Local 992
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    Send Short Code Texts to Spreadsheet List
    07/16/21 - support.unionactive.com
    The short code messaging feature now allows you to send broadcast text messages to a spreadsheet of cell phone numbers. The spreadsheet file must be either an .xls or .xlsx Excel file. The Excel file must contain 1 column with a title of Cellphone. Each cell phone should be on a separate line in the Cellphone column.
    2021 Picnic Cancelled
    07/16/21 - IBEW 280
    Due to the COVID-19 restrictions being lifted so close to the date of the annual picnic, the decision was made to cancel for 2021.
    LDT Temps to Orion Subsystems information
    07/16/21 - UAW Local 602
    LDT TEMPS TO ORION SUBSYSTEMS TALKING POINTS Laid off temporary employees at LDT have the opportunity to work at Orion Subsystems, On a temporary basis, as a temporary employee in the LOC. Q1: Will I Still have GM Benefits if I decline the voluntary offer.
    Annual Member Picnic at Wet-N-Wild Waterworld
    07/16/21 - 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
    07/16/21 - 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.
    Memorial Service for Retired Detective Larry R. Adkins
    07/16/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the death of Retired Detective Larry R. Adkins #437, who passed away on March 20, 2020 at the age of 73. (Ret.) Detective Adkins served with the El Paso Police Department for 28+ years, from March 1975 until his retirement in July of 2003.   Memorial Service for (Ret.) Detective Larry R.
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