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OSHA Training Class
12/13/18 - IATSE Local 478
OSHA training is starting be very important for our productions - get certified now.
December Telehandler Classes
12/13/18 - IATSE Local 478
Training time! Sign up NOW for the December Telehandler Classes. Check your email for sign-up forms.
Don't Forget to Register for Benefits!
12/13/18 - IATSE Local 478
It’s the time of the year again: your IATSE National Health & Welfare Fund Plan C Open Enrollment Statement should have arrived in the mail. Your coverage and or/enrollment selection for January 1, 2019 must be made online, or if mailed, must be received at the Funds lockbox by December 17, 2018.
Don't Forget to Register for Benefits!
12/13/18 - IATSE Local 478
It’s the time of the year again: your IATSE National Health & Welfare Fund Plan C Open Enrollment Statement should have arrived in the mail. Your coverage and or/enrollment selection for January 1, 2019 must be made online, or if mailed, must be received at the Funds lockbox by December 17, 2018.
Clerk Job Posting
12/13/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Attached is the current clerk posting it will be added to other area of website in a few days.
The Leverage Against Amazon Is Here
12/13/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 13, 2018 | LABOR | […] Why is Amazon so important to the future of organized labor.
The Leverage Against Amazon Is Here
12/13/18 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 13, 2018 | LABOR | […] Why is Amazon so important to the future of organized labor.
The Leverage Against Amazon Is Here
12/13/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 13, 2018 | LABOR | […] Why is Amazon so important to the future of organized labor.
Local 162 Safeway / Albertsons Teamsters Retire
12/13/18 - Teamsters Local 162
Local 162 members Padi Blanchard and Lloyd Schiermeister have both recently retired after long careers driving truck at Safeway/Albertsons.  Padi is a 40-Year Teamster (42-years in the industry) and at the time of her retirement the number one driver on the seniority board.  After Padi retired Lloyd took the number one spot and retired shortly thereafter.
Lake Union Drydock puts on a Christmas Lunch
12/13/18 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Lake Union Drydock in Seattle put on a Lunch for the members and handed out gifts for Christmas this year. It is good to see Companies doing these sorts of things for the members. Local 104 would like to thank all the members at Lake Union Drydock for your hard work and commitment to craftsmanship.
James R. Hoffa 2019 Scholarship Application System Completely Online
12/13/18 - Teamsters Local 455
Application system is completely online and can be found on the Fund's Website:  www.jrhmsf.
2019 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund
12/12/18 - Teamsters Local 492
The application process for the 2019 year is now open.  To access the JRHMSF application process (administered by ISTS), go to: https://aim.applyists.net Please use JRHMSF for the "Key" Eligibility:  For the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members (including the BMWED, BLET, GCC and TCRC).
Report: Economy Steady But Wages Are Lagging
12/12/18 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 12, 2018 | WAGES | Employers added 155,000 jobs to the US economy in November — far fewer than the 198,000 new positions economists had expected, according to the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent. Both figures are a sign that the US economy is strong and continues to expand, even with weaker job growth.
Report: Economy Steady But Wages Are Lagging
12/12/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 11, 2018 | WAGES | Employers added 155,000 jobs to the US economy in November — far fewer than the 198,000 new positions economists had expected, according to the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent. Both figures are a sign that the US economy is strong and continues to expand, even with weaker job growth.
EPPD: Suspect accused of shooting police officer in South Central El Paso now in custody
12/12/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
El Paso Police have arrested a suspect who they believe shot a police officer near Seville and Sambrano in South Central El Paso earlier Tuesday, Dec. 11.  Police apprehended the suspect, who they described as a Hispanic male, at around 8 p.m. at a residence located on the 100 block of North Clark.  Crisis management team made contact with the suspect but he refused to come out.
3 LEOs Shot In Houston While Serving Warrant
12/12/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A Harris County Sheriff’s sergeant and two officers from the Texas AG office were injured in a shooting while serving a felony warrant to a home in Harris County. The officers were shot while approaching the suspect’s door. They returned fire, but the suspect barricaded himself inside the home. Another deputy was injured on the way to the scene in a motorcycle crash.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY DECEMBER 16
12/12/18 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, December 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. We will be making our final collection of the year to benefit Joliet's Lamb's Fold Center for Women and Children. Hope to see you there.
Scholarship Applications are now Available
12/12/18 - Teamsters Joint Council 41
Scholarship Applications are now available for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship and the Teamsters Joint Council 41 Scholarship. Applications have been mailed to All Locals in the Joint Council and the forms are also available on this website in the left side column.
2019 James R. Hoffa Scholarship Application system completely online
12/12/18 - Teamsters Local 455
Application can be found on fund website www.jrhmsf.
Happy Holidays!
12/12/18 - Denver Metro Area Local APWU
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Contract Ratification Friday, December 14
12/12/18 - UAW Local 4911
UAW LOCAL 4911 / SPARROW HEALTH SYSTEM Contract Ratification Vote Friday, December 14, 2018 1010 River Street, Lansing 7:00am-8:00pm To Vote you must be a UAW Local 4911 dues paying member in goodstanding (not on probation) Tentative Agreement: http://www.uawlocal4911.org/UAWTentativeAgreementPacket2018.
2019 JAMES R. HOFFA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
12/12/18 - Teamsters Local 71
To:                  All Teamster Local Unions Date:              December 10, 2018 The administrating firm for the James R.
New Year's Day Party at Mike and Gene's home
12/11/18 - IATSE Local B4
Michael and Gene would like to entend an invitation to their home on January 1, 2019.
Children's Christmas Party
12/11/18 - Teamsters Local 776
On Saturday December 8, 2019 the Union Hall became Santa’s Christmas Land as Local 776 held its...
2019 IBT Scholarships
12/11/18 - Teamsters Local 175
M E M O R A N D U M   To:  All Teamster Local Unions   Date:  December 10, 2018     The administrating firm for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund, ISTS, has opened up the application system for the 2019 academic and vocational/training scholarships.
2019 James R. Hoffa Scholarship
12/11/18 - Teamsters Local 449
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Report: Economy Steady But Wages Are Lagging
12/11/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 11, 2018 | WAGES | Employers added 155,000 jobs to the US economy in November — far fewer than the 198,000 new positions economists had expected, according to the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent. Both figures are a sign that the US economy is strong and continues to expand, even with weaker job growth.
Decmeber 17th training
12/11/18 - Fairfield County Hazardous Incident Response Team
Training December 17th will be at the fairfield fire school at 0900. Please see the attached document for details. Please print and post for non-team members to attend if interested.
USPS Screening Update 12.10.18
12/10/18 - TWU Local 568
Brothers & Sisters,  This past Saturday, the International released a letter in which they explained how they have taken the Company to Federal Court as a method to try and get a favorable ruling concerning the current USPS background screenings being conducted.  As part of that letter, they mentioned the filing of an injunction with the Court.
Christmas For Kids
12/10/18 - Teamsters Local 776
On December 1, 2018 Local 776 sponsored a Christmas for Kids party for...
2019 James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund
12/10/18 - Teamsters Local 264
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Washington County dispatchers may get reward for working during gas leak
12/10/18 - UPSEU
Washington County dispatchers may get reward for working during gas leak As Washington County Municipal Center was evacuated Monday, the 911 dispatchers stayed at their desks. They kept dispatching emergency calls while workers found a gas leak, turned off the furnace that provided heat to the building, and eventually fixed the problem at 10 p.m.
My Sister's Place donations
12/10/18 - CWA Local 2222
My Sister’s Place is a homeless shelter/refuge for domestically abused families.  In the season of giving, please remember those who are less fortunate. We will accepting new coats or donations for My Sister’s Place by December 26th.  Please contact the hall or make drop offs at Gallows Road Garage or Ashburn NOC.
Could Driverless Vehicles Spell the End of the Road for Truck Drivers?
12/10/18 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 10 2018 | THE FUTURE OF WORK | The trucking industry has long faced a driver shortage, in part because of high risk, low pay and long hours. The rise of autonomous vehicles could alleviate that problem--but it could also eliminate jobs for a population of older men who lack college degrees and might have difficulty finding new work.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
12/10/18 - IUEC Local 18
Brothers and Sisters It is time for Local 18"s annual Toy drive!! Please bring a toy to the union Meeting or drop one off at the Union Hall this year before the 25th.
KFOX14 INVESTIGATES: Leaked copy of city manager employment agreement
12/10/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
KFOX14 Investigates exclusively learns City Manager Tommy Gonzalez could be in for another raise and other perks as the city looks to solidify a new agreement. The employment agreement comes in the final days of the current council and in advance of his contract renewal, which would happen in June 2019.
El Pasoans can now text 911 during emergencies
12/10/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Getting help during an emergency just got simpler. El Paso County has added Text-to-911 as an additional way to request emergency assistance, according to the El Paso Fire Department. Officials say the service should only be used when voice calling is not possible or if it would put the caller in danger.
Police report: El Paso man killed in officer-involved shooting had 'anti-police' history
12/10/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
KTSM has obtained the police report detailing an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead two months ago. As KTSM previously reported, the incident happened October 10 outside of the Pebble Hills police station in East El Paso. Richard Palafox, 76, was identified as the man killed in the exchange with officers. KTSM.
Could Driverless Vehicles Spell the End of the Road for Truck Drivers?
12/10/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 10 2018 | THE FUTURE OF WORK | The trucking industry has long faced a driver shortage, in part because of high risk, low pay and long hours. The rise of autonomous vehicles could alleviate that problem--but it could also eliminate jobs for a population of older men who lack college degrees and might have difficulty finding new work.
Could Driverless Vehicles Spell the End of the Road for Truck Drivers?
12/10/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 10 2018 | THE FUTURE OF WORK | The trucking industry has long faced a driver shortage, in part because of high risk, low pay and long hours. The rise of autonomous vehicles could alleviate that problem--but it could also eliminate jobs for a population of older men who lack college degrees and might have difficulty finding new work.
Kevin O'Neill Fundraiser
12/10/18 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
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Applications Jan. 2018
12/09/18 - IATSE Local 33
APPLICATIONS Date: Saturday, January 5, 2018 Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Location:1720 West Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91506                         (NO EARLIER THAN 7:00 A.M. OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE MOVED TO THE END OF THE LINE)
Office Closed- December 10th
12/09/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
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Candidate Statements for IATSE Local 488 Elections 2019-2021
12/09/18 - IATSE Local 488
Candidate Statements for IATSE Local 488 Elections 2019-2021 Hopefully you have received your ballots in the mail. If not please notify the Election Judge, Charlie Carlsen at charlie488BA@gmail.com if you haven't received yours by December 19th. Click below to read more the candidates.
International USPS Letter 12.8.18
12/08/18 - TWU Local 568
TWU has been informed by American that they plan to resume USPS drug tests on Fleet Service Clerks. While the vast majority of Fleet Service Clerks records reflect they were drug tested, some members’ records hired after 1998 do not, according to the Company, and they need to comply in order to meet Postal Service requirements.
Admin Leave Checklist
12/08/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
We have added a link under Member Resources titled Admin Leave Info. This link includes a checklist to complete and other information necessary in the event of an Act of God situation. You are encouraged to share with other members since one of the tests of an Act of God situation is that it should include groups of employees.
2019 Scholarship Information
12/07/18 - Teamsters Local 177
James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund - http://www.jrhmsf.org/index.cfm Local 177 Scholarship - Post marked by March 19, 2019 Deadline for submissions, March 26, 2019 Teamsters Joint Council 73 Scholarship - Deadline, March 1, 2019 Please click on the PDF link below to print out scholarship applications.

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