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Consumer Price Index (CPI):
+0.2% in Jun 2016
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Unemployment Rate:
4.9% in Jun 2016
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Payroll Employment:
+287,000(p) in Jun 2016
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Average Hourly Earnings:
+$0.02(p) in Jun 2016
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Producer Price Index - Final Demand:
+0.5%(p) in Jun 2016
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Employment Cost Index (ECI):
+0.6% in 2nd Qtr of 2016
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Productivity:
-0.6%(r) in 1st Qtr of 2016
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U.S. Import Price Index:
+0.2% in Jun 2016
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U.S. Export Price Index:
+0.8% in Jun 2016
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UAW Delegates Make History at DNC Day 4: Blog

UAW - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 18:00

SEE PHOTOS FROM THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION Follow us on Twitter @UAW for Live Updates! 10:00 AM – Video: Bernie Sanders makes it clear: Our work is not done when Election Day ends 8:00 AM – Video: Dennis Williams reminds delegates that “we” can win changes that help all Americans MEET THE UAW DELEGATES TO THE 2016 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION Check out this roundup...

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Teamster Allegiant Air Pilots Approve Historic First Contract

Teamsters - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 16:58

(WILMINGTON, Ohio) – After more than three years of bargaining, Allegiant Air pilots - represented by Teamsters Local 1224 - ratified their first union contract with the airline on Thursday. With substantial improvements in compensation, benefits, and scheduling, the contract is a major victory for the pilots who have been working tirelessly to raise standards at the low-cost carrier. Pilots will immediately receive up to 31 percent pay increases, high quality health insurance and greater job security. 

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UAW Delegates Get Fired Up at DNC Day 3: Live Blog

UAW - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:10

SEE PHOTOS FROM THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION Follow us on Twitter @UAW for Live Updates! 11:59 PM — DNC Day 3 Evening Session Roundup Love Trumps Hate at the DNC On a day when Republican nominee Donald Trump once again put his foot in his mouth suggesting Russia eavesdrop on Hillary Clinton, Independent former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg powerfully endorsed Clinton stating...

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Boilermakers raise money for local hospice

IBB - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 09:55
Yearly golf scramble brings in thousands for charity
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Listen to Teamster Nation News for July 27-Aug. 2

Teamsters - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 08:45

Kalitta Air Pilots Protest Lack of Contract; Teamsters Disappointed by DOJ’s Mega-Brewery Merger Ruling; UC Workers Raise Concern About Pension Cuts, Tuition Hikes; Minn. Airport Taxi Drivers Testify Against Proposal; Contract News; This Week in Teamster Music; Court Clamp Down on Voter Suppression

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Teamsters, Carhaul Employer Group Reach Tentative Agreement

Teamsters - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 06:23

After long and difficult negotiations, the Teamsters National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee (TNATINC) has reached a tentative national carhaul agreement with the National Automobile Transporters Labor Division (NATLD), the multi-employer collective bargaining association representing the unionized sector of the vehicle transport and logistics industry.

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America Has Gone Seven Years Without a Raise

AFSCME - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 13:16

It’s now been seven years since the federal hourly minimum wage was raised to $7.25. Since 2009, the cost of living has risen by 11 percent—but many workers are stuck with the same paltry paycheck.

Last year, 2.6 million hourly workers earned wages at or below the $7.25 minimum. More than half were older than 25. For minimum wage workers, even basics like housing are out of reach. If the minimum wage were raised by just 10 percent, the number of people living in poverty in the United States would be reduced by 2.4 percent.

In fact, the minimum wage would need to rise by nearly 25 percent to match the purchasing power of the 1960s wage. During that same period, CEO salaries have increased by more than 700 percent.

If you work, you should make enough to make ends meet. Nobody can support themselves or a family on only $170 a week. The Coalition of Labor Union Women and allied organizations are drawing attention to the outdated minimum wage with the hashtag #RaiseItDamnIt. Please take the opportunity to contact your elected representatives and demand a raise for America’s low-wage workers.

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UAW Delegates Feeling Unified on DNC Day 2: Blog

UAW - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 09:35

SEE PHOTOS FROM THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION Follow us on Twitter @UAW for Live Updates! 11:59 PM — DNC Day 2 Evening Session Roundup UAW delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention were treated Tuesday night to speeches by activists, dignitaries, and even a former United States president. After a roll call vote on the floor of the convention, U.S. Senator Bernie...

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UAW blasts Renault-Nissan for refusing to meet with top French official visiting Mississippi

UAW - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 08:01

CANTON, Miss. — The UAW today criticized the Renault-Nissan Alliance for rejecting an offer to meet with a top official in France’s National Assembly who is leading the international charge to improve workers’ rights and working conditions at the Nissan assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi. Renault-Nissan declined to meet with the Honorable Christian Hutin, member of the National Assembly and...

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Pilots Flying for DHL Protest Outside Kalitta Air Bargaining Meeting in Fort Lauderdale

Teamsters - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 05:59

(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) – Pilots from Kalitta Air, a DHL contractor, are protesting in Fort Lauderdale today to tell Kalitta executives and DHL that they are united and ready to strike. The pilots are joined in solidarity by pilots from other North American DHL contractors – Atlas Air, Southern Air, Polar Air and ABX Air. 

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UAW Member Delegates Talk Trump

UAW - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 05:50

It’s difficult for Jason Barlow to explain the rash actions of Donald Trump to his 7-year-old daughter, Olivia. Barlow, president of UAW Local 402 in Springfield, Ohio, said Trump doesn’t act like a mature adult, let alone like the potential leader of our nation. Trump’s willingness to divide people through angry rhetoric and insults instead of bringing them together worries Barlow about Olivia’s...

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FCA US Announces Nearly $1.5 Billion Investment in Sterling Heights Assembly Plant

UAW - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 05:00

·         Plant to be retooled to build next generation Ram 1500 ·         Brings total U.S. investment to more than $8.2 billion with nearly 25,000 jobs created since June 2009 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – FCA US today announced that it will invest $1.48 billion in its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (Mich.) to retool it to build the next generation Ram 1500 and support the future growth of the Ram...

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The Company Trump Keeps Proves He’s Anti-Veteran

AFGE - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 16:00
A Trump and Miller duo spells disaster for veterans and the health care they rely on. Read More
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UAW Delegates Get Active on DNC Day 1: Live Blog

UAW - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 08:31

See Photos from Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention Follow us on Twitter @UAW for Live Updates! 11:30 PM — DNC Night 1: A Message of Unity The first night of the Democratic National Convention was about unity. The prime time speakers laid out the case for the difference between Donald Trump and the types of campaigns Democrats are running across the country. Anastasia...

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University of California Regent Under Fire From Workers

Teamsters - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 11:24

(SAN FRANCISCO)—University of California (UC) workers rallied at the CBRE’s San Francisco office on Wednesday in opposition to the actions of former CBRE Chairman and UC Regent Richard C. Blum, which continue to hurt the livelihoods and futures of workers and students alike. 

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Philly: The cradle of liberty and a strong, diverse union city hosts the Democratic National Convention

UAW - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 08:00

As UAW members who are delegates to the Democratic National Convention make their way to The City of Brotherly Love, it’s an appropriate time to talk about Philadelphia. Or Philly. Or “Phil-delph-ya” in the language of the locals. They do “tawlk” a little funny here. It may be pronounced “wa-ter” elsewhere in the United States, but it’s “wooder” in Philly. As in, “Yo! I’ll have a churry wooder...

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Download the UAW App!

UAW - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 07:51

When UAW President Dennis Williams took over as president at the 2014 convention, he made it clear that one of the things he wanted his administration to focus on was communicating with rank-and-file UAW members and meeting members where they were at. Today, where many members are at is on social media and smartphones. That’s why, last year, the UAW began development of a UAW mobile app. We took...

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Threatened Milwaukee bus driver suffering from PTSD

ATU - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 08:19
A Milwaukee bus driver was verbally assaulted by a mad rider, so she called the police. The female officer who responded was attacked by the rider and ended up shooting him. The bus driver is suffering from PSTD from the incident.
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'They're gonna do it for profit:' Halifax Transit union concerned over light rail proposal

ATU - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 11:37
The president of the union representing Halifax Transit operators says news of an unsolicited proposal from VIA Rail for commuter rail in the municipality is concerning.
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