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Teamsters Pose Hard Questions for the Company at the Center of the Opioid Crisis

Teamsters - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:47

Ken Hall, general secretary-treasurer of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, is planning to speak at the McKesson annual meeting. In a phone interview Wednesday, he said that his home is in West Virginia, and that he had witnessed the devastation of opioid addiction.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/business/mckesson-opioid-packaging.html?_r=0
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911 Dispatchers Attend National Police Week

Teamsters - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:09

This year’s National Police Week took place May 14 – 20 in Washington, DC. Jennifer Abruzzo and Stephanie Scott, South Sound 911 Dispatchers, were the Teamsters who were union-sponsored to attend the event alongside Michelle Woodrow, Local 117 President and Director of Corrections and Law Enforcement.  Scott has been a Teamster at SS911 for almost 10 years and worked as a police officer prior to that. She is also a newly elected Shop Steward at her workplace. Meanwhile, Abruzzo has 20 years at SS911 and 28 years in the industry under her belt.

http://www.teamsters117.org/911_dispatchers_attend_national_police_week
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Major Economic Indicators Latest Numbers

Money Headlines - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 06:30

Consumer Price Index (CPI):
unchanged in Jun 2017
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Unemployment Rate:
4.4% in Jun 2017
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Payroll Employment:
+222,000(p) in Jun 2017
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Average Hourly Earnings:
+$0.04(p) in Jun 2017
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Producer Price Index - Final Demand:
+0.1%(p) in Jun 2017
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Employment Cost Index (ECI):
+0.8% in 1st Qtr of 2017
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Productivity:
unchanged in 1st Qtr of 2017
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U.S. Import Price Index:
-0.2% in Jun 2017
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U.S. Export Price Index:
-0.2% in Jun 2017
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XPO Workers in Texas Win Recognition With Teamsters Local 657

Teamsters - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:47

XPO workers in Laredo, Texas who voted to form their union with Teamsters Local 657 have won a major victory.

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Man arrested in stabbing of D.C. Circulator bus driver

ATU - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 09:31
A police report said Lighty had a verbal altercation with the driver after the driver declined to stop the bus, and he later stabbed the driver in the back of the head with a box cutter.
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US must re-engage on climate change

IBB - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 09:00
Paris withdrawal cedes leadership, will isolate nation

WHILE THE PARIS climate accord has its detractors — and there are legitimate concerns — turning our backs on the global movement to limit climate change and mitigate its effects is a national policy mistake that must be corrected, and soon.

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Teamsters Reach Agreement After Two-Day Strike at Twin River Casino

Teamsters - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:34

(LINCOLN, R.I.) – Teamster Local 251 members have won an agreement for a new contract at Twin River Casino after a 41.5 hour strike from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. Teamster members unanimously authorized a strike when Twin River demanded a contract that imposed health care cuts and eliminated workers’ job security.

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Teamsters Decry Shutdown of L.A. Cannabis Facility With Union Ties

Teamsters - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:49

(LOS ANGELES) – A cannabis cultivator who just last week reached a labor peace agreement with Teamsters Joint Council 42 for the right to organize some 150 employees at his three facilities in the city has been forced to shut down one location after a police raid resulted in a nearly $2 million loss for the company.

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Episode 158: Big Fights – Pills and Ports

Teamsters - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:50

Learn more about the role drug distributors like McKesson, AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health play in the explosion of opioid painkillers availability in this country, and what the Teamsters are doing to try and curb the problem. Plus, an update on the latest strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. And finally, Chance the Rapper stands up for the rights of working musicians.

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James Hoffa on NAFTA: We have to get jobs back

Teamsters - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 09:08

Jim Hoffa on Mornings with Maria

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Teamsters Local 710 Triumphs at UPS Grievance Panels

Teamsters - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 06:15

The Teamsters Local 710 UPS Business Agent Team of Del Schaefer, Ron Dillon, Simon McNamara and Neil McKinney have been fighting hard for UPS members at grievance panels.

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SolidWeb offers powerful web solutions for local unions

UAW - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 04:15

Whether it’s negotiations assistance, grievance handling, education, training and mentoring or something else, UAW local unions have access to a number of services the International Union provides to help serve members. But did you know you can get a free website for your local? All you have to do is pay for the domain name!

SolidWeb is a powerful, free website-building tool that was developed as a part of an AFL-CIO  program aimed at helping affiliated local unions build quality websites.

UAW regions and locals have access to free websites that have already been through design through SolidWeb. The AFL-CIO and the UAW offer ongoing training and support for local unions using SolidWeb at aflcio.org/training.

One of the things that local unions love about SolidWeb is syndication. That just means that your site is automatically populated with all the latest news from your region and the International, keeping your members up-to-date. Her are some other features of SolidWeb that local union leaders are excited about:

Powerful software: SolidWeb was developed in Drupal, an open source platform used all across the web.

Customizable site: Choose among a plethora of content layout options and make the site unique to your local and bring the best experience to members.

Responsive: No matter the device, your local’s website will fit the screen beautifully.

Content Syndication: Always have fresh content and share it easily.

Support: Free training, list services and more.

No Cost: SolidWeb is a FREE program for all local unions— the full cost of development and hosting is covered by the International Union, UAW. All you pay for is the domain name.

Flexibility: SolidWeb has been developed to fit the needs of local unions. Constant development and refining based on feedback from users means the program is set up to grow and offer new features.

Are you already on the original SolidWeb but ready to migrate to the new SolidWeb? Email us here and we’ll get you transferred over to your new, free website. It’s already set up and ready!

Have a website through a vendor or another service but want to get SolidWeb? No problem, go here and sign up under your Region.

Want more info on SolidWeb? Visit www.uawsolidweb.org and learn more today!

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New York-Area UNFI Drivers Win First Teamsters Contract

Teamsters - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 13:09

(MONTGOMERY, N.Y.) - Drivers who deliver groceries for United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) in Montgomery ratified their first-ever Teamster contract this weekend. The contract guarantees overtime pay after 40 hours worked in a week, yearly pay raises, protections against unfair discipline, among many other improvements demanded by the drivers.

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Hoffa: Teamsters Disappointed by Lack of Specifics in New NAFTA Objectives

Teamsters - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:08

(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement by Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa on the White House’s release of its “Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA Renegotiation” last night.

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Local 106 members create twin towers replica for 9/11 memorial

IBB - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 09:00
Traveling memorial honors victims of the World Trade Center attack

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 106 (Cincinnati) created a stunning 7-foot replica of the twin towers as an addition to 9/11 Steel, a Cincinnati traveling memorial honoring the victims of 9/11. The original memorial consisted of a 12-foot section of twisted structural steel from the World Trade Center that had been donated to the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati and maintained by volunteers of the city’s Goodtimers Foundation. For years, the steel had been displayed alone, on a flatbed trailer.

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Miembros del L-106 crean réplica de torres gemelas para el monumento 9/11

IBB - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 09:00
https://www.boilermakers.org/news/locals/L-106-members-create-twin-towers-replica-for-911-memorial

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Jim Stapf, del L-106, instala una réplica de acero inoxidable de las torres gemelas del World Trade Center en el monumento ambulante 911 Steel. Foto cortesía de Fred Anderson

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Los miembros del L-106 Ron Anderson, izquierda, y Jim Stapf ponen los toques finales al renovado monumento 911 Steel. Foto cortesía de Fred Anderson

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El renovado monumento 911 Steel es develado en una ceremonia en el edificio Green Township Administration, en Cincinnati, el 30 de marzo. Foto cortesía de Deborah Reynolds

Monumento ambulante honra las víctimas del ataque del World Trade Center

MIEMBROS DEL LOCAL 106 (Cincinnati) crearon una impresionante réplica de 7 pies de las torres gemelas como una adición a 911 Steel, un monumento ambulante de Cincinnati que honra a las víctimas del 11 de septiembre. El monumento original consistía de una sección de 12 pies de acero estructural retorcido del World Trade Center que había sido donado al Museo de Bomberos del Gran Cincinnati (Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati) y mantenido por voluntarios de la Fundación Goodtimers de la ciudad. Durante años, el acero había sido exhibido solo, en un remolque plano.

Cuando un miembro de Goodtimers se acercó a Jim Stapf, del L-106, acerca de mejorar el monumento 911 Steel, Stapf le pidió apoyo a su empleador, Enerfab. Con la contribución de los materiales por parte de Enerfab y el espacio para crear las torres, Tim Parsons, presidente del L-106, y Stapf pusieron manos a la obra. Parsons dijo que él y Stapf diseñaron, programaron y utilizaron una máquina de control numérico computarizado para crear las réplicas de las torres gemelas. Para un viaje más seguro, hicieron y montaron bisagras para que las torres pudieran estar en posición horizontal durante el transporte. También añadieron una placa de diamante al remolque. Según Parsons, el proyecto tardó aproximadamente 200 horas en completarse.

“Es importante recordar a los que perdieron la vida durante el 11 de septiembre”, dijo Parsons. “Nos sentimos honrados de contribuir con nuestro tiempo al proyecto”.

El recién renovado monumento 911 Steel fue develado en una ceremonia en Cincinnati el 30 de marzo. A principios de abril, Parsons y Stapf, junto con otros voluntarios, caminaron junto a 911 Steel durante el desfile de apertura de los Rojos de Cincinnati.

“Estamos muy orgullosos de este monumento, y agradecidos con Enerfab, los Boilermakers y Garden Path Landscape [que proporcionaron nueva iluminación para el monumento]”, dijo Paul Weber, miembro de la junta directiva del Museo de Bomberos del Gran Cincinnati. “Como un bombero retirado de Cincinnati que perdió a dos amigos en los ataques del World Trade Center, el monumento 911 Steel tiene un lugar especial en mi corazón”.

Si usted está interesado en ver la exposición, visite www.911steel.com para más información.

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Teamsters Military Assistance Program Partners With FirstGroup, ABF and U.S. Military

Teamsters - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 08:03

The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) announces a new partnership between the Teamsters, FirstGroup America and the U.S. Military to create job opportunities for veterans and their spouses

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Call-in Day

AFGE - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 16:00
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Call-in Day

AFGE - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 16:00
Tell Congress to Oppose Cuts to Pay & Retirement Read More
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