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UNFI Drivers in California Choose Teamsters Local 853 Representation

Teamsters - 52 min 45 sec ago

(SAN FRANCISCO) –– Drivers with the largest natural and organic food supplier in the United States, United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), have chosen representation by Teamsters Local 853 in Oakland.

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Local 12 Members Protest Layoffs at Auto Show

UAW - 1 hour 14 min ago

This weekend, 300 UAW members and allies protested outside the North American International Auto Show in support of members being laid off by Fiat Chrysler. The workers, members of Local 12 in Toledo, Ohio, are drivers and mechanics who service and deliver parts to Chrysler plants. Their jobs will be replaced by non-union contractors. Bruce Baumhower, President of Local 12 said, “The company has decided to send that work out to a non-union company, without bargaining it with us. We’ve had two meetings with the company on this. They were not willing to bargain it, not willing to discuss it.”

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The Shutdown is a Result of Failed Leadership

AFGE - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:00
AFGE says millions of Americans will feel the effects of federal budget stalemate. Read More
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The Government Has Been Shutdown

AFGE - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:00
Call your lawmakers in D.C. at (844) 669-5146, and their local offices at (888) 775-3148. Tell them to do their job and stop the shutdown! Read More
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Public Employees In King County, Washington, Ratify New Contract

Teamsters - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:55

Members of Local 117, Seattle, Wash., working for King County ratified their new contract yesterday.

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Fallece el IVP-NE jubilado Michael Murphy

IBB - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:00


EL VICEPRESIDENTE INTERNACIONAL, jubilado, de la Sección Noreste, Michael S. Murphy, falleció el 27 de noviembre. Tenía 71 años. Se jubiló el 1 de septiembre del 2004, después de 36 años como miembro de los Boilermakers. Murphy era el padre del ex vicepresidente internacional por el noreste (IVP-NE, por sus siglas en inglés) Sean Murphy.

Él ingresó en el programa de aprendizaje del Local 154 (Pittsburgh) en 1968, graduándose en 1972. Murphy fue elegido vicepresidente del L-154 en 1978 y también fue nombrado asistente del gerente de negocios. En 1984, fue elegido gerente de negocios y trabajó allí hasta su elección como IVP-NE en 1994. Fue reelegido en convenciones consolidadas posteriores, sirviendo un total de 20 años como vicepresidente internacional.

Mientras se desempeñaba como IVP-NE, Murphy presidió el Comité de Negociación del Acuerdo del Área Noreste (Northeast Area Agreement Negotiating Committee) y sirvió en la Junta Nacional de Aprendizaje Conjunto (National Joint Apprenticeship Board), el comité ejecutivo de MOST y como fiduciario en el Fideicomiso Nacional de Pensiones Boilermaker-Blacksmith (Boilermaker-Blacksmith National Pension Trust).

El presidente internacional, Newton B. Jones, dijo que Murphy tenía un fuerte compromiso con el noreste y demostró un don para el liderazgo durante sus 20 años como vicepresidente internacional. "Enviamos nuestras condolencias y oraciones a la familia. Lo extrañaremos".

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Retired IVP-NE Michael Murphy passes

IBB - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:00

RETIRED NORTHEAST SECTION International Vice President Michael S. Murphy passed away Nov. 27. He was 71. He retired Sept. 1, 2004 after 36 years as a Boilermaker member. Murphy was the father of former IVP-NE Sean Murphy.

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Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on the UAW’s Zero Tolerance Policy over Sexual Harassment

UAW - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:05

“Let me be very clear about this. The UAW has a policy of no tolerance – zero tolerance – when it comes to sexual harassment. Working men and women have to understand that people ought to be able to go to the workplace without being harassed for any reason whatsoever. Training and education around these issues has been, and continues to be, an important component of the UAW’s strategy to provide the Union and its members with the tools needed to combat harassment.”

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Union Contract Ratified at Hunts Point Produce Market

Teamsters - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:27

BRONX, NY – Workers at Hunts Point Produce Market voted to ratify a new, three-year collective bargaining agreement today. About 1,100 warehouse workers, drivers, and other members of Teamsters Local 202 work at the market, which provides most of the fruit and vegetables sold and served at restaurants and stores in the New York City region. It has been called the largest produce market in the world. 

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SEC Greenlights AmerisourceBergen Shareholder Proposals Tied To Opioid Crisis

Teamsters - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:18

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission agreed to allow AmerisourceBergen shareholders to vote on a proposal demanding the wholesaler provide more information on steps taken to manage financial and reputational risks associated with the opioid crisis.
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Statement on Bus Attack Impacting California Teamster Drivers, Tech Shuttle Passengers

Teamsters - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:05

(SAN FRANCISCO) –– Teamster shuttle bus drivers safely navigated through an apparent pellet gun attack on commuter shuttle buses this week along Highway 280. Buses sustained damage in the attack, but there were no reported injuries to the drivers or passengers.

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Region 1A Holds Annual MLK Day of Action

UAW - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:01

On Monday, Region 1A held their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Action. Each year, Region 1A Director Rory Gamble partners with radio host Mildred Gaddis to raise money and collect donations for homeless members of the community. Volunteers travel around Detroit providing cold-weather essentials to those in need while honoring the memory of Dr. King.

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Union Coalition Demands End to Health Care Discrimination at Cummins, Inc.

Teamsters - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:29

(WHITAKERS, N.C.) – Cummins workers and their union representatives participated in the annual Whitakers MLK Day March and other Martin Luther King Jr. commemorations last weekend to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to demand that Cummins stop medical discrimination against workers in its Rocky Mount plant and much of its U.S. workforce.

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Local 175 to Host Construction Truck Driving Job Fair

Teamsters - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 06:29

A free job fair will be held on February 2 and 3 at the Local 175 union hall for construction truck driving jobs (applicants must already have a CDL).

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Local officials, transit workers raise concerns over transportation cuts

ATU - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:53
Norwich — As the state grapples with how to fix its transportation fund, local officials and transit workers voiced concerns Wednesday to the head of the state Department of Transportation over the impact of proposed cuts.
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Maryland bill would make assaulting a transit operator a felony

ATU - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:06
The legislation in the Maryland General Assembly comes as Metro and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 have heightened their calls for enhanced penalties to deter attacks against bus drivers.
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AFGE Mourns Passing of Labor Pioneer Paul Booth

AFGE - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:00
Our thoughts are with Paul's family, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the AFSCME family. Read More
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Apply Now: 2018 Union Plus Scholarship Program

UAW - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:52

Each year, Union Plus awards scholarships to students from union families across the country. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. Scholarships are awarded in amounts of $500 to $4,000, and students may reapply each year.

Last year, UAW members and their children were awarded thousands of dollars to help them continue their education through the Union Plus Scholarship program.

Since starting the program in 1991, Union Plus has awarded $4.2 million in educational funding to more than 2,800 union members, spouses and dependent children. Union Plus Scholarship awards are granted to students attending a two-year college, four-year college, graduate school, or recognized technical or trade school.

Click here for applications and benefit eligibility.

The deadline to apply is January 31st.

About Union Plus

Union Plus is a brand of Union Privilege. Backed by the AFL-CIO, the Union Plus brand promises the value, quality service and competitive cost-savings that union members deserve. Since Union Privilege started in 1986, union members and their families have expanded and tailored Union Plus programs to serve today’s working families in their lives off-the-job. At Union Privilege, we are committed to improving the quality of life of working families through our unique products and services. We achieve our mission through savings, service and solidarity.

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Episode 162: The Great Chicago Blitz of 2017

Teamsters - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:32

Hear how Teamsters at the local, regional and international level joined together in the Chicagoland region late last year as part of a weeklong organizing “blitz” that challenged logistics companies XPO and ITS ConGlobal to recognize unionization efforts by their workers. Plus, legendary country music venue the Grand Ole Opry’s union ties.

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New Toledo mayor rides bus to work once a week, says city’s future hinges on public transit

ATU - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:12
Once a week, the new mayor of Toledo gets to work by hopping a city bus. Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz has promised to take a Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority bus to work once a week for his entire term.
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