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A Friend Never Quits on a Friend, or a Co-Worker. That’s Why He’s a Hero

AFSCME - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 13:26
A co-worker’s fall on the ice could have been tragic, but Minnesota AFSCME member Dan Johnson’s quick thinking ensured his friend and co-worker got the help he needed – when he needed it the most.
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UAW Members Ratify Caterpillar Central Agreement

UAW - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:00

UAW members at Caterpillar voted on Sunday, March 26th, to ratify their tentative Central Agreement. All local agreements have been ratified except UAW Local 974 Peoria. UAW Local 974 has rescheduled their supplemental local agreement vote for April 1, 2017. UAW members should check for the location and time with their local union.

The six-year agreements cover over 5,000 members in Illinois and Pennsylvania.

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Teamsters Denounce House Joint Resolution Eliminating Protections for Federal Contractor Workers

Teamsters - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:00

(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union denounced the signing of House Joint Resolution 37 today, which eliminates the worker protections put in place by the Obama administration through the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order.

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DC EMTs and Paramedics Vote to Join AFSCME

AFSCME - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:57
Nearly 200 emergency medical technicians and paramedics serving the nation's capital voted to join AFSCME District Council 20.
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Teamster Women in History: Regina Polk

Teamsters - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 07:13

In honor of Women's History Month, we celebrate Teamster women in history. 

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Local 2010 Reaches Tentative Agreement For Workers At University Of California

Teamsters - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 05:44

The Local 2010 bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with University of California.

http://www.teamsters2010.org/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_page.cfm&page=CX20Tentative20Agreement
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AFSCME Reacts to House Leadership Pulling the Health Care Bill

AFSCME - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:56
Read AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders’ reaction to the decision to pull the House health care bill shortly before members were scheduled to vote on it.
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Government to shutter the 70-year-old Saskatchewan bus service

ATU - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:43
The closure leaves 224 ATU Local 1374 members out of work and hundreds of communities in limbo with intercity bus service being slashed.
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Riders, workers bemoan Metro fare hikes, service cuts

ATU - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:04
ATU Local 689 President Jackie Jeter, said the Metro Board ignored public opposition to service cuts and significant fare increases. “They were hell-bent on doing what they wanted to do,” Jeter said.
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VMO Strengthens New California Local

AFSCME - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:30
A California member describes why she decided to become a volunteer member organizer.
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Full Funding For Amtrak

Teamsters - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:50

The Teamsters Rail Conference asks all Teamster members, families and friends to contact Congress to urge the full funding of Amtrak.

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UAW Women’s History Month Spotlight: Flint Women’s Auxiliary

UAW - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:46

March is Women’s History Month. From the sit-down strikes of 1936-37 through the war years of Rosie the Riveter, from the postwar fight for jobs to today’s campaigns for pay equity and safe workplaces, women have played a key role in UAW history. Side by side, women and men are building a stronger union every day. We salute UAW women everywhere. Here’s the story of a few noteworthy UAW women:

Flint Women’s Auxiliary From Reuther Photo Archives at Wayne State University

The Flint Women’s Auxiliary collected money for families, visited strike widows to improve their morale, and provided child care for mothers on the picket lines. When the strike became violent, the Flint Women’s Emergency Brigade was formed to protect the sit-down strikers who were their husbands, sons, brothers and fellow co-workers. Wielding mops, brooms rolling pins or pans, they surrounded the men on the picket line and formed human shields against the police. When tear gas was hurled into the buildings to break the strike, the women smashed the windows so it would escape.

The Flint Women’s Emergency Brigade grew from 50 to 350 women before the 44-day strike was over. Their courage helped the UAW win the sit-down strike against General Motors in 1936-1937 that marked a major turning point in the labor movement giving the UAW legitimacy as a union. The brigade used military titles to show its readiness for combat. They wore colored berets and armbands with “EB” inscribed on them; the Flint Brigade’s berets were red, Detroit’s green and Lansing’s white, and Pontiac orange.

Read more about the women who helped build a strong UAW in the March-April edition of Solidarity Magazine.

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Teamsters Applaud Presidential Permit for Keystone XL

Teamsters - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:42

(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union is pleased with the Trump administration's prompt issuance of a presidential permit today for the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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Teamsters Local 63 Wins Grievance On Behalf of UPS Pre-Loaders

Teamsters - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:20

Rialto, Calif.-based Local 63 recently scored an important victory for UPS Teamsters grieving a contract violation. The grievance stemmed from supervisors doing pre-loader work.

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L-374 members learn Code during AEP Rockport project

IBB - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:42
Owner, contractor sponsor training for 100

NEARLY 100 MEMBERS of Local 374 (Hammond, Indiana) received paid time off for Boilermaker Code training during a project to install a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system at the AEP Rockport, Indiana, plant February 21-23. The training was sponsored by AEP and contractor Graycor. The night shift attended the first session, and the day shift broke into two segments to attend training on the second and third days.

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Miembros del L-374 aprenden Código durante proyecto AEP Rockport

IBB - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:41
https://www.boilermakers.org/news/education-training/L-374-members-learn-Code-during-AEP-Rockport-project

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Miembros del L-374 escuchan una presentación de los instructores de MOST, Ray Parrot y Jim Porter.

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Boilermakers empleados en AEP Rockport se reúnen para las fotos en grupo después del entrenamiento Código.

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Boilermakers empleados en AEP Rockport se reúnen para las fotos en grupo después del entrenamiento Código.

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Boilermakers empleados en AEP Rockport se reúnen para las fotos en grupo después del entrenamiento Código.

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Ray Parrot, instructor del Código, hace una observación sobre el impacto del robo de herramientas para los contratistas y personal sindical.

L-374_CodeTng_AEP-Rockport (2/17) Education & Training Date written: 2/25 Last update 3/3/17 Written by: Mike Linderer Source: Attended Event Word count – 271 Photos/captions at end of document HEAD: L-374 members learn Code during AEP Rockport project SUBHEAD: Owner, contractor sponsor training for 100 BODY: NEARLY 100 MEMBERS of Local 374 (Hammond, Indiana) received paid time off for Boilermaker Code training during a project to install a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system at the AEP Rockport, Indiana, plant February 21-23. The training was sponsored by AEP and contractor Graycor. The night shift attended the first session, and the day shift broke into two segments to attend training on the second and third days. L-374 BM-ST Dan McWhirter credited the training opportunity to the positive relationship among the union, owner and contractor. “Code training is typically handled on a voluntary basis and away from a live project,” he said. “The training at Rockport is a great example of tripartite partners cooperating to take advantage of a program that can benefit everyone.” Attending the class were, from L-374, McWhirter, Business Agent Douglas Ewell II, Terry Allen, Chris Alvey, Rex Below, Wayne Blakeman, Richard Boring, Brandon Boswell, Morgan DeJarnette, Christopher Driskell, Brandon Egdorf, Troy Flener, Cody Foster, Kevin Franzman, Michael Futrell, Daniel Gayer, Aaron Gonzales, Michael Grasela, Bryan Hall, Chris Hobgood, Tracy Howard, Zach Johnson, Larry Kalinowski, Gabe Lamar, Bryan Lester, Jared Lock, Richard Maier, Scott Marshall, James Masterson, Timothy McDonald, Kyle McPherson, Aaron Messmer, Aaron Monroe, Clayton Morgan, Mike Onyett, Seth Raetz, Tonya Rankin, Nathan Rice, William Huckleberry, Sammy Roberts, Tyler Schnell, Seth Scott, Travis Sitzman, Bryson Spears, Casey Sturgess, Jason Thomas, Travis Thomas, Warren Wolf, Brad Woodward, and Thomas Youngs. Also completing the training were, from Local 40, Charles South and Matt Ward; and from Local 667, Scott Tansey. MOST Code trainers Ray Parrot and Jim Porter taught the class. MOST representative Tony Smarra provided technical support. ### Photos: Mary, the three posed group photos may be too much for the space we have available. I’m fine with using just the Class-3 photo below in the Reporter. Tim, lead with the Class-3 photo on the website and include the three posed group photos and the additional classroom shot of Ray Parrot. 2017_AEP_Rockport_CodeTng_L-374_Class-3 2017_AEP_Rockport_CodeTng_L-374_NightShift 2017_AEP_Rockport_CodeTng_Day2Group_L-374 2017_AEP_Rockport_CodeTng_Day3Group_L-374 2017_AEP_Rockport_CodeTng_RayParrot-1 [REPORTER ONLY] Caption for 2017_AEP_Rockport_CodeTng_L-374_Class-3: L-374 members listen to a presentation by MOST instructors Ray Parrot and Jim Porter. Additional photos are available at www.boilermakers.org. [WEB ONLY] Caption for 2017_AEP_Rockport_CodeTng_L-374_Class-3: L-374 members listen to a presentation by MOST instructors Ray Parrot and Jim Porter. Caption for posed group shots (single caption for all): Boilermakers working at AEP Rockport gather for group photos following Code training. Caption for 2017_AEP_Rockport_CodeTng_RayParrot-1: Code Trainer Ray Parrot makes a point about the impact of tool theft on contractors and union crews. Propietario, contratista patrocinan formación para 100

CERCA DE 100 miembros del Local 374 (Hammond, Indiana) recibieron tiempo libre pagado por el entrenamiento del Código Boilermaker, durante un proyecto para instalar un sistema de reducción catalítica selectiva (SCR por sus siglas en inglés) en la planta AEP Rockport, en Indiana, del 21 al 23 de febrero. El entrenamiento fue patrocinado por AEP y el contratista Graycor. El turno nocturno asistió a la primera sesión, y el turno diurno se dividió en dos segmentos para asistir a la capacitación en el segundo y tercer día.

Dan McWhirter, Gerente de Negocios-Secretario Tesorero del Local 374, acreditó la oportunidad de entrenamiento a la relación positiva entre el sindicato, el propietario y el contratista. “El entrenamiento del Código se maneja típicamente sobre una base voluntaria y lejos de un proyecto en vivo,” dijo. “El entrenamiento en Rockport es un gran ejemplo de los socios tripartitos que cooperan para aprovechar un programa que puede beneficiar a todos”.

Asistiendo a la clase, estuvieron del Local 374, McWhirter, el Agente de Negocios Douglas Ewell II, Terry Allen, Chris Alvey, Rex Below, Wayne Blakeman, Richard Boring, Brandon Boswell, Morgan DeJarnette, Christopher Driskell, Brandon Egdorf, Troy Flener, Cody Foster, Kevin Franzman, Michael Futrell, Daniel Gayer, Aaron Gonzáles, Michael Grasela, Bryan Hall, Chris Hobgood, Tracy Howard, Zach Johnson, Larry Kalinowski, Gabe Lamar, Bryan Lester, Jared Lock, Richard Maier, Scott Marshall, James Masterson, Timothy McDonald, Kyle McPherson, Aaron Messmer, Aaron Monroe, Clayton Morgan, Mike Onyett, Seth Raetz, Tonya Rankin, Nathan Rice, William Huckleberry, Sammy Roberts, Tyler Schnell, Seth Scott, Travis Sitzman, Bryson Spears, Casey Sturgess, Jason Thomas, Travis Thomas, Warren Wolf, Brad Woodward, y Thomas Youngs. Completando el entrenamiento también estuvieron, del Local 40, Charles South y Matt Ward; y del Local 667, Scott Tansey.

Los instructores del Código de MOST, Ray Parrot y Jim Porter impartieron la clase. Tony Smarra, representante de MOST, brindó apoyo técnico.

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Nabisco/Mondel?z: Digital Day of Action 3/23

UAW - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:04

March 23rd marks ONE YEAR since Nabisco/Mondel?z began laying off workers from its iconic BCTGM-represented Chicago bakery and sending their jobs to Salinas, Mexico.

Now, workers toiling under exploitive conditions in Mexico produce the formerly made-in-the-U.S. Nabisco products that are shipped back to American consumers.

Please join us for a Digital Day of Action on March 23rd to mark this solemn anniversary. Go to the BCGTM’s Facebook to participate.

Feel free to invite your friends as well. We thank you in advance for your participation and SOLIDARITY!

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Listen Up, Congress! This AFSCME Member Has a Message for You

AFSCME - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:21
AFSCME retiree Patricia Byrd went to Capitol Hill with a clear message: Hands off our Medicaid.
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An Era of Scorn for Our Government Workforce

AFSCME - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:24
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders blasts right-wing politicians who scapegoat and undermine public workers.
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Teamsters Honor Women's History Month, Look Back at 19th Amendment

Teamsters - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 09:37

In honor of Women's History Month, the Teamsters look back at the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.

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