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Buy Union – Buy American | 2017 Holiday Shopping Guide

UAW - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:03

Our loved ones deserve only the very best. This holiday season, show them how much you care by buying union-made gifts. Union-made goods are high quality; they stand the test of time. Buying union also means you are supporting good-paying jobs that strengthen and grow our economy. Buy union: for your loved ones, for your community, for your country.

We’ve put together a guide below to show you some of the wide variety of union-made gifts you can buy your loved ones this holiday season. For more ideas, visit Labor411.org, the nation’s No. 1 guide to goods and services manufactured or provided by companies whose workers belong to unions. You can also sign up to receive text messages about union made products by texting MADE to 235246.

Click here to download the guide

 

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Local 653 First Student Mechanics Ratify First Contract

Teamsters - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:01

School bus mechanics represented by Teamsters Local 653 in South Easton, Mass. voted in favor of a first contract with First Student. The contract, which covers First Student mechanics at three school bus lots, includes wage increases, health care and other improvements.

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UPS Aircraft Mechanics Warn Customers About Brewing Troubles With Holiday Season

Teamsters - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:54

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – As the holiday shipping season moves into high gear, UPS aircraft mechanics and related employees who maintain the company’s massive air cargo fleet are launching a nationwide advertising campaign to warn customers about the troubles brewing at UPS.

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Buy Union – Buy American | 2017 Holiday Shopping Guide

UAW - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:50
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Our loved ones deserve only the very best. This holiday season, show them how much you care by buying union-made gifts. Union-made goods are high quality; they stand the test of time. Buying union also means you are supporting good-paying jobs that strengthen and grow our economy. Buy union: for your loved ones, for your community, for your country.

We’ve put together a guide below to show you some of the wide variety of union-made gifts you can buy your loved ones this holiday season. For more ideas, visit Labor411.org, the nation’s No. 1 guide to goods and services manufactured or provided by companies whose workers belong to unions. You can also sign up to receive text messages about union made products by texting MADE to 235246.

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National Tripartite Alliance emphasizes partner cooperation

IBB - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:00
Event brings together owners, contractors and union

PARTNERS IN THE MOST National Tripartite Alliance met at the 32th annual conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Oct. 2-5 to identify opportunities and challenges in keeping with the alliance’s goals of problem solving and improving industry performance.

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Teamster-Inspired Recipes for Thanksgiving

Teamsters - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 09:05

In preparation for Thanksgiving this week, here are some Teamster-inspired recipes.

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Teamsters Local 700 Files for Temporary Restraining Order Against Cook County Merit Board

Teamsters - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:58

Park Ridge, Ill. – On Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, Teamsters Local 700 filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in the Circuit Court of Cook County against the Sheriff and the Merit Board. The motion seeks to prohibit the Merit Board from hearing or deciding any further disciplinary cases of bargaining unit employees unless, and until, the Merit Board is properly constituted. 

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Parking Members Receive $0.75 Annual Contractual Raise

Teamsters - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:25

Last year, Teamsters Local 727 negotiated annual wage raises in the master parking agreement. The agreement covers more than 2,000 parking attendants working at commercial and residential locations throughout the Chicago area. Each contract anniversary, increases are allocated between wages and benefit contributions. This year’s annual contract wage increase is $0.75 per hour and went into effect November 1, 2017.

http://teamsterslocal727.org/2017/11/08/parking-members-receive-0-75-annual-contractual-raise/
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Guelph transit workers & City ratify new collective agreement

ATU - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:35
Under the new contract all full-time and part-time transit workers will receive annual pay increases over the four-year contract among other improvements.
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Baltimore UPS Driver Brings Hope to Hospital Patients

Teamsters - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:27

Teamsters Local 355 member and UPS driver, Felix Guinto, is the founder and CEO of Guinto’s Helping Hands, a charity organization whose primary mission is to bring hope to the sick, the wounded, and the less fortunate among us.

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Can talking buses save pedestrians’ lives? No says ATU

ATU - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 15:04
“When we read the story … we thought it was an article from the Onion,” said ATU's Larry Hanley. “It’s basically a speaker broadcasting a loud message to pedestrians saying ‘Run like hell, the bus driver can’t see you.”
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Teamsters Local 162 Compels UPS to Pay Health and Welfare Delinquency

Teamsters - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:39

UPS shorted $352,420.38 from the Oregon Teamster Employers Trust, which covers healthcare benefits for full-time UPS workers. When Teamsters Local 162 found out, the union took action and made the company pay what it owed.

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National Conference on Worker Safety and Health

Teamsters - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:55

Every year, several hundred of labor activists meet to learn new tools, share strategies and get inspired about how to grow and expand our movement. 

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Expanding Drug Testing Panel to Include Opioids

Teamsters - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:55

On November 13, 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a Final Rule to amend its drug testing program to add four opioids: hydromorphone, hydrocodone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone to the drug testing panel.

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An ATU hero in Cincinnati, OH

ATU - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:01
Twenty-six-year Cincinnati Metro Operator Orlando King was recognized by the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority board for his quick thinking in rescuing a child along his route.
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Teamsters Tell Sysco Shareholders Worker Abuse Must Stop

Teamsters - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:01

(HOUSTON) – Teamster members and a workers’ rights expert addressed executives and stakeholders today during the Sysco [NYSE: SYY] shareholder meeting in the company’s hometown, Houston, Texas. Their message: Stakeholders could pay a deep price for the company’s systemic violation of federal laws that protect workers.

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Apply Now for AFGE's Mentorship Institute

AFGE - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:00
Act now to become a mentor or mentee in AFGE's newly formed Mentorship Institute. Read More
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Most Vacancies Are for Doctors and Nurses, Say VA Employees

AFGE - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:00
Doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals continue to take to the streets to shine a spotlight on the 49,000 vacancies at Department of Affairs hospitals nationwide. Understaffing deprives veterans of the critical care they deserve and were promised when they signed up to serve the country. Read More
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6 Things the Wealthy and CEOs Are Thankful for This Thanksgiving

AFGE - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:00
It’s that time of year to reflect and be thankful for the important things in life. This year, the most grateful people appear to be the wealthy and CEOs. Read More
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So You've Been Asked Why to Join AFGE

AFGE - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:00
Ever wonder how to respond to colleagues who say they don't have time to join the union? We created some graphics to help answer their questions. Read More
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