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USA presents Hite with Lifetime Achievement Award

IBB - 47 min 34 sec ago

Franklin, TN —The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) recently reached another milestone, following its recent tenth anniversary, in presenting its first Lifetime Achievement Award to Chicago area resident William P. Hite, President Emeritus of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States, Canada (UA).

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Indiana Red Cross Workers Ratify Teamsters Contract

Teamsters - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:21

(FORT WAYNE, Ind.)—American Red Cross mobile-unit and fixed-site staff throughout Indiana and Western Ohio have voted to ratify their first agreement as members of Teamsters Local 414.

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Teamsters At Shuttle Park 2 Ratify A New Contract

Teamsters - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:28

Teamsters at Shuttle Park 2, an airport parking lot in SeaTac, voted to unanimously ratify their contract last Sunday. We had been in bargaining since May. The company has a history of complicated negotiations.

http://www.teamsters117.org/teamsters_at_shuttle_park_2_ratify_a_new_contract
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Workers at NYC’s Largest Recycling Plant Win First Teamsters Contract

Teamsters - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 07:41

Sims Municipal Recycling workers in Sunset Park voted to approve their first union contract as members of Teamsters Local 210 today. The vote caps an organizing drive by workers at the recycling facility, which processes all of the city’s residential recycling. Under the contract, workers will receive immediate raises and a union healthcare plan with premiums fully paid by the company.

http://bit.ly/2vhV2Ck
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Black Lake: The Tour Golf Packages

UAW - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:15
*Rates are per person based on double occupancy, per stay. Advance reservations only,
full payment is required. (Upgraded rooms may
be available at a surcharge.) Golf Package includes:
  • 1 (18 hole) round of golf with cart at Gaylord Country Club
  • 1 (18 hole) round of golf with cart at Rees Jones designed Black Lake Golf Club
  • 1 walking (9 hole) round on the Little Course at Black Lake Golf Club
  • 1 (18 hole) round of golf with cart at Michaywé Pines Golf Club 2 nights lodging at UAW Black Lake Conference Center in a Standard Room
Visit blacklakegolf.com or call (989) 733-7270 today!

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CalPortland Strike Ends and Larger Strike Avoided as Teamsters Members Ratify a Contract

Teamsters - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:19

A full week after 86 Teamsters at CalPortland walked off the job and 208 other Teamsters in the sand and gravel industry prepared to do the same, everyone is now back to work after a deal was finally reached in the pre-dawn hours between Teamsters Local 174 and the five companies involved in bargaining. The contract was voted on by Local 174 members at CalPortland, Cadman, Stoneway Concrete, Salmon Bay Sand & Gravel, and Lehigh Cement at a 9:00AM meeting this morning. It was ratified by a 92% margin.

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Teamsters Support Citizen Veto of Right-to-Work Law in Missouri

Teamsters - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:31

(WASHINGTON) – The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa on the efforts of thousands of Missourians to repeal SB 19, the destructive right-to-work law passed earlier this year.

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Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams

UAW - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:14

“We are disheartened by the misconduct alleged in today’s indictment. Ms. King is no longer with the union and hasn’t been since February 2016. Based on our own internal investigation, we believe anyone who engaged in intentional misconduct is no longer employed by the UAW. We continue to cooperate with the DOJ and share information with the government.”

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Teamsters Local 986 Demands Worker Retention at Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas

Teamsters - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:34

On Thursday, August 17, Teamsters Local 986 held an informational picket at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas to put pressure on the ownership of the hotel to retain its workforce if the property is sold. They were joined in solidarity by Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D - Nev.), Local 986 President Sean Harren, members of Teamsters Locals 14 and 631, UFCW Local No. 711 and UNITE HERE Culinary Workers Union Local 226.

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Major Economic Indicators Latest Numbers

Money Headlines - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:40

Consumer Price Index (CPI):
+0.1% in Jul 2017
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Unemployment Rate:
4.3% in Jul 2017
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Payroll Employment:
+209,000(p) in Jul 2017
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Average Hourly Earnings:
+$0.09(p) in Jul 2017
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Producer Price Index - Final Demand:
-0.1%(p) in Jul 2017
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Employment Cost Index (ECI):
+0.5% in 2nd Qtr of 2017
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Productivity:
+0.9% in 2nd Qtr of 2017
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U.S. Import Price Index:
+0.1% in Jul 2017
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U.S. Export Price Index:
+0.4% in Jul 2017
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Be a part of Black Lake’s UAW Memorial Walkway

UAW - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:15

The Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center features a memorial area with an eternal flame and a granite and brass memorial to the Reuther Brothers.

The International Executive Board is again offering a way for you to be part of the Memorial Walkway that has been built and paved with bricks inscribed by UAW members, local unions, family members and friends.

If you would like to participate in the Memorial Walkway, please fill out and send the order form to:

UAW Memorial Walkway
2000 Maxon Road
Onaway, MI 49765

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New Policy on Opioid Medications for Federal Employees Injured on the Job

AFGE - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:00
To fight the opioid epidemic, OWCP now requires medical justification for the long-term use of opioid medications. Read More
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Happy 101st Birthday, National Park Service!

AFGE - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:00
To commemorate the National Park Service's 101st anniversary, let's go behind the scenes and get to know the people whose job is to protect America's national treasures and make your visit an enjoyable and memorable one. Read More
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AFGE Condemns Racism, Asks America to Come Together to Defeat Hate

AFGE - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:00
Unions are about standing up for all workers, regardless of their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or political views. As one of the most diverse unions in the country that represents workers from all walks of life and various backgrounds, we are infuriated by what occurred in Charlottesville. Read More
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Stop the Lies

Teamsters - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:48

(WASHINGTON) – In a recent statement, a small dissident group, TDU, claimed that the General Executive Board is not holding quarterly meetings as required under the IBT Constitution and that General President Jim Hoffa has stated: “Past practice dictates that he’s not required to hold GEB meetings.” Both claims are demonstrably untrue.

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Teamsters, School District of Philadelphia Reach Tentative Agreement

Teamsters - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:25

(PHILADELPHIA) – Teamsters Local 502/Commonwealth Association of School Administrators and the School District of Philadelphia reached a tentative agreement today on a contract covering more than 670 school administrators.

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Union Front: Local Union Communicators Keep Us Informed

UAW - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:15
LUCA Conference Set for October Tanya Love

Many UAW members look to their local to stay informed about union issues. That means locals need the skills to share information members want about union issues, contracts, committees and elections, particularly as we head into a busy election year in 2018 with congressional control at stake. The best way to improve union website, social media, writing, photography and video skills, or learn those skills for the first time, is to attend the UAW-LUCA (Local Union Communication Association) Conference at Black Lake, Oct. 29 through Nov. 3.

LUCA members who attend the conference at Black Lake learn many skills that help them communicate their local’s messages to their members.

“We need to make sure every local has the tools they need to share information,” said UAW President Dennis Williams. “Much is at stake with our locals from contract negotiations at local facilities to national elections in 2018. The LUCA conference is the place to learn the latest communication methods, from websites to video to Twitter and Facebook, and newsletter production like effective writing,” said Williams.

John Davis of Region 8’s Local 2195 is the UAW-LUCA Advisory Council Chair, veteran LUCA member and digital photography instructor. “There’s no substitute for learning in person with other members. Locals that haven’t been to LUCA in a while can pick up state-of-the-art communication skills and polish existing ones,”said Davis.

It’s also a great way for locals to start a website or social media page. If your local doesn’t have one, attending the conference is a great way to learn how.

Local 276 Second Vice President Tanya Love was a new local newsletter editor at last year’s conference, ready to edit a publication for 4,200 workers at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Arlington, Texas. She was amazed at how much the feature writing class improved her writing. “I took that information to my local and applied what they taught me,” said Love. Her work is now published by Region 5 and her local.

To register for the LUCA conference, go to luca.uaw.org. For registration login instructions, check the conference call letter or email us.

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Teamsters Local 174 Unfair Labor Practice Strike Poised to Expand

Teamsters - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:09

Today, on the sixth day of the Unfair Labor Practice strike against sand and gravel company CalPortland, the rest of the nearly 300 Teamsters in the sand and gravel industry prepare to join their 86 CalPortland Brothers on the picket lines.

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