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SOS Padilla and Mayors Garcetti, Villaraigosa & Steinberg Sign the Pledge to Oppose Legislation Aimed at Hurting Working Americans

Teamsters - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:19

Sacramento, CA –WE ARE ONE BIG UNION attended the Democratic Convention this past weekend to inform convention-goers of the looming threat of so-called “right to work” or RTW legislation. Two bills have already been introduced in Congress seeking to hamstring organized labors’ ability to organize and advocate on behalf of all working Americans.

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A beautiful ceremony in a beautiful location

UAW - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:17

Weddings and reunions — the kind of functions that bring people together and create lifetime memories. One way to ensure that your function will be remembered is to have it at Black Lake.

The Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center in Onaway, Michigan, is available for private rentals. Many couples have taken advantage of the center’s affordable facilities — including full catering and lodging — to begin their lives together. Families and other groups have taken advantage of the amenities at Black Lake to bring their group closer together.

It doesn’t matter the time of year. Black Lake is beautiful in the winter, spring, summer and fall. Book your event today.

And make some memories!

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Sonoma County Solid Waste Workers Vote to Join Teamsters Local 665

Teamsters - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:42

(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) – Solid waste and recycling workers throughout Sonoma County have voted to join Teamsters Local 665. An overwhelming majority of the almost 400 drivers, mechanics, customer service representatives and other workers voted to join the union on Friday.

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Teamsters Protest MillerCoors And Shore Point At Belmar Seafood Festival

Teamsters - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 07:22

This weekend Teamster members, union allies, supporters and the mayor of the Belmar protested MillerCoors and Shore Point Distributing at the annual Belmar Seafood Festival in New Jersey.

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Local 689 Demands Safety on Metro Buses

ATU - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 13:17
WMATA isn't allowing bus operators to complete important daily pre-trip inspections before vehicles leave the lots threatening safety of riders and drivers.
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Take Action: Support AT&T Workers on Strike!

UAW - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:55

40,000 workers at AT&T just announced that they will walk off the job for three days starting Friday at 3pm ET/Noon PT if they haven’t won a fair union contract by then. Workers have been at the bargaining table for months fighting for good jobs against a company dead set on lining its pockets at the expense of the workers who make them billions. This weekend the CWA and the UAW are sending AT&T a message that we are united and ready to fight.

This will be the biggest strike in the United States since Verizon workers walked out last year, and may be the biggest strike of retail workers at a national company in U.S. history. The strike would include 21,000 retail and call center workers at AT&T Wireless across the country, and 19,000 AT&T West landline and DIRECTV workers in California and Nevada, along with landline workers in Connecticut.

What Can you Do? Join the picket line

At a nearby retail store, either this Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Click here to find a location near you and RSVP. The CWA will be back in touch to let you know if they aren’t on strike Friday.

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Don’t forget to upload any pictures you take on the picket line to the CWA Facebook page in the comments section.

Sign the Petition

Click here now to send an email to CEO Randall Stephenson to say you stand with workers fighting for good jobs.

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Long Island Stores And Bars Boycott Clare Rose And Anheuser-Busch

Teamsters - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:36

Long Island’s small businesses are turning against Clare Rose, the sole distributor of Anheuser-Busch products and several craft beers like Blue Point and Greenport.

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Hoffa: Postponing OSHA Injury Rule Data Collection Will Hurt Workers

Teamsters - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:26

(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement by Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa on the decision by the U.S. Department of Labor to delay implementation of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule that mandates workplace injury reporting.

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Hoffa: Teamsters Stand with AT&T Workers on Strike

Teamsters - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:54

(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa on the decision by 40,000 AT&T workers to begin a three-day strike today. The workers have been at the bargaining table for months seeking a fair contract, but the company has not delivered.

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Cott Beverages Workers Vote to Join Teamsters Local 997

Teamsters - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:22

Workers at Cott Beverages in Ft. Worth, TX have voted to join Teamsters Local 997. The 79 new members manufacture third-party soft drink beverages for big-box stores such as Walmart and Costco.

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UNFI Warehouse Workers in California Join Teamsters Local 166

Teamsters - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:56

After a five-year battle for form a union, 280 warehouse workers at the largest organic and natural food supplier in the United States, United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), have voted to join Teamsters Local 166 in Bloomington, California.

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NLRB Says Boston College Grad Workers are Employees, Moves Union Election Forward

UAW - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 08:54

The Boston College Graduate Employees Union – United Auto Workers (BCGEU-UAW) celebrated the National Labor Relations Board’s decision declaring the graduate workers at Boston College are considered employees under the National Labor Relations Act, and moving the process forward toward an election.

The Board rejected the university’s arguments that its employees were exempt from the Act due to Boston College’s religious mission, and recognized the fundamental similarity between the work graduate employees do at B.C. and at other private universities such as Columbia University, whose landmark case restored rights for graduate employees to unionize in 2016.

“We are thrilled about turning to our election, and are looking forward to having a seat at the bargaining table,” said Betsy Pingree, a teaching assistant in the History department and a BCGEU-UAW member.

BCGEU-UAW filed its petition with the NLRB on March 3 after a two-year organizing campaign.

“Having a union contract will have a major material impact on our lives,” said Chad Olle, a Ph.D. student the Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology program in the Lynch School of Education. “We’re eager to vote and move the process forward.”

“It’s an amazing time for graduate workers in the labor movement,” said Julie Kushner, the director of UAW Region 9A. “I’m so thrilled to see the workers at Boston College join with other grad workers around the country, and I’m confident they will vote to form their union.”

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Ford Invests $350 Million, Creates or Protects 800 Jobs, Adding New Fuel-Efficient Transmission to Michigan Plant

UAW - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:09

The company will create or retain 800 hourly jobs to support production of the new transmission. Ford expects to begin adding jobs late this year, with the majority coming next year and in 2019.

Read more at media.ford.com >>>

 

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Major Economic Indicators Latest Numbers

Money Headlines - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 06:31

Consumer Price Index (CPI):
+0.2% in Apr 2017
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Unemployment Rate:
4.4% in Apr 2017
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Payroll Employment:
+211,000(p) in Apr 2017
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Average Hourly Earnings:
+$0.07(p) in Apr 2017
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Producer Price Index - Final Demand:
+0.5%(p) in Apr 2017
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Employment Cost Index (ECI):
+0.8% in 1st Qtr of 2017
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Productivity:
-0.6% in 1st Qtr of 2017
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U.S. Import Price Index:
+0.5% in Apr 2017
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U.S. Export Price Index:
+0.2% in Apr 2017
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Accident-Free Since ’68: UPS Teamster Ralph Lendi

Teamsters - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 05:55

For many UPS Teamsters, driving a truck is more than a job. And for those like Ralph Lendi, it’s even better. “It sure beats working,” says Ralph, who has driven for UPS since 1968.

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Federal Prisons Just Got a LOT Safer with these Two Victories

AFGE - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 16:00
After years of hard work from the Council of Prison Locals and safe prison activists, correctional workers scored huge victories with the Thin Blue Line Act and gun lockers. Read More
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Failed Priorities: Congress Focuses on Firing VA Workers While 49,000 VA Jobs Sit Vacant

AFGE - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 16:00
Politicians’ years of anti-government rhetoric and cuts to employee pay and benefits is one of the main reasons the VA is having difficulty recruiting qualified individuals. Instead of making it easier for people to come work for the VA, politicians are doubling down on worker attacks. Read More
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5 Reasons Why Reviving NSPS Is a Bad Idea

AFGE - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 16:00
With a new Congress, there is a renewed attempt to resurrect the tried-and-failed National Security Personnel System (NSPS) at the Department of Defense. Here are five reasons why that's a bad idea. Read More
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Official Time: What You Need to Know

AFGE - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 16:00
A political wild goose chase is happening in Congress, but it's not what you think. See the video and infographic that explain official time ? Read More
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Guardian: Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: ‘Everything feels like the future but us’

UAW - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 12:50

“You can make it through Monday,” Michael Sanchez a Tesla worker told the Guardian. “You can make it through Tuesday. Come Wednesday, you start to feel something. Thursday is pain. Friday is agonizing. Saturday you’re just making it through the day.”

Read more on www.theguardian.com >>>

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