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    Number of Workers on Strike Highest Since 1980s
    10/23/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Oct. 23, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | With unemployment rates at record lows, the number of people who have gone on strike in the U.S. has soared. The number of striking workers ballooned to nearly 500,000 in 2018, up from about 25,000 in 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is the largest number of people who have walked out on work since the mid-1980s.
    November 5 Uniform Election - Early Voting Underway
    10/23/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Early voting for the November 2019 Uniform Election will be held from Monday, October 21, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019.  Download the attached list for locations and hours where early voting is taking place.
    Number of Workers on Strike Highest Since 1980s
    10/23/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Oct. 23, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | With unemployment rates at record lows, the number of people who have gone on strike in the U.S. has soared. The number of striking workers ballooned to nearly 500,000 in 2018, up from about 25,000 in 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is the largest number of people who have walked out on work since the mid-1980s.
    REMINDER 4th quarter 2019 per capita stamps due
    10/23/19 - IATSE Local 33
    Dear Brtohers & Sisters: Just a friendly reminder if you have not already made payment: Your payment of $56.00 for your 4th quarter 2019 per capita stamp must be received (Not Postmarked) at the Local’s office by November 01, 2019. Now Accepting Payment Online at IA33.ORG, Members Page click on Dues Payment Center Respectfully, I.A.T.S.
    AMFA–SWA Appearance Technician Survey Notice
    10/22/19 - AMFA Local 32
    AMFA–SWA Appearance Technician Survey Notice AMFA National is conducting a survey of the Appearance Technician membership at Southwest Airlines. Your Negotiating Committee will utilize the feedback gathered by this survey to prepare for the upcoming negotiating process.
    Theresa Greenfield for US Senate from Iowa LIUNA backed
    10/22/19 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
    LiUNA Vice President and Midwest Regional Manager John F. Penn: Theresa “won’t buckle to the special interests in Washington -- she’ll fight to protect workers on and off the job and build an economy that helps everyday people get ahead” Today, U.S.
    2019 IBEW 396 Christmas Party
    10/22/19 - IBEW 396
    Brothers and Sisters, It’s that time of year again when we start selling tickets for our upcoming Christmas Party! This year’s party will take place on Saturday, December 21, 2019@ the Pairs Hotel and Casino starting at 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Dance tickets will go on sale beginning Wednesday, October 16, 2019 and just like last year, tickets can be purchased online at: http://book.passkey.com/go/IBEW396
    This Looks Like the Start of a Great Time for Unions
    10/22/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Oct. 22, 2019 | OPINION | The tight labor market in the U.S. is leading to a shift in the balance of power between labor and capital, giving more leverage to workers. This manifests itself in a variety of ways. For instance, workers are less reluctant to leave their jobs in search of better pay or working conditions.
    This Looks Like the Start of a Great Time for Unions
    10/22/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Oct. 22, 2019 | OPINION | The tight labor market in the U.S. is leading to a shift in the balance of power between labor and capital, giving more leverage to workers. This manifests itself in a variety of ways. For instance, workers are less reluctant to leave their jobs in search of better pay or working conditions.
    128th Police Academy Class Recruitment
    10/22/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The City of El Paso is accepting applications for Police Trainee.  The job description is on-line at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/elpaso.  Click on http://www.joineppd.com/ to apply on-line. This application is for the El Paso Police Department academy currently scheduled to begin in the summer of 2020.
    Traffic Fatalities and Safety Tips
    10/22/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The number of recent traffic fatalities has brought a heightened awareness of the potential dangers on the roadway.  Every death on a roadway is a preventable tragedy.  There is no single answer, but working together, we can all do our part to reduce crashes.  Traffic safety is everyone’s responsibility.
    Assemblyman Joseph Lagana's Annual Columbus Day Beefsteak
    10/22/19 - Local 755 UNITED SERVICE WORKERS UNION
    Assemblyman Joseph Lagana's Annual Columbus Day Beefsteak
    Looking for Volunteers!
    10/22/19 - IBEW Local 551
    Retired Brother Bob Holmes is looking for volunteers to do electrical (switches & lighting) on the Hidden Valley Community Church in Hidden Valley, California.  Volunteers are needed on Saturday, November 16th at 8:30 am.  Please call Bob at 707-318-8246 if you would like to volunteer your time and skills.  The address for the church is 18160 Spruce Grove Rd.
    Hard-Fought Tentative Agreement Nearly Unanimously Approved
    10/21/19 - UPSEU
    At the stroke of midnight on September 6, after five negotiation sessions and a long night with mediator Mike Ricci, the MAESS negotiating committee and the District reached a tentative agreement for a successor collective bargaining agreement. A month later the committee’s efforts were recognized when the membership nearly unanimously ratified the agreement.
    In A Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?
    10/21/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Oct. 21, 2019 | ECONOMY | At first glance, it may seem like a paradox: Even as the economy rides a 10-year winning streak, tens of thousands of workers across the country, from General Motors employees to teachers in Chicago, are striking to win better wages and benefits. But, according to those on strike, the strong growth is precisely the point.
    UAW and GM reach tentative agreement
    10/21/19 - Lansing Labor News
    Roll out meetings and ratificatioin votes are scheduled across the nation.
    These European Corporations Abuse the Rights of Working People in America’s Southern States
    10/21/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Read the report here: aflcio.org/double-standard-report European corporations are two-faced when it comes to respecting working people’s freedom of association and workers’ rights, argues a new report by the AFL-CIO and supported by the European Trade Union Confederation.
    In A Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?
    10/21/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Oct. 21, 2019 | ECONOMY | At first glance, it may seem like a paradox: Even as the economy rides a 10-year winning streak, tens of thousands of workers across the country, from General Motors employees to teachers in Chicago, are striking to win better wages and benefits. But, according to those on strike, the strong growth is precisely the point.
    In A Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?
    10/21/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Oct. 21, 2019 | ECONOMY | At first glance, it may seem like a paradox: Even as the economy rides a 10-year winning streak, tens of thousands of workers across the country, from General Motors employees to teachers in Chicago, are striking to win better wages and benefits. But, according to those on strike, the strong growth is precisely the point.
    AMFA–SWA Appearance Technician Survey Notice
    10/21/19 - AMFA
    October 21, 2019 -- AMFA National is conducting a survey of the Appearance Technician membership at Southwest Airlines. Your Negotiating Committee will utilize the feedback gathered by this survey to prepare for the upcoming negotiations process.
    In A Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?
    10/21/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Oct. 21, 2019 | ECONOMY | At first glance, it may seem like a paradox: Even as the economy rides a 10-year winning streak, tens of thousands of workers across the country, from General Motors employees to teachers in Chicago, are striking to win better wages and benefits. But, according to those on strike, the strong growth is precisely the point.
    UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
    10/21/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Oct. 21, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
    Upcoming OSHA 10 Classes
    10/21/19 - IATSE Local 478
    October 26th November 2nd & 3rd
    El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association urges voters to approve Public Safety Bond
    10/19/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Imagine for a moment going to a professional domain that has leaky pipes dripping down on your personal workspace, or security systems that are failing and unreliable. Many of our local police officers operate out of aging retail centers that were repurposed for regional police command centers.
    Supporting our Union Brothers
    10/19/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    Going on strike against an employer is not taken lightly; tension and emotions run high. In the absence of a paycheck individuals ask themselves “How will I support my family? What about my healthcare? When will we get back to work.
    Real News - October 2019
    10/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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    Presidents Column
    10/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    Coming Through in Times of Need  For the second time in as many years, our colleges — our community colleges— served the communities in which they reside. In response to the recent Saddleridge Fire, Pierce College served the community as a refuge for large animals (a good reason to leave the Pierce Farm as open space, not as developed space, as has been proposed).
    Meet New EDD Coordinator Anthony Amey
    10/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    The Guild’s new EDD Coordinator, Anthony Amey, is well-versed on the ins and outs of applying for unemployment benefits. After being laid off by Bank of America and having to leave the financial sector during the economic downturn, he found work as an office assistant at East L.A.
    AFGE 1834 E-Dues
    10/18/19 - AFGE Local 1834
    AFGE 1834 is now participating in the e-dues system you can join the union right from your computer or smartphone.  Follow this link https://join.afge.org/L1834 and select the agency you work for.
    AFGE 1834 E-dues
    10/18/19 - AFGE Local 1834
    AFGE 1834 is now participating in the e-dues system to join or to change your membership follow this link https://join.afge.org/L1834. And select the agency that you work for if it's Army or DeCA.
    Strike update #32 - Contract informational rollout
    10/18/19 - UAW Local 602
    Roll out meeting is for UAW Local 602, 652, and 1753 active members only, no family members. All those attending must have GM or union card to get in.
    Veterans Day 50/50
    10/18/19 - IBEW Local 191
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    2019 Endorsements
    10/18/19 - Teamsters Local 455
    Please see Political Page for City Endorsements by DALF and BALC
    Upcoming Events
    10/18/19 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
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    El Paso officer found 'not guilty' of manslaughter in deadly shooting of Lower Valley man
    10/18/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    An El Paso police officer was found not guilty of manslaughter Thursday afternoon in the deadly shooting of a Lower Valley man in the back in 2015. It was the second trial for Officer Mando Gomez; his first trial earlier this year ended in a mistrial after a prosecutor collapsed in court.
    Blog: Southwest Airlines Begins Foreign Outsourcing Once Again
    10/18/19 - AMFA
    October 18, 2019 -- I wanted to let all AMFA members, Southwest Airlines flight crews, and most importantly the flying public know something that occurred this week. On October 14, Southwest Airlines (SWA) flew an empty aircraft to San Salvador at El Salvador International Airport in order to accomplish a heavy maintenance check on that aircraft. A heavy maintenance check is the most labor-intensive check performed on an aircraft during its flying life.
    Report: Trump’s NLRB Has ’Systematically’ Damaged Workers’ Rights
    10/17/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Oct. 17, 2019 | NRLB | President Donald Trump's National Labor Relations Board has catered to the requests of a prominent business lobbying group and "systematically" eroded workers' rights, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute released Wednesday.
    Bellingham Police Guild Endorses Seth Fleetwood for Bellingham Mayor
    10/17/19 - Bellingham Police Guild
    The Bellingham Police Guild is pleased to offer our endorsement of Seth Fleetwood for Bellingham Mayor.
    Strike update #31 Contract Highlights
    10/17/19 - UAW Local 602
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    Report: Trump’s NLRB Has ’Systematically’ Damaged Workers’ Rights
    10/17/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Oct. 17, 2019 | NRLB | President Donald Trump's National Labor Relations Board has catered to the requests of a prominent business lobbying group and "systematically" eroded workers' rights, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute released Wednesday.
    CLC 2019 General Election Endorsements
    10/17/19 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
    Dear Union Brothers and Sisters of Labor,  Southwest Washington General Elections are November 5, 2019.
    Proposed public safety bond meeting today
    10/17/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    On Thursday, the City of El Paso will educate voters about the contents of a proposed public safety bond costing hundreds of millions of dollars. The city will make its case to El Pasoans today for a more than $400 million upgrade to the police and fire departments. The 2019 Public Safety Bond includes more than $220 million for police and $190 million for fire.
    UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
    10/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Oct. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
    Candidates Grow Bolder on Labor, and Not Just Sanders
    10/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Oct. 16, 2019 | VOTE2020 | When Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016, his campaign was strikingly pro-labor. He proposed a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which was much further than most mainstream Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, were willing to go. He denounced a trans-Pacific trade deal that was anathema to many unions.
    UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
    10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Oct. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
    Protecting the right to organize Colorado
    10/16/19 - CWA Local 7777
    Today is a national day of action for CWA. Make calls to Senator Gardner on the PRO Act.
    UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
    10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Oct. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
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