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    Boston Globe: Martin J. Walsh Poised to Leave Biden's Cabinet to Take Over as Executive Director of NHL Players' Association
    02/08/23 - Teamsters Local 122
    Martin J. Walsh’s journey from Dorchester to the Massachusetts State House, Boston City Hall, and Washington, D.C., is poised to take a turn away from politics and into sports, as multiple sources confirmed to the Globe that he’s been tapped to head the union for National Hockey League players.
    Bloomberg: Family Leave Still Out of Reach for Almost Half of US Workers 30 Years After Landmark Law
    02/08/23 - Teamsters Local 122
    Three decades after the US adopted a policy that let people keep their jobs while taking time off for an illness or new baby, almost half of US workers aren’t eligible, and advocates in individual states are still struggling to make sure that those who do take leave can also get paid.
    Politico: ‘It’s About Damn Time’: College Workers Organize Amid Nationwide Labor Unrest
    02/08/23 - Teamsters Local 122
    Frustrated by low wages and new laws limiting what they can teach — and buoyed by President Joe Biden’s pro-union bent — campus workers across the country are moving with new urgency to organize.
    Negotiations Begin at UPS Worldport
    02/08/23 - Teamsters Local 89
    Today the Teamsters Local 89 committee met with UPS to begin negotiations for the Louisville Air Rider, an agreement covering all members of Local 89 working at UPS Worldport. This session marks the official start of bargaining and follows a preliminary meeting two-weeks prior for the initial exchange of proposals.
    In A First, Some CSX Railroad Workers to Get Paid Sick Leave
    02/08/23 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 8, 2023 | NEGOTIATIONS | Several thousand workers at CSX will soon get one of the things that pushed the U.S. railroad industry to the brink of a strike last fall: paid sick time.CSX announced a deal Tuesday with two of its 12 unions, becoming the first major railroad to offer that benefit that most U.S. workers take for granted.
    Sanders and Braun to Hold Press Conference with Rail Workers to Demand Paid Sick Days
    02/08/23 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    WASHINGTON, February 7, 2023 — Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.) at 1:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 9, 2023, will hold a press conference with rail workers to demand companies provide them with at least seven paid sick days.
    In A First, Some CSX Railroad Workers to Get Paid Sick Leave
    02/08/23 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 8, 2023 | NEGOTIATIONS | Several thousand workers at CSX will soon get one of the things that pushed the U.S. railroad industry to the brink of a strike last fall: paid sick time.CSX announced a deal Tuesday with two of its 12 unions, becoming the first major railroad to offer that benefit that most U.S. workers take for granted.
    Local 71 Retiree Breakfast 2/23/23
    02/08/23 - IUEC Local 71
    TO ALL RETIREES Join Local 71 at our next Retirees Breakfast on February 23, 2023 at 8:00 AM Cracker Barrel Old Country Shop 1960 NW 150th Ave Pembroke Pines, FL  33028 Please call Local 71 at 305-633-3193 to reserve your seat.
    Donna Castleberry Scholarship
    02/07/23 - CWA Local 2222
    The NettWorth Financial Group Donna Castleberry Scholarship awards college scholarships to children of union members across the country.  Since 2001, nearly $300,000 has been given to fund the education of hundreds of promising young men and women. Chances are you know of a family that has benefited in your hometown.
    NEW HOODIES AND LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS HAVE ARRIVED!!
    02/07/23 - IUEC Local 10
    NEW HOODIES, FULL ZIP HOODIES, AND LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRTS HAVE ARRIVED!!! THEY CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE HALL FROM 6:30AM-3:30PM M-F. CASH ONLY.
    Black History Month Isn’t About Validation; It’s About Involvement, Action
    02/06/23 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 6, 2023 | OPINION | Gregory Floyd, President of Teamsters Local 237, writes: “Today, Black History Month is not without controversy. To some critics, empowerment is not accomplished by one month of recognition. Some find it outdated, only symbolic, not necessary, and even separatist. For me, there is no controversy.
    STATE FOP ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING LOSS OF MCKEESPORT POLICE OFFICER
    02/06/23 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
    FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE – PENNSYLVANIA STATE LODGE 5262 E. Trindle Road Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 STATE FOP ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING LOSS OF MCKEESPORT POLICE OFFICER Second officer critically injured in same incident HARRISBURG, Pa. (Feb.
    Black History Month
    02/05/23 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    Celebrating Black History Month... Madam C.J.
    Week Ending 2/3/2023
    02/03/23 - Teamsters Local 355
      • Restoring workers’ freedoms     • Does the labor movement speak meme.
    Week Ending 2/3/2023
    02/03/23 - Teamsters Local 570
      • Restoring workers’ freedoms     • Does the labor movement speak meme.
    El Paso Police Department names 38-year veteran as interim police chief
    02/03/23 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The City of El Paso announced the appointment of Peter Pacillas as the interim police chief. Pacillas, who has been serving as Assistant Police Chief since 2009, graduated from the El Paso Police Academy in 1988 and has served in all ranks within the Police Department. "We will continue the mission of the police department which is public safety.
    Teamsters Honor The Lessons of Black History
    02/03/23 - Teamsters Local 570
    Black history is woven into the history of the American labor movement and the history of our union. Throughout much of our nation’s existence, Black history has been long ignored or outright suppressed. That is why, during Black History Month, we honor the contributions Black Americans have made to this country and to the advancement of working people everywhere.
    Week Ending 2/3/2023
    02/03/23 - Teamsters Local 992
      • Restoring workers’ freedoms     • Does the labor movement speak meme.
    The Threat of Supreme Injustice
    02/03/23 - Teamsters Local 570
    Feb. 3, 2023 | SUPREME COURT | Joe Oliveira and his co-workers relied greatly on donations of food and gift cards after going on an unfair labor practice strike against multibillion-dollar specialty steelmaker ATI in 2021.
    The Threat of Supreme Injustice
    02/03/23 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 3, 2023 | SUPREME COURT | Joe Oliveira and his co-workers relied greatly on donations of food and gift cards after going on an unfair labor practice strike against multibillion-dollar specialty steelmaker ATI in 2021.
    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR YOU
    02/03/23 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    FOR YOUR INFORMATION UPDATED INFO ON  Automated bidding is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during a posting’s bidding period.
    The Guardian: There is No U.S. Labor Shortage. That is a Myth
    02/02/23 - Teamsters Local 122
    When a public problem is wrongly described, the solutions posed often turn out to be irrelevant or inhumane. A current example: America’s so-called “labor shortage”.
    FreightWaves: FMCSA Proposes New Requirements for Driverless Trucks
    02/02/23 - Teamsters Local 122
    The federal government is taking the next step toward regulating highly automated trucks with a proposal that will consider requiring carriers to notify the government if they plan to operate such vehicles in interstate commerce.
    UPSEU Secures COVID Relief Stipend for Waterbury BOE Administrative Support Staff & Classroom Assistants
    02/02/23 - UPSEU
    When the City of Waterbury approached UPSEU last spring about what do with a surplus of Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Funds, the Union was quick to suggest in a detailed letter to city officials that such monies should be utilized to compensate UPSEU employees who worked through the early/darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Amazon Faces New Round of Penalties for Worker Safety Violations
    02/02/23 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 2, 2023 | HEALTH & SAFETY | The U.S. workplace safety regulator has again cited Amazon.com Inc for placing warehouse workers at risk of serious injuries by imposing onerous production quotas. The U.S.
    Amazon Faces New Round of Penalties for Worker Safety Violations
    02/02/23 - Teamsters Local 570
    Feb. 2, 2023 | HEALTH & SAFETY | The U.S. workplace safety regulator has again cited Amazon.com Inc for placing warehouse workers at risk of serious injuries by imposing onerous production quotas. The U.S.
    A. Philip Randolph: Leader of the First Successful Black Labor Union
    02/02/23 - Teamsters Local 570
    Feb. 2, 2023 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | (Click image to enlarge) The organizer of the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech was also the leader of the first successful black labor union. For A. Philip Randolph [pictured third from left], labor and civil rights were one and the same.
    Funeral Services for Retired Commander Gene D. Gwyn
    02/02/23 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Retired Commander Gene D. Gwyn #765, who passed away on January 27, 2023, at the age of 69. (Ret.) Commander Gwyn served with the El Paso Police Department for 28+ years, from June 1981, until his retirement on September 12, 2009.     Funeral Services for (Ret.
    Texas police officer arrested, charged with 27 counts of child sexual assault, indecency
    02/02/23 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    A Texas police officer was arrested this week after being indicted on 27 counts of indecency with a child and aggravated sexual assault of a child over a period of at least three years, jail records showed. Officer Eric Bernardino Ramirez was arrested on Monday following a multicount indictment handed up on Dec. 21, police officials said.
    UPS Stewards National Call-In
    02/01/23 - Teamsters Local 776
    National UPS Teamsters Stewards Call - Sunday, February 5 General President Sean M. O’Brien and General Secretary-Treasurer Fred Zuckerman will be holding a National UPS Teamsters Call with shop stewards this....
    Teamsters Oppose House Bill That Would Threaten Worker, Motorist Safety
    02/01/23 - Teamsters Local 570
    Feb. 1, 2023 | Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien sent letters to members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urging them to oppose H.R. 471, the Safer Highways and Increased Performance for Interstate Trucking (SHIP IT) Act.
    A. Philip Randolph: Leader of First Successful Black Labor Union
    02/01/23 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 1, 2023| BLACK HISTORY MONTH | (Click image to enlarge.
    A. Philip Randolph: Leader of First Successful Black Labor Union
    02/01/23 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 1, 2023| BLACK HISTORY MONTH | (Click image to enlarge) The organizer of the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech was also the leader of the first successful black labor union. For A. Philip Randolph [pictured third from left], labor and civil rights were one and the same.
    UPS Screening Committee
    02/01/23 - Teamsters Local 162
    At the beginning of January, the IBT held its first UPS National Screening Committee meeting in Washington, DC, where representatives from dozens of UPS locals, including Teamsters Local 162 President Mark Davison and Business Agent Ben Vedus, gathered to review proposals for the National Master Agreement negotiations.
    COVID COP
    02/01/23 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
    The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) expired on January 27. The APWU has opposed the expiration of those provisions of the act that protected federal workers who contracted COVID-19 (COVID).
    Negotiating Committee Chair
    02/01/23 - Teamsters Local 162
    Congratulations to Teamsters Local 162 Business Agent Ben Vedus who has been appointed by General President Sean O’Brien to serve as Chair of the Joint Council 37 Package and Sort Rider Negotiating Committee. In addition to being appointed Chair of the JC 37 Package and Sort Rider Negotiating Committee, Ben will serve on the committee for the Western Region Supplemental Agreement.
    SLPOA Auxiliary Super Bowl Party
    02/01/23 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
    Bring your friends and family along and watch the game with us, FOP style. **** Updated start time, 5pm **** Contact Rose Busso for more details, 314-566-6980.
    annual leave advancement for leave year 2023
    02/01/23 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
    I have received multiple questions on the annual leave advancement for leave year 2023. People are asking about why this year’s (2023) leave year was less than last year. The answer is simple: Leave year 2022 had 27 pay periods and leave year 2023 has 26 pay periods. This is for Full-time Career employees. PSEs and PTFs get 40 hours advanced no matter their leave earning category.
    Area Meeting Schedule
    01/31/23 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
    Area Meetings in 2023: Here is your opportunity to talk with you Union.
    UPS Faces Rising Labor Costs, Strike Risk in Upcoming Union Fight
    01/31/23 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 31, 2023 | PACKAGE DIVISION | United Parcel Service Inc. will pay more for labor after replacing a union contract that expires in July. The main question for Chief Executive Officer Carol Tomé is how much more — and if it’s enough to avoid a strike that would throw package delivery into chaos.
    UPS Faces Rising Labor Costs, Strike Risk in Upcoming Union Fight
    01/31/23 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 31, 2023 | PACKAGE DIVISION | United Parcel Service Inc. will pay more for labor after replacing a union contract that expires in July. The main question for Chief Executive Officer Carol Tomé is how much more — and if it’s enough to avoid a strike that would throw package delivery into chaos.
    2023 - 2024 Member Contest Form
    01/31/23 - Association of Civilian Technicians
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    2023 Standard Mileage Rate
    01/31/23 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    The 2023 standard mileage rate set by the Internal Revenue Service will be 65.5 cents per mile, effective January 1, 2023. Please use this rate when calculating mileage reimbursement on expense reports for 2023.
    AMFA-SWA FMT TA Ratification Referendum Results
    01/31/23 - AMFA
    January 31, 2023 -- The votes for the AMFA – Southwest Airlines (SWA) Facilities Maintenance Technician (FMT) Tentative Agreement (TA) Ratification Referendum were tallied on January 31, 2023. Votes for this referendum were counted and certified by ElectionBuddy, and the results are as follows:
    JAMES R. HOFFA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
    01/31/23 - Teamsters Local 175
    ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR 2023 GRADUATING SENIORS AVAILABLE AT www.jrhmsf.org!!! ** The application process opens November 30,2022 for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship for 2023 Academic or Vocational Training Program Scholarships. For more information, visit www.jrhmsf.org. Deadline is March 1, 2023. (For the sons, daughters, and financial dependents of Teamsters members.)
    Unions Can Help Beyond Their Membership. César Chávez Proved it.
    01/30/23 - Teamsters Local 570
    Jan. 30, 2023 | LABOR HISTORY | [...] Chávez and the United Farm Workers union he led recognized in the 1960s what was happening — long before most other Americans did. They started blowing the whistle on how the chemical industry and agribusiness manipulated the idea of scientific uncertainty to continue selling pesticides they knew were dangerous.
    Unions Can Help Beyond Their Membership. César Chávez Proved it.
    01/30/23 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 30, 2023 | LABOR HISTORY | [...] Chávez and the United Farm Workers union he led recognized in the 1960s what was happening — long before most other Americans did. They started blowing the whistle on how the chemical industry and agribusiness manipulated the idea of scientific uncertainty to continue selling pesticides they knew were dangerous.
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