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    How $15 Minimum Wage Could Boost Social Security Benefits
    02/24/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 24, 2021 | SOCIAL SECURITY | Some Washington lawmakers are pushing to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour to put more money in workers’ pockets. The wage bump could also eventually provide a boost to their Social Security benefits. The current federal minimum wage of $7.25 has stayed where it is since 2009.
    Amazon, Union Organizers at Odds Over ‘Pay to Wait’ Bonus
    02/24/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    Feb. 24, 2021 | LABOR | […] Officials for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union say Amazon workers in Bessemer received notification this past weekend that they were eligible for bonuses of $1,000 or more if they quit their jobs. RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum said the bonus application deadline ends only a few days before the union vote is scheduled to be counted.
    Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Company (METRA)
    02/24/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    After serving notice under Section 6 of the Railway Labor Act in February 2019, the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Company (METRA) and members of Local 183 reached a seven-year Agreement, which was officially ratified on February 24, 2021. The contract contains a lump sum signing bonus of $3,400, compounded annual wage increases totaling 15.
    Helper Position
    02/24/21 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
    FOSS in Seattle has openings for Helpers on both Day and swing shift, please contact the hall at 206-623-6473 for details.
    Amazon, Union Organizers at Odds Over ‘Pay to Wait’ Bonus
    02/24/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 24, 2021 | LABOR | […] Officials for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union say Amazon workers in Bessemer received notification this past weekend that they were eligible for bonuses of $1,000 or more if they quit their jobs. RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum said the bonus application deadline ends only a few days before the union vote is scheduled to be counted.
    Assistant National Director Letter to American Airlines Mechanic and Related Employees
    02/24/21 - AMFA
    February 24, 2021 -- We wanted to give you an update following AMFA’s filing for a representation dispute on your behalf with the National Mediation Board (NMB) for the American Airlines (AA) Mechanic and Related workgroups. As outlined in our last update, dated December 10, 2020, we have been assigned both an NMB Case No. R-7557 and NMB Investigator Josie G.M. Bautista. AMFA’s legal counsel has been in contact with the NMB and Investigator Bautista regarding the status of the investigation. Due to the January election, impeachment hearing, and numerous closings-threats within Washington, DC, the NMB offices were in quarantine for 2 weeks, resulting in the Investigator having minimal access to the NMB offices.
    FREE Tax Preparation Assistance
    02/24/21 - UAW Local 4911
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    Covid and OWCP
    02/23/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
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    2021 UAW Local 602 Education Scholarship
    02/23/21 - UAW Local 602
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    Amazon, Union Organizers at Odds Over ‘Pay to wait’ Bonus
    02/23/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 23, 2021 | LABOR | […] Officials for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union say Amazon workers in Bessemer received notification this past weekend that they were eligible for bonuses of $1,000 or more if they quit their jobs. RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum said the bonus application deadline ends only a few days before the union vote is scheduled to be counted.
    Official Convention Call - 2021
    02/23/21 - Teamsters Local Union No. 436
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    Corporate Profit Sharing Award
    02/23/21 - CWA Local 2222
    The CPS Award for plan year 2020 is $700.00. The award will be pro-rated for part-time employees and those employees who participated for more than 3 months but less than 12 months in the plan year. Associates will receive an email on February 26th advising them of the award amount and that it will be paid in their March 5, 2021 paychecks. Please call the hall if you have any questions.
    Four Influential Leaders in Labor History
    02/23/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 23, 2021 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Black History Month goes hand in hand with labor history. Some of the most influential people in black history were also giants within the labor movement.
    CLEAT Member Winter Assistance Form
    02/23/21 - TCSOA
    The Meassage below is from our Friends at CLEAT. The below information has been distributed to our members via social media, CLEAT Staff, BOD list, and Eboard. If you're a CLEAT member, you could receive $500 for Winter Storm Assistance!   ?  Please click the link below to access the 'Winter Assistance Form' and instructions on how to submit it.
    Local Tentative Agreement Reached
    02/23/21 - UAW Local 602
    BROTHERS AND SISTERS!  After a few days of finalizing the process, we are pleased to announce that our bargaining team has officially reached a tentative agreement between UAW Local 602 and the General Motors Corporation at Lansing Delta Township assembly. We are excited to get our contract report finalized and sent to the print shops for printing.
    Town Hall Meeting/March 1st
    02/22/21 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    ZOOM TOWN HALL MEETING Monday, March 1st at 6:30pm Join us as President Freeman brings the latest news and updates from the Cleveland Area Local, A.P.W.U.  Updates will include: COVID-19, Recent Conversions, and National News.  Clerk, Maintenance and Motor Vehicle Craft updates will also be presented. Please submit question(s) to cleveapwu@ameritech.
    Four Influential Leaders in Labor History
    02/22/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    Feb. 22, 2021 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Black History Month goes hand in hand with labor history. Some of the most influential people in black history were also giants within the labor movement.
    Four Influential Leaders in Labor History
    02/22/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 22, 2021 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Black History Month goes hand in hand with labor history. Some of the most influential people in black history were also giants within the labor movement.
    Kroger Member Alert: A $100 gift cards and fuel points?
    02/22/21 - UFCW Local 455
    Dear UFCW member,   I wanted to take the time to address some common questions I've received from members while making store visits this past week.   Did we get a raise? Rather than provide you with the hazard pay you deserve for the deadly risks you continue to take, some of you may have seen a pay increase this week of anywhere between 40 cents and two dollars.
    DFW Security Advisory
    02/20/21 - TWU Local 513
    DFW Team: Due to a leak in the area, the terminal C employee portal operation will shift from C17 to C7.  This change will be in place until further notice.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 2/19/2021
    02/19/21 - Teamsters Local 570
      • Covid-19 news update for Feb. 19   • Congress closes in on multiemployer pension fix   • Can this man save the Baltimore Sun?   • Maryland residents: Covid-19 vaccine questions answered   • Md.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 2/19/2021
    02/19/21 - Teamsters Local 355
      • Covid-19 news update for Feb. 19   • Congress closes in on multiemployer pension fix   • Can this man save the Baltimore Sun?   • Maryland residents: Covid-19 vaccine questions answered   • Md.
    Black History Month Event
    02/19/21 - CWA Local 7777
    Systemic racism and injustice are deeply rooted problems that impact our society, including our labor movement.  It weakens our unions and diminishes our collective power.  Defeating racism is integral to our ability to build a better future for our members and working families everywhere.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 2/19/2021
    02/19/21 - Teamsters Local 992
      • Covid-19 news update for Feb. 19   • Congress closes in on multiemployer pension fix   • Can this man save the Baltimore Sun?   • Maryland residents: Covid-19 vaccine questions answered   • Md.
    President Biden IBEW 2021
    02/19/21 - IBEW 280
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    Union Power in a Pandemic
    02/19/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    Feb. 19, 2021 | UNIONS | […] The misery of the last few months has affected all (well, most) of us, but unionized workers are generally in a far better position to endure an economic crisis than their nonunion counterparts, enjoying higher wages, greater access to paid sick leave and employer-sponsored health insurance, and more power in the workplace.
    Union Power in a Pandemic
    02/19/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 19, 2021 | UNIONS | […] The misery of the last few months has affected all (well, most) of us, but unionized workers are generally in a far better position to endure an economic crisis than their nonunion counterparts, enjoying higher wages, greater access to paid sick leave and employer-sponsored health insurance, and more power in the workplace.
    The Labor Movement Has a Card to Play – And We Need to Play It
    02/19/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 18, 2021 | UNIONS | Card check, also called  “majority sign-up” (because it requires a simple majority of the workers involved to agree to move forward), has been a thing since the passage of the National Labor Relations Act in 1935.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 2/19/2021
    02/19/21 - Teamsters Local 888
      • Covid-19 news update for Feb. 19   • Congress closes in on multiemployer pension fix   • Can this man save the Baltimore Sun?   • Maryland residents: Covid-19 vaccine questions answered   • Md.
    Rip Brother
    02/18/21 - IBEW Local 191
    Today we lost a good brother and wireman.  RIP Matthew Matt Ivan Cain.  He joined IBEW in October of 2002 and was a third generation Journeyman Electrician.  You will be missed!  Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.
    Reimbursement of COBRA or Covered California Premiums
    02/18/21 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers & Sisters: Because the Membership approved by referendum ballot, IATSE Local 33 has committed to set aside up to $1.5 million to help active and retired members who are receiving unemployment and have , or will become, ineligible for health care from the Plan because of loss of work due to COVID-19 pandemic.
    State’s Essential Workers Deserve More Protections on the Job
    02/18/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    Feb. 18, 2021 | OPINION | […] The experience I and so many other essential workers have had the past 10 months convinced me to get involved in trying to pass the Maryland Essential Workers Protection Act in the General Assembly.
    Ohio Turnpike Negotiation Update
    02/18/21 - Teamsters Local Union No. 436
    To all OTIC Members - Please see under the Ohio Turnpike Employee tab on the left column named "Ohio Turnpike Employees"a posted update regarding negotiations dated February 18, 2021.
    The Labor Movement Has a Card to Play – And We Need to Play It
    02/18/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 18, 2021 | UNIONS | Card check, also called  “majority sign-up” (because it requires a simple majority of the workers involved to agree to move forward), has been a thing since the passage of the National Labor Relations Act in 1935.
    Vaccination Appointments
    02/18/21 - CWA Local 2222
    Vaccines [Updated 2.11.21] There are currently two COVID-19 vaccines that the FDA has authorized for use in the U.S. These same vaccines and others have also been authorized for use in some countries outside of the U.S. While vaccine distribution will vary by country and state (within the U.S.
    Donna Castleberry Scholarship
    02/18/21 - CWA Local 2222
    The NettWorth Financial Group Donna Castleberry Scholarship awards college scholarships to children of union members across the country.  Since 2001, nearly $250,000 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.
    State’s Essential Workers Deserve More Protections on the Job
    02/18/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 16, 2021 | OPINION | […] The experience I and so many other essential workers have had the past 10 months convinced me to get involved in trying to pass the Maryland Essential Workers Protection Act in the General Assembly.
    Apprenticeship Victory
    02/18/21 - IUOE 302
    The Operating Engineers applaud the Biden Administration for rescinding the Trump Executive Order that created the framework for industry-recognized apprenticeship programs (IRAPs). Two years ago, the IUOE launched a campaign against the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed regulations governing industry-recognized apprenticeship programs.
    Rest in Peace Brother Christopher Boykin
    02/18/21 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    IBEW Local Union 21 is saddened to announce the passing of our Brother Christopher Boykin who worked at Comcast in Carol Stream.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Christopher’s family, friends, co-workers and all of our members. Our Brother’s memorial page will be updated when information on his arrangements are made available.
    2021 Central MA AFL-CIO Scholarships
    02/17/21 - IATSE Local 96
    The Central Massachusetts AFL-CIO has announced that they will be offering scholarships from $500-$1000 for 2021 graduating high school seniors. The deadline to apply is May 1?st, 2021. Please view the full announcement and application below. @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} 20210 AFL-CIO golf.
    HB145
    02/17/21 - IBEW Local 291
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    General Membership Meeting Cancelled
    02/17/21 - Teamsters Local 249
    Due to concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the current restrictions on gatherings, Teamsters Local 249 is hereby canceling the Monthly Membership Meeting scheduled for Sunday, February 21, 2021. We will evaluate future scheduled monthly membership meetings as needed. We urge members and their families to take all necessary safety precautions.
    Weather Impacted Production
    02/17/21 - UAW Local 602
    LDT Production Schedule Changes - Wednesday, Feb. 17 LDT is canceling second shift production for Wednesday, Feb. 17 due to weather related issues around the country. LDT is also canceling 3rd shift Body Shop production (Wednesday night-Thursday morning). However, maintenance, paint specialists and salary employees are asked to report at their normal shift time for each shift.
    State of the Union Virtual Meeting
    02/17/21 - IBEW 280
    February 24th at 6 pm via Zoom. Details about joining the meeting have been sent via email.  If you didn't receive it, please call the Hall.
    Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan Website Link
    02/17/21 - Teamsters Local Union No. 91
    Teamsters Local Union No. 91 continues to support our Members through   the difficult Covid-19 crisis.  We take this opportunity to remind our Members of the Government resources available around economic support for those facing adversity and economic hardship.  As the Covid-19 vaccines continue to be deployed, we are proud of the work our Members are doing every day.
    ‘Together We Fight, Together We Will Win’
    02/17/21 - Teamsters Local 888
    Feb. 17, 2021 | STRIKES | Fast food workers and other low-paid frontline employees walked off the job in more than a dozen cities across the U.S.
    Ben Fletcher, Militant Labor Leader
    02/17/21 - Teamsters Local 888
    Feb. 15, 2021 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | One of the greatest labor leaders of the tumultuous period of the early 20th century was a Black man from Philadelphia named Ben Fletcher. In the forward from the biography by Peter Cole, “Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly,” labor historian Robin D. G.
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