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    Pension Tax - Please View
    01/22/20 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    Please click on the link below to view important information regarding upcoming Pension tax laws. https://youtu.
    10th Annual "Jail Break" Half Marathon & 5K Runs
    01/22/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    All EPMPOA members are invited to participate in the 10th Annual "Jail Break" Half Marathon and 5K Runs that will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Lee College in Baytown, Texas (outside of Houston).  The "Jail Break Run" is brought to you annually by the police charity - Project Blue.  The half-marathon was designed by runners for runners.
    Funeral Services for Retired Detective Francisco Loya
    01/22/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective Francisco Loya #239, who passed away on January 19, 2020 at the age of 72.  (Ret.) Detective Loya served with the El Paso Police Department for 20+ years, from May 1970 until his retirement on December 30, 1990.    Funeral Services for (Ret.) Detective Francisco M.
    Union Beer
    01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 776
    Some things just naturally go together: Ham and cheese, peanut butter and....
    2020 Wanda Waldo Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest
    01/22/20 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    Attention Members: Information regarding the 2020 Wanda Waldo Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest is now posted. Please login to the website and click on "2020 Wanda Waldo Memorial Scholarship" under the Member Resources tab. Good Luck.
    MEWP Trainings & Certifications
    01/21/20 - IATSE Local 488
    Please join us for upcoming MEWP trainings! New Operators: February 15-16, 2020 in Portland MEWP Re-Certifications: We will also have four (4), one day trainings in Portland on January 31st, February 8th, March 8th & 15th MEWP 2.0 For Experienced Operators GENIE SPECIFIC RIGGING & Operation Certification in Seattle on January 25-26, 2020. Coordinators, Keys and Bests can get their Equipment Supervision Certification by attending just Day 1 of MEWP 2.0.
    Young Workers Key to a Resurgent Labor Movement
    01/21/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 21, 2020 | ACTIVISM | A decade that started with the worst recession in 75 years ended with a booming economy and record low unemployment rate. The “too big to fail” era also ushered in a new generation of workers far more progressive and activist than in the past. That’s a great thing for the labor movement.
    Forklift Re-Certification Classes in March
    01/21/20 - IATSE Local 488
    Next Re-Cert classes are March 14 & March 21st. Get your applications here!
    Dr. King Understood the Power of Unions
    01/20/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 20, 2020 | ACTIVISM | In what would have been his 91st birthday, we celebrate the towering legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—his moral force as a faith leader, his devotion to nonviolent resistance and, of course, the sacrifices he made to end legalized segregation in the South. But there is an often-overlooked aspect of his work: Dr.
    Dr. King Understood the Power of Unions
    01/20/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 20, 2020 | ACTIVISM | In what would have been his 91st birthday, we celebrate the towering legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—his moral force as a faith leader, his devotion to nonviolent resistance and, of course, the sacrifices he made to end legalized segregation in the South. But there is an often-overlooked aspect of his work: Dr.
    Funeral Services for Retired Detective Robert A. Pell
    01/20/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective Robert A. Pell #232, who passed away on January 2, 2020 at the age of 72.  (Ret.) Detective Pell served with the El Paso Police Department for almost 28 years, from December 1969 until his retirement on September 26, 1997.  Prior to joining the El Paso Police Department, Mr.
    Martin Luther King Remembered
    01/20/20 - Teamsters Local 492
    On the night before he died, Martin Luther King gave a speech about the dignity of labor. It still rings true. He was in Memphis, Tenn., supporting sanitation workers' rights to respect and a decent wage. He said: “Whenever you are engaged in work that serves humanity and is for the building of humanity, it has dignity and it has worth.” Dr.
    Census 2020: PA Needs A Complete Count
    01/19/20 - Teamsters Local 776
    Every ten years a census has been conducted in the United States of America since 1790 (every year ending in “0”). This year, Pennsylvanians will again....
    Trump, America's Biggest Troll
    01/19/20 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
    NO Friend of Workers... NO Friend of Unions... NO Friend of Railroads... How or Why some would support this troll is unimaginable. When it comes to wowing workers, Donald Trump is an absolute magician. Through some mysterious sorcery, he has convinced millions of American workers that he is their true friend, fighting hard for them, even though he and his appointees have taken one anti-worker action after another—dozens of them.
    14th Annual Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation
    01/18/20 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
    A special thank you to our brothers and sisters who donated time and services for the 14th Annual Lemon Ball to benefit Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation. The annual Lemon Ball is a huge community event that raises funds to fight childhood cancer.
    January 2020
    01/17/20 - IUPAT local 10
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    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, JANUARY 19
    01/17/20 - Teamsters Local 179
    The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, January 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
    TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 25 WOMEN'S COMMITTEE'S SCHOLARSHIP IS NOW AVAILABLE!
    01/17/20 - Teamsters Local 179
    Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee is proud to announce it’s 2020 Scholarship! Each year, Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee awards 5 scholarships to Teamster Women who demonstrate the desire to excel and reach their educational goals. The scholarships are valued from $1,000-$2,500.
    The Ghost of Jimmy Hoffa
    01/17/20 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
    The Ghost of Jimmy Hoffa By David Macaray | CounterPunch | Following is an article from one of our favorite magazine journals, CounterPunch, a periodical chocked with deep-seated investigative reporting that speaks to progressive politics and civil liberties. Lately there has been so much hype surrounding the the life and death of Jimmy Hoffa. The Martin Scorsese Netflix movie “The Irishman” attempts to chart the events of the day Hoffa disappeared in a way that you somehow yield to them not as a flight of fancy but as the reconstruction of an established truth. This author felt necessary to put facts into perspective, removing Scorsese’s glamorization of one-time Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa and identifying the union and it’s leadership for what it was - corrupt, anti-democratic and dirty.
    IRISH ANGEL COMING TO BOSTON
    01/17/20 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
    Irish Angel is coming to Boston on March 27, 2020.  Irish Angel is a support network for Law Enforcement, Firefighters, EMS, and Military personnel.  Irish Angel provides education, awareness, and resources about PTSD.  Through partnerships, Irish Angel, offers opportunities to inform, heal, and promote a healthy lifestyle for first responders.
    UPSEU Member - Not your Average Joe
    01/17/20 - UPSEU Local 1222
    The Quinnipiac Chronicle recently did a story on UPSEU Member, Joseph DiGioia, whose kind and caring a nature is making a difference: Joseph DiGioia has been cleaning the halls, classrooms, dorms and bathrooms of Quinnipiac University for the past 20 years, but this was the first year he realized anyone noticed the extra effort and enthusiasm that he brings to the job.
    James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund
    01/17/20 - Teamsters Local 449
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    Postal Service 5 Year Plan
    01/17/20 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    The Postal Service has released a Five-Year Strategic Plan FY2020-FY2024.
    2020 IBEW Local Union 21 Scholarships
    01/17/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    IBEW Local Union 21 Scholarship Our Local union is proud to offer, on an annual basis, the IBEW Local Union 21 Scholarship Program, available to all IBEW Local Union 21 members and their immediate family. Each year, our Local awards winners scholarships of $1,000 each. 2020 IBEW Local Union 21 Scholarship Essay Topics "How is globalization shifting the Labor Movement. "Vote – Are you registered, and how can your vote help Union Labor?" "How is Union Labor affected by current technology? i.e. Uber, Zelle,online shopping sites, etc." Applications must be received by Friday, May 1, 2020.
    H.4149 - Live Theater Tax Credit Pilot Program
    01/17/20 - IATSE Local B4
    Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend a round-table forum on the upcoming (July deadline) for H.4149 Live Theater Tax Credit Pilot. In attendance also Chris Welling, Pres. Local 11, Int'l V. P and Local 11 Business Manager Colleen Glynn, a Teamsters rep. Tevon Marcus of BIB, Maggie Doyle of CBOH, Erica Lynn Scwartz, GM ECT (moderator), Don Beal who sponsored the bill.
    It’s Time for Lawmakers to Acknowledge Workers Are Struggling
    01/17/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 17, 2020 | FAIR WAGES | There rightfully has been a lot of focus recently on the need for good-paying jobs. We wrote about it last week in this space and will again right now. Why? Because it is important to counter the narrative being pushed by some that everything is going just great for workers. Interest in the topic certainly goes beyond the Teamster Nation Blog.
    It’s Time for Lawmakers to Acknowledge Workers Are Struggling
    01/17/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 17, 2020 | ECONOMY | There rightfully has been a lot of focus recently on the need for good-paying jobs. We wrote about it last week in this space and will again right now. Why? Because it is important to counter the narrative being pushed by some that everything is going just great for workers. Interest in the topic certainly goes beyond the Teamster Nation Blog.
    It’s Time for Lawmakers to Acknowledge Workers Are Struggling
    01/17/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 17, 2020 | FAIR WAGES | There rightfully has been a lot of focus recently on the need for good-paying jobs. We wrote about it last week in this space and will again right now. Why? Because it is important to counter the narrative being pushed by some that everything is going just great for workers. Interest in the topic certainly goes beyond the Teamster Nation Blog.
    MLK Jr. Day
    01/16/20 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 20, marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights Leader's life and legacy. Let us celebrate! "WE ARE NOW FACED WITH THE FACT THAT TOMORROW IS TODAY.  WE ARE CONFRONTED WITH THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW.
    Virginia 38th and Final State Needed to Pass Equal Rights Amendment
    01/16/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 16, 2020 | EQUALITY | Since Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972, the proposal to enshrine gender equality in the Constitution has languished in state legislatures, failing to rack up the approvals in the three-quarters of states required of Constitutional amendments—until now.
    For the Love of God, Ask the Candidates About Unions
    01/16/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 16, 2020 | VOTE2020 | The American labor movement has been under attack for decades, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the Democratic primary debates. On Tuesday evening, moderators mentioned unions once — specifically a union, the AFL-CIO, and only to ask Bernie Sanders why he opposed the USMCA trade deal that the union endorsed.
    Virginia 38th and Final State Needed to Pass Equal Rights Amendment
    01/16/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 16, 2020 | EQUALITY | Since Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972, the proposal to enshrine gender equality in the Constitution has languished in state legislatures, failing to rack up the approvals in the three-quarters of states required of Constitutional amendments—until now.
    Virginia 38th and Final State Needed to Pass Equal Rights Amendment
    01/16/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 16, 2020 | EQUALITY | Since Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972, the proposal to enshrine gender equality in the Constitution has languished in state legislatures, failing to rack up the approvals in the three-quarters of states required of Constitutional amendments—until now.
    For the Love of God, Ask the Candidates About Unions
    01/16/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 16, 2020 | VOTE2020 | The American labor movement has been under attack for decades, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the Democratic primary debates. On Tuesday evening, moderators mentioned unions once — specifically a union, the AFL-CIO, and only to ask Bernie Sanders why he opposed the USMCA trade deal that the union endorsed.
    Fallen Border Patrol K-9 agent honored by local, state, federal dignitaries
    01/16/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The U.S. Border Patrol and other agencies gathered at the Abundant Living Faith Center Wednesday morning to say their final goodbyes to one of their own. A K-9, Bulder, was killed in the line of duty last month. The Border Patrol, CBP, El Paso police, El Paso Mayor Dee Margo and many other agencies came to pay their respects to Bulder Wednesday morning.
    EPPD and the Texas Department of Public Safety now accepting applications for Citizen's Academy
    01/16/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety are now accepting applications for the law enforcement citizens academy. The program is free and open to anyone 18-years of age and up, and the applications will be open until Jan.17. According to a release, the academy will begin on Feb. 4, and classes will meet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, and 9 p.m. to 12 p.m.
    AEU January General Membership Meeting Agenda
    01/15/20 - Association Employees Union
    The January General Membership Meeting is January 25, 2020 in Monterey CA at tht Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course please attend. See meeting details in the Events Calendar. Attached is the Agenda for the General Membership Meeting.
    JENNIFER BERTINO-TARRANT FOR WILL COUNTY EXECUTIVE CAMPAIGN LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
    01/15/20 - Teamsters Local 179
    If you would like to volunteer for the Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant for Will County Executive campaign, email LeeAnn at LeeAnn@jenniferforWillCounty.
    4th Qtr Southern States Savings & Retirement
    01/15/20 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
    Dear Tyson Members,      Please be advised for those members hired prior to January 1, 2003, the Southern States Savings and Retirement Fund has posted a 4.80% increment to all members accounts for the fourth (4th) quarter, October 1 through December 31, 2019.
    OFFICIAL NOTICE - Bylaw Change Proposal
    01/15/20 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    Attention Members - Important Please Read Please login and click on the Member Home tab to view the Official 20 Day Notice for a Bylaw Change proposal. This notice has been mailed to your home address on file. It is important that you read the notice and attend the Valley/CGS Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 4th at 5:30pm to cast your vote.
    For the Love of God, Ask the Candidates About Unions
    01/15/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 15, 2020 | VOTE2020 | The American labor movement has been under attack for decades, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the Democratic primary debates. On Tuesday evening, moderators mentioned unions once — specifically a union, the AFL-CIO, and only to ask Bernie Sanders why he opposed the USMCA trade deal that the union endorsed.
    Tentative Agreement Struck
    01/15/20 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
    A Tentative Agreement has been reached between Clark College and the CCAHE.
    For the Love of God, Ask the Candidates About Unions
    01/15/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    Jan. 15, 2020 | VOTE2020 | The American labor movement has been under attack for decades, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the Democratic primary debates. On Tuesday evening, moderators mentioned unions once — specifically a union, the AFL-CIO, and only to ask Bernie Sanders why he opposed the USMCA trade deal that the union endorsed.
    J.R. Hoffa Scholarships
    01/14/20 - Teamsters Local 776
    The application process for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has opened for 2020. The deadline for submission is March 2, 2020. The Fund is established solely to provide scholarships to the child or dependent of a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
    Looking Back at 2019 From Workers’ Perspective
    01/14/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 14, 2020 | COMMENTARY | The number of Americans who engaged in work stoppages last year was at a 30-year high, on pace to equal 2018′s strikes when almost half a million U.S. workers walked off the job. That said, such “days of idleness” were still less than the levels that workers sustained during the entire post-World War II period through 1979.
    2020 Standard Mileage Rate
    01/14/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    The 2020 standard mileage rate set by the Internal Revenue Service will be 57.5 cents per mile, effective January 1, 2020. Please use this rate when calculating mileage reimbursement on expense reports for 2020.
    Looking Back at 2019 From Workers’ Perspective
    01/14/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 14, 2020 | COMMENTARY | The number of Americans who engaged in work stoppages last year was at a 30-year high, on pace to equal 2018′s strikes when almost half a million U.S. workers walked off the job. That said, such “days of idleness” were still less than the levels that workers sustained during the entire post-World War II period through 1979.
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