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    SPECIAL ENROLLMENT FOR FLEX SPENDING
    06/17/21 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    SPECIAL ENROLLMENT FOR HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING Federal employees can enroll, re-enroll or change their flexible spending account coverage during the month of June, as the Office of Personnel Management announced June 14 that it authorized a special enrollment period as part of provisions outlined in the Consolidated Appropriations Act and the American Rescue Plan.
    SPECIAL ENROLLMENT FOR FLEX SPENDING
    06/17/21 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Feds get special enrollment for health care flexible spending Federal employees can enroll, re-enroll or change their flexible spending account coverage during the month of June, as the Office of Personnel Management announced June 14 that it authorized a special enrollment period as part of provisions outlined in the Consolidated Appropriations Act and the American Rescue Plan.
    Maryland Governor Ending COVID-19 State of Emergency July 1
    06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    June 16, 2021 | Maryland will end a state of emergency for COVID-19 on July 1, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday. The governor made the announcement as health metrics continue to improve in the state. “Masks or face coverings will not be required in any settings anywhere, including schools, camps, and child care facilities," Hogan said.
    There is No Labor Shortage, Only Labor Exploitation
    06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    June 16, 2021 | COMMENTARY | […] American workers are at a critically important juncture at this moment. Corporate employers seem to be approaching a limit of how far they can push workers to accept poverty-level jobs. According to longtime labor organizer and senior scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies Bill Fletcher Jr.
    Amazon’s Labor Exploitation A Return to the 1920 – And Unions Are Our Best Hope Out
    06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    June 16, 2021 | ORGANIZING | Amazon claims to be innovative, but its strategies of market dominance and labor exploitation are as old as capitalism itself and were perfected by predecessors like Standard Oil, General Motors, US Steel, AT&T, Walmart, and Microsoft. My union, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, views this as history repeating itself.
    Congratulations!
    06/16/21 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
    Congratulations to the folowing winners of our May Internal Organizing contest: New Member drawing: Vanessa Bryant from the St. Lucie County School District won the New Member drawaing for $200.00 for signing a membership application in May. Xavier Pook from Palm Beach County won the New Member drawing for $200.00 for signing a membership application in May.
    Tacoma Joint Labor Committee Ballot
    06/16/21 - IBEW Local 483
    Attention all City of Tacoma Members, the Tacoma Joint Labor ballot will be going out in the mail today to vote on the 2022 Tacoma Joint Labor Committee agreement. This is an important opportunity as a Supporter (dues paying member) for you to have a voice when it comes to your benefits. So please return your ballots as soon as you receive them. Thank you.
    There is No Labor Shortage, Only Labor Exploitation
    06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 16, 2021 | COMMENTARY | […] American workers are at a critically important juncture at this moment. Corporate employers seem to be approaching a limit of how far they can push workers to accept poverty-level jobs. According to longtime labor organizer and senior scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies Bill Fletcher Jr.
    Can State Governments Save Local Newspapers?
    06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 16, 2021 | PUBLISHING | Newspapers across America are in peril, particularly small and midsized ones. The collapse of the traditional advertising model has caused upheaval across the industry. Since 2004, more than 2,000 newsrooms across the country have closed, most of them weeklies. The pandemic only exacerbated the problem.
    Annual Member Picnic at Wet-N-Wild Waterworld
    06/16/21 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association will host the Annual Member Picnic at Wet-N-Wild Waterworld on Saturday July 31, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.   Aside from the usual fun on rides in the water... • There will be free beer and sodas, plus some grills will be available for free (while supplies last) • The park will open at 1000 hrs.
    City of Tacoma Job Opening
    06/16/21 - IBEW Local 483
    The City of Tacoma has a Line Equipment Operator position open. Please see the link to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/.
    There is No Labor Shortage, Only Labor Exploitation
    06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 888
    June 16, 2021 | COMMENTARY | […] American workers are at a critically important juncture at this moment. Corporate employers seem to be approaching a limit of how far they can push workers to accept poverty-level jobs. According to longtime labor organizer and senior scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies Bill Fletcher Jr.
    Knoebels Family Picnic
    06/15/21 - Teamsters Local 776
    After a one year hiatus due to the pandemic Local 776 again held their membership family picnic on Sunday June....
    Heartfelt Sympathies to the Aragon Family
    06/15/21 - IBEW Local 483
    IBEW Local 483 would like to send our heartfelt sympathies to the Aragon family, who unexpectedly lost their husband and father. Billie Jo Aragon is our Executive Board Recording Secretary and Shop Steward out at Parkland Light and Water Company. If you can help out during this hard time, please do so by donating to the Aragon families’ GoFundMe at https://www.gofundme.
    Upcoming Holidays
    06/15/21 - IBEW Local 551
    Monday, July 5, 2021 - Independence Day


    Monday, Sept 5, 2021 - Labor Day
    Data Manager - Create Advanced Online Forms and Databases
    06/15/21 - support.unionactive.com
    The Data Manager is a powerful database creator and online form builder with a ton of great features. Use the Data Manager to create and manage databases of any kind like important contact databases, phone call records, contractor and employer databases, staff lists, or anything else you can think of.
    Western WA Negotiations Update - Tentative Agreements
    06/15/21 - IUOE 302
    Dear Western Washington Brothers & Sisters, Please head to the member home for a new a message and update from your bargaining team as of 6/15/2021 for the AGC, Independent, and NWCOA Negotiations.
    Restored Federal Funding for California High Speed Rail is Win for Working Families
    06/15/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Washington, DC — Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement commending the Biden administration for restoring $929 million in federal funding for California High Speed Rail: “The era of playing politics with transportation funding is over.
    2021 Teamsters Day at Kentucky Kingdom
    06/15/21 - Teamsters Local 89
    We are proud to announce Teamsters Day at Kentucky Kingdom on August 22nd! Tickets are on sale now at the Local 89 union hall. A valid photo ID will be required to ensure you are a member in good standing. Tickets will be $5 dollars each. You may purchase a maximum of six tickets. All purchases must be made by cash only. There will be no buffet tickets available this year.
    New Federal COVID-19 Safety Rules Exempt Most Employers
    06/14/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    June 14, 2021 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The Biden administration has exempted most employers from long-awaited rules for protecting workers from the coronavirus, angering labor advocates who had spent more than a year lobbying for the protections.
    Mentoring Meeting for probationary helpers
    06/14/21 - IUEC Local 10
    Attached below is a reminder from Safety Committee Chairman/Business Agent Matt Rusch for ALL Probationary helpers.  This reminder has been emailed to all as well as posted here for your informaiton.  Please do not miss this meeting.  It is to your benefit to be present.
    Death of Member - EDBF 132
    06/14/21 - IBEW Local 1205
    @media only screen and (max-width: 730px){ .pdfview{height:500px !important} We regretfully inform you that retired member Clayton Hutto passed away on Saturday, June 12th.  We was a member of the Electrician's Death Benefit Fund and has been assigned #132.  His beneficiary has been paid on 220 members.  Please see his obituary in this article.
    New Federal COVID-19 Safety Rules Exempt Most Employers
    06/14/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 14, 2021 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The Biden administration has exempted most employers from long-awaited rules for protecting workers from the coronavirus, angering labor advocates who had spent more than a year lobbying for the protections.
    Amazon’s Labor Exploitation A Return to the 1920s – And Unions Are Our Best Hope Out
    06/14/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    June 14, 2021 | ORGANIZING | There is perhaps no clearer manifestation of how America is failing the working class than Amazon.  In the blink of an eye, Amazon has become the largest and wealthiest logistics company the world has ever seen. Millions of Americans work in warehouse, shipping and package delivery jobs, where Amazon heavily dominates its competitors.
    Chain Motor Class
    06/14/21 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers & Sisters: Local 33 is offering a Chain Motor class on Tuesday, June 15 @ 9:00a.m. Setting Limits, Troubleshooting, Quick Repair, and Safe Operation. If interested in attending please email the Safety & Training Committee at; training@ia33.
    New Federal COVID-19 Safety Rules Exempt Most Employers
    06/14/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    June 14, 2021 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The Biden administration has exempted most employers from long-awaited rules for protecting workers from the coronavirus, angering labor advocates who had spent more than a year lobbying for the protections.
    Western WA Negotiations Update
    06/14/21 - IUOE 302
    Dear Western Washington Brothers & Sisters, Please head to the member home for a new message and update from your bargaining team as of 6/14/2021 for the NWCOA negotiations.
    Elitch Gardens Pepsi Pass 2021
    06/14/21 - Teamsters Local 455
    CLICK LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://elitchtickets.parkezpay.
    Safety Vests
    06/13/21 - Teamsters Local 776
     Local 776 again is offering safety vests emblazoned wit the Teamster Logo. Show your Teamster Pride while being safe. The vests are available in: Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, 3XL, and 4XL for $25.00. The vests are available for pick up at the Harrisburg Union Hall during normal business hours. Be Seen, Be Safe.
    CWA NATIONAL POSITION ON VACCINES
    06/11/21 - CWA Local 3176
    COVID-19 Vaccinations Now that several COVID-19 vaccinations are approved and vaccination programs are underway, we are making real progress toward reducing infections, illness, and death from the virus. But the danger is not over.
    How to Read a Safety Data Sheet Webinar
    06/11/21 - IATSE Local 33
    Please see the below flyer for the upcoming webinar hosted by the IATSE Education and Training Department:
    Ransomeware Attack Hit Teamsters in 2019 – They Refused to Pay
    06/11/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 11, 2021 | CYBERSECURITY | When the Teamsters were hit by a ransomware attack over Labor Day weekend in 2019, the hackers asked for a seven-figure payment. But unlike many of the companies hit by high-profile ransomware attacks in recent months, the union declined to pay, despite the FBI's advice to do so, three sources familiar with the previously unreported cyberattack told.
    UPS Teamsters Will Get A COLA Increase in 2021
    06/11/21 - Teamsters Local 492
    UPS Teamsters Will Get A COLA Increase in 2021 In accordance with Article 33 of the National Master UPS Agreement and with the release of the May Consumer Price Index (CPI), there will be a .33¢ per hour (0.8250 cents per mile for mileage pay) Cost of Living Allowance on August 1, 2021 for all seniority employees who have completed their appropriate wage progression schedule.
    BCS Update
    06/11/21 - Teamsters Local 231
    Please carefully read the information updates for Bellingham Cold Storage.
    JUNE Unit Meetings
    06/11/21 - IBEW local 2325
    Due to scheduling difficulties caused by Covid, we will combine all 3 units for the month of June into one Unit meeting. We will then discuss meetings for the summer with a plan to return to our normal meeting schedule in September. The meeting for June will be Thursday June 17th at 5 pm at the Union office in Worcester. David S.
    Transportation Labor Supports the Invest in America Act
    06/11/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Washington, DC — Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in support of the INVEST in America Act: “We applaud the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for putting the needs of working families first by reintroducing the INVEST in America Act.
    INVEST in America Act
    06/11/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Washington, DC – On June 8, 2021, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) highlighted the provisions of the newly-introduced surface transportation bill that would make a historic $95 billion investment in passenger and freight rail in the U.S., including $32 billion for Amtrak, tripling its current funding.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 6/11/2021
    06/11/21 - Teamsters Local 992
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    Ransomeware Attack Hit Teamsters in 2019 – They Refused to Pay
    06/11/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    June 11, 2021 | CYBERSECURITY | When the Teamsters were hit by a ransomware attack over Labor Day weekend in 2019, the hackers asked for a seven-figure payment. But unlike many of the companies hit by high-profile ransomware attacks in recent months, the union declined to pay, despite the FBI's advice to do so, three sources familiar with the previously unreported cyberattack told.
    Emergency Order Requiring Face Mask Use in Railroad Operations
    06/11/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    On January 29, 2021, the CDC issued an order requiring the wearing of masks by persons on transportation conveyances and on the premises of transportation hubs to prevent spread of COVID-19 (CDC Mask Order).  On June 10, 2021, the CDC provided updated Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions, regarding the requirement to wear masks in outdoor spaces.
    City of Tacoma Job Opening
    06/11/21 - IBEW Local 483
    Visit this link to view the posting: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tacoma/jobs/3112304/line-clearance-tree-trimmer.
    Local 776 Family Picnic
    06/10/21 - Teamsters Local 776
    Coming to the picnic on Sunday? From the looks of registration quite a few of you are! After the year it’s been what....
    CWA Picnic Bash
    06/10/21 - CWA 2201
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    A note for Virginia Licensed Mechanics
    06/10/21 - IUEC Local 10
    I was sent a little information this morning that I think ALL Virginia Licensed mechanics should see.  We have a number of mechanics who will apply for their license, keep it for 2 years and let it expire.  3 - 5 years later, or longer, they reapply because they realize that their license has expired.
    SB 1014 Update
    06/10/21 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
    Rick Poulette, President, CWA Local 3181 Hello everyone.  The Session is finally over in Tallahassee. First, I would like to thank all of you who participated in the defeat of SB 1014, anti-union bill. We could not have defeated this bill without everyone's support and help. So I personally thank each and everyone of you for a job well done.
    Federal Employee Health Program Insurer Offers Cash for Vaccinations,
    06/10/21 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
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    OSHA Covid-19 Rule for Health Care to Be Released Today
    06/10/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    June 10, 2021 | HEALTH & SAFETY | OSHA’s emergency rule to protect workers from Covid-19 infection will center on the health-care industry and be released by midday Thursday, U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said Wednesday.
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