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September 22, 2020
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Updated: Sep. 22 (21:08)

COVID 19 Extension Ratifies
Association Employees Union
With Justice Ginsburg’s Death, Workers Rights Are at the Brink
Teamsters Local 355
Stand in Solidarity With Clark College Classified Staff
Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
Contract Updates
New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
2020 VEOP DocuSign
TWU Local 513
Rail Safety Week
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
 
     
Action Center
Fire, Police & Corrections Personnel Reporter
This issue has cases on arbitration, equal pay, First Amendment, handicap discrimination, health insurance, political discrimination, reverse discrimination, and whistleblower protection.

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COVID 19 Extension Ratifies
09/22/20 - Association Employees Union
The COVID 19 Extension has ratified.
With Justice Ginsburg’s Death, Workers Rights Are at the Brink
09/22/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 22, 2020 | OPINION | […] Conservative justices have already signaled their hostility to workers with decisions like Epic Systems v. Lewis. The stakes could not be higher—and what unionists must understand is that the next Supreme Court appointee may hold the power to destroy the last vestiges of legal power for public sector unions.
Stand in Solidarity With Clark College Classified Staff
09/22/20 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
There have been some troubling developments recently at Clark College.  The Clark College Board of Trustees recently contracted an accounting firm, Moss Adams, to conduct an audit of staffing and organizational structures within the college for efficiencies.
Contract Updates
09/22/20 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
District1199NM has recentely completed negotiations for increased wages, benefits and language pertaining to COVID-19. These negotiations covered union members at Christus-St.Vincent, University of New Mexico Hospital, Holy Cross and Alta Vista Regional Medical Center.
2020 VEOP DocuSign
09/22/20 - TWU Local 513
VEOP members retiring at the end of September should check their AAemail to confirm the DocuSign sent to them. The attachment is an example!
Rail Safety Week
09/22/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The goal of Rail Safety Week (RSW) is to raise awareness of the need for rail safety education and empower the general public to keep themselves safe near highway-rail grade crossings and railroad rights-of-way.

Join us in observing Rail Safety Week this year from Monday, September 21 through Sunday, September 27! This year, Rail Safety Week will be observed in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Web Post/ LinkedIn Learning Subscription
09/22/20 - IATSE Local 33
Hi All, Could you post the following message about LinkedIn Learning? LinkedIn Learning Subscription; IATSE members and those working under agreements can apply for this FREE subscription program. https://www.iatsetrainingtrust.
Workers First — Vote Union!
09/22/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
America faces crises on three critical fronts: a public health pandemic, an economic free fall and long-standing structural racism. And too many of America's working families are suffering. Elections have consequences. Working people need safe jobs, economic security and freedom from systemic racism.
UPS Final Offer from the Company
09/22/20 - Teamsters Local Union No. 91
Brothers & Sisters, Negotiations concluded on September 19, 2020 in Toronto after seven (7) straight days of talks.  The conclusion was the Company presenting its final offer to the bargaining committee.  Local 91 was not in favour of the final offer, however the offer will be voted on by the Members.
EPPD to Honor (Ret.) Officer Jose O. Ybarra #51 with Retired Police Honors
09/22/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective Jose O. Ybarra #51, who passed away on July 29, 2020, at the age of 94.   (Ret.) Detective Ybarra served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 25+ years.
Southwest Airlines and Unions Letter to President Trump, Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, Leader McConnell, and Leader Schumer Regarding CARES Act PSP
09/22/20 - AMFA
September 21, 2020 -- When we wrote to you in March, the size and scale of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the airline industry were still largely unknown. Cases were few, death rates low, and yet our industry was instantly decimated. The fate of airlines, including Southwest Airlines, hung in the balance. Your work was critical and appreciated to bring the CARES Act to fruition, providing much needed payroll support and acting as a stop-gap while our country and our industry worked toward recovery.
Challenge Coins
09/22/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 194
We have recieved our Challenge Coins and they are now avalible for purchase. On one side there is the IBEW Bug with "IBEW Local 194, Northwest Louisiana".  On the flip side there is a picture of what we feel like encompasses Northwest Louisiana.  There's a B-52 dropping a bomb with "Est. 1913", the year Local 194 was offically chartered.
EPPD to Honor (Ret.) Detective Albert M. Jones #107 with Retired Police Honors
09/22/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective Albert M. Jones #107, who passed away on July 26, 2020, at the age of 92.   (Ret.) Detective Jones served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 24+ years. He was commissioned by the El Paso Police Department on March 27, 1961 and retired on April 2, 1985.
The Jim McLean Memorial Fund (Brotherhood Fund) Needs Your Help
09/22/20 - IBEW Local 659
Dear Sisters and Brothers, This year has been unprecedented with the coronavirus and the devastating conditions in which the wildfires caused substantial destruction to many towns within Local Union 659 jurisdiction throughout Oregon and Northern California: Ashland; Blue River; Detroit; Eagle Point; Estacada; Otis; Phoenix; Shady Cove; Talent; Vida and Happy Camp (just to list a few).
REGISTER 2020
09/21/20 - IUPAT local 10
Register and V O T E right here !!! Click on your stae to make a difference .
Public works, state crews ‘put our lives on the line’ during severe weather
09/21/20 - UPSEU
HAMDEN — Brian Lecuyer has worked in the town’s Public Works Department for about 20 years, but one of the scariest moments of his life happened just last month when a tornado ripped through town . Within minutes of getting on the road after leaving the DPW building on Shepard Avenue, the tornado was right in front of him, he said. Read more at CTInsider.
Hoffa: Honoring Ginsburg, a Friend to Working, Disenfranchised People
09/21/20 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 21, 2020 | IN MEMORIAM | The following is a statement from Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President, on the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “On Friday evening, we lost this nation’s leading judicial voice for everyday Americans who have been repeatedly overlooked and cast aside in this country.
GENERAL PRESIDENT JAMES P. HOFFA ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF JUSTICE GINSBURG
09/21/20 - Teamsters Local 179
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President, on the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “On Friday evening, we lost this nation’s leading judicial voice for everyday Americans who have been repeatedly overlooked and cast aside in this country.
Kroger Negotiations Update 17
09/21/20 - UFCW Local 455
On the night of 9/9/2020 the company notified the union via phone call, and released a statement on their landing page, that they are going to unilaterally implement their wages and healthcare offer.
Kroger Negotiations Update 16
09/21/20 - UFCW Local 455
The Union & Company met the week of September 2nd & 3rd to continue discussions on your contract with the assistance of a Federal Mediator and your Bargaining Committee, which is made up of rank and file union members that work in stores alongside you.
Sad News - The Mother of Ellen Cawley has passed.
09/21/20 - IATSE Local B4
Sad News - Ellen Cawley's Mother has passed away.  Flowers were sent and if anyone would like to send a card: Ellen Cawley, 14 Glide Street, Dorchester, MA 02122. There is no information on any funeral arraignments at this time.
Sad News - The Mother of Mars Cullen has passed.
09/21/20 - IATSE Local B4
Sad news, Mars Cullen's Mother has passed away.  Flowers have been sent and cards can be sent to: Mars Cullen, 175 Waverly Ave., Melrose, MA 02176.   We have no funeral information at this time.
Hoffa: Honoring Ginsburg, a Friend to Working, Disenfranchised People
09/21/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 21, 2020 | IN MEMORIAM | The following is a statement from Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President, on the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “On Friday evening, we lost this nation’s leading judicial voice for everyday Americans who have been repeatedly overlooked and cast aside in this country.
Lodge 35 Endorses Mike McCreary For State Representative
09/20/20 - Le-Hampton Lodge 35 FOP
On behalf of the 700 members of Fraternal Of Police Le-Hampton Lodge 35, I proudly announce that Mike McCreary has unanimously won our endorsement and support for State Representative of the 132nd Legislative District.
Lodge 35 Endorses Ann Flood For State Representative
09/20/20 - Le-Hampton Lodge 35 FOP
On behalf of the 700 members of Fraternal Of Police Le-Hampton Lodge 35, I proudly announce that Ann Flood has unanimously won our endorsement and support for State Representative.
2020 BALL
09/18/20 - FOP Local 18
All, It is with great sadness that I inform you that the 2020 FOP Ball is canceled. Our board is working to find other fundraising opportunities and plan events for 2021. Please feel free to share this with others who normally attend.
In Case You Missed It
09/18/20 - Teamsters local 570
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50 Reasons the Trump Administration is Bad for Workers
09/18/20 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 18, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Trump administration has systematically promoted the interests of corporate executives and shareholders over those of working people and failed to protect worker’s safety, wages and rights. This Economic Policy Institute report provides a review of the administration’s most egregious attacks on working people since Trump took office.
50 Reasons the Trump Administration is Bad for Workers
09/18/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 18, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Trump administration has systematically promoted the interests of corporate executives and shareholders over those of working people and failed to protect worker’s safety, wages and rights. This Economic Policy Institute report provides a review of the administration’s most egregious attacks on working people since Trump took office.
Memo: Call to Action Regarding CARES Act PSP Funding Extension
09/18/20 - AMFA
September 18, 2020 -- We are less than two weeks from the CARES Act Payroll Support Program (PSP) end date of September 30, 2020. This program has guaranteed wages for airline employees during this period of severely depressed demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while avoiding layoffs that have been announced as being necessary by several major airlines.
50 Reasons the Trump Administration is Bad for Workers
09/18/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 18, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Trump administration has systematically promoted the interests of corporate executives and shareholders over those of working people and failed to protect worker’s safety, wages and rights. This Economic Policy Institute report provides a review of the administration’s most egregious attacks on working people since Trump took office.
In Case You Missed It
09/18/20 - Teamsters Local 992
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Workers Win as NY Federal Judge Tosses ‘Joint Employer’ Rule
09/18/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 18, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Millions of workers potentially won—and the GOP Trump regime lost in court again—as a New York federal judge tossed the Trump Labor Department’s new, and narrower, “joint employer” rule. Indeed, the Trump scheme was so bad, said Judge Gregory Woods of the U.S.
Flu shots
09/18/20 - UA Local 23 Plumbers & Pipefitters
Please click on the "Pension/H&W" tab for flu shot information.
50 Reasons the Trump Administration is Bad for Workers
09/18/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Sept. 18, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Trump administration has systematically promoted the interests of corporate executives and shareholders over those of working people and failed to protect worker’s safety, wages and rights. This Economic Policy Institute report provides a review of the administration’s most egregious attacks on working people since Trump took office.
In Case You Missed It
09/18/20 - Teamsters Local 888
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Body-Worn Cameras and Memory
09/18/20 - Spokane Police Guild
Body-worn cameras can’t replace an officer’s perceptions, but they can be extraordinarily valuable when they confirm the presence of weapons, capture resistance, and verify de-escalation attempts. What’s more, it is expected that the presence of cameras encourages people on both sides of the lens to be the best version of themselves as they interact.
OSHA Offers Toothless Response to COVID-19 Workplace Deaths
09/17/20 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 17, 2020 | HEALTH & SAFETY | How much are the lives of essential workers who are keeping food on the tables of their fellow Americans worth? Not much, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Nominated Officers for Election Sept 15th - 28th
09/17/20 - CWA Local 3176
To all CWA Local 3176 members, On Monday, September 14, 2020, at the general membership meeting nominations were held for all positions of the executive board.
OSHA Offers Toothless Response to COVID-19 Workplace Deaths
09/17/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 17, 2020 | HEALTH & SAFETY | How much are the lives of essential workers who are keeping food on the tables of their fellow Americans worth? Not much, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Kroger MEAT Membership Meeting
09/17/20 - UFCW Local 455
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OSHA Offers Toothless Response to COVID-19 Workplace Deaths
09/17/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 17, 2020 | HEALTH & SAFETY | How much are the lives of essential workers who are keeping food on the tables of their fellow Americans worth? Not much, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Los Angeles County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center
09/17/20 - IATSE Local 33
The following report is a high level summary of the L.A. County Emergency Operation Center's COVID-19 disaster response.  This incident update includes the number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 among Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department employees.
Webinars and Actions from the IATSE Education Dept
09/17/20 - IATSE Local 33
Growth Equals Strength  *  Organizing Makes You Stronger.
Man With Hatchet Attacks Texas Police Officer After Liquor Store Theft
09/17/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
An El Paso man was arrested after allegedly attacking a police officer with a hatchet following a liquor store theft Wednesday evening in the Five Points neighborhood. Rodney Raymond Zavala, 29, is accused of throwing a hatchet at a police officer who found him drinking a bottle of stolen liquor. The officer was not hit by the hatchet. Officer.
AMFA–SWA Article 23 Response Protocols Agreement Referendum Results
09/17/20 - AMFA
September 17, 2020 -- The votes for the AMFA-Southwest Airlines (SWA) Article 23 Response Protocols Agreement Referendum were tallied on September 17, 2020. Votes for this referendum were counted and certified by ElectionBuddy, and the AMFA-SWA Article 23 Response Protocols Agreement has been: Approved.
How Millennials Are Changing the Manufacturing Industry
09/17/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Sept. 17, 2020 | THE FUTURE OF LABOR | […] Today’s manufacturing industry looks a lot different from the one of decades past, but manufacturing is still a vital part of the American business landscape. As the manufacturing industry tackles the challenges of the 21st century, millennials are beginning to put their own stamp on the industry in all kinds of ways.
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