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    State & Local Face Mask Requirements for Public Places
    07/03/20 - CWA Local 7777
    Since there are no Federal requirements for wearing a mask in public and in most states it is a “Hodge Podge” of different rules on this matter; it would be important if you or family members plan any traveling during this timeframe to check the state or local requirements on your traveling route and the designation place of our travel for wearing a mask in public.
    LOCAL UNION 659 ELECTION RESULTS
    07/02/20 - IBEW Local 659
    Thank you all for your participation with this year’s election.  It is through the efforts of the membership that this Local Union is able to work and serve everyone.
    Nearly Half the US Population Is Without A Job
    07/02/20 - Teamsters local 570
    July 2, 2020 | ECONOMY | Nearly half of the population is still out of a job showing just how far the U.S. labor market has to heal in the wake of the coronavirus.  The employment-population ratio — the number of employed people as a percentage of the U.S. adult population — plunged to 52.8% in May, meaning 47.
    Summer Labor Blood Drives - 2020
    07/02/20 - Teamsters Joint Council 41
    2020 SUMMER LABOR BLOOD DRIVES Come to donate and receive a free gift courtesy of the American Red Cross, while supplies last. * Emerald Event Center, Avon July 20th 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 100th Bomb Group, Cleveland July 28th 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown September 8th 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Why Labor Unions Make People Less Racist
    07/02/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    July 2, 2020 | EQUALITY | Compared to non-union workers, union members have higher wages and smaller gender and racial wage disparities. A study shows they change the way you see the world too.
    Nearly Half the US Population Is Without A Job
    07/02/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    July 2, 2020 | ECONOMY | Nearly half of the population is still out of a job showing just how far the U.S. labor market has to heal in the wake of the coronavirus.  The employment-population ratio — the number of employed people as a percentage of the U.S. adult population — plunged to 52.8% in May, meaning 47.
    Make It a Union-Made Fourth of July!
    07/02/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    The Fourth of July is here, and it’s time to celebrate America’s birthday. Our flag has been waving high since 1776, but do you know what the colors mean? The red represents the blood shed by those who fought for our nation’s independence.
    Washington Training Center Update
    07/02/20 - IUOE 302
    Washington Training Center Update Effective July 1st, the Spangle and Ellensburg, WA training centers have been merged and will be managed and run by the Ellensburg Training Director, Ole Fjellstad.  As many of you know, this effort has been in the works for some time and we are pleased that it has now all come together.
    Happy 4th of July!
    07/02/20 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    In observance of the holiday our office will be closed July 3rd. We wish all our members a Happy and Safe Holiday.
    Summary Report from the Administrative Officers
    07/02/20 - IATSE Local 33
    Hello Everyone Please click on the link below from the Administrative Officers. Thank you, I.A.T.S.E.
    IBEW 494 Apparel Store Is Open
    07/02/20 - INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 494
    The new IBEW Local 494 online store is up and running! To purchase any items go to: store https://ibew494.itemorder.
    IATSE ALERT: Film Tax Credit
    07/02/20 - IATSE Local B4
    The film tax credit would bring Massachusetts, especially Boston, to a level playing field with states like Connecticut and Rhode Island, to be able to create more work in the film, theater, hotel, restaurant, and travel industries.  It will generate a lot of revenue back to our city that we lose to these other cities who are already have this film tax credit.
    NEASO Member-2-Members Self-Care, Yoga Classes
    07/02/20 - NEASO
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    Happy Birthday America!
    07/01/20 - Teamsters Local 776
    This Fourth of July promises to be different than previous years; many people may not feel like....
    Message from IUEC Safety Director
    07/01/20 - IUEC Local 10
    Brothers & Sisters, It is with great regret to inform you that there was an on the job accident yesterday June 29th, in Local # 2 Chicago, IL.  Brother Bill Rogers mechanic, 61 years old, was working for Parkway Elevator Co. when the accident occurred during a re-roping job.  Today, June 30th, Brother Rogers passed away due to the injuries he received.
    The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalman’s Grand Executive Council Endorses Joe Biden for President
    07/01/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    FRONT ROYAL, VA — On June 11, 2020, the members of the BRS Grand Executive Council voted to unanimously endorse former U.S. Senator and Vice President Joe Biden for President of the United States. “The Grand Executive Council monitors and promotes candidates who demonstrate that they understand and support our Union values and the working class in this country.
    YRC RECEIVES CARES ACT RELIEF
    07/01/20 - Teamsters Local 449
    TEAMSTERS UNION LAUDS CARES ACT RELIEF FOR YRCW WORKERS 2020.07.01 Loan Will Protect Livelihoods of 30,000 Workers Impacted by Pandemic (WASHINGTON) – A $700 million loan provided by the United States Treasury under the CARES Act will help YRC Worldwide, Inc.
    YRC Receives $700M From Uncle Sam
    07/01/20 - Teamsters Local 492
    TEAMSTERS UNION LAUDS CARES ACT RELIEF FOR YRCW WORKERS Loan Will Protect Livelihoods of 30,000 Workers Impacted by Pandemic A $700 million loan provided by the United States Treasury under the CARES Act will help YRC Worldwide, Inc.
    YRC Expects to Receive CARES act loan
    07/01/20 - Teamsters Local 776
    A $700 million loan provided by the United States Treasury under the CARES Act will help YRC Worldwide, Inc.’s operating companies pay its employees’....
    How COVID-19 Widened America’s Wealth Gap
    06/30/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 30, 2020 | INEQUALITY | The novel coronavirus pandemic has only exacerbated income inequality, experts say, stretching the racial wealth gap in the United States and making the richest wealthier while leaving many of the poorest without jobs. As the COVID-19 pandemic overtook the U.S.
    How COVID-19 Widened America’s Wealth Gap
    06/30/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    June 30, 2020 | INEQUALITY | The novel coronavirus pandemic has only exacerbated income inequality, experts say, stretching the racial wealth gap in the United States and making the richest wealthier while leaving many of the poorest without jobs. As the COVID-19 pandemic overtook the U.S.
    Fishing For Freedom Donation Request
    06/30/20 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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    GMM Canceled for July 2020
    06/30/20 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers & Sisters: President  Wright is cancelling the July 2020  General Membership Meeting. We will try for one in August.
    July Union Meetings Canceled
    06/30/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    Out of an abundance of caution all July Union Meetings have been canceled. WEAR A MASK! - WORK SAFE! - SOCIAL DISTANCE! - WASH YOUR HANDS! - STAY SAFE!
    Officers say they received pizza from El Paso restaurant with a pig drawn on box
    06/30/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Police in El Paso say they’re disturbed after two officers were given food with a disrespectful picture drawn on it. In a Facebook post Sunday night, an El Paso police officer said he and his partner ordered dinner at The Pizza Joint in downtown El Paso. But the officers said this pizza came with something extra.
    July 3, 2020 Closure
    06/30/20 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
    Please be advised, that in accordance with our Local Bylaws, the Boilermakers Local Lodge 104, will be closed on July 3, 2020 in observance of the July 4th Holiday.  We will reopen at 8am on Monday July 6, 2020. The Seattle Labor Temple building will also be closed for the day on July 3rd, 2020 so payments cannot be dropped off at the Seattle Location.
    July Meetings Canceled
    06/30/20 - Teamsters Local 41
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    COVID-19 cases among El Paso first responders
    06/30/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The city of El Paso has provided data on COVID-19 cases within the El Paso Police Department and El Paso Fire Department. According to the city, 128 members of EPPD have been quarantined and 100 have been tested for COVID-19. Of those tested, 14 tests came back positive. City officials said 25 of those quarantined remain out of work and 97 have returned to work.
    Online Form Disable Times
    06/29/20 - support.unionactive.com
    The online forms now have an option to disable the form before and after certain times of the day. You can enter a disabled before time and a disabled after time. The form will not be available before a certain time or after a certain time or a combination of both.
    Unions Support Workers During Crisis
    06/29/20 - Teamsters local 570
    June 29, 2020 | OPINION | The COVID-19 pandemic has sent our world into a public health and economic tailspin. As of May, the national unemployment rate was at 13.3%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Michigan, it is a staggering 21.2% — worse than the Great Recession. [ In Maryland, it’s 9.9%.
    Unions Support Workers During Crisis
    06/29/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 29, 2020 | OPINION | The COVID-19 pandemic has sent our world into a public health and economic tailspin. As of May, the national unemployment rate was at 13.3%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Michigan, it is a staggering 21.2% — worse than the Great Recession. [ In Maryland, it’s 9.9%.
    Unions Support Workers During Crisis
    06/29/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    June 29, 2020 | OPINION | The COVID-19 pandemic has sent our world into a public health and economic tailspin. As of May, the national unemployment rate was at 13.3%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Michigan, it is a staggering 21.2% — worse than the Great Recession. [ In Maryland, it’s 9.9%.
    Support for Local 188 Brother Agarpao
    06/29/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Brother Agarpao is President and Local Chairman for Local 188. He was recently involved in a serious dirt bike accident and remains in serious condition at a hospital away from home. Local 188 has created a page for brothers and sisters to offer words of encouragement and monetary donations to help defray  financial burdens associated with this difficult time.
    Senator Portman Multiemployer Pension Reform Video
    06/29/20 - Teamsters Local 455
    Click link below to view: https://www.c-span.org/video/.
    Unions Support Workers During Crisis
    06/29/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    June 29, 2020 | OPINION | The COVID-19 pandemic has sent our world into a public health and economic tailspin. As of May, the national unemployment rate was at 13.3%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Michigan, it is a staggering 21.2% — worse than the Great Recession. [ In Maryland, it’s 9.9%.
    AT&T SIPP Applications Due This Tuesday 6-30
    06/28/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    June 28, 2020 - This is just a reminder all Enhanced General SIPP applications for eligible AT&T employees must be received by noon Tuesday June 30, 2020. The $80,500 SIPP amount is an incentive to allow employees who have been considering leaving the company to retiree and save the position of other employees who are not ready to leave their employment with AT&T.
    Kroger Negotiations Update 5
    06/27/20 - UFCW Local 455
    As the pandemic continues to surge in the greater Houston area, along with Kroger's profits, they are not willing to share!
    IATSE WCO Food Drive Thru - Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    06/27/20 - IATSE Local 33
    Dear Brothers, Sisters, and Kin, On July 1, 2020, the IATSE West Coast Office will be hosting another Food Bank Drive Thru sponsored by the LA County Fed & LA Food Bank. This food drive will be open to all Entertainment Industry Union Kin. No membership ID will be required to receive food.  When: Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
    In Case You Missed It
    06/26/20 - Teamsters local 570
      • The jobs we need   • Update for Industrial Trades Teamsters   • Workers are striking during coronavirus   • COVID-19 news updates for June 25   • GCC Local in Pa.
    In Case You Missed It
    06/26/20 - Teamsters Local 355
      • The jobs we need   • Update for Industrial Trades Teamsters   • Workers are striking during coronavirus   • COVID-19 news updates for June 25   • GCC Local in Pa.
    COVID-19 extensions
    06/26/20 - CWA Local 2222
    Dear Mike, As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Company will continue to eliminate the annual limit on the number of hours an employee can utilize on Bright Horizon back-up care benefits and will pay for all hours an employee utilizes on such benefits instead of having that funding come out of the ACFC Committee funds.
    Gone Golfing
    06/26/20 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
    Networking opportunities don't get any better than this! Whether you bring a group of clients or colleagues to play in the tournament, host an activity on the course or simply take advantage of one of our sponsorship opportunities, the UA Local 44 tournament offers everyone a way to gain exposure and promote their business.
    In Case You Missed It
    06/26/20 - Teamsters Local 992
      • The jobs we need   • Update for Industrial Trades Teamsters   • Workers are striking during coronavirus   • COVID-19 news updates for June 25   • GCC Local in Pa.
    Recent Developments
    06/26/20 - Theatrical Stage Employes Local No.4, IATSE
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    Summary of Material Modifications to The Railroad Employees National Health Flexible Spending Account Plan
    06/26/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    This summary of material modifications to The Railroad Employees National Health Flexible Spending Account Plan (the “FSA Plan”) is being provided to you to highlight important changes to the FSA Plan. If you have any questions regarding these changes or if you are unsure if these changes apply to you, please contact Railroad Enrollment Services at 1-800-753-2692.
    In Case You Missed It
    06/26/20 - Teamsters Local 888
      • The jobs we need   • Update for Industrial Trades Teamsters   • Workers are striking during coronavirus   • COVID-19 news updates for June 25   • GCC Local in Pa.
    As States Reopen, Workers, Executives Want Gov’t to Make Masks Mandatory
    06/25/20 - Teamsters local 570
    June 25, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | Business executives and front-line workers are pushing government officials to require customers to wear masks, a step that could allow companies to avoid alienating a portion of the public. As coronavirus cases surge around the U.S.
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