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Teamsters Local 391 Police Officers Secure Pay Increases

Teamsters - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:32

With the passage and implementation of the City of Raleigh’s budget on July 1, police officers represented by Teamsters Local 391 are expected to see pay increases of anywhere from 3 percent to 13 percent. The new budget also increases the starting base salary for police to $40,000 annually. 

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YRC Freight Change Of Operations Information

Teamsters - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 10:19

We have been advised that YRC Freight is mailing its proposed multi-region network enhancement change of operations and utility employee change of operations today.

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How a Father's Tragedy Moved the Teamsters to Fight an Opioid Distributor

Teamsters - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 09:23

The largest drug distributor in the US has been accused by the Teamsters union of a pivotal role in the country’s opioid epidemic. The union is urging shareholders to force a public reckoning this week, a move prompted by one member’s heartrending account of the death of his son.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/25/teamsters-mckesson-opioid-epidemic-america-drugs-painkillers?CMP=share_btn_link
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Lawmakers attend Boilermakers’ reception

IBB - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 09:00
Social setting encourages relationship-building

THE 2017 LEAP Congressional Reception drew federal lawmakers and other guests to the Mayflower Hotel April 25, including many in Congress who had just returned to Washington, D.C., following a recess.

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Teamsters to Protest McKesson's Shareholder Meeting Wednesday

Teamsters - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 05:55

McKesson Corp. will face some opposition at its annual shareholder meeting this Wednesday, July 26 from an unconventional activist investor -- a labor union. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters not only plans to attend the shareholder meeting, but will also hold a protest outside.

https://www.thestreet.com/story/14240320/1/teamsters-to-protest-mckesson-s-shareholder-meeting-wednesday.html
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Local 174: Sand And Gravel Teamsters Vote In Favor Of Strike Action

Teamsters - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:05

Sand and gravel Teamsters represented by Local 174 in Seattle have voted to authorize a strike action.

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Call now! Tell your Senator to vote NO on ACA Repeal!

UAW - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 08:17

We‘ve been asking for your help a lot recently, but we need your help now more than ever to save UAW members’ and their families’ health care.

Due to your activism, Republicans in the Senate have abandoned their efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and instead are voting to fully repeal the ACA with no replacement. The consequences will be dire for all UAW members and their families.

Call 1-313-528-6780 NOW to tell your Senator to vote NO on ACA Repeal!

Non-Partisan experts have concluded that 32 million Americans will lose health care due to this bill, with roughly 18 million Americans losing their health care next year, including 3 million who would lose their employer-provided insurance.

A full repeal of the ACA would raise individual premiums by 25% in 2018, and double premiums within ten years. Retirees and seniors will be left paying more for health care and prescription drugs because the Medicare Part D donut hole would return.

Call 1-313-528-6780 NOW to tell your Senator to vote NO on kicking 32 million Americans off health care and raising insurance premiums 25% by repealing the ACA!

We once again need your help to defeat this bill that threatens all UAW members and their families. Call 1-313-528-6780 now to be connected to your Senator’s office. When they answer, just say you’re a voter in their state, tell them where you live, and tell them to VOTE NO ON REPEALING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

Thank you for your help!

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EPI: Pay For CEOs More Than 271 Times That Of Average Worker

Teamsters - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 08:11

The Economic Policy Institute's (EPI) newest report on CEO pay reveals  that some CEO's receive wages and benefits (stock options, etc.) that are 271-times more than the average worker.

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To Fund Tax Cuts for the Rich, Politicians Propose to Slash Pensions and Eliminate Pensions

AFGE - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 16:00
In a rush to fund tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations, politicians are coming up with different ways to find the money. One of them is to eliminate pensions for new federal employees and cut pensions for current ones. Read More
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To Fund Tax Cuts for the Rich, Politicians Propose to Slash & Eliminate Pensions

AFGE - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 16:00
In a rush to fund tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations, politicians are coming up with different ways to find the money. One of them is to eliminate pensions for new federal employees and cut pensions for current ones. Read More
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Amid Budgetary Chaos, Important but Little-Known Labs Are Facing Closure

AFGE - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 16:00
The only national labs dedicated to fossil energy research, which ensures our fossil fuels are used in a responsible, safe, and effective way, are facing closure and deep budget cuts. Read More
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Teamsters Pose Hard Questions for the Company at the Center of the Opioid Crisis

Teamsters - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:47

Ken Hall, general secretary-treasurer of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, is planning to speak at the McKesson annual meeting. In a phone interview Wednesday, he said that his home is in West Virginia, and that he had witnessed the devastation of opioid addiction.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/business/mckesson-opioid-packaging.html?_r=0
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911 Dispatchers Attend National Police Week

Teamsters - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:09

This year’s National Police Week took place May 14 – 20 in Washington, DC. and two members for Local 117 in Seattle attended the event.

http://www.teamsters117.org/911_dispatchers_attend_national_police_week
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Major Economic Indicators Latest Numbers

Money Headlines - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 06:30

Consumer Price Index (CPI):
unchanged in Jun 2017
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Unemployment Rate:
4.4% in Jun 2017
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Payroll Employment:
+222,000(p) in Jun 2017
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Average Hourly Earnings:
+$0.04(p) in Jun 2017
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Producer Price Index - Final Demand:
+0.1%(p) in Jun 2017
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Employment Cost Index (ECI):
+0.8% in 1st Qtr of 2017
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Productivity:
unchanged in 1st Qtr of 2017
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U.S. Import Price Index:
-0.2% in Jun 2017
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U.S. Export Price Index:
-0.2% in Jun 2017
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Politicians Launch VA Privatization Blitz

AFGE - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 16:00
Here are 5 bills that would open the floodgate of VA privatization and take away resources from the VA. Read More
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XPO Workers in Texas Win Recognition With Teamsters Local 657

Teamsters - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:47

XPO workers in Laredo, Texas who voted to form their union with Teamsters Local 657 have won a major victory.

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Man arrested in stabbing of D.C. Circulator bus driver

ATU - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 09:31
A police report said Lighty had a verbal altercation with the driver after the driver declined to stop the bus, and he later stabbed the driver in the back of the head with a box cutter.
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US must re-engage on climate change

IBB - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 09:00
Paris withdrawal cedes leadership, will isolate nation

WHILE THE PARIS climate accord has its detractors — and there are legitimate concerns — turning our backs on the global movement to limit climate change and mitigate its effects is a national policy mistake that must be corrected, and soon.

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Teamsters Reach Agreement After Two-Day Strike at Twin River Casino

Teamsters - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:34

(LINCOLN, R.I.) – Teamster Local 251 members have won an agreement for a new contract at Twin River Casino after a 41.5 hour strike from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. Teamster members unanimously authorized a strike when Twin River demanded a contract that imposed health care cuts and eliminated workers’ job security.

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