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How to Order Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests from the Government
01/18/22 - UPSEU
Please be advised that starting today, January 18th (a day earlier than previously announced), Americans will be able to order free at-home COVID-19 test kits from the government, in the Biden Administration's ongoing effort to curb the latest, record-breaking coronavirus surge. The official launch to order these free at-home tests is tomorrow, January 19th, but again, you can do so now.
COMPLETE TENATIVE AGREEMENT
01/18/22 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
ATTENTION!!  ATTENTION!!!  WE NOW HAVE THE FULL TENATIVE AGREEMENT AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO READ AND HELP YOU MAKE YOUR VOTING DECISION ON THE NEW 3 YEAR COLLECTIVE BARGINING AGREEMENT JUST CLICK ON THE 2021 CONTRACT INFORMATION TAB ON THE LEFT.
Plan Coverage of OTC COVID-19 Tests obtained without an order
01/18/22 - IUEC Local 10
On January 10, 2022, the federal government issued guidance that requires group health plans and health insurance issuers to provide coverage for the entire cost of at-home over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic tests approved by the FDA ("OTC COVID-10 TESTS") without an order or individualized clinical assessment by a health care provider.
Ending Driver Exploitation Would Help Relieve Supply Chain Woes
01/18/22 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 18, 2022 | OPINION | For years, truck drivers have helped ensure that we get the goods we need in time for the holidays, but current supply chain pressures have revealed inefficiencies in an unaccountable trucking system where employers violate drivers' rights with impunity.
Ending Driver Exploitation Would Help Relieve Supply Chain Woes
01/18/22 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 18, 2022 | OPINION | For years, truck drivers have helped ensure that we get the goods we need in time for the holidays, but current supply chain pressures have revealed inefficiencies in an unaccountable trucking system where employers violate drivers' rights with impunity.
AEU Interference Concerns SFFO
01/18/22 - Association Employees Union
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AEU Interference Concerns SFFO
01/18/22 - Association Employees Union
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Membership Meeting
01/17/22 - CWA Local 2222
Due to inclement weather the Membership Meeting scheduled for tomorrow will be rescheduled to January 25th,2022.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Union Man
01/17/22 - Teamsters Local 570
Jan. 17, 2022 | EQUALITY | If Martin Luther King Jr. still lived, he’d probably tell people to join unions. King understood racial equality was inextricably linked to economics. He asked, “What good does it do to be able to eat at a lunch counter if you can’t buy a hamburger?” Those disadvantages have persisted.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Union Man
01/17/22 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 17, 2021 | EQUALITY | If Martin Luther King Jr. still lived, he’d probably tell people to join unions. King understood racial equality was inextricably linked to economics. He asked, “What good does it do to be able to eat at a lunch counter if you can’t buy a hamburger?” Those disadvantages have persisted.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Union Man
01/17/22 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 17, 2022 | EQUALITY | If Martin Luther King Jr. still lived, he’d probably tell people to join unions. King understood racial equality was inextricably linked to economics. He asked, “What good does it do to be able to eat at a lunch counter if you can’t buy a hamburger?” Those disadvantages have persisted.
Member Education Seminar 2/26
01/17/22 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
https://uiowa.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqc-2tqTMiGNZeeqtenDTrL56Io3L6pENb  The IPWU  eBoard authorized funds to develop a member education program for fall seminar 2021. This program was trumped by the National's craft training. COVID has crowded schedules making rescheduling in 2021 impossible.
WFH Extension
01/17/22 - CWA 2201
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Film Teamsters Forklift Certified at 492 Union Hall
01/16/22 - Teamsters Local 492
Film Teamsters Forklift Certified at 492 Union Hall Teamsters Local 492 conducted 3 free forklift classes on January 7, 8, 9 2022. The classes were at the Union Hall. There were 36 Teamsters that successfully completed the Forklift Certification/training classes and were certified in Class 4, 5 and even Class 7 which is the reach-forklift.
Vote To Approve School District Levies For Sustainable K-12 Schools and Strong Union Jobs
01/15/22 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
Do you or someone you know live in the Hockinson or Evergreen School Districts? If so, the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council urges you to vote “yes” on the school levies that will appear on your February 8th Special Elections ballot because you will be voting to provide support where it’s needed most: K-12 students.
Labor News Wrap-Up: 01/14/2022
01/14/22 - Teamsters Local 570
  • Can a self-driving 40-ton truck be safe.
More Than 8,000 Grocery Workers on Strike in Denver
01/14/22 - Teamsters Local 570
Jan. 14, 2021 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | About 8,000 grocery store workers at 77 King Soopers and City Markets stores in the Denver area are on strike after the union rejected what the company described as its best and final offer to replace a recently expired contract.
Local News Wrap-up: 01/14/2022
01/14/22 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Can a self-driving 40-ton truck be safe.
News from California Casualty
01/14/22 - FOP Local 18
FOP Brothers and Sisters: California Casualty has recently lowered rates for WAFOP members. Take a moment to receive a quote and learn about their Auto, Homeowners and Renters program specifically for created for First Responders. Click here or on the graphic. Upon obtaining a completed quote, you will also receive a $25 Amazon gift card as a thank you!
Labor News Wrap-Up: 01/14/2022
01/14/22 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Can a self-driving 40-ton truck be safe.
More Than 8,000 Grocery Workers on Strike in Denver
01/14/22 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 14, 2021 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | About 8,000 grocery store workers at 77 King Soopers and City Markets stores in the Denver area are on strike after the union rejected what the company described as its best and final offer to replace a recently expired contract.
Pathway to Progress:Martin Luther King Jr.
01/14/22 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
History has long been portrayed as a series of "great men" taking great action to shape the world we live in. In recent decades, however, social historians have focused more on looking at history "from the bottom up," studying the vital role that working people played in our heritage. Working people built, and continue to build, the United States.
Work at Home Extension thru 4/02/2022
01/14/22 - CWA Local 1123
Work at Home has been extended thru 04/02/2022! Chuck COVID -19 - Work at Home- 9th renewal.
Verizon WFH extension
01/14/22 - CWA Local 2222
As a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak, through April 2, 2022 certain eligible associates shall be entitled to work at home on a voluntary basis. Management will determine how many associates are eligible to work at home by title, location and work group, and associates in the eligible title, location and work group will volunteer to work at home.
Frontier WFH extension
01/14/22 - CWA Local 2222
January 14, 2022 Lee Perry Administrative Director, CWA District 2-13 Re: COVID-19 Work At Home-Eighth Renewal Dear Lee, As a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak, through the second day of April, 2022, certain eligible employees shall be entitled to work at home on a voluntary basis.
Thomas J. Egan, III
01/14/22 - IBEW Local 387
It's with great sadness to announce that Brother Thomas J. Egan, III, passed away on January 7, 2022.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022 @ 1:00 p.m., at the Tin Top Bar & Grill located at 37901 W. Salome Hwy.
CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATIONO OF WILL AND GRUNDY COUNTIES UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR 2022-2023
01/14/22 - Teamsters Local 179
The Contractors Association of Will and Grundy Counties' Scholarship chair Becky Fallin, President of RHL Insulation and Firestopping, Inc. is pleased to announce the Annual CAWGC Scholarship Program. Since the program's inception in 1996, the association has awarded over $150,000 to deserving scholars who will be pursuing degrees the construction field.
Contract Bargaining & Ratification Update: January 2022
01/14/22 - Teamsters Local 570
Jan. 14, 2021 | In the final months of 2021, Teamsters at five Local 570 companies approved contracts providing increased wages, maintenance of (or improvement in) benefits, and continuation of job protections.
Liteblue issues
01/14/22 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
Group, we just received information that the liteblue system was sending out expired passwords and that is why employees could not log into their liteblue.
Biden Administration Taps USPS and Postal Workers for Distribution of COVID Test Kits
01/14/22 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
The Biden Administration has announced a program to mail at-home COVID test kits to every household that requests them. These kits could be mailed to as many as 160 million addresses. APWU members will be critical to the success of the program.  “The APWU is excited and fully supports this plan,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein.
Owen Bieber Scholarship to GVSU
01/13/22 - UAW Local 4911
On behalf of UAW Region 1D Director Steve Dawes, attached is a letter pertaining to a scholarship to Grand Valley State University: • Owen Bieber Scholarship: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/15404 Please read all the eligibility instructions and information online at the links provided.
Biden, Congress Helped Fuel Worker Policy Wins in 2021
01/13/22 - Teamsters Local 570
Jan. 13, 2021 | This past year has been a time of real progress for Teamsters and working Americans. Thanks to the hard work of Teamsters, President Joe Biden, and pro-worker candidates were elected to the U.S. House and Senate in 2020. Since they took office, Teamster pensions have been saved, unions have been encouraged and good, safe, union jobs have been created and protected.
Update
01/13/22 - IBEW Local 483
The Court issued a stay which has the effect of blocking enforcement of the OSHA rule nationwide while it is litigated in the lower courts. The opinion states that OSHA does not have the power to issue a mandate that is so wide-reaching without clear permission from Congress.
Urgent Action - Protect Voting Rights
01/13/22 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
Dear Sisters and Brothers, For months, we’ve been sounding the alarm about the growing threats to our democratic rights. The failed coup attempt last January is a symptom of a larger movement intent on discrediting our elections and stripping the people of our right to vote. In the past year, 18 states have passed bills making it harder for working people to vote.
URGENT MESSAGE REGARDING LAYOFF
01/13/22 - UAW Local 602
**URGENT Message regarding LAYOFF** Seniority employees may have received a “QLTY OTR” bonus on their 1/14/22 check stub. The Gross Amount of the “QLTY OTR” must be claimed as a “BONUS” when certifying for week ending 1/15/2022.
UAW Scholarship to GVSU
01/13/22 - UAW Local 4911
On behalf of UAW Region 1D Director Steve Dawes, attached is a letter pertaining to a scholarship to Grand Valley State University: • UAW Scholarship: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/15190 Please read all the eligibility instructions and information online at the links provided.
Funeral Services for Sergeant Gerardo Morales
01/13/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Sergeant Gerardo Morales #1399, who passed away on January 7, 2022 at the age of 56. Sergeant Morales served with the El Paso Police Department for 31+ years, from October 1990 until his untimely death on January 7, 2022.
LA Opera – COVID Vaccination Policy for Employees and Artists ?
01/13/22 - IATSE Local 33
LA Opera – COVID Vaccination Policy for Employees and Artists  As of January 11, 2022   Purpose  The purpose of this policy is to comply with public health guidance and best practices, to take reasonable steps to provide a safe workplace free of recognized hazards, and to reduce the transmission of COVID among our employees, artists, and contractors.
State of the Union Meeting
01/13/22 - IBEW 280
1/20/22 at 6pm via Zoom. See Member Resources for meeting details.
Rail Labor Unions Applaud Senate Confirmation of FRA AdministratorAmit Bose
01/13/22 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
WASHINGTON – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issued this statement after the Senate confirmed Amit Bose as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA): “We welcome Mr.
AMFA-QX Negotiations Update #5
01/13/22 - AMFA
January 13, 2022 -- AMFA and Horizon Air met again in Seattle on January 11-12, 2022, to continue negotiations. The Company, on Day 1, veered from the parties’ previous article-by-article process and provided AMFA with a proposal that included monetary increases in exchange for a two-year contract. This is often referred to, in the industry, as a time-for-money proposal. The economics of the proposal were complicated and required analysis.
‘Real’ Supply Chain Crisis is Shortage of Companies Treating Truck Drivers With Respect
01/12/22 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 12, 2021 | OPINION | These days, news about the "supply chain crisis" feels inescapable. I heard a lot on television about how the holiday season was at risk, shelves are empty and COVID-19 tests may be scarce because of a "truck driver shortage" while dozens of container ships sit without moving outside of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
How to get insurance to pay for at-home COVID tests, according to the White House
01/12/22 - UPSEU Local 1222
The Biden administration announced Monday new details on how Americans can get free COVID-19 tests — or get reimbursements from their private insurance. This follows up on an announcement that the White House made last month.
Connecticut launches $34M relief program for essential workers
01/12/22 - UPSEU Local 1222
New state Comptroller Natalie Braswell and the leaders of the General Assembly’s Labor Committee launched a $34 million relief program Monday for essential workers affected by the coronavirus.
How to get insurance to pay for at-home COVID tests, according to the White House
01/12/22 - UPSEU
The Biden administration announced Monday new details on how Americans can get free COVID-19 tests — or get reimbursements from their private insurance. This follows up on an announcement that the White House made last month.
‘Real’ Supply Chain Crisis’ is Shortage of Companies Treating Truck Drivers With Respect
01/12/22 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 12, 2021 | OPINION | These days, news about the "supply chain crisis" feels inescapable. I heard a lot on television about how the holiday season was at risk, shelves are empty and COVID-19 tests may be scarce because of a "truck driver shortage" while dozens of container ships sit without moving outside of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Check-in Form
01/12/22 - IBEW 280
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