IBEW Local 557
Serving Gratiot, Saginaw and Tuscola Counties
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    Philmont Inks Three Year Deal
    06/04/20 - UPSEU
    During these difficult times of the pandemic, the Village of Philmont and the membership ratified a three-year contract. Shop Steward Dale Wheeler and negotiating team member David Siter along with Labor Relations Representative Michael P. Kutski were able to work with the Village on a Three-year contract.
    New Website Feature-Pay Dues Online
    06/04/20 - IUEC Local 71
    Brothers and Sisters, We are happy to announce a new feature on iuec71.org - PAY DUES ONLINE You will find this a valuable resource for you, especially as we approach the upcoming 3rd quarter billing period.  To use this feature, you will find a link under MEMBER RESOURCES, so you must be registered for iuec71.org.
    CWA Endorsed Candidates
    06/04/20 - CWA Local 7777
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    Labor 2020 Virtual Phone Banking- Volunteers Needed!
    06/04/20 - CWA Local 7777
    Greetings, Union Members and Friends of Labor! Can you hear us now? Help us get our message to union members, and volunteer for our Member to Member Phone Bank! Are you a union member looking for a contactless way to stay involved? Our first Labor 2020 Virtual Phone Bank will take place June 4th, 2020, 4:30-8:00 p.m. Register here- bit.
    Michael B. Whalen
    06/04/20 - IBEW Local 387
    Local 387's Brother Michael B. Whalen wrote a western novel, "Chip Colfax Yellow Boy Riffle".  His book can be found on Amazon.
    Face masks/coverings/respirators
    06/04/20 - IUEC Local 10
    Brothers and Sisters, There have been many questions regarding whether an employer can direct employees to wear a respirator, face mask/covering during the work day for their safety or the safety of others, the answer is yes.  Many employers are making them mandatory as part of their Safety Policy.
    Unemployment Insurance Workshop Presentation
    06/03/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    Recorded on April 24th, 2020, this 60 minute presentation is an introduction to filing an unemployment insurance claim as an adjunct instructor with LACCD. Please review at your leisure and contact the EDD Ombudsperson if you have any questions or need support.
    Scholarship Winners - 2020
    06/03/20 - Teamsters Local Union No. 436
    2020 Scholarship Winners Winners of the Teamsters Local 436 Scholarship Award                        ($ 2,000.
    CWA Local 7777 General Membership Meeting for Tuesday, June 9, 2020 will be held via Zoom.
    06/03/20 - CWA Local 7777
    Due to Colorado’s Safer at Home guidelines, the CWA Local 7777 General Membership Meeting for Tuesday, June 9, 2020 will be held via Zoom. You will need to log on to the website and click on the tab "General Membership Meeting Via Zoom"  under Member Resources for details about the Zoom meeting.
    Teamsters Local 89 Statement on George Floyd and Breonna Taylor
    06/03/20 - Teamsters Local 89
    Labor Unions have long stood for the rights of working people. Throughout our history, one of our defining principles is our belief that all working people should be treated as equals regardless of the color of their skin, gender, or other differences.
    Teamster Strike at Hood River Distillery Continues
    06/03/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 3, 2020 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | A Teamsters strike at Hood River Distillers (HRD) is still going strong, with 100% of the workforce still walking the picket line, reports Michael Beranbaum, secretary-treasurer of Local 670.
    Second Quarter Per Capita Stamp
    06/03/20 - IATSE Local 33
    Hello Brothers & Sisters- The International has revised their credit of the second quarter per capita stamp; the new amount is $57.00 versus the previously credit of $19.   Local 33 is crediting all Members for the second quarter. If you have paid the second quarter you will have a credit to applied to your next quarter per capita stamp due.
    Attendance Bonus Program for another year!
    06/03/20 - UAW Local 4911
    The company and I have negotiated to extend the Modified Attendance Bonus Program for another year!  Starting April 1, 2020 until December 31, 2020.  All of the qualifications will remain the same except one exemption - Caregivers on a full Temporary Layoff will not qualify for the attendance bonus for that quarter.
    June Union Meeting
    06/03/20 - IUEC Local 10
    The Union Meeting for Thursday, June 11, 2020 has been Cancelled due to the Covid 19 10 person rule.  The June inductees will still be sworn in at 3:00 pm on that same day.
    Workers Are Striking Across America– See Which Protests Brought Lasting Change
    06/03/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    June 3, 2020 | LABOR HISTORY | Plenty of Americans probably saw stories about the recent strikes by workers at Amazon, Instacart, and Target. The public protests aimed to bring awareness to the companies’ treatment of its employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Workers are seeking better wages and working conditions to reflect the increased risk posed by COVID-19.
    ALERT - CALENDAR UPDATE
    06/02/20 - IATSE Local B4
    I wanted to update everyone on what is happening with our Calendar.  This calendar will be updated when theatres are allowed to open per State of Massachusetts and/or City of Boston.  I have listed the Opera House shows, but on the "List of Shows" only.  I was able to update some of the show that gave new dates.
    Teamster Local Official: Leaders Everywhere Must Take A Stand Against Racist Aggression
    06/02/20 - Teamsters local 570
    June 2, 2020 | OPINION | From that momentous day in 1968 when Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa stood with Martin Luther King Jr. in support of the Memphis garbage strikers, the Teamsters Union has not only stood with black leaders, but has fought to be all-inclusive, making equal pay for equal work, regardless of race, creed, gender or sexual orientation, a cornerstone of what we are about.
    Teamster Local Official: Leaders Everywhere Must Take A Stand Against Racist Aggression
    06/02/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 2, 2020 | OPINION | From that momentous day in 1968 when Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa stood with Martin Luther King Jr. in support of the Memphis garbage strikers, the Teamsters Union has not only stood with black leaders, but has fought to be all-inclusive, making equal pay for equal work, regardless of race, creed, gender or sexual orientation, a cornerstone of what we are about.
    June General Meeting
    06/02/20 - IBEW Local 100
    Please be advised that the General Meeting scheduled for June 9, 2020 has been CANCELED with the approval from the 9th District IVP.
    AEU Statement in Solidarity and Justice for Black Lives
    06/02/20 - Association Employees Union
    The Association Employees Union (AEU) on solidarity and justice for Black Lives AEU, like many other labor unions, believes in the principle of “an injury to one is an injury to all”.  This principle is likened to the well-known quote of “an injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
    Election News!!!!!
    06/02/20 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    The Election Committee has agreed that any person who joined the union prior to May 1, 2020 but was not accepted as a member due to the lack of union meetings, will be considered a member for the purpose of voting in the elction. Ballots for the Charlotte Area Local Election of Officers will be mailed at least 21 days prior to July 17, 2020.
    Hazard pay update
    06/02/20 - CWA Local 2222
    Hazard pay update As Verizon is preparing to activate Phase 3 of their COVID-19 response, for eligible employees effective May 31, they will change Hazard Pay from $300 per week to $60 per day for each day worked outside the home. For those who are on a 4-day work week, the Hazard Pay will be $75 per day for each day worked outside the home.
    Workers Are Striking Across America– See Which Protests Brought Lasting Change
    06/02/20 - Teamsters local 570
    June 2, 2020 | LABOR HISTORY | Plenty of Americans probably saw stories about the recent strikes by workers at Amazon, Instacart, and Target. The public protests aimed to bring awareness to the companies’ treatment of its employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Workers are seeking better wages and working conditions to reflect the increased risk posed by COVID-19.
    Workers Are Striking Across America– See Which Protests Brought Lasting Change
    06/02/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 2, 2020 | LABOR HISTORY | Plenty of Americans probably saw stories about the recent strikes by workers at Amazon, Instacart, and Target. The public protests aimed to bring awareness to the companies’ treatment of its employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Workers are seeking better wages and working conditions to reflect the increased risk posed by COVID-19.
    COVID-19 Update
    06/02/20 - CWA Local 2222
    COVID – 19 Update As you all know, Verizon made the decision for technicians to again work inside customers' homes and businesses as of Monday, June 1st. CWA discussed postponing this move with them but Verizon refused to do so, claiming they had a sufficient supply of PPE on hand to keep all technicians safe.
    June Union Meetings Canceled
    06/02/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    ALL June 2020 MEETINGS ARE CANCELED Due to Covid-19. WORK SAFE! SOCIAL DISTANCE! WEAR A MASK! STAY SAFE!
    El Paso Police, protestors recap series of events during protest over death of George Floyd
    06/02/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Police Department said two officers were injured during the protest on Sunday. As we reported, thousands of El Pasoans marched from Memorial Park to El Paso Police Headquarters and while some said the protest was peaceful, tensions did rise. “I do believe that El Paso did represent ourselves in a good way yesterday.
    Unit Meeting Update
    06/01/20 - IBEW 396
    Sisters & Brothers, All regular Unit Meeting will resume on their regular date and time staring June 2020. Each chair will be a minimum of 6’ apart to maintain the required social distancing guidelines set forth by the Governor. We ask if you have a mask, you wear it for your safety, as well as the other members in attendance. I look forward to seeing each of you.
    Americans Value the U.S. Postal Service, Congress Should Too
    06/01/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Americans want Congress to support the US Postal service by a wide margin, said 92% of those surveyed. When Congress addresses financial need in the next round of Covid-19 relief legislation, the USPS should be among its foremost concerns. Across the political spectrum. Americans value the USPS and how it fulfills its mission.
    June Membership Meeting Notice
    06/01/20 - Teamsters Local 743
    Teamsters Local 743 will host their June membership meeting via Zoom. Please see the attached flier for more information.
    Unions Determined to Secure $25B Needed to Save Postal Service
    06/01/20 - Teamsters local 570
    June 1, 2020 | LABOR | […] Without “real relief,” it could run out of money by early this fall. The unions—APWU, NPMHU, and the National Association of Letter Carriers—are pinning their hopes on the Senate approving the Heroes Act, a $3 trillion stimulus package passed by the House May 15.
    Unions Determined to Secure $25B Needed to Save Postal Service
    06/01/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 1, 2020 | LABOR | […] Without “real relief,” it could run out of money by early this fall. The unions—APWU, NPMHU, and the National Association of Letter Carriers—are pinning their hopes on the Senate approving the Heroes Act, a $3 trillion stimulus package passed by the House May 15.
    Video shows El Paso officers taking a knee with protesters
    06/01/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    El Paso police officers just defused the situation by taking a knee with protesters. NBC News.
    Mac Moore Joins Local 89 Staff
    06/01/20 - Teamsters Local 89
    We are happy to welcome Mac Moore to the Local 89 staff! Mac first became a Teamster in October of 1988 when he took his first Local 89 job at Dixie Warehouse. Mac has worked at several different Local 89 shops throughout his career, primarily in Carhaul and Freight.
    Contract Schedules
    06/01/20 - IUOE 302
    June 1st, 2020 Rates & Wages Schedule If you are a contractor looking for our schedule for the updated rates and wages as of 6/1/2020, you can find it on the left hand side titled "NEW: Recent 302 Contracts" where the contracts and their schedules are located (schedules can also be found within the contracts themselves). The link for that page is here.
    Message from the B/A's desk
    06/01/20 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers & Sisters,             An address to the membership from Officers has been long over due. The membership I strongly believe, needs to hear from our President, Financial Recording Secretary, Trustee Chairman, and Business Agents. We are currently working on a video GMM format that can easily be used.
    COVID Relief WA Governor and Legislator Letters
    05/30/20 - IATSE Local 488
    IATSE 488, along with affiliated entertainment unions and guilds, has sent these letters to the indicated legislators and political leaders. This is part of our ongoing effort to ensure the needs of entertainment workers are being considered in the economic relief and policy making process in our capitols.
    Resume Normal Hours
    05/30/20 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
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    Happy Retirement to Arnold Morin
    05/30/20 - Association Employees Union
    AEU wants to wish Arnold Morin, CSEA Executive Coordinator, and long time AEU Activist a very happy retirement. Arnold began his service to AEU in 2001 and his efforts have truly made AEU a better, stronger, union. Arnold will be sorely missed, but we coudn't be happier for him.
    Ernie Soehl, National Freight Director Update
    05/29/20 - Teamsters Local 776
    Here are some facts. This is not fake news. These are cold hard facts that we have to grapple with....
    In Case You Missed It
    05/29/20 - Teamsters local 570
      • Who are essential workers.
    Message From The President
    05/29/20 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
    IMPORTANT UPDATE A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Friday, May 29, 2020   I hope this message finds you and your families healthy and safe.    Unfortunately we learned of another positive test of one of our members. This was in the Town of Saugerties DPW. That makes 6 members testing positive for Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.
    In Case You Missed It
    05/29/20 - Teamsters Local 355
      • Who are essential workers.
    In Case You Missed It
    05/29/20 - Teamsters Local 992
      • Who are essential workers.
    EDBF #130
    05/29/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
    We regretfully inform you of the passing of Brother Robert Hupp on Tuesday, May 12th.  He was a member of the Electricians Death Benefit Fund and has been assigned #130.  His beneficiary was paid a benefit based on 234 members.  Members utilizing the recurring payment option will be charged on June 20th. No service arrangements are planned.
    COVID-19 Task Forces Must Have Aviation Industry Labor Representation
    05/29/20 - AMFA
    May 29, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many elements of our country and our world — and will affect the aviation ecosystem for years to come. Creating a workable plan for this “new normal” is crucial. Several federal agencies are putting together internal task forces, while Congress has proposed legislation enacting similar advisory groups, most notably the collaborative task force established by the Restoring Safety in the Skies Act introduced by Senators Markey (D-MA) and Blumenthal (D-CT) and supported by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA).
    Hazard Pay
    05/29/20 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    The question about Postal Employees receiving hazard pay has been elevated to the Industrial Relations Department multiple times. Specifically, it has been rumored that USPS supervisors and managers are receiving hazard pay. The Postal Service has stated that supervisors and managers are not receiving hazard pay. The various supervisor organizations requested hazard pay and it was denied.
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