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2019 Membership Developement Conference
Don M., Mark & Taneal N., Brian S., Jeff A. and Mike S.
Matt Halleman, Craig Woods, Paul Waddington, and Josh Montez
Leaving our Mark
Matt Halleman, EWEB, Journeyman Meterman
2019 Golf & Softball LU 125 Charity Tournament
Remodel is done... Come check it out!
2019 Linemans Rodeo with Jim Louder
Tom Lane Pre-Apprentice Overall 1st Place
Lineman's Rodeo 2019
Brandon Roberts receiving his $1000 bonus for joining IBEW
Justin Humphreys (Aptc Wireman) and Brandon Roberts (Jmn Wmn) talking their obligation.
Chris McPherson joined LU659 last fall and is appreciating the friendships and benefits of the Union
Thank you Ryan Smith racing for supporting our great Local! Ryan is a Journeyman Wireman, PEC.
2019 Local Union 659 Union Picnic and Bounce House Fun for the kids
Games for all ages
The littles just wanted to play in the hay.
Mom, look what I found!
More games
Horseshoe tournament
LU 659 Merchandise and Raffle Tent
Thank Lane County Unit for hosting a wonderful picnic
Yummy
Warren "Neel" Michael receiving his 50 year service pin
Lyle Johnson receiving his 50 year service pin
Stanley Wheeler receiving his 50 year service pin
Thank you LU 659 Picnic Sponsors
2019 Unit Conference attendees
LU 659 Executive Board and Staff
Vicki Williamson retiring from LU 659.
2019 Shop Steward/Utility Conference
LU 659 members & Staff supporting our Brothers and Sisters at the City of Canyonville!

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UAW strike at GM
09/19/19 - Teamsters Local 776
On Monday night, while workers at nearly 70 General Motors plants across the country were walking picket lines, GM cut off...
Strike information update #9 - strike site update
09/19/19 - UAW Local 602
Brothers and Sisters of UAW Local 602, After lengthy negotiations Chairman Todd Trout has reached an agreement with local plant management to access GM property on Davis Hwy. to continue our picket duties. We were given specific instructions for the use of the property which will be communicated to ALL Strike Captains of this site.
The Income Inequality Struggle is Real, and Needs to Be Fixed
09/19/19 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 19, 2019 | WORKING AMERICA | Too many working Americans continue to struggle through no fault of their own. While elites seem to like pointing fingers at those scraping to get by, however, new numbers show that those economic challenges are too often are out of their hands.
Real News - September 2019
09/19/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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Bargaining... Benefits... Back to School!
09/19/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Welcome to the 2019-2020 academic year, especially to those of you who are joining our ranks as new full-time or part-time faculty members. We in the Guild know that your experience working in the LACCD will be memorable. The Guild, through our campus chapter presidents and grievance reps, stands ready to answer any questions you have about wages, hours, and working conditions.
Meet Mission College Grievance Rep Jake Gelson
09/19/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
The terrain between Florida and California is starkly different, and not just because of the Sunshine State’s humidity. Just ask Jake Gelson, an ESL teacher and the new grievance rep at L.A. Mission College. Gelson was raised and educated in Floirda. Having been a union advocate on both coasts, Gelson has noticed a vastly different climate since relocating to California.
Member Breakfast
09/19/19 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
New to the quarterly Member Breaksfasts? Been in the past but want to get more involved? Looking to meet and mingle with other Local 44 members? What ever the reason, we are excited to spend the morning with you. Join your fellow UA Local 44 members at this casual and intimate get-together and catch up with old friends and meet some new ones... We look forward to seeing you there.
Camille Goulet - In the Trenches with Asylum Seekers
09/19/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Every summer for the past three years, Guild member Camille Goulet, a faculty member at Los Angeles City College, participates in the Dilley Pro Bono Project, joining other volunteers for a one-week stint at an immigration detention center in Dilley, Texas, the largest such facility in the U.S., holding up to 2,000 people.
Strike information update #8 - Scam alert and update from VP Dittes
09/19/19 - UAW Local 602
SCAM Alret !! A new phone SCAM has been linked to GM workers regarding health insurance.If you are contacted directly, do NOT provide your sicial security number. The GM Benefits Center will never call to ask for your social security number.
The Income Inequality Struggle is Real, and Needs to Be Fixed
09/19/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 19, 2019 | WORKING AMERICA | Too many working Americans continue to struggle through no fault of their own. While elites seem to like pointing fingers at those scraping to get by, however, new numbers show that those economic challenges are too often are out of their hands.
ALERT - The Wang needs Ushers for Saturday Show
09/19/19 - IATSE Local B4
Ushers needed- Massive Attack- Concert - Wang Call time 6:30 Saturday 9/21/19 Please contact Robin Jones gtrmnky@aol.
Fright Fest Is Here!
09/19/19 - UPSEU
Fright Fest Is Here! And Members have Exclusive Ticket Savings that are Scary Good.
CWA Supports GM Workers
09/18/19 - CWA Local 7777
Solidarity isn’t just a catchphrase. Join us this Saturday 9/21/2019 at 10am as we support the striking GM workers at Denver Parts Distribution Center, 23400 E. Smith Rd., Aurora, CO. Wear your red CWA shirt! Contact Anthony Scorzo with any questions at 773-968-6616.
Offering Childcare support while parents participate in a Pre-Apprentice Program
09/18/19 - IBEW Local 659
While the pre-apprentice programs are tuition-free, the high cost of childcare is a barrier to many parents wishing to enter the high-paying construction industry.  The  BOLI-LCSA childcare initiative works with OSATC-approved pre-aprrenticeship programs across the state to provide childcare funding for parents completing their pre-apprentice couse work.  Learn more at www.
Strike information update #7 - Comp & sick leave
09/18/19 - UAW Local 602
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Autoworkers Strike Is Bigger Than GM
09/18/19 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 18, 2019 | OPINION | Successful strikes beget more strikes. When nearly 50,000 General Motors workers walked out at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, it was just the latest in the largest burst of strikes in decades.
Autoworkers Strike Is Bigger Than GM
09/18/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 18, 2019 | OPINION | Successful strikes beget more strikes. When nearly 50,000 General Motors workers walked out at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, it was just the latest in the largest burst of strikes in decades.
Strike information update #6 - strike duty update
09/18/19 - UAW Local 602
Strike Chair Daryl Smith - Anyone who has been scheduled for the Autoport/Davis Rd site is to report to the site across the hall for strike duty until further notice.
Autoworkers Strike Is Bigger Than GM
09/18/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 18, 2019 | OPINION | Successful strikes beget more strikes. When nearly 50,000 General Motors workers walked out at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, it was just the latest in the largest burst of strikes in decades.
Local 513 Annual Picnic
09/18/19 - TWU Local 513
Tickets for the local 513 annual picnic are available for pick up at the union hall from 08:00AM - 4:00PM, Monday thru Friday.
Strike Line Solidarity!
09/18/19 - Teamsters Local 776
On Friday, September 13th, 2019 Local 776 Business Agent Spencer Dearth and Trustee Rob Smiley walked the picket....
Space is limited - RSVP today! Sept 27th - Health & Financial Awareness Conference
09/17/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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Successful Bowl-A-Thon
09/17/19 - CWA Local 7777
1st Annual John Cataline Memorial Bowl-A-Thon The Bowl-A-Thon was a great success.  Thank you to everyone who participated!  Together we raised $1250 for CdLS. There are several CdLS families in Denver that want to attend next year.
Strike information update #3- insurance cancellation
09/17/19 - UAW Local 602
Local 602 would like to address a few issues that have come up during our struggle for fair and equitable treatment from GM. Insurance - GM announced they were cancelling member’s insurance coverage. Due to your UAW Strike Fund Benefits, there will be no lapse of medical coverage through the COBRA option. Please remember that vision, dental, and hearing are not covered.
We Got Another JOB for You!
09/17/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
American Medical Assoc. located in the Downtown Area (330 N. Wabash Suite 39300, Chicago IL 60611) is looking for a Shipping and Receiving Technician.
80,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers to Strike in October
09/17/19 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 17, 2019 | STRIKES | About 80,000 Kaiser Permanente employees will strike for a week starting Oct. 14. Kaiser Permanente and employees have been going back and forth for more than a year over complaints.
80,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers to Strike in October
09/17/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 17, 2019 | STRIKES | About 80,000 Kaiser Permanente employees will strike for a week starting Oct. 14. Kaiser Permanente and employees have been going back and forth for more than a year over complaints.
Teamsters Local 355 DHL Express Clerical Workers on Strike
09/17/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 17, 2019 | STRIKES | On Thursday, Sept. 12, a group of three office clerical workers at DHL Express in Hanover, Md. went on strike against the U.S. subsidiary of Germany based global delivery giant DP DHL. The dispute involves the company’s different treatment of the clerical workers compared to their delivery driver co-workers.
Health Fair
09/17/19 - IBEW Local 648
The Local 648 Health Fair will be held at the hall on Saturday, November 2nd. It starts at 7:00 AM and ends at 1:00 PM. You can schedule your appointment at IBEW648.strokedetectionplus.com or call toll free 1-877-732-8258. It is free to all H&W insured participants and appointments are necessary.
Blog: No Love - Southwest Airlines Refuses To Stop Fighting Its Expert Mechanics In Court Even After Contract
09/17/19 - AMFA
September 17, 2019 -- Earlier this year in March 2019, Southwest Airlines and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), the union representing Southwest’s mechanics, came to a deal on a contract which was overwhelmingly approved by AMFA’s members a couple months later. This was the culmination of nearly seven years of negotiations, which sometimes got quite contentious. Or at least it was supposed to be the culmination.
Sysco NM Contract Ratified, Member Participation Key to Good Contracts
09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 492
The ballots were counted on September 13th, 2019 for the Sysco NM Tentative Agreement (T/A). The T/A passed with 63% voting to ratify the contract by a vote of 79 to 46 with 86% of eligible members voting. We want to thank all the Sysco Members who voted and congratulate them on their new contract.
EPMPOA Sponsored "Wing Drive" to Benefit Summers Family
09/16/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a "Wing Drive" lunch to benefit the family of Retired Lieutenant Kyle L. Summers #1296, who passed away on September 9, 2019.  This event is to raise money to assist the family with medical expenses related to Kyle's illness and other unplanned expenses.
46K UAW Workers Strike, Shutting Down 33 Plants, 22 Warehouses
09/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | (Click image to enlarge.) Members of the United Auto Workers went on strike at General Motors Co. plants nationwide at midnight Sunday night, sending 46,000 workers to picket lines in the union's first walkout since the automaker emerged from taxpayer-funded bankruptcy a decade ago.
Hoffa: Teamsters Stand in Solidarity with Striking GM UAW Members
09/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | “Teamsters and the UAW have a decades-long relationship of having each other’s back. And that continues with the UAW’s notification that it will go out on strike against General Motors at midnight. Our 1.4 million members stand in solidarity with the UAW and will honor their picket lines.
Virginia Retirees Breakfast for September
09/16/19 - IUEC Local 10
I just received a phone call from Mike Herrity in reference to the September Virginia Retirees breakfast.  The group will be trying a new place this month, to see how things go.  Breakfast will be at the Cracker Barrell, 10801 Battleview Parkway, Manassas, VA 20109.  At this point, the group may be trying several new places until they find one that they are comfortable in for good.
46,000 UAW Workers Strike, Shutting Down 33 Plants and 22 Warehouses
09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | Members of the United Auto Workers went on strike at General Motors Co. plants nationwide at midnight Sunday night, sending 46,000 workers to picket lines in the union's first walkout since the automaker emerged from taxpayer-funded bankruptcy a decade ago.
Hoffa: Teamsters Stand in Solidarity with Striking GM UAW Members
09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | “Teamsters and the UAW have a decades-long relationship of having each other’s back. And that continues with the UAW’s notification that it will go out on strike against General Motors at midnight. Our 1.4 million members stand in solidarity with the UAW and will honor their picket lines.
Teamsters Stand in Solidarity with Striking GM UAW Members
09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 455
Click link below for full story https://teamster.
Hoffa: Teamsters Stand in Solidarity with Striking GM UAW Members
09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | “Teamsters and the UAW have a decades-long relationship of having each other’s back. And that continues with the UAW’s notification that it will go out on strike against General Motors at midnight. Our 1.4 million members stand in solidarity with the UAW and will honor their picket lines.
HOFFA: Teamsters Stand in Solidarity With Striking GM UAW Members
09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 179
Teamsters Will Honor Picket Lines of General Motors’ 50,000 UAW Workers. Full article:  https://teamster.
Local 458M Saturday Meeting
09/16/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
We would like to thank all of our Active and Retired Members that joined us at our Saturday, September 14th Membership Meeting.  We would also like to thank Goldberg, Weisman & Cairo attorney's that came out to discuss Worker's Compensation benefits and what your rights are.
46,000 UAW Workers Strike, Shutting Down 33 Plants and 22 Warehouses
09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | Members of the United Auto Workers went on strike at General Motors Co. plants nationwide at midnight Sunday night, sending 46,000 workers to picket lines in the union's first walkout since the automaker emerged from taxpayer-funded bankruptcy a decade ago.
UAW on Strike
09/16/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
UAW 2404 in Charlotte is going on strike! This is a small local that will need folks to help man a picket line 24/7. Please consider joining the line or dropping off drinks and food. The picket location is 10815 Quality Dr, Charlotte, NC 28278. https://uaw.org/auto-workers-go-strike-years-tirelessly-helping-general-motors-reach-record-level-profits/.
46,000 UAW Workers Strike, Shutting Down 33 Plants and 22 Warehouses
09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | Members of the United Auto Workers went on strike at General Motors Co. plants nationwide at midnight Sunday night, sending 46,000 workers to picket lines in the union's first walkout since the automaker emerged from taxpayer-funded bankruptcy a decade ago.
Hoffa: Teamsters Stand in Solidarity with Striking GM UAW Members
09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | “Teamsters and the UAW have a decades-long relationship of having each other’s back. And that continues with the UAW’s notification that it will go out on strike against General Motors at midnight. Our 1.4 million members stand in solidarity with the UAW and will honor their picket lines.
Strike information update #2
09/15/19 - UAW Local 602
Local 602 members, as you are aware, the UAW has officially called for a nationwide strike action against GM starting at 11:59 pm Sunday night. Those who are scheduled to work tonight are to show up for work as normal. At the appointed time, Local UAW officials will come to your work area and escort you out of the building. Leave in a peaceful, orderly fashion.
Strike information update #1 - schedule for sign up
09/15/19 - UAW Local 602
Local 602 members, as you are aware, the UAW has officially called for a nationwide strike action against GM starting at 11:59 pm Sunday night. Those who are scheduled to work tonight are to show up for work as normal. At the appointed time, Local UAW officials will come to your work area and escort you out of the building. Leave in a peaceful, orderly fashion.
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UAW strike at GM
Teamsters Local 776
Strike information update #9 - strike site update
UAW Local 602
The Income Inequality Struggle is Real, and Needs to Be Fixed
Teamsters local 570
Real News - September 2019
Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Bargaining... Benefits... Back to School!
Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Meet Mission College Grievance Rep Jake Gelson
Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
 
     
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