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    Hoffa: Lawmakers Must Prioritize Safety of All Essential Workers
    04/01/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Apr. 1, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH |  Our country is currently facing unprecedented uncertainty due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It is not only threatening our health but our wallets as well. Many workers are rightfully worried about the future. There are no easy answers.
    April Worker to Worker
    04/01/20 - UAW Local 4911
    April Worker to Worker now available.  Please share with your union brother & sister as we don't have everyone's email.
    Today, Equal Pay Day, There Are 11 Things You Must Know
    04/01/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Apr. 1, 2020 | WAGES |  Equal Pay Day calls attention to the persistent moral and economic injustice working women face. For a woman to earn as much as a man, she has to work a full year, plus more than a hundred extra days, all the way to April 10. The problem is even worse for women of color, LGBTQ women and part-time workers.
    Hoffa: Lawmakers Must Prioritize Safety of All Essential Workers
    04/01/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Apr. 1, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH |  Our country is currently facing unprecedented uncertainty due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It is not only threatening our health but our wallets as well. Many workers are rightfully worried about the future. There are no easy answers.
    National Health and Welfare Plan Update
    04/01/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Information regarding COVID-19 related updates to the National Health and Welfare Plan
    OPEN LETTER - COVID-19
    04/01/20 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    Open Letter to the APWU Members         On behalf of the Cleveland Area Local 72, I Daleo Freeman, being convinced that it is imperative that we keep you abreast of the ever-changing situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, has assembled a COVID Task Force to disseminate all information to the membership.
    Hazard Pay for Verizon Techs update
    04/01/20 - CWA Local 2222
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    UPSEU Members Press On Amid Covid Risk
    04/01/20 - UPSEU

    The New Haven DPW Crew, members of UPSEU Local 424, were recently highlighted in the New Haven Independent article by Thomas Breen on Mar 27, 2020 for their continued hard work serving the public during a national pandemic.

    Today, Equal Pay Day, There Are 11 Things You Must Know
    04/01/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Apr. 1, 2020 | WAGES |  Equal Pay Day calls attention to the persistent moral and economic injustice working women face. For a woman to earn as much as a man, she has to work a full year, plus more than a hundred extra days, all the way to April 10. The problem is even worse for women of color, LGBTQ women and part-time workers.
    UI Waiting Week
    04/01/20 - IBEW local 14
    Over 115,000 Wisconsinites have filed for unemployment insurance as the coronavirus public health emergency wreaks havoc on our economy. Last week over 1.5 million calls were made to Wisconsin’s unemployment insurance office. Our out of work brothers and sisters deserve immediate assistance and immediate action.
    Primary AMFA – SWA ASAP ERC Representative and OLR Election Results
    04/01/20 - AMFA
    April 1, 2020 In March 2020, AMFA National called for nominations to fill the positions of Primary AMFA– SWA Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) Event Review Committee (ERC) Representative and Primary AMFA–SWA Outsourcing Liaison Representative (OLR). Southwest Airlines members of Locals 4, 11, 18, and 32 were allowed to submit names in nomination for these positions.
    Today, Equal Pay Day, There Are 11 Things You Must Know
    04/01/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Apr. 1, 2020 | WAGES |  Equal Pay Day calls attention to the persistent moral and economic injustice working women face. For a woman to earn as much as a man, she has to work a full year, plus more than a hundred extra days, all the way to April 10. The problem is even worse for women of color, LGBTQ women and part-time workers.
    Hoffa: Lawmakers Must Prioritize Safety of All Essential Workers
    04/01/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Apr. 1, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH |  Our country is currently facing unprecedented uncertainty due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It is not only threatening our health but our wallets as well. Many workers are rightfully worried about the future. There are no easy answers.
    COVID-19 Executive Order from Governor Greg Abbott
    04/01/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    As of Wednesday, March 31, 2020, there have been fifty (50) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Paso County (not including Fort Bliss), and we now have confirmed "community spread," which means the virus is spreading within the local community, as opposed to individuals getting the virus while traveling. Following "Stay Home, Work Safe" orders is more important than ever.
    Brothers and Sisters
    04/01/20 - IUEC Local 18
    LA Building and Safety has come out with new guide lines that MUST be adhered to on construction sites and on Mod/repair jobs where applicable. If we all do not take these guidelines seriuosly the city and for that matter the state is considering shut down all construction in this state. Look under Important updates to see ther requirements.
    Retail and Carrier Videos COVID
    03/31/20 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
    Below are two links for the general public via social media outlets to educate and guide them on being mindful to social distance when at the retail units and when carriers are delivering their mail.  Please share this with all employees! Retail video: https://usps.screenlight.tv/shares/4Do27ziTtfmZyze41lwMQIJxLgcpLens?_=1585662642563 Carrier video: https://usps.screenlight.
    FEDERAL EMPLOYEE RIGHTS PAID SICK LEAVE AND EXPANDED FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE UNDER THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT
    03/31/20 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires the Federal government to provide all of its employees with paid sick leave and, for employees who are covered under Title I of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), with expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.
    IATSE Local 488 Covid 19 Resources For Members
    03/31/20 - IATSE Local 488
    We hope this Resource List provides you and your family some relief during this crisis. If you have resources you have found useful please email suggestions along with a link to NorthernBA@IATSE488.org & SouthernBA@IATSE488.org. https://docs.google.
    Amazon, Instacart Workers Strike Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
    03/31/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Mar. 31, 2020  | HEALTH |  As much of the country is under “shelter in place” orders to help flatten the curve, Amazon, Instacart and Whole Foods’ employees’ safety is in jeopardy. And many of them walked off the job yesterday to pressure the companies to step-up protections and pay.
    OUT OF WORK REGISTRATION
    03/31/20 - IBEW Local 100
    If our continuous efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Virus and practice social distancing, IBEW Local 100 will be taking out of work book registration by phone for all Members. Book 2 Members, please call the Hall for more details and to register on the out of work list.
    Rescheduling Conference -- Save the NEW Date Flyer with INFO
    03/31/20 - AFSCME Local 132
    What do you need to know? SAME Conference, we just moved the dates to the fall. SAME classes, SAME cost You will need to re-apply for the voucher as current ones will expire by then (based on what we know). Re-apply after July 1 You will need to ALTER your HOTEL reservation (if you made one) You WILL need to re-register.
    Note from Your Business Manager
    03/31/20 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
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    RRB Benefit Flexibility Q&A
    03/31/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has issued a Q&A regarding flexibility of RUIA benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Amazon, Instacart Workers Strike Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
    03/31/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 31, 2020  | HEALTH |  As much of the country is under “shelter in place” orders to help flatten the curve, Amazon, Instacart and Whole Foods’ employees’ safety is in jeopardy. And many of them walked off the job yesterday to pressure the companies to step-up protections and pay.
    Message from IUEC Safety Committee --COVID 19
    03/31/20 - IUEC Local 71
    Brothers and Sisters, If the COVID19 crisis is causing you and your family members stress, anxiety or hindering your daily life, please follow the link to Beacon Health or call our MAP at 800-331-4824 24/7 for help. https://www.achievesolutions.net/achievesolutions/en/nei/Content.do.
    Airlines Must Take The Relief Grants To Help Their Employees
    03/31/20 - AMFA
    March 31, 2020 -- On March 27, Congress passed a massive financial package to relieve the unprecedented economic impact from the global COVID-19 pandemic, which the President signed into law. This includes targeted relief to airlines like the ones where our expert mechanics currently work, Southwest, Alaska and Horizon.
    FFCRA and CARES Summary of Legislation
    03/31/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
    COVID-19 FEDERAL LEGISLATION:  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Congress has passed two major pieces of legislation to deal with the coronavirus crisis, the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (“FFCRA”) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  Both include important protections for workers affected by the current crisis.
    New Pay Information
    03/31/20 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
    https://apwu.org/pay-information Take a moment and go to apwu.org/pay-information above to look at the new pay charts from the new contract.
    Enhanced special voluntary leave of absence and early out programs for team members
    03/31/20 - TWU Local 513
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    A LETTER TO OUR MEMBERSHIP
    03/31/20 - Teamsters Local 179
    Greetings Brothers and Sisters, During these very troubling times with the COVID-19 global pandemic, I would like to point out how the teamsters and Teamsters Local 179 are helping to keep our country open and running.  Local 179 freight companies like YRC, ABF and UPS Freight are moving much needed cargo and precious medical supplies across this country.
    EPMPOA and Texas 635 Partner to Help Keep Officers Safe
    03/31/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association would like to thank Texas 635 for their sponsorship with assisting in the purchase of 300 gallons of disinfectant and spray bottles. The disinfectant, germicidal detergent and deodorant will be used by members department-wide against a broad spectrum of pathogens, to hopefully include the corona virus (COVID-19).
    AFL-COVID-19 Colorado Workers' Voices Video Press Conference
    03/31/20 - Teamsters Local 455
    Click on link below to preview what workers in Colorado are facing during COVID19: https://zoom.us/rec/play/68Isd-Chrj43GdfEsASDUKcrW9S8eq2s1CYb_adYxRy3VXdSZ1qiMOEaN7AC-TeeIXjc1Av-cpume8ak?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=vs7S0pJ6RiWatFZK4PWIYw.1585678397588.
    April Union Meeting Cancelled
    03/31/20 - Teamsters Local 175
    CANCELLED The Charleston Regular Meeting which would have been held on Saturday, April 11, 2020 has been cancelled in order to comply with the Governor’s order to self-quarantine due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)     Ken Hall   .
    IBEW Local 659 COVID-19 News Links
    03/31/20 - IBEW Local 659
    For up to date information regarding the COVID-19 please open the IBEW Local 659 COVID-19 News Links attached.
    AEU Bargains COVID-19 Effects
    03/31/20 - Association Employees Union
    Today the AEU Bargaining Team is meeting with CSEA management to negotiate the impacts of COVID-19.
    Weekly teleconference
    03/31/20 - CWA Local 2222
    The President of Local 2222 will be holding a weekly teleconference, every Thursday at 8 PM, to address questions and concerns about working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are the teleconference number and Access code.
    Hazard pay for Verizon Techs
    03/31/20 - CWA Local 2222
    The CWA and Verizon have agreed on hazard pay for employees that do not have the ability to work from home. The weekly hazard bonus will be $300.00. Attached below is the hazard pay documentation.
    Free Entertainment Industry Technology Trainings
    03/31/20 - IATSE Local 488
    EVERY FREE EVENT TECHNOLOGY TRAINING CLASS, TUTORIAL, AND WORKSHOP BEING OFFERED DURING COVID-19 The Event Technology industry is really pulling together during this downtime, and one of the brightest beacons during all of this is the efforts being made to help those in our industry learn as much as they can while being isolated.
    Despite Coronavirus, Millions of Workers Can’t Stay Home. Are They Safe?
    03/30/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Mar. 30, 2020 | COVID-19 | At a time when tens of millions of Americans have been told to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, millions of others have no choice but to show up to work. Some say they are being forced to, though their office and clerical duties could be done remotely.
    Despite Coronavirus, Millions of Workers Can’t Stay Home. Are They Safe?
    03/30/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 30, 2020 | COVID-19 | At a time when tens of millions of Americans have been told to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, millions of others have no choice but to show up to work. Some say they are being forced to, though their office and clerical duties could be done remotely.
    TEAMSTERS SAFETY & HEALTH COVID-19 Situation Summary
    03/30/20 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
    TEAMSTERS SAFETY & HEALTH Coronavirus Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary and Resources  Click on this link to be connected to the latest information  https://teamster.org/sites/default/files/coronavirus_flier.
    Federal Railroad Administration Update
    03/30/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Ronald L. Batory deemed the COVID-19 outbreak as an “emergency situation” under Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §211.45 and, as of March 13, 2020, activated the FRA Emergency Relief Docket (FRA-2020-0002).
    Despite Coronavirus, Millions of Workers Can’t Stay Home. Are They Safe?
    03/30/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Mar. 30, 2020 | COVID-19 | At a time when tens of millions of Americans have been told to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, millions of others have no choice but to show up to work. Some say they are being forced to, though their office and clerical duties could be done remotely.
    CARES Act Passes
    03/30/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    On March 27, 2020, both houses of Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act passed the U.S. Senate by a unanimous vote, and the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Act via voice vote. President Trump signed the CARES Act into law Friday afternoon, March 27, 2020.
    March 30th Video Message From Alice Phillips
    03/30/20 - IBEW Local 483
    Video message from Buiness Manager Alice Phillips. Please watch at: https://www.youtube.com/watch.
    Navigating CARES Act Unemployment Assistance
    03/30/20 - IATSE Local 33
    Dear Brothers & Sisters: As you know, the entertainment industry is experiencing an unprecedented increase in unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Western Region Teamster Leaders Reach Agreement with UPS Addressing Member Concerns and Need to Cover Volume Surge During COVID-19 Pandemic
    03/30/20 - Teamsters Local 162
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