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      Endorsement Vote results ~ Mike Lee for Utah State Legislature

      From Don Campbell, president Unified Police Federation Subject: Mike Lee endorsement vote by Federation members Folks, A quick announcement congratulating Mike Lee on receiving your endorsement by a vote of members. It makes good sense to support those in our profession who will take that knowledge and perspective into political leadership positions.
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      Sheriff's Race Endorsement

      From: Don Campbell, president Unified Police Federation Subject: Sheriff Endorsement vote Good morning folks, The results of the member vote for endorsement by the Federation on the Sheriff’s race concluded Friday afternoon. I appreciate all of you who considered the information provided by the candidates; and those of you who voted.
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      Unified Police Board meeting April 2014

      From: Don Campbell, president Unified Police Federation Subject: UPD Board meeting for April 2014 Folks, Yesterday’s UPD Board meeting opened with the Sheriff’s presenting to the Board our Motor squad members who did very well in a large motor competition in Nevada recently.
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      From: Don Campbell, president Unified Police Federation Subject: Endorsement vote for Salt Lake County District Attorney Folks, The results of your vote for District Attorney are in. I would like to thank you for your participation. These votes represent your interests and are an important part of the Federation and the way we work.
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      Labor meeting with Sheriff for Oct. 2013

      From Don Campbell, President Unified Police Federation Labor meeting with Sheriff Winder Folks, I attended the regularly scheduled monthly meeting with the Sheriff and Labor for October. The Sheriff first brought up that the expected increase to UPD in URS contribution may not happen. Approx. $400,000 had been budgeted for the anticipated increase.
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      Endorsement Vote results ~ Mike Lee for Utah State Legislature

      From Don Campbell, president Unified Police Federation Subject: Mike Lee endorsement vote by Federation members Folks, A quick announcement congratulating Mike Lee on receiving your endorsement by a vote of members. It makes good sense to support those in our profession who will take that knowledge and perspective into political leadership positions.
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      Sheriff's Race Endorsement

      From: Don Campbell, president Unified Police Federation Subject: Sheriff Endorsement vote Good morning folks, The results of the member vote for endorsement by the Federation on the Sheriff’s race concluded Friday afternoon. I appreciate all of you who considered the information provided by the candidates; and those of you who voted.
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      Unified Police Board meeting April 2014

      From: Don Campbell, president Unified Police Federation Subject: UPD Board meeting for April 2014 Folks, Yesterday’s UPD Board meeting opened with the Sheriff’s presenting to the Board our Motor squad members who did very well in a large motor competition in Nevada recently.
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      Fede

      From: Don Campbell, president Unified Police Federation Subject: Endorsement vote for Salt Lake County District Attorney Folks, The results of your vote for District Attorney are in. I would like to thank you for your participation. These votes represent your interests and are an important part of the Federation and the way we work.
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      Labor meeting with Sheriff for Oct. 2013

      From Don Campbell, President Unified Police Federation Labor meeting with Sheriff Winder Folks, I attended the regularly scheduled monthly meeting with the Sheriff and Labor for October. The Sheriff first brought up that the expected increase to UPD in URS contribution may not happen. Approx. $400,000 had been budgeted for the anticipated increase.
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      STATEMENT OF CHUCK CANTERBURY, NATIONAL PRESIDENT, FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
      Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
      Voice of Teamsters Newsletter Winter Edition
      Teamsters Local 391
      Statement of Chuck Canterbury, National President
      South Metro MN Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14
      Southwest Airlines Tentative Agreement Ratified
      International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
      US Airways Mechanic & Related OCC Relocation Agreement Reached
      International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
      December AMFA National Brief
      AMFA Local 32
       
           
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      STATEMENT OF CHUCK CANTERBURY, NATIONAL PRESIDENT, FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
      12/21/14 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
      DECEMBER 21,2014 Yesterday, NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in New York City by a coward who invoked race as a motive. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!  Politicians have spent the months since the tragedy in Ferguson piously wringing their hands and bemoaning the lack of trust of police by the minority community.
      Statement of Chuck Canterbury, National President
      12/21/14 - South Metro MN Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14
      STATEMENT OF CHUCK CANTERBURY, NATIONAL PRESIDENT, FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE 12/21/2014 Yesterday, NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in New York City by a coward who invoked race as a motive. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
      Southwest Airlines Tentative Agreement Ratified
      12/20/14 - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
      Ratification voting was conducted yesterday throughout the system. The tentative agreement has been ratified by a majority of the voting membership.
      US Airways Mechanic & Related OCC Relocation Agreement Reached
      12/20/14 - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
      Over the last several months the Union has held many negotiation and discussion sessions with the Company concerning a relocation agreement for our Members affected by the merger related relocation of work associated with the OCC (Operations Control Center) in PIT to the IOC (Integrated Control Center) in DFW.
      December AMFA National Brief
      12/20/14 - AMFA Local 32
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      SWA AMT Negotiation Update #27
      12/20/14 - AMFA Local 32
      AMFA/Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update Update #27 December 19, 2014 The Negotiating Committee is providing this update to the AMFA Membership at Southwest Airlines. This report is the only official authorized source of negotiating communications by the Committee.
      Productivity Pay - Back-Pay Settlement Reached
      12/19/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
      Just over 3 months ago, we discovered that "productivity pay" as outlined in section 2.Y.1. of our CBA was not being paid as intended.
      Peanut Butter for the Holidays!
      12/19/14 - IBEW Local 483
      Not sure what to get that special someone? How about donate peanut in their name. If you have Safeway Club Card - there is a Just for U coupon you can load onto your card to get 15.5 oz - 16 oz Jif for $1.99 each up to a limit of 4 but it expires 12/25.   $1.99 EACH Jif or Smucker’s 15.5 to 16-oz. Peanut Butter or 18-oz. Preserves. Limit 4.
      Update on New MIA Exit Portal
      12/19/14 - TWU Local 568
      WE RECEIVED APPROVAL FROM THE COUNTY TO USE A DOOR CLOSER IN PROXIMITY TO OUR EXISTING CHECK POINT 1 FOR EXIT ONLY FROM 2030 TO 0130 HOURS EFFECTIVE TODAY, DEC 19. THE DOOR IS LOCATED BESIDE OUR INBOUND CAROUSEL 25. ANYONE WITH A LAPTOP MUST STILL USE CHECK POINT 1 AS AN EXIT. ALL OTHERS ARE FREE TO USE THE NEW DOORWAY AS AN EXIT FROM 2030 TO 0130 HOURS DAILY.
      In Case You Missed It
      12/19/14 - Teamsters local 570
        • Foes of unions try their luck in county laws.   • How ALEC helped undermine public unions.   • The fight goes on to keep tired truckers off the road.   • Why workers undervalue traditional pension plans.   • Budget details: You couldn’t make this up if you tried.
      Sad news about Brother Heitkemper
      12/19/14 - IATSE Local 33
      Brothers and Sisters It is with extreme regrets to have to inform you that Brother C. J. Heitkemper passed away on 12/18/14. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. The family said they would inform us in the future of any services, probably in the Fall.
      FairPoint CEO Issues Misleading Response to Vermont Governor
      12/19/14 - NH AFL-CIO
      FairPoint CEO Issues Misleading Response to Vermont Governor FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 CONTACT: Jim McNeill, 202-213-1614, Jim@FairnessAtFairpoint.com FairPoint CEO Paul H. Sunu has issued a misleading response to Vermont Gov.
      HELPING NATE SWEET
      12/19/14 - IBEW Local 659
      Helping Nate Sweet:   Yes, Nate has lost his right hand and about half of his forearm. He has severe burns and nerve damage in his left hand. The current left though his legs so they are also burnt and there is a large hole blown out behind his right knee. He has had the amputation surgery and had more to follow. He will need skin graphs and in all of those places as well.
      American Airlines to add 250 jobs at O'Hare Airport
      12/19/14 - TWU Local 568
      CHICAGO (WLS) -- American Airlines is hiring at O'Hare International Airport as part of a major initiative for 2015. In a new plan to change some of American's flight operations this spring, the carrier is adding another 250 jobs at the Chicago airport. At the end of March, American will begin grouping flights in banks of ten throughout the day.
      Congress Failed To Act
      12/19/14 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
      December 19, 2014 Another sad day for postal workers and Americans alike. Stupid Congress failed to act on the proposed moratorium on post office closings. There is no excuse for ignoring this issue, period. How much longer are we going to keep paying them for doing nothing for us? See attached article.
      Solidarity
      12/19/14 - IATSE Local 33
      The performer, Michael Rouse, is a member of IATSE Local 891 in Vancouver, BC. He won the Canadian Labour Congress’ One Minute Message contest in 2013. You can explore their website to find more creative entries here: http://oneminutemessage.canadianlabour.
      In Case You Missed It
      12/19/14 - Teamsters Local 992
        • Foes of unions try their luck in county laws.   • How ALEC helped undermine public unions.   • The fight goes on to keep tired truckers off the road.   • Why workers undervalue traditional pension plans.   • Budget details: You couldn’t make this up if you tried.
      1st Quarter Cards
      12/19/14 - International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 31
      1st quarter union cards are ready at the Union Hall. Rates are Mechanic $508, Assistant Mechanic, Apprentice, Helper $381, Laid Off for 8 weeks or more $201.
      Buy union this holiday season and support working families...
      12/19/14 - Union Label
      Delight your friends and loved ones with holiday treats made by hard-working BCTGM members! Listed here is a small sampling of holiday sweets made by BCTGM members in the U.S. and Canada (reprinted from BCTGM's website).
      American Airlines Group (AAL) Unit Enters Collective Bargaining Agreement with APFA
      12/19/14 - TWU Local 568
      StreetInsider.com-December 19, 2014 7:05 AM EST On December 18, 2014, American Airlines Group Inc.’s (Nasdaq: AAL) wholly owned subsidiary, American Airlines, Inc.
      UFCW returns to the Oregon AFL-CIO fold
      12/19/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
      AFSCME and the United Food and Commercial Workers worked closely on many 2014 campaigns
      Employee Tuition Benefit (ETB) program
      12/19/14 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
      Did You Know? All AFSCME-represented employees working 18.5 or more hours per 80-hour pay period are eligible for reimbursement of up to $300 per quarter for qualified professional-development expenses. Funds are distributed on a quarterly basis, subject to approval, based upon the number of applicants and funds available.
      "Get The Job" - 2015 Adjunct Workshops
      12/19/14 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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      2015 CFT Delegate Results
      12/19/14 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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      AMFA - SWA Technician Negotiations Update #27
      12/19/14 - AMFA
      December 19, 2014 -- We met for Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) and Related negotiations on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, for what was originally scheduled as a two-day session that was reduced down to one. The Company requested the shortened session to focus on opening up articles not yet negotiated, particularly Article 2: Scope. The Company informed us prior to the session that they were not prepared to present a proposal on Scope, but rather would focus on providing another presentation on the EPIC Program, which our Committee requested following the last inadequate presentation on the issue.
      AMFA/SWA Facilities Maintenance Technicians (FMT) Update #14
      12/19/14 - AMFA Local 32
      AMFA/Southwest Airlines FMT Negotiations Update Update #14 December 18, 2014 The Negotiating Committee is providing this update to the AMFA Membership at Southwest Airlines. This report is the only official authorized written source of negotiating communications by the Committee.
      A Step in the Right Direction: Louisville Metro Council Passes $9/hour Minimum Wage
      12/19/14 - AFSCME Indiana-Kentucky Organizing Committee 962
      Louisville, KY --On December 18, after significant debate and compromise, Louisville became the first city in the South to raise its minimum wage. The Louisville Metro Council passed the ordinance 16-9, raising the minimum wage in Jefferson County to $9/hour. The vote was along party lines, with all Democrats voting in favor of the increase and Republicans voting against.
      American Pension Funding
      12/18/14 - TWU Local 513
      Brothers and Sisters, The attached information is to be used to contact your Senators, regarding the funding of Americans pensions. Please Take Action and Call Your Senator.
      Delays In Uniform Orders
      12/18/14 - AFA-CWA Local Council 57
      We are aware that there has been an error in processing of uniform orders for those attending the January 5, 2015 SMT class.  We have been working with several leaders at SWA headquarters throughout the day to address the problem. The issue exists within the Lands End Uniform site, but is expected to be remedied by 0900 tomorrow  morning, December 19th, 2014.
      Inequality is real
      12/18/14 - IBEW local 453
      Paycheck Delay? Problem Solved
      12/18/14 - Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
      Paycheck Delay?  Problem Solved Before she even got to work on the morning of Friday, December 5, AFSCME Staff Representative Diane Lovell had been contacted by a Local 328 member, who informed her that direct deposit paychecks had not posted, meaning employees did not get paid on time.
      PASSING OF JULIAN T. HARLEY, SON OF OUR BROTHER CLIFF RIVAS
      12/18/14 - TWU Local 568
      IT IS WITH DEEPEST REGRET THAT WE INFORM YOU OF THE PASSING OF JULIAN T. HARLEY, SON OF OUR DEAR BROTHER CLIFF RIVAS.
      Next Wave to host Jan. 23 hockey night; some free tickets to be given away
      12/18/14 - Oregon AFSCME Council 75
      The Winterhawks will take on the Spokane Chiefs in Portland
      AMFA-SWA Facilities Maintenance Technician Negotiations Update #14
      12/18/14 - AMFA
      December 18, 2014 -- We met with the Company in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, for a one-day negotiation session to continue our negotiations for the Facilities Maintenance Technicians (FMT). The Company started by presenting counter offers for Article 2: Scope, Article 4: Classifications, Article 5: Hours of Service, Article 8: Field Service, and Article 10: Filling of Vacancies. Again, like in our last session, the Company’s Article 2 counter omitted our language that would offer overtime to FMTs prior to using vendors to perform work the FMT’s normally perform outside their normal work hours and weekend.
      December 18, 2014 Front Page
      12/18/14 - Kansas City Labor Beacon Newspaper
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      The 'Hunger Games' Economy
      12/18/14 - Teamsters Local 355
      Dec. 18, 2014 | ECONOMY |  …In what could have been a scene in the Hunger Games movies, the big banks and our elected leaders joined together to steal from blue-collar workers.
      Fairpont Workers Deserve Our Support
      12/18/14 - NH AFL-CIO
      FairPoint Workers Deserve Our Support Striking FairPoint workers picket in front of their office, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Concord, N.H. More than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont went on strike demanding that the company return to the bargaining table.(AP Photo/Jim Cole) FairPoint Workers Deserve Our Support Striking FairPoint workers picket in front of their office, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Concord, N.H. More than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont went on strike demanding that the company return to the bargaining table.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)
      It's Going To Get A Little Easier For Workers To Unionize
      12/18/14 - IBEW local 453
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      The 'Hunger Games' Economy
      12/18/14 - Teamsters local 570
      Dec. 18, 2014 | ECONOMY |  …In what could have been a scene in the Hunger Games movies, the big banks and our elected leaders joined together to steal from blue-collar workers.
      A MESSAGE FROM YOUR PENSION FUND
      12/18/14 - Teamsters Local 568
      On December 13, 2014, as part of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Congress passed the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (“MPRA”). The MPRA is a bipartisan solution to address funding shortfalls in both multiemployer pension plans and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”).
      Facebook Denies CLEAT Advertising Opportunity
      12/18/14 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
      Dear friends of Texas law enforcement, On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, Facebook denied CLEAT access to purchase an advertising "boost" for Charley Wilkison's blog regarding the recent attacks aimed at police in America. As Coordinator of the Public Affairs Division of CLEAT, I can attest to our organization being a frequent customer to social media, especially Facebook.
      Mayor James for Mayor
      12/18/14 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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      DC 4 Office Holiday Schedule
      12/18/14 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
      In observance of the holidays the District Council 4 Office will be closed from December 24th thru January 2nd. We wish all our members and their family to have a Happy and Safe Holidays.
      Happy Holiday, Buy Union
      12/18/14 - IBEW Local 659
      Dec. 18, 2014 The AFL-CIO blog team wishes you a safe and happy holiday season. We’re taking a break from the blog email until Jan. 5, but be sure to check out the AFL-CIO Now Blog for news and updates.
      The 'Hunger Games' Economy
      12/18/14 - Teamsters Local 992
      Dec. 18, 2014 | ECONOMY |  …In what could have been a scene in the Hunger Games movies, the big banks and our elected leaders joined together to steal from blue-collar workers.
      Express 2014-06 Special Maintenance Issue
      12/18/14 - Denver Metro Area Local APWU
      SPECIAL MAINTENANCE ISSUE by Ben Pesina, Maintenance Craft Director By now, many of you have heard about the two hour time change that will be implemented in January.  We met with maintenance management last Thursday.
      AMFA Joins the Battle Against Norwegian Air International’s Application for a Foreign Air Carrier Permit
      12/18/14 - AMFA
      December 17, 2014 -- The Association has joined the fight against the foreign air carrier permit of Norwegian Airlines International (NAI). Our hope is that the Secretary Foxx will recognize the arguments that we’ve made, which echo the opposition of our industry and labor colleagues both domestically and within the European Union, and send NAI back to the drawing board to craft a business plan that doesn't undermine established international rules and obligations, particularly those involving labor.
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