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    Voter Registration Applications
    02/10/16 - Teamsters Local 743
    With the Primary Election quickly approaching, the time is near for all completed voter registrations to be returned to this office in order for the voters to be eligible to vote on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
    UPCOMING EVENT
    02/10/16 - Teamsters Local 568
    STEWARD TRAINING COURSE.
    RTW Tabled in NM
    02/10/16 - Teamsters Local 492
    We had a big night in Santa Fe! Thank you to everyone who came out today and has helped us along the way. It's really been a team effort. Here is the update:  Right to Work: The Senate Public Affairs Committee (SPAC) heard SB 269, The Employee Preference Act (aka right to work) on Tuesday night.
    How TPP Could Make Our Economy Worse
    02/10/16 - Teamsters local 570
    Feb. 10, 2016 | ECONOMY | The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a so-called “trade deal” that could cost 448,000 U.S. jobs, suppress U.S. wages, and irreparably weaken our democracy and sovereignty. Yet U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is trying to get your member of Congress to vote for it.
    How TPP Could Make Our Economy Worse
    02/10/16 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 10, 2016 | ECONOMY | The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a so-called “trade deal” that could cost 448,000 U.S. jobs, suppress U.S. wages, and irreparably weaken our democracy and sovereignty. Yet U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is trying to get your member of Congress to vote for it.
    Central States Pension Fund Update 02/10/2016
    02/10/16 - Teamster Local Union No. 886
    TREASURY DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES KANSAS CITY, MO.
    PRESIDENT'S DAY
    02/10/16 - Teamsters Local 568
    ALONG WITH THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS IN WASHINGTON, DC, OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH FOR PRESIDENT'S DAY!
    NOTICE
    02/10/16 - Teamsters Local 568
    General Membership Meeting is scheduled for February 28th beginning at 10am.
    How TPP Could Make Our Economy Worse
    02/10/16 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 10, 2016 | ECONOMY | The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a so-called “trade deal” that could cost 448,000 U.S. jobs, suppress U.S. wages, and irreparably weaken our democracy and sovereignty. Yet U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is trying to get your member of Congress to vote for it.
    How TPP Could Make Our Economy Worse
    02/10/16 - Teamsters Local 888
    Feb. 10, 2016 | ECONOMY | The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a so-called “trade deal” that could cost 448,000 U.S. jobs, suppress U.S. wages, and irreparably weaken our democracy and sovereignty. Yet U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is trying to get your member of Congress to vote for it.
    Why SCOTUS Should Leave Well Enough Alone, Let Workers Build Unions
    02/09/16 - Teamsters local 570
    Feb. 9, 2016 | U.S. LABOR | …News reports regarding the [Friedrichs v California Teachers Association] case suggest that the main threat to unions and workers posed by the elimination of the agency fee is the draining of union resources that can be used for political action, a major objective of the political right.
    Why SCOTUS Should Leave Well Enough Alone, Let Workers Build Unions
    02/09/16 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 9, 2016 | U.S. LABOR | …News reports regarding the [Friedrichs v California Teachers Association] case suggest that the main threat to unions and workers posed by the elimination of the agency fee is the draining of union resources that can be used for political action, a major objective of the political right.
    Why SCOTUS Should Leave Well Enough Alone, Let Workers Build Unions
    02/09/16 - Teamsters Local 888
    Feb. 9, 2016 | U.S. LABOR | …News reports regarding the [Friedrichs v California Teachers Association] case suggest that the main threat to unions and workers posed by the elimination of the agency fee is the draining of union resources that can be used for political action, a major objective of the political right.
    Why Government Can't Be Run Like A Business
    02/08/16 - Teamsters local 570
    Feb. 8, 2016 | OPINION | The mantra of every Koch-headed, right-wing politico is that "government should be run like a business." Welcome to Flint, Michigan. This impoverished, mostly African-American city has indeed been run like a private corporation ever since Gov.
    Communications Workers Take on Wall Street
    02/08/16 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 8, 2016 | UNIONS | The Communications Workers of America (CWA) are taking on Wall Street, inaugurating a major and long campaign to cut and curb the outsize clout of the sector that trashed the U.S. economy and workers' jobs, homes and pensions. "Why do we want to take on Wall Street.
    Why Government Can't Be Run Like A Business
    02/08/16 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 8, 2016 | OPINION | The mantra of every Koch-headed, right-wing politico is that "government should be run like a business." Welcome to Flint, Michigan. This impoverished, mostly African-American city has indeed been run like a private corporation ever since Gov.
    Why Government Can't Be Run Like A Business
    02/08/16 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 8, 2016 | OPINION | The mantra of every Koch-headed, right-wing politico is that "government should be run like a business." Welcome to Flint, Michigan. This impoverished, mostly African-American city has indeed been run like a private corporation ever since Gov.
    Communications Workers Take on Wall Street
    02/08/16 - Teamsters Local 888
    Feb. 8, 2016 | UNIONS | The Communications Workers of America (CWA) are taking on Wall Street, inaugurating a major and long campaign to cut and curb the outsize clout of the sector that trashed the U.S. economy and workers' jobs, homes and pensions. "Why do we want to take on Wall Street.
    Sun-Times owner buys 16.5% stake in Tribune Publishing
    02/08/16 - Teamsters Local 888
    Feb. 8, 2016 | Fresh from selling a health care software company for $1 billion, he's doubling down on media, paying $44 million for a 16.5 percent stake in Tribune Publishing, which owns the Chicago Tribune and 10 other daily newspapers. Ferro, 49, becomes chairman of Tribune Publishing and its largest shareholder, based on recent filings.
    Please Join Us! Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women's Committee Meeting Saturday, March 19
    02/05/16 - Teamsters Local 179
    UPS Freight meeting
    02/05/16 - Teamsters Local 776
    On February 3, 2016 Local 776 Secretary-Treasurer Ron Hicks and Business Agent Spencer Dearth, along with Local 509 representatives from Gaffney, South Carolina met in Richmond, Virginia with IBT officials to address sub-contracting issues and the layoffs of Teamster members at UPS Freight.
    In Case You Missed These...
    02/05/16 - Teamsters Local 355
      • What economists got wrong about free trade.   • Union workers for … Trump?   • Sick days bill introduced in Maryland legislature.   • Understanding the Zika virus.   • Opinion: How both parties lost the white middle class.   • Labor battles 'right to work' in Virginia and West Virginia.
    Protect Prevailing Wage
    02/05/16 - Teamsters Local 492
    New Mexico had one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation in recent months. You’d think that Gov. Susana Martinez and state legislators would focus on getting New Mexicans back to work and protecting good jobs. But they’re doing just the opposite. This week, the state House began debate on a bill that would eliminate prevailing wage laws for construction workers.
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