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    OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL / PENSION PROVISIONS
    12/17/14 - Teamsters Joint Council 32
    The following are features of the provisions for benefit reductions under H.R. 83, as amended: Only plans that are in "critical and declining" status may cut benefits. One criterion for a plan to be in critical status is that the plan's funding ratio must be less than 65% (a funding ratio of 65% means the plan has assets to pay 65% of promised benefits).
    New Year's Eve Dinner Dance
    12/17/14 - Teamsters Local 455
    Even With a GOP Congress, Obama Could Still Defend Workers
    12/17/14 - Teamsters local 570
    Dec. 17, 2014 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS |  …Without a Congress willing to pass sweeping legal reform necessary to shore up workers’ rights in one bold stroke, the Obama administration can still defend workers using administrative guerrilla warfare…Many expert think the federal government can do more with the laws on the books.
    Even With a GOP Congress, Obama Could Still Defend Workers
    12/17/14 - Teamsters Local 355
    Dec. 17, 2014 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS |  …Without a Congress willing to pass sweeping legal reform necessary to shore up workers’ rights in one bold stroke, the Obama administration can still defend workers using administrative guerrilla warfare…Many expert think the federal government can do more with the laws on the books.
    Even With a GOP Congress, Obama Could Still Defend Workers
    12/17/14 - Teamsters Local 992
    Dec. 17, 2014 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS |  …Without a Congress willing to pass sweeping legal reform necessary to shore up workers’ rights in one bold stroke, the Obama administration can still defend workers using administrative guerrilla warfare…Many expert think the federal government can do more with the laws on the books.
    Don Jackson Stands Tall
    12/17/14 - Teamsters Local 162
    Local 162 member Don Jackson was re-certified as a driver trainer in the feeder department in 2014.  Don is a 37-year Teamster and UPS feeder driver in Portland.  He is also in the Circle of Honor for more than 25-years of safe driving.  Don is training new drivers as part of the overall program to promote and train more full-time drivers.
    WHAT THE OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL MEANS TO YOU
    12/16/14 - Teamsters Local 568
    On December 13, 2014, Congress passed the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA) as part of the federal spending "cromnibus" bill, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015. The multiemployer defined benefit pension reform provisions were introduced by Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) and Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.).
    NLRB Issues Rule to Speed Up Union Organizing
    12/16/14 - Teamsters Local 179
    The National Labor Relations Board issued a final rule on Friday aimed at modernizing and streamlining the union election process. The new rule will shorten the time between when an election is ordered and the election is held, eliminating a previous 25-day waiting period.  And it seeks to reduce litigation that can be used to stall elections.
    General Membership Meeting This Sunday, December 21st
    12/16/14 - Teamsters Local 179
    The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held Sunday, December 21st at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. A reminder that we will be accepting monetary donations to purchase bicycles for the children of the Lamb's Fold Center for Women and Children in Joliet.
    Member Recognized For Training
    12/16/14 - Teamsters Local 162
    Teamsters Local 162 member Don Jackson was re-certified as a feeder driver trainer at UPS in 2014.  Of the 30-new feeder drivers trained and certified in Portland Don is responsible for 8 of them.  Don is a 37-year member of Local 162 and a UPS Circle of Honor feeder driver with more than 25 years of safe driving.
    "What's UPS" Feeder, Airport and Christmas Editions
    12/16/14 - Teamsters Local 162
    Teamsters Local 162 publishes a newsletter to our members working at UPS.  The newsletter is called "What's UPS" and is published on a periodic basis.  This peak season at UPS has warranted a number of "What's UPS" including our annual Christmas edition.
    Cromnibus Continues Attack on Pensions
    12/16/14 - Teamsters Local 355
    Dec. 16, 2014  | RETIREMENT SECURITY | ...Union members from electricians to Teamsters to hotel workers to grocery workers rely on these plans. There are 1400 multi-employer pension plans, with about 10 million participants.
    Cromnibus Continues Attack on Pensions
    12/16/14 - Teamsters local 570
    Dec. 16, 2014  | RETIREMENT SECURITY | ...Union members from electricians to Teamsters to hotel workers to grocery workers rely on these plans. There are 1400 multi-employer pension plans, with about 10 million participants.
    Cromnibus Continues Attack on Pensions
    12/16/14 - Teamsters Local 992
    Dec. 16, 2014  | RETIREMENT SECURITY | ...Union members from electricians to Teamsters to hotel workers to grocery workers rely on these plans. There are 1400 multi-employer pension plans, with about 10 million participants.
    Labor's New Reality
    12/15/14 - Teamsters Local 355
    Dec. 15, 2014  | U.S. LABOR |  Haltingly, with understandable ambivalence, the American labor movement is morphing into something new. Its most prominent organizing campaigns of recent years – of fast-food workers, domestics, taxi drivers and Walmart employees – have prompted states and cities to raise their minimum wage and create more worker-friendly regulations.
    Labor's New Reality
    12/15/14 - Teamsters local 570
    Dec. 15, 2014  | U.S. LABOR |  Haltingly, with understandable ambivalence, the American labor movement is morphing into something new. Its most prominent organizing campaigns of recent years – of fast-food workers, domestics, taxi drivers and Walmart employees – have prompted states and cities to raise their minimum wage and create more worker-friendly regulations.
    Unemployment - Construction Industry
    12/15/14 - Teamsters Local Union No. 436
    PLEASE BE ADVISED - When laid off and calling unemployment we are NOT A HIRING HALL.
    Pension Update
    12/15/14 - Teamsters Local 175
    ~~Tens of thousands of Teamsters and retirees voiced their strong opposition over the last weeks and months to pension legislation that was included in the Omnibus spending bill.
    Labor's New Reality
    12/15/14 - Teamsters Local 992
    Dec. 15, 2014  | U.S. LABOR |  Haltingly, with understandable ambivalence, the American labor movement is morphing into something new. Its most prominent organizing campaigns of recent years – of fast-food workers, domestics, taxi drivers and Walmart employees – have prompted states and cities to raise their minimum wage and create more worker-friendly regulations.
    Local 71 Scholarship
    12/15/14 - Teamsters Local 71
    Local 71 is taking applications for the College Scholarship for Children and Grandchildren of eligible members who will graduate from High School in 2015. All applications must me received at the Local Union no later than May 1, 2015 to be considered for approval.  Two scholarships will be awarded to the two highest academic scholars, for a maximum value of $2000 per scholarship.
    Con-Way Miami Join Teamsters
    12/14/14 - Teamsters Local 492
    Drivers & Dockworkers Seek Job Security, Fairness, Pension (MIAMI) – A group of 74 drivers and dockworkers at Con-way Freight in Miami Lakes, Fla., voted today to join Teamsters Local 769 in North Miami, Fla.
    In Case You Missed It
    12/12/14 - Teamsters Local 355
      • How long before that arc bends towards justice?   • The woes of working women.   • A Q & A with one of America's last labor reporters.   • Worker wins, brought to you by your local labor union.   • UAW certified to represent VW workers in Tennessee.   • Amazon workers lose Supreme Court fight over pay.
    DC 4 Officer and Executive Board Election
    12/12/14 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
                       Keep an eye on your mail. Information regarding the upcoming DC 4 Nominations will be hitting the mail next week. Only active 458M and 568M members will be receiving this information.
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