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Ending Driver Exploitation Would Help Relieve Supply Chain Woes
01/18/22 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 18, 2022 | OPINION | For years, truck drivers have helped ensure that we get the goods we need in time for the holidays, but current supply chain pressures have revealed inefficiencies in an unaccountable trucking system where employers violate drivers' rights with impunity.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Union Man
01/17/22 - Teamsters Local 570
Jan. 17, 2022 | EQUALITY | If Martin Luther King Jr. still lived, he’d probably tell people to join unions. King understood racial equality was inextricably linked to economics. He asked, “What good does it do to be able to eat at a lunch counter if you can’t buy a hamburger?” Those disadvantages have persisted.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Union Man
01/17/22 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 17, 2021 | EQUALITY | If Martin Luther King Jr. still lived, he’d probably tell people to join unions. King understood racial equality was inextricably linked to economics. He asked, “What good does it do to be able to eat at a lunch counter if you can’t buy a hamburger?” Those disadvantages have persisted.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Union Man
01/17/22 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 17, 2022 | EQUALITY | If Martin Luther King Jr. still lived, he’d probably tell people to join unions. King understood racial equality was inextricably linked to economics. He asked, “What good does it do to be able to eat at a lunch counter if you can’t buy a hamburger?” Those disadvantages have persisted.
Film Teamsters Forklift Certified at 492 Union Hall
01/16/22 - Teamsters Local 492
Film Teamsters Forklift Certified at 492 Union Hall Teamsters Local 492 conducted 3 free forklift classes on January 7, 8, 9 2022. The classes were at the Union Hall. There were 36 Teamsters that successfully completed the Forklift Certification/training classes and were certified in Class 4, 5 and even Class 7 which is the reach-forklift.
Labor News Wrap-Up: 01/14/2022
01/14/22 - Teamsters Local 570
  • Can a self-driving 40-ton truck be safe.
More Than 8,000 Grocery Workers on Strike in Denver
01/14/22 - Teamsters Local 570
Jan. 14, 2021 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | About 8,000 grocery store workers at 77 King Soopers and City Markets stores in the Denver area are on strike after the union rejected what the company described as its best and final offer to replace a recently expired contract.
Local News Wrap-up: 01/14/2022
01/14/22 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Can a self-driving 40-ton truck be safe.
Labor News Wrap-Up: 01/14/2022
01/14/22 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Can a self-driving 40-ton truck be safe.
More Than 8,000 Grocery Workers on Strike in Denver
01/14/22 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 14, 2021 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | About 8,000 grocery store workers at 77 King Soopers and City Markets stores in the Denver area are on strike after the union rejected what the company described as its best and final offer to replace a recently expired contract.
CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATIONO OF WILL AND GRUNDY COUNTIES UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR 2022-2023
01/14/22 - Teamsters Local 179
The Contractors Association of Will and Grundy Counties' Scholarship chair Becky Fallin, President of RHL Insulation and Firestopping, Inc. is pleased to announce the Annual CAWGC Scholarship Program. Since the program's inception in 1996, the association has awarded over $150,000 to deserving scholars who will be pursuing degrees the construction field.
Contract Bargaining & Ratification Update: January 2022
01/14/22 - Teamsters Local 570
Jan. 14, 2021 | In the final months of 2021, Teamsters at five Local 570 companies approved contracts providing increased wages, maintenance of (or improvement in) benefits, and continuation of job protections.
Biden, Congress Helped Fuel Worker Policy Wins in 2021
01/13/22 - Teamsters Local 570
Jan. 13, 2021 | This past year has been a time of real progress for Teamsters and working Americans. Thanks to the hard work of Teamsters, President Joe Biden, and pro-worker candidates were elected to the U.S. House and Senate in 2020. Since they took office, Teamster pensions have been saved, unions have been encouraged and good, safe, union jobs have been created and protected.
‘Real’ Supply Chain Crisis is Shortage of Companies Treating Truck Drivers With Respect
01/12/22 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 12, 2021 | OPINION | These days, news about the "supply chain crisis" feels inescapable. I heard a lot on television about how the holiday season was at risk, shelves are empty and COVID-19 tests may be scarce because of a "truck driver shortage" while dozens of container ships sit without moving outside of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
‘Real’ Supply Chain Crisis’ is Shortage of Companies Treating Truck Drivers With Respect
01/12/22 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 12, 2021 | OPINION | These days, news about the "supply chain crisis" feels inescapable. I heard a lot on television about how the holiday season was at risk, shelves are empty and COVID-19 tests may be scarce because of a "truck driver shortage" while dozens of container ships sit without moving outside of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
The New Era for the American Worker
01/11/22 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 11, 2021 | LABOR | More than any other time in recent memory, the present moment offers many Americans a chance to make work better. American employees in 2022 have more leverage over their employers than they have had since the 1970s, the result of a confluence of factors.
The New Era for the American Worker
01/11/22 - Teamsters Local 570
Jan. 11, 2021 | LABOR | More than any other time in recent memory, the present moment offers many Americans a chance to make work better. American employees in 2022 have more leverage over their employers than they have had since the 1970s, the result of a confluence of factors.
Why Alabama Coal Miners Are Still on Strike
01/11/22 - Teamsters Local 570
Jan. 11, 2021 | STRIKES | “Happy miners run more coal.” When coal miner Greg Pilkerton spoke those words to me in his gruff Alabama drawl, it sounded like the most natural statement in the world. Of course, workers are more productive when they’re respected, well-compensated, and safe.
2021 Toy Drive - Thank You Members!
01/11/22 - Teamsters Local 177
We would like to wish our members and their families a very happy and healthy New Year. Back in late October of 2021 a letter was sent to our stewards and posted on our union boards announcing the kick-off of the Local 177 Annual Holiday Toy Drive.  We are pleased to report, because of the extreme generosity of our members, this year's donations rivalled that of our prior years and continue to spread the generosity to much-needed families.
The New Era for the American Worker
01/11/22 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 11, 2021 | LABOR | More than any other time in recent memory, the present moment offers many Americans a chance to make work better. American employees in 2022 have more leverage over their employers than they have had since the 1970s, the result of a confluence of factors.
Why Alabama Coal Miners Are Still on Strike
01/10/22 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 10, 2021 | STRIKES | “Happy miners run more coal.” When coal miner Greg Pilkerton spoke those words to me in his gruff Alabama drawl, it sounded like the most natural statement in the world. Of course, workers are more productive when they’re respected, well-compensated, and safe.
Why Alabama Coal Miners Are Still on Strike
01/10/22 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 10, 2021 | STRIKES | “Happy miners run more coal.” When coal miner Greg Pilkerton spoke those words to me in his gruff Alabama drawl, it sounded like the most natural statement in the world. Of course, workers are more productive when they’re respected, well-compensated, and safe.
James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship
01/10/22 - Teamsters Local 264
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship is open, and accepting applications from dependents of Teamster members (including GCC, BLET, and BMWED). Applications are due March 1, 2022. For all information visit their website: http://www.jrhmsf.
Kentucky Tornado Relief
01/10/22 - Teamsters Local 776
On December 10, 2021, a violent, long-tracked tornado moved across Western Kentucky, producing...
Meadow Gold is Hiring
01/10/22 - Teamsters Local 455
 
 
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