• Today in Labor History
    Oct. 17, 1950: "Salt of the Earth" strike begins by the mostly Mexican-American members of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers Union Local 890 in Bayard, N.M. Strikers' wives walked picket lines for seven months when their husbands were enjoined during the 14-month strike against the New Jersey Zinc Co.
     ~ Union Communications Services


      Teamster News Headlines  
     
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    Teamster Leaders in U.S., Canada Laud Their Respective NAFTA Negotiators
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    Teamsters Push to Strip Cardinal Health CEO of Chairman's Role
    Supplemental Committees Meet to Exchange Contract Proposals with UPS
    Hurricane Maria's Aftermath: Thursday, October 12
    Teamsters, Labor Allies Propose a Pro-Worker Path Forward for NAFTA
    Local 727 Applauds Repeal of Job-Killing Beverage Tax
    Public Service Teamsters - Join Discussion About Public Employee Unionism
     
         
    • Local and National News
      Horseshoe Casino workers join Day of Action
      Oct. 16, 2017 | Workers from the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino will celebrate their first union contract with a rally and march this Thursday in Baltimore. Members of Teamsters Local 355, UNITE HERE, IATSE, UAW, and IUOE will rally at McKeldin Square to announce this great victory and then march to City Hall… D.C. Labor

      The Los Angeles Times’cliche anti-union tactics
      Oct. 12, 2017 | Last week, a majority of newsroom staffers at the Los Angeles Times announced their intention to join together in union and join their colleagues at other newspapers [including The Baltimore Sun] who are already members of NewsGuild-CWA. Soon after, Tronc, the corporate owners of the paper, issued a letter to tell the Times staff that their union wasn’t welcome…jwj.org

      Las Vegas Teamster sells his Harley to go to Puerto Rico and volunteer
      Oct. 12, 2017 | When Marco Cruz heard about the need for truck drivers to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico he knew he could help. The single dad of two teenagers was born in Puerto Rico but has lived in Las Vegas for over 40 years. Cruz has a commercial drivers license and experience driving tanker trucks. But to pay for his humanitarian mission, Cruz had to sell his Harvey Davidson motorcycle… thedenverchannel.com

      Two California Teamsters among the dead in Vegas shooting
      Oct. 2, 2017 | Two Teamsters members from California, Dana Gardner of Local 1932 in San Bernardino, and Rachael Parker of Local 911, a police records clerk from Manhattan Beach, were among 59 people killed in the shooting massacre in Las Vegas the night of October 1-2, the Southern California Teamster reported. A kindergarten teacher from southern California, Jenny Parks, a member of a National Education Association local there, also was shot to death… peoplesworld.org

      Teamsters denounce false reports of striking drivers in Puerto Rico
      Oct. 2, 2017 | The Teamsters Union denounces reports from online, anti-union sources that stated Teamster truck drivers in Puerto Rico have refused to move supplies from the port as part of an effort to leverage wage increases from the government. These reports are false and have no basis in fact. The truth is that members from Teamsters Local 901 in San Juan have been working or volunteering since the day after the hurricane passed, helping with disaster relief and recovery… teamster.org

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      Dec. 6, 2016  | …The postelection uptick in support for journalism has not been limited to nonprofit media; the newspaper conglomerate Tronc Inc. (formerly Tribune Publishing) and The New York Times, among others, have reported thousands of new subscribers since the election. But for the growing number of nonprofit journalism organizations, the moment may provide the kind of opening they have needed to take on a much larger role for a field that continues to face significant financial challenges and sinking public trust… nytimes.com July 24, 2017 | The pursuit of the Chicago-Sun Times was thwarted by a Department of Justice decision to prevent the owner of the Chicago Tribune from also owning the city’s second-largest daily newspaper. So what’s next for Tronc, the company formerly known as Tribune Publishing that also ons the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun and the Orlando Sentinel? thestreet.com Feb. 1, 2017  | For a few says, the parent company of the Chicago Tribune [and Baltimore Sun] told us everything we need to know about its contempt for reporters and cynicism about journalism. Just after 3 p.m. last Friday, @troncCareers posted a tweet with a Dilbert cartoon mocking the idea of hiring reporters… robertfeder.com
      Dec. 6, 2016  | …The postelection uptick in support for journalism has not been limited to nonprofit media; the newspaper conglomerate Tronc Inc. (formerly Tribune Publishing) and The New York Times, among others, have reported thousands of new subscribers since the election. But for the growing number of nonprofit journalism organizations, the moment may provide the kind of opening they have needed to take on a much larger role for a field that continues to face significant financial challenges and sinking public trust… nytimes.com
      July 24, 2017 | The pursuit of the Chicago-Sun Times was thwarted by a Department of Justice decision to prevent the owner of the Chicago Tribune from also owning the city’s second-largest daily newspaper. So what’s next for Tronc, the company formerly known as Tribune Publishing that also ons the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun and the Orlando Sentinel? thestreet.com
      Feb. 1, 2017  | For a few says, the parent company of the Chicago Tribune [and Baltimore Sun] told us everything we need to know about its contempt for reporters and cynicism about journalism. Just after 3 p.m. last Friday, @troncCareers posted a tweet with a Dilbert cartoon mocking the idea of hiring reporters… robertfeder.com

      Elsewhere in The News
      Oct. 16, 2017  | COMMUNITY ACTION | Unionists on the extended relief mission to hurricane-smashed Puerto Rico call the situation there, three weeks after Maria hit, dire. The head of the Puerto Rico Labor Federation is blunt about the attitude of the U.S. government: “They want us to die.” What the union volunteers found when they arrived, and still find, is absolute devastation, with a lack of food, no running water, virtually no electricity outside the capital of San Juan and spotty cellphone service, if it works at all. Volunteers came from unions with nurses, the Teamsters, the building trades, and others to clear roads, repair crumbling structures, and more… peoplesworld.org

        • Unions, in some form, are here to stay.
        • Millennials really have taken it on the chin.
        • NFL players’ union defends members – again.
        • The vital role of education in authoritarian times.
        • It’s Labor vs. Finance for the future of Puerto Rico.
        • Justices wrestle with mandatory arbitration vs. labor law.
        • Workers deserve better pay, protections as part of NAFTA.
        • Supplemental committees meet to exchange proposals with UPS.
        • It’s not regulation that’s a threat to jobs, it’s climate change.
        • Women’s reproductive and workplace rights will help the economy.


      Oct. 12, 2017 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | Labor unions took to social media and Capitol Hill Wednesday to demand that lawmakers end a free trade agreement which critics claim has hurt domestic workers. Labor unions used the opportunity to demand that the trade deal be replaced with something that helps workers. The AFL-CIO and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) were among the unions that delivered 400,000 petitions to lawmakers. The AFL-CIO suggested earlier in the year that the trade deal be reformed to include new labor and procurement rules, consumer protections, and protection against currency misalignment and tax dodging… insidesources.com Related: The Teamsters have been calling for NAFTA withdrawal or its dramatic renegotiation for more than 20 years…

      Oct. 11, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | A Texas labor union has reportedly filed a grievance against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones after he said players who refuse to stand during the national anthem will not be allowed to play. According to ESPN.com's Todd Archer, Local 100 of the United Labor Unions said Tuesday that Jones' statement violated the National Labor Relations Act because it showed he is "attempting to threaten, coerce and intimidate all Dallas Cowboys players on the roster in order to prevent them from exercising concerted activity protected under the act by saying that he will fire any players involved in such concerted activity.” bleacherreport.com

      Oct. 10, 2017 | BENEFITS | President Donald Trump’s anti-union Labor Department released a study that showed joining a union is one of your best shots at getting health care coverage. Almost every union worker – 94 percent – has access to employer-provided health care benefits as of March of this year, a study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. Meanwhile, 67 percent of nonunion workers don’t have access to employer-provided health care… newsweek.com


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