Today in Labor History July 27, 1919 Coal miner and labor leader Albert Ginger Goodwin is shot and killed by Canadian police. Although he had been ruled unfit for military service during World War I because he had lung disease, the conscription board reversed its decision just days after Goodwin led smelter workers on strike for the eight-hour day. Opposed to the war, Goodwin fled and for months avoided capture by the authorities. His death inspired Canada's first general strike on August 2 in Vancouver. ~Today in Labor History
Baltimore officials issue ‘Code Red’ heat emergency July 16, 2019|The heat index is forecast to surpass 100 degrees in and around Baltimore this week, prompting city health officials to declare a “Code Red” heat emergency. High temperatures are forecast in the lower to mid-90s Tuesday through Thursday, and then could approach 100 degrees Friday and Saturday. Factoring in humidity, which is forecast to rise over the course of the week, it’s expected to feel like about 100 degrees for the middle of the week and potentially close to 110 degrees Friday and Saturday… Baltimore Sun Get Teamster info on heat stress.
Teamster 2020 survey will identify top issues July 16, 2019|With the 2020 Presidential Election approaching, it is more important than ever for Teamster members to get involved and make our collective voice heard in the political process. But before the candidates hear from the Teamsters union, we need to hear from you. Please TAKE THE SHORT SURVEY and let us know what you think! Trade, pensions, collective bargaining rights, and heath care are all major issues for Teamsters and we need to make sure these issues are addressed as the election season heats up. CLICK HERE to TAKE THE SURVEY
Tell your member of Congress to protect our pensions July 22, 2019|We need your help! The Teamsters Union supports the passage of the Rehabilitation of Multiemployer Pensions Act (H.R. 397), which is headed to the full House of Representatives for debate and vote on the floor THIS WEEK! This bill is vital to protecting the pensions of hundreds of thousands of active Teamsters members and retirees across the country. This is the only legislation that would fully protect your hard-earned pension. Congress must act now to help millions of Americans facing an uncertain future as their retirement security is threatened through no fault of their own. PLEASE CALL 888-979-9806 NOW to let your own representatives in Congress know that any legislative solution must keep pensions whole for both active and retired workers. The time is now!