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
Hoffa: House-passed stimulus bill brings much-needed relief to US workers Oct. 2, 2020|Read General-President Hoffa’s statement on the House’s passage last night of a $2.2 trillion stimulus package that will fund much-needed relief for airline workers, Amtrak workers and state and local governments that have been suffering from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. It also boosts pension plans and workplace safety provisions… Teamsters
Find out how you can vote absentee or by mail Oct. 2, 2020|This November, Teamsters can elect leaders who will support Teamster members and our families. But it doesn’t mean you need to head to the ballot box on Nov. 3. To find out how you can vote absentee or by mail in your state, and check if you are registered too, go to teamsters.org now!
Update from the Newspaper Conference Oct. 15, 2020|With the U.S. Presidential election coming up in just a few weeks, the importance of news coverage has only increased, despite the enormous amount of articles and reports generated since the beginning of the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Our Newspaper Conference members have held fast and continued printing, mailing and delivering the news on a daily basis throughout the country… Continue reading here.
Hoffa: Biden-Harris will improve lives of workers Oct. 22, 2020|2020 is a year for the record books. A global pandemic has wreaked havoc not only on the health of Americans, but also on their wallets. Tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, and millions are still out of work. But if we are honest with ourselves, these tumultuous times did not start back in March… The Democratic ticket has proposed a bold plan to protect the interests of hardworking Americans going forward. Biden and Harris both signed the Teamsters Pledge last year promising to back the union’s priorities… Continues at teamsters.org.
Early voting in Maryland begins Monday. Here’s what to know. Oct. 26, 2020|The end is in sight. With eight days left in the U.S. presidential campaign, early in-person voting begins today in Maryland. In an election reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic and colored with uncertainty, more than 800,000 Maryland voters have already submitted ballots by mail or drop box. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions.
Md. election officials: Don’t mail ballots; use drop boxes Oct. 29, 2020|With reports of slow mail delivery across the country, Maryland election officials are urging voters to return their mail-in ballots at drop-boxes throughout the state instead of using the Postal Service. Learn more here.