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April 2020 | Our Union is closely monitoring the global health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with other unions, public health officials and other experts in our Safety and Health Department, the Union is focused on providing Local Unions and staff with the most up-to-date information and resources to help everyone in this difficult time. Click on COVID-19 Outbreak Resources for Members for local and regional resources. On the left column, click on COVID-19 News for Industry-related Fact Sheets and other critical information from the IBT.
Listen to the latest Teamster podcast for the latest news
Sept. 3, 2020 | Listen here to the latest edition of the Teamsters Podcast and get the latest news about the union, including its endorsement of the Biden-Harris ticket, participation in 2020 March on Washington and health and safety concerns. Featuring audio from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa; Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall; Teamsters Canada President François Laporte; Human Rights and Diversity Commission Director Marcus King; Health and Safety Department Director Lamont Byrd; and Department of Political and Legislative Action Director Christy Bailey
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• Covid-19 news updates for Sept. 21, 2020
• Teamsters give back to the community
• Labor mourns RGB…
• One of five workers claiming jobless benefits
• Electric vehicles should be a win for American workers
• Coronavirus in Maryland: 5 takeaways from the week
• US Foods drivers in Va. vote to join Baltimore Teamsters Local 355
• Teamsters, safety groups challenge FMCSA’s hours of service
• Unions praise Justice Ginsburg, demand no replacement until next presidency
• If you plan to vote by mail, you can track your ballot like a UPS package
• Hollywood unions, studios agree on rules to start production
• Cities struggle to clear garbage glut in stay-at-home world
• NLRB general cancel warns pandemic no excuse for violating workers’ rights
• #Teamsters2020: Register to vote!
Sept. 23, 2020 | OPINION | […] Conservative justices have already signaled their hostility to workers with decisions like Epic Systems v. Lewis. The stakes could not be higher—and what unionists must understand is that the next Supreme Court appointee may hold the power to destroy the last vestiges of legal power for public sector unions. If they do so, it will unleash an assault on the labor movement from which it will struggle to recover. The wish list for radical, anti-worker conservatives has been clear for years. Groups like the National Right to Work Foundation and Koch-funded State Policy Network affiliates have employed a legislative and legal strategy to peel back key union rights, especially targeting public sector labor… The Strike Wave
Sept. 18, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Trump administration has systematically promoted the interests of corporate executives and shareholders over those of working people and failed to protect worker’s safety, wages and rights. This Economic Policy Institute report provides a review of the administration’s most egregious attacks on working people since Trump took office. This analysis reveals that President Trump’s time in office has been marked by a clear commitment to advancing a pro-corporate, anti-worker agenda. These attacks include failure to act to protect the health of workers during the pandemic; denied workers a minimum wage increase; obstructed workers’ right to fair union elections; prevented millions of workers from receiving overtime; and repeatedly nominated anti-worker candidates for positions at the Department of Labor. Read the report here.
• Watch: Teamsters march on Washington
• Striking LU 170 tankhaulers, mechanics prevail
• UFCW: OSHA’s Smithfield fine ‘a slap on the wrist’
• Hoffa on Teamsters Military Assistance Program
• Ohio auto workers watch a way of life circle the drain
• FAQs re the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
• 886,000 Americans filed for unemployment last week
• Unions eye long term as pandemic weighs on members
• The price of inequality? Lost annual income $42,000 for typical worker
• Workers at Republic Services need your help. Sign the petition here.
Sept. 17, 2020 | THE FUTURE OF LABOR | […] Today’s manufacturing industry looks a lot different from the one of decades past, but manufacturing is still a vital part of the American business landscape. As the manufacturing industry tackles the challenges of the 21st century, millennials are beginning to put their own stamp on the industry in all kinds of ways. There are five ways that millennials are making big changes in the manufacturing workplace as they come into their own, including bringing back the unionized workplace… RT Insights