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    Today in Labor History
    Sept. 16, 2004
    A player lockout by the National Hockey League began, leading to the cancellation of what would have been the league’s 88th season. It was the first time the Stanley Cup was not awarded since 1919, and the first time a major professional sports league in North America canceled a complete season because of a labor dispute. The lockout, over owner demands that salaries be capped, lasted 310 days.
    ~ Voices of Labor


      Teamster News Headlines  
     
    Hoffa: Teamsters Stand in Solidarity With Striking GM UAW Members
    Jack Cooper Sale Process Moves Forward
    Marshfield, Mass., Republic Services Strikers Extend Picket Line to Fall River
    Teamsters in Boston and Atlanta Strike and Picket Republic Nationwide
    Workers at NFI/Cal Cartage Express Walk Off the Job for Unfair Labor Practices
    Teamsters Remember Sept. 11, 2001
    Victory in San Bernardino
    Teamsters Applaud California Senate Vote to Pass Assembly Bill 5
    Marshfield, Massachusetts Republic Strikers Extend Picket Line to So. California
    Teamsters At Jack Cooper Approve Last, Best And Final Offer
     
         
    • Local and National News

      Hoffa: Empowering workers now through 2020
      Sept. 5, 2019  | This Labor Day, unions like the Teamsters find themselves in a strong position. The public’s support of the labor movement is as strong as it’s been in the last 16 years. There is an understanding by a sizable majority in this country that hardworking Americans deserve higher pay and greater respect on the job. But to ensure that continues, workers need to stand up for their rights. That’s why the Teamsters Union, some 1.4 million members strong, is currently weighing all the candidates seeking the U.S. presidency in 2020 for a possible endorsement. To earn it, those seeking to become the nation’s chief executive will have to prove that they side with workers. In an effort to get presidential contenders on the record about the topics workers care about, this union is training members and retirees … Teamsters

      A Labor Day message from General President Hoffa
      Sept. 2, 2019  | The American labor movement is responsible for many things we take for granted—the weekend, the 40-hour workweek and anti-child labor laws to name a few. Today, our movement is reinvigorated and working for other profoundly important things: securing wages and benefits that working families deserve and retirees earned, the continued existence of the middle class, and respect and dignity for all working people. I’m proud that the Teamsters Union is at the forefront of this effort. But make no mistake, working families are still being attacked and scapegoated. Corporate-backed politicians have mounted the most vicious anti-union attacks in memory. The labor movement, and the Teamsters Union in particular, is alive and well and is still forcing change… Continued at Teamsters

      Older news items can be viewed at 888 News.

      Elsewhere in The News

        • The multi-employer pension plan crisis
        • Bargaining for more
        • Teamsters remember September 11, 2001
        • Future for US jobs looks bleak. Unions are the answer
        • Meet the woman tipped to lead the labor movement
        • BSO musicians file labor complaint, return to picket line
        • UPS operates charter flight to support Dorian relief effort
        • Report: Union members earn more, feel better about standard of living
        • The worker’s friend? Here’s how Trump has waged his war on workers
        • What issues do you care about? IBT survey extended. Take it now!


      Sept. 12, 2019 | UNIONS | Union representation in the US has been dwindling for decades, but according to a new Insider poll, Americans are still largely in favor of them. Insider found that Americans support nearly every kind of labor union, from trade worker unions to artist guilds, more than they dislike them. The poll — which included responses from 1,165 adults surveyed nationwide — presented participants with two identical lists of 20 different types of organized labor… Business Insider

      Sept. 11, 2019 | HEALTH & SAFETY | (Click image to enlarge) Teamsters Local 817 President Thomas J. O’Donnell was driving with his father in New York City when he witnessed the first plane crash into the World Trade Center on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. “We saw that plane hit the tower and we knew the country was under attack,” recalls  O’Donnell, who leads the Great Neck-based union that works in transportation, casting, and locations for film, television, and Broadway productions. Although his union’s members work in the entertainment industry, they were among the many unsung heroes who responded to Ground Zero within hours and spent days, weeks, and months after the attacks. And just like the first responders facing severe health challenges, some members of the union have succumbed to cancers caused by toxins present at Ground Zero… Long Island Press  Photo: Getty Images

        • Make America union again
        • Labor militancy in higher education is on the rise
        • In praise of Scabby the Rat
        • Unions under attack as their approval ratings soar
        • Opinion: America’s workers need a labor union comeback
        • Unions for all: The new plan to save the labor movement
        • 'I read every 2020 frontrunner’s labor platform so you don’t have to’
        • The future of U.S. jobs looks bleak. Unions are the answer.
        • Why some labor unions are holding back on 2020 endorsements

        • Know the truth...


      Sept. 5, 2019 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | United Auto Workers members overwhelmingly granted union leaders authorization to strike during contract negotiations this year with General Motors, Ford Motor and Fiat Chrysler, if needed. The union on Tuesday announced about 96% of members at each of the automakers supported the action. That’s slightly down from negotiations four years ago, when workers at GM and Fiat Chrysler supported a strike by 97% and Ford at 98%. GM will lead the negotiations, which are expected to be the most contentious in at least a decade amid a slowdown in auto sales, a volatile trade environment … CNBC


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