• Today in Labor History
    Mar. 21, 1857: Women’s rights advocate and labor activist Alice Henry is born in Melbourne, Australia. Henry came to the U.S. in 1905 and worked for twenty years for the National Women’s Trade Union League of America in Chicago, lecturing, organizing, directing the education department, writing two books on women in the labor movement, and editing the League’s official journal.
    ~ Union Communications Services

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  • OCTOBER 2017
    Updated On: Nov 29, 2017

    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

    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

    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

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