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James R. Hoffa Memorial College Student Essay
06/01/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 677
2017 ESSAY CONTEST James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund All Applications must be sent to the Local Union Hall for approval by June 1, 2017. 1871 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, CT 06706 (Printable applicaiton below) GOOD LUCK.
When Wall Street Writes the Rules for Retirement
04/26/17 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 26, 2017  | WAGES | Democrats are uniting behind Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in a legislative push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. Sanders will reintroduce a $15 minimum wage bill Wednesday, attracting support from some Democrats such as Senator Patty Murray (Wash.), who previously supported a smaller minimum wage increase.
Sanders, Dems Introduce $15 Minimum Wage Bill
04/26/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 26, 2017  | WAGES | Democrats are uniting behind Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in a legislative push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. Sanders will reintroduce a $15 minimum wage bill Wednesday, attracting support from some Democrats such as Senator Patty Murray (Wash.), who previously supported a smaller minimum wage increase.
Teamsters 419 #Fairness Information Demonstration
04/26/17 - Teamsters local 419
Sanders, Dems Introduce $15 Minimum Wage Bill
04/26/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 26, 2017  | WAGES | Democrats are uniting behind Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in a legislative push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. Sanders will reintroduce a $15 minimum wage bill Wednesday, attracting support from some Democrats such as Senator Patty Murray (Wash.), who previously supported a smaller minimum wage increase.
New Tyson Fresh Meats Labor Agreement
04/26/17 - Teamsters Local 577
To All Tyson Fresh Meats Members,     The results of the vote over the Company’s Best and Final Offer are listed below.     Votes In Favor of the Proposed Contract: 1,785     Votes Against the Proposed Contract: 353    The terms of the new Labor Agreement will go into effect Sunday, April 30, 2017.
Sanders, Dems Introduce $15 Minimum Wage Bill
04/26/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 26, 2017  | WAGES | Democrats are uniting behind Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in a legislative push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. Sanders will reintroduce a $15 minimum wage bill Wednesday, attracting support from some Democrats such as Senator Patty Murray (Wash.), who previously supported a smaller minimum wage increase.
Red Cross Employees Choose Teamsters Local 414!
04/25/17 - Teamsters Local 414
American Red Cross workers in Fort Wayne, Indiana organized their union with Teamsters Local 414 on April 24, 2017, through an overwhelming majority on a card check agreement.  These workers contacted Teamsters Local 414 in December 2016.
Amtrak at a Junction
04/25/17 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
The derailments have set off alarms over Amtrak’s management of the station, its safety record and the railroad’s perennial funding problems. The days of commuting turmoil prompted by the accidents also offered an ominous preview of the future if the railroad’s aging infrastructure is not soon overhauled.
When Wall Street Writes the Rules for Retirement
04/25/17 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 25, 2017  | RETIREMENT | … Limited access to retirement plans, combined with stagnating wages, fluctuating work hours and other factors, results in one in three working Americans having nothing saved for retirement at all.
When Wall Street Writes the Rules for Retirement
04/25/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 25, 2017  | RETIREMENT | … Limited access to retirement plans, combined with stagnating wages, fluctuating work hours and other factors, results in one in three working Americans having nothing saved for retirement at all.
When Wall Street Writes the Rules for Retirement
04/25/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 25, 2017  | RETIREMENT | … Limited access to retirement plans, combined with stagnating wages, fluctuating work hours and other factors, results in one in three working Americans having nothing saved for retirement at all.
Ken Nelligan
04/24/17 - Teamsters Local 449
Past Secretary Treasure/PEO Ken Nelligan has passed away.  Please keep the family in your prayers.
The Price for Killing Workers Must Be Prison
04/24/17 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 24, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | Every 12 days, a member of my union, the United Steelworkers (USW), or one of their non-union co-workers, is killed on the job. Every 12 days. And it’s been that way for years. These are horrible deaths. Workers are crushed by massive machinery. They drown in vats of chemicals. They’re poisoned by toxic gas, burned by molten metal.
The Price for Killing Workers Must Be Prison
04/24/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 24, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | Every 12 days, a member of my union, the United Steelworkers (USW), or one of their non-union co-workers, is killed on the job. Every 12 days. And it’s been that way for years. These are horrible deaths. Workers are crushed by massive machinery. They drown in vats of chemicals. They’re poisoned by toxic gas, burned by molten metal.
Local 814 is Moving
04/24/17 - Teamsters Local 814
We Are Moving For the second time, our office in Long Island City has been purchased by developers to make way for new highrises.  The new landlord will be demolishing the building, and we must vacate by the end of the month.   Effective May 1, 2017, Local 814 will be moving into temporary space in downtown Brooklyn while we search for a more permanent location.
The Price for Killing Workers Must Be Prison
04/24/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 24, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | Every 12 days, a member of my union, the United Steelworkers (USW), or one of their non-union co-workers, is killed on the job. Every 12 days. And it’s been that way for years. These are horrible deaths. Workers are crushed by massive machinery. They drown in vats of chemicals. They’re poisoned by toxic gas, burned by molten metal.
The Price for Killing Workers Must Be Prison
04/24/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 24, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | Every 12 days, a member of my union, the United Steelworkers (USW), or one of their non-union co-workers, is killed on the job. Every 12 days. And it’s been that way for years. These are horrible deaths. Workers are crushed by massive machinery. They drown in vats of chemicals. They’re poisoned by toxic gas, burned by molten metal.
In Case You Missed It
04/21/17 - Teamsters local 570
  • A legendary life at UPS.   • Teamsters call out Peru over land bond dispute.   • The war against workers rages in the Midwest.   • What millennials value in the workplace.   • States continue crackdown against union jobs.   • Listen to April’s Teamster Nation podcast.
In Case You Missed It
04/21/17 - Teamsters Local 355
  • A legendary life at UPS.   • Teamsters call out Peru over land bond dispute.   • The war against workers rages in the Midwest.   • What millennials value in the workplace.   • States continue crackdown against union jobs.   • Listen to April’s Teamster Nation podcast.
The Human Cost of Trump’s Rollback of Regulations
04/21/17 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 21, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | After numerous efforts under other presidents failed, the Obama administration finally tightened the regulations covering silica last year, further restricting the amount of dust that employers can legally expose workers to.
In Case You Missed It
04/21/17 - Teamsters Local 992
  • A legendary life at UPS.   • Teamsters call out Peru over land bond dispute.   • The war against workers rages in the Midwest.   • What millennials value in the workplace.   • States continue crackdown against union jobs.   • Listen to April’s Teamster Nation podcast.
The Human Cost of Trump’s Rollback of Regulations
04/21/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 21, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | After numerous efforts under other presidents failed, the Obama administration finally tightened the regulations covering silica last year, further restricting the amount of dust that employers can legally expose workers to.
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