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Juneteenth: Freedom, Liberation, and Reckoning
06/19/21 - Teamsters Local 888
June 19, 2021 | SOCIAL JUSTICE | Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the end of chattel slavery in the US, on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers reached the farthest end of the Confederacy and informed the enslaved Black population that they were now free citizens.
Juneteenth: Freedom, Liberation, and Reckoning
06/19/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 19, 2021 | SOCIAL JUSTICE | Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the end of chattel slavery in the US, on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers reached the farthest end of the Confederacy and informed the enslaved Black population that they were now free citizens.
Juneteenth: Freedom, Liberation, and Reckoning
06/19/21 - Teamsters Local 355
June 19, 2021 | SOCIAL JUSTICE | Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the end of chattel slavery in the US, on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers reached the farthest end of the Confederacy and informed the enslaved Black population that they were now free citizens.
Juneteenth: Freedom, Liberation, and Reckoning
06/19/21 - Teamsters Local 992
June 19, 2021 | SOCIAL JUSTICE | Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the end of chattel slavery in the US, on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers reached the farthest end of the Confederacy and informed the enslaved Black population that they were now free citizens.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 6/18/2021
06/18/21 - Teamsters Local 570
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 6/18/2021
06/18/21 - Teamsters Local 355
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Workers Are Taking Power Back
06/18/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 21, 2021 | ECONOMY | American workers have been losing power since 1980 — but now the tables are turning. Why it matters: The 2010s gave us the gig economy and left millions of workers stranded seemingly forever on the precipice of financial ruin. The 2020s could be the decade when workers seize back the reins of power.
JUNE MEMBERSHIP MEETING CANCELED
06/18/21 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting for the month of June has been canceled due to the Father's Day holiday. The next General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, July 18th.
STATE OF ILLINOIS PARTNERING WITH STEPAN TO OFFER COVID-19 VACCINE ON JUNE 23, 2021
06/18/21 - Teamsters Local 179
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TEAMSTERS JC25 TRAINING FUND ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS INTO THE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM FOR CONTRUCTION DRIVER
06/18/21 - Teamsters Local 179
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 6/18/2021
06/18/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Teamster Public Service Workers Get America Vaccinated
06/18/21 - Teamsters Local 992
June 17, 2021 | HEALTH & SAFETY | Since distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine began in December, members of the Teamsters Public Services Division (PSD) have been working around the clock to get America vaccinated and bring some much-needed light to the national health crisis.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 6/18/2021
06/18/21 - Teamsters Local 888
Juneteenth Now Federal Paid Holiday
06/17/21 - Teamsters Local 492
Teamster Public Service Workers Get America Vaccinated
06/17/21 - Teamsters Local 355
June 17, 2021 | HEALTH & SAFETY | Since distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine began in December, members of the Teamsters Public Services Division (PSD) have been working around the clock to get America vaccinated and bring some much-needed light to the national health crisis.
Maryland Governor Ending COVID-19 State of Emergency July 1
06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 16, 2021 | Maryland will end a state of emergency for COVID-19 on July 1, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday. The governor made the announcement as health metrics continue to improve in the state. “Masks or face coverings will not be required in any settings anywhere, including schools, camps, and child care facilities," Hogan said.
There is No Labor Shortage, Only Labor Exploitation
06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 16, 2021 | COMMENTARY | […] American workers are at a critically important juncture at this moment. Corporate employers seem to be approaching a limit of how far they can push workers to accept poverty-level jobs. According to longtime labor organizer and senior scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies Bill Fletcher Jr.
Amazon’s Labor Exploitation A Return to the 1920 – And Unions Are Our Best Hope Out
06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 992
June 16, 2021 | ORGANIZING | Amazon claims to be innovative, but its strategies of market dominance and labor exploitation are as old as capitalism itself and were perfected by predecessors like Standard Oil, General Motors, US Steel, AT&T, Walmart, and Microsoft. My union, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, views this as history repeating itself.
There is No Labor Shortage, Only Labor Exploitation
06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 355
June 16, 2021 | COMMENTARY | […] American workers are at a critically important juncture at this moment. Corporate employers seem to be approaching a limit of how far they can push workers to accept poverty-level jobs. According to longtime labor organizer and senior scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies Bill Fletcher Jr.
Can State Governments Save Local Newspapers?
06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 355
June 16, 2021 | PUBLISHING | Newspapers across America are in peril, particularly small and midsized ones. The collapse of the traditional advertising model has caused upheaval across the industry. Since 2004, more than 2,000 newsrooms across the country have closed, most of them weeklies. The pandemic only exacerbated the problem.
There is No Labor Shortage, Only Labor Exploitation
06/16/21 - Teamsters Local 888
June 16, 2021 | COMMENTARY | […] American workers are at a critically important juncture at this moment. Corporate employers seem to be approaching a limit of how far they can push workers to accept poverty-level jobs. According to longtime labor organizer and senior scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies Bill Fletcher Jr.
Knoebels Family Picnic
06/15/21 - Teamsters Local 776
After a one year hiatus due to the pandemic Local 776 again held their membership family picnic on Sunday June....
New Federal COVID-19 Safety Rules Exempt Most Employers
06/14/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 14, 2021 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The Biden administration has exempted most employers from long-awaited rules for protecting workers from the coronavirus, angering labor advocates who had spent more than a year lobbying for the protections.
New Federal COVID-19 Safety Rules Exempt Most Employers
06/14/21 - Teamsters Local 355
June 14, 2021 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The Biden administration has exempted most employers from long-awaited rules for protecting workers from the coronavirus, angering labor advocates who had spent more than a year lobbying for the protections.
Amazon’s Labor Exploitation A Return to the 1920s – And Unions Are Our Best Hope Out
06/14/21 - Teamsters Local 570
June 14, 2021 | ORGANIZING | There is perhaps no clearer manifestation of how America is failing the working class than Amazon.  In the blink of an eye, Amazon has become the largest and wealthiest logistics company the world has ever seen. Millions of Americans work in warehouse, shipping and package delivery jobs, where Amazon heavily dominates its competitors.
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Weekly News Wrap-Up: 6/18/2021
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