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Virginia 38th and Final State Needed to Pass Equal Rights Amendment
01/16/20 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 16, 2020 | EQUALITY | Since Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972, the proposal to enshrine gender equality in the Constitution has languished in state legislatures, failing to rack up the approvals in the three-quarters of states required of Constitutional amendments—until now.
For the Love of God, Ask the Candidates About Unions
01/16/20 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 16, 2020 | VOTE2020 | The American labor movement has been under attack for decades, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the Democratic primary debates. On Tuesday evening, moderators mentioned unions once — specifically a union, the AFL-CIO, and only to ask Bernie Sanders why he opposed the USMCA trade deal that the union endorsed.
Virginia 38th and Final State Needed to Pass Equal Rights Amendment
01/16/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 16, 2020 | EQUALITY | Since Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972, the proposal to enshrine gender equality in the Constitution has languished in state legislatures, failing to rack up the approvals in the three-quarters of states required of Constitutional amendments—until now.
Virginia 38th and Final State Needed to Pass Equal Rights Amendment
01/16/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 16, 2020 | EQUALITY | Since Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972, the proposal to enshrine gender equality in the Constitution has languished in state legislatures, failing to rack up the approvals in the three-quarters of states required of Constitutional amendments—until now.
For the Love of God, Ask the Candidates About Unions
01/16/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 16, 2020 | VOTE2020 | The American labor movement has been under attack for decades, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the Democratic primary debates. On Tuesday evening, moderators mentioned unions once — specifically a union, the AFL-CIO, and only to ask Bernie Sanders why he opposed the USMCA trade deal that the union endorsed.
JENNIFER BERTINO-TARRANT FOR WILL COUNTY EXECUTIVE CAMPAIGN LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
01/15/20 - Teamsters Local 179
If you would like to volunteer for the Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant for Will County Executive campaign, email LeeAnn at LeeAnn@jenniferforWillCounty.
4th Qtr Southern States Savings & Retirement
01/15/20 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
Dear Tyson Members,      Please be advised for those members hired prior to January 1, 2003, the Southern States Savings and Retirement Fund has posted a 4.80% increment to all members accounts for the fourth (4th) quarter, October 1 through December 31, 2019.
For the Love of God, Ask the Candidates About Unions
01/15/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 15, 2020 | VOTE2020 | The American labor movement has been under attack for decades, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the Democratic primary debates. On Tuesday evening, moderators mentioned unions once — specifically a union, the AFL-CIO, and only to ask Bernie Sanders why he opposed the USMCA trade deal that the union endorsed.
For the Love of God, Ask the Candidates About Unions
01/15/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 15, 2020 | VOTE2020 | The American labor movement has been under attack for decades, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the Democratic primary debates. On Tuesday evening, moderators mentioned unions once — specifically a union, the AFL-CIO, and only to ask Bernie Sanders why he opposed the USMCA trade deal that the union endorsed.
J.R. Hoffa Scholarships
01/14/20 - Teamsters Local 776
The application process for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has opened for 2020. The deadline for submission is March 2, 2020. The Fund is established solely to provide scholarships to the child or dependent of a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Looking Back at 2019 From Workers’ Perspective
01/14/20 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 14, 2020 | COMMENTARY | The number of Americans who engaged in work stoppages last year was at a 30-year high, on pace to equal 2018′s strikes when almost half a million U.S. workers walked off the job. That said, such “days of idleness” were still less than the levels that workers sustained during the entire post-World War II period through 1979.
Looking Back at 2019 From Workers’ Perspective
01/14/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 14, 2020 | COMMENTARY | The number of Americans who engaged in work stoppages last year was at a 30-year high, on pace to equal 2018′s strikes when almost half a million U.S. workers walked off the job. That said, such “days of idleness” were still less than the levels that workers sustained during the entire post-World War II period through 1979.
Looking Back at 2019 From Workers’ Perspective
01/14/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 14, 2020 | COMMENTARY | The number of Americans who engaged in work stoppages last year was at a 30-year high, on pace to equal 2018′s strikes when almost half a million U.S. workers walked off the job. That said, such “days of idleness” were still less than the levels that workers sustained during the entire post-World War II period through 1979.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, JANUARY 19
01/14/20 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, January 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
Union Organizing
01/13/20 - Teamsters Local 776
Organizing is hard work, just ask Local 776 Organizer Mark Cicak. You have to play by a set of rules that are stacked in the employer’s favor, who tries every trick in the book to derail the organizing drive, while their Union busting attorney is making sure you are letter perfect. Below is an article on how widespread employer violations of federal labor are in Union organizing campaigns.
CNN Agrees to Pay $76 M to Settle Allegations It Violated Labor Law
01/13/20 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 13, 2020 | JUSTICE | CNN has agreed to pay $76 million in back pay to settle allegations that it violated federal labor law when it replaced hundreds of unionized broadcast technicians more than 15 years ago, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday.
CNN Agrees to Pay $76 Million to Settle Allegations It Violated Labor Law
01/13/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 13, 2020 | JUSTICE | CNN has agreed to pay $76 million in back pay to settle allegations that it violated federal labor law when it replaced hundreds of unionized broadcast technicians more than 15 years ago, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday.
CNN Agrees to Pay $76 M to Settle Allegations It Violated Labor Law
01/13/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 13, 2020 | JUSTICE | CNN has agreed to pay $76 million in back pay to settle allegations that it violated federal labor law when it replaced hundreds of unionized broadcast technicians more than 15 years ago, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday.
UPS driver saves man from fire
01/11/20 - Teamsters Local 776
A quick decision by a UPS driver may have saved a York County man's life....
ILLINOIS CENTRAL KANKAKEE RATIFIES FIRST CONTRACT
01/11/20 - Teamsters Local 179
On Friday, January 10, drivers and aides working at Illinois Central Kankakee ratified their first collective bargaining agreement.  The 3-year agreement secures wage increases each year, additional holidays and bonuses.  Teamsters Local 179 would like to welcome the approximately 90 new members.
CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF WILL AND GRUNDY COUNTIES SCHOLARSHIP
01/11/20 - Teamsters Local 179
The Contractors Association of Will and Grundy Counties' Scholarship chair Becky Fallin, President of RHL Insulation and Firestopping, Inc. is pleased to announce the Annual Contractors Association of Will and Grundy Counties Scholarship Program.
In Case You Missed It
01/10/20 - Teamsters local 570
Nation’s Longest Ongoing Strike Comes to an End After 1,029 Days
01/10/20 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 10, 2020 | STRIKES | About 200 United Steelworkers miners are back on the job at Idaho’s Lucky Friday mine after nearly three years on strike, putting an end to the longest-running continuous strike in the U.S. The workers ratified a contract with Hecla Mining Co., the mine’s owner, on Jan.
In Case You Missed It
01/10/20 - Teamsters Local 355
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Nation’s Longest Ongoing Strike Comes to an End After 1,029 Days
01/10/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 10, 2020 | STRIKES | About 200 United Steelworkers miners are back on the job at Idaho’s Lucky Friday mine after nearly three years on strike, putting an end to the longest-running continuous strike in the U.S. The workers ratified a contract with Hecla Mining Co., the mine’s owner, on Jan.
 
 
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