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Week Ending 2/3/2023
02/03/23 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Restoring workers’ freedoms     • Does the labor movement speak meme.
Week Ending 2/3/2023
02/03/23 - Teamsters Local 570
  • Restoring workers’ freedoms     • Does the labor movement speak meme.
Teamsters Honor The Lessons of Black History
02/03/23 - Teamsters Local 570
Black history is woven into the history of the American labor movement and the history of our union. Throughout much of our nation’s existence, Black history has been long ignored or outright suppressed. That is why, during Black History Month, we honor the contributions Black Americans have made to this country and to the advancement of working people everywhere.
Week Ending 2/3/2023
02/03/23 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Restoring workers’ freedoms     • Does the labor movement speak meme.
The Threat of Supreme Injustice
02/03/23 - Teamsters Local 570
Feb. 3, 2023 | SUPREME COURT | Joe Oliveira and his co-workers relied greatly on donations of food and gift cards after going on an unfair labor practice strike against multibillion-dollar specialty steelmaker ATI in 2021.
The Threat of Supreme Injustice
02/03/23 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 3, 2023 | SUPREME COURT | Joe Oliveira and his co-workers relied greatly on donations of food and gift cards after going on an unfair labor practice strike against multibillion-dollar specialty steelmaker ATI in 2021.
The Threat of Supreme Injustice
02/03/23 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 3, 2023 | SUPREME COURT | Joe Oliveira and his co-workers relied greatly on donations of food and gift cards after going on an unfair labor practice strike against multibillion-dollar specialty steelmaker ATI in 2021.
The Guardian: There is No U.S. Labor Shortage. That is a Myth
02/02/23 - Teamsters Local 122
When a public problem is wrongly described, the solutions posed often turn out to be irrelevant or inhumane. A current example: America’s so-called “labor shortage”.
FreightWaves: FMCSA Proposes New Requirements for Driverless Trucks
02/02/23 - Teamsters Local 122
The federal government is taking the next step toward regulating highly automated trucks with a proposal that will consider requiring carriers to notify the government if they plan to operate such vehicles in interstate commerce.
Amazon Faces New Round of Penalties for Worker Safety Violations
02/02/23 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 2, 2023 | HEALTH & SAFETY | The U.S. workplace safety regulator has again cited Amazon.com Inc for placing warehouse workers at risk of serious injuries by imposing onerous production quotas. The U.S.
Amazon Faces New Round of Penalties for Worker Safety Violations
02/02/23 - Teamsters Local 570
Feb. 2, 2023 | HEALTH & SAFETY | The U.S. workplace safety regulator has again cited Amazon.com Inc for placing warehouse workers at risk of serious injuries by imposing onerous production quotas. The U.S.
A. Philip Randolph: Leader of the First Successful Black Labor Union
02/02/23 - Teamsters Local 570
Feb. 2, 2023 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | (Click image to enlarge) The organizer of the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech was also the leader of the first successful black labor union. For A. Philip Randolph [pictured third from left], labor and civil rights were one and the same.
UPS Stewards National Call-In
02/01/23 - Teamsters Local 776
National UPS Teamsters Stewards Call - Sunday, February 5 General President Sean M. O’Brien and General Secretary-Treasurer Fred Zuckerman will be holding a National UPS Teamsters Call with shop stewards this....
Teamsters Oppose House Bill That Would Threaten Worker, Motorist Safety
02/01/23 - Teamsters Local 570
Feb. 1, 2023 | Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien sent letters to members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urging them to oppose H.R. 471, the Safer Highways and Increased Performance for Interstate Trucking (SHIP IT) Act.
A. Philip Randolph: Leader of First Successful Black Labor Union
02/01/23 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 1, 2023| BLACK HISTORY MONTH | (Click image to enlarge.
A. Philip Randolph: Leader of First Successful Black Labor Union
02/01/23 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 1, 2023| BLACK HISTORY MONTH | (Click image to enlarge) The organizer of the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech was also the leader of the first successful black labor union. For A. Philip Randolph [pictured third from left], labor and civil rights were one and the same.
UPS Screening Committee
02/01/23 - Teamsters Local 162
At the beginning of January, the IBT held its first UPS National Screening Committee meeting in Washington, DC, where representatives from dozens of UPS locals, including Teamsters Local 162 President Mark Davison and Business Agent Ben Vedus, gathered to review proposals for the National Master Agreement negotiations.
Negotiating Committee Chair
02/01/23 - Teamsters Local 162
Congratulations to Teamsters Local 162 Business Agent Ben Vedus who has been appointed by General President Sean O’Brien to serve as Chair of the Joint Council 37 Package and Sort Rider Negotiating Committee. In addition to being appointed Chair of the JC 37 Package and Sort Rider Negotiating Committee, Ben will serve on the committee for the Western Region Supplemental Agreement.
UPS Faces Rising Labor Costs, Strike Risk in Upcoming Union Fight
01/31/23 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 31, 2023 | PACKAGE DIVISION | United Parcel Service Inc. will pay more for labor after replacing a union contract that expires in July. The main question for Chief Executive Officer Carol Tomé is how much more — and if it’s enough to avoid a strike that would throw package delivery into chaos.
UPS Faces Rising Labor Costs, Strike Risk in Upcoming Union Fight
01/31/23 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 31, 2023 | PACKAGE DIVISION | United Parcel Service Inc. will pay more for labor after replacing a union contract that expires in July. The main question for Chief Executive Officer Carol Tomé is how much more — and if it’s enough to avoid a strike that would throw package delivery into chaos.
JAMES R. HOFFA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
01/31/23 - Teamsters Local 175
ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR 2023 GRADUATING SENIORS AVAILABLE AT www.jrhmsf.org!!! ** The application process opens November 30,2022 for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship for 2023 Academic or Vocational Training Program Scholarships. For more information, visit www.jrhmsf.org. Deadline is March 1, 2023. (For the sons, daughters, and financial dependents of Teamsters members.)
Unions Can Help Beyond Their Membership. César Chávez Proved it.
01/30/23 - Teamsters Local 570
Jan. 30, 2023 | LABOR HISTORY | [...] Chávez and the United Farm Workers union he led recognized in the 1960s what was happening — long before most other Americans did. They started blowing the whistle on how the chemical industry and agribusiness manipulated the idea of scientific uncertainty to continue selling pesticides they knew were dangerous.
Unions Can Help Beyond Their Membership. César Chávez Proved it.
01/30/23 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 30, 2023 | LABOR HISTORY | [...] Chávez and the United Farm Workers union he led recognized in the 1960s what was happening — long before most other Americans did. They started blowing the whistle on how the chemical industry and agribusiness manipulated the idea of scientific uncertainty to continue selling pesticides they knew were dangerous.
Unions Can Help Beyond Their Membership. Chávez Proved it.
01/30/23 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 30, 2023 | LABOR HISTORY | [...] Chávez and the United Farm Workers union he led recognized in the 1960s what was happening — long before most other Americans did. They started blowing the whistle on how the chemical industry and agribusiness manipulated the idea of scientific uncertainty to continue selling pesticides they knew were dangerous.
The Chicago Passenger Federation (CPF) votes to merge with the United Passenger Rail Federation (UPRF) 
01/30/23 - United Passenger Rail Federation BMWED-IBT
The Chicago Passenger Federation (CPF) representing BMWED members employed on the Chicago-based commuter railroad Metra has voted to merge with the United Passenger Rail Federation (UPRF), creating a “super system” of passenger railroad maintenance of way members. CPF General Chairman Robert Shanahan Jr.
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