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Teamsters Lydia Torres joins Senator Elizabeth Warren on Capitol Hill for the Real Aid, Right Now!

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:09

Four weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, millions of people are still left without power, clean water, food, shelter, and medical help. Following the lack of action and response to the people of Puerto Rico, Teamsters Local 210 Business Agent and a native Puerto Rican Lydia Torres joined Senator Elizabeth Warren and hundreds of others on Capitol Hill today, for the Center for Popular Democracy’s “Real Aid, Right Now! Mobilization for Hurricane Justice” rally.

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Philadelphia Rally to REPEAL Beverage Tax - Thursday, Oct. 19

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:14

Philadelphia Teamsters to hold REPEAL the Beverage Tax rally on Thursday, October 19 at city hall.

https://teamster.org/sites/teamster.org/files/flier_repeal_pa_bev_tax.pdf
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Leaders from UPS Local Unions Overwhelmingly Accept Contract Proposals

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 13:35

More than 260 local union leaders who represent Teamsters at UPS and UPS Freight gathered today in the Washington DC area to review national contract proposals, all of which were approved.

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Teamsters Urge Performance Food Group (PFG) Shareholders to Withhold Votes from Directors

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:29

Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, in a letter to PFG shareholders, recommends withhold votes from Chairman of the Board Douglas Steenland and Director Jeffrey Overly at the company’s annual meeting on November 10 because of a litany of poor governance practices, including:

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Tommy Blitsch Appointed Director of Trade Show & Convention Centers Division

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:17

(WASHINGTON) – International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa has appointed Tommy Blitsch director of the Teamsters Trade Show and Convention Centers Division.

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Hurricane Maria's Aftermath: Tuesday, October 17

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 09:02

It goes without saying that within the past month, Teamsters Local 901 in Puerto Rico has been through quite the ordeal.

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Hurricane Maria's Aftermath: Monday, October 16

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:48

Teamsters from the tristate area made up a significant portion of the membership that went to Puerto Rico to help out with Disaster Relief. New York and New Jersey Teamsters are well prepared for Disaster Relief, having lived through 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy.

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Teamster Leaders in U.S., Canada Laud Their Respective NAFTA Negotiators

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:42

(WASHINGTON) – At the fourth round of NAFTA renegotiation, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters dispatched staff from both its U.S. and Canadian trade policy teams to track and influence the negotiations on behalf of several top Teamster priorities, including highway safety, dairy supply management and worker rights.

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Hurricane Maria's Aftermath: Friday, October 13

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:24

Many Teamsters volunteering in Puerto Rico were called to action because Hurricane Maria wasn’t just a disaster that desperately needed a response, but because it was deeply personal for them.

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Hall to Cardinal Health Shareholders: Vote FOR Independent Board Leadership, Accountability in Opioid Crisis

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 09:18

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https://teamster.org/sites/teamster.org/files/101017gstltrtocardinalshahlds.pdf
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Teamsters Push to Strip Cardinal Health CEO of Chairman's Role

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 06:56

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is taking aim at Cardinal Health Inc. in the union’s quest to demand accountability from companies it says are responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid crisis, and it’s asking other shareholders to join in.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-13/teamsters-push-to-strip-cardinal-health-ceo-of-chairman-s-role
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Supplemental Committees Meet to Exchange Contract Proposals with UPS

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 06:26

Earlier this week, members of the Teamsters UPS Upstate New York Supplement Committee met with the company to exchange proposals.

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Hurricane Maria's Aftermath: Thursday, October 12

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 13:23

A lot of Teamsters made sacrifices to go to Puerto Rico to help out those affected by Hurricane Maria. For Local 631 member Marco Cruz, that meant one of his most prized possessions.

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Teamsters, Labor Allies Propose a Pro-Worker Path Forward for NAFTA

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:26

(WASHINGTON) – Top Teamsters leaders joined with members of Congress and their fellow union allies from across North America today in laying out a path forward for a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as negotiators meet in the nation’s capital to discuss changes to the trade pact.

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