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Sept. 25, 1891
Two African-American sharecroppers are killed during an ultimately unsuccessful cotton-pickers strike in Lee County, Ark. By the time the strike had been suppressed, 15 African-Americans had died and another six had been imprisoned. A white plantation manager was killed as well.
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September 2020 Local Union Update
  In the best interest of the health, safety and well-being of our members, retirees, and staff, our 
General Membership meeting scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 is cancelled

For information regarding the Local Union and Benefit Funds Offices schedules, click
Updates will continue to be provided as necessary. 

Local and National Union News

Important notice to all members from Secretary-Treasurer Krause
Sept. 3, 2020  | As you are aware, we are all living in unprecedented/uncharted times during this global crisis. The COVID-19 virus has brought about significant challenges and changes for Teamster leaders, staff employees, our members and their families, our retirees and their families, and to the communities we reside in, and to our nation. The Teamsters Union continues to monitor the news surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health concerns/issues the pandemic has created… Continue reading here.

New Teamsters Podcast: Rounding up the vote
Sept. 23, 2020  | Listen to the latest edition of the Teamsters Podcast and hear how Pennsylvania Teamsters are using different techniques to turn out the vote this year. Plus get a Capitol Hill update and learn from a NIOSH official how to stay safe on the job.

Election plan for the nomination and election of convention delegatesn
Sept. 15, 2020  | The Local’s election plan to nominate and elect delegates to the IBT Convention to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, in June of 2021 was submitted to the Election Supervisor on Sept. 11, 2020. You can view the plan status here.

Older news items are posted at 992 News.

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  • US Foods drivers in Va. vote to join Baltimore Teamsters Local 355
  • Teamsters, safety groups challenge FMCSA’s hours of service
  • Unions praise Justice Ginsburg, demand no replacement until next presidency
  • If you plan to vote by mail, you can track your ballot like a UPS package
  • Hollywood unions, studios agree on rules to start production
  • Cities struggle to clear garbage glut in stay-at-home world
  • NLRB general cancel warns pandemic no excuse for violating workers’ rights
  • #Teamsters2020: Register to vote!

With Justice Ginsburg’s Death, Workers Rights Are at the Brink
Sept. 23, 2020 | OPINION | […] Conservative justices have already signaled their hostility to workers with decisions like Epic Systems v. Lewis. The stakes could not be higher—and what unionists must understand is that the next Supreme Court appointee may hold the power to destroy the last vestiges of legal power for public sector unions. If they do so, it will unleash an assault on the labor movement from which it will struggle to recover. The wish list for radical, anti-worker conservatives has been clear for years. Groups like the National Right to Work Foundation and Koch-funded State Policy Network affiliates have employed a legislative and legal strategy to peel back key union rights, especially targeting public sector labor… The Strike Wave
Hoffa: Honoring Ginsburg, a Friend to Working, Disenfranchised People
Sept. 21, 2020 | IN MEMORIAM | The following is a statement from Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President, on the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “On Friday evening, we lost this nation’s leading judicial voice for everyday Americans who have been repeatedly overlooked and cast aside in this country. When labor and civil rights advocates sought justice at the Supreme Court, we knew that Justice Ginsburg would be there for us. One example came in May 2018, when Justice Ginsburg authored a strong dissent to a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling that … Teamsters
50 Reasons the Trump Administration is Bad for Workers
Sept. 18, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Trump administration has systematically promoted the interests of corporate executives and shareholders over those of working people and failed to protect worker’s safety, wages and rights. This Economic Policy Institute report provides a review of the administration’s most egregious attacks on working people since Trump took office. This analysis reveals that President Trump’s time in office has been marked by a clear commitment to advancing a pro-corporate, anti-worker agenda. These attacks include failure to act to protect the health of workers during the pandemic; denied workers a minimum wage increase; obstructed workers’ right to fair union elections; prevented millions of workers from receiving overtime; and repeatedly nominated anti-worker candidates for positions at the Department of Labor. Read the report here.
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  • Ohio auto workers watch a way of life circle the drain
  • FAQs re the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
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  • The price of inequality? Lost annual income $42,000 for typical worker
  • Workers at Republic Services need your help. Sign the petition here.

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