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Oct. 23, 1989 Explosion and fire at Phillips Petroleum refinery in Pasadena, Texas, kills 23 and injures 314.- Union Communication Services

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UPS contract update
 Oct. 23, 2017 |  The Package Division has received some questions about the process by which the National Agreement for UPS and UPS Freight are negotiated. To help answer this questions, information has been provided here. Updates on negotiations for the National Contract that will begin in January can be found at www.upsrising.org.

Leaders from UPS local unions overwhelmingly approve proposals
 Oct. 18, 2017 |   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. General President Jim Hoffa, Chairman of the UPS National Negotiating Committee (NNC), said the proposals will be submitted to the company when national negotiations begin in January. Contract proposals adopted today by the NNC focus on subcontracting, excessive hours and other issues. For UPS members, additional proposals were adopted related to ongoing harassment and increases in the average size and weight of shipments; UPS Freight proposals also took up the issue of blackout weeks… teamster.org

Las Vegas Teamster sells his Harley to go to Puerto Rico and volunteer
 Oct. 12, 2017 | When Marco Cruz heard about the need for truck drivers to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico he knew he could help. The single dad of two teenagers was born in Puerto Rico but has lived in Las Vegas for over 40 years. Cruz has a commercial drivers license and experience driving tanker trucks. But to pay for his humanitarian mission, Cruz had to sell his Harvey Davidson motorcycle… thedenverchannel.com

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Getting Ready for Right to Work Nightmare Nation
Oct. 23, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | What’s going to happen when the Supreme Court rules, next June or maybe some time before, that “right to work” laws that already [exist] in more than half the states, are now the law of the land? If the justices rule against labor in the Janus case, that could be the case for millions of workers in the public sector across the country… peoplesworld.org
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  • Kaepernick files grievance, claims owners blacklisted him.
  • On the ground in Puerto Rico with the Teamsters and other union volunteers.
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  • Maryland to offer online shopping tool for common medical procedures.

The Better Deal That America’s Workers Deserve
Oct. 19, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … People need to be able to band together to get a fair shake in their dealings with powerful corporations and large government bureaucracies, yet the Supreme Court is likely to make it much harder for them to do so by distorting existing laws and engaging in pro-corporate judicial activism. These cases should serve as a call to action for policymakers – especially those at the state and local level of government – to assert that workers have the right to join together to improve their workplaces and communities… governing.com
The Best Protectors for Workers Are Other Workers
Oct. 17, 2017 | U.S. LABOR | As concertgoers fled the mass shooting at the country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay in Clark Country, Nev., at the end of the Las Vegas strip, dozens of off-duty fire fighters attending the concert sprang into action. Twelve were among the wounded by gunfire. At the same time, more than 150 fire fighters and paramedics from Clark County Local 1908 and surrounding locals rushed to the scene to save lives, treat the wounded and help the survivors… aflcio.org
Labor Unions Bring Real Rebuilding Assistance to Puerto Rico
Oct. 16, 2017  | COMMUNITY ACTION | Unionists on the extended relief mission to hurricane-smashed Puerto Rico call the situation there, three weeks after Maria hit, dire. The head of the Puerto Rico Labor Federation is blunt about the attitude of the U.S. government: “They want us to die.” What the union volunteers found when they arrived, and still find, is absolute devastation, with a lack of food, no running water, virtually no electricity outside the capital of San Juan and spotty cellphone service, if it works at all. Volunteers came from unions with nurses, the Teamsters, the building trades, and others to clear roads, repair crumbling structures, and more… peoplesworld.org


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