Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
 
 
 

Today in Labor History

Feb. 23, 1940
Woody Guthrie wrote “This Land Is Your Land” following a frigid trip—partially by hitchhiking, partially by rail—from California to Manhattan. The Great Depression was still raging. Guthrie had heard Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” and resolved to himself: “We can’t just bless America, we’ve got to change it.”
Union Communication Services

Member Login
Username:

Password:


Not registered yet?
Click Here to sign-up

Forgot Your Login?
  Member Resources  
     
  Teamster News Headlines  
 
Drivers and Monitors with North River Collaborative Join Teamsters Local 653
Episode 163: Teamsters and MLK: the Labor Connection
Teamsters Local 653 Members Ratify Strong Agreements
Pipeline Stewards School And Officers Conference
NY Times: 1.5 Million Retirees Await Congressional Fix for a Pension Time Bomb
This Week’s UPS News
Hoffa: Senate’s Failure to Address DACA Leaves Lives of Thousands of Kids in Limbo
Teamsters Report Progress At ABF Negotiations
Teamsters, Members of Investors for Opioid Accountability Call for Reforms at AmerisourceBergen
Teamsters Say Death of San Francisco Waste Worker Exposes Dangers of the Job
 
     
News Items - March 2015
Updated On: Apr 13, 2015

Senate to vote today to undo labor union rule *
Mar. 4, 2015  | The Senate will vote Wednesday on a GOP-backed motion that would undo a controversial National Labor Relations Board rule that makes it easier for workers to hold union elections. Republicans are using the Congressional Review Act that allows lawmakers to undo regulation through a motion of disapproval, which needs a majority vote in both chambers. The motion can't be filibustered or amended, which will help it bypass Democratic opposition. If the bill gets to his desk, however, the White House says President Obama will veto it. Full story...* Update: The bill passed the Senate Wednesday in a 53 to 46 vote. The legislation now goes to the House where it is expected to pass. However, it doesn't appear the Senate has the two-thirds majority required to overrule a presidential veto.

RTW in Wisconsin is another step down the wrong road for working families
Mar. 10, 2015  | "Wisconsin is now the 25th state to adopt right-to-work laws as politicians like Walker push forward the agenda of their right-wing task masters," Hoffa said Monday in an official statement. "The Koch brothers, through Americans for Prosperity and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) have poured millions of dollars into states across the country to push right-to-work legislation. These corporate interests will not stop in Wisconsin – they continue to attack working families, moving from state to state. We must remain strong and fight them wherever right-to-work legislation is introduced." Read the full statement...

Teamsters organize another FedEx Freight terminal
Mar. 21, 2015  | A group of 50 drivers at the FedEx Freight terminal in Stockton, Calif., on Tuesday, March 10th voted to join Teamsters Local 439… This is the fourth union victory since the Teamsters began their campaign to improve conditioned for workers at FedEx Freight and Con-Way. Beyond the organizing victories, the campaign has helped raise wages for all drivers at the two companies. Full story...

Tell your senators to protect pension benefits
Mar. 26, 2015  | Vermont's Senator Bernie Sanders will be offering an amendment to the budget resolution bill that would protect the pensions of thousands of retirees in multiemployer pension plans. The Amendment allows the flexibility to honor a long-standing promise, particularly for fixed-income seniors that can least afford to have their financial security at risk, and to find other sources of revenue to shore up the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Please email your Senators today and ask them to support the Sanders Amendment should it come up for a vote.

REMINDER: Scholarship application deadline
Mar. 27, 2015  | The deadline for submission of your student's application for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund scholarship is Tuesday, March 31st. Don't miss it!

Teamsters call for defeat of Fast Track and TPP
Mar. 31, 2015  | Statement by General President Jim Hoffa: "The 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has for years been shrouded in mystery. But last [week], WikiLeaks gave U.S. workers a real gift when it pulled back the curtain on a portion of the proposed trade deal that shows what a boondoggle the agreement would be for big business. … the average worker is going to get screwed. The provisions will give corporations the ability to do an end-around on U.S. laws they don't like. How is that fair? What about the rights of the American people? What about democracy?…" Full story…








UnionActive Newswire
 
Join the Newswire!
Updated: Feb. 23 (16:43)

CWA/FRONTIER BARGAINING REPORT #26
CWA Local 2222
Upcoming Meeting
GCC/IBT District Council 4
JCBA Update 02-23-18
TWU Local 568
Teamsters Make Further Progress During Third Round of UPS Contract Negotiations
Teamsters Local 71
Building Our Union At West Campus
Local 328, Oregon AFSCME Council 75
2018 Golf Scholarship Tournament
Teamsters Local 480
 
     
 
 
Teamsters Local 992
Copyright © 2018, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™
Visit Unions-America.com!

Top of Page image