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June 23, 1947:  Congress overrides President Harry Truman's veto of the anti-worker Taft-Hartley Act. The law weakened unions and let states exempt themselves from union requirements. Twenty states immediately enacted open shop laws and more followed.

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News Items - August 2016
Updated On: Sep 15, 2016

Combating 'drowsy driving' requires keeping trucker standards
Aug. 12, 2016  | The Teamsters have been leaders in standing up for proper rest breaks for truck drivers. After all, union drivers know all-to-well what can happen when forced to work too many hours on the road. But now a new report shows the true dangers that come from "drowsy driving." teamster.org

Local news update...
Aug. 17, 2016  | Members employed at U.S. Silica approved a two-year agreement after months of negotiations during which the Union succeeded in convincing the Company to withdraw its proposal to weaken the union security clause. (West Virginia became a right-to-work state effective July 1st.) Highlights of the contract include… Continued

Trucker driver job-related injuries in overdrive
Aug. 18, 2016  | When you think of dangerous jobs, what comes to your mind? Police officers, firefighters and construction workers might top the list for most people. Tractor-trailer truck drivers probably don't come to mind, but Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that driving a truck is risky in ways you might not expect… blog.dol.gov

Watch last week's Teamster Leadership Debate
Aug. 30, 2016  | Fred Zuckerman and Ken Hall, candidates for Teamster top offices, participated in a debate last Thursday at the National Press Club. c-span.org

Teamsters Union endorses Hillary Clinton for President
Aug. 30, 2016  | The Teamsters General Executive Board last week unanimously voted to endorse the former senator and secretary of state. "We are proud to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States," said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. "She is the right candidate for the middle class and working men and women across the country. She will stand strong for the workers of America by fighting to reject job-killing trade deals, enforcing labor laws and working to provide retirement security for millions of people who have sacrificed so much for the chance to retire with dignity…" teamster.org










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