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Oct. 27, 1904
The New York City subway, the first rapid-transit system in America, opens. More than 100 workers died during the construction of the first 13 miles of tunnels and track.
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News Items - September 2020
Updated On: Oct 26, 2020

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.

Listen to the latest Teamster podcast for the latest news
Sept. 3, 2020  | Listen here to the latest edition of the Teamsters Podcast to get the latest news about the union, including its endorsement of the Biden-Harris ticket, participation in 2020 March on Washington and health and safety concerns. Featuring audio from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa; Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall; Teamsters Canada President François Laporte; Human Rights and Diversity Commission Director Marcus King; Health and Safety Department Director Lamont Byrd; and Department of Political and Legislative Action Director Christy Bailey.

Update from the Teamsters National Freight Division
Sept. 4, 2020  | From Division Director Ernie Soehl: “The industry in general continues to see improvements in volume. YRC Freight and Holland are actively seeking to hire in many locations. Likewise, ABF is actively seeking to hire road drivers in many locations. There continue to be some COVID-19 infections and the established protocols are being followed. Nevertheless, it is absolutely critical that everybody continues to keep their guard up.   Any let down in terms of the use of masks, social distancing or hand sanitizing can easily result in another wave of the virus hitting hard and causing another shutdown. In fact, in terms of the general public…” Continue reading here.

Election plan for the nomination and election of convention delegates
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.

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.

Find out how you can vote absentee or by mail
Sept. 29, 2020  | This November, Teamsters can elect leaders who will support Teamster members and our families. But it doesn’t mean you need to head to the ballot box on Nov. 3. To find out how you can vote absentee or by mail in your state, and check if you are registered too, go here to teamsters.org now!

New Hours of Service regulations in place
Sept. 30, 2020  | On June 1, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) revised four provisions of the hours of service regulations to provide greater flexibility for drivers without adversely affecting safety. Motor carriers are required to comply with the new HOS regulations starting on Sept. 29, 2020. Information on the revised provisions here.









 
 
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