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April 16, 1947
Five hundred workers in Texas City, Texas die in a series of huge oil refinery and chemical plant explosions and fires.  ~Labor Tribune

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News Items - August 2022
Updated On: Sep 15, 2022

New app now available for UPS Teamsters
Aug. 1, 2022 | Teamster members at UPS began a nationwide call to action today. With the current contract expiring in exactly one year, members are mobilizing now for the strongest possible contract in 2023. As part of the campaign launch, a new UPS Teamsters app is now available for download here

Teamsters praise new NLRB agreements meant to beef up antitrust law enforcement
Aug. 3, 2022 | The Teamsters applaud the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for entering into agreements with two federal agencies to improve enforcement of antitrust law, promote fair standards of marketplace competition, and advance workers’ rights. The NLRB recently reached separate memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with the U.S. Justice Department’s Antitrust Division as well as the Federal Trade Commission, sending a strong message that the federal government plans to aggressively police bad corporate behavior. Continue reading at

Teamsters get papal blessing ahead of UPS contract negotiations
Aug. 19, 2022 | Teamsters General-President Sean M. O’Brien (back to camera) shakes hands with Pope Francis I after an August 10 discussion between International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) delegates and Catholic officials about unions and the Catholic Church joining forces for social justice. O’Brien, AFA-CWA President Sara Nelson, and Machinists (IAW) General Vice President Richard Johnsen were part of the ITF delegation. The three had met the ITF in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to marshal international support for the Teamsters’ UPS contract campaign. Pope Francis, an Argentinian, is a strong and outspoken supporter of workers’ rights.SOURCE: PRESS ASSOCIATES, INC. (PAI); IAW PHOTO

A message from National Freight Director John A. Murphy
Aug. 26, 2022 | In the first of what is to be a series of short update videos delivered “from time to time,” Director Murphy promises to do his “level best to improve the work lives” for Teamster freight members. As part of efforts to find out what matters most to the members, he and his team are traveling the country visiting Teamster freight locations in preparation for ABF and TForce negotiations that are likely to start at the end of this year. “Only by listening to the members can we be successful.” Watch the video here.

Baltimore grocery workers organize with Teamsters Local 570
Aug. 29, 2022 | More than 75 workers employed at MOM's Organic Market in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood voted overwhelmingly on Friday, August 26, for representation by Teamsters Local 570. The workers, full and part-time generalists, coffee roast, grocery, wellness, produce, naked lunch, and cashiers, launched their campaign to organize for fair wages and better working conditions earlier this summer when they reached out to Local 570. Among their issues are higher starting pay, regular raises, paid time off, holiday pay, job security, and dignity and respect on the job. “For the first time, these workers will have a voice on the job,” said Moe Jackson, Local 570 Vice President, after the election. Read more at

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