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May 24, 1883
After 14 years of construction and the deaths of 27 workers, the Brooklyn Bridge over New York’s East River opens. Newspapers call it “the eighth wonder of the world.” ~Labor Tribune

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News Items - August 2023
Updated On: Sep 20, 2023

Register for the Atlantic Area Supplement webinar
Aug. 4, 2023 | Local 992 UPS members are covered by the Atlantic Area Supplement, which includes wage increases, pension benefits, and other gains specific to the new TA. In the webinar on Sunday, August 6, at 7 pm, we’ll hear from International Vice President and Atlantic Area Chair James Wright and the supplemental committee for updates on the supplement and a full presentation of the tentative agreement. Registration is required.

YRC members: Visit the Teamsters Career Center for current job openings
Aug. 7, 2023 | All Teamsters impacted by Yellow Corp.’s profound mismanagement and its recent shutdown of operations are strongly urged to visit the Teamsters Career Center for state-by-state resources of current job openings at union facilities and other valuable tools. The online database can quickly assist members in need with good-paying union work opportunities and resources regarding health care and retirement benefits. Members at Yellow and other companies can use the Teamsters Career Center to search job openings or find benefit information by local union or geographic areas.

Teamsters want Yellow members ‘first in line’ for relief payments
Aug. 8, 2023 | The Teamsters Union on Monday said that, following Yellow officially filing for bankruptcy, its legal and economic teams are closely following Yellow’s moves throughout bankruptcy proceedings. John A. Murphy, Teamsters National Freight Director, said the union will do everything it can “to prioritize our members at Yellow and their families during this bankruptcy.” Commercial Carrier Journal 

Ratification vote update tonight at 8 pm ET
Aug. 22, 2023 | Join Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien this evening for a full report on the ratification vote results. The update is audio only. No registration is necessary. Listen in at:

Final supplement ratified; contract takes effect
Aug. 25, 2023 | The Teamsters’ new National Master Agreement with UPS has officially gone into effect, protecting more than 340,000 full- and part-time workers, after an outstanding supplemental contract was resolved and ratified in Florida. The LAI supplement for 174 members of Teamsters Local 769 was voted and successfully passed by affected workers Friday afternoon. New wage increases for 340,000 UPS Teamsters will take effect on Sunday, August 27. UPS will soon issue retroactivity checks to workers for the month of August. Teamsters

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