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June 18, 1941
Union and civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph and others meet with President Roosevelt about a proposed July 1 March on Washington to protest discrimination in war industries. A week later, Roosevelt orders that the industries desegregate.
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News Items - November 2023
Updated On: Dec 19, 2023

Attention YRC members: Yellow Corporation Proofs of Claim
If you were formerly employed by Yellow Corporation or one of its related entities, any claim for amounts that may be due to you from the company must be made by November 13, 2023. The IBT plans to file a comprehensive, “omnibus” proof of claim on behalf of the bargaining unit members so that all affected members will be included in the claims process. If you want your information to be included in the omnibus claim, you must go to this link and fill out the form. You may also file your own proof of claim using the Claim Form provided by Yellow or electronically through this portal established for the bankruptcy case.


Senators formally request Dept. of the Treasury act to preserve Yellow Corp. jobs
Nov. 8, 2023 | Massachusetts Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren have formally requested the Department of the Treasury to act to preserve union jobs while ensuring taxpayer money is not used to reward Yellow Corp.’s bad behavior. The senators sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen expressing concern about Teamster jobs put in jeopardy by Yellow’s bankruptcy, noting the company’s financial troubles despite Teamster concessions and a $700 million loan from the federal government. Learn more at 992 News.

Amazon Teamsters strike spreads to two Baltimore warehouses
Nov. 9, 2023 | Amazon drivers picketed two Amazon warehouses in Baltimore today over the company’s unfair labor practices. The pickets at the BWI2 and BWI5 warehouses are just the latest in a four-month strike by drivers from the company’s DAX8 delivery station in Palmdale, Calif., that has spread to warehouses around the country. “Amazon doesn’t care about our safety, so we organized a union to keep ourselves safe,” said Jarrid Long, an Amazon driver and Teamsters Local 396 member from Palmdale. “I’ve been chased by dogs. I’ve been close to fainting from the heat in the vans. We are on strike to put an end to Amazon’s unfair labor practices, and more Amazon workers are joining the fight every day.” Teamsters

Labor’s biggest stars set for congressional appearance
Nov. 13, 2023 | Teamsters president Sean O’Brien will join UAW president Shawn Fain and Association of Flight Attendants president Sara Nelson tomorrow at a Senate committee hearing to talk about the union resurgence in the U.S. With several big strikes now wrapped up and yielding positive results for workers the labor renaissance is moving forward, and Wall Street is paying attention. Learn more here.

Teamsters introduce two new voluntary benefits

Nov. 14, 2023 | Two important supplemental insurance products providing additional benefits are now available to members and their families: Allstate Accident Protection and Allstate Whole Life with Long Term Care. Resource videos are available here to provide you with the information you need to determine which offerings are best for you and your family. 

Red Cup Rebellion: Support Starbucks workers on strike

Nov. 15, 2023 | Our union is strongly encouraging Joint Councils and locals nationwide to stand in solidarity with Starbucks Workers United during unfair labor practice strikes scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 16. “The Teamsters Union is proud to encourage all of our affiliates to stand with Starbucks workers,” said Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien. “Starbucks’ Board and executives can only ignore the collective voices of thousands of Starbucks workers for so long. This is what happens when greedy CEOs deny workers a contract and union bust. You get a Red Cup Rebellion.” Learn more about Thursday’s Red Cup Rebellion at sbworkersunited.org

A bidder’s plan to put Yellow back on the road

Nov. 28, 2023 | When Yellow abruptly shuttered its operations in the summer and filed for bankruptcy protection, few thought that a buyer would emerge and try to revive the long-troubled trucking giant. Now a prominent trucking executive has assembled a last-minute plan to acquire Yellow out of bankruptcy — a proposal that seeks not only to rehire many of the company’s employees but also to work with their union, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, to create a healthy business. The plan rests on getting the Treasury Department to allow Yellow to postpone repayment of a $700 million rescue loan that it made to the company in 2020. Learn more at The New York Times  PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES


 
 
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