Local and National Union News
Penn Fibre Teamsters proud of their work to improve the workplace
Oct. 22, 2014 | The company's BOOM (Because Our Opinions Matter) program culminated in a week-long, interior and exterior repair and revitalization project of Penn Fibre's thermoplastics manufacturing facility. Workers were invited to tell management what improvements were necessary to make the plant more efficient, productive and safe. They did, and the results are proof their opinions do indeed matter. Story and pictures here.
They're Teamsters and they vote! *
Oct. 20, 2014 | Local 355 shop stewards showed their power last week during a break at the Local-sponsored steward seminar. Proud to be part of a politically powerful union, these members contribute, are registered and ready to vote on November 4th. Are you? * Pictured left, Sabrina Beverly (Avis Rent-a-Car) and right, (left to right) Gilbert Howdershelt (Burris Foods) and Lynnwood Bowe (Burris Foods).
Local union shop stewards complete three days of extensive training
Oct. 18, 2014 | Local stewards were awarded recognition certificates today at the conclusion of a grueling three-day seminar held in Williamsburg, Virginia. "Without the work you do this union would not function, and on behalf of the membership, I sincerely thank you," said President Denis Taylor during his remarks expressing appreciation and support to the 112 stewards who participated in the training. The Local sponsors shop steward training every other year. Photos are available in the photo gallery (photo IDs to come). Story to follow. Stay tuned...
Send your boss a message every Thursday
Oct. 17, 2014 | Wear your Teamster colors every Thursday to show Sysco and US Foods our solidarity in demanding answers about what will happen to us if this merger goes through. Teamsters have been outside Sysco, US Foods, Sygma, Stock Yards, and FreshPoint facilities across the country on behalf of all workers— union and non-union. Let’s show Sysco and US Foods that we are standing strong together.
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