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February 24, 2018

On This Day in 1940

Woody Guthrie wrote “This Land Is Your Land” following a frigid trip—partially by hitchhiking, partially by rail—from California to Manhattan. The Great Depression was still raging. Guthrie had heard Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” and resolved to himself: “We can’t just bless America, we’ve got to change it”.
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US labor news headlines from LabourStart

West Virginia schools closed a second straight day as pay walkout continues
Protests at Kaiser as union fears layoffs
Working People's Day of Action Brings National, State Leaders to Columbus
Working People's Day of Action to take place at Democratic convention
Workers to assemble outside California Democratic Party Convention as part of Working People's Day of Action
News Items - March 2013
Posted On: Apr 15, 2013

Anne Arundel County Teamsters ratify contracts
Mar. 29, 2013 | Teamster 355's Anne Arundel County deputy sheriffs and correction program specialists have ratified new one-year contracts. The park rangers and the County are at impasse and the dispute has been scheduled for a fact-finding proceeding. Details here.

YRC change of operations info; contract extension at ABF
Mar. 29, 2013
| YRC's proposed "Network Optimization 2013" change of operations will be heard April 19, 2013 in Dallas. Read the YRC update here. The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee agreed to grant a 30-day extension so that negotiations with ABF could continue. Any economic improvements in a new contract will be retroactive to April 1, 2013. Read the ABF contract update here.

UPS and UPS Freight bargaining updates
Mar. 28, 2013
| Updates from the Teamsters National Negotiating Committee on UPS Package and UPS Freight bargaining were posted today. The Union told the Company it is prepared to return to the bargainig table the weeks of April 15th and April 22nd "provided the Company is prepared to reach an Agreement acceptable to our members during those two weeks."

Additional steward photos are posted
Mar. 25, 2013
| Shop stewards by company are available here. More to come.

Labor Notes' coverage of UPS bargaining
Mar. 25, 2013
| Jane Slaughter, editor of Labor Notes, writes that bargaining for a settlement in the largest private-sector union contract in the U.S., covering nearly 250,000 Teamsters, is expected to wrap up in early April. The contract expires July 31 "but UPS wants an early agreement to keep FedEx from luring away customers scared about a possible strike. Read it here.


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