Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
 
 
 

May 25, 2017

On This Day in 1936:

The notorious 11-month Remington Rand strike begins. The strike spawned the "Mohawk Valley (N.Y.) formula," described by investigators as a corporate plan to discredit union leaders, frighten the public with the threat of violence, employ thugs to beat up strikers, and other tactics. The National Labor Relations Board termed the formula "a battle plan for industrial war".

Member Login
Username:

Password:


Not registered yet?
Click Here to sign-up

Forgot Your Login?


Labor Headlines

US labour news headlines from LabourStart

Leonard Paper: Maryland's ‘Greenest’ Distributor
Updated On: Oct 11, 2013

Local 355 members employed by Leonard Paper joined other employees and invited guests Tuesday in a ceremony marking the company's switch to full solar power from traditional energy reliance, making it one of Maryland's most energy efficient distributors.

The family-owned company, a wholesale supplier of environmentally-friendly janitorial supplies and food service disposables, started business 73 years ago with four employees and one truck. It now employs more than 153 workers at its Baltimore plant, including 35 Teamsters Local 355- represented drivers and 31 Teamsters Local 570-represented warehouse employees.

The company serves a wide range of customers in the Baltimore-Washington region.

Local 355 shop steward and 26-year employee Jerry Eggleston said the switch to solar power will save the company a lot of money. "It's good for the environment, good for the company and good for us," he said. "We hope the energy savings will eventually translate to improved equipment like electric jacks for the drivers, and maybe even improved benefits at contract time. But none of that will happen over night."

The important thing, Eggleston said, is that the switch to solar "gives us opportunities to grow— more merchandise, more product, more workers."

Local 355 Business Agent Marcus Smith said the company's energy savings should allow it the ability to purchase the additional equipment that will improve workers' productivity and safety, thus increasing worker retention.

The latest upgrade to its facility — the installation of 1,700 solar panels on the plant's roof (pictured left) — will allow the company to generate clean sustainably energy for the next 30 years. According to company literature, it has fully automated on demand sensing lights in its distribution facility, nightly on-site refueling of its trucks which reduces fuel consumption, and zero landfill impact as a result of its comprehensive recycling program.

The solar commissioning ceremony included comments by senior members of the Leonard family and presentation of a Proclamation to Maryland's Greenest Distributor from Governor O'Malley by the state's comptroller, Peter Franchot.



UnionActive Newswire
 
Join the Newswire!
Updated: May. 25 (09:01)

James R. Hoffa Memorial College Student Essay
Teamsters Local Union No. 677
Teamsters 89 Fights Back Against "RTW"
Teamsters Local 89
El Paso police officers running across Texas for kids
El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Trump Administration is Lying: His Budget Proposal Does Cut Social Security
Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Trump Suggests USPS Cut Retirement, Health Benefits in $46B Savings Package
Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
JOB OPENING
Connecticut Fire Equipment Mechanics Association
 
     
 
 
Teamsters Local 355
Copyright © 2017, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™

580943 hits since Jan 01, 2010
Visit Unions-America.com!

Top of Page image