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July 22, 2017

On This Day in 1984

A die-cast operator in Jackson, Mich., is pinned by a hydraulic Unimate robot, dies five days later. Incident is the first documented case in the U.S. of a robot killing a human.
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News Items - July 2017
Posted On: Jul 17, 2017

Jack Cooper successfully completes debt reduction 
July 3, 2017 | In a series of financial transactions, Jack Cooper announced on June 29, 2017, that it had successfully reduced the company’s outstanding debt by $300 million which in turn will reduce annual interest by nearly $10 million. “This is good news – really good news for Teamster-represented workers at Jack Cooper,” Said Kevin Moore, Director of the Teamsters Carhaul Division… teamster.org

Teamsters call on Locals to gather up UPS contract proposals
July 7, 2017 | The Teamsters UPS National Negotiating Committee has sent out notices to all UPS and UPS Freight locals requesting contract proposals from members. Separate proposal forms for the UPS Master Agreement, supplements, riders, addenda and the UPS Freight Agreement have been sent out to locals who will be pulling together meetings with UPS members in the coming weeks. Schedule information for our proposal meetings (Baltimore and Eastern Shore) will be available soon. (Proposals must be returned back to the IBT by August 31.)

Teamsters tell Big Pharma shareholders: Vote no on boss’ bonus
July 12, 2017 | The Teamsters are trying to punish Big Pharma for flooding the country with prescription pain killers by hitting one of its top leaders where it hurts – in the eyes of shareholders. The union has taken the unusual step of directly calling on McKesson Corp. shareholders to turn thumbs down on July 26 to the $1.1 million bonus that was awarded earlier this year to its Chief Executive… nbcnews.com Related: Teamsters urge McKesson shareholders to reject CEO pay plan amid opioid probe. (Why this issue matters to our union.)



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