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May 21, 2018

On This Day in 1945

The “Little Wagner Act” is signed in Hawaii, guaranteeing pineapple and sugar workers the right to bargain collectively. After negotiations failed, a successful 79-day strike shut down 33 of the territory’s 34 plantations and brought higher wages and a 40-hour week.
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US labor news headlines from LabourStart

Kochs and DeVos are funding group discrediting teacher strikes
L.A. Times Union Finds Longstanding Racial Pay Gap
Lest we forget: What Cuomo Said about Public Schools and Teachers in His Last Campaign
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Democrats love unions. Just not for their own campaign workers
News Items - May 2018
Updated On: May 18, 2018

Airline pilots may be next in the corporate war on unions
May 1, 2018 | Some 550 pilots will start voting Wednesday on whether to embrace the company’s entreaties to dump the Teamsters, which arrived at Flexjet just a few years ago. The government supervised vote comes two years after the pilots narrowly voted to join the union… The union said it was “investigating evidence of election interference” by Flexjet management… Bloomberg

Teamster-led non-profit celebrates 22nd mission to assist wounded veterans
May 2, 2018 | Over the weekend, IPods for Wounded Veterans (IFWV), a charity founded and overseen by retired Teamster and Vietnam veteran Paul Cardello, celebrated its 22nd visit to veterans in need. The organization provides free electronics and other goods to veterans in hospitals who are recovering from injuries they received in combat… Teamsters

Sysco is hiring - Job Fair scheduled for May 15
May 2, 2018 | Sysco Baltimore is conducting a job fair Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 from 4 - 7 pm for CDL A delivery truck drivers at its Jessup, Md. facility. Details here.

Local 355 sponsors reunion cookout for former US Foods members
May 7, 2018 | More than 60 Teamsters and their guests recently joined Local business agents and officers at the Baltimore hall for an afternoon of eats, drinks, and camaraderie. US Foods closed its Severn, Maryland facility after provoking a June 2016 unfair labor practices strike that lasted nearly six months. Members approved a negotiated closure agreement valued at $2.6 million in October 2016. Among the picnic attendees were five long-term food service members who began their career with Monarch Foods and remained with the company as it went through buyouts and mergers with JP Foodservice, Mazo Lerch, Alliance Foods, Continental, US Foodservice and US Foods. More…

UPS Local union leaders approve strike authorization vote by members *
May 9, 2018 | Updated May 10 On Tuesday, May 8 leaders of local unions that represent UPS Package members approved a strike-authorization vote by members. On Wednesday, May 9 leaders of local unions that represent UPS Freight members also appoved a strike-authorization vote by members. The local union leaders overwhelmingly approved proceeding with the member vote later this month. Members will vote electronically. Details will be forthcoming soon.

General Membership Meetings
Members in attendance at the May General Membership Meeting voted to suspend monthy meetings until September 9, 2018.

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Updated: May. 21 (14:59)

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