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June 17, 2019

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Unions legalized in Canada.
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News Items - June 2019
Updated On: Jun 10, 2019

Union: U.S. workers deserve paid vacation time
June 3, 2019 There’s been a lot of talk about the need for higher wages, quality health care and retirement security in this space. But what about paid time off? The U.S. is the only advanced economy that does not federally mandate any paid vacation days or holidays for workers. So as a result, companies don’t prioritize it, and nearly a quarter of the nation’s workforce doesn’t receive any paid time off, according to an updated report by the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)…

Freeman succeeds Tedeschi as GCC president
June 4, 2019 George Tedeschi, president of the IBT’s Graphic Communications Conference, retired June 2 after 60 years of union service. He was succeeded by Kurt Freeman, a highly regarded labor veteran who became secretary-treasurer/vice president of the GCC/IBT in 2017. Tedeschi, 79, made his retirement official at the North American Newspaper Conference, the GCC/IBT division representing craft workers and journalists in the publishing industry. He played a central role in the 2005 merger of the former Graphic Communications International Union with the Teamsters, a move he called “one of the most important accomplishments of my career.” He will continue as an IBT international vice president-at-large… Teamsters  (Note: Local 355 represents Baltimore Sun members who are among the publishing workers in the GGC/IBT Division.)

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