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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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July 3, 2017 | POLITICAL ACTION | Teamsters officials joined several lawmakers this week in outlining a legislative agenda through 2018 that will prioritize workers by fighting for better pensions and protecting collective bargaining while also taking a leading role to ensure that a new NAFTA keeps good paying jobs in the U.S. Upwards of 200 Teamster political coordinators from around the nation attended the union’s Election 2017 Political & legislative Coordinators Meeting on Capitol Hill. Despite the losses that occurred at the ballot box last November, speakers said there is still room to maneuver on key measures that would empower both Teamsters and retirees… teamster.org

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










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